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Europe. Winter. See Europe. The French Riviera. St Peter’’s Basilica. The Brandenburg Gate. Christmas Markets. Ski in Austria. Share Europe. Meet 18-35 year olds from all over the world. Make friends for a week, and know them forever. Love Europe. We’’re a family-owned business and we’’ve been traveling the world since 1962. We’’ll never stop. It’’s always different. It’’s always fun. It’’s always an adventure. That’’s the Contiki spirit.

See more, explore more at contiki.com/contiki-experience


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Meet

Contiki

Here’s why people come from all over the world to see Europe with us. Only for 18-35s. No younger, no older. Meet people your age. Make friends from all over the world, who love traveling and want to have a good time.

Lots of vacation. Less hassle. Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around, wasting time? Not with Contiki. We do the hard work for you so you can get on with having a good time. You can also use the Contiki Basement as your London HQ. Store luggage there. Meet people. And get useful info about London, like tips on the cheapest price for shows, how to get around on the Underground and the best place to exchange money.

The best parts. And more of them. The best time of day to see the Mona Lisa in Paris? We’ll tell you. The tastiest paella in Barcelona? We’ll show you. The most far reaching views in the Swiss Alps? We’ll take you there. Where to go. What to see. How to get there. Our crew doesn’t learn from a guidebook. They’re put through an intensive training trip, so they’ve studied hard, passed the test, and are ready to help.


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More extras. For less. Your Contiki tour gets you lots of extras, for no extra cash. A private motorboat in Venice. A night tour of Paris with champagne. A guided tour of the Acropolis in Athens. All included (plus more). You’ll know exactly what you get for your money, so you can plan your trip (and your budget) before you go. More on pages 6 & 9. Then there are the extras you can’t buy, like charging your phone and gadgets as you travel. There’s more unique Contiki extras on page 10.

Still exploring. 48 years on.

Free time. Your time.

In 1962 New Zealander John Anderson went to London. He had an idea. He rented a minibus. He filled it with young people who wanted to travel. They toured Europe together. And Contiki was born.

All our tours have free time, every day. So you’ll get plenty of time to do your own thing. Explore the backstreets, find a great place for a bite, or just sit back and chill. It’s your free time, and it’s completely flexible.

48 years later, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. We travel to even more places in Europe - and beyond. We have more fun. We meet more people. And we’re trusted by travelers all over the world.

There’s even more things you can do with our Explore More optional activities (page 7). Whatever you’re into - art, adventure sports, music or food - we’ll figure it out and we’ve negotiated great prices for you.

Know. Then go. Check contiki.com to see our latest tours, and Definite Departure dates (our most popular tours that are guaranteed to go). We travel to over 40 countries throughout the world, across 5 continents.

Find your way around 2-3 4-5 6 7 8-9 10 11 12 13 14

To find out more go to contiki.com/contiki-experience

Contiki & Europe in Winter Why travel Contiki? Included highlights & sightseeing Explore More optional activities Only with Contiki. Compare Contiki Your Contiki crew About contiki.com Traveling responsibly London calling Departure points & stay longer options Air deals Intro to Winter tours

Multi-country tours

Days

15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25

11 14 18 21 23 26

European Magic European Discovery European Encounter European Inspiration European Vista Winter Wanderer

In-Depth Regional Tours

Days

26-27 27 27 28 29 30-31 32-33 34 35 36 37 37 37

8/10 10 11 10 9 13 14 15 9 12 10 8 6

London & Paris London, Paris & Amsterdam London, Paris & Rome England & Scotland Italian Espresso Simply Italy Mediterranean Highlights Spanish Spree Egypt & the Nile Berlin to Budapest Berlin, Prague & Vienna Berlin & Prague Vienna & Budapest

Ski Austria

Days

38-41

Ski Austria

7/14

42 43 44

Got a question? Booking conditions How to book


6 E XP E RIEN CE IT ALL

MUST-SEE SIGHTS. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Rome

On every Contiki tour, every day, you’ll get lots of sightseeing highlights included in the price of your tour. Included Highlights are the things you can’t wait to see, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to famous monuments, walking and sightseeing tours with a Local Guide, organized nights out and some entrance fees. Every day. No more to pay.

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See the Doges Palace in Venice

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7 E XP E RIEN CE IT ALL

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES Gondola ride, Venice

As well as all the Included Highlights on our tours, you get plenty of free time to do your own thing – every day. You can also make the most of your free time with our Explore More optional activities - they help turn a great trip into an unforgettable one. We’ve handpicked them because they’re the things our past Contiki travelers loved. Best of all, we’ve negotiated great prices and we can organize everything for you. Here’s just a few ideas about what you could be getting up to. Guided Gui ded to tour ur of anc an ancient ien entt Rome Rome

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange arrow on every tour page Paris cabaret show & dinner Amsterdam canal boat cruise

Classical concert in Vienna Guided tour of the Vatican

Schnapps museum & tasting Gondola ride in Venice

Rhine Valley wine tasting

Tandem paragliding in the Tyrol Historical walking tour in Berlin Swiss fondue lunch

Tuscan feast & entertainment

Ghost walk in York

Night out clubbing in Florence

Cruise on a Scottish Loch

Swiss fondue in Lucerne

Cruise & lunch on Prague’s Vltava River Spanish flamenco show

Scottish haggis & bagpipe evening Guided tour of Pompeii Paragliding in the Tyrol

Cablecar ride in the Swiss Alps

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

To find out more go to contiki.com/exploremore


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Only with Contiki

Our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions are exclusive experiences included in your tour. Check some out below & in the ‘Only with Contiki’ section on the tour pages.

Private boat to the islands of Venice

Guided tour of the Pyramids

Learn more at contiki.com/onlywithcontiki Paris by night cruise

Here is a taste of what you can expect... Paris by night cruise of the River Seine

Coastal cruise of the Cinque Terre

Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour

Walking tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Private boat to the islands of Venice Wine tasting in a historic cellar Sail the Nile on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian boat Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti A Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest Entry into the Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba Gelato in Rome, our treat

Beatles music tour, Liverpool

Guided tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid

Alhambra entry & guided tour Entry & tour of the Sistine Chapel Plus many more

Check out our ‘‘Only with Contiki’’ special inclusions on the tour pages.


Compare Contiki

breakfast. Transport. Tickets to see the sights. Accommodation. Traveling on your own adds up - fast. We’’ve compared a typical day on your own in a key city to a day on a Contiki tour. See (and save) the difference.

and see how far your money goes Venice, Italy Breakfast

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Contiki’’s unbeatable cost saving price

Cool deals it gets even better Pay early. Save more.

Save up to US$149 on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See tour pages to find out your pay early discount.

2 tours. Save more.

Book 2 Contiki trips (of 10 days or longer) at the same time. Save US$100 on your booking.

Book together. Save more.

Same tour? Same time? Book together to get group discounts. 4 or more Everyone saves 5%. 7 or more Everyone saves 7.5%. 10 or more Everyone saves 10%. Or invite an 11th person for free. It’s up to you. The facts: all these discounts apply to the land tour price (eg: not flights). You can combine group discounts, multi tour discounts & early payment discounts on tours of 10 days or longer.

US$20 Million Customer Protection

(2nd Class 25 yrs or under based on the global pass valid in 20 countries for 1 month)

(Converted to US$)

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332p/d

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218 p/d

US$

229 p/d

Contiki’’s Europe from US$103p/d*

Prices and exchange rates validated at 7th May, 2010 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on a Spanish Spree tour daily cost.

As part of Contiki’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind & a secure travel experience, we have provided First Horizons Merchant services (our credit card processor), with a letter of credit of over US$20million to underwrite all credit card transactions that are placed with Contiki. Advance bookings with either Visa or Mastercard are covered by this commitment.

Our guarantees Definite Departures

We are always updating tours online to a guaranteed to go, Definite Departure status. So you can confidently book ahead & take advantage of airlines early booking deals & Contiki’s early payment discounts. Check contiki.com tour pages for the most up to date info on Definite Departures.

No sneaky surcharges

Contiki has guaranteed no fuel or currency surcharges on all of our coach tours (apart from the government taxes already included in the tour price). Once you’ve paid your deposit the price of your tour won’t change.

To find out more go to contiki.com/deals


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ON THE ROA D

YOUR CREW. WHO’S WHO? Your Contiki Crew doesn’t just organize your trip, they’re part of it. They’re young, friendly & they’ve done their homework on where you’re going to help you find what you’re after. The result? You’ll have more time to enjoy each place.

“Hi I’m Mark, your Tour Manager” Not everyone’s cut out to join Contiki’s Crew. We need to make it through some pretty intensive training. We’re tested on the road, so we go where you go and see what you see – and know everything about it.”

Here’s why we make the difference... Troubleshooting

““Always looking for ways to make your trip hassle-free.””

Passionate

““I live, eat and breathe travel. It runs through my veins.””

Professional

““I look after every detail, so it all runs smoothly. You just enjoy your vacation.””

Tour Manager Think of your Tour Manager as your walking, talking guidebook. They’re there to help you make the most of each day. That’s because they know their stuff – facts on where you’re going, the best things to see & ideas for your free time.

Tour Driver Handling jam-packed city streets & fast-moving freeways, our drivers know their way around. Best of all, they’ll drop you at your door, so you won’t have to lug your bags around. Sit back until your next stop.

Better trained

““Contiki’’s training is the toughest in the industry. (If we don’’t pass, we don’’t travel)””

Knowledgable

““I’’m here to help you make the most of your trip. Want to know why the tower leans? Or how much the Metro costs? I’’ve got the answers.””

Talk the talk

““Kann ich die Rechnung bitte? I’’ll give you a few words and phrases to try out with the locals.””

Friendly

““I’’m about the same age as you, so I’’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’’re after. And I want everyone to have a great trip.””

From all over ““Tour over meet from

Managers come from all the globe, so you’’ll a cool mix of people many cultures.””

To find out more go to contiki.com/crew

TRANSPORT— GETTING THERE. Modern coaches

Chat, sit back with your iPod, or listen to your Tour Manager tell you about where you’re going, as your driver takes you there. Our air-conditioned coaches are the best in Europe & we update our fleet regularly to make sure they’re environmentally friendly. Then there are the Contiki extras, like reclining seats & power outlets for ‘charging on the go’. Just don’t forget your adapter.

Part of a team

FRESH FOOD— EVERYDAY.

