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EUROPE 2016 /17

INCLUDING SNOWBOARDING, SKIING & SHORT STAYS

AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING


Make new friends from new places. Create the stories now that you’ll recount for decades to come. Celebrate individuality, diversity, connections and a little bit of craziness. Find comfort outside your comfort zone. See the world through youthful eyes, with a little bit of naivety and a truckload of optimism. You have one life. One shot. Make it count.


THIS IS YOUR life. YOU ONLY GET TO LIVE IT ONCE. BUT IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, ONCE IS ENOUGH.

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Barcelona

THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE

You’ve picked up this brochure, which means you’re already having fanciful ideas about roaming Europe off-peak. All rugged up and raring to explore. Choosing where to go and how to go is enough to make a lesser human run for the hills. But not you. You’ve spotted a little something special in Contiki and you’re running for the Austrian Alps, snowboard in one hand and a glass of mulled wine in the other. Put simply, we make it our business to craft unimaginable travel experiences throughout the year. When you sign-up for a Contiki trip through Europe, you side step the logistical nightmare of organising the nitty-gritty, and bobsled straight into the fun stuff. Europe off-peak

Best value

Roam Europe off-peak with Contiki. Covered in winter charm. Not covered in tourists. And at significant lower prices. Which means more pizza, pasta, espresso, gelato, cannoli, tiramisu, and olive oil than you can imagine. That means you can enjoy all the monuments, adventures, and attractions Europe has to offer without breaking the bank.

We offer value we’re proud of, that cannot be matched. We dare you to try proving otherwise. We dare you to try doing this any other way for less cash. Our value for money means you have more left over to spend on the important things. Like French perfume or a bottle of vino from the Rhine Valley.

More choice Endless trips, infinite possibilities, happiness guaranteed. Want a trip that sees you sitting in the sauna after a long day on the slopes? No problem. Rather be shuffling your way through a manic medina in Marrakech? That’s cool too. With endless trips to choose from, disappointment is an impossible outcome.

Travel experts Enough experience and enthusiasm to cover a Dutch flower field. Take half a century of experience, team it with endless enthusiasm, and you’ve got yourself a company known world over as the experts of travel.

More included Do more; open your wallet less. That’s our motto. Breakfasts and boat rides, cheese farms and Chianti wine tastings, regal churches and river cruises. With our suite of inspiring inclusions you’ll be doing more and opening your wallet less.

18-35 YEAR OLDS only Travel with those who share your youthful curiosity and healthy dose of maturity. It’s not about being hyper-selective. It’s about ensuring we get a posse together that’s in the same frame of mind. Sharing a youthful curiosity and a healthy dose of maturity is paramount to having an insanely good time.


INSPIRATION The Contiki difference Where we go 5 ways to travel What you get Ways to stay Why Contiki? Compare Contiki Savings & deals Contiki cares

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EUROPE TRIPS DISCOVERY PLUS

17-32

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

33-39

Easy Pace

40-44

Winter & SKi

45-47

FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS 

48-49

The details Q & A Booking conditions How to book

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Plans can change, so when it comes to booking travel with us, we prefer a no strings attached type approach, we call it the Freedom Guarantee. It’s made up of two parts: change your trip for zero fees, or use FlexDeposit to save your paid deposit for when you’re ready to use it. Visit contiki.com/freedomguarantee for details.

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Iceland

Scotla

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch Ness Isle of Skye

WEST HIGH

Stirling

REYKJAVIK

GLASGOW LONDONDERRY

Northern Ireland

Ireland

Donegal

GALWAY

BELFAST

Holyhead

DUBLIN

Wale

Cliffs of Moher

Kilkenny CORK

Blarney

More destinations. More trips. More departures. More choice. 3 enchanting seasons. 24 countries. 5 unique travel styles.

And one damn fine way to see Europe off-peak. As the original travel company for the young, wide-eyed and curious, we know where travellers want to go. Here are 8 of the destinations we’re currently swooning over – just a small taste of the magnificence in store.

Tyrol, AUSTRIAN ALPS

Nothing says legitimate winter quite like a frolic in the Austrian Alps. Tyrol is a haven of natural beauty and chance for adrenalin. And it just so happens we have an amazing Austrian Gasthof for you to stay in.

Rhine Valley, Germany

Apart from being breathtakingly beautiful and boasting castles and pretty mountainside towns galore, the Rhine Valley has a wonderful knack for producing world-class wines. We can’t ask for much more than that, can we?

• Visited on 2 of our trips. See the Ski Austria trips on p.47 to get a sample.

• Visited on 4 of our trips. See the European Discovery trip on p.19 to get a sample.

Fez, Morocco

Budapest, Hungary

Whilst summers can be sizzling, the rest of the year is the positively perfect temperature. Seeped in medieval magic and boasting a medina that puts the x in exotic, it’s impossible to walk away from this place uninspired.

Budapest’s famous outdoor thermal pools set amongst Art Nouveau architecture are quite enough to satisfy a visit. Then there’s the pretty river, the Royal Palace and the Chain Bridge - they’re just the sour cream on the goulash. Mmmm, goulash.

• Visited on 3 of our trips. See the Spain, Morocco & Portugal trip on p.39 to get a sample.

• Visited on 6 of our trips. See the Trail to Rome on p.27 to get a sample.

Lisbon, Portugal

Granada, Spain

The architecture, the fresh seafood, the unique culture, the vintage trams; there’s too much to love about the hilly capital of Portugal. • Visited on 2 of our trips. See the Iberian Peninsula & Morocco trip on p.38 to get a sample.

Krakow, Poland

There is something of a renaissance happening in Poland, and the former capital of Krakow is no exception. A Jewish Quarter, a Cathedral, a Royal Castle and an Old Market Square make this creamy coloured city a place to remember. • Visited on 4 of our trips. See the European Trail trip on p.24-25 to get a sample.

Spain BILBAO

Granada, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains is best known for the Alhambra, a grand, sprawling hilltop fortress but is also home to delicious tapas, cool street art and exciting nightlife.

Segovia

MADRID

Portugal

CORDOBA

LISBON SEVILLE

GRANADA

• Visited on 3 of our trips. See the Spanish Spree trip on p.37 to get a sample.

Florence

Toledo

Tarifa

Algeciras Gibraltar

TANGIER

Home to the Duomo, Michelangelo’s “David” and world class art, Florence (Firenze) is a Renaissance dream just waiting to be discovered. • Visited on 16 of our trips. See the Italian Espresso trip on p.35 to get a sample.

Morocc FEZ

Rabat Casablanca

MARRAKECH


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HLANDS St. Andrews

EDINBURGH

Gretna Green LAKE DISTRICT YORK

England

Germany

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Edam

Netherlands

AMSTERDAM

LONDON Dover Calais

Belgium

Poland

BERLIN

Dresden

RHINE VALLEY

Czech Republic

PRAGUE

Auschwitz KRAKOW

Kutna Hora PARIS

France Versailles

Dachau MUNICH TYROL

Switzerland

Liechtenstein

Mauthausen SALZBURG

Austria

HOFGARTEN INNSBRUCK

LUCERNE

BORDEAUX

SAN SEBASTIAN

Aix-enProvence

PAMPLONA

Verona VENICE

MILAN

FLORENCE

Monaco FRENCH RIVIERA

Pisa

Bratislava

Hungary

BUDAPEST

Special stopover

Italy

Nightstops

San Gimignano

Vatican City Zaragoza

VIENNA

CINQUE TERRE

Avignon Arles

Slovenia

LJUBLJANA

LYON

Slovakia

Banska Bystrica

Places visited

ROME

Pompeii

BARCELONA

SORRENTO Isle of Capri

VALENCIA

Feeling tantalised? Wait ‘till you conquer Europe and get ready to check out our trips in the rest of the world. Think great American road-trips, adrenalin pumping trips in New Zealand and exotic jaunts right across Asia.

Giza Sakkara

Egypt

CAIRO

HURGHADA LUXOR Esna EDFU

Kom Ombo

ASWAN

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Our trips are as unique as you are. That’s why we’ve curated 5 different travel styles IN Europe for Autumn, Winter and Spring, guaranteeing your adventure meets your mindset.

London


P.40

P.33

P.17

12 trips

21 trips

8 trips

from 8 to 25 days

from 5 to 20 days

from 5 to 11 days

See it all, do it all

For the culturally curious

For the take-it-easy traveller

• Go in-depth in your favourite regions

• Later starts each morning

 • Get the most out of your time • More choice

• More ME Time

• More local eats & Local Guides

• More destinations

• 2 & 3 night stays

• Less travel time

• More icons

• More time in a single region

P.45

3 trips

P.48

8 trips

from 4 to 16 days

from 4 to 5 days

For the off-peak adventurer

For jam-packed jaw-drops

• Experience the magic of Iceland in winter

• Bucket list events like St Patrick’s Day & Hogmanay

• Ski & board: hit the Austrian slopes

• Special dates in special places: Christmas, & NYE

find out more at contiki.com/europeWINTER

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WHAT YOU GET

practical bits To us, hassle-free travel is spending zero time on worry and stress. Say farewell to endless wasted hours scouring the internet to find the best price and decent locations. With us, every detail is taken care of, guaranteed.

INCLUDED TRANSPORT INCLUDED central ACCOMMODATION BREAKFAST DAILY & MORE INCLUDED MEALS THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES Oh yes, now this is where the fun starts. We pack more of the things you’ve been dreaming about into our trips than anyone else. FACT.

INCLUDED BLOCKBUSTER SIGHTS & CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS MORE ME TIME OPTIONALS & FREE TIME TO EXPLORE LOCAL GUIDES FOR INSIDER ACCESS UNIQUE LOCAL TASTES ENDLESS must-DO experiences

The result? It’s hard to describe, but it’s the best feeling in the world. New places, new experiences, all with a bunch of fun loving peeps.

HUNDREDS OF FIRSTS WIDENED EYES A FULLY ticked BUCKET LIST EUPhORIC MOMENTS FOMO-INDUCING INSTAGRAMS NEW mates FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Prague


WAYS STAY

Central locations AND creature comforts. That’s a recipe for happy travels.

With Contiki, homely hostels and mountain-view hotels are our style. They aren’t just a place to rest up at night, they’re your on-the-road home selected to sweeten up the entire journey.

Hotels

Hostels

Special Stopovers

It’s the crown icon you’re looking for. Symbolic of comfortable digs, our hotels are centrally located, guaranteed for a good night’s sleep and sure to leave you feeling just a little bit luxe.

Forget everything you think you know about the hostel experience. Perfectly designed interiors, social vibes and comfort aplenty mark our inspiring collection across Europe. Keep your eyes peeled for the hostel icon on our trip pages.

Looking for something a little more unique? Our Austrian Gasthof – a traditional guesthouse in the hills of Tyrol – has your name written all over it. The perfect way to stay toasty between chilly days hitting the region’s world famous slopes. Look out for the Special Stopovers icon.

SEE FOR YOURSELF, Here are just a few of the places we stay: • Ibis Porte de Clichy, Paris • Peak Hotel, Swiss Alps • Generator Hostel, Barcelona • NH Dornach, Munich • Dollinger, Innsbruck

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ME TIME

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Flexibility and free time

A perfect suite of inclusions

Half the fun of travelling is calling the shots on how you spend your time. Roaming free, doing your own thing, and getting a little lost while discovering local secrets. Our trips give you the chance to do exactly that. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure style of travelling that allows you to sign up for optional activities that tickle your wanderlust fancy, or opt for solo time if that’s more your jam. We have more flexibility than your local yoga school. Hit contiki.com/metime or look for the symbol peppered across this brochure to find out more.

We tailor our trips around what you want, and this doesn’t stop at the map. It carries on into what we include AND what we don’t include. Sometimes you want to choose where you grab a meal - we get that. Most mornings you need your breakfast dished up pronto and you want some incredible experiences included in your day and included in the price - we get that too. Big sites, the right tickets and unique experiences you’ve never even imagined are what we do best.

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

Venice

Paris


FOODIE FAVES

Delicious pizza in Italy

OUR TEAM

All the food

An A+ Team

What would travelling be without mealtime and local culinary delights? We dare not imagine. Our trips include a fuel-filled breakfast every single day and plenty of eating experiences that mean so much more than satisfying hunger. Think schnitzel and apple strudel in Austria, gelato in Italy, a cheese farm in Holland, and tapas in Spain. The rest of the time is yours to explore the foodie haunts that call your name.

Trip after trip, year after year, our Contiki team are hailed as a trip highlight. They don’t just do their job, they backflip their way out of bed and jump through hoops in the hotel lobby. From our Trip Managers to our Drivers and On-Site Teams, they’re all A+. And best of all, they share your youthful curiosity for travelling the world and won’t be shy in sharing their secret spots along the way.

Roz, Trip Manager

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COMPARE CONTIKI Think you can do a better job rolling solo than travelling on Contiki? Convinced your savvy ways will ensure you see all the sights, encounter zero hassles and pay a lesser price? Allow us to hypothesis the reality over a day in Amsterdam, dear traveller…

Accommodation

GOING CONTIKI

SIGHTSEEING

Transport

BREAKFAST GOING CONTIKI

I don’t even know if I’m going to go out tonight given it’s so warm and comfortable in here and the WiFi is so rapid. Maybe just a quick canal stroll? (Included)

VS

GOING CONTIKI

GOING IT ALONE

Can you imagine needing to hurl our bags over our shoulders and find public transport every time we changed destinations? No thank you! (Included)

It said ‘central Amsterdam’ online but Google maps says we’re a 30-minute cab ride away. Maybe we just stay inside for the night. (€150)

ME TIME

VS

A trip to a clog maker’s house – now that’s a bit cute! And a cheese farm – I’m gonna eat my bodyweight in Edam! I guess this is another day where I’m going to see a whole lot without spending a cent. (Included)

VS GOING IT ALONE I wonder what amazing things there are to do around here. Hmmm, TripAdvisor tells me about a cheese farm – cuuuute! (€25)

GOING IT ALONE

VS GOING CONTIKI I love that we don’t have to traipse around the city looking for breakfast every morning. I presumed being free it would be pretty average but this is a banquet! I may need to skip lunch at this rate. (Included)

GOING IT ALONE It’s amazing having all this free time to myself. I just wish I could mix it up a bit by hanging out with people once in a while, maybe i’ll join a dinner cruise. (€75)

VS

Oh boy, I almost forgot that I need to book a bus ride to Berlin for tomorrow! If I don’t leave it will throw my whole schedule and I’ll miss all my hotel bookings and potentially a flight. (€57)

TOTAL

GOING CONTIKI I’m so glad we have some free time today. The Trip Manager said there are 75 museums in Amsterdam; & a ME Time optional dinner cruise tonight. (€39.50)

GOING IT ALONE I feel like I’ve just opened my eyes and I’m lugging myself around the streets trying to find a meal. Even just a coffee would help at this stage. (€15)

GOING CONTIKI

GOING IT ALONE

Plus ME Time optional

Plus Dinner Cruise

TRIPS FROM A$174 PER DAY

A$348 PER DAY

Prices and exchange rates validated at 10th February 2016 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Inclusions cost comparison is based on activities similar to those included in a Contiki trip. Contiki pricing is based on European Vista p.32 departures 22nd October, 2016 to 18th March 2017 excluding peak price departures.


