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Call Contiki or visit your travel agent Groups & special interest tours

Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd 1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845) www.contiki.com.au reservations@contiki.com.au 35 Grafton Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Licence number 2TA00 1868 ABN - 18 002 525 340 IATA - 023 06496

Whether you’re looking to organise a group tour to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand then please have a look at the huge range of tours in our brochures. It is more than likely that at least one of our trips will fit perfectly. As long as you are all 18-35 any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for you. If you’re looking for something completely different for your school, university or club then just ask – we’ve been designing and running outstanding special tours for years.

Travel Agent Reservations Sydney metro - 02 9511 2222 Other areas - 1300 301 835 Fax - 02 9511 2210 Email - reservations@contiki.com.au Payment advice - paymentadvice@contiki.com.au

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•The first step is to confirm that there’s availability on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, you can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour. •At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of A$200 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. •Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send confirmation of the details of the booking. •You must pay the balance of your holiday fare no less than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia.

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•We will then send your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure date from Australia. IMPORTANT By paying the A$200 deposit per person per tour, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.83, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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INSIDE Time Out hotel tours Multi-Country Tours

Great comfort at a great price is what our Time Out tours are all about. You’ll stay twin-share in city hotels near the sights with lots of little extras & home comforts like en-suites, TVs & WiFi. We’ve also hand-picked some extra special places to stay too, our Feature Hotels. Imagine a château in France, a hotel nestled in the Swiss Alps, a Greek island beach resort & a Roman villa with panoramic views. Just kick off your shoes & relax. Find out more on pages 22-43.

In-Depth Regional Tours Our In-Depth Regional tours are about really going local & getting to the heart of the places you visit, but with the same great standard of accommodation as our Multi-Country Time Out tours above. With loads of 2 & 3 night stops, you can explore destinations in-depth, find out what really makes these regions tick & meet more locals along the way. We also include some extra special local meals too, so you can experience authentic cuisine at some of our favourite local restaurants – like tapas in Barcelona, French cuisine in Nice & a traditional Greek dinner in Athens. Find out more on pages 44-76.

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In-Depth Regional Tours In this brochure, you’ll find a selection of of our most popular Time Out hotel tours. But there’s even more to choose from you’ll find them all online at contiki.com.au.

More ways to travel Time Out p.21 — London & Corfu Explorer packages, Paris or Amsterdam New Year’s Eve tours p. 77-79 — Contiki in Winter 80-81 82 83 84

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Meet Contiki For us, travelling is all about discovering amazing places with a bunch of likeminded people & having a great time doing it. Our aim? To make your trip a life changing adventure. A trip where you discover awe-inspiring places & make life-long friends. A trip filled with mind-blowing experiences & unforgettable memories. A trip packed full of local culture, cool places & great people. A trip that really will change your view on the world.

We’re also committed to sustainable tourism, whether it is through our efforts to protect the world’s oceans, our commitment to low-carbon transport or our other initiatives. See p.13 for more.

We want to make the world a better place by bringing people together from around the globe.

Come see it with us.

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first timer, with a group or going solo (about half our travellers are) one thing’s for certain - our know-how means you will We’re the original travel company for 18-35s - we’ve experience more with less hassle. We include heaps been travelling the world with people like you since of extras from amazing accommodation & authentic ‘62. The old Combi vans have long since been local food, to sights, fantastic optional activities & great replaced by state-of-the-art coaches, but we haven’t tour guides. We’ll fast track you to all the best bits of lost our spirit of adventure. While other companies Europe - all you need to do to share the good times is have come & gone over the years, the legendary get in touch with us or your travel agent. Contiki experience lives on - we’re all travellers who are as passionate about seeing the world as you are. There’s a whole wide world to explore.

Meet us & other Contiki travellers online: contiki.com.au/community facebook.com/contikiaustralia twitter.com/contikiaus


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Rich history Diverse culture Amazing food Great people Cool nightlife

Experience Europe climb the eiffel tower\throw a coin in the trevi fountain\flamenco in barcelona\ swim in the arctic circle\wonder at the colosseum\sing in a german beer hall\ island hop greece\cycle amsterdam\trek the swiss alps\check out the pyramids\ stroll the champs elysees\& many more‌


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You only know when you go... We travel for the moments. Some moments are awe inspiring - they make your jaw drop, your eyes widen and your heart beat faster. Like the first time you look up in the Sistine Chapel, or taking your first steps up the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Others are a little more low-key, like learning your first Italian sayings from the locals in Florence, or watching the sun set over the Mediterranean.

Bon Appetit. Buttery croissants like only the French can do. Spicy paella made fresh in Barcelona. Pizza done the authentic way in Rome... It’s all about tantalising your taste buds in Europe. See p.13 for more.

We love Europe

It’s the diversity that makes Europe special - the rich local cultures, the unique regional food, and the amazing characters you meet along the way. It’s about widening your perspective and experiencing new cultures that have a profound impact on your life. And ok, maybe it’s a little bit about the bragging rights back home as well... See contiki.com.au/europe

Contiki & UNESCO’s World Heritage sites Europe has more World Heritage sites than any other continent in the world.

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Most Contiki tours visit World Heritage sites, so look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages or find out more at: contiki.com.au/worldheritagelist.


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IT’S YOUR EUROPE It’s Europe’s diversity that makes it exceptional & Contiki is no different. Because we’ve been on the road since ’62 we have perfected the art of travel for 18-35s.

Europe your way.

It’s all about you.

Do more for less.

No matter how you like to travel, we’ve got Time Out trips to suit all tastes. Whether it’s cruising in the Med or overland through the Alps, a long adventure or a short getaway, there is a Contiki with your name on it. With 2 different Time Out trip styles to choose from there’s one to suit every taste.

From your Tour Manager to your Tour Driver & from our customer service team, everyone at Contiki has one single focus - to make your Contiki trip the experience of a lifetime. We’re all passionate travellers who live & breathe Europe, so we know how to bring it to life for you. As well as making your trip smooth & hassle free, we have the local knowledge to get you off the regular tourist trails & inside the real Europe.

Whether it’s priority access to the Vatican Museums & the top of the Eiffel Tower, exclusive activities like our Chianti wine tasting or spectacular overnight locations, travelling with Contiki means you are guaranteed to get more included in your trip. Europe is a big place, so we make sure you get to see more of the best bits at no extra cost. We also save you time & money - time because we take the hassle out of getting around Europe & money because our experience means we can get preferential deals. You will be hard pressed to do all that we do for less - take a look at p.18 to see how Contiki stacks up & check our great deals on p.19.


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“It’s Europe’s diversity that makes it exceptional & Contiki is no different.”

Amazing places to stay. Sleep easy & stay in comfortable, well located hotels with excellent facilities. Plus there’s two ways to travel so you get to experience Europe the way you want. More on p.22-23.

More free time. We all travel for different reasons, so even with all that we plan we still make sure there’s plenty of “you time”. Whether you use it to explore for yourself or just to relax, a key feature of a Time Out tour is free time every day. If you are looking for some inspirational things to do, we’ve a range of Optional Activities to help you get the most out of your trip. See p.16-17 for more info.

The real Europe. Wherever you travel, you want to get the local experience. It may be finding an authentic Greek taverna for lunch in Athens, or having a blast with the locals after dark in Florence travelling Time Out means you get under the skin of the countries you visit. Our team spend most of their lives travelling “the Continent”, so we are perfectly placed to give you access to real, local experiences.

UNIQUELY TIME OUT Hotels all the way. Our rooms are for 2, so there’s plenty of space & no queues for the bathroom. If you’re a couple, you’ll never share with anyone else. 3 friends travelling together? We’ll give you a discount for a triple-share room.

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Near the sights. Many of our hotels are in great locations, so you can get to everything easily which means more time exploring & less time travelling in between. Special places to stay. A French Chateau. A Roman villa. A lodge set 1,000m up the Swiss Alps. We’ve found them just for you. Plenty of included meals. All breakfasts & around half your dinners are included in the tour price. We also include some authentic meal experiences so you can taste the local specialities. Choose a group optional for a special night out, like dinner & a show at the Moulin Rouge. The rest of the nights are completely up to you.

Year round. We’ve got lots of different departure dates to pick from, even during Winter. Travelling solo? For a little extra, you can book your own room. Or we can share you with another traveller (same sex) for no extra cash. All kinds of tours. Want to see lots of countries? Don’t have much time? Or like to explore a region at a slower pace? Time Out gives you 2 tour styles to choose from – Multi-Country (see p.22-43) & In-Depth Regional (see p.44-76). Local know-how. Get off the beaten track with our expert local guides who’ll share their knowledge so you’ll discover even more.

Get even more value with our ‘Only Contiki’ special inclusions like locally guided city bike tours, a night cruise & dinner in Budapest, an extra special sightseeing trip in Rome & plenty more. Check the ‘Only Contiki’ section on tour pages for more on what you can experience.


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FOR TRAVELLERS like you We know that some of the best experiences you can have on the road are not just about the places, but about the people you share them with too. Contiki began as a bunch of friends discovering Europe together. Sharing the good times with like-minded people is still at the heart of everything we do today. Whether you are an experienced traveller or a first time explorer, we have Time Out trips to suit. From our high energy Multi-Country tours for those who want to experience it all in a short space of time to In-Depth regional tours for those who want to get under the skin of a culture, there’s something for everyone. The “Tour Genius” on the Contiki website will give you some inspiration. See contiki.com.au/genius for more. On top of all this we can save you time & money. Researching a trip can be fun, but time consuming. Our expertise means that we can get better rates on everything from accommodation to white water rafting, plus priority access at many of Europe’s top attractions. Throw our superefficient on road team into the mix & you really are set for the travel experience of a lifetime.

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Your first big trip away can be a bit daunting, even if you’ve travelled a lot before. That’s where Contiki steps in. From the moment you decide to go, we’re here to help. How do I get a passport? What visas might I need? What do I pack? Give us a call, drop us an email or get online - we’ll answer your questions & give you lots of essential travel tips & advice so you’re ready to start your adventure. When you travel with us, you’ll receive an exclusive Contiki-only Travellers Guide filled with loads of essential pre-trip info too. This travel must-have gives you tips on the destinations you’re headed to, ideas on what to pack, currency information, other cool ideas for your free time, some essential local lingo, plus lots more.

Going solo? While the majority of our travellers set out solo, one thing is for sure - you never finish a Contiki trip without new friends. Because more than half our travellers go it alone, you are guaranteed to link up with young (18-35 is all we do), adventurous & like-minded travel mates. We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers. We’ll match you up with a same-sex room-mate, or if you want, you can always opt for the privacy of your own room for a little extra.


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MEET THE TEAM

The Contiki Difference

What’s better than going to Europe? Having someone on hand to make sure you have a good time, that’s what. Our team’s sole purpose is to make your trip the time of your life. With our Tour Managers & Tour Drivers, there’s always a reliable friend at hand to show you the sights, cool local places & make everything easy. Your dedicated Tour Manager is like an on-road guide book. They’re not just passionate travellers, they’re professionals too. We’ve plucked the best of the bunch & sent them on a training trip (the best in the industry) to be able to make the cut on our tours. In fact, we’ve written the book on training. That means they’ve done the hard yards, are packed full of knowledge & they’re ready to share it all with you. They take care of all the details so everything runs smoothly & will organise a sightseeing tour or orientation walk in every place that you stop. Your trusty Tour Drivers are the same, they’ve trained hard to make sure they’ll get you where you need to go without any hassle. You can sit back & relax knowing that choosing to go Contiki means that strange road signs, narrow streets & finding the hotel is never your problem.    And to top it off, to give our travellers that essential local perspective, in many locations we also use local guides for an expert insider’s look at destinations too.

We lead, the others follow.

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Mark, Tour Manager:

“I took 12 months off work to travel the world & during that time I did the Ultimate European tour. My Tour Manager said I should apply for a job & that’s what planted the seed. I love that my office is somewhere new everyday, I get to meet people from all over the globe & share their experiences.”


Getting Around

When you’re travelling with Contiki it’s not just about travelling on a coach - you’ll see Europe from all angles. We mix it up with included flights, ferries, trains & cruise boats too. Travelling on our Contiki coaches is more than just a way to get around - it’s a social event. You’re never short of mates to hang out with - it’s a great place to check out the views, listen to music or curl up in your comfy reclining seat & chill. We’re always stopping at great spots on the trip, many of which you’d miss if you travelled any other way. You can charge your phone, camera or iPod on board too, plus these plush, air-con coaches are environmentally friendly. See p.13 for more. What’s even better about our coaches is that they’re easy & hassle free. We get you where you need to be, drop you right at your door & unload your bags so you can hit the ground running.

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London Team The Basement London is such a buzzing city, it is sometimes hard to know where to begindon’t worry, the Contiki Basement & our expert team are ready to help. The Contiki Basement is our London tour departure point, located right in the heart of the city (see p.80 for a map). It’s where your kick-start tour meetings are held & it’s a great starting point for getting to know London & meeting other Contiki buddies. Plus you can use it for everything from storing your bags & checking your emails, to picking the brains of our expert on-site team. Think of them as your personal concierge - they’ll help you find the best stuff to see & do in London plus help you book day trips, theatre & gig tickets & loads more.

Stay longer in London? Lots of our tours start & finish in London. So if you need accommodation, we can help. We have great rates at 2 hotels (Royal National or Imperial hotels). Both are in central London near to cool West End theatres, bars & shops. If these hotels are full, we’ll book you in at the President, Bedford or Tavistock hotels (they’re just as good & just as central). See p.82 for details & prices.

Booking tips: • Plan ahead & book with your tour. • Want to share with a friend? You need to book at the same time. • Going solo? We’ll get you a room-mate (same sex) for a twin or triple share. • We can’t book double beds. • Check-in available from 2pm. • See p.83 for our cancellation policy. Check-out our London Explorer packages see p.21 for more.

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YOUR HOTELS Exclusive, charming, stylish

Get ready for a taste of luxury when you travel Time Out. It’s all about having a comfy, stylish home away from home - a place to relax each night after a busy day. Comfort to us means great facilities you’ll love - like TVs in your room, often WiFi, ensuite bathrooms, laundry facilities & fluffy towels – plus concierge services at your fingertips. We’re flexible too, share with others or get a room to yourself for a little extra. We’ll get you as close as we can to the action when you’re in the city too, so you’re right near the main sights, places to go out & all the best bits. We’ve not only picked some great hotels for you to stay in throughout Europe, but some extra special places too. We call them Feature Hotels - they really stand out as exceptional, in distinctive locations & with a heap of great hotel facilities to enjoy. (See opposite page for more).

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Location, location, location

When you stay in the city, it’s not just about great facilities & comfort. We know it’s essential to be as close as possible to where the action’s at, so you spend less time getting there & more time experiencing the places that count.

In the heart of the city The Capitol Hotel in Florence, the Ibis Wenceslas Square Prague, plus our hotels in Dubrovnik & Athens are just some of the many hotels located right in the heart of the city. Just like in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Nice & more.

Easy access You can really live like a local - many of our hotels have easy access to public transport, so jump on the Metro, tube or tram & get moving. Like the Hotel Regent, Rome – just 2 stops on the Metro to the heart of the city or Blue Square Hotel, Amsterdam - a 10 minute tram ride to the city centre.

Close to what you want to see The Ibis Port de Clichy hotel in Paris, close to Montmartre (home of Sacre Coeur & the Moulin Rouge), Ibis Old Town in central Prague & Hotel President, right by the Duomo in Florence (plus many more).

Bon Appetit Travel is all about exploring & there’s no better place to try loads of different food than in Europe. On every Time out tour you’ll get breakfast every day & about half your evening meals, but we don’t include every meal (especially lunches) for a reason. Here’s why: We keep meal times flexible to give you more independence & a chance to go local, while having the freedom & flexibility to suit your budget too. On our Time Out In-Depth Regional tours, we’ve included some extra special meals at local restaurants in the tour price, so you’ll really get a taste for the places you visit. Think moussaka & halva in a Greek taverna, bruschetta & penne arrabiata in Florence & tasty tapas in Barcelona, to name a few. For more info, see p.44-45. On many of our Explore More optional nights out you’ll also get a chance to live like a local – feasting in the Tuscan hills whilst sipping Chianti, indulging in meze in Istanbul or trying traditional bratwurst in a German beer hall are just a few authentic local options to enjoy. No matter what your tastes (or even your dietary requirement - just tell your Tour Manager at the start of your tour), you’ll love what we have to serve up.

Feature hotels Château Fontager —Lyon Spend a night in the beautiful French countryside when you stay in this charming castle set in parklands alongside the River Rhone. Indulge in delicious French cuisine in the banqueting room, take a dip in the huge pool, or just sit back & take in the surroundings.

Mount Titlis —The Swiss Alps Get a taste of the true alpine lifestyle & incredible views at a lodge set 1,000m (3,300ft) up Mount Titlis. What’s even better is that there is year round snow, so the range of activities here is mind-blowing. Explore the glacier & Glacier Park where there’s all kinds of snow toys to enjoy. Or if going a little slower is more your thing, there are hiking trails or a ride to the 3048m (10,000ft) summit in one of the world’s only revolving cable cars, plus more.

Eventhotel Pyramide —Vienna This one-of-a-kind, recently renovated hotel is an attraction in itself with its quirky shape. The rooms are deluxe & if you’re feeling like a spot of pampering, there’s a wellness centre with a tranquil indoor aquatic world, sauna & pool (just to name a few!) to chill out in after a long day’s sightseeing.

Hotel Cabala —Rome When in Rome… there’s no better place to stay than a Roman Villa. With 360-degree views of the Roman countryside, Hotel Cabala is a welcome escape after the busy streets of the city. Rooms are spacious, chic & air-conditioned… not to mention the fantastic pool.

Aphrodite Resort Hotel —Mykonos Set on one of Mykonos’ best beaches, this resort hotel is your chance to really relax. Swim, sunbathe or get active & try some watersports or tennis. This island paradise has great restaurants & cool clubs to enjoy.

Choose to Cruise Whether it’s cruising the clear waters in Croatia, looking out over the gorgeous oceans in Greece, Turkey or Israel or even the majestic Nile, there’s a Contiki Cruise to suit. With twin-share cabins, fantastic facilities & exceptional locations – there’s something to tempt everyone. Check out p.44 for more on what you get when you cruise with Contiki


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Includes more You’ve saved hard & are ready to see Europe. So to guarantee you get the most out of your trip, we’ve packed in lots of inclusions. They’re the things you can’t wait to see like The Vatican & the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Travelling is about seeing, touching & tasting the places you visit. It’s about getting the most out of your holiday (& your money), getting up close to Europe’s must-see sights & having a great time along the way. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to monuments, cycling tours & some entry fees. Plus, we even get you in faster, so you have more time to see & discover. But it’s not just about ‘ticking the box’ when you travel with us. Only Contiki includes a bunch of exclusive experiences & un-missable sightseeing (plus loads more) so look out for them beside the map on the tour pages. And there’s even more value with Contiki—there’s no extra cost if you’re travelling solo & if you want a little privacy then you always have the option of your own room on a Time Out tour. Time Out is all hotel accommodation. It’s all twin-share with private facilities too, so it’s comfy & easy. We’ll get you as close as we can to the key sights & all the action, plus our hotels have great facilities like pools, bars & gyms. We also include stays at some pretty spectacular Feature Hotels. Great regional food is one of the highlights of any European trip. We include more special meals & still give you plenty of time to seek out & discover the best local cuisine for yourself. Check out our In-Depth Regional tours for even more included local cuisine.

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ENJOY LOADS OF INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONTIKI

visit a beerhall in munich

See the colosseum in rome

WALKING TOUR OF FLORENCE

When in Rome... We’ve got Rome covered. With our exclusive Special Access Rome sightseeing tour, we’ll take you places others can only point out on a map. You’ll uncover relics from the past of the former capital of the Roman Empire, like the Colosseum & Palatine Hill. You’ll see St. Peter’s Basilica & Vatican City, the world famous Roman Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps.

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VISIT BLARNEY CASTLE

When in Paris... Get acquainted with Paris’s famous sights as you explore the city on our exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour. Burn around the Arc de Triomphe & people watch the chic Parisian’s down the famous Champs Elysees. You’ll wonder at the stunning architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre & of course the unmissable Eiffel Tower.

