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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 lot 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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Iceland

THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE

You’ve picked up this brochure, which means you’re already having ideas about roaming Europe off-peak. Get excited and ready 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 sidestep the logistical nightmare of organizing 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 significantly lower prices. Which means more pizza, pasta, espresso, gelato, cannoli, tiramisu, and olive oil than you can imagine. It also 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, one that is unmatched. We dare you to try proving otherwise and doing this any other way for less cash. The value you get for your money means you have more left over to spend on the important things like French perfume or 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 youthful enthusiasm, and you’ve got yourself a company known worldwide 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

4 6 8 10 11 12 14 15 16

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

50 51 52

Plans can change, so when it comes to booking travel with us, we prefer a 'no-strings-attached' 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 land 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 travelers 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 adrenaline. 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.

•V  isited 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. Steeped in medieval magic, it’s impossible to walk away from this place uninspired. • Visited on 3 of our trips. See the Spain, Morocco & Portugal trip on p.39 to get a sample.

Lisbon, Portugal

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 city a place to remember. •V  isited on 4 of our trips. See the European Trail trip on p.24-25 to get a sample.

Spain BILBAO

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

Granada, Spain

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

Toledo

Portugal

CORDOBA

LISBON SEVILLE

GRANADA

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

Florence

Home to the Duomo, Michelangelo’s “David” and world class art, Florence (Firenze) is a Renaissance dream just waiting to be discovered.

Tarifa

Algeciras Gibraltar

TANGIER

•V  isited 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

LIVERPOOL

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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

HOPFGARTEN 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 tantilized? Wait ‘til you conquer Europe and get ready to check out our trips in the rest of the world. Think great American road-trips, adrenaline 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 26 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 traveler

• Go in-depth in your favorite 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 3 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 Transportation 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-Checked BUCKET LIST EUPhORIC MOMENTS FOMO-INDUCING INSTAGRAMS NEW friends FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Prague


WAYS STAY

Central locations AND cozy 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 Stopover 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 traveling 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 traveling 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 sights, 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, travelers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.

Venice

Paris


FOODIE FAVES

Delicious pizza in Italy

OUR TEAM

All the food

An A+ Team

What would traveling 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 Members 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 traveling 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 traveling on Contiki? Convinced your savvy ways will ensure you see all the sights, encounter zero hassles and pay a lesser price? Allow us to hypothesize the reality over a day in Amsterdam, dear traveler…

Accommodation

GOING CONTIKI

SIGHTSEEING

Transportation

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)

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 penny. (Included)

VS

GOING CONTIKI

GOING IT ALONE

Can you imagine needing to hurl our bags over our shoulders and find public transportation every time we change 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

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 off my whole schedule. 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 US$139 PER DAY*

US$277 PER DAY

Prices and exchange rates validated on February 10th, 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 October 21st, 2016 to March 17th, 2017 excluding peak price departures.


SAVE BIG

VISIT Contiki.com /deals

US$20 Million Customer Protection

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 land deposit for when you’re ready to use it. Visit contiki.com/freedomguarantee for details.

The traveling public has always been concerned about the protection of their advanced bookings. As part of Contiki’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Contiki, Travcorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Contiki for US$20 Million with respect to all customers traveling with Contiki.

BOOK WITH FRIENDS

BOOK 2 OR MORE TRIPS

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

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!)

TRAVELING AGAIN?

EASY 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.

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

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is mandatory 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 (‘Traveling Again’) , group discounts (‘Book with Friends’) & multi-trip discounts (‘2 or more’) on trips of 7 days or longer. 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 traveling 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 organizations 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 & Surfrider 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 taste 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 continues 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 travelers en 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 travelers purchase ski passes, ski lessons and ski hire from local businesses, and take advantage of adventure activities including bobsledding, 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.

SURFRIDER 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 Transportation: A greener way to travel Think traveling 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 are the 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

• S uave transportation in our modern, air-conditioned, Contiki-only coaches complete with power outlets, onboard WiFi and movies •T  win and triple-share rooms, plus the option to nab a room to yourself for a little extra*

Florence

• S nazzy 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

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

9

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

10 DAYS 8 COUNTRIES

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

2 VENICE ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

FROM

US$1529 US$153 PP*

13

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHH

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

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

Start

London

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

INCLUSIONS 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

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Day 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal boat cruise

• •

Day 3: 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 4: 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 6: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 7: Venice to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & then steer all the way into the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic alpine drive

• •

Day 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 5: 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

14 21 28 25 2 9 16 23 26 28

Start

London

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016

2016

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

#EUMAGIC

Innsbruck

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

23 30 6 4 11 18 25 1 4 6

1599 1599 1599 1569 1569 1569 1609 1609 1609 1609

Dec 30 ▲ Jan 8

1609

2017 Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

6 20 3 17 3 10 17

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

15 29 12 26 12 19 26

1609 1529 1529 1529 1529 1555 1555

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

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

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

Single room supplement of US$395 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15.


NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

1 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

DISCOVERY PLUS

GERMANY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

1 INNSBRUCK

SWITZERLAND

1 LUCERNE

FRANCE

1

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

8 World Heritage sites visited

Lake Como

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

FLORENCE 1

1 VENICE Apennine Mountains

ITALY

2 ROME

Vatican City

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 13 DAYS 9 COUNTRIES PP*

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses M Evening boat cruise

Day 3: 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 4: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

• •

Day 5: Munich to Innsbruck. Be wowed by stunning alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) Day 6: 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 7: Venice to Rome. Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

#EUDISCOVERY

SNAPSHOT

12

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

US$1955 US$151

Florence

Day 8: 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 9: 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 10: Florence to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B)

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHW Start

London

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

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

14 17 24 31 14 19 26 28 3 5 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23

Start

London

Finish

Total Cost

Paris or London

US$ 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

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

Dec 27 ★◆Jan 8 Dec 29 ✱ Jan 10 Dec 31 Jan 12

2055 2055 2055

2017 Jan 2 Jan 7 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 6 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

Single room supplement of US$505 based on the twinshare trip price.

Day 11: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

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

Day 12: 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

■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Florence.

Day 13: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or transfer to London. (B)

Trip starts 6:00pm in London & 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 Tyrol Valley. ✱ Spends New Year’s Eve in Rhine Valley. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.15.

12 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

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1 Dover Calais

Dresden

GERMANY

BELGIUM

2 PRAGUE

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS Burgundy Region FRANCE

2 LUCERNE

14 World Heritage sites visited

SNAPSHOT

24

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 24 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Pisa

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

34

P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

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

Day 1: Arrive London. Check-in & meet with your crew. Day 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. (D)

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

Day 3: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris & see the city’s icons. (B) M Cabaret show with dinner

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Day 5: Lucerne. Soak up the alpine beauty as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D)

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

Day 14: Rome to Venice. Head toward the Adriatic Sea & arrive in the Veneto region. (B,D) Day 15: Venice. Opt in for a gondola ride along the canals. (B) Day 16: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. (B) Day 17: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. (B,D) M Schnaps Museum visit

Day 6: Lucerne to Lyon. We leave the mountains behind as we head to Lyon. Hotel (B)

Day 18: Vienna to Munich. Make a humbling stop at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. (B) Visit a beer hall

Day 7: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées Mountains, on to Barcelona. (B,D)

Day 19: Munich to Prague. Wind through the German countryside to Prague. (B,D)

Day 8: Barcelona. Discover real Barcelona on a tour & an optional flamenco show! (B) Day 9: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel to the glamorous resort town of Nice. (B,D) Day 10: French Riviera. Explore Nice, visit a French perfumery & hit a Monte Carlo casino. (B) Day 11: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. (B) M Traditional Tuscan evening Day 12: Florence to Rome. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on this stunning city. (B,D) Leather craft demonstration

Day 13: Rome. See St. Peter’s Basilica & opt in for a guided tour of the Colosseum & Forum. (B)

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

HOW MUCH & WHEN

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

INCLUDED MEALS

1 FLORENCE

2 BARCELONA

FROM

PP*

Dolomite Mountains

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

25 DAYS 11 COUNTRIES US$3515 US$141

2 VIENNA

VENICE 2

ITALY

1

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

LYON 1

Berlin

Mauthausen

MUNICH 1

Day 20: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s cobbled streets. (B) M River cruise with meal Day 21: Prague to Berlin. Bite into some local delicacies at your stop in Dresden. (B,D) Day 22: Berlin. Take in artwork & the Berlin Wall & the site of Checkpoint Charlie. (B) M Historical walking tour Day 23: Berlin to Amsterdam. See the canals & gable houses of Amsterdam. (B,D) Day 24: Amsterdam. Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house. (B) Day 25: Depart Amsterdam. Airport transfer or transfer to London. (B)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHL Start