SAVE BIG

VISIT Contiki.com /deals

BOOK EARLY and SAVE

Book and pay early for the best deal on your trip. Don’t miss out on these great savings. Check contiki.com/deals for the latest. #1 save up to A$340* #2 save up to A$220* Pay in full on or before Pay in full on or before 14th June 2016 & 19th July 2016 & save up to 7.5% save up to 5%

Plans can change, so when it comes to booking travel with us, we prefer a no strings attached type approach, we call it the Freedom Guarantee. It’s made up of two parts: change your trip for zero fees, or use FlexDeposit to save your paid deposit for when you’re ready to use it. Visit contiki.com/freedomguarantee for details.

GOLD SEAL PROTECTION

BOOK WITH FRIENDS

Our Gold Seal Protection means that if you cancel your trip before you leave Australia, we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$40 for each day that you miss and will cover your air ticket costs. See more on p.50.

We believe in the principle of the more the merrier! Start early and get your friends on board for an amazing adventure. • 4 or more everyone saves 5% • 7 or more everyone saves 7.5% • 10 or more everyone saves 10% (or invite an 11th and bring them, or yourself, for free!)

TRAVELLING AGAIN?

PART PAY

Once you’ve booked, register online, share it with your family and friends and pay off your trip over time.

TRIPLE SHARE

Triple share options available on some trips to stretch your budget even further.

BOOK 2 OR MORE TRIPS

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

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

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, and we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance

The facts: all these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip. You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Travelling Again’) , group discounts (‘Book with Friends’) multi trip discounts (‘2 or more’) & early payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts (‘Book with friends’) is available on all trips. Book early savings of A$340 and A$220 based on Winter Wanderer p.20. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice.

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Overlooking the beautiful town of Hopfgarten

CONTIKI CARES

There’s no better education than travel. Exploring the world opens your eyes to different cultures, different communities and a new way of living, and travelling responsibly goes hand in hand with this education. Small steps make big waves, and by working together we can protect the places that have given us countless happy memories for years to come.

CONTIKI CARES PROJECTS Since 2008, Contiki has been partnered with some incredible organisations and people that we continue to support.

TreadRight

2008 launches Sustainable Coastlines

2011

2012 Sharks Count

2013

2014 Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

MAR Leadership Oceana

Sea Turtle Conservancy & SurfriderS Australia

2015

2016

VALUING OUR RELATIONSHIPS Responsible travel is as much about the communities we touch and friendships we make as it is our actions and choices. Here’s just a taster of these: FORTISSIMO, ITALY The relationship with Fortissimo, our Italian ground handlers, began back in 1968 when Contiki met a young Paulo Fortini, Fortissimo’s founder. Opening his business in the 1990s as a result of the continued support of Contiki, Fortissimo’s continue to provide Contiki with on the ground support in Italy to this day. HOPFGARTEN, AUSTRIA The Contiki / Hopfgarten relationship began way back in the winter of 1969, when a van of Contiki travellers on route to the Tyrol region were encouraged to change their plans and spend their trip in Hopfgarten by local ski instructor and ski school owner Lois Biembacher. Fast forward to the present day, and Contiki is completely integrated into the local Hopfgarten community, and Gasthof Schöneck. Contiki travellers purchase ski passes, ski lessons and ski hire from local businesses, and take advantage of adventure activities including bob sledding, bike hire and rafting, all of which help to boost the local economy. ATLAS REIZEN Gerco’s story began back in 2000 when he worked under Dick Vermaats, owner of a Dutch coach company that Contiki had used since 1972. When Dick retired, Contiki purchased his fleet of coaches and promoted Gerco to Managing Director of the newly formed company Atlas Reizen. Contiki’s relationship with Gerco has always been a strong one and as Contiki grew, so did ATLAS. Today, ATLAS has a fleet of 76 Contiki coaches.

SURFRIDERS AUSTRALIA

CONTIKI LOVES THE PLANET Contiki is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures. It is just part of The Travel Corporation way, and another sign we really dig this planet of ours.

Coach Transport: A greener way to travel Think travelling by car, train or plane is more eco than a coach trip in most countries? Think again. We use the most efficient and environmentally friendly coaches on the road. Surprised?

COACHes: a cheaper WAY TO TRAVEL Cars: 3x more expensive than a coach Rail: 3x more expensive than a coach

Check out

contiki.com/storytellers, contiki.com/contikicares and treadright.org for more.

Contiki, in partnership with the TreadRight Foundation, encourages the sustainable development of tourism by projects that benefit the environment, heritage and community. Visit treadright.org to check out our exciting new partnerships with WildAid and Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.

COACH: Save your $ and the environment


London

Amsterdam

Rome

THESE TRIPS ARE THE BOX-TICKING, TRIP OF A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SLEIGH THEIR WAY THROUGH AS MUCH OF EUROPE AS POSSIBLE. MISS NOTHING – THAT’S YOUR MOTTO.

Barcelona

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INCLUDED • Trips that allow you to get up to 17 new countries under your belt in one fabulous swoop Berlin

• Sightseeing tours included across all major cities • Breakfast every day and included experiences that put the ‘mmmm’ in your mealtime • Guidance through Europe by a Trip Manager and Driver team, as well as a network of Local Guides • Loads of inclusions from must-see icons to off the map amazements • Free time to sign up for ME Time optionals or take to the streets for some DIY exploring

• Suave transport in our modern, air-conditioned, Contiki-only coaches complete with powerpoints, on-board WiFi and movies • Twin and triple-share rooms, plus the option to nab a room to yourself for a little extra*

Florence

• Snazzy and centrally located hotels for a good night’s sleep. Get the proof out of these pretty puddings: Ibis Meriadeck (Bordeaux), Ibis Old Town Square (Prague), Nordic Pure Hotel (Munich), and many more... *Q  uad-share hostel/hotel accommodation is used on certain trips marked with the with some nights having an upgrade to twin and triple-share accom on these departures

contiki.com/discovery-plus

Hotel

Stay connected with WiFi at all overnight stops

Hostel

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EUROPEAN MAGIC

DISCOVERY PLUS

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND London

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

GERMANY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

1 LUCERNE

Paris

Swiss Alps

5 World Heritage sites visited

SNAPSHOT

1

8

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

9 DAYS 7 COUNTRIES A$1735 A$193 PP*

ITALY

P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHH Start

London or Ams’dam

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

A$ pp*

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided walking tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Venetian dinner & regional wines See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MAGIC

#EUMAGIC

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

• •

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

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

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

• •

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

• •

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

• • • •

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

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

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

Oct Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

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Start

London or Ams’dam

Finish

Total Cost

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Dec 31 ▲ Jan 8

1879

2016

2016

INCLUSIONS

2 VENICE

FROM

13

8 continental breakfasts (B), 5 three-course dinners (D)

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

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

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$140. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS

Innsbruck

Oct Oct Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★◆Jan ● Jan ■ Jan

23 30 6 4 11 18 25 1 4 6

1835 1835 1835 1789 1789 1789 1879 1879 1879 1879

2017 Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

7 21 4 18 4 11 18

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

15 29 12 26 12 19 26

1879 1735 1735 1735 1735 1789 1789

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

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

Single room supplement of A$475 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Venice. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Munich. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ◆ Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.


NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

DISCOVERY PLUS

GERMANY

London

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

MUNICH 1 Burgundy Region SWITZERLAND

1 LUCERNE

FRANCE

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

8 World Heritage sites visited 1

AUSTRIA

1 INNSBRUCK

Lake Como

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

FLORENCE 1

1 VENICE Apennine Mountains

ITALY

2 ROME

Vatican City

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 12 DAYS 8 COUNTRIES FROM

A$2275 A$190 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$180. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses M Evening boat cruise

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

• •

Day 4: Munich to Innsbruck. Be wowed by stunning alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) Day 5: Innsbruck to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, artfilled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands M Gondola ride along the canals

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

#EUDISCOVERY

Day 7: Rome. Explore this living museum of history. Later, delve into history with a trip of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 8: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & vineyards to 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 Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Nightclub entry

• •

Day 9: Florence to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B) Day 10: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

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

Day 12: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or transfer to London. (B)

Florence

SNAPSHOT

11

HOW MUCH & WHEN

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHW Start

London or Ams’dam

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

15 18 25 1 15 20 27 29 4 6 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24

Start

London or Ams’dam

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★●Jan ★■ Jan

26 29 5 12 26 1 8 10 15 17 21 23 25 27 29 31 2 4

2405 2405 2405 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465

Dec 28 ★◆Jan 8 Dec 30 ✱ Jan 10

2465 2465

2017 Jan 1 Jan 3 Jan 8 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 7 Mar 14 Mar 21

2465 2465 2465 2465 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2335 2335

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

12 14 19 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25 1

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$615 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Florence. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Rome. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Tyrol Valley. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rhine Valley. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.

11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

16

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

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided walking tour in Venice • Private boat through the canals of Venice Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional feast in the hills of Tuscany M Paris cabaret See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ DISCOVERY

EUROPE WINTER 2016/17  19


WINTER WANDERER

DISCOVERY PLUS

NORTH SEA ENGLAND

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

London Dover Calais

Dresden

GERMANY

BELGIUM

2 PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS

2 LUCERNE

LYON 1 14 World Heritage sites visited

SNAPSHOT

23

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 23 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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

Pisa

Pyrenees Mountains

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$340. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

34

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

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

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Get ready for your adventure to begin! (D)

Day 13: Rome to Venice. Head toward the Adriatic Sea & arrive in the Veneto region. (B,D)

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris & see the city’s icons. (B) M Cabaret show with dinner

Day 14: Venice. Opt in for a Gondola ride along the canals. (B)

Day 3: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4: Lucerne. Soak up the alpine beauty as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D)

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • See Paris from the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Indulge in a Swiss fondue lunch, Lucerne See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WANDERER

#WINTERWANDERER

Day 5: Lucerne to Lyon. We leave the mountains behind as we head to Lyon. Hotel (B) Day 6: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées Mountains, on to Barcelona. (B,D) Day 7: Barcelona. Discover real Barcelona on a tour & an optional flamenco show! (B) Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel to the glamorous resort town of Nice. (B,D) Day 9: French Riviera. Explore Nice, visit a French perfumery & hit a Monte Carlo casino. (B) Day 10: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. (B) M Traditional Tuscan evening Day 11: Florence to Rome. A local guide gives you the inside track on this stunning city. (B,D) Leather craft demonstration

Day 12: Rome. See St. Peter’s Basilica & opt in for a guided tour of the Colosseum & Forum. (B)

1 FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

2 BARCELONA

FROM

PP*

Dolomite Mountains

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

24 DAYS 11 COUNTRIES A$4225 A$177

2 VIENNA

VENICE 2

ITALY

1

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

FRANCE

Berlin

Mauthausen

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

Day 15: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. (B) Day 16: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. (B,D) M Schnaps Museum visit Day 17: Vienna to Munich. Make a humbling stop at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. (B) Visit a beer hall

Day 18: Munich to Prague. Wind through the German countryside to Prague. (B,D) Day 19: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s cobbled streets. (B) M River cruise with meal Day 20: Prague to Berlin. Bite into some local delicacies at your stop in Dresden. (B,D) Day 21: Berlin. Take in artwork & the Berlin Wall & the site of Checkpoint Charlie. (B) M Historical walking tour

Vatican City

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHL Start

London or Paris

Finish

Total

Amsterdam Cost or London A$ pp*

14 16 21 28 4 11 16 18 23 25 30 2 5 7 9 12 14 16 18

Finish

Total

Amsterdam Cost or London A$ pp*

2016

2016 Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start

London or Paris

Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★●Jan ★■ Jan ★▲Jan ★◆Jan ★✱ Jan

6 8 13 20 27 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 28 30 1 4 6 8 10

4465 4465 4465 4465 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4575 4575

20 22 24 27 29 31

★✝ Jan ★✤Jan ★✚ Jan ★▼Jan ◗ Jan ✙ Jan

12 14 16 19 21 23

4575 4575 4575 4575 4575 4575

2017 Jan 3 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 18 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 17

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

26 29 5 10 12 19 26 12 19 26 9

4575 4575 4575 4575 4225 4225 4225 4225 4225 4225 4355

Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$1135 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ✝ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ✤ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence.

Day 22: Berlin to Amsterdam. See the canals & gable houses of Amsterdam. (B,D)

✚ Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera.

Day 23: Amsterdam. Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house. (B)

◗ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne.

Day 24: Depart Amsterdam. Airport transfer or transfer to London. (B)

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

▼ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lyon. ✙ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.