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explore more

Do more with your free time Holidays shouldn’t be about following a rigid schedule. On our tours, the only things fixed are your destinations. Want to go exploring? Want to chill out, relax & take it easy? It’s up to you. Free time means time to do free stuff too, like shop, check out a gallery, people watch or simply sit back in the sun & soak up some rays. All our trips are planned to ensure you have loads of free time so you can choose to do what you want. It’s about flexibility while giving you a load of awesome optional stuff to do too. As well as all our included highlights & essential sightseeing – we’ve hand picked heaps of exciting Explore More optionals, negotiated great prices & we’ll organise it all for you, so you can get even more out of your free time. Feel the adrenalin rush as you paraglide in the Tyrol, sun seek on a Corfu cruise, reach new heights on a Swiss mountain cable-car or treat yourself at a Turkish bathhouse.

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


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“Go for it & create your own adventure.”

bungy jumping\classical concert in vienna\rhine valley wine tasting in historic cellar\schnaps museum & tasting\cog-railway ride up a mountain\island cruise & swimming\caique boat cruise in corfu\gondola ride in venice\paris cabaret show & dinner\parasailing & waterskiing\greek dancing\spanish flamenco show\guided tour of ancient rome\whitewater rafting in austria\belly dancing\amsterdam canal boat cruise\dinner in turkey\bobsled ride\zorbing\and many more… To find Explore More choices, look for the orange panel on the bottom of every tour page.


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Great Value compare contiki

When you travel with Contiki you see more, get more & save more too. The result? You can do even more cool stuff. We’ve compared a typical day travelling on your own to a day on Contiki. You can’t do all we do for cheaper, see for yourself.

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Private motorboat to historic island (€59) & city sightseeing (€20)

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* Prices & exchange rates validated at 3rd September 2010 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki pricing based on 13 day Road to Rome p.34.

Gold Seal Protection Our Gold Seal 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 the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$40 for each day that you miss & will cover your air ticket costs. See more on p.81


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Pay Early

Save More

Save up to A$335* on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you leave, or save up to A$315* on your tour if you book & pay six months before you leave. See the tour page to find out your pay early discount. * Pay Early Savings of A$335 & A$315 based on 24 Day Winter Wanderer p.78-79 & 33 Day European Explorer p.42-43 respectively.

Book 2 Contiki tours (of 10 days or more) at the same time. Save A$100 on your total booking. You can pick any Contiki tour as your second (or third !) – continue your holiday in Europe or consider North America, Asia, New Zealand or Australia.

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So much more at contiki.com.au Whatever you are looking for, your search starts at contiki.com.au Looking for the trip of a lifetime? Get more detail on our European tours & destinations, or use our great trip finder and search tools to find the holiday of your dreams. Our tour pages have in-depth itinerary information, interactive maps for a more detailed view of the tour route & list all the definite departures (we are constantly adding more every week). Not sure where to start or what tour to choose? Get inspiration from the Tour Genius on the Contiki homepage. Already booked with Contiki? Use our website to find out all the essential travel info, as well as to link up with your trip mates in the Contiki Community. You can also check-in online, and find out what special perks you get when you join our loyalty program.

Get connected Get advice, meet your trip mate, or become a fan! Join the Contiki Community online & connect with your tour mates before you jet off. Or meet & chat with our super-knowledgeable Contiki crew & past travellers for lots of handy travelling tips. Get answers to the big questions (like backpack or suitcase & how much money to take) & the small ones too (like finding the best place to go for a crepe in Paris). Jump in to the conversation, start your own or have a read of what others have posted. You’ll also find tons of great advice & articles in Contikipedia too. If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, remember to follow us for the latest fun & offers. Join in at contiki.com.au/community Or follow us at: facebook.com/contikiaustralia twitter.com/contikiaus youtube.com/contikiholidays

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Contiki Loves Oceans Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface. The oceans of the world form the largest habitat on earth, supporting the greatest variety of life. At Contiki we love the ocean, whether we are relaxing on a cruise, hopping from one beautiful island to another or simply taking a dip. We know just how important the oceans are & through our projects around the world – from the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second largest reef, to the Mediterranean Sea or the beachfronts in Thailand – we are working hard to protect them.

21 Our Foundation. We’re founding partners of the non-profit The Travel Corporation Conservation Foundation. Our Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world. It’s part of its commitment to preserving our planet for generations to come (so far, the Foundation has helped protect 3 million hectares of forest in Brazil, supported the World Wildlife Fund’s work with indigenous sustainable tourism in Australia, plus much more). What’s more, we’re committed to continuing with this support for sustainable tourism for years to come. We’re the primary sponsors of The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards – encouraging tourism operators to develop & share sustainable tourism practices around the world. For the full story & more detail about the projects we’ve done & our plans for the future visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel Taking care of the environment doesn’t need to stop when you travel – you can help look out for the planet wherever you are. Stuff like re-using your drink bottle, using less packaging, recycling or simply turning off your TV are all really simple ways we can all help to lessen our environmental impact. For some tips & hints about what you can do visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel

Learn more at: www.thetravelcorporation.com/ foundation

Festivals & events You could plan your trip so that it tags into a festival or event before or after your tour. There’s always something happening in Europe that will rock your world. For some ideas check contiki.com.au/festivals-events. Or back your tour into one of our special event tours like New Years Eve in Paris or Amsterdam. More at contiki. com.au/paris or contiki.com.au/amsterdam. You can also check the dates panel on each tour itinerary to work out where you could be spending New Years Eve 2011 on one of our tours.

Explorer Packages 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 choose from – London or Corfu. Book before or after your tour. For more go to: contiki.com.au/london-explorer or contiki.com.au/corfu-explorer

Our coaches. We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it. In Europe, coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Our modern, airconditioned coaches are some of the best in Europe & we make sure they’re fuel efficient & exceed Europe’s strict fuel emission regulations.

Carbon Emissions Grid METHOD OF TRAVEL

KILOGRAMS OF C02 PER PASSENGER KILOMETRE

Car Air Rail Coach

0.2069 kgs 0.0826 kgs 0.0534 kgs 0.0300 kgs

Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse Gas (ghg) conversion figures August 2010 http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm

Want to reduce your carbon footprint even more? You’ll find links on our website for how to offset. For more see: contiki.com.au/responsibletravel

Recycling. This brochure you’re holding in your hot little hands is not only filled with awesome trips & cool stuff to do, it’s also good for the planet. At Contiki we’re committed to using 100% recycled paper for our brochure pages, 95% of which is post consumer waste (that’s litter to you & me). In simple terms, between Contiki & our Travel Corporation sister companies we’re saving over 70,600 trees* a year. Using recycled paper means we’re using less trees, sending less waste to landfills & consuming 20% less energy making the paper. The tree fiber used to make our paper is also multi-forest certified – we’ve got the seal of approval by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) & a Blue Angel Certification too. Plus, the paper making process used to produce our paper is chlorine free, meaning less dioxins are released into our waterways. On top of all this a super efficient filtration process means the paper mill returns the water back to the environment cleaner than when it came in. For more ways that we’re helping to look after our planet visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel * C  alculations provided by the Environmental Defense Fund


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Great value hotel tours Sleep easy & stay in comfortable, well located hotels with excellent facilities. Plus there’s two ways to travel so you get to experience Europe the way you want. Multi-Country tours

Our team, sightseeing free time

Getting around

Want to get a taste of all Europe has to offer? These tours usually start & end in London & cover more than 20 countries. They have the flexibility to suit every timeline - from 9 – 33 days long.

With your expert Tour Manager & Tour Driver (see p.10-11) at hand, you’re ready to explore – they’ll tell you all the hot places to go including the main sights & some off the beaten track too.

You’ll travel in style on our comfy coaches – they’re some of the newest coaches out there & they’re all air-conditioned, have powerpoints for charging & all ferry crossings are included too.

In-Depth Regional tours

Free time too included

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Prefer to get into the heart of a place, love a particular country or region, or just short of time? These tours are exactly what they say they are – they go in-depth, staying in some locations for 3 nights. They include more local restaurant dinners too. In-Depth tours also use well-located hotels. For more on our In-Depth tours see p.44-76.

Many of the best sites are included in the cost of your tour (p.14-15) & lots of extra special experiences too. Plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like.

On some of our Time Out tours you can save even more money for other stuff, by booking triple-share. You’ll save an additional 5% on your booking. Check out the price panels on the tour pages to see if you can save.

Great comfort & top locations

Great local flavours

Time Out is all hotel accommodation, every night. They’re all twin-share too, with private facilities, so it’s comfy & easy. We’ll get you as close as we can to the key sights & all the action, plus they’re comfortable & have great facilities like pools, bars & gyms. There are also fantastic Feature Hotels & Cruise options on many itineraries. See p.12-13.

Time Out tours include breakfast & lots of dinners. But we don’t include all your lunches – for a reason. We make sure you’re free to go exploring & do your own thing. Our In-Depth regional trips include even more local restaurants so you can literally see ‘what’s cooking’ in the places you visit. See p.44.

Choose from our optional Explore More activities (p.16-17) or just take time to chill out, relax & do what you want.

Going solo? Even if you’re planning on leaving your mates at home, don’t worry. We’ll match you with a room mate, so it’s all good. More than half our travellers are just like you – ready to head off on their own & experience Europe with young, fun & like-minded travel mates.

A ‘room to myself’ option If you like the idea of a little more privacy & comfort, you always have the option of a room all to yourself for a little extra. Check out the tour price panels for details. Limited single rooms available.

Choose from 14 amazing tours from 9 to 33 days

Look out for the orange Explore More optionals panel on the bottom of every tour page.

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Time Out

Multi-Country Tours Exclusive & unique Feature Hotels Great value hotel tours Easy access to all the action Hotels – big on comfort & top locations

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Multi-country tours to choose from


European Magic 9 Days From A$1315pp* A$147/day

GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway

Sweden

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

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GO Only Contiki

Scotland

3 BALTIC SEA NORTH SEA

IRISH SEA

NETHERLANDS Wales

• Locally guided bike tour of Munich’s famous landmarks • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND LONDON

GERMANY

Poland

RUHR VALLEY DOVER CALAIS

ENGLISH CHANNEL

1 RHINE

VALLEY

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

PARIS 2

FRANCE ATLANTIC OCEAN

Slovakia

MUNICH 1 BURGUNDY REGION

SWITZ 1 SWISS ALPS

AUSTRIA INNSBRUCK

LUCERNE

BRENNER PASS

LAKE COMO

Hungary

Slovenia

2 VENICE

Croatia Bosnia

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

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Spain

Albania

• Amsterdam Evening boat cruise along the canals • Rhine Valley Wine tasting in a historic cellar • Venice Gondola ride along the canals • Guided city walking tour • Authentic Venetian dinner & regional wines

visit contiki.com.au/magic-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Paris Cabaret show & 3 course dinner • Lucerne Private cruise on Lake Lucerne • Mt Stanserhorn cog-railway & cable car ride • Tyrol Bobsled ride

Greece

COR CAN


25 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Team. 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. (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 - shop the chic boutiques, overload on pastries, baguettes & cheese or sit back with a café au lait & people watch. (B) • Visit a French Perfumery Day 9: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Time Out European Magic 9 Days

Wooden Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

What’s included • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 13 meals: 8 continental breakfasts (B) 5 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

When to go and how much

• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Code: BBHH Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 17 May 1 May 15 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 13 Jul 17 Jul 20

Apr 25 May 9 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 25 Jul 28

1599 1645 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729

Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 3 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 • Sep 25 • Oct 2 Oct 9

Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 11 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17

1729 1729 1729 1729 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1599

2012 Jan 2 Jan 4 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17

Jan 10 Jan 12 Jan 15 Jan 22 Feb 5 Feb 19 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25

1395 1395 1395 1395 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1339

Code: WWHH Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 24 Dec 28 Dec 31

Oct 23 Nov 6 Nov 20 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 27 Dec 29 Jan 1 Jan 5 Jan 8

1375 1375 1355 1355 1355 1355 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHH - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$419. WWHH - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$345. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$135. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$85. See p.19 for details.

Soak up some rays


Amsterdam to Barcelona 11 Days From A$2129pp* A$194/day

GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway

Sweden Scotland Denmark

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

IRISH SEA

BALTIC SEA

2

NORTH SEA

EDAM

Wales

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NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

England

Germany

BELGIUM

GO Only Contiki

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

• Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals to cheese making Edam • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter

PARIS 2

CHAMPAGNE REGION

BURGUNDY REGION

FRANCE

Austria

SWITZ

LUCERNE 1 Slovenia

SWISS ALPS

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Croatia

CHAMONIX 1 ITALY 2

SPAIN

MONACO

PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

FRENCH RIVIERA

BARCELONA 2

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Serbia ADRIATIC SEA

Mac

Albania

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• Amsterdam Evening boat cruise along the canals • Paris Cabaret show & dinner • Lucerne Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne

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• Chamonix Cable car ride to Aiguille du Midi • French Riviera Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco • Barcelona Flamenco dance show

visit contiki.com.au/amsterdam-barcelona-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

IONIAN SEA


27 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel & explore this freewheeling, vibrant city. Later, meet up with your Contiki Team. (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 jawdroppingly gorgeous Lucerne. Then cross

over the Alps to Chamonix, the mountain resort town sitting in Mont Blanc’s shadow. (B,D) • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • View the Lion Monument in Lucerne • 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)

Time Out

Amsterdam to Barcelona 11 Days

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

What’s included • 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 16 meals: 10 continental breakfasts (B) 6 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Evening canal cruise

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

When to go and how much

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$109. See p.19 for details.

Code: BBAB Summer 2011 Start Finish Total Cost Ams’dam Barcelona A$ pp*

Start Finish Total Cost Ams’dam Barcelona A$ pp*

2011 May 6 May 20 May 27 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8

2011 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 5 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

16 30 6 20 4 11 18

2129 2185 2185 2185 2185 2259 2259

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

25 1 15 5 12 19

2259 2259 2259 2185 2185 2185

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$649 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. Eglise du Dome, Paris

Gaudi architecture, Barcelona


European Discovery 12 Days From A$1729pp* A$145/day

GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway

Sweden Scotland Denmark

BALTIC SEA

Lithu

8 Countries visited

6

NORTH SEA

S.Ireland Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

\ Includes

IRISH SEA

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

Wales

GO Only Contiki

1 AMSTERDAM RUHR VALLEY

LONDON

• Locally guided bike tour of Munich’s famous landmarks • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Enjoy delicious gelato in Rome – our treat • Discover the Statue of David, the Ponte Vecchio, Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

DOVER CALAIS

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

RHINE 1 VALLEY Czech Rep

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

BURGUNDY REGION

FRANCE

Poland

GERMANY

LUCERNE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ 1

SWISS ALPS

BRENNER PASS

LAKE COMO

FLORENCE 1

Hungary

Slovenia

1 VENICE

R

Croatia

APENNINE MOUNTAINS

Bosnia ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

Spain

contiki.com.au/discovery

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Explore More Optionals

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Portugal

VATICAN CITY

2 ROME

Greece

• Amsterdam Evening boat cruise along the canals • Rhine Valley Wine tasting in a historic cellar • Tyrol Whitewater rafting (summer departures only) • Bike ride • Venice Gondola ride along the canals • Guided walking tour

• Rome Locally guided tour of The Vatican museums SEA • Florence Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs IONIAN in Florence • Lucerne Cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only) • Paris Cabaret show & dinner

visit contiki.com.au/discovery-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

CORINTH CANAL


29 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Team. 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, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) • Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles • Private motorboat to the historic islands • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Day 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. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of The Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (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 “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: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Time Out European Discovery 12 Days

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

When to go and how much Code: BBHD Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Mar 24 Apr 7 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 Apr 30 May 5 May 7 May 12 May 14 May 19 May 21 May 26 May 28 Jun 2 Jun 4 Jun 9 Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 21 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jun 28 Jun 30 Jul 2 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 12 Jul 14 Jul 16

Apr 4 Apr 18 Apr 25 May 2 May 9 May 11 May 16 May 18 May 23 May 25 May 30 Jun 1 Jun 6 Jun 8 Jun 13 Jun 15 Jun 20 Jun 22 Jun 27 Jun 29 Jul 2 Jul 4 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 11 Jul 13 Jul 18 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 25 Jul 27

2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2239 2239 2239 2239 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355

Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 23 Jul 26 Jul 28 Jul 30 Aug 4 Aug 6 Aug 11 Aug 13 Aug 18 Aug 20 Aug 25 Aug 27 Sep 1 Sep 3 Sep 8 Sep 10 Sep 13 Sep 15 • Sep 17 • Sep 20 • Sep 22 • Sep 24 • Sep 25 • Sep 27 • Sep 29 • Oct 1 Oct 6 Oct 8 Oct 13

Jul 30 Aug 1 Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 8 Aug 10 Aug 15 Aug 17 Aug 22 Aug 24 Aug 29 Aug 31 Sep 5 Sep 7 Sep 12 Sep 14 Sep 19 Sep 21 Sep 24 Sep 26 Sep 28 Oct 1 Oct 3 Oct 5 Oct 6 Oct 8 Oct 10 Oct 12 Oct 17 Oct 19 Oct 24

2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2179

2012 Jan 2 Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 8 Jan 10 Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 26 Feb 28 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20

Jan 13 Jan 15 Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 21 Jan 26 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 8 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31

1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1769 1769

• 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 17 meals: 11 continental breakfasts (B) 6 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 6 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Code: WWHW Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 1 Nov 8 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 24 Nov 27 Dec 1 Dec 4 Dec 6 Dec 11 Dec 13 Dec 17 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 23 Dec 25 Dec 27 Dec 29 Dec 31

Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 5 Dec 8 Dec 12 Dec 15 Dec 17 Dec 22 Dec 24 Dec 28 Dec 30 Jan 1 Jan 3 Jan 5 Jan 7 Jan 9 Jan 11

1809 1809 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHD - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$569. WWHW - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$455. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. 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 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Gondola ride, Venice

What’s included

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$179. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$115. See p.19 for details.

Bike ride in the Tyrol


Best of Europe

Mixing coach, train & plane 13 Days From A$2929pp* A$226day

Fin GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway

Sweden Scotland Denmark

BALTIC SEA

Lithuan

Max your time by mixing travel modes S.Ireland - from a train, to a coach to a plane

6 IRISH SEA

NORTH SEA

EDAM

7 Countries visited

Wales

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

NETHERLANDS

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

England

Poland GERMANY BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

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• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • 300kmph trip on a high speed train • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals to cheese making Edam • Bike ride of bohemian Prague with our local expert • Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15)

Slovakia Austria

FRANCE

Hungary

Switz Slovenia

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Croatia ITALY Bosnia Serbia ADRIATIC SEA

Montenegro

Spain

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• Paris Parisian cabaret show & dinner • Amsterdam Evening canal boat cruise • Berlin Locally guided historical walking tour

VATICAN CITY

3 ROME Albania

• Prague Scenic river cruise with lunch IONIAN SEA • Rome Locally guided tour of The Vatican museums COSTA BLANCA COSTA DEL SOL

visit contiki.com.au/best-europe-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

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31 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 Team & 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’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of The Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B)(B) Day 13: Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Best of Europe 13 Days

Cheeses in Edam

What’s included • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 17 meals: 12 continental breakfasts (B) 5 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • High speed train journey between Paris & Amsterdam • Flight from Prague to Rome • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Prague bike tour

• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 6 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$139. See p.19 for details.

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

Paris

Best of Europe start in Amsterdam

10 Days From A$2249pp* A$225/day Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 13 day Best of Europe tour, visiting 5 countries. Check it out below.