Flexible

All our tours include breakfast & lots of evening meals. We don’t include every meal, especially lunches, for a reason. We give you the flexibility to explore in your free time, meet some locals & try all kinds of foods, unique to the places you visit - like a Swiss cheese fondue or French Croque Monsieur.

““I’’m just one part of a bigger Contiki crew, all working together to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.”” ““Sure, we’’ve got an itinerary, but I keep things flexible when I can. I’’ll move stuff around to suit the group and the day.””


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Contiki community

Join Contiki’s community online & get advice from Contiki travelers & read their comments. See tour photos & meet people on your tour before you leave home. We’ve also got our very own wiki: Contikipedia. From the big questions (backpack or suitcase) to the little ones, you’ll find answers on there. You’ll also find detailed trip itineraries, competitions, videos & more.

Join in at contiki.com

Check-in online

Booked your tour? Give us your details before you go & you’ll save time when you start your tour, with Contiki Check-in. We’ll give you tips to help you get ready for your trip, you can find out who else is on your tour & you’ll get access to loads of cool features in the Contiki Community. Check-in online. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes. Visit contiki.com/check-in

Contiki & UNESCO

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WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

Europe’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are must-see’s & with Contiki you will. Look out for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages or search for the sites we visit at contiki.com/worldheritagelist

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Contiki operates modern, fuel efficient coaches!

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CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

So far the Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world.

Our coaches. We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it.

Since the Foundation commenced in 2008, it has; – Helped to protect over 3 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil – Supported indigenous sustainable tourism in The Kimberley, Australia – Supported the construction of 3 conservation wildlife research camps in Northern Botswana – Helped develop sustainable tourism practices as a primary sponsor for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Learn more at www.thetravelcorporation.com/foundation

Compared to cars, planes and trains, coaches have the lowest carbon emissions. Coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Our modern, air-conditioned coaches are the best in Europe. We make sure our coaches are fuel efficient & exceed strict emission regulations. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even more, you’ll find links on our website to offset. For the whole story see contiki.com/responsibletravel


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Contiki’’s A-Z of London

It’s big, it’s busy and it can be tricky knowing where to start. That’s where we can help, especially with the Contiki Basement.

London Eye

Houses of Parliment & Big Ben

Buckingham Palace

Tower of London

Oxford Street

Soho

Contiki Basement

Start at the Contiki Basement

Accommodation before 3 or 5 days or after your tour London Explorer

Arriving in London can be daunting. The Contiki Basement center is a place for you to get to know the city & meet other Contiki travelers. It’s right in the middle of London at the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square. Our staff will help you find out about what to see & do, book day trips & sightseeing & tell you the best place to get a ticket for a show (as well as how much it should cost). You can use the Basement for everything from storing your bags, to checking your emails, or just to find out how to get to the airport.

Lots of our tours start & finish in London, so if you need accommodation, we can help. We have great rates at 2 hotels (Royal National or Imperial hotels). Both are in central London right next to Soho’s theatres, bars & shops.

May to September − open from 9am-8pm October to April − open from 11am-7pm

Booking tips: • Book at the Contiki Basement, or plan ahead & book at the same time as your tour. • If you want to share with a friend, you need to book at the same time. • Going solo? We can find you a roommate (same sex) for either a twin or triple share. • We can’t book double beds. • If these hotels are full, we’ll book you in at the President, Bedford or Tavistock hotels (they’re just as good & just as central). • Rooms are normally available from 2pm. • It costs US$30 each time you change your booking. • For our cancellation policy & more details see contiki.com.

Contiki’s Basement

To find out more go to contiki.com/basement

Imperial Twin Single US$69 US$95

2 or 4 night ‘London Explorer’ packages are available, see box on right. Important note: Double beds not available at the Royal National or Imperial Hotels

To find out more go to contiki.com/staylonger

Want maximum fun from your London stay? Want to do it at your own pace? Grab a valuepacked collection of extras, activities & great accommodation from our 2 & 4 night London Explorer packages. You can take one before or after your tour! 2 night inclusions. • Accommodation • continental breakfast daily • return tube Heathrow airport transfer • open top bus sightseeing tour • London show theatre tickets (stalls or dress circle) to one of a selection of shows • Contiki staff assistance • ‘Welcome to London’ information booklet. 4 night package extra inclusions. All 2 night package inclusions PLUS • 3 day underground & bus travel pass • Day trip/entrance fee to Stonehenge & a guided tour of the Roman Baths in Bath (you can choose dates to take these inclusions on).

London Explorer prices 1/10-31/10 2010 1/11-31/3 2011 2 nts 4 nts 2 nts 4 nts

Hotel prices Royal National Room Type Triple Twin Nov 1 – Mar 31 US$45 US$59

St Paul’’s Cathedral

Royal National Hotel

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Triple-share Twin-share

US$235 US$499 US$219 US$475 US$265 US$559 US$235 US$509

Imperial Hotel

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US$295 US$615 US$279 US$579 US$365 US$739 US$325 US$669

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To find out more go to contiki.com/london


MOR E WAY S TO TRA VEL

4 Days

Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Paris The city is yours to explore. Walk down the Champs Elysées, visit one of the city’s many museums or take a seat in a typical Parisian café & people watch before kicking off your New Year celebrations. (B)

Paris New Year from US$495 For more go to contiki.com/paris

4 Days

Amsterdam New Year from US$415 For more go to contiki.com/amsterdam

Day 1: Bonjour Paris! Meet up with your Contiki Crew in London before making your way across the Channel to the chic French capital. Soak up the stylish Parisian atmosphere on an evening “City of Light” tour. You’ll see all the icons like the Arc de Triomphe & the unforgettable Eiffel Tower.

Day 3: Paris Happy New Year! Take it easy this morning before joining the group to see a different side to the city with a cruise along the River Seine. Tonight enjoy delicious French cuisine before the option of seeing a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D)

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Day 4: Depart Paris Say au revoir before we journey to Calais to catch the ferry back to London where the tour ends on arrival. (B)

Day 1: London – Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew & then travel together via ferry across the English Channel to the cool & relaxed city of Amsterdam. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel before our guided walking tour takes you through the famous red-light district. (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam Enjoy a morning of sightseeing then free time to explore on your own. Shop in the busy Kalverstraat, get a culture fix at a gallery or try food from the world in the multi-cultural cafes & restaurants.. Tonight start the New Year celebrations right as we make our way to a local bar for some included drinks & snacks. (B) Day 3: Amsterdam Welcome 2011! Take it easy today, with a free day to explore more of the city sights in your own time. Tonight, we’ll give you the option to see the city from a different angle on a canal cruise. Later keep celebrating the New Year at one of the city’s great clubs. (B) Day 4: Depart Amsterdam This morning say farewell to Amsterdam as we make our way back to London where your tour ends on arrival. (B)

Want an unbeatable air deal? Contiki is a one-stop shop for your airfare and tour and can make your flight arrangements from almost anywhere in the US*.

Hotel departure points and stay longer options Want to stay longer? We’ve got specially negotiated rates available to help you extend your vacation before or after your tour. See contiki.com/ staylonger for details or ask your agent or Contiki when you book your tour. For detailed info on where your tour departs from & how to get there head to contiki.com/departurepoints

Best prices: We guarantee to offer you the best airfare available to us on the day you book. We have great prices from some of the world’s top airlines. Lots of choice: We work with a range of major airline partners, meaning we can offer you the best airfares and flight departure times to suit you. Great service: Our specialists make sure the tour and flights work together perfectly. Flexibility: Contiki allows you a seven day grace period to make as many amendments as you need free of charge and lets you customize your itinerary to meet your travel needs**. There’s also flexible payment conditions – reserve your flight now and pay later when you pay for your tour***. *All airfares are subject to availability **As long as you are booking outside of 45 days and air has not been ticketed ***Fuel surcharges and taxes on airfares are not guaranteed until full payment for air is received.

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What’s included • 3 nights in twin share hotel accommodation in Paris

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary

• Experienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed >> explore more >> • See a famous Parisian cabaret show When to go and how much Start London

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Total Cost Twin US$

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Code: WPNY 2010 Prices above are twin-share. For single room supplement add US$175. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5% Based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm

What’s included • 3 nights in twin or quad share hotel accommodation in Amsterdam

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary

• Experienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed >> explore more >> • Evening cruise along the canals • Traditional Dutch dinner When to go and how much Start London

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490

415

Code: WANY 2010 Prices above are twin-share or quad-share. For single room supplement add US$175. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm


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Comfy hotels Central locations Easy access to key sights Special feature hotels Great for single travellers Choice of tour styles Ski & boarding packages

2 ways to travel Multi-country tours Want to get a taste of lots of places? Multicountry trips start & end in London, covering more than 20 countries. They have the flexibility to suit every timeline from 11-26 days long.

In-depth regional tours Prefer to get into the heart of a place, love a particular country or region, or just short of time? Explore a few destinations in-depth, staying in some locations for 3 nights. These tours are specifically designed to include more local restaurant dinners, so you’re able to get out & try different things. A key feature of In-depth tours are well-located hotels & start/end cities vary across Europe.

More ways to travel with Contiki • Chasing the snow? We’ve got 1 & 2 week ski packages in Austria - see p38-41. • Try a value packed London short break package before or after your tour - see p12. • Imagine spending New Year’s Eve somewhere in Europe - see p13 for how.

Guided walking tour, Berlin

Shop the Amsterdam flower markets

Feature hotels

Hotels with location

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna

Easy access via

This one-of-a-kind, recently renovated hotel is public transport an attraction in itself with it’s quirky shape. The Many of our hotels have easy access to the rooms are deluxe & there’s a wellness center action. Like the Hotel Regent, Rome – just 2 to chill out in after a big day’s sightseeing. stops from the city center or Blue Square Hotel, Amsterdam - a 10 minute tram ride Château Fontager, Lyon to the city center. Spend a night in the beautiful French countryside when you stay in this charming, old French castle set in parklands alongside the River Rhone. There’s lots to impress, including antique decorated rooms.

Central The Capitol Hotel Florence, Ibis Wenceslas Square Prague, plus a variety of hotels in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Nice & more. Central locations are a key feature of In-depth tours.