DISCOVERY PLUS

8 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited FRANCE Nightstops Optional start/end city

ITALY Cinque Terre

AVIGNON 1

SPAIN Zaragoza

2 MADRID

Aix-enProvence

Monaco

PISA/ ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 2 FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

San Gimignano

2 ROME

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 BARCELONA

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS

SNAPSHOT

13 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES

12

FROM

A$2195 A$169 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$175. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING - START MADRID (WWMD) Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in & head out to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (RD) Day 2: Madrid. Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s culture & vitality. (B) Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona. Stop in Baroque Zaragoza before Barcelona. (B,RD) Day 4: Barcelona. See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla. (B) M Flamenco dance show & dinner Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon. Travel through the Provence region to Avignon. (B) Day 6: Avignon to French Riviera. Today it’s time for the French Riviera, Monaco & Monte Carlo. (B)

Day 7: French Riviera. Stroll through this beautiful beachside town. (B,RD) Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa. Explore the colourful Cinque Terre. (B) Day 9: Pisa to Florence. Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B) Day 10: Florence. Discover Florence on a locally guided tour. (B) Day 11: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria to Rome. (B,RD) Day 12: Rome. Visit the beautiful sites of Rome. (B) Day 13: Rome. The trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING - START ROME (WWDM) Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in & then time to explore. (RD) Day 2: Rome. See St. Peter’s Basilica in The Vatican City before a guided tour of the Colosseum. (B) Day 3: Rome to Florence. Discover medieval San Gimignano, then head to Florence. (B) Day 4: Florence. Discover striking buildings & art in this atmospheric city. (B) Leather craft demonstration Day 5: Florence to Italian Riviera. Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the Cinque Terre region. (B) Day 6: Italian Riviera to French Riviera. Time to head to the French Riviera. (B,RD) Day 7: French Riviera. Stroll through this beautiful beachside town. Later, it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B)

#MEDHIGHLIGHTS

Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon. Stop for lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then onto Avignon. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 9: Avignon to Barcelona. Wind through the Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,RD) Day 10: Barcelona. See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla. (B) M Flamenco dance show & dinner Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid. Next it’s on to buzzing Madrid. (B,RD) Day 12: Madrid. Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s culture & vitality. (B) Day 13: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation

HOW MUCH & WHEN

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMD Start

Madrid

Finish

Rome

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 29 Nov 26

Start

Madrid

Finish

Rome

Total Cost

2315 2259

Jan 8 Mar 4

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

A$ pp*

2017 Nov 10 Dec 8

Barcelona

2375 2195

Jan 20 Mar 16

16

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

INCLUDED MEALS

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$875 based on the twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome.

12 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWDM

INCLUSIONS

Start

Rome

Finish

Madrid

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 17 Oct 29 Nov 14 Nov 26 Dec 27 ● Jan 8

Start

Rome

Total Cost

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

2195

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Finish

Madrid

A$ pp*

2017 2315 2259 2375

Feb 20

Mar 4

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

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$875 based on the twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in La Spezia.

• Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS

YOUR CHOICE

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

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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MED-HIGHLIGHTS

EUROPE WINTER 2016/17  21


EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER

DISCOVERY PLUS

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND London Dover

Calais

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region FRANCE

10 World Heritage sites visited

Amsterdam

1

SNAPSHOT

15

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

A$2815 A$176 PP*

Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Today we head to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D)

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Lucerne. Weave through castle-dotted valleys on the way to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) M Journey to the top of the Swiss Alps

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided city walking tour in Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ENCOUNTER

#EUENCOUNTER

1 FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

2 ROME

Vatican City

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHZ Start

London or Ams’dam

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

A$ pp*

Day 5: Lucerne. Wander the cobbled streets & shop for watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives. (B)

Day 9: Rome. Delve into history with an optional tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Day 10: Rome to Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

Day 11: Florence to French Riviera. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. (B,D) See the Royal Palace in Monaco & a Monte Carlo casino

Day 12: French Riviera. Stroll through markets, shop the boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B)

Day 13: French Riviera to Lyon. We’ll leave the sunny coast behind as we make our way through the Rhône-Alpes to Lyon. (B) Visit a French perfumery Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace

• •

Day 14: Lyon to Paris. Take in the views of Rhône wine country as we head towards Paris. (B,D) See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 6: Lucerne to Innsbruck. Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz Day 7: Innsbruck to Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares & art-filled palazzos. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals Day 8: Venice to Rome. Get ready for the jawdropping sights of ancient Rome. (B,RD) See the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

• • • •

Day 15: Paris. Indulge in the magic, romance & history of this great city. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 16: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport or take a transfer to London. (B)

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

15 22 5 19 26 3 7 11 17 24

Start

London or Ams’dam

Finish

Total Cost

Paris or London

A$ pp*

2016

2016

Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team in London (or Amsterdam). (D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Pisa Monaco

P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Day 2: Amsterdam. See how clogs are made & try some Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s museums, cafés & nightclubs. (B)

• Wine tasting in Rhine Valley • Private boat through the canals of Venice Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

VENICE 1

FROM

• INCLUSIONS

ITALY

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

1 INNSBRUCK

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

16 DAYS 10 COUNTRIES

22

15 continental breakfasts (B), 1 Regional Dinner in our favourite local spot (RD), 6 three-course dinners (D)

LUCERNE 2

LYON 1

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$225. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS

Liechtenstein

SWITZ.

Oct Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★●Jan ★■ Jan

30 6 20 4 11 18 22 26 1 8

2975 2975 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 3049 3049

Dec 27 ★▲ Jan 11

3049

2017 Jan 4 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 4 Feb 18 Mar 4 Mar 18

3049 3049 2815 2815 2815 2815 2905

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

19 22 5 19 5 19 2

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

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

Single room supplement of A$755 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Rome. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.


NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

DISCOVERY PLUS

London Dresden

Dover Calais

BELGIUM GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

MUNICH 2

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

10 World Heritage sites visited 1

Dachau

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

Innsbruck

2 LUCERNE

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

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

Pisa

2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE

Chianti Region

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Vatican City

EUROPEAN INSPIRATION

SNAPSHOT

19 DAYS 9 COUNTRIES

18

FROM

A$3359 A$177 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$270. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team in London (or later in Amsterdam). (D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 10: Venice. Meander through the floating city’s alleyways & canals. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 2: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, cafés & nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Boat cruise along the canals

Day 11: Venice to Rome. Say farewell to the floating city before reaching Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum & Piazza Venezia

• •

Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Berlin. (B,D) Day 4: Berlin. Savour the mix of historical landmarks & cosmopolitan vibes in this uber cool city. (B) M Locally guided walking tour Day 5: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some bratwurst in Dresden on your way to Prague. (B,D) Take in the artwork & Berlin Wall

Day 6: Prague. Snake through the cobblestone streets to discover Gothic architecture & bargainpriced beer. (B) Day 7: Prague to Munich. Stop at the sobering Dachau Memorial before reaching Munich. (B) Visit a traditional beer hall

Day 8: Munich. Don some lederhosen & have some fun in this cultural haven. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 9: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Venice. (B,D)

#EUINSPIRATION

• •

Day 12: Rome. Explore this living museum & later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums. (B) Day 13: Rome to Florence. Stop in the Tuscan hills for a cheese & wine tasting experience. (B,D) Day 14: Florence. A Local Guide shows you around one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) Leather craft demonstration M Tuscan evening

Day 15: Florence to Lucerne. Stop & check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B,D) Day 16: Lucerne. Enjoy the alpine beauty of this lakeside town. (B) Day 17: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy. (B,D) See the icons of Paris

Day 18: Paris. Indulge in the magic, romance & history of Paris. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 19: Depart Paris. Morning airport transfer or head back to London. (B)

Munich

HOW MUCH & WHEN

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWAP Start

London or Ams’dam

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

A$ pp*

17 24 31 14 21 28 5 10 12 17 19 24 27

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016

2016 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start

London or Ams’dam

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★●Jan ★■ Jan ★▲Jan ◆ Jan

4 11 18 2 9 16 23 28 30 4 6 11 14

3549 3549 3549 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3635 3635 3635 3635

Dec 30 ✱ Jan 17 Dec 31 ✱ Jan 18 2017 Jan 2 Jan 4 Jan 9 Jan 16 Feb 6 Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

20 22 27 3 24 17 24 31 7

3635 3635 3635 3635 3635 3635 3359 3359 3359 3465 3465

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

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

Single room supplement of A$905 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich.

18 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

27

INCLUDED MEALS 18 continental breakfasts (B), 9 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

ME TIME OPTIONS M Prague river cruise with buffet meal See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

For travel insurance see p.50.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ INSPIRATION

EUROPE WINTER 2016/17  23


EUROPEAN TRAIL

DISCOVERY PLUS

NETHERLANDS Edam

London Dover

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

POLAND

GERMANY Calais

Dresden

BELGIUM

PRAGUE 2 2 PARIS

VIENNA 2 SWITZERLAND

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

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Dolomite Mountains

1 LJUBLJANA

VENICE 1 Apennine Mountains

Pisa

2 FLORENCE

Prague

ITALY

2 ROME

SNAPSHOT

Vatican City

22

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 22 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

23 DAYS 13 COUNTRIES FROM

A$3589 A$157 PP*

33

22 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D)

P/DAY*

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Entry to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Budapest Past & Present tour M Traditional tastes of Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EUROTRAIL

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

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam. As an intro to Dutch culture, see how clogs are made & try some of the famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

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

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

• •

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWEL Start

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$239. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS

#EUTRAIL

2 KRAKOW

Banska Bystrica

AUSTRIA

2 SWISS ALPS

16 World Heritage sites visited

Auschwitz

SLOVAKIA

FRANCE

Burgundy Region

1

CZECH REP

Kutná Hora

Valley of the Somme

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

• • •

Day 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) Day 7: Prague to Vienna. Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) near Kutná Hora M Mozart & Strauss concert

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

• •

ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔

Finish

London or Ams’dam

Trip

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

15 22 24 29 5 12 19 21 26 3 5 10 12 17 19 24 27 29 31 2 7 14 21 23 30 4 11 18 25 11 18

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★● ★■ ★▲ ★◆ ★✱ ★✝ ★✤ ★✚

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

6 13 15 20 27 4 11 13 18 25 27 1 3 8 10 15 18 20 22

3145 3145 3145 3145 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195

580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580

3725 3725 3725 3725 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3775 3775 3775 3775 3775 3775

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

24 29 5 12 14 21 26 5 12 19 2 9

3195 3195 3195 3009 3009 3009 3009 3009 3009 3009 3069 3069

580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580

3775 3775 3775 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3649 3649

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Rome. ◆ Spends New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana. ✱ Spends New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ✝ Spends New Year’s Eve in Prague. ✤ Spends New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ✚ Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.


ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔

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

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

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

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

Day 10: Krakow. Go local & explore the buzzing market stalls & pavement cafés of this city’s unspoiled medieval Old Town. (B) Sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill M Guided tour of the amazing salt mines

• •

Day 11: Krakow to Budapest. Head south through Slovakia, stopping off in picturesque Banská Bystrica before crossing into Hungary & the “Paris of the East.” (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Evening Danube river cruise & dinner

Day 15: 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 16: Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. You could hit the shops & get in the know on Italian fashion or simply hit the streets with a camera & capture the atmosphere. (B,D)

the stunning Swiss Alps. (B,D)

• See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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

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

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

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

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

• •

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

Day 19: Florence to Swiss Alps. Make a stop in Pisa to see its iconic tower, catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in

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NORTH SEA

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND London Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

Edam

2

AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Calais BELGIUM

FRANCE

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

2

DISCOVERY PLUS

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

AUSTRIA

8 DAYS 6 COUNTRIES FROM A$1259 PP* A$158 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$85. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

• •

Days 2 - 7: Amsterdam to Vienna. See Days 2-7 of European Trail (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time Optionals Day 8: End Vienna. Explore the city sights before it’s time to say farewell. (B) See the Habsburg Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & State Opera House

Trip

Vienna

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2016

CZECH REP

EASTERN ROCKER

Finish

London or Ams’dam

VIENNA 1

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

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWLV Start

Kutná Hora

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Berlin

Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

15 22 24 29 5 12 19 21 26 3 5 10 12 17 19 24 27 29 31 2 7 14 21 23 30 4 11 18 25 11 18

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ● ■ ▲

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

22 29 31 5 12 19 26 28 3 10 12 17 19 24 26 31 3 5 7

1139 1139 1139 1139 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155

170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170

1309 1309 1309 1309 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325

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

9 14 21 28 30 6 11 18 25 4 18 25

1155 1155 1155 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1109 1109

170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170

1325 1325 1325 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1279 1279

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.50. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 12:30pm in Vienna. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Prague.

7

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 7 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

10

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

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Evening canal boat cruise in Amsterdam M Historical walking tour in Berlin See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 6 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-ROCKER

■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15.

#EASTERNROCKER

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POLAND

SNAPSHOT

KRAKOW 2 Auschwitz

DISCOVERY PLUS

CZECH REP

8

VIENNA 1

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

AUSTRIA

VENICE 1

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

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided tour of Krakow salt mines M Gondola ride in Venice M Traditional tastes of Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 7 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-TRAIL

1 LJUBLJANA

2016

Places visited 1 Nightstops

1 ROME

EASTERN TRAIL 9 DAYS 7 COUNTRIES FROM A$1395 PP* A$155 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$90. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

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

Christmas market

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional Tuscan evening M Paris cabaret show & glass of champagne See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 5 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WESTERN-ROCKER

SLOVAKIA

200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200

1445 1445 1445 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465

200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200

1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1415 1415

■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

ENGLAND London

DISCOVERY PLUS

Calais

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWRT Start

2 PARIS

7 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

7 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

Banska

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris.

