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How to book

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USA & Canada

Call Contiki or visit your travel agent South Africa Contiki Holidays 6 Hood Avenue, Rosebank, 2196 Postal Address PO Box 413786, Craighall, 2024

Telephone & Fax numbers Tel: (+27) 11 280 8400 Fax: (+27) 11 280 8460

Email reservations.sa@contiki.com Web contiki.com • Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there’s space on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour, see page 122. • At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a nonrefundable deposit of R1,000 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. This will be for the land portion only.

• You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. • We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.

IMPORTANT By paying the R1,000 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 123, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Special interest groups

If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Departments in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and university trips, choirs, wine tours, Grand Prix, ski tours - you name it we’ve done it!

From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary right down to the last detail, our worldwide team of experts is able to arrange a custom designed holiday or incentive trip to suit your particular requirements. Call your travel agent or nearest Contiki office – you’ll be surprised at how we can make it happen.

Group bookings

If you’re planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly

with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 – 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!

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

Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Bermuda. © Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Printed in South Africa. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

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“By the second day, you’re having such a good time that you forget you only met everyone the day before. ”


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See Europe. The French Riviera. St Peter’s Basilica.The Brandenburg Gate. And a market that only the locals know about (second right, in the square). Share Europe. Meet 18-35 year olds from all over the world. Make friends for a month, and know them forever. Love Europe. We’re a family-owned business and we’ve been travelling the world since 1962.We’ll never stop. It’s always different. It’s always fun. It’s always an adventure. That’s the Contiki spirit.

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


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What’s inside This brochure may be big, but we’ve made it nice and easy to navigate.

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Intro to Contiki Ways to travel (that’s where you are right now) Why Contiki? Uniquely Contiki What’s included in your tour Explore More & optional activities On the road with the Contiki crew On the road accommodation Rate your dollar Real value. Cool deals. Our preferred airline partner – Etihad Airways Going green… London calling Festivals & Events

tour styles to choose from

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Camping Original tours

Like getting back to basics? It’s how Contiki started. Spacious tents for 2 in well-equipped campsites. See how far your budget can stretch.

Camping

See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 24-33.

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Concept Unique tours

Cabins. Hostels. Hotels. Special stopovers like a chateau. Mix it up every night with our Concept Unique tours. Simple one night, an upgrade the next. See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 34-55.

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Time Out Hotel tours

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Festivals / Events & Winter tours

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Concept

City hotels near the sights. Little extras, home comforts and special places to stay like a chateau, Greek island beach resort and a Roman villa. Time Out Hotel tours give you more comfort for a great price. See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 56-111. Time Out

We’ve got special event tours like Oktoberfest. your tour. Add a stop at one of many European music festivals before or after in the e Europ see Or book one of our winter tours to beat the crowds and tours on snow. See opposite for a full list or find out more about our winter pages 116-119 & festivals/events on pages 112-115. Questions Answered… Want to stay longer? Booking Conditions How to book


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EUROPEAN MAGIC Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R8930 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60-61 EUROPEAN DISCOVERY Page From Days 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R11500 . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-63

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EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE Page From Days 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R14675 . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45

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EASTER IN AMSTERDAM Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R2595 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

TURKISH DELIGHT Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R8415 . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

MUNICH OKTOBERFEST Page From Days 5 / 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .R3145 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS Page From Days 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R20385 . . . . . . . . . . . . .70-71

EUROPEAN CONTRASTS Page From Days 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R22155 . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-53

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EUROPEAN ESCAPADE Page From Days 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R18335 . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-51

EUROPEAN INSPIRATION Page From Days 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R17110 . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-73

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EUROPEAN EXPLORER Days 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .See web for info

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IRELAND Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R8290 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 SCOTLAND Days 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .See web for info

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LONDON, PARIS & ROME Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R11685 . . . . . . . . . . .83

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PARIS NEW YEAR Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R3915 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

EGYPT & THE NILE Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R8225 . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER Page From Days 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R14795 . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-69

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LONDON to ROME Page From Days 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R12265 . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

AMSTERDAM NEW YEAR Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R3305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

OO EDINBURGH MILITARY TATT Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R3195 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

ROAD TO ATHENS plus CRUISE Days 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .See web for info

LONDON to ATHENS plus GREEK ISLAND HOPPING Days 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .See web for info

CORFU EXPLORER Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R895 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

SPANISH SPREE Page From Days 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R12470 . . . . . . . . . . .92-93

ROME ROAD TO ATHENS / ROAD TO Page From Days 17 / 13 . . . . . . . . .R13935 . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

LONDON to ATHENS Page From Days 21 . . . . . . . . .R17295 . . . . . . .46

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MEDITERRANEAN TRAIL plus GREEK ISLAND CRUISES Page From Days 13 / 17 . . . . . . . . .R14320 . . . . . . . . . . .89

BEST OF EUROPE Page From Days 10 / 13 . . . . . . . . .R15085 . . . . . . . . . . . . .64-65

EUROPEAN WHIRL Page From Days 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R13595 . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43

LONDON EXPLORER Page From Days 3 / 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .R1930 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

SIMPLY ITALY Page From Days 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R11680 . . . . . . . . . . .84-85

BERLIN, PRAGUE & VIENNA Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R8170 . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 BERLIN TO BUDAPEST Page From Days 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R9685 . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 BERLIN & PRAGUE Page From Days 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R6575 . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 VIENNA & BUDAPEST Page From Days 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R5135 . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Page INTRODUCING WINTER TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 SKI AUSTRIA Page From Days 7 / 14 . . . . . . . . . . .R4185 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 WINTER WANDERER Page From Days 19 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R22410 . . . . . . . . . . . . .118-1

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MEDITERRANEAN TRAIL Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R12030 . . . . . . . . . . .88-89

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ITALIAN ESPRESSO Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R8090 . . . . . . . . . . . . .86-87

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Page INTRODUCING CONCEPT TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35

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Contiki Here’s why people come from all over the world to see Europe with us.

Lots of holiday. Less hassle. Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around, wasting time? Not with Contiki. We do the hard work for you. So you can get on with having a good time.

Only for 18-35s. No younger, no older. Meet people your age. Make friends from all over the world, who love travelling and want to have a good time.

The best bits. And more of them. The best time of day to see the Mona Lisa in Paris? We’ll tell you. The tastiest paella in Barcelona? We’ll show you. The most gorgeous beach in Corfu? We’ll take you there. Where to go. What to see. How to get there. Our crew don’t learn from a guidebook. They’re put through their paces on an intensive training trip of Europe. So they’ve studied hard, made the grade and they’re ready to help.

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

You can also use the Contiki Basement as your London HQ. Store luggage there. Meet people. And get useful info about London, like tips on the cheapest price for shows, how to get around on the Underground and the best place to exchange money.


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

More extras. For less. Your Contiki tour gets you lots of extras, for no extra cash.

There’s even more things you can do with our Explore More optional activities (pages 12-13). Whatever you’re into - art, adventure sports, music or food - we’ll sort it out and we’ve negotiated great prices for you.

A private motorboat in Venice. A night tour of Paris with champagne. A guided tour of the Acropolis in Athens. All included (plus more).

Know. Then go.

You’ll know exactly what you get for your money, so you can plan your trip (and your budget) before you go. More on pages 10-11.

Check contiki.com to see our latest tours and Definite Departure dates (our most popular tours that are guaranteed to go).

Then there are the extras you can’t buy. Like charging your phone and gadgets as you travel. There’s more unique Contiki extras on page 8.

There are different ways you can travel with us too – from camping to hotels and a whole lot in between. More on pages 4-5.

Still exploring. 48 years on. In 1962 New Zealander John Anderson went to London. He had an idea. He hired a minibus. He filled it with young people who wanted to travel. They toured Europe together. And Contiki was born. 48 years later, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. We travel to even more places in Europe - and beyond. We have more fun. We meet more people. And we’re trusted by travellers all over the world.


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Uniquely Contiki. Here’s what makes us different... 18–35 is all we do. No ‘18-30-somethings’. Special places to stay. A 16th century chateau in France. A chalet in the Swiss Alps. A resort hotel in Corfu. We’ve got many more exclusive Contiki special stopovers. Contiki’s London Basement. Meet other travellers before & after your tour. Store your bags. Book London tours & shows. All in one place. Lunch your way. We don’t include every meal, especially lunches. So you get plenty of free time to explore, discover & taste what European food is about. We’re local. More included local guides so you get insider knowledge & lots of included meals in local restaurants. Get extra value. With our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions. Like our Paris illuminations night tour where we treat you to French champagne, cheese & escargot. There’s lots more on each tour page.

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

We know Europe inside-out. Our crew spend more time on the road learning about Europe – in Europe – than any of our competitors. Plus we have 90 resident staff based throughout Europe. Charge on the go. Charge your phone, mp3 or laptop as you travel on the coach. Lots of discounts. Combine our deals, to save even more. Most other companies won’t let you take more than one. We go all over the world. 42 countries across 5 continents. We travel to more places for 18-35s than anyone else. And remember, if you book two trips at the same time, we’ll give you a discount to say thanks.

Contiki’s French Château - a Concept Unique special stopover

Running for 48 years. We’ve seen what 18-35s like best & our trips include it! We also have the most departures, so it’s easy to find a trip to fit your schedule.

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Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot


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21 Days Camping 21 Days 10 Countries

Sweden

Camping Original NETHERLANDS

Edam

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ENGLAND

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

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

Rhine Valley

BELGIUM

Calais

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

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Cesky Krumlov

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Burgundy Region

Great for: Seeing more of Europe on a budget. Accommodation: Comfort level – camping. Comfy twin-share tents. More on pages 26-27

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SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

FRANCE

2 VENICE

ITALY

Apennine Mountains Bologna

Pisa Monaco

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Dolomite Mountains

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Vatican City

2 ROME

Sweden

European Horizon 10 Days 7 Countries

Concept Unique

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ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais

BELGIUM

Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY St Goar

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

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SWITZ

FRANCE

Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

Brenner Pass Lake Como

1 VENICE

Great for: A balance of cities & countryside with plenty of adventure activities. Accommodation: Comfort level – cabins/hostels. Special stopovers. More on pages 38-39

ITALY

Baltic Sea

European Discovery 12 Days 8 Countries

Irish Sea

Time Out Hotels

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

(in transit)

Belgium , Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France Great for: A blend of the best European highlights for when you’re short on time. Accommodation: Comfort level - hotels. Solo traveller share options. More on pages 62-63

Calais

BELGIUM

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Valley of the Somme

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FRANCE

MUNICH 1 SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

1 TYROL AUSTRIA Brenner Pass

Lake Como

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FLORENCE 1 ITALY

Vatican City

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Egypt & the Nile 8 Days 1 Country

Mediterranean Sea

Time Out Hotels

Israel

Giza Sakkara

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Egypt Great for: Ancient history, fascinating cities & iconic sights including the Pyramids. Accommodation: Comfort level - hotels. Mix of overnight stops, cruising & train journeys. More on page 94

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Greek Island Hopping 13 Days 3 Islands

Time Out Hotels

Mykonos, Santorini, Ios Great for: Lots of sun-seeking & sights with an in-depth look at Greece’s islands & beaches. Accommodation: Comfort level – hotels. More on pages 106-107

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GREECE Aegean Sea Corinth Canal Piraeus

3 ATHENS MYKONOS 3 IOS 3 SANTORINI 3

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MUST-SEE SIGHTS.

When in Rome... Steps. at the Spanish

On every Contiki tour, every day, you’ll get lots of Included Highlights. They’re all included in the price of your tour. Included Highlights are the things you can’t wait to see, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to famous monuments, walking and cycling tours with a local guide, organised nights out and some entrance fees. Every day. No more to pay.

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Cycle tour of Amsterdam.

Visiting the Acropolis in Athens.

Look for Included Highlights in the itinerary section on every tour page. They’re marked in a different colour, like this.

Walking in the Swiss Alps... breathtaking.

Learning about perfume in Paris.


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At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Bonjour Paris!

beaches Beautiful of Corfu.

Wine tasting at . Contiki’s winery

Awesome views over Prague.

The Grand Canal in Venice.

Stunning Santorini.

The canals of Amsterdam.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow.

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Buying clogs in Amsterdam.

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On the Beatles music tour.

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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES As well as all the Included Highlights on our tours, you get plenty of free time to do your own thing – every day. Spend more time at one of your new favourite sights, wander round the shops, or just relax. You can also make the most of your free time with our Explore More optional activities. They help turn a great trip into an unforgettable one. We’ve handpicked them because they’re the things our past Contiki travellers loved. Best of all, we’ve negotiated great prices and we can organise everything for you. Gondola ride, Venice

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange arrow

NB - remember, some of our optional extras can be physically demanding and involve some risk. It’s important to check your insurance covers you for adventure activities.

To find out more go to contiki.com/exploremore

Guided bike tour, Tyrol


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Moulin Rouge dinner, Paris

Islands cruise, Croatia

Traditional Greek dinner & dancing

Classical concert in Vienna

Rhine Valley wine tasting

Schnaps museum & tasting Cog-railway ride up a mountain Caique boat cruise in Corfu

Gondola ride in Venice Spanish flamenco show Guided tour of ancient Rome Parasailing & waterskiing Belly-dancing dinner in Turkey

Tandem paragliding in the Tyrol

Locally guided walking tour of Berlin including the Berlin Wall

Historical walking tour in Berlin Thermal pools bath in Pamukkale Tuscan feast & entertainment Guided tour of Pompeii

Beerhall dinner in Munich

Whitewater rafting, Austria

Parasailing, Corfu

Trip to the volcano on Santorini Ghost walk in York Guided bike tour in Prague Scottish haggis & bagpipe evening

on the bottom of every tour page Guinness brewery visit

Jeep hire on Corfu Day clubbing on Mykonos Cruise on Loch Ness

Boat trip on Geiranger Fjord Countryside mountain bike ride Turkish bath Croatian island cruise & swimming

Russian ballet

Greek dancing Nightclub, Florence

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

Tour Manager Think of your Tour Manager as your walking, talking guidebook. They’re there to help you make the most of each day. That’s because they know their stuff – facts on where you’re going, the best things to see & ideas for your free time. “If you don’t want to go up to Jungfrau, the highest peak in the Swiss Alps, what can you do instead? That’s what I’m here for. Hire a bike, see the waterfalls... I’ll tell you, sort it all out and give you a map. It’s all about what you want to do – nothing’s set. There isn’t a typical day on a Contiki tour. Every day changes. Every day is different. And that’s the beauty of it.” Peter, Tour Manager, 26

Tour Driver Handling jam-packed city streets & fast-moving freeways, our drivers know their way around. Best of all, they’ll drop you at your door, so you won’t have to lug your bags around. Sit back until your next stop. “I work with the Tour Manager. We’re a complete team. We’re always discussing timings, how long it’s going to take to get into town, what time do we want to head back to the hotel and so on.We sort all that stuff out – so you don’t have to.We put so much energy into making sure you have a great holiday. And people are always amazed that I can get these coaches into a tiny street by their hotel. But I can.” Dan, Tour Driver, 30

Contiki cooks and reps We’ve got 90 live-in site staff in Europe to make sure everything runs without a hitch. Our mobile cooks travel with you on Camping tours. And our Site Reps look after you at Concept tour stopovers & villages. (They live there, so they’re great for local knowledge.) “I did a Contiki tour myself and I loved it. A year later, I applied to work here. The food is really varied, so you won’t eat chicken five days in a row. It’s fresh, we do lots of summer salads, and a big roast lamb meal with some veggies. People devour it. If you’re vegetarian or can’t have gluten, we’ll make special stuff for you. We make it easy to eat in Europe.” Lily, Head Cook. 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I’m just one part of a bigger Contiki crew, all working together to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.”

“Sure, we’ve got an itinerary, but I keep things flexible when I can. I’ll move stuff around to suit the group and the day.”


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FRESH FOOD. EVERYDAY. All our tours include breakfast every day and over half your evening meals. We don’t include every meal especially lunches, for a reason. We give you the flexibility to explore in your free time, meet some locals and try all kinds of European delicacies.

Exciting new food On Camping & Concept tours, our Mobile Cooks & Site Reps buy fresh food from local markets every day. So you’ll get proper, tasty meals, often typical of the countries you’re visiting. Like chicken parmigiana in Rome & fondue in Switzerland.

Group nights out Experience more of Europe together on one of our Explore More optional nights out. There’s dinner & a show at the Moulin Rogue in Paris. Turkish cuisine & belly-dancing in Istanbul. Experience authentic Italy with our Tuscan feast. And eat in a beerhall in Munich. Other nights are equally tasty & fun where we’ll take you out for meals at typical local restaurants.

Free time to picnic in Paris

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Try something new everyday


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TOP ACCOMMODATION. tel. Hotel. Tent. Cabin. Hos your accommodation has Whatever tour you’re on, passed the Contiki test (we have high standards). About Camping tours—pages 24-25 About Concept tours—pages 34-37 About Time Out tours—pages 56-59

Contiki Château dining room

Contiki campsite

Hotel Divani, Corfu

TRANSPORT— GETTING THERE. Modern coaches Chat, sit back with your iPod, or listen to your Tour Manager tell you about where you’re going, as your driver takes you there. Our air-con coaches are the best in Europe & we update our fleet regularly to make sure they’re environmentally friendly. Then there are the Contiki extras, like reclining seats & power points for ‘charging on the go’. Just don’t forget your adaptor. "Driving doesn't feel like a job to me, I love being in Europe & meeting great people at the same time". Patrice, Tour Driver, 23

Modern and environmentally friend ly coaches

Relax on the road


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

Compare Contiki

and see how far your money goes Venice, Italy

Breakfast

4.90

Ham & Cheese panini & cappuccino at the Café Gianni

Sightseeing

75

Private motoboat to historic islands: g55 & city sightseeing tour: g20

1 Night’s Accommodation

79

At the Albergo Venezia

(avg. Price of budget hotel/hostel)

Day Travel Pass

15

Grand canal water-bus

30

Dinner

(2 Courses and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

At the Trattoria Marco Polo

Youth Rail Pass

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

Total cost when travelling your way (Converted to Rand)

Contiki’s unbeatable cost saving price

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Paris, France

Lucerne, Switzerland

€ 4.50

CHF 17

Café latté & a croissant at the Café Moulin

Platter of cold meats and cheese & coffee at the Café Parterre

€ 22

CHF 25

City sightseeing tour

Lake cruise

€ 65

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At the Ibis Paris Maine Montparnasse

At the Waldstatterhof Swiss Seehotel

€ 5.60

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Prices and exchange rates validated at 6th October, 2009 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on 25 Day Camping tour page 33, 20 days European Experience Concept tour pages 44-45, 21 days European Vista Time Out tour pages 74-75. Food fund is included in the Camping and Concept tour comparisons above.


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It gets even better Pay early. Save more. Save up to R2310 on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you leave or save up to R2015 on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See the tour page to find out your early payment discount.

2 tours. Save more. Book 2 Contiki trips (of 10 days or longer) at the same time. Save R550 on your booking. EUROPE+EUROPE save R550 EUROPE+AMERICA save R550 EUROPE+GREAT BRITAIN save R550 EUROPE+ASIA save R550

Book together. Save more. Same tour? Same time? Book together to get group discounts. 4 or more Everyone saves 5%.

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Share with 3 Save 5% on the twin share price when you book a triple room. Available on many Time Out hotel tours.

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

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

Change your mind Our Gold Seal insurance means that if you cancel your tour before you leave home, we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave your trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you R90 for each day that you miss & will cover your air ticket costs. See more on page 121.

To find out more go to contiki.com/deals


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Low cost airlines in Europe Need flights to get you from the airport you arrive into, to the city your tour departs from? Or, you’re living in London and want to do one of our In-depth regional tours. There’s a cheap and easy way to get there & home. Go online and book with one of Europe’s many low-cost airlines. To get a good deal, it’s best to book early. Here’s some sites to start & you can find plenty more online. easyjet.com ryanair.com skyscanner.com bravofly.co.uk

Contiki & UNESCO’s World Heritage sites Europe has more World Heritage sites than any other continent in the world. These are must-see’s and with Contiki you will. Most Contiki tours visit one or more World Heritage site. A wonderful way to be culturally immersed in Europe’s history. Look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages or search for the sites we visit at contiki.com/worldheritagelist. We feel good about adding World Heritage sites to our itineraries, not just so you can enjoy visiting and learning about them, but also because conservation counts. That’s is why we’ve chosen to help UNESCO with their efforts by contributing significant funding towards their restoration work in Venice, through our involvement with The Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation. Read more on the opposite page.


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Join in at contiki.com

Contiki community Bags packed & ready to go? Or just thinking about it? Join Contiki’s community online & connect with people who can help you with your trip questions. Get advice from Contiki travellers & read their comments. Check out Contiki tour photos. And meet people on your tour before you leave home. Our Tour Managers & past Contiki travellers update our very own wiki: Contikipedia. From the big questions (backpack or suitcase? How much money to take?) to the little ones (what’s the perfect holiday read? where’s good to buy a leather jacket in Florence?). The answers are on contiki.com. You’ll find detailed trip itineraries, competitions, videos there too. And more.

Our Foundation. We’re founding partners of the non-profit Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation.

Small footprint. Big commitment.

So far the Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world. In 2008-09 the Foundation: • helped to protect 3 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil • supported indigenous sustainable tourism in Australia • funded wildlife research centres in Africa • funded major research works to preserve important monuments & archaeological sites in Europe (like the sinking city of Venice). • primary sponsor of Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Contiki operate modern, fuel efficient coaches!

Learn more at tltc.com/foundation.

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

Check out contiki.com/ responsible travel

A Proud Member of

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

Carbon Emissions Grid METHOD OF TRAVEL

KILOGRAMS OF CO2 PER PASSENGER KILOMETER

Car* Air Rail Coach**

0.2028 kilometres 0.0819 kilometres 0.0577 kilometres 0.0300 kilometres

Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) conversion figures June 2009. www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm * Assumes national average of 1.56 people per car. ** Assumes average of 36 passengers. UK Statistics are used which accurately reflect our touring products the majority of which are operated in the UK and Europe.


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Contiki’s A-Z of It’s big, it’s busy and it can be tricky knowing where to start.That’s where Contiki can help. Especially with the Contiki Basement. Houses of Parliment & Big Ben

Oxford Street

London Eye Tower of London Buckingham Palace

Soho

Start at the Contiki Basement

Accommodation before Hotel prices or after your tour

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

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

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

Booking tips:

Imperial Twin Single

Summer 2010 Mar 21 – Oct 31 R405

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Winter 2010/11 Nov 1 – Mar 31

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London London City

St Paul’s Cathedral

New Year’s Eve, 2010. Where will you be? Check the date panels on each itinerary to figure out where you can enjoy New Year’s Eve.

Brick Lane

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There’s always a festival or event happening somewhere in Europe. Plan your trip so that it works with a festival or special event − before or after your tour. Find more ideas at contiki.com/festivals-events. Or try one of Contiki’s special event tours:

We've put together a value-packed set of extras, excursions & accommodation with our 2 or 4 night London Explorer packages. They're great to help you find your way around the city's sights & there's no Tour Manager, so you can explore at your own pace. Find out more on page 113.

Oktoberfest, Munich 7 Days R399516—22 Sep 5 Days R314523—27 Sep or 28 Sep—2 Oct See page 115 for more information.

Easter in Amsterdam 4 Days R2595 2—5 April See page 115 for more information.

Tower Bridge

Edinburgh Festival & Military Tattoo 4 Days R3195 27—30 August See page 115 for more information.

To find out more go to contiki.com/london-explorer

To find out more go to contiki.com/festivals-events


Remember, if you book early you save money!

Camping Contiki-style

Meals

Our camping trips are about getting back to basics to stretch the budget, without skimping on quality.

In the fully-decked coach kitchen, your Mobile Cook prepares tasty dishes with food sourced fresh daily. The Food Fund covers hot breakfasts daily & lots of 2-course dinners, including a special entrée of French escargot & frogs legs on many tours. Camping meal times bring everyone together & it’s fun to pitch in & help.

Where you stay Sleep in spacious twin-share tents (designed for 3) on comfy air-mattresses at well-equipped campsites. You don’t need experience to pitch our easy to assemble tents – they’re up & down in a minute.

Your Contiki Crew You’ll travel with 3 Contiki road crew: your Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook. And at Contiki Villages & Stopovers, you’ll be in the hands of our resident Site Reps. More on this super-skilled team on page 14-15.

• Brand new tents designed for 3, but they’re only ever twin share, so there’s plenty of space. • New quality stools & air-mattresses. • ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions like a Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot (on every itinerary that includes Paris). See tour pages for lots more ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions.

Sightseeing, free time & transport Most of the main sights are included in the cost of your tour (pages 10-11), plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like. Choose from our optional Explore More activities (pages 12-13) or just take time to chill out, relax & do whatever you like. As with every Contiki tour, you’ll travel in style on a modern, airconditioned coach.

g n i p 5 Cam to om s r u to ose fr cho Look out for the orange explore more optional activities arrow on every tour page


25 Camping Original

Sleep under the stars New twin-share tents Stretch your holiday budget See the key sights Get back to nature Well-equipped campsites Fun & social

Multi-country tours 21 days – pages 26-27 32 days – pages 28-29 46 days – pages 30-31 22 days – page 32 25 days – page 33


21 Days Europe Camping

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Calais English Channel

Poland

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BELGIUM

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Private boat to the islands of Venice • 3 experienced crew & Contiki onsite Reps

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Apennine Mountains Bologna

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PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain

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27 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy en-route to the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Alps Day 4: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera Wind down out of the mountains & travel south to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 6: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 7: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 8: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 9: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 10: 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,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 11: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna, an historic & elegant city & then on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Bologna’s famous porticos & two towers Day 12: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B,D)

See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 13: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna then hit the rides at Prater park. (B) Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 14: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 15: Vienna to Prague Stop at the World Heritage town Ceský Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the golden “City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Day 16: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 17: Prague to Munich Back to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 18: Munich to Heidelberg Head north to Heidelberg, known for its baroque old town, pubs full of character, & lively student ambience. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 19: Heidelberg to Amsterdam Journey past castles & vineyards along the Rhine River to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 20: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 21: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Camping Original 21 Days Europe Camping 10 countries 20 nights camping 20 breakfasts & 12 dinners Gondola ride, Venice

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses) (more on pages 24-25) • 20 breakfasts (B) & 12 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

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The Swiss Alps

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R595. See page 19 for details.

When to go and how much

We’re flexible!

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Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 21. See page 120 for details.