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing 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 map, itinerary & included sightseeing described opposite & above. • Tour Code: BBTAM • See price panel opposite for departure dates & prices

Save More Money. If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$109. See p.19 for details.

contiki.com.au/best-europe-ams

When to go and how much Code: BBTC Summer 2011

Code: BBTAM Summer 2011

Start Paris

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Finish Ams’dam Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 11 Sep 25

Jun 3 Jun 17 Jul 1 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 12 Aug 26 Sep 9 Sep 23 Oct 7

2929 2929 2929 2999 2999 2999 2929 2929 2929 2929

2011 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 22 Jul 6 Jul 20 Aug 3 Aug 17 Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 28

2249 2249 2249 2299 2299 2299 2249 2249 2249 2249

Jun 3 Jun 17 Jul 1 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 12 Aug 26 Sep 9 Sep 23 Oct 7

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & double your fun! You’ll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.19. The ‘Best of Europe’ tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Simply Italy (p.52-53) • Italian Espresso (see web for details) contiki.com.au/espresso.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBTC - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$875. BBTAM - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$669. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Walking tour, Prague


European Encounter 16 Days From A$2175pp* A$136/day

GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway

Sweden Scotland Denmark

BALTIC SEA

Lit

10 Countries visited

S.Ireland

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

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IRISH SEA

NORTH SEA EDAM

ENGLAND

Wales

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1 RHINE

VALLEY

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

2 PARIS BURGUNDY REGION

FRANCE

Slovakia SWITZ LUCERNE 2

CHATEAU DE 1 FONTAGER

1 INNSBRUCK

BRENNER PASS

ITALY

PISA

2

MONACO

Croatia Bosnia

1

FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

FRENCH RIVIERA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Hungary

Slovenia

1 VENICE APENNINE MOUNTAINS

AVIGNON

Portugal

AUSTRIA

LIECHTENSTEIN

SWISS ALPS

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Spain

• French Château

contiki.com.au/encounter

DOVER CALAIS

ENGLISH CHANNEL

• Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals to cheese making Edam • Cruise the Rhine River - castles, villages, vineyards & much more • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Discover the Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio, Medici Palace on our locally guided walking tour • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

GERMANY

RUHR VALLEY LONDON

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NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

Montenegro VATICAN CITY

2 ROME

• Amsterdam Evening canal boat cruise • Rome Locally guided tour of The Vatican museumsIONIAN SEA COSTA BLANCA • Lucerne Cable car up Mt. Pilatus (weather dependant) • Florence Tuscan hills feast • Tyrol Whitewater rafting (summer only) • Bobsled ride COSTA DEL SOL • Paris Cabaret show & dinner • Venice Gondola ride along the canals • Guided city walking tour

visit contiki.com.au/encounter-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

CORINTH CANAL


33 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Team. 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) • Scenic Alpine drive • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge 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 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 • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of The Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel • Visit a French perfumery • Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace 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: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Time Out European Encounter 16 Days

Whitewater rafting adventure

What’s included

The Vatican, Rome

When to go and how much Code: BBHX Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 15 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 8 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 22 Jun 24 Jun 29 Jul 1 Jul 6 Jul 8 Jul 13 Jul 15

Apr 30 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 7 Jul 9 Jul 14 Jul 16 Jul 21 Jul 23 Jul 28 Jul 30

2789 2789 2865 2865 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999

Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 20 Jul 22 Jul 27 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 7 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 21 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 14

Aug 4 Aug 6 Aug 11 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 25 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 22 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 6 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29

2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2789

2012 Jan 3 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 22

Jan 18 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 12 Feb 19 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25 Apr 1 Apr 6

2299 2299 2299 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2215 2215

• 15 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 1 night in Contiki’s Feature Hotel 14 nights in hotels (more on p.12-13) • 23 meals: 15 continental breakfasts (B) 8 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 7 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Code: WWHZ Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 1 Dec 5 Dec 8 Dec 14 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 20 Dec 22 Dec 26 Dec 28 Dec 30

Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 16 Dec 20 Dec 23 Dec 29 Dec 31 Jan 2 Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 10 Jan 12 Jan 14

2269 2269 2269 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$225. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$145. See p.19 for details.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHX - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$729. WWHZ - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$569. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Innsbruck, Austria

Rome


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Road to Athens 17 Days Norway

Estonia

Russia

Sweden

Scotland

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S.Ireland

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8 Countries visited

Wales

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

LONDON

• 16 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 15 nights in hotels 1 night on-board a ferry (more on p.12-13) • 24 meals: 16 continental breakfasts (B) Portugal 8 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 8 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

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Only Contiki

• ‘Paris by Night’ tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Locally guided bike tour of Munich’s famous landmarks • Discover the Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & Medici Palace on our guided walking tour • Take a guided tour of Athens - plus more Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$149. See p.19 for details.

Match

Combine either of these trips with another tour & double your fun! You’ll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.19. The ‘Road to Athens’ tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Greek Island Hopping (p.70-71) The ‘Road to Rome’ tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Simply Italy (p.52-53) • Italian Espresso (see web for details) contiki.com.au/espresso.

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A$2815pp* A$166/day

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Netherlands

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GERMANY

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FRANCE

Slovakia

MUNICH

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LUCERNE

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PISA

Hungary

BRENNER PASS

Slovenia

2 VENICE

ITALY

Romania

Croatia

2 FLORENCE

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Serbia

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• Tour Code: BBRL • See price panel below for departure dates & A$745 for price to pay BLACKdeduct SEA • Single room supplement of A$555 Save More Money. See p.19 for details. Pay 6 months in advance save A$109.

IONIAN SEA

Turkey

2 GREECE

CORFU

Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Team. 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

Days 1-12: London to Rome Refer to Road to Athens map, itinerary & included sightseeing described opposite & below. Day 13: Rome Say your farewells & swap addresses as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Albania

BRINDISI

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

Bulgaria

Montenegro

2 ROME

Spain

Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 17 day Road to Athens tour, visiting 7 countries. Check it out below.

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

Czech Rep

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

What’s included

Mix

Latvia

BALTIC SEA

Lithuania

N.Ireland

Road to Rome 13 Days

contiki.com.au/road-rome

CORINTH CANAL

1 ATHENS

Day 7: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins before crossing southern Italy to Wind through the Bavarian Alps to fairytale Cyprus board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Venice via Brenner Pass. (B,D) Days 14-15: Corfu • Enjoy a scenic drive past vineyards, orchards Kick back, relax & soak up the sun in this Greek & castles island paradise. (B,D)(B) Day 8: Venice Day 16: Corfu to Athens Meander alleyways & canals to find art-filled Leave Corfu via the Corinth Canal en-route to palazzi, quaint local shops, bars & markets. (B) mythological Athens. (B) • Take a private motorboat to the historic island Day 17: Depart Athens • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace After morning sightseeing, it’s time to say EGYPT & St. Mark’s Square farewell to your new friends. (B) • Murano Glass blowing demonstration • Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with Day 9: Venice to Florence a local guide Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa • See the first modern Olympic Stadium before journeying through the Tuscan hillsides to RED SEA

Renaissance Florence. (B,D) • 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 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 • See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City Day 12: Rome Tap into this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of The Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) Day 13: Rome to Corfu Pass through Naples, catch a view of

When to go and how much Code: BBAL Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 26 May 3 May 17 May 31 Jun 7 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 3 Jul 5 Jul 12

May 12 May 19 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 19 Jul 21 Jul 28

2815 2885 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2999 2999 2999

2011 Jul 17 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 6 Sep 11 Sep 13

Aug 2 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 27 Sep 29

2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$735 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 12:00noon . For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

contiki.com.au/road-athens

• Paris Parisian cabaret show & dinner • Rome Locally guided tour of The Vatican museums • Lucerne Lake Cruise • Mt. Stanserhorn cog-rail & cable car ride • Corfu Watersports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding • Tyrol Whitewater rafting adventure • Zorbing adventure • Venice Gondola ride along the canals Plus optional activities for the 3 & 7 day Greek Island Cruise options • Florence Tuscan hills feast • Nightclub entry & 7 day Eastern Med Cruise option: see p.72-73 visit contiki.com.au/road-athens-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


Montenegro

Road to Athens

When to go and how much

Bulgaria

Code: RTACR3 Summer 2011

Finland

Macedonia

+3 day Greek Island Cruise Albania

21 Days From A$3370pp* A$161/day

Finland

(RTACR3)

Norway

Sweden

AEGEAN SEA

Estonia

GREECE

CORINTH CANAL

TURKEY

Russia

Estonia

1 ATHENS Latvia

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

KUSADASI

Denmark

Sweden

IONIAN SEA

Days 1-17: London to Athens See Road to Athens itinerary on p.34. Days 18-21: 3 day Greek Island Cruise Netherlands See days 5-8 of Spotlight on Greece + 3 day Poland Greek Island Cruise itinerary on p.73. Germany

Belgium

contiki.com.au/ Czech Rep road-athens-greek3 Slovakia

PATMOS

MYKONOS

Lithuania SANTORINI

Latvia

Belarus CRETE

Lithuania

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Ukraine

Road to Athens Hungary

Slovenia

+7 day Eastern Med Cruise Italy

Bosnia

Poland ADRIATIC SEA

Egypt

25 Days From A$4150pp* A$166/day

Bulgaria

(RTACM7)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Albania

ISTANBUL

Ukraine

Czech Rep

ATHENS

TURKEY

1

IONIAN SEA

Slovakia

Austria

BLACK SEA

GREECE

MYKONOS

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

Days 1-17: London to Athens See Road to AthensHungary itinerary on p.34. Days 18-25: 7 day Eastern Med Cruise SloveniaSee days 5-12 of Spotlight on Greece & Eastern Med Cruising itinerary on p.73

CRETE

Cyprus

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ASHDOD ALEXANDRIA PORT SAID

Romania

EGYPT

Croatia

GIZA

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* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: Add A$849 to twin-share price for an Cyprus inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$885 to twinshare price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour it must be multi-entry.

Code: RTACM7 Summer 2011

Belarus

Romania

Croatia

Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In London Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 Apr 26 May 16 125 3390 3515 3245 3370 May 3 May 23 125 3470 3595 3330 3455 May 17 Jun 6 125 3565 3690 3415 3540 May 31 Jun 20 125 3565 3690 3415 3540 Jun 7 Jun 27 125 3565 3690 3415 3540 Jun 14 Jul 4 125 3565 3690 3415 3540 Jun 21 Jul 11 125 3565 3690 3415 3540 Jun 28 Jul 18 125 3565 3690 3415 3540 Jul 5 Jul 25 125 3620 3745 3465 3590 Jul 12 Aug 1 125 3620 3745 3465 3590 Jul 19 Aug 8 125 3620 3745 3465 3590 Jul 26 Aug 15 125 3620 3745 3465 3590 Aug 2 Aug 22 125 3620 3745 3465 3590 Russia Aug 9 Aug 29 125 3620 3745 3465 3590 Aug 16 Sep 5 125 3570 3695 3415 3540 Aug 23 Sep 12 125 3570 3695 3415 3540 Aug 30 Sep 19 125 3570 3695 3415 3540 Sep 6 Sep 26 125 3570 3695 3415 3540 Sep 13 oct 3 125 3570 3695 3415 3540

When to go and how much

Austria

Switz

e

JERUSALEM

ISRAEL

CAIRO

Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In London Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 May 3 May 27 370 4049 4419 3780 4150 May 17 Jun 10 370 4149 4519 3875 4245 May 31 Jun 24 370 4149 4519 3875 4245 Jun 14 Jul 8 370 4149 4519 3875 4245 Jun 28 Jul 22 370 4149 4519 3875 4245 Jul 12 Aug 5 370 4215 4585 3925 4295 Jul 26 Aug 19 370 4215 4585 3925 4295 Aug 9 sep 2 370 4215 4585 3925 4295 Aug 23 Sep 16 370 4149 4519 3875 4245 Sep 6 Sep 30 370 4149 4519 3875 4245

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Or take a single supplement option: Add A$965 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$1035 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour it must be multi-entry. Note: Days 1 & 25 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Bosnia

Road to Athens

RED SEA

+7 day Greek Island Cruise Montenegro

Bulgaria

BLACK SEA

Macedonia ISTANBUL

(RTACR7)

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing IONIAN SEA Days 1-17: London to Athens See Road to Athens itinerary on p.34. Days 18-25: 7 day Greek Island Cruise See days 2-9 of Golden Fleece Cruise itinerary on p.75.

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TURKEY

1 ATHENS MYKONOS

PATMOS

KUSADASI

SANTORINI RHODES

CRETE

When to go and how much Code: RTACR7 Summer 2011

Serbia

25 Days From A$4235pp* A$170/day

35

BLACK SEA

Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In London Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 Jun 7 Jul 1 370 4125 4495 3865 4235 Jul 5 Jul 29 370 4199 4569 3925 4295 Jul 19 Aug 12 370 4199 4569 3925 4295 Aug 2 Aug 26 370 4199 4569 3925 4295 -

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: Add A$959 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$1029 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour it must be multi-entry. Note: Days 1 & 25 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Time Out

Road to Athens

+3 day Greek Island Cruise

21 Days 9 Countries visited France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey

What’s included • 20 nights accom/37 Meals • See web for full list of inclusions • Number of World 9 Heritage sites visited Save More Money. Pay 6 months in advance save A$149. See p.19 for details.

Road to Athens

+7 day Eastern Med Cruise

25 Days 11 Countries visited France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt

What’s included • 24 nights accom/53 Meals • See web for full list of inclusions • Number of World 10 Heritage sites visited Save More Money. Pay 6 months in advance save A$149. See p.19 for details.

Road to Athens

+7 day Greek Island Cruise

25 Days 9 Countries visited France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey

What’s included • 24 nights accom/52 Meals • See web for full list of inclusions • Number of World 11 Heritage sites visited

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Cyprus

Save More Money. Pay 6 months in advance save A$149. See p.19 for details.


European Impressions 18 Days From A$2999pp* A$167/day

GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway

Sweden Scotland Denmark

10 Countries visited Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain

NETHERLANDS Wales

\ Includes

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND LONDON

GERMANY

RUHR VALLEY

DOVER CALAIS

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Poland

1 RHINE

1 BRUSSELS BELGIUM

VALLEY Czech Rep

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

MUNICH

2 PARIS

1

SWITZ

LOIRE VALLEY

AUSTRIA

LIECHTENSTEIN

INNSBRUCK

LUCERNE

FRANCE

2

ATLANTIC OCEAN

SWISS ALPS

1 BORDEAUX

Hungary

BRENNER PASS LAKE GARDA

Slovenia

2 VENICE

Croatia

APENNINE MOUNTAINS

\ Feature Hotel

Plus

• Swiss Mountain Lodge

9

NORTH SEA

IRISH SEA

GO Only Contiki

• Locally guided bike tour of Munich’s famous landmarks • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Discover the Statue of David, the Ponte Vecchio, Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

BALTIC SEA

CARCASSONNE

SPAIN

2

MONACO

PISA

Bosnia

2 FLORENCE ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA

Macedo

2 BARCELONA

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Serbia

ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Greece

\

Explore More Optionals

• Amsterdam Evening canal boat cruise • Swiss Alps Bungy jumping • Lucerne Lake Lucerne cruise • Venice Gondola ride • Guided walking tour

• Florence Nightclub entry • Tuscan hills feast • Barcelona Flamenco dance show • Paris Cabaret show & dinner

visit contiki.com.au/impressions-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

IONIAN SEA

CORINTH CANAL


37 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Brussels Meet up with your Contiki Team & 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel 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: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Time Out European Impressions 18 Days

Paris Metro

What’s included • 17 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotel 15 nights in hotels (more on p.12-13) • 26 meals: 17 continental breakfasts (B) 9 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Bungy jumping

• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 9 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Revolving cable car, Mount Titlis

When to go and how much Code: BBEM Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 7 Apr 28 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 20 Jun 23 Jun 27 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 11 Jul 14

Apr 24 May 15 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul 14 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 28 Jul 31

2999 2999 3079 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3255 3255 3255

Start London

Finish Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 • Sep 22 • Sep 26 • Sep 29 Oct 6

Aug 4 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 13 Oct 16 Oct 23

3255 3255 3255 3255 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$155. See p.19 for details.

You might also like... Our 19 day European Inspiration tour. For a full itinerary & more visit contiki.com.au/inspiration

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$785 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Florence

Flamenco show, Barcelona


European Vista 21 Days From A$2759pp* A$132/day

Fin GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway

Sweden Scotland Denmark

BALTIC SEA

Lithuani N.Ireland

10 Countries visited

S.Ireland

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

IRISH SEA

\ Includes

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Discover the Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & Medici Palace on our locally guided walking tour • Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Enjoy delicious gelato in Rome – our treat • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Cruise the Rhine River - castles, villages, vineyards • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals to cheese making Edam

\ Feature Hotel

Plus

• The Pyramide Hotel

\

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales DOVER CALAIS

ENGLISH CHANNEL

GERMANY

RHINE VALLEY

2 PARIS

Slovakia

DACHAU

1 VIENNA 2 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE

FRANCE

SWISS ALPS ATLANTIC OCEAN

BRENNER PASS

ITALY

PISA

2

• Paris Cabaret show & dinner • Lucerne Lake Lucerne cruise (summer only) • French Riviera Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco • Florence Tuscan hills feast • Nightclub entry • Rome Locally guided tour of The Vatican museums visit contiki.com.au/vista-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

MUNICH 1

BURGUNDY REGION

Spain

Poland

1

BELGIUM

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

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NETHERLANDS

EDAM

ENGLAND LONDON

GO Only Contiki

10

NORTH SEA

MONACO

Rom

Croatia

APENNINE MOUNTAINS

Bosnia

FLORENCE

Serbia

ADRIATIC SEA

FRENCH RIVIERA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Slovenia

2 VENICE 1

Hungary

Montenegro VATICAN CITY

2 ROME Albania

CORINTH CANAL

IONIAN SEA • Tyrol Tandem paragliding (summer only) • Mountain biking & lunch (summer only) • Whitewater rafting • Zorbing (summer only) • Vienna Mozart & Strauss classical concert & dinner • Rhine Valley Wine tasting • Amsterdam Evening canal boat cruise

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39 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Team. 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 lush 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,D) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence • Florentine leather craft demonstration • See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of The Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) Day 10: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D) 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. (B) • Visit Dachau concentration camp • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz • Visit a traditional beer hall Day 15: Munich to Vienna Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B)  Contiki Feature Hotel 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) • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House 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: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Relaxing in Nice

Time Out European Vista 21 Days

Biking in the Tyrol

What’s included

Capitoline Hill, Rome

When to go and how much Code: BBHV Summer 2011 Start London

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

2011 Apr 9 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 25 Jun 27 Jul 2 Jul 4 Jul 9 Jul 16

Apr 29 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 29 Aug 5

3469 3469 3469 3565 3565 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3779 3779 3779 3779

Start London

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

2011 Jul 18 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 • Sep 12 • Sep 14 • Sep 17 • Sep 19 • Sep 21 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8

Aug 7 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 2 Oct 4 Oct 7 Oct 9 Oct 11 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28

3779 3779 3779 3779 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655 3655

2012 Jan 2 Jan 9 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17

Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 10 Feb 17 Mar 2 Mar 9 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 6

2929 2929 2759 2759 2759 2759 2759 2759 2759 2815

• 20 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 1 night in Contiki’s Feature Hotel 19 nights in hotels (more on p.12-13) • 31 meals: 20 continental breakfasts (B) 11 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 10 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Code: WWHT Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10 Dec 12 Dec 17 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 26

Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 Jan 1 Jan 6 Jan 8 Jan 10 Jan 15

2889 2889 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2929 2929 2929 2929

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHV - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$909. WWHT - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$725. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. The 2 nights in the Austrian Tyrol are replaced with a 2nd night in both Florence & Vienna. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$285. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$179. See p.19 for details.