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

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED MEALS

Oct

Total Cost A$ pp*

more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

12

22

A$ pp*

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

Days 2 - 8: Vienna to Rome. See Days 9-15 of European Trail (p.24-25) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

Dover

7

A$ pp*

30 Bystrica 1245 6 1245 Oct 31 Nov 8 1245 Nov 5 BUDAPEST Nov 13 2 1229 AUSTRIA Nov 12 Nov 20 1229 Nov 19 Nov 27 1229 DolomiteNov 26 Dec 4 HUNGARY 1229 MountainsNov 28 ★ Dec 6 1229 Dec 3 1 ★LJUBLJANA Dec 11 1229 10 ★ Dec 18 1229 VENICE 1 DecSLOVENIA Dec 12 ★ Dec 20 1229 Apennine Dec 17 ★ Dec 25 ITALY 1265 MountainsDec 19 ★ Dec 27 1265 ★● Dec 24 Jan 1 1265 Vienna Dec 26 ★■ Jan 3 1265 Dec 31 ★▲ Jan 8 1265 2017 Jan 3 Jan 11 1265 Jan 5 Jan 13 1265 Jan 7 Jan 15 1265 1 ROME Jan 9 Jan 17 1265 Jan 14 Jan 22 1265 Jan 21 Jan 29 1195 Jan 28 Feb 5 1195 Jan 30 Feb 7 1195 Feb 6 Feb 14 1195 Feb 11 Feb 19 1195 Feb 18 Feb 26 1195 Feb 25 Mar 5 1195 Mar 4 Mar 12 1195 Mar 18 Mar 26 1215 Mar 25 Apr 2 1215 Oct

VIENNA Oct 29 Nov 1

#EASTERNTRAIL

SNAPSHOT

POLAND

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWVR KRAKOW Start Finish Trip2 Food Auschwitz Fund Vienna Rome CZECH REP

SLOVENIA

Apennine Mountains

11

BUDAPEST 2 HUNGARY

Dolomite Mountains

ITALY

SLOVAKIA

Banska Bystrica

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Finish

Rome

SWITZERLAND

FLORENCE Pisa 2 ITALY

1 ROME 1

Vatican City

Paris

8 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM A$1385 PP* A$174 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$90. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum your way. Tonight, meet up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies to let the good times begin. (D) Days 2 - 7: Rome to Paris. See Days 17-22 of European Trail (p.24-25) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 8: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2016

2 SWISS ALPS

WESTERN ROCKER

Trip

Paris or London

Paris

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

30 6 8 13 20 27 4 6 11 18 20 25 27 1 3 8 11 13 15 17 22 29 5 7 14 19 26 5 12 26 2

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★● ★■

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

6 13 15 20 27 4 11 13 18 25 27 1 3

1195 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1209 1209 1209 1209

240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240

1435 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1449 1449 1449 1449

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

8 10 15 18 20 22 24 29 5 12 14 21 26 5 12 19 2 9

1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1165 1165 1165

240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240

1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1405 1405 1405

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Lucerne.

#WESTERNROCKER

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For travel insurance see p.50.


NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

2

London Dover Calais

2 BERLIN

AMSTERDAM GERMANY

BELGIUM

Dresden

KRAKOW

Auschwitz 2 CZECH SLOVAKIA REP Banska Bystrica 2

PRAGUE 2

Kutna Hora

FRANCE

1

DISCOVERY PLUS

POLAND

AUSTRIA Dolomite SLOVENIA Mountains Apennine Mountains

TRAIL TO ROME

1 ROME

Amsterdam

16 DAYS 11 CouNTrIES FROM A$2535 A$159

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$170. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

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

Day 16: End Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. (B)

ENGLAND POLAND

KRAKOW

Calais CZECH REP

FRANCE

1

2

Auschwitz

DISCOVERY PLUS

VIENNA 1 SWITZ

SWISS ALPS

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Dolomite Mountains

VENICE 1

2 BUDAPEST

Pisa

TRAIL TO LONDON

1

2 FLORENCE 2 ROME

Vatican City

Paris

16 DAYS 10 CouNTrIES FROM A$2649 PP* A$166 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$175. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING Day 1: Start Vienna. Viennese culture is everywhere! Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies tonight. (D) Days 2 - 15: Vienna to Paris. See Days 9-22 of European Trail (p.24-25) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 16: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

★ ★ ★ ★ ★● ★■ ★▲ ★◆ ★✱ ★✝

2 7 14 21 23 30 4 11 18 25 11 18

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

30 6 8 13 20 27 4 6 11 18 20 25 27 1 3 8 11 13 15

2255 2255 2255 2255 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285

380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380

2635 2635 2635 2635 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665

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

17 22 29 5 7 14 19 26 5 12 26 2

2285 2285 2285 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2195 2195

380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380

2665 2665 2665 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2575 2575

Paris

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWVL Finish

Trip

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

22 29 31 5 12 19 26 28 3 10 12 17 19 24 26 31 3 5 7 9 14 21 28 30 6 11 18 25 4 18 25

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★● ★■ ★▲ ★◆ ★✱

15

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 15 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

21

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

INCLuSIoNS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME opTIoNS M Amsterdam canal cruise M Mozart & Strauss concert M Traditional tastes of Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 12 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ TrAIL-roME

#TrAILToroME

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2016

HUNGARY SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA

ITALY

15 22 24 29 5 12 19 21 26 3 5 10 12 17 19 24 27 29 31

Vienna

Banska Bystrica

AUSTRIA

2

Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

Start

SLOVAKIA

Burgundy Region

Food Fund

more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Rome. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ◆ Spends New Year’s Eve in Prague. ✱ Spends New year’s Eve in Berlin. ✝ Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Days 2 - 15: Amsterdam to Rome. See Days 2-15 of European Trail (p.24-25) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

2 PARIS

A$ pp*

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

• •

Valley of the Somme

Trip

Rome

2016

HUNGARY

PP*

London Dover

Finish

London or Ams’dam

1 LJUBLJANA

VENICE 1

ITALY

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWTR Start

VIENNA BUDAPEST 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

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

6 13 15 20 27 4 11 13 18 25 27 1 3 8 10 15

2335 2335 2335 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365

420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420

2755 2755 2755 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785

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

18 20 22 24 29 5 12 14 21 26 5 12 19 2 9

2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2275 2275

420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420

2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2695 2695

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Rome.

15

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 15 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

23

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

INCLuSIoNS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME opTIoNS M Traditional tastes of Venice M Traditional Tuscan evening M Paris cabaret show & glass of champagne See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 11 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ TrAIL-LoNDoN

◆ Spends New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana. ✱ Spends New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

#TrAILToLoNDoN

Europe WINTER 2016/17  27


EUROPEAN QUEST

DISCOVERY PLUS

NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND London

Dresden

Dover Calais

GERMANY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS Loire Valley

1 SALZBURG

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

1 BORDEAUX

15 World Heritage sites visited

Barcelona 1

SNAPSHOT

24

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 24 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

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

PP*

INCLUDED MEALS

P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Train along the Cinque Terre • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS

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

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M French cabaret show & champagne Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux. Cut through the Loire Valley, and pass rolling vineyards en route to Bordeaux, home to the world-famous wine region. (B) Visit the town famous for its wine

Day 4: Bordeaux to San Sebastian. We head south to the stunning Basque city of San Sebastian. (B,D)

M Parisian dinner M Venice Cicchetti walking tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 5: San Sebastian. Time to explore! Get a piece of the action in the lively town centre, check out the city’s famous pintxos bars or take a stroll along the stunning sea front. (B) See the Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha and Centro Romántico

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EUROPEAN-QUEST

Day 6: San Sebastian to Barcelona. Today we’ll be leaving the northern coastline behind and heading to the vibrant city of Barcelona. (B)

2 NICE

Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 • See Olympic Games complex

M Flamenco show, tapas & dinner

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

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

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

• • •

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

ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔

1 FLORENCE ITALY

2 ROME

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$265. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

24 continental breakfasts (B), 10 included dinners (D)

Monaco

2 VENICE

Vatican City

2 BARCELONA

FROM

A$3785 A$152

Pisa

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

25 DAYS 10 COUNTRIES

34

#EUQUEST

SAN SEBASTIAN 2 St-Jean-de-Luz

Verona

CINQUE TERRE 1

Pompeii

2 SORRENTO Isle of Capri

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWEQ Start

Finish

London or Paris

Trip

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

3475 3475 3425 3425 3425 3425 3425 3425 3565 3565 3565 3565

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

3935 3935 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 4025 4025 4025 4025

3565 3565 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3389 3389

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

4025 4025 3785 3785 3785 3785 3785 3785 3785 3849 3849

Ams’dam or London

A$ pp*

21 28 4 11 18 ★ 25 ★ 2 ★ 9 ★● 16 ★■ 23 ★▲ 27 ◆ 30 ✱

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

14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 20 23

6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17

Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

30 6 13 20 27 6 13 20 27 3 10

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Venice. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Nice. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian. ✱ Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.


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

• • •

Day 12: Florence to Sorrento. Travel south through Umbria & Lazio via the picturesque Bay of Naples to Sorrento. (B) M Traditional Southern Italian dinner Day 13: Sorrento. Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B,D) Cruise to Isle of Capri

Day 14: Sorrento to Rome. From picture perfect Sorrento, via Pompeii to Rome. (B,D) Scenic drive along the coast See Mt. Vesuvius M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii

• •

Day 15: Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. There’s the chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel

Day 16: Rome to Venice. Over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo and Juliet’s home of Verona en route to Venice. (B,D) See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

Day 17: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

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

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

Day 24: Amsterdam. Enjoy a free day to explore this great city, later opt in for a traditional Dutch dinner in Volendam visiting the world famous

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

2 PARIS

1

Loire Valley

FRANCE

2

SPAIN

• •

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

DISCOVERY PLUS

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

Barcelona

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$80. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

Day 8: Depart Barcelona . Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Finish

Trip

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

1115 1115 1099 1099 1099 1099 1099 1099 1129 1129 1129 1129

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

1275 1275 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1289 1289 1289 1289

1129 1129 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1085 1085

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1289 1289 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1245 1245

Barcelona

A$ pp*

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

28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 3 6

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24

2016

8 DAYS 2 CouNTrIES FROM A$1225 PP* A$154 P/DAY*

Days 2 - 7: Paris to Barcelona. See Days 2-7 of European Quest (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWWQ London or Paris

WESTERN QUEST

• •

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

Start

2 BARCELONA

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

Rome

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

St-Jean-de-Luz Pyrenees Mountains

Zaragoza

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

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

1 BORDEAUX SAN SEBASTIAN

• •

ENGLAND London Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

cheese maker Edam en route. (B) See how clogs are made and try some famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm M Canal cruise

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 27 30 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17

★ ★ ★ ★ ★● ■

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for Barcelona

more information see p.50.

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 9:00am in Barcelona. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

7

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 7 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

10

INCLuDED MEALS 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 two-course dinners (D)

INCLuSIoNS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME opTIoNS M Cabaret show & glass of champagne M Flamenco dinner & show See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 4 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ WESTErN-QuEST

For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.

#WESTErNQuEST

Europe WINTER 2016/17  29


SNAPSHOT

8

1

Arles

2 NICE

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

SPAIN Barcelona

8 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

1

INCLUDED MEALS

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MEDITERRANEAN-QUEST

Places visited Nightstops

Barcelona

9 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES FROM A$1385 PP* A$154 P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Barcelona to Nice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

London Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

Edam

NETHERLANDS

3 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24

5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7

1249 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1265 1265 1265

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1439 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1455 1455 1455

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

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

1265 1265 1265 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1215 1215 1215

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

1455 1455 1455 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1405 1405 1405

Trip starts 7:15am in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

2 AMSTERDAM

Calais

BELGIUM

FRANCE

For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

GERMANY

2 BERLIN

DISCOVERY PLUS

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

1

CZECH REP

INCLUDED MEALS

Verona

EASTERN QUEST

9 continental breakfasts (B), 4 included dinners (D)

ITALY Rome

Berlin

10 DAYS 6 COUNTRIES FROM A$1429 PP* A$143 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$100. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

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

Finish

Trip

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1369 1369 1369

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140

1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1509 1509 1509

1369 1369 1369 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1315 1315 1315 1315

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

1509 1509 1509 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1455 1455 1455 1455

Ams’dam or London

A$ pp*

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9

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

16 20 23 30 6 13 20 27 6 13 20 27 3 10

2016

2 VENICE

Day 1: Rome to Venice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. We then travel over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona en route to Venice. (D) See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWQE Rome

SALZBURG 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start

AUSTRIA

13

#EASTERNQUEST

★ ★ ★ ★ ●

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Nice.

NORTH SEA

9 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-QUEST

28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30

For travel insurance see p.50.

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

14 World Heritage sites visited

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Day 9: Depart Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

9

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

Total Cost A$ pp*

more information see p.50.

Days 2 - 8: Nice to Rome. See Days 9-15 of European Quest itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time Optionals

ENGLAND

ME TIME OPTIONS

Food Fund A$ pp*

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

SNAPSHOT

INCLUSIONS

Trip A$ pp*

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

Rome

#MEDQUEST

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Finish

Rome

2016

SORRENTO 2

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$90. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

10 World Heritage sites visited

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMQ Barcelona

2 ROME

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN QUEST

8 continental breakfasts (B), 3 included dinners (D)

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

1 FLORENCE

Isle of Capri

11

INCLUSIONS

DISCOVERY PLUS

CINQUE TERRE

FRANCE

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr

5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 11 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25 1

★ ★ ★ ● ■

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

Prague

more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Venice. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.


ENGLAND London Dover

1 Calais

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

DISCOVERY PLUS

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

SAN 2 SEBASTIAN

St Jeande-Luz

SPAIN

CINQUE TERRE

1

Arles

2

Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BARCELONA

1

ITALY

2 ROME SORRENTO 2

QUEST TO ROME

Rome

16 DAYS 5 CouNTrIES FROM A$2489 PP* A$156 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$170. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

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

London Dover

NETHERLANDS

Calais BELGIUM

GERMANY

2

2 SPAIN

NICE Barcelona

1

Dresden

21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 27 30

★ ★ ★ ★● ■ ▲

6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17

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

5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 11 14

2245 2245 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2305 2305 2305 2305

340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340

2585 2585 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2645 2645 2645 2645

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr

21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25 1

2305 2305 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2195 2195

340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340

2645 2645 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2535 2535

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

DISCOVERY PLUS

CZECH REP

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWQL Finish

Barcelona

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2469 2435 2435 2435 2435 2435 2435 2535 2535 2535

320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320

2789 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2855 2855 2855

2535 2535 2535 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2409 2409 2409

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

2855 2855 2855 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2729 2729 2729

A$ pp*

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 16

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

20 23 30 6 13 20 27 6 13 20 27 3 10

2016

2 VENICE

2 ROME 2 SORRENTO

Rome

18 DAYS 10 CouNTrIES FROM A$2685 PP* A$150 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$190. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 3 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24

★ ★ ★ ★● ■ ▲

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.50.

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

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

Trip starts 7:15am in Barcelona & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London.

