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TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS EUROPE 2017 - 18 AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING

TRIPS FOR 18-35 YEAR OLDS

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LIFE AN

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YOU ONLY GET TO LIVE IT ONCE

Way back in ‘62 one guy had a dream: to show young travelers the world and change their lives in doing so. 55 years later and we’ve perfected the secret formula. One of the most important things we’ve learned along the way is to do things with passion or not at all. Most companies provide good service. But at Contiki, we go further than that, making sure that every second is one to remember, every trip is one that will change your life and alter your perception of the world. That’s what we live for and what keeps us up at night. Are you

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ready to become part of the story?

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

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SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Loch Ness

CONTENTS Life is an adventure Where we take you Contiki Know-How Why travel Contiki Ways to save Ways to travel Ways to stay The Contiki people No Regrets Experiences ME Time Munch Contiki Cares Count on us Q&A Booking conditions How to book

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WEST HIGHLANDS

REYKJAVIK

GLASGOW

European Magic 10 days European Discovery 13 days Mediterranean Highlights 13 days European Encounter 17 days European Inspiration 20 days European Vista 22 days Winter Wanderer 25 days European Trail 24 days Eastern Rocker 9 days Eastern Trail 9 days Western Rocker 8 days Trail to Rome 17 days Trail to London 16 days European Quest 26 days Western Quest 9 days Mediterranean Quest 10 days Eastern Quest 11 days Quest to Rome 17 days Quest to London 19 days

NORTHERN IRELAND

Donegal

Gretna Green LAKE DISTRICT

BELFAST

YORK

IRELAND

DUBLIN

Holyhead LIVERPOOL

GALWAY

Cliffs of Moher

Edam

WALES

Kilkenny

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Calais

ESCAPE INTO LIMITLESS LANDSCAPES AND MAGICAL SKYLINES 4 DAYS #contikiiceland

PARIS

Versailles

FRANCE

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GET LOST IN THE ROMANTIC SETTINGS & STUNNING SIGHTS OF THIS ENCHANTING CITY 7 DAYS #londonandparis

LYON

BORDEAUX

BILBAO

SAN SEBASTIAN

Avignon Arles M Aix-en-Provence

PAMPLONA

Segovia

Zaragoza

BARCELONA

SPAIN Toledo

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VALENCIA

PORTUGAL CORDOBA LISBON SEVILLE GRANADA

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Tarifa

ALL THE EUROPEAN MUSTS WRAPPED INTO ONE

Algeciras Gibraltar

TANGIER

17 DAYS #europeanencounter

FEZ

Rabat Casablanca

MOROCCO

MARRAKECH

Improved Itinerary

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BELGIUM

MADRID

WINTER & SKI

London Explorer 3/5 days London Stay Longer Christmas in Amsterdam 4 days Christmas in Paris 4 days New Year in Amsterdam 4 days New Year in Paris 4 days St Patrick's Day 4 days Hogmanay 4/5 days

NETHERLAN

LONDON

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Iceland 4 days Ski Plus 8/15 nights Ski Only 7/14 nights

AMSTERDAM

CORK

Blarney

E A S Y PA C E London & Paris 7 days London & Paris + Paris 9 days London & Paris + Amsterdam 9 days London & Paris + Rome 10 days Vienna & Budapest 5 days Berlin & Prague 7 days Berlin & Prague + Vienna 9 days Berlin to Budapest 11 days

ENGLAND

Dover

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER Great Britain & Ireland 17 days England & Scotland 10 days Ireland 8 days Italian Espresso 8 days Simply Italy 12 days Spanish Spree 14 days Iberian Peninsula & Morocco 20 days Morocco 5 days Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days Egypt & The Nile 8 days

EDINBURGH

LONDONDERRY

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St. Andrews

Stirling

EUROPE WINTER TRIPS DISCOVERER

SCOTLAND

ICELAND

Overnight stops

Places visited

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BERLIN

POLAND

GERMANY

RLANDS

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RHINE VALLEY

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THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE DESTINATION

Auschwitz PRAGUE

KRAKOW

CZECH REPUBLIC

Kutna Hora

15 NIGHTS #austriaski

Banska Bystrica

SLOVAKIA

Dachau Mauthausen

MUNICH

SALZBURG

Liechtenstein

Bratislava

AUSTRIA

TYROL HOPFGARTEN

SWITZERLAND

VIENNA

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

INNSBRUCK

LUCERNE LJUBLJANA

Verona

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SLOVENIA

VENICE

CINQUE TERRE FLORENCE

Pisa

FRENCH RIVIERA

San Gimignano

ITALY Vatican City

ROME

Pompeii SORRENTO

Isle of Capri

WHERE WE TAKE YOU 24 countries, 52 unique itineraries and countless No Regrets travel experiences. Want a taste? We’ve got the crème de la crème.

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Giza

CAIRO

Sakkara

HURGHADA

EGYPT

LUXOR

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Kom Ombo ASWAN

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WHAT IS

CONTIKI KNOW-HOW?

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

You can’t compete with that sort of experience, that type of skill set, that passion for adventure. Contiki has something special – but it’s not just magic or fairy dust. You can’t buy it online for next day delivery, you can’t cheat it, you can’t fake it, it’s not superficial, it’s the substance behind traveling with No Regrets. And it’s something that once you’ve traveled with us, you’ll just get. Those who have, call it Contiki Know-How.

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HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW

WE KNOW THE SIGHTS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY AND HOW TO SKIP THE LINES WE KNOW YOUʼLL NEED A CHUNK OF FREE WIFI TO ʻGRAM THOSE AMAZING SHOTS WE KNOW YOUʼD SKIP BREAKFAST IF IT WASNʼT INCLUDED EVERY SINGLE DAY WE KNOW TIME TO YOURSELF OR TO EXPLORE WITH NEW TRAVEL FRIENDS IS MIGHTY IMPORTANT WE KNOW A COMFY NIGHTʼS SLEEP IS THE KEY TO MAKING THE NEXT DAY COUNT WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCES & TOURIST TRAPS WE KNOW OUR TEAM WILL GIVE YOU INSIDER ACCESS TO ALL THE LOCAL HANGOUTS & SECRET SPOTS WE KNOW WHEN IT COMES TO VALUE ITʼS MORE THAN JUST A PRICE & THAT NO-ONE GIVES YOU BETTER VALUE THAN US WE KNOW HOW TO TRAVEL WITH

#NOREGRETS

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WHY TRAVEL CONTIKI? DESIGNED FOR 18-35 YEAR OLDS

UNRIVALLED VALUE

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

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

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES YOU WANT You want the bells and whistles of the icons but also the coolest little local hangouts? No problem, we do it all.

SUPPORT & FLEXIBILITY MORE FREEDOM Buckets of free time to explore independently plus epic ME Time optionals to take your experience to a whole new level.

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

TAILORED TRAVEL STYLES 5 incredible travel styles to suit every type of traveler. Yes, even you.

MORE FUN, LESS HASSLE Enough said. We’ll take care of the detail, you focus on the memory making.

THE ORIGINAL & THE BEST As the world’s leading youth travel company we’ve been treading the globe since 1962. We don’t imitate, we just do our thing better than anyone else can.

AUTHENTIC & LOCAL FOOD Locally sourced ingredients, regional meals, foodie experiences to make your tummy smile and trips that put food center stage.

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SECURITY We are a family-run business that cares deeply about the well being of our travelers, and providing incredible experiences and value. We’re financially secure and put our all into delivering excellent trips each and every time.

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MORE WAYS TO SAVE SAVE EVEN MORE

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BOOK TOGETHER EVERYONE SAVES

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Traveled with us or one of our sister companies before? We’ll give you 5% off

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US$20 MILLION CUSTOMER PROTECTION

MANAGE MY BOOKING

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.

Use Contiki’s Manage My Booking tool to make partial payments, add travel extras & view our booking breakdown. Pay off your trip over time by budgeting & paying in installments.

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation, any applicable food funds & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip). You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Traveling Again’) , group discounts (‘Book with Friends’), multi trip discounts (‘2 or more’). Group discounts (‘Book with friends’) is available on trips of 7 days or longer. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any point without notice.

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SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL

WAYS TO

TRAVEL

Be prepared to see it all as we show you our absolute favorite sites. As for sleeps, a mix of hotels and hostels is how we roll. 20 Discoverer trips, from 8-26 days See p.20

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

I SK ER & WINT

READ ON TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR TRAVEL STYLE

THE OFF-PEAK ADVENTURER

Days spent hitting the fresh powdered slopes, après-ski afternoons, ice skating and a toasty collection of hotels and hostels. From Austria to Iceland, these trips have experiences and adventures for everyone to enjoy. 3 Winter & Ski trips, from 4-16 days See p.48

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THE CULTURALLY CURIOUS

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Sometimes to really know a place you have to understand its heart. You have to speak to its locals, explore its cuisine and get lost in its winding back alleys and secret green spaces. This is what doing an In-Depth Explorer trip is all about.

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10 In-Depth Explorer trips, from 5-20 days See p.36

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PAC E

FOR THE INDEPENDENT TRAVELER

These trips are all about more time in each destination and lots of free time to explore and be mesmerized by the beauty of Europe. So, take that moment to snap the sights, chill in a café or have a long European lunch. It’s a vacation after all! 8 Easy Pace trips, from 5-11 days See p.43

CELEBRATION AND DESTINATION LOVERS

ALS V I T S & FE

Hogmanay, St Patrick’s Day, Christmas in Amsterdam and New Year’s Eve in front of the Eiffel Tower – we have the top festivals and mini-breaks dotted all around Europe. So take your pick! 8 Short Trips & Festivals, from 3-5 days See p.51 EUROPE WINTER 2017-18

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FREE WIFI

Haus Lukas, Hopfgarten

WAYS TO STAY

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entrally located hotels, and cool, super-chilled hostels with lots of amenities is how you’ll be snoozing your way through Europe in the Autumn, Winter, or Spring.

Our hotels and hostels are all about location, comfort and charm. Europe in Autumn, Winter, and Spring is all about hunkering down, staying cozy and catching up on much needed sleep and our accommodation is tailored around exactly that.

Dollinger Hotel, Innsbruck

Villa Gabriele D’Annunzio, Florence

Ibis Hotel Berlin Messe, Berlin

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REGIS TER NOW AT CONTIKI.COM/ TRIPREGIS TRATION

Bruno, Trip Driver in Europe

Roz, Trip Manager

CONTIKI PEOPLE

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ur expert and highly trained team of Trip Managers, Drivers and Local Guides are seriously the best in the biz and will look

after you from the very start to the very end of your Contiki experience.

Contiki Basement, London Free WiFi on board our Contiki coaches*

Jake, Trip Manager

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HOW TO TRAVEL WITH

NO REGRETS

Dinner Cruise, Budapest

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES – THE ONES YOU JUST CANʼT MISS. INCLUDED AS STANDARD ON YOUR TRIP.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Take a trip down the calm waters of the river Danube in Budapest and see the illuminated city in its best light while feasting on a buffet of the finest local foods.

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No Iceland trip is complete without taking a dip into the Blue Lagoon. Sink into the warm, soothing waters of this geothermal wonder and soak in the surreal surroundings of the ancient lava fields.