Compulsory Food Fund of R2330 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Pizzeria, Rome

Colosseum, Rome

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls AMSTERDAM: Bike ride through the countryside Go to contiki.com/camping21-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


32 Days Europe Camping

s y a 32 D 18375 R ay from D / 5 R57 of und od f o f plus

15 R36

12 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

North Sea

Wales

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

1 HEIDELBERG MUNICH 1

3 PARIS

Loire Valley

2 SWISS ALPS

Atlantic Ocean

1 BORDEAUX

Arles

PAMPLONA 1

BARCELONA

2

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Verona

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Vatican City

3

Serbia

ROME Mt.Vesuvius Pompeii

Brindisi

Isle of Capri

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Costa Blanca

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Bosnia

Adriatic Sea

Optional start/end cities

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

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contiki.com/camping32

2 VIENNA

1

Zaragoza

Slovakia Mauthausen

Liechtenstein Lucerne Dolomite Mountains

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

Czech Rep

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

FRANCE

Biarritz

Poland

Rhine Valley

BELGIUM

Calais English Channel

Versailles

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Wine tasting in Bordeaux • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Private boat to the islands of Venice • 3 experienced crew & onsite Reps

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Edam

ENGLAND

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city

1 SORRENTO

1

CORFU Ionian Sea

4

GREECE


29 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Château Versailles. (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Bordeaux Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en-route to the Bordeaux region & St. Emilion. (B,D) Day 5: Bordeaux to Pamplona Swim & shop in fashionable Biarritz before crossing into Spain to Pamplona. (B,D) See the lighthouse & bay in Biarritz See Pamplona’s famous bull ring Day 6: Pamplona to Barcelona Head south to the baroque city of Zaragoza & on to Barcelona, then see why this sexy city sizzles on a sight-seeing tour. (B,D) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Day 7: Barcelona Explore the city & feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence to Arles, then onward to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 9: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 11: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 12: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Days 13-14: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ for a couple of days in the “Eternal City" & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D)(B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 15: Rome to Sorrento From Naples, catch a boat to the Isle of

Capri & soak up its sweeping views & romantic atmosphere before setting sail for Sorrento. (B) Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 17-20: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B,D)(B,D)(B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town Day 21: Corfu to Italy Cruise the Adriatic Sea. (B) Day 22: Arrival Venice Visit Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & then make your way to the enchanting city of Venice. (B,D) See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena Day 23: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 24: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna then hit the rides at Prater park. (B) Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 25: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 26: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 27: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 28: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 29: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg Head north to Heidelberg, known for its baroque old town & lively student feel. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 30: Heidelberg to Amsterdam Next it’s on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 31: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 32: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Camping Original 32 Days Europe Camping 12 countries 29 nights camping 2 nights ferries 31 breakfasts & 19 dinners Wooden Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

What’s included All as per itinerary • 31 nights accommodation: 29 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses) & 2 nights on board ferries (more on pages 24-25) • 31 breakfasts (B) & 19 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

16

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R945. See page 19 for details.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

When to go and how much

We’re flexible!

Code: CCCD Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

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MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

18375 18375 18865 19345 19345 19345 19345 19345 19345

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Finish London

R pp

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

20310 20310 20310 20310 20310 19825 19825 19825 19825

Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 32. See page 120 for details.

21 28 11 18 25 9 16 23 30

6 † 13 20 27 3 17 27 • 2 • 6 •

6 13 20 27 3 17 27 3 7

Compulsory Food Fund of R3615 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. † This tour will be in Pamplona during the Running of the Bulls. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Cruise around Corfu

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show CORFU: Watersports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian Beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Go to contiki.com/camping32-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


46 Days Europe Camping

s y a 46 D 25535 R ay from D / 6 R55 of und od f o f plus

40 R51

22 countries visited (see map for details) ENGLAND

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Entry & local guide to the Acropolis • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • 3 experienced crew & Contiki onsite Reps

Belarus

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

BELGIUM

Calais English Channel

St Goar

1 HEIDELBERG

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Chateau de Cruix

1 LYON

Pont du Gard

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

Arles

SPAIN BARCELONA 2

Liechtenstein Lucerne

Mediterranean Sea

AUSTRIA

2

SLOVAKIA VIENNA Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia

Verona

2

VENICE

CROATIA

2 FLORENCE

1 3 GREECE CORFU

Optional start/end cities

Ionian Sea

(See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/camping46

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Romania

BOSNIA Serbia 1 ZADAR Split DUBROVNIK 3 ITALY BULGARIA Adriatic Sea MONTENEGRO 1 Black Sea SOFIA ROME 2 Mt.Vesuvius ISTANBUL DURRES MACEDONIA Vatican City KAVALA OHRID Pompeii 1 1 2 1 Brindisi 1 1 Gallipoli ALBANIA Isle of Capri SORRENTO ECEABAT

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Ukraine

Cesky Krumlov

2 MUNICH

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Dachau

3 PARIS

Pyrenees Mountains

Poland

GERMANY

Rhine Valley

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city

Corinth Canal

Troy Thermopylae

2 ATHENS

TURKEY


31 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris. (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Château Versailles. (B)(B,D) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Lyon. Travel through Burgundy & Beaujolais wine country to gourmet Lyon. (B,D) Stop at Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau Taste local wine Day 5: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to Arles, en-route to the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 8: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. Stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before we head to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 10: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through Tuscany to Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 13: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 14: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch a boat to the Isle of Capri, soak up its sweeping views & set sail for Sorrento. (B)

Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. Pass along the Bay of Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 17-19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B,D)(B) See Corfu's Venetian fortress Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across Corinth Canal to Athens. (B,D) Day 21: Athens. Sightsee the ancient wonders of this bustling city. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 22: Athens to Kavala. Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus, to harbourside Kavala. (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 23: Kavala to Eceabat. Visit the historic Gallipoli battlefields as we make our way to Turkey. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 24: Eceabat to Istanbul. Ferry across the Dardanelles & make a visit to Troy before continuing on to Istanbul. Hotel (B) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide Day 25: Istanbul. Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B,D) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide Day 26: Istanbul to Sofia. Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia, a city with a curious blend of Socialist heritage & modern Euro living. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 27: Sofia to Ohrid. Cut across Macedonia to the red-roofed houses, sidewalk cafés & rustic fish restaurants of Lake Ohrid. (B,D) Day 28: Ohrid to Durres. Cross into Albania & on to Durres where steep mountains plunge into the deep Adriatic sea. Hotel (B,D) Day 29: Durres to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline Days 30-31: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries & amazing seafood in this stunning town. (B)(B,D) See the fortified city & old port Day 32: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & then travel on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 33: Zadar to Budapest. Head north, past Lake Balaton to a lively arts, café & music scene in the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Day 34: Budapest. Feel the history of this fascinating city – split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 35: Budapest to Vienna. Stop for lunch in Slovakia before arriving in Austria to hit the rides at Prater park tonight. (B) See Bratislava’s medieval castle Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 36: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafes, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

Camping Original

Day 37: Vienna to Prague. Stop at the World Heritage listed town, Ceský Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Day 38: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Day 39: Prague to Munich. Head to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial Day 40: Munich. Explore the cultural side of Munich. There’s world-class museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 41: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 42: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 43: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. Head north to Heidelberg. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 44: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B) Visit the riverside town of St. Goar See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 45: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 46: Amsterdam to London. (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends. (B)

46 Days Europe Camping 22 countries 40 nights camping, 4 nights hotels & 1 night ferry 45 breakfasts & 29 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 45 nights accommodation: 40 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses), 4 nights in hotels & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 24-25) • 45 breakfasts (B) & 29 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

25

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R1310. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible!

When to go and how much

Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 46.

Code: CCCA Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 11 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUN 29

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG

25535 25535 26210 26875 26875 26875 26875 26875

JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG

AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

28215 28215 28215 28215 28215 27545 27545 27545

4 11 25 2 9 23 6 13

6 13 20 27 3 14 • 19 • 21 •

20 27 3 10 17 28 3 5

See page 120 for details.

Compulsory Food Fund of R5140 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Paris

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour CORFU: Hire a jeep & discover the island ISTANBUL: Fun belly-dancing evening & dinner DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Go to contiki.com/camping46-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


32 Camping Original 22 Days Europe Camping 5 countries 20 nights camping 1 night ferry 21 breakfasts & 13 dinners

5 countries

22 Days Europe Camping

ays 22 D 13345 R from DaofyR2400 / 7 0 Rlu6s food fund

France, Spain, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

What’s included All as per itinerary • 21 nights accommodation: 20 nights in twin share tents (including air mattresses) & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 24-25) • 21 breakfasts (B) & 13 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

14

Only with Contiki See page 30 for Contiki’s special inclusions.

p

ENGLAND

Netherlands

London Dover Calais English Channel

Germany

Belgium

Slovakia

3 PARIS

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Hungary

2

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

More options See Europe & the Greek Islands. Popular demand means we’ve made our 46 day camping tour ‘modular’. We now offer it as 2 separate tours of 22 & 25 days as well as the whole 46 day trip, so you can break the tour up in the middle to spend more time in Greece to cruise, island hop & relax. The 22 day tour travels from London to Athens. Then you can travel back to London on the 25 day tour on a later departure. If you’re short on time, you could just take 1 of the modules. There’s only a limited number of places available on each module. See the Mix+Match panel on opposite page for tour combination ideas.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1. See page 120 for details

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Slovenia

Verona

1 LYON

Pont du Gard

Ukraine

Austria Switz

Chateau de Cruix

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Code: CCCL Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Athens

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Start London

Finish Athens

R pp

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JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

14745 14745 14745 14745 14745 14395 14395 14395

SPAIN Mediterranean Sea 2 BARCELONA

2 FLORENCE

2

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

ROME Mt.Vesuvius Pompeii

Bulgaria

Macedonia Brindisi

Isle of Capri

1 SORRENTO

Albania

1 3 GREECE CORFU ATHENS 2 Ionian Sea Corinth

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Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Day 1: London to Paris. (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Château Versailles. (B)(B,D) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Lyon. Travel through Burgundy & Beaujolais wine country to gourmet Lyon. (B,D) Stop at Contiki’s very own 16th century Château Taste local wine Day 5: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Bosnia Serbia

Vatican City

Optional start city

Romania

Croatia

11 18 1 8 15 29 13 20

6 13 20 27 3 14 19 21

27 3 10 17 24 4 9 11

VENICE

ITALY

Itinerary and included sightseeing Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R685. See page 19 for details.

When to go and how much

Poland Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Rome

Canal

Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to Arles, en-route to the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 8: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. Stop at Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before we head to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 10: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through Tuscany to Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Compulsory Food Fund of R2400 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 7:30am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Day 13: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 14: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch a boat to the Isle of Capri, soak up its sweeping views & set sail for Sorrento. (B) Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. Pass along the Bay of Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 17-19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B,D)(B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across Corinth Canal to Athens. (B,D) Day 21: Athens. Sightsee the ancient wonders of this bustling city. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 22: Depart Athens. It’s time to say farewell to your new friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Hire a jeep & discover the island Go to contiki.com/camping22-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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25 Days Europe Camping

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North Sea

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ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley

London Dover Calais

Poland

GERMANY

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BELGIUM

St Goar

English Channel

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Liechtenstein Lucerne

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Mediterranean Sea

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CROATIA

Romania

Troy

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

GREECE Thermopylae Ionian Sea

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Athens to Kavala. Meet your fellow travellers at 7.30am. Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus, to harbourside Kavala. (D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 2: Kavala to Eceabat. Visit the historic Gallipoli battlefields on our way to Turkey. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 3: Eceabat to Istanbul. Ferry across the Dardanelles & make a visit to Troy before continuing on to Istanbul. Hotel (B) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide Day 4: Istanbul. Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B,D) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide Day 5: Istanbul to Sofia. Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia, a city with a curious blend of Socialist heritage & modern Euro living. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 6: Sofia to Ohrid. Cut across Macedonia to the red-roofed houses, sidewalk cafés & rustic fish restaurants of Lake Ohrid. (B,D) Day 7: Ohrid to Durres. Cross into Albania & on to Durres where steep mountains plunge into the deep Adriatic sea. Hotel (B,D) Day 8: Durres to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D) Scenic Drive along the Croatian coastline

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BOSNIA Serbia 1 ZADAR Split 3 DUBROVNIK BULGARIA Adriatic Sea MONTENEGRO 1 Black Sea SOFIA MACEDONIA ISTANBUL DURRES OHRID 1 1 2 1 KAVALA 1 Gallipoli ALBANIA ECEABAT

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Athens

Days 9-10: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries & amazing seafood in this stunning town. (B)(B,D) See the fortified city & old port Day 11: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & then travel on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 12: Zadar to Budapest. Head north, past Lake Balaton to a lively arts, café & music scene in the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Day 13: Budapest. Feel the history of this fascinating city – split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 14: Budapest to Vienna. Stop for lunch in Slovakia before arriving in Austria to hit the rides at Prater park tonight. (B) See Bratislava’s medieval castle Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 15: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture &, of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 16: Vienna to Prague. Stop at the World Heritage listed town, Cesky Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Days 17: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Compulsory Food Fund of R2800 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Day 18: Prague to Munich. Head to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial Day 19: Munich. Explore the cultural side of Munich. There’s world-class museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 20: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps Day 21: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 22: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. Head north to Heidelberg. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 23: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B) Visit the riverside town of St. Goar See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 24: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 25: Amsterdam to London. (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends. (B)

Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro (in transit), Bosnia (in transit), Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit), France (in transit)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 24 nights accommodation: 20 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses) & 4 nights in hotels (more on pages 24-25) • 24 breakfasts (B) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

11

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R695. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! ‘22 & 25 Day Camping’ tours easily Mix+Match with: • Greek Island Hopping (p.106-107) • Spotlight on Greece (p.108-109) • Mykonos & Island Cruising (p.110) • Louis Hellenic Cruises (p.111) See the ‘More options’ panel on the opposite page for how you can spend more time in the Greek Islands.

We’re flexible! Want to end the tour in London? Or end in Europe? You can end your tour in Amsterdam on day 25. See page 120 for details.

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ISTANBUL: Evening dinner & belly-dancing DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian Beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Go to contiki.com/camping25-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


Remember, if you book early you save money!

Theme party nights

Meals Your Food Fund includes a buffet breakfast on most days & lots of 2-course dinners that highlight local dishes like snails, frogs legs & fondue. Use your free nights to get out on the town & try some local restaurants. At lunchtime, we keep it flexible & let you make your own choices. That way you can try what you like, when you like, without being forced to head back to a meeting spot right in the middle of the day.

Your Contiki Crew Site reps

Château breakfast

What’s new? • Our Swiss Chalet has just had a makeover & looks amazing • We’ve done even more work on our French Château with a new bar, new beds & more. • ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions like a Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot (on every itinerary that includes Paris). See tour pages for lots more ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions. • Brand new twin share cabins, all with private bathrooms. Stopovers & Villages now have even • better facilities like big screen plasma TV’s & extra web access. • Our Contiki Villages have been upgraded.

Where you stay Concept trips are all about mixing it up, so you’ll stay in everything from hotels & cabins, to hostels & special stopovers. Accommodation is twin-share (with a maximum quad-share), almost all with private bathroom facilities.

What’s a Special Stopover? It’s accommodation exclusively for Contiki travellers, managed by our dedicated, onsite crew. We choose unique & traditional places in fantastic locations. Like a 16th century Château in France, a Swiss Chalet at the foot of the breathtaking Alps, an Austrian Gasthof & a beach resort hotel in Corfu (more on pages 36-37). Some have recently been upgraded, plus they have great facilities like big screen plasma TVs, pools, bars, nightclubs & plenty of internet access.

Fresh food everyday

Look out for the orange explore more optional activities arrow on every tour page

You’ll travel with 2 Contiki crew: your Tour Manager & Driver, while our resident Site Reps look after you at Concept Special Stopovers & Contiki Villages. More on this super-skilled team on pages 14-15.

Sightseeing, free time & transport Most of the main sights are included in the cost of your tour (pages 10-11), plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like. Choose from our optional Explore More activities (pages 12-13) or just take time to chill out, relax & do whatever you like. As with every Contiki tour, you’ll travel on the comfiest coaches out there, all of which are air-conditioned.

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Concept tours Stay in a variety of places Always comfortable Unique & very European Twin-share (max quad-share) Mostly private facilities

Multi-country tours More on pages 38-55

Concept Unique


Concept accommodation CONSPECIA HOT TIKI VL STOPOV ELS ILLA ERS GES HO STE LS

The château bar

Special stopovers Our Special Stopovers are manned by our dedicated on-site crew. Swiss Chalet Stay in Contiki’s cosy wooden Chalet, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Set in a spectacular glacial valley at the foot of the Jungfrau Mountain (4158m/13,641ft), it’s exclusive to Contiki travellers. Upgraded in 2009 with new lounge, dining room, outdoor area & big flat screen TVs. There’s also the ‘Bomb shelter’ bar with famous theme parties. Austrian Gasthof The scenery’s so beautiful in the Tyrol region, it’ll leave you lost for words. Stay at our traditional Gasthof (guesthouse) in the picturesque township of Hopfgarten. If you’re thirsty after a hard days mountain biking, there’s a well-loved bar to come home to. Exclusive to Contiki travellers. French Château It’s big. It’s grand. It’s beautiful. And it’s ‘oh so French’. Our very own 16th century Château de Cruix overlooks the vineyards of the Beaujolais region. It’s the perfect place to picnic, chill out by the pool, try local wines at Contiki’s cuvage & party in our nightclub. Exclusive to Contiki travellers & upgraded even further in 2009. Corfu Resort The Corfu Village Hotel is located just 20m from door to the beach & watersports. Every room has it’s own private balcony with great sunset & sea views. Lounge poolside at the pool bar, try tasty Greek food at one of many local restaurant nearby & have fun at the renowned toga party. Our Contiki Reps are onsite to shortcut you to the best action on the island.

Corfu Village hotel, Corfu

Contiki Villages Our cabins are located in Contiki’s Villages, each with their own Contiki-designated area within great quality campsites. Many cabins are brand new, twin-share & have private facilities inside, including hot showers.

Hostels We’ve chosen some of the newest youth hostels available, with hotel-like facilities like Plus Prague Hostel & Wombats Hostel, Berlin.

Hotels Pay a budget price. Then get top value with an upgrade to hotel standard accommodation on some nights.

Contiki Village cabins, Rome


37 Concept Unique

Chalet Jungfrau, Switzerland

Our team of 90 dedicated, resident Contiki special stopover and village staff are on hand and ready to help in: Antibes Paris Lyon (our Chateau) Florence Rome Venice Amsterdam Corfu Tyrol (our Gasthof) Lauterbrunnen (our Chalet)

Cabin interior

Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof

Contiki’s Château de Cruix, France

For more go to contiki.com/conceptaccommodation


10 Days European Horizon

s y a 10 D 7495 R ay from D / 0 R75 of und od f o f plus

35 R12

7 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special stopovers: Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Theme party nights • Contiki onsite Reps

North Sea Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE Bosnia ITALY

Optional start/end cities

Serbia Adriatic Sea

(See panel on the right for details)

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

AMSTERDAM: Canal boat & drinks cruise past many famous sights TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure


39 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam (Or start your tour in Amsterdam this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. Contiki Village (B)

Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 6: Venice to Swiss Alps Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before reaching our incredible stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 7: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 8: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights”. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 9: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 10: Paris to London (Or end your tour in Paris this morning) Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Concept Unique 10 Days European Horizon 7 countries 9 nights accomm 9 breakfasts & 6 dinners View to Montmartre, Paris

What’s included All as per itinerary • 9 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 3 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 2 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 34-37) • 9 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Whitewater rafting, Austria

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2010 APR 17 APR 24 APR 28 MAY 9 MAY 12 MAY 20 MAY 22 MAY 27 MAY 31 JUN 6 JUN 8 JUN 12 JUN 15 JUN 19 JUN 22 JUL 1 JUL 3

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26 3 7 18 21 29 31 5 9 15 17 21 24 28 1 10 12

8 11 14 17 24 30 5 11 18 25 28 2 4 9 12 8 14

17 20 23 26 2 8 14 20 27 3 6 11 13 18 21 23

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R390. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Amsterdam on day 1 & end in Paris on day 10. See page 120 for details.

Compulsory Food Fund of R1235 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

St. Mark’s Square, Venice

On the coach

RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at a traditional Bavarian beerhall VENICE: Gondola ride along the world-famous canals SWISS ALPS: Travel up Jungfrau Mountain on the world’s highest Cog-railway for amazing views PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Go to contiki.com/horizon-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days European Highlights

ys 0 a D 14 1068 R y a from D / 3 R76 825 f R1 nd o u f food plus

8 countries France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria (in transit), Germany, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopover: Contiki’s Château & wine tasting • Contiki onsite Reps

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND Wales

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Tyrol

Beaujolais Region

AUSTRIA Hungary

Switz

1 CHATEAU DE CRUIX

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Brenner Pass

FRANCE

ITALY

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Avignon

Spain

Optional start/end cities

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum


41 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Stop in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon, before arriving in the glamorous French Riviera. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) See the Papal Palace in Avignon Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 5: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 6: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 7: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B)

See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 8: 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. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 9: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 10: Venice to Munich Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to lively Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 11: Munich to Rhine Valley Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before following the river through the vineyards of the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Visit the Dachau concentration camp See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted Day 12: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 13: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 14: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Concept Unique 14 Days European Highlights 8 countries 13 nights accomm 13 breakfasts & 7 dinners Monaco

What’s included All as per itinerary • 13 nights accommodation: 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 8 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 34-37) • 13 breakfasts (B) & 7 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Beer hall, Munich

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When to go and how much Code: CCPE Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

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Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 APR 3 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 26 APR 28 MAY 2 MAY 5 MAY 8 MAY 12 MAY 14 MAY 19 MAY 22 MAY 26 MAY 29 MAY 31 JUN 2 JUN 5 JUN 9 JUN 12 JUN 16 JUN 19 JUN 23 JUN 26 JUN 30 JUL 3

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10680 10680 10680 10680 10680 10680 10995 10995 10995 10995 10995 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11255 11815

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11815 11815 11815 11815 11815 11815 11815 11815 11815 11815 11815 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535 11535

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Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R550. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 14. See page 120 for details.

Compulsory Food Fund of R1825 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Guided bike tour, Amsterdam

Piazza Navona, Rome

VENICE: Gondola ride along the world-famous canals MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Paddle bike ride along the canals Go to contiki.com/highlights-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


18 Days European Whirl

ys 5 a D 18 1359 R y a from D / 6 R75 400 f R2 nd o u f food plus

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

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special stopovers: Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps

Calais English Channel

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland Dresden

Rhine Valley

BELGIUM

GERMANY

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

Atlantic Ocean

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE ITALY

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

Serbia Adriatic Sea

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Bosnia Montenegro

Spain Optional start/end cities (See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/whirl

2 BERLIN

Edam

ENGLAND

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour


43 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam (Or start your tour in Amsterdam this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry the English Channel & head to the freewheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) Day 4: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 5: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. Hostel (B) Visit Dresden, destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square in Prague Day 6: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Munich Back to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 8: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Plunge in for an exhilarating optional

whitewater rafting adventure. Then wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 10: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 14: Florence to Swiss Alps Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before heading further into the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Day 15: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 16: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 17: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 18: Paris to London (Or end your tour in Paris this morning) Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Concept Unique 18 Days European Whirl 9 countries 17 nights accomm 17 breakfasts & 9 dinners Canal cruise, Amsterdam

What’s included All as per itinerary • 17 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 7 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 2 nights in a hotel & 5 nights in hostels (more on pages 34-37) • 17 breakfasts (B) & 9 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

9

When to go and how much Code: CCEW Summer 2010 Start London 2010 APR 5 APR 8 APR 18 APR 24 MAY 2 MAY 7 MAY 11 MAY 17 MAY 21 MAY 23 MAY 25 MAY 30 JUN 3 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 16 JUN 20 JUN 22 JUN 24 JUN 27

Finish London

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

22 25 5 11 19 24 28 3 7 9 11 16 20 23 30 3 7 9 11 14

R pp

13595 13595 13595 13595 13960 13960 13960 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345 14345

Start London

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

5 11 13 15 18 22 24 28 1 9 16 18 23 26 29 2 5 9 13 • 20 •

Finish London

JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

22 28 30 1 4 8 10 14 18 26 2 4 9 12 15 19 22 26 30 7

R pp

15060 15060 15060 15060 15060 15060 15060 15060 15060 15060 14690 14690 14690 14690 14690 14690 14690 14690 14690 14690

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R700. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Amsterdam on day 1 & end in Paris on day 18. See page 120 for details.

Compulsory Food Fund of R2400 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Piazza Navona, Rome

MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Go to contiki.com/whirl-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


20 Days European Experience

ys 5 a D 20 1467 R y a from D / 4 R73 of und od f o f plus

00 R28

10 countries France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Château & wine tasting, Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Edam

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg Dachau

2 PARIS FRANCE

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region Beaujolais Region

Atlantic Ocean

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

2

1 MUNICH 2 TYROL

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Lucerne Brenner Pass Bologna

Apennine Mountains

2 Pisa Monaco FLORENCE

Spain Optional start/end cities

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

1 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME ITALY

(See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/experience

Slovakia

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence


45 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the rural French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Travel through France's charmingly rustic Provence region to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B) Scenic Drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 6: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 7: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 8: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 10: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna before reaching enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Bologna

Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 13: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol - exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. Hostel (B) Visit the Dachau concentration camp See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 15: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 16: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 17: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, known for its great old town & lively student ambience, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 18: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 19: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 20: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Concept Unique 20 Days European Experience 10 countries 19 nights accomm 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 13 dinners

Swiss Alps

What’s included All as per itinerary • 19 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 9 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 34-37) • 19 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 13 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Locally guided tour of the Roman Forum

When to go and how much

8

Code: CCMX Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 MAR 31 APR 3 APR 9 APR 19 APR 26 APR 29 MAY 3 MAY 7 MAY 10 MAY 13 MAY 17 MAY 21 MAY 24 MAY 27 MAY 31 JUN 2 JUN 4 JUN 10 JUN 12 JUN 14 JUN 16 JUN 18 JUN 21 JUN 24 JUN 28 JUN 30

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

14675 14675 14675 14675 14675 14675 15225 15225 15225 15225 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615 15615

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 16375 15995 15995 15995 15995 15995 15995 15995 15995 15995 15995 15995 15995

19 22 28 8 15 18 22 26 29 1 5 9 12 15 19 21 23 29 1 3 5 7 10 13 17 19

2 5 7 9 12 16 19 22 25 30 2 5 9 16 19 23 27 30 3 6 • 11 • 13 • 17 • 20 • 22

21 24 26 28 31 4 7 10 13 18 21 24 28 4 7 11 15 18 22 25 30 2 6 9 11

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R760. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 20. See page 120 for details.