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

Trip

Ams’dam or London

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 15 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

21

INCLuDED MEALS 15 continental breakfasts (B), 6 included dinners (D)

INCLuSIoNS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME opTIoNS M Traditional Tuscan feast M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii M Locally guided tour of Vatican museum & Sistine Chapel See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ QuEST-roME

#QuESTToroME

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

Start

15

9 World Heritage sites visited

For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.

1 FLORENCE

QUEST TO LONDON

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.

AUSTRIA

CINQUE TERRE 1

A$ pp*

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian.

SALZBURG 1 Verona ITALY

A$ pp*

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

BERLIN

PRAGUE 2

FRANCE

Total Cost

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:00pm in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera.

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

2 AMSTERDAM

Food Fund

more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

Days 2 - 15: Paris to Rome. See Days 2-15 of European Quest itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time Optionals.

Edam

A$ pp*

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for

Rome

• •

ENGLAND

Trip

Rome

2016

FLORENCE

NICE

2

Finish

London or Paris

FRANCE

1 BORDEAUX

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWQR Start

Loire Valley

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

● Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Venice. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Nice.

17

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 17 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

24

INCLuDED MEALS 17 continental breakfasts (B), 7 two-course dinners (D)

INCLuSIoNS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME opTIoNS M Venice Cicchetti walking tour M Prague river cruise & buffet M Berlin walking tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 12 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ QuEST-LoNDoN

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15.

Amsterdam

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

#QuESTToLoNDoN

Europe WINTER 2016/17  31


EUROPEAN VISTA

DISCOVERY PLUS

12 World Heritage sites visited 1

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

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

London Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

PRAGUE 2 CZECH REP

Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

2 VENICE

ITALY

French Riviera Pisa

SNAPSHOT

FRENCH 2 RIVIERA

20

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

Vatican City

FROM

A$3645 A$174 PP*

30

P/DAY*

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHT Start

London or Paris

Finish

Total

Ams’dam Cost or London A$ pp*

Day 11: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D)

Day 2: Paris. Find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 12: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Day 3: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the Swiss Alps. (B,D)

Day 13: Venice to Munich. Wind through the Austrian Alps to Bavarian Munich. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 4: Lucerne. Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town. (B,D)

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • See Paris from the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 5: Lucerne to French Riviera. Catch a glimpse of Lake Como en route to Nice. (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco & a Monte Carlo casino

Day 6: French Riviera. Stroll through markets, check out museums & upscale boutiques. (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous tower. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery

• •

Day 14: Munich to Vienna. Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Vienna. (B,D) Day 15: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a tour. (B) M Mozart & Strauss concert & dinner

Total

Nov Nov Dec Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★●Jan ★■ Jan ★▲Jan

11 18 2 16 23 30 1 8 16

3849 3849 3755 3755 3755 3755 3755 3945 3945

Dec 30 ◆ Jan 19

3945

2017 Jan 2 Jan 14 Jan 21 Feb 11 Mar 4 Mar 18

3945 3945 3645 3645 3645 3755

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

22 3 10 3 24 7

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

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

Single room supplement of A$979 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 17: Prague. Discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads (B)

■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Munich.

Day 18: Prague to Rhine Valley. Journey to the Rhine Valley, full of castles & vineyards. (B,D)

◆ Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris.

Day 19: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s the Netherlands & vibrant Amsterdam. (B,D)

For more ways to save see p.15.

M Tuscan hills feast See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Day 9: Florence to Rome. Travel through Tuscany’s rustic hills to vibrant Rome. (B) See the Pantheon, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 20: Amsterdam. See how clogs are made & try some Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. (B) M Volendam dinner

Day 10: Rome. Explore this famous city & the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B)

Day 21: End Amsterdam or London. Morning airport transfer or head back to London. (B)

22 29 12 26 3 10 12 19 27

Finish

Ams’dam Cost or London A$ pp*

Day 16: Vienna to Prague. Travel through Bohemia to Prague, “City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) See Hradčany Castle, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square & the Astronomical Clock

Day 8: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) See the Duomo, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Leather craft demonstration

• •

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start

London or Paris

2016

2016

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team & get ready to explore. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre & Notre Dame

#EUVISTA

2 ROME

21 DAYS 10 COUNTRIES PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$295. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

20 continental breakfasts (B), 10 three-course dinners (D)

2 FLORENCE

Monaco

● Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.


London

Rome

Paris

Venice

CULTURALLY CURIOUS and KEEN TO GET DEEP, THAT’S THE KIND OF DRIFTERS THESE TRIPS ARE DESIGNED FOR. UNIQUE EXPERIENCES and PLENTY OF FREE TIME MEAN THE HEART OF EACH REGION WILL SOON BE YOURS. our trips Great Britain & Ireland������������������������ p.34 England & Scotland������������������������������ p.34 Ireland�������������������������������������������������������� p.34 Scotland & Ireland......... See contiki.com Scotland............................. See contiki.com Italian Espresso�������������������������������������� p.35

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INCLUDED • Access to the backstreets, hidden gems and local culture of a region • Less time travelling, more time delving deep into the places you visit Marrakech

• More choice on how to stay including twin-share; a “room to myself” option for a little extra; and triple-share option to make your budget stretch further • A Trip Manager, Driver and more Local Guides who will be your oracles on all the intricate details of Europe • Modern air-conditioned coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies and a killer sound system

Contiki.com/in-depth-explorer

• An abundance of included goodies – from the famous icons to the local treasures that only an In-Depth Explorer will find • More local cuisine and plenty of included dinners at our favourite haunts

Barcelona

• Free time to sign up for ME Time optionals or take to the streets for some DIY exploring • Centrally located hotels for a good night’s sleep. There’s the Hilton Garden Inn (Seville), BB Centro (Florence), NH Concordia (Milan)... just to name a few.

Hotel

Stay connected with WiFi at most In-depth Explorer overnights

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GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS 1

Isle of Skye

5 World Heritage sites visited

Loch Ness SCOTLAND

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

1 St Andrews

Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 LONDONDERRY 1

Northumberland National Park

Giant’s Causeway

BELFAST 1

Donegal

Gretna Green

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Larne

N.IRELAND

Holyhead

DUBLIN 2

GALWAY 2

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

REP. OF IRELAND

Places visited Nightstops Start/end city

1 LIVERPOOL ENGLAND

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny Blarney

London

WALES

1 CORK

London

SNAPSHOT

15

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 15 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

16 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES FROM

A$2845 A$178 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$230. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

23

INCLUDED MEALS

15 hot breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD), 5 three-course dinners (D)

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: London to Liverpool. Meet up with your Contiki Team & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling to Liverpool. (D)

Day 9: Glasgow to Dublin. Ferry to Northern Ireland, travelling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D)

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Day 2: Liverpool to York. Catch the rolling country views through to York. (B,RD) Locally guided Beatles Magical Mystery tour Guided walking tour of York M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’

Day 10: Dublin to Cork. Stop in charming Kilkenny for lunch & an optional bike ride before travelling onto Cork. (B,RD) M Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery visit

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Day 3: York to Lake District. This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere

INCLUSIONS

• • •

Day 12: Galway. Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. (B,RD)

• •

Day 13: Galway to Londonderry. Time to head north stopping in Donegal then on to the walled city of Londonderry. (B,D) M Locally guided walking tour

• Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh. Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through Gretna Green en route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour of Edinburgh

ME TIME OPTIONS

M Explore Hadrian’s Wall See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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#GBIRELAND

Day 11: Cork to Galway. Get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone & spot the Cliffs of Moher. (B)

Day 5: Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring this friendly & stunning city. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands. Stop at the original home of golf – St. Andrews. (B,D) Spot Nessie on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

Day 14: Londonderry to Belfast. Along the coast towards Belfast, making a stop at the iconic Giant’s Causeway. (B) M Titanic Museum visit

Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands. See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains & lochs. (B) Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

Day 15: Belfast to Dublin. Return to Dublin where you can enjoy the easy going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, Parnell Square & St. Stephen’s Green M Guinness Storehouse visit M Irish dinner & dancing evening

Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow. Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B)

Day 16: Dublin to London. We travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B)

• •

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWUK Start

London

Finish

London

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start

London

Finish

London

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017

21 Nov 5 25 ★ Dec 10 9 ★ Dec 24 20 Jan 4 28 ● Jan 12

2999 2929 2929 3075 3075

Jan Jan Feb Mar

6 20 3 3

Jan Feb Feb Mar

21 4 18 18

3075 2845 2845 2845

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$769 based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:00am in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. This trip is a combination trip where travellers who have booked the England & Scotland only section return to London on Day 9 & those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 9. ● This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND 9 DAYS FROM

A$1639

PP*

A$183

P/DAY*

Visit contiki.com/england-scotland for full details, departure dates & prices. Trip code: WWBR.

IRELAND 8 DAYS FROM

A$1425

PP*

A$179

P/DAY*

Visit contiki.com/ireland for full details, departure dates & prices. Trip code: WWIR.


Verona ITALY

1

Pisa

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

6 World Heritage sites visited

VENICE 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Optional start/end city

3 FLORENCE

Chianti Region

Apennine Mountains

San Gimignano

2 ROME

Vatican City

ITALIAN ESPRESSO

SNAPSHOT

8 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES

7

Rome

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

FROM

A$1499 A$188 PP*

P/DAY*

7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$120. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (RD) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 2: Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Colosseum. (B) M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 3: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B,RD) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Day 4: Florence. Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Shop along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence

#ITALIANESPRESSO

Florentine leather craft demonstration M Delicious Tuscan feast with Chianti wine Day 5: Florence. Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for wine tasting & a stop in medieval San Gimignano – the quintessential Tuscan town. (B) Day 6: Florence to Venice. Today profess your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B,RD) Day 7: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways, grand squares, art-filled palazzos, boutiques, bars & markets. See the art of Venetian glass blowing, then an optional gondola ride is a must while you’re here! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride

• •

10

INCLUDED MEALS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHI Start

Finish

Rome

Venice or Rome

Total Cost

A$ pp*

22 Oct 5 Nov 19 Nov 10 Dec 17 ★ Dec 27 ★●Jan

Finish

Total Cost

Venice or Rome

A$ pp*

Dec 31 ■ Jan 7

1625

2016

2016 Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start

Rome

29 12 26 17 24 3

1585 1549 1549 1549 1625 1625

2017 Jan 14 Mar 4 Mar 18

Jan 21 Mar 11 Mar 25

1625 1499 1549

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

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

Single room supplement of A$499 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or approx 6:00pm in Rome.

Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome. The trip ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence.

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

For travel insurance see p.50.

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional Roman dinner in Rome See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ESPRESSO

EUROPE WINTER 2016/17  35


SIMPLY ITALY

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

MILAN 1

VENICE 2

Verona Lake Garda

ITALIAN RIVIERA 1

Cinque Terre

Pisa

2 FLORENCE Chianti Region Apennine Mountains

ITALY

Venice

9 World Heritage sites visited

SNAPSHOT

1

11

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

Places visited Nightstops

3 ROME Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii Isle of Capri

2 SORRENTO

12 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM

A$2069 A$173 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$165. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

15

INCLUDED MEALS

11 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Contiki Team. (RD)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SIMPLY-ITALY

#SIMPLYITALY

Vatican City

Day 2: Rome to Sorrento. Travel south towards the home of pizza, Naples. Later, we’ll reach Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the stunning bay. (B,RD) See Mt. Vesuvius M Pompeii tour

Day 3: Capri Excursion. Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty of this stunning island. (B) Day 4: Sorrento to Florence. From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards. (B,RD) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region

Day 5: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) See the Duomo, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

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

Day 8: Venice to Milan via Lake Garda. Leave the floating city behind before it’s all about the capital of fashion, Milan. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

Day 9: Milan to Italian Riviera. Take in the beauty of the region & indulge in tasty local food & wine in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B) Visit Monterosso & Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Train ride along the scenic coast

• •

Day 10: Italian Riviera to Rome. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder then cross the Appenine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

• •

Day 6: Florence to Venice. Say goodbye to Florence, before professing your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona. (B,RD) See Juliet’s House & the Roman Arena in Verona

Day 11: Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 7: 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

Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

• •

Day 12: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWSY Start

Finish

Rome

Rome

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec

16 Oct 23 Nov 30 Nov 27 Dec 11 ★ Dec 24 ★●Jan

Start

Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 27 3 10 8 22 4

2185 2185 2185 2135 2135 2245

Dec 27 ★■ Jan 7

2245

2017 Jan 8 Jan 29 Mar 12

2245 2069 2135

Jan 19 Feb 9 Mar 23

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

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

Single room supplement of A$779 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Milan. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Florence. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.


IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

BILBAO 1

San Sebastian

1 PAMPLONA BARCELONA 2

Zaragoza Segovia

MADRID 3 Toledo

SPAIN

VALENCIA 1

CORDOBA 1 SEVILLE 2 7 World Heritage sites visited 1

2 GRANADA Gibraltar

COSTA DEL SOL

Places visited Nightstops

SPANISH SPREE 14 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM

A$2125 A$152 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$170. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (RD) Day 2: Madrid. It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado)

Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao. Head north to Segovia with its Roman aqueduct & Alcazar fortress before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art Museum. (B) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Shop & eat in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. Soak up the Baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,RD) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• •

Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 7: Barcelona to Valencia. Cruise down to the ‘Orange-blossom coast’ & its capital Valencia, home to the Holy Grail. (B)

#SPANISHSPREE

Day 8: Valencia to Granada. Continue west as we make our way to the once Moorish city of Granada. (B) Day 9: Granada. Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & sangria. (B,D) M Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Day 10: Granada to Seville. Wind along the Costa del Sol & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B,RD) Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga M Tour to top of Gibraltar

Day 11: Seville. Wander medieval lanes, discover hidden plazas & perhaps visit Christopher Columbus’ tomb. Later get out among the city’s relaxed, fun-loving crowds. (B) M Locally guided tour of Seville inc. bullring Day 12: Seville to Cordoba. Take your time in laid-back Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets. (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de España in Seville

Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid. Hit the road & travel to the hilltop town of Toledo. With its mix

Barcelona

SNAPSHOT of mosques, churches & medieval buildings, this gorgeous town is known by the locals as the “Imperial City”. After, we return to Madrid. (B) See the Alcazar fortress & Gothic cathedral in Toledo M Traditional Madridlenos dinner

Day 14: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Finish

Madrid

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 17 Oct 30 Nov 21 Dec 4 Dec 28 ● Jan 10

Start

Madrid

Finish

Madrid

13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

17

13 continental breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD), 1 three-course dinner (D)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWEH Madrid

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED MEALS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start

13

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 2245 2195 2305

Jan 3 Feb 13 Mar 20

Jan 16 Feb 26 Apr 2

2305 2125 2195

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

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

Single room supplement of A$805 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Pamplona. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour in Madrid Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Visit the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SPAIN

EUROPE WINTER 2016/17  37


IBERIAN PENINSULA & MOROCCO

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

BILBAO 1

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza

Segovia

MADRID 3

2 BARCELONA

SPAIN

PORTUGAL

VALENCIA 1

2 LISBON GRANADA 2

SEVILLE 2 Tarifa

TANGIER 1 ATLANTIC OCEAN

Algeciras Gibraltar

2 FEZ

Rabat Casablanca

MOROCCO

Marrakech

10 World Heritage sites visited

2 MARRAKECH

SNAPSHOT

Places visited Nightstops

1

19

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 19 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

20 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM

A$3299 A$165 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$265. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

27

INCLUDED MEALS

19 continental breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D), 4 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital. (RD) Day 2: Madrid. It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao. Head north to Segovia with its Roman aqueduct & Alcazar fortress. (B) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Shop & eat in San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. Soak up the Baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,RD) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. (B) M Locally guided bike ride Day 7: Barcelona to Valencia. Cruise down to the ‘Orange-blossom coast’ & its capital Valencia, home of the Holy Grail. (B) Day 8: Valencia to Granada. Continue west as we make our way to the once Moorish city of Granada. (B) Day 9: Granada. Explore the fabled palace & sample some tapas & sangria. (B,D) M Guided tour of Granada Day 10: Granada to Fez. Travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to Fez. (B,D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Visit the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ IBERIANPENINSULAMOROCCO

• •

#IBERIAANDMOROCCO

Day 11: Fez. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the Medina or haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) M Moroccan dinner Day 12: Fez to Marrakech. See more of Morocco as we head southwards to Marrakech. (B,D) Scenic drove through the Middle Atlas Mountains Day 13: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history and tradition. (B) Day 14: Marrakech to Tangier. Hit the road to Tangier taking in the famous bustling city of Casablanca & capital city Rabat on the way. (B,D) Day 15: Tangier to Seville. Stop off at Gibraltar en route to Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. (B,RD) M Tour to top of Gibraltar Day 16: Seville. Enjoy your time in sunny Seville, soaked in history, old-world atmosphere, & famously beautiful streets. (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’España Day 17: Seville to Lisbon. Tour the picturesque city & embrace all it has to offer. (B,RD) Day 18: Lisbon. Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. Tonight enjoy a night of partying or relax watching the sunset. (B) M Traditional Portuguese feast Day 19: Lisbon to Madrid. Return to Madrid & final night on the town! (B) M Traditional Madridlenos dinner Day 20: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WIBP Start

Madrid

Finish

Total Cost

Madrid

Start

Madrid

A$ pp*

2016

Finish

Total Cost

Madrid

A$ pp*

2017

Oct 17 Nov 5 Nov 21 Dec 10 Dec 28 ● Jan 16

3485 3405 3575

Jan 3 Feb 13 Mar 20

Jan 22 Mar 4 Apr 8

3575 3299 3405

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

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

Single room supplement of A$1245 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Pamplona. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.

MOROCCO 5 DAYS FROM

A$875

PP*

A$175

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

Just want Morocco? Try everything Moroccan on our 5-day trip. For full details & prices see contiki.com/morocco. Trip code: WWMO. Single supplement of A$325 Visit contiki.com/morocco


3 MADRID PORTUGAL

2 LISBON SEVILLE 2

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMP

2 GRANADA

Tarifa

TANGIER 1

Start

Madrid

Algeciras Gibraltar

Finish

Madrid

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 22 Nov 26

2 FEZ

Rabat Casablanca

MOROCCO

1

2 MARRAKECH

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SPAIN

Places visited Nightstops

Start

Madrid

Finish

Madrid

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Nov 5 Dec 10

2495 2435

Jan Jan Feb Mar

2 8 18 25

Jan Jan Mar Apr

16 22 4 8

2559 2559 2365 2435

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

SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$895 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.15.

Madrid

15 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM A$2365 PP* A$158 P/DAY*

For travel insurance see p.50.

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$190. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

Scenic drive past Marbella, Malaga & the Rif Mountains Day 6: Fez. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the fascinating Medina of Fez or haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) M Moroccan dinner with belly dancing show Day 7: Fez to Marrakech. Head southwards to Marrakech. On the way you’ll see the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) Day 8: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history & tradition. (B) See Koutoubia Mosque & Jamaa el-Fna Square Day 9: Marrakech to Tangier. Hit the road to Tangier taking in Casablanca & Rabat. (B,D) See the Kasbah

• •

2 CAIRO

1

EGYPT

Day 10: Tangier to Seville. Stop off at Gibraltar en route to Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. (B,RD) M Tour to top of Gibraltar Day 11: Seville. Enjoy your time in laid–back sunny Seville. (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’España Day 12: Seville to Lisbon. Tour the picturesque city & see Gothic cathedrals & the beautiful river views. (B,RD) Day 13: Lisbon. Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. (B) M Traditional Portuguese feast Day 14: Lisbon to Madrid. Return to Madrid & a final night on the town! (B) M Traditional Madridlenos dinner Day 15: Ends Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WTEG

ILE EN TH

Start

1 HURGHADA 1 LUXOR 1 EDFU Kom Ombo

1

1 ASWAN LAKE NASSER

Great Pyramids of Giza

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$139. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Day 2: Cairo to Aswan. Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. A Local Guide will take you back to ancient Egypt & the time of the pharaohs. Gaze in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental Pyramids of Giza before boarding the overnight train to Aswan. (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo M Visit a Bedouin village

Day 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan. Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid-back take on life & distinctive African

Cairo

2016 Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3 Dec 24 Dec 31 ●

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

Total Cost

A$ pp*

29 12 26 10 31 7

1839 1815 1815 1815 1865 1865

Start

Finish

Cairo

Cairo

2017 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

Total Cost

A$ pp*

21 4 18 4 18

1865 1759 1759 1759 1795

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$539 based on twin-share trip price. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 2. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Trip starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am in Cairo. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Cairo.

8 DAYS 1 COUNTRY FROM A$1759 PP* A$220 P/DAY*

Day 1: Arrive Cairo. Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7:00pm, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers.

Finish

Cairo

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

EGYPT & THE NILE

21

INCLUDED MEALS 14 continental breakfasts (B), 5 three-course dinners (D), 2 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

atmosphere. Opt to take a tour of Aswan to see the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam. After being treated to a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back & listen to Nubian music, eat some freshly caught fish, or explore the souk, full of spices, perfumes, scarves & baskets. (B,L,D) Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu. Today consider taking an optional visit to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Then cruise on down the river Nile with a stop at the unique temple in Kom Ombo en route to the friendly city of Edfu. (B,L,D) M View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods M Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II

• Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

9 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SPAINMOROCCOPORTUGAL

#SPAINMORROCCO PORTUGAL

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Esna

Places visited Nightstops

14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

EZ SU OF LF GU

Giza Sakkara

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start Madrid. Check into your hotel & explore the country’s capital. (D) Day 2: Madrid. Madrid is the culinary capital, the artistic centre & the night life hotspot of Spain so start your adventure here! (B) See the Royal Palace, Gran Via & Plaza de España Day 3: Madrid to Granada. Take in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains before arriving in Granada. (B) Day 4: Granada. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture & sample some tapas & real sangria. (B,D) Day 5: Granada to Fez. Travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to the medieval capital of Morocco, Fez. MEDITERRANEAN See the stunning viewsSEA of the Rif Mountains en route. (B,D)

14

Day 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor. Wind through the commercial & religious centre of Edfu to its most famous attraction, the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Later, we set sail & meander up the Nile to Luxor, where we’ll literally walk like an Egyptian on a stroll up the ancient Avenue of the Sphinxes. (B,L,D) Day 6: Luxor to Hurghada. Be amazed by the sheer volume of famous monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings before we hit beachside Hurghada. Maybe do some shopping, chill at the beach & get into the city’s many bars, restaurants & cool nightlife. (B) See the the Colossos of Memnon M Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

Day 7: Hurghada to Cairo. Today it’s back to Cairo for some last minute shopping. Tonight, enjoy our farewell dinner & a final night on the town. (B,D) Day 8: Depart Cairo. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

7

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

15

INCLUDED MEALS 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions. 3 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EGYPT

#CONTIKIEGYPT

THE NILE CRUISE Cruise the Nile in style! With luxury cabins, with private showers, WC, TVs & air-con. The ship features a pool, sun deck, loungers, bars & party areas.

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Vienna

Paris

EASY PACE Christmas market

Vienna

THE WORD ‘RUSH’ ISN’T IN YOUR VOCAB. AND IT DOESN’T NEED TO BE WHEN YOU ROLL YOUR WAY AROUND EUROPE ON AN EASY PACE TRIP. FOR THE CASUAL CATS WHO KNOW THAT THE GUARANTEE FOR A GOOD TIME IS TIME TO UNWIND. our trips London & Paris��������������������������������������� p.41 London & Paris + Paris Extension���� p.42 London & Paris + Amsterdam���������� p.42 London & Paris + Rome����������������������� p.42

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INCLUDED

Budapest

• Less time travelling and a minimum of 2-3 nights to completely relax in each destination

• Modern air-conditioned coaches complete with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies and a killer sound system

• A Trip Manager, Driver and access to Local Guides to ensure you’re wised-up for your winter wander around Europe

• A “room to myself” option for a little extra; and triple-share option to make your budget stretch further

• More inclusions – from the expected icons to the unexpected gems that only your leisurely pace can afford

• Plenty of sleep-ins and a fuel-filled daily breakfast

• An abundance of ME Time to dabble in DIY exploring, enjoy ME Time optionals or just hit the streets in search of some Christmas markets

Contiki.com/easy-pace Stay connected with WiFi at most EasyPace overnights

• Centrally located hotels for a good night’s sleep. Timotel Porte de Clichy (Paris), Ibis Porte de Clichy (Paris), Ibis Praha Old Town (Prague), plus many more...

Hotel

Amsterdam


NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

LONDON 3

Dover

ENGLISH CHANNEL

EASY PACE

2 AMSTERDAM Calais

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3 Versailles

+

2

FRANCE

ITALY

4 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

3 ROME

LONDON & PARIS

SNAPSHOT

7 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES

6

London

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

FROM

A$1465 A$210 PP*

P/DAY*

6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$115. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive London. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner, then see the city on an included sightseeing tour. (D) Sightseeing tour of London, see Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace

Days 2 - 3: London. Get set for a couple of actionpacked days – explore the city’s traditional icons, famous sights & historical landmarks as well as catch a West End musical. There’s free time to shop, explore vibrant neighbourhoods, or perhaps choose to catch a bird’s eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B) 2-day pass for the London Underground Locally guided “Jack the Ripper” tour M London Eye M Tower of London

• •

Day 4: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Days 5 - 6: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city for two whole days & find magic, romance & history in everything from the breezy boulevards & impressive monuments, to the great works of art

#LONDONANDPARIS

& magic lights. Take a trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & three-course dinner

8

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

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGE Start

London

Day 7: Depart Paris. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B)

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Paris

INCLUDED MEALS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Finish

Paris

Total Cost

A$ pp*

Finish

Paris

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016

2016 15 Oct 21 22 Oct 28 5 Nov 11 19 Nov 25 3 ★ Dec 9 17 ★ Dec 23 27 ★●Jan 2

Start

London

1549 1549 1515 1515 1515 1585 1585

Dec 30 ★■ Jan 5

1585

2017 Jan Jan Feb Mar

7 21 18 18

Jan Jan Feb Mar

13 27 24 24

1585 1465 1465 1515

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement of A$395 based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Paris. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Experience a famous West End musical in London • Locally guided “Jack the Ripper” tour • Paris by night tour & entrance to the Eiffel Tower • Guided tour of King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles • 300km/h high speed train trip (Amsterdam extension only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS

EUROPE WINTER 2016/17  41


SNAPSHOT

EASY PACE

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGP

8 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

LONDON & PARIS

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

10 INCLUDED MEALS

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS-PLUS

#LONDONANDPARIS

London

Paris

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$140. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

Days 7 - 8: Paris. Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Using your included Metro pass, shop in stylish boutiques for the hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savour delicious gourmet food. Or day trip to a nearby

attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2-day pass on the Paris Metro

Jan Jan Feb Mar

7 21 18 18

Jan Jan Feb Mar

15 29 26 26

1929 1785 1785 1839

Trip starts 5:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

London

Amsterdam P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$150. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

Days 7 - 8: Paris to Amsterdam. Hop on the high-speed train & head to the Netherlands’ freewheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out the museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Grab a bike & hit the streets to explore like the locals. (B)(B)

Total Cost

A$ pp*

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start

London

Finish

Total Cost

Ams’dam

A$ pp*

2016

15 Oct 23 22 Oct 30 5 Nov 13 19 Nov 27 3 ★ Dec 11 17 ★ Dec 25 27 ★●Jan 4

1999 1999 1959 1959 1959 2055 2055

Dec 30 ★■ Jan 7

2055

2017 Jan Jan Feb Mar

7 21 18 18

Jan Jan Feb Mar

15 29 26 26

2055 1899 1899 1959

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.41.

Finish

Ams’dam

2016

• Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam to Amsterdam hotel • Transfer • 2-day public transport pass

Single room supplement of A$515 based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Amsterdam.

Day 9: Depart Amsterdam. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.

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.

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

SNAPSHOT

EASY PACE

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For more ways to save see p.15.

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGR

9 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

LONDON & PARIS

9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

11 INCLUDED MEALS

Start

London

+ ROME EXTENSION

9 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

Rome

10 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM A$2199 PP* A$220 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$155. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

#LONDONANDPARIS

1929

2017

Single room supplement of A$479 based on twin-share trip price.