See the views from Blarney Castle, Ireland

1 Ride the train between the charming towns of the Cinque Terre 2 Wine tasting in the Tuscan hills 3 Visit the site of Auschwitz outside of Krakow 4 Visit the Pope at home in the Vatican City in Rome 14

Explore the spectacular medieval Blarney Castle and all it has to offer including the Blarney Stone. Blarney means “the little field” in Gaelic, but this crumbling castle is famous for its ‘gift of the gab’ to those who visit. Anyone who kisses the stone is said to be gifted with the ability to smooth talk their way through any situation.

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GIVING YOU MORE

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

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

Pasta making class, Rome

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Glide along the canals in a gondola, Venice

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Cruise along the promenade, Barcelona

ME TIME OPTIONALS

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

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The ultimate caffeine fix and

Tapas at Tablao de

hand warmer, Prague

Carmen, Barcelona

Thomas Castberg

Get toasty warm with the perfect afternoon tea, Innsbruck

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

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Our commitment to local, authentic and delicious food experiences.

Lunch with a view, Nordkette Mountain

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

Freshly baked treats, Vienna

Try a bowl of traditional goulash soup, Budapest

Italian gelato is perfect any

Bagels as trendy as they

time of year, Rome

are delicious, Berlin

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CONTIKI CARES Powered by TREADRIGHT Contiki Cares is our mission to protect and preserve the places we go to and the people we meet, so that the generations who follow us can see the world with the same wide-eyed wonder as we do. It’s our dedication to treading lightly, acting with respect and recognizing when to speak for the planet when it can’t speak for itself.

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

Advising us on our journey is the TreadRight Foundation, our older, wiser sister on all things sustainable and our guiding force in seeking to make the world a better, more interconnected place. Together with TreadRight, we’re on a journey – to seek out the causes that need support and the traditions and communities that need protection in our ever changing world.

LATIN AMERICA

USA & CANADA

We visit the Cusco Center for Textile Traditions in Peru, which supports over 500 artisanal weavers and the Sea Turtle Conservancy in Costa Rica, an organization set up to protect turtle breeding and monitor the behavior of these endangered sea creatures. You can now also extend your stay in the Galapagos with a ME to WE 4-day volunteering excursion into the Amazon jungle.

We work with and support The Storyboot Project which supports the traditional art of mukluk and moccasin making. Contiki were also one of the official sponsors of WE Day, an event that celebrates the youth of today who are making a difference in both local and global communities.

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

NEW ZEALAND We support the conservation of New Zealand’s iconic native bird, the endangered kiwi. We contribute to the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Breeding Programme in Rotorua to hatch and raise kiwi chicks, as well as fund research into kiwi incubation and rearing, and sponsor a new incubation chamber.

EUROPE Greece – TreadRight supports the TRIA ETC to revitalize Greece’s artisan sector by promoting artisanal skills to Greece’s younger generations. We’re also incredibly proud to support the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. Thanks to a combined effort from UK and Europe staff and spare change donated from our travelers on Contiki coaches, we’ve raised over £80,000 to date.

ASIA Cambodia – we visit the FRIENDS restaurant, for disadvantaged youths. India – we visit the Dhonk Craft Center, to preserve traditional artistry.

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AUSTRALIA We’ve worked with Surfrider Australia on a number of projects and beach clean-ups in an effort to raise awareness and increase understanding about the dangers of plastic pollution and consumption.

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YOU CAN

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

TR IP R EGISTR ATION

Visit TTC.COM

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

Visit TTC.COM/LOYALTY to learn more

Our family values and flexible approach are all geared up to give you peace of mind.

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

Visit CONTIKI.COM/ TRIPREGISTRATION

THE WOR LD’S GR EATEST CHANGE POLICY

It’s a big title but damn right we’re claiming it, and for good reason. When booking with us we’re all about the no-strings-attached approach. Plans can change, as can minds, so we created Freedom Guarantee to give you ultimate flexibility. It’s made up of two parts: you can change your trip for free, CHANGE YOUR TRIP or use FlexDeposit to save your paid deposit FOR FREE for when you’re ready to use it. * Visit contiki.com/freedomguarantee If you want to change your chosen trip or to learn more. departure just drop us a line, let us know

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PAR T 2

which trip or departure you’d like and if there’s space, we’ll do the rest for zero cost.*

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

FLEXDEPOSIT

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

* Not combinable with Early Booking Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date. See p.55 for more details.

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20 TRIPS DISCOVERER

FROM

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

WHO TRAVELS DISCOVERER? • Those who want to see and do it all • Those who want to snuggle down in hotel accommodation • Those who want the perfect balance of organized sightseeing and independent adventuring • If you love the Discoverer way of life but want to save yourself a few pennies, opt to stay in our hostel accommodation available on all Trail and Quest trips HOTELS From US$130 per day

HOSTELS From US$113 per day

FREE WIFI ON ALL COACHES* CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERER

CONTIKI. COM/ DEALS

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest deals and money saving shenanigans.

*visit contiki.com/freewifi

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DISCOVERER

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

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

LONDON 1

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region SWITZ FRANCE

1 LUCERNE Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

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Innsbruck

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 5 World Heritage sites visited

Lake Como

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10 DAYS · 8 COUNTRIES FROM US$1529 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 9

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NIGHTS 9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Wine Tasting, Rhine Valley M Nordkette Mountain, Innsbruck

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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

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DAY 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 Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in a historic cellar

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DAY 4: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, a charming, festive 800-year old city & home of the worldfamous Oktoberfest. (B) See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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“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 Private motorboat to the historic islands M Gondola ride along the canals

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

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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

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWHH Start London 2017 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 26 Dec 28

★ ★ ★ ★ ● ■

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

1599 1599 1569 1569 1569 1569 1609 1609 1609 1609

29 5 12 3 10 17 24 31 4 6

Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Dec 30 ▲ Jan 8

1609

2018 Jan 5 Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 16 Mar 2 Mar 9 Mar 16

1609 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1555

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

14 28 11 25 11 18 25

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 (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$395 based on the twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

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) See Paris from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Trip starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London.

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)

For travel insurance see p.54.

• •

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 M Nordkette Mountain DAY 6: Venice. Meander through the

PARIS

US$153

CONTIKI.COM/MAGIC

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

#EUMAGIC

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Locally guided walking tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • See Paris from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower

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

PP*

For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

EUROPE WINTER 2017-18

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

NORTH SEA NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

LONDON 1

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

MUNICH 1 Burgundy Region

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

1 INNSBRUCK

SWITZ

1 LUCERNE Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps Lake Como

1 VENICE Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1

1

ITALY

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 8 World Heritage sites visited

2 ROME Vatican City

13 DAYS · 9 COUNTRIES FROM US$1955 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 12

NIGHTS 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

16

INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Nordkette Mountain, Innsbruck M Tuscan Evening, Florence M Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

#EUDISCOVERY

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Venice walking tour • Gelato in Rome – on us • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night 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 Lorelei Rock 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 city. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck M Nordkette Mountain

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 See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square 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,

22

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022-023 Discovery_MedHighlights_USD.indd 1

PP*

US$151

P/DAY*

Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

DAY 8: Rome. Explore this living museum of history. Later, delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum

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) Scenic alpine drive See the wooden Chapel Bridge, Lucerne See the Lion Monument

• • •

DAY 11: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Arc de Triomphe, ChampsÉlysées, Louvre & Notre Dame Cathedral

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWHW Start London 2017 Oct 16 Oct 18 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 13 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov 27 Dec 2 Dec 4 Dec 8 Dec 10 Dec 12 Dec 14 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 20 Dec 22

Finish Paris or London Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov ★ Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan

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

Total Cost US$ pp* 2039 2039 2039 2039 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055

Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Dec 26 ★▲ Jan 7 Dec 28 ◆ Jan 9 Dec 30 ✱ Jan 11

2055 2055 2055

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

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

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

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

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, * we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$505 based on the twin-share 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.

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 See Paris from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower M Cabaret show & dinner

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.54.

• •

CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERY

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ◆ 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.9.

INNSBRUCK

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DISCOVERER

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

ITALY

FRANCE Cinque Terre

AVIGNON 1

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

San Gimignano

2 ROME

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Zaragoza

2 MADRID

Aix-enProvence

PISA/ ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 2 FLORENCE

2 BARCELONA

Vatican City

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 8 World Heritage sites visited

13 DAYS · 5 COUNTRIES FROM US$1815 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 12

NIGHTS 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

16

INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona M Monaco Dinner, French Riviera M Tuscan Evening, Florence

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

BARCELONA

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US$130

P/DAY*

YOUR TRIP - START MADRID (WWMD) DAY 1: Arrive Madrid. Check in & head out to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. (D) 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,D) DAY 4: Barcelona. See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla. (B) 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,D)

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,D) 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.

YOUR TRIP - START ROME (WWDM) DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Check in & then time to explore. (D) DAY 2: Rome. See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City before an optional guided tour of the Colosseum. (B) DAY 3: Rome to Florence. Discover medieval San Gimignano, then head to Florence. (B) DAY 4: Florence. Immerse yourself in the art of this atmospheric city. (B) DAY 5: Florence to Italian Riviera. Visit 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,D) DAY 7: French Riviera. Stroll through this beautiful beachside town. Later, it’s

Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) DAY 8: French Riviera to Avignon. Lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then on to Avignon. (B) DAY 9: Avignon to Barcelona. Wind through the Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D) DAY 10: Barcelona. See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, the Gothic Quater & La Rambla. (B) DAY 11: Barcelona to Madrid. Next it’s on to buzzing Madrid. (B,D) DAY 12: Madrid. Experience the Spanish capital’s culture. (B) DAY 13: Depart Madrid. It’s adios after breakfeast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation

CONTIKI.COM/MED-HIGHLIGHTS

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWMD Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Oct 28 Nov 25

Nov 9 Dec 7

1885 1855

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 9 Mar 10

Jan 21 Mar 22

1905 1815

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 (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.

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWDM Start Rome

Finish Madrid

2017 Oct 16 Oct 28 Nov 13 Nov 25 Dec 28 ●★ Jan 9

Total Cost US$ pp* 1885 1855 1905

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Feb 26

Mar 10

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. above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, * Prices we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement US$649 based on the twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% 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 Florence. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

EUROPE WINTER 2017-18

#MEDHIGHLIGHTS

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

PP*

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EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

WHY THIS TRIP?