Close to key monuments The Ibis Port de Clichy hotel in Paris is close to Montmartre, the home of the Sacré-Coeur & the Moulin Rouge.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Château Fontager, Lyon

For more go to contiki.com/timeoutaccommodation


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11 Days

Superior Multi-country 11 Days European Magic 8 countries 9 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners

European Magic

Ice skating in Paris North Sea

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Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. 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 Day 4: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere & try some of the local ‘drop’. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Day 5: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, a charming festive 800-year-old city & home of the worldfamous Oktoberfest. (B) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 6: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps & stop at Innsbruck, Austria before we arrive in enchanting Venice. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic ski jump in Innsbruck Day 7: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting shops, bars & markets. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 8: Venice to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & then steer all the way into the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 9: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 10: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 11: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Amsterdam

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

3

When to go and how much

Only with Contiki

Code: WWHH Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN

14 28 11 25 2 9 16 18 20 25 • 27 • 30

16 30 13 27 4 11 18 20 22 27 29 1

US$ Depart pp USA

24 7 21 5 12 19 26 28 30 4 6 9

1315 1315 1289 1289 1289 1289 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325

All as per itinerary • 9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

2011 JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

1 3 6 13 27 10 24 3 10 17

Start London

Finish Paris

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

3 5 8 15 29 12 26 5 12 19

US$ pp

11 13 16 23 6 20 6 13 20 27

• Locally guided tour of Munich • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

1325 1325 1325 1325 1255 1255 1255 1255 1279 1279

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$325 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10.00am at Paris CDG or 6:30pm in London. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save US$65. See page 9 for details.

Wine tasting

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner Go to contiki.com/magic-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days

European Discovery

s y a 14 D S$1609y U Da / from 5 1 1 $ S U ly d on Lan

9 countries England, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

North Sea Irish Sea

Wales

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided tour Munich • Gelato in Rome – our treat • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND 1

Dover Calais English Channel

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

1 INNSBRUCK AUSTRIA Brenner Pass

Lake Como

FLORENCE 1

Apennine Mountains

Bosnia

Spain Mediterranean Sea

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Vatican City

Adriatic Sea

Serbia

Montenegro

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

ITALY

contiki.com/discovery

Poland

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

LONDON

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar

Albania


17 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 4: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Stay in the quaint riverside town of St. Goar Day 5: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, the festive home of the Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 6: Munich to Innsbruck Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Walk the cobbled streets & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its medieval Old Town. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump Day 7: Innsbruck to Venice Wind through the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square

Day 8: 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 Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 10: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en-route to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 12: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) Evening Tour of Illuminations See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées, & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 13: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance, & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 14: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 14 Days European Discovery 9 countries 12 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Amsterdam

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

Colosseum, Rome

6

When to go and how much Code: WWHW Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

17 24 31 7 14 21 23 26 30 3 5 10 12 16 18 20 • 22 • 24 26 28 † 30

° °

19 26 2 9 16 23 25 28 2 5 7 12 14 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 1

US$ Depart pp USA

30 6 13 20 27 4 6 9 13 16 18 23 25 29 31 2 4 6 8 10 12

1685 1685 1655 1655 1655 1655 1655 1655 1655 1655 1655 1655 1655 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699

2011 JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR

1 3 5 7 9 14 16 23 25 28 30 6 13 20 25 27 6 11 13 18 20

Start London

Finish Paris

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR APR

3 5 7 9 11 16 18 25 27 30 1 8 15 22 27 1 8 13 15 20 22

US$ pp

14 16 18 20 22 27 29 5 7 10 12 19 26 5 10 12 19 24 26 31 2

1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1639 1639 1639 1639

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$419 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10.00am at Paris CDG or 6:30pm in London. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. Spend New Year’s Eve in Innsbruck. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Rhine Valley. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save US$85. See page 9 for details.

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Christmas markets, Germany

Seine Cruise, Paris

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals ROME: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museum & St. Peters Basilica FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/discovery-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


18 Days

European Encounter

s y a 18 D S$2015y U Da / from 2 1 1 $ S U ly d on Lan

11 countries England, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, France, Monaco Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Wine tasting in a historic cellar • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Special stopover: 16th century château • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

1

Dover Calais English Channel

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ Liechtenstein 1 INNSBRUCK LUCERNE 2 Swiss Alps

CHATEAU DE FONTAGER 1

ITALY

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE Bosnia

1 Pisa Monaco FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Apennine Mountains

Spain

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Avignon

contiki.com/encounter

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

LONDON

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

Montenegro

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise LUCERNE: Cable car up Mt. Pilatus (subject to weather conditions)


19 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 4: Amsterdam With a full free day to explore, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafes & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 5: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Day 6: Rhine Valley to Lucerne Following the Rhine River, weave through castle-dotted valleys & rolling vineyards on the way to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 7: Lucerne Breathe in the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you spend the day exploring. Wander the cobble streets of this gorgeous alpine setting & shop for goods that Switzerland is known for - watches, chocolate & Swiss army knives (B) Day 8: Lucerne to Innsbruck Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Soak up the sights & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its medieval Old Town. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Day 9: Innsbruck to Venice Wind through the Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Day 10: 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 Day 11: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 12: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance

Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 13: Florence to French Riviera Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder en-route to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 14: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. (B,D) Day 15 French Riviera to Château de Fontager Travel north & take a lunch break in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon. Arrive at Château de Fontager & enjoy its lovely grounds & charming locale on the Rhone River. (B,D) Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace Visit a French perfumery Special overnight stay at Château de Fontager Day 16: Château de Fontager to Paris Leave the authentic medieval castle behind & pass through wine country on the road to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 17: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 18: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 18 Days European Encounter 11 countries 15 nights hotels 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners Pantheon, Rome

What’s included All as per itinerary • 16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 15 nights in hotels & 1 night in Contiki’s Feature Hotel. More on page 14 • 15 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

The canals of Venice

When to go and how much Code: WWHZ Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

14 21 28 4 11 18 25 30 4 7 13 15 • 19 • 21 25 27 †

° °

16 23 30 6 13 20 27 2 6 9 15 17 21 23 27 29

US$ Depart pp USA

31 7 14 21 28 5 12 17 21 24 30 1 5 7 11 13

2109 2109 2109 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129

2010 DEC 29 2011 JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

2 4 11 18 27 3 17 24 3 10 17 22

Start London

* DEC 31 JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

4 6 13 20 29 5 19 26 5 12 19 24

Finish Paris

US$ pp

JAN 15 2129

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR APR APR

19 21 28 4 13 20 6 13 20 27 3 8

2129 2129 2129 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2049 2049 2049

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$519 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10.00am at Paris CDG or 6:30pm in London. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. * Spend New Year’s Eve in Rhine Valley. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save US$105. See page 9 for details.

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Innsbruck, Tyrol

The Metro, Paris

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museum & St. Peters Basilica FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/encounter-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


21 Days

European Inspiration

s y a 21 D S$2235y U Da / from 7 0 1 $ S U ly d on Lan

10 countries England, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

North Sea

Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

1

LONDON

Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided tour of Munich • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

2 BERLIN Poland

GERMANY

Dresden

BELGIUM

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Tyrol

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE

Swiss Alps

AUSTRIA

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

Atlantic Ocean

Pisa

Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE ITALY

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Vatican City

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Spain

contiki.com/inspiration

Slovakia

MUNICH 2

Adriatic Sea

Bosnia

Serbia

Montenegro

2 ROME Albania


21 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 4: Amsterdam Get a taste of traditional Dutch culture with a visit to a cheese farm & clog makers house. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 5: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) Day 6: Berlin 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) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ Day 7: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Day 8: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 9: Prague to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Visit the Dachau concentration camp Visit a traditional beer hall Day 10: Munich Don some ‘Lederhosen’ & have some fun in this cultural haven with its staggering array of museums, killer shopping & lively beer gardens. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 11: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 12: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B)

Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 13: 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 See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 14: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) Day 15: Rome to Florence Stop in the Tuscan hillsides as we make our way to the Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D) Day 16: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 17: Florence to Lucerne Stop & check out Pisa’s architectural wonder then catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge Day 18: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) Day 19: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 20: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 21: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 21 Days European Inspiration 10 countries 19 nights hotels 18 breakfasts & 9 dinners Lake Lucerne

What’s included All as per itinerary • 19 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 18 continental breakfasts (B) & 9 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

7

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

When to go and how much Code: WWAP Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 13 • 16 • 18 20 23 † 25 27 +

° ° *

18 25 1 8 15 22 29 6 13 15 18 20 22 25 27 29

US$ Depart pp USA

5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 2 5 7 9 12 14 16

2339 2339 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 DEC 30

JAN 1

JAN 19 2359

2011 JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR APR

1 3 6 13 15 20 27 3 10 17 24 5 12

3 5 8 15 17 22 29 5 12 19 26 7 14

US$ pp

21 23 26 2 4 9 16 23 2 9 16 25 1

2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2275

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$579 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10.00am at Paris CDG or 6:30pm in London. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. New Year’s Eve in Prague. *+ Spend Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save US$119. See page 9 for details.

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Moulin Rouge, Paris

Heineken Museum, Amsterdam

PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing ROME: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museums PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/inspiration-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


23 Days European Vista

s y a 23 D S$2469y U Da / from 8 0 1 $ S U ly d on Lan

11 countries England, France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND Wales

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Feature hotel: Pyramid Hotel in Vienna • Wine tasting in a historic cellar

1

2 AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

LONDON

Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

1 RHINE VALLEY

2 PARIS

SWITZ 2

Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

Brenner Pass

ITALY

Spain

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Slovakia

2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

LUCERNE

Pisa Monaco

contiki.com/vista

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Poland

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

Serbia

Montenegro

2 ROME

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

Albania


23 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. 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 Evening illuminations tour of Paris 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 among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 6: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 7: Lucerne to French Riviera Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to the glamorous resort town of Nice. Tonight rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. (B,D) Day 9: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit a French perfumery Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Venice Crisscross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna, with its Bohemian student vibe, & on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 14: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares,

art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing & demonstrations Day 15: Venice to Munich Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 16: Munich to Vienna Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. Feature Hotel (B) Day 17: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafes, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! Feature Hotel (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 18: Vienna to Prague Travel through Bohemia to Prague, “The City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) Day 19: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 20: Prague to Rhine Valley Journey through Germany to the Rhine Valley, full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Day 21: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 22: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafes & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 23: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schipol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 23 Days European Vista 11 countries 21 nights hotels 20 breakfasts & 11 dinners The Louvre, Paris

What’s included All as per itinerary • 21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 19 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotel. More on page 14 • 20 continental breakfasts (B) & 11 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

8

Shopping, Rome

When to go and how much Code: WWHT Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start London

Finish US$ Depart Ams’dam pp USA

2010 OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

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2585 2585 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2615 2615 2615

Start London

2010 DEC 25 † DEC 27 2011 JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

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JAN 16 2615

3 JAN 23 2615 10 JAN 30 2615 22 FEB 11 2469 29 FEB 18 2469 12 MAR 4 2469 19 MAR 11 2469 26 MAR 18 2469 5 MAR 25 2469 12 APR 1 2519 19 APR 8 2519

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13 All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$639 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10.00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. † Spend New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save US$129. See page 9 for details.