European Panorama 28 Days From A$4779pp* A$171/day Finland GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway

Estoni Sweden Scotland

Latv Denmark

BALTIC SEA

Lithuania N.Ireland S.Ireland

NORTH SEA IRISH SEA

12 Countries visited

EDAM

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

Wales

RUHR VALLEY

MUNICH

2 PARIS

1

2 VIENNA

LOIRE VALLEY

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ

FRANCE

CHATEAU CHAMBORD

2

1 BORDEAUX

SWISS ALPS

CARCASSONNE

2

LIECHTENSTEIN LUCERNE DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS VERONA

ATLANTIC OCEAN

PISA

SPAIN

FRENCH RIVIERA

PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

BARCELONA 2

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Slovenia

2 VENICE

Bosnia

Serbia

ADRIATIC SEA

Bulgaria

Montenegro

2 ROME VATICAN CITY

Romania

Croatia

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Hungary

MT. VESUVIUS POMPEII

Macedonia Albania

BRINDISI

1

3

CORFU

contiki.com.au/panorama

• Paris Cabaret show & dinner • Rome Locally guided tour of The Vatican museums • Barcelona Flamenco dance show • Pompeii Entry fee & tour of the ancient city • Corfu Island sailing cruise visit contiki.com.au/panorama-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

MONACO

Slovakia

MAUTHAUSEN

1

Portugal

• Swiss Mountain Lodge, Roman Villa, The Pyramide Hotel, Corfu Beach Resort • Contiki On-site Reps - Corfu

\

Czech Rep

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Discover the Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & Medici Palace on our locally guided walking tour • Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Cruise the Rhine River - castles, villages, vineyards • Locally guided bike tour to Edam - plus more

Explore More Optionals

Poland

VALLEY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

\ Includes

\ Feature Hotel

GERMANY

1 RHINE

DOVER CALAIS

GO Only Contiki

Plus

14

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND LONDON

B

NETHERLANDS

GREECE CORINTH CANAL

IONIAN SEA

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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 canal boat cruise


41 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Team. 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 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 unforgettable 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 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 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel • 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. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of The Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel • 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel • Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne • 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel 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: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Time Out European Panorama 28 Days

Florence

What’s included • 25 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 9 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotels 16 nights in hotels +2 nights on-board ferries (more on p.12-13) • 41 meals: 27 continental breakfasts (B) 14 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 14 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

When to go and how much Code: BBHM Summer 2011 Start London 2011 Apr 18 May 2 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jun 30 Jul 4

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

Start London

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

May 15 May 29 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 27 Jul 31

2011 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 29 • Sep 1 • Sep 5 • Sep 12 •

Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 25 Sep 28 Oct 2 Oct 9

4779 4899 5029 5029 5029 5029 5029 5029 5029 5179

5179 5179 5179 5179 5179 5029 5029 5029 5029 5029

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$249. See p.19 for details.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$1249 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. Tandem Paragliding, The Tyrol


European Explorer

Mykonos Island or Greek Island Cruising options 33 Days From A$6169pp* A$187/day

Finland GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway Estonia Russia Sweden Scotland

Latvia Denmark

BALTIC SEA

Lithuania

N.Ireland IRISH SEA NORTH SEA

Wales

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND LONDON

Belarus

NETHERLANDS

EDAM

S.Ireland

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PARIS BURGUNDY REGION

VALLEY

BELGIUM

1

SWITZ LUCERNE 2

VERONA

PISA

PONT DU GARD

2

2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

MONACO

SLOVENIA

Romania

CROATIA

2 VENICE

BOSNIA 1 ZADAR

1 FLORENCE ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Hungary

LIECHTENSTEIN

SWISS ALPS

BARCELONA 2

Slovakia

MUNICH MAUTHAUSEN FRANCE

CHATEAU DE 1 FONTAGER

SPAIN

Ukraine

Czech Rep

ATLANTIC OCEAN

PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

Poland

1 RHINE

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

FONTAINEBLEAU

17

GERMANY

RUHR VALLEY DOVER CALAIS

SPLIT

Serbia 2 DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA

VATICAN CITY

POMPEII

BLACK SEA

Macedonia

1 TIRANA

BARI

1 ISLE OF CAPRI

Bulgaria

MONTE

2 ROME

ALBANIA

SORRENTO

GREECE

Turkey

1 PREVEZA

Portugal

CORINTH CANAL

1 IONIAN SEA

PATRAS

1 ATHENS 4

MYKONOS

MYKONOS ISLAND OR CRUISING OPTION & maps see p.99

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris (D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris (B) Day 3: Paris to Château Fontager (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel • Visit Château Fontainebleau Day 4: Château Fontager to Barcelona (B,D) • Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 5: Barcelona (B) • See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 6: Barcelona to French Riviera (B,D) • Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur Day 7: French Riviera (B) • See the Royal Palace in Monaco • Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera to Venice (B,D) • Visit a French perfumery • See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 9: Venice (B) • Private motorboat to the historic islands • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square • Murano glass-blowing demonstration

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Day 10: Venice to Florence (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 11: Florence to Rome (B,D) • 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 12: Rome (B) Day 13: Rome to Sorrento (B) Day 14: Sorrento to Greece (B) Day 15: To Athens (B) • See the first modern Olympic Stadium

Days 16-20

You choose!

There’s either a Mykonos Island or Greek Island cruising option. Details on opposite page. Day 21: Preveza to Tirana (B,D) Day 22: Tirana to Dubrovnik (B,D) Day 23: Dubrovnik (B,D) Day 24: Dubrovnik to Zadar (B,D) • See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 25: Zadar to Vienna (B)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 26: Vienna (B)  Contiki Feature Hotel • See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

• Paris Cabaret show & dinner • Monaco Dinner near the Royal Palace • Barcelona Flamenco dance show • Venice Gondola ride along the canals • Florence Tuscan hills feast

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17 Countries visited

GO Only Contiki

France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Albania, Montenegro (in transit), Bosnia (in transit), Croatia, Slovenia (in transit), Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Discover the Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & Medici Palace on our locally guided walking tour • Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Day trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri • Locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik’s city walls & historic streets • A moving experience of Mauthausen • Cruise the Rhine River - plus more

Day 27: Vienna to Munich (B) • Entry into Mauthausen memorial • See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz • Visit a traditional beer hall Day 28: Munich to Lucerne (B,D) • Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz Day 29: Lucerne (B,D) • See the Wooden Chapel Bridge • View the Lion Monument Day 30: Lucerne to Rhine Valley (B,D) • Learn how beer steins are crafted • See the Lorelei Rock Day 31: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam (B,D) • Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house • See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 32: Amsterdam (B) Day 33: Depart Amsterdam. (B)

• Rome Locally guided tour of The Vatican • Pompeii Guided tour of the ancient city • Athens Greek dinner & dancing night • Dubrovnik Island cruise & swimming • Rhine Valley Wine tasting

visit contiki.com.au/explorer-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Cyprus

Egypt

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• French Château, Mykonos Resort, The Pyramide Hotel

• Vienna Mozart & Strauss concert & dinner • Swiss Alps Cog-railway ride to the top of Mt. Pilatus • Amsterdam Evening canal boat cruise

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European Explorer Belarus

Albania

Mykonos Island option

Time Out

Poland

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Days 16-20

GREECE

CORINTH CANAL

Day 16: Athens to Mykonos Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before ferrying to Mykonos, for some sun & good times. Enjoy a tasty local dinner tonight &SEA if IONIAN Slovakia you’re up for it, head to a local spot for some partying - Mykonos style. (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Days 17-19: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its azure seas, golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & young, vibrant party culture. Wander through the tiny streets & Hungary whitewashed cube houses found in the picture-perfect Cycladic capital. (B,D)(B)(B)  Contiki Feature Hotel • Visit Mykonos town Croatia • See the traditional Cycladic style houses • See the famous windmills Day 20: Mykonos to Preveza Bosnia Back to Greece’s mainland, we make our way through the mountains to Preveza. (B,D)

Explore More Optionals (in addition to those listed on p.42)

Serbia

PIRAEUS

ATHENS

Turkey

Ukraine

MYKONOS 4

When to go and how much Code: BBHE Summer 2011 Start London 2011 May 1 May 15 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3

Romania

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contiki.com.au/explorer-mykonos Bulgaria

Start London

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

Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jul 7 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4

2011 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 • Sep 4 • Sep 11

Aug 11 Aug 18 Cyprus Sep 1 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

6265 6425 6425 6425 6425 6425 6555

6555 6555 6555 6425 6425 6425 6425

BLACK SEA

Macedonia

European Explorer Albania

Greek Island Cruising option GREECE

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Days 16-20

AEGEAN SEA

TURKEY ATHENS KUSADASI

Day 16: Athens to Mykonos Board your ship & cruise to the IONIAN SEA Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Tonight, hang out on this island, famous for its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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

(in addition to those listed on p.42)

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

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$1919 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

See the windmills of Mykonos

Montenegro

Explore More Optionals

European Explorer 33 Days

AEGEAN SEA

MYKONOS

PATMOS

SANTORINI RHODES

CRETE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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 20: Santorini to Preveza Back to the mainland, we make our way through the mountains Egypt to Preveza. (B,D)

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• Patmos Guided tour of Monastry of St. John • Kusadasi Guided tour of Greek site Ephesus • Crete Guided tour of Minoan Palace

contiki.com.au/explorer-cruise

When to go and how much

What’s included Mykonos Island option • 31 nights accommodation: 7 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotels 24 nights in hotels +1 night on-board a ferry (more on p.12-13) • 49 meals: 32 continental breakfasts (B) 17 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 17 • Number of World Heritage sites visited Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$315. See p.19 for details.

Code: BHEC Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Ams’dam or London

Tour A$ pp*

Port Taxes Gratuities*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 May 1 May 15 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 • Sep 4 • Sep 11

Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jul 7 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Sep 1 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

5969 6125 6125 6125 6125 6125 6245 6245 6245 6245 6125 6125 6125 6125

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

6169 6325 6325 6325 6325 6325 6445 6445 6445 6445 6325 6325 6325 6325

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Cyprus Single room supplement of A$1829 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

What’s included Greek Island cruising option • 31 nights accommodation: 3 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotel 24 nights in hotels +1 night on-board a ferry 4 nights on-board a cruise ship (more on p.12-13) • 59 meals: 32 continental breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 19 three-course dinners (D) 4 suppers (S) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 17 • Number of World Heritage sites visited Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$299. See p.19 for details.


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More time to go deeper. Some parts of Europe are just too good to leave. Our In-Depth Regional tours give you more time to get to the heart of a location - you’ll often stay 2 or 3 nights in one spot, which means more time to get to know a particular country or region & more time to soak up its culture. Treat your tastebuds

A ‘room to myself’ option

Cool ways to cruise

Travel with us & you don’t just see Europe, you taste it too. Tasting different flavours of Europe is an essential part of any holiday - trying authentic (& delicious) meals, prepared by locals the traditional way is a key part of experiencing new cultures.

If you like the idea of a little more privacy you always have the option of getting a room all to yourself for a little extra. Check out the tour price panels for details. Limited single rooms available.

On our In-Depth tours we’ve included some extra special, authentic Regional Dinners at some of our favourite local restaurants so you can really immerse yourself in the taste of Europe.

Croatia On our exclusive Croatian Island Cruising tour, explore unspoiled islands & coastal villages of the beautiful Northern Adriatic on a local boat (one of Croatia’s best!). You’ll travel in style too. All you need to do is set your watch to island time. More on p.68-69.

If you’re planning on leaving your mates at home, don’t worry. We’ll match you with a room mate, so it’s all good. More than half our travellers are just like you – ready to head off on their own & experience Europe with young, fun & like-minded travel mates.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll experience… • Learn to make pizza like the locals in Rome (you can show off your skills back home) • Devour mouth-watering delicacies with Budapest as your backdrop on our Danube river cruise • Sample Greek specialities at our favourite Athens taverna • Pick your way through a delicious variety of tapas dishes in buzzing Barcelona • Treat yourself to traditional French specialities as you dine out in Nice …and many more.

Going solo?

Explore Scandinavia & Russia! Our Scandinavia & Russia tours are designed so you can experience the best of what these fascinating regions have to offer. Because we want to give you a really authentic experience, often off the main tourist routes, in some locations we use hostels (as well as hotels). By offering a great blend of accommodation in some places, you get to really go local & get close to the action. They’ve all got great facilities & comfort that you’re guaranteed to enjoy. See p.66-67 for more on our great value Scandinavia & Russia tour.

Stay close to the action Style, comfort & great locations - the key ingredients of our regional tour accommodation. We’ll get you as close as we can to the key sights, so it’s easy to get around & make the most of your days exploring.

The Med & Aegean Sit back & relax as you visit the jaw-dropping Greek Islands, Turkey, Israel & Egypt on a classic cruise liner. With great onboard facilities like pools, shopping & live entertainment, there are countless ways to enjoy your trip. See p.70-76. Nile cruising Take in the views from the deck as we sail along the world’s most famous river. It’s a chance to really relax in style & absorb ancient Egypt’s incredible scenery. You can really go local too – soak up the rays on a traditional felucca while you sit back & watch Egyptians go about their day. See p.60-61.

Save even more! On some of our Time Out tours you can save even more money for other stuff, by booking triple-share. You’ll save an additional 5% on your booking. Check out the price panels on the tour pages to see if you can save.

You’re never short on comfort on In-Depth tours too, like TV’s in your room, often Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms, laundry facilities & fluffy towels – plus concierge services at your fingertips. It’s your choice too - share with your mates, or go solo for a little extra.

Low-cost airlines to Europe Not all our In-Depth tours start in London. So if you need flights to the city your tour departs from go on-line & book with one of Europe’s great low-cost airlines. To get a good deal it’s best to book early, here are some sites to get you started, you can find more on-line. easyjet.com ryanair.com skyscanner.net

Look out for the orange Explore More optionals panel on the bottom of every tour page.

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In-Depth Regional Tours

Choose to cruise Comfy hotels & guest houses Fantastic facilities Always twin-share A home away from home Great value tours

27 Remember, if you book early you save money!

In-Depth tours to choose from


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Ireland

Time Out

Norway

8 Days From A$1239pp* A$155day

Scotland

Ireland 8 Days

Blarney Castle

1 Country visited Ireland

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

LONDONDERRY 1

What’s included • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 11 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

BELFAST

ATLANTIC OCEAN

N.IRELAND REP. OF IRELAND

IRISH SEA

CLIFFS OF MOHER

1 KILKENNY

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• Learn about the troubled history of Belfast on a locally guided walking tour • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Stone Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$65. See p.19 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Great Britain with Contiki. Take a 16 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of these regions. More on p.48-49.

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contiki.com.au/ireland When to go and how much Code: BBIR Summer 2011 Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 6 Jul 9

Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 16

1239 1239 1239 1269 1269 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1335 1335 1335

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8

Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15

1335 1335 1335 1335 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$325. Tour starts 4:30pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Portugal

Belfast walking tour

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Netherlands

Wales

1

BLARNEY

NORTH SEA

England

DUBLIN 2

GALWAY 2

• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only Contiki

Denm

Spain

Belgium

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

Day 7: Kilkenny to Dublin Dublin has so much to do & see, so France take time to explore it’s vibrant mix of thriving markets, museums, cafes & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) Day 1: Arrive Dublin • See Trinity College, the Monument Check-in to your hotel & this evening of Light, Parnell Square & meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) • St. Stephen’s Green Day 2: Dublin to Londonderry Day 8: Depart Dublin Discover the troubled history of Belfast then The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time be amazed by natural rock to say farewell to your new friends. (B) formations of the spectacular Giant’s Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to Causeway as we make our way to the allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation. 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 MEDITERRANEAN SEA 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 • See the Rock of Cashel • See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice’s Cathedral

• Dublin Guinness Brewery Storehouse visit • Londonderry Walking tour including Bogside Murals

• Galway Boat ride to Aran Islands • Kilkenny Guided walking tour

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Switz


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Norway

England & Scotland

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

LOCH NESS

ISLE OF SKYE

Time Out

SCOTLAND 1 WEST HIGHLANDS

England & Scotland 9 Days

ST. ANDREWS

STIRLING

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK GRETNA GREEN

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

9 Days From A$1519pp* A$169/day

NORTH SEA

2 Countries visited

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

England, Scotland

LIVERPOOL

What’s included

ENGLAND

Netherlands

Wales

BRISTOL 1 BATH

LONDON STONEHENGE

ENGLISH CHANNEL

France

contiki.com.au/england-scotland Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Team & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via Bath. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a modern restaurant overlooking the city’s river. (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)

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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 LondonPortugal 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)

When to go and how much Code: BBBR Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Total Cost Glasgow A$ pp* or London

2011 Mar 25 Apr 8 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun 28 Jul 1

Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 6 Jul 9

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1519 1519 1519 1519 1559 1559 1599 1599 1599 1599 1599 1599 1599 1639

Start London

Finish Total Cost Glasgow A$ pp* or London

2011 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 • Aug 12 • Aug 19 • Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30

Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8

1639 1639 1639 1639 1639 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519 1519

• 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 12 meals: 8 continental breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 7 • Number of World Heritage sites visited Switz

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

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• Enjoy modern British cuisine riverside in Bristol • Traditional English roast dinner in a local pub

Save More Money If you pay 12 months MEDITERRANEAN SEA in advance you save A$109. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$79. See p.19 for details.

Code: WWBR Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 28 Dec 31

Oct 22 Dec 17 Dec 24 Jan 4 Jan 7

1125 1099 1135 1135 1135

2012 Jan 7 Feb 4 Mar 3

Jan 14 1135 Feb 11 1075 Mar 10 1075

* Prices above are based on twin-share. Spain If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. BBBR - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$395. WWBR - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$280. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 8:00am (end COSTA BLANCA Glasgow or 1:00pm (end London). • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & COSTA DEL SOL Military Tattoo (tickets not included). For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. 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 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Delicious local cuisine

• York Evening ‘Ghost’ walk • Lake District Kayaking or Canoeing • High ropes course

You might also like... Our 6 day Scotland tour. For a full itinerary & more visit contiki.com.au/scotland

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 these regions. More on p48-49.

You choose Want to finish in London? Add A$165 to take the train from Glasgow to London.

• Edinburgh Dinner with haggis & bagpipes

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Great Britain & Ireland 16 Days From A$2419pp* A$152/day

4 Countries visited

7

England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales

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WEST HIGHLANDS 1

ST. ANDREWS

• Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness • Learn about the troubled history of Belfast on a locally guided walking tour • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Stone

STIRLING

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

LONDONDERRY 1

NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK GRETNA GREEN

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

BELFAST

N.IRELAND

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• Enjoy modern British cuisine riverside in Bristol • Traditional English roast dinner in a local pub

LOCH NESS

ISLE OF SKYE

GALWAY 2

DUBLIN 2

CLIFFS OF MOHER

NORTH SEA

HOLYHEAD LIVERPOOL

ENGLAND

1 KILKENNY

Netherland

WALES

1

BLARNEY

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

CORK BRISTOL 1

BATH

LONDON

STONEHENGE

France

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• Londonderry Walking tour with local guide • Galway Boat ride to Aran Islands • Kilkenny Guided walking tour

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49 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Team & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via Bath. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a modern restaurant overlooking the city’s river. (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) 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: 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)

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The Aran Islands

What’s included • 15 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 23 meals: 15 continental breakfasts (B) 8 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Kiss the Blarnery Stone

• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 7 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Traditional pub, Dublin

When to go and how much Code: BBUK Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Total Cost London A$ pp*

2011 Mar 25 Apr 8 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jun 28 Jul 1

Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 16

2419 2419 2419 2419 2485 2485 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2615

Start London

Finish Total Cost London A$ pp*

2011 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 • Aug 12 • Aug 19 • Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30

Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15

2615 2615 2615 2615 2615 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$125. See p.19 for details.

You might also like... Our 13 day Scotland & Ireland tour. For a full itinerary & more visit contiki.com.au/scotland-ireland

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$630. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 8:00pm. 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). For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The London Eye


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Norway

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Estonia

London & Paris 7 Days

Russia

Sweden Scotland

Latvia

Denmark

Buckingham Palace

Lithuania

6

N.Ireland

2 Countries visited S.Ireland

NORTH SEA

England, France

What’s included

Wales

BATH

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON

Poland

3

DOVER CALAIS

STONEHENGE

• 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 8 meals: 6 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours in London & Paris

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

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• Experience a famous West End musical in London • Discover mythical Stonehenge & explore beautiful Bath on our day tour • Checkout Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sighseeing tour (see p.15) • Guided tour of King Louis XIV’s magificent Palace of Versailles • 300kmph trip on a high speed train (Amsterdam extension only)

Germany

VALLEY OF THE SOMME

PARIS 3

Slovakia 1

FRANCE

SWITZ

Hungary Slovenia

ITALY

This tour can be extended onward from Paris through to either Amsterdam or Rome. Check out p.51 for more info.

Romania

Croatia Bosnia Serbia Montenegro

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ROME 2

Bulgaria

Macedonia contiki.com.au/london-paris Albania

When to go and how much Code: BBGE Summer 2011 Start London 2011 Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9

Finish Paris Apr 15 Apr 29 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15

Total Cost A$ pp* 1299 1299 1335 1335 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1415 1415

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7

1415 1415 1415 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369

2012 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 17

Jan 20 Feb 3 Mar 2 Mar 9 Mar 23

1099 1045 1045 1045 1065

Code: WWge Winter 2011/12

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Ukraine

Czech Rep

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• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 6 • Number of World Portugal Heritage sites visited

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Belarus

NETHER

ENGLAND

7 Days From A$1045pp* A$150/day

2011 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 22 Dec 27 Dec 30

Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 28 Jan 2 Jan 5

1095 1095 1075 1075 1075 1099 1099 1099

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. BBGE - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$339. WWGE - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$275. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Try escargot!

Greece

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing 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) • 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 - sightseeEgypt 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 mystical boulders of Stonehenge • Visit the old Roman town, Bath • Experience a traditional English Pub

Turkey • 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 Cyprus This morning, ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) • See the White Cliffs of Dover • See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs 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)

Abbey Road, London

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• Paris Cabaret show & 3 course dinner

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London & Paris

+ Paris extension 9 Days From A$1229pp* A$137/day

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

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing on p.50.