2 BERLIN

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

LONDON 1

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

Dresden

Dover

GERMANY Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS SALZBURG 1 SWITZ

AUSTRIA

2 LUCERNE FRANCE

Swiss Alps ITALY

CINQUE TERRE 1 Pisa

1 VENICE

1 FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 11 World Heritage sites visited

17 DAYS · 10 COUNTRIES FROM US$2389 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 16

NIGHTS 16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

21

INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Guided City Walking Tour, Venice M Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

#EUENCOUNTER

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • See the East Side Gallery in Berlin • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: London to Amsterdam. Ferry across the English Channel to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals DAY 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & enjoy Berlin’s cutting edge arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag building DAY 4: Berlin. Savor the mix of old & new in this ever changing city, full to the brim with historical treats. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided walking tour of Berlin DAY 5: Berlin to Prague. Make your way to Prague, an ever modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,D) Take in the remains of the Berlin Wall Visit the city of Dresden destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden DAY 6: Prague. Discover Gothic architecture, bargain price beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Czech folklore show & dinner DAY 7: Prague to Salzburg. Head south to picture perfect Salzburg, home to Mozart & The Sound of Music. (B)

• • • • • • • • •

PP*

US$141

P/DAY*

DAY 8: Salzburg to Venice. Wind through both the Austrian & Italian Alps into Venice’s grand squares & art-filled palazzos. (B) DAY 9: Venice to Rome. Say farewell to the gondolas of Venice, before reaching the jaw-dropping sights of ancient Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon

DAY 10: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum of history. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Guided tour of Vatican DAY 11: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s vineyards into Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan evening DAY 12: Florence to Cinque Terre. Visit to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa & on to the Italian Riviera to explore the stunning five lands of the Cinque Terre. (B) Full day train pass to explore the Cinque Terre See the Leaning Tower of Pisa DAY 13: Cinque Terre to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) Scenic alpine drive See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne DAY 14: Lucerne. Wander the cobbled streets of this beautiful lakeside town & shop for traditional Swiss treats. (B) M Swiss mountain

• •

• • • •

CONTIKI.COM/ENCOUNTER

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWHZ Start London 2017 Oct 20 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 24 Dec 1 Dec 5 Dec 9 Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 27

Finish Paris or London Nov Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan

5 19 26 10 17 21 25 31 7 12

Total Cost US$ pp* 2495 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2519 2519 2519

Start London

Finish Paris or London

2017 Dec 29 ★▲ Jan 14 2018 Jan 5 Jan 21 Jan 19 Feb 4 Feb 2 Feb 18 Feb 16 Mar 4 Mar 2 Mar 18 Mar 16 Apr 1

Total Cost US$ pp* 2519 2519 2389 2389 2389 2389 2435

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 (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$615 based on the twin-share 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 Rome. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

DAY 15: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the ‘City of Lights’. Hotel (B,D) DAY 16: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner DAY 17: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B) PRAGUE

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DISCOVERER

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

NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

LONDON 1 Dresden

Dover Calais

BELGIUM GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

Dachau

FRANCE

MUNICH 2

Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Innsbruck

2 LUCERNE Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps Lake Como

Pisa

1

2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE

Places visited Chianti Region Nightstops Optional end city 10 World Heritage sites visited

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Vatican City

20 DAYS · 10 COUNTRIES FROM US$2835 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 19

NIGHTS 19 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

27

INCLUDED MEALS 18 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Guided Walking Tour, Venice M Mt Pilatus, Swiss Alps M Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

MUNICH

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US$142

P/DAY*

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

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

DAY 2: London to Amsterdam. Today we’ll 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. Check out Amsterdam’s museum, cafés & nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Boat cruise along the canals DAY 4: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Berlin. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building DAY 5: Berlin. Savor the mix of historical landmarks & cosmopolitan vibes in this uber cool city. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided walking tour DAY 6: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some bratwurst in Dresden on your way to Prague. (B,D) Take in the artwork & Berlin Wall DAY 7: Prague. Snake through the cobblestone streets to discover Gothic architecture & bargain price beer. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock DAY 8: Prague to Munich. Stop at the humbling Dachau Memorial before reaching Munich. (B) Visit Dachau Memorial Visit a traditional beer hall

DAY 10: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles DAY 11: Venice. Meander through the city’s alleyways & canals. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands M Gondola ride along the canals 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 13: Rome. Explore this living museum & later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City DAY 14: Rome to Florence. Stop in the Tuscan hills for a cheese & wine tasting experience. (B,D) DAY 15: Florence. A Local Guide shows you around this atmospheric city. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Tuscan evening DAY 16: Florence to Lucerne. Stop & check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge DAY 17: Lucerne. Enjoy the alpine beauty of this lakeside town. (B) DAY 18: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy. (B,D)

• • • • • • • • • •

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWAP

Start London 2017 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 8 Dec 10 Dec 15 Dec 17 Dec 22 Dec 27

• • •

3 10 17 1 8 15 22 27 29 3 5 10 15

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

Start London 2017 Dec 29 ✱ Dec 31 2018 Jan 2 Jan 7 Jan 14 Feb 4 Feb 25 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 18

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 17 Jan 19

2995 2995

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

2995 2995 2995 2835 2835 2835 2889 2889

21 26 2 23 16 23 30 6

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 (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$729 based on the twin-share 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. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice.

◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam.

CONTIKI.COM/INSPIRATION

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

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.

• •

Finish Paris or London

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

• See the icons of Paris DAY 19: Paris. Indulge in the magic, romance & history of Paris. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner DAY 20: Depart Paris. Morning airport transfer or head back to London. (B)

EUROPE WINTER 2017-18

#EUINSPIRATION

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Wine tasting in Tuscany • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide

PP*

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EUROPEAN VISTA NORTH SEA

WHY THIS TRIP?

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Dover BELGIUM

Calais

GERMANY

RHINE VALLEY 1

LONDON 1

PRAGUE 2

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

SWITZ

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps ITALY

Pisa

FRENCH 2 RIVIERA

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

1

Adventure & chill time combine on this three-week wonder that could see you heading up the Swiss Alps & riding gondolas in Venice.

2 VENICE 2 FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Vatican City

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 12 World Heritage sites visited

22 DAYS · 11 COUNTRIES FROM US$3045 US$139 PP*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 21

NIGHTS 21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

30

INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris M Guided tour of Vatican, Vatican City M Volendam Dinner, Amsterdam

#EUVISTA

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • See Paris from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Gelato in Rome – our treat FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

26

EUROPE WINTER 2017-18

026-027 Vista_WinterWanderer_USD.indd 1

DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France, journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights”. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

DAY 3: Paris. Find magic, romance & history at 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) See the wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument

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DAY 6: Lucerne to French Riviera. Catch a glimpse of Lake Como en route to Nice. (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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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

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DAY 10: Florence to Rome. Travel through Tuscany’s rustic hills to vibrant Rome. (B)

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the Pantheon, Colosseum & • See Roman Forum

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DAY 11: Rome. Explore this famous city & the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City See the Trevi Fountain & Pantheon

Start London

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2017 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 26 Dec 28

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 See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square

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DAY 18: Prague. Discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) Visit the Old Town Square

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3185 3185 3129 3129 3129 3129 3215 3215 3215

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

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

25 4 11 4 25 8

3215 3215 3045 3045 3045 3099

(either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$785 based on twin-share 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 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

DAY 15: Munich to Vienna. Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Vienna. (B,D) Stop at Dachau Concentration Camp

DAY 17: Vienna to Prague. Travel through Bohemia to Prague, “City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) See Hradčany Castle, Charles Bridge & the Astronomical Clock

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

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

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

DAY 14: Venice to Munich. Wind through the Austrian Alps to Bavarian Munich. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional Bavarian beer hall

DAY 16: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a tour. (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M A classic night out with dinner

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

DAY 19: Prague to Rhine Valley. Journey to the Rhine Valley, full of castles & vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock

DAY 20: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s the Netherlands & vibrant Amsterdam. (B,D) See the canals, gable houses & the city by night

DAY 21: Amsterdam. See how clogs are made & try some Dutch Edam at a cheese farm. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Volendam dinner

DAY 22: End Amsterdam or London. Morning transfer airport or head back to London. (B) PARIS

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WHY THIS TRIP?

Dover

Dresden

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Calais

Who says summer is the sexiest season? See Europe in all its wonderful wintery glory with a little bit of Christmassy magic sprinkled on top.

BELGIUM

2 PRAGUE 2

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS

Mauthausen

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

FRANCE

2 LUCERNE

LYON 1 ITALY

2 VIENNA

Dolomite Mountains

VENICE 2

Pisa

1 FLORENCE

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

SPAIN

1

25 DAYS · 12 COUNTRIES FROM US$3515 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 24

NIGHTS 24 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

34

INCLUDED MEALS 23 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Swiss Fondue Lunch, Lucerne M Flamenco Show with Dinner, Barcelona M Canal Cruise, Amsterdam

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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DAY 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre & Notre Dame Cathedral DAY 3: Paris. Indulge in the city’s sights & spend the evening at a cabaret show. (B) M Cabaret show with dinner DAY 4: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 5: Lucerne. Soak up the alpine beauty as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) DAY 6: Lucerne to Lyon. We leave the mountains behind as we head to Lyon. (B) DAY 7: Lyon to Barcelona . Head through the Pyrénées Mountains, on to Barcelona. (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 the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B) M Tuscan evening DAY 12: Florence to Rome. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on this

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PP*

US$141

P/DAY*

stunning city before heading to the walking museum of Rome. (B,D) Florentine leather craft demonstration

DAY 13: Rome. See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City & opt in for a guided tour of the Colosseum & Forum. (B) 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 Venice’s iconic 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 & tasting DAY 18: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. (B) Visit a traditional beer hall DAY 19: Munich to Prague. Wind through the German countryside to Prague. (B,D) DAY 20: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s cobbled streets. (B) 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) 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)

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Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan ★▲ Jan ★◆ Jan ★✱ Jan ★✝ Jan

7 12 19 26 3 8 10 17 24 27 29 31 3 5 7 9 11 13

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

Start London 2017 Dec 22 Dec 25 Dec 27 Dec 29 2018 Jan 1 Jan 3 Jan 11 Jan 16 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 1 Mar 15

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* ★✤ ★✚ ★▼ ★◗

Jan Jan Jan Jan

15 18 20 22

3715 3715 3715 3715

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

25 27 4 9 11 18 25 11 18 25 8

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 charge (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 Berlin.

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NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Soak up the panoramic views of Paris from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private motorboat to the historic islands

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

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 13 World Heritage sites visited

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ✝ Spend New Year’s Eve in the Rome. ▼ Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera. ✤ Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. ◗ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ✙ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

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WHY THIS TRIP?

LONDON 1

Experience the hype of Eastern Europe plus check off some of the dolce vita classics as you take your time across the continent.

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

POLAND

GERMANY

Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

Dresden

KRAKOW 2

BELGIUM

Auschwitz

PRAGUE 2

2 PARIS

CZECH REP

Kutná Hora

Valley of the Somme

SLOVAKIA FRANCE

Burgundy Region

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

SWITZ

2 SWISS ALPS

Banska Bystrica

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Dolomite Mountains

1 LJUBLJANA

VENICE 1 1

Places visited Nightstops Pisa Optional end city 16 World Heritage sites visited

Apennine Mountains

2 FLORENCE ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

24 DAYS · 14 COUNTRIES FROM US$2999 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 23

NIGHTS 23 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

33

INCLUDED MEALS 22 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Past & Present Tour, Budapest M Traditional Tastes of Venice M Cabaret Show & Champagne, Paris

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

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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

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DAY 6: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-

PP*

US$125

P/DAY*

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 Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

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DAY 7: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain price 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 A Classic Night Out

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 Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

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DAY 10: Vienna to Krakow. Back through the Czech Republic to Poland, then it’s on to the lively city of Krakow. (B,D) M Guided tour of the amazing salt mines

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Finish Paris or London Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan ★▲ Jan ★◆ Jan ✱ Jan

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

Total Cost US$ pp* 3105 3105 3105 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3075 3145 3145 3145 3145

Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Dec 27 ✤ Dec 29 ✚

Jan 19 Jan 21

3145 3145

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

Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

3145 3145 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 3049

28 4 11 18 20 25 4 11 18 1 8

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

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.54.