London

2016 Oct 13 Oct 15 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 15 Nov 17 Nov 22 Nov 24 Nov 29 Dec 1 Dec 4 Dec 6 Dec 8 Dec 11 Dec 13 Dec 15 Dec 17

Finish

Total

Start

3675 3675 3675 3675 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3715 3715

2016 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 23 Dec 26 Dec 28 Dec 30 2017 Jan 2 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 2 Mar 16

Amsterdam Cost London or London US$ pp*

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

Finish

Total

Amsterdam Cost or London US$ pp*

★✝ Jan ★✤Jan ★✚ Jan ★▼Jan ◗ Jan ✙ Jan

12 14 16 19 21 23

3715 3715 3715 3715 3715 3715

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

26 29 5 10 12 19 26 12 19 26 9

3715 3715 3715 3715 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3585

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

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

traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$905 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● 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. ✚ Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera. ▼ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lyon. ◗ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ✙ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.


DISCOVERY PLUS

8 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited FRANCE Nightstops Optional start/end city

ITALY Cinque Terre

AVIGNON 1

Zaragoza

2 MADRID

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

Aix-enProvence

PISA/ ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 2 FLORENCE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 BARCELONA

San Gimignano

2 ROME

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS

SNAPSHOT

13 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES

12

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMD

FROM

US$1815 US$140 PP*

Start

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING - START MADRID (WWMD) Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in & head out to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. (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 colorful 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

Finish

Madrid

Rome

2016 Oct 29 Nov 26

Nov 10 Dec 8

Total Cost

Madrid

Rome

1885 1855

2017 Jan 8 Mar 4

Jan 20 Mar 16

US$ pp*

Start

Finish

Total Cost

US$ pp*

1905 1815

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

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

solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$649 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.

Barcelona

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

16

INCLUDED MEALS 12 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners in our favorite local spots (RD)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWDM Start

Rome

Finish

Madrid

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

Total Cost

US$ pp*

1885 1855 1905

Start

Finish

Rome

Madrid

2017 Feb 20

Mar 4

Total Cost

US$ pp*

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

1815

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

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

solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$649 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.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • 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 1 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

16

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

LUCERNE 2

ITALY

Pisa Avignon

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

US$2389 US$141 PP*

P/DAY*

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

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

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

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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ENCOUNTER

#EUENCOUNTER

2 ROME

FROM

London

INCLUSIONS

1 FLORENCE

Monaco

17 DAYS 11 COUNTRIES

22

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

VENICE 1

Vatican City

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

INCLUDED MEALS

1 INNSBRUCK

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

LYON 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Liechtenstein

SWITZ.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive London. Check-in & meet with your crew. Day 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the English Channel to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) Day 3: Amsterdam. See how clogs are made & try some Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s museums, cafés & nightclubs. (B) Day 4: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Today we head to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Day 5: 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 Day 6: Lucerne. Wander the cobbled streets & shop for watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives. (B) Day 7: Lucerne to Innsbruck. Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz Day 8: 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 9: Venice to Rome. Get ready for the jawdropping sights of ancient Rome. (B,RD) See the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 10: 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 11: 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

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

14 21 4 18 25 2 6 10 16 23

Start

London

Finish

Total Cost

Paris or London

US$ pp*

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

30 6 20 4 11 18 22 26 1 8

2495 2495 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2519 2519

Dec 26 ★▲Jan 11

2519

2017 Jan 3 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 3 Feb 17 Mar 3 Mar 17

2519 2519 2389 2389 2389 2389 2435

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

19 22 5 19 5 19 2

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

Day 12: Florence to French Riviera. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. (B,D) See the Royal Palace in Monaco & a Monte Carlo casino

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

Day 13: French Riviera. Stroll through markets, shop the boutiques & sunbathe on the beach. (B)

Single room supplement of US$615 based on the twinshare trip price.

Day 14: 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 15: 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

Finish

Paris or London

• • • •

Day 16: Paris. Indulge in the magic, romance & history of this great city. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 17: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport or take a transfer to London. (B)

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & 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 p.50. For travel insurance see p.50.


NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

2

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

Dresden

Dover Calais

BELGIUM GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

Dachau

FRANCE

Burgundy Region

10 World Heritage sites visited 1

DISCOVERY PLUS

MUNICH 2 SWITZERLAND Swiss Alps

2 LUCERNE Lake Como

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Pisa

AUSTRIA Innsbruck

Brenner Pass

2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE

Chianti Region

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Vatican City

EUROPEAN INSPIRATION

SNAPSHOT

20 DAYS 10 COUNTRIES

19

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

US$2835 US$142 PP*

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Amsterdam. Today we’ll head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 3: 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. Meander through the floating city’s alleyways & canals. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands M Gondola ride along the canals

Start

London

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

16 23 30 13 20 27 4 9 11 16 18 23 26

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

2965 2965 2965 2915 2915 2915 2915 2915 2915 2995 2995 2995 2995

Dec 29 ✱ Jan 17 Dec 30 ✱ Jan 18 2017 Jan 1 Jan 3 Jan 8 Jan 15 Feb 5 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

20 22 27 3 24 17 24 31 7

2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2835 2835 2835 2889 2889

Day 13: Rome. Explore this living museum & later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums. (B)

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

Day 16: Florence to Lucerne. Stop & check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B,D)

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

Single room supplement of US$729 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne.

Day 7: Prague. Snake through the cobblestone streets to discover Gothic architecture & bargainpriced beer. (B)

Day 17: Lucerne. Enjoy the alpine beauty of this lakeside town. (B)

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence.

Day 8: Prague to Munich. Stop at the sobering Dachau Memorial before reaching Munich. (B) Visit a traditional beer hall

Day 18: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy. (B,D) See the icons of Paris

◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague.

Day 9: Munich. Don some lederhosen & have some fun in this cultural haven. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 19: Paris. Indulge in the magic, romance & history of Paris. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 10: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Venice. (B,D)

Day 20: Depart Paris. Morning airport transfer or head back to London. (B)

#EUINSPIRATION

US$ pp*

Day 15: Florence. A Local Guide shows you around one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) Leather craft demonstration M Tuscan evening

Total Cost

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

Day 5: Berlin. Savor the mix of historical landmarks & cosmopolitan vibes in this uber cool city. (B) M Locally guided walking tour

Finish

Paris or London

2016

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

Start

London

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

Day 14: Rome to Florence. Stop in the Tuscan hills for a cheese & wine tasting experience. (B,D)

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWAP

Day 12: Venice to Rome. Say farewell to the floating city before reaching Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum & Piazza Venezia

Day 4: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Berlin. (B,D)

Day 6: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some bratwurst in Dresden on your way to Prague. (B,D) Take in the artwork & Berlin Wall

Munich

▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. ✱ 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 p.50. For travel insurance see p.50.