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

contiki.com.au/london-paris-plus

London & Paris

+ Amsterdam 9 Days From A$1489pp* A$166/day

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 station & train to Amsterdam • Transfer to Amsterdam hotel • 2 day city tram pass Day 9: Depart Amsterdam The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

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.

Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on p.50.

Code: BBGP Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9

Apr 17 May 1 May 15 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17

1589 1589 1629 1629 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1729 1729

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9

1729 1729 1729 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669

2012 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 17

Jan 22 Feb 5 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 25

1299 1229 1229 1229 1255

Code: WWGP Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 22 Dec 27 Dec 30

Oct 23 Nov 6 Nov 20 Dec 4 Dec 18 Dec 30 Jan 4 Jan 7

1285 1285 1265 1265 1265 1299 1299 1299

BBGP - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$415. WWGP - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$325.

Code: BBGA Summer 2011 Start London

Finish Total Cost Ams’dam A$ pp*

2011 Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9

Apr 17 May 1 May 15 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17

1739 1739 1785 1785 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1895 1895

Start London

Finish Total Cost Ams’dam A$ pp*

2011 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9

1895 1895 1895 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829

2012 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 17

Jan 22 Feb 5 Mar 4 Mar 11 Mar 25

1579 1489 1489 1489 1519

Code: WWGA Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 22 Dec 27 Dec 30

Oct 23 Nov 6 Nov 20 Dec 4 Dec 18 Dec 30 Jan 4 Jan 7

1555 1555 1535 1535 1535 1579 1579 1579

BBGA - Summer 2011Single room supplement of A$455. WWGA - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$389.

Code: BBGR Summer 2011

+ Rome 10 Days From A$1685pp* A$169/day

shopping around Paris before hopping on the overnight train to Rome. (B) • Transfer to station & overnight train to Rome • Transfer to Rome hotel • 2 day pass on Rome metro Days 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)

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on p.50.

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.

Day 7: Paris to Rome Squeeze in some last minute sightseeing or

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Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9

Apr 18 May 2 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18

2015 2015 2065 2065 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2189 2189

Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10

2189 2189 2189 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115

Oct 24 Nov 7 Nov 21 Dec 5 Dec 19 Dec 31 Jan 5 Jan 8

1759 1759 1735 1735 1735 1785 1785 1785

London & Paris

+ Paris, Amsterdam or Rome extensions

9 or 10 Days Countries visited •P  aris

extension: England, France •A  msterdam extension: England, France, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands •R  ome extension: England, France, Switzerland (in transit), Italy

What’s included • Paris extension: 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation • Amsterdam extension: 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation Train journey & transfer • Rome extension: 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 1 night train & transfer (more on p.12-13)

• 10 meals: 8 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team (days 1-7) • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging (days 1-7) • Sightseeing tours in London & Paris • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 6 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

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Code: WWGR Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 22 Dec 27 Dec 30

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When to go and how much

2012 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 17

Jan 23 Feb 6 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 26

1785 1685 1685 1685 1715

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. BBGR - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$539. WWGR - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$445. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

See inclusions on opposite page.

The Pantheon


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Sweden

Scotland

nd

Denmark

12 Days From A$1649pp* A$139/day England

Wales

Netherlands

Poland

Belgium Czech Rep

Slova Germany Austria

2 Countries visited

Switz

Italy, Vatican City

Slovenia LAKE GARDA

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• Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Discover The Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & Medici Palace on our locally guided walking tour • A guided tour of a 16th Century Tuscan castle & enjoy local Chianti & antipasti • Cruise along the stunning, colourful coastal towns of the Cinque Terra • Day trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri • The true Sorrento experience - a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples - plus more

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2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE

CINQUE TERRE

Bosnia

PISA CHIANTI REGION

APENNINE MOUNTAINS ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

VATICAN CITY

• Rome Guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum • Lake Garda Cruise on the lake • Pompeii Guided tour of the ancient city

3 ROME MT. VESUVIUS POMPEII ISLE OF CAPRI

contiki.com.au/simply-italy

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Italy

VERONA

LA SPEZIA 1

• Learn to make pizza Italian-style from the locals • Dine on regional specialities in local trattorias

Spain

Hungary 8

2 SORRENTO

Al IONIAN SEA

• Sorrento Boat Cruise around the beautiful Isle of Capri • Florence Tuscan hills feast • Venice Gondola ride • Guided walking tour

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53 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. 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) • 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. An optional gondola ride is a must! (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 Simply Italy 12 Days

Throw a coin in the Trevi

What’s included • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 15 meals: 11 continental breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Sorrento

When to go and how much Code: BBSY Summer 2011 Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 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

Apr 21 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 21

1959 1959 2015 2015 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2115 2115

Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 13 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2

Jul 24 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 1959

2011 Oct 17 Nov 7 Nov 21 Dec 5 Dec 19 Dec 24 Dec 28

Oct 28 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 16 Dec 30 Jan 4 Jan 8

1725 1699 1699 1699 1749 1749 1749

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$171. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$99. See p.19 for details.

You might also like... Our 8 day Italian Espresso tour. For a full itinerary & more visit contiki.com.au/espresso

Code: WWSY Winter 2011/12 2012 Jan 2 Jan 16 Feb 6 Mar 5 Mar 19

Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 17 Mar 16 Mar 30

1749 1749 1649 1649 1685

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBSY - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$615. WWSY - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$609. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

The Colosseum, Rome

• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 8 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & double your fun! You’ll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.19. Fly to Athens & connect with the ‘Greek Island Hopping’ tour detailed on p.70-71. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See p.44.

Pisa


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Mediterranean Trail 10 Days Austria

Switz

Hungary

Slovenia

Time Out

nce

Romania

Croatia

Mediterranean Trail 10 Days

From

A$1719pp* A$172/day Bosnia

The Roman Forum

5

3 Countries visited Italy, Vatican City, Greece

What’s included MEDITERRANEAN SEA

• 8 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 8 nights in hotels +1 night on-board a ferry (more on p.12-13) • 12 meals: 9 continental breakfasts (B) 3 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossing 5 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

\ Includes

Only Contiki

• Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Day trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri • Locally guided tours of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica & art of the Vatican • Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis

\ Regional Dinners

Plus

• Learn to make pizza Italian-style from the locals

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$85. See p.19 for details.

Mix

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & double your fun! You’ll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.19. Add the ‘Greek Island Hopping’ tour detailed on p.70-71 or connect with the ‘Spotlight on Greece’ tour detailed on p.72-73. Alternatively, fly to Cairo & connect with the ‘Egypt’ tour detailed on p.60-61. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See p.44.

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ITALY

VATICAN CITY

ADRIATIC SEA

BLACK SEA

2 ROME

POMPEII ISLE OF CAPRI

2

BRINDISI

Albania

SORRENTO 1

CORFU 2

GREECE

Greek dancers IONIAN SEA

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. 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,D) • See the Bay of Naples & Mt. Vesuvius 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) 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) • 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)(B,D) • See the Venetian fortress in Corfu’s old town

contiki.com.au/ trail

CORINTH CANAL

Turkey

2 ATHENS

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.

Cyprus

When to go and how much Code: BBGG Summer 2011 Start Rome

Finish Athens

2011 May 11 May 20 May 25 Jun 3 Jun 1 Jun 10 Jun 8 Jun 17 Jun 15 Jun 24 Jun 22 Jul 1 Jun 29 Jul 8 Jul 6 EGYPTJul 15 Jul 13 Jul 22

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Rome

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

1719 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1809 1809

2011 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14

Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23

1809 1809 1809 1809 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765

* 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 A$439 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Corfu

• 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

visit contiki.com.au/trail-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Plus optional activities for the 3 & 7 day Greek Island Cruise options & 7 day Eastern Med Cruise option: see p.72 & 75


Serbia

Mediterranean Trail Montenegro

Finland

Bulgaria

Macedonia

+3 day Greek Island Cruise Albania

13 Days From A$2195pp* A$169/day

Finland

(METCG3)

Norway

Estonia

Sweden

Russia

GREECE

CORINTH CANAL

Sweden

AEGEAN SEA Estonia

TURKEY

ATHENS

Latvia

KUSADASI

Denmark

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

PATMOS

MYKONOS

Lithuania

Latvia

IONIAN SEA

SANTORINI

Days 1-9: Rome to Athens See Mediterranean Trail itinerary on p.54. Days 10-13: 3 day Greek Island Cruise Netherlands See days 5-8 of Spotlight on Greece + 3 day Poland GreekGermany Island Cruise itinerary on p.73.

Belarus

Lithuania

CRETE

Belgium

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

contiki.com.au/trail3

Ukraine

Czech Rep

Code: METCG3 Summer 2011 BLACK SEA

Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Rome Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 May 11 May 23 125 2170 2295 2070 2195 May 25 Jun 6 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Jun 1 Jun 13 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Jun 8 Jun 20 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Jun 15 Jun 27 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Jun 22 Jul 4 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Jun 29 Jul 11 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Jul 6 Jul 18 125 2295 2420 2175 2300 Jul 13 Jul 25 125 2295 2420 2175 2300 Jul 20 aug 1 125 2295 2420 2175 2300 Jul 27 Aug 8 125 2295 2420 2175 2300 Aug 3 Aug 15 125 2295 2420 2175 2300 Aug 10 Aug 22 125 2295 2420 2175 2300 Aug Russia 17 Aug 29 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Aug 24 Sep 5 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Aug 31 Sep 12 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Sep 7 Sep 19 125 2245 2370 2125 2250 Sep 14 Sep 26 125 2245 2370 2125 2250

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share price. 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 A$529 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$555 to twinshare price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. Cyprus 10:00am. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour it must be multi-entry. Note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Slovakia

Mediterranean Trail Austria

Belarus

Hungary

Switz

Slovenia

Romania

Croatia

+7 day Eastern Med Cruise Italy

Bosnia

Poland

ADRIATIC SEA

17 Days From A$3289pp* A$194/day (METCR7)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Albania

Egypt

BLACK SEA

Bulgaria GREECE

ISTANBUL

Ukraine

Czech Rep

Slovakia

Austria

TURKEY

ATHENS

IONIAN SEA

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

Days 1-9: Rome toHungary Athens See Mediterranean Trail itinerary on p.54. Days 10-17: 7 day Eastern Med Cruise Slovenia For full itinerary see contiki.com.au/med7

MYKONOS

CRETE

Cyprus

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ASHDOD

Romania

ALEXANDRIA

JERUSALEM

PORT SAID

Croatia

EGYPT

GIZA

contiki.com.au/med7 Bosnia

ISRAEL

Serbia

+7 day Greek Island Cruise Montenegro

Bulgaria

BLACK SEA

Macedonia ISTANBUL

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

Days 1-9: Rome to Athens IONIAN SEA See Mediterranean Trail itinerary on p.54. Days 10-17: 7 day Greek Island Cruise See days 2-9 of Golden Fleece Cruise itinerary on p.75.

PATMOS

KUSADASI

SANTORINI

Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Rome Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 May 11 May 27 370 3169 3539 2919 3289 May 25 Jun 10 370 3249 3619 2995 3365 Jun 8 Jun 24 370 3249 3619 2995 3365 Jun 22 Jul 8 370 3249 3619 2995 3365 Jul 6 Jul 22 370 3335 3705 3069 3439 Jul 20 aug 5 370 3335 3705 3069 3439 Aug 3 Aug 19 370 3335 3705 3069 3439 Aug 17 SEP 2 370 3249 3619 2995 3365 Aug 31 Sep 16 370 3249 3619 2995 3365 Sep 14 Sep 30 370 3249 3619 2995 3365

* 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 A$745 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$809 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour it must be multi-entry. Note: Days 1 & 17 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Mediterranean Trail +3 day Greek Island Cruise

13 Days 4 Countries visited Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey

What’s included • 12 nights accom/24 Meals • See web for full list of inclusions • Number of World 6 Heritage sites visited Save More Money. Pay 6 months in advance save A$85. See p.19 for details.

Mediterranean Trail

+7 day Eastern Med Cruise

17 Days 6 Countries visited Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt

What’s included • 16 nights accom/40 Meals • See web for full list of inclusions • Number of World 7 Heritage sites visited

When to go and how much Code: METCG7 Summer 2011 Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Rome Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 Jun 1 Jun 17 370 2879 3249 2629 2999 Jun 15 JuL 1 370 2879 3249 2629 2999 Jul 13 Jul 29 370 2955 3325 2705 3075 Jul 27 Aug 12 370 2955 3325 2705 3075 Aug 10 Aug 26 370 2955 3325 2705 3075

* 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 (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: Add A$655 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$715 to twinshare price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour it must be multi-entry. Note: Days 1 & 25 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Mediterranean Trail +7 day Greek Island Cruise

17 Days 4 Countries visited Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey

What’s included • 16 nights accom/40 Meals • See web for full list of inclusions • Number of World 8 Heritage sites visited

RHODES

CRETE

contiki.com.au/trail7

TURKEY

ATHENS

MYKONOS

Code: METCR7 Summer 2011

Time Out

Save More Money. Pay 6 months in advance save A$85. See p.19 for details.

Mediterranean Trail (METCG7)

When to go and how much

CAIRO

RED SEA

17 Days From A$2999pp* A$177/day

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When to go and how much

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Cyprus

Save More Money. Pay 6 months in advance save A$85. See p.19 for details.


Mediterranean Highlights 13 Days From A$1729pp* A$133/day Norway

Sweden Scotland Denmark

N.Ireland S.Ireland

Wales

England

Netherlands

Poland

Belgium Czech Rep

5 Countries visited Germany

Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

\ Includes

GO Only Contiki

• Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Discover The Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio & Medici Palace on our locally guided walking tour • Cruise along the stunning, colourful coastal towns of the Cinque Terra • Locally guided tours of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica & art of the Vatican • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal family on our locally guided tour

6

Austria

Switz

Slovenia

ATLANTIC OCEAN

FRANCE 1 AVIGNON AIX-ENPROVENCE

PYRENEES MOUNTAINS ZARAGOZA

\ Regional Dinners

Plus

2 MADRID

2

Croatia

ITALY CINQUE TERRE

Portugal

Hungary

2

FRENCH RIVIERA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BARCELONA

MONACO

PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 2 FLORENCE SAN GIMIGNANO

Bosnia

Serbi

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Mac

VATICAN CITY

Albania

SPAIN

Gr

• A feast for a king - local tapas dishes in this famous Barcelona restaurant • Dine like the locals in a French bistro • Learn to make pizza Italian-style in Rome

IONIAN SEA

contiki.com.au/med-highlights

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• Barcelona Flamenco dance show • French Riviera Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

• Florence Nightclub entry & 1 drink • Rome Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

visit contiki.com.au/med-highlights-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


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Start Madrid option Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers for dinner. (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) • See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral Day 4: Barcelona This sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour - it’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun! (B) • See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon Travel through the charming Provence region to graceful Avignon. (B) • See the Papal Palace 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) • See the Cours Mirabelle in Aix-en-Provence • Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur • Visit a French perfumery • Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace • Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 7: French Riviera Do as the locals do - 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) • Visit the towns of Monterosso, Portovenere & La Spezia • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 9: Pisa to Florence Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B) • Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Day 11: Florence to Rome Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B,D) Day 12: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel, then tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. (B) • See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start Rome option Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 2: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) • See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 3: Rome to Florence Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then get back on the road to Renaissance Florence. (B) • Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 4: Florence Get the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Day 5: Florence to Italian Riviera Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the unspoiled Cinque Terre region. (B) • Visit the towns of Monterosso, Portovenere & La Spezia • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa 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 Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun

worship on the beach. Later it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) • Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace • Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon Through charming Provence, break for lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then continue on to graceful Avignon. (B) • Visit a French perfumery • Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur • See the Cours Mirabelle in Aix-en-Provence • See the Papal Palace in Avignon 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) • See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex • Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid See the baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,D) • See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral 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.

Time Out

Mediterranean Highlights 13 Days

Cruise the Cinque Terre

When to go and how much Code: BBMD Summer 2011 Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23

Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4

2299 2299 2299 2385 2385 2385 2385

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 10 Sep 24

Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 8 Sep 22 Oct 6

2385 2385 2299 2299 2299 2299

2012 Jan 8 Mar 3

Jan 20 1835 Mar 15 1729

Code: WWMD Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 29 Dec 3

Nov 10 1815 Dec 15 1779

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$799. WWMD - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$675. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

What’s included • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 16 meals: 12 continental breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 6 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

When to go and how much Code: BBDM Summer 2011 Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 May 9 May 23 Jun 6 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11

May 21 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23

2135 2189 2189 2189 2189 2265 2265

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 15 Aug 29 Sep 12

Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 10 Sep 24

2265 2265 2265 2189 2189 2189

Oct 29 1815 Dec 3 1779 Jan 8 1835

You choose Travel from Madrid to Rome or Rome to Madrid.

Code: WWDM Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 17 Nov 21 Dec 27

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$179. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$115. See p.19 for details.

2012 Feb 20

Mar 3

1729

This tour operates in both directions.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBDM - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$759. WWDM - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$675. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Paella, Barcelona


Spanish Spree 14 Days From A$1665pp* A$119/day

Norway

Scotland Denmark

N.Ireland S.Ireland

Wales

England

Netherlands Belgium

Germany

2 Countries visited

6

Spain, Gibraltar

France

ATLANTIC OCEAN

\ Includes

GO Only Contiki

• Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal family on our locally guided tour • Catch a flight to the world renowned Ibiza & checkout its famous clubs & beaches • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alahambra Palace • Learn about the history of Spanish culture & architecture at the Mosque of Caliphs

\ Regional Dinners

Plus

• A feast for a king - local tapas dishes in this famous Barcelona restaurant • The diverse taste of Spain - tapas dinners in our favourite local restaurants across Spain

BILBAO 1

SAN SEBASTIAN

PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

1 PAMPLONA Portugal

2 BARCELONA

ZARAGOZA

SEGOVIA

MADRID 3

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SPAIN TOLEDO

Spain

2 DENIA

CORDOBA 1 SEVILLE 1

IBIZA

COSTA BLANCA

2 GRANADA COSTA DEL SOL

GIBRALTAR

contiki.com.au/spain

\

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• Madrid Castillian dinner with local wines • Barcelona Flamenco dance show & dinner

visit contiki.com.au/spain-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Granada Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin & La Cartuja plus a vist to La Cartuja Monastery


59 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 Team & 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)

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) • 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) • 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 Spanish Spree 14 Days

Toledo

What’s included • 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 17 meals: 13 continental breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Flight from Barcelona to Ibiza • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossing 6 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$175. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$125. See p.19 for details.

When to go and how much Code: BBEH Summer 2011 Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 25 May 9 May 23 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25

May 8 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7

2329 2389 2449 2449 2449 2449 2499 2499 2499 2499

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26

Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9

2499 2499 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449

Madrid

Nov 6 Dec 11 Jan 1 Jan 9

1739 1715 1765 1765

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & double your fun! You’ll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.19. Fly to Rome & connect with the ‘Simply Italy’ tour. See p52-53.

Code: WWEH Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 24 Nov 28 Dec 19 Dec 27

Mix

2012 Jan 9 Feb 13 Mar 12

Jan 22 1765 Feb 26 1665 Mar 25 1699

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBEH - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$855. WWEH - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$615. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. 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 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

Alternatively, fly to Athens & connect with the ‘Greek Island Hopping’ tour detailed on p.70-71. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See p.44.