Compulsory Food Fund of R2800 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Amsterdam

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/experience-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


21 Days London to Athens

ys 5 a D 21 1729 R y a from D / 4 R82 of und od f o f plus

55 R33

6 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Party in a toga on Corfu • Entry pass to the Acropolis & a local guide • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting & Corfu beach resort • Contiki onsite Reps

Netherlands Germany

Belgium

Versailles

Ukraine

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

3 PARIS

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Hungary

Slovenia Verona Croatia 2 VENICE

Romania

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Arles

SPAIN BARCELONA 2

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Bulgaria

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii Brindisi

1

Albania GREECE 3 CORFU 1 ATHENS

(See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/london-athens

Austria

Switz

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Optional start city

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Belarus

Poland ENGLAND

Ionian Sea

Corinth Canal

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

PARIS: Cabaret show & glass of champagne BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan regional dinner ROME: Tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum with local guide POMPEII: Guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Watersports including parasailing ATHENS: Dinner in Plaka area Go to contiki.com/london-athens-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


47 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Contiki Village (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Contiki Special Stopover. (B,D) See 12th century Chateau Fontainbleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) French Picnic lunch Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 7: Barcelona Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 9: French Riviera Contiki Village (B,D)

Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Venice Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 11: Venice Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Florence Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 14: Florence to Rome Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 15: Rome Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 16: Rome to Corfu Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 17-19: Corfu Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 20: Corfu to Athens Hotel (B) Day 21: Athens (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R890. See page 19 for details.

Concept Unique 21 Days London to Athens 6 countries 20 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 13 dinners Musée d’Orsay, Paris

When to go and how much Code: CCLG Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Athens

R pp

Start London

Finish Athens

R pp

2010 APR 4 APR 11 APR 25 APR 28 MAY 4 MAY 7 MAY 9 MAY 14 MAY 20 MAY 23 MAY 28 JUN 2 JUN 6 JUN 9 JUN 12 JUN 15 JUN 20

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

17295 17295 17295 17295 17810 17810 17810 17810 18245 18245 18245 18245 18245 18245 18245 18245 18245

2010 JUN 24 JUN 26 JUN 29 JUL 1 JUL 4 JUL 8 JUL 14 JUL 18 JUL 23 JUL 26 JUL 28 AUG 1 AUG 7 AUG 10 AUG 15 AUG 20 AUG 24 SEP 5

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

18245 18245 18245 19155 19155 19155 19155 19155 19155 19155 19155 19155 19155 19155 18695 18695 18695 18695

24 1 15 18 24 27 29 3 9 12 17 22 26 29 2 5 10

14 16 19 21 24 28 3 7 12 15 17 21 27 30 4 9 13 25

Compulsory Food Fund of R3355 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 12:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 3 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 1 night in a hotel, 2 nights in a hostel & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 34-37) • 20 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 13 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

12

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1. See page 120 for details.

Watersports on Corfu

London to Rome ays 65 D 6 1 122 y R m o af R2670 fr 7/fuD 6 nd o 7 Rlus food p

Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 21 day London to Athens tour. Check it out below.

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-15: London to Rome Refer to London to Athens map, itinerary and included sightseeing described above Day 16: Rome Say your farewells and swap addresses as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

contiki.com/london-to-rome

Rome

>> explore more >> See London to Athens optional activities on page 46, excluding Pompeii, Corfu & Athens. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R630. See page 19 for details.

When to go and how much Code: CCLR Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Rome

R pp

Start London

Finish Rome

R pp

2010 APR 4 APR 11 APR 25 APR 28 MAY 4 MAY 7 MAY 9 MAY 14 MAY 20 MAY 23 MAY 28 JUN 2 JUN 6 JUN 9 JUN 12 JUN 15 JUN 20 JUN 24

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL

12265 12265 12265 12265 12585 12585 12585 12585 12895 12895 12895 12895 12895 12895 12895 12895 12895 12895

2010 JUN 26 JUN 29 JUL 1 JUL 4 JUL 8 JUL 14 JUL 18 JUL 23 JUL 26 JUL 28 AUG 1 AUG 7 AUG 10 AUG 15 AUG 20 AUG 24 SEP 5

JUL 11 JUL 14 JUL 16 JUL 19 JUL 23 JUL 29 AUG 2 AUG 7 AUG 10 AUG 12 AUG 16 AUG 22 AUG 25 AUG 30 SEP 4 SEP 8 SEP 20

12895 12895 13545 13545 13545 13545 13545 13545 13545 13545 13545 13545 13545 13230 13230 13230 13230

19 26 10 13 19 22 24 29 4 7 12 17 21 24 27 30 5 9

Compulsory Food Fund of R2670 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 7:30am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

16 Days London to Rome 5 countries 15 nights accomm 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 11 dinners

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

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Château, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages & 2 nights in a hostel (more on pages 34-37) • 15 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 11 dinners (D) included in your food fund • Refer to “What’s Included” above for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

11


22 Days European Spirit

ys 5 a D 22 1691 R y a from D / 9 R76 695 f R2 nd o u f food plus

11 countries France, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia (in transit), Italy, Vatican City Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Contiki onsite Reps

North Sea Irish Sea Edam

England

NETHERLANDS

Wales

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland Dresden

GERMANY

BELGIUM English Channel

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

2 VIENNA FRANCE

AUSTRIA Hungary SLOVENIA 1 LJUBLJANA VENICE 1 ZAGREB 2 ITALY CROATIA Serbia ZADAR 1 1 BOSNIA Pisa FLORENCE Split 3 DUBROVNIK Adriatic Sea Montenegro

Switz

Atlantic Ocean

Spain Mediterranean Sea

contiki.com/europeanspirit

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour


49 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Paris Check-in at the Contiki Village & meet up with your Contiki Crew & get to know your fellow travellers over dinner. Contiki Village (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Amsterdam Pass through 3 countries in one day as you head to the Netherlands's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 4: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 5: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) Day 6: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 7: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. Hostel (B,D) Day 8: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 9: Prague to Vienna Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 10: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you wander this picture book city & encounter

its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture &, of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 11: Vienna to Zagreb Cross through Slovenia en-route to the newly buzzing Balkan gem of Zagreb. Hotel (B) Day 12: Zagreb to Dubrovnik Set out for Croatia’s sparkling coastline & continue on to the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. Hostel (B,D) Days 13-14: Dubrovnik Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this stunning World Heritage site. Hostel (B)(B,D) See the fortified city & the old port Day 15: Dubrovnik to Zadar Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split, before we reach Zadar. Hostel (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 16: Zadar to Ljubljana Say farewell to the seaside city as we head to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. Hotel (B) See Ljubljana’s castle & old town Day 17: Ljubljana to Venice Soak up the scenery & adventure activities before heading to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 18: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 19: Venice to Florence Wind through the Apennine Mountains & Tuscan hillsides to Florence, a Renaissance city full of striking buildings & sacred art. Contiki Village (B) Walking tour with a local guide See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 20: Florence to Rome Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 21: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 22: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B)

Concept Unique 22 Days European Spirit 11 countries 21 nights accomm 21 breakfasts & 10 dinners Amsterdam

What’s included All as per itinerary • 21 nights accommodation: 7 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 4 nights in hotels & 10 nights in hostels (more on pages 34-37) • 21 breakfasts (B) & 10 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Dubrovnik

12

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R865. See page 19 for details.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

When to go and how much Code: CCSP Summer 2010 Start Paris

Finish Rome

R pp

Start Paris

2010 APR 28 MAY 7 MAY 12 MAY 25 JUN 6 JUN 16 JUN 24 JUN 30

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

16915 17360 17360 17795 17795 17795 17795 17795

JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP

19 28 2 15 27 7 15 21

7 21 28 11 18 29 9

Finish Rome

R pp

JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

18690 18690 18690 18245 18245 18245 18245

28 11 18 1 8 19 30

Compulsory Food Fund of R2695 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Trevi Fountain, Rome

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal cruise VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss concert - Schnaps museum visit & tasting - Traditional Viennese dinner PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan dinner - Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence Go to contiki.com/europeanspirit-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


25 Days European Escapade

ys 5 a D 25 1833 R y a from D / 4 R73 of und od f o f plus

00 R38

11 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND Wales Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Château & wine tasting, Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

BELGIUM

St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Mauthausen

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Lucerne Dolomite Mountains

ITALY Bologna

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

SPAIN

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Arles

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Optional start/end cities

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

(See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/escapade

Slovakia 2 VIENNA

2 TYROL

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence


51 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the Channel to Paris. Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Soak up sophisticated Paris where you’ll indulge in this magical city & its legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at our Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head through the Pyrénées to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 6: Barcelona Sightsee this sexy city then tonight feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel via Provence to Arles en-route to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 8: French Riviera Explore markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun seek on the beach. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Florence Check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 10: Florence Discover the inside info on striking buildings & sacred art before some free time. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to Rome Pass through Umbria’s rolling hills to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome Discover this living museum of history or get a feeling for its historical glory on an

optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna before reaching enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See Bologna’s famous porticos & two towers Day 14: Venice Meander through alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 15: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 16: Vienna Experience Viennese culture on a morning tour then wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 17: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial before reaching Munich. Hostel (B) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 18: Munich to Austrian Tyrol See stunning alpine scenery before arriving at a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 19: Austrian Tyrol Choose your adventure - exhilarating activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 20: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 21: Swiss Alps Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 22: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted Day 23: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 24: Amsterdam Explore the myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 25: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel, where the tour ends. (B)

Concept Unique 25 Days European Escapade 11 countries 24 nights accomm 24 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 16 dinners

The Colosseum, Rome

What’s included All as per itinerary • 24 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 10 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels & 5 nights in hostels (more on pages 34-37) • 24 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

Theme party night, Contiki Gasthof

13

When to go and how much Code: CCBE Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 MAR 28 APR 6 APR 12 APR 22 APR 24 APR 30 MAY 6 MAY 12 MAY 18 MAY 20 MAY 24 MAY 26 MAY 30 JUN 3 JUN 5 JUN 11 JUN 13 JUN 17 JUN 21 JUN 23 JUN 29 JUL 1

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

18335 18335 18335 18335 18335 18335 18875 18875 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 19415 20425

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

20425 20425 20425 20425 20425 20425 20425 20425 20425 20425 20425 20425 19955 19955 19955 19955 19955 19955 19955 19955 19955

21 30 6 16 18 24 30 5 11 13 17 19 23 27 29 5 7 11 15 17 23 25

3 5 7 11 14 17 19 23 29 31 4 10 16 22 28 30 3 • 9 • 12 • 15 • 18

27 29 31 4 7 10 12 16 22 24 28 3 9 15 21 23 27 3 6 9 12

Compulsory Food Fund of R3800 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R945. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 25. See page 120 for details.

Tandem paragliding, The Tyrol

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at a traditional Bavarian Beerhall TYROL: Tandem Paragliding SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/escapade-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


29 Days European Contrasts

ys 5 a D 29 2215 R y a from D / 4 R76 plus

360 f R4 nd o u f food

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

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

Beaujolais Region Atlantic Ocean

2 MUNICH SWITZ

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Slovakia

2 VIENNA

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Dolomite Mountains

2 Lucerne SWISS ALPS

Pisa Monaco

Spain

Cesky Krumlov

Dachau

FRANCE

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Heidelberg

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Romania

Bosnia Serbia

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Macedonia

1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Party in a toga on Corfu • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Château & wine tasting, Corfu beach resort, Austrian Gasthof & Swiss Chalet • Contiki onsite Reps

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii

Albania

Brindisi

1

Optional start/end cities (See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/contrasts

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ionian Sea

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

GREECE 3 CORFU Corinth Canal


53 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & on to France. Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th century Château. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) French Picnic lunch Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Travel through Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic Drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 6: French Riviera Today, sun worship on the beach & practice celebrity-spotting. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 8: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s favourite cities. Later, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 9: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 10: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 11: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 12-14: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 15: Corfu to Italy Cruise to the enchanting port of Venice. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 16: Arrival Venice Visit Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona. Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena

Day 17: Venice Meander through the tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 18: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 19: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 20: Vienna to Prague Stop at the World Heritage Listed town, Cesky Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. Hostel (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Day 21: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Day 22: Prague to Munich Head to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest, celebrating 200 years in 2010. Hostel (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 23: Munich Explore the cultural side of Munich. There’s world-class museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer gardens. Hostel (B) Day 24: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 25: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 26: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 27: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 28: Amsterdam Check out the myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 29: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel, where the tour ends. (B)

Concept Unique 29 Days European Contrasts 12 countries 28 nights accomm, 2 nights ferries, 28 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 16 dinners

Group dinner, Paris

What’s included All as per itinerary • 28 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 3 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 10 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels, 6 nights in hostels & 2 nights on board ferries (more on pages 34-37) • 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

14

Corfu Village Hotel, Greece

When to go and how much Code: CCSE Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 APR 5 APR 12 APR 22 APR 27 APR 30 MAY 6 MAY 10 MAY 14 MAY 18 MAY 24 MAY 28 MAY 30 JUN 7 JUN 11 JUN 20 JUN 23 JUN 27 JUL 9

MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG

22155 22155 22155 22155 22155 22765 22765 22765 23365 23365 23365 23365 23365 23365 23365 23365 23365 24510

JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

24510 24510 24510 24510 24510 24510 24510 24510 23940 23940 23940 23940 23940 23940 23940 23940 23940 23940

3 10 20 25 28 3 7 11 15 21 25 27 5 9 18 21 25 6

11 13 15 17 23 29 4 8 14 20 22 26 28 • 1 • 3 • 9 • 11 • 15

8 10 12 14 20 26 1 5 11 17 19 23 25 29 1 7 9 13

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R1135. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 29. See page 120 for details.

Compulsory Food Fund of R4360 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Contiki’s Chalet, Lauterbrunnen

CORFU: Cruise around the islands on a traditional sailing boat VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian Beerhalls AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/contrasts-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


54 Concept Unique 45 Days Ultimate European 17 countries (Egypt option), 16 countries (Greek option), 44 nights accom incl 1 night ferry, 44 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 27 dinners (Egypt option), & 24 dinners (Greek option)

45 Days Ultimate European North Sea

17 countries visited (see map for details)

Only with Contiki • Picnic in the French countryside • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot

• Private boat to the islands of Venice • Guide & entry into Egyptian museum, Temple of Karnak & Horse of Troy

• See canals & a windmill on a coutryside bike tour in Edam

• Special stopovers: Contiki Château & wine tasting, Corfu beach resort, Austrian gasthof & Swiss chalet • Contiki onsite Reps

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 45. See page 120 for details.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

3 PARIS SWITZ

FRANCE

2 SWISS ALPS

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Liechtenstein

Lucerne

Arles

2 TYROL

Dolomite Mountains Slovenia Verona

2 VENICE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Pisa Monaco

Mediterranean Sea

Optional start/end cities

+ Egypt or Greek Island options

1 BUDAPEST

Full itinerary

HUNGARY Romania Croatia

2 FLORENCE

1 BELGRADE

Bosnia

For a more detailed daily itinerary go to contiki.com/ultimate-egypt or contiki.com/ultimate-greece

SERBIA

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

BULGARIA 1 Black Sea SOFIA Macedonia ISTANBUL KAVALA 1 3 Brindisi Gallipoli Albania Troy 1 CANAKKALE 1 2 GREECE TURKEY CORFU Thermopylae Montenegro

Vatican City

2 ROME Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

SPAIN

plu

AUSTRIA 2 VIENNA

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Ukraine

Heidelberg

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

GERMANY

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Belarus

Edam

ENGLAND

What’s included All as per itinerary • 44 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 13 nights in hotels, 5 nights in hostels, 1 night onboard a ferry & Egypt option: 5 nights in hotels & 1 overnight train (sleeper seat) or Greek Island option: 6 nights in hotels (more on pages 34-37) • 44 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & Egypt option: 27 dinners (D) or Greek Island option: 24 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Egypt option: return air transfer from Athens to Cairo • Greek Island option: local ferry transfers - Athens to Ios, Ios to Santorini, Santorini to Athens • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Number of World Heritage sites visited (Egypt option): 21 • Number of World Heritage sites visited (Greek Island option): 18

ays 10 D 5 4 352 y R m o a R7410 fr 3/uD 8 d 7 n R s food f of

Corinth Canal

Ionian Sea

2 ATHENS

(See panel on the right for details)

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Contiki Village (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Contiki Special Stopover. (B,D) See C12th Château Fontainbleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 7: Barcelona Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 9: French Riviera Contiki Village (B,D)

EGYPT OPTION & map see p.55

Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Venice Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 11: Venice Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Florence Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 14: Florence to Rome Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 15: Rome Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 16: Rome to Corfu Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 17-18: Corfu Hotel (B,D)(B) Day 19: Corfu to AthensHotel (B,D) Days 20-26: You choose! There’s either an Egypt or Greek Island option. Details on opposite page.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

GREEK ISLAND OPTION & map see p.55

Day 27: Athens to Kavala Hotel (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 28: Kavala to Canakkale Hotel (B,D) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide Day 29: Canakkale to Istanbul Hotel (B) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Days 30-31: Istanbul Hotel (B,D)(B) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide Day 32: Istanbul to Sofia Hotel (B,D) See Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 33: Sofia to Belgrade Hotel (B,D) See the Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town Day 34: Belgrade to Budapest Hotel (B) Day 35: Budapest to Vienna Hostel (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 36: Vienna Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

Day 37: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 38: Austrian Tyrol Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 39: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 40: Munich to Swiss Alps Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 41: Swiss Alps Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 42: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 43: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 44: Amsterdam Hotel (B) Day 45: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) (B)

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PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour ISTANBUL: Fun belly-dancing evening & dinner VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar plus for Egypt: ASWAN: Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II - Light & sound show at Philae Temple Go to contiki.com/ultimate-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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Ultimate European

Concept Unique

plus Egypt option Itinerary and included sightseeing

45 Days Ultimate European 17 countries (Egypt option), 16 countries (Greek option), 44 nights accom incl 1 night ferry, 44 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 27 dinners (Egypt option), & 24 dinners (Greek option)

Mediterranean Sea

Israel

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Day 20: Athens to Cairo Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Later, fly out to the exotic city of Cairo. Hotel (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide Day 21: Cairo Sightseeing - overnight train to Aswan Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental pyramids of Giza. Overnight train (B,D) Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & Sphinx Day 22: Aswan Unwind in Egypt’s sunniest & southernmost city. Enjoy its laid back pace of life & distinctive African atmosphere. There’s the chance to see the elegant Tomb of Aga Khan high up on the West Bank. Hotel (B) Sail on a felucca to the Botanical Gardens See the Aga Khan Mausoleum Day 23: Aswan to Luxor Opt for an excursion to the magnificent temple of Abu Simbel, then follow the Nile River to Luxor. Hotel (B,D) Day 24: Luxor to Red Sea Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments & royal burial sites around

2 CAIRO

1 RED SEA 1 LUXOR Karnak Red Sea Edfu

1 ASWAN Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Lake Nassar

Luxor. Later, travel across the desert to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Hotel (B,D) Day 25: Red Sea to Cairo Laze on the white sand beaches of the Red Sea or snorkel the amazing coral reefs, located in water which naturally changes colour (yes, sometimes it really is red). Later, it’s back to the bustling capital. Hotel (B) Day 26: Cairo to Athens Fly from Cairo back to Athens, where you will rejoin your fellow travellers. Hotel (B)

Anzac Day March 28 departure We overnight at the Dawn Service Site on the evening April 24/25. Join the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair.

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The Sphinx, Egypt

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When to go and how much

plus Greek Island option

Code: CUEG Summer 2010

DAYS 20-26 Day 20: Athens to Ios Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Then cruise to the Greek island gem of Ios. Hotel (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium Days 21-22: Ios Chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Then get caught up in the nightlife of this ultimate party island. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Ios town Day 23: Ios to Santorini Sail to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Hotel (B) Days 24-25: Santorini Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a cliff-top town.

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GREECE Corinth Canal ATHENS Piraeus

Ionian Sea

Aegean Sea 3 IOS

Places visited 3 1 1 or more nightstops SANTORINI Or boat ride out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. Hotel (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira Day 26: Santorini to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece for your final night in the Greek capital. Hotel (B)

Anzac Day March 28 departure We overnight at the Dawn Service Site on the evening April 24/25. Join the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair.

17 24 7 18 21 26 30 5 8 12

Compulsory Food Fund of R6735 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Ultimate European Itinerary and included sightseeing

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35210 35210 35210 35210 36155 36155 37095 37095 37095 37095 37095

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AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

38935 38935 38935 38935 38935 37990 37990 37990 37990 37990

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17 24 7 18 21 26 30 5 8 12

Compulsory Food Fund of R7410 per person applies (in addition to tour cost). Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Anzac Cove

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R2015. See page 19 for details.

Santorini, Greece

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R1810. See page 19 for details.


Remember, if you book early you save money!

Discover local foods

Where you stay Time Out is all-hotel accommodation, with a choice of single, twin or tripleshare. Well located & comfortable with feature hotels & cruise options on many itineraries (See page 58-59).

Meals

Croatian island sailing

What’s new? • New feature hotel. Stay right on the slopes at Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps with snow year-round.

• More opportunities to live like a local with even more meals at local restaurants on In-depth regional trips.

• ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions see tour pages for details

• New & improved itineraries including Road to Athens (+3 day Greek Island cruise), UK & Ireland, Spanish Spree, Scandinavia & Russia & the Eastern Mediterranean cruise.

Plenty of shopping

Time Out tours include hearty breakfasts & lots of dinners, but there are some meals we don’t include, like lunches. We leave them free for you to go exploring & do your own thing. In-depth regional trips include even more local restaurants so you can literally see ‘what’s cooking’ locally.

Multi-country tours Want to get a taste of lots of places? Multi-country trips start & end in London, covering more than 20 countries. They have the flexibility to suit every timeline from 9-33 days long.

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

Guided walking tour

Crew, sightseeing free time & transport You’ll travel with a fun & professional Contiki Tour Manager & Driver (see pages 14-15). Most of the main sights are included in the cost of your tour (pages 10-11), plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like. Choose from our optional Explore More activities (pages 12-13) or just take time to chill out, relax & do whatever you like. As with every Contiki tour, you’ll travel on some of the newest coaches out there, all air-conditioned. Optional group dinner

Look out for the orange explore more optional activities arrow on every tour page

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All hotel accommodation Easy access to key sights Special feature hotels Great for single travellers Choice of tour styles Winter travel options

Multi country tours More on pages 60-77 In-Depth regional tours Britain, Scotland, Ireland & France – pages 78-83 Italy, Spain & combinations – pages 84-93 Egypt & Turkey – pages 94-95 Eastern Europe – pages 96-99 Russia & Scandinavia – pages 100-104 Island & cruising tours Croatia, Greece & Turkey pages 105-111 Winter & Ski tours More on pages 116-119


Hotel Cabala, Rome

Château Fontager, Lyon Spend a night in the beautiful French countryside when you stay in this charming, old French castle set in parklands alongside the River Rhone. There’s lots to impress, including antiquedecorated rooms & an enormous swimming pool.

Mount Titlis, The Swiss Alps Picture this: an alpine lodge set 1,000m (3,300ft) up a mountain with breathtaking views across the Alps. The range of activities is unbelievable, from exploring a glacier 20m under its surface, to a Glacier Park where there’s all kinds of snow toys like microscooters, balancers, boogieboards or snowtubes plus other crazier gadgets like snow bobs & ‘snake gliss’. For extra adrenaline, take a crazy scooter ride downhill at high-speed. Or go a little slower with hiking trails, horse-driven carriage rides or a ride to the 3048m (10,000ft) summit in one of the world’s only revolving cable cars.

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna This one-of-a-kind, recently renovated hotel is an attraction in itself with it’s quirky shape. The rooms are deluxe & there’s a wellness centre to chill out in after a big day’s sightseeing.

Hotel Cabala, Rome With a 360-degree hilltop view of Rome & the surrounding countryside, this villa is a welcome escape after the busy streets of Rome. Rooms are spacious, stylish & air-conditioned…not to mention the fantastic pool!

Aphrodite Beach Hotel, Mykonos

Easy access via public transport Many of our hotels have easy access to the action. Like the Hotel Regent, Rome – just 2 stops from the city centre or Blue Square Hotel, Amsterdam - a 10 minute tram ride to the city centre.

Central The Capitol Hotel, Florence, Ibis Wenceslas Square Prague, plus our hotels in Dubrovnik & Athens are some of the many hotels located right in the city. There’s also Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Nice & more. Central locations are a key feature of In-depth tours.

Close to key monuments Ibis Port de Clichy hotel in Paris, close to Montmartre (home of Sacre Coeur & the Moulin Rouge).