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. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Krakow. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ✤ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ✚ Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

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

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DAY 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 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 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 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)

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

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 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 show & champagne M Traditional Parisian dinner

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 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

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

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DAY 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 Locally Guided Tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps

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

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NORTH SEA

NIGHTS 8 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

Edam

2

LONDON 1 Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

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

2

AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Calais BELGIUM

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

FRANCE

VIENNA 1

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

AUSTRIA

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Canal Cruise, Amsterdam M Historical Walking Tour, Berlin

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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1

Places visited Nightstops 6 World Heritage sites visited

9 DAYS · 7 COUNTRIES FROM US$1145 PP* US$128 P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. 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

• •

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)

Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen’s • See Cathedral & State Opera House PRAGUE

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

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

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

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

Start London

Finish Vienna

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Dec 27 ● Dec 29 ■

Jan 4 Jan 6

1195 1195

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

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

1195 1195 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1165

13 20 27 3 5 10 17 24 3 17 24

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

*

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.54. 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. 12:00 noon in Vienna. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the European Trail trip?

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NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house • See the site of Checkpoint Charlie • Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock in Prague

Kutná Hora

CZECH REP

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11

POLAND

HOW MUCH & WHEN Auschwitz CZECH REP

NIGHTS 8 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

VIENNA 1

VENICE 1 Apennine Mountains

ITALY

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

#EASTERNTRAIL

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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Start Vienna

HUNGARY

1 LJUBLJANA

1 ROME

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Guided Tour of Salt Mines, Krakow M Gondola Ride, Venice M Traditional Tastes of Venice

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWVR

SLOVAKIA

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA Dolomite SLOVENIA Mountains

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

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Locally guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice

Banska Bystrica

2 KRAKOW

1

Places visited Nightstops 7 World Heritage sites visited

Finish Rome

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

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

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

Total Cost US$ pp* 1205 1205 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1219 1219 1219 1219 1219 1219

Start Vienna

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

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

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

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

9 DAYS · 7 COUNTRIES FROM US$1165 PP* US$130 P/DAY* Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

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

ROME

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

*

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.54. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

DAYS 2 - 8: Vienna to Rome. See Days 10-16 of European Trail (p.28-29) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals .

Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Krakow.

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)

▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 24-day European Trail, 16-day Trail to London & 17-day Trail to Rome trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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London

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

NIGHTS 7 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWRT Start Rome

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

12

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Dover Calais

SWISS ALPS

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

2

Pisa

2 FLORENCE ITALY

1

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

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

SWITZ

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 5 World Heritage sites visited

1 ROME

Vatican City

2018 Jan 2

8 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1149 PP* US$144 P/DAY*

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ME TIME OPTIONALS M Cabaret Show & Champagne, Paris M Mt Pilatus, Swiss Alps M Guided Tour of Vatican, Rome

DAY 1: Start Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum your way. Tonight, meet up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies to let the good times begin. (D) DAYS 2 - 7: Rome to Paris. See Days 18-23 of European Trail (p.28-29) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

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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)

PARIS

Finish Paris or London Nov Nov Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ■ Jan

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

Jan 9

Total Cost US$ pp* 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199

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

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

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

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

1199

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more * information see p.54. 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. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 24-day European Trail & 16-day Trail to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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NIGHTS 16 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWTR

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

LONDON 1

Start London

POLAND

Calais

BELGIUM

PRAGUE 2 Kutna Hora

FRANCE

Auschwitz 2 KRAKOW CZECH SLOVAKIA REP Banska Bystrica 2

VIENNA

21

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

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA Dolomite SLOVENIA Mountains

VENICE 1 ITALY

1

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

Finish Rome

Dresden

Dover

Apennine Mountains

Places visited Nightstops 12 World Heritage sites visited

HUNGARY

1 LJUBLJANA

1 ROME

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

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

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

Total Cost US$ pp* 2235 2235 2235 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2255 2255 2255 2255

Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Dec 27 ◆ Dec 29 ✱

Jan 12 Jan 14

2255 2255

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

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

2255 2255 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2159 2189

21 28 4 11 13 18 25 4 11 25 1

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

17 DAYS · 12 COUNTRIES FROM US$2159 PP* US$127 P/DAY* ME TIME OPTIONALS M Canal Cruise, Amsterdam M A Classic Night Out, Vienna M River Cruise with Dinner, Budapest

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living museum of history before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. (B)

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

AMSTERDAM

• •

DAYS 3 - 16: Amsterdam to Rome. See Days 3-16 of European Trail (p.28-29) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals DAY 17: End Rome. Tap into ‘la Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this

*

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.54. 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. 12:00 noon in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Krakow. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ◆ Spend New year’s Eve in Berlin. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the European Trail trip?

#TRAILTOROME

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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

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

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POLAND

ENGLAND London Dover

NIGHTS 15 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

23

FRANCE

2 KRAKOW

VIENNA 1 SWITZ

SWISS ALPS

AUSTRIA

2

Banska Bystrica

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

VENICE 1

1 LJUBLJANA

ITALY Pisa

1

Start Vienna

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 11 World Heritage sites visited

2 FLORENCE

2 ROME Vatican City

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

Finish Paris or London Nov Nov Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan ★▲ Jan ★◆ Jan ✱ Jan

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

Total Cost US$ pp* 2239 2239 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265

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

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

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

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

16 DAYS · 11 COUNTRIES FROM US$2165PP* US$136 P/DAY* DAY 1: Start Vienna . Viennese culture is everywhere! Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies tonight. (D) DAYS 2 - 15: Vienna to Paris. See Days 10-23 of European Trail (p.28-29) 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)

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

VIENNA

*

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.54. 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. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Krakow. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 24-day European Trail. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s worldfamous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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Auschwitz

SLOVAKIA

2 PARIS

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Locally Guided Tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps • Private boat to Venice • Rome sightseeing tour

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

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

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Tuscan Evening, Florence M Dinner Cruise on Danube, Budapest M Cabaret Show with Champagne, Paris

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Calais

Burgundy Region

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WHY THIS TRIP?

Dresden

Dover Calais

GERMANY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Dream of visiting the picturesque Cinque Terre & beautiful San Sebastian? Visit these & so much more on the trip that blows travelers’ minds year on year.

2 PRAGUE Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS Loire Valley

1 SALZBURG

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

1 BORDEAUX

Verona

CINQUE TERRE 1 Pisa

Arles

2 SAN SEBASTIAN

2 Monaco NICE

Pyrenees Mountains

MEDITERRANEAN SEA Zaragoza SPAIN

2 VENICE

1 FLORENCE ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Vatican City

2 BARCELONA

Pompeii

2 SORRENTO Isle of Capri

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 15 World Heritage sites visited

26 DAYS · 11 COUNTRIES FROM US$3099 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 25

NIGHTS 25 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

34

INCLUDED MEALS 24 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Parisian Dinner, Paris M Guided Bike Ride, Prague M Historical Walking Tour, Berlin

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NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Train along the Cinque Terre • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France, journey past World War 1 battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights”. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-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 worldfamous 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 seafront. (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)

PP*

US$120

P/DAY*

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

M Flamenco show with 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 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. 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

• • •

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Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan ★▲ Jan ★◆ Jan ✱ Jan ✝ Jan

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

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

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

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

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

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more * information see p.54. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

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

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

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)

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

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

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian. ✝ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.54.

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the Leaning Tower of Pisa • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, • See Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery &

M Gondola ride along the canals

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)

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 Visit the Old Town Square

• •

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) Day trip to Isle of Capri

Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses • See by night

famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm M Canal cruise

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 cheese maker Edam en route. (B) See how clogs are made and try some

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

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

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

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 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,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in the commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall

DAY 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 & 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 23: Berlin. Find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cuttingedge cities in the world with lots of free time to explore. It’s hard to believe that this funky town has had such a troubled past, so savor the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Walking tour of Berlin

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

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)

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

ENGLAND

LONDON 1 Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

NIGHTS 8 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

2 PARIS Loire Valley

FRANCE

10

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

1 BORDEAUX SAN SEBASTIAN

2

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Cabaret Show with Champagne, Paris M Flamenco Dinner & Show, Barcelona

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SPAIN Places visited Nightstops 4 World Heritage sites visited

2 BARCELONA

9 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1105 PP* US$123 P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past World War I battlefields to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

DAYS 3 - 8: Paris to Barcelona. See Days 3-8 of European Quest (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

BARCELONA

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

Finish Total Barcelona Cost US$ pp* Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ■ Jan

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

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

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

Finish Total Barcelona Cost US$ pp* Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar

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

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

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

*

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.54. 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. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the European Quest trip?

DAY 9: Depart Barcelona. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) EUROPE WINTER 2017-18

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9

NIGHTS 9 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

FRANCE

1 Arles

11

CINQUE TERRE

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

2

Monaco

1 FLORENCE ITALY

NICE SPAIN

1 BARCELONA

2 ROME SORRENTO 2

Isle of Capri

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. 1

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Dinner near the Royal Palace, Monaco M Locally Guided Tour of Vatican Museums, Rome NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

#MEDQUEST

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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Places visited Nightstops 10 World Heritage sites visited

10 DAYS · 5 COUNTRIES FROM US$1175 PP* US$118 P/DAY*

Start Barcelona

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

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

1215 1215 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1229 1229 1229 1229

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ●

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

Start Barcelona

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

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

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

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

DAY 1: Arrive Barcelona . Viva Barcelona! Welcome to this city famous for delicious tapas & flamenco. Head out & explore before meeting your group tomorrow. Hostel 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

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

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more * information see p.54. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am on Day 2 in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome.

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● Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day European Quest, 17-day Quest to Rome & 19-day Quest to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

DAYS 3 - 9: Nice to Rome. See Days 10-16 of European Quest (p.32-33) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

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13

ENGLAND

NIGHTS 10 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

London Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

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2 BERLIN

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM Calais

BELGIUM

GERMANY

Start Rome

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

CZECH REP

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

SALZBURG 1 AUSTRIA

Verona

1

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Gondola Ride along the canals, Venice M Farewell Dinner, Amsterdam M Canal Cruise, Amsterdam

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

Edam

FRANCE

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Private boat through the canals of Venice • See the East Side Gallery in Berlin • See how clogs are made & try some famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm

HOW MUCH & WHEN

NORTH SEA

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 14 World Heritage sites visited

2 VENICE

ITALY

1 ROME

2018 Jan 4

11 DAYS · 8 COUNTRIES FROM US$1245 DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Welcome to Rome! Stunning sights & rich history, fine art & great food – this city has it all! Head out & explore before meeting your group tomorrow. Hostel DAY 2: Rome to Venice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. We then travel over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona en route to Venice. (D) See the Roman Arena in Verona DAYS 3 - 10: Venice to Amsterdam. See Days 18-25 of European Quest (p.32-33) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

DAY 11: Amsterdam to London. This morning after breakfast we transfer you

PP*

US$114

P/DAY*

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) PRAGUE

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost or London US$ pp* 11 13 20 25 27 4 11 18 25 1 6 8

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

Jan 14

1305

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

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

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

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

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

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more * information see p.54. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am on Day 2 in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day European Quest & 19-day Quest to London trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ENGLAND

HOW MUCH & WHEN

LONDON 1 Calais

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWQR

16

21

Valley of the Somme

NIGHTS 16 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

FRANCE

1

Arles

SAN 2 SEBASTIAN

2

Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

SPAIN

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Dinner near the Royal Palace, Monaco M Guided Tour, Pompeii M Locally guided tour of Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, Rome

1

1 FLORENCE

Monaco

ITALY

NICE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2

BARCELONA

2 ROME SORRENTO 2

Places visited Nightstops 9 World Heritage sites visited

17 DAYS · 6 COUNTRIES FROM US$2095 PP* US$124 P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive London . Check in to your hotel & then later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travelers.

addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

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

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

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

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

Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

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

2189 2189 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2125 2125

20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24 31 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 are based on quad-share accommodation, for more * information see p.54. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

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

ROME

You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm on Day 2 in London & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence.