Start

9 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM A$1899 A$211

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS-ROME

Dec 30 ★■ Jan 7

For more ways to save see p.15.

PP*

6 World Heritage sites visited

1885 1885 1835 1835 1835 1929 1929

Please note: The Paris extension section of this trip is unescorted.

+ AMSTERDAM EXTENSION

8 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016

15 Oct 23 22 Oct 30 5 Nov 13 19 Nov 27 3 ★ Dec 11 17 ★ Dec 25 27 ★●Jan 4

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.

LONDON & PARIS

10 INCLUDED MEALS

#LONDONANDPARIS

Finish

Paris

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGA

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

6 World Heritage sites visited

London

Day 9: Depart Paris. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B)

EASY PACE

8 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-AMSTERDAM

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

SNAPSHOT

INCLUSIONS

Total Cost

A$ pp*

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

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.41.

Finish

Paris

2016

9 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM A$1785 PP* A$199 P/DAY*

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions. 6 World Heritage sites visited

Start

+ PARIS EXTENSION

8 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.41. Day 7: Paris to Rome. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rome. Check-in to the hotel, then head out & explore. (B) Transfer to airport & flight to Rome Transfer to Rome hotel 3-day pass on the Rome Metro

• • •

Days 8 - 9: Rome. Use your Metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights of the “Eternal City”, from the Vatican to the Colosseum. Hit the shops for some sophisticated Italian fashion & gorge on delicious gelato. (B)(B) Day 10: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

Finish

Rome

2016 Oct 15 Oct 24 Oct 22 Oct 31 Nov 5 Nov 14 Nov 19 Nov 28 Dec 3 ★ Dec 12 Dec 17 ★ Dec 26 Dec 27 ★●Jan 5

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2335 2335 2275 2275 2275 2395 2395

Start

London

Finish

Total Cost

Rome

A$ pp*

2016 Dec 30 ★■ Jan 8

2395

2017 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 18 Mar 18

2395 2199 2199 2275

Jan Jan Feb Mar

16 30 27 27

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$595 based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Please note: You’ll travel independently by plane to Rome, then transferred to your hotel where you will be met by a Contiki Representative. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.


1

Places visited Nightstops

EASY PACE

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

Bratislava

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWVB Start

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

Vienna

HUNGARY

Finish

Budapest

Total Cost

A$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start

Vienna

Finish

Budapest

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017

2016

VIENNA & BUDAPEST

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

28 Nov 1 4 Nov 8 11 Nov 15 2 ★ Dec 6 16 ★ Dec 20 24 Dec 28

1025 999 999 999 1049 1049

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

2 5 11 20 17 11 25

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

6 9 15 24 21 15 29

1049 1049 1049 975 975 999 999

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

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

Trip starts 5:30pm in Vienna & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING Day 1: Arrive Vienna. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:30pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD) Day 2: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! You can opt for a taste of the city’s legendary classical music scene. (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner Day 3: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then on to the lively arts, café & music scene of the

For more ways to save see p.15.

“Paris of the East.” (B) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

• •

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWBP Finish

Prague

Total Cost

A$ pp*

22 29 5 26 10 18 27 30

Start Berlin

Finish

Prague

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Oct Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★●Jan ■ Jan

28 4 11 2 16 24 2 5

1295 1295 1259 1259 1259 1325 1325 1325

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 14 11 5 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

11 20 17 11 25

1325 1325 1225 1225 1275

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

7 DAYS 2 CouNTrIES FROM A$1225 A$175 PP*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$99. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ME TIME opTIoNS

6

NIGHTS HoTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

8

INCLuDED MEALS 6 continental breakfasts (B), 2 Regional Dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

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

Single room supplement of A$325 based on the twinshare trip price. P/DAY*

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

BERLIN & PRAGUE

INCLuSIoNS

#VIENNABuDApEST

2016

Places visited Nightstops

INCLuDED MEALS 4 continental breakfasts (B), 2 Regional Dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ VIENNA-BuDApEST

Berlin

CZECH REP

6

3 World Heritage sites visited

Start

Dresden

1

For travel insurance see p.50.

Day 5: Depart Budapest. Time to say goodbye to your new found friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

GERMANY

PRAGUE 3

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

EASY PACE

4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

M Budapest Past & Present tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 4: Budapest. Explore this fascinating city, split in two by the Danube river into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Tonight enjoy a dinner of local specialities & a scenic river cruise. (B,RD) EgyptSightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

BERLIN 3

NIGHTS HoTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN

Single room supplement of A$259 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price.

5 DAYS 3 CouNTrIES FROM A$975 PP* A$195 P/DAY*

4

Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Prague.

INCLuSIoNS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague.

ME TIME opTIoNS

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin.

Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD)

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

M Prague nuclear bunker tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new in this changing city. Find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag See the artwork at the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour of the city

• • • •

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of German beer in Dresden. Then we head to Prague, an ever-modernising hub of Eastern European revival. (B) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden M Traditional Czech evening

Days 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B,RD) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.

2 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ BErLIN-prAGuE

• Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock Day 7: Depart Prague. Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Please note: Days 1 & 7 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

#BErLINprAGuE

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SNAPSHOT

8

GERMANY

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

3 PRAGUE

5 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-VIENNA

#BERLINPRAGUEVIENNA

VIENNA 2

BERLIN & PRAGUE + VIENNA

Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Take a couple of days to savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this everchanging city. (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag building See the Berlin Wall & Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

• • •

1

10

Places visited Nightstops

fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of good German beer in Dresden. Then it’s off south to Prague. (B) See the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

Days 5 - 6: Prague. The next two days are yours to snake through the cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture & bargain-priced beer. (B)(B,RD) Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

Day 7: Prague to Vienna. See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading south to Vienna. (B,RD) See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) near Kutna Hora

BERLIN 3 GERMANY

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Locally guided historical walking tour M Traditional Czech evening M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting M Past & Present Budapest tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 6 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-BUDAPEST

#BERLINTOBUDAPEST

Finish

Berlin

Budapest

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016

Bratislava

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

2 BUDAPEST

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST

10 continental breakfasts (B), 4 Regional Dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

5 14 11 5 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

13 22 19 13 27

1645 1645 1525 1525 1569

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWIT

HUNGARY

INCLUDED MEALS

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CZECH REP

14

1609 1609 1569 1569 1569 1645 1645 1645

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

Start

AUSTRIA

30 6 13 4 18 26 4 7

Day 9: Depart Vienna. Time to say goodbye as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Dresden

VIENNA 2

2017 Oct Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★●Jan ■ Jan

Day 8: Vienna. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picture book city & its lively cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner

SLOVAKIA

10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Total Cost

A$ pp*

the Habsburg palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the • See State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna •

EASY PACE

Kutná Hora

Finish

Vienna

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

3 PRAGUE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Berlin

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore Germany’s uber-cool capital city. At 5:00pm meet up with your Contiki Team & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (RD)

22 29 5 26 10 18 27 30

Start

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$409 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Vienna. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague.

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$120. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

SNAPSHOT

Total Cost

A$ pp*

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

9 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM A$1525 PP* A$170 P/DAY*

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local

INCLUSIONS

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

AUSTRIA

8 continental breakfasts (B), 3 Regional Dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

ME TIME OPTIONS

Places visited Nightstops

1

Vienna

2016

Kutná Hora CZECH REP

INCLUDED MEALS

M Locally guided historical walking tour M Nuclear bunker tour in Prague M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Finish

Berlin

11

Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWBV Start

Dresden

8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

INCLUSIONS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

EASY PACE

BERLIN 3

22 29 5 26 10 18 27 30

Start Berlin

Finish

Budapest

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Nov Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★●Jan ★■ Jan

1 8 15 6 20 28 6 9

1815 1815 1769 1769 1769 1859 1859 1859

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 14 11 5 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

15 24 21 15 29

1859 1859 1719 1719 1769

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$465 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague.

Budapest

11 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES FROM A$1719 PP* A$157 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$139. SEE P.15 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel & then time to explore. (RD) Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Shop the cool markets & trendy shops or take a break at a café. (B)(B) Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the site of Checkpoint Charlie & the Berlin Wall M Locally guided historical walking tour of the city

• •

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare & wash it down with a stein of beer before we head to Prague. (B) See the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace & Opera House

Days 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s to discover Gothic architecture & bargainpriced beer. (B)(B,RD) Visit the Old Town Square M Nuclear bunker tour

Day 7: Prague to Vienna. See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading south to Vienna. (B,RD) See the Habsburg Palaces & the State Opera House

Day 8: Vienna. Spend the day experiencing the music, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B) M Mozart & Strauss music concert & dinner Day 9: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava & then on to Budapest. (B)

Bratislava’s historic old town • Visit St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate with its • See Baroque tower Day 10: Budapest. Today explore the history of this fascinating city. Later, enjoy an amazing dinner & a river cruise. (B,RD) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

Day 11: Depart Budapest. It’s time to say goodbye as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.


Salzburg

Iceland

Iceland

Hopfgarten

SO MANY RUNS, SO LITTLE TIME - THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY DILEMMA WHEN HITTING THE SLOPES FOR A WEEK OR TWO IN AUSTRIA’S TYROL. Or if discovering the mystical Northern Lights is more your thing enjoy the cool vibes of Iceland. our trips Iceland������������������������������������������������������� p.46

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INCLUDED • Stay toasty in our exclusive Gasthof (guesthouse) in Austria • A Ski Guide, Salzburg day trip and the Contiki Grand Slam all included as part of the package Hopfgarten

• Great rates for ski essentials like lessons and gear hire

Contiki.com/winter-ski Stay connected with WiFi at our Ski overnights

• Experience the magic of Iceland in winter, think Northern Lights, Blue Lagoon & Golden Circle tour • Plenty of time to choose your own adventure or get involved in our ME Time optionals Hopfgarten

Special Stopovers Hotel

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ICELAND

WINTER

ICELAND

The Northern Lights

Blue Lagoon

SNAPSHOT

1

3

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights single or twin-share hotel accommodation

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY PP*

4

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 regional buffet dinner in our favourite local spot (RD)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Enjoy the Blue Lagoon hot springs • Northern Lights adventure with a Local Guide Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Golden Circle tour M Jeep safari & snowmobiling on a glacier M Ice walk on a glacier See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ICELAND

#CONTIKIICELAND

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Reykjavik. Check-in to the hotel & head straight out into Reykjavik. Later, meet up with the other Contiki travellers & your Trip Manager & get ready for your adventure to begin. (RD) Orientation of the city & its nightlife

Day 2: Reykjavik. Today we’re off to bathe in the Blue Lagoon, one of the 25 wonders of the world. Once you’re relaxed & soothed it’s time to head back to Reykjavik. Tonight there’s a chance to see the Northern Lights on our guided trip. (B)

Blue Lagoon

Places visited Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

A$1175 A$294

3 REYKJAVIK

Day 3: Reykjavik. A full free day to enjoy a variety of activities & take in the stunning landscape. Why not opt for our Golden Circle tour to see spouting geysers, tumbling waterfalls & ancient volcanoes. Tonight we’ll enjoy the nightlife of Reykjavik & end your Icelandic adventure in style. (B) M Golden Circle tour Day 4: Reykjavik. Say farewell to your new travel buddies, as the trip finishes after breakfast. (B)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWIC Start

Reykjavik

Finish

Reykjavik

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec

27 17 1 15 23

Start

Reykjavik

Finish

Reykjavik

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec

30 20 4 18 26

1225 1209 1209 1245 1245

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

5 19 9 23 9

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

8 22 12 26 12

1245 1175 1175 1175 1175

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement of A$365. Trip starts 6:00pm in Reykjavik & ends approx. 8:00am in Reykjavik. For more ways to save see p.15. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.50.


SKI

SKI PLUS

CODE: C8SWBIT 8 Nights (6 days ski) Start Finish London London

skI OR bOaRd aUsTRIa COaCh fROm lONdON

8/15

CODE: C15SWBIT A$ pp*

15 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish London London

NIghTs sPECIal sTOPOVERs

A$ pp*

One night on the coach from London. Twin or quad-share accommodation.

2016

2016

8/15 NIghTs 1 COUNTRy PP* P/DAY* FROM a$935 a$117

sNaPshOT

hOW mUCh & WhEN

Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30

Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 7

1035 1035 1035

2017 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935

14 21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11

Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30

Dec 31 Jan 7 Jan 14

1899 1899 1899

2017 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735

21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11

7/14

INClUdEd mEals Breakfast daily (B)

INClUsIONs

Note: Ski Plus trips include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx 10:00pm in London on Saturdays. * Important: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: A$585. 2 weeks add: A$1075. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: A$235. 2 weeks add: A$429.

• Experienced Contiki On-site Team • Contiki exclusives including: Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • Included overnight coach travel from London • Access to Contiki’s exclusive themed party nights • Half board options available (for a small supplement)

Half board supp: 5 nights add: A$89. 10 nights add: A$175. SAVE

BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A 2-WEEK SKI TRIP & SAVE UP TO A$50. SEE P.15.

VIsIT CONTIkI.COm/skI

SKI

SKI ONLY skI OR bOaRd aUsTRIa mEET Us ThERE

CODE: CP14SW

7 Nights (6 days ski) Start Finish A$ Hopfgarten Hopfgarten pp*

14 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish A$ Hopfgarten Hopfgarten pp*

2016

2016

Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 2017 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 4

7/14 NIghTs 1 COUNTRy PP* P/DAY* FROM a$895 a$128

sNaPshOT

CODE: CPC7SW

Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 7 Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

14 21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11

995 995 995 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895

Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31

Dec 31 Jan 7 Jan 14

1859 1859 1859

2017 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695

21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11

Note: Ski Only trips start in Ski Welt on Saturdays. You need to provide us with your flight & arrival details approx. 21 days before departure to take the Innsbruck Airport transfer. Check-in starts 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am. * Important: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: A$585. 2 weeks add: A$1075. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: A$235. 2 weeks add: A$429. Half board supp: 5 nights add: A$89. 10 nights add: A$175. SAVE

TRIP + 2-WEEK SKI TRIP COMBINATION DISCOUNTS APPLY WHEN YOU BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A SKI TRIP. SAVE UP TO A$50 OFF THE COST OF THE SKI TRIP. SEE P.15.