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Mozart Concert, Vienna

Prague

FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast - Entry to one of the city’s largest nightclubs ROME: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museums VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/vista-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


26 Days

Winter Wanderer

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12 countries England, France, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

North Sea

Wales

1

LONDON

Dresden

2 PRAGUE Czech Rep CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS FRANCE France Atlantic Ocean

MUNICH 1 SWITZ 2 Switz LUCERNE

LYON 1

ITALY Italy

Pont du Gard Monaco

SPAIN

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland

GERMANY Germany

Belgium BELGIUM

Burgundy Region

contiki.com/wanderer

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM Netherlands

Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Private boat to the islands of Venice

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND England

2

Mediterranean Sea

Pisa

Mauthausen

Austria AUSTRIA Dolomite Mountains

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Spain

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Slovakia

2 VIENNA

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne LUCERNE: Fondue lunch in a traditional Swiss restaurant BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show

Serbia

Montenegro Macedonia Albania


25 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards Day 6: Lucerne Soak up the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 7: Lucerne to Lyon Travel on to the gourmet’s paradise of Lyon. (B) Visit Lyon’s old town Day 8: Lyon to Barcelona Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 9: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 10: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence, past Cannes, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Day 11: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur Day 12: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B,D) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome

Day 14: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 15: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 16: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 17: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 18: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to explore the cities wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 19: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B,D) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 20: Munich to Prague Wind through the German countryside & Bohemia to golden Prague. (B,D) Day 21: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 22: Prague to Berlin Bite into some local fare at your stop in Dresden en-route to über-cool Berlin. (B,D) Day 23: Berlin Savor the mix of old & new where you’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) 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’ Day 24: Berlin to Amsterdam Motor down the Autobahn, past Hanover, to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 25: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 26: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schipol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London and extend your stay. (B)

Superior Multi-country 26 Days Winter Wanderer 12 countries 24 nights hotels 23 breakfasts & 12 dinners Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

What’s included All as per itinerary • 24 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 22 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotel. More on page 14 • 23 continental breakfasts (B) & 12 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Schnapps tasting, Vienna

When to go and how much Code: WWHL Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start London

Finish US$ Depart Ams’dam pp USA

2010 OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

14 21 28 11 18 22 25 2 6 9 • 11 • 13 16 18 † 20 22 † 24 + 26 +

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16 23 30 13 20 24 27 4 8 11 13 15 18 20 22 24 26 28

8 15 22 6 13 17 20 27 31 3 5 7 10 12 14 16 18 20

2999 2999 2999 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029

2010 DEC 28 DEC 30 2011 JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR

3 7 9 13 20 27 3 10 24 27 3 10 17

Start London 30 * DEC JAN 1

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

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13

Finish US$ Ams’dam pp

JAN 22 3029 JAN 24 3029

JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR APR APR

28 1 3 7 14 21 28 7 21 24 28 4 11

3029 3029 3029 3029 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2919 2919

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$745 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10.00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. New Year’s Eve in Florence. *† Spend Spend New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. + Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. + Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. * Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save US$149. See page 9 for details.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs including one drink ROME: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museums VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnapps museum visit & tasting PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/wanderer-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


26

8 Days

Superior In-depth 8 Days London & Paris 2 countries 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners

London & Paris

Trafalgar Square, London North Sea

2 countries

ENGLAND

England, France

Bath

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

6

Only with Contiki • Ticket to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of Versailles

More options This tour can be extended onward from Paris through to either Amsterdam or Rome. Check out the opposite page for more information.

3

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON Dover

Stonehenge

Calais English Channel Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

+

BELGIUM Germany 2

Versailles

1

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Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ROME 2

contiki.com/london-paris

This map shows route & nightstops for all tours featured on pages 26-27

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: WWGE Winter 2010/11

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner & a stroll through Covent Garden. (D) Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End Days 3-4: London Get set for a couple of action packed days in this cosmopolitan city - sightsee the city’s traditional icons, take a day trip to architecturally beautiful Bath & mysterious Stonehenge & catch a West End musical. There’s free time to shop up a storm, explore vibrant neighborhoods, or catch a bird’s eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town, Bath Experience a traditional English Pub Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the House of Parliament, Big Ben & the Royal Palace 1 day Tube pass for the London Underground Day 5: London to Paris This morning, ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D)

Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

15 29 12 26 10 17 21 26 • 29 •

16 30 13 27 11 18 22 27 30

US$ Depart pp USA

22 5 19 3 17 24 28 2 5

925 925 909 909 909 939 939 939 939

2011 JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

14 28 25 4 11 18

Start London

Finish Paris

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

15 29 26 5 12 19

US$ pp

21 4 4 11 18 25

939 889 889 889 905 905

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a samesex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$225 available. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Shopping in London

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 6-7: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city for two whole days & find magic, romance & history in everything from the breezy boulevards & impressive monuments, to the great works of art & magic lights. Take a trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery Day 8: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au-revoir” to your new friends. (B)

Place de la Concorde, Paris

BATH: Guided tour of the Roman Baths STONEHENGE: Audio guided tour of Stonehenge PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner Go to contiki.com/london-paris-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


27

London & Paris

plus Paris extension 10 Days from US$1059 US$106/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-7: USA to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing on page 26. Days 8-9: Paris Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Cruise from one side of the metropolis to the next 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. Or day trip out to a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne Region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2 day pass on Paris metro Day 10: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au-revoir” to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this tour is unescorted.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 26.

contiki.com/london-paris-plus

London & Paris

plus Amsterdam 10 Days from US$1245 US$125/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-7: USA to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 26. Days 8-9: Paris to Amsterdam Hop on the train & head to the Netherland’s free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B)(B)

Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam Transfer to Amsterdam hotel 2 day city tram pass Day 10: Depart Amsterdam The tour 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.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 26.

contiki.com/london-amsterdam

London & Paris

plus Rome

11 Days from US$1399 US$128/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-7: USA to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 26. Day 8: Paris to Rome Squeeze in some last minute sightseeing or shopping around Paris before hopping on the overnight train to Rome. (B) Transfer to station & overnight train to Rome Transfer to Rome hotel 2 day pass on Rome metro

Days 9-10: Rome Check-in to your hotel & use your metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights of the “Eternal City.” Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum, give sophisticated Italian fashions a go & gorge on delicious gelato. (B) Day 11: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 26.

contiki.com/london-rome

When to go and how much Code: WWGP Winter 2010/11 Depart USA 2010 OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

15 29 12 26 10 17 21 26 • 29 •

Start London OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

16 30 13 27 11 18 22 27 30

Finish Paris OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

US$ Depart pp USA 24 7 21 5 19 26 30 4 7

1105 1105 1089 1089 1089 1119 1119 1119 1119

2011 JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

14 28 25 4 11 18

Start London

Finish Paris

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

15 29 26 5 12 19

US$ pp 23 6 6 13 20 27

1119 1059 1059 1059 1079 1079

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a samesex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$269 available. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

When to go and how much Code: WWGA Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start London

Finish US$ Depart Ams’dam pp USA

2010 OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

15 29 12 26 10 17 21 26 • 29 •

16 30 13 27 11 18 22 27 30

24 7 21 5 19 26 30 4 7

1299 1299 1285 1285 1285 1319 1319 1319 1319

2011 JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

14 28 25 4 11 18

Start London

Finish US$ Ams’dam pp

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

15 29 26 5 12 19

23 6 6 13 20 27

1319 1245 1245 1245 1275 1275

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a samesex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$319 available. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

When to go and how much Code: WWGR Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start London

Finish Rome

2010 OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

15 29 12 26 10 17 21 26 • 29 •

16 30 13 27 11 18 22 27 30

US$ Depart pp USA 25 8 22 6 20 27 31 5 8

1465 1465 1445 1445 1445 1485 1485 1485 1485

2011 JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

14 28 25 4 11 18

Start London

Finish Rome

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR

15 29 26 5 12 19

US$ pp 24 7 7 14 21 28

Superior In-depth 10 or 11 Days London & Paris plus Paris, Amsterdam or Rome extensions

London & Paris plus Paris extension 2 countries England, France 8 nights hotels

plus Amsterdam 4 countries England, France Belgium (in transit), Netherlands 8 nights hotels Train journey (+ transfer) plus Rome 4 countries England, France Switzerland (in transit), Italy 8 nights hotels 1 night train (+ transfer)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver on days 2-8 • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging on days 2-8 • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours in London & Paris • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki • Ticket to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of Versailles

1485 1399 1399 1399 1435 1435

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a samesex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$359 available. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42. Windmill, Amsterdam


28 Superior In-depth

Loch Ness

10 Days England & Scotland 2 countries 8 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners

10 Days

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Loch Lomond

SCOTLAND St. Andrews

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

Gretna Green

Northumberland National Park

North Sea

2 countries England, Scotland

Irish Sea

What’s included

ENGLAND

Wales BRISTOL 1

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save US$55. See page 9 for details.