Ibiza


Egypt & The Nile

Slovakia

Austria

Hungary

Slovenia

Romania

Croatia

Italy

8 Days From A$1145pp* A$144/day

Bosnia Serbia Montenegro

Bulgaria

Macedonia Albania Greece

Turkey

Cyprus

1 Country visited

3

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Egypt

Israel

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GO Only Contiki

2 CAIRO

EGYPT THE NILE

Z SUE OF LF GU

• From pharaohs to mummies - locally guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza • Tour the Valley of the Kings with a local Egyptian expert • Sit back & chill as you drift down the Nile on a traditional felucca sailing boat • Local villages, ancient sites & stunning scenery see them all on your relaxing 3 night cruise down the Nile

GIZA SAKKARA

1

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Ukraine

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1 HURGHADA

1 LUXOR RED SEA

ESNA

1 EDFU KOM OMBO

1 ASWAN

LAKE NASSAR

contiki.com.au/egypt

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• A  swan Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II • Visit the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam • Giza Light & sound show at the Pyramids

visit contiki.com.au/egypt-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Edfu View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods • Visit the Temple of Horus • Luxor Visit a traditional Egyptian village • Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak


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Time Out Egypt & The Nile 8 Days

Cruise in style

What’s included • 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 3 nights in hotels 1 night twin-berth sleep couchette on train (Cairo to Aswan) 3 nights Nile cruise (more on p.12-13 & 44-45) • 15 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 5 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Egyptian Tour Manager • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Sail on a felucca

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing 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. Opt to take a tour of Aswan to see the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam. After being treated to a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back & listen to Nubian music, eat some freshly caught fish, or explore the souk, full of spices, perfumes, scarves & baskets. (B,L,D) Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu Today consider taking an optional visit to

Ramses II Temple, Abu Simbel

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) 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) Day 6: Luxor to Hurghada Be amazed by the sheer volume of famous monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings before we hit beachside Hurghada. Maybe do some shopping, chill at the beach & get into the city’s many bars, restaurants & cool nightlife. (B) • See the the Colossos of Memnon Day 7: Hurghada to Cairo Today it’s back to Cairo for some last minute shopping. Tonight, enjoy our farewell dinner & a final night on the town. (B,D) Day 8: Depart Cairo The 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.

When to go and how much

• Local taxes & service charges • Transfer from airport to hotel upon arrival 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Code: BBEG Summer 2011 Start Cairo 2011 Apr 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2

Finish Cairo Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9

Total Cost A$ pp* 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1175 1175 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1235

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 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 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8

1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210

2012 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Feb 4 Feb 18 Mar 3 Mar 17

Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 10 Mar 24

1249 1249 1179 1179 1179 1179 1199

Code: WTEG Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31

Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 7

1229 1229 1229 1215 1215 1215 1249 1249 1249

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. BBEG - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$350. WTEG - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$359. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 2. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

• The Nile Cruise Cruise the Nile on a superb ship featuring luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV & air-conditioning • Cruise Amenities Swimming pool, sun deck, restaurant, lounge, bars, gift shop, disco Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$125. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$59. See p.19 for details.

You might also like... Our 10 day Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey tour. For a full itinerary & more visit contiki.com.au/odyssey


Finland

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Berlin to Budapest

Norway

Estonia

Time Out

Russia

Sweden

Berlin to Budapest 11 Days

Latvia

Denmark

Lithuania

Prague

7

5 Countries visited

Belarus

Germany, Czech Republic, England Austria, Slovakia, Hungary Netherlands

What’s included Belgium

BERLIN 3 Poland GERMANY DRESDEN

• 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 14 meals: 10 continental breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager France & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 7 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

\ Includes

Only Contiki

• Bike ride of bohemian Prague with our local expert • See the Prague’s Charles Bridge, St Vitus’ Cathedral & much more on our locally guided walking tour

\ Regional Dinners

Plus

• Prost! A traditional dinner in a typical German beerhall • Dine at one of our favourite taverns in Prague - an authentic Czech feast • Sample local Hungarian dishes on our stunning Danube river cruise

3 PRAGUE KUTNA HORA

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA VIENNA 2

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Italy

Slovenia Croatia Bosnia Serbia Montenegro

contiki.com.au/berlin-budapest Bulgaria

When to go and how much Macedonia Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Code: BBIT Summer 2011 Albania Start Berlin

Finish Total Cost Budapest A$ pp*

Start Berlin

2011 Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

Apr 19 May 3 May 17 May 31 Jun 14 Jul 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26

2011 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

Aug 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Oct 4 Oct 11

1915 1915 1915 1849 1849 1849 1849 1849 1849

2011 Dec 30

Jan 9

1485

2012 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 11 Mar 4 Mar 18

Jan 17 Jan 31 Feb 21 Mar 14 Mar 28

1485 1399 1399 1399 1429

1755 1755 1799 1849 1849 1849 1915 1915 1915

Finish Total Cost Budapest A$Greece pp*

Code: WWIT Winter 2011/12 2011 Oct 15 Oct 25 Oct 29 Nov 8 Nov 12 Nov 22 Dec 3 Dec 13 Dec 10 Dec 20 Dec 20 Dec 30 Dec 23 Jan 2 Dec 27 Jan 6

1465 1465 1439 1439 1439 1485 1485 1485

The Berlin Wall

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AUSTRIA

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBIT - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$459. WWIT - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$369. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. For details of winter tours between Oct 2010 - Mar 2011, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Explore More Optionals

11 Days From A$1399pp* A$128/day

• Berlin Locally guided historical walking tour of the city • Prague River cruise with lunch

• 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 Day 1: Arrive Berlin Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the Turkey afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, • Scenic drive along historic Ring Road meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki • See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s travellers for dinner. (D) Cathedral & the State Opera House Days 2-3: Berlin Day 8: Vienna Savour the mix of old & new in this Viennese culture waltzes right up to ever-changing city. Get a feel for the you as you wander through this picture city’s history at its many monuments & book city. Spend the day experiencing sights. You can shop the cool markets,Cyprus its wealth of music, cafés, parks, trendy shops & take a break at a incredible architecture & of course, cafe for some people watching. strudel! You can opt for a taste of the city’s You’ll find historical significance in legendary music scene at a Mozart & everything from the streets to the grand Strauss concert. (B) monuments. (B)(B) Day 9: Vienna to Budapest • Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Hit up three capital cities today! From concentration camp memorial Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto • See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, the lively arts, café & music scene of the Russian War memorial, Bradenburg “Paris of the East.” (B) Gate & historic Reichstag • Visit Bratislava’s historic old town • Take in the Egypt commemorative artwork • See St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael & the Berlin Wall Gate & Baroque Tower • See the site of ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ Day 10: Budapest Day 4: Berlin to Prague All your senses are surrounded by the Bite into some local German fare, like history of this fascinating centuries-old bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south city, split in two by the Danube River into to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Later, enjoy an eastern European revival. (B,D) amazing dinner of local specialities & a • See the rebuilt baroque architecture of scenic river cruise tonight. (B,D) the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, • Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Days 5-6: Prague Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion Snake through this medieval city’s maze Day 11: Depart Budapest of cobbled streets & discover Gothic It’s time to say goodbye to your architecture, bargain-priced beer & new-found friends as your tour ends after bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) breakfast. (B) • See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation. Square

• Vienna Mozart & Strauss classical music concert

visit contiki.com.au/berlin-budapest-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


N.Ireland

land

Berlin & Prague + Vienna England

Wales

9 Days From A$1195pp* A$133/day

Code: BBBV Summer 2011 Start Berlin

Poland

GERMANY

DRESDEN

Belgium

3 PRAGUE KUTNA HORA

CZECH REP VIENNA 2

2011 Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Slovakia Jul 16

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Switz Contiki Only Italy

Slovenia • Bike ride of Prague with our local expert Croatia • Locally guided walking tour of Prague

\

2011 Apr 9 Apr 23 May 7 May 21 Finland Jun 4 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

Poland

GERMANY

3 PRAGUE CZECH REP Sweden Austria

\ Includes

Hungary

Switz Only Contiki Italy

Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 19 Mar 12 Mar 26

1269 1195 1195 1195 1219

Apr 15 Apr 29 May 13 May 27 Jun 10 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22

Start Berlin

Finish Turkey Prague

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 1099 Jul 23 1099 Jul 30 1139 Aug 6 1165 Aug 27 1165 Belarus Sep 3 1165 Sep 10 1199 Sep 17 1199 Sep 24 1199 Oct 1

Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7

1199 1199 1199 1165 1165 1165 1165 Cyprus 1165 1165

2011 Estonia Oct 15 Oct 21 979 Oct 29 Nov 4 979 Ukraine Nov 12 Nov 18 965 Dec 3 Dec 9 965 Dec 10 Dec 16 965 Dec Latvia 20 Dec 26 995 Dec 23 Dec 29 995 Dec 27 Jan 2 995

ADRIATIC SEA

Vienna & Budapest VIENNA 2

SLOVAKIA

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia Croatia

Serbia

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. (D) MEDITERRANEAN SEA • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road • See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House

Day 2-5:ADRIATIC Vienna SEA - Budapest Refer to days 8-11 Berlin to Montenegro Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing described on p.62 Macedonia

\ Includes

Only Contiki

Albania • Sample local Hungarian dishes on our stunning Danube river cruise Greece

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\

Germany, Czech Republic, Austria • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 11 meals: 8 continental breakfasts (B) 3 three-course dinners (D) • See web for full list of inclusions: • Number of World 6 Heritage sites visited

Berlin & Prague 7 Days

Germany, Czech Republic Jan 5

995

Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 17 Mar 10 Mar 24

995 935 935 935 955

Russia

2012 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 11 Mar 4 EgyptMar 18

Total Cost Budapest A$ pp*

Bulgaria

2011 Apr 15 Apr 19 Apr 29 May 3 Macedonia May 13 May 17 May 27 May 31 Albania Jun 10 Jun 14 Jul 1 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 12 Greece Jul 15 Jul 19 Ukraine Jul 22 Jul 26

929 929 955 979 979 1015 1015 1015 1015

Start Vienna

Finish Total Cost Budapest A$ pp*

2011 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7

Aug 2 1015 Aug 9 1015 Aug 16 979 Sep 6 979 Sep 13 979 Sep 20 979 Sep 27 979 Oct Turkey 4 979 Oct 11 979

2012 Jan 2 Jan 5 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 17 Mar 10 Mar 24

Jan 6 Jan 9 Jan 17 Jan 31 Feb 21 Mar 14 Mar 28

Code: WWVB Winter 2011/12

BRATISLAVA

AUSTRIA

Vienna

Montenegro

Czech Rep

Italy

3 Countries visited

2 Countries visited 2011 Dec 30

Belarus Serbia Start Finish

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

5 Days From A$765pp* A$153/day

Berlin, Prague & Vienna 9 Days

What’s included • 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 8 meals: 6 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) • See web for full list of inclusions: • Number of World 4 Heritage sites visited

Code: BBVB Summer 2011

Poland

Spain

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What’s included

Romania Lithuania Slovenia BBBP - Summer 2011Single room supplement of A$289. • For Only Contiki’s for this tour referCroatia to p.62 WWBP - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$245. Berlin to Budapest. Bosnia (except Danube River cruise)

Netherlands

Explore More Optionals

2012 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 11 Mar 4 Mar 18

Code: WWBP Winter 2011/12

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Switz

1559 1559 1559 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515

DRESDEN

Days 1-6: Berlin to Prague Denmark Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & inclouded France sightseeing listed on opposite page. Day 7: Depart Prague Time to say goodbye to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B).

France

1249 1249 1229 1229 1229 1269 1269 1269 1269

Greece Finish Start Total Cost Berlin Prague LithuaniaA$ pp*

BERLIN 3

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

Belgium

Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9

Code: BBBP Summer 2011

Norway Belgium

England

2011 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1

Latvia

Albania

Berlin & Prague Netherlands

Total Cost A$ pp*

Russia BBBV - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$375.

contiki.com.au/berlin-vienna

England

Finish Vienna

Macedonia WWBV - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$315.

Denmark

Wales

Start Berlin

Estonia Bulgaria

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

7 Days From A$935pp* A$134/day

Finland

Oct 15 Romania Oct 23 Oct 29 Nov 6 Nov 12 Nov 20 Dec 3 Dec 11 Dec 10 Dec 18 Dec 20 Dec 28 Dec 23 Dec 31 Dec 27 Jan 4 Dec 30 Jan 7

Plus

reland

Belarus

Total Cost A$ pp*

Apr 17 1429 May 1 1429 May 15 1469 May 29 1515 Jun 12 1515 Jul 3 1515 Jul 10 1559 Jul Ukraine 17 1559 Jul 24 1559

Hungary 2011

Days 1-6:Berlin to Prague to Vienna Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included Bosnia sightseeing on p.62. Norway Regional Dinners Day 9: depart Vienna ADRIATIC SEA beerhall • A traditional dinner in a German Time to say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your tour ends after breakfast. (B • Dine at one of our favourite taverns in Prague - an authentic Czech feast Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to Sweden allow you to start & finish your tour without needing

Spain

Finish Vienna

Code: WWBV Winter 2011/12

AUSTRIA

Itinerary andFrance Included Sightseeing

51 63

When to go and how much

BERLIN 3

extra nights accommodation. Portugal Scotland

gal

Lithuania

See optionals listed on p.62 for all tours above

2011 Oct 21 Oct 25 Nov 4 Nov 8 Nov 18 Nov 22 Dec 9 Dec 13 Dec 16 Dec 20 Dec 26 Dec 30 Dec 29 Jan 2

799 789 789 789 815 815 815

815 815 815 765 765 765 Cyprus 785

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin Bulgaria or triple-share). BBVB - Summer 2011 Single room supplement of A$239. WWVB - Winter 2011/12 Single room supplement of A$199. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on Egypt twin-share tour price. Turkey Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. Cyprus

Vienna & Budapest 5 Days 3 Countries visited Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic

What’s included • 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 6 meals: 4 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) • See web for full list of inclusions: • Number of World 3 Heritage sites visited


Eastern Road 12 Days From A$1845pp* A$154/day

Finland GULF OF BOTHNIA

Norway Estonia

R Scotland

6 Countries visited

Latvia

Sweden Denmark

Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland N.Ireland

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Lithuania NORTH SEA

IRISH SEA

GO Only ContikiS.Ireland Includes

• Bike ride of bohemian Prague with our local expert England WalesGhetto & • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish the medieval centre of Warsaw • A moving historical experience - locally guided tours of Auschwitz & Birkenau - plus moreENGLISH CHANNEL

Belarus

BERLIN 2 Netherlands GERMANY

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Ukraine

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA France

BANSKA BYSTRICA

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2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

Switz

HUNGARY Romania

Slovenia Italy

Croatia Bosnia Serbia

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2 PRAGUE

\ Regional Dinners

Portugal

CZESTOCHOWA

DRESDEN

Belgium

Plus

• Prost! A traditional dinner in a typical German beerhall • Dine at one of our favourite taverns in Prague • Traditional dinner in one of our favourite ATLANTIC OCEAN restaurants in Krakow • Get a taste for Polish cuisine in an authentic local restaurant overlooking one of Warsaw’s parks

2 WARSAW

POLAND

ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Bulgaria

Macedonia Albania

• Budapest Evening river cruise & dinner • Krakow Guided tour of the amazing salt mines Greece • Warsaw Chopin piano recital

visit contiki.com.au/eastern-road-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

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CORINTH CANAL

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65 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 & the 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, home to Mozart’s music & of course, strudel! (B) • Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road • See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House

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) 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) • 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)

Time Out Eastern Road 12 Days

Mozart concert, Vienna

What’s included • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 15 meals: 11 continental breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 6 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$95. See p.19 for details.

Please note: Days 1 & 12 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Holocaust Memorial Berlin

When to go and how much Code: BBRH Summer 2011 Start Berlin

Finish Total Cost Warsaw A$ pp* or Berlin

Start Berlin

Finish Total Cost Warsaw A$ pp* or Berlin

2011 Apr 30 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 11 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16

May 11 May 25 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 22 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27

2011 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24

Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Oct 5

1845 1845 1889 1889 1889 1889 1955 1955 1955

1955 1955 1955 1889 1889 1889 1889 1889 1889

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$469 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends in Warsaw approx. 8:00am or Berlin approx 7:00pm. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Charles Bridge, Prague

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 p.44 for more airlines.

Budapest


Scandinavia & Russia hostels & hotels.

See p.44

26 Days From A$4399pp* A$170/day

8 Countries visited

5

HONNINGSVÅG 2 ALTA

Germany (start Berlin option), Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland

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• Cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord • Fly to the Midnight Sun in the Arctic Circle • Take a Polar Plunge dip in the Arctic Circle • A locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg • A visit to the Peterhof Gardens & fountains • Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tzars • Locally guided tour of Novgorod • Discover the rich history & culture of Moscow & the Kremlin on our locally guided tour • Great ringside seats at the Moscow Circus • See the birthplace of communist Russia on our Scotland locally guided tour of Minsk • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the medieval centre of Warsaw

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GEIRANGER 1 LOM SKEI

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LILLEHAMMER SOGNEFJORD

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GULF OF BOTHNIA

GJOVIK

PETRODVORETS

3 ST PETERSBURG

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Estonia

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SWEDEN RUSSIA

GOTHENBURG 1 NORTH SEA

Latvia DENMARK

BALTIC SEA KLIN

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Lithuania

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• Taste the different local cuisines at our favourite England restaurants across Scandinavia Wales • A farewell dinner as we say goodbye to Russia

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BERLIN

MINSK

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Hungary

Slovenia • Copenhagen Tour the Carslberg Brewery • Stockholm Guided tour of the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Romania Croatia • Lillehammer Bobsled ride on the Olympic bobsled track Banquet Room Italy Bosnia • Voss Whitewater rafting on the Raundal & Stranda rivers • St. Petersburg Russian Ballet recital • Nordkapp/Honningsvåg Journey to Nordkapp & visit • Moscow GuidedSerbia tour of the Military & Missile Museum • Guided Nordkapphallen • Go deep sea fishing for king crabs tour of the famous Moscow Metro • Visit the Kremlin Armoury Bulgaria Montenegro visit contiki.com.au/scandi-russia-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do Macedonia Portugal


67 Itinerary & Included Sightseeing Day 1: Start Berlin/Copenhagen Meet your Contiki Team in Berlin this morning or later this afternoon in Denmark’s harbourside capital, Copenhagen, to begin your Scandic adventure. Hostel (D) Day 2: Copenhagen Take in the sights this morning & the vibrant waterfront area, Nyhavn, before some free time to wander through this cosmopolitan hub or feel the vibes in Christiania – the city’s modern hippy community. Tonight you could head to the famous Tivoli amusement park for some rides. Hostel. (B) • See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum & the Royal Palace Day 3: Copenhagen to Gothenburg This morning head to the cool, student vibe city of Gothenburg. With a free afternoon you could shop the cool stores on the Kungsportsavenyn, check out the Museum of Art or chill out in the city’s amazing botanical gardens. Hostel (B) Day 4: Gothenburg to Gjovik Travel north in to Norway & on to the picturesque town of Gjovik, known for its’ incredible ice hockey stadium built inside the local mountain – you can even take a tour if you’re up for it. Hotel (B,D) Day 5: Gjovik to Geiranger Fjord Get a thrill at the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer - there’s your chance for an adrenaline rush on the bobsled track! Then it’s on to Lom to see the famous 12thC Stave Church before hitting Geiranger for a stunning fjord cruise for some picture perfect views. Hostel (B,D) • Visit the home of the 1984 Winter Olympics • See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway • Cruise along the stunning Geiranger Fjord Day 6: Geiranger Fjord to Voss You’ll be blown away by the sheer beauty of the mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head towards the adventure hub of Norway, Voss. Hostel (B,D) • See the incredible Boyabreen glacier in Skei • See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway Day 7: Voss Chill out today or get into the action sport this region is famous for. You could take a hike through the mountains or try some adrenalin sports like white water rafting. You could even take a short train ride to picturesque Bergen - Norway’s second largest city. Hostel (B) • Explore Voss - famous for its extreme sports & amazing natural surroundings Day 8: Voss to Oslo See beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey through Hardangervidda plateau to Norway’s capital, Oslo. Walk along the boardwalk by the port to get a feel for the relaxed capital’s lifestyle. Hostel (B,D) • Visit Europe’s largest mountain plateau Day 9: Oslo to Honningsvåg We’ll do some sightseeing before catching a flight to the Arctic Circle, home to 24-hour day light & the famous Northern Lights. Tonight we stay in Honningsvåg with your chance to visit Europe’s most northern point, Nordkapp. Hostel (B,D) • Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures • See the City Hall & Parliament Day 10: Honningsvåg With a free day you could chill out in the city, go fishing for king crabs, the largest crabs in the world, enjoy a drink in the

famous local Arctic ice bar or hike to the northernmost point in Europe. Hostel (B) Day 11: Honningsvåg to Oslo This morning we travel through Lapland, home to reindeer & the Sami people, before boarding our flight back to Oslo. Tonight you could head out & meet some locals along the stunning new district around the Oslo Opera House. Hostel (B) Day 12: Oslo to Stockholm Today we head into Sweden via a stop at its largest lake, Lake Vanern. Hotel (B) • Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves Day 13: Stockholm After a city sightseeing tour time is yours to hang out in this uber-cool city. You could check out the Vasa warship, Skansen open air museum or do some shopping in the city’s trendy stores. Hotel (B,D) • Visit Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace Day 14: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki Relax or take in some last minute sightseeing before we board our luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) Day 15: Helsinki This morning we head to the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki! See the city sights before your chance to explore. There are loads of museums, monuments & cool shops in this vibrant coastal city. Hotel. (B) • See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square • Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’ Day 16: Helsinki to St Petersburg Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into Russia. Visit the town of Vyborg to learn about it’s turbulent past, before we reach the ‘Venice of the North’ - St. Petersburg. Hotel. (B,D) • Visit the town of Vyborg & visit the local markets Days 17-18: St Petersburg Check out the city sights & go local with 2 full days to explore - you’ll discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. Maybe see the Russian Ballet, shop in local markets for Matryoska dolls or tuck into the local specialties beef stroganoff & vodka! Hotel. (B)(B) • See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress • See the church of the Spilt Blood & the Admiralty • Visit the Hermitage – one of the world’s largest Art & Culture Museums • Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens Day 19: St Petersburg to Novgorod Discover the picturesque ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel. (B,D) • Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & the Millennium Bell Day 20: Novgorod to Moscow Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. Hotel. (B,D) • See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin Days 21-22: Moscow Moscow’s a richly layered city, with history & culture at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia architecture,culture & people Hotel. (B)(B) • Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral • Local Guided coach sightseeing tour of the city sights Day 23: Moscow to Minsk Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat in Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. Hotel (B,D) • Locally guided city tour of Minsk

Day 24: Minsk to Warsaw Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. Hotel (B) • Visit Brest Fortress – one of the most important Soviet World War II war monuments Day 25: Warsaw Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were totally reconstructed after being ruined in the war, as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. Hotel (B,D) • Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw uprisings Day 26: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a free transfer to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Time Out

Scandinavia & Russia 26 Days

What’s included • 25 nights accommodation: 10 nights in hostels quad-share 14 nights in hotel upgrade twin/triple share 1 night Baltic cruise quad-share (more on p.12-13 & 44-45) • 37 meals: 25 breakfasts (B) 12 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Please note: Days 1 (Starting Berlin) & 26 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Number of World 5 Heritage sites visited Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$189. See p.19 for details.