Agon Aldea Hotel, Berlin


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Croatia cruising Cruise the beautiful Northern Adriatic on one of Croatia’s best boats. And it’s exclusive to Contiki travellers. All cabins are twin-share with private facilities. Explore unspoiled islands & coastal villages. Swim in remote coves & enjoy plenty of room on the deck. See page 105. Louis Hellenic cruising Sit back & relax on a classic cruise liner with great features like pools, onboard shopping & live entertainment. You’ll be able to mix with a wide range of people onboard as you visit the jaw-dropping Greek Islands, Turkey, Israel & Egypt. See page 111. Nile cruising Float back in history as you sail from Aswan to Luxor along the Nile. Take in ancient Egypt’s incredible scenery from the deck of our well-appointed cruise boat. See pages 94. Trubesee Alpine Lodge, Mt Titlis

Nicolas Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Château Fontager, France

Château Fontager room

Louis Hellenic cruising

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna

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59 Time Out Hotels

Croatia cruising Cruise the beautiful Northern Adriatic on one of Croatia’s best boats. And it’s exclusive to Contiki travellers. All cabins are twin-share with private facilities. Explore unspoiled islands & coastal villages. Swim in remote coves & enjoy plenty of room on the deck. See page 105. Louis Hellenic cruising Sit back & relax on a classic cruise liner with great features like pools, onboard shopping & live entertainment. You’ll be able to mix with a wide range of people onboard as you visit the jaw-dropping Greek Islands, Turkey, Israel & Egypt. See page 111. Nile cruising Float back in history as you sail from Aswan to Luxor along the Nile. Take in ancient Egypt’s incredible scenery from the deck of our well-appointed cruise boat. See pages 94. Trubesee Alpine Lodge, Mt Titlis

Nicolas Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Château Fontager, France

Château Fontager room

Louis Hellenic cruising

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna

For more go to contiki.com/timeoutaccommodation


9 Days European Magic

ys 0 a D 9 93 8 R y a from D / 3 9 9 R 7 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France

Denmark Scotland

Baltic Sea

N.Ireland

North Sea

Irish Sea

S.Ireland

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

ENGLAND

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

Wales

Poland

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

1 RHINE VALLEY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

Innsbruck

Lake Como

Optional start/end cities

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE Bosnia

ITALY

(See panel on the right for details)

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Adriatic Sea

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar


61 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam (Or start your tour in Amsterdam this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere & try some of the local ‘drop’. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, a charming festive 800-year-old city & home of the worldfamous Oktoberfest. (B) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 4: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps & stop at Innsbruck, Austria before we arrive in enchanting Venice. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic ski jump in Innsbruck

Day 5: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 6: Venice to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & then steer all the way into the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 7: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 8: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 9: Paris to London (Or end your tour in Paris this morning) Catch the ferry in Calais back to London, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 9 Days European Magic 7 countries 8 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners Lake Como, Italy

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Cheeses in Edam

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Code: BBHH Summer 2010

Code: WWHH Winter 2010/11

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10665 10945 11225 11225 11225 11225 11225 11225 11225 11395 11395 11395 11395 11395 11395 11395 11395 11395 11225 11225 11225 11225 11225 11225 11225 11225 10665

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9345 9345 9195 9195 9195 9195 9485 9485 9485 9485 9485

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JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 13 JAN 16 JAN 23 FEB 6 FEB 20 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

9485 9485 9485 9485 9485 8930 8930 8930 8930 9115 9115

26 10 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 22 26 29 2 9 12 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R920. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R570. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Amsterdam on day 1 & end in Paris on day 9. See page 120 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R2810. WWHH - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R2370. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Gondola ride, Venice

Walking tour

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour - Authentic Venetian dinner with a selection of specialities & regional wines PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner LUCERNE: Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne LUCERNE: Travel to the top of Mt. Stanserhorn by funicular train & aerial cable car (summer departures only) Go to contiki.com/magic-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days European Discovery

ys 0 a D 12 1150 R y a from D / 9 5 9 R 8 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City Switzerland, France

North Sea Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

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

Calais English Channel

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Poland

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1

Bosnia ITALY

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Optional start/end cities (See panel on the right for details)

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

Montenegro

2 ROME

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

Albania


63 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam (Or start your tour in Amsterdam this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry the English Channel & head to the freewheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River See the Lorelei Rock Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, artfilled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 6: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the

Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 7: 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) Day 8: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 9: Florence to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en-route to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 10: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 11: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 12: Paris to London (Or end your tour in Paris this morning) Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 12 Days European Discovery 8 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners

Tyrol

When to go and how much

What’s included

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

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

12035 12035 11855 11855 11855 11855 11855 11855 11855 11855 11855 11855 11855 12210 12210 12210 12210 12210 12210 12210

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN 7 JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 16 JAN 18 JAN 25 JAN 27 JAN 30 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 27 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 13 MAR 15 MAR 20 MAR 22

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

12210 12210 12210 12210 12210 12210 12210 12210 11500 11500 11500 11500 11500 11500 11500 11500 11500 11500 11735 11735 11735 11735

All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R1185. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R775. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Amsterdam on day 1 & end in Paris on day 12. See page 120 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHD - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R3875. WWHW - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R3055. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced by 1 night in Innsbruck. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Eiffel Tower, Paris

Venice

TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure (summer departures only) VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only) FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/discovery-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Best of Europe Mixing Coach Train & Plane

s y a 13 D 19625 R Day from / 0 1 5 R1 Max your holiday time by mixing travel modes from train, to a coach to a plane.

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

England

7 countries France, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Vatican City

Wales

GERMANY

2 BERLIN Poland Dresden

BELGIUM English Channel

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP 3 PARIS

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Travel at 300km/hour on a high-speed train • Locally guided bike tour of Prague • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour

FRANCE

Slovakia Austria Hungary

Switz Slovenia

Atlantic Ocean

Croatia ITALY Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Spain Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

3 ROME Albania

contiki.com/best-europe

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops C

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise


65 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Paris Check-in to your hotel & explore the stylish, cosmopolitan city of Paris for the afternoon. Later meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers for dinner & evening sightseeing. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city for a couple of days & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Visit a French perfumery Day 4: Paris to Amsterdam Zip along in a high speed train headed for the Netherland's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 5: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 6: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie'

Day 7: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) Day 8: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Day 9: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 10: Prague to Rome Catch a short flight to Rome this morning & by the afternoon be walking in history's footsteps around this amazing city. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Days 11-12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ for a couple of days in the “Eternal City" & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B)(B) Day 13: Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it's time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

10 Days Start in Amsterdam Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 13 day Best of Europe tour, visiting 5 countries. Check it out below. Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Days 2-10: Amsterdam to Rome Refer to days 4-13 itinerary & included sightseeing above.

ays 85 D 0 1 0 R15 Day from 09/ R15

• Number of World Heritage sites visited

4

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

>> explore more >> See optional activities below, excluding Paris. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R730. See page 19 for details.

Time Out Hotels 13 Days Best of Europe 7 countries 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 5 dinners Charles Bridge, Prague

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • High speed train journey between Paris & Amsterdam • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight from Prague to Rome • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Paris Metro

6

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R945. See page 19 for details.

Rijks Museum, Amsterdam

When to go and how much

Mix+Match

Code: BBTC Summer 2010

Code: BBTAM Summer 2010

Start Paris

Finish Rome

R pp

Start Finish Ams’dam Rome

R pp

2010 MAY 23 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 18 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 26

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

19625 19625 19625 20125 20125 20125 19635 19635 19635 19635

2010 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUL 7 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 29

15085 15085 15085 15465 15465 15465 15085 15085 15085 15085

4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8

Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save R550 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. The ‘Best of Europe’ tour will easily Mix+Match with:

• Simply Italy (p.84-85) • Italian Espresso (p.86-87)

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBTC - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R5890. BBTAM - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R4525. Triple share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. The Colosseum, Rome

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch ROME: Locally guided

tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

Go to contiki.com/best-europe-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


66 Time Out Hotels

11 Days

11 Days Amsterdam to Barcelona 7 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 6 dinners Van Gogh museum, Amsterdam Edam

England

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

7 countries Netherlands, Belgium (in transit), France, Switzerland, Italy (in transit), Monaco, Spain

Germany

BELGIUM

Amsterdam to Barcelona

English Channel Champagne Region

2 PARIS

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Only with Contiki • See canals & a windmill on a • •

countryside bike tour in Edam Paris by nightcruise on River Seine Walking tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R740. See page 19 for details.

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

SWITZ LUCERNE 1 Swiss Alps

1 CHAMONIX ITALY Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN BARCELONA 2

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/amsterdam-barcelona

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBAB Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel & explore this freewheeling, vibrant city. Later, meet up with your Contiki Crew. (D) Day 2: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 3: Amsterdam to Paris Journey through Belgium, past Waterloo & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 6: Lucerne to Chamonix Wander the cobble streets of jaw-droppingly gorgeous Lucerne. Then cross over the

Start Finish R Amsterdam Barcelona pp

Start Finish R Amsterdam Barcelona pp

2010 MAY 7 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 9

2010 JUL 16 JUL 23 AUG 6 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL

17 31 7 21 5 19

14075 14440 14440 14440 14440 14795

JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

26 2 16 6 13 20

14795 14795 14795 14440 14440 14440

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R4335 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Fragonard perfumery, France

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

ays 75 D 1 1 40 y 1 R m fro Da / 0 8 R12

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Alps to Chamonix, the mountain resort town sitting in Mont Blanc’s shadow. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument See Mont Blanc (weather permitting) Day 7: Chamonix to French Riviera Motor through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy & on to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery Day 8: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Barcelona Travel past Cannes, through France’s rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur Day 10: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Day 11: Depart Barcelona Make your final farewells to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & three course dinner LUCERNE: Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne CHAMONIX: Cable car ride to Aiguille du Midi FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show

Go to contiki.com/amsterdam-barcelona-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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17 Days

Time Out Hotels 17 Days Road to Athens 8 countries 15 nights hotels 1 night ferry 16 breakfasts & 8 dinners

Road to Athens ENGLAND London Dover Calais

Belarus

Netherlands Belgium

GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

FRANCE

When to go and how much

ays 615 D 7 1 S$2 Day U m o fr 154/ $ S U Ukraine

2 PARIS

MUNICH

Burgundy Region

Venetian Fortress, Corfu

Slovakia

1

AUSTRIA TYROL

Liechtenstein 2

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

Slovenia 2 VENICE

Pisa

2 FLORENCE

Romania

Bosnia Serbia

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Spain Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Optional start city

Albania

1 2 GREECE CORFU Corinth

(See panel on the right for details)

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Canal

Ionian Sea

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 3: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 4: Lucerne to Munich Leave the gorgeous lake town behind, stop in tiny Liechtenstein & later arrive in lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 5: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Take in the stunning alpine scenery en-route to a cute Tyrolean village. (B,D) Day 6: Austrian Tyrol Choose from one of many high energy outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains. (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adrenalin sports

contiki.com/road-athens

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Brindisi

1 ATHENS

Day 7: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps to fairytale Venice via Brenner Pass. (B,D) Enjoy a scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 8: Venice Meander alleyways & canals to find art-filled palazzi, quaint local shops, bars & markets. (B) Take a private motorboat to the historic island See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano Glass blowing demonstration Day 9: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa before journeying through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 10: Florence Get inside info from your local guide on Florence’s Renaissance buildings & art before exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Learn about Florence’s leather craft with a demonstration Day 11: Florence to Rome Say farewell to Florence as we roll through Umbria’s hills & vineyards on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome Tap into this living museum of history. Get a feel for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Corfu Pass through Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Start London

Finish Athens

US$ pp

Start London

Finish Athens

US$ pp

2010 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 18 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 4 JUL 6 JUL 13

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2615 2679 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2789 2789 2789

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AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

2789 2789 2789 2789 2789 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749

13 20 3 17 24 1 8 15 20 22 29

3 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 28 30

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$675 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

Bulgaria

Code: BBAL Summer 2010

for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins before we cross southern Italy to board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 14-15: Corfu Kick back, relax & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) Day 16: Corfu to Athens Leave Corfu via the Corinth Canal en-route to mythological Athens. (B) Day 17: Depart Athens After morning sightseeing, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

13 Days Road to Rome Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 17 day Road to Athens tour, visiting 7 countries. Check it out below. Days 1-12: London to Rome Refer to Road to Athens map, itinerary & included sightseeing described above. Day 13: Rome Say your farewells & swap addresses as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

• Tour code: BBRL • For departure dates see price panel above. For

8 countries France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

What’s included All as per itinerary • 16 nights twin or triple share accommodation: 15 nights in hotels & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 56-59) • 16 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

8

Only with Contiki • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour

• Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save US$139. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save US$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. The ‘Road to Athens’ tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Greek Island Hopping (p.106-107)

prices, deduct R3825 from price panel above

• Single room supplement: R5300 Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R105. See page 19 for details.

contiki.com/road-rome

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1. See page 120 for details.

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne LUCERNE: Cog-railway & cable car ride to the top of Mt Stanserhorn TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals Go to contiki.com/road-athens-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


16 Days European Encounter

ys 5 a D 16 1479 R y a from D / 5 2 9 R 10 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, France, Monaco Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Special stopover: 16th century Château • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND Wales

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS AUSTRIA Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ Liechtenstein 1 INNSBRUCK LUCERNE 2 Swiss Alps

CHATEAU DE FONTAGER 1

ITALY

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Avignon

Spain

Optional start/end cities

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Bosnia

1

Pisa Monaco FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

(See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/encounter

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Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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


69 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam (Or start your tour in Amsterdam this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Scenic River Cruise (summer departures only) See the Lorelei Rock Day 4: Rhine Valley to Lucerne Following the Rhine River, weave through castle-dotted valleys & rolling vineyards on the way to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 5: Lucerne Breathe in the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you spend the day exploring. Wander the cobble streets of this gorgeous alpine setting & shop for goods that Switzerland is known for - watches, chocolate & Swiss army knives (B) Day 6: Lucerne to Innsbruck Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Soak up the sights & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its medieval Old Town. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Day 7: Innsbruck to Venice Wind through the Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 8: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B)

See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 10: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to French Riviera Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder en-route to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 12: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 13: French Riviera to Château de Fontager Travel north & take a lunch break in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon. Arrive at Château de Fontager & enjoy its large pool, lovely grounds & charming locale on the Rhone River. (B,D) Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace Visit a French perfumery Special overnight stay at Château de Fontager Day 14: Château de Fontager to Paris Leave the authentic medieval castle behind & pass through wine country on the road to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 15: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 16: Paris to London (Or end your tour in Paris this morning) Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 16 Days European Encounter 10 countries 14 nights hotels 1 night Château 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners

Innsbruck, Austria

What’s included

Paris

When to go and how much Code: BBHX Summer 2010

Code: WWHZ Winter 2010/11

Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

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

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15710 15710 15710 14795 14795 14795 14795 14795 14795 15100 15100 15100

17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 8 10 15 17 24 29 31 5 7 12 14 21 26 28 4 11 18 23 25 2 7 9 16 23 30

All as per itinerary • 15 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 14 nights in hotels & 1 night in Contiki’s Feature Hotel (more on pages 56-59) • 15 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R1525. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R995. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Amsterdam on day 1 & end in Paris on day 16. See page 120 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHX - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R4905. WWHZ - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R3925. Triple share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Château Fontager

TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure (summer departures only) VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/encounter-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


18 Days European Impressions

ys 5 a D 18 2038 R Day from / 3 3 1 R1 10 countries Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain

Irish Sea

S.Ireland

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Feature hotel: Swiss mountain lodge • Private boat to the islands of Venice

1 BRUSSELS BELGIUM

GERMANY

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS SWITZ

Loire Valley

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

1 BORDEAUX

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

Liechtenstein

AUSTRIA Innsbruck

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Garda

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pisa Monaco

Carcassonne

SPAIN Portugal BARCELONA 2 Optional start/end cities

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

(See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/impressions

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Bosnia


71 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Brussels (Or start your tour in Brussels this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki crew & ferry across the English Channel. Dash through France to Brussels, famous for its chocolate, waffles & beer. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Statue of the Mannekin-Pis, the Grand Place & the Palace of Justice Day 2: Brussels to Amsterdam Head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam & check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Learn how beersteins are crafted Stunning drive along the Rhine River See the Lorelei Rock Day 4: Rhine Valley to Swiss Alps Stop in the lakeside town of Lucerne for chocolate before arriving in the beautiful Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 5: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in this alpine paradise & enjoy the glaciers year round snow. Opt for one of the many activities on offer like snow tubing & hiking. (B,D) Day 6: Swiss Alps to Munich Leave this gorgeous area behind, cross through tiny Liechtenstein & arrive in lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 7: Munich to Venice Wind through the Alps & stop in Innsbruck, before travelling via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Day 8: 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 Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 9: Venice to Florence Stop at lakeside Sirmione then it’s onto Pisa to check out its architectural wonder before reaching Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of

Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to French Riviera Head out along the Italian coastline & past the ancient maritime city of Genoa to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 12: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 13: French Riviera to Barcelona Travel past Cannes, through France’s charmingly rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur Day 14: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 15: Barcelona to Bordeaux Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Bordeaux. (B) Visit one of Europe’s greatest fortress cities Day 16: Bordeaux to Paris Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en-route to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 17: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 18: Paris to London (Or end your tour in Paris this morning) Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 18 Days European Impressions 10 countries 17 nights hotels 17 breakfasts & 9 dinners Shopping in Florence

What’s included All as per itinerary • 17 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 15 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s feature hotel (more on pages 56-59) • 17 continental breakfasts (B) & 9 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

9

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R1080. See page 19 for details.

Marienplatz, Munich

When to go and how much

We’re flexible!

Code: BBEM Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

2010 APR 8 APR 29 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 12 JUL 15 JUL 19

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG

20385 20385 20920 21455 21455 21455 21455 21455 21885 21885 21885 21885 21885

2010 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 • SEP 23 • SEP 27 • SEP 30 OCT 7

25 16 30 6 13 20 4 11 18 25 29 1 5

Finish London

R pp

Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Brussels on day 1 & end in Paris on day 18. See page 120 for details.

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

8 15 22 29 12 19 26 3 10 14 17 24

21885 21885 21885 21445 21445 21445 21445 21445 21445 21445 21445 21445

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R5365 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Carcassonne fortress

Relaxing in Nice

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals, a truly memorable experience - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence - Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/impressions-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


19 Days European Inspiration

ys 0 a D 19 1711 R y a from D / 1 0 9 R 9 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

North Sea

Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

2 BERLIN

Edam

ENGLAND

Poland

GERMANY

Dresden

BELGIUM 2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP MUNICH 2

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Slovakia

Dachau

2 PARIS

Tyrol

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

AUSTRIA

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Lake Como Atlantic Ocean

Pisa

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Spain (See panel on the right for details)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Bosnia Serbia

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

Optional start/end cities

contiki.com/inspiration

Hungary

Brenner Pass

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

2 ROME Albania


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

Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 13: Rome to Florence Stop in the Tuscan hillsides as we make our way to the Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D) Day 14: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 15: Florence to Lucerne Stop & check out Pisa’s architectural wonder then catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge Day 16: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B) Day 17: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 18: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 19: Paris to London (Or end your tour in Paris this morning) Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 19 Days European Inspiration 9 countries 18 nights hotels 18 breakfasts & 9 dinners White water rafting, Tyrol

What’s included

Notre Dame, Paris

When to go and how much Code: BBAP Summer 2010

Code: WWAP Winter 2010/11

Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 19 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 • SEP 20 • SEP 25 • SEP 27 • OCT 2 OCT 9

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

21555 21555 22120 22690 22690 22690 22690 22690 22690 23140 23140 23140 23140 23140 23140 23140 22690 22690 22690 22690 22690 22690 22690 22690 22690 21555

2010 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 15 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 22 DEC 25 DEC 27 DEC 29

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

17910 17910 17640 17640 17640 17640 17640 17640 17640 18170 18170 18170 18170 18170 18170 18170

28 12 26 2 9 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 6 11 18 25 1 15 22 29 6 8 13 15 20 27

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 17 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 7 MAR 14

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

JAN 19 JAN 21 JAN 23 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 4 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 25 APR 1

18170 18170 18170 18170 18170 18170 17110 17110 17110 17110 17110 17110 17110 17465

All as per itinerary • 18 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 18 continental breakfasts (B) & 9 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R1765. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R1140. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Amsterdam on day 1 & end in Paris on day 19. See page 120 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBAP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R5670. WWAP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R4540. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Prague

Markets in Florence

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


21 Days European Vista

ys 0 a D 21 1885 R y a from D / 8 9 8 R 10 countries France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

North Sea

GERMANY

Poland

London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

1 RHINE VALLEY

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Dachau

2 PARIS

FRANCE

Atlantic Ocean

ITALY

Pisa Monaco

Optional start/end cities

Mediterranean Sea

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Bologna

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

1 VIENNA 2 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

(See panel on the right for details)

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

Spain

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Feature hotel: Pyramid Hotel in Vienna • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

contiki.com/vista

Edam

ENGLAND

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only)

Albania


75 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 3: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 5: Lucerne to French Riviera Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en-route to the glamorous resort town of Nice. Tonight rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 6: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 8: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” and explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 10: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna, before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Bologna’s famous porticos & two towers Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B)

Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 13: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol - exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D) Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Visit Dachau concentration camp Day 15: Munich to Vienna Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 16: Vienna to Prague Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour of Vienna. Then travel through Bohemia to Prague, “The City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 17: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 18: Prague to Rhine Valley Journey through Germany to the Rhine River valley full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic River Cruise (summer departures only) Day 19: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 20: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills out to the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 21: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 21 Days European Vista 10 countries 20 nights hotels 20 breakfasts & 11 dinners Munich

What’s included

Feasting in Prague

When to go and how much Code: BBHV Summer 2010

Code: WWHT Winter 2010/11

Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 19 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 • SEP 18 • SEP 20 • SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

23675 23675 24305 24305 24930 24930 24930 24930 24930 24930 24930 25550 25550 25550 25550 25550 25550 25550 24295 24295 24295 24295 24295 24295 24295 24295 23680

2010 OCT 16 OCT 23 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 13 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 22 DEC 27

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

5 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 2 7 9 11 16

19725 19725 19430 19430 19430 19430 19430 19430 19430 20015 20015 20015 20015

2011 JAN 3 JAN 10 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 11 FEB 18 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8

20015 20015 18850 18850 18850 18850 18850 18850 19235 19235

30 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 8 13 20 27 3 17 24 1 8 10 15 22 29

All as per itinerary • 20 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 20 continental breakfasts (B) & 11 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R1945. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R1250. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 21. See page 120 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHV - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R6230. WWHT - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R5000. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. The 2 nights in the Austrian Tyrol are replaced with a 2nd night in both Florence and Vienna. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Amsterdam

FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast - Entry to one of the city’s largest nightclubs ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum TYROL: Tandem paragliding (summer departures only) - Mountain bike tour & BBQ lunch (summer departures only) VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM : Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/vista-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


28 Days European Panorama

ys 0 a D 28 3285 R Day from / 4 7 1 R1 12 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Wales

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

1 BORDEAUX

2 SWISS ALPS

Liechtenstein Dolomite Lucerne Mountains Verona

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Mauthausen

2

Mediterranean Sea

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

FLORENCE ITALY

Romania

Bosnia Serbia

Adriatic Sea

2 ROME

BARCELONA 2

2 VIENNA

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Atlantic Ocean

Carcassonne

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Chateau Loire Valley Chambord FRANCE

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Montenegro Macedonia

1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Feature hotels: Swiss mountain lodge & a Roman villa • Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu • Rhine River scenic cruise • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND

Vatican City Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii Brindisi

Albania

Optional start/end cities (See panel on the right for details)

contiki.com/panorama

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

1

CORFU

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

3

GREECE Corinth Canal

B


77 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (Or start your tour in Paris this afternoon) Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & journey to the “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 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en-route to Bordeaux. (B) Scenic drive to see Château de Chambord Day 4: Bordeaux to Barcelona Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Barcelona. (B,D) Visit the greatest fortress city of Europe Day 5: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 6: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 7: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop & worship the sun on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Florence. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 9: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. Later, explore at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 10: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Two night stay at Hotel Cabala Day 11: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Then get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 12: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Cross Italy & board the ferry to Greece. (B)

Days 13-15: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 16: Corfu to Italy Cruise across the Adriatic Sea to the enchanting port of Venice. (B) Day 17: Arrive Venice Head out to Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & then it’s back to Venice. (B,D) See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena Day 18: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 19: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s capital, Vienna. (B) Day 20: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 21: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 22: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en-route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this idyllic region famous for adventure sports Day 23: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before spending 2 days in the magical Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 24: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking alps & enjoy one of the many outdoor activities this popular region has to choose from. (B,D) Day 25: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Follow the Rhine River to a valley full of castles & vineyards. (B,D) Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 26: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 27: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills out to Edam. Afterwards, check out the myriad of museums, cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 28: Amsterdam to London (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to Calais via Belgium for our ferry crossing to England where it’s time to say farewell. (B)

Time Out Hotels 28 Days European Panorama 12 countries 25 nights hotels 2 nights ferries 27 breakfasts & 14 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 27 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 19 nights in hotels, 6 nights in Contiki’s feature hotels & 2 nights on board ferries (more on pages 56-59) • 27 continental breakfasts (B) & 14 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Corfu

13

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R1740. See page 19 for details. Snow Trotti, Mount Titlis

We’re flexible!

When to go and how much

Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 28.

Code: BBHM Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 APR 19 MAY 3 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG

32850 33715 34575 34575 34575 34575 34575 34575 35270

2010 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 30 • SEP 6 • SEP 13 •

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

35270 35270 35270 35270 35270 34575 34575 34575 34575

16 30 13 20 27 11 18 25 1

8 15 22 29 5 12 26 3 10

See page 120 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R8645 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Guided audio tour, Pompeii

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Cruise around the island on a traditional sailing boat VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting TYROL: Tandem paragliding RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in a historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the city’s canals Go to contiki.com/panorama-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


78 Time Out Hotels

Isle of Skye

9 Days

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Loch Ness

SCOTLAND

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

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS St. Andrews

Stirling

GLASGOW 1

Gretna Green

Northumberland National Park

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

North Sea

2 countries

1 YORK

Irish Sea

England, Scotland

What’s included

Liverpool

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

When to go and how much

Only with Contiki

Code: BBBR Summer 2010

• Beatles music tour • Scottish whisky distillery visit & tasting

Start London

7

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R760. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R500. See page 19 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Ireland with Contiki. Take a 16 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 80-81.