Bath

1 LONDON

Stonehenge

English Channel

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7

• Beatles music tour • Scottish whisky distillery visit & tasting

1 YORK LIVERPOOL 1 Chester

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

Only with Contiki

England & Scotland

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/england-scotland

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: WWBR Winter 2010/11

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Check-in to the Hotel Imperial, then free time to explore London. Day 3: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Crew & take a London sightseeing tour before traveling west to Bristol, via the quaint English town of Bath. (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 4: Bristol to York We make our way to York, with its cool café culture, cute cobbled streets & stunning architecture. (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower Day 5: York to Edinburgh Leave England behind & travel through Northumberland National Park to Scotland’s vibrant capital, Edinburgh. (B) See the famous Roman construction, Hadrian’s Wall. See Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile Day 6: Edinburgh Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern, its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 7: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf - St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands. (B,D)

Depart USA

Start London

Finish US$ Depart London pp USA

2010 OCT DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT DEC DEC DEC JAN

OCT DEC DEC JAN JAN

14 9 16 26 • 30

16 11 18 28 1

23 18 25 4 8

2011 1109 JAN 6 1085 FEB 3 1115 MAR 3 1115 1115

Start London

Finish US$ London pp

JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5

JAN 15 1115 FEB 12 1055 MAR 12 1055

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a samesex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$275 available. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:00pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Loch Ness, Scotland

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Day 8: Scottish Highlands to Glasgow See if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster from your lakeside view of this famous spot, before you see Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Later, head on to the legendary Loch Lomond before reaching the happening music & arts scene of Glasgow. (B) Visit Loch Ness & Loch Lomond Day 9: Glasgow to Liverpool Cross back into England at the border town of Gretna Green to Liverpool, home of the legendary Beatles. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Take part in an historic wedding ceremony See the famous sights of The Beatles on a Magical Mystery Tour with our local guide in Liverpool Day 10: Liverpool to London London’s calling! Stop in the Roman town of Chester before reaching London where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Roman town of Chester

Stonehenge

YORK: Evening ‘Ghost’ walk STONEHENGE: Audio guided tour of Stonehenge EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness

Go to contiki.com/england-scotland-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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9 Days

Superior In-depth 9 Days Italian Espresso 2 countries 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners

Italian Espresso

Florence

Switz VENICE

Italy

ys 9 Da S$1059y U /Da from 8 1 1 UanSd o$nly

Chianti Region

Vatican City

All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Adriatic Sea

ITALY 2 ROME

5

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/espresso

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

What’s included

Apennine Mountains

San Gimignano

L

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers over dinner. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 3: 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 Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) Day 4: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Day 5: Florence Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Also, shop along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 6: Florence Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for a wine tasting &

Italy, Vatican City

2

3 FLORENCE

Pisa

Itinerary and included sightseeing

2 countries

Slovenia

a stop in medieval San Gimignano - the quintessential Tuscan town. (B) Day 7: Florence to Venice Roll through the Tuscan hillside, stopping in Pisa to check out its architectural wonder, the Leaning Tower. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Day 8: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. A gondola ride optional is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 9: Depart Venice/Rome The tour 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 tour ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Day 2 & Day 9 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Rialto Bridge, Venice

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Only with Contiki

When to go and how much

• Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Private boat to the islands of Venice

Code: WWHI Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start Rome

2010 OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

22 12 26 10 17 21 26 •

23 13 27 11 18 22 27

Finish US$ Depart Venice pp USA or Rome 2011 OCT 30 1109 JAN 7 NOV 20 1089 JAN 21 DEC 4 1089 FEB 11 DEC 18 1089 FEB 25 DEC 25 1119 MAR 4 DEC 29 1119 MAR 18 JAN 3 1119

Start Rome

JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

Finish US$ Venice pp or Rome 8 22 12 26 5 19

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR MAR

15 29 19 5 12 26

1119 1059 1059 1059 1059 1079

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13 All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$389 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or 6.00pm in Rome. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save US$55. See page 9 for details.

You choose! You can end your tour in either Venice or Rome.

Vespa

ROME: Locally guided tour & entry to The Colosseum & Roman Forum Roman dinner & entertainment FLORENCE: Entry to one of the city’s largest nightclubs including one drink - Regional food feast VENICE: Gondola ride through the canals - Venetian dinner Go to contiki.com/espresso-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Simply Italy

s y a 13 D S$1485y U Da / from 5 1 1 $ S U ly d on Lan

2 countries Italy, Vatican City

Switz Lake Garda

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Welcome glass of prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Coastal cruise of the Cinque Terre • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel

MILAN 1

France

Italy

Slovenia Verona

2 VENICE

Croatia

LA SPEZIA 1 Cinque Terre

Pisa

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia

Apennine Mountains

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

ITALY Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

3 ROME Pompeii Isle of Capri

2 SORRENTO

Ionian Sea

contiki.com/simply-italy

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum LAKE GARDA: Cruise on the lake


31 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers over dinner. (D) Day 3: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples, the home of pizza, to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Tonight, enjoy a drink overlooking the stunning Bay of Naples. (B) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento Day 4: Capri Excursion Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B,D) Day 5: 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 Day 6: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 7: Florence to La Spezia Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder & then watch locals fishing along the shores. Indulge in tasty local food & wine & pick up some rare souvenirs in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Monterosso, Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Cruise (weather permitting) & train along the scenic coast

Day 8: La Spezia to Milan Leave the beauty of the Cinque Terre region behind & head to the capital of fashion, Milan! (B,D) See the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & La Scala Opera House in Milan Day 9: Milan to Venice Follow the route of the Romans to the lakeside resort of Sirmione. Later, profess your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona Day 10: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 12: 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 Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City Day 13: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Superior In-depth 13 Days Simply Italy 2 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Florence

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Duomo Cathedral, Milan

8

Meet the locals

When to go and how much

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save US$79. See page 9 for details.

Code: WWSY Winter 2010/11

Pantheon, Rome

Depart USA

Start Rome

2010 OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

17 7 21 5 19 23 • 28 •

Finish Rome

18 8 22 6 20 24 29

OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

US$ Depart pp USA

29 19 3 17 31 4 9

1555 1529 1529 1529 1575 1575 1575

2011 JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

2 16 6 6 20

Start Rome

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

Finish Rome

US$ pp

3 JAN 14 1575 17 JAN 28 1575 7 FEB 18 1485 7 MAR 18 1485 21 APR 1 1519

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13 All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$535 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Sorrento. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Cinque Terre

POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour Go to contiki.com/simply-italy-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days Mediterranean Highlights

s y a 14 D S$1555y U Da / from 2 1 1 $ S U ly d on Lan

5 countries Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

Czech Rep Germany

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Coastal cruise of the Cinque Terre • Guided tour of Royal Palace Madrid

Austria

Switz

Slovenia

Atlantic Ocean

FRANCE Cinque Terre

1 AVIGNON Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

Portugal

Hungary

Aix-enProvence

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Mediterranean Sea

2 MADRID

2 BARCELONA

Croatia ITALY PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA Bosnia 1 2 FLORENCE San Adriatic Sea Gimignano

Vatican City

2 ROME

SPAIN

Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

Ionian Sea


33 Start Madrid option Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Contiki Crew & fellow travelers. (D) Day 3: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 4: Madrid to Barcelona Stop in the baroque Zaragoza for lunch before heading towards Barcelona. (B,D) Day 5: Barcelona This sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour - it’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun! (B) Day 6: Barcelona to Avignon Travel through the charming Provence region to graceful Avignon. (B,D) Day 7: Avignon to French Riviera Stop in Aix-en-Provence, then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Day 8: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. (B,D)

Day 9: French Riviera to Pisa Enter the Cinque Terre region & explore the colorful cliff-side villages, before reaching Pisa. (B,D) Day 10: Pisa to Florence Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 11: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 12: Florence to Rome Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B) Day 13: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 14: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 14 have been designed

to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

included sightseeing for both Madrid & Rome options Zaragoza See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral Barcelona See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Avignon See the Papal Palace French Riviera See the Cours Mirabelle in Aix-enProvence Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Cinque Terre Visit the towns of Monterosso, Portovenere & La Spezia Pisa See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Rome See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Start Rome option Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 3: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 4: Rome to Florence Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then get back on the road to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 5: Florence Get the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 6: Florence to Italian Riviera Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the unspoiled Cinque Terre region. (B,D) Day 7: Italian Riviera to French Riviera Explore colorful cliff-side villages before heading to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Day 8: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, check out the museums & shop the upscale boutiques. Later it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B)

Day 9: French Riviera to Avignon Through charming Provence, break for lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then continue on to graceful Avignon. (B,D) Day 10: Avignon to Barcelona Wind along the Mediterranean coast past the Pyrénées Mountains to vibrant Barcelona. (B,D) Day 11: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 12: Barcelona to Madrid See the baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,D) Day 13: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 14: Depart Madrid The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 14 have been designed

to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Superior In-depth 14 Days Mediterranean Highlights 5 countries 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 6 dinners Gothic Quarter walking tour, Barcelona

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

Casino, Monaco

When to go and how much

6

Code: WWMD Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

OCT 29

OCT 30

DEC 3

DEC 4

US$ Depart pp USA

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

NOV 11 1625 JAN 7

JAN 8

JAN 20 1649

DEC 16 1599 MAR 4

MAR 5

MAR 17 1555

2010

US$ pp

2011

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$579 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save US$79. See page 9 for details.

When to go and how much

You choose!

Code: WWDM Winter 2010/11

Travel from Madrid to Rome or Rome to Madrid.

Depart USA

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

US$ Depart pp USA

OCT 17

OCT 18

OCT 30 1625 FEB 20

NOV 21

NOV 22

DEC 4 1599

DEC 26 • DEC 27

JAN 8 1649

2010

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

US$ pp

FEB 21

MAR 5 1555

This tour operates in both directions.

2011

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13 All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$579 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Italian Riviera. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Partying in Florence

FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence - Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum Go to contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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15 Days

Superior In-depth 15 Days Spanish Spree 2 countries 13 nights hotels 13 breakfasts & 7 dinners

Spanish Spree

Flamenco show, Barcelona

2 countries Spain, Gibraltar

Atlantic Ocean

What’s included

BILBAO 1

All as per itinerary • 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 13 nights in hotels. More on page 14 • 13 continental breakfasts (B) & 7 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

Portugal

• Entry & guided tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace

• Alahambra entry & guided tour • Entry into Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save US$79. See page 9 for details.