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Helsinki

When to go & how much Code: CCSR Summer 2011 Start Finish Berlin or Warsaw Cop’hgen or Berlin 2011 May 15 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 4

Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 22 Sep 29

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

3789 3789 3789 3789 3789 3789 3789 3979 3979 3979 3979 3979 3885 3885 3885

610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610

4399 4399 4399 4399 4399 4399 4399 4589 4589 4589 4589 4589 4495 4495 4495

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this tour. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this tour. The A$30 fee for the Russian Tourist Voucher is included in your tour, however, the fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. Tour starts 8:00am in Berlin, 5:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Our 14/16 day Scandinavia tour. For a full itinerary & more visit contiki.com.au/scandi Or our 12/14 day Russia tour. For a full itinerary & more visit contiki.com.au/russia

You choose

You can start your tour in either Berlin or Copenhagen & end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Getting there There are low cost airlines who fly from/to London like ryanair.com (for Berlin), wizzair.com (for Warsaw) & easyjet.com (for Berlin & Copenhagen) or flysas.com. Book early & get yourself a cheap deal. Or even easier, schedule your international flights to Copenhagen & out of Warsaw or Berlin.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow


Croatian Island Cruising 8 Days From A$1015pp* A$127/day

1 Country visited

2

Croatia

CROATIA

Why cruise Croatia with Contiki? • ‘A’ class boat - exclusive to Contiki • Comfortable & modern boat with large decks • Breakfast every day • 5 lunches • Dinner on 2 nights, giving you flexibility to explore the ports on other nights • Spacious twin-rooms with private facilities

Ukraine

SPLIT 2 1 MAKARSKA

HVAR 1

1 KORCULA ADRIATIC SEA

contiki.com.au/croatian-cruising

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• Dubrovnik City wall kayaking trip • Trstenik Captain’s dinner

visit contiki.com.au/croatian-cruising-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

1 TRSTENIK 2 DUBROVNIK


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Croatian Island Cruising 8 Days What’s included • 7 nights twin-share accommodation on a sailing cruise boat (more on p.44-45) • 14 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated captain & crew with an experienced & professional Contiki representative • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Port & Visitors taxes 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Dubrovnik

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Split to Hvar All aboard! Jump on-board our exclusive boat, meet your Contiki Rep, Captain & 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, get to know your fellow travellers over dinner before hitting the town. (L,D) • 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

head back to the city or sun worship on amazing beaches. Alternatively, head to Montenegro to see its spectacular fjords or take the cable car for a breathtaking view of the Dalmation coastline. (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) 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)

Our comfy cruise boat

When to go and how much Code: BBCI Summer 2011 On or On or Start Finish Port Taxes & Above Above Below Below Split Split Supplements Deck Total Cost Deck Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 23 Jul 30 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 20 Aug 27 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 10 Sep 17

105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105

1020 1020 1020 1190 1190 1310 1310 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1380 1310 1310 1190

1125 1125 1125 1295 1295 1415 1415 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1415 1415 1295

910 910 910 1085 1085 1240 1240 1320 1320 1320 1320 1320 1320 1240 1240 1085

1015 1015 1015 1190 1190 1345 1345 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1345 1345 1190

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add A$965. Single below deck cabin supplement add A$925. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A’ class boats. Tour starts 12:00 noon & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. Delicious local food

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save up to A$55. See p.19 for details.

Getting there There are low-cost airlines who fly to Split like easyjet.com (more on p.44). Flights can get tight, so book early to get yourself a cheap deal. Or even easier, schedule your international flights right through to Split.


Slovakia

Greek Island Hopping

Austria

Hungary

13 Days From A$2069pp* A$160/day

Slovenia

Romania

Croatia

Bosnia

Serbia Montenegro Bulgaria BLACK SEA

Macedonia

Albania

3 Islands visited

1

Mykonos, Santorini, Ios

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• A real taste of Greece with dinner in one of our favourite local tavernas

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CORINTH CANAL

\ Feature Hotel

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• Mykonos Resort

IOS 3

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• Santorini Visit Oia at sunset • Boat trip to the Volcano’s core • Ios Island cruise on a traditional sailing boat

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Greek Island Hopping 13 Days What’s included • 12 nights accommodation: 3 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotel 9 nights in hotels (more on p.12-13) • 16 meals: 12 continental breakfasts (B) 4 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager • Ferry crossings (tourist class on all journeys) & coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Santorini

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at mythological Athens. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers before starting the tour right - indulging in a delicious local Greek dinner. (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 for some sun & good times at our beach resort. Located on one of the islands best beaches, it’s all about sun & fun. Later, get a taste of some Greek specialities with dinner at the resort. (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Days 4-5: Mykonos There’s 2 free days to kick back on island time, Mykonos-style – it’s famous for its warm water, clear seas, golden beaches & young party culture. Go shopping, maybe hire a jeep to explore more of the island or take it up a level & head to stunning Paradise Beach for some water sports & a taste of the areas buzzing nightlife! (B)(B)  Contiki Feature Hotel • Visit Mykonos town

Day 6: Mykonos to Santorini Enjoy the breathtaking views as we ferry into the Caldera to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. Soak it all in, from its famous blue & white buildings to its spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking scenery. (B,D) Days 7-8: Santorini With 2 days here, indulge in amazing views, scenery & black stone beaches & get into the activities on offer here. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira. From here, catch unbeatable panoramic views of the island’s submerged volcano & sip on delicious cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s also a chance for a boat ride out to the active volcanic island, if you’re feeling like something different. (B)(B) • Visit the main town of Fira Day 9: Santorini to Ios Cruise to another Greek Island gem, the beautiful Island of Ios. (B,D) Days 10-11: Ios Take a couple of days to relax & enjoy the sun, meet some locals & chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches. While you’re here don’t miss out on a taste of the nightlife in 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. Opt to take a tour of the famous Acropolis or chill with your buddies on your last full day. (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.

Theatre of Dionysos, Athens Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$109. See p.19 for details.

When to go and how much Code: BBGI Summer 2011 Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

2011 Apr 29 May 2 May 5 May 8 May 11 May 14 May 17 May 20 May 23 May 26 May 29 Jun 1 Jun 4 Jun 7 Jun 10 Jun 13 Jun 16 Jun 19 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 4 Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul 13

May 11 May 14 May 17 May 20 May 23 May 26 May 29 Jun 1 Jun 4 Jun 7 Jun 10 Jun 13 Jun 16 Jun 19 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 28 Jul 1 Jul 4 Jul 7 Jul 10 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 19 Jul 22 Jul 25

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2011 Jul 16 Jul 19 Jul 22 Jul 25 Jul 28 Jul 31 Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 9 Aug 12 Aug 15 Aug 18 Aug 21 Aug 24 Aug 27 Aug 30 Sep 2 Sep 5 Sep 8 Sep 11 Sep 14 Sep 17 Sep 20 Sep 23 Sep 26 Sep 29

Jul 28 Jul 31 Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 9 Aug 12 Aug 15 Aug 18 Aug 21 Aug 24 Aug 27 Aug 30 Sep 2 Sep 5 Sep 8 Sep 11 Sep 14 Sep 17 Sep 20 Sep 23 Sep 26 Sep 29 Oct 2 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 11

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Combine this trip with another tour & double your fun! You’ll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See p.19. Fly to Rome & connect with the ‘Simply Italy’ tour. See p.52-53. (selected departures) Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See p.44.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$965 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. Mykonos Town

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Ios, Greece


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Bosnia Serbia

Time Out

Montenegro

Spotlight on Greece 4 Days

Bulgaria

BLACK SEA

Macedonia Sanctuary of Athena, Delphi

1 Country visited

3 Albania

Greece

What’s included • 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on p.12-13) • 5 meals: 3 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional local guide • Modern, air-conditioned coach • “Welcome to Greece” information pack • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

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Only Contiki

• Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Step 3,500 years back in time on a guided walking tour of Mycenae & the Palace of Agamemnon • Discover the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games with a guided tour of Olympia • Learn about the Greek Gods & the Oracle on our guided tour of Delphi

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$39. See p.19 for details.

Mix

Spotlight on Greece

GREECE

AEGEAN SEA

DELPHI

4 Days From A$815pp* A$204/day

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CORINTH CANAL

CORINTH

OLYMPIA 1

1 ATHENS

Turkey

MYCENAE

IONIAN SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

contiki.com.au/greece When to go and how much Code: BBBS Summer 2011 Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

Total Cost A$ pp*

Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. May 5 815 Aug 11 865 This evening meet your Tour Manager & May 19 835 Aug 25 835 fellow Contiki travellers. Jun 2 835 Sep 8 835 Jun 16 835 Sep 22 835 • Visit the famous Plaka area Jun 30 835 Oct 6 835 Day 2: Athens to Olympia Jul 14 865 Oct 20 815 Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel Jul 28 865 the gritty urban soul of this bustling * Prices above are based on twin-share. city before criss-crossing the beautiful, Egypt If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a historic Peloponnese region en-route same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin to Olympia. (B,D) or triple-share). • Guided tour of Athens including the Single room supplement of A$260 & triple-share Acropolis & Parthenon reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour • See the impressive Corinth Canal price. • Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 6:00pm. Palace of Agamemnon For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & • See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

2011 May 2 May 16 May 30 Jun 13 Jun 27 Jul 11 Jul 25

2011 Aug 8 Aug 22 Sep 5 Sep 19 Oct 3 Oct 17

Cyprus

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 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.

Match

Combine this trip with another tour & double your fun! Add the ‘Greek Island Hopping’ tour detailed on p.70-71. Alternatively, fly to Rome and connect with the ‘Simply Italy’ tour on p.52-53, or fly to Cairo and connect with the ‘Egypt’ tour detailed on p.60-61. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See p.44. Palace of Agamemnon, Mycenae

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• Athens Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka

Plus optional activities for the 3 & 7 day Cruise options: • Kusadasi Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus visit contiki.com.au/greece-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Patmos Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John • Crete Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos • Taste of Crete tour with Greek raki & meze • Instanbul Entry to nightclub with belly dancers, musicians & performers • Boat cruise along the spectacular Bosphorus


Macedonia

Spotlight on Greece Albania

+3 day Greek Island Cruise 8 Days From A$1545pp* A$194/day

CORINTH CANAL

GREECE

TURKEY

1 ATHENS

AEGEAN SEA KUSADASI PATMOS

MYKONOS

IONIAN SEA

SANTORINI

Want to spend more time exploring the Greek Islands? You can. Add a 3 day Greek Island Cruise to your Spotlight on Greece tour.

Finland

CRETE

Norway

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Sweden DaysDenmark 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, Netherlands enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Poland • VisitGermany Kusadasi’s local bazaar Belgium • See Monastery of St. John on Patmos

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Estonia Russia

Day 7: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Latvia Crete en-route to Santorini and its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) • Visit Heraklion town on Crete Lithuania • Visit the main town of Fira on Santorini • See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Belarus Day 8: Arrival into Athens Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. (B)

Code: SPICR3 Summer 2011 Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Athens Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 JuL 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 AUG 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24

125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125

1530 1570 1570 1570 1570 1625 1625 1625 1570 1570 1570 1570 1530

1655 1695 1695 1695 1695 1750 1750 1750 1695 1695 1695 1695 1655

1420 1455 1455 1455 1455 1505 1505 1505 1455 1455 1455 1455 1420

1545 1580 1580 1580 1580 1630 1630 1630 1580 1580 1580 1580 1545

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or tripleshare). Or take a single supplement option: add A$420 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port Cyprus taxes for total price) or A$455 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to Egypt allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation. Ukraine

Czech Rep

contiki.com.au/greece3 Slovakia

Spotlight on Greece Austria

Slovenia

Italy

Romania

Croatia

+7 day Eastern Med Cruise Bosnia

12 Days From A$2299pp* A$192/day

Albania

IONIAN SEA

Bulgaria GREECE

Code: SPICR7 Summer 2011

ATHENS

Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Athens Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

TURKEY

1

MYKONOS

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Days 1-4: Athens to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & included sightseeing opposite. Day 5: Cruise to Istanbul Board the ship & cruise to Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,L,D,S) Day 6: Istanbul As the world’s only city to span 2 continents, get a feel for this cultural melting pot. (B,L,D,S) Day 7: Cruise to Mykonos Chill on one of Greece’s best islands, famous for golden beaches & party scene. (B,L,D,S) • Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses • See the famous windmills Day 8: Cruising to Israel Position yourself poolside & make the most of the sea views. (B,L,D,S) Day 9: Arrive Ashdod for Jerusalem Learn about the history of Jerusalem, with its unique mix of cultures & beliefs. (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

When to go and how much

BLACK SEA ISTANBUL

CRETE

Cyprus

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ASHDOD ALEXANDRIA PORT SAID

EGYPT

GIZA

JERUSALEM

ISRAEL

CAIRO

RED SEA • Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Day 10: Arrive Port Said for Cairo From King Tut’s treasures to the bustling city it’s all about the ancient & the new. (B,L,D,S) • Visit the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar • Guided tour of the Pyramids & the Sphinx Day 11: Cruise to Crete Soak up the sun on Crete & maybe visit the 4000 year old Palace of Knossos. (B,L,D,S) • Visit Heraklion town on Crete Day 12: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. (B)

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

For more details of days 5-12, see web.

contiki.com.au/greece7

Spotlight on Greece +3 day Greek Island Cruise

8 Days 2 Countries visited Greece, Turkey

What’s included • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels 3 nights on-board a cruise ship (more on p.12-14 & 44-45) • 18 meals: 7 continental/buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D), 3 suppers (S) • An experienced & professional local guide & on-board representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Modern, air-conditioned coach • “Welcome to Greece” information pack • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Save More Money. Pay 6 months in advance save A$39. See p.19 for details.

ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Time Out

• Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 5 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Hungary

Switz

73

When to go and how much

2011 May 2 May 13 May 16 May 27 May 30 Jun 10 Jun 13 Jun 24 Jun 27 JuL 8 Jul 11 Jul 22 Jul 25 AUG 5 Aug 8 Aug 19 Aug 22 SEP 2 Sep 5 Sep 16 Sep 19 Sep 30 Oct 3 Oct 14 Oct 17 Oct 28

370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370

2195 2245 2245 2245 2245 2325 2325 2325 2245 2245 2245 2245 2195

2565 2615 2615 2615 2615 2695 2695 2695 2615 2615 2615 2615 2565

1929 1979 1979 1979 1979 2049 2049 2049 1979 1979 1979 1979 1929

2299 2349 2349 2349 2349 2419 2419 2419 2349 2349 2349 2349 2299

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Or take a single supplement option: add A$575 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$655 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 12:00noon. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

Spotlight on Greece

+7 day Eastern Med Cruise

12 Days 4 Countries visited Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt

What’s included • 11 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels 7 nights on-board a cruise ship (more on p.12-13 & 44-45) • 34 meals: 11 continental/buffet breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D), 7 suppers (S) • An experienced & professional local guide & on-board representative • Local guides in Cairo & Jerusalem • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 5 • Number of World Heritage sites visited Save More Money. Pay 6 months in advance save A$39. See p.19 for details.


Louis Hellenic Cruises

About our cruises Louis Hellenic Cruises are our trusted cruise operating partner, running Contiki trips on classic cruise ships through the sun-kissed Greek Isles. On-board, 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 on-board dedicated Contiki Cruise Rep. Our Rep is a great guide to the best things to do & see both on-board & onshore. Each vessel has excellent facilities like a pool, bar, nightclub, live evening entertainment, 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 (subject to availability). Check the ‘When to go & how much’ panel for more contiki.com.au/cruising. The order of ports of call may be reversed on some days & the itinerary is subject to change.