You choose! Want to finish in London? Add R1265 to take the train from Glasgow to London.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

England & Scotland

2 EDINBURGH

ENGLAND

Wales Bath

BRISTOL 1

London

Stonehenge

F English Channel

ys 9 Da 9755 R Day from 84/ 0 1 R

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

2010 MAR 26 APR 9 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUN 29 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 • AUG 13 • AUG 20 •

Finish R Glasgow pp or London APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG

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

9755 9755 9755 9755 10020 10020 10275 10275 10275 10275 10275 10275 10275 10535 10535 10535 10535 10535 10535 9755 9755

Start London 2010 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

contiki.com/england-scotland

Finish R Glasgow pp or London SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

4 11 18 25 2 9

9755 9755 9755 9755 9755 9755

Code: WWBR Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 16 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 28

OCT DEC DEC JAN

23 18 25 4

7710 7595 7820 7820

2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5

JAN 8 JAN 15 FEB 12 MAR 12

7820 7820 7365 7365

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBBR - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R2570. WWBR - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R1955. • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 8:00am (end Glasgow) or 1:00pm (end London). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in Bristol, York 1 night, Edinburgh 2 nights, Scottish Highlands 1 night, Glasgow 1 night, Liverpool 1 night. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Crew & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via Bath. Tonight, enjoy traditional English fare at a 17th century English pub. (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 2: Bristol to York Visit Liverpool as we make our way through the charming Peak District to York. (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford's Tower Day 3: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from like hiking & kayaking. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through the border town of Gretna Green en-route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile Day 5: Edinburgh Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Visit a Whisky distillery

Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers Day 9: Depart Glasgow/Train to London The tour ends after breakfast in Glasgow & it’s time to say farewell to your new found friends. Or if you’ve chosen to end in London, catch the train back to London where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Edinburgh

YORK: Evening ‘Ghost’ walk LAKE DISTRICT: Kayaking or Canoeing in a spectacular setting - High ropes course EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness

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


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8 Days Ireland

8 Days Ireland 1 country 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners Cliffs of Moher

1 country LONDONDERRY 1 Atlantic Ocean

ys 8 Da 8290 R Day from 37/ 0 1 R

Giant’s Causeway

Irish Sea

REP. OF IRELAND DUBLIN 2

Cliffs of Moher

1 KILKENNY 1 Blarney

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Dublin Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 2: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of Belfast then be amazed by natural rock formations of the spectacular Giant’s Causeway as we make our way to the walled city of Londonderry. (B) See the Giant’s Causeway Day 3: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry Day 4: Galway Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. Opt in for the chance to visit the stunning Aran Islands, 40 minutes boat ride away. (B,D) Day 5: Galway to Cork Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone Day 6: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly coloured buildings of the hill-side Cobh before reaching our next stop, the charming medieval Kilkenny. (B,D) Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CORK

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/ireland See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral Day 7: Kilkenny to Dublin Dublin has so much to do & see, so take time to explore it’s vibrant mix of thriving markets, museums, cafes & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen's Green Day 8: Depart Dublin The tour 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 tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

What’s included

Belfast

N.IRELAND

GALWAY 2

Ireland

All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki • Local guide in Belfast • Irish whiskey distillery visit & tasting

When to go and how much Code: BBIR Summer 2010 Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

R pp

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

R pp

2010 APR 3 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 7

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

8290 8290 8510 8510 8725 8725 8725 8725 8725 8725 8725 8945 8945

2010 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9

JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

8945 8945 8945 8945 8945 8725 8725 8725 8725 8725 8725 8725 8725 8725

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 14

17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of R2185. Tour starts 4:30pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R425. See page 19 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Britain with Contiki. Take a 16 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 80-81. Ireland

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

DUBLIN: Visit the Guinness Brewery Storehouse LONDONDERRY: Walking tour including Bogside Murals GALWAY: Boat ride to Aran Islands KILKENNY: Guided walking tour of the city Go to contiki.com/ireland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


16 Days Great Britain & Ireland

ys 5 a D 16 1602 R Day from / 2 0 0 R1 4 countries England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Beatles music tour • Local guide in Belfast • Irish whiskey distillery visit & tasting

Isle of Skye

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch Ness 1

SCOTLAND WEST 1 HIGHLANDS St. Andrews Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 Giant’s

LONDONDERRY 1 Causeway

Gretna Green

Belfast

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

N.IRELAND REP. OF IRELAND GALWAY 2

DUBLIN 2

Northumberland National Park

Irish Sea

1 YORK

North Sea

Holyhead Liverpool

Cliffs of Moher

1 KILKENNY 1 CORK

ENGLAND

N

WALES

Blarney

BRISTOL 1

Bath

London

Stonehenge

contiki.com/britain-ireland

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

France English Channel

YORK: Evening ‘Ghost’ walk EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipe entertainment


81 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Crew & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via Bath. Tonight, enjoy traditional English fare at a 17th century English pub. (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 2: Bristol to York Visit Liverpool as we make our way through the charming Peak District to York. (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford's Tower Day 3: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from like hiking & kayaking. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through the border town of Gretna Green en-route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile Day 5: Edinburgh Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Visit a Whisky distillery Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers Day 9: Glasgow to Dublin Ferry to Northern Ireland, travelling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D) Day 10: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of the now redeveloped Belfast then be amazed by natural rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway. (B) See the Giant’s Causeway Day 11: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry Day 12: Galway Discover the quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. There’s also an option to visit the Aran Islands, 40 minutes boat ride away. (B,D) Day 13: Galway to Cork Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone Day 14: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly coloured buildings of portside Cobh before reaching charming Kilkenny. (B,D) Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral Day 15: Kilkenny to Dublin Return to Dublin where you can explore its thriving markets, museums, cafes & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen's Green Day 16: Dublin to London We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Time Out Hotels 16 Days Great Britain & Ireland 4 countries 15 nights hotels 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners Fish, chips & mushy peas

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 15 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Loch Ness, Scotland

When to go and how much Code: BBUK Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

R pp

Start London

Finish London

R pp

2010 MAR 26 APR 9 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUN 29 JUL 2

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

16025 16025 16025 16025 16445 16445 16865 16865 16865 16865 16865 16865 16865 17290

2010 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 • AUG 13 • AUG 20 • AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

17290 17290 17290 17290 17290 16865 16865 16865 16865 16865 16865 16865 16865

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 14 17

24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of R4215. This tour is a combination tour where clients who have booked the England & Scotland section only return to London on Day 9 and those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 9. • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 8:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R820. See page 19 for details.

Canoeing, Lake District

LAKE DISTRICT: Kayaking or Canoeing in a spectacular setting - High ropes course SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness DUBLIN: Visit the Guinness Brewery Storehouse LONDONDERRY: Walking tour with local guide GALWAY: Boat ride to Aran Islands KILKENNY: Guided walking tour of the city Go to contiki.com/britain-ireland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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7 Days

Time Out Hotels 7 Days London & Paris 2 countries 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners

London & Paris

Bath, England North Sea

NETHERLANDS

2 countries

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

England, France

Bath

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

3

LONDON Dover

Stonehenge

Calais English Channel Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

+

ys 7 Da 6960 R from Day / 5 9 R9

BELGIUM Germany 2

Versailles

1

FRANCE

SWITZ ITALY

Mediterranean Sea

ROME 2

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/london-paris

This map shows route & nightstops for all tours featured on pages 82-83

Only with Contiki

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

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

Code: BBGE Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive London Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner & a stroll through Covent Garden. (D)

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

Start London

Finish Paris

R pp

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18

APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

8475 8475 8695 8920 8920 8920 8920 8920 8920 8920 9140 9140 9140 9140 9140 8920 8920 8920 8920 8920 8920

16 30 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 20 27 3 10 17 24

Start London

Finish Paris

R pp

2010 SEP 25 OCT 2

OCT 1 OCT 8

8920 8920

Code: WWGE Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

22 5 19 3 17 24 28 2 5

7280 7280 7175 7175 7175 7390 7390 7390 7390

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 21 FEB 4 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25

7390 6960 6960 6960 7095 7095

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGE - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R2230 WWGE - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R1845 Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Galeries Lafayette, Paris

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & Piccadilly Circus in London's West End Days 2-3: London Get set for a couple of action packed days in this cosmopolitan city - sightsee the city's traditional icons, take a day trip to architecturally beautiful Bath & mysterious Stonehenge & catch a West End musical. There’s free time to shop up a storm, explore vibrant neighbourhoods, or catch a bird's eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B)

See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 5-6: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city for two whole days & find magic, romance & history in everything from the breezy boulevards & impressive monuments, to the great works of art & magic lights. Take a trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery Day 7: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "au-revoir" to your new friends. (B)

See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town, Bath Experience a traditional English Pub Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the House of Parliament, Big Ben & the Royal Palace 1 day Tube pass for the London Underground Day 4: London to Paris This morning, ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D)

Trying escargot (snails)

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


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London & Paris

When to go and how much

plus Paris extension

Code: BBGP Summer 2010

9 Days from R8345 R928/Day

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing on page 82. Days 7-8: Paris Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Cruise from one side of the metropolis to the next using your included metro pass. Shop in stylish boutiques for the hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the

Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savour delicious gourmet food. Or day trip out to a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne Region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2 day pass on Paris metro Day 9: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "au-revoir" to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this tour is unescorted.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 82.

contiki.com/london-paris-plus

London & Paris

plus Amsterdam 9 Days from R10280 R1143/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing

Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam

Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 82.

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

Days 7-8: Paris to Amsterdam Hop on the train & head to the Netherland's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B)(B)

Transfer to Amsterdam hotel 2 day city tram pass

Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Amsterdam & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Amsterdam is unescorted.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 82.

contiki.com/london-amsterdam

London & Paris

plus Rome 10 Days from R11685 R1169/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 82. Day 7: Paris to Rome Squeeze in some last minute sightseeing or shopping around Paris before hopping on the overnight train to Rome. (B) Transfer to station & overnight train to Rome

Days 8-9: Rome Check-in to your hotel & use your metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights of the “Eternal City.” Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum, give sophisticated Italian fashions a go & gorge on delicious gelato. (B) Day 10: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

Transfer to Rome hotel

>> explore more >>

2 day pass on Rome metro

See optional activities on page 82.

contiki.com/london-rome

Start London

Finish Paris

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

18 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 26 3

R pp

10365 10365 10635 10910 10910 10910 10910 10910 10910 10910 11180 11180 11180 11180 11180 10910 10910 10910 10910 10910 10910 10910

Start London

Finish Paris

R pp

2010 OCT 2

OCT 10

10910

Code: WWGP Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

24 7 21 5 19 26 30 4 7

8730 8730 8595 8595 8595 8865 8865 8865 8865

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 23 FEB 6 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

8865 8345 8345 8345 8515 8515

BBGP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R2725 WWGP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R2215 Code: BBGA Summer 2010 Start London

Finish R Ams’dam pp

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

18 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 26

11225 11225 11525 11820 11820 11820 11820 11820 11820 11820 12115 12115 12115 12115 12115 11820 11820 11820 11820 11820 11820

Start London

Finish R Ams’dam pp

2010 SEP 25 OCT 2

OCT 3 OCT 10

11820 11820

Code: WWGA Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

24 7 21 5 19 26 30 4 7

10755 10755 10595 10595 10595 10915 10915 10915 10915

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 23 FEB 6 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

10915 10280 10280 10280 10490 10490

BBGA - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R2955 WWGA - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R2730

Code: BBGR Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Rome

R pp

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

13090 13090 13435 13775 13775 13775 13775 13775 13775 13775 14125 14125 14125 14125 14125 13775 13775 13775 13775 13775 13775

19 3 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 23 30 6 13 20 27

Time Out Hotels 9 or 10 Days London & Paris plus Paris, Amsterdam or Rome extensions

London & Paris plus Paris extension 2 countries England, France 8 nights hotels plus Amsterdam 4 countries England, France Belgium (in transit) Netherlands 8 nights hotels Train journey (+ transfer) plus Rome 4 countries England, France Switzerland (in transit), Italy 8 nights hotels 1 night train (+ transfer)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver on days 1-7 • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging on days 1-7 • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours in London & Paris • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Start London

Finish Rome

R pp

Only with Contiki

2010 SEP 25 OCT 2

OCT 4 OCT 11

13775 13775

• Tickets to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of

Code: WWGR Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

25 8 22 6 20 27 31 5 8

12225 12225 12045 12045 12045 12410 12410 12410 12410

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 24 FEB 7 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28

12410 11685 11685 11685 11925 11925

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGR - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R3445 WWGR - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R3100 Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Versailles

Eiffel Tower, Paris


12 Days Simply Italy

ys 0 a D 12 1168 R y a from D / 4 7 9 R Switz

2 countries Italy, Vatican City

Slovenia Lake Garda

MILAN 1

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

France

Verona

2 VENICE

Croatia

LA SPEZIA 1 Cinque Terre

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia

Pisa Apennine Mountains

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

ITALY Mediterranean Sea

3 ROME Vatican City Pompeii Isle of Capri

contiki.com/simply-italy

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 SORRENTO

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Ionian Sea


85 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Day 2: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples, the home of pizza, to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Tonight, enjoy a drink overlooking the stunning Bay of Naples. (B) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento Day 3: Capri Excursion Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B,D) Day 4: Sorrento to Florence From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region 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, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 6: Florence to La Spezia Stop & check out Pisa's famous architectural wonder & then watch locals fishing along the shores. Indulge in tasty local food & wine & pick up some rare souvenirs in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Monterosso, Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Cruise (weather permitting) & train along the scenic coast

Day 7: La Spezia to Milan Leave the beauty of the Cinque Terre region behind & head to the capital of fashion, Milan! (B,D) See the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & La Scala Opera House in Milan Day 8: Milan to Venice Follow the route of the Romans to the lakeside resort of Sirmione. Later, profess your love in Romeo & Juliet's home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona Day 9: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 10: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 11: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Day 12: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Time Out Hotels 12 Days Simply Italy 2 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Included guided tour of The Sistine Chapel

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Italian Vespa scooter

When to go and how much Code: BBSY Summer 2010 Start Rome

Finish Rome

2010 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 12 MAY 16 MAY 19 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 14 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 29

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP

R pp

15 14025 29 14025 6 14025 13 14395 20 14395 23 14395 27 14765 30 14765 3 14765 10 14765 17 14765 24 14765 1 14765 8 14765 15 14985 22 14985 25 14985 29 14985 5 14985 12 14985 19 14985 26 14765 9 14765

Start Rome

Finish Rome

R pp

2010 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3

SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

14765 14765 14765 14765 14025

16 23 30 7 14

Code: WWSY Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 18 NOV 8 NOV 22 DEC 6 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 29

OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

29 19 3 17 31 4 9

12220 12040 12040 12040 12395 12395 12395

2011 JAN 3 JAN 17 FEB 7 MAR 7 MAR 21

JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 18 APR 1

12395 12395 11680 11680 11920

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R1200. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R720. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save R550 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 106-107. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBSY - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R4430. WWSY - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R4340. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Sorrento

Venice

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


8 Days Italian Espresso

ys 0 a D 8 09 y 8 R a from D / 2 1 0 1 R Switz

2 countries Italy, Vatican City

Hungary Slovenia VENICE

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Private boat to the islands of Venice

Croatia

2

France 3 FLORENCE Pisa

Chianti Region

Bosnia

Apennine Mountains

Adriatic Sea

San Gimignano

ITALY 2 ROME Vatican City

Mediterranean Sea

A

contiki.com/espresso

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ionian Sea

ROME: Locally guided tour & entry to The Colosseum & Roman Forum & learn about the glory of Imperial Rome - Roman dinner & local entertainment


87 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 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 Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) Day 3: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Day 4: Florence Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Also, shop

along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 5: Florence Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for a wine tasting & a stop in medieval San Gimignano the quintessential Tuscan town. (B) Day 6: Florence to Venice Roll through the Tuscan hillside, stopping in Pisa to check out its architectural wonder, the Leaning Tower. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Day 7: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. A gondola ride optional is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome The tour ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Time Out Hotels 8 Days Italian Espresso 2 countries 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners Ponte Vecchio, Florence

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

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

5

Remains of the Colossus of Nero, Rome

When to go and how much Code: BBHI Summer 2010

Code: WWHI Winter 2010/11

Start Rome

Start Rome

2010 APR 10 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

Finish R Venice pp or Rome APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

17 8 22 29 5 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 28 11 18 25 2 9

10225 10495 10765 10765 10765 10765 10765 10765 10925 10925 10925 10925 10925 10925 10765 10765 10765 10765 10765 10225

Finish R Venice pp or Rome

2010 OCT 23 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27

OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

30 20 4 18 25 29 3

8465 8340 8340 8340 8590 8590 8590

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R830. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R525. See page 19 for details.

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 19

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

8590 8090 8090 8090 8090 8255

Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun!

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHI - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R3230. WWHI - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R2665. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Mix+Match Fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 106-107 or connect with the Spotlight on Greece tour detailed on pages 108-109. Alternatively, fly to Berlin and connect with the Eastern Road tour detailed on page 99. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

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

Local meals like Italian antipasti

FLORENCE: Entry to one of the city's largest nightclubs including one drink - Delicious Tuscan countryside feast with local Chianti wine & entertainment VENICE: Gondola ride through the city’s canals, a truly Venetian experience - Authentic Venetian dinner with a selection of specialities & regional wines Go to contiki.com/espresso-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


88 Time Out Hotels 10 Days Mediterranean Trail 3 countries 8 nights hotels 1 night ferry 9 breakfasts & 5 dinners

3 countries

10 Days Mediterranean Trail

Sample the local seafood

Italy, Vatican City, Greece

ays 10 D 12030 R Day from 03/ R12

What’s included All as per itinerary • 9 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 56-59) • 9 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

2 ROME Vatican City Pompeii Isle of Capri

2

Brindisi

1

CORFU 2

5

Only with Contiki • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri • Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu • Entry to the Acropolis & local guide

Albania

SORRENTO

Ionian Sea

GREECE

Corinth Canal

2 ATHENS

When to go and how much Code: BBGGA Summer 2010 Start Rome

Finish Athens

R pp

2010 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

12030 12030 12030 12210 12210

4 18 9 23 30

Start Rome

Finish Athens

R pp

2010 AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15

AUG AUG SEP SEP

12210 12030 12030 12030

13 27 10 24

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R3010 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Day 2: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B)

See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Day 3: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples, the home of pizza, to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Tonight, a chance for dinner on a terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples with a view of Mt. Vesuvius. (B) See the Bay of Naples & Mt. Vesuvius

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R600. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save R550 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Add the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 106-107 or connect with the Spotlight on Greece tour detailed on pages 108-109. Alternatively, fly to Cairo and connect with the Egypt tour detailed on page 94.

Day 4: Capri Excursion Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B,D) Day 5: Sorrento to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B,D) Scenic drive along the coast Days 6-7: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town Day 8: Corfu to Athens Leave the island & travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. (B,D) Day 9: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 10: Depart Athens The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

contiki.com/trail

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Watersports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka


89

Mediterranean Trail

When to go and how much

plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: RAICT3 Summer 2010

13 Days from R14320 R1102/Day Land only + port taxes & gratuities R1020

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-9: Rome to Athens See Mediterranean Trail itinerary on p.88. Day 10: Athens to Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town Day 11: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi. Later, enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 12: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, en-route to Santorini & its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands Visit the main town of Fira

Aegean Sea Corinth Canal

GREECE

TURKEY ATHENS Kusadasi Mykonos

Patmos

Santorini

Start Rome 2010 MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

Finish Athens

12 26 9 30 14 21 4 18 1 15

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

24 7 21 12 26 2 16 30 13 27

Time Out Hotels Twin Out R pp

Twin In R pp

15085 15470 15470 15470 15855 15855 15855 15470 15470 15470

14320 14685 14685 14685 15055 15055 15055 14685 14685 14685

Crete

Places visited Day 13: Arrival into Athens Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. (B)

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities.

Mediterranean Trail plus 7 day Eastern Med Cruise

3 countries Italy, Greece, Turkey

What’s included

Compulsory port taxes and gratuities of R1020 per person applies.

Mediterranean Sea

13 Days Mediterranean Trail plus 3 day Island Cruise

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5%. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add R3670 to twin-share price for an inside cabin or R3870 to twin-share price for an outside cabin. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa. Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

17 Days from R19615 R1154/Day

All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry & 3 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 56-59) • 12 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 8 three-course dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” on page 88 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

6

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R600. See page 19 for details.

Land only + port taxes & gratuities R2960

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-9: Rome to Athens See Mediterranean Trail itinerary on p.88. Day 10: Cruise to Istanbul Board the ship & cruise to the Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,L,D,S) Day 11: Istanbul The world’s only city to span 2 continents, get a feel for this cultural melting pot. Try tasty, local food & beautiful sightseeing spots before cruising back to the Greek Islands. (B,L,D,S) Day 12: Cruise to Mykonos Hang out on one of Greece’s best islands, famous for golden beaches & fun party scene. Wander tiny streets & whitewashed houses in this picturepostcard paradise. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses See the famous windmills Day 13: Cruising to Israel Position yourself poolside & make the most of the sea views or enjoy one of the ships many activities as we cruise all day. (B,L,D,S) Day 14: Arrive Ashdod for Jerusalem Learn about the history of Jerusalem, with its unique mix of cultures & beliefs. Bustling markets & tight alleyways give this city a distinct & enjoyable atmosphere. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Old City & the New City See the Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchre & the Wailing Wall Lunch at a Kibbutz

GREECE

Istanbul

Places visited

Mykonos

Start Rome

Crete

Cyprus

Mediterranean Sea Ashdod Jerusalem

Alexandria Port Said

EGYPT

Giza

17 Days Mediterranean Trail plus 7 day Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

Code: METCR7 Summer 2010

TURKEY

ATHENS

When to go and how much

ISRAEL

Cairo

Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Day 15: Arrive Port Said for Cairo From King Tut’s treasures to the bustling city - leap from one age to another in this intense jumble of the ancient & the new. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx Day 16: Cruise to Crete Capture the sun on Greece’s largest island, Crete where there’s the option to visit the 4000 year old Palace of Knossos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete Day 17: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or opt for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

2010 MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

Finish Athens

12 26 9 21 4 18 1 15

MAY JUN JUN AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

28 11 25 6 20 3 17 1

Twin Out R pp

Twin In R pp

21175 21715 21715 22260 22260 21715 21715 21715

19615 20120 20120 20625 20625 20625 20120 20120

Compulsory port taxes and gratuities of R2960 per person applies.

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Or take a single supplement option: add R5030 to twin-share price for an inside cabin or R5430 to twin-share price for an outside cabin. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa. Please note: Days 1 & 17 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

5 countries Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt

What’s included All as per itinerary • 16 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry & 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 56-59) • 16 continental breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 12 three-course dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” above & on page 88 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R600. See page 19 for details.

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities.

Greek Island Cruise optional activities: KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Eastern Med Cruise optional activities: ISTANBUL: Entry to nightclub with belly dancers, musicians & performers - Boat cruise

along the Bosphorus

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


13 Days Mediterranean Highlights

ys 0 a D 13 1259 R y a from D / 9 6 9 R 5 countries Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

Czech Rep Germany Austria

Switz

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

Slovenia

Atlantic Ocean

FRANCE Cinque Terre

1 AVIGNON Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

Portugal

Hungary

Aix-enProvence

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Mediterranean Sea

2 MADRID

Croatia ITALY PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA Bosnia 1 2 FLORENCE

2 BARCELONA

San Adriatic Sea Gimignano

Vatican City

2 ROME

SPAIN

Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

MADRID: Guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show

Ionian Sea


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

Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa Enter the Cinque Terre region & explore the colourful cliff-side villages, before reaching Pisa. (B,D) Day 9: Pisa to Florence Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 11: Florence to Rome Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B) Day 12: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 13: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

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

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

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

Time Out Hotels

Code: BBMD Summer 2010 Start Madrid

Finish Rome

R pp

2010 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP

16020 16020 16020 16420 16420 16420 16420 16420 16420 16020 16020

3 17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 9

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

R pp

2010 SEP 11 SEP 25

SEP 23 OCT 7

16020 16020

Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon Through charming Provence, break for lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then continue on to graceful Avignon. (B,D)

2010 OCT 30 DEC 4

NOV 11 DEC 16

13175 12980

2011 JAN 8 MAR 5

JAN 20 MAR 17

13370 12590

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R5610. WWMD - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R4945. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

When to go and how much

Day 9: Avignon to Barcelona Wind along the Mediterranean coast past the Pyrénées Mountains to vibrant Barcelona. (B,D) Day 10: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It's a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid See the baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,D) Day 12: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 13: Depart Madrid The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

R pp

2010 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 16

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG

14840 15220 15220 15220 15220 15600 15600 15600 15600 15600 15220

22 5 19 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 28

13 Days Mediterranean Highlights 5 countries 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 6 dinners

Code: WWMD Winter 2010/11

Code: BBDM Summer 2010

Start Rome option Itinerary

When to go and how much

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

R pp

2010 AUG 30 SEP 13

SEP 11 SEP 25

15220 15220

Code: WWDM Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 18 NOV 22 DEC 27

OCT 30 DEC 4 JAN 8

13175 12980 13370

2011 FEB 21

MAR 5

12590

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R1300. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R780. See page 19 for details.

You choose! Travel from Madrid to Rome or Rome to Madrid. This tour operates in both directions.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBDM - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R5325. WWDM - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R4945. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Park Guell, Barcelona

FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum Go to contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days Spanish Spree

ys 0 a D 14 1247 R y a from D / 1 9 8 R 2 countries Spain, Gibraltar Atlantic Ocean

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & guided tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace • Flight to the famous island of Ibiza • Stay on the island of Ibiza • Alhambra entry & guided tour • Entry into Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba

BILBAO 1

France

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA

Portugal

MADRID

3

2 BARCELONA

Zaragoza

Segovia

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Toledo

2 IBIZA CORDOBA 1 1 SEVILLE

Denia

2 GRANADA Costa Blanca Gibraltar Costa del Sol

contiki.com/spain

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

MADRID: Castillian dinner accompanied by local wines - Locally guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen & learn about it’s importance in the Spanish Civil War


93 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers. (D) Day 2: Madrid It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a local guide (Royal Palace tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado) Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao Head north to Segovia with its Roman Aqueduct & Alcazar (castle) before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art museum. (B,D) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls Festival. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona Soak up the baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It's a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza Ibiza means it’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B)

Mosque of the Caliphs, Cordoba

Day 8: Ibiza Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some watersports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza town & the beaches Day 9: Ibiza to Granada This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland, before reaching Granada. (B,D) Day 10: Granada Take a trip back in time in this city full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & real Sangria. (B) Day 11: Granada to Seville Wind along the Costa del Sol coastline & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B,D) Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga Day 12: Seville 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 Espana in Seville Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid Hit the road & travel to the hill-top town of Toledo. With its mix of mosques, churches & medieval buildings, this gorgeous town is known as the “Imperial City”, before returning to Madrid. (B,D) See the Alcazar Fortress & Gothic Cathedral in Toledo Day 14: Depart Madrid Your tour 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 tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Time Out Hotels 14 Days Spanish Spree 2 countries 13 nights hotels 13 breakfasts & 6 dinners Clubbing on Ibiza

What’s included All as per itinerary • 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 13 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Flight from Barcelona to Ibiza WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Tasty paella

When to go and how much Code: BBEH Summer 2010 Start Madrid 2010 APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 14 JUL 19 JUL 21 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30

Finish Madrid MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

9 23 6 20 27 4 11 18 25 27 1 3 8 15 22 29 5 12

R pp 15965 16385 16805 16805 16805 16805 16805 17055 17055 17055 17055 17055 17055 17055 17055 16805 16805 16805

Start Madrid 2010 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 4

Finish Madrid SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

19 26 3 10 17

R pp 16805 16805 16805 16805 15965

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R1290. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to R820. See page 19 for details.

Code: WWEH Winter 10/11

Mix+Match

2010 OCT 25 NOV 29 DEC 20 DEC 27

NOV DEC JAN JAN

7 12 2 9

13050 12855 13245 13245

Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save R550 with our multi tour discount. See page 19.

2011 JAN 10 FEB 14 MAR 14

JAN 23 FEB 27 MAR 27

13245 12470 12730

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBEH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R5885. WWEH - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R4635. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in Madrid, Bilbao 1 night, Pamplona 1 night, Barcelona 2 nights, Valencia 1 night, Granada 2 nights, Seville 2 nights, Cordoba 1 night, Madrid 1 night . For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. If you require a Schengen visa it must be a multiple entry visa. You may also require a visa for Gibraltar which must be obtained prior to travel.