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#QUESTTOROME

CONTIKI.COM/ QUEST-ROME

CINQUE TERRE

1 BORDEAUX

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

Finish Rome

Loire Valley

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

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide

Start London

2 PARIS

DISCOVERER

Dover

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the European Quest trip?

DAYS 3 - 16: Paris to Rome. See Days 3-16 of European Quest (p.32-33) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. DAY 17: Depart Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email

QUEST TO LONDON VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 18

NIGHTS 18 nights in quad-share hotel/hostel accommodation

24

INCLUDED MEALS 17 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D)

BERLIN Edam NETHERLANDS

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWQL

Dresden

PRAGUE 2

CZECH REP

AUSTRIA

CINQUE TERRE 1

2

Monaco

NICE

SPAIN

1 BARCELONA

1

Verona ITALY

2 VENICE

1 FLORENCE 2 ROME

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 12 World Heritage sites visited

2 SORRENTO

19 DAYS · 12 COUNTRIES FROM US$2139PP* US$113P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive Barcelona. Viva Barcelona. Head out and explore this city packed with delicious tapas and flamenco before meeting your group tomorrow. 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 (p.32-33) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. DAY 19: 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) BERLIN

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

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

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

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

2219 2219 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2245 2245 2245 2245

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

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

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

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

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more * information see p.54. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am on Day 2 in Barcelona & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day European Quest trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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#QUESTTOLONDON

CONTIKI.COM/ QUEST-LONDON

HOW MUCH & WHEN

2

SALZBURG 1

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Guided City Tour, Pompeii M Walking Tour, Berlin M Canal Cruise, Amsterdam

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

GERMANY Calais BELGIUM

FRANCE

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • See the East Side Gallery in Berlin

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND London Dover

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10 TRIPS 5–20 FROM

DAYS

Designed around unique experiences for the culturally curious, In-Depth Explorer is all about getting you to the very heart of a destination by tasting, exploring and unearthing every last little secret. Less time traveling and an itinerary jam-packed with free time means endless opportunities for you to really understand what makes a region tick.

WHO TRAVELS IN-DEPTH EXPLORER? • Those who want to get to know a particular region in detail • Those who are all about food, history, and getting just a little bit lost • Those who want to travel less and explore more

HOTELS From US$121 per day

FREE WIFI ON ALL COACHES* CONTIKI.COM/IN-DEPTH-EXPLORER

CONTIKI. COM/ DEALS

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest deals and money saving shenanigans.

*visit contiki.com/freewifi

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Isle of 1 Skye

Loch Ness

WHY THIS TRIP? SCOTLAND

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

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS St Andrews Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 LONDONDERRY 1

Northumberland National Park

Giant’s Causeway Gretna Green

BELFAST 1

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Larne

N.IRELAND

Holyhead

DUBLIN 2

GALWAY 2

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

REP. OF IRELAND

1 LIVERPOOL ENGLAND

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny

Blarney

WALES

1 CORK

1

Places visited Nightstops 5 World Heritage sites visited

1 LONDON

17 DAYS · 5 COUNTRIES FROM US$2309 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 16

23

NIGHTS 16 nights twin-share hotel accommodation INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Ghost Walk, York M Castle Experience, Edinburgh M Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

DUBLIN

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DAY 2: London to Liverpool. Take a London sightseeing tour before traveling to the home of The Beatles, Liverpool. Tonight, get to know your group over dinner & maybe hit the town for a night out. (D)

US$136

P/DAY*

Stirling Castle & the William • See Wallace Monument See Square & the Glasgow • City George Chambers

DAY 10: Glasgow to Dublin. Ferry to Northern Ireland, traveling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D)

DAY 3: Liverpool to York. Catch the rolling country views through to York. (B,D) Locally guided Beatles tour Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’

DAY 11: Dublin to Cork. Stop in charming Kilkenny for lunch & an optional bike ride before traveling on to Cork. (B,D) M Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery visit

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

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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

• •

DAY 6: Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring this friendly & stunning city. (B,D)

DAY 12: Cork to Galway. Get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone & spot the Cliffs of Moher. (B) Visit the Blarney Stone See the Cliffs of Moher DAY 13: Galway. Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. (B,D) DAY 14: Galway to Londonderry. Time to head north on to the walled city of Londonderry. (B,D) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry M Locally guided walking tour

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

DAY 8: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands. See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains & lochs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle 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 & Christ Church Cathedral 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)

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWUK Start London

Finish London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

2475 2475 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2495 2495 2495 2495

★ ★ ● ●

4 11 18 25 9 16 23 30 6 11 12

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

Jan 15

2495

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

2495 2495 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2309

20 27 3 17 3 17 24 31

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$635 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 9 & those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 9. ● This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Liverpool. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

*

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND 10 DAYS FROM

US$1425 PP* US$143 P/DAY*

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

#GBIRELAND

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone

DAY 1: Arrive London. Check in to your hotel & meet your team.

PP*

IRELAND 8 DAYS FROM

US$1145 PP* US$144 P/DAY*

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

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

VENICE 2

Verona ITALY

3 FLORENCE Pisa Chianti Region San Gimignano

Apennine Mountains

Places visited 2 ROME Nightstops Vatican City Optional end city Optional start/end city 6 World Heritage sites visited

1

8 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1225 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 7

NIGHTS 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

9

INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M La Dolce Vita Dinner, Rome M Nightclub Entry, Florence M Tuscan Evening, Florence

#ITALIANESPRESSO

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of a Tuscan winery with Chianti & antipasto • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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

PP*

US$154

P/DAY*

DAY 5: Florence. Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for wine tasting & a stop in medieval San Gimignano – the quintessential Tuscan town. (B)

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

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

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

DAY 4: Florence. Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence where a Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Shop along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration M Delicious Tuscan feast with Chianti wine

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DAY 8: Depart Venice/Rome. The trip ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. Please note: Days 1 & 8 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWHI Start Rome 2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 16 ★ Dec 28 ★● Dec 30 ■

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Jan Jan

1275 1259 1259 1295 1295 1295

28 11 25 23 4 6

Start Rome 2018 Jan 13 Mar 3 Mar 17

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 20 Mar 10 Mar 24

1295 1225 1249

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 (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 twin-share 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.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.54.

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SIMPLY ITALY WHY THIS TRIP? Ever dreamed of exploring every glorious inch of Italy? Now’s your chance. Go in-depth and see it all, from the dramatic Cinque Terre coastline to the ancient Colosseum.

MILAN 1

VENICE 2

Verona Lake Garda

Cinque Terre

ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 Pisa

2 FLORENCE Chianti Region Apennine Mountains

ITALY

Vatican City

1

12 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1639 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 11

NIGHTS 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

14

INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Guided Tour of the ancient city, Pompeii M Lake Garda Cruise, Sirmione M Burano Island Cruise & Dinner, Venice

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

FLORENCE

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DAY 2: Rome to Sorrento. Travel south towards the home of pizza, Naples. Later, we’ll reach Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the stunning bay. (B,D) See Mt. Vesuvius See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento

• • •

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 to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) M Pompeii tour DAY 5: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, explore at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

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

US$137

Places visited Nightstops 9 World Heritage sites visited

P/DAY*

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

• • •

DAY 8: Venice to Milan via Lake Garda. Leave beautiful Venice behind as we head to the Italian fashion capital, 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 Local wine tasting in the Chianti region 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) M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/SIMPLY-ITALY

Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

2 SORRENTO Isle of Capri

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWSY Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan

1709 1709 1685 1685 1735 1735

2 9 7 21 1 8

Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 7 Jan 28 Mar 11

Jan 18 Feb 8 Mar 22

1735 1639 1675

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 (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 twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.54.

DAY 12: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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#SIMPLYITALY

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Guided tour of a Tuscan winery with Chianti & antipasto

DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Check in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travelers. (D)

PP*

3 ROME

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SPANISH SPREE WHY THIS TRIP? Dive deep into Spanish life as you loop your way across the country. Expect non-stop fiestas, flowing sangria and all the tapas you can dream of… BILBAO 1

San Sebastian

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza

2 BARCELONA

Segovia SPAIN

MADRID 3 Toledo

1 VALENCIA

CORDOBA 1 SEVILLE 2

2 GRANADA Gibraltar

1

Places visited Nightstops 7 World Heritage sites visited

14 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1685 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 13

NIGHTS 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

17

INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Visit the Valley of the Fallen, Madrid M Locally Guided Bike Tour, Barcelona

#SPANISHSPREE

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour in Madrid • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Learn about the history of Spanish culture & architecture at the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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

PP*

US$121

P/DAY*

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 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 10: Granada to Seville. Wind along the Costa del Sol & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B,D) Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga M Tour to top of Gibraltar

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 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,D) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

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

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) 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 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

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWEH Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 20 Dec 23 Dec 27 ●

Oct Nov Dec Jan Jan

1755 1755 1729 1775 1775

29 12 3 5 9

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 3 Feb 12 Mar 19

Jan 16 Feb 25 Apr 1

1775 1685 1715

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 (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 twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.54. This trip is part of the epic Iberian Peninsula & Morocco adventure, so when you leave Madrid you’ll be waving goodbye to your group as they depart for some of your new pals as they continue on with this separate journey.

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.

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

IBERIAN PENINSULA & MOROCCO WHY THIS TRIP? Take your time exploring the best bits of Spain before plunging into Moroccan life and winding up in the vibrant streets of Lisbon.

San Sebastian

BILBAO 1

Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza

Segovia

2 BARCELONA

MADRID 3

SPAIN

PORTUGAL

VALENCIA 1 2 LISBON GRANADA 2

SEVILLE 2 Tarifa

TANGIER 1 ATLANTIC OCEAN

Rabat Casablanca

Algeciras Gibraltar

2 FEZ MOROCCO 1

2 MARRAKECH

Places visited Nightstops 10 World Heritage sites visited

20 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$2435 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 19

NIGHTS 19 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

27

INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Visit the Valley of the Fallen, Madrid M Welcome to Morocco Dinner & Show, Fez M Portuguese Feast, Lisbon

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

MARRAKECH

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US$122

P/DAY*

haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) See the Royal Palace, the Medina & the local markets Visit the cooperative of handmade carpets M Moroccan dinner 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) See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jamaa el-Fna Square 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) See the Hassan 2nd Mosque, Casablanca See the Hassan Tower & King’s Palace in Rabat See the Kasbah & admire the panoramic view DAY 15: Tangier to Seville. Stop off at Gibraltar en route to Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. (B,D) M Tour to top of Gibraltar DAY 16: Seville. Enjoy your time in sunny Seville, soaked in history, oldworld 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,D) DAY 18: Lisbon. Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. Tonight enjoy a night of partying or relax watching the sunset. (B)

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Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

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Nov Nov Dec Jan Jan

2549 2549 2515 2585 2585

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WIBP

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Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 3 Feb 12 Mar 19

Jan 22 Mar 3 Apr 7

2585 2435 2485

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.

• • • •

4 18 9 11 15

Start Madrid

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 (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$635 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona.