19 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

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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ INSPIRATION

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EUROPEAN TRAIL

DISCOVERY PLUS

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

POLAND

GERMANY

Dover

Calais

Dresden

BELGIUM

PRAGUE 2 2 PARIS

VIENNA 2 SWITZERLAND

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

1 LJUBLJANA

Apennine Mountains

Pisa

2 FLORENCE ITALY

2 ROME

SNAPSHOT

Vatican City

23

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 23 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

24 DAYS 13 COUNTRIES

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

US$2999 US$125 PP*

33

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

INCLUDED MEALS 22 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D)

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

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

#EUTRAIL

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Dolomite Mountains

VENICE 1

Prague

2 KRAKOW

Banska Bystrica

AUSTRIA

2 SWISS ALPS

1

Auschwitz

SLOVAKIA

FRANCE

Burgundy Region

16 World Heritage sites visited

CZECH REP

Kutná Hora

Valley of the Somme

Day 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Berlin. Savor the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Historical walking tour

• •

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

• • •

Day 7: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) Day 8: Prague to Vienna. Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) near Kutná Hora M Mozart & Strauss concert

Day 9: 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 ➔

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWEL Start

London

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

14 21 23 28 4 11 18 20 25 2 4 9 11 16 18 23 26

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016

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

Start

London

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

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

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

Dec 28 ★✤Jan 20 Dec 30 ★✚ Jan 22

3145 3145

2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

1 6 13 20 22 29 3 10 17 24 10 17

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

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

3145 3145 3145 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 3049 3049

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, 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 London & 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 13: Budapest. All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. (B)

Day 10: 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 14: Budapest to Ljubljana. Today we’re making our way to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. (B) See Ljubljana’s castle & old town

Day 15: Ljubljana to Venice. Soak up the amazing scenery found only in the Julian Alps before heading to Venice. Explore the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

Day 11: 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 12: 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 16: Venice to Rome. Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

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

the stunning Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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

Day 18: Rome to Florence. You could explore the Vatican this morning, before we’re on the road through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 22: 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 23: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery M French cabaret & champagne show M Traditional Parisian dinner

Day 19: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Traditional Tuscan evening

• •

Day 24: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Day 20: 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

Edam

2

LONDON 1 Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Calais BELGIUM

Places visited Nightstops

DISCOVERY PLUS

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

FRANCE

1

2

Start

EASTERN ROCKER 9 DAYS 7 COUNTRIES FROM US$1145 PP* US$128 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

• •

Days 3 - 8: Amsterdam to Vienna. See Days 3-8 of European Trail (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 9: End Vienna. Explore the city sights before it’s time to say farewell. (B) See the Habsburg Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & State Opera House

Total Cost

US$ pp*

Berlin

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

14 21 23 28 4 11 18 20 25 2 4 9 11 16 18 23 26

Start

London

Finish

Vienna

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016

2016

AUSTRIA

Day 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the Channel & head to Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Finish

Vienna

Kutná Hora

CZECH REP

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

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWLV London

VIENNA 1

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ●

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

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

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

Dec 28 ■ Jan 5 Dec 30 ▲ Jan 7

1195 1195

2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

1 6 13 20 22 29 3 10 17 24 10 17

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

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

1195 1195 1195 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1165 1165

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

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with

a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, 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 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Vienna. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Prague. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam.

8

NIGHTS HOTEL/HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 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

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

#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

Apennine Mountains

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

POLAND

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWVR KRAKOW Start Finish Total Start Finish 2 Auschwitz Cost Vienna Rome Vienna Rome CZECH REP

HUNGARY

US$ pp*

2016

1 LJUBLJANA

VENICE 1

11

SLOVAKIA

BUDAPEST 2

AUSTRIA

Dolomite SLOVENIA Mountains

ITALY

Banska Bystrica

HoW MuCH & WHEN

Places visited 1 Nightstops

1 ROME

EASTERN TRAIL 9 DAYS 7 CouNTrIES FROM uS$1165 PP* uS$130 P/DAY*

2017

SLOVAKIA

Oct 22 Oct 30 Bystrica 1205 Jan 3 VIENNA Oct 29 Nov16 1205 Jan 5 Oct 31 Nov 8 1205 Jan 7 Nov 5 Nov 13 1195 2Jan 9 AUSTRIA BUDAPEST Nov 12 Nov 20 1195 Jan 14 Jan 21 19 Nov 27 1195 HUNGARY DolomiteNovSLOVENIA Dec 4 1195 Jan 28 MountainsNov 26 ★ Dec 6 Nov 281 1195 Jan 30 ★ Dec 11 1195 Feb 6 VENICE 1 Dec 3 LJUBLJANA Dec 10 ★ Dec 18 1195 Feb 11 Apennine ITALY MountainsDec 12 ★ Dec 20 1195 Feb 18 Dec 17 ★ Dec 25 1219 Feb 25 Vienna Dec 19 ★ Dec 27 1219 Mar 4 Dec 24 ★● Jan 1 1219 Mar 18 Dec 26 ★■ Jan 3 1219 Mar 25 Dec 31 ★▲ Jan 8 1219

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

11 13 15 17 22 29 5 7 14 19 26 5 12 26 2

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

ROME 1Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

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)

Banska

Total Cost

US$ pp*

Christmas market

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.

Days 2 - 8: Vienna to Rome. See Days 10-16 of European Trail (p.24-25) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

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

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 buddies. (B)

#EASTErNTrAIL

SNApSHoT

ENGLAND London Dover

7

DISCOVERY PLUS

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN

Burgundy Region

12

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

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

#WESTErNroCKEr

1

Finish

Rome SWITZERLAND

FLORENCE Pisa 2

WESTERN ROCKER

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

ITALY

1 ROME 1

Vatican City

Paris

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

30 6 8 13 20 27 4 6 11 18 20 25 27

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

1185 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1199 1199 1199 1199

Jan 8 Jan 10

1199 1199

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

2017

8 DAYS 4 CouNTrIES FROM uS$1149 uS$144 PP*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

Days 2 - 7: Rome to Paris. See Days 18-23 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)

Jan 1 Jan 3

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

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

8 11 13 15 17 22 29 5 7 14 19 26 5 12 26 2

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

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

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

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

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)

P/DAY*

Start

Rome

2017

2016

2 SWISS ALPS

FRANCE

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWRT Start

2 PARIS

7 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

HoW MuCH & WHEN

Paris

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

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with

a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, 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. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.


NETHERLANDS Edam

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

LONDON 1

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

Dresden

KRAKOW

Auschwitz 2 CZECH SLOVAKIA REP Banska Bystrica 2

PRAGUE 2

Kutna Hora

FRANCE

1

DISCOVERY PLUS

POLAND

AUSTRIA Dolomite SLOVENIA Mountains

London

Apennine Mountains

TRAIL TO ROME

HUNGARY

1 ROME

Amsterdam

17 DAYS 12 CouNTrIES FROM uS$2159 uS$127 PP*

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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

1

2

Auschwitz

DISCOVERY PLUS

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

Dec 28 ★✱ Jan 13 Dec 30 ★✝ Jan 15

2255 2255

2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

1 6 13 20 22 29 3 10 17 24 10 17

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

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

2255 2255 2255 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2189 2189

VIENNA 1

VENICE 1

2 BUDAPEST

1

2 FLORENCE 2 ROME

Vatican City

Paris

16 DAYS 10 CouNTrIES FROM uS$2165 PP* uS$136 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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 10-23 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)

Paris

Finish

Paris or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

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

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

Start

Vienna

Finish

Total Cost

Paris or London

US$ pp*

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

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

2017

2016

HUNGARY SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA

ITALY

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

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

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

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

3 5 7 9 14 21 28 30 6 11 18 25 4 18 25

#TrAILToroME

SNApSHoT

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWVL Vienna

Banska Bystrica

AUSTRIA Dolomite Mountains

16 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ TrAIL-roME

HoW MuCH & WHEN Start

SLOVAKIA

TRAIL TO LONDON

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

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

CZECH REP

Pisa

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

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN

✝ Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam.

POLAND

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

US$ pp*

16

✱ Spends New year’s Eve in Berlin.

KRAKOW

2

Total Cost

◆ Spends New Year’s Eve in Prague.

Calais

SWISS ALPS

Rome

▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Vienna.

ENGLAND

FRANCE

14 21 23 28 4 11 18 20 25 2 4 9 11 16 18 23 26

Finish

■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana.

Day 17: End Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel buddies. (B)

SWITZ

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

London

● Spends New Year’s Eve in Rome.

Days 3 - 16: Amsterdam to Rome. See Days 3-16 of European Trail (p.24-25) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

Burgundy Region

US$ pp*

Start

Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome.

• •

2 PARIS

Total Cost

You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Day 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the Channel & head to Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Valley of the Somme

Rome

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

London Dover

Finish

2016

1 LJUBLJANA

VENICE 1

ITALY

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWTR Start

VIENNA BUDAPEST 2

Places visited Nightstops

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

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

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, 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. ◆ Spends New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana. ✱ Spends New Year’s Eve in Vienna.

