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


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

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Memphis Tennessee

INSPIRATION The Contiki difference Where we go What you get 6 ways to travel Ways to stay What's included ME Time Food with Contiki Our Team How we travel Compare Contiki Savings & deals Contiki Cares

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OUR TRIPS HIGH ENERGY

26-40

DISCOVERY PLUS

41-53

EASY PACE

55-57

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

58-65

WINTER & SKI

66-68

FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS 

69-73

The details Q & A Booking conditions How to book

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

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THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE

You’ve heard the call. The far off cry of the big lands, covered in bright lights, bold landscapes and endless opportunities. Now all you need is a plan. One that sees you conquering the USA and Canada like a boss, soaking up the sunny shores of California, dancing to the rhythm and blues of the deep South, or quietly contemplating the ethereal beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Big adventures and even bigger possibilities await you, are you ready to make the leap? INCLUDED EXPERIENCES Must see’s and do’s, we’ve got them covered, on us. We’re not just talking monument visits and buffet breakfasts, that’s just the standard stuff. We mean party buses in Vegas and glacier experiences in Canada. Check out p.14 for a full breakdown of what you’ll get. FOR 18-35s ONLY A perfect trip is only possible with an incredible posse. Whether you’re coming as a solo roamer, a small group, or a travel-hungry couple, you’ll find yourself united with the gang over a common pursuit to unravel the USA and Canada. AWESOME ACCOMMODATION Our suite of centrally-located accommodation is the result of many years of knowing where our travellers want and need to be. We’ve artfully selected each place – pouring over all the hotels in central New York City, exploring all the cute chalets in Banff’s Rocky Mountains – bringing you sleepeasy experiences you won’t forget. Learn more about where we stay on p.12.

TEAM Until you’ve travelled with a human guidebook by your side, it’s hard to fathom just how invaluable they are. Right across Canada and the States we have access to local legends that will be at the ready to ensure your trip is nothing short of mind-blowing. Find out more about our network of Trip Managers, Drivers and Local Guides on p.20. MORE CHOICE We’ve crafted 6 ways to travel these 2 delicious countries. Ravers, time savers and culture cravers, there’s a Contiki travel style as unique as you are. See p.6 for where we go and p.10 to find your travel style. GIVING BACK Travel is something we don’t take for granted and we show our gratitude by supporting a host of worthy projects and local communities in the places we travel. This means you can frolic fancifully knowing your adventures are actually doing good. Learn more on p.24.

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ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mt. Robson

KAMLOOPS

JASPER Columbia Gafield Lake Louise BANFF CALGARY

WHISTLER VERNON VANCOUVER

WASHINGTON

OREGON IDAHO

In the expanses of the USA and Canada, you can find something incredible at every point of the compass, and a Contiki trip that will take you there, too. Visit contiki.com/usa-canada

JACKSON HOLE

NEVADA SALT LAKE CITY LAKE TAHOE SAN FRANCISCO Yosemite N.P. BASS LAKE

CALIFORNIA

Austin

There’s so much more than South by Southwest going on in the capital of Texas. Food trucks and cool bars will fuel you between days shopping up a storm of leather boots and bathing in natural springs. The hub of the cowboy country is coming alive.

Montreal

Banff

San Francisco

Yellowstone

Boston

Las Vegas

Nashville; capital of Tennessee and Music City of the USA. Bursting with southern charm, it will have your attention from the first bite of famous hot chicken ‘til the final drink at a honky-tonk bar.

Those pretty cable cars rolling down hilly streets; that big golden bridge; the endless list of cafés brimming with cool locals. You’ll be hard pressed to find a city in the world as lovable as this one, so cute it calls for flowers in your hair.

The capital of Massachusetts and home of Harvard University, Boston is a surprise and delight on the USA map. Walk the Freedom Trail and marvel at charming old streets, then eat and indulge your way through Quincy Marketplace – you’re in the city where old and new collide to perfection.

LAS VEGAS Grand Canyon N.P. Mojave Desert Route 66 GRAND CANY LOS ANGELES

A buzzing mix of French flamboyance and chilled North American vibes, Canada’s second largest city will leave you spellbound. Stroll museums, potter through hip boutiques and marvel at just how handsome this tree-lined island city is.

Nashville

UTAH Zion N.P. Bryce Canyon N.P. KANAB Monument Valley

ARIZONA

Sedona SAN DIEGO

Picture yourself walking above glaciers, getting cosy in a Rocky Mountain Chalet and horse riding in rugged Canadian valleys. Ah yes, beautiful Banff calls in tree huggers and snow lovers to this stunning adventure haven.

The US state of Wyoming may not ring any bells, but Yellowstone National Park and its icon, Old Faithful, surely will. Watch the geyser erupt into rainbows of mist, keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bears, and take in Mother Nature at her absolute best.

Needing very little introduction, Vegas is a rite of passage that takes playtime to a whole new level. Party buses, clubs and all-night fun – turn up the dial as far as your inner wild child desires. Special stAY Nightstops Places visited

Sonoran Desert

PHOENIX


SASKATCHEWAN

MANITOBA

QUEBEC ONTARIO

QUEBEC CITY

MAINE

MONTREAL

Yellowstone N.P. CODY

NORTH DAKOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA

MT. RUSHMORE

WYOMING

MICHIGAN

WISCONSIN

Badlands N.P. SIOUX FALLS Custer State Park

NEBRASKA

CHICAGO PITTSBURGH

INDIANA

COLORADO

OHIO

VIRGINIA

AMARILLO

N.CAROLINA

TENNESSEE OKLAHOMA

ARKANSAS

Little Rock

NEW MEXICO

MEMPHIS

MISSISSIPPI TEXAS

NEW YORK

RALEIGH

NASHVILLE

YON

New Haven

Richmond

KENTUCKY

MISSOURI

DURANGO

UT RI

ECTIC

CONN

WASHINGTON DC

W.VIRGINIA

KANSAS

Santa Fe ALBUQUERQUE

Amish Country PHILADELPHIA Gettysburg MARYLAND

BOSTON SETTS

MASSACHU

NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA

CLEVELAND

ILLINOIS

Concord

TORONTO NIAGARA FALLS

MADISON Milwaukee

IOWA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MINNESOTA

NEW JERSEY

MONTANA

LOUISIANA

Jackson

DALLAS /FORT WORTH AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO

NEW ORLEANS

ATLANTA

ALABAMA

PANAMA CITY BEACH

S.CAROLINA

GEORGIA

Charleston

SAVANNAH

ST. AUGUSTINE ORLANDO

HOUSTON

FLORIDA

DAYTONA BEACH Kennedy Space Center MIAMI

All this talk of our North American round up got you curious on where else we go? Cambodia, Costa Rica and Croatia should give you some clues. Visit contiki.com for more.

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MIAMI

FREE Wifi available on all Contiki coaches


WHAT YOU GET

practical bits

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our trips are as unique as you are. That’s why we’ve curated 6 different travel styles in THE USA AND CANADA, guaranteeing your adventure meets your mindset.

NEW YORK


HIGH ENERGY P.26

8 trips

from 7 to 26 days

EASY PACE P.41

6 trips

from 13 to 56 days

P.55

1 trip

14 days

Explore by day, live it up by night

See it all, do it all

• Tick off the must-sees by day

• Get the most out of your time

• More ME Time

• Party by night

• More choice

• Later morning starts

• Stretch your budget even further

• More destinations

• 2 & 3-night stays

For the take-it-easy traveller

• More icons

WINTER & SKI P.58

4 trips

P.66

4 trips

P.69

5 trips

from 7 to 22 days

from 8 to 14 days

from 3 to 5 days

For the culturally curious

For the off-peak adventurer

For jam-packed jaw-drops

• Go in-depth in your favourite regions

• Hit the slopes: ski & board in Whistler & Banff or Lake Tahoe

• Mega ME Time

• More local eats & Local Guides • Less travel time

• All hotels • City explorers, NYE trips & relaxing breaks

• More time in a single region

find out more at contiki.com/usa-canada

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WAYS CENTRALLY LOCATED COMFORT, SO THERE’S NO MISSING OUT ON THE ACTION. THAT’S HOW WE CHOOSE TO STAY.

STAY

HOTELS

UNIQUE SPECIAL STAYS

Holidays are the time to fly high. Our hotels are brimming with perks. Picture yourself poolside and tapped into free WiFi after a banquet breakfast and a full night’s rest. Did we mention the ensuites, the air-con and the beds that are perfect for cosying up in? You’ll stay twin-share as standard or you can upgrade to a single room for a bit extra if you wish.

When you’re not in a hotel, you’ll be sleeping amidst an indescribable accommodation offering that will send your heart into a flutter. Picture a dreamy chalet overlooking the Canadian Rockies or this picturesque resort on the edge of Bass Lake.


The Pines Resort SPECIAL STAY, Bass Lake

A TASTE OF OUR SWEET ACCOMMODATION: • Golden Nugget, Las Vegas • Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco • Sheraton Hotel, Fort Worth • Hotel Croydon, Miami • The Paul Hotel, NYC

Visit

contiki.com/waystostayusa-canada for the full rundown on our American accommodation

• The Pines Resort, Bass Lake

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MORE INCLUDED

EXPERIENCES Does exploring Yosemite National Park sound like you? Or a tour of the infamous Vegas ‘Strip’ more your thing? Selfie outside Graceland on your bucket list? Whatever moment you’re hunting, we’re bound to have it. But don’t take our word for it, check out the opposite page for photos taken by your fellow Contiki travellers. This could be you!

Included visit to the Grand Canyon


See THE USA & CANADA through the eyes of our travellers...

Included entry to the Grand Canyon National Park

Included visit to the French Quarter, New Orleans

Catch some awesome bay views as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge

Shot by @alison_allaire on the Western Highlights trip • Included on 9 trips to the USA

Shot by @camillehyde on the Grand Southern trip • Included on 5 trips to the USA

Shot by @jess_andthecity on the Best of USA trip • Included on 4 trips to the USA

Included NYC METRO pass

Included visit to Lake Louise

Included visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Shot by @jodiesux666 on the Canada & The Rockies trip • Included on 3 trips to Canada

Shot by @allexphillips on the Grand Southern trip • Included on 4 trips to the USA

Included party bus in Las Vegas

Included entry to Monument Valley Tribal Park

Shot by @davidmarathakis on the Best of USA trip • Included on 3 trips to the USA

Included BOAT CRUISE OF Niagara Falls

Shot by @_pauline_k_ on the North by North West trip • Included on 5 trips to the USA & Canada

Shot by @jess_andthecity on the Best of USA trip • Included on 12 trips to the USA

Shot by @emmjphoto on the Southern Adventure • Included on 3 trips to the USA

These don’t even touch the surface of what we include as part of our trips. See the snapshot section on our trip pages for what’s included on each of our unique itineraries.

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Free Time in NYC, Rockefeller Center

ME

TIME

OUR FREE SPIRITED TRAVELLERS DON’T WANT TO BE TOLD WHAT TO DO. THEY WANT TO CALL THE SHOTS, CRAFT THEIR TIMETABLES and SPEND EVERY MOMENT DOING EXACTLY AS THEY PLEASE. That’s why our trips are all about ME Time, and we include plenty of it: it’s ultimate freedom and flexibility. Use this time to head off and do your own thing or sign up to do the extra explorations found on our list of ME Time optionals. What does a ME Time optional activity look like when you’re kicking it with Contiki in the USA or Canada? Allow us to whet your wanderlust appetite with just a few of the bucket list hits that you’ll find scattered through this brochure. Look for the symbol on the trip pages for some inspiration on how to spend your ME Time. Visit contiki.com/metime if you need to know more.

WHAT WILL YOU TRY? • Heli flight over the Grand Canyon

• Zipline adventure in Whistler

• Miami party cruise

• Whitewater rafting in Jasper

• Toronto brewery tour

• Snowmobile ride in Durango

• Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

• Airboat adventure in New Orleans

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


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D O I O E F

FAVES BIG MEALS AND BURGER JOINTS ARE JUST A SMALL BITE OF THE AMERICAN FOOD BANQUET. A BITE THAT FORGETS THE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN, THE FRESH SALADS, THE SOUTHERN BARBECUES, THE DEEP-DISH PIZZAS… WE COULD GO ON FOREVER.

Southern treats Nashville


When roaming across the USA and Canada you will find yourself in a whirlpool of scents and tastes. Cuisines of the world unite here, and take travellers on a global food odyssey like no other. We don’t just dish up a few included dinners and many daily breakfasts; we take you to the food experiences that create memories and leave you feeling like you know the secrets of the locals. Feel the genuine soul of San Francisco’s Chinatown, share in feasts of the Deep South, and enjoy a perfect balance of free time to make your own culinary discoveries.

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U R O T EAM WHAT’S THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE USA AND CANADA? LOCAL KNOWLEDGE, HANDS DOWN. and OUR TEAM HAS IT IN ABUNDANCE. Ask anyone who’s travelled these parts – knowing a local is your ticket to an epic trip. It’s one thing having a friend or acquaintance to hit up, but having someone by your side unlocking the region for you? Invaluable. Our Trip Managers, Local Guides and Drivers are the difference between a good trip and one that knocks your socks off. We can only pity travellers that choose to travel independently, who dash around looking for WiFi so they can tap into Google maps, rummage through TripAdvisor and hassle their Facebook crowd. Poor possums. Meanwhile, your trip is 110% hassle free. Our team has been sent through rigorous training. They live to show you a good time and strive to see you fall head over heels for their country. Secret eats, hole-in-the-wall bars and hidden landscapes are just the beginning. Meet our amazing team at contiki.com/team – you can even stalk your way into their Instagram accounts through this link and suss out the USA and Canada through their eyes.

Name: ALEX Team member: Trip Manager Favourite spot: WHISTLER


All travel included, and we get you where you need to be, fast, so you experience more.

Let us take the hassle out of travelling and say no to local buses and randoms. Our comfy coaches get you from A to B with ease (accommodation pickups, and your bags loaded for you…yes please!) plus you’ll see parts of the world you wouldn’t see if you travelled any other way. So, recline that seat and take in all the awesome views as you hit the road.

HOW WE TRAVEL • Luxury private Contiki coaches with air-con • Boat and catamaran rides • Included internal flights (Best of USA, Big West, Grand Canadian and the Powder Rush) • Local experiences: ice explorers, cable cars, trams, in-air gondolas, Niagara boat cruise and NYC MetroCard and more

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COMPARE CONTIKI STILL TOSSING UP BETWEEN GOING ALONE OR JOINING THE CONTIKI COLLECTIVE? THAT’S NOT SURPRISING. THIS IS YOUR HARD EARNED DOSH AND YOU DESERVE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. TO MAKE THINGS A LITTLE EASIER WE’VE TAKEN A LOOK AT A DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO, COMPARING LIFE ON CONTIKI, WITH ROLLING ON YOUR OWN. WE COULD HARP ON ALL DAY ABOUT OUR VALUE AND PERKS, BUT IT’S BEST YOU JUST TAKE A LOOK FOR YOURSELF…

Accommodation

BREAKFAST

GOING CONTIKI Rise and shine globetrotter! As plush as your bed is, San Fran awaits – right on your doorstep in fact. Scrub up in that pretty ensuite of yours and get ready for a day of exploring. (Included) VS

GOING IT ALONE Good morning traveller, time to stop hitting snooze on your alarm clock! You set it so that you would make it into the city in time for breakfast, remember? At this rate it’s gunna be midday by the time you navigate your way in there. ($189 per night)

ME TIME

Transport

GOING CONTIKI With this Contiki coach and our Trip Manager leading the way, I can just switch my mind off and take in the city. WIN. (Included)

SIGHTSEEING

VS GOING CONTIKI Hallelujah! Nothing kick starts a day of travel quite like a hearty breakfast dished up in the comfort of your hotel. Anyone for another pancake?

VS

GOING IT ALONE Breakfast is down the hatch. Now it’s time to pull up Google maps and find the best way to the Bay… hmm, might just cab it. Couldn’t be bothered trying to navigate a railway ticket. ($35)

GOING IT ALONE You’ve made it into the city in good time. Well-done grasshopper! Now to track down that café your friend suggested ($15). Oh and a cheap coffee would be delightful.

TOTAL

GOING CONTIKI Ah, there she is! That shimmering icon of a bridge I’ve been dreaming about. Spine tingles aplenty cruising over the Golden Gate Bridge & wandering around Fisherman’s Wharf. Plus a tour of Chinatown, North Beach & the iconic cable cars! (Included)

GOING CONTIKI There are so many awesome things to do in this city! Free time to explore and then a ME Time optional sunset catamaran cruise with my trip mates to end the day in style. VS

GOING IT ALONE Wish I’d written a few more things down when I had free WiFi. Hmm. Bit of shopping would be nice and maybe a Catamaran cruise.

VS

GOING IT ALONE Okay, a sightseeing tour is a bit of a sting on the wallet. But I’m here for a good time; I really shouldn’t get caught up counting pennies when the Golden Gate is on the horizon! ($32.99)

GOING CONTIKI

GOING IT ALONE

Plus ME Time optional & hotel breakfast

Plus Catamaran cruise

TRIPS FROM A$194 PER DAY

A$356 PER DAY

Check out all of our USA & Canada trips at contiki.com AND read our traveller reviews for info straight from those who know it best.


SAVE BIG

VISIT Contiki.com /deals

BOOK EARLY and SAVE

Book and pay early for the best deal on your trip. Don’t miss out on these great savings. Check contiki.com/deals for the latest.

#1 save up to A$1195* Pay in full on or before 15th September 2016 & save up to 10%

#2 save up to A$895* Pay in full on or before 24th November 2016 & save up to 7.5%

GOLD SEAL PROTECTION

Our Gold Seal Protection means that if you cancel your trip before you leave Australia, we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$40 for each day that you miss and will cover your air ticket costs. See more on p.74.

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

BOOK WITH FRIENDS

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

BOOK 2 OR MORE TRIPS

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

TRAVELLING AGAIN?

PART PAY

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

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, Visit contiki.com/ insurance for more info.

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

The facts: all these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip). You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Travelling Again’) , group discounts (‘Book with Friends’) multi-trip discounts (‘2 or more’) & early payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure & Calgary Stampede departures and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts (‘Book with friends’) is available on all trips. Book early savings of A$1195 and A$895 based on the Epic Adventure trip. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice.

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CONTIKI CARES

Contiki Cares projects Since 2008 Contiki has partnered with some incredible organisations and people who we continue to support today. These provide support for sustainability and conservation initiatives, and educate travellers through Earth Month expeditions.

2008 launches

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD

2011

Each and every one of us is responsible for the health of our planet. Let’s be the change together.

TreadRight

Sustainable Coastlines

2012 Sharks Count

2013

2014 Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

MAR Leadership Oceana

Sea Turtle Conservancy & SurfriderS Australia

THE STORYBOOT PROJECT

Responsible travel is about treading lightly in the destinations we visit. It’s about respecting the communities and cultures that are so different from our own, understanding the importance of traditions, investing in local economy and putting the environment first. Responsible travel is both a mind-set, and a way of doing things. There are countless ways in which you can travel responsibly. Here’s just a few of the ways we do:

The Storyboot Project was created to revive the traditional art of mukluk and moccasin making. It is a global online marketplace where Aboriginal artists can showcase their one-of-a-kind, traditional made products, receiving 100% of the proceeds. TreadRight recently awarded their Heritage Initiative grant to the project, where funding will go towards creating an educational space at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. Here, an Aboriginal artisan will teach weekly mukluk making sessions to local indigenous students, as well as introducing the art to visiting groups – Contiki travellers included. The grant will allow the Storyboot Project to create a not-for-profit, artisan-run indigenous arts programme that not only sustains a vital indigenous craft, but also allows travellers from across the globe to understand the cultural importance of this ancient tradition.