See the Castelo de São Jorge, the Praça do Comércio & Rossio & Praça da Figueira. M Traditional Portuguese feast DAY 19: Lisbon to Madrid. Return to Madrid & your final night on the town! (B) M Traditional Madridleños dinner DAY 20: Depart Madrid. Trip ends after breakfast. (B)

MOROCCO 5 DAYS FROM

US$709 PP* US$142 P/DAY*

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

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#IBERIAANDMOROCCO

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour • Guided local tour & visit the Bahia Palace • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez & the city of Marrakech

DAY 1: Arrive Madrid. Check in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital. (D) 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,D) 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) M Valencia cooking school 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) Scenic drive past Marbella, Malaga & the Rif Mountains DAY 11: Fez. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the Medina or

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 14

NIGHTS 14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

21

INCLUDED MEALS 14 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D)

SPAIN

SEVILLE 2

#SPAINMOROCCOPORTUGAL

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Start Madrid

2 GRANADA

2 FEZ

Rabat Casablanca

MOROCCO

Places visited Nightstops 9 World Heritage sites visited

15 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1855 PP* US$124 P/DAY* drive past Marbella, Malaga & • Scenic the Rif Mountains

DAY 1: Start Madrid. Check in to your hotel & explore the capital. (D) DAY 2: Madrid. Explore the artistic center, culinary delights & the night life hotspots. (B) See the Royal Palace, Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de España

DAY 6: Fez. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the fascinating Medina of Fez or haggle for Moroccan treats! (B) M Moroccan dinner with belly dancing show DAY 7: Fez to Marrakech. Head southwards to Marrakech as you travel past the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) DAY 8: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history. (B) See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jamaa el-Fna Square DAY 9: Marrakech to Tangier. Hit the road to Tangier taking in Casablanca &

DAY 3: Madrid to Granada. Take in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains before arrving in Granada. (B) DAY 4: Granada . Experience the lively culture & sample some tapas. (B,D) DAY 5: Granada to Fez. Travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Medieval capital of Morocco, Fez. See the stunning views of the Rif Mountains en route. (B,D)

Total Cost US$ pp*

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost US$ pp*

*

2 MARRAKECH

1

Finish Madrid

2017 2018 Oct 21 Nov 4 1935 Jan 1 Jan 15 1959 Nov 4 Nov 18 1905 Jan 8 Jan 22 1959 Nov 25 Dec 9 1905 Feb 17 Mar 3 1855 Dec 28 ● Jan 11 1959 Mar 24 Apr 7 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. 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 (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 ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Granada. What’s better than new friends? More new friends! This trip joins up with travelers from our epic Iberian Peninsula & Morocco trip so prepare for even more fun times.

Algeciras Gibraltar

Tarifa

TANGIER 1

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Welcome to Morocco Dinner & Show, Fez M Marrakech By Night, Marrakech M Locally Guided Tour of Seville’s famous sights

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWMP

2 LISBON

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez • Guided local tour & visit the Bahia Palace in Marrakech

HOW MUCH & WHEN

PORTUGAL

Rabat. (B,D) DAY 10: Tangier to Seville. Stop off at Gibraltar en route to Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. (B,D) M Tour to top of Gibraltar DAY 11: Seville. Enjoy your time in sunny Seville. (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’España DAY 12: Seville to Lisbon. Tour the picturesque city & see beautiiful Gothic cathedrals. (B,D) DAY 13: Lisbon. Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. (B) DAY 14: Lisbon to Madrid. Return to Madrid for a night on the town! (B) M Traditional Madridleños dinner DAY 15: End Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

EGYPT & THE NILE VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

1

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

#CONTIKIEGYPT

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Locally guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza • Tour the Valley of the Kings with a local Egyptian expert

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1 HURGHADA 1 LUXOR

Esna

1 EDFU Kom Ombo

1 ASWAN

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Visit the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam, Aswan M Visit the Temple of Horus, Edfu

EZ SU OF LF GU

15

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

2 CAIRO

ILE EN TH

7

Giza Sakkara

1

Places visited Nightstops 3 World Heritage sites visited

LAKE NASSER

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WTEG Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

1379 1359 1359 1359 1399 1399

28 11 25 9 30 6

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24 Mar 10

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

1399 1319 1319 1319 1319

20 3 17 3 17

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge. 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. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Aswan.

*

8 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$1319 PP* US$165 P/DAY* hit beachside Hurghada. (B)

DAY 1: Arrive Cairo. Check in to the hotel, explore the city & meet Trip Manager & fellow travelers. DAY 2: Cairo to Aswan. Step back into ancient Egypt with a Local Guide tour. Gaze in awe at 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. Opt to take a tour of Aswan, ride on a traditional felucca sailboat or explore the souk. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu. An optional visit to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel followed by cruising down the river Nile with a stop at the unique temple in Kom Ombo en route to the friendly city of Edfu. (B,L,D) M View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods M Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II DAY 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor. Wind through Edfu to the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Later, we set sail up the Nile to Luxor & walk along the ancient Avenue of the Sphinxes. (B,L,D) DAY 6: Luxor to Hurghada . See the famous monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings before we

the the Colossos of Memnon •M See Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

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

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

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5–11 DAYS

Long sleep-ins, lazy lunches and afternoons spent doing whatever you damn well please – that’s what Easy Pace is all about. A minimum of 2-3 nights in every destination means more time to really take it slow, people watch with a coffee from your balcony and plan your next move. After all, this really is about you doing Europe your way.

WHO TRAVELS EASY PACE? •

Those who want to do Europe at their own pace

Those who want to spend longer in each destination, with 2-3 nights stays a minimum

Those who want even more free time to DIY their travel experiences

HOTELS From US$135 per day

FREE WIFI ON ALL COACHES* CONTIKI.COM/EASY-PACE

CONTIKI. COM/ DEALS

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest deals and money saving shenanigans.

*visit contiki.com/freewifi

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LONDON & PARIS WHY THIS TRIP? A tale of two cities that will see you falling in love with each for entirely different reasons. Which one will steal your heart entirely? We’ll leave you to decide…

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 3 Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

Calais

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

+

2

Versailles

FRANCE

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city 4 World Heritage sites visited

ITALY

3 ROME

7 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1275 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 6

NIGHTS 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

8

INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

#LONDONANDPARIS

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Experience a famous West End musical in London • Locally guided “Jack the Ripper” tour • See Paris from the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower • Guided tour of King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles

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 includes Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace

DAYS 2 - 3: London. Get set for a couple of action-packed 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

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PP*

US$183

P/DAY*

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

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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 & magical 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 & 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)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWGE Start London 2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec 30

Finish Paris

Oct Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan

27 10 24 8 22 2 5

Total Cost US$ pp* 1325 1305 1305 1305 1345 1345 1345

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

Jan Jan Feb Mar

1345 1275 1275 1295

12 26 23 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 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 p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

PARIS

For travel insurance see p.54.

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LONDON & PARIS

+ PARIS EXTENSION VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN

8

10

Start London

INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

6 World Heritage sites visited

PARIS

9 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1545 PP* US$172 P/DAY* INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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DAYS 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.44. DAYS 7 - 8: Paris. Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Using your included Metro pass, shop in stylish boutiques for the hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savor delicious gourmet food.

LONDON & PARIS

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

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

Finish Paris

2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec 30

Oct Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan

29 12 26 10 24 4 7

Total Cost US$ pp* 1609 1585 1585 1585 1629 1629 1629

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

Jan Jan Feb Mar

1629 1545 1545 1575

14 28 25 25

EASY PACE

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWGP NIGHTS 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

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. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.9.

+ AMSTERDAM EXTENSION VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWGA

8

NIGHTS 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

Start London

10

INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec 30

INCLUSIONS Train to Amsterdam & transfer to hotel See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions. FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-AMSTERDAM

6 World Heritage sites visited

AMSTERDAM

Finish Total Ams’dam Cost US$ pp* Oct Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan

29 12 26 10 24 4 7

Start London 2018 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

1835 1809 1809 1809 1859 1859 1859

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

14 28 25 25

1859 1765 1765 1795

9 DAYS · 4 COUNTRIES FROM US$1765 PP* US$197 P/DAY* Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

DAYS 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.44. DAYS 7 - 8: Paris to Amsterdam. Hop on the high-speed train & head to the Netherlands’ free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out the museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Grab a bike & hit the streets to explore like the locals. (B)(B)

LONDON & PARIS

to station & train to Amsterdam • Transfer to Amsterdam hotel • Transfer • 2-day public transportation 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.

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$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.

+ ROME EXTENSION VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWGR

9

NIGHTS 9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

11

INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS-ROME

ROME

6 World Heritage sites visited

10 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1879 DAYS 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.44. 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

• • •

PP*

US$188

P/DAY*

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)

2017 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec 30

Finish Rome Oct Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan

30 13 27 11 25 5 8

Total Cost US$ pp* 1955 1935 1935 1935 1985 1985 1985

Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

Jan Jan Feb Mar

1985 1879 1879 1915

15 29 26 26

The above prices are accurate as of April 24th, 2017 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/london-paris-rome Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see included flights on p.54 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. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Please note: You’ll travel independently by plane to Rome, then transferred to your hotel where you will be met by a Contiki Representative. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWVB

4

NIGHTS 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

6

INCLUDED MEALS 4 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

Start Vienna 2017 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Dec 1 ★ Dec 15 ★ Dec 23 ★

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

1

#VIENNABUDAPEST

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ VIENNA-BUDAPEST

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

31 7 14 5 19 27

915 905 905 905 925 925

Start Vienna 2018 Jan 2 Jan 5 Jan 10 Jan 19 Feb 16 Mar 10 Mar 24

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp* Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

6 9 14 23 20 14 28

925 925 925 879 879 879 895

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares.

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Past & Present Tour, Budapest

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Driving tour of the elegant Ringstrasse Vienna • Visit Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion for amazing views of the Danube & the city

Bratislava

AUSTRIA

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

Places visited Nightstops 3 World Heritage sites visited

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 (either twin or triple-share).

5 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$879 PP* US$176P/DAY*

Single room supplement of US$195 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

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

• •

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

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 A Royal Night Out

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,D) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

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

DAY 3: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then on to the lively

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

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

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.9.

For travel insurance see p.54. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 11 day Berlin to Budapest trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travelers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

BERLIN & PRAGUE VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWBP

BERLIN 3

6

8

NIGHTS 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start Berlin

GERMANY

2017 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 9 Dec 17 Dec 27 Dec 30

Dresden

INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

PRAGUE 3

CZECH REP

1

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Tastes of Berlin, Berlin M Nuclear Bunker Tour, Prague

#BERLINPRAGUE

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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

27 3 10 1 15 23 2 5

Total Cost US$ pp* 1095 1095 1085 1085 1085 1109 1109 1109

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

Total Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jan 4 Jan 13 Feb 10 Mar 4 Mar 18

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

1109 1109 1055 1055 1075

10 19 16 10 24

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

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Dinner in West Berlin • See Prague’s Charles Bridge, St. Vitus’ Cathedral & much more on our walking tour • Taverna dinner in Prague

Finish Prague

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

Places visited Nightstops 2 World Heritage sites visited

(either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$239 based on the twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Prague.

7 DAYS · 2 COUNTRIES FROM US$1055 PP* US$151 P/DAY*

● Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin.