Fly to Rome & connect with the Simply Italy tour. See pages 84-85. Alternatively, fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour. See pages 106-107. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

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


94

8 Days

Time Out Hotels 8 Days Egypt & The Nile 1 country, 2 nights hotels, 3 nights cruise, 2 nights trains, 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 6 dinners

Egypt & The Nile

Nile Cruise

1 country

Mediterranean Sea

Egypt

Israel

What’s included

3

The Nile Cruise

• Cruise the Nile on a superb ship featuring luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV & airconditioning Cruise Amenities • Swimming pool • Sun deck • Restaurant • Lounge • Bars • Gift shop • Disco

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

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

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R870. Or pay 6 months in advance and save R435. See page 19 for details.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 CAIRO

1

EGYPT The Nile

z ue fS lf o 1 Gu

All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights twinberth sleep couchette on train (Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo) & 3 nights Nile cruise (more on pages 56-59) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Egyptian Tour Manager • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges • Transfer from airport to hotel upon arrival WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

Giza Sakkara

1 LUXOR Red Sea

ys 8 Da 8225 R Day from 29/ 0 1 R

Esna

1 EDFU Kom Ombo

ASWAN

1 Lake Nassar

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/egypt

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBEG Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive Cairo Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7pm, meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Day 2: Cairo to Aswan Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. A local guide will take you back to ancient Egypt & the time of the Pharaohs. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental pyramids of Giza before boarding the overnight train to Aswan. (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum Day 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid back pace of life & distinctive African atmosphere. After being treated to sightseeing & a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back & listen to Nubian music, eat some freshly caught fish, or explore the souk, full of spices, perfumes, scarves & baskets. (B,L,D)

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

R pp

2010 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

8225 8225 8225 8225 8445 8445 8665 8665 8665 8665 8665 8665 8665 8880 8880 8880 8880 8880 8880 8665 8665 8665 8665 8665

10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

R pp

2010 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9

8665 8665 8665

Code: WTEG Winter 2010/11 OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC

16 23 30 13 27 11 18 25

2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 FEB 5 FEB 19 MAR 5 MAR 19

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN

23 30 6 20 4 18 25 1

8665 8665 8665 8540 8540 8540 8795 8795

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 12 MAR 26

8795 8795 8795 8285 8285 8285 8285 8455

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBEG - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R2590. WTEG - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R2615. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to nights 2 & 6. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Temple of Karnak, Luxor

View the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam See Aswan’s Botanical Gardens Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu Today consider taking an excursion to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Then cruise on down the Nile River with a stop at the unique temple in Kom Ombo en-route to the friendly city of Edfu. (B,L,D) View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods Day 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor Wind through the commercial & religious centre of Edfu to its most famous attraction, the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Cast off in the afternoon & watch Upper Egypt slip away as we meander up the Nile River to Luxor. (B,L,D) Visit the Temple of Horus Day 6: Luxor to Cairo Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings. Then board the overnight train back to bustling Cairo. (B,D) Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak See the the Colossos of Memnon Day 7: Cairo Squeeze in more sightseeing, including a trip out to Sakkara to see the world’s oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid. Spend the rest of the day shopping & flexing your bargaining skills in the colourful bazaars in Cairo. (B,D) Shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaar Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque & Sultan Husan Mosque Day 8: Depart Cairo The tour 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 tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

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


95 Time Out Hotels

8 Days Turkish Delight

8 Days Turkish Delight 1 country 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners Calcium terraces, Pamukkale

Bulgaria

Black Sea

1 country

What’s included

3 ISTANBUL

ys 8 Da 8415 R Day from 52/ 0 1 R

Gallipoli Troy

1 CANAKKALE

TURKEY Pergamum

Aegean Sea

Izmir

2 KUSADASI

Ephesus

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Istanbul Check-in to your hotel & meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow Contiki travellers this evening in Turkey’s capital, a burgeoning metropolis where East literally meets West. Day 2: Istanbul to Canakkale Make a pilgrimage to the historic Gallipoli Battlefields & pay your respects, then ferry across the Dardanelles to the quaint port city of Canakkale. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 3: Canakkale to Kusadasi Tread among the legendary ruins of Troy, setting to Homer's "Iliad" & “Odyssey.” Journey along Turkey’s beautiful coastline & see the ancient cities of Pergamum & Izmir before arriving in seaside Kusadasi. (B,D) Scenic mountain drive to Pergamum, ancient capital of Asia Minor Visit Homer’s birthplace, Izmir Day 4: Kusadasi Get a feel for ancient Roman life in the classical city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities on the beautiful Mediterranean. Later, explore the port-town of Kusadasi. (B,D) Visit a Turkish carpet factory See Kusadasi’s shopping bazaar & promenade Day 5: Kusadasi to Pamukkale A chance to see the ancient spa town of Hieropolis & opt for a relaxing soak in the famous hot, bubbly pools of Pamukkale. (B,D)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

1 PAMUKKALE Hieropolis

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/turkey Day 6: Pamukkale to Istanbul Travel through Turkey’s scenic countryside to the cultural melting pot of Istanbul. (B) Day 7: Istanbul See an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city. Cap the day off if you choose by taking a traditional Turkish bath or sitting down for an optional belly-dancing Turkish dinner. (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market with a local guide See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque Day 8: Depart Istanbul This morning the tour 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 tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Horse of Troy

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Only with Contiki • Entry to see Troy’s wooden horse • Ephesus guided tour & entrance

Code: BBSL Summer 2010 Finish Istanbul

R pp

2010 MAY 8 JUN 5 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 31

MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG

8415 8635 8850 8850 8850

15 12 10 24 7

All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Turkish Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

3

When to go and how much Start Istanbul

Turkey

Start Istanbul

Finish Istanbul

R pp

2010 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 11 SEP 25

AUG SEP SEP OCT

8635 8635 8635 8635

21 4 18 2

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R2635 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R430. See page 19 for details.

The Spice Bazaar, Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Authentic Turkish bath experience - Dinner & belly dancing TROY: Guided tour of the centuries-old ruins PERGAMUM: Visit the ancient remains of this once powerful city PAMUKKALE: Bathe in the thermal pools & hot springs Go to contiki.com/turkey-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


96 Time Out Hotels

9 Days

9 Days Berlin & Prague Plus Vienna 3 countries 8 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 3 dinners

Berlin & Prague Plus Vienna

Local delicacies, Prague

3 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria

What’s included

BERLIN 3 s

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Only with Contiki • Locally guided bike tour of Prague

More options This tour can be extended onward from Vienna through to Budapest. Check out page 97 for more info.

Poland Dresden

GERMANY

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP VIENNA 2

Slovakia

AUSTRIA Hungary

Switz

Italy

Slovenia

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Croatia

contiki.com/berlin-vienna

Bosnia

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBBV Summer 2010

Code: WWBV Winter 2010/11

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

R pp

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

R pp

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

9875 9875 10135 10395 10395 10395 10655 10655 10655 10655 10655 10655 10395 10395 10395 10395 10395 10395

2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 21 DEC 24 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN

24 7 21 12 19 26 29 1 4 7

8550 8550 8425 8425 8425 8675 8675 8675 8675 8675

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

JAN 16 JAN 30 FEB 20 MAR 13 MAR 27

8675 8170 8170 8170 8340

18 2 16 30 13 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 5 12 19 26 3 10

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBBV - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R2600. WWBV - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R2170. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

The Berlin Wall

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

ys 9 Da 8170 R ay from D / 8 R90

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore Germany’s über-cool capital city. At 6pm meet up with your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Days 2-3: Berlin Take a couple of days to savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this everchanging city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 4: Berlin to Prague Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst & wash it down with a stein of good German beer in Dresden. Then it’s off south to Prague, an evermodernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Days 5-6: Prague The next two days are yours to snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B)

See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage Listed town of Kutna Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 8: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you in the city once home to Mozart. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, lively cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious strudel! (B) Day 9: Depart Vienna Time to say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Vienna Horse of Troy

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour of the city PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise along the Vltava with lunch VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner Go to contiki.com/berlin-vienna-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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11 Days Berlin to Budapest

Time Out Hotels 11 Days Berlin to Budapest 5 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 5 dinners Budapest

5 countries

GERMANY

Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

3 BERLIN Poland

What’s included

Dresden

ays 11 D 9685 R from Day / 1 8 R8

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA VIENNA 2

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

AUSTRIA Italy

Slovenia

Romania Croatia

Places visited Bosnia 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/berlin-budapest

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

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage listed town of Kutna Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Scenic drive along historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 8: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B) Day 9: Vienna to Budapest Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael Gate & Baroque Tower Day 10: Budapest All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Before enjoying a dinner & river cruise tonight. (B,D) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 11: Depart Budapest Time to say goodbye to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Serbia

7

When to go and how much

Only with Contiki

Code: BBIT Summer 2010

Code: WWIT Winter 2010/11

Start Berlin

Finish R Budapest pp

Start Berlin

Finish R Budapest pp

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 21 DEC 24 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN

26 9 23 14 21 28 31 3 6 9

10135 10135 9985 9985 9985 10285 10285 10285 10285 10285

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

JAN 18 FEB 1 FEB 22 MAR 15 MAR 29

10285 9685 9685 9685 9885

20 4 18 1 15 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 7 14 21 28 5 12

11940 11940 12255 12565 12565 12565 12885 12885 12885 12885 12885 12885 12565 12565 12565 12565 12565 12565

All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

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

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBIT - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R3145. WWIT - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R2570. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Prague

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

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


98 Time Out Hotels

When to go and how much

7 Days Berlin & Prague 2 countries 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners

2 countries Germany, Czech Republic

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

4

Berlin & Prague

Code: BBBP Summer 2010

Code: WWBP Winter 2010/11

Start Berlin

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

16 30 14 28 11 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 3 10 17 24 1 8

R pp

7710 7710 7910 8115 8115 8115 8320 8320 8320 8320 8320 8320 8115 8115 8115 8115 8115 8115

Finish Prague

2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 21 DEC 24 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

22 5 19 10 17 24 27 30 2 5

6880 6880 6775 6775 6775 6980 6980 6980 6980 6980

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 11 MAR 25

6980 6575 6575 6575 6710

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBBP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R2030. WWBP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R1745. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

What’s included All as per itinerary • 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 4 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Only with Contiki

ys 7 Da 6575 R ay from D / 0 R94

Poland

Dresden

3 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Places visited Austria Slovakia 1 1 or more nightstops

Hungary

Itinerary and included sightseeing

This tour can be extended onward from Prague through to Budapest. Check out page 97 for more info.

Days 1-6: Berlin to Prague Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 97. Day 7: Depart Prague Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See below for what you could get up to.

Traditional German beers in Berlin

contiki.com/berlin-prague

• Locally guided bike tour of Prague

3 countries

GERMANY

More options

Only with Contiki

5 Days Vienna & Budapest 3 countries 4 nights hotels 4 breakfasts & 3 dinners

BERLIN 3

R pp

Vienna & Budapest

When to go and how much Code: BBVB Summer 2010

Code: WWVB Winter 2010/11

Start Vienna

Start Vienna

Poland

Czech Rep

2010 APR 16 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8

Finish R Budapest pp

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

20 4 18 1 15 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 7 14 21 28 5 12

6210 6210 6370 6535 6535 6695 6695 6695 6695 6695 6695 6535 6535 6535 6535 6535 6535 6535

Finish R Budapest pp

2010 OCT 22 NOV 5 NOV 19 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

26 9 23 14 21 28 31 03

5370 5290 5290 5290 5450 5450 5450 5450

2011 JAN 2 JAN 5 JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 11 MAR 25

JAN 6 JAN 9 JAN 18 FEB 1 FEB 22 MAR 15 MAR 29

5450 5450 5450 5135 5135 5240 5240

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBVB - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R1635. WWVB - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of R1360. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

• Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

SLOVAKIA

ys 5 Da 5135 R Day from 27/ 0 1 R

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA Italy

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia Croatia

Romania

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

More options

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Vienna Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner before exploring the nightlife. (D) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

While you’re in this part of the world, you can also visit Berlin & Prague. Check out page 97 for more info. Days 2-5: Vienna to Budapest Refer to days 8-11 Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 97.

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See below for what you could get up to.

contiki.com/vienna-budapest

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ukra

Bratislava

Optionals for Berlin & Prague: BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise & lunch Optionals for Vienna & Budapest: VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert

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


99 Time Out Hotels

12 Days

12 Days Eastern Road 6 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners

Eastern Road

Prague

Belarus BERLIN 2

2 WARSAW

POLAND

ays 95 D 2 1 27 y 1 R m fro Da / 7 6 R10

GERMANY

Dresden

Czestochowa Auschwitz

Ukraine SLOVAKIA Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 1

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY Slovenia

Romania

Places visited Croatia 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/eastern-road

Bosnia

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (D) Day 2: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, and historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 3: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche Day 4: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 5: Prague to Vienna Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Day 6: Vienna to Budapest Morning sightseeing in Vienna. Cross into Hungary & enjoy the café scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 7: Budapest All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. (B,D) Day 8: Budapest to Krakow Go north through Slovakia & stop for lunch in picturesque Banska Bystrica before arriving in Krakow. (B,D) Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in Banska Bystrica Day 9: Krakow Wander through the lively market stalls & pavement cafés of this city’s unspoiled medieval Old Town. (B) Guided sightseeing of the Cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill Day 10: Krakow to Warsaw Take a sobering guided tour of Auschwitz & view the famous “Black Madonna” in Częstochowa en-route to Warsaw. (B,D) Entrance & guided tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp See the monastery at Jasna Gora Day 11: Warsaw Immerse yourself in the impressive cultural scene, thriving nightlife & intriguing attractions of Poland’s revitalized capital. (B,D) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John's Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Chopin's park & the Warsaw Ghetto Day 12: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Day 1 & Day 12 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

When to go and how much Code: BBRH Summer 2010 Start Berlin 2010 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

R pp

Start Berlin

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

12795 13120 13120 13120 13120 13120 13450 13450 13450

2010 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

12 26 2 9 23 7 14 21 28

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

R pp

AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

13450 13450 13450 13120 13120 13120 13120 13120 13120

4 11 18 1 8 15 22 29 6

Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland

What’s included

2 KRAKOW

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

6 countries

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R3280 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am or Berlin approx. 7:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Only with Contiki • Locally guided bike tour of Prague • Farewell dinner in Warsaw’s Old Town

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R640. See page 19 for details.

You choose! You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Getting to & from Berlin & Warsaw It’s easy. There are either direct international flights or budget airlines like easyjet.com that fly to/from London. skyscanner.net is the place to go for the best deals & see page 20 for more airlines.

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Traditional Czech evening meal & entertainment VIENNA: Classical music concert & dinner BUDAPEST: Evening river cruise & dinner WARSAW: Chopin piano recital Go to contiki.com/eastern-road-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


11 Days Scandinavia

ys 0 a D 11 1547 R Day from / 7 0 4 R1 4 countries Denmark Sweden Norway Finland

1 GEIRANGER Lom Skei

FINLAND

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

1 GJOVIK

2 VOSS

Gulf of Bothnia

Hardangervidda

NORWAY

HELSINKI 1

1 OSLO 1

1 STOCKHOLM

Estonia

SWEDEN

Russia

GOTHENBURG 1 Latvia North Sea

DENMARK

Baltic Sea

1

contiki.com/scandi

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

COPENHAGEN

Lithuania

Belarus

VOSS: Whitewater rafting adventure on the Raundal & Stranda rivers GEIRANGER: Cruise the picturesque Geiranger Fjord (seasonal)


101 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager for some city sightseeing before dinner in a little, local restaurant. (D) See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum & the Royal Palace Day 2: Copenhagen to Gothenburg Wander through Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital this morning before heading to the cool, student vibe city of Gothenburg. (B) Day 3: Gothenburg to Oslo We journey through Norway to Oslo. Walk along the boardwalk by the port to get a feel for the relaxed capital’s lifestyle. (B) Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures See the City Hall & Parliament Day 4: Oslo to Voss See beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey toward the adventure hub of Norway, Voss. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Telemark ski region Visit Europe’s largest mountain plateau Day 5: Voss Chill & explore the region or try some adrenalin sports like white water rafting. Or use your free day & take a short train ride to picturesque Bergen. (B) Explore the area famous for its extreme sports & amazing natural surroundings Day 6: Voss to Geiranger See amazing mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head toward Geiranger. (B,D) See the incredible Boyabreen glacier in Skei See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway Drive through the Laerdal Tunnel – the world’s longest road tunnel See the stunning Geiranger Fjord Day 7: Geiranger to Gjøvik Today it’s on to Lom, followed by a lunch stop in the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer. (B,D)

See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics Day 8: Gjøvik to Stockholm Today we head into Sweden via a stop at it’s largest lake, Lake Vanern. (B) Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves Day 9: Stockholm to Helsinki We’ll do a city sightseeing tour & then time is yours to hang out in this uber-cool city, before boarding the luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. (B) Visit Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace Day 10: Helsinki Helsinki is the quirky Finnish capital – so spend the day exploring the sights, museums or shopping in this vibrant coastal city. (B,D) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’ Day 11: Depart Helsinki The tour ends after breakfast so it’s time to swap addresses & say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Sibelius Monument, Finland

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 9 nights in hotels & 1 night cruise (more on pages 56-59) • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise (end Helsinki) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Whitewater rafting, Voss

1

A Norwegian fjord

When to go and how much

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

ys 9 Da 13160 R Day from 63/ R14

Finish in Stockholm Days 1-8: Copenhagen to Stockholm Refer to Scandinavia map, itinerary & included sightseeing described opposite & above. Day 9: Stockholm Tap into this lively maritime city with a sightseeing tour then swap addresses & say farewell to your new friends as your tour ends at Central Station at approximately 11:30am. (B)

11 Days Scandinavia 4 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

9 Days Stuck for time? Take a shorter version of the 11 day Scandinavia tour & finish in Sweden.

Time Out Hotels

Code: BBSH Summer 2010

Code: BBSS Summer 2010

Start Finish Cop’hgen Helsinki

R pp

Start Finish R Cop’hgen Stockholm pp

2010 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11

15470 15470 15470 15470 15470 15470 15470 15860 15860 15860 15860 15860 15860 15470 15470 15470 15470 15470

2010 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11

MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

25 1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19

13160 13160 13160 13160 13160 13160 13160 13485 13485 13485 13485 13485 13485 13160 13160 13160 13160 13160

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R775. See page 19 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Russia with Contiki. Take a 21 day Scandinavia & Russia tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 102-103.

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, or choose from the optional activities below.

contiki.com/scandi-stockholm

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R645. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBSH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R3965. BBSS - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of R3290. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Getting there There are low cost airlines who fly from/to London like ryanair.com www.ryanair.com (for Stockholm & Copenhagen) & easyjet.com (for Copenhagen & Helsinki) or flysas.com. Book early & get yourself a cheap deal. Or even easier, schedule your international flights to Copenhagen & out of Helsinki or Stockholm.

LILLEHAMMER: Bobsled ride along the Olympic bobsled track STOCKHOLM: Take a guided tour of the city’s Town Hall, featuring the famous Nobel Prize Banquet Room Go to contiki.com/scandi-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


21 Days Scandinavia & Russia

ys 5 a D 21 2937 R Day from / 9 9 3 R1 8 countries Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany (ending Berlin)

1 GEIRANGER Lom Skei

FINLAND

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

1 GJOVIK

2 VOSS

Gulf of Bothnia

Hardangervidda

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Hermitage Museum • Entrance to Peterhof Gardens • Local guides in St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow & Minsk • Guided tour inside the Kremlin Walls • Tickets to the Moscow Circus

NORWAY

HELSINKI 1

1 OSLO

Petrodvorets

1 STOCKHOLM

Estonia

RUSSIA

GOTHENBURG 1 North Sea

Latvia DENMARK

Baltic Sea Klin

1

Lithuania

COPENHAGEN

Borodino

BELARUS 1 MINSK Brest

GERMANY

POLAND

2 WARSAW Ukraine

Czech Rep

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

1 NOVGOROD

SWEDEN

Berlin

contiki.com/scandi-russia

3 ST PETERSBURG

1

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Slovakia

VOSS: Whitewater rafting on the Raundal & Stranda rivers GEIRANGER: Cruise the Geiranger Fjord (seasonal)

3 MOSCOW


103 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager for some city sightseeing before dinner in a little, local restaurant. (D) See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum & the Royal Palace Day 2: Copenhagen to Gothenburg Wander through Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital this morning before heading to the cool, student vibe city of Gothenburg. (B) Day 3: Gothenburg to Oslo We journey through Norway to Oslo. Walk along the boardwalk by the port to get a feel for the relaxed capital’s lifestyle. (B) Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures See the City Hall & Parliament Day 4: Oslo to Voss See beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey toward the adventure hub of Norway, Voss. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Telemark ski region Visit Europe’s largest mountain plateau Day 5: Voss Chill & explore the region or try some adrenalin sports like white water rafting. Or use your free day & take a short train ride to picturesque Bergen. (B) Explore the area famous for its extreme sports & amazing natural surroundings Day 6: Voss to Geiranger See amazing mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head toward Geiranger. (B,D) See the incredible Boyabreen glacier in Skei See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway Drive through the Laerdal Tunnel – the world’s longest road tunnel See the stunning Geiranger Fjord Day 7: Geiranger to Gjøvik Today it’s on to Lom, followed by a lunch stop in the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer. (B,D) See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics Day 8: Gjøvik to Stockholm Today we head into Sweden via a stop at it’s largest lake, Lake Vanern. (B) Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves Day 9: Stockholm to Helsinki We’ll do a city sightseeing tour & then time is yours to hang out in this uber-cool city, before boarding the luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. (B) Visit Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace Day 10: Helsinki Helsinki is the quirky Finnish capital – so spend the day exploring the sights, museums or shopping in this vibrant coastal city. (B,D) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

Day 11: Helsinki to St Petersburg Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into the canal & bridge lined St. Petersburg. (B,D) Days 12-13: St. Petersburg Two full days to explore this “Venice of the North” & discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. (B)(B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress See the church of the Spilt Blood & the Admiralty Day 14: St Petersburg to Novgorod Discover the ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. (B,D) Guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & the Millennium Bell Day 15: Novgorod to Moscow Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin Days 16-17: Moscow Moscow’s a richly layered city, with history & cultural at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia & there’s an unmissable optional locally guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro. (B)(B,D) Visit Red Square & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Day 18: Moscow to Minsk Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat in Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. (B,D) Locally guided city tour of Minsk Day 19: Minsk to Warsaw Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. (B,D) Visit Brest Fortress Day 20: Warsaw Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were reconstructed after being ruined in the war as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. (B) Day 21: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a free transfer to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 21 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Time Out Hotels 21 Days Scandinavia & Russia 8 countries 20 nights hotels 20 breakfasts & 11 dinners Matryoshka dolls, Russia

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 19 nights in hotels & 1 night cruise (more on pages 56-59) • 20 continental breakfasts (B) & 11 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Guided walk inside the Kremlin

4

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R1395. See page 19 for details.

Church of The Spilt Blood

When to go and how much

You choose! You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Code: BBSR Summer 2010 Start Finish Cop’hgen Warsaw or Berlin 2010 MAY 15 JUN 4 MAY 22 JUN 11 MAY 29 JUN 18 JUN 5 JUN 25 JUN 12 JUL 2 JUN 19 JUL 9 JUN 26 JUL 16 JUL 3 JUL 23 JUL 10 JUL 30

R pp

29375 29375 29375 29375 29375 29375 29375 30840 30840

Start Finish Cop’hgen Warsaw or Berlin 2010 JUL 17 AUG 6 JUL 24 AUG 13 JUL 31 AUG 20 AUG 7 AUG 27 AUG 14 SEP 3 AUG 21 SEP 10 AUG 28 SEP 17 SEP 4 SEP 24 SEP 11 OCT 1

R pp

30840 30840 30840 30840 29375 29375 29375 29375 29375

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R7345 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Copy of passport required at time of booking Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am (end Warsaw) or 6:00pm (end Berlin). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Bob-sledding in Lillehammer

Ice Bar, Stockholm

LILLEHAMMER: Bobsled ride along the Olympic bobsled track STOCKHOLM: Guided tour of the Town Hall, featuring the Nobel Prize Banquet Room ST. PETERSBURG: Evening at the Russian Ballet MOSCOW: Guided tour of the Military & Missile Museum Go to contiki.com/scandi-russia-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


104 Time Out Hotels

12 Days

12 Days Russia 5 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 7 dinners

Russia

5 countries Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany (ends Berlin)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 7 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

The Russian ballet FINLAND Gulf of Bothnia

HELSINKI 1 Petrodvorets

Estonia

1 NOVGOROD

Sweden RUSSIA Latvia Baltic Sea Klin

MOSCOW 3

Lithuania

ays 05 D 2 1 168 ay R m o fr 01/D 4 1 R

Borodino

BELARUS 1 MINSK

POLAND Brest Berlin

2 WARSAW

GERMANY

Ukraine

Czech Rep Slovakia

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Only with Contiki • Entry & tour of The Hermitage Museum • Entrance to Peterhof Gardens • Local guides in St Petersburg,

3 ST PETERSBURG

R

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When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBRR Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive Helsinki Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager before spending the afternoon exploring Helsinki & meeting your fellow travellers over dinner. (D)

Novgorod, Moscow & Minsk

• Guided tour inside the Kremlin Walls • Tickets to the Moscow Circus

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R820. See page 19 for details.