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza

Segovia

MADRID

SPAIN

3

2 BARCELONA

Mediterranean Sea

Toledo

Spain 1 CORDOBA VALENCIA 1 2 2 GRANADA SEVILLE Costa Blanca

ays 15 D S$1539y U /Da from 3 0 1 UanSd o$nly L

Gibraltar Costa del Sol

6

Only with Contiki

France

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/spain

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: WWEH Winter 2010/11

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighborhoods & lively plazas. Later meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers. (D) Day 3: 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) Day 4: Madrid to Bilbao Head north to Segovia with its Roman Aqueduct & Alcazar (castle) before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art museum. (B,D) Day 5: Bilbao to Pamplona Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls Festival. (B) Day 6: Pamplona to Barcelona Soak up the baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to Mediterranean Barcelona, one of Europe’s liveliest cities. (B,D) Day 7: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to Valencia Cruise down to the Orange Blossom Coast & its capital, Valencia home to the Holy Grail. (B,D) Day 9: Valencia to Granada Continue west as we make our way to the

Depart USA

Start Madrid

2010 OCT NOV DEC DEC

OCT NOV DEC DEC

24 28 19 • 26 •

Finish Madrid

25 NOV 7 29 DEC 12 20 JAN 2 27 JAN 9

US$ Depart pp USA

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

2011 1609 JAN 9 1585 FEB 13 1629 MAR 13 1629

JAN 10 FEB 14 MAR 14

JAN 23 1629 FEB 27 1539 MAR 27 1569

US$ pp

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$555 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Cordoba. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You’ll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 9. Fly to Rome & connect with the Simply Italy tour. See pages 30-31

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

once Moorish city of Granada. (B,D) See the Medieval Cathedral & bell tower 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 & real Sangria. (B) Day 11: Granada to Seville Wind along the Costa del Sol coastline & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B,D) Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga Day 12: Seville Wander medieval lanes, discover hidden plazas, & perhaps visit Christopher Columbus’ tomb. Later get out among the city’s relaxed, fun-loving crowds. (B) Day 13: Seville to Cordoba Take your time in laid-back Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, timeworn lanes & famously beautiful streets.(B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana in Seville Day 14: 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 as the “Imperial City”, before returning to Madrid. (B,D) See the Alcazar Fortress & Gothic Cathedral in Toledo Day 15: Depart Madrid Your tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 15 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

MADRID: Castillian Tapas dinner accompanied by local wines BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show & dinner GRANADA: Locally guided tour of the historic Moorish Quarter of Albaicin & La Cartuja including a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Go to contiki.com/spain-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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9 Days

Superior In-depth

Egypt & The Nile

9 Days Egypt & The Nile 1 country 2 nights hotels, 3 nights cruise & 2 nights trains 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 6 dinners

Felucca cruise Mediterranean Sea

1 country

Israel Giza Sakkara

1

The Nile

1 LUXOR Red Sea Esna

1 EDFU

L

ASWAN

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

1

away as we meander up the Nile River to Luxor. (B,L,D) Visit the Temple of Horus Day 7: Luxor to Cairo Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings. Then board the overnight train back to bustling Cairo. (B,D) Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak See the the Colossos of Memnon Day 8: Cairo Squeeze in more sightseeing, including a trip out to Sakkara to see the world’s oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid. Spend the rest of the day shopping & flexing your bargaining skills in the colourful bazaars in Cairo. (B,D) Shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaar Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque & Sultan Husan Mosque Day 9: Depart Cairo The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Kom Ombo Lake Nassar

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/egypt

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Cairo Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7pm, meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travelers. Day 3: Cairo to Aswan Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. A local guide will take you back to ancient Egypt & the time of the Pharaohs. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental pyramids of Giza before boarding the overnight train to Aswan. (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid back pace of life & distinctive African atmosphere. After being treated to sightseeing & a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back & listen to Nubian music, eat some freshly caught fish, or explore the souk, full of spices, perfumes, scarves & baskets. (B,L,D) View the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam See Aswan’s Botanical Gardens Day 5: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu Today consider taking an excursion to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Then cruise on down the Nile River with a stop at the unique temple in Kom Ombo en-route to the friendly city of Edfu. (B,L,D) View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods Day 6: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor Wind through the commercial & religious center of Edfu to its most famous attraction, the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Cast off in the afternoon & watch Upper Egypt slip

All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights twinberth sleep couchette on train (Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo) & 3 nights Nile cruise. More on page 14 • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Egyptian Tour Manager • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges • Transfer from airport to hotel upon arrival WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

z ue fS lf o 1 Gu

ys 9 Da S$1219y U /Da from 6 3 1 UanSd o$nly

Itinerary and included sightseeing

What’s included

2 CAIRO

EGYPT

3

When to go and how much

The Nile Cruise

• Cruise the Nile on a superb

Code: WTEG Winter 2010/11 Depart USA

Start Cairo

2010 OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN

15 22 29 12 26 10 17 24 • 31

Finish Cairo

16 23 30 13 27 11 18 25 1

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

US$ pp

23 30 6 20 4 18 25 1 8

1269 1269 1269 1255 1255 1255 1289 1289 1289

Depart USA

Start Cairo

2011 JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

7 14 21 4 18 4 18

Finish Cairo

8 15 22 5 19 5 19

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

US$ pp

15 22 29 12 26 12 26

1289 1289 1219 1219 1219 1219 1245

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a samesex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$365 available. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to nights 3 & 7. Overnight trains are twin-share only. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Cairo. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

ship featuring luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV & air-conditioning Cruise Amenities

• Swimming pool • Sun deck • Restaurant • Lounge • Bars • Gift shop • Disco

Only with Contiki • Guided tour of the Pyramids • Tour of The Valley of the Kings with an Egyptian expert

• 3 night cruise along the Nile River • Sail on a felucca - a traditional Egyptian boat

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save US$65. See page 9 for details.

The Sphinx, Cairo

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Egypt

ASWAN: Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II GIZA: Light & sound show at the Pyramids LUXOR: Visit a traditional Egyptian village Go to contiki.com/egypt-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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12 Days

Superior In-depth 12 Days Berlin to Budapest 5 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Berlin to Budapest

Bratwurst & beer steins

5 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

GERMANY 3 BERLIN

What’s included

Poland Dresden

All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP VIENNA 2

• Locally guided tour of Prague • Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

AUSTRIA Italy

Slovenia

Romania

Croatia Bosnia Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

7

Only with Contiki

SLOVAKIA

Serbia

ays 12 D S$1255y U /Da from 5 0 1 UanSd o$nly L

contiki.com/berlin-budapest

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: WWIT Winter 2010/11

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner. (D) Days 3-4: Berlin Savor the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War memorial, Bradenburg Gate & historic Reichstag Take in the commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ Day 5: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local German fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Days 6-7: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

Depart USA

Start Berlin

2010 OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

15 29 12 3 10 17 20 23 • 26 •

Finish US$ Depart Budapest pp USA

16 30 13 4 11 18 21 24 27

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

26 9 23 14 21 28 31 3 6

1315 1315 1295 1295 1295 1335 1335 1335 1335

2010 DEC 29 2011 JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

7 21 11 4 18

Start Berlin

Finish US$ Budapest pp

° DEC 30

JAN 9 1335

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

8 22 12 5 19

JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

18 1 22 15 29

1335 1255 1255 1255 1285

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$325 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

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Parliament, Budapest

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 8: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage listed town of Kutna Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Scenic drive along historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 9: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B) Day 10: Vienna to Budapest Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael Gate & Baroque Tower Day 11: Budapest All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Before enjoying a dinner & river cruise tonight. (B,D) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion Day 12: Depart Budapest Time to say goodbye to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 2 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour of the city PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classial music concert

Go to contiki.com/berlin-budapest-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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Berlin & Prague plus Vienna

When to go and how much Code: WWBV Winter 2010/11 Depart USA 2010 OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

10 Days from US$1065 US$107/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing

BERLIN 3

s

Days 1-9: USA to Vienna Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing listed on page 36. Day 10: Depart Vienna Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See page 36.

Poland Dresden

GERMANY

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

Slovakia

More options

This tour can be extended onward from Vienna through to Budapest. Check out page 36 for more info.

contiki.com/berlin-vienna

15 29 12 3 10 17 20 23 • 26 •

Start Berlin OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

16 30 13 4 11 18 21 24 27

Finish Vienna

US$ Depart pp USA

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

2010 1115 DEC 29 1115 1099 2011 1099 JAN 7 1099 JAN 21 1129 FEB 11 1129 MAR 4 1129 MAR 18 1129

24 7 21 12 19 26 29 1 4

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

8 22 12 5 19

JAN 7 1129 JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

16 30 20 13 27

1129 1065 1065 1065 1089

10, 8 or 6 Days Combinations of Berlin, Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Berlin & Prague plus Vienna 3 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria 8 nights hotels

Berlin & Prague 2 countries Germany, Czech Republic 6 nights hotels

Vienna & Budapest

8 Days from US$839 US$105/Day

Depart USA

Itinerary and included sightseeing

2010 OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

You’ll have plenty of time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See page 36.

° DEC 30

US$ pp

°

Code: WWBP Winter 2010/11

>> explore more >>

Finish Vienna

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$275 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Berlin & Prague Days 1-7: USA to Prague Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing listed on page 36. Day 8: Depart Prague Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Start Berlin

Superior In-depth

When to go and how much

BERLIN 3 GERMANY

Poland

Dresden

3

PRAGUE CZECH REP

More options

This tour can be extended onward from Prague through to Budapest. Check out page 36 for more info.

contiki.com/berlin-prague

15 29 12 3 10 17 20 23 26 •

Start Berlin OCT OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

Finish Prague 16 30 13 4 11 18 21 24 27

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

22 5 19 10 17 24 27 30 2

US$ pp 875 875 859 859 859 885 885 885 885

Depart USA

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

US$ pp

2010 DEC 29 • DEC 30

JAN 5 885

2011 JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

7 21 11 4 18

JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

8 22 12 5 19

14 28 18 11 25

885 839 839 839 855

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13. All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$215 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

3 countries Austria, Slovakia, Hungary 4 nights hotels

What’s included All as per itinerary

Berlin & Prague plus Vienna • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

• 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D)

• Number of World

Heritage sites visited

6

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

Berlin & Prague • 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

• 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D)

• Number of World

Heritage sites visited

4

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

Vienna & Budapest • 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Vienna & Budapest

When to go and how much

• 4 continental breakfasts (B) & 3

Code: WWVB Winter 2010/11

• Number of World

6 Days from US$709 US$119/Day

Depart USA

Start Vienna

Finish US$ Budapest pp

Itinerary and included sightseeing

2010 OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Vienna Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner before exploring the nightlife. (D) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Days 3-6: Vienna to Budapest Refer to days 9-12 Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing listed on the opposite page.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 36.