Serbia

Aegean Classic

Aegean Classic 6 Days

Montenegro

Bulgaria

6 days incl 4 days Cruising Macedonia

2 Countries visited Greece, Turkey

• 5 nights accommodation: 1 night in a hotel 4 nights on-board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share) (more on p.12-13 & 44-45) • 17 meals: 5 buffet breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 4 three-course dinners (D) 4 suppers (S) • On-board cruise representative • Fun filled entertainment on every night of the cruise 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

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Code: 6cgs Summer 2011 BLACK SEA Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Athens Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

Albania

From

What’s included

When to go and how much

A$1075pp* A$180/day

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, IONIAN SEA 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 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, 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 Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 4: Cruising to Rhodes Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring the 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, the largest of the islands, en-route to the quintessential Greek island,

contiki.com.au/ aegean

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE 1 ATHENS

TURKEY KUSADASI

MYKONOS

PATMOS

SANTORINI RHODES

CRETE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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 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

• Kusadasi Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus • Athens Guided tour of the famous Acropolis

visit contiki.com.au/aegean-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

2011 Mar 13 Mar 18 Mar 20 Mar 25 Mar 27 Apr 1 Apr 3 Apr 8 Apr 10 Apr 15 Apr 17 Apr 22 Apr 24 Apr 29 May 1 May 6 May 8 May 13 May 15 May 20 May 22 May 27 May 29 Jun 3 Jun 5 Jun 10 Jun 12 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun 26 Jul 1 Jul 3 Jul 8 Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 17 Jul 22 Jul 24 Jul 29 Jul 31 Aug 5 Aug 7 Aug 12 Aug 14 Aug 19 Aug 21 Aug 26 Aug 28 Sep 2 Sep 4 Sep 9 Sep 11 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 23 Sep 25 Sep 30 Oct 2 Oct 7 Oct 9 Oct 14 Oct 16 Oct 21 Oct 23 Oct 28 Oct 30 Nov 4 Nov 6 Nov 11

200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 1085 200 1085 200 1085 200 1085 200 1085 200 1085 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 1045 200 Cyprus 1045 200 1045 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015 200 1015

1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215

875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 925 925 925 925 925 925 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 875 875 875 875 875

1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices - save a minimum of A$170. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or quadshare). Or take a single supplement option: add A$105 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$115 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

• Rhodes Tour of the traditional fishing village of Lindos & the medieval city of Rhodes • Patmos Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John • Athens Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka


Slovenia

75

Romania Croatia

Golden Fleece Bosnia

9 days incl 7 days Cruising

Time Out Golden Fleece 9 Days

Serbia

A$1725pp* A$192/day Montenegro

From

Bulgaria

BLACK SEA

Macedonia

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 & sail to Istanbul Board the ship & enjoy the facilities as we cruise to Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,D,S) Day 3: Cruising to Istanbul SEA in Enjoy the ship’s great amenities. IONIAN Anchor diverse Istanbul. (B,L,D,S) Day 4: Istanbul & the Bosphorus Istanbul is the world’s only city to span 2 continents. Get a feel for the exotic & see how the locals live their daily lives in this cultural melting pot. Try tasty, local food specialities & take in the beautiful sightseeing spots. (B,L,D,S) Day 5: Cruising to Mykonos Hang out on one of Greece’s best islands, famous for golden beaches & it’s fun party scene. (B,L,D,S) Day 6: Cruising to Kusadasi via Patmos Stop by friendly Patmos. Later, enjoy the resort town of Kusadasi. (B,L,D,S) • See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos • Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar Day 7: 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 8: 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 &

Santorini

2 Countries visited

ISTANBUL

Greece, Turkey

What’s included AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

• 8 nights accommodation: 1 night in a hotel 7 nights on-board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share) (more on p.12-13 & 44-45) • 28 meals: 8 buffet breakfasts (B) 6 lunches (L) 7 three-course dinners (D) 7 suppers (S) • On-board cruise representative • Fun filled entertainment on every night of the cruise 4 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

TURKEY

1 ATHENS MYKONOS

PATMOS

KUSADASI

SANTORINI RHODES

CRETE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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 SantoriniEgypt • Visit the main town of Fira Day 9: 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 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation

contiki.com.au/golden-fleece

Cyprus

Rhodes Old Town

When to go and how much Code: 9GFs Summer 2011 Start Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Athens Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 2011 Mar 31 Apr 8 Apr 14 Apr 22 Apr 28 May 6 Jun 9 Jun 17 Jun 23 Jul 1 Jul 21 Jul 29 Aug 4 Aug 12 Aug 18 Aug 26 Oct 27 Nov 4

415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415

1570 1570 1570 1610 1610 1665 1665 1610 1570

1985 1985 1985 2025 2025 2080 2080 2025 1985

1310 1310 1310 1340 1340 1385 1385 1340 1310

1725 1725 1725 1755 1755 1800 1800 1755 1725

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices - save a minimum of A$335. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or quadshare). Or take a single supplement option: add A$180 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$195 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa. Cruising in style

Mykonos

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• Athens Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka • Istanbul Guided city sightseeing tour • Kusadasi Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus

• Patmos Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John • Rhodes Tour of the traditional fishing village of Lindos & the medieval city of Rhodes • Crete Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos • Athens Guided tour of the famous Acropolis visit contiki.com.au/golden-fleece-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


76 Serbia Montenegro Bulgaria

Time Out

Macedonia

Mykonos & Island Cruising Albania 8 Days 2 Countries visited Greece, Turkey

Ancient Ephesus

2 GREECE AEGEAN SEA

What’s included

CORINTH CANAL

TURKEY

1 ATHENS

MYKONOS 3

• 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 3 nights in Contiki’s Feature IONIAN Hotel SEA 1 night in a hotel 3 nights on-board a cruise ship (more on p.12-13 & 44-45) • 16 meals: 7 buffet breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 4 three-course dinners (D) 3 suppers (S) • An experienced & professional local guide in Athens & representative on-board cruise ship • Coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

KUSADASI PATMOS

SANTORINI

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• Mykonos Beach Resort 

Save More Money If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$69. See p.19 for details.

Cyprus MEDITERRANEAN SEA

contiki.com.au/mykonos-cruising When to go and how much Start Athens

Finish Athens

Port Taxes Gratuities

2011 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3

May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10

1380 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415

Tour/Cruise Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* 145 145 145 Egypt 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145

1525 1560 1560 1560 1560 1560 1560 1560 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1560 1560 1560 1560 1560 1560 1560 1560

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or tripleshare). Or take a single supplement option: add A$415 to twin-share price for a single room/inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

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8 Days From A$1525pp* A$191/day

CRETE

Code: BBGM Summer 2011

Includes Feature Hotel

Mykonos & Island Cruising

BLACK SEA

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) Contiki Feature Hotel 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel • 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.

Mykonos

• Athens Guided tour of the famous Acropolis • Patmos Guided tour of the Monastery of St.John • Kusadasi Tour the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus • Crete Locally guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos with Local Guide

visit contiki.com.au/mykonos-cruising-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


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Time Out Winter Tours

in Winter

It’s cheaper to travel Ski & boarding tours Less crowds & queues Great value hotels Great festivals & events

Europe’s still hot when the temperature drops! There’s so much to see in Europe – so beat the crowds & explore in winter. Lots of our tours operate throughout the colder months, so it’s easy to find a time that suits to travel. Plus, when you travel Contiki-style in winter, it’s all Time Out hotel accommodation, so you’ve got somewhere warm & toasty to come home to each night. There are loads of reasons to pack your coat & get ready to experience a European winter. Here are a just few…. • Airfares are up to 50% cheaper, so spend less getting there & more when you arrive. • Smaller crowds mean shorter queues. • Never had a white Christmas? Stop dreaming about it - experience one. • Events, festivals & markets winter is culture central. • Skiing & après ski like only the Europeans know how.

Going solo?

Festivals & events

Even if you’re planning on leaving your mates at home, don’t worry. We’ll match you with a room mate, so it’s all good. More than half our travellers are just like you – ready to head off on their own & experience Europe with young, fun & like-minded travel mates.

To top it off, we know what else is hot do in Europe, so we’ve got some great festival, event tours & awesome NYE tours too so you can ring in the new year in style. More at:

Save even more! On some of our Winter tours you can save even more money for other stuff, by booking tripleshare. You’ll save an additional 5% on your booking. Check out the price panels on the tour pages to see if you can save.

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Hit the slopes - Ski Austria Try Contiki’s two awesome ski & boarding packages in the Austrian Tyrol. Hit the slopes at one of the world’s top resorts, stay at our exclusive gasthof & get into the après ski lifestyle the way only Europeans know! We include lots of extra stuff too, like day trips, ski races & cool optionals, so there’s plenty going on both on & off the slopes. For more information go to:

contiki.com.au/ski

A ‘room to myself’ option If you like the idea of a little more privacy & comfort, you always have the option of getting a room all to yourself for a little extra. Check out the tour price panels for details. Limited single rooms available.

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Ski Austria

24 Winter tours to choose from


Winter Wanderer 24 Days From A$3229pp* A$135/day

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Sweden Scotland Denmark

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Lithua N.Ireland

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

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• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Discover the Statue of David, the Ponte Vecchio, Medici Palace & much more on our locally guided walking tour • Special access Rome sightseeing tour (see p.15) • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • A moving experience of Mauthausen

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• Paris Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne • • Lucerne Fondue Lunch in a traditional Swiss restaurant • • Barcelona Flamenco dance show • • Florence Entrance to one of the largest nighclubs & 1 drink • • Rome Locally guided tour of The Vatican museums • visit contiki.com.au/wanderer-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

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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


79 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Team. 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 Château Fontager We make our way back to France & the beautiful Château Fontager nestled in the idyllic countryside. (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 6: Château Fontager 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,D) • See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence • Florentine leather craft demonstration • See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of The Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel 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)  Contiki Feature Hotel • 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. (B) • 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: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Time Out Winter Wanderer 24 Days

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What’s included • 23 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 3 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotels 20 nights in hotels (more on p.12-13) • 35 meals: 23 continental breakfasts (B) 12 three-course dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings 13 • Number of World Heritage sites visited The Louvre, Paris

When to go and how much Code: WWHL Summer 2011/12 Start London

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* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$849 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. • Spend New Years Eve in Amsterdam. • Spend New Years Eve in Berlin. Spend New Years Eve in Prague. Spend New Years Eve in Vienna. † Spend New Years Eve in Venice. * Spend New Years Eve in Rome. † Spend New Years Eve in Nice. * Spend New Years Eve in Barcelona. + Spend New Years Eve in Château Fontager. + Spend New Years Eve in Lucerne. > Spend New Years Eve in Paris. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for more ways to save see p.19. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.82. For travel insurance see p.81.

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$335. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$169. See p.19 for details.

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

• Coach, train, air transfers & ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast & evening meals as detailed on p.12&13 & under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on p.14-15 & in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on p.10-11 & on tour pages.

What’s not Included?

Whilst it is our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & 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. Accommodation in Scandinavia & Berlin on the Scandinavia & Russia tour is a mix of hotels & hostels. Rooms are a maximum of quad-share with many free upgrades to twin-share. All rooms have private facilities.

Cruises: Refer to p.44-45 for details of accommodation on the Louis Hellenic Cruise ships & Croatian Island Cruising. Cruise companies reserve the right to change itinerary & ports due to poor weather.

• Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions & activities such as white water rafting, gondola rides, etc. • Lunches (unless specified under “What’s included”) & some dinners.

Will I get more information?

Where will I stay? Time Out:

Accommodation is in superior tourist class hotels, ships, ferries & trains. These are described on p.12-13 & on tour pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette & facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. On overnight ferries accommodation varies depending on your particular ship. Depending on the numbers & 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.

Upon receipt of final payment, your documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 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 & costs of all optional excursions available on your tour. Your FREE Contiki document wallet & luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passports. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

How to get to Contiki’s London Basement

Getting to the Contiki Basement is easy. It’s conveniently located at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG. It’s just a few minutes walk from Russell Square Underground Station, so it’s nice & central. From London Heathrow: Take the Picadilly Underground Line from Heathrow direct to Russell Square. From there it’s just a short walk. Or, take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington Station & a taxi to the Royal National Hotel.

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How much money Brochure do I need? authenticity You should be able to use debit & credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions & activities, entrance fees to attractions & evening entertainment.

It is advisable to start your tour with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc & Great British Pounds.

Explore More Optional Activities

When do I choose? Optionals are arranged & 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 & your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour in cash (Euro, Swiss Francs, GBP or US$ only, depending on the excursion).

Am I expected to tip on tour?

Every country in the world has different tipping policies & in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice.Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. Your Tour Manager will assist you with any questions about this. If you think your Contiki Crew have done an exceptional job then you may wish to tip them. This is entirely discretionary – it’s completely up to you.

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

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 & is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). The members include all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. With the guarantees of these organisations, you know your holiday & money are secure with Contiki.

Contiki check-in For more information on how to get more before & after your tour see p.20.

How much luggage can I bring On Time Out tours, luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) & maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. 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 & baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

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Massive thank you!

We love to keep it as real as possible, so we asked some Contiki travellers & their mates to help us out with photos for this brochure. A huge thanks to Tom, Carly, Holly, Amanda, Jemma & Sam (below). And to Bree, Matt, Kate & Graham (pictured on p.46-49). Nothing is possible without our team either, so a big thanks to them. And to Mark A, Mark B & Stephen for all their help too. Thanks guys!

Do I need vaccinations?

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

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 & 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 Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your tour travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The tours that require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: European Explorer, Spanish Spree, Scandinavia & Russia, Road to Athens plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, Road to Athens plus 7 day Greek Island Cruise, Road to Athens plus 7 day Eastern Med Cruise, Mediterranean Trail plus 3 Day

Greek Island Cruise, Spotlight on Greece plus 3 day Greek Islands Cruise or 7 day Eastern Med Cruise, Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, Eastern Med Cruise and Mykonos & Island Cruising. Visas for Non-Schengen Countries Some of our tours also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Egypt. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your tour. Important 1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. 4. Contiki will provide you with Visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

Travel Insurance Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & 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 & 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.

Gold Seal Protection 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. Pre-paid Cancellation Option A$99 per person: By paying A$99 per person Cancellation Option Fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the Land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. 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 & your companion will be refunded A$40 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. Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia 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 (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

Photography Credits Photos Courtesy of Lawrence Chan p.7 Horn Blowers, p.37 Street art, p.54 Greek dancers, p.65 Mozart Concert, p.72 Greek flag, Photos Courtesy of Sam Stevens p.43 Beach sunset, Photos Courtesy of Ashley Cowper p.25 Wooden Chapel bridge, Photos Courtesy of © Titlis Rotair & Engleberg Titlis p.37 Mount Titlis Gondola, Photos Courtesy of La Bohem p.61 Nile cruise, Photos Courtesy of Lena Sachs p.70 The Acropolis, Photos Courtesy of Louis Cristal p.75 Cruise liner, Photos Courtesy of Rhea Flouch p.79 Christmas Markets

If you’d like to be considered for one of our photo shoots in the future, please email images@bsandt.co.uk with a bit about yourself, where you’re from, what Contiki tour you did & also attach 3 photos – who knows, next year it could be you!

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Hotel departure points & stay longer options Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts & how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday & 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.au/staylonger & contiki.com.au/departurepoints.

AMSTERDAM

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 A$130 Twin A$80 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 & the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

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Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, & Eastern Mediterranean Cruise. (PRE & POST) Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey (POST) Hotel President, 43 Kifissias Avenue, 11523, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6989000. Stay Longer rate: Single A$185 Twin A$105 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Panormou & then it’s a short walk or taxi ride to your hotel. Greek Island Hopping (PRE & POST) Poseidon Hotel, 72 Possidonos Avenue - 17562 Paleo Faliro, Athens. Tel: +30 210 98 72 000 Stay Longer rate: Single A$185 Twin A$105 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the E95 from the International Airport, the bus will stop directly in the front of the Hotel entrance. Spotlight on Greece (PRE & POST) Hermes Hotel, 19 Apollonos Street, 10557 Athens. Tel: +30 210 3255 514 Stay Longer rate: Single A$185 Twin A$105 Mykonos & Island cruising (PRE & POST) Plaka Hotel, 7 Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos Street, 10556 Athens. Tel: +30 210 3222 096 Stay Longer rate: Single A$185 Twin A$105 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre & then a taxi to either hotel. Greek Island Adventurer (PRE & POST) Balasca Hotel, 45 Liossion & Ipirou Street, 10439 Athens. Tel: +30 210 8835 211 Stay Longer rate: Single A$120 Twin A$70 Road to Athens (POST) Center Square Hotel, 15 Aristogotonos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 32 11 770 Stay Longer rate: Single A$185 Twin A$105 Mediterranean Trail (POST) Arion Hotel, 18 Ag. Dimitriou St. Athens, 10554. Tel: +30 210 3240 415 Stay Longer rate: Single A$185 Twin A$105

BARCELONA

Amsterdam to Barcelona (POST) Park Putxet Hotel, Putxet 68-74, Barcelona, 08023. Tel: +34 (0) 9321 25158 Stay longer rate: Single A$139 Twin A$70

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Berlin to Budapest, Berlin & Prague & Berlin, Prague & 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 & 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 A$95 Twin A$60 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 & 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 A$99 Twin A$55 Scandinavia & Russia (PRE & POST) end Berlin Plus Berlin Hostel, Warschauer Platz 6-8, 10245 Berlin. Tel: +49 (0) 30 2123 8501. Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre & take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the S-Bahn (S3, S5, S7 or S75). The hotel is a short walk from Warschauer Strasse station. Stay longer rate: Single A$105 Twin A$65 Quad-share A$55

directly to the hotel for approx. e30. Alternatively, catch the Metro from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto line 10 & travel to Chamartin station – the hotel is across the road from the station. Stay longer rate: Single A$119 Twin A$65

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Egypt & 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 14 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 A$60 Twin A$40

COPENHAGEN

Scandinavia & Scandinavia The departure hotel for these tours is not yet confirmed. Please contact Contiki for details.

DUBLIN

Ireland (PRE & POST) & 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 A$130 Twin A$75

EDINBURGH

Scotland and Scotland & Ireland tours will start at: Holiday Inn City West, 107 Queensferry Rd, Edinburgas, City of Edinburgh EH4 3HL, Tel: + 44 871 942 9025 Getting there: From Edinburgh airport a taxi direct to the hotel will cost approx. £12-£15.

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 & then catch a taxi to the hotel. Summer stay longer rate: Triple A$60 Twin A$79 Winter stay longer rate: Triple A$55 Twin A$75 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 & then catch a taxi to the hotel. Summer stay longer rate: Single A$145 Twin A$99 Winter stay longer rate: Single A$119 Twin A$85

MADRID

Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) (PRE), Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) (POST), Spanish Spree (PRE & POST) Tryp Centro Norte, Calle Mauricio Ravel 10, Madrid, 28046. Tel: +34 91 7333400 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi

Best of Europe (PRE) Novotel Paris Est, 1 Avenue de la Republique, 93177 Bagnolet. Tel: +33 149 936 300 Getting There: Catch line number 3 from the Underground train station. Jump off at Gallieni Station. From there, the hotel is only a short walk away. Stay longer rate: Single A$175 Twin A$95 Italian Espresso (end Rome) (POST) * The post-tour hotel for this tour is not confirmed. Please contact Contiki for details. Mediterranean Trail & Simply Italy (PRE & POST) Hotel Regent, Via Filippo Civinini 46, 00197, Rome. Tel: +39 06 802 401. Stay Longer rate: Single A$139 Twin A$90 Getting there: Transfers from Rome’s Fiumicino airport are available at time of booking for A$36 one way & A$72 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) Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid POST) (Start Rome PRE) Roma Park Hotel, Via della Caffarelletta, 114 - 00179 Roma, Tel.+39 06 783 595 52 Best of Europe (POST) * T he post-tour hotel for this tour is not confirmed. Please contact Contiki for details.

SPLIT

Croatian Island Cruising (PRE) Hotel Bellevue, Bana Josipa Jelacica 2, 21000 Split, Croatia. Tel: +385 (0)21 345 644 Stay longer rate: Single A$165 Twin & Twin-share A$115 Departure point: Cruise departs from Split port at 12:00pm – look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines representative on the port. There are many small hotels & pensions located in Split & near to the port – search the web for options, or call Contiki for details of hotels we offer.

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 A$89 Twin A$55 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 Wien-Mitte. 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 (POST) Courtyard by Marriott, 1 Zwirki i Wigury Street, Warsaw. Tel: +48 22 650 0100. Stay longer rate: Single A$109 Twin A$70

NOTE: • Rates are per person per night including continental breakfast (except London) & 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 A$35. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before &/ 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 & we can match you up to a same-sex room mate. •A  ll hotels are subject to availability &, where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.


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Booking conditions Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. Our Responsibilities 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs & exchange rates as at 3rd September, 2010. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on 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 & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (September, 2010) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a Share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 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 & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the tour program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your tour shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOur Responsibilities 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first 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 A$200 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 must be paid no later than 45

days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded, nor can it be credited to any other booking. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE Over 45 days notice: 45-22 days: 21-8 days: 7-1 days: Day of departure:

CANCELLATION FEE Deposit is forfeited 27.5% of tour fare 33% of tour fare 55% of tour fare 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 & after your tour booking, such as pre & post accommodation & 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. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed & more than 45 days prior to tour departure, you wish to change to an alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to availability & provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of A$35 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, tour itinerary booking within 45 days of tour departure will be treated as a cancellation, & normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a A$35 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Recent legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style & content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All guests must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the

passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in Australia. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers travelling on international tours. • Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these booking conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/ from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village/ Special Stopover staff &/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 & all visas, permits & certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations & to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our Group brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before embarking 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 & 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 & remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers & 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 & 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 & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time 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 & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to passengers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a tour shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions & limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2011 to March 2012. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland tours described on p.46-49, which is operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principle operator of the Croatian Island Cruising product featured on p.68-69 is Katarina Lines. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request).


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Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd 1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845) www.contiki.com.au reservations@contiki.com.au 35 Grafton Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Licence number 2TA00 1868 ABN - 18 002 525 340 IATA - 023 06496

Whether you’re looking to organise a group tour to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand then please have a look at the huge range of tours in our brochures. It is more than likely that at least one of our trips will fit perfectly. As long as you are all 18-35 any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for you. If you’re looking for something completely different for your school, university or club then just ask – we’ve been designing and running outstanding special tours for years.

Travel Agent Reservations Sydney metro - 02 9511 2222 Other areas - 1300 301 835 Fax - 02 9511 2210 Email - reservations@contiki.com.au Payment advice - paymentadvice@contiki.com.au

TIME OUT GO Europe 2011⁄12

•The first step is to confirm that there’s availability on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, you can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour. •At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of A$200 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. •Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send confirmation of the details of the booking. •You must pay the balance of your holiday fare no less than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia.

INCL. BRITAIN, EGYPT & THE MEDITERRANEAN

•We will then send your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure date from Australia. IMPORTANT By paying the A$200 deposit per person per tour, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.83, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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