• We actively support locally owned operators and businesses, with some of our supplier relationships dating back 30 years. • We contribute to the protection and preservation of local historical and archaeological sites, as well as biodiversity conservation and naturally protected areas.

2015

2016 SURFRIDERS AUSTRALIA

NEW FOR 2017 : The Storyboot Project

TRAVELLING RESPONSIBLY

2017

Check out

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

• We incorporate elements of local art and cultural heritage in our trips, such as visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, whose mission is to preserve the culture and living heritage of North American Indians. • We proudly support the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim, CA with our Wheels for Change programme. Our travellers donate spare change which goes towards providing disadvantaged children with transport to the club where they receive after-school tutoring, play time in a safe environment and an afternoon snack.

CONTIKI + DETROIT DIESEL DD13 ENGINES = A HAPPIER PLANET Did you know that coach travel is one of the greenest forms of transport? Think about it – for every full coach, there are 16 fewer cars on the road. But we don’t just stop there. Our fleet of super sleek, sexy and efficient coaches have DD13 engines which use BlueTec Emissions technology to convert all the dangerous fumes into a mix of harmless products for the environment. Which basically means, just by sitting on our coaches you’re already doing your part for the planet. Pretty sweet, right?


GRAND CANYON

REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE Single use plastics – a term that really gets our gripe. Did you know that it takes over 1000 years for a piece of plastic to decompose? Or, that every single piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form? Crazy, huh? Recycling is a no-brainer, and on each Contiki coach we collect and recycle empty plastic bottles. But recycling isn’t the long term sustainable solution – reducing plastic usage entirely is, which is why we sell reusable aluminium water bottles on our trips and always ensure we visit places where you can fill up on the go. In the last year we’ve also reduced our paper consumption on trips by 25%, creating online forms our Trip Managers can access whilst on the road.

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

Each year Contiki & our Travel Corporation sister companies take part in projects aimed to protect and preserve conservation areas.

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

In the past we’ve removed invasive species and planted endemic plants at the Grand Canyon and collected native seeds at Yosemite, and last summer we cleaned beaches and built fences around nesting grounds on Catalina Island. It’s our way of saying thanks to the destinations we visit.

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HIGH ENERGY

SITTING STILL IS NOT IN YOUR EQUATION. YOU’RE HERE AND YOUR MISSION IS CLEAR: BIG DAYS OF EXPLORATIONS AND EVEN BIGGER NIGHTS OF DISCO LIGHTS. HEART-POUNDING HIGH ENERGY TRIPS ARE FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO MAKE EVERY SECOND BOUNCE. our trips

INCLUDED

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 reakfast when it counts, plus • B many included dinners • A  n experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • I ncluded activities like a ride down ‘the Strip’ in a hip party bus, or a visit to Graceland • Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Stay connected with WiFi at all overnight stops contiki.com/high-energy-usa-canada New for 2017

 modern air-conditioned coach • A with things you’ll love like on-board WiFi, powerpoints, movies & a sound system that rocks  E Time – your chance to explore • M on your own or take advantage of our awesome optional activities


HIGH ENERGY

NEVADA

SAN 3 FRANCISCO Yosemite National Park

BASS 2 LAKE

LAS VEGAS 1

CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert

1 World Heritage site visited 1 1

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS + SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

7 DAYS 2 STATES

TRAVELLING EARLY?

FROM

A$1355 A$194 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$170. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Las Vegas. Meet your Trip Manager & hit up Sin City’s party hot spots! Hotel Party Bus M Cirque du Soleil show

Day 2: Las Vegas to Bass Lake. Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (D)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort Day 2 - 4: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe. If you’re travelling between December – March, this trip packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Hotel (D)(B)(B). Look for departures marked in the price panel (WWCA). Day 3: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wild flowers. (B)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort Entry into Yosemite National Park See El Capitan & Half Dome See Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls (seasonal)

• • •

Day 4: Bass Lake to San Francisco. Head into one of America’s most colourful & chilled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Hotel (B) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, & the city’s iconic cable cars Visit Fisherman’s Wharf

• • •

#CALIFORNIAHIGHLIGHTS

SNAPSHOT

M Sunset catamaran cruise Days 5 - 6: San Francisco. Ride the historic cable cars, hit the streets by bike, shop in Union Square, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D) North Beach walking tour Chinatown dinner M Bike the Bay M California Academy of Science

• •

Day 7: San Francisco. This morning your trip ends & its time to say farewell. Note: This trip is part of a bigger trip, the 14 day Wild Western. Get ready for a warm welcome as a new addition to the wolf pack. Please note: above are based on twin-share (triple-share * Prices only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available).

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAV: Summer single room supplement of A$525. WWCA: Winter single room supplement of A$589. ✱ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2017 of A$895. ✝ These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these trips use code WWCA. ● Trip spends Xmas in San Francisco. ■ Trip spends Xmas at Lake Tahoe ▲ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Grand Canyon. ◆ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in San Francisco.

Trip starts 4:00pm in Las Vegas & ends 11:00am in SF.

Travelling between 18th Oct 2016 & 14th Mar 2017? The below trips (WWAV/WWCA 2016/2017) feature a slightly modified itinerary, & you can choose to end your trip in LA. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/california for full details. CODE: WWAV/WWCA 2016/17 Start

Las Vegas

Finish

Los Angeles

Total Cost

A$ pp*

Start

Finish

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 2016 1615 Oct 18 Oct 24 1725 Jan 3 ✝ Jan 9 Oct 25 Oct 31 1725 Jan 10 ✝ Jan 16 1615 Nov 1 Nov 7 1725 Jan 17 ✝ Jan 23 1615 Nov 8 Nov 14 1725 Jan 24 ✝ Jan 30 1615 1615 Nov 15 Nov 21 1725 Jan 31 ✝ Feb 6 Nov 22 Nov 28 1725 Feb 7 ✝ Feb 13 1615 Nov 29 Dec 5 1725 Feb 14 ✝ Feb 20 1615 ✝ Feb 27 1615 Dec 6 Dec 12 1725 Feb 21 1615 Dec 13 ✝ Dec 19 1615 Feb 28 ✝ Mar 6 Dec 17 ✝ Dec 23 1615 Mar 7 ✝ Mar 13 1615 Dec 20 ✝● Dec 26 1615 Mar 11 ✝ Mar 17 1615 Dec 24 ✝■◗ Dec 30 1955 Mar 14 ✝ Mar 20 1615 Dec 27 ✝▲ Jan 2 1615 WWAV: Summer single room supplement of A$525. WWCA: Winter single room supplement of A$589. ◗ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2016 of A$845. Trip starts 4:00pm & ends in SF at 11:00am or LA approx. 5:30pm.

CODE: WWAV/WWCA 2017/18 Las Vegas

Start

Cost San Franscisco A$ pp*

Finish

Total

2017 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 May 2 May 16 May 23 May 30 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

Apr 17 Apr 24 May 1 May 8 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16

1485 1485 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1455 1415

Start

Finish

2017 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 5 Dec 12 Dec 19 Dec 26 2018 Jan 2 Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 6 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20

Total

Cost San Franscisco A$ pp*

Las Vegas

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ✝ Dec ✝ Dec ✝◆✱Jan

23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1

1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1439 1439 1729

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

8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 5 12 19 26

1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439

✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

6

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake & 4 nights in twin-share hotels

5

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.74 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Las Vegas Party Bus • Entry into Yosemite National Park • Chinatown dinner & walking tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Look for the M symbol in the itinerary & visit contiki.com for more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ CALIFORNIA

USA & CANADA 2016-18   27


GRAND SOUTHERN

HIGH ENERGY

26 DAYS FROM

A$5495 A$212 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$625. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #GRANDSOUTHERN

NEW YORK

New York PENNSYLVANIA

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

Philadelphia MARYLAND

Places visited Nightstops

WASHINGTON DC 3 UTAH

NEVADA

LAS VEGAS 2

CALIFORNIA

Mojave Desert Los Angeles

NEW JERSEY

DELAWARE

COLORADO Richmond

Route 66

2 GRAND CANYON ARIZONA

Monument Valley

DURANGO 1

VIRGINIA

1 RALEIGH N.CAROLINA

Santa Fe

1 ALBUQUERQUE

ARKANSAS

AMARILLO 1

MEMPHIS 2

TENNESSEE S.CAROLINA

Little Rock

NEW MEXICO

Charleston MISSISSIPPI Jackson

TEXAS

2 DALLAS/ FORT WORTH

LOUISIANA

NEW 2 ORLEANS

GEORGIA ALABAMA

PANAMA CITY BEACH 1

FLORIDA

1 SAVANNAH

1 ST. AUGUSTINE

ORLANDO 2

1 DAYTONA BEACH Kennedy Space Center

2 MIAMI Beale Street, Memphis


SNAPSHOT

22 STATES

25

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

SEE MAP OR VISIT CONTIKI.COM FOR FULL LIST ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Meet up with your Contiki Team & head out across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the world-famous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street & see the light-&-laser show M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties

• •

Day 2: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax & work on your tan poolside, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Party Bus M See a Cirque du Soleil show

• •

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Hotel (D) Entry into Grand Canyon National Park

Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up-close experience with this natural wonder. Hotel (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal)

• •

Day 5: Grand Canyon to Durango via Monument Valley. Snap some photos of Monument Valley’s ‘Wild West’ landscape before arriving in the hip mountain town of Durango, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Hotel Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park

Day 6: Durango to Albuquerque. It’s time for an action-packed day in Durango, an adventure seeker’s paradise. Then it’s on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) M Whitewater rafting (seasonal) Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo. Explore the exotic mix of Native American & Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe. Then stop & add your graffiti to the eclectic Cadillac Ranch roadside icon on your way into “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D) Experience Big Texan culture & food Visit the off-beat Cadillac Ranch M Hot air ballooning

• •

Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas/Fort Worth. We’re off to Dallas, where you’ll discover why everything is bigger & better in Texas! Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Dallas/Fort Worth. From big cars to big hair to big belt buckles & big attitude – you’ll see it all as you explore this slick city nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B) Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum Visit Fort Worth Stockyards

• •

Day 10: Dallas/Fort Worth to Memphis. Stop in Little Rock as we head through the Deep South to Memphis, the birthplace of blues, rock ‘n’ roll & soul music. Hotel (B) See the Little Rock Central High School & delve deeper into the Civil Rights Movement Cross the Mississippi River

• •

Day 11: Memphis. Pay homage to “The King” on a tour of Graceland. Later, make your pilgrimage through this ‘musical mecca’ before partying on the world-famous Beale Street. Hotel (B,D) See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios Visit Beale Street, home of blues music Tour Graceland M Rock & Soul Museum tour

• • •

Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans. Let the good times roll as we take you sightseeing through French influenced New Orleans, & the birthplace of jazz music. Hotel (B) See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market M Taste of New Orleans dinner

25 nights in twin-share hotels,

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between 16th Nov 2016 & 15th Feb 2017? The below trip (GSLA 2016/2017) is 27 days long & features a modified itinerary spending 2 nights in Savannah. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/grand-southern for full details.

Day 13: New Orleans. With a free day to simmer in the warm & soulful culture of “The Big Easy”, meander through the French Quarter, feast on Southern cuisine & this evening, get dancing in this party town! Hotel (B) Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street M Air boat swamp tour

CODE: GSLA 2016/17

Day 14: New Orleans to Panama City Beach. Head through “Sweet Home Alabama” to Florida’s Panama City Beach where you truly relax on the white sand beaches & swim in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B,D)

2016 Nov 16 Dec 12 Dec 7 ● Jan 2 Dec 21 ■ Jan 16

Day 15: Panama City Beach to Orlando. Leave the beach behind & get set for the energy of Florida’s entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B) Day 16: Orlando. The thrill & excitement of Orlando’s many theme parks like Disney World, will keep you fully entertained day & night! Hotel (B) One-way transfers to the amusement parks

Day 17: Orlando to Miami. Venture south to the beachside playground of Miami. Hotel (B,D) See Downtown Miami Cuban dinner M Ride Thriller & see the lifestyles of the rich & famous

• •

Day 18: Miami. Get into the groove of this fun global city – chill on the beach, grab some roller blades, shop ‘til you drop, or star spot in South Beach’s hottest clubs. Hotel See the famous Art Deco architecture

Day 19: Miami to Daytona Beach. This morning we’ll head to the racing capital of the East Coast, Daytona Beach. Hotel (D) Day 20: Daytona Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Center. Choose to visit KSC before heading to charming & historic St. Augustine. Hotel (B) See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300-year old fortress M Tour Kennedy Space Center

Day 21: St. Augustine to Savannah. Walk the famous squares of Savannah before an evening out along its busy waterfront. Hotel (B) See the historic city squares, homes & gardens made famous by the film Forrest Gump

Day 22: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston. Today, get a full dose of Southern charm with a stop in historic Charleston, & then we are off to the Tar Heel State, North Carolina, where we spend the night in the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) Day 23: Raleigh to Washington D.C. On your way to the nation’s capital, take a break in Richmond, a city steeped in American history. Tonight, tour D.C. after dark. Hotel (B,D) Illumination tour See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building & Washington Monument See the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR & Korean Memorials

• • •

Days 24 - 25: Washington D.C. You have two free days to explore D.C.’s best. Maybe hire a bike to see all the famous memorials & monuments & choose from an endless list of other must-do’s, including museums, shopping, sports & nightlife. Hotel (B) Visit the Smithsonian Museums Visit Arlington National Cemetery & see the changing of the guard

• •

Day 26: Washington D.C. to New York via Philadelphia. Leaving the capital behind, we continue on to New York. First up is Philadelphia. Check out Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed & see the historic Liberty Bell – Philadelphia’s landmark. Don’t forget to try a Philly cheese steak sandwich, before we head to famous New York City where it’s time to say goodbye. (B)

Start

Los Angeles

Finish

New York

Total Cost

Start

A$ pp*

Los Angeles

5899 5899 5899

2017 Jan 4 Jan 25 Feb 15

Finish New York

A$ pp*

Jan 30 Feb 20 Mar 13

5899 5899 5899

Finish

Total Cost

Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm.

CODE: GSLA 2017/18 Los Angeles

2017 Apr 6 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 19 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 24 Jul 27 Aug 3

Finish

New York

May 1 May 8 May 15 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 14 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 11 Aug 14 Aug 18 Aug 21 Aug 28

Total Cost

Start

A$ pp*

Los Angeles

New York

5635 5635 6015 6015 6015 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269 6269

2017 Aug 10 Sep 4 Aug 17 Sep 11 Aug 24 Sep 18 Aug 31 Sep 25 Sep 14 Oct 9 Sep 21 Oct 16 Sep 28 Oct 23 Oct 5 Oct 30 Oct 12 Nov 6 Oct 19 Nov 13 Oct 26 Nov 20 Nov 16 Dec 11 Nov 30 Dec 25 Dec 14 ▲ Jan 8 Dec 21 ■ Jan 15 2018 Jan 4 Jan 29 Jan 25 Feb 19 Feb 15 Mar 12

A$ pp*

6269 6269 6269 6015 6015 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635 5635

Single room supplement of A$2379.

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between 21st Oct 2016 & 24th Feb 2017? The below trip (GSNY 2016/2017) is 27 days long & features a modified itinerary spending 2 nights in Savannah. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/grand-southern for full details. CODE: GSNY 2016/17 Start

New York

2016 Oct 21 Nov 11 Nov 18 Dec 16 ◆

Finish

Los Angeles

Nov Dec Dec Jan

16 7 14 11

Total Cost

Start

A$ pp*

New York

5765 5765 5765 5765

2017 Jan 6 Jan 13 Feb 3 Feb 24

Finish

Los Angeles

Feb Feb Mar Mar

1 8 1 22

Total Cost

A$ pp*

5765 5765 5765 5765

Single room supplement of A$2379. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm.

CODE: GSNY 2017/18 Start

New York

Finish

Los Angeles

2017 Aug 25 Sep Oct 13 Nov Oct 27 Nov Nov 10 Dec Nov 17 Dec Dec 1 ✤ Dec Dec 15 ✚ Jan

19 7 21 5 12 26 9

Total Cost

A$ pp*

6129 5495 5495 5495 5495 5495 5495

Start

New York

Finish

Los Angeles

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Dec 29 ✱ Jan 23

5495

2018 Jan 12 Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 23

5495 5495 5495 5495

Feb Feb Feb Mar

INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D)

Total Cost

Single room supplement of A$2379.

Start

30

6 13 27 20

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

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Las Vegas Party Bus • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park • Visit the infamous 6th Floor Museum in Dallas • Pay tribute to the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ at Graceland • Tuck into a down home Southern meal • Cuban dinner in Miami • Locally guided tour of historic Charleston • Locally guided Illumination tour of Washington D.C. Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Experience the High Roller in Las Vegas M Heli flight over the Grand Canyon M Durango horseback riding (seasonal) M New Orleans School of Cooking M Universal Studios M Miami party cruise M Washington D.C. Segway tour (seasonal) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GRAND-SOUTHERN

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$2379.

● Trip spends Xmas in Daytona Beach & NYE in Washington DC. ■ Trip spends Xmas in Durango & New Year’s Eve in Memphis. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Miami. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in Miami & New Year’s Eve in Memphis. ✱ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in DC. ✤ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ✚ Trip spends Xmas in Orlando & New Year’s Eve in DC. Trip starts 7:30am (NY & LA) & ends approx. 5:00pm (LA & NY) Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

YOUR CHOICE Choose to start your trip in New York instead of LA (code GSNY)

USA & CANADA 2016-18   29


SOUTHERN ADVENTURE

HIGH ENERGY

13 DAYS FROM

A$2915 A$225 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$340. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #SOUTHERNADVENTURE

1 World Heritage site visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

CALIFORNIA

NEVADA

LAS VEGAS 2 Mojave Desert

Los Angeles

UTAH

Route 66

2 GRAND CANYON

COLORADO

Monument Valley

1 DURANGO Santa Fe

TENNESSEE

MEMPHIS 2

1 ALBUQUERQUE

ARIZONA NEW MEXICO

1 AMARILLO

Little Rock ARKANSAS

MISSISSIPPI Jackson

TEXAS

2 DALLAS/ FORT WORTH

LOUISIANA

NEW ORLEANS 1


SNAPSHOT

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA/ARIZONA/UTAH COLORADO/NEW MEXICO/TEXAS ARKANSAS/TENNESSEE/MISSISSIPPI LOUISIANA

12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 12 nights in twin-share hotels

15

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Meet up with your Contiki Team & head out across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the world-famous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street & see the light-&-laser show M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties

Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo. Explore the exotic mix of Native American & Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe. Then stop & add your graffiti to the eclectic Cadillac Ranch roadside icon on your way into “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D) Experience Big Texan culture & food Visit the off-beat Cadillac Ranch M Hot air ballooning

Day 2: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax & work on your tan poolside, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Party bus Non-stop nightlife M See a Cirque du Soleil show

Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas/Fort Worth. We’re off to Dallas, where you’ll discover why everything is bigger & better in Texas! Hotel (B,D)

• •

• •

• • •

Day 9: Dallas/Fort Worth. From big cars to big hair to big belt buckles & big attitude – you’ll see it all as you explore this slick city nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B) Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum Visit Fort Worth Stockyards

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breathtaking Grand Canyon. Hotel (D) Stop for photos & souvenirs Entry into Grand Canyon National Park

Day 10: Dallas/Fort Worth to Memphis. Stop in Little Rock as we head through the Deep South to Memphis, the birthplace of blues, rock ‘n’ roll & soul music. Hotel (B) See Little Rock Central High School & delve deeper into the Civil Rights Movement Cross the Mississippi River

• •

Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park. Take in this epic place today, a camera is a must. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up-close experience with this natural wonder. Hotel (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint M Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon

• •

• • • •

Day 11: Memphis. Pay homage to “The King” on a tour of Graceland. Later, make your pilgrimage through this musical mecca before partying on the world-famous Beale Street. Hotel (B,D) See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios Visit Beale Street, home of blues music Tour Graceland M Rock & Soul Museum

• • •

Day 5: Grand Canyon to Durango via Monument Valley. Snap some photos of Monument Valley’s ‘Wild West’ landscape before arriving in the hip mountain town of Durango, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Hotel Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park See the Painted Desert

Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans. Let the good times roll as we take you sightseeing through French influenced New Orleans, & the birthplace of jazz music. Hotel (B) See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market M Taste of New Orleans dinner

Day 6: Durango to Albuquerque. It’s time for an action-packed day in Durango, an adventure seeker’s paradise. Then it’s on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains M Horseback riding (seasonal)

Day 13: New Orleans. This morning the trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

• • •

Note: This trip is part of a bigger trip, the 26 day Grand Southern. Get ready for a warm welcome as a new addition to the wolf pack (Start New Orleans only).

9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between 16th Nov 2016 & 15th Feb 2017? The below trip (GSLS 2016/2017) features a slightly modified itinerary. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/southern-adventure for full details.

INCLUSIONS

CODE: GSLS 2016/17 Start

Los Angeles

Finish

New Orleans

2016 Nov 16 Nov 28 Dec 7 Dec 19 Dec 21 ● Jan 2

Total Cost

Start

Finish

A$ pp*

Los Angeles

New Orleans

2985 2985 2985

2017 Jan 4 Jan 25 Feb 15

Jan 16 Feb 6 Feb 27

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2985 2985 2985

Single room supplement of A$1189. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am.

CODE: GSLS 2017/18 2017 Apr 6 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 19 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 24 Jul 27 Aug 3

Apr 18 Apr 25 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 1 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Jul 29 Aug 1 Aug 5 Aug 8 Aug 15

3105 3105 3305 3305 3305 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445 3445

2017 Aug 10 Aug Aug 17 Aug Aug 24 Sep Aug 31 Sep Sep 14 Sep Sep 21 Oct Sep 28 Oct Oct 5 Oct Oct 12 Oct Oct 19 Oct Oct 26 Nov Nov 16 Nov Nov 30 Dec Dec 14 ■ Dec Dec 21 ● Jan 2018 Jan 4 Jan 25 Feb 15

22 29 5 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 28 12 26 2

3445 3445 3445 3205 3205 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999

Jan 16 Feb 6 Feb 27

2999 2999 2999

Single room supplement of A$1189.

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between 4th Nov 2016 & 10th Mar 2017? The below trip (GSNS 2016/2017) features a slightly modified itinerary. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/southern-adventure for full details. CODE: GSNS 2016/17 Start

New Orleans

2016 Nov 4 Nov 25 Dec 2 Dec 30

Finish

Los Angeles

Nov Dec Dec Jan

16 7 14 11

Total Cost

Start

Finish

A$ pp*

New Orleans

Los Angeles

2915 2915 2915 2915

2017 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 17 Mar 10

Feb Feb Mar Mar

1 8 1 22

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2915 2915 2915 2915

CODE: GSNS 2017/18 2017 Sep 8 Sep Oct 27 Nov Nov 10 Nov Nov 24 Dec Dec 1 Dec Dec 15 ▲ Dec Dec 29 ◆ Jan

20 8 22 6 13 27 10

3135 2929 2929 2929 2929 2929 2929

2018 Jan 12 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 16 Mar 9

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Las Vegas Party Bus • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park • Visit the infamous 6th Floor Museum in Dallas • Pay tribute to the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ at Graceland • Tuck into a down home Southern meal Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Experience the High Roller in Las Vegas M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) M Whitewater rafting in Durango (seasonal) M Snowmobile in Durango (seasonal) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SOUTHERNADVENTURE

Single room supplement of A$1189.

Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar

24 7 14 28 21

2929 2929 2929 2929 2929

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

Beale Street, Memphis

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$1189. ● Trip spends Xmas in Durango & New Year’s Eve in Memphis. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ◆ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Dallas. GSLS: Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. GSNS: Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. GSNS: Do not book flights before 9.00pm. For more ways to save see p.23. For travel insurance see p.74.

YOUR CHOICE Choose to start your trip in New Orleans instead of LA (code GSNS).

MORE LA Combine this trip with an LA Explorer, giving you more time to experience this great city & what it has to offer. More on p.70.

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EASTERN DISCOVERY

HIGH ENERGY

14 DAYS FROM

A$3125 A$224 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$355. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #EASTERNDISCOVERY

NEW YORK

New York PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia

WASHINGTON DC 3

NEW JERSEY DELAWARE

MARYLAND VIRGINIA Richmond

1 RALEIGH 1 N.CAROLINA

S.CAROLINA

GEORGIA ALABAMA

Charleston

SAVANNAH 1

MISSISSIPPI LOUISIANA

NEW ORLEANS 1

PANAMA CITY BEACH 1

FLORIDA

1 ST. AUGUSTINE

ORLANDO 2

1 DAYTONA BEACH Kennedy Space Center

1 World Heritage site visited

Louisiana

1

Places visited Nightstops

2 MIAMI


SNAPSHOT

13 STATES

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

SEE MAP OR VISIT CONTIKI.COM FOR FULL LIST ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Day 1: New Orleans. Meet up with your Contiki Team & simmer in the warm & soulful culture of “The Big Easy”. Meander in the French Quarter, feast on Southern cuisine, feel the spell of voodoo & this evening, get dancing in this party town! Hotel Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street M New Orleans school of cooking

See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300-year old fortress M Tour Kennedy Space Center

Day 2: New Orleans to Panama City Beach. Head through “Sweet Home Alabama” to Florida’s Panama City Beach where you truly relax on the white sand beaches & swim in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B,D)

Day 10: Savannah to Raleigh. Today, get a full dose of Southern charm with a stop in historic Charleston, & then we are off to the Tar Heel State, North Carolina, where we spend the night in the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D)

Day 3: Panama City Beach to Orlando. Leave the beach behind & get set for the energy of Florida’s entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B)

Day 11: Raleigh to Washington D.C . On your way to the nation’s capital, take a break in Richmond, a city steeped in American history. Tonight, tour D.C. after dark. Hotel (B,D) Illumination tour of Washington D.C. See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building & Washington Monument

Day 4: Orlando. The thrill & excitement of Orlando’s many theme parks like Disney World, will keep you fully entertained day & night! Hotel (B) One-way transfers to the amusement parks M Universal Studios

Day 5: Orlando to Miami. Venture south to the beachside playground of Miami. Hotel (B,D) See Downtown Miami Cuban dinner M Ride Thriller & see the lifestyles of the rich & famous

• •

Day 6: Miami. Get into the groove of this fun global city – chill on the beach, grab some roller blades, shop ‘til you drop, or star spot in South Beach’s hottest clubs. Hotel See the famous Art Deco architecture

Day 7: Miami to Daytona Beach. This morning we’ll head to the racing capital of the East Coast, Daytona Beach. Hotel (D) Day 8: Daytona Beach to St Augustine via Kennedy Space Center. Choose to visit KSC before heading to charming & historic St. Augustine. Hotel (B)

Day 9: St. Augustine to Savannah. Walk the famous squares of Savannah before an evening out along it’s busy waterfront. Hotel (B) See the historic city squares, homes & gardens made famous by the film Forrest Gump

• •

Days 12 - 13: Washington D.C. You have two free days to explore D.C.’s best. Maybe hire a bike to see all the famous memorials & monuments & choose from an endless list of other must-do’s, including museums, shopping, sports & nightlife. Hotel (B) Visit the Smithsonian Museums Visit Arlington National Cemetery & see the changing of the guard M Segway tour

• •

Day 14: Washington D.C. to New York via Philadelphia. Leaving the capital behind, continue on to New York. First up is Philadelphia. Check out Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed & see Philadelphia’s historic landmark, the Liberty Bell. Don’t forget to try a Philly cheese steak sandwich, a local specialty, before heading to famous New York City where it’s time to say goodbye to your friends. (B) Note: This trip is part of a bigger trip, the 26 day Grand Southern. Get ready for a warm welcome as a new addition to the wolf pack (Start New Orleans only). Please Note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

13 nights in twin-share hotels

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between 28th Nov 2016 & 27th Feb 2017? The below trip (GSLE 2016/2017) is 15 days long & features a modified itinerary spending 2 nights in Savannah. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/eastern-discovery for full details.

15

INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

CODE: GSLE 2016/17 Start

New Orleans

Finish New York

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Nov 28 Dec 12 Dec 19 ● Jan 2

3415 3415

Start

Finish

New Orleans

New York

2017 Jan 2 Jan 16 Feb 6 Feb 27

Jan Jan Feb Mar

Total Cost

A$ pp*

16 30 20 13

3415 3415 3415 3415

Single room supplement of A$1189. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am.

CODE: GSLE 2017/18 Start

New Orleans

2017 Apr 18 Apr 25 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 1 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Jul 29 Aug 1 Aug 5 Aug 8 Aug 15

Finish New York

Total Cost

A$ pp*

May 1 May 8 May 15 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 14 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 11 Aug 14 Aug 18 Aug 21 Aug 28

3195 3195 3415 3415 3415 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565 3565

Start

Finish

Total Cost

New Orleans

New York

2017 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 28 Dec 12 Dec 26 ■

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

4 11 18 25 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 11 25 8

3565 3565 3565 3415 3415 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195

2018 Jan 2 Jan 16 Feb 6 Feb 27

Jan Jan Feb Mar

15 29 19 12

3195 3195 3195 3195

A$ pp*

Single room supplement of A$1189.

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between 21st Oct 2016 & 24th Feb 2017? The below trip (GSNE 2016/2017) is 15 days long & features a modified itinerary spending 2 nights in Savannah. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/eastern-discovery for full details. Finish

Total Cost

Start

Finish

New York

New Orleans

A$ pp*

New York

New Orleans

2016 Oct 21 Nov 11 Nov 18 Dec 16 ▲

Nov Nov Dec Dec

3345 3345 3345 3345

2017 Jan 6 Jan 13 Feb 3 Feb 24

Jan Jan Feb Mar

4 25 2 30

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of historic Charleston • Cuban dinner in Miami • Locally guided Illumination tour of Washington DC Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Visit Kennedy Space Center Parasailing in Daytona Beach Miami party cruise Visit the Newseum in Washington D.C. M New York City pass (GSLE only) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more M M M M

LOCAL CULTURE

CODE: GSNE 2016/17 Start

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

20 27 17 10

Total Cost

A$ pp*

3345 3345 3345 3345

Single room supplement of A$1189.

Miami’s Little Havana is a little slice of Cuba in the heart of the city. Head there for local flavours, sounds & tastes.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-DISCOVERY

CODE: GSNE 2017/18 Start

New York

2017 Aug 25 Oct 13 Oct 27 Nov 10 Nov 17 Dec 1 Dec 15 ◆

Finish

New Orleans

Sep Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec

7 26 9 23 30 14 28

Total Cost

A$ pp*

3495 3125 3125 3125 3125 3125 3125

Start

New York

Finish

New Orleans

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Dec 29 ✱ Jan 11

3125

2018 Jan 12 Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 23

3125 3125 3125 3125

Jan Feb Feb Mar

25 1 15 8

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

South Beach, Miami

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$1189. ● Trip spends Xmas in Daytona & New Year’s Eve in Washington D.C. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Miami. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Orlando. ◆ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Washington D.C. ✱ Trip spends Xmas in Orlando. GSLE: Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. GSNE: Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am.

YOUR CHOICE Choose to start your trip in New York instead of New Orleans (code GSNE).

MORE NEW YORK Combine this trip with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.72.

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WILD WESTERN

HIGH ENERGY

+ SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

14 DAYS FROM

A$2845 A$204 PP*

P/DAY*

SAN 3 FRANCISCO Yosemite National Park

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$345. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS

BASS LAKE

2

NEVADA

Route 66

#WILDWESTERN

CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert

2 LAS VEGAS

LOS ANGELES 1 ARIZONA

2 World Heritage sites visited 1 1

Grand Canyon sunset

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

2 SAN DIEGO

Sonoran Desert

GRAND 2 CANYON Sedona

1 PHOENIX


SNAPSHOT

CALIFORNIA/ARIZONA/NEVADA ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Los Angeles. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & get an insider’s look at LA. Cruise down star-studded Hollywood Boulevard & the Sunset Strip. Shop ‘til you drop or just chill amongst the sunny beach community of Santa Monica & then get into the vibrant energy of Venice Beach’s boardwalk. Hotel (D) See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” Drive along famous Sunset Strip Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach See Rodeo Drive

• • • •

Day 2: Los Angeles to San Diego. We head south to San Diego & tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Tonight, party at a hip downtown club or chill out at a cool beach bar. Hotel Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic Pacific Coast See Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter & Coronado Island Panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge M Speedboat adventure

• • •

Day 3: San Diego. Discover the city your way. With 70 miles of beaches, a world-famous zoo, sailors & surfers, endless shopping & a Mediterranean climate this place is paradise. Hotel (B,D) Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) Visit old town San Diego Mexican feast M Visit San Diego Zoo

• • •

Day 4: San Diego to Phoenix. Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. With 300 days of sunshine a year this resort town heats it up – grab a cocktail & chill poolside! Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert

Day 5: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a charming town in the heart of ‘Red-Rock Country’. Hotel (B,D) Shop for Native American jewellery See Bell Rock, Snoopy Rock & Chapel of the Holy Cross Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon Entry into Grand Canyon National Park M 4WD Jeep tour

• • • •

Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park. Take in this epic place today, a camera is a must. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up close experience with this natural wonder. Hotel (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal)

• •

Day 7: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66

Golden Gate Bridge

• Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ • Visit Fremont Street M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties

Day 8: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax & work on your tan poolside, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Party Bus Non-stop nightlife M See a Cirque du Soleil show

• • •

Day 9: Las Vegas to Bass Lake. Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (D)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort Drive past Joshua trees – the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert

Day 9 - 11: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe. If you’re travelling between December - March, this trip packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Hotel (D)(B)(B). Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWIN). Day 10: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wild flowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor & explore. (B)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake – swim, soak up some sun & enjoy water sports (seasonal/optional) Entry into Yosemite National Park See Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls (seasonal)

• • • •

Day 11: Bass Lake to San Francisco. Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colourful & chilled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Hotel (B) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury & the city’s iconic cable cars Visit Fisherman’s Wharf M Sunset catamaran cruise

• • •

Days 12 - 13: San Francisco. There’s so much to do in this beautiful & cosmopolitan city for two full days. Ride the historic cable cars, hit the streets by bike, shop in Union Square, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B)(D) North Beach walking tour Chinatown dinner M Bike the bay

• •

Day 14: San Francisco. This morning your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Special stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake 11 nights in twin-share hotels

TRAVELLING EARLY?

Travelling between 11th Oct 2016 & 7th Mar 2017? The below trips (WWAW/WWIN 2016/2017) feature a slightly modified itinerary, & you can choose to end your trip in LA. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/wild-west for full details.

Los Angeles

Finish

Los Angeles

Total Cost

A$ pp*

11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 6 10 13 17 20 27

Finish

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017

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

Start

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ✝ Dec ✝ Dec ✝● Dec ✝■ ◗Dec ✝▲ Jan ✝◆ Jan

24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 23 26 30 2 9

3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3099 3099 3099 3445 3099 3099

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 7

✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

16 23 30 6 13 20 27 6 13 17 20

3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099

WWAW: Summer single room supplement of A$1289. WWIN: Winter single room supplement of A$1205. ◗ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 2016 of A$1525. Trip starts 7:00am in LA & ends SFO approx. 11:00am or LA approx. 5:30pm.

CODE: WWAW/WWIN 2017/18 Start

Los Angeles

Finish

San Francisco

Total Cost

A$ pp*

4 11 18 25 9 16 23 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3

Start

Finish

Los Angeles

San Francisco

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017

2017 Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

CODE: WWAW/WWIN 2016/17 Start

14

Apr 17 Apr 24 May 1 May 8 May 22 May 29 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16

3375 3375 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3295 3295

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

10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ✝ Dec ✝ Dec ✝✤✱Jan ✝✚ Jan

23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8

3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 2845 2845 3189 2845

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

15 22 29 5 12 19 26 5 12 19 26

2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845

2018 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 6 13

✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Las Vegas Party Bus • Entry into Yosemite National Park • Chinatown dinner & walking tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Hot air balloon flight in Phoenix M California Academy of Sciences M Experience the High Roller in Las Vegas M Snowmobile ride (Ski Tahoe option) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Listen to all your favourite beats & pick up a vinyl or two at Amoeba Music record store in uber cool Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WILD-WEST

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only

in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAW: Summer single room supplement of A$1289. WWIN: Winter single room supplement of A$1205. ✱ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 2017 of A$1595. ✝ These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these trips use code WWIN. ● Trip spends Xmas in San Francisco. ■ Trip spends Xmas at Lake Tahoe ▲ Trip spends Xmas in the Grand Canyon & New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. ◆ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in the Grand Canyon. ✤ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas & New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Trip starts 7:30am in LA & ends SFO 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.23.

MORE LA Combine this trip with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA, hit the shops & visit Disney’s theme parks. More on p.70.

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BOOT, SCOOT ‘N’ BLUES

HIGH ENERGY

NASHVILLE 2 TENNESSEE

2 MEMPHIS

12 DAYS

1 ATLANTA

FROM

A$3025 A$253 PP*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$305. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #BOOTSCOOTBLUES

MISSISSIPPI

P/DAY*

Jackson Dallas

GEORGIA

LOUISIANA

TEXAS

2 AUSTIN 1 SAN ANTONIO

1 HOUSTON

NEW ORLEANS 2 Orlando FLORIDA

1 World Heritage site visited 1

Memphis

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

TEXAS/LOUISIANA/MISSISSIPPI TENNESSEE/GEORGIA/FLORIDA

11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 11 nights in twin-share hotels

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Dallas/ Fort Worth to Austin. Get your boots on as we head down to Austin. Known for its laid back vibe, delicious BBQ & hip music scene we have two days to explore this vibrant city. Hotel (D) See the state capital building, Moon Towers & The Driscoll Hotel See the University of Texas Visit Congress Street Feast on Texas BBQ

CODE: FWOL 2017/18

• • • •

Day 2: Austin. Get out on two wheels & explore or grab a kayak & get out on Lady Bird Lake. Shop for cowboy boots on South Congress, stuff yourself with BBQ or simply relax at Barton Springs pool. Tonight, we head to Sixth Street to take in the live music scene that makes Austin famous. Hotel (B) M Bike & food tour Day 3: Austin to San Antonio. After keeping “Austin Weird” we change scenes as we make the short drive to San Antonio, home of the Alamo. A blend of Spanish, Mexican & American culture San Antonio is full of history. On arrival join us for a walking tour taking in Market Square, the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico, then on to San Fernando Cathedral & the Alamo. This afternoon stroll along the Riverwalk lined with shops & restaurants; grab a bite & a brew & chill out. Hotel (B) Walking tour Visit the Alamo San Antonio Mission San Antonio Riverwalk South Alamo Street

• • • • •

Day 4: San Antonio to Houston. Channel your inner cowboy & opt to join in on a trail ride this morning before departing to cosmopolitan Houston. But don’t be fooled, Houston may be the biggest city in Texas but you still experience the quintessential Texas honky-tonk complete with cowboy hats & oversize belt buckles. Hotel (B,D) M Trail Ride Day 5: Houston to New Orleans. Leave the boots behind as we scoot on over to New Orleans. Let the good times roll as we take you sightseeing through the stunning French influenced city, & the birthplace of jazz music. Hotel (B) See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market

Day 6: New Orleans. With a free day to simmer in the warm & soulful culture of “The Big Easy”, meander through the French Quarter, feast on

Austin, Texas

Southern cuisine, feel the spell of voodoo & this evening, get dancing on Bourbon Street. Hotel M Airboat swamp tour Day 7: New Orleans to Memphis. Say goodbye to the Big Easy…. it’s on to Memphis, birthplace of the blues, Memphis Soul & rock ‘n’ roll. Hotel (D) Visit Beale Street

Day 8: Memphis. Pay homage to “The King” on a tour of Graceland. Later, make your pilgrimage through this musical mecca before partying on the world-famous Beale Street. Hotel (B) Visit Graceland See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios

• •

Day 9: Memphis to Nashville. Pull those boots out one more time – we’re on to Nashville, “Music City U.S.A.” Experience this city up-close & personal with a sightseeing tour of Nashville’s landmarks, including the Parthenon, Ryman Auditorium & the homes of famous country-western music performers & the recording studios of Music Row. Tonight, join us for a southern meal & Music City Roots! Hotel (B,D) Dinner & Music City Roots show

Day 10: Nashville. Today is yours to explore Nashville. Opt for an insider’s tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a visit to Music Row with a guided tour of famous RCA Studio B. Since the day is free head out to the Grand Ole Opry or visit Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Tonight, we’ll head out on the town to experience what Nashville has to offer! Hotel (B) M Country Music Hall of Fame Day 11: Nashville to Atlanta. Today we head south to the capital of Georgia, Atlanta. On our way we’ll stop in Lynchburg, TN home to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. You’ll learn the art of whiskey making on a guided tour. View the sights on your orientation tour of Atlanta, including Peachtree Plaza, CNN Center, and Peachtree Street with its charming neighbourhoods before arriving at our hotel. Tonight, experience Atlanta’s vibrant nightlife. Hotel (B,D) Tour & tasting at Jack Daniel’s Distillery See CNN Centre, Atlanta Aquarium & the World of Coca Cola Day 12: Atlanta to Orlando. Hello Mickey! We say goodbye to Atlanta today as we travel through the state of Georgia en route to Orlando, America’s most visited city, where your trip ends on arrival. (B)

• •

Start

Dallas

Finish

Orlando

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

23 6 20 4 18 1 15 29 12 26

Start

Finish

Dallas

Orlando

14 Total Cost

INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

A$ pp*

2017 Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

3 17 1 15 29 12 26 9 23 7

3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085

Oct Oct Nov Dec

10 24 7 5

Oct Nov Nov Dec

21 4 18 16

3025 3025 3025 3025

2018 Jan 2 Feb 6 Mar 6

Jan 13 Feb 17 Mar 17

3025 3025 3025

* 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$1379. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:00pm. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

Nashville

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Tour Graceland • Southern dinner & Music City Roots performance • Tour & Taste Tennessee Whiskey at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Kayaking, Austin Craft beer tour, San Antonio Cooking school, New Orleans Sun Studios, Memphis NashTrash tour, Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more M M M M M M

LOCAL CULTURE Looking for something a bit different while in Austin? Head to HOPE Outdoor Gallery & check out the awesome street art from local & visiting artists. Or if you have the skills, pick up a spray can & leave your own mark on the city.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BOOTSCOOTBLUES

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LA TO THE BAY

HIGH ENERGY

+ SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

11 DAYS FROM

A$2485 A$226 PP*

NEVADA

P/DAY*

San Francisco Yosemite National Park

BASS 2 LAKE

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$289. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS

Route 66

CALIFORNIA

#LATOTHEBAY 2 World Heritage sites visited 1 1

Paris Las Vegas Hotel

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

Mojave Desert

2 LAS VEGAS

2 GRAND CANYON

1 LOS ANGELES ARIZONA

2 SAN DIEGO

Sonoran Desert

Sedona

1 PHOENIX


SNAPSHOT

CALIFORNIA/ARIZONA/NEVADA ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Los Angeles. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & get an insider’s look at LA. Cruise down star-studded Hollywood Boulevard & the Sunset Strip. Shop ‘til you drop or just chill amongst the sunny beach community of Santa Monica & then get into the vibrant energy of Venice Beach’s boardwalk. Hotel (D) See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” Drive along famous Sunset Strip & see Rodeo Drive Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach

TRAVELLING EARLY?

• • •

Day 2: Los Angeles to San Diego. We head south to San Diego & tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Tonight, party at a hip downtown club or chill out at a cool beach bar. Hotel Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic Pacific Coast See Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter & Coronado Island Panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge

• • •

Day 3: San Diego. Discover the city your way. With 70 miles of beaches, a world-famous zoo, sailors & surfers, endless shopping & a Mediterranean climate this place is paradise. Hotel (B,D) Mexican feast Visit old town San Diego Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) M Learn to surf

Day 7: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties

• • •

Day 8: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax & work on your tan poolside, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Party bus Non-stop nightlife M See a Cirque du Soleil show

• • •

Day 9: Las Vegas to Bass Lake. Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (D)

 Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort

past Joshua trees – the famous • Drive symbol of the Mojave Desert Day 9 - 11: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling between December - March, this trip packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Hotel (D)(B)(B). Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWLA).

• • •

Day 4: San Diego to Phoenix. Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. With 300 days of sunshine a year this resort town heats it up – grab a cocktail & chill poolside! Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert

Day 5: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a charming town in the heart of ‘Red-Rock Country’. Lodge (B,D) Shop for Native American jewellery See Bell Rock, Snoopy Rock & Chapel of the Holy Cross Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon Entry into Grand Canyon National Park M Hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert

• • • •

Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park. Take in this epic place today, a camera is a must. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up-close experience with this natural wonder. Lodge (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal)

• •

LA skyline

Day 10: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wild flowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor & explore. (B)

 Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort

in the stunning mountain paradise • Relax of Bass Lake – swim, soak up some sun

& enjoy water sports (seasonal/optional)

into Yosemite National Park • Entry Yosemite’s famous rock formations, • See El Capitan & Half Dome incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls • See (seasonal)

Day 11: Bass Lake to San Francisco. Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colourful & chilled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Your adventure ends on arrival to the hotel. (B) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury & the city’s iconic cable cars Visit Fisherman’s Wharf

• • •

Note: This trip is part of a bigger trip, the 14 day Wild Western. You’ll welcome other travellers to the Contiki wolf pack.

10 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake 8 nights in twin-share hotels

Travelling between 11th Oct 2016 & 7th Mar 2017? The below trips (WWAF/WWLA 2016/2017) are 12 days long & feature a slightly modified itinerary, these trips spend a night in San Francisco. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/la-bay for full details. CODE: WWAF/WWLA 2016/17 Start

Los Angeles

Finish

San Francisco

Total Cost

A$ pp*

11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 6 10 13 17 20 27

Finish

San Francisco

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ✝ Dec ✝ Dec ✝ Dec ✝ ◗ Dec ✝● Dec ✝■ Jan

22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 21 24 28 31 7

2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2835 2519 2519 2519 2895 2519 2519

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 7

✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

14 21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 15 18

A$ pp*

2519 2519 2519 2519 2519 2519 2519 2519 2519 2519 2519

WWAF: Summer single room supplement of A$739. WWLA: Winter single room supplement of A$1029. ◗ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2016 of A$1245. ✝ These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 1 night in San Francisco. For these trips use code: WWIN. Trip starts 7:00am & ends 11:00am. CODE: WWAF/WWLA 2017/18 Start

Los Angeles

Finish

Total Cost

San Francisco

A$ pp*

Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 May 5 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

2705 2705 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2565

4 11 18 25 9 16 23 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3

Finish

Los Angeles

San Francisco

Total Cost

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

10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ✚ Dec ✚ Dec ✚●✱ Dec ✚■ Jan

20 27 3 10 17 24 1 8 16 23 30 6

2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2489 2489 2825 2489

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24

2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489

2018 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 6 13

✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Las Vegas Party Bus • Entry into Yosemite National Park Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

A$ pp*

2017

2017 Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

Start

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

Total Cost

2017

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

Start

Los Angeles

12

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only

ME TIME OPTIONS M Explore San Diego Zoo M San Diego speedboat adventure M Heli flight over the Grand Canyon M 4WD Jeep tour in Sedona M Experience the High Roller in Las Vegas See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Chill with your iPod & your mates, work on a tan while watching surfers catch the waves at Mission Beach, San Diego.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LA-BAY

in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. WWAF: Summer single room supplement of A$739. WWLA: Winter single room supplement of A$1029. ✱ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2017 of A$1335. ✚ These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & end on arrival to San Francisco at 5:00pm. ● Trip spends Xmas in the Grand Canyon. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in the Grand Canyon. Trip starts 7:30am & ends 5.00pm.

YOUR CHOICE

For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger For travel insurance see p.74.

Want to see more of the West Coast? Check out The Big West trip p.50-51 & get a full dose of North America’s spectacular West.

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WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS

HIGH ENERGY

NEVADA CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS 2

Route 66

GRAND 2 CANYON 1 LOS ANGELES

Sedona

ARIZONA

Santa Monica

2 SAN DIEGO

1 World Heritage site visited

SNAPSHOT

1

8

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 8 nights in twin-share hotels

Places visited Nightstops

9 DAYS 3 STATES

TRAVELLING EARLY?

FROM

A$1969 A$219 PP*

9

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$230. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS

INCLUDED MEALS

5 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING INCLUSIONS Please see p.74 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Las Vegas Party Bus Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Surfing lessons in San Diego M Hot air balloon flight in Phoenix M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WESTERN

#WESTERNHIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Los Angeles. Meet up with your Contiki Team then cruise down Hollywood Boulevard & the Sunset Strip, shop or chill at Santa Monica & Venice Beach. Hotel (D) See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame”

Day 2: Los Angeles to San Diego. We head south to San Diego & tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Hotel See Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter & Coronado Island M Speedboat adventure Day 3: San Diego. Discover the city your way with a free day. With 70 miles of beaches, sailors & surfers, endless shopping & a Mediterranean climate this place is paradise. Hotel (B,D) Mexican feast Visit Old Town San Diego M Visit San Diego Zoo

• •

Day 4: San Diego to Phoenix. Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. With 300 days of sunshine a year this resort town heats it up – grab a cocktail & chill poolside! Hotel (B) Day 5: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Travel to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, the heart of ‘Red-Rock Country’. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Grand Canyon National Park M 4WD Jeep tour

1 PHOENIX

Sonoran Desert

Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up-close experience with this natural wonder. Hotel (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim M Helicopter flight

Day 7: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street

• •

Day 8: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’ & hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Party bus M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties M Cirque du Soleil show

Day 9: Las Vegas. This morning your trip ends & it's time to say farewell. Please note: above are based on twin-share. If you’re * Prices travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$755. ✝ For these trips use code WWWH. ● Trip spends Xmas in the Grand Canyon. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in the Grand Canyon. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am.

Travelling between 11th Oct 2016 & 7th Mar 2017? The below trips (WWAT/WWWH 2016/2017) feature a slightly modified itinerary. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/western for full details. CODE: WWAT/WWWH 2016/17 Start

Los Angeles

Finish

Las Vegas

Total Cost

A$ pp*

Start

Finish

Los Angeles

Las Vegas

2016 2017 Oct 11 Oct 19 1999 Jan 3 ✝ Jan Oct 18 Oct 26 1999 Jan 10 ✝ Jan Oct 25 Nov 2 1999 Jan 17 ✝ Jan Nov 1 Nov 9 1999 Jan 24 ✝ Feb Nov 8 Nov 16 1999 Jan 31 ✝ Feb Nov 15 Nov 23 1999 Feb 7 ✝ Feb Nov 22 Nov 30 1999 Feb 14 ✝ Feb Nov 29 Dec 7 1999 Feb 21 ✝ Mar Dec 6 ✝ Dec 14 1999 Feb 28 ✝ Mar Dec 10 ✝ Dec 18 1999 Mar 4 ✝ Mar Dec 13 ✝ Dec 21 1999 Mar 7 ✝ Mar Dec 17 ✝ Dec 25 1999 Dec 20 ✝● Dec 28 1999 Dec 27 ✝▲Jan 4 1999 Single room supplement of A$755. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am.

11 18 25 1 8 15 22 1 8 12 15

Total Cost

A$ pp*

1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999

CODE: WWAT/WWWH 2017/18 Start

Los Angeles

2017 Apr 4 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 May 9 May 16 May 23 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

Finish

Las Vegas

Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26 May 3 May 17 May 24 May 31 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 20 Sep 27 Oct 4 Oct 11

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2279 2279 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2135 2095

Start

Finish

Los Angeles

Las Vegas

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 5 Dec 12 Dec 19 Dec 26

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec ✝ Dec ✝ Dec ✝▲Dec ✝■ Jan

18 25 1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 3

2095 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969

2018 Jan 2 Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Feb 6 Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 13

✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 7 14 21

1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969


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• B  reakfast when it counts, & other included dinners for tasty local eats • I ncluded activities like a tour of Harvard University & an up-close & personal look at Lady Liberty • A  n experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • A  modern air-conditioned coach decked out with on-board WiFi, powerpoints, movies & a killer sound system • M  E Time – your chance to explore on your own or take advantage of our awesome optional activities.

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EPIC ADVENTURE

DISCOVERY PLUS

55 DAYS FROM

A$11745 A$214 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$1195. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #EPICADVENTURE

QUEBEC CITY 2 QUEBEC

MONTREAL 2 MAINE

MONTANA ONTARIO Yellowstone National Park

MINNESOTA

CODY 2

IDAHO

JACKSON HOLE 1

SOUTH DAKOTA

MT. RUSHMORE 2

WYOMING

5 World Heritage sites visited 1

SALT LAKE 1 CITY

Places visited Nightstops

Zion N.P.

LAS VEGAS 5 Mojave Desert Los Angeles

WISCONSIN

SIOUX FALLS 1

Route 66

Grand Canyon N.P.

2 GRAND CANYON

MASSACHUSETTS

WASHINGTON DC 3

NEW JERSEY DELAWARE

MARYLAND

INDIANA

COLORADO

Bryce Canyon National Park

ARIZONA

Philadelphia OHIO

2 KANAB

BOSTON 2

NEW New Haven YORK CONNECTICUT 4 PENNSYLVANIA 1 CLEVELAND

2 CHICAGO UTAH

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

MADISON Milwaukee 1

ILLINOIS NEVADA

CALIFORNIA

Custer State Park

Badlands N.P.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

TORONTO 3

Richmond VIRGINIA

1 DURANGO

Monument Valley

RALEIGH 1

Santa Fe

1 ALBUQUERQUE

AMARILLO 1

Little Rock

NEW MEXICO

ARKANSAS

MEMPHIS 2

TEXAS

2 DALLAS/ FORT WORTH

TENNESSEE

S.CAROLINA GEORGIA

MISSISSIPPI Jackson

LOUISIANA

NEW 2 ORLEANS

N.CAROLINA

ALABAMA

Charleston

SAVANNAH 1

PANAMA CITY BEACH 1

FLORIDA

1 ST. AUGUSTINE

ORLANDO 2

1 DAYTONA BEACH Kennedy Space Center

2 MIAMI


SNAPSHOT

36 STATES & 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES

54

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

SEE MAP OR VISIT CONTIKI.COM FOR FULL LIST

54 nights in twin-share hotels

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the world-famous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street & see the light-&-laser show M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties Day 2: Las Vegas. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest casinos Non-stop nightlife Party bus M See a Cirque du Soleil show Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Hotel (D) Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 Entry into Grand Canyon National Park Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park. Hotel (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) Day 5: Grand Canyon to Durango via Monument Valley. Hotel Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park See the Painted Desert Day 6: Durango to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains M Whitewater rafting (seasonal) Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo. Hotel (D) Experience Big Texan culture & food Visit the off-beat Cadillac Ranch M Hot air ballooning Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas/Fort Worth. Hotel (B,D) Visit charming Decatur Day 9: Dallas/Fort Worth. Hotel (B) Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum Visit Fort Worth Stockyards Day 10: Dallas to Memphis. Hotel (B) See Little Rock Central High School & delve deeper into the Civil Rights Movement Cross the Mississippi River Day 11: Memphis. Hotel (B,D) See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music Tour Graceland M Tour the Rock & Soul Museum Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans. Hotel (B) See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market M Taste of New Orleans dinner Day 13: New Orleans. Hotel (B) Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street M Air boat swamp tour Day 14: New Orleans to Panama City Beach. Hotel (B,D)

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Day 15: Panama City Beach to Orlando. Hotel (B) Day 16: Orlando. Hotel (B) One-way transfers to the amusement parks Day 17: Orlando to Miami. Hotel (B,D) See Downtown Miami Cuban dinner M Ride Thriller & see the lifestyles of the rich & famous Day 18: Miami. Hotel See the famous Art Deco architecture Day 19: Miami to Daytona Beach. Hotel (D)

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Day 20: Daytona Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Center. Hotel (B) See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300-year old fortress M Tour Kennedy Space Center Day 21: St. Augustine to Savannah. Hotel (B) See the historic city squares, homes & gardens made famous by the film Forrest Gump Day 22: Savannah to Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) Guided tour of historic Charleston

• • •

Day 23: Raleigh to Washington D.C . Hotel (B,D) Illumination tour of Washington D.C. See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building & Washington Monument Days 24 - 25: Washington D.C . Hotel (B) Visit the Smithsonian Museums Visit Arlington National Cemetery & see the changing of the guard Day 26: Washington DC to New York via Philadelphia. Hotel (B)

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Day 27: Hello Big Apple! . Hotel (B,D) See Wall Street Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s View the World Trade Center Memorial & Battery Park M Helicopter tour around Manhattan & NYC Day 28: New York, New York. Hotel (B) Visit the Statue of Liberty M ‘Sex & the City’ tour M NYC food cart walking tour Day 29: More Manhattan. Hotel (B) M Take the elevator to floor 86, to the Observation level of the Empire State Building M Bike tour of Central Park (seasonal) Day 30: New York to Boston. Hotel (B,D) Visit New Haven, Connecticut – home of prestigious Yale University See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar Day 31: Boston. Hotel (B) Walk the historic Freedom Trail Visit Harvard University Day 32: Boston to Quebec City. Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border Day 33: Quebec City. Hotel (B,D) Guided walking tour of Old Quebec Day 34: Quebec City to Montreal. Hotel (B,D) Visit Old Montreal, the Old Port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium M Jet boat adventure Day 35: Montreal. Hotel Day 36: Montreal to Toronto. Hotel (D) Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands See the CN Tower, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto M Thousand Islands boat cruise Day 37: Toronto. Hotel (B) M Second City improv show Day 38: Toronto & Niagara Falls. Hotel Cruise to the base of the Falls See Niagara Falls M Helicopter flight over Niagara Falls Day 39: Toronto to Cleveland. Hotel Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Day 40: Cleveland to Chicago. Hotel (B) See Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier & the Chicago River Dig into Chicago-style pizza See Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears American football team, & U.S. Cellular Field, home to the Chicago White Sox baseball club See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the Magnificent Mile Day 41: Chicago. Hotel (B,D) M Bike tour along the Lakefront Trail Day 42: Chicago to Madison. Hotel (D) Drive through America’s beautiful heartland

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Day 43: Madison to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B) Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall that gave the town its name Day 44: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore. Hotel (B) Entry into Badlands National Park See colourful buttes, pinnacles & spires Walk the Fossil Trail Day 45: Mt. Rushmore. Hotel (B) Entry into Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial & Custer State Park Day 46: Mt. Rushmore to Cody. Hotel (B)

INCLUDED MEALS

40 breakfasts (B), 22 dinners (D)

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INCLUSIONS

Day 47: Yellowstone National Park. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Yellowstone National Park See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears Day 48: Cody to Jackson Hole. Hotel Entry into Grand Teton National Park M Trail ride & cookout (seasonal) Day 49: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City. Hotel (B) See Temple Square M Whitewater rafting (seasonal) Day 50: Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Bryce Canyon National Park See the bizarre shaped canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos” M Hot air ballooning Day 51: Grand Canyon National Park. Hotel (B) Entry into Grand Canyon National Park Hike along the Canyon’s North Rim Capture incredible photos from a panoramic viewpoint Day 52: Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Zion National Park See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons & dramatic landscapes See the gigantic red & white stone formations of West Temple & Watchman Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street Days 53 - 54: Las Vegas. Hotel (D)(B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Experience the High Roller Day 55: Las Vegas to Los Angeles. See the famous Joshua trees

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Note: This trip is made up of Grand Southern, Grand Northern, and New York Uncovered trips. You’ll welcome other travellers to the Contiki wolf pack. Please Note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: LALA 2017 Start

Los Angeles

Finish

Los Angeles

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Apr Apr May May Jun Jun

13 27 11 25 8 22

Start

Los Angeles

Finish

Total Cost

Los Angeles

A$ pp*

Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

11979 11979 11979 11979 11979 11979

2017 Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug

6 20 4 18 1 15

11745 11745 11979 11979 11979 11979

Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug

29 13 20 27 3 17

22 5 12 19 26 10

* 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$5335. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Las Vegas Party Bus • Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park • Entry into 9 national parks & monuments including the crown jewels of the Grand Canyon & Yellowstone • Experience the Grand Canyon from both sides – South Rim & North Rim • Visit the infamous 6th Floor Museum in Dallas • Pay tribute to the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ at Graceland • Tuck into a down home Southern meal • Cuban dinner in Miami • Locally guided tour of historic Charleston • Locally guided Illumination tour in Washington D.C. • The Big Apple is all yours with a MetroCard • Visit the Statue of Liberty • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Locally guided Quebec City walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • Go local with a deep-dish pizza dinner in Chicago • Discover a Native American legend at the Crazy Horse Memorial • Take a ride on the Vegas High Roller Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Look for the M symbol in the itinerary & visit contiki.com for more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EPIC-ADVENTURE

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GRAND NORTHERN

DISCOVERY PLUS

26 DAYS FROM

A$4999 A$193 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$535. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #GRANDNORTHERN

QUEBEC CITY 2 QUEBEC

MONTREAL 2 MONTANA

ONTARIO

2

CODY

1 JACKSON HOLE WYOMING

NEVADA

CALIFORNIA

SOUTH DAKOTA

MT. RUSHMORE 2 Custer State Park

Badlands N.P.

TORONTO 3

WISCONSIN

SIOUX FALLS 1

MADISON 1 Milwaukee

UTAH

ILLINOIS

BOSTON 2 NEW YORK

Niagara Falls KE

LA

CHICAGO 2

SALT LAKE 1 CITY

Zion National Park

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MINNESOTA

Yellowstone National Park IDAHO

MAINE

E RI

MASSACHUSETTS New Haven CONNECTICUT

New York

E

1 CLEVELAND PENNSYLVANIA

INDIANA

OHIO

Bryce Canyon National Park

2 KANAB LAS VEGAS 3

Grand Canyon National Park

Los Angeles ARIZONA

Chicago

3 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

20 STATES & 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES

25

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

SEE MAP OR VISIT CONTIKI.COM FOR FULL LIST

25 nights in twin-share hotels

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: New York to Boston. Meet up with your Contiki Team in the one & only New York City. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston. Hotel (D) Visit New Haven, Connecticut - home of prestigious Yale University See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar

• •

Day 2: Boston. Boston is a place at the forefront of American history & there’s plenty to do day & night in this bustling university town. Hotel (B) Walk the historic Freedom Trail Tour Harvard University

• •

Day 3: Boston to Quebec City. Today it’s on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America. Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border

Day 4: Quebec City. Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of this city by strolling down cobblestone streets & stopping in cool, streetside cafés & shops. With walled fortifications protecting ‘Old Quebec’, this stunning city has become a living museum. Hotel (B,D) Guided walking tour of Old Quebec

Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal. The multicultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French serve up great food & cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D) Visit Old Montreal, the Old Port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium M Jet boat adventure

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Day 6: Montreal. You’ll love this city’s mix of Eurocharm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians. Hotel Day 7: Montreal to Toronto. Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the Thousand Islands region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D) Travel along the St. Lawrence River valley & see the Thousand Islands See the CN Tower, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto M Thousand Islands boat tour

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Day 8: Toronto. Toronto is another one of Canada’s multi-cultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game, head to the top of the CN Tower or visit Gallery 44, or Toronto Park for people watching. Tonight, feel the global vibe of this city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) M Second City improv & show Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls. Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US border. Hotel Cruise to the base of the Falls M Heli ride over the Falls

Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland. Leave Canada behind & make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland. Hotel Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago. Cross the Midwest as you road trip from one lake town to the next & arrive in busy Chicago. Hotel (B) See Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier & the Chicago River See Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears American football team, & U.S. Cellular Field, home to the Chicago White Sox baseball club Dig into Chicago-style pizza

• • •

the Hancock Building, Willis Tower • See & the Magnificent Mile Day 12: Chicago. With a free day to explore, discover cutting-edge architecture, world-class museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining & high-end shopping in the Windy City. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: Chicago to Madison. Stop in Milwaukee & tour the Miller Brewery, one of the nation’s largest beer brewers, en route to the university town of Madison. Hotel (D) Drive through America’s beautiful heartland

Day 14: Madison to Sioux Falls. Catch the pulse of the true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B) Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall that gave the town its name

Day 15: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore. Journey through the unique, lunar-like landscape of Badlands National Park before arriving in the stomping grounds of the Wild West. Hotel (B) Entry into Badlands National Park See colourful buttes, pinnacles & spires Walk the Fossil Trail

• • •

Day 16: Mt. Rushmore. Marvel at the American presidents’ faces on iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world’s largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honouring the famous Lakota Sioux warrior. Hotel (B) Entry into Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial & Custer State Park

Day 17: Mt. Rushmore to Cody. Today we continue west as we steer toward the cowboy town of Cody & the heart of the American West. Hotel (B) Day 18: Yellowstone National Park. This morning we head into the world’s first national park – Yellowstone. Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It’s a masterpiece of wilderness, wildlife & natural wonders & a serious nature fix. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Yellowstone National Park See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears

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Day 19: Cody to Jackson Hole. We head back into Yellowstone National Park for more exploring then set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range before arriving in the western-style ski town of Jackson Hole. Hotel Entry into Grand Teton National Park

Day 20: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City. Take in the views through Idaho before arriving in Salt Lake City famous for Temple Square & the Mormon Tabernacle choir. Hotel (B) See Temple Square M Whitewater rafting (seasonal)

Day 23: Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park. Before partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get close to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Zion National Park See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons & dramatic landscapes See the gigantic red & white stone formations of West Temple & Watchman Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties

• • • • •

Days 24 - 25: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz & glamour as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B,D) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Party Bus M Heli flight into the Grand Canyon

• •

Day 26: Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Leave the bling of Vegas behind & head through the vast Mojave Desert into California. Your US adventure wraps up when you arrive in Los Angeles where it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. See the famous Joshua trees

Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: GNGN 2017 Start

Finish

New York

Los Angeles

Total Cost

Start

A$ pp*

12 26 9 23 7 21

Los Angeles

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017

2017 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

Finish

New York

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug

6 20 4 18 1 15

4999 4999 5189 5385 5385 5385

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

28 Aug 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 1 ● Sep 15 Oct

22 5 12 19 26 10

5385 5385 5385 5385 5385 5189

* 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.

● Trip is in Toronto during the Toronto Film Festival. Single room supplement of A$2279. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

27

INCLUDED MEALS 17 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • Go local with a deep dish pizza dinner in Chicago • Entry into 8 national & state parks including the crown jewels of Yellowstone & the Grand Canyon • Discover a Native American legend at the Crazy Horse Memorial • Las Vegas Party Bus Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Toronto brewery tour Architecture cruise in Chicago Bike ride in Chicago Cookout & horseback ride in Jackson Hole (seasonal) M Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more M M M M

LOCAL CULTURE Live gigs at Dagobert, Quebec. DJs and electronic acts playing live makes for a fun night out.

Day 21: Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park. Get active & hike among the richly coloured rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park on the road from Park City to Kanab. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Bryce Canyon National Park See the bizarre shaped canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos”

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GRAND-NORTHERN

• •

Day 22: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk or simply relax the way you want at this phenomenal natural wonder – just don’t forget your camera! Hotel (B) Entry into Grand Canyon National Park Hike along the Canyon’s North Rim Capture incredible photos from a panoramic viewpoint

• • •

From eating deep dish pizza in Chicago, Ice Hockey in Montreal, Niagara Falls, helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon to having many inside jokes with my awesome trip mates. 5/5 would highly recommend this trip. Maddy (contiki.com/reviews)

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NORTHERN ADVENTURE

DISCOVERY PLUS

14 DAYS FROM

A$3215 A$230 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$345. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #NORTHERNADVENTURE

MONTANA

Yellowstone National Park

2 CODY JACKSON HOLE 1

SOUTH DAKOTA

MT. RUSHMORE 2

IDAHO WYOMING

NEVADA

SALT LAKE 1 CITY

Zion National Park

2 KANAB Grand Canyon National Park

2 World Heritage sites visited

Los Angeles ARIZONA

Grand Canyon

SIOUX FALLS 1

MADISON 1 Milwaukee

ILLINOIS

Bryce Canyon National Park

LAS VEGAS 3

WISCONSIN Badlands N.P.

Chicago

UTAH

CALIFORNIA

Custer State Park

MINNESOTA

1

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN/MINNESOTA/SOUTH DAKOTA/WYOMING/MONTANA/IDAHO UTAH/ARIZONA/NEVADA/CALIFORNIA ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Chicago to Madison. Meet up with your Contiki Team before heading to Milwaukee for a tour of the Miller Brewery, one of the nation’s largest beer brewers, en route to the university town of Madison. Hotel (D) Drive through America’s beautiful heartland

Day 2: Madison to Sioux Falls. Catch the pulse of the true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B) Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall that gave the town its name

Day 3: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore. Journey through the unique, lunar-like landscape of Badlands National Park before arriving in the stomping grounds of the Wild West. Hotel (B) Entry into Badlands National Park See colourful buttes, pinnacles & spires Walk the Fossil Trail

• • •

Day 4: Mt. Rushmore. Marvel at the American presidents’ faces on iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world’s largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honouring the famous Lakota Sioux warrior. Hotel (B) Entry into Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial & Custer State Park

Day 5: Mt. Rushmore to Cody. Today we continue west as we steer toward the cowboy town of Cody & the heart of the American West. Hotel (B) Day 6: Yellowstone National Park. This morning we head to the world’s first national park – Yellowstone. Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It’s a masterpiece of wilderness, wildlife & natural wonders & a serious nature fix. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Yellowstone National Park See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears

• •

Day 7: Cody to Jackson Hole. We head back into Yellowstone National Park for more exploring then set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range before arriving in the western-style ski town of Jackson Hole. Hotel Entry into Grand Teton National Park M Trail ride & cookout (seasonal)

Day 8: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City. Take in the views through Idaho before arriving in Salt Lake City, famous for Temple Square & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Hotel (B) See Temple Square M Whitewater rafting (seasonal)

Day 9: Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park. Get active & hike among the richly coloured rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park on the road from Park City to Kanab in Grand Canyon National Park. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Bryce Canyon National Park See the bizarre shaped canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos”

• •

Day 10: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk or simply relax at this phenomenal natural wonder – just don’t forget to bring your camera! Hotel (B) Entry into Grand Canyon National Park Hike along the Canyon’s North Rim Capture incredible photos from a panoramic viewpoint

• • •

Day 11: Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park. Before partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get close to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Zion National Park See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons & dramatic landscapes See the gigantic red & whitestone formations of West Temple & Watchman Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties

• • • • •

Days 12 - 13: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz & glamour as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B,D) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Party Bus M Heli flight into the Grand Canyon M See a Cirque du Soleil show

• •

Day 14: Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Leave the bling of Vegas behind & head through the vast Mojave Desert into California. Your US adventure wraps up when you arrive in Los Angeles where it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. See the famous Joshua trees

Note: This trip is part of a bigger trip, the 26 day Grand Northern. Get ready for a warm welcome as a new addition to the wolf pack. Please Note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Check out our Grand Northern trip p.44-45 & start your adventure in New York. Plus you’ll also save A$50 with our multi-trip discount. See p.23.

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 13 nights in twin-share hotels

15

HOW MUCH & WHEN

INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

CODE: GNNE 2017 Start

Chicago

Finish

Total Cost

Los Angeles

A$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug

3215 3345 3459 3459 3459 3459

24 7 21 5 19 2

Finish

Total Cost

Los Angeles

A$ pp*

Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

3459 3459 3459 3345 3345 3345

2017

2017 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug

Start

Chicago

6 20 4 18 1 15

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

9 23 30 6 13 27

22 5 12 19 26 10

* 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.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Single room supplement of A$1085. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

Vegas

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Discover a Native American legend at the Crazy Horse Memorial • Entry into 8 national & state parks including the crown jewels of Yellowstone & the Grand Canyon • Las Vegas Party Bus Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Wildlife jeep tour in Custer M Cody Rodeo (seasonal) M Ride the High Roller in Las Vegas See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Can’t get enough of the Canyon? You could opt to take a heli ride to the base, & toast the experience with champagne & lunch. Bucket list, ticked.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ NORTHERNADVENTURE

Cody, Wyoming

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NORTH BY NORTH EAST

DISCOVERY PLUS

QUEBEC CITY 2 QUEBEC

13 DAYS

MONTREAL 2

FROM

A$2575 A$199 PP*

ONTARIO

P/DAY*

NEW HAMPSHIRE

TORONTO 3

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$275. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #NORTHBYNORTHEAST

MAINE

LAKE ONTARIO

KE

LA

CHICAGO 2 ILLINOIS

2 BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

New Haven

CONNECTICUT

IE

New York

ER

1 CLEVELAND PENNSYLVANIA

OHIO INDIANA

1 World Heritage site visited 1

Manhattan Bridge, NYC

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT/RHODE ISLAND MASSACHUSETTS/NEW HAMPSHIRE/MAINE QUEBEC/ONTARIO/PENNSYLVANIA/OHIO INDIANA/ILLINOIS

12 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 12 nights in twin-share hotels

12

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: New York to Boston. Meet up with your Contiki Team in the one & only New York City. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston. Hotel (D) Visit New Haven, Connecticut – home of prestigious Yale University See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar

CODE: GNNN 2017

• •

Islands region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D) Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands See the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto

• •

Start

New York

Finish

Chicago

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

12 26 9 23 7 21

Start

New York

Finish

Chicago

May 24 Jun 7 Jun 21 Jul 5 Jul 19 Aug 2

2575 2575 2669 2765 2765 2765

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

28 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 ● Sep 15 Sep

9 23 30 6 13 27

Day 2: Boston. Boston is a place at the forefront of American history & there’s plenty to do day & night in this bustling university town. Hotel (B) Walk the historic Freedom Trail Tour Harvard University Day 3: Boston to Quebec City. Today it’s on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America. Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border

Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls. Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US border. Hotel Cruise to the base of the Falls See Niagara Falls M Heli ride over the Falls

• •

Single room supplement of A$1195.

Day 4: Quebec City. Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of this city by strolling down cobblestone streets & stopping in cool, street side cafés & shops. With walled fortifications protecting ‘Old Quebec’, this stunning city has become a living museum. Hotel (B,D) Guided walking tour of Old Quebec

Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland. Leave Canada behind & make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland. Hotel Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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

Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal. The multicultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French serve up great food & cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D) Visit Old Montreal, the Old Port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium M Jet boat adventure

Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago. Cross the Midwest as you road trip from one lake town to the next & arrive in busy Chicago. Hotel (B) See Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, the Navy Pier & the Chicago River Dig into some Chicago-style pizza See Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears American football team, & U.S. Cellular Field, home to the Chicago White Sox baseball club See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the Magnificent Mile

Day 6: Montreal. You’ll love this city’s mix of Eurocharm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians. Hotel

Day 12: Chicago. With a free day to explore, discover cutting-edge architecture, world-class museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining & high-end shopping in the Windy City. Hotel (B,D) M Bike the Lakefront Trail

Day 7: Montreal to Toronto. Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the Thousand

Day 13: Chicago. The trip ends this morning & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

• • •

• • •

Total Cost

A$ pp*

INCLUSIONS

2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2669

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

2017

Day 8: Toronto. Toronto is another one of Canada’s multi-cultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game, head to the top of the CN Tower, visit Gallery 44 or Toronto Park for people watching. Tonight, feel the global vibe of this city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) M Second City improv show

• •

7 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

* 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.

● Trip is in Toronto during the Toronto Film Festival. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.23.

For travel insurance see p.74.

Toronto

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • Go local with a deep-dish pizza dinner in Chicago Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Visit the CN Tower in Toronto M Brewery tour Toronto M Architecture cruise in Chicago See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE The USA may be known for its burgers, but in Toronto, The Burger’s Priest on Yonge Street is THE place to head for heavenly deliciousness.

Quebec

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ NORTH-EAST

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Check out our Grand Northern trip p.44-45 or the Epic Adventure trip p.42-43. This trip connects with the Eastern Discovery p.32-33. Plus you’ll also save A$50 with our multi-trip discount. See p.23.

MORE NEW YORK Combine this trip with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.72.

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THE BIG WEST

DISCOVERY PLUS

23/25 DAYS

Mt. Robson

2 JASPER

FROM

A$5499 A$240 PP*

Columbia Icefield

KAMLOOPS 1

P/DAY*

Lake Louise

2 WHISTLER

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$520. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS

2 BANFF

1 1 VERNON

3 VANCOUVER

2 CALGARY

(Stampede only)

BRITISH

ALBERTA

COLUMBIA

#BIGWEST

3 World Heritage sites visited Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays Calgary Stampede option

1 1

1

1

SAN FRANCISCO

Yosemite National Park

BASS 2 LAKE

NEVADA

Route 66

CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert

2 LAS VEGAS

GRAND 2 CANYON

1 LOS ANGELES ARIZONA

2 SAN DIEGO

San Francisco

Sonoran Desert

Sedona

1 PHOENIX


SNAPSHOT

CALIFORNIA/ARIZONA/NEVADA BRITISH COLUMBIA/ALBERTA

22 /24 NIGHTS

ACCOMMODATION

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Los Angeles. Meet up with your Contiki Team & get an insider’s look at LA. Cruise down Hollywood Boulevard & the Sunset Strip. Hotel (D) See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach

• •

Day 2: Los Angeles to San Diego. We head south to San Diego & tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Hotel See Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter & Coronado Island

Day 3: San Diego. With 70 miles of beaches, a world-famous zoo, sailors & surfers, endless shopping & a Mediterranean climate this place is paradise. Hotel (B,D) Mexican feast Visit old town San Diego Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) M Learn to surf

• • •

Day 4: San Diego to Phoenix. Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. With 300 days of sunshine a year this resort town heats it up – grab a cocktail & chill poolside! Hotel (B) Day 5: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a charming town in the heart of ‘Red-Rock Country’. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Grand Canyon National Park M Hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert

Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up-close experience with this natural wonder. Hotel (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal)

• •

Day 7: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties

Day 8: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’ & hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Party bus M See a Cirque du Soleil show

Day 9: Las Vegas to Bass Lake. Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (D)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort Drive past Joshua trees – the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert

Day 10: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wild flowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor & explore. (B)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake – swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports (seasonal/optional) Entry into Yosemite National Park See stunning Yosemite Valley with its rock formations & incredible waterfalls (seasonal)

• • •

Day 11: Bass Lake to San Francisco. Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colourful & chilled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Tonight watch the sunset behind the Golden Gate bridge on an optional catamaran cruise. Hotel (B)

the Golden Gate Bridge • Cross North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, • See Haight-Ashbury & the city’s iconic cable cars • Visit Fisherman’s Wharf

M Sunset catamaran cruise

Day 12: San Francisco to Vancouver. This morning, say farewell to the American Dream. Next up, we’re headed on a morning flight to Vancouver, Canada where 11 more days of endless adventure await. Hotel Day 13: Vancouver to Whistler. Meet up with your Canadian Contiki Team & wind along the Seato-Sky Highway to the world-famous resort town, Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics & a serious outdoor fix. Hotel (D) See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

Day 14: Whistler. North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for high-energy outdoor activities, like ziplining, mountain biking & canoeing. There’s also a gondola ride for views over the town & that’s just the start. Hotel (B) Enjoy the shopping & activities in & around the quaint village Hike one of Whistler’s many trails M Canoeing or mountain biking

• •

Day 15: Whistler to Kamloops. Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lakes M Peak to Peak gondola

• •

Day 16: Kamloops to Jasper. Stop for a picnic in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Adventure seekers have the chance to ride the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B,L) Entry into Jasper National Park Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather dependent)

• • •

Day 17: Jasper. You might catch a glimpse of the impressive wildlife in & around Maligne Canyon & Lake. Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax & explore the quaint alpine village. Hotel Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies Visit Maligne Lake – the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal) M Maligne Lake cruise (seasonal)

• •

Day 18: Jasper to Banff. Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway & see some of the area’s 200 glaciers. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier in a custom-designed “Ice Explorer”. (D)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet Entry into Banff National Park Experience the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall Visit Lake Louise & its enchanting Château See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel M Glacier Skywalk experience

• • • • •

Day 19: Banff. Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. Like a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horse riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the local nightlife! (B)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet M Heli-flight over the Rockies M Trail ride & cookout M Mountain climbing experience

Day 20: Banff to Vernon. Today’s travels take you through three national parks in a single day with a stop at the famous Roger’s Pass on one of the world’s great mountain roads. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley

• •

Day 21: Vernon to Vancouver. We journey through the stunning Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver, where we will check out the sites of this cosmopolitan city. Hotel See Lake Okanagan & its floating bridge See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion’s Gate Bridge Visit the totem poles of Canada’s First Nations People in Stanley Park

• • •

Day 22: Vancouver. Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafés. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) M Sunset dinner cruise Day 23: Vancouver. Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends. Note: This trip is made up of the LA to the Bay & Canada & the Rockies trips. You’ll welcome other travellers to the Contiki wolf pack.

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: LACR/LACRS 2017 Start

Los Angeles

Finish

Vancouver

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

9 May 31 23 Jun 14 6 Jun 28 20 ● Jul 14 4 Jul 26 18 Aug 9

Start

Los Angeles

Finish

Total

Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

5645 5645 5645 5645 5645 5645

Vancouver Cost A$ pp*

2017 5499 5499 5499 6115 5645 5645

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

25 8 15 22 29 12

16 30 6 13 20 4

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share in

Bass Lake & quad-share in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. LACR: Single room supplement of A$1809. LACRS: Single room supplement of A$2029. ● This trip is 25 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede”. For this trip use code LACRS. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

CALGARY STAMPEDE

SPECIAL TRIP DEPARTURE

Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the worldfamous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a special Big West trip departure that ties into this event with two nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this trip 24 days long. Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (LACRS). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake, 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet, & 18 nights in twin-share hotels (20 nights Stampede departure)

24

INCLUDED MEALS 14 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 9 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • 1 international flight & transfers from LA to Vancouver • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Las Vegas Party Bus • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Experience the High Roller in Las Vegas M Bike tour along the Rim of the Grand Canyon M Climbing experience in the Rocky Mountains M Explore San Diego Zoo M San Diego Speedboat adventure M Zipline adventure in Whistler M Whitewater rafting in Jasper (seasonal) M Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver M Reach new heights on a gondola ride in Banff See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BIGWEST

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EASTERN ESCAPADE

DISCOVERY PLUS

14 DAYS

QUEBEC

FROM

A$3245 A$232 PP*

#EASTERNESCAPADE

ONTARIO

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$320. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS

MONTREAL 2

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

TORONTO 2

LAKE ONTARIO

NEW HAMPSHIRE Concord

MASSACHUSETTS

1 NIAGARA FALLS KE

LA

2 BOSTON

NEW YORK

New Haven CONNECTICUT

IE

ER

PITTSBURGH 1

2 NEW YORK

PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA Gettysburg 1

NEW JERSEY

Amish Country

WASHINGTON DC 2 MARYLAND

New York


SNAPSHOT

NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY/PENNSYLVANIA MARYLAND/ONTARIO/QUEBEC NEW HAMPSHIRE/MASSACHUSETTS RHODE ISLAND/CONNECTICUT

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 13 nights in twin-share hotels

14

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Boston. Meet up with your Contiki Team then explore this historic city on a sightseeing tour before the day is all yours. Hotel (D) See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar

CODE: ESTE 2017

Day 2: Boston. Boston is a place at the forefront of American history, so head out & explore after our Harvard University tour. Hotel (B) Tour Harvard University Walk the historic Freedom Trail M Boston bike tour

• •

Day 3: Boston to New York. Hello Big Apple! We’ll dive right in & explore the sights, then top it off with an optional visit to the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (D) See Wall Street, MOMA & Guggenheim Museum, 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s View the World Trade Center Memorial & Battery Park M Empire State Building

• •

Day 4: New York, New York. Today it’s all about ME Time, and the options are endless. Hotel (B) M Helicopter tour around Manhattan Day 5: New York to Philadelphia. First up this morning is a visit to Lady Liberty, then we’re off to the “City of Brotherly Love” & the home of the Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Hotel Visit the Statue of Liberty

Day 8: Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh. We head to “Steel City” home of Andy Warhol. Grab a famous Primanti Brothers sandwich & maybe catch a baseball game at PNC Park. Hotel (B,D) See the Strip District, Heinz Field & PNC Park in Pittsburgh

Day 9: Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls. Today we cross into Canada for a day of exploring Niagara Falls. Hotel Niagara Falls boat cruise M Elements on the Falls dinner

Day 10: Niagara Falls to Toronto. Soak in the vineyards, vibes & orchards of Niagara on the Lake. Tour a winery before arriving in Toronto. Hotel (B,D) Wine tasting See the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto

• •

Day 11: Toronto. Today visit the eclectic Kensington Market or head up the CN Tower. Later, feel the global buzz of the city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) M Second City improv show

Start

Boston

Finish Boston

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

22 5 19 3 17

Start

Boston

Finish

Boston

7 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D)

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

4 18 2 16 30

3245 3245 3245 3245 3245

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

31 Aug 13 14 Aug 27 28 ● Sep 10 11 Sep 24 25 Oct 8

3245 3245 3245 3245 3245

* 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.

● Trip is in Toronto during the Toronto Film Festival. Single room supplement of A$1655. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

Day 12: Toronto to Montreal. Today it’s on to Montreal, combining French heritage with global cool. Hotel (B,D) Visit Old Town Montreal, the Old Port & Mount Royal, Montreal’s largest park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium M Jet boating

• •

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Visit the Statue of Liberty • Cruise Niagara Falls • Sample some of Niagara’s best with a wine tasting • Indulge in ice cream on a tour of Ben & Jerry’s Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 6: Philadelphia to Washington D.C. Turn back the clock with a visit to Amish Country. Tonight we’ll see the sites on an Illumination tour of the city’s monuments with our guide. Hotel (B,D) Visit Amish Country, Arlington National Cemetery & changing of the guard See the White House, Capitol Building & Washington Monument See the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Martin Luther King Jr. & Korean War Memorials

Day 14: Montreal to Boston. Make a tasty stop at the home of Ben & Jerry’s! Your trip ends on arrival in Boston. Visit the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory & get a scoop of America’s favourite flavour

M Boston trolley tour M New York food cart tour M Bike tour of Boston M Heli ride over Niagara Falls M Brewery tour Toronto M Visit CN Tower See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 7: Washington D.C. Today is all yours to explore. Hotel

Please note: We recommend a post night as there may be delays crossing the border.

LOCAL CULTURE

• • •

Day 13: Montreal. Explore museums, amazing food, shopping, then later party with the locals. Hotel (D) M Craft beer & food pairing experience

Grab an iconic ‘Philly cheesesteak’ sandwich, one of Philadelphia’s most loved treats. Steak, oozing cheese & succulent seasoning all wrapped up in a bun is a seriously tasty snack.

Washington D.C.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-ESCAPADE

This trip was my very first Contiki, and it met and surpassed every expectation. We had such a great time, and such a great group, everything was awesome. Tim (contiki.com/reviews)

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I’M IN LOVE WITH CITIES I’VE NEVER BEEN TO, AND PEOPLE I’VE NEVER MET

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EASY PACE

TRAVEL WITH A TO-DO LIST? NO THANKS. YOU’RE KEEN TO TAKE IT EASY WHILE YOU TAKE IT ALL IN. WITH INCLUDED FLIGHTS and LATER STARTS IN THE MORNING, TIME IS ALL YOURS ON AN EASY PACE TRIP. our trips

INCLUDED

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• M  inimum 2-night stays in each destination, later morning starts plus breakfast most days • A  n experienced and professional Trip Manager and Driver team • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • I ncluded flights to maximise city time! • I ncluded activities such as a walking tour of San Francisco’s North Berach, a ride down the Vegas Strip in an uber cool party bus and an up-close and personal look at Lady Liberty in NYC • M  E Time – explore on your own or experience our awesome optional activities

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BEST OF USA

EASY PACE

14 DAYS FROM

A$4529 A$324 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$350. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #BESTOFUSA

NEW YORK

NEW YORK 4

CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO 3 NEVADA

LAS VEGAS 3 3 LOS ANGELES

1 World Heritage site visited 1

Golden Gate Bridge

Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA/NEW YORK ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Los Angeles. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & get an insider’s look at LA on a guided tour. Cruise down star-studded Hollywood Boulevard & the Sunset Strip. Shop ‘til you drop or just chill amongst the sunny beach community of Santa Monica & then get into the vibrant energy of Venice Beach’s boardwalk. Hotel (D) See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” Drive along famous Sunset Strip Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach See Rodeo Drive

• • • •

Days 2 - 3: Los Angeles. The next two days are yours to explore the City of Angels. Get behind the scenes of the movie world at Universal Studios, explore the magical world of Disneyland, or check out ‘L.A. Live’ entertainment venue. The shopping scene goes off, so look for deals in the garment district, visit the Grammy Museum, or maybe catch a sporting event at Staples Center. Hotel (B) M Visit Universal Studios Day 4: Los Angeles to San Francisco. Next stop, San Fran: the city of roller coaster streets, counter culture & world-famous bridges. See it all on a city sightseeing tour. Hotel (D) Transfers & flight to San Francisco Visit Fisherman’s Wharf See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz & the city’s iconic cable cars Cross the Golden Gate Bridge M Sunset catamaran cruise

• • • •

Days 5 - 6: San Francisco. Spend the next two days exploring the City by the Bay your way. Ride historic cable cars, feel the hippie vibe in HaightAshbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or walk through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B) North Beach walking tour Chinatown dinner

• •

Day 7: San Francisco to Las Vegas. Leave your heart in San Francisco & fly to the bright lights of Vegas. Tonight, get in “the know” on our evening city tour, & then it’s straight into the non-stop nightlife of this legendary city. Hotel (D) Transfers & flight to Las Vegas Evening tour of the famous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont street & some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots & seasonal pool parties

• • •

Days 8 - 9: Las Vegas. Hang out for a couple of days in ‘Sin City’ full of glamour & excess. High roll

New York

in one of the countless casinos, do some high-end bargain shopping in the factory outlets, catch a Cirque du Soleil show & then head out to party. We make sure you do Vegas like a high roller… you’ll cruise ‘ the Strip’ in an ultra hip party bus! Hotel (B) Party bus M See a Cirque du Soleil show

Day 10: Las Vegas to New York. Leave the party in the desert behind & fly to the bright lights of New York City. Hotel Transfers & flight to New York

Day 11: Hello Big Apple! . Take in the city’s icons on a sightseeing tour then you could take an optional heli ride over the city for endless views, or hit the shops. After dinner, hit the streets to be part of the atmosphere of Times Square & a night out in the city that never sleeps is a must. Hotel (B,D) See Wall Street, the NYSE, Museum Row, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See the famous neighbourhoods like Soho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCa View the World Trade Center site, Battery Park & Central Park See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s 7-day MetroCard M Heli flight around Manhattan

• • • • •

Days 12 - 13: More of Manhattan. This city has it all & you have two free days to explore. First up, check out the Manhattan skyline on our cruise to the Statue of Liberty, then head out & take NYC by storm! You could impress the foodie within on an NYC food cart tour, or hit the shops on 5th Avenue, or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods like the Lower East Side with its cute boutiques, great coffee & street art. Maybe discover your inner Carrie on a ‘Sex & the City’ tour, go local & head out for pizza & cocktails or catch a Broadway show. Try cruising through Central Park on a bike tour, visit The Met or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge, the options are endless. You’ll also get a different view of the Big Apple when we head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B)(B) Visit the Statue of Liberty M Rise up 86 floors by elevator, to the Observation level of the Empire State Building M Food cart tour

Day 14: New York. This morning the trip ends. It’s time to swap emails & say farewell to your new friends. (B)

13 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN

13 nights in twin-share hotels

CODE: TUSA 2017/18 Start

Los Angeles

Finish

New York

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Jan Mar Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug

23 6 10 24 8 22 5 19 3 17 31 14

Start

Los Angeles

Finish

New York

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Feb 5 Mar 19 Apr 23 May 7 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27

4529 4529 4529 4529 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595

Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec

28 11 25 9 30 13 27 25 ●

10 24 8 22 12 26 10 7

4595 4595 4595 4529 4529 4529 4529 4645

Feb 4 Mar 18

4529 4529

Sep Sep Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Jan

2018 Jan 22 Mar 5

* 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$2095. ● Trip spends Xmas in LA & NYE in Las Vegas. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

Griffith Park, Los Angeles

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INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • 3 internal flights & transfers – San Francisco, Las Vegas & New York • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Guided walking tour of North Beach • Chinatown dinner & walking tour • Las Vegas Party Bus • The Big Apple is all yours with a 7-day MetroCard • Visit the Statue of Liberty Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Visit Disneyland Party club crawl in Hollywood Visit Grammy Museum in LA California Academy of Science Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas NYC ‘Sex & the City’ tour Central Park bike tour (seasonal) M Experience the High Roller in Las Vegas See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more M M M M M M M

LOCAL CULTURE Shop on Broadway, NYC. Shopaholics will love this famous street, packed with everything from Steve Madden to MAC – trust us, it’s heaven for those who love to shop!

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BEST-OF-USA

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YOU’RE THE TYPE TO LEAVE IN A BERKELEY HOODIE and A NYC CAP. IN FACT, YOU’RE THE TYPE TO NEVER LEAVE. BY THE TIME YOU’VE FINISHED YOUR IN-DEPTH EXPLORER, YOU’LL HAVE FRIENDS and PLANS and BE FEELING QUITE AT HOME. our trips

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• 2-night stays in most destinations • B  reakfast most days, plus many included dinners

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• A  n experienced and professional Trip Manager and Driver team

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• Sightseeing tours of all major cities • I ncluded experiences like a Niagara Falls boat cruise, a picnic in the Rocky Mountains and a Quebec City walking tour • A  modern air-conditioned coach with the must-have’s like on-board WiFi, powerpoints, movies and a killer sound system • M  E Time – time for you to explore on your own or take advantage of our hand-picked optional activities


QUEBEC

1

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

MONTREAL 2

1 World Heritage site visited Places visited Nightstops

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LAKE HURON

TORONTO 2

NEW HAMPSHIRE Concord

LAKE ONTARIO

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PITTSBURGH 1 Washington DC MARYLAND

CANADIAN ENCOUNTER 7 DAYS 5 STATES A$1375 A$197 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$135. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Day 2: Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls. Spend the morning in Pittsburgh before saying farewell to the USA as we cross into Canada for a day of exploring Niagara Falls. Hotel Cruise to the base of the Falls M Elements on the Falls dinner

Day 3: Niagara Falls to Toronto. Soak in the vineyards, vibes & orchards of Niagara on the lake. Tour a winery & sample some regional drops before arriving in Toronto. Hotel (B,D) Sample some of Niagara’s best with a wine tasting See the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, the University of Toronto & the eclectic shops on Yonge-Street.

• •

Day 4: Toronto. Toronto is a fantastic multicultural hot spot & with a free day there’s a lot to see. Today visit the eclectic Kensington Market, or zoom to the top of the world’s tallest free standing structure, the CN Tower. Later feel the global groove of the city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) M Second City improv Day 5: Toronto to Montreal. Today it’s on to the fun French feel of Montreal. This city combines its French heritage with a diverse global population, resulting in a cool cosmopolitan vibe. Hotel (B,D)

#CANADIANENCOUNTER

SNAPSHOT

6

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

Day 1: Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh. Meet up with your Contiki Team & then we head to “Steel City”, home of Andy Warhol. Grab a famous Primanti Brothers sandwich & maybe catch a baseball game at PNC Park. Hotel (D) See the Strip District, Heinz Field & PNC Park in Pittsburgh

Niagara Falls

Old Montreal, the Old Port & Mount Royal, • Visit Montreal’s largest park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium • M Jet boating Day 6: Montreal. Indulge in the city’s mix of Euro charm & North American lifestyle as you explore today. Head to one of the many museums, taste an amazing range of food, shop the trendy boutiques & later party with the “oh so French” Canadians. Hotel (D) M Craft beer & food pairing Day 7: Montreal to Boston. Today it’s on to historic New England with a tasty stop at the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. We’ll end our trip on arrival in Boston where it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Visit the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory & get a scoop of America’s favourite flavour

Note: This trip is part of a bigger trip, the 14 day Eastern Escapade trip. Get ready for a warm welcome as a new addition to the wolf pack. Please Note: We recommend a post night as there may be delays crossing the border.

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Check out our Eastern Escapade trip p.52-53 & start your adventure in Boston. Plus you’ll also save A$50 with our multi-trip discount. See p.23.

6 nights in twin-share hotels

CODE: DCBO 2017 Start

Washington D.C.

Finish Boston

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

29 12 26 10 24

Start

Washington D.C.

Finish

Boston

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

4 18 2 16 30

1375 1375 1375 1375 1375

Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

7 Aug 13 21 Aug 27 4 ● Sep 10 18 Sep 24 2 Oct 8

1375 1375 1375 1375 1375

7

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

* 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$525. ● Trip is in Toronto during the Toronto Film Festival.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.74 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Cruise Niagara Falls • Sample some of Niagara’s best with a wine tasting • Indulge in ice cream on a tour of Ben & Jerry’s Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Visit CN Tower M Heli flight over Niagara Falls See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ CANADIANENCOUNTER

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REVOLUTIONARY ROADS 8 DAYS

2 BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

NEW YORK

New Haven CONNECTICUT

FROM

A$2075 A$260 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$205. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #REVOLUTIONARYROADS

New York City

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

NEW YORK 2 PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA 1 Amish Country

NEW JERSEY

WASHINGTON DC 2 MARYLAND

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

MASSACHUSETTS/RHODE ISLAND PENNSYLVANIA/MARYLAND/NEW YORK

7

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 7 nights in twin-share hotels

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Boston. Meet up with your Contiki Team then explore this historic city on a sightseeing tour before the day is all yours. Hotel (D) See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar

CODE: BODC 2017

Day 2: Boston. Boston is a place at the forefront of American history, so head out & explore after our Harvard University tour. Hotel (B) Tour Harvard University Walk the historic Freedom Trail M Boston bike tour

• •

Day 3: Boston to New York. Hello New York! Get ready for two awesome nights in one of the world’s hottest cities. We’ll dive right into the Big Apple & spend the afternoon discovering this iconic city’s sights from Wall Street to the Guggenheim & SoHo. After dinner, opt to head up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night then hit the streets & get amongst the buzz & atmosphere of New York. Hotel (D) See Wall Street Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s View the World Trade Center Memorial & Battery Park M Take the elevator to floor 86, to the Observation level of the Empire State Building

• • •

Day 4: New York. Today it’s all about Me Time! For something different you can opt for a NYC food cart tour – the foodie in you will love it. Or take the rest of the day to explore. Shop 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods like the Lower East Side & Hell’s Kitchen. Tonight, do it local & head out for pizza, cocktails or catch a famous Broadway show. Hotel (B)

Washington D.C.

Day 5: New York to Philadelphia. First up this morning is a visit to Lady Liberty & then it’s Goodbye Big Apple & Hello Philly. We head to the historic, hip & art-filled city known as the “City of Brotherly Love”. Hotel Visit the Statue of Liberty

Day 6: Philadelphia to Washington D.C . On your way to the nation’s capital, we’ll turn back the clock with a visit to Amish Country. Tonight we’ll see the sites on an Illumination tour of the city’s famous monuments with our Local Guide. Hotel (B,D) Visit Amish Country, Arlington National Cemetery & changing of the guard See the White House, Capitol Building, & Washington Monument

• •

Day 7: Washington D.C . Take advantage of a full free day & the things to do here. The list is endless, tour the national monuments, visit the Smithsonian Museums, people watch in colourful Georgetown or shop & get out into the pumping nightlife this evening. Hotel Visit the Smithsonian Museums M Visit the “Newseum”

Day 8: Washington D.C . It’s time to say farewell to your travel buddies when your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Check out the Eastern Escapade trip p.52-53 & continue into Canada! Plus you’ll also save A$50 with our multi-trip discount. See p.23.

Start

Boston

Finish

Total

May 29 Jun 12 Jun 26 Jul 10 Jul 24

2075 2075 2075 2075 2075

Washington Cost D.C. A$ pp*

2017 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

22 5 19 3 17

Start

Boston

7

Finish

Total

Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

2075 2075 2075 2075 2075

Washington Cost D.C. A$ pp*

INCLUDED MEALS 4 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

2017 Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

31 14 28 11 25

7 21 4 18 2

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

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

Single room supplement of A$1135. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Feel the student spirit on a “Hahvahd” (Harvard) tour • Locally guided Illumination tour of Washington D.C. • Visit the Statue of Liberty Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Boston trolley tour M New York food cart tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ REVOLUTIONARYROADS

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CANADA & THE ROCKIES + CALGARY STAMPEDE

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER 1 World Heritage site visited 1 1

1

11/13 DAYS

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays Calgary Stampede option

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mt. Robson

FROM

A$2269 A$207 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$235. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #CANADAANDTHEROCKIES

Lake Maligne

ALBERTA

2 JASPER KAMLOOPS 1 2 WHISTLER

Columbia Icefield Lake Louise

VERNON 1

2 VANCOUVER

2 BANFF 2 CALGARY

(Stampede only)


SNAPSHOT

BRITISH COLUMBIA/ALBERTA ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler. Meet your Contiki Team & wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the world-famous resort town, Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics & get a serious outdoor fix. Hotel (D) See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

Day 2: Whistler. North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for high-energy outdoor activities, like ziplining, mountain biking & canoeing. There’s also a gondola ride for views over the town – & that’s just the start. Hotel (B) Enjoy the shopping & activities in & around the quaint village Hike one of Whistler’s many trails M Canoeing

• •

Day 3: Whistler to Kamloops. Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops lakes M Peak to Peak Gondola

Day 4: Kamloops to Jasper. Stop for a picnic in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Adventure seekers have the chance to ride the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B,L) Entry into Jasper National Park Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather dependent)

• • •

Day 5: Jasper. You might catch a glimpse of the impressive wildlife in & around Maligne Lake. Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax & explore the quaint alpine village. Hotel Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies Visit Maligne Lake – the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal) M Maligne Lake boat cruise (seasonal)

10/12

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: CRCR/CRST/CRSTR 2017

Day 7: Banff. Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. There’s so much offered like a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horseback riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the local nightlife! (B)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet M Heli flight over the Rockies M Mountain climbing experience

Vancouver

See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel M Glacier Skywalk experience

Start

Finish

Total

Vancouver Cost A$ pp*

Day 8: Banff to Vernon. Today’s travels take you through three national parks in a single day with a stop at the famous Roger’s Pass on one of the world’s great mountain roads. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley

21 May 31 4 Jun 14 18 Jun 28 2 ● Jul 14 6 ■ Jul 18 16 Jul 26 30 Aug 9

Vancouver

Finish

Vancouver

Total Cost

Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375

A$ pp*

2017

2017 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

Start

2269 2269 2269 2829 2829 2375 2375

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

6 20 27 3 10 24

16 30 6 13 20 4

in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

CRCR: Single room supplement of A$745. CRST/CRSTR: Single room supplement of A$1005.

Day 9: Venon to Vancouver. We journey through the stunning Okanagan Valley in Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver where we will check out the sites of this cosmopolitan city. Hotel See Lake Okanagan & its floating bridge See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion’s Gate Bridge Visit the totem poles of Canada’s First Nations people in Stanley Park

● This trip spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” & is 13 days long. For this trip use code CRST. ■ This trip spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” & is 13 days long (this trip operates a modified itinerary). For this trip use code CRSTR.

• • •

For more ways to save see p.23.

Day 10: Vancouver. Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafés. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) M Dinner cruise

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

Day 11: Vancouver. Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

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EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Entry into 5 National Parks • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Zipline adventure in Whistler M Mountain biking in Whistler M Whitewater rafting in Jasper (seasonal) M Trail ride & cookout in Banff M Reach new heights on a gondola ride in Banff M Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Instagram lovers keep that phone charged for Lake Louise & be prepared for your likes to go up, up, up.

CALGARY STAMPEDE SPECIAL TRIP DEPARTURE

Visit contiki.com/calgarystampede

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

• • • •

Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (CRST/CRSTR).

INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D)

Trip starts 10:00am & ends approx. 11:00am.

Day 6: Jasper to Banff. Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway & see some of the 200 glaciers in the area. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom-designed “Ice Explorer”. (D)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet Entry into Banff National park Ride the Ice Explorer on to the Athabasca Glacier See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château

Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a couple of special Canadian trip departures that tie into this event with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this trip 13 days long.

10

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only

• •

• •

Special Stay: 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet & 8 nights in twin-share hotels (10 nights Stampede departure)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ CANADA-ROCKIES

Vancouver

I came into this expecting so much, but some how I was still blown away with just how awesome the people and the adventure was. It was almost all down to the awesome team Contiki provided, we had the best driver and the best Trip Manager on earth. Thomas (contiki.com/reviews)

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GRAND CANADIAN

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

+ CALGARY STAMPEDE

20/22 DAYS FROM

A$4479 A$224 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$390. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS #GRANDCANADIAN

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

Mt. Robson

2 JASPER KAMLOOPS 1 WHISTLER 2

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

1 VERNON

2 BANFF 2 CALGARY

(Stampede only)

2 VANCOUVER QUEBEC CITY 2

QUEBEC

MONTREAL 2

MAINE

ONTARIO

3 World Heritage sites visited 1 1

1

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays Calgary Stampede option

Jasper National Park

TORONTO 3

LAKE ONTARIO Niagara Falls

NEW HAMPSHIRE

BOSTON 2

MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK New Haven CONNECTICUT Rhode Island New York


SNAPSHOT

NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT/RHODE ISLAND MASSACHUSETTS/NEW HAMPSHIRE/MAINE QUEBEC/ONTARIO/BRITISH COLUMBIA ALBERTA

• •

Day 2: Boston. Boston is a place at the forefront of American history & there’s plenty to do day & night in this busy university town. Hotel (B) Walk the historic Freedom Trail Tour Harvard University

• •

Day 3: Boston to Quebec City. Today it’s on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border

Day 4: Quebec City. Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of this city by strolling down cobblestone streets & stopping in cool, streetside cafés & shops. With walled fortifications protecting ‘Old Quebec’, this stunning city has become a living museum. Hotel (B) Guided walking tour of Old Quebec

Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal. The multicultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French serve up great food & cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D) Visit Old Montreal, the Old Port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium M Jet boat adventure

• •

Day 6: Montreal. You’ll love this city’s mix of Euro charm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians! Hotel Day 7: Montreal to Toronto. Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the Thousand Islands region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D) Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands See the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto M Thousand Islands boat tour

• •

Day 8: Toronto. Toronto is another one of Canada’s fantastic, multicultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game, head to the top of the CN Tower, visit Gallery 44 or Toronto Park for people

watching. Tonight, feel the global vibe of this city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) M Second City improv show Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls. Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US border. Hotel Cruise to the base of the Falls M Helicopter flight over Niagara Falls

Day 10: Toronto to Whistler via Vancouver. Rise & shine this morning! You catch the first flight to Vancouver to meet your new Contiki Team & wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the worldfamous resort town, Whistler, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics & get a serious outdoor fix. (Your Trip Manager has all your flight details) Hotel (D) See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

Day 11: Whistler. North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for high-energy outdoor activities, like ziplining, mountain biking & rafting. There’s also a gondola ride for views over the town & that’s just the start. Hotel (B) Enjoy the shopping & activities in & around the quaint village Hike one of Whistler’s many trails M Ziplining

• • • • •

Day 16: Banff. Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. There’s so much offered like a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horseback riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the pumping nightlife! (B)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet M Heliflight over the Rockies

• •

Day 12: Whistler to Kamloops. Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. (D) Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lakes M Peak to Peak gondola

Day 18: Vernon to Vancouver. Journey through the stunning Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver, where we will check out the sites of this cosmopolitan city. Hotel See Lake Okanagan & its floating bridge See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion’s Gate Bridge Visit the totem poles of Canada’s First Nations People in Stanley Park

Day 13: Kamloops to Jasper. Stop for a picnic in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Adventure seekers have the chance to ride the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B) Entry into Jasper National Park Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather dependent)

• • •

Day 14: Jasper. You might catch a glimpse of the impressive wildlife in & around Maligne Lake. Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax & explore the quaint alpine village. Hotel Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies Visit Maligne Lake – the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal) M Maligne Lake boat cruise (seasonal)

• •

CALGARY STAMPEDE SPECIAL TRIP DEPARTURE Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a special Grand Canadian trip departure that ties into this event with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this trip 22 days long. Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (GCSTR). Visit contiki.com/calgarystampede

Day 15: Jasper to Banff. Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway & see some of the 200 glaciers in the area. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom-designed “Ice Explorer”. (D)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet Entry into Banff National Park Ride the Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel M Glacier Skywalk experience

Day 17: Banff to Vernon. Today’s travels take you through three national parks in a single day with a stop at the famous Roger’s Pass on one of the world’s great mountain roads. Hotel (B,D) Entry into Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley

• •

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stay: 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet & 17 nights in twin-share hotels (19 nights Stampede departure)

18

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: New York to Boston. Meet up with your Contiki Team in the one & only New York City. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston. Hotel (D) Visit New Haven, Connecticut – home of prestigious Yale University See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar

19/21

• • • • •

Day 19: Vancouver. Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafés. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) M Dinner cruise Day 20: Vancouver. Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Note: This trip is made up of a portion of the North by North East and Canada & the Rockies trips. You’ll welcome other travellers to the Contiki wolf pack.

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: GCNY/GCSTR 2017 Start

New York

Finish

Total

Vancouver Cost A$ pp*

2017 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

12 May 31 26 Jun 14 9 Jun 28 23 ● Jul 14 7 Jul 26 21 Aug 9

Start

New York

Finish

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

28 11 18 25 1 15

Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

16 30 6 13 20 4

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • 1 internal flight & transfers from Toronto to Vancouver • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll old Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Jet boat adventure in Montreal Heli flight over the Rockies Canoeing & ziplining in Whistler Mountain climbing experience Reach new heights on a gondola ride in Banff M Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more M M M M M

Total

Vancouver Cost A$ pp*

2017 4479 4479 4479 5075 4655 4655

INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D)

4655 4655 4655 4655 4655 4655

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GRAND-CANADIAN

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only

in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. GCNY: Single room supplement of A$1595.

GCSTR: Single room supplement of A$1845. ● This trip is 22 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” (the Western Canada section of this trip operates as a modified itinerary). For this trip use code GCSTR. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am.

MORE NEW YORK Combine this trip with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.72.

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WINTER & SKI

IT’S THE RUSH OF THE PLOUGH THAT CALLS YOU TO THE MOUNTAINS OF CANADA and THe USA. and WHO CAN BLAME YOU? WHISTLER, BANFF and LAKE TAHOE GIVE EVEN THE MOST AMATEUR SNOWBUNNIES A SHIVER OF EXCITEMENT. our trips

INCLUDED

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• T  win-share rooms or single room upgrade for a little extra. Quad-share while at our Banff Special Stay

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contiki.com/winter-ski-usa-canada contiki.com/winter-ski-usa-canada Stay connected with WiFi at all overnight stops

• B  reakfast most days, plus included dinners at hotels & local restaurants • A  n experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • A  modern heated coach decked out with on-board WiFi, powerpoints, movies & a killer sound system • I nclusions such as crossing the Capilano Suspension Bridge on the way to Whistler • M  E Time – your chance to explore on your own or try our awesome optional activities


SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

SKI

DURING WINTER, THREE OF OUR EXISTING YEAR-ROUND TRIPS INCLUDE TIME IN THE SNOW PLAYGROUND OF LAKE TAHOE. • WINTER WILD WESTERN

Lake Tahoe (Winter option)

• WINTER LA TO THE BAY

San Francisco

• WINTER CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS

CALIFORNIA

Places visited

From December to March, these three trips feature the same itinerary as the summer trips up until Las Vegas. After this, they skip the visit to Yosemite & spend three nights in snowy Lake Tahoe resort for fun on & off the slopes. These trips feature one less night in San Francisco, see the trip page price panels for more. Lake Tahoe is one of North America’s most beautiful lakes & also one of its best ski resorts. Straddling two states – California & Nevada – it’s the perfect blend of amazingly spectacular scenery, pristine mountains & pumping nightlife. Where else can you find a place that offers all this natural beauty, great snow & the 24-hour non-stop bling of Vegas-style casinos & clubs? Our travellers can hit the slopes at Heavenly, one of Tahoe’s awesome resorts. The average annual snowfall in Tahoe is 10.67 metres, so fantastic conditions are the norm. With so much great terrain, there’s a perfect balance of something for everyone – beginners, intermediates & advanced skiers. The slopes not your thing? There’s lots to pick from including, ice-skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides or head to Tahoe Village & chill out at a spa.

ITINERARIES 14 days Winter Wild Western: LA (1 night) San Diego (2 nights), Phoenix (1), Grand Canyon (2), Las Vegas (2), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), end San Francisco (if travelling early you can opt to end in LA). Visit contiki.com/winter-wild-western. 12 days Winter LA to The Bay: LA (1 night) San Diego (2 nights), Phoenix (1), Grand Canyon (2), Las Vegas (2), Lake Tahoe (3), end San Francisco. Visit contiki.com/winter-la-to-bay. 8 days Winter California Highlights: Las Vegas (1 night), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), end San Francisco (if travelling early you can opt to end in LA). Visit contiki.com/winter-californiahighlights.

Note: Ski passes, equipment & clothing hire are not included in the trip price.

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THE POWDER RUSH

SKI

ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Lake Louise

4

BANFF

3 WHISTLER 1 World Heritage site visited

Whistler

1

SNAPSHOT

1

8

NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION Special Stay: 4 nights in a Rocky Mountain Chalet, & 4 nights in twin-share hotels

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

A$1939 A$216

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$165. SEE P.23 FOR DETAILS

11

INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.74 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Capilano Suspension Bridge Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ POWDER

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Vancouver. Welcome to Canada! Feel the young vibe of Vancouver with its cool cafés – the shopaholics amongst us will love hitting the endless stores along Robson St. Explorers will love Gastown, Chinatown & the famous totem poles of the First Nations in Stanley Park – there’s no shortage of things to do. Hotel (D) City sightseeing include Stanley Park, Chinatown & Robson St

Day 2: Vancouver to Whistler. This morning we make our way to the legendary outdoor haven, Whistler Blackcomb resort, along the stunning Sea-to-Sky Highway. On arrival, we’ll help you get your bearings, then get right into the action & maybe try a zipline or snowmobile ride. Hotel (D) Capilano Suspension Bridge M Snowmobiles

Days 3 - 4: Whistler. The hills are calling! Get up on a board or skis & experience for yourself why Whistler Blackcomb is renowned for its runs & relaxed mountain life. With mild & wild terrain it doesn’t matter what your experience is, there’s something for any level. Or, if downhill isn’t your thing, then head out for a snowmobile or explore Whistler village. Hotel (B)(D) M Ski or boarding Day 5: Whistler to Banff. Say farewell to the fun times in Whistler, before it’s on to the next phase of adventure! We fly to Calgary before transferring to legendary Banff National Park where we spend the next four nights. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet

#POWDERRUSH

1

VANCOUVER Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

9 DAYS 2 STATES PP*

Calgary

Days 6 - 8: Banff. The next three days are yours to treat the snow hound within. With three resorts to choose from, Mt Norquay, Lake Louise or Sunshine. Banff is the perfect place to get up on a snowboard or skis or maybe switch it up & try cross-country skiing, or treat yourself to a little bit of it all. After long days on the slopes head to the hot springs to chat about your days on the mountain & wind down, or head out for a welldeserved post-piste (slope) drink. (B)(B)(B,D)  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet M Skiing & snowboarding M Dog sledding & Heli rides Day 9: Banff to Calgary. This morning opt to take a gondola ride for amazing views. Then it’s on the road to Calgary where the trip ends this afternoon. (B)

CODE: SKIR 2017/18 Start

Vancouver

Finish

Calgary

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2017 Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Dec Dec

21 4 18 4 18 9 23 ●

Start

Vancouver

Finish

Calgary

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2018 Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Dec Dec

29 12 26 12 26 17 31

1939 1939 1939 1939 1939 1939 2005

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

6 20 3 17 3 17

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

14 28 11 25 11 25

1939 1939 1939 1939 1939 1939

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only

in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement of A$419. Note: Lift tickets & equipment are not included in this package. ● Trip spends Xmas in Whistler. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 4:30pm. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

WHY CHOOSE US? • More choice – bring your own gear, or hire when you’re here – at Contiki-only prices. • Options to ski/board at 4 of Canada’s top resorts • More than just a ski trip – epic options for on & off the slopes • More included – sightseeing, bridge walk, & more • It’s easy, we’ll sort your lift passes & ski transfers – free between Banff resorts

MUST-KNOWS: • Gear hire available (boots, poles, boards, helmets, pants & jackets) • Lift tickets are not included – 1, 2, & 3-day passes are available for purchase at a special Contiki rate through your Trip Manager. Visit contiki.com/powder for more


PREPARE TO DISCOVER JUST HOW MUCH PUNCH CAN BE PACKED INTO A FEW SWEET DAYS. WITH NEW YEAR’S EVE IN LAS VEGAS OR NEW YORK, OR A SHORT BREAK IN NYC, LA and WAIKIKI.

our trips

INCLUDED

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• T  win-share hotel accommodation, or a ‘room to myself’ option for a little extra privacy at a small additional cost (LA & Waikiki Explorers are single share as standard)

Waikiki Explorer�������������������������������������������p.70 New York New Year����������������������������������p.71 Las Vegas New Year���������������������������������p.71 New York Uncovered�������������������������������p.72

• Breakfast included each morning contiki.com/festivals-short-stays-usa-canada Stay connected with WiFi at all overnight stops

• A  n experienced & professional Trip Manager on New York Uncovered & our NYE trips • I nclusions such as a hop-on/hopoff sightseeing tour in LA, a Metro pass for New York & a visit to Pearl Harbor on the Waikiki Explorer • M  E Time – your chance to explore on your own or take advantage of our awesome optional activities

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SNAPSHOT

INCLUSIONS • Our package includes a hop-on/hop-off LA city sightseeing tour featuring Downtown LA, Hollywood & Santa Monica • Daily voucher for breakfast • Easy access to Universal Studios & amazing shopping

SHORT STAY

LA EXPLORER 3 OR 5 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$425 PP*/A$142 P/DAY* Explore on your own with our 2 & 4-night packages so you can live it up LA-style.

WHERE YOU STAY The Contiki hotel is in LA – the place to be, so you’re right where the action is at. With Hollywood Universal Studios, LA Live & an endless shopping fix at your doorstep, plus evening hot spots & the Metro, it’s all about living it up in LA. With 2 or 4-night options choose your Explorer.

Valid (1st Aug 2016 – 31st Mar 2018) 2 Nights Twin

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/LA

Code Standard Room

#LAEXPLORER

SNAPSHOT

INCLUSIONS • Our package includes a pre-booked trip featuring Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial & Punch Bowl • Daily voucher for breakfast • Easy access to great surf beaches & amazing shopping

Santa Monica

2 Nights Single

LA3S

LA3S

A$425

A$645

4 Nights Twin

4 Nights Single

Code LA5S LA5S Conditions: There is no Contiki Trip Manager Standard A$779For twin-share A$1269 included onRoom this stopover package. accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference Conditions: is appropriate no Contiki Trip Manager number. PricesThere include taxes & service includedThe on breakfast this stopover package. charges. voucher is validThis onlypackage with the must be package. booked in conjunction with a trip. For stopover twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package.

SHORT STAY

WAIKIKI EXPLORER 3 OR 5 DAYS - 1 COUNTRY FROM A$465 PP*/A$155 P/DAY* Chill on the beautiful island of Oahu with our 2 & 4-night packages in Honolulu.

WHERE YOU STAY Valid (1st Aug 2016 – 31st Mar 2018)

The Contiki hotel is centrally located & a short walk to Waikiki Beach & shops & restaurants. Enjoy Hawaii’s perfect sunsets from famous Duke’s restaurant on Waikiki Beach.

2 Nights Twin Code (Low Season) Standard Room (from)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WAIKIKI

Code (Low Season) Standard Room (from)

Code (High Season) Standard Room (from)

Code (High Season) Standard Room (from)

#WAIKIKIEXPLORER

Hawaii

2 Nights Single

HI3S

HI3S

A$465

A$755

4 Nights Twin

4 Nights Single

HI5S

HI5S

A$815

A$1395

2 Nights Twin

2 Nights Single

HI3S

HI3S

A$499

A$825

4 Nights Twin

4 Nights Single

HI5S

HI5S

A$885

A$1535

Conditions: There is no Contiki Trip Manager included on this stopover package. This package must be booked in conjunction with a trip. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package.


SHORT STAY

HOW MUCH & WHEN TRAVELLING EARLY? Travelling on Dec 30th 2016? The below trip (NYNY 2016) features a slightly modified itinerary. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/new-york for full details. CODE: NYNY 2016/17 Start

New York

Finish

Total Cost

New York

A$ pp*

Jan 2

1695

2016/17

NEW YEAR IN NEW YORK

Dec 30

Start

Times Square

New York

Finish

Total Cost

New York

A$ pp*

Jan 2

1629

2017/18 Dec 30

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING indulge in some of the delicious international food that made the city famous. New York is one of the world’s best places to party for New Year’s, so tonight we’ll get the action started with dinner & an open bar. Hotel (B,D) M NYC food cart tour

SHORT STAY

M ‘Sex & the City’ tour

Please see p.74 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Day 4: Depart New York. This morning after breakfast it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

1 World Heritage site visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ NEW-YORK

#NYCNYE

HOW MUCH & WHEN TRAVELLING EARLY?

CODE: LVNY 2016/17 Las Vegas

Finish

Las Vegas

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016/17 Dec 30

Jan 2

895

SNAPSHOT

3

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights in twin-share hotels on the Las Vegas ‘Strip’

3

INCLUDED MEALS 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)

CODE: LVNY 2017/18

The ‘Strip’

Start

Las Vegas

Finish

Total Cost

Las Vegas

A$ pp*

Jan 2

1045

2017/18

4 DAYS 1 STATE FROM A$895 PP* A$224 P/DAY*

Dec 30

* Prices above are twin-share. Twin & single supplements

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

available. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

INCLUSIONS

For more ways to save see p.23.

Start

Day 2: New Year’s Eve In Las Vegas. Today is a free day to experience ‘Sin City’. There’s the option of a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon or start exploring the casinos. Tonight join the party & ring in the New Year at a Vegas club – entry & open bar is included. Hotel (B) New Year’s Eve party includes an open bar and access to one of Las Vegas’ hottest night clubs.

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

• NYE dinner & party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend) • Visit the Statue of Liberty • 7-day MetroCard

Travelling on Dec 30th 2016? The below trip (LVNY 2016) features a slightly modified itinerary. See below for start & end times & visit contiki.com/las-vegas for full details.

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas! . This afternoon meet up with your Contiki Team & get ready for good times in one of the world’s most famous party towns. Start the trip & cruise ‘the Strip’, see the Fremont Street Experience, then party at a hip Las Vegas club. Hotel (D)

4

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Day 3: New York. Welcome to the New Year! Take it easy this morning, before kicking off the New Year Big Apple-style. You can catch a famous Broadway show, ice skate at Rockefeller Center, shop, or head to the High Line Park for some people watching. Tonight, choose to head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B)

NEW YEAR IN LAS VEGAS

3 nights in twin-share hotels

* 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. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

Day 2: New Year’s Eve in New York. Check out the Manhattan skyline as we cruise to Lady Liberty. For something different you can opt for a fun optional NYC food cart tour – the foodie in you will love it. Take the rest of the day to explore the Big Apple. Shop trendy 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods &

3

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

CODE: NYNY 2017/18

4 DAYS 1 STATE FROM A$1629 PP* A$408 P/DAY*

Day 1: Hello Big Apple! Meet up with your Contiki Team, then check out the city’s iconic sights. Later, you can get a bird’s eye view of Manhattan on an optional helicopter flight, or chill out & take in the city’s vibes. After dinner, hit the streets for some drinks in the city that never sleeps! Hotel (D) M Helicopter tour of NYC & Manhattan

SNAPSHOT

M Helicopter flight into the Grand Canyon Day 3: Las Vegas. Happy New Year! There might be some sore heads, so have a lie-in this morning! It’s another free day today, so rub shoulders with the high rollers at one of the many casinos. Grab a bargain at some of the city’s great factory outlets & later on catch a show or party all over again in one of Vegas’ clubs. Hotel (B) Party Bus M See a Cirque du Soleil show

Trip starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.74 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • NYE dinner & party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend) • Party Bus

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LAS-VEGAS

Day 4: Depart Las Vegas. This morning, swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends & the bright lights of Las Vegas.

#LASVEGASNEWYEAR

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NEW YORK UNCOVERED

SHORT STAY

Manhattan 1 World Heritage site visited

SNAPSHOT

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EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • The Big Apple is all yours with a 7-day MetroCard • Visit the Statue of Liberty Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Look for the M symbol in the itinerary & visit contiki.com for more

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Day 1: Hello Big Apple. Get ready for four awesome days in one of the world’s hottest cities. We’ll dive right into the Big Apple & spend the day discovering this iconic city’s sights from Wall Street to the Guggenheim & SoHo. This afternoon, get a bird’s eye view of the city skyline on an optional helicopter flight. After dinner, hit the streets & get amongst the buzz & atmosphere of Times Square. Hotel (D) See Wall Street Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s View the World Trade Center memorial & Battery Park M Helicopter tour around Manhattan

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Day 2: New York, New York. Check out the Manhattan skyline as we cruise to Lady Liberty. For something different opt for an NYC food cart tour – the foodie in you will love it. Take the rest of the day to explore. Shop 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods like the Lower East Side & Hell’s Kitchen. Tonight, do it local & head out for pizza, cocktails or catch a famous Broadway show. Hotel (B) Visit the Statue of Liberty M ‘Sex & the City’ tour M Food cart tour

Day 3: More Manhattan. Today’s another free day to explore the city your way. Try cruising through Central Park on a bike tour, visit The Met

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or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Tonight, opt to head up to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) M Take the elevator to floor 86, to the Observation level of the Empire State Building M Bike tour of Central Park (seasonal) Day 4: Depart New York. This morning after breakfast it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

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Single room supplement of A$695. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.23. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Combine this trip & see more! Starting in N.Y. this trip connects with: Grand Southern (p.28-29), Eastern Discovery (p.32-33), Grand Northern (p.44-45), North by North East (p.48-49), Grand Canadian (p.64-65)


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got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: WHAT’S INCLUDED?

TOURING HOLIDAYS • Transport as specified on trip pages. • Accommodation, breakfasts, lunches & dinners listed in the Snapshot section on trip pages. • Sightseeing listed in the ‘Itinerary, Sightseeing & Pricing’ section in each trip itinerary. Unless specified, entrance fees to these locations are included. • Experienced team as detailed on p.20 & on trip pages. EXPLORER PACKAGES • Accommodation, meals listed in the Inclusions section on trip pages. • Sightseeing trip as detailed on p.70-72.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

prior to boarding a U.S. bound airplane or vessel. Applications must be filed online at least 72 hours prior to your departure date, at time of printing, the cost is US$14. For more information please visit: www.cbp.gov or www. travel.state.gov or talk to your travel agent.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS

At the time this brochure went to press (June, 2016), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up to date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, e.g. antihistamines, antibiotics.

WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS IN BARS & CASINOS?

• Airport transfers to trip departure point. • Some meals, as detailed on p.18-19 & in itineraries. • Me Time optional activities such as white water rafting, helicopter flights etc. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages. • Personal expense money, personal insurance, medical fees & airport departure taxes. EXPLORER PACKAGES • Trip Manager & Trip Driver

Laws in the United States dealing with purchasing alcohol, entering nightclubs, bars & gambling in casinos are strictly enforced. You must be 21 years of age & will be asked for identification. Acceptable forms of identification to prove age include a valid passport or United States driver’s license. Laws in Canada differ from the United States, with 18 being the legal age in Alberta & Quebec & 19 being the legal age in British Columbia & Ontario for the above activities.

INCLUDED FLIGHTS

Planning a few extra days? See our Special Hotel Rates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hawaii/Waikiki, Las Vegas, New York, Boston, New Orleans, Orlando, San Francisco, Vancouver & Washington D.C detailed on www.contiki.com/staylonger.

Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.75) under ‘General’, we rely on international conventions regarding air travel and other transportation as specified. Through enrolment and payment for your trip you acknowledge and accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel, due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass and/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airlines terms & conditions of travel, and the application of all relevant international conventions and applicable national and international law governing air transportation.

INCLUSIONS

These are the practical bits that are included on every trip (except explorer packages): • An experienced and professional Trip Manager and Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging. • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Local taxes and service charges Look out for on the trip pages. Where you see these icons, all of the above are included on your trip.

DEPARTURE POINTS

All Contiki trips described in this brochure depart from one of the hotels detailed on www.contiki.com/staylonger. Please check your itinerary & travel voucher for departure information. Please check at the reception desk of your departure hotel for details of when & where to meet with your group. Refer to www. contiki.com for details of pre-departure gettogethers & trip departure times.

DO I NEED A PASSPORT OR VISA?

You will need a machine readable passport & depending on your nationality, a Visa for travel to the USA & Canada. It is now mandatory that all nationals, or citizens, of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure under the VWP receive an electronic travel authorization through ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization)

CAN I STAY LONGER?

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED?

All major credit & debit cards are accepted in the USA & Canada. Remember to budget for lunch, some dinners & breakfasts, entrance fees to attractions, optional activities, nightclubs, souvenirs & drinks. A full list of optional activities & approximate costs will be sent with your travel documents or can be found online at www.contiki.com.

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

WHEN DO I CHOOSE? Optionals are arranged & paid for on your trip. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends. You’ll get great value as we get you great rates & your Trip Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well. HOW DO I PAY? You pay on trip with major credit cards or cash (US$ in USA or C$ in Canada, except trips that visit both the USA & Canada where US$ will be accepted).

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear & ‘smart/casual’ for dining & nights out. Remember that in Autumn/Winter you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/jacket. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential. For further details, please refer to contiki.com.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

Baggage is restricted to ONE REASONABLE SIZED SUITCASE 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29’’ x 20’’ x 10’’) & maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs). Trips with internal flights may incur a fee by the airline for 1 piece of luggage (determined by airline policy and it is subject to change without notice) and will for additional or overweight bags & it is your responsibility to pay. Fees range from US$25-$100. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on the trip. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended. If you have your own ski/ boarding equipment, you may bring one pair of

boots & skis or boots & snowboard. Otherwise, your Trip Manager can help arrange these for you in Lake Tahoe & on the Powder Rush trip. Note: Contiki is not responsible for any fees in regards to luggage, ski equipment or overweight bags.

PAST TRAVELLER 5% DISCOUNT

We’re head over heels for our Contiki travellers, particularly those that love us so much they come back for more. That’s why when you travel with us; we’ll offer you a 5% discount on the land portion of your trips from then on. And we’ve even wrestled our TTC sister brands (found here - ttc.com) into offering the same. Here’s what you need to know: • You must have returned and finished your first Contiki trip before you can cash in on your 5% discount on your next adventure • Past traveller discounts can be applied to trips of 7 days or longer only • If you’re buying more than one trip back to back, the 5% discount will apply to the most expensive trip • We’re going to need a deposit before the discount can be applied to the booking • You can’t use it on pre & post-trip accommodation rates & other selected products (because we offer great prices for our travellers on these already) • Once you’re a past passenger, you’re eligible for a 5% discount every 6 months so you can keep going with Contiki • The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot be combined with any nonbrochured special market promotions Sound good to you crazy Contiki lovers?

BROCHURE AUTHENTICITY

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

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE! Every country in the world has different

tipping customs & in the USA & Canada, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. If you think your Contiki Team have done an exceptional job then you may wish to tip them. This is entirely discretionary – it’s completely up to you. No compulsory tipping – reward only excellence!

WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Upon receipt of final payment, your trip documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. Make sure you visit contiki. com for our travellers guide. It’s packed full of essential info for your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your trip.

MANAGE BOOKING

Ready, set, go! You’re booked & it’s nearly go time, however just like when you’re taking a flight, it’s important you provide us with all your details before you can travel. Check out www.contiki.com/managebooking to log into your booking.

BOOKING SECURITY

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

GOLD SEAL PROTECTION

Coverage for Cancellation & Return Flight Security: Most trip operators are interested in their travellers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal even before you leave home. Pre-paid Cancellation Option A$99 per person: By paying A$99 per person Cancellation Option fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your trip for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. On Your Trip: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you & your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the trip. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki trip, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

COMPULSORY TRAVEL INSURANCE

Cancellation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your holiday. It is compulsory for all trips that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, evacuation & repatriation expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before you travel. In some instances, 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 your holiday. For insurance details, please speak to your travel agent or Contiki when you are booking your trip.

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Photos Courtesy of © The Pines Resort, Bass Lake, p.12-13 Swimming Pool.


booking conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. 2.4 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, 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 28th April, 2016. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. If a booking is made and confirmed at a price which is erroneous we may correct our error by notifying you. Unless we agree to honour the erroneous price, you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. Should the total trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (June, 2016) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our changes or cancellations. 4.5 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, the size of vehicle and/or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent or Contiki Specialist shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent or Contiki Specialist to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the trip programme. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your trip shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a nonrefundable deposit of A$200 per person per trip which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if travellers’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 Credit Card Bookings: Contiki should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the card expiration date and the customer verification code. A surcharge of 1% will be applied at the time of payment. 2.2 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-trip bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki.

approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. If you cancel 3.1 Freedom Guarantee/FlexDeposit : We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it. Or if you can’t go, your deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no extra cost. The value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any discounts already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 36. i.e fitting within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. After turning 36 years of age, the FlexDeposit can be used with one of our sister brands, get inspired here www.ttc.com/brands/. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice:................................................ Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days:...................................................................25% of trip fare 21-8 days:.....................................................................30% of trip fare 7-1 days:.......................................................................50% of trip fare Day of departure:........................................................100% of trip fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. All Cancellation policies valid as at 3rd June, 2016, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your trip booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your travel agent. 3.6 GOLD SEAL PROTECTION 3.6.1 By paying a non-refundable A$99 per person Cancellation Option fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your trip for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. 3.6.2 On Your Trip: Should you, or your travel companion*, booked under the same booking number leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you & your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the trip. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. * Travel companion must be booked under the same booking number and only one companion can be nominated. 3.6.3 Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki trip, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date of any available trip, you may do so subject to availability. 4.2 If the change is requested 45 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 4.3 A change of booking within 45 days of original trip departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 The new departure price would not be eligible for early payment discounts (EPD) if within 45 days before departure 4.5 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 4.6 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style & content, all of Contiki’s

5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all travellers. Contiki welcomes travellers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Travellers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All travellers must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any traveller who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the traveller’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Travellers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over uneven pavement, steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodation on international trips may differ from those in Australia. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodation for travellers travelling on international trips. • Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any traveller or remove any traveller who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a traveller is removed from a trip. Travellers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these booking conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/ work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the traveller occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas whilst on trip (including accommodation, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Trip Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/traveller costs. 6. compulsory Insurance Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, and we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses

personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, Drivers & Local Guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, ME Time options & anything else not listed in the ‘snapshot’ section of the itinerary pages within this brochure. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time travellers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to travellers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the traveller of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled travellers (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from October 2016 to March 2018. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by: Contiki US Holdings Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92805 with the exception of the Mexico trips on p.73 which are operated by Journey Mexico, Francisco Medina Ascencio #2039, Interior #205, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco CP 48333 Mexico. 4. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. This brochure was published in June 2016 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market. Please see contiki.com for complete & up to date terms & conditions.

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