Poland

Czech Rep

SLOVAKIA VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA Italy

Ukr

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia Croatia

Romania

More options

While you’re in this part of the world you can also visit Berlin & Prague. Check out page 36 for more info.

contiki.com/vienna-budapest

21 4 18 9 16 23 26 29 •

22 5 19 10 17 24 27 30

26 9 23 14 21 28 31 3

739 729 729 729 749 749 749 749

Depart USA

Start Vienna

Finish US$ Budapest pp

2011 JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB MAR MAR

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR

1 4 13 27 17 10 24

2 5 14 28 18 11 25

6 9 18 1 22 15 29

749 749 749 709 709 725 725

The prices above are land only and do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure - see page 13 All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$179 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6.00pm & ends approx. 8.00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For cool deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

three-course dinners (D) Heritage sites visited

3

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

Plus all of the below • A dedicated crew with an

experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki For a full list of our Only with Contiki special inclusions on these trips visit the tour web pages online for more. Please note: The first & last days of these tours have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.


Ski Austria Voted the world’s top resort combined with amazing off the slopes action means a skiing or boarding vacation with Contiki is second to none.

Why ski Contiki style • Tons of exclusive inclusions • Travel by coach from London or make your own way there • Flexible 1&2 week options • Great rates for ski essentials like lessons & gear rental • Hot breakfast included daily • Stay in Contiki’s own Gasthof

From picture perfect ski villages to tons of adventure activities & the true home of après ski, Austria is the perfect place for a generous dose of the über cool mountain lifestyle. Great skiing guaranteed for all levels Beginner – With 66 miles of easy runs, Ski Welt has the perfect terrain for beginners. Combined with our great value ski school, you’ll be up on the slopes in no time. Intermediate – Want to improve on the techniques you already have? Lots of intermediate runs mean you really test your skills. Advanced – Confident on the slopes? Plenty of black runs will keep the seasoned skiers & riders challenged.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

HOPFGARTEN: Take a magical sleigh ride through the forested Penningberg Tandem Paragliding with amazing views - Ice Skating on a frozen alpine lake Day trip to Kitzbuhel, the ‘Monte Carlo’of the Tyrol. Go to contiki.com/ski-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


39 Ski Austria

Hopfgarten Village

What makes us different? Where you’re headed Hopfgarten village, in the Austrian Tyrol, is the perfect location for a ski holiday. At the gateway to Europe’s top ski resort, Ski Welt, it’s an ideal spot to indulge in tons of on & off the slopes action. This tiny village is packed with restaurants & lively bars so you really get to know the locals, while having a great time with fellow snow hunters. It’s also close to the world famous Austrian towns Innsbruck, Kitzbuhel & Salzburg, so they’re easy to check out too.

Ski Welt region Ski Welt is perfect for serious skiers (or boarders) & learners alike. The area boasts over 250km (155 miles) of slopes, with gondolas & chair lifts. Boasting near perfect terrain & with one of the biggest artificial snow making machines in Europe (just in case!), great conditions are guaranteed.

Getting there – 2 ways to go: Choose to travel on the coach from London, or meet us there. If you prefer to fly, we offer free transfers from Innsbruck airport & Wörgl train station (easy links to Munich & Salzburg airports). To help co-ordinate your flights with our transfers & for info on pick up times from Innsbruck & Wörgl visit contiki.com/ski.

Tobogganing

Hitting the slopes

Where you stay & what’s included Our own Gasthof Schoneck chalet with its buzz of activity & welcoming vibe features single, twin, triple & quad share rooms (most with private facilities), plus internet facilities & WiFi. It’s a great place to come home to. Hang up your boots & chill in the bar, or join one of our famous party nights. You’ll start the day off right with an included hot buffet breakfast for a small pre-booked supplement. We’ll also include five 3 course dinners (or 10 for a 2-week vacation), all prepared onsite by our resident cook.

The Contiki team The knowledge & expertise of our team is what makes the real difference. They all live in Hopfgarten, so they know all about what’s hot to do both on & off the slopes. They’re young, friendly & they are there to make sure you have a fantastic holiday.

More than just a mountain There’s much more to a skiing/boarding vacation than just heading up the mountain, so why not spend your free time checking out some of what else is on offer. From whizzing down the mountain on a toboggan, tandem paragliding, ice skating or a horse drawn sleigh ride, there’s plenty of action off the slopes too.

Scenic sleigh ride

Après ski

Only with Contiki exclusive inclusions Personal Ski Guide: Get to know the mountain right from the start on our free guided slope tours. Our Local Ski Guide runs 2 free mountain tours per week, once at the start to show you the ropes, then later on to help uncover some hidden spots. Salzburg day trip: See more of this alpine region on an included day trip to the home of the Sound of Music. Relax & explore this stunning World Heritage Listed Old Town, overlooked by Hohensalzburg Castle. Sit at a café, get your shopping fix at the city’s many great stores or check out the birth-place of Mozart – there’s tons to explore. The Contiki Grand Slam: If you’re feeling up for it, have a laugh with your ski buddies & show off your skills with our downhill ski race.

Après ski European après ski is an essential part of any vacation, it’s as important as the mountain itself! Literally meaning ‘after ski’, from drinking, dancing & socializing in Hopfgarten’s bars, late night clubs to traditional outdoor schnapps stands, it’s a perfect way to finish up your days.

Salzburg


The adventure starts here...

Ski essentials Don’t worry about buying expensive new gear before you go. We’ll hook you up with gear rentals when you arrive at the resort. Book in advance or pay when you get there. There’s also clothing & helmets available to rent if you need them. Ski school – Our English-speaking instructors will teach you the right techniques to get you up on the slopes in no time. Or for those more experienced, learn ways to improve on your know how.

Ski essentials - how much No. of nights

7 14 (6 days ski) (13 days ski)

No. of nights

7 14 (6 days ski) (13 days ski)

Ski pass

279

479

Snowboard lessons (5 days for 2hrs/day)

160

160

Equipment hire (skis, boots & poles or board & boots)

69

135

Snowboard lessons (3 days for 2hrs/day)

135

135

Ski lessons (5 days for 4hrs/day)

165

165

149

149

Ski & Snowboard lessons 229 (3 days ski for 4hrs per day & 3 days snowboard for 2hrs per day)

229

Ski lessons (3 days for 4hrs/day)

Important note: Credit cards are not accepted in the ski village. Prices above are US$.

Ski Welt - recently voted Top Resort in a survey of 70 resorts in 8 countries. Ski facts

• Mountain Restaurants:

63 • Lifts: Gondola 8 Chair 36 Drag 44 Beginners 12 • Ski Welt Pass: Shown in map • Ski Welt: Beginners runs 63 (blue). Total 66 miles Intermediate runs (51 (red). Total 75 miles Advanced runs 7 (black). Total 14 miles • Total length of slopes: 155 miles

Gampen 1956m Choralpe 1820m

Kitzbuehler Horn St Johann in Tyrol

Astberg 1267m

Hartkaiser

Going Ellmau 820m

Eiberg 1673m

Brandstadt 1650m Neualm

Hohe Salve

Rigi 1532m

Scheffau 752m Ski Runs Easy Medium Difficult Ski Lifts Gondola

Zinsberg 1674m

Kandleralm Hochbrixen

Talkaser 1760m

Mittelstation 1320m

Brixen i Thale Westendorf 800m

Salvenmoos Söll 700m

Alpenrose 1553m

Fleiding 1892m

Talstation 789m Kelchsau

HOPFGARTEN Itter 700m

Penningberg


Ski Plus

41 Ski Austria

(coach from London)

8/15 Days from US$519pp US$65/Day What’s included:

When to go and how much 8 nights (6 days ski)

• Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide,

Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • Included overnight coach travel from London • 7 or 14 nights accommodation & breakfast daily • Partial meal plan available (for an additional charge)

Code: C7SWBIT Start Finish London London

US$ pp

2010 DEC 14 • DEC 22 DEC 21 • DEC 29 DEC 28 • JAN 5

575 575 575

2011 JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25

519 519 519 519 519 519 519 519

15 ° JAN 22 ° JAN JAN 29 ° FEB 5 ° FEB 12 ° FEB 19 ° FEB 26 ° MAR 5 °

15 nights (13 days ski) Code: C14SWBIT Start Finish London London

US$ pp

2010 DEC 14 • DEC 29 DEC 21 • JAN 5

979 979

2011 JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18

889 889 889 889 889 889 889

22 ° JAN 29 ° JAN FEB 5 ° FEB 12 ° FEB 19 ° FEB 26 ° MAR 5 °

Please note: Ski Austria Plus tours include transfers from London.

• Depart London on Tuesdays.

° Depart London on Fridays.

Important Information: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supplement 1 week add: US$185. 2 weeks add: US$345. Twin-share supplement 1 week add: US$75. 2 weeks add: US$139. Half board supplement 5 nights add: US$65. 10 nights add: US$130. For Travel Insurance see page 42. † Accommodation in Hopfgarten village may be used subject to guest numbers.

*

contiki.com/ski

Ski Only

(meet us there)

7/14 Days from US$459pp US$66/Day What’s included:

• Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide,

Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • FREE coach pickup from Innsbruck airport or Worgl train station (easy access for Munich or Salzburg airports) • 7 or 14 nights accommodation & breakfast daily • Partial meal plan available (for an additional charge)

When to go and how much 7 nights (6 days ski) Code: C7SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

US$ pp

2010 DEC 15 • DEC 22 DEC 22 • DEC 29 DEC 29 • JAN 5

515 515 515

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26

459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459

15 ° JAN 22 ° JAN JAN 29 ° FEB 5 ° FEB 12 ° FEB 19 ° FEB 26 ° MAR 5 °

14 nights (13 days ski) Code: C14SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

US$ pp

2010 DEC 15 • DEC 29 DEC 22 • JAN 5

919 919

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19

829 829 829 829 829 829 829

22 ° JAN 29 ° JAN FEB 5 ° FEB 12 ° FEB 19 ° FEB 26 ° MAR 5 °

Please note: Ski Austria Only tours start in Hopfgarten. • Start in Hopfgarten on Wednesdays. Start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays.

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Important Information: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supplement 1 week add: US$185. 2 weeks add: US$345. Twin-share supplement 1 week add: US$75. 2 weeks add: US$139. Half board supplement 5 nights add: US$65. 10 nights add: US$130. For Travel Insurance see page 42. † Accommodation in Hopfgarten village may be used subject to guest numbers.

