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

re Check out @CONTIKI and #CONTIKI for more of our travellers’ pics.

live for and what keeps us up at night. Are you ready to become part of the story?

but if you do it right, once is enough #noregrets


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

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Grand Southern 26 days

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Southern Adventure 13 days

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Eastern Discovery 14 days

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Boot, Scoot 'n' Blues 12 days

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Wild Western 14HONOLULU days

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Western Highlights 9 days

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Tropical beaches, surfing, waterfalls, volcanoes, sea life & a Mai Tai or two

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Grand Northern 26 days

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Northern Adventure 14 days

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North by North East 13 days

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The Big West 23/25 days

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Eastern Escapade 14 days

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E A S Y PA C E  Best of USA 14 days

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER p.58 FROM US$147 P/D

Canadian Encounter 7 days

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Revolutionary Roads 8 days

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Canada & Rockies 11/13 days

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Grand Canadian 20/22 days

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Northwest Passage 9 days

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The Big Kahuna 9 days

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WINTER & SKI p.70 FROM US$160 P/D

Ski Lake Tahoe

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Powder Rush 9 days

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SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS p.73 FROM US$105 P/D

New York Uncovered 4 days

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New Year in New York 4 days

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New Year in Las Vegas 4 days

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LA Explorer 3/5 days

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Waikiki Explorer 3/5 days

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2 countries, 30 unique itineraries and countless No Regrets travel experiences. Want a taste? We’ve got the crème de la crème.

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DAYTONA BEACH Kennedy Space Center MIAMI

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WHERE The nightlife is as spicy as the cuisine #bootscootblues

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Palm tree paradise, need we say more #epicadventure

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what is

contiki know-how?

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

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

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Here is what we know

WE KNOW THE SIGHTS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY AND HOW TO SKIP THE LINES WE KNOW YOU’LL NEED A CHUNK OF FREE WIFI TO ‘GRAM THOSE AMAZING SHOTS WE KNOW YOU’D SKIP BREAKFAST IF IT WASN’T INCLUDED MOST DAYS WE KNOW TIME TO YOURSELF OR TO EXPLORE WITH NEW TRAVEL MATES IS MIGHTY IMPORTANT WE KNOW A COMFY NIGHT’S SLEEP IS THE KEY TO MAKING THE NEXT DAY COUNT WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL cultural EXPERIENCES & TOURIST TRAPS WE KNOW OUR TEAM WILL GIVE YOU INSIDER ACCESS TO ALL THE LOCAL HANGOUTS & SECRET SPOTS WE KNOW WHEN IT COMES TO VALUE IT’S MORE THAN JUST A PRICE & THAT NO-ONE GIVES YOU BETTER VALUE THAN US WE KNOW HOW TO TRAVEL WITH

#NOREGRETS

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why travel contiki? Designed for 18-35 YEAR OLDS

Unrivalled value

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

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

Travel experiences you want You want the bells and whistles icons but also the coolest little local hangouts? No problem, we do it all.

Support & flexibility More freedom Buckets of free time to explore independently plus epic ME Time optionals to take your experience to a whole new level.

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

Tailored travel styles 6 incredible travel styles to suit every type of traveller. Yes, even you.

More fun, less hassle Enough said. We’ll take care of the detail, you focus on the memory making.

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

Authentic & local food Locally sourced ingredients, regional meals, foodie experiences to make your tummy smile and trips that put food centre stage.

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10. Security We are a family-run business who care deeply about the well being of our travellers, and providing incredible experiences and value. We’re financially secure and put our all into delivering excellent trips each and every time.


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Check out the LATest deals & offers At contiki.com/deals

Last Minute Deals

MANAGE MY BOOKING

Who can say no to a little extra cash to splurge on their trip? Our last minute deals offer you the chance to save up to 30% off Contiki trips departing soon.

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

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & 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 or to Calgary Stampede departures and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts (‘Book with friends’) is available on all trips. The Pay Early saving above only apply to departures on or after 1st April 2018. The Pay Early savings of US$880 and US$660 are based on the Epic Adventure trip p42. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any point without notice.

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ways tO

Travel

Want to make sure you see it all? Unearth all of the musts in the jammiest of jam-packed Discoverer trips. No experiences will be left unseen, so grab your bag and jump on board.

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What better way to spend the winter months than amongst the pearl white mountains. Ski, board, or take in the unparalleled scenery, creating mesmerising memories that will last a lifetime.

Winter & Ski

With so many incredible destinations to choose from we know you want the versatility to experience USA & Canada your way. That’s why we offer 6 tailored travel experiences bespoke to you.

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5 Short Trips & Festivals, from 3-5 days See p.73 10

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NYE, the ultimate excuse to pack your bags, grab your passport and party it up. Unwind across the globe on unforgettable weekends away. Short but oh so sweet trips for those on a small budget with big ideas.

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Go Go Go! For all you adventure, adrenaline, explorer, party peeps – this is the one for you. Be it soaking up the sun, sightseeing or singing the night away, these trips ensure you can do it all. 8 High Energy trips, from 7-26 days See p.27

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Bring out your inner Adventurer - designed for the extensive explorer, you’ll have plenty of time to get to grips with the local ways, cultures and cuisines. 6 In-Depth Explorer trips, from 7-22 days See p.58

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See the sights while snoozing the alarm. We’re talking more time in each spot for long lunches and serene sunsets. Everything you want to see, in your own time. 1 Easy Pace Trip 14 days See p.55

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ways to

stay Centrally located hotels are how we roll in the big cities, plus Special Stays with a difference for those back to nature times.

Beacon Hotel, New York City

Custom Hotel, Los Angeles

FREE WIFI

Custom Hotel, Los Angeles

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/STAYLONGER FOR our recommended hotels BEFORE and AFTER YOUR TRIP

The Hall, Miami

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The Hall, Miami

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Tunnel Mountain Resort, Banff

Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco

Special Stays

I nde p ende n t trave lle r re v i e ws f r om Fee fo o n contiki.co m

The accommodation was great! I was so blown away – the rooms & beds were amazing and you were always in the centre of town.

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The Pines Resort Special Stay, Bass Lake

This is where the Contiki magic really happens. Ever imagined waking up in a chalet nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, or perhaps you want to make your All-American summer camp dreams a reality by staying in a resort overlooking a beyond gorgeous lake? We can make it happen.

Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

Hotels

The Paul, New York

If comfort and location are your city accommodation must-haves, we’ve got you sorted. Snooze-worthy beds, central locations and all the essential home comforts will ensure you catch those vital zzz’s after a long day of exploring. USA & CAnada 2017-19

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trip MAnager Kiran from Upland, California

“They say ‘spend money on experiences, not things’ for a reason! Travelling helps me better understand other people and cultures. When I think of my travel experiences, I think of countless exhilarating moments, amazing photos, cool stories, new friends and life-long memories picked up along the way.”

@kiran_contiki

From Trip Managers to Drivers and Local Guides, meet just a few of the people who make our trips tick.

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trip Manager Alex from Whistler, Canada “When I travel I always look for opportunities to challenge my comfort zone. New experiences that get the heart pumping are what I love about travelling.”

@contikialex

STUFF TRIP MANAGERS KNOW

trip Manager Christy from Chino, California “For music fans who are in Memphis, Tennessee. My top 3 things you should do are visit Sun Studios, STAX records and don’t forget to spend your evening on lively Beale Street.” @Contikichar

“When you’re in Washington D.C. you can’t miss the Korean War memorial at night. The image of the 19 US soldiers having eyes on you as you walk around it will stick with you forever.” @Contikiphil

“When in Whistler, make the time to check out the Peak to Peak Gondola. Nothing beats the views from the Guinness World Record holding attraction.” @contikialex

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“I am so proud to be part of a company that provides me the privilege of showing off my amazing little corner of the world to young adventure seekers from all over the globe.”

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HOW TO travel with

NO REGRETS

Grand Canyon

Cross Golden Gate Bridge

You need to see it to believe it. Experience the vast landscape of this magnificent Arizona landmark. Hike, bike, or even opt for a helicopter ride. The scenery and sunsets will leave you truly stunned.

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One of the Wonders of the Modern World calls for the perfect insta opportunity. Catch awesome bay views as you cross over San Francisco’s most iconic symbol.

Included entry to Elvis’s Graceland

1 Explore the iconic Beale Street, Memphis 2 Included entry to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 3 Take in the epic views of Lake Maligne, Alberta 4 Explore the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas 16

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Pay homage to the King of Rock & Roll by walking in his footsteps at the one and only Graceland. The 13.8-acre Memphis mansion is a must-do included Contiki excursion.


We call them No Regrets experiences – the ones we know you just can’t afford to miss. And the best part? They’re included as standard on your trip.

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1 Take in some tunes at Music City Roots, Nashville 2 Photo stops on the Route 66 3 The world’s biggest mountain carving Crazy Horse, Black Hills 4 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland

Included Boat Cruise at Niagara Falls

Spanning the international border between Canada and the US, Niagara Falls proves the ultimate escape. Cruise through the breathtaking falls and witness the panoramic views of this North America natural wonder via our included boat tour.

See p.78 for our Instagram image contributors.

Situated amongst the beautiful Banff landscape, Lake Louise is one the most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. The Lake Louise visit will immerse you into the wildlife and endless outdoor activities of this enchanting National Park.

Included NYC Metro pass

There’s no better way to feel like a local then riding the NYC Metro. Speed your way around all the sights with our included Metro passes.

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giving you more

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

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hen you reflect on your adventures, what is it that you remember the most? If you’re anything like us, it’s surely the people, the feelings and the experiences, right? That’s what ME Time is all about – those moments that make your trip one you’ll remember for a lifetime. So, to do this, we do two things. Firstly, we include a ton of free time in all our trips, giving you the freedom to do your own thing, whether that’s lazing on the beach in Miami, road testing the best bagels in NYC, or hiking the trails of Yellowstone. But not only that, you can also pick from our suite of ME Time Optional experiences, that are the crème de la crème of fun times. Like the sound of helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon, sunrise hot air ballooning in Albuquerque, or a Vegas Cirque du Soleil show? We offer them all, plus so much more.

Taste a proper NYC bagel

Cruise over Albuquerque in a hot air balloon

Watch the sun set over the incredible Grand Canyon

me time optionals

Important: ME Time optional activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasions, for some of the activities, 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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Hike your way around Yellowstone National park

free time

’s global editor, Ginny Copestake, shares her insight on how to make the most of your time in Austin, Texas.

Poolside Hangs

CHECK OUT

Barton Springs is pretty much an institution in Austin and the place to head for people watching, sunshine lounging, picnicking, and yeah, maybe a bit of swimming. Located within Zilker Park, the pool itself covers an impressive three acres and is fed from underground springs, so maintains an average year round temperature of between 20-21˚C. You’ll find all types here, from first daters to old timers, so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with a stranger.

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Retail Therapy

Hang out on the beach in Miami

If, like me, you like to fill your house with treasures picked up from your travels, put a visit to Allens Boots high up on your agenda. Texan boots don’t come much more authentic than this, and boasting the nickname “Boot shop to the stars”, you can say you’ve shopped in the same place as

Dolly Parton. I mean, you can’t argue with that. Foodie Heaven If you’ve read any of my articles on six-two, you’ll probably notice something of a recurring theme – food. It really is the best thing in life, and Austin doesn’t let you down. After all, you’re in the South, and this is the home of Texas BBQ and finger lickin’ chicken, so what do you expect? Food trucks are a huge deal in the city and serve up mouthwatering delights for basically pennies, so go fill your boots (your brand new Allens Boots no less) with foodie goodness. @ginnycopestake contiki.com/sixtwo

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Copy your favourite insta celebs

Dive in to local delicacies

& hit up In-N-Out, Los Angeles

in New Orleans

Mexican food in San Diego

Find the perfect slice in New York

Munch sums up our entire food offering in the USA & Canada, and is every bit as delicious as it sounds. To us, your experience with food far exceeds just fuelling up for the day. Food is as important as the destination itself, so we put it at the heart of everything we do. So, alongside breakfast being included as standard in most places, we also ensure our trips are jam packed with Munch worthy included meals – think a Chinatown feast in San Fran, or a deep-dish pizza gorge in Chicago – not to mention optional experiences that will make you drool just reading about them. New York food cart tour or Toronto beer tasting anyone? And we don’t stop there, oh no. If you’re looking to take your foodie journey one step further, we even offer departures dedicated entirely to taste tasting the very best dishes America has on offer. If you like the sound of a 12-day Southern food safari, filling up on Southern fried chicken, Texas BBQ, Po Boys and more, our Munch trip on p.23 will surely press all the right buttons. So you get we’re pretty much food obsessed, right? And this obsession extends to our Trip Managers, who pretty much eat, sleep and dream the USA & Canada. These guys are bursting with top tips and ideas, and have a little black book of foodie haunts they can’t wait to share with you. Seriously, ask them for recommendations – they love it.

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Our commitment to local, authentic and delicious food experiences.

Beachside treats in Miami

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

BBQ Is on a whole

Lunch time hangs, New Orleans

other level in Texas

Burritos in Vancouver

are you a Bit of A Foodie? See p23 for our Limited Edition Munch Trip

Food off a truck never tasted so good, Austin, Texas

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INTRODUCING THE

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re you after a travel experience that’s a little more unique, high end and verging on hipster (without the hipsters)? Let us introduce you to our Limited Edition Series. Limited Edition is made up of two uniquely wonderful new trips: Snap and Munch. Snap and Munch are dedicated to the experiences we know you love whilst travelling, and will teach you new skills to boot. Curated experiences with all the memories – what more could you want?

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Are you all about raising your Instagram game at every opportunity? Do you spend hours in VSCO Cam or Snapseed tweaking your images to perfection? Do you want to take your photography skills to the next level and combine this with the travel experience of a lifetime?

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Saying yes, yes and yes? Then we’ve got one word for you. SNAP. What is it? Only a trip through Western Canada dedicated entirely to improving your photography skills, not to mention presenting you with the type of landscapes any aspiring photographer would give their little finger to shoot. Like what? How about the glassy and perfect

waters of Lake Louise, the alpine backdrops of Whistler, or the hipster city scapes of Vancouver. Combine this with all the normal Contiki fun and frivolity, plus a little extra je ne sais quoi on top, and we think we’ve found your next big adventure. See p.63 for a full itinerary and visit contiki.com for all the details.

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Calling all foodies. If you’ve ever dreamt of nibbling, snacking and lip-smacking your way across America’s Deep South, you’ve come to the right place. Pack your supersize pants for this trip, because you’re gonna be needing them once we’re done with you. Visiting some of America’s best loved spots, (think Austin, Nashville and New Orleans), Munch is a food safari unlike any other. We’re talking Texan BBQ, fried chicken, Po Boys, biscuits and gravy, plus food and drink centric

experiences that include a bike & food tour of Austin’s best street food, whiskey tasting in Lynchburg (the home of a certain Mr Jack Daniels), and a cooking masterclass that will see you whipping up Gumbo, Jambalaya and creole creations. Tummy rumbling? It should be. See p.35 for a full itinerary and visit contiki. com for all the details.

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c o u n t You can count on us Our family values and flexible approach are all geared up to give you peace of mind.

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

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Trip Registration

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

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

Visit contiki.com/ tripregistration

Visit TTC.COM/LOYALTY to learn more

the world’s greatest change policy Part 1 Change your trip for free If you want to change your chosen trip or departure just drop us a line, let us know which trip or departure you’d like and if there’s space, we’ll do the rest for zero cost.

It’s a big title but damn right we’re claiming it, and for good reason. When booking with us we’re all about the no-strings-attached approach. Plans can change, as can minds, so we created Freedom Guarantee to give you ultimate flexibility. It’s made up of two parts: you can change your trip for free, or use FlexDeposit to save your paid deposit for when you’re ready to use it.

Part 2 FlexDeposit

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

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

* Not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date

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CONTIKI CARES Powered by TREADRIGHT

Contiki Cares is our mission to protect and preserve the places we go to and the people we meet, so that the generations who follow us can see the world with the same wide-eyed wonder as we do. It’s our dedication to treading lightly, acting with respect and recognising when to speak for the planet when it can’t speak for itself. Advising us on our journey is the TreadRight Foundation, our older, wiser sister on all things sustainable and our guiding force in seeking to make the world a better, more interconnected place. Together with TreadRight, we’re on a journey – to seek out the causes that need support and the traditions and communities that need protection in our ever changing world.

Latin AMERICA

Europe

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

We’re incredibly proud to support the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. Thanks to a combined effort from staff and spare change donated from our travellers, we’ve raised £65,000 to date.

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

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

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

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

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


8 TRIPS FROM

7–26 DAYS

HIGH ENERGY

Want to make the most of every moment? Explore by day and dance every night away. We’re talking sunrises in Sin City and sunsets in Miami. These non-stop trips ensure you experience the thrills of America whilst soaking up the culture and sightseeing till your heart’s content. There really is no time like the present.

Who travels High Energy? • Those who want to live it up in the USA 24 hours a day • Those who want to see their budget go further • Those who know that sometimes the best adventures happen after dark.

FREE WIFI ON ALL COACHES IN THE USA Contiki.com/High-Energy-USA-CAnada

contiki. com/ deals

Booking today = Save US$22 a week from now to next March (that’s 52 weeks) to travel on a 2017-19 USA & Canada High Energy trip. Want to reduce that weekly amount even more? Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions and money saving shenanigans. *visit contiki.com/freewifi

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GRAND SOUTHERN WHY THIS TRIP? 22 states in 26 days. Yup you heard it right. This jam packed trip will take you everywhere from the rim of the Grand Canyon to the sunny feels of South Beach. So what are you waiting for?

NEW YORK

New York PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia

NEW JERSEY

MARYLAND

WASHINGTON DC 3 UTAH

NEVADA

LAS VEGAS 2 CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert Los Angeles

COLORADO Richmond

Route 66

Monument Valley

2 GRAND CANYON ARIZONA

VIRGINIA

1 DURANGO

1 RALEIGH N.CAROLINA

Santa Fe

1 ALBUQUERQUE

ARKANSAS

1 AMARILLO

MEMPHIS 2

TENNESSEE S.CAROLINA

Little Rock

NEW MEXICO

Charleston MISSISSIPPI

#GRANDSOUTHERN

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

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Kennedy Space Center

Places visited Nightstops 2 World Heritage sites visited

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1 DAYTONA BEACH

2 MIAMI

CONTIKI.COM/GRAND-SOUTHERN

MEMPHIS


26 DAYS · 22 STATES · FROM US$4179 PP* US$161 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 30

NIGHTS 23 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in twin-share lodge

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Experience the high octane power of the Thriller Jet Boat ride in Miami M Heli flight over the Grand Canyon M Durango horseback riding (seasonal)

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Tour Graceland - Home of Elvis Presley

YOUR TRIP 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

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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

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

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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. 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)

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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

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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 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

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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)

HIGH ENERGY

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$449 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

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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

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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 worldfamous 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

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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 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, feel the spell of voodoo & this evening, get dancing in this party town! Hotel (B) Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street M Air boat swamp tour

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) 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

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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 M Parasailing

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) Night-time Illumination tour See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building & Washington Monument See the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR & Korean War Memorials

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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 mustdo’s, including museums, shopping, sports & nightlife. Hotel (B) Visit the Smithsonian Museums Visit Arlington National Cemetery & watch the changing of the guard

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: GSLA 2017-19 Start Los Angeles 2017 Jul 13 Jul 17 Jul 20 Jul 24 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Oct 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14 Dec 21 2018 Jan 4 Jan 25 Feb 15 Apr 5 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26 May 3 May 10 May 17

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

7 11 14 18 21 28 4 11 18 25 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 11 25 8 15

4415 4415 4415 4415 4415 4415 4415 4415 4415 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285

✚ ✚ ✚

Jan 29 Feb 19 Mar 12 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11

4285 4285 4285 4385 4385 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495

Start Los Angeles

Finish New York

2018 May 24 Jun 18 Jun 7 Jul 2 Jun 14 Jul 9 Jun 18 Jul 13 Jun 21 Jul 16 Jun 28 Jul 23 Jul 5 Jul 30 Jul 12 Aug 6 Jul 16 Aug 10 Jul 19 Aug 13 Jul 23 Aug 17 Jul 26 Aug 20 Aug 2 Aug 27 Aug 9 Sep 3 Aug 16 Sep 10 Aug 23 Sep 17 Aug 30 Sep 24 Sep 13 Oct 8 Sep 20 Oct 15 Sep 27 Oct 22 Oct 4 Oct 29 Oct 11 Nov 5 Oct 18 Nov 12 Oct 25 Nov 19 Nov 15 Dec 10 Nov 29 Dec 24 Dec 13 ▲ Jan 7 ◆ Jan 14 Dec 20 2019 Jan 3 Jan 28 Jan 24 Feb 18 Feb 14 Mar 11

Total Cost US$ pp* 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4495 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359

✚ Single room supplement of US$1735. Single room supplement of US$1765.

CODE: GSNY 2017-19 Start New York 2017 Oct 13 Oct 27 Nov 10 Nov 17 Dec 1 Dec 15 Dec 29 2018 Jan 12 Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 23 Sep 7

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ✤▼ ■▼ ✱▼

Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

7 21 5 12 26 9 23

4179 4179 4179 4179 4179 4179 4179

▼ ▼ ▼ ▼

Feb Feb Feb Mar Oct

6 13 27 20 2

4179 4179 4179 4179 4279

Start New York 2018 Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14 ✱ Dec 28 ✝ 2019 Jan 11 Jan 18 Feb 1 Feb 22

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

6 20 4 11 25 8 22

4255 4255 4255 4255 4255 4255 4255

Feb Feb Feb Mar

5 12 26 19

4255 4255 4255 4255

THE FINER DETAILS

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

can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ▼ Single room supplement of US$1735. Single room supplement of US$1765. Trip starts 7:30am (NY & LA) & ends approx. 5:30pm (LA & NY) ● Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Miami. ■ Trip spends Xmas in Miami & New Year’s Eve in Dallas/Fort Worth. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Daytona Beach. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in Albuquerque & New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. ✱ Trip spends Xmas in Panama City & New Year’s Eve in Dallas/ Fort Worth. ✝ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Raleigh. ✤ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas.

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

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Check out our Epic Adventure p.42-43 or Grand Canadian p.64-65. Starting in N.Y. this trip connects with the Wild Western p.36-37, LA to the Bay p.38 & Western Highlights p.40. See our trip pages for more details. Plus you’ll also save US$50 with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

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SOUTHERN ADVENTURE WHY THIS TRIP? Step off the beaten track and swing your way into this southern adventure. Las Vegas party bus, Grand Canyon National Park and even a Graceland tour in honour of the ‘King of Rock & Roll’. Hell yeah, let’s do this!

NEVADA

CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS 2

UTAH

Route 66

Mojave Desert Los Angeles

2 GRAND CANYON

COLORADO

Monument Valley

1 DURANGO Santa Fe

TENNESSEE

#SOUTHERNADVENTURE

MEMPHIS 2

1 ALBUQUERQUE

ARIZONA NEW MEXICO

1 AMARILLO

Little Rock ARKANSAS

MISSISSIPPI Jackson

TEXAS

1

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Places visited Nightstops 1 World Heritage site visited

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LOUISIANA

NEW ORLEANS 1

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MEMPHIS


13 DAYS · 11 STATES · FROM US$2235 PP* US$172 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 15

NIGHTS 10 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights in twin-share lodge

INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Optional VIP Entry with no cover charge into the hottest Las Vegas Nightclubs (over 21 only) M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) M Snowmobile in Durango (seasonal)

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum

YOUR TRIP 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

• •

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

• •

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. Lodge (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint

• •

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

HIGH ENERGY

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$245 M Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon 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 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 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

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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)

the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor • Visit 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 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 worldfamous 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

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: GSLS 2017-19 Start Los Angeles

Finish New Orleans

Total Cost US$ pp*

Start Los Angeles

Finish New Orleans

2017 2018 Jul 13 ▼ Jul 25 2429 May 24 Jun 5 Jul 17 ▼ Jul 29 2429 Jun 7 Jun 19 2429 Jul 20 ▼ Aug 1 Jun 14 Jun 26 2429 Jul 24 ▼ Aug 5 Jun 18 Jun 30 2429 Jul 27 ▼ Aug 8 Jun 21 Jul 3 Aug 3 ▼ Aug 15 2429 Jun 28 Jul 10 Aug 10 ▼ Aug 22 2429 Jul 5 Jul 17 Aug 17 ▼ Aug 29 2429 Jul 12 Jul 24 2429 Aug 24 ▼ Sep 5 Jul 16 Jul 28 Aug 31 ▼ Sep 12 2285 Jul 19 Jul 31 Sep 14 ▼ Sep 26 2285 Jul 23 Aug 4 2285 Sep 21 ▼ Oct 3 Jul 26 Aug 7 Sep 28 ▼ Oct 10 2285 Aug 2 Aug 14 Oct 5 ▼ Oct 17 2285 Aug 9 Aug 21 Oct 12 ▼ Oct 24 2285 Aug 16 Aug 28 Oct 19 ▼ Oct 31 2285 Aug 23 Sep 4 2285 Oct 26 ▼ Nov 7 Aug 30 Sep 11 ▼ Nov 28 2285 Nov 16 Sep 13 Sep 25 Nov 30 ▼ Dec 12 2285 Sep 20 Oct 2 Dec 14 ●▼ Dec 26 2285 Sep 27 Oct 9 2285 Dec 21 ■▼ Jan 2 Oct 4 Oct 16 Oct 11 Oct 23 2018 Oct 18 Oct 30 Jan 4 ▼ Jan 16 2285 Oct 25 Nov 6 2285 Jan 25 ▼ Feb 6 Nov 15 Nov 27 Feb 15 ▼ Feb 27 2285 Nov 29 Dec 11 Apr 5 Apr 17 2415 Dec 13 Dec 25 Apr 12 Apr 24 2415 Dec 20 ▲ Jan 1 Apr 19 May 1 2415 2019 Apr 26 May 8 2415 Jan 3 Jan 15 May 3 May 15 2415 Jan 24 Feb 5 May 10 May 22 2465 Feb 14 Feb 26 May 17 May 29 2465 ▼ Single room supplement of US$865. Single room supplement of US$875.

Total Cost US$ pp* 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315

CODE: GSNS 2017-19 Start New Orleans 2017 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 14 Dec 28 2018 Jan 11 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 15 Mar 8 Sep 20

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan

7 21 5 12 26 9

2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235

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Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Oct

23 6 13 27 20 2

2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2265

Start New Orleans 2018 Oct 25 Nov 8 Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 13 Dec 27 ✱ 2019 Jan 10 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 14 Mar 7

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan

6 20 4 11 25 8

2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265

Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar

22 5 12 26 19

2265 2265 2265 2265 2265

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ Single room supplement of US$865. Single room supplement of US$875. 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. ● Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans. ■ Trip spends Xmas in Durango & New Year’s Eve in Memphis. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Albuquerque & New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ✱ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Dallas/Fort Worth Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day Grand Southern trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

YOUR CHOICE Choose to start your trip in New Orleans instead of LA (code GSNS). Combine this trip with an LA Explorer, giving you more time to experience this great city & what it has to offer. More on p.76.

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EASTERN DISCOVERY NEW YORK

New York PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia

WASHINGTON DC 3

NEW JERSEY DELAWARE

MARYLAND VIRGINIA

WHY THIS TRIP? Beaches, culture and even a little slice of Cuban cuisine. See the White House one day and lay on white beaches the next. This is the perfect mash up of discoveries and party buzz. Dreamy!

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

Places visited Nightstops 1 World Heritage site visited

1 DAYTONA BEACH

2 MIAMI

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MIAMI


14 DAYS · 13 STATES · FROM US$2389 PP* US$171 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 15

NIGHTS 13 nights in twin-share hotels

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Visit Kennedy Space Center M Parasailing in Daytona Beach M Miami party cruise M Visit the Newseum in Washington DC

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

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

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

• •

NEW ORLEANS

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

• Locally guided tour of historic Charleston • Cuban dinner in Miami • Guided illumination Tour of Washington DC

YOUR TRIP

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$255 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) See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300-year old fortress M Tour Kennedy Space Center M Parasailing

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

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 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

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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 mustdo’s, including museums, shopping, sports & nightlife. Hotel (B)

• Visit the Smithsonian Museums Arlington National Cemetery & • Visit watch the changing of the guard

M Segway tour DAY 14: 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 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) Please Note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: GSLE 2017-19 Start New Orleans

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Start New Orleans

2017 2018 Jul 25 ✚ Aug 7 2509 Jun 5 Jul 29 ✚ Aug 11 2509 Jun 19 Aug 1 ✚ Aug 14 2509 Jun 26 Aug 5 ✚ Aug 18 2509 Jun 30 Aug 8 ✚ Aug 21 2509 Jul 3 Aug 15 ✚ Aug 28 2509 Jul 10 2509 Aug 22 ✚ Sep 4 Jul 17 Aug 29 ✚ Sep 11 2509 Jul 24 Sep 5 ✚ Sep 18 2509 Jul 28 Sep 12 ✚ Sep 25 2435 Jul 31 2435 Sep 26 ✚ Oct 9 Aug 4 Oct 3 ✚ Oct 16 2435 Aug 7 Oct 10 ✚ Oct 23 2435 Aug 14 Oct 17 ✚ Oct 30 2435 Aug 21 ✚ Nov 6 2435 Oct 24 Aug 28 Oct 31 ✚ Nov 13 2435 Sep 4 Nov 7 ✚ Nov 20 2435 Sep 11 Nov 28 ✚ Dec 11 2435 Sep 25 Dec 12 ✚ Dec 25 2435 Oct 2 2435 Dec 26 ●✚ Jan 8 Oct 9 Oct 16 2018 Oct 23 Jan 2 ✚ Jan 15 2435 Oct 30 Jan 16 ✚ Jan 29 2435 Nov 6 Feb 6 ✚ Feb 19 2435 Nov 27 Feb 27 ✚ Mar 12 2435 Dec 11 Apr 17 Apr 30 2499 Dec 25 ■ Apr 24 May 7 2499 2019 May 1 May 14 2565 Jan 1 May 8 May 21 2565 Jan 15 May 15 May 28 2565 Feb 5 May 22 Jun 4 2565 Feb 26 May 29 Jun 11 2565 ✚ Single room supplement of US$865. Single room supplement of US$889.

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

18 2 9 13 16 23 30 6 10 13 17 20 27 3 10 17 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 10 24 7

2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485

Jan Jan Feb Mar

14 28 18 11

2485 2485 2485 2485

CODE: GSNE 2017-19 Start New York 2017 Oct 13 Oct 27 Nov 10 Nov 17 Dec 1 Dec 15 Dec 29 2018 Jan 12 Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 23 Sep 7

Finish New Orleans

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec ▲✤ Dec ✱✤ Jan

26 9 23 30 14 28 11

2389 2389 2389 2389 2389 2389 2389

Jan Feb Feb Mar Sep

25 1 15 8 20

2389 2389 2389 2389 2435

✤ ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤

✤ ✤ ✤ ✤

Start New York 2018 Oct 12 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 30 Dec 14 ◆ Dec 28 ✝ 2019 Jan 11 Jan 18 Feb 1 Feb 22

Finish New Orleans

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

25 8 22 29 13 27 10

2435 2435 2435 2435 2435 2435 2435

Jan Jan Feb Mar

24 31 14 7

2435 2435 2435 2435

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✤ Single room supplement of US$865. Single room supplement of US$889. GSLE: Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. GSNE: Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. ● Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Miami. ■ Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Miami. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in Panama City Beach. ✱ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Washington DC. ✝ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in Raleigh. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day Grand Southern trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack. (Start New Orleans only).

YOUR CHOICE Choose to start your trip in New York instead of New Orleans (code GSNE). 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.74.

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BOOT, SCOOT ‘N’ BLUES

2 LIMITED EDITION D E PA R T U R E S

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

WHY THIS TRIP?

Southern food, music and a whole lot of good times. Get rock’n’rolling your way down to the Deep South. This trip will see you gliding your way around the sights and delights of New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis and Austin to name just a few.

2 NASHVILLE TENNESSEE

2 MEMPHIS 1 ATLANTA MISSISSIPPI Jackson Dallas/Fort Worth

GEORGIA

LOUISIANA

TEXAS

#BOOTSCOOTBLUES

AUSTIN 2 1 SAN ANTONIO

1

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HOUSTON 1

NEW ORLEANS 2 Orlando FLORIDA

Places visited Nightstops 1 World Heritage site visited

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12 DAYS · 6 STATES · FROM US$2125 PP* US$178 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 15

NIGHTS 11 nights in twin-share hotels

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Kayaking, Austin M Craft beer tour, San Antonio M Cooking school, New Orleans M Sun Studios, Memphis M Country Music Hall of Fame tour & Studio B tour

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Tour Graceland • Southern dinner & Music City Roots performance • Tour & Taste Tennessee Whiskey at the Jack Daniels Distillery

YOUR TRIP 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 St Feast on Texas BBQ

• • • •

DAY 2: Austin. Get out on two wheels & explore or grab a kayak & paddle 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 St 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 River Walk

• • • •

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 Southern cuisine, feel the spell of voodoo & this evening, get dancing on Bourbon Street. Hotel (B) M Air Boat Swamp tour

HIGH ENERGY

11

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$225 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 (B,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 worldfamous 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 off 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 (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 & a visit to Music Row with a guided tour of

famous RCA Studio B. Since the day is free check out the Johnny Cash museum 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 Daniels 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 neighborhoods before arriving at our hotel. Tonight, experience Atlanta’s vibrant nightlife. Hotel (B,D) Tour & Tasting of Jack Daniels 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)

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: FWOL 2017-19 Start Dallas

Finish Orlando

Total Cost US$ pp*

Start Dallas

Finish Orlando

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 May 23 Jun 6 Jun 20 Jul 18 Aug 1 Aug 29 Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 24 Nov 7 Dec 5

✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚ ✚

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec

3 17 1 29 12 9 23 7 21 4 18 16

2269 2269 2269 2269 2269 2269 2269 2269 2225 2225 2225 2225

2018 Jan 2 Feb 6 Mar 6 May 22

2018 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17 Jul 31 ● Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 11 Sep 25 Oct 9 Oct 23 Nov 6 Dec 4

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec

16 30 14 28 11 25 8 22 6 20 3 17 15

2165 2165 2165 2165 2275 2165 2165 2165 2165 2125 2125 2125 2125

✚ ✚ ✚ ●

Jan Feb Mar Jun

13 17 17 2

2225 2225 2225 2275

2019 Jan 8 Feb 5 Mar 5

Jan 19 Feb 16 Mar 16

2125 2125 2125

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. ✚ Single room supplement of US$1005. Single room supplement of US$845. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:00pm. ● Munch departure. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78. Please note: You must be 21 to taste at the JD Distillery.

LIMITED EDITION PRESENTS

D E PA R T U R E S Start

Dallas

Finish

Total

Orlando Cost US$ pp

2018

Texan BBQ

May 22 Jul 31

Jun 2 2275 Aug 11 2275

This trip is even more appetising when you choose to travel on one of our 2 special Limited Edition Munch departures. Same great highlights, inclusions and good times just a little bit tastier. Munch is a food safari unlike any other. We’re talking Texan BBQ, fried chicken, Po Boys, plus food & drink centric experiences that include a tour of Austin’s best street food and a cooking masterclass that will see you whipping up Gumbo, Jambalaya and creole creations. See p.23 for more details.

WWW.CONTIKI.COM/MUNCH-USA-CANADA

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WILD WESTERN

+ SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

WHY THIS TRIP?

Days spent hiking and biking around the Grand Canyon & Yosemite National Park. Sunsets spent in cool CA beach bars and evenings spent on Las Vegas party buses. We know you want to do it all, so the question is are you ready for the Wild West?

SAN FRANCISCO 3

NEVADA

Yosemite N.P.

BASS 2 LAKE Route 66

CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert

2 LAS VEGAS

#WILDWESTERN

1 LOS ANGELES

2 1 1

36

SAN DIEGO

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays 2 World Heritage sites visited

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ARIZONA

Sonoran Desert

GRAND 2 CANYON Sedona

1 PHOENIX

CONTIKI.COM/WILD-WEST

SAN FRANCISCO


14 DAYS · 3 STATES · FROM US$2125 PP* US$152 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 14

NIGHTS Special stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake 9 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights lodge

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS 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)

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Party bus in Las Vegas

YOUR TRIP 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 Beverly Hills

• • • •

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 worldfamous 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’. 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 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. Lodge (B)

HIGH ENERGY

13

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$235 along the Canyon’s South Rim • Hike a spectacular sunset & frame • Watch 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 Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street M Club Promoter pass – entry into Las Vegas hot spots

• • •

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 Non-stop nightlife 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 9 - 11: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe. If you’re travelling between December - March, this trip packs in three fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite) and 2 nights in San Francisco. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWIN). (D)(B)(B)

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) See Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome Entry into Yosemite National Park 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.

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: WWAW/WWIN 2017-19 Start Los Angeles 2017 May 16 May 23 Jun 13 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 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 Apr 3 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 24 May 8

Finish Total Cost San Francisco US$ pp* ✚ May 29 ✚ Jun 5 ✚ Jun 26 ✚ 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 ✚ Oct 23 ✚ Oct 30 ✚ Nov 6 ✚ Nov 13 ✚ Nov 20 ✚ Nov 27 ✚ Dec 4 ✚ Dec 11 ✝▼ Dec 18 ✝▼ Dec 25 ✝●✱ Jan 1 ✝■▼ Jan 8

2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2125 2125 2245 2125

Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 7 May 21

2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2125 2289 2289 2355 2355 2355

✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼ ✝▼

Start Los Angeles 2018 May 15 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 2019 Jan 1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12

Finish Total Cost San Francisco US$ pp* May 28 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10 ✝ Dec 17 ✝ Dec 24 ✝▲ Dec 31 ✝◆ Jan 7

2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2235 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2239 2239 2255 2239

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239

✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

14 21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25

THE FINER DETAILS 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.

Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ WWAW: Summer single room supplement of US$939. ▼ WWIN: Winter single room supplement of US$875. ✱ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 2017 of US$1159. WWAW: Summer single room supplement of US$985. WWIN: Winter single room supplement of US$1039.

SEDONA

✝ These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these trips use code WWIN. Trip starts 7:30am in LA & ends San Fran 11:00am. ● Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas & New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve at The Grand Canyon. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in LA & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas.

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.76.

MIX + MATCH Got more time? Combine this trip & see more! This trip connects with the Grand Southern p.28-29 or Southern Adventure p.3031. Plus you’ll also save US$50 with our multi-trip discount. See p.9.

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LA TO THE BAY

+ SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

WHY THIS TRIP?

An 11-day rollercoaster taking you all the way from sunny LA, through the depths of the Grand Canyon and ending in the beautiful bay of San Francisco. Strap in and get ready for a journey full of party buses, panoramic views, local cuisines and iconic sights.

San Francisco

NEVADA

Yosemite National Park

BASS 2 LAKE Route 66

CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert

2 LAS VEGAS

GRAND 2 CANYON

1 LOS ANGELES

1 1

11 DAYS · 3 STATES FROM US$1815 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

10

NIGHTS Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake 6 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights in twin-share lodge

12

INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.78 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIONALS M Explore San Diego Zoo M San Diego speedboat adventure M Heli flight over the Grand Canyon M 4WD jeep tour in Sedona

#LATOTHEBAY

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” • Visit Old Town San Diego • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge • Entry into Yosemite National Park FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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PP*

US$165

DAY 1: Los Angeles. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & get an insider’s look at LA. Hotel (D) Drive along famous Sunset Strip & see Beverly Hills Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach

• •

DAY 2: Los Angeles to San Diego. We head south to San Diego & tour through the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Hotel See Downtown San Diego

DAY 3: San Diego . With 70 miles of beaches, a world-famous zoo & a Mediterranean climate this place is paradise. Hotel (B,D) Mexican feast

DAY 4: San Diego to Phoenix. Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix. 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. Lodge (B,D