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

M Locally guided historical walking tour of the city

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DAY 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of German beer in Dresden. Then we head to Prague, 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

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DAYS 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain price

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

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the Berlin to Budapest trip?

beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B,D) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

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DAY 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.

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BERLIN & PRAGUE + VIENNA VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN

8

11

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

Start Berlin

BERLIN 3

2017 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 9 Dec 17 Dec 27 Dec 30

GERMANY Dresden

PRAGUE 3 Kutná Hora CZECH REP

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-VIENNA

9 DAYS · 3 COUNTRIES FROM US$1305 P P* US$145 P /DAY* DAY 1: Arrive Berlin. Check in to your hotel & the afternoon is yours to explore Germany’s uber-cool capital city before meeting your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travelers over dinner. (D)

DAY 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some bratwurst washed down with a stein of German beer in Dresden. Then it’s off south to Prague. (B) Visit the city destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden DAYS 5 - 6: Prague. The next two days are yours to snake through the cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture & bargain price beer. (B)(B,D) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus & Charles Bridge Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Nuclear bunker tour

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DAYS 2 - 3: Berlin. Take in the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the Berlin Wall & Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

• • • •

Finish Vienna

2018 Jan 4 Jan 13 Feb 10 Mar 4 Mar 18

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

1375 1375 1305 1305 1325

12 21 18 12 26

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DAY 7: Prague to Vienna. See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading south to Vienna. (B,D) See the Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House DAY 8: Vienna. Wander through this picture book city & it’s lively cafés, parks & incredible architecture. (B) M A Royal Night Out DAY 9: Depart Vienna. Time to say goodbye as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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

#BERLINPRAGUEVIENNA

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Dinner in West Berlin • See Prague’s Charles Bridge, St. Vitus’ Cathedral & more on our guided walking tour • Taverna dinner in Prague

1355 1355 1339 1339 1339 1375 1375 1375

29 5 12 3 17 25 4 7

Start Berlin

*

AUSTRIA

Places visited Nightstops 5 World Heritage sites visited

1

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

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 (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$305 based on the twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Vienna. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Note: This trip is part of a wider adventure. When you start your trip you may have a little internal giggle that some travelers have seemingly overpacked. In fact, these guys are part of a trip that extends longer than yours, so when you head home they’ll be continuing the Contiki journey. Why not join them & book the Berlin to Budapest trip?

VIENNA 2

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Tastes of Berlin, Berlin M Historical Walking Tour, Berlin M Nuclear Bunker Tour, Prague

Finish Vienna

EASY PACE

WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWBV NIGHTS 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWIT

10

14

NIGHTS 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

GERMANY

INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

3 PRAGUE SLOVAKIA

AUSTRIA

Start Berlin

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2 BUDAPEST

*

1

Places visited Nightstops 6 World Heritage sites visited

11 DAYS · 5 COUNTRIES FROM US$1479 PP* US$135 P/DAY* DAY 1: Arrive Berlin. Check in to your hotel & then time to explore. (D) 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 Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag See the site of Checkpoint Charlie & the Berlin Wall M Locally guided historical walking tour of the city

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

DAYS 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city to discover Gothic architecture & bargain price beer. (B)(B,D) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square M Nuclear bunker tour

M A Royal Night Out

DAY 7: Prague to Vienna. Chance to see the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading south to Vienna. (B,D) See the Hofburg Palace & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

DAY 10: Budapest . Today explore the history of this fascinating city. Later, enjoy an amazing dinner & a river cruise. (B,D) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

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DAY 8: Vienna. Spend the day experiencing the music, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B)

DAY 9: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava & then on to Budapest. (B) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

•• •

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.

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#BERLINTOBUDAPEST

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-BUDAPEST

Bratislava

HUNGARY

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Tastes of Berlin, Berlin M Traditional Czech Evening, Prague M Past & Present Tour, Budapest

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

CZECH REP

VIENNA 2

Finish Total Budapest Cost US$ pp*

2017 2018 Oct 21 Oct 31 1545 Jan 4 Jan 14 1565 Oct 28 Nov 7 1545 Jan 13 Jan 23 1565 Nov 4 Nov 14 1525 Feb 10 Feb 20 1479 Nov 25 Dec 5 1525 Mar 4 Mar 14 1479 Dec 9 ★ Dec 19 1525 Mar 18 Mar 28 1509 Dec 17 ★ Dec 27 1565 1565 Dec 27 ★● Jan 6 1565 Dec 30 ■ Jan 9 Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Need Flights? See contiki.com/flights for great deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$355 based on the twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Dresden

Kutná Hora

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Dinner in West Berlin • See Prague’s Charles Bridge, St Vitus’ Cathedral & more on a locally guided walking tour • Dine at our favorite taverna in Prague

Start Berlin

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3 TRIPS FROM

4–16 DAYS

Cheaper prices, fewer queues, skiing and snowboarding adventures and the opportunity to see destinations in an entirely new way. Yeah, you could say Europe Winter has a few things going for it. Traveling off peak in Autumn, Winter and Spring is pretty much a continuous stream of dreamy moments, like those crisp Autumn mornings, the first footprints in the freshly fallen snow, or nailing a black run for the very first time. The memories are there for making, so make them.

WHO TRAVELS WINTER & SKI? • Those who are looking for a new take on Europe • Those who are after the ultimate skiing or snowboarding experience • Those who want to see snow for the very first time

HOTELS From US$87 per day

FREE WIFI ON ALL COACHES* CONTIKI.COM/WINTER-SKI

CONTIKI. COM/ DEALS

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest deals and money saving shenanigans.

*visit contiki.com/freewifi

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ICELAND WINTER

WHY THIS TRIP? Extraterrestrial landscapes, geothermal pools, one killer cosmopolitan city and, oh yeah, hunting for the Northern Lights. Does this trip live up to the hype? You betcha.

ICELAND

3 REYKJAVIK Blue Lagoon

Places visited Nightstops

1

4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$925 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 3

NIGHTS 3 nights single or twin-share hotel accommodation

4

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)

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. Tonight there’s a chance to see the Northern Lights on our guided trip. (D) Orientation of the city & its nightlife Northern Lights adventure with a Local Guide

• •

DAY 2: 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,

US$232

PP*

P/DAY*

tumbling waterfalls & ancient volcanic landscape. (B) M Golden Circle tour

DAY 3: 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 we’ll enjoy the nightlife & end your Icelandic adventure in style. (B) Blue Lagoon hot springs

DAY 4: Reykjavik. Say farewell to your new travel buddies, as the trip finishes after breakfast. (B)

ICELAND

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2017-18 CODE: WWIC Start Reykjavik 2017 Oct 26 ✝ Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14 Dec 23 ✚

Finish Total Reykjavik Cost US$ pp* Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec

29 19 3 17 26

1045 929 929 929 1179

Start Reykjavik 2018 Jan 4 ✚ Jan 18 ✚ Feb 8 Feb 22 Mar 8

Finish Total Reykjavik Cost US$ pp* Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

7 21 11 25 11

1179 1179 925 925 925

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$259.

INCLUSIONS See p.54 for more info on our standard inclusions.

✚ Single room supplement of US$300. Single room supplement of US$235. Trip starts 4:00pm in Reykjavik & ends approx. 8:00am in Reykjavik. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Buggy Adventure M Caving M Horse Riding

For travel insurance see p.54.

#CONTIKIICELAND

Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Enjoy the Blue Lagoon hot Springs • Northern Lights adventure with a Local Guide

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

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SKI PLUS

SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA COACH FROM LONDON 8/15 NIGHTS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$715 PP* US$90 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 8/15

NIGHT 7/14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, and 1 night on the coach from London

7/14

INCLUDED MEAL Breakfast daily (B)

CODE: C8SWBIT

964 964 964

785 785 785

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

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

894 894 894 894 894 894 894 894 894

715 715 715 715 715 715 715 715 715

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

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10

1624 1624 1624 1624 1624 1624 1624 1624

1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299

#AUSTRIASKI

Prices are per person, triple share & don’t include * Important: airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: US$445, 2 weeks add: US$815. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: US$179. 2 weeks add: US$325.

BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A 2-WEEK SKI TRIP & SAVE UP TO US$50. SEE P.9.

HOPFGARTEN

SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA MEET US THERE 7/14 NIGHTS · 1 COUNTRY FROM US$685 PP* US$98 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: CPC7SW

CODE: CP14SW

7 Nights (6 days ski) 14 Nights (13 days ski) Finish Twin Triple Start Finish Twin Triple Start Hopfgarten Hopfgarten US$ pp* US$ pp* Hopfgarten Hopfgarten US$ pp* US$ pp*

NIGHTS 7/14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

2017 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 2018 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3

INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

#AUSTRIASKI

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

Dec 23 Dec 30 Jan 6

934 934 934

755 755 755

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

864 864 864 864 864 864 864 864 864

685 685 685 685 685 685 685 685 685

2017 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 2018 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24

Dec 30 1724 Jan 6 1724 Jan 13 1724

1399 1399 1399

1594 1594 1594 1594 1594 1594 1594 1594

1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10

Note: Ski Only trips start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays. Check-in starts 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am. Prices are per person, triple share & don’t include * Important: airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: US$445, 2 weeks add: US$815. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: US$179. 2 weeks add: US$325. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$65. 10 nights add: US$135.

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

CONTIKI.COM/SKI

Dec 23 Dec 30 Jan 6

Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$65. 10 nights add: US$135.

CONTIKI.COM/SKI

7/14

2017 Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 29

15 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish Twin Triple London London US$ pp* US$ pp* 2017 Dec 15 Dec 30 1754 1429 Dec 22 Jan 6 1754 1429 Dec 29 Jan 13 1754 1429

Note: Ski Plus trips include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx 10:00pm in London on Saturdays.

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

7/14

CODE: C15SWBIT

8 Nights (6 days ski) Start Finish Twin Triple London London US$ pp* US$ pp*

INCLUSION 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)

SKI ONLY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

TRIP + 2-WEEK SKI TRIP COMBINATION DISCOUNTS APPLY WHEN YOU BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A SKI TRIP. SAVE UP TO US$50 OFF THE COST OF THE SKI TRIP. SEE P.9.

HOPFGARTEN

FEATURES

SKI ESSENTIALS

• 77 REFRESHMENT STOPS • 15 CABLE CARS NUMBER OF NIGHTS

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

7/8

US$295

US$65

3 or 5-day ski and/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort and can be arranged on your arrival

(6 DAYS SKI)

14/15 (13 DAYS SKI)

50

US$505

US$119

• 18 CHAIR LIFTS • 18 DETACHABLE CHAIR LIFTS • 19 DRAG LIFTS & 20 PRACTICE LIFTS

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8 TRIPS FROM

3–5 DAYS

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Case in point – our Short Trips & Festivals. Offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience some of Europe’s most revered cultural events in their natural habitat (St Paddy’s Day in Ireland anyone?) Not to mention the chance to spend Christmas and New Year somewhere far more glamorous than home, these trips are all about putting fun and No Regrets moments center stage.

WHO TRAVELS SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS? • Those who want to spend a few days exploring the city in detail • Those who want to see in the New Year some place extraordinary • Those who want a Christmas experience that gives them tingles

HOTELS From US$55 per day

FREE WIFI ON ALL COACHES* CONTIKI.COM/FESTIVALS-SHORT-STAYS

CONTIKI. COM/ DEALS

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest deals and money saving shenanigans.

*visit contiki.com/freewifi

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LONDON EXPLORER

3 OR 5 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$275 PP/US$92 P/DAY CONTIKI.COM/LONDON-EXPLORER

LONDON STAY LONGER

STAY LONGER AT THE BEGINNING OR END OF YOUR TRIP

1 COUNTRY FROM US$55 PP CONTIKI.COM/STAY-LONGER

ROYAL NATIONAL: 2 NTS M3LPR, 4 NTS M3LPR IMPERIAL HOTEL: 2 NTS M3LPI, 4 NTSM5LPI

CHRISTMAS IN AMSTERDAM START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$400 PP/US$100 P/DAY CONTIKI.COM/AMSTERDAM-CHRISTMAS CODE: WAXM #AMSTERDAMCHRISTMAS

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CHRISTMAS IN PARIS START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$459 PP/US$115 P/DAY CONTIKI.COM/PARIS-CHRISTMAS CODE: WPXM #PARISCHRISTMAS

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NEW YEAR IN AMSTERDAM START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

NEW YEAR IN PARIS START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

SHORT TRIPS

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$455 PP/US$114 P/DAY CONTIKI.COM/AMSTERDAM CODE: WANY #CONTIKINYEAMSTERDAM

ST. PATRICK’S DAY START LONDON OR DUBLIN

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$865 PP/US$217 P/DAY CONTIKI.COM/DUBLIN CODE: WWPH #CONTIKISTPATRICKSDAY

4 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$490 PP/US$123 P/DAY CONTIKI.COM/PARIS CODE: WPNY #CONTIKINYEPARIS

HOGMANAY

START & END IN LONDON OR EDINBURGH

4 OR 5 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM US$495 PP/US$124 P/DAY CONTIKI.COM/HOGMANAY CODE: WWHG/WWHO #CONTIKIHOGMANAY

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GOT A QUESTION? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: WHAT’S INCLUDED? • Coach, train, air transfers & ferry transportation as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch & evening meals as detailed in the ‘What you need to know’ section on trip pages. • No Regrets Experiences as detailed on p.14 & in the itineraries on the trip pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced team as detailed on p.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 ‘What you need to know’ section on trip pages. • Anything else not listed in the ‘What you need to know’ 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.55) under ‘General’, we rely on international conventions regarding air travel and other transportation as specified. Through enrolment and payment for your trip you acknowledge and accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel, due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass and/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airlines 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 (except London Explorer packages): • 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. While it is always our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. HOSTELS: Our hostels are some of the newest & best in Europe. They are maximum same sex quad-share, with private facilities. Our hostels also offer great extras as part of the experience, like bars, entertainment areas, washing facilities & conveniently located in cities. OTHER: Trains: On some trips, we use trains. WWEG has coachettes. On other trips, these details are outlined on the individual itineraries. Overnight ferries: On overnight ferries, trips are provided with allocated seating on deck. FESTIVALS: Some trips offer ‘multi-share’ accomodation. These rooms maybe for up to 12 people with shared facilities & at times may be mixed gender.

QUAD-SHARE ACCOMMODATION On our Discoverer trips advertised with hostel style accommodation you are accommodated in same-sex quad-share accommodation. Where possible we try to accommodate male/female couples with another male/female couple, 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 some groups join and leave at different stages. That’s because we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary, giving greater choice & flexibility so our travelers can choose when they start their trip and how long

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CONTIKI GLOSSARY

BOOKING SECURITY

• Visit - Your trip includes a stop and you’ll get the opportunity to visit a specific site. • See/View - You will drive/pass by the site so that you can see it. • Sightseeing tour - A guided tour of a city or site. • Orientation tour - Places of interest are pointed out, allowing you to go and explore them in your own time.

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.

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. Your free Contiki document wallet* & luggage tag will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passport. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED? You should be able to use debit & credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover meals where not included (breakfast, lunch & dinner), souvenirs, shopping, drinks, ME Time optional excursions & activities, entrance fees to attractions & evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your trip with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc & British Pounds.

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES WHEN DO I CHOOSE? Optionals are arranged & paid for on trip. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends. You’ll get great value as we get you great rates & your Trip Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well. HOW DO I PAY? Payment for your ME Time optionals is made direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency) or by credit or debit card as long as they have a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit card is convenient, and can save you money on withdrawal fees & poor exchange rates! You can pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re 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. 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 #travelttc) 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 (this includes Contiki.com & our ebrochures). Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some activities due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

TRIP REGISTRATION 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/tripregistration to log into your booking.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? Luggage allowance per person is 1 × 44lbs (20 kilos) bag and 1 x small carry on hand/day bag (roughly 5 kilos/12lb) bag. The size restriction of your main luggage is 29” × 20” × 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm). Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger or heavier luggage. If you are traveling on the European Trail and European Quest trips, you’ll need a towel. On Ski Austria trips starting in London you can bring one pair of boots & skis or a snowboard to be placed under the coach. If your trip starts in London you have the option of storing your excess luggage the day or evening before the trip departs. The Contiki Basement offers luggage storage as does the Royal National Hotel (for hotel guests only) for a nominal fee. On trips with included flights as part of the itinerary, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by airlines. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage. You are responsible for carrying your own luggage. Luggage is at the owners risk and insurance is strongly recommended.

DO I NEED VISAS? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require & how to obtain them. SCHENGEN VISAS The majority of our trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – e.g. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your trip travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The trips that require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed: Spanish Spree, Iberian Peninsula & Morocco and Spain, Morocco & Portugal.

VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES Some of our trips also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland & Egypt. 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, 2017), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the ‘Travel Advisories’ put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancelation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

TRAVEL INSURANCE Cancelation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your vacation. It is strongly recommended for all trips that you take out comprehensive insurance to cover cancelation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancelation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance and we recommend you purchase your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the trip.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Photos courtesy of © Sheena Rosentreter p.49 Iceland. Photos courtesy of © Glenn Kelly p.50 Snowboarding.

WARDROBE CREDITS Model wardrobe and styling provided courtesy of J Barbour & Sons, and Zalando. If you want to put yourself forward for one of our photoshoots in the future, just email photoshoots@contikimarketing.com with a bit of info about yourself, a few photos & who knows, next year it could be you!

CONTIKI TRAVEL PROTECTION

PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELATION FLEXIBILITY: Contiki Travel Protection - designed with the following: PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $2,000: $129 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $2,001 - $3,500: $169 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $3,501 - $5,000: $179 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $5,001 OR GREATER: $199 PER PERSON. Note: Prices are subject to change without notice

SECTION I: TRIP CANCELATION WAIVER Provided by Contiki* The Trip Cancelation Waiver offers guests the opportunity to receive a refund from Contiki Vacations for the otherwise non-refundable trip costs prepaid to Contiki Vacations if you need to cancel due to illness, injury, death, subpoena, jury duty, job transfer and more. * For New York residents, Trip Cancelation benefits are underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC #10952 under Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. The Contiki “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver If you purchase Travel Protection within 14 days of deposit, the Contiki “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver allows you to cancel your trip 24 hours or more before your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible under the Trip Cancelation Waiver provisions. When a cancelation that is not eligible under the Trip Cancelation Waiver provisions occurs during a penalty period, your cancelation penalty will be refunded in Contiki Travel Certificates, with the balance of the refund made either in cash or by credit card credit.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING - REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE!

Notice to New York residents: The “Any Reason” Cancelation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Travel Insurance Benefits. Contact 1-888-722-2195 for details.

Every country in the world has different tipping policies. Within Europe it is customary to tip roughly 5% of the bill in table service restaurants, cafes, bars and in a taxi. All other tipping is entirely optional, and not an expectation. If you feel your Contiki Team has delivered an outstanding level of service

SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS Underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company** Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day) Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500

Baggage Delay: Up to $500 Medical Expense: Up to $50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000 SECTION III: WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Services provided by On Call International. CareFree™ Travel Assistance, Medical Assistance, Emergency Services – services available 24/7 This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. The above information is a summary – a plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection questions, please call our plan administrator at 1-866-580-4869. You may also view the plan at www.contiki.com ** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0002A are underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) under Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OH, OR, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Certain coverages are under series TAHC6000 and TAHC7000.

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

1. YOUR 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 January 18th, 2017. 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 January 18th, 2017. However, if the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase and we have received the customer’s written or verbal consent prior to accepting any payment, we reserve the right to recover from any increases in those surcharges. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. See section 4.3 for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR TRIP 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any trip departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If a cancelation is made any time prior to the trip departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book the same or a similar trip and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable for any changes, amendment or cancelation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative trip is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The start date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s invoice. If you do not join the trip on the start date then cancelation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancelation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect to your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (April, 2017) 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, size of vehicle and/or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted including WiFi & power outlets. Please note there are strict laws in Europe governing Driver’s driving hours and this may necessitate utilising public transport in some cities. 4.6 Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Contiki guestrooms and/ or the public areas of most properties. In many itineraries there is paid WiFi on-board the coaches. The WiFi on the coaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries and on some coaches this service will not be available, in particular regional tours in Egypt. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As a Trip Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you with some or all of the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect to any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on vacation. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total vacation cost. c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the trip or to stay within or join your trip at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the trip prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodations or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancelation of the vacation by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you. (viii) We take every reasonable precaution possible to assure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while you are taking part in a Contiki vacation. Contiki vacations are for young 18-35 year old travelers who are in good health. A change of climate, food, time and varied cultural habits often affects travelers differently. We therefore recommend that you advise your doctor that you are

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

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of US$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that vacation. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the vacation price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. If paying by a third-party credit card your Contiki specialist will provide you a third-party authorization form that must be completely filled out and received by Contiki before payment can be received. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of US$200 per person for the first trip booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent trips booked at the time of booking or the reservation will automatically be canceled. 1.3 To reserve your airfare, a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of US$350 per person is required at time of booking. Once your airfare is confirmed and Contiki has received your air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. Contiki reserves the right to issue your ticket based upon receipt of your land and air deposit. Any subsequent changes and/or revisions to your airline reservation after receipt of your deposit is subject to revision fees and/or 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 applied towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any discounts already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back-to-back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Offer is valid until the client turns 36. i.e fitting within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. After turning 36 years of age, the FlexDeposit can be used with one of our sister brands, get inspired here www.ttc.com/brands/. Deposit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg canceled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings, has no cash value, and is non-refundable. FlexDeposit is not combinable with Early Booking Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date. 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 cancelation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancelation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancelation 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 March 3rd, 2017 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 outside of 46 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 Clients must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. 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, within the age range of 18-35, 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 help@contiki.com. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of the State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to

give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel insurance is strongly recommended on our trips & we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is strongly recommended that you take out comprehensive insurance coverage for cancelation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki vacation. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancelation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancelation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the vacation. With the insurance of Aon Affinity we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on page 54). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance within 14 days of making reservation or before final payment is made, whichever comes first. Please note there will be no travel insurance provided unless you request it from your Travel Agent and the payment is forwarded to Contiki. Complete details of the coverage limitations and exclusions are included with your vacation invoice. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a vacation after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE Airfares (unless you purchase a land+air package), air-related taxes and fees passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, and optional excursions. For more go to https://www.contiki.com/faq-luggage 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 2017 to March 2018. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH, with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland trips described on p.37, the 3 & 5 day London Explorer packages, Hogmanay & St. Patrick’s Day trips described on p.52-53 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 April, 2017 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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