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contiki.com/ski


Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. What’s included?

Brochure authenticity

Do I need visas?

• Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on pages 10, 12 & 14 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 6 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on page 10 and on tour pages.

We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given and literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care and is published in good faith. Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some excursions due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your tour. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your tour. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a tour. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require and how to obtain them. Schengen Visas The majority of our tours travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – eg. 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. Multiple Entry Schengen Visas Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your tour travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The tour that requires multiple entry Schengen visa is listed below: Spanish Spree. Visas for Non-Schengen Countries Some of our tours also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Egypt. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your tour. Important: 1. Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour and will result in you incurring considerable expense and 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.

What’s not included? • Airfares to and from your vacation destination. • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions & activities such as white water rafting, gondola rides, etc. • Lunches (unless specified under “All this included”) and some dinners.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, your documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure from USA. You’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travelers Guide’ – an information book about your vacation. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details and costs of all optional excursions available on your tour. Your FREE Contiki document wallet and luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets and passports, something you’ll want to keep and use again. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

How much money do I need? You should be able to use debit and credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to attractions and evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your tour with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc and Great British Pounds.

Explore more Optional Activities When do I choose? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends, you’ll get great value as we get you great rates and your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour in cash (Euro, Swiss Francs, Great British Pound or US$ only).

Am I expected to tip on tour? Every country in the world has different tipping policies and in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally discretionary and only given if you feel the service has met or exceeded your expectations. Your Tour Manager will assist you with any questions about this while you’re on the road. The same idea applies to your Contiki Crew - if you think they have done a good job then they would be grateful for your recognition by way of a tip, however this is not mandatory – it’s completely up to you.

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 and is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA includes all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security and who maintain the highest standards. Contiki is also a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

How much luggage can I bring? Luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. On Ski Vacations you may bring one pair of ski boots and skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a nominal charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (July, 2010), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.

Where will I stay? Accommodation is in superior tourist class hotels, ships, and trains. These are described on page 14 and on individual tour pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette and facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. On overnight ships, cabins with facilities are provided. Depending on the numbers and configuration on your tour, availability of singles can sometimes be limited in some locations. On certain occasions, alternative hotels to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is the Company’s intention to use hotels of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. Ski vacations: Refer to pages 38-41 for details of accommodation in Austria.

Photography credits Photo Courtesy of Rhea Flouch Page 6 - Christmas Markets in Germany. Photo Courtesy of Ashley Cowper Page 7 - Swiss Alps. Photo Courtesy of Daniel Klistorner Page 8 - Penny Lane. Photo Courtesy of Lawrence Chan Page 23 - Mozart Concert, Vienna. Page 25 - Schnaps tasting, Vienna. Page 25 - Leaning Tower of Pisa. Page 34 - Flamenco Show Barcelona. Photo Courtesy of Kitzbüheler Alpine Marketing GmbH Page 39 - Romantic horse-sleigh in Hopfgarten/Penningberg - Dabernig. Photo Courtesy of Hohe -Salve.com Page 39 - Hopfgarten Village. Photo Courtesy of Whistler Gondola Page 39 - Après Ski.

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Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOU TRAVEL: Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: Priced at: Trips up to $1,500: $129 per person Trips $1,501 or greater: $169 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Contiki Vacations* Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost. Reimburses the non-refundable Contiki Vacations cancellation 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 cancellation 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 Holidays “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**. With the Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Contiki Vacations will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your tour more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation 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” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. 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 cancellation 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 Stonebridge 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, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4871. You may also view the plan at www.contiki.com 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 Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation 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 MZ0911064H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A


Booking conditions

43 Got a question & Conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between you & Contiki 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) Tour Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of 7th May, 2010. 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 recover from you increases in airline and/or 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: All quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges. However, as noted above, we reserve the right to recover from you increases in those surcharges. Additional, airrelated taxes and fees apply. See www.contiki.com/taxesandfees for details. Additional, air-related taxes and fees will be passed on to each passenger by Contiki. 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 www.contiki.com/ restrictions for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR VACATION 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If cancellation is made any time prior to the tour 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 same or similar tour 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 changes, amendment or cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The departure date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation. If you do not join the tour on the day of departure then cancellation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. 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 (July 2010) 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 their touring program Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for your money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 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. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As Tour Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you some or all 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 of 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 tour or to stay within or join your tour at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the tour prior to its completion.

(v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodation or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancellation 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 generally for the young, and not for the frail or those not generally enjoying 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, Tour 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 tour operators, are legally unable to confirm this in most, if not all, instances. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR VACATION 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of US$200, per person per tour, 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. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a nontransferable, non-refundable deposit of US$200 per person for the first tour booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent tours booked which must be paid within 3 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the vacation price must be paid by no later than 45 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: Upon receipt of full air payment, your airfare, tax and fuel surcharge are final. This would be regardless of any future price fluctuation in either direction. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure, the full cost of the vacation will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the vacation departure point. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 2.7 Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to tour departure* (providing full payment has been received). All bookings are subject to an $8 per booking document delivery fee. However, if travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure* (providing full payment has been received), a fee of $35 per mailing will apply. Bookings made and/or payments received within 30 days of departure* incur a $35 per mailing document delivery fee. 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 If notice of cancellation is received by Contiki 45 days prior to tour departure*, the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection. 3.2 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Contiki. 3.3 The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after booking is confirmed: COACH TOURS (LAND ONLY) No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee tour departure* as a % of the total land price. No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee Tour departure* as % of the total land fee 45 days or more: The non-refundable deposit 45-22 days: 25% of tour fare 21-8 days: 30% of tour fare 7-1 days: 50% of tour fare Day of departure*/No show: 100% Extra night hotel accommodation that are cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur 100% cancellation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days 25% 21-15 days 30%

AIR ARRANGEMENTS These cancellation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Contiki: Prior to Airline Ticketing service fee - $50 per person After Airline Ticketing service fee - $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 3.6 Please note that Contiki is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from the air and land included package. * Please note: the departure 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 alternative departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki vacation, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new vacation date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of US$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Any alterations, risk the loss of air space or increased airfares. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation of air and all normal air cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of tour departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a US$30 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. 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, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s vacations are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki tour 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. Please be aware, however, that some transportation services and accommodations may not be equipped to provide access and support to all individuals. Therefore, all passengers are requested to advise us, in advance, of any physical, medical or special needs, accommodations or requirements. This may include the need for a wheelchair or walking-assistance device, wheelchair access, need for supplementary oxygen or any other requirements. Contiki will not impose eligibility criteria that either screen out or tend to screen out persons with disabilities from fully and equally enjoying all goods, services, privileges, advantages or accommodations offered to individuals without disabilities, but Contiki reserves the right to impose such requirements when necessary for the provision of the goods, services, privileges, advantages or accommodations. There may be circumstances (compelling reasons) when traveling companions are required to accompany disabled passengers. Contiki reserves the right to impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. Contiki also reserves the right to exclude an individual with a disability from participation in an activity if that individual’s participation would result in a direct threat to the health or safety of others. In such circumstance, we will make a determination as to whether there is a significant risk that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable modifications to our policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of appropriate auxiliary aids or services. If you fail to provide us with any physical, medical or special needs, accommodations or requirements prior to the start of the tour, and it is determined, based on information you should have provided, that your continued participation in the tour poses a safety risk to yourself, or a direct health or safety threat to others, you may be excluded from the tour. In this event, you will be responsible for all costs associated with your departure from the tour. You agree to hold Contiki, and all related, affiliated and associated entities and companies, harmless from any and all damages that may arise from our decision to exclude an individual from participating on a Contiki tour, or from any activities or accommodations on a Contiki tour. Contiki reserves the right to remove any tour member whose conduct or behavior is incompatible with, or detrimental to, the interests of the tour or other individuals on the tour. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any costs or losses you may incur due to your removal from a tour due to inappropriate conduct or behavior. 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 Tour 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 Tour 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 Tour Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the tour or the smooth operation of the vacation itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the tour. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travelers and any Contiki Representative has 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 accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating 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 as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on 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 of 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. 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, 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 unenforcable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforcability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki highly suggests taking out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you will be accepted on a Contiki vacation. With the insurance of BerkelyCare we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on page 42). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance when sending in your vacation deposit. Please note that 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 contained in the documents of insurance which will be included with your vacation invoice. Please check that the insurance covers all the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. 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 tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE VACATION 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 tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any vacation be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. 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, 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. USTOA $1 MILLION CONSUMER PROTECTION PLAN. Contiki Holidays shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Assistance Program with affiliates of Contiki 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 Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Contiki Holidays customers in the unlikely event of Contiki bankruptcy or insolvency or cessation of businesss. Further you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Contiki may be sufficient to provide only partial recovery of the advance payments recieved by Contiki Holidays. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from October 2010 to March 2011. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, with the exception of the England & Scotland tour described on page 28, which is operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd.


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Contiki Holidays is a division of the familyowned The Travel Corporation, and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. © Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

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How to book

Asia

Australia & Europe New Zealand Summer

Contiki Vacations 801 E Katella Ave. 3rd Floor Anaheim CA 92805

Reservations Tel: (800) CONTIKI (800) 266 8454

Fax: (714) 935 2556

Web: contiki.com

CST#1001728-20

Administration Tel: (714) 935 0808 Fax: (714) 935 2556

• Contact your local travel agent, call Contiki at 1-800-CONTIKI or visit contiki.com to confirm that there’s space on the tour you have chosen. At the same time you can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your Contiki tour.

• The balance of the reservation must be received by Contiki no less

than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. If payment is not received by Contiki we will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations

.• Contiki will then send your travel documents and detailed information to you or your travel agent about your vacation of US$200 per person for first tour and US$200 per person for second and subsequent tours which must be received by Contiki IMPORTANT By paying the US$200 deposit per person per within 3 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and by your travel agent. understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 43, which make up the contract between you and Contiki • Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send you or your travel agent confirmation of the booking details.

• At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit

Group bookings

If you’re looking for something completely different for a group of 20 or more, our Custom Groups Department in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and University trips, performance groups, wine tours, culinary tours, ski tours, you name it we’ve done it.

From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary right down to the last detail, our world-wide team of experts are able to arrange a custom designed vacation or incentive trip to meet the needs of your group. Tel: (866) 652 4483

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