You choose! You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Start Helsinki 2010 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

R pp

Start Helsinki

JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

16805 16805 16805 16805 16805 16805 17225 17225 17225

2010 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20

4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

R pp

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

17225 17225 17225 16805 16805 16805 16805 16805 16805

6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R4200 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Copy of passport required at time of booking Tour starts 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am (end Warsaw) or 6:00pm (end Berlin). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Day 2: Helsinki to St. Petersburg Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into the canal & bridge lined St. Petersburg. (B,D) Days 3-4: St. Petersburg Two full days to explore this “Venice of the North” & discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. (B)(B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress See the church of the Spilt Blood & the Admiralty Day 5: St Petersburg to Novgorod Discover the ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. (B,D) Guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & the Millennium Bell Day 6: Novgorod to Moscow Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

Central Square, Minsk

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Days 7-8: Moscow Moscow’s a richly layered city, with history & cultural at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia & there’s an unmissable optional locally guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro. (B)(B,D) Visit Red Square & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Day 9: Moscow to Minsk Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat in Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. (B,D) Locally guided city tour of Minsk Day 10: Minsk to Warsaw Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. (B,D) Visit Brest Fortress Day 11: Warsaw Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were reconstructed after being ruined in the war as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. (B) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John’s Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Chopin’s park & the Warsaw Ghetto Day 12: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a free transfer to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 12 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

ST. PETERSBURG: Evening at the Russian Ballet - Neva River evening cruise MOSCOW: Guided tour of the Military & Missile Museum - Guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro, Stalin's "Palaces for the Workers" Go to contiki.com/russia-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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8 Days

Time Out Hotels 8 Days Croatian Island Cruising 1 country 7 nights cruise 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 2 dinners

Croatian Island Cruising

1 country Croatia What’s included Dubrovnik Old Town

ys 8 Da 5880 R artytaxes from D / 5 po plus Ran7d 3 only s R665 itie

CROATIA

All as per itinerary • 7 nights on a sailing cruise boat (twin-share) (more on pages 56-59) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated captain & crew with an experienced & professional Contiki representative • Port & Visitors taxes WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Bosnia

SPLIT 2

2

1 MAKARSKA

L atu & gr

HVAR 1 1 KORCULA

TRSTENIK 1 2 DUBROVNIK

Only with Contiki

Adriatic Sea

• The boat is exclusive to Contiki • Comfortable & modern boat with

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

• Breakfast every day • 5 lunches • Dinner on two nights, giving you

large decks

contiki.com/croatian-cruising

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Split to Hvar All aboard! Jump on board our exclusive boat, meet your Contiki Rep & crew & settle into your cabin as we cruise to Hvar. Check out the town’s stunning square,16th century theatre & hill-top fortress for amazing views over the gorgeous harbour. Tonight, discover portside restaurants & order yourself some fantastic seafood. (L) See the Arsenal Fort Day 2: Hvar to Korcula Start the day with a swimming stop before a long lunch on deck as we head to Korcula, home of the famous adventurer, Marco Polo. Get a feel for its buildings, fascinating architecture & stone streets. Tonight, try some locally produced white wines & discover the town’s nightlife. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town Day 3: Korcula to Dubrovnik Today we’ll head to stunning Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Opt for a kayaking excursion around the old city walls for a different view of the city, you can jump out & stop for swims when you like. Tonight, hit the pedestrian district of the old town & spend your evening exploring the town’s hot spots. (B) See the fortified city & the old port Day 4: Dubrovnik Dubrovnik has so much to do & see, so

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

head back to the city or sun worship on amazing beaches. Or there’s an optional day trip to tiny Montenegro with its spectacular Fjords, where you’ll spend time in Budva & Kotor. (B,D) Day 5: Dubrovnik to Trstenik Today we’ll sail past the Elaphite islands, known for palms, olive trees, citrus plantations & colourful reefs. Tonight, we’ll dock in the unspoilt village of Trstenik, with its views across the Adriatic Sea. (B,L,D) Day 6: Trstenik to Makarska A day’s sailing means time to relax & work on your tan. We’ll dock at Makarska with its long sandy beach & promenade. Or, for a bit of local action, head to the main square & check out the fruit & flower markets. Tonight is yours, so head to a local restaurant & try some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter. (B,L) Day 7: Makarska to Split After drifting past the wind-surfer’s paradise of Brac, we’ll cruise to Split. Wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace for a piece of Roman heritage, complete with 220 buildings & a huge cathedral. For your last night, soak up Split’s Mediterranean vibes & make your way to one of the fantastic waterfront bars. Later, head back into the maze of streets within the palace walls & discover cool cafes & pumping clubs. (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 8: Split The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

When to go and how much

flexibility to explore the ports on other nights Spacious twin-rooms with private facilities

Code: BBCI Summer 2010 Start Splt 2010 MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

Finish Split

29 5 19 3 10 24 31 14 21 4 11

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

5 12 26 10 17 31 7 21 28 11 18

Above Deck R pp

Below Deck Rp

6560 6560 7455 8100 8100 8545 8545 8545 8545 8100 7455

5880 5880 6710 7580 7580 8065 8065 8065 8065 7580 6710

Compulsory port taxes and gratuities of R665 per person applies.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single above deck cabin supplement add R5985. Single below deck cabin supplement add R5645. Note: ‘Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole and door that opens to the inside. Tour starts 12:00 noon & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save up to R330. See page 19 for details.

Getting there There are low-cost airlines who fly to Split like easyjet.com (more on p20). Flights can get tight, so book early to get yourself a cheap deal. Or even easier, schedule your international flights right through to Split.

Our boat

DUBROVNIK: Day trip to the tiny country of Montenegro & experience its stunning scenery, fjords & the coastal town of Budva - City wall kayaking

Go to contiki.com/croatian-cruising-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Greek Island Hopping

ys 5 a D 13 1722 R Day from / 5 2 3 R1 Albania

3 islands: Mykonos Santorini Ios

GREECE Aegean Sea Corinth Canal Piraeus

Ionian Sea

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Turkey 3 ATHENS MYKONOS 3 IOS 3 SANTORINI 3

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka area - Guided tour of the famous Acropolis


107 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 2: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow medieval streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. (B) Visit the famous Plaka area Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Hop aboard a ferry in the morning & journey to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos. (B,D) Days 4-5: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its azure seas, golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & young, vibrant party culture. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses the picturesque Cycladic capital is renowned for. (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town Day 6: Mykonos to Santorini Sail to the quintessential Greek island,

Santorini, world-famous for simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,D)

Time Out Hotels

Days 7-8: Santorini Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira. From here, catch a staggering panoramic view of the island’s submerged volcano & sip on cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s also a chance for a boat ride out to the active volcanic island, Nea Kameni. (B)(B)

13 Days Greek Island Hopping 3 islands 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 4 dinners Theatre of Dionysos, Athens

Visit the main town of Fira

What’s included

Day 9: Santorini to Ios Cruise to another Greek Island gem, the beautiful Island of Ios. (B,D)

All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager • Ferry crossings (tourist class on all journeys) & coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Days 10-11: Ios Chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Then get caught up in the nightlife of this ultimate party island. (B)(B) Visit Ios town Day 12: Ios to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. (B) Day 13: Depart Athens The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Santorini

When to go and how much Code: BBGI Summer 2010 Start Athens

Finish Athens

R pp

Start Athens

Finish Athens

R pp

2010 APR 30 MAY 3 MAY 6 MAY 9 MAY 12 MAY 15 MAY 18 MAY 21 MAY 24 MAY 27 MAY 30 JUN 2 JUN 5 JUN 8 JUN 11 JUN 14 JUN 17 JUN 20 JUN 23 JUN 26 JUN 29 JUL 2 JUL 5 JUL 8 JUL 11 JUL 14

MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

17225 17680 17680 17680 17680 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18585 18585 18585 18585 18585

2010 JUL 17 JUL 20 JUL 23 JUL 26 JUL 29 AUG 1 AUG 4 AUG 7 AUG 10 AUG 13 AUG 16 AUG 19 AUG 22 AUG 25 AUG 28 AUG 31 SEP 3 SEP 6 SEP 9 SEP 12 SEP 15 SEP 18 SEP 21 SEP 24 SEP 27 SEP 30

JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

18585 18585 18585 18585 18585 18585 18585 18585 18585 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135 18135

12 15 18 21 24 27 30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26

29 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 3 6 9 12

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R885. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save R550 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Fly to Italy and connect with the Simply Italy tour detailed on pages 84-85 (selected departures). Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R8185 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Ios, Greece

Island Cruise, Ios

SANTORINI: Visit Oia at sunset - Boat trip to the Volcano’s core IOS: Island cruise on a traditional sailing boat Go to contiki.com/island-hopping-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


108

4 Days

Time Out Hotels 4 Days Spotlight on Greece 1 country 3 nights hotels 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Spotlight on Greece

Palace of Agamemnon, Mycenae

1 country

Greece

What’s included

Albania

All as per itinerary • 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 56-59) • 3 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • Experienced & professional local guide • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • “Welcome to Greece” information pack • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

GREECE Aegean Sea DELPHI 1 Corinth Canal

Corinth

1 ATHENS Mycenae

OLYMPIA 1 Ionian Sea

3

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R340. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! Add the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 106-107. Alternatively, fly to Rome and connect with the Italian Espresso tour detailed on pages 86-87, or fly to Cairo and connect with the Egypt tour detailed on page 94. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

ys 4 Da 6645 R Day from 62/ R16

contiki.com/greece

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBBS Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers.

Start Athens

Finish Athens

R pp

Start Athens

2010 APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

6645 6645 6820 6820 6820 6990 6990 6990

2010 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 25

29 13 27 10 24 8 22 29

Finish Athens

AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

5 19 2 16 30 14 28

R pp

6990 6820 6820 6820 6820 6645 6645

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R2070 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122.

Visit the famous Plaka area Day 2: Athens to Olympia Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before criss-crossing the beautiful, historic Peloponnese region en-route to Olympia. (B,D)

Day 4: Delphi to Athens Be swept away by Delphi’s history, spectacular ruins & museum as well as its heartbreakingly beautiful location on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Return to the mythological city of Athens where the tour ends in the afternoon. (B) Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo Please note: Day 1 has been designed to allow you to start the tour without needing an extra night of accommodation.

Guided tour of Athens including the Acropolis & Parthenon See the impressive Corinth Canal Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion Day 3: Olympia to Delphi On your mark, get set, go! A local guide shows off the site of the first Olympic Games. This afternoon, cross the Corinthian Gulf & arrive in Delphi, the centre of the universe in Ancient Greek times. (B,D) Guided tour of Olympia including the Olympic Stadium & Temples of Hera & Zeus

The Acropolis, Athens

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Greek Evzoni soldier

ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka


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Spotlight on Greece

When to go and how much

plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: SPICR3 Summer 2010 Start Athens

Aegean Sea Corinth Canal 1

ys 8 Da 11470 R Days from 3p4lus/po0rt taxe 4 1 Rand oniltyies R102 L atu & gr

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-4: Athens to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & included sightseeing opposite. Day 5: Athens to Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 6: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi. Later, enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 7: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en-route to Santorini and its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S)

TURKEY ATHENS Kusadasi Mykonos

Patmos

GREECE Santorini

Crete

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Mediterranean Sea

Visit Heraklion town on Crete Visit the main town of Fira on Santorini See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Day 8: Arrival into Athens Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities.

2010 APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

Finish Athens

26 10 24 7 21 5 19 26 2 16 30 13 27 11 25

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV

3 17 31 14 28 12 26 2 9 23 6 20 4 18 1

Time Out Hotels Twin Out R pp

Twin In R pp

12385 12385 12705 12705 12705 13020 13020 13020 13020 12705 12705 12705 12705 12705 12545

11470 11470 11765 11765 11765 12055 12055 12055 12055 11765 11765 11765 11765 11765 11605

Compulsory port taxes and gratuities of R1020 per person applies.

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5%. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add R3570 to twin-share price for an inside cabin or R3855 to twin-share price for an outside cabin. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

8 Days Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 3 nights cruise 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners & 3 suppers

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 3 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 56-59) • 3 continental breakfasts (B), 4 buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” on page 108 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

5

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R340. See page 19 for details.

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Spotlight on Greece plus 7 day Greek Island Cruise

When to go and how much Code: SPICR7 Summer 2010 Start Athens

Finish Athens

Twin Out R pp

Twin In R pp

17815 17815 18275 18275 18275 18730 18730 18730 18275 18275 18275 18275 18275

15675 15675 16080 16080 16080 16480 16480 16480 16080 16080 16080 16080 16080

Istanbul

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ays 75 D 2 1 156 ay R m o fr s axe 0p7lus/pD ort t 3 1 Rand oniltyies R2960 L atu & gr

Aegean Sea

TURKEY

1 ATHENS Patmos

Kusadasi

Mykonos

Santorini Rhodes

Crete

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-4: Athens to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary and included sightseeing opposite. Days 5-12: Athens to Athens Refer to Golden Fleece cruise (days 2-9) at contiki.com/golden-fleece

Mediterranean Sea

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

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R340. See page 19 for details.

2010 APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

26 10 24 7 21 5 19 2 16 30 13 27 11

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

7 21 4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8 22

Compulsory port taxes and gratuities of R2960 per person applies.

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Or take a single supplement option: add R4875 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or R5545 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

12 Days Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 7 nights cruise 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners & 7 suppers

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 56-59) • 3 continental breakfasts (B), 8 buffet breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • Refer to “What’s Included” above & on page 108 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

contiki.com/greece7

PLUS these optional activities for the 3 & 7 day Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise options: KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Go to contiki.com/greece-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).

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110 Time Out Hotels

8 Days

8 Days Mykonos & Island Cruising 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 3 nights cruise 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners & 3 suppers

Mykonos & Island Cruising

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 3 nights on board a cruise ship (more on pages 56-59) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 three-course dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Experienced, professional local guide in Athens & representative onboard cruise ship • Coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Santorini

GREECE Aegean Sea

TURKEY

ys 8 Da 11315 R Days from 1p5lus/po0rt taxe 4 1 Rand oniltyies R102 L atu & gr

Corinth Canal 1 ATHENS Kusadasi

3 MYKONOS

Patmos

Santorini

contiki.com/mykonos-cruising Crete

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

When to go and how much Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save R580. See page 19 for details.

Code: BBGM Summer 2010 Start Athens

Finish Athens

R pp

Start Athens

Finish Athens

R pp

2010 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

11315 11615 11615 11615 11615 11615 11615 11615 11905 11905 11905

2010 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 4

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

11905 11905 11905 11615 11615 11615 11615 11615 11615 11615 11615

17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26

2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11

Compulsory port taxes and gratuities of R1020 per person applies.

All cruise & tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or tripleshare). Or take a single supplement option: add R3515 to twin-share price for a single room/inside cabin. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Patmos, Greece

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow medieval streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. This evening meet up with your Tour Representative & fellow travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 2: Athens to Mykonos Ferry to Mykonos then board the cruise ship & get set to island-hop your way to heaven, starting with a few days on the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos. (B,D) Days 3-4: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its azure seas, golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & young, vibrant party culture. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses found in the picture-perfect Cycladic capital. (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town See the traditional Cycladic style houses See the famous windmills Day 5: Mykonos to Turkey Soak up some more sun on the pristine beaches, wind through the labyrinthine of roads shopping for souvenirs, or lunch with the locals & international jet setters for another day. When you’re finished soaking up the atmosphere onshore, head offshore & sail away into the sunset toward Turkey & the Dodecanese Islands. (B,D,S)

Day 6: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop in the port-town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar or get a feel for ancient Roman life on an optional tour to the classical city of Ephesus. Later on, dock at the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos & relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while watching the locals fish for the catch of the day. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 7: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, the largest of the islands, en-route to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a cliff-top town, like Fira. Or take a boat ride out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 8: Arrival into Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends once you arrive. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

ATHENS: Guided tour of the famous Acropolis KUSADASI: Tour the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus with Local Guide PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John CRETE: Locally guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

Go to contiki.com/mykonos-cruising-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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Louis Hellenic Cruises

Time Out Hotels 6 Days Aegean Classic 2 countries, 4 nights cruise & 1 night hotel 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners & 4 suppers

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included

Aegean Classic

When to go and how much

6 days incl 4 days cruising

Code: 6CGS Summer 2010

TURKEY 1 ATHENS Kusadasi Mykonos

ys 6 Da 4595 R yxes from Dpa / rt ta 6 o 6 Ran7d oniltyiepsluRs1475

Patmos

Santorini Rhodes

Crete

Mediterranean Sea

L atu & gr

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet your Cruise Representative & fellow Contiki travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 2: Athens to Mykonos Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Tonight, hang out on this island, famous for its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 3: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, relax on the beach or in a local taverna on the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos

Day 4: Cruising to Rhodes Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes Day 5: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en-route to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for its famous blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 6: Arrival into Athens Return to Athens & enjoy breakfast then transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 6 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start Athens

Finish Athens

2010 MAR MAR MAR APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV

MAR MAR APR APR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV

14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7

19 26 2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12

Quad Out R pp 5685 5685 5685 5685 5685 5685 5685 5685 5685 5830 5830 5830 5830 5830 5830 5830 5980 5980 5980 5980 5980 5980 5835 5835 5835 5835 5835 5835 5835 5835 5685 5685 5685 5685 5685

All as per itinerary • 5 nights accommodation: 4 nights onboard a cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel (more on pages 56-59) • 5 buffet breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 three-course dinners (D) & 4 suppers (S) • On-board representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

2

About our cruises Quad In Twin Out R pp R pp 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4715 4715 4715 4715 4715 4715 4715 4835 4835 4835 4835 4835 4835 4715 4715 4715 4715 4715 4715 4715 4715 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595

7050 7050 7050 7050 7050 7050 7050 7050 7050 7230 7230 7230 7230 7230 7230 7230 7415 7415 7415 7415 7415 7415 7230 7230 7230 7230 7230 7230 7230 7230 7050 7050 7050 7050 7050

Twin In R pp 6015 6015 6015 6015 6015 6015 6015 6015 6015 6170 6170 6170 6170 6170 6170 6170 6325 6325 6325 6325 6325 6325 6170 6170 6170 6170 6170 6170 6170 6170 6015 6015 6015 6015 6015

Compulsory port taxes and gratuities of R1475 per person applies. All cruise prices above are based on twin-share.

Louis Hellenic Cruises are our trusted cruise operating partner, running Contiki trips on classic cruise ships through the sun-kissed Greek Isles. Onboard, there is a daily program of changing activities to choose from, the opportunity to mix with a wide range of people (these cruises are not exclusive to Contiki travellers), & get the low-down from our onboard dedicated Contiki Cruise Rep. Our Rep is a great guide to the best things to do & see both onboard & onshore. Each vessel has excellent facilities like a pool, bar, nightclub, live evening entertainm ent, casino & a spa. Freshly prepared meals are a highlight & choose from either a casual buffet or more special full-service restaurant. Comfortable rooms all have private facilities, with a choice of either a Standard Outside Cabin with porthole or a Standard Inside Cabin without porthole. Single accommodation in either of these cabin types is available on request. Check the ‘When to go & how much’ panel for more or contiki.com/cruising. The order of ports of call may be reversed on some days & the itinerary is subject to change.

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or quad-share). Or take a single supplement option: add R750 to twinshare price for an inside cabin or R825 to twin-share price for an outside cabin. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

contiki.com/aegean

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus ATHENS: Guided tour of the famous Acropolis Go to contiki.com/aegean-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


More ways to travel Contiki. Contiki doesn’t just do tours. We can help you explore a city in your own time, go to special events like Oktoberfest or spend your New Year’s Eve somewhere amazing.

Explorer trips We have short breaks that don’t include a Tour Manager, so you can set your agenda & explore at your own pace. There are 2 destinations to chose from – London or Corfu. Book one before or after your tour to spend more time in these destinations. Or take one on its own without a tour. More on page 113.

Special events & festivals Plan your tour to co-ordinate with a unique special event tour like Oktoberfest. See page 115 for more.

New Year’s Eve Say ‘Bonne Annee’ in Paris or ‘Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar’ in Amsterdam. Our NYE tours give you a few days in these cool cities, so you can ring in the new year Contiki-style. New for 2010. Read more on page 114.

Oktoberfest, Munich

Stay longer And if you want to make your holiday last even longer, we’ve got special rates for accommodation you can use before or after your tour. Ask your travel agent or Contiki when you book your tour. Prices & destinations on page 122.

Chill out on Corfu island

New Year’s in Paris


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3 or 5 Days

More ways to travel

London Explorer Want to do London at your own pace? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, activities & great accommodation with our 2 & 4 night explorer packages. You can take one before or after your tour. From R1930 When to go and how much Summer (21/3/10-31/10/10) Royal National 2 nights M3LPR Triple share R2040 Twin share

R2260

R4795

2 nights M3LPI

4 nights M5LPI

Twin share

R2535

R5300

Single with facilities

R3185

R6510

Imperial Hotel

What’s included 2 night package • 2 nights accommodation • Continental breakfast daily • Return tube Heathrow airport transfer • Open top bus sightseeing tour • London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle) • Contiki Basement staff assistance • Welcome to London info booklet

contiki.com/london-explorer

4 night package • All 2 night inclusions above • 4 nights accommodation • 3 day tube & bus pass • Day trip & entry fee to Stonehenge • Guided tour of the Roman Baths, Bath

4 Days

4 nights M5LPR R4375

Winter (1/11/10-31/3/11) Royal National 2 nights M3LPR Triple share R1930 Twin share

4 nights M5LPR R4160

R2035

R4375

2 nights M3LPI

4 nights M5LPI

Twin share

R2395

R4980

Single with facilities

R2845

R5905

Imperial Hotel

There is no Contiki Tour Manager included in this package. All rooms have private bathroom. You can choose the dates to take day trips & theatre show on.

Highlights • Stunning beaches, secluded coves, lush lagoons

Corfu Explorer

• Poolside toga party & nightlife* • Plenty of watersports like parasailing

Go Greek with our explorer package. Chill out on Corfu before or after your tour or take this island beach break on its own. You can extend your stay as long as you like. From R895

• Fun island-explorer boat cruise* • Car hire to explore the island* • Traditional Greek taverna dinner*

& waterskiing*

• Ancient Greek ruins & historic old-town

* At an extra cost

What’s included • 3 nights accommodation • 3 continental buffet breakfasts • Dedicated Contiki Reps onsite Where you stay Surrounded by olive groves, the Corfu Village Hotel is located hillside, just 20m from door to beach. Every room has air-con, a TV & it’s own private balcony with great sea views – perfect for watching the sun set. Lounge poolside at the pool bar or try tasty Greek food at one of the many local restaurants nearby. Our Contiki onsite Reps are there to shortcut you to the best action on the island & make your holiday hassle-free.

How to get there

contiki.com/corfu-explorer

You can easily fly to Corfu from over 30 airports throughout the UK & Europe (including London & Athens). There are plenty of low-cost flights available - start by looking at these sites: ba.com, easyjet.com. Or check contiki.com/corfu-explorer for a list of more airlines.

When to go and how much Twin R pp

Quad R pp

1/5/10 - 31/5/10 & 1/9/10 - 27/9/10

1190

895

Extra night

360

270

1/6/10 - 1/7/10 1490 & 16/8/10 - 31/8/10

1075

Extra night

450

325

12/7/10 - 15/8/10

2085

1310

Extra night

630

395

Code: CEXP Summer 2010 There is no Contiki Tour Manager included in this package. Choose from single, twin, triple & quad rooms - all pricing is on contiki.com/corfu-explorer. If sharing a room, all persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.


4 Days Amsterdam New Year from R3305

contiki.com/amsterdam

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

What’s included

Day 1: Bonjour Paris! Meet up with your Contiki Crew in London before making your way across the Channel to the chic French capital. Soak up the stylish Parisian atmosphere on an evening “City of Lights” tour. You’ll see all the icons like the Arc de Triomphe & the unforgettable Eiffel Tower. Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Paris The city is yours to explore. Walk down the Champs Elysee, visit one of the city’s many museums or take a seat in a typical Parisian café & people watch before kicking off your New Year celebrations. (B) Day 3: Paris Happy New Year! Take it easy this morning before joining the group to see a different side to the city with a cruise along the River Seine. Tonight enjoy delicious French cuisine before the option of seeing a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D) Day 4: Depart Paris Say au revoir before we journey to Calais to catch the ferry back to London where the tour ends on arrival. (B)

What’s included

• 3 nights in twin or quad share hotel accommodation in Amsterdam

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

• Experienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

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

Finish London

DEC 30 ‘10 JAN 2 ‘11

Twin R pp

Quad R pp

3890

3305

Code: WANY Summer 2010 Prices above are twin-share or quad-share. For single room supplement add R1360. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm

4 Days Paris New Year from R3915

contiki.com/paris

• 3 nights in twin share hotel accommodation in Paris

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

• Experienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

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

Finish London

Twin R pp

DEC 30 ‘10

JAN 2 ‘11

3915

Code: WPNY Summer 2010 Prices above are twin-share. For single room supplement add R1370. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5% *Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm


Edinburgh Festival, & Military Tattoo

contiki.com/tattoo

Easter in Amsterdam

115 More ways to travel

4 Days from R3195 or R799/Day

4 Days from R2595 or R649/Day

Concept Unique tour August 27-30, 2010

Concept Unique tour April 2-5, 2010

Starts & ends in London Against the backdrop of the spectacular hilltop castle, Scotland’s famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates 60 years in 2010. Enjoy a locally guided city tour & an included ticket to the closing night of the tattoo. A number of our Great Britain & Scotland tours are also in Edinburgh during the event – so check out departure dates on pages 78-81. Accommodation Single rooms with shared facilities.

Starts & ends in London Be part of a 4 day Easter party at Contiki’s hotel in the happening city of Amsterdam. Take a bike ride or canal cruise then explore the city’s many museums, like Van Gogh or even the home of Heineken! Or take time to relax & enjoy one of the city’s many cafes & restaurants. Accommodation Multi-share (maximum 6 to a room).

contiki.com/easter

5 or 7 Days Oktoberfest

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7 Days from R3995 or R571/Day Camping Original tour Sept. 16-22, 2010

5 Days from R3145 or R629/Day Camping Original tour Sept. 23-27 or Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2010 Starts & ends in London Put on your Dirndl or Lederhosen & get ready to party. There's no better way to experience a unique festival atmosphere than Oktoberfest in Munich. Indulge in a beer stein in the buzzing beer halls & try Bavarian food like Pretzels, Würstel & Sauerkraut or take a rollercoaster ride in the festival amusement park. Take time to explore the city’s Marienplatz main square or wander amongst the market stalls. With beer, food & entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Choose from our 5 or 7 day tour options. Each itinerary that visits Munich over Oktoberfest is highlighted in the tour page dates panel.

contiki.com/oktoberfest

Accommodation 2 person tents (sleeping bag & towel are required).


Pack your winter jacket & discover a snow-covered Europe on our great-value winter itineraries. 3 ways to go There are 3 ways to travel Contiki in the Winter. Multi-country, In-depth regional & Ski/boarding trips. We cover a range of countries & cities from 4-24 days. All our winter tours are Time Out Hotel standard. There’s more on pages 56-59.

Skiing in Austria

Fun in the snow

1 & 2 week ski & snowboarding packages in the Tyrol Mountains, Austria. Stay at our traditional Gasthof (guesthouse) – exclusively for Contiki travellers. More on page 117.

Christmas Markets

More London anyone?

Why winter?

For tours that start & end in London, hang out a little longer with our London Explorer 2 & 4 night packages. More on page 113.

#1 Airfares are up to 50% cheaper. Spend less getting there. Have more to play with when you arrive.

Celebrate New Year’s!

#2 See more - it’s less crowded than summer.

Check the date panel on the tour pages to see where you could be celebrating New Year’s Eve 2010. We also offer New Year’s Eve packages in Paris & Amsterdam. More on page 114.

#3 Have fun skiing, snowboarding & enjoying the snow. There’s fantastic nightlife with aprés-ski European-style. #4 Stop dreaming of a white Christmas. Experience one! #5 Cultural events come alive in winter. Christmas markets, festivals, carnivals and more.