SKI ESSENTIALS

7/14

NIghTs sPECIal sTOPOVERs Twin or quad-share accommodation

7/14

INClUdEd mEals Breakfast daily (B)

INClUsIONs • Experienced Contiki On-site Team • Contiki exclusives including: Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • FREE coach pickup from Innsbruck Airport or Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich or Salzburg airports) • Access to Contiki’s exclusive themed party nights • Half board options available (for a small supplement)

VIsIT CONTIkI.COm/skI

FEATURES • 77 REFRESHMENT STOPS • 15 CABLE CARS

Number of nights

Ski pass

Equipment hire

Ski & Snowboard lessons

7/8 (6 days ski)

A$410

A$95

14/15 (13 days ski)

A$700

A$169

3 or 5-day ski and/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort and can be arranged on your arrival

• 18 chair lifts • 18 detachable CHAIR LIFTS • 19 drag lifts & 20 practice lifts

EUROPE WINTER 2016/17  47


LONDON EXPLORER

FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS

SHORT STAY

3 OR 5 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$415 PP*/A$139 P/DAY* contiki.com/london-explorer ROYAL NATIONAL: 2 NTS M3LPR, 4 NTS M3LPR IMPERIAL HOTEL: 2 NTS M3LPI, 4 NTSM5LPI

BEING OUT OF SUMMER MIGHT MAKE SOME CONTINENTS DULL, BUT NOT EUROPE. SHE TURNS ON THE FESTIVITIES ALL YEAR LONG. MAYBE YOU’LL TEAR IT UP WITH THE IRISH FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY, CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN AMSTERDAM OR GO GLAM WITH A NEW YEAR IN PARIS. THAT’S JUST THE START OF IT.

LONDON STAY LONGER

SHORT STAY

STAY LONGER AT THE BEGINNING OR END OF YOUR TRIP

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NYE in Amsterdam������������������������������������� p.49 NYE in Paris��������������������������������������������������� p.49 Hogmanay���������������������������������������������������� p.49 St. Patrick’s Day������������������������������������������ p.49

1 COUNTRY FROM A$80 PP* contiki.com/STAY-LONGER

HOTEL

HOSTEL

Contiki.com/festivals-short-stays

WiFi at most Festival & Short Stay overnights

Christmas in Amsterdam

SHORT STAY

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$565 PP*/A$142 P/DAY* contiki.com/amsterdam-christmas Code: WAXM

Christmas in Paris

START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$649 PP*/A$163 P/DAY* contiki.com/PARIS-christmas Code: WPXM

SHORT STAY


NEW YEAR in Amsterdam

SHORT STAY

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$605 PP*/A$152 P/DAY*

START LONDON OR DUBLIN

contiki.com/paris Code: WPNY

SHORT STAY

CHOOSE TO STAY IN A HOTEL OR HOSTEL

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$1009 PP*/A$253 P/DAY* contiki.com/dublin Code: WWPH/WWPT

SHORT STAY

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$695 PP*/A$174 P/DAY*

contiki.com/amsterdam Code: WANY

ST. Patrick’s Day

NEW YEAR IN PARIS

Hogmanay

START & END IN LONDON OR EDINBURGH

SHORT STAY

4 OR 5 Days - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$705 PP*/A$177 P/DAY* contiki.com/hogmanay Code: WWHG/WWHO

Europe WINTER 2016/17  49


got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: WHAT’S INCLUDED?

• Coach, train, air transfers & ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch & evening meals as detailed in the Snapshot section on trip pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on p.12-13 & in the itineraries on the trip pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced team as detailed on p.12-13 & on trip pages.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

• Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages. • All ME Time Optional Excursions. • All other meals not specified in the Snapshot section on trip pages. • Anything else not listed in the Snapshot section on trip pages.

INCLUDED FLIGHTS

Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.51) under ‘General’, we rely on international conventions regarding air travel and other transportation as specified. Through enrolment and payment for your trip you acknowledge and accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass and/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airline’s terms & conditions of travel, and the application of all relevant international conventions and applicable national and international law governing air transportation.

INCLUSIONS

These are the practical bits that are included on every trip: • An experienced and professional Trip Manager and Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging. • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges • Ferry crossings on the trip pages. Where you see these Look out for icons, all of the above are included on your trip.

WHERE WILL I STAY?

HOTELS: Our hotel accommodation is always twin-share, staying in superior tourist class hotels, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement, but please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. We also offer a reduced price triple-share option – either three people travelling together, or as a triple-share same-sex room match. Note: On rare occasions due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. Whilst it is always our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. HOSTELS: Our hostels are some of the newest & best in Europe. They are maximum-quad share, with private facilities. Our hostels also offer great extras as part of the experience, like bars, entertainment areas, washing facilities & conveniently located in cities. Note: Our Festival trips may feature multi-share accommodation for up to 8 people, and at times may be mixed gender, with shared facilities. SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS: Our Special Stopovers & Contiki Village Cabin accommodation is exclusive to Contiki. Special Stopovers: Special Stopovers are a combination of twin & quad-share depending on the destination, but never more than 4 people sharing. Travellers must also bring their own towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels & our travellers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the adventure. All Special Stopovers have hot showers, a bar, WiFi, laundry facilities & in some destinations, pools. As well as our Contiki-only On-site Team. Contiki Village cabins: Contiki Village cabins are located within some of Europe’s best campsites each with private facilities. Travellers must also bring their own towel, and our travellers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun. Contiki Village facilities can include pools, WiFi in some locations, clothes washing facilities, and restaurants. As well as our Contiki-only On-site Team.

OTHER: Trains: On some trips, we use trains. On our Egypt trips, two people share a two-berth coachette with shared facilities. On other trips, these details are outlined on the individual itineraries. Overnight ferries: On overnight ferries, trips are provided with allocated seating on deck. SKI & BOARD HOLIDAYS: Both our ski & board packages stay at our Contiki Special Stopover, our Austrian Gasthof. Refer to p.47 for details. FESTIVALS: Some trips offer ‘multi-share’ accomodation. These rooms maybe for up to 8 people with shared facilities & at times may be mixed gender.

QUAD-SHARE ACCOMMODATION

On our Discovery Plus trips advertised with hostel style accommodation and all High Energy trips, you are accommodated in same sex quad share accommodation. Where possible we try to accommodate male/female couples with another male/female couples, however due to passenger numbers and rooming availability this cannot be guaranteed in all locations. We have free upgrades to twin share accommodation on these trips at certain locations but again this cannot be guaranteed. Please note on these trips, you will need to bring a towel.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

You may notice on some of our trips that we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary allowing greater choice & flexibility for our travellers as to when they start and for how long they travel. This means some fellow travellers will join and leave during different stages of those trips. Life’s an adventure and one that’s best spent sharing new experiences with new friends. So, if you have the time don’t take a mini break instead choose to see as much of Europe as possible with us. The trips that allow you this extra flexibility are - European Trail (p.24), European Quest (p.28), Great Britain & Ireland (p.34), Iberian Peninsula & Morocco (p.38), Berlin to Budapest (p.44) .

WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Upon receipt of final payment, your trip documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. Make sure you visit contiki.com for our travellers guide. It’s packed full of essential info for your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your trip.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED?

You should be able to use debit & credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover meals where not included (breakfast, lunch & dinner), souvenirs, shopping, drinks, ME Time optional excursions & activities, entrance fees to attractions & evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your trip with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc & British Pounds.

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

WHEN DO I CHOOSE? Optionals are arranged & paid for on trip. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends. You’ll get great value as we get you great rates & your Trip Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well. HOW DO I PAY? Payment for your ME Time optionals is made direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency) or by credit or debit card as long as they have a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit card is convenient, and can save you money on withdrawal fees & poor exchange rates! You can pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re travelling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: In a few destinations we cannot accept credit card payment, like the UK & Russia. Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

PAST TRAVELLER 5% DISCOUNT

We’re head over heels for our Contiki travellers, particularly those that love us so much they come back for more. That’s why when you travel with us; we’ll offer you a 5% discount on the land portion of your trips from then on. And we’ve even wrestled our TTC sister brands (found here - ttc.com) into offering the same. Here’s what you need to know: • You must have returned and finished your first Contiki trip before you can cash in on your 5% discount on your next adventure • Past traveller discounts can be applied to trips of 7 days or longer only • If you’re buying more than one trip back to back, the 5% discount will apply to the most expensive trip • We’re going to need a deposit before the discount can be applied to the booking

• You can’t use it on pre & post-trip accommodation rates & other selected products (because we offer great prices for our travellers on these already) • Once you’re a past passenger, you’re eligible for a 5% discount every 6 months so you can keep going with Contiki • The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot be combined with any non-brochured special market promotions Sound good to you crazy Contiki lovers?

BROCHURE AUTHENTICITY

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

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING - REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE! Every country in the world has different tipping policies & in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. If you think your Contiki Team have done an exceptional job then you may wish to tip them. This is entirely discretionary – it’s completely up to you. No compulsory tipping – reward only excellence!

BOOKING SECURITY

Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). The members include all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. With the guarantees of these organisations, you know your holiday & money are secure with Contiki.

MANAGE YOUR BOOKING

Ready, set, go! You’re booked & it’s nearly go time, however just like when you’re taking a flight, it’s important you provide us with all your details before you can travel. Check out www.contiki.com/managebooking to log into your booking.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

Luggage allowance per person is 1 × 20 kg/44lbs bag and 1 x small carry on hand/day bag (roughly 5 kg/12lb) bag. The size restriction of you main luggage is 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” × 20” × 10”). Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger or heavier luggage. If you are traveling on the European Trail, European Quest or a High Energy trip, you’ll need a towel. On Ski Austria trips starting in London you can bring one pair of boots & skis or a snowboard to be placed under the coach. If your trip starts in London you have the option of storing your excess luggage the day or evening before the trip departs. The Contiki Basement offers luggage storage as does the Royal National Hotel (for hotel guests only) for a nominal fee. On trips with included flights as part of the itinerary, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed

by airlines. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage. You are responsible for carrying your own luggage. Luggage is at the owners risk and insurance is strongly recommended.

DO I NEED VISAS?

Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require & how to obtain them.

SCHENGEN VISAS

The majority of our trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – 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. Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your trip travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The trips that require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: Spanish Spree, Iberian Peninsula & Morocco and Spain, Morocco & Portugal.

VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES

Some of our trips also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Egypt, Russia, Belarus & Turkey. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your trip.

IMPORTANT

1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. 4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?

At the time this brochure went to press (April, 2016), 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

GOLD SEAL PROTECTION

Coverage for Cancellation & Return Flight Security: Most trip operators are interested in their travellers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal even before you leave home. Pre-paid Cancellation Option A$99 per person: By paying A$99 per person Cancellation Option fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your trip for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. On Your Trip: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you & your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the trip. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki trip, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

COMPULSORY TRAVEL INSURANCE

Cancellation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt your holiday. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel. Contiki has the right to refuse travellers without the required insurance cover to join our trips. Your insurance must cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of personal property. If you intend to participate in adventure sports and activities when travelling then please ensure your policy covers such. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

Photos Courtesy of © Sheena Rosentreter p.45 & p.46 Iceland & Northern Lights. Photos Courtesy of © Kyle Kuiper p.39 The Great Pyramid of Giza. Photos Courtesy of © Glenn Kelly p.47 Skiing.


booking conditions Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. 2.4 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses 5.2 Legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted OUR RESPONSIBILITIES payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style & content, all 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent.

2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs & exchange rates as at 10th February, 2016. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural & 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 trip departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (April, 2016) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our changes or cancellations. 4.5 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, the size of vehicle and/or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent or Contiki Specialist shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent or Contiki Specialist to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the trip programme. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your trip shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a nonrefundable deposit of A$200 per person per trip which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if travellers’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 Credit Card Bookings: Contiki should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the card expiration date and the customer verification code. A surcharge of 1% will be applied at the time of payment. 2.2 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-trip bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki.

approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods.

3. If you cancel 3.1 FlexDeposit : We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it. Or if you can’t go, your deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no extra cost. The value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to tour deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any discounts already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 36. i.e fitting within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. After turning 36 years of age, the FlexDeposit can be used with one of our sister brands, get inspired here www.ttc.com/brands/. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice:..............................................Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days:.................................................................25% of trip fare 21-8 days:...................................................................30% of trip fare 7-1 days:.....................................................................50% of trip fare Day of departure:......................................................100% of trip fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. All Cancellation policies valid as at 1st April, 2016, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your trip booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your travel agent. 3.6 GOLD SEAL PROTECTION 3.6.1 By paying a non-refundable A$99 per person Cancellation Option fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/ or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your trip for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. 3.6.2 On Your Trip: Should you, or your travel companion*, booked under the same booking number leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you & your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the trip. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. * Travel companion must be booked under the same booking number and only one companion can be nominated. 3.6.3 Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki trip, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date of any available trip, you may do so subject to availability. 4.2 If the change is requested 45 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 4.3 A change of booking within 45 days of original trip departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 The new departure price would not be eligible for early payment discounts (EPD) if within 45 days before departure 4.5 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 4.6 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style.

of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all travellers. Contiki welcomes travellers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Travellers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All travellers must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any traveller who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the traveller’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Travellers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over uneven pavement, steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodation on international trips may differ from those in Australia. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodation for travellers travelling on international trips. • Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any traveller or remove any traveller who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a traveller is removed from a trip. Travellers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these booking conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the traveller occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas whilst on trip (including accommodation, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Trip Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 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 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/traveller costs. 6. compulsory Insurance Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, and we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation,

We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, Drivers & Local Guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, ME Time options & anything else not listed in the ‘snapshot’ section of the itinerary pages within this brochure. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time travellers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to travellers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the traveller of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled travellers (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances.

2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from October 2016 to March 2017. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH, with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland trips described on p.34, the 3 & 5 day London Explorer packages, Hogmanay & St. Patrick’s Day trips described on p.48-49 all of which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. 4. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. This brochure was published in April 2016 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market. Please see contiki.com for complete & up to date terms & conditions.

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