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

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

#TrAILToLoNDoN

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EUROPEAN QUEST

DISCOVERY PLUS

NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON 1

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

SAN SEBASTIAN 2 St-Jean-de-Luz 15 World Heritage sites visited

Barcelona

1

SNApSHoT

25

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 25 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

Zaragoza SPAIN

PP*

INCLuDED MEALS

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

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ EuropEAN-QuEST

Day 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Bordeaux to San Sebastian. We head south to the stunning Basque city of San Sebastian. (B,D) Day 6: San Sebastian. Time to explore! Get a piece of the action in the lively town center, 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

Day 7: San Sebastian to Barcelona. Today we’ll be leaving the northern coastline behind and heading to the vibrant city of Barcelona. (B)

2 NICE

ITALY

2 ROME

Vatican City Pompeii

2 SORRENTO Isle of Capri

HoW MuCH & WHEN P/DAY*

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

1 FLORENCE

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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

2 VENICE

2 BARCELONA

FROM

uS$3099 uS$120

Pisa

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

26 DAYS 11 CouNTrIES

34

#EuQuEST

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Verona

CINQUE TERRE 1

• See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992

Olympic Games complex M Flamenco show, tapas & dinner

Day 8: Barcelona. It’s time for food, fiesta, fashion & fun! Admire the Gothic architecture, see some of the world’s most beautiful art, or take in all of Barcelona’s buzzing street life. (B,D) Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 9: Barcelona to Nice. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 10: Nice. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunbathe 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

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWEQ Start

London

Finish

Ams’dam or London

Total Cost

US$ pp*

20 27 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 26 29

Finish

Total Cost

Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

2017

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

Start

London

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

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

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

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9 16

Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

30 6 13 20 27 6 13 20 27 3 10

3249 3249 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3149 3149

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

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with

a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, 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 London & 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.

Day 11: Nice to Cinque Terre. Travel along the coast to take in the seaside setting of the colorful Cinque Terre, the beauty of the region & indulge in some tasty local food & wine. (B) Visit Monterosso & enjoy a trip along the Cinque Terre

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔

▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in Nice. ◆ Spends New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian. ✱ Spends New Year’s Eve in Paris.


ITINERARY CONTINUED ➔ Day 12: Cinque Terre to Florence. To Pisa’s famous architectural wonder & then on to Renaissance Florence where a Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• • •

Day 13: Florence to Sorrento. Travel south through Umbria & Lazio via the picturesque Bay of Naples to Sorrento. (B) M Traditional Southern Italian dinner Day 14: 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 15: Sorrento to Rome. From picture perfect Sorrento, via Pompeii to Rome. (B,D) Scenic drive along the coast See Mt. Vesuvius M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii

• •

Day 16: 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 17: 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 18: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 24: 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 19: 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 25: 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 20: 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

1

• •

Day 23: 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 savor 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

2

SPAIN

2 BARCELONA

WESTERN QUEST

Barcelona

9 DAYS 3 CouNTrIES FROM uS$1105 PP* uS$123 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

Day 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

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

Finish

Barcelona

Total Cost

US$ pp*

Barcelona

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

20 27 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 26 29

Start

London

Finish

Barcelona

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2017

2016

St-Jean-de-Luz Pyrenees Mountains

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

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWWQ Start

1 BORDEAUX

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

London

FRANCE

Zaragoza

Rome

Day 22: 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

Loire Valley

SAN SEBASTIAN

Day 26: Amsterdam to London. This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Day 21: 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

ENGLAND

2 PARIS

famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm M Canal cruise

• •

LONDON 1

Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

cheese maker Edam en route. (B)

• See how clogs are made and try some

★ ★ ★ ★ ● ■

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

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

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

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9 16

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24

1149 1149 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1115 1115

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

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with

a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, 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 London 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. For more ways to save see p.15.

8

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 8 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

#WESTErNQuEST

Europe WINTER 2016-17  29


SNApSHoT

9

1

Arles

2 NICE

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN

SPAIN

9 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

1

INCLuDED MEALS

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ MEDITErrANEAN-QuEST

#MEDQuEST

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Isle of Capri

Places visited Nightstops

Barcelona

Jan 11

1229

2017 Jan 2

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

5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9 16 23

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

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

1229 1229 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1195 1195 1195

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Meet your Contiki Team at 7:15am on Day 2 of your trip in Barcelona. Trip ends approx. 9:00am in Rome.

Rome

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Nice. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

Day 10: Depart Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

NORTH SEA Edam

ENGLAND London Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

Calais

GERMANY

BELGIUM

FRANCE

2 BERLIN

DISCOVERY PLUS

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

1

Verona

EASTERN QUEST

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

ITALY

1 ROME

Total Cost

US$ pp*

4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9

1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1275 1305 1305 1305

Berlin

Jan 6 Jan 10

Jan 16 Jan 20

1305 1305

Start

Rome

Finish

Total Cost

Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

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

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

2017

★ ★ ★ ● ■

2017

11 DAYS 6 CouNTrIES FROM uS$1245 PP* uS$114P/DAY*

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

13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24 31

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

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

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

Finish

Ams’dam or London

2016

2 VENICE

Day 1: Arrive Rome. Welcome to Rome, one of the world’s most photogenic cities! Stunning sights & Renaissance beauty, rich history, fine art & great food – this city has it all! Head out & explore before meeting your group tomorrow. Day 2: Rome to Venice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. We then travel over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona en route to Venice. See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Days 3 - 10: Venice to Amsterdam. See Days 18-25 of European Quest itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 11: Amsterdam to London. This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWQE Rome

CZECH REP

SALZBURG 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

HoW MuCH & WHEN

Start

AUSTRIA

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

#EASTErNQuEST

★ ★ ★ ★ ●

1215 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1229 1229 1229

Days 3 - 9: Nice to Rome. See Days 10-16 of European Quest (p.28) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

INCLuDED MEALS

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ EASTErN-QuEST

2017 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

13

14 World Heritage sites visited

Total Cost

US$ pp*

a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.50.

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

10 nights in quad-share hotel/ hostel accommodation

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

Finish

Rome

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with

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

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN

ME TIME opTIoNS

27 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29

Start

Barcelona

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

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

10

INCLuSIoNS

Total Cost

US$ pp*

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

10 DAYS 5 CouNTrIES FROM uS$1175 PP* uS$118 P/DAY*

SNApSHoT

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

Finish

Rome

2016

SORRENTO 2

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BARCELONA

11

INCLuSIoNS

1

DISCOVERY PLUS

CINQUE TERRE

FRANCE

(estimated arrival 10:00am) where your tour ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Prague

a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, 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. Meet your Contiki Team at 7:15am on Day 2 of your trip in Rome. Trip 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.


ENGLAND

LONDON 1

Dover

Calais

DISCOVERY PLUS

Places visited Nightstops

1

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWQR Start

London

Loire Valley

Finish

Rome

SAN 2 SEBASTIAN

St Jeande-Luz

1

Arles

2

Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

SPAIN

CINQUE TERRE Monaco

1

ITALY

2

BARCELONA

2 ROME SORRENTO 2

QUEST TO ROME

Rome

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

Start

London

Finish

Rome

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2017

2016

FLORENCE

NICE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Total Cost

US$ pp*

FRANCE

1 BORDEAUX

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

20 27 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 26 29

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

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

2165 2165 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2189 2189 2189 2189

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9 16

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr

21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25 1

2189 2189 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2125 2125

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

17 DAYS 5 CouNTrIES FROM uS$2095 PP* uS$124 P/DAY*

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, for more information see p.50. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera.

Rome

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian.

Day 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

• •

For more ways to save see p.15.