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7/14 Days Ski Austria from R4185 8 or 15 Day packages including transfers also available*

When to go and how much Option one: INCLUDING overnight coach transfers, accommodation† and breakfast. 8 nights (6 days ski)

15 nights (13 days ski)

Code: C7SWBIT Start Finish London London

Code: C14SWBIT Start Finish London London

R pp

R pp

2010 2010 DEC 10 DEC 18 5145 DEC 10 DEC 25 8795 DEC 17 DEC 25 5145 DEC 17 JAN 1 8795 DEC 24 JAN 1 5145 DEC 24 JAN 8 8795 DEC 31 JAN 8 5145 DEC 31 JAN 15 8795 2011 2011 JAN 7 JAN 15 4675 JAN 7 JAN 22 7995 JAN 14 JAN 22 4675 JAN 14 JAN 29 7995 JAN 21 JAN 29 4675 JAN 21 FEB 5 7995 JAN 28 FEB 5 4675 JAN 28 FEB 12 7995 FEB 4 FEB 12 4675 FEB 4 FEB 19 7995 FEB 11 FEB 19 4675 FEB 11 FEB 26 7995 FEB 18 FEB 26 4675 FEB 25 MAR 5 4675 FEB 18 MAR 5 7995 Please note: Ski Austria including transfer tours depart London on Fridays & arrive in Hopfgarten on Saturdays. Refer to important notes below regarding room & meal options.

Option two: Accommodation† and breakfast EXCLUDING overnight coach transfers.

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7 nights (6 days ski)

14 nights (13 days ski)

Code: C7SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

Code: C14SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

2010 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26

Great value packages with Contiki

R pp

DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 1

4655 4655 4655

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

4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185

2010 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19

R pp

DEC 25 JAN 1 JAN 8

8305 8305 8305

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

7505 7505 7505 7505 7505 7505 7505 7505

>> explore more >> See the full list of explore more optional activities available in Hopfgarten (at an additional cost) at contiki.com/ski-explore-more. Save Money! Tour + 2 week ski tour combination discounts apply when you book a Winter Europe tour at the same time as a ski tour. Save up to R550 off the cost of the ski tour. See page 19 for details.

Why ski Contiki? • We’re experts - we’ve been doing it for 20 years.

• Hopfgarten is part of the Ski Welt (Ski World) region. With 250km (155 miles) of runs & lifts, you’ll get around the mountain fast by gondola & a modern chair system. • One of the biggest artificial snowmaking machinery systems in Europe, means great conditions, guaranteed. • Try aprés ski European-style, with outdoor schnaps stalls, lively bars & clubs, plus the Gasthof bar - just for Contiki travellers. • Beginners, intermediates & advanced - there’s terrain for everyone. • You need a decent meal to get you started, so we include a hot buffet breakfast daily. • Pre-book & pay a small supplement & we can include five 3-course dinners (1 week tour) or ten meals (for 2 week tour).

Lessons & extras

Important notes: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Twin share available on request. Twin share supplement 1 week add: R565. 2 weeks add: R1055. Half board supplement 5 nights add: R565. 10 nights add: R1135. For Travel Insurance see page 121. † Accommodation in Hopfgarten village may be used subject to guest numbers.

Contiki has negotiated great deals on lots of ski extras like lessons (private or group) with English speaking instructors & the latest ski gear & equipment hire. All you need to bring is yourself – we’ll do the rest. Book in advance with your travel agent or book & pay when you get there.

Ski extras

Choose a 1 or 2 week ski package, staying at Contiki’s very own Gasthof, set in the pretty Tyrolean mountain village of Hopfgarten. The area is perfect for skiers & boarders of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Don’t want to ski the whole time? No problem. There’s optional activities like tandem paragliding, sleigh rides, ice-skating, plus 3 famous Austrian towns nearby to check out including Salzburg, Innsbruck or Kitzbuhel. Travel there on your own, or via return Contiki coach transfers to/from London.

7 or 14 Days Ski Austria 1 country 7/14 nights accommodation 7/14 breakfasts

Please note: Ski Austria only tours start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays.

*

Take the ski hotspot of the Hohe Salve mountains, combine it with snow, a bunch of 18-35’s, plus a range of activities & nightlife & we’ll guarantee you outrageous fun.

Time Out Hotels

No. of nights Ski pass Equipment hire (skis, boots & poles or board & boots) Ski lessons (5 days for 4hrs/day) Ski lessons (3 days for 4hrs/day) Snowboard lessons (5 days for 2hrs/day) Snowboard lessons (3 days for 2hrs/day) Ski & Snowboard lessons (3 days ski for 4hrs per day & 3 days snowboard for 2hrs per day)

7 (6 days ski) 2420

14 (13 days ski) 4170

595

1140

1385

1385

1245

1245

1380

1380

1125

1125

1965

1965

Where you stay The Gasthof Schöneck is Contiki's very own traditional chalet, exclusively for Contiki travelers. It comes complete with it’s own dedicated, onsite crew. All our prices are based on quad-share (with a number of twin rooms including private facilities available for a small supplement). If you’re travelling alone, we’ll organise for you to share a room (same sex) for no extra cost.

Please note: Credit cards are not accepted in the ski village.

Ski Facts Gampen 1956m

Kitzbuehler Horn St Johann in Tyrol

Astberg 1267m

Hartkaiser

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Going Ellmau 820m

Eiberg 1673m

Brandstadt 1650m Neualm

Kandleralm

Rigi 1532m

Scheffau 752m

Choralpe 1820m

Zinsberg 1674m Hohe Salve

Hochbrixen

Alpenrose 1553m

Talkaser 1760m Mittelstation 1320m

Brixen i Thale Westendorf 800m

Salvenmoos Ski Runs Easy Medium Difficult Ski Lifts Gondola

Fleiding 1892m

Söll 700m

Talstation 789m Kelchsau

HOPFGARTEN Itter 700m

Penningberg

• Mountain Restaurants: 63 • Lifts: Gondola 8 Chair 36 Drag 44 Beginners 12 • Ski Welt Pass: Shown in map • Ski Welt: Beginners runs 63 (blue). Total 107km Intermediate runs (51 (red). Total 120km Advanced runs 7 (black). Total 23km • Total length of pistes: 250km


24 Days Winter Wanderer

ys 0 a D 24 2241 R y a from D / 4 3 9 R 11 countries France, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

North Sea

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales London Dover Calais English Channel

Poland

GERMANY

Dresden

BELGIUM 2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

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

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE

LYON 1

ITALY

Mauthausen

2 VIENNA

AUSTRIA Hungary

Dolomite Mountains

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA

2 Optional start/end cities

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

(See panel on the right for details)

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Macedonia Albania


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

See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 14: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 15: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 16: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to explore the cities wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 17: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B,D) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 18: Munich to Prague. Wind through the German countryside & Bohemia to golden Prague. (B,D) Day 19: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 20: Prague to Berlin. Bite into some local fare at your stop in Dresden en-route to über-cool Berlin. (B,D) Day 21: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new where you’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 22: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the Autobahn, past Hanover, to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 23: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 24: Amsterdam to London. (Or end your tour in Amsterdam this morning) Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 24 Days Winter Wanderer 11 countries 23 nights hotels 23 breakfasts & 12 dinners Christmas Markets, Berlin

What’s included All as per itinerary • 23 nights twin or triple share accommodation: 21 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s feature hotel (more on pages 56-59) • 23 continental breakfasts (B) & 12 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

The Roman Forum

13

When to go and how much Code: WWHL Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish London

2010 OCT 16 NOV OCT 23 NOV OCT 30 NOV NOV 13 DEC NOV 20 DEC NOV 24 DEC NOV 27 DEC DEC 4 DEC DEC 8 DEC DEC 11 • JAN DEC 13 † JAN DEC 15 †† JAN DEC 18 †• JAN DEC 20 * JAN DEC 22 ** JAN DEC 24 *** JAN DEC 26 †* JAN DEC 28 †**JAN

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

R pp

23445 23445 23445 23105 23105 23105 23105 23105 23105 23105 23105 23795 23795 23795 23795 23795 23795 23795

Start London

Finish London

2010 DEC 30 ††*JAN 22 2011 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 21 MAR 24 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11

R pp

23795

23795 23795 23795 23795 23795 22410 22410 22410 22410 22410 22410 22410 22870 22870

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save R2310. Or pay 6 months in advance and save R1155. See page 19 for details.

We’re flexible! Want to start in London? Or start in Europe? You can start your tour in Paris on day 1 & end in Amsterdam on day 24. See page 120 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of R5950 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. †† Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. †• Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. * Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ** Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. *** Spend New Year’s Eve in Nice. †* Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. †** Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ††* Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 122. Charles Bridge, Prague

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


Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on pages 16-17 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 10-11 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on pages 14-15 and on tour pages.

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

Where will I stay? Time Out tours: Accommodation is in superior tourist class hotels, ships, ferries and trains. These are described on pages 56-59 and on individual tour pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette and facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. On overnight ferries, cabins with facilities are provided. Depending on the numbers and configuration on your tour, availability of singles can sometimes be limited in some locations. On certain occasions, alternative hotels to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is the Company’s intention to use hotels of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. Twin share means 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a twin share same sex room match. Triple share means 3 people sharing, either travelling together or or as a triple share same sex room match. Concept tours: Your accommodation is a combination of cabins in Contiki Villages, hostels, hotels, ferries and special stopovers depending on the type of tour you select. Refer to pages 34-37 and individual tour pages for details. On overnight ferries multi-share cabins with facilities are provided. On certain occasions alternative accommodations to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is the Company’s intention to use accommodation of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. • Special Stopovers accommodation is a combination of twin and quad share but never more than 4 people sharing. You must bring your own sleeping bag and towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels and you will assist with serving meals and washing up. All stopovers have hot water showers and a bar, some have clothes washing facilities. • Contiki Villages provide accommodation in cabins, in Europe’s best campsites each with private facilities. You must bring your own sleeping bag and towel. You will be asked to assist with various tasks such as serving meals and washing up on a couple of occassions. Camping tours: Accommodation is in modern two-person tents with built-in ground sheets, & on certain tours hotels & ferries, refer to pages 24-25 for details. Tents, which you will erect/take down, are carried on the coach. Camping Tours stay in the best available campsites. Campsite standards in Europe depend upon location & country and should not be compared to those elsewhere. Air mattresses are provided but you must bring your own sleeping bag and towel. At meal times, everyone takes it in turns to help with preparing food, cooking, washing up and so on. All campsites have hot water, bathroom facilities in shower blocks and some have clothes washing facilities, bars and shops. Cruises: Refer to pages 111 for details of accommodation on the Louis Hellenic Cruise ships & pages 105 for details of accommodation on Croatian Island Cruising. Cruise companies reserve the right to change itinerary and ports due to poor weather. Ski holidays: Refer to page 117 for details of accommodation in Austria.

Will I get more information?

Brochure authenticity

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

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

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

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

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

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 and in all countries we fully comply with local Travel Industry Laws. In South Africa Contiki is a member of the Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA).

How much luggage can I bring? On Time out and Concept tours, luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29" x 20" x 10") and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. On Camping tours the maximum suitcase size is 70cm x 45cm x 23cm (28" x 18" x 9") again with a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs). Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. On Concept tours and Camping tours, you’ll need a sleeping bag and towel which can be purchased from Contiki in London, if necessary. On Ski Holidays you may bring one pair of ski boots and skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a nominal charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (October 2009), 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.

We’re flexible! (Flexible touring) The start city on many of our tours is flexible. You can choose to start in London & travel to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels on the coach or fly directly to the European start city to begin your tour there. If choosing Contiki’s flexible touring options, please check your final documentation for hotels & departure points & contact Contiki if you need advice on how to get there.


121 Got a question?

Gold Seal Protection

Do I need visas? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your tour. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your tour. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a tour. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require and how to obtain them. Schengen Visas The majority of our tours travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – eg. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Multiple Entry Schengen Visas Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your tour travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. Tours which require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: 46 Day Camping, 25 Day Camping, European Spirit, European Adventurer, Ultimate European, European Explorer, Spanish Spree, Scandinavia, Scandinavia & Russia, Russia, Mediterranean Trail plus Eastern, Mediterranean Cruise, Spotlight on Greece plus 3 or 7 day Greek Island Cruise, Aegean Classic

Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, Eastern Mediterranean Cruise and Mykonos & Island Cruising.

Coverage for Cancellation & Return Flight Security: Most tour operators are interested in their passengers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal even before you leave home.

Visas for Non-Schengen Countries Some of our tours also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Gibraltar, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, or Russia. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Turkey and Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your tour.

Pre-paid Cancellation Option R590 per person: By paying R590 per person Cancellation Option Fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit and/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from South Africa. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only.

Important: 1. Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour and will result in you incurring considerable expense and inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. It is very important that the entry and exit dates are correct on the Russian visa. 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.

Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in South Africa should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki tour, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays, South Africa.

Note: Some visas are difficult to obtain and you may find it easier to use a visa service agency to help (at a cost). Speak to Contiki reservations who may be able to direct you to one of these agencies.

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com/contikipedia

On Your Tour: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the tour for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you and your companion will be refunded R90 per person per day for the unused portion of the tour. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason.

*Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

Travel insurance Contiki Holidays strongly recommends you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you travel. You may not be accepted on a Contiki holiday unless you have arranged satisfactory insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies against us arising from your participation in the holiday. For insurance details, please speak to your Travel Agent at the time of making your booking.

Photography credits Photos Courtesy of Daniel Klistorner: Page 10 - Penny Lane. Page 85 The Sistine Chapel. Page 103 - Church of The Spilt Blood, karting in Lillehammer, Ice bar Stockholm. Photos Courtesy of © Titlis Rotair & Engelberg-Titlis: Page 59 Trubesee Alpine Lodge Mt Titlis, Page 70 - Mountain Panorama Titlis Rotair Gondola Christian Perret, Page 77 - Snowtoy Woman - Christian Perret. Photos Courtesy of Keswick Climbing Wall: Page 81 - Lake District.


Hotel departure points and stay longer options Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts and how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday and stay longer either before or after your tour (marked below as PRE & POST). Take advantage of our specially negotiated ‘Stay Longer’ hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travel agent when you book your tour. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com/staylonger and contiki.com/departurepoints.

AMSTERDAM

BERLIN

Amsterdam to Barcelona (PRE) Ibis Schiphol Hotel, Schipholweg 181, 1171PK, Badhoevedorp. Tel: +31 (0) 20 613 4568 Getting there: From Amsterdam airport, take the complimentary Ibis Schiphol/Accor shuttle bus directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single R910 Twin R555

Berlin to Budapest, Berlin & Prague and Berlin, Prague and Vienna (PRE) Best Western City Ost, Frankfurter Allee 73 A, Eingang: Voigstrasse 2, Berlin Tel: +49 30 428310 Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the U-Bahn (U5). The hotel is a short walk from Samariterstrasse station. Stay longer rate: Single R700 Twin R430 Eastern Road (PRE & POST) Agon Aldea, Bulowstrasse 19-22, Berlin. Tel: +49 30 246460. Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the U-Bahn (U2). The hotel is a short walk from Bulowstrasse station. Stay longer rate: Single R700 Twin R430 Scandinavia & Russia (end Berlin) and Russia (end Berlin) (POST) Grand City Hotel Berlin East, Landsberger Allee 203, Berlin. Tel: +49 30978080. Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the S-Bahn (S8, S41 or S42). The hotel is a short walk from Landsberger Allee station. Stay longer rate: Single R790 Twin R480

Best of Europe will start at Blue Square Hotel, Slotermeerlaan 80, Amsterdam,1064 HD. Tel: +31 (0) 205 063717 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx e6) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx e20). Alternatively, tram 14 goes from Dam Square (single ticket cost approx e2). The stop for the hotel is Slotermeerlaan and the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

ATHENS Aegean Classic Cruise. (PRE & POST) Hotel President, 43 Kifissias Avenue, 11523, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6989000. Stay Longer rate: Single R1380 Twin R770 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Panormou and then it’s a short walk or taxi ride to your hotel. Greek Island Hopping (PRE & POST) Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552 Athens. Tel: + 30 210 5239 782 Stay Longer rate: Single R1380 Twin R770 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre and then a taxi to your hotel. Spotlight on Greece and Mykonos & Island Cruising (PRE & POST) Please check your tour information for correct hotel details – your tour may start from either of the two hotels below. Hermes Hotel, 19 Apollonos Street, 10557 Athens, Tel: +30 210 3255 514 Stay Longer rate: Single R1380 Twin R770 Plaka Hotel, 7 Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos Street, 10556 Athens, Tel: +30 210 3222 096 Stay Longer rate: Single R1380 Twin R770 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre and then a taxi to either hotel. London to Athens (POST) City Plaza Hotel, 78 Acharnon Street, 104 34 Athens. Tel: +30 210 8225 111 Stay Longer rate: Single R910 Twin R520 Road to Athens (POST) Center Square Hotel, 15 Aristogotonos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 32 11 770 Stay Longer rate: Single R1380 Twin R770 Mediterranean Trail (POST) Arion Hotel, 18 Ag. Dimitriou St. Athens, 10554. Tel: +30 210 3240 415 Stay Longer rate: Single R1380 Twin R770 25 Day Camping Tour will start at Camping Athens, 198 Athinon Avenue, 12136 Athens. Tel: +30 210 5814 113. Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre. From there you can catch a taxi to the campsite for approx. e15. Alternatively, catch the Metro to Metaxourghio station, then bus A15 or B15 to the campsite. Bus costs approx. e1, duration of trip approx. 35 minutes, get off the bus at “Camping Athens” stop.

BARCELONA Amsterdam to Barcelona (POST) Park Putxet Hotel, Putxet 68-74, Barcelona, 08023. Tel: +34 (0) 9321 25158 Stay longer rate: Single R1000 Twin R515

CAIRO Egypt and the Nile (PRE & POST) Victoria Hotel, 66, El Gomhoria Street, Cairo, Egypt. Tel: +202 589 2290 or +202 589 2294 Getting there: If you have provided Contiki with your flight arrival details at least 7 days in advance, our local representative will be in the arrivals hall holding a Contiki sign. Due to different flight arrival times, you may need to wait in the airport up to one hour for a transfer. Stay longer rate: Single R405 Twin R270

COPENHAGEN Scandinavia and Scandinavia & Russia (PRE) Cab Inn, Mitchellsgade 14, Copenhagen. Tel: +45 33 461616 Getting there: Catch a train from the airport to Central Station, the hotel is approximately 5 minutes walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single R1135 Twin R720

DUBLIN Ireland (PRE & POST) and Scotland & Ireland (POST) Jurys Inn Parnell Street, Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin. Tel: +353 1 8784900 Getting there: From Dublin airport can catch a taxi for approx. e25-e35 or catch an ‘Aircoach’ (approx. e7) directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single R1015 Twin R565

EDINBURGH Scotland and Scotland & Ireland tours will start at: Holiday Inn Edinburgh North, 107 Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh. Tel: +44 871 9429025 Getting there: From Edinburgh airport a taxi direct to the hotel will cost approx. £12-£15.

HELSINKI Russia (PRE) and Scandinavia (end Helsinki) (POST) Holiday Inn City West, Sulhasenkuja 3, 00180, Helsinki. Tel: +358 9 41521000. Getting there: From the airport take a regular taxi direct to the hotel for approx. e45 or an “airport taxi” (stopping at multiple hotels) for approx. e25. Alternatively, catch a bus to Central Station and Metro west to the last stop

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com/departurepoints

Ruoholahti – combined ticket is approx. e4. The hotel is a short walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single R840 Twin R430

ISTANBUL Turkish Delight (PRE & POST) Erbil Hotel, Hoca Pasa Mh. Ibni Kemal Cd., No.34 Sirkeci, Istanbul. Tel: +90 (212) 513 3586/87 Getting there: A taxi from Ataturk airport costs approx. 45 Turkish Lira (e20) Stay longer rate: Single R550 Twin R325

LONDON Royal National Hotel (Tourist Class), Bedford Way, WC1, London. Tel: +44 (0) 207 637 2488 Accommodation is based on twin or triple-share. Getting there: From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Line Underground to Russell Square station – travel time approximately 45 minutes. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick or Stansted airports catch a train into central London and then catch a taxi to the hotel. Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, WC1, London Tel: +44 (0) 207 837 3655 Accommodation is based on single or twin-share. Getting there: From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Line Underground to Russell Square station – travel time approximately 45 minutes. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick or Stansted airports catch a train into central London and then catch a taxi to the hotel.

MADRID Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) (PRE) Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) (POST) Tryp Centro Norte, Calle Mauricio Ravel 10, Madrid, 28046. Tel: +34 91 7333400 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. e30. Alternatively, catch the Metro from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto line 10 and travel to Chamartin station – the hotel is across the road from the station. Stay longer rate: Single R850 Twin R480 Spanish Spree (PRE & POST) Sunotel Amaral Madrid, Calle del General Varela 37, 28020, Madrid. Tel: +34 915 799 738 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. e35. Alternatively, catch the Metro from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto line 10 and travel to Cuzco station – the hotel is a short walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single R895 Twin R490

PARIS Best of Europe (PRE) All Seasons Paris Chateau Landon, 1 & 3 Rue De Chateau Landon, Paris, 75010. Tel: +33 (0) 1 4465 3333 Getting there: From either of the airports in Paris catch a train or bus to the city centre. Then catch a taxi to the hotel, or catch a Metro line 7 to Chateau Landon station which is a short walk from the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single R1280 Twin R640 European Spirit tour will start at Camping Paris – Est, Boulevard des Allies, Champigny sur Marne, Paris, 94507. Tel: +33 (0) 1 4283 3778 Getting there: Closest station is Joinville le Pont on line RER A2 (direction Boissy St. Leger). From the station catch bus #101 directly to the campsite.

ROME Mediterranean Trail and Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) (PRE), Italian Espresso (end Rome) & Simply Italy (PRE & POST) Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) (POST) Hotel Regent, Via Filippo Civinini 46, 00197, Rome. Tel: +39 06 802 401. Stay Longer rate: Single R1040 Twin R680 Getting there: Transfers from Rome’s Fiumicino airport are available at time of booking for R245 one way and R490 return. You can also make your own way directly to the hotel. A taxi from either Fiumicino or Ciampino airport will cost approx. e40-e60. Alternatively, catch a train from Fiumicino airport to Piramide station (approx. e7) then take a taxi directly to your hotel. (approx. e7) Best of Europe (POST) The post-tour hotel for this tour is not confirmed. Please contact Contiki for details.

SPLIT Croatian Island Cruising Cruise departs from Split port at 12:00pm – look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines representative on the port. There are many small hotels and pensions located in Split and near to the port – search the web for options, or call Contiki for details of hotels we offer.

STOCKHOLM Scandinavia (end Stockholm) (POST) Scandic Skogshöjd, Täppgatan 15, Sodertalje, Stockholm. Tel: +46 8517 391 00 Stay longer rate: Single R885 Twin R435

VENICE Italian Espresso (end Venice) (POST) ends at Vimehoteles Venice East, Via Pascoli 1, Quarto D’altino, Veneto, 30020. Tel: +39 04 2282 5000 Stay longer rate: Single R650 Twin R395

VIENNA Vienna & Budapest will start at Hotel Bellevue, Althanstrasse 5, 1091 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 313 480 Getting there: Take a taxi directly from the airport for approximately e30. Alternatively, catch the City Airport Train to station WienMitte. Then catch U-Bahn U4 to Friedensbrücke then you can walk there or catch tram no. 5 one stop to the hotel.

WARSAW Eastern Road, Scandinavia & Russia (end Warsaw) and Russia (end Warsaw) (POST) Courtyard by Marriott, 1 Zwirki i Wigury Street, Warsaw. Tel: +48 22 650 0100. Stay longer rate: Single R825 Twin R465 • Rates are per person per night including continental breakfast (except London) and have private facilities. • Rooms are available for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights in most hotels. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of R200 • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before and/or after their tour. • If two people are sharing a room - booking must be made at the same time. Solo travellers must book a single room in all cities – except London where you can book a twin or triple-share room and we can match you up to a same-sex room mate. • All hotels are subject to availability and, where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.


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Booking conditions

Stay longer, departure points & conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki and you upon the terms and conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. 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 Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 6th October, 2009. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to add a surcharge to the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any governments or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY 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 (October 2009) 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 our touring program Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 4.4 When winter brochures are released, these prices supersede any winter tour prices in the summer brochure 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of R1,000, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from your home country, must be submitted to Contiki within 7 days in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of R1,000 per person, per tour which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal

requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid by no later than 45 days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before scheduled departure date of the first departing tour. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. Documents are issued maximum of 6 weeks in advance. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking. We reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE

CANCELLATION FEE

More than 45 days notice:

Deposit is forfeited

45-22 days

25% of tour fare

21-8 days:

30% of tour fare

7-1 days:

50% of tour fare

Day of departure:

100% of tour fare

Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 3.6 If flight changes are requested after the deposit has been received, or if flights are cancelled after tickets are issued, revision fees, change fees or Airline cancellation fees will be applicable and maybe in addition to the above cancellation charges. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of R200 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a R200 per person amendment fee will be charged. 4.3 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki holiday are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a Contiki staff member. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion.

Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on holiday 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.

7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. Unfortunately no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to and from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company.

5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to English Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing.

1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such thirdparties, 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 Holiday Details & Conditions).

5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforcable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforcability of the other provisions shall not be affected.

1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser.

5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE

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.

You should take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you travel on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2010 to March 2011. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Picquet House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands, with the exception of the Great Britain and Ireland tours described on pages 78-81 which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principle operator of the Croatian Island Cruising product featured on p.105 is Katarina Lines. Their terms and condtions apply (available on request).

5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing.


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2010-11 Europe Australia & New Zealand Winter

How to book

Asia

USA & Canada

Call Contiki or visit your travel agent South Africa Contiki Holidays 6 Hood Avenue, Rosebank, 2196 Postal Address PO Box 413786, Craighall, 2024

Telephone & Fax numbers Tel: (+27) 11 280 8400 Fax: (+27) 11 280 8460

Email reservations.sa@contiki.com Web contiki.com • Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there’s space on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour, see page 122. • At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a nonrefundable deposit of R1,000 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. This will be for the land portion only.

• You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. • We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.

IMPORTANT By paying the R1,000 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 123, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Special interest groups

If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Departments in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and university trips, choirs, wine tours, Grand Prix, ski tours - you name it we’ve done it!

From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary right down to the last detail, our worldwide team of experts is able to arrange a custom designed holiday or incentive trip to suit your particular requirements. Call your travel agent or nearest Contiki office – you’ll be surprised at how we can make it happen.

Group bookings

If you’re planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly

with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 – 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!

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