16

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 16 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 9 World Heritage sites visited

Days 3 - 16: Paris to Rome. See Days 3-16 of European Quest (p.28-29) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ QuEST-roME

Day 17: Depart Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

#QuESTToroME

Edam

London Dover

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Calais BELGIUM

GERMANY

BERLIN

2

1

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

DISCOVERY PLUS

CZECH REP

Start

CINQUE TERRE 1

2 SPAIN

NICE 1 BARCELONA

Verona ITALY

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

2 VENICE

1 FLORENCE 2 ROME

QUEST TO LONDON

2 SORRENTO

Rome

19 DAYS 10 CouNTrIES FROM uS$2139 PP* uS$113 P/DAY*

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

Day 2: Barcelona to Nice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Days 3 - 18: Nice to Amsterdam. See Days 10-25 of European Quest itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 19: Amsterdam to London. This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport

Total Cost

US$ pp*

27 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29

Finish

Total Cost

Ams’dam or London

US$ pp*

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

2245 2245 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2175 2175 2175

2017 14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 16

2219 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2245 2245 2245

Jan 20

2245

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

2017 Jan 2

Start

Barcelona

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

5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9 16 23

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

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

18

NIGHTS HoTEL/HoSTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN 18 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.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share with

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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

Finish

Ams’dam or London

2016

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWQL Barcelona

SALZBURG 1

SNApSHoT

HoW MuCH & WHEN

(estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

a few included upgrades to twin-share hotels, 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. Meet your Contiki Team at 7:15am on Day 2 of your trip in Barcelona. Trip 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. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Amsterdam

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

#QuESTToLoNDoN

Europe WINTER 2016-17  31


EUROPEAN VISTA

DISCOVERY PLUS

12 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

LONDON 1 Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

Calais

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

21

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

2 ROME

22 DAYS 11 COUNTRIES

Vatican City

FROM

US$3045 US$139 PP*

30

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

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

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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ VISTA

Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre & Notre Dame Day 3: Paris. Find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 4: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 5: Lucerne. Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town. (B,D) Day 6: 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 7: French Riviera. Stroll through markets, check out museums & upscale boutiques. (B,D) Day 8: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous tower. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery Day 9: 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 Day 10: Florence to Rome. Travel through Tuscany’s rustic hills to vibrant Rome. (B) See the Pantheon, Colosseum & Roman Forum

• • • • •

#EUVISTA

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

London

INCLUDED MEALS

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

2 FLORENCE

Monaco

Day 11: Rome. Explore ancient Rome and stroll through the famous Vatican City (B) Day 12: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 13: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands Day 14: Venice to Munich. Wind through the Austrian Alps to Bavarian Munich. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 15: Munich to Vienna. Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Vienna. (B,D) Day 16: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a tour. (B) M Mozart & Strauss concert & dinner Day 17: 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 18: Prague. Discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads (B) Day 19: Prague to Rhine Valley. Journey to the Rhine Valley, full of castles & vineyards. (B,D) Day 20: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s the Netherlands & vibrant Amsterdam. (B,D) Day 21: Amsterdam. See how clogs are made & try some Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. (B) M Volendam dinner Day 22: End Amsterdam or London. Morning airport transfer or head back to London. (B)

• •

Finish

Total

21 28 11 25 2 9 11 18 26

Finish

Total

Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp*

2016

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start

Ams’dam Cost London or London US$ pp*

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

11 18 2 16 23 30 1 8 16

3185 3185 3129 3129 3129 3129 3129 3215 3215

Dec 29 ◆ Jan 19

3215

2017 Jan 1 Jan 13 Jan 20 Feb 10 Mar 3 Mar 17

3215 3215 3045 3045 3045 3099

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

22 3 10 3 24 7

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

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

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

Single room supplement of US$785 based on the twinshare trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spends New Year’s Eve in Munich. ▲ Spends New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. ◆ 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.


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 traveling, 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 power outlets, 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 favorite spots

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

Places visited Nightstops

St Andrews Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 LONDONDERRY 1

BELFAST 1

Donegal

Northumberland National Park

Giant’s Causeway Gretna Green

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Larne

N.IRELAND

Holyhead

DUBLIN 2

GALWAY 2

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

REP. OF IRELAND

1 LIVERPOOL ENGLAND

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny Blarney

London

WALES

1 CORK

1 LONDON

SNAPSHOT

16

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 16 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

17 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES US$2345 US$138 PP*

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

23

INCLUDED MEALS

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

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive London. Check into your hotel & meet with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. Day 2: London to Liverpool. Take a London sightseeing tour before traveling to Liverpool. (D)

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

Day 3: 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’

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Day 4: York to Lake District. This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere

• 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 5: 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

INCLUSIONS

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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BRITAIN-IRELAND

#GBIRELAND

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

• • • • •

Day 6: Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring this friendly & stunning city. (B,D) Day 7: 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 10: Glasgow to Dublin. Ferry to Northern Ireland, traveling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D) Day 11: Dublin to Cork. Stop in charming Kilkenny for lunch & an optional bike ride before traveling onto Cork. (B,RD) M Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery visit Day 12: Cork to Galway. Get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone & spot the Cliffs of Moher. (B) Day 13: Galway. Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. (B,RD) Day 14: 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 Day 15: Londonderry to Belfast. Along the coast towards Belfast, making a stop at the iconic Giant’s Causeway. (B) M Titanic Museum visit

Day 8: 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 16: 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 9: West Highlands to Glasgow. Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B)

Day 17: Dublin to London. We travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B)

• •

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWUK Start

London

Finish

London

2016 Oct 20 Nov 5 Nov 24 ★ Dec 10 Dec 8 ★ Dec 24 Dec 19 Jan 4 Dec 27 ● Jan 12

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2455 2415 2415 2479 2479

Start

Finish

London

London

2017 Jan 5 Jan 19 Feb 2 Mar 2

Jan Feb Feb Mar

21 4 18 18

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2479 2345 2345 2345

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$629 based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. This trip is a combination trip where travelers who have booked the England & Scotland only section return to London on Day 10 & those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 10. ● This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND 10 DAYS FROM

US$1415

PP*

US$142

P/DAY*

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

IRELAND 8 DAYS FROM

US$1145

PP*

US$144

P/DAY*

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


ITALY

1

Pisa

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

6 World Heritage sites visited

VENICE 2

Verona

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

US$1225 US$154 PP*

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (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

7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

Rome

Venice or Rome

2016

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)

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Day 7: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways, grand squares, art-filled palazzos, boutiques, bars & markets. See the art of Venetian glass blowing, then an optional gondola ride is a must while you’re here! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride

• •

Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome. The trip ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your trip ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

INCLUDED MEALS

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHI

M Delicious Tuscan feast with Chianti wine

Day 6: Florence to Venice. Today profess your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B,RD)

10

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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

Total Cost

US$ pp*

Start

Rome

Finish

Venice or Rome

Total Cost

7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 Regional Dinners in our favorite local spots (RD)

US$ pp*

2016 29 12 26 17 24 3

1275 1259 1259 1259 1295 1295

Dec 31 ■ Jan 7

1295

2017 1295 1225 1249

INCLUSIONS

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

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Jan 14 Mar 4 Mar 18

Jan 21 Mar 11 Mar 25

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

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

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

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

Single room supplement of US$425 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. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ■ 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 For travel insurance see p.50.

• 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

US$1639 US$137 PP*

15

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN

INCLUDED MEALS

11 continental breakfasts (B), 4 Regional Dinners in our favorite 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

• •

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 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

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 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

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWSY Start

Finish

Rome

Rome

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec

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

Start

Rome

Total Cost

Rome

US$ pp*

2016 27 3 10 8 22 4

1709 1709 1709 1685 1685 1735

Dec 27 ★■ Jan 7

1735

2017 Jan 8 Jan 29 Mar 12

1735 1639 1675

Jan 19 Feb 9 Mar 23

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

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

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

Single room supplement of US$555 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.

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

For more ways to save see p.15.

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

Finish

★ 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.


IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

BILBAO 1

San Sebastian

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza

Segovia

MADRID 3 Toledo

BARCELONA 2

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

US$1685 US$121 PP*

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighborhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. (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

US$ 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 favorite 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

US$ pp*

2017 1755 1729 1775

Jan 3 Feb 13 Mar 20

Jan 16 Feb 26 Apr 2

1775 1685 1715

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

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

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

Single room supplement of US$575 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

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

For travel insurance see p.50.

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

US$2435 US$122 PP*

27

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

INCLUDED MEALS

19 continental breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D), 4 Regional Dinners in our favorite local spots (RD)

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

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

Start

Madrid

Finish

Madrid

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016

Start

Madrid

Finish

Madrid

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2017

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

2549 2515 2585

Jan 3 Feb 13 Mar 20

Jan 22 Mar 4 Apr 8

2585 2435 2485

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

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

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WIBP

• •

#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 drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains Day 13: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history & 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)

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

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

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

Single room supplement of US$635 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.

MOROCCO 5 DAYS FROM

US$709 PP* US$141P/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 US$165. Visit contiki.com/morocco


3 MADRID PORTUGAL

2 LISBON SEVILLE 2

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMP

2 GRANADA

Tarifa

TANGIER 1

Start

Algeciras Gibraltar

2 FEZ

Rabat Casablanca

MOROCCO

1

2 MARRAKECH

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SPAIN

Places visited Nightstops

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

2016 Oct 22 Nov 26

Nov 5 Dec 10

Total Cost

Start

Madrid

Madrid

1935 1905

2017 Jan 2 Jan 8 Feb 18 Mar 25

Jan Jan Mar Apr

US$ pp*

Finish

16 22 4 8

Total Cost

US$ pp*

1959 1959 1855 1889

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

SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL

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

traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$635 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.

Madrid

15 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1855 PP* US$124 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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)

Start Cairo

ILE EN TH

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

1 HURGHADA 1 LUXOR 1 EDFU 1 ASWAN LAKE NASSER

EGYPT & THE NILE

Great Pyramids of Giza

8 DAYS 1 COUNTRY FROM US$1319 PP* US$165P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING 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 travelers. 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

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

Finish

Cairo

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

Total Cost

US$ pp*

29 12 26 10 31 7

1379 1359 1359 1359 1399 1399

Start

Finish

Cairo

Cairo

2017 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

21 4 18 4 18

Total Cost

US$ pp*

1399 1319 1319 1319 1345

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of US$395 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.

Kom Ombo

Places visited Nightstops

21

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

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

• 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

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WTEG

Esna

1

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 center & 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 center 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, private showers, bathroom, TVs & air-conditioning. 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 traveling and a minimum of 2-3 nights to completely relax in each destination

• Modern air-conditioned coaches complete with power outlets, 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 Easy Pace 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

US$1275 US$183 PP*

P/DAY*

6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS 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 travelers 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 neighborhoods, 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

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

Paris

HOW MUCH & WHEN

8

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGE

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

Start

London

Finish

Paris

Total Cost

US$ pp*

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

Finish

Total Cost

Paris

US$ pp*

2016

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start

London

INCLUDED MEALS

1325 1325 1305 1305 1305 1345 1345

Dec 30 ★■ Jan 5

1345

2017 Jan Jan Feb Mar

7 21 18 18

Jan Jan Feb Mar

13 27 24 24

1345 1275 1275 1295

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

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

Single room supplement of US$295 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 p15 For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contikicom/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 • 185mph 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

9 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1545 PP* US$172 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.41. Days 7 - 8: Paris. Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Using your included Metro pass, shop in stylish boutiques for the hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savor delicious gourmet food. 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

Day 9: Depart Paris. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this trip is unescorted.

SNAPSHOT

EASY PACE

LONDON & PARIS

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

10 INCLUDED MEALS

#LONDONANDPARIS

Amsterdam

Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.41. 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)

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

Day 9: Depart Amsterdam. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Amsterdam & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Amsterdam is unescorted.

EASY PACE

LONDON & PARIS

11 INCLUDED MEALS

#LONDONANDPARIS

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016 Dec 30 ★■ Jan 7

1629

2017 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 18 Mar 18

1629 1545 1545 1575

Jan Jan Feb Mar

15 29 26 26

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Finish

Ams’dam

2016 Oct 15 Oct 23 Oct 22 Oct 30 Nov 5 Nov 13 Nov 19 Nov 27 Dec 3 ★ Dec 11 Dec 17 ★ Dec 25 Dec 27 ★●Jan 4

Total Cost

US$ pp*

1835 1835 1809 1809 1809 1859 1859

Start

London

Finish

Total Cost

Ams’dam

US$ pp*

2016 Dec 30 ★■ Jan 7

1859

2017 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 18 Mar 18

1859 1765 1765 1795

Jan Jan Feb Mar

15 29 26 26

traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$425 based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Amsterdam. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Start

London

+ ROME EXTENSION

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

6 World Heritage sites visited

Finish

Paris

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGR

9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS-ROME

London

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

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

9 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

• Flight to Rome & transfer to hotel Please see p.50 for more information on our standard inclusions.

1609 1609 1585 1585 1585 1629 1629

Start

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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

SNAPSHOT

INCLUSIONS

Total Cost

US$ pp*

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$369 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.

London

9 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1765 PP* US$197 P/DAY*

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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-AMSTERDAM

2016 Oct 15 Oct 23 Oct 22 Oct 30 Nov 5 Nov 13 Nov 19 Nov 27 Dec 3 ★ Dec 11 Dec 17 ★ Dec 25 Dec 27 ★●Jan 4

Start

+ AMSTERDAM EXTENSION

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

6 World Heritage sites visited

Finish

Paris

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGA

8 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

INCLUSIONS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Rome

10 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1679 PP* US$168 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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) 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.

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

US$ pp*

1755 1755 1735 1735 1735 1785 1785

Start

London

Finish

Rome

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016 Dec 30 ★■ Jan 8

1785

2017 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 18 Mar 18

1785 1679 1679 1715

Jan Jan Feb Mar

16 30 27 27

The above prices are accurate as of June 24th, 2016 & include internal airfares. For up to date pricing, please go to contiki.com/london-paris-rome. Included flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flight as specified on the map (p.41) only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see included flights on p.50 for important info.

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

solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$455 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.


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

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start

Vienna

Finish

Total Cost

Budapest

US$ 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

915 905 905 905 925 925

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

925 925 925 879 879 895 895

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

Budapest

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

Single room supplement of US$195 based on twin-share trip price.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING

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

Day 1: Arrive Vienna. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:30pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner. (RD)

Bratislava’s historic old town • Visit • See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

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 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

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

“Paris of the East.” (B)

with its Baroque tower

EASY PACE

1

7 DAYS 2 CouNTrIES FROM uS$1055 uS$151

P/DAY*

Finish

Prague

Total Cost

US$ pp*

ITINErArY, SIGHTSEEING & prICING 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 travelers for dinner. (RD) Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Savor 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

22 29 5 26 10 18 27 30

Start Berlin

Finish

Total Cost

Prague

US$ pp*

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

28 4 11 2 16 24 2 5

1095 1095 1085 1085 1085 1109 1109 1109

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 14 11 5 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

11 20 17 11 25

1109 1109 1055 1055 1075

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of German beer in Dresden. Then we head to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B) 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

6

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

8

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

Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$239 based on the twinshare trip price.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

• • • •

WINTEr 2016/17 CODE: WWBP

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

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

SNApSHoT

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

Berlin

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

3 World Heritage sites visited

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 favorite local spots (RD)

VISIT CoNTIKI.CoM/ VIENNA-BuDApEST

Berlin

CZECH REP

6

For travel insurance see p.50.

Start

Dresden

4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

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

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

GERMANY

PRAGUE 3

For more ways to save see p.15.

BERLIN 3

NIGHTS HoTEL ACCoMMoDATIoN

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

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

5 DAYS 3 CouNTrIES FROM uS$879 PP* uS$176 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. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague.

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

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

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ★ 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

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

Berlin

3 PRAGUE

5 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-VIENNA

#BERLINPRAGUEVIENNA

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

BERLIN & PRAGUE + VIENNA

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

ME TIME OPTIONS

Places visited Nightstops

1

INCLUDED MEALS

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

• • •

SNAPSHOT

1

10

Places visited Nightstops

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

ME TIME OPTIONS M Locally guided historical walking tour, Berlin 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

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWIT Berlin

2016 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 18 Dec 27 Dec 30

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN

SLOVAKIA

HUNGARY

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST

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

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

1 8 15 6 20 28 6 9

1545 1545 1525 1525 1525 1565 1565 1565

Start

Finish

Berlin

Budapest

2017 Jan 5 Jan 14 Feb 11 Mar 5 Mar 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

15 24 21 15 29

Total Cost

US$ pp*

1565 1565 1479 1479 1509

traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$355 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.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

• •

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

Total Cost

US$ pp*

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

Budapest

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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

Finish

Budapest

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

11 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES FROM US$1479 PP* US$135P/DAY*

Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel & then time to explore. (RD)

1375 1375 1305 1305 1325

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

Start

VIENNA 2

INCLUDED MEALS

13 22 19 13 27

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

CZECH REP

14

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

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

Dresden

10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

2017 Jan 5 Jan 14 Feb 11 Mar 5 Mar 19

Total Cost

US$ 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

Vienna

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

3 PRAGUE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

1355 1355 1339 1339 1339 1375 1375 1375

Finish

Berlin

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin.

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

BERLIN 3 GERMANY

30 6 13 4 18 26 4 7

Start

traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$305 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.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Take a couple of days to savor 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

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

Total Cost

US$ pp*

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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

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 travelers over dinner. (RD)

Finish

Vienna

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

9 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1305 PP* US$145 P/DAY*

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

INCLUSIONS

2016 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 18 Dec 27 Dec 30

Kutná Hora CZECH REP

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

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)

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

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 rental

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

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

Special Stopovers Hotel

Europe WINTER 2016-17  45


ICELAND

WINTER

ICELAND

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 favorite local spot (RD)

Places visited Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

US$855 US$214

3 REYKJAVIK

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWIC Start

Reykjavik

Finish

Reykjavik

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2016 Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec

27 17 1 15 23

Start

Reykjavik

Finish

Reykjavik

Total Cost

US$ pp*

2017 Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec

30 20 4 18 26

895 885 885 905 905

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

5 19 9 23 9

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

8 22 12 26 12

905 855 855 855 855

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

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

Day 1: Reykjavik. Check-in to the hotel & head straight out into Reykjavik. Later, meet up with the other Contiki travelers & 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

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)

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

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

Single room supplement of US$225. Trip starts 6:00pm in Reykjavik & ends approx. 8:00am in Reykjavik. For more ways to save see p.15.


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 US$ pp*

15 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish London London

NIghTs sPECIaL sTOPOVERs

US$ pp*

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

2016

2016

8/15 NIghTs 1 COUNTRy PP* P/DAY* FROM Us$679 Us$85

sNaPshOT

hOW mUCh & WhEN

Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30

Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 7

745 745 745

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

679 679 679 679 679 679 679 679 679

14 21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11

Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30

Dec 31 Jan 7 Jan 14

1375 1375 1375

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

1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255

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: US$425. 2 weeks add: US$785. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: US$175. 2 weeks add: US$315.

• 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: US$65. 10 nights add: US$129. SAVE

BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A 2-WEEK SKI TRIP & SAVE UP TO US$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 US$ Hopfgarten Hopfgarten pp*

14 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish US$ 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 Us$649 Us$93

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

715 715 715 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649

Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31

Dec 31 Jan 7 Jan 14

1345 1345 1345

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

1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225

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: US$425. 2 weeks add: US$785. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: US$175. 2 weeks add: US$315. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$65. 10 nights add: US$129. 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 US$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 RENTAL

Ski & Snowboard lessons

7/8 (6 days ski)

US$299

US$65

14/15 (13 days ski)

US$515

US$125

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 US$299 PP*/US$100 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 US$59 PP* contiki.com/STAY-LONGER

HOTEL

HOSTEL

Contiki.com/festivals-short-stays

Christmas in Amsterdam

WiFi at most Festival & Short Stay overnights

SHORT STAY

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$469 PP*/US$118 P/DAY* contiki.com/amsterdam-christmas Code: WAXM

Christmas in Paris

SHORT STAY

START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$579 PP*/US$145 P/DAY* contiki.com/PARIS-christmas Code: WPXM


NEW YEAR in Amsterdam

SHORT STAY

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$509 PP*/US$128 P/DAY* contiki.com/amsterdam Code: WANY

ST. Patrick’s Day START LONDON OR DUBLIN

SHORT STAY

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$579 PP*/US$145 P/DAY* contiki.com/paris Code: WPNY

SHORT STAY

CHOOSE TO STAY IN A HOTEL OR HOSTEL

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$710 PP*/US$178 P/DAY* contiki.com/dublin Code: WWPH/WWPT

NEW YEAR IN PARIS

Hogmanay

START & END IN LONDON OR EDINBURGH

SHORT STAY

4 OR 5 Days - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$559 PP*/US$140 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 transportation as specified. • Accommodations, 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 enrollment 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 power outlets for charging. • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges • Ferry crossings Look out for on the trip pages. Where you see these 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 traveling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement, but please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. We also offer a reduced price triple-share option – either three people traveling together, or as a triple-share same-sex room match. Note: On rare occasions due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. 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. Travelers must also bring their own towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels & our travelers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the 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. Travelers must also bring their own towel, and our travelers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun. Contiki Village facilities can include pools, WiFi in some locations, clothes washing facilities, and restaurants. As well as our Contiki-only On-site Team. 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 VACATIONS: 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’ accommodation. 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 travelers as to when they start and for how long they travel. This means some fellow travelers 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) .

practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. If you think your Contiki Team has 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!

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.

BOOKING SECURITY

VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES

Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA includes all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. Contiki is also a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) & the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). With the guarantees of these organizations, you know your vacation & money are secure with Contiki.

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?

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.

Luggage allowance per person is one 44lbs (20 kg) suitcase approximately 29” × 20” × 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and one small carry on 12lb (5 kg) handbag. 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.

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

DO I NEED VISAS?

WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Upon receipt of final payment, your trip documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. Make sure you visit contiki.com for our travelers guide. It’s packed full of essential info for your vacation. 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?

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 traveling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: In a few destinations we cannot accept credit card payment, like the UK & Russia. Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

PAST TRAVELER 5% DISCOUNT

We’re head over heels for our Contiki travelers, particularly those that love us so much they come back for more. That’s why when you travel with us; we’ll offer you a 5% discount on the land portion of your trips from then on. And we’ve even wrestled our TTC sister brands (found here - ttc.com) into offering the same. 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 traveler 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 travelers 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

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

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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Cancelation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your vacation. It is strongly recommended for all trips that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancelation, medical expenses, evacuation & repatriation expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before you travel. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies against us arising from your participation in your vacation. For insurance details, please speak to your travel agent or Contiki when you are booking your trip.

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.

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 cancelation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

CONTIKI VACATIONS TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN

PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELATION FLEXIBILITY: Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan: TRIP PACKAGES PRICED $0 - $2,000: $129 PER PERSON. TRIP PACKAGES PRICED $2,001 - $3,500: $169 PER PERSON. TRIP PACKAGES PRICED $3,501 - $5,000: $179 PER PERSON. TRIP PACKAGES PRICED $5,001 OR GREATER: $199 PER PERSON. Trip packages 35 days or longer are subject to different pricing. Consult your Contiki Specialist for more details 1.800.CONTIKI. Note: Prices are subject to change without notice SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION SECTION III: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES: Provided by On Call International Provided by Contiki Vacations* While the above is not a complete description – a full plan Trip Cancelation: Up to Total Trip Cost. Reimburses the nondescription detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be refundable Contiki Vacations cancelation penalties imposed if sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like injury or death to you, a traveling companion, or an immediate to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan family member. Other reasons for cancelation include administrator, Aon Affinity, at 1-866-808-7161. You may also Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury view the plan at http://www.berkely.net/travcorp/ctp/faq.htm duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to The Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan is provided in departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, The Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancelation where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits Waiver**: With the Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” have been paid. Cancelation Waiver, Contiki Vacations will provide you with * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip 100% of the cancelation charges in the form of a future Cancelation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by travel credit certificate, should you cancel your trip more than Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip may be purchased separately from the Contiki Vacations Cancelation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancelation Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-877-722-2195 for details. charges are reimbursed in the form of Contiki Vacations Travel *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number Certificates allowing you a two year credit to travel with us at a MZ0911065H0000A-U are underwritten by Transamerica later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all Cancelation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series within 14 days of making your reservation. The certificate is TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OH, OR, may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. include airfare cancelation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Contiki Vacations. Aon Affinity is the brand name for the brokerage and program Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost administration operations of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (TX Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day) 13695); (AR 100106022); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS Underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500 Bag Delay: Up to $500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to $50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000

Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (CA 0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. Affinity Insurance Services is acting as a Managing General Agent as that term is defined in section 626.015(14) of the Florida Insurance Code. As an MGA we are acting on behalf of our carrier partner.


booking conditions Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR VACATION RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected vacation. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE a) Trip Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of February 10th, 2016. Should these change, the price of your vacation may increase. If the total price increases by more than 10%, you may cancel, without penalty, within 3 DAYS after we notify you of the increase. Except as explained below, we will not increase the price of your land vacation after we receive your full deposit for your land vacation. In exchange for this guarantee, no refund will be made if the cost factors described above are reduced. We reserve the right to recoverage from any increases in cruise line imposed fuel surcharges and in taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. b) Airline Fuel Surcharges, Air-related Taxes, Fees & Restrictions, & Levies Imposed by any Government or its Agencies: As noted above, all quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges and Air-Related Taxes and Fees, applicable as of February 10th, 2016. However, if the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase and we have received the customer’s written or verbal consent prior to accepting any payment, we reserve the right to recover from any increases in those surcharges. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. See section 4.3 for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR VACATION 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any trip departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If a cancelation is made any time prior to the trip departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book the same or a similar trip and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable for any changes, amendment or cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative trip is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s invoice. If you do not join the trip on the start date then cancelation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancelation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect to your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (June, 2016) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available, especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to Contiki’s touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodations, sightseeing trips and transportation to give you good value for your money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations. 4.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will assume any responsibility or liability if clients special meal requests are not fulfilled. 4.5 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, the size of vehicle and/ or the style of transportation mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilize transportation without some of the features promoted including WiFi & power outlets. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As a Trip Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you with some or all of the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect to any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on vacation. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total vacation cost. c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the trip or to stay within or join your trip at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the trip prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodations or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancelation of the vacation by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you. (viii) We take every reasonable precaution possible to assure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while you are taking part in a Contiki vacation. Contiki vacations are for young 18-35 year old travelers who are in good health. A change of climate, food, time and varied cultural habits often affects travelers differently. We therefore recommend that you advise your doctor that you are taking one of our vacations and ask if he or she recommends anything for your trip, even for something as seemingly benign as an upset stomach. Since the brands of any medication to which you are accustomed may be unavailable in places to which you are traveling, we recommend you bring your own supply of any medication

you will require and carry such medication in your hand luggage. Prescription drugs should be carried in the original labeled bottles. Should you fall ill during your Contiki vacation, we will make every reasonable effort to make prompt, sanitary, safe and proper medical care available to you. However, if at anytime or anywhere treatments of any sort are suggested to you that do not meet your needs or expectations, you should not hesitate to contact your own doctor. Also, please note that the same sorts of activities that can expose you to certain types of diseases at home can just as easily expose you to those same diseases abroad. This information is provided only for your convenience and we are not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from your failure to confirm or ascertain health information or medical precaution, if any, for the places which you will be visiting. (ix) Contiki is responsible for taking care to arrange and conduct your vacation properly. With you in mind, we have accepted applications from and interviewed numerous potential employees, and then we select only those people whom we believe in our best judgement would be responsible and congenial, Trip Managers, Representatives and Drivers. Although we firmly believe, based on personal interviews and certain disclosures made to us by our employees, that all of our employees enjoy excellent health, we, like other trip operators, are legally unable to confirm this in most, if not all, instances.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR VACATION 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of US$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that vacation. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the vacation price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. If paying by a third-party credit card your Contiki specialist will provide you a third-party authorization form that must be completely filled out and received by Contiki before payment can be received. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of US$200 per person for the first trip booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent trips booked at the time of booking or the reservation will automatically be canceled. 1.3 To reserve your airfare, a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of US$350 per person is required at time of booking. Once your airfare is confirmed and Contiki has received your air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. Contiki reserves the right to issue your ticket based upon receipt of your land and air deposit. Any subsequent changes and/or revisions to your airline reservation after receipt of your deposit is subject to revision fees and/or airlineimposed change or cancelation fees. These fees are a minimum of $350, and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the vacation price must be paid by no later than 46 days before your scheduled vacation departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 Air Payment: Payment in full for your airfare booked in conjunction with your Contiki vacation may be required at time of booking. The Department of Transportation now requires Contiki to inform you of the following conditions. The package price is subject to change until it has been paid in full. When this happens, it is usually the result of increases in fuel surcharges and or government taxes. You must consent to the possibility that, until you pay for your package in full, your price could go up. Once you have paid in full we would only pass along increases in government taxes if applicable at that time. Bookings made directly with Contiki have 7 days from when the first invoice is sent to cancel the booking and request a refund, provided that the booking is still 45 days before trip start date. Bookings made through a travel agent are subject to standard booking conditions and do not qualify for a refund. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have canceled and cancelation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment and required information are received by Contiki. 2.5 In the case of bookings made within 45 days of your start date, full payment is due at the time of booking. For bookings made within 21 days of the trip start date, documents can be emailed to the passenger at no additional charge or passenger can pay an expedited shipment fee (that varies by state) for physical documents. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancelation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet your payment deadlines. 2.7 Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to trip start date* (providing full payment has been received). However, if physical travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to trip start date* (providing full payment has been received), an expediated shipment fee (that varies by state) will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. The actual cost will be advised at time of booking. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Freedom Guarantee/FlexDeposit: We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it. Or if you can’t go, your deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no extra cost. The value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any discounts already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back-to-back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. 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 canceled 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 Notice of cancelation must be made verbally and will not be accepted via email or fax so that we can verify traveler identity. 3.3 Each traveler must call to cancel their own portion and cannot cancel another traveler on their behalf even if booked on the same reservation. Refunds will only be issued to the credit card holder(s) that made the payment(s). 3.4 The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancelation, is given after booking is confirmed: COACH TRIPS PERIOD OF NOTICE* No. of days prior to trip departure........Cancelation Fee as a % of the total trip price 46 days or more: ...................................................$200 Cancelation Fee per person 45-22 days..........................................................................................25% of trip price 21-8 days............................................................................................30% of trip price 7-1 days..............................................................................................50% of trip price Day of departure...............................................................................100% of trip price Extra night hotel accommodations that are canceled within 14 days of booked date will incur 100% cancelation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days...........................................................................................................25% 21-15 days...........................................................................................................30% *Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any vacation insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company.

AIR ARRANGEMENTS These cancelation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Contiki: Prior to ticketing a service fee of $50 per person plus any airline imposed penalties. After ticketing a service fee of $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. 3.5 Any cancelation of additional services booked prior to and after your trip or resort booking, such as pre- and post-accommodations and transfers, that are canceled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancelation fee. 3.6 These cancelation fees are in addition to any cancelation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. All cancelation policies valid as at June 3rd, 2016 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.7 Please note that Contiki is not liable for any cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from the air and land included package. *Please note: the trip start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date of any available trip, you may do so subject to availability. 4.2 If the change is requested 45 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 4.3 A change of booking within 45 days of original trip departure will be treated as a cancelation and normal cancelation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancelation. 4.5 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3 5. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodations, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s vacations are specifically planned for those in the 18-35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki trip are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you should discuss this thoroughly with Contiki staff personnel. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other needs that require accommodation. A traveler information form must be completed prior to final payment. • All guests must ensure they are medically and 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 passenger 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 passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on the trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Passengers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international trips may differ from those in the United States. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international trips. • Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms and conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a trip. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the vacation. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Trip Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Trip Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Trip Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of other members on the trip or the smooth operation of the vacation itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the trip. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travelers and any Contiki Representatives have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well-being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination ­of your vacation. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodations. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organizations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected vacation before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas while on the trip (including accommodations, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on vacation and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/ or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect to the vacation, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the vacation and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavors to do so during the vacation, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the vacation but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Email complaints to USCustomerService@Contiki.com. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of the State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected.

5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. MANDATORY INSURANCE Travel insurance is mandatory on our trips & we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is mandatory that you take out comprehensive insurance coverage for cancelation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki vacation. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancelation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancelation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all thirdparty claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the vacation. With the insurance of Aon Affinity we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on page 50). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance within 48 hours of deposit or before final payment is made, whichever comes first. Please note there will be no travel insurance provided unless you request it from your Travel Agent and the payment is forwarded to Contiki. Complete details of the coverage limitations and exclusions are included with your vacation invoice. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a vacation after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE VACATION PRICE Airfares (unless you purchase a land+air package), air-related taxes and fees passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, and optional excursions. For more go to www.contiki.com/baggage 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any vacation be canceled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorized officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to passengers & luggage. Enrollment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircrafts, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. While we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Vacation Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however; Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 1.7 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of The State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of dispute between the parties. 1.8 In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to reinvoice passenger with correct billings. 2. The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. Contiki Vacations shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Contiki Vacations customers in the unlikely event of Contiki Vacations bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation and shared among its affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Contiki Vacations. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com. 3. VALIDITY The programs advertised in this brochure are valid from October, 2016 to March, 2017. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH, with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland trips described on p.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, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. This brochure was published in June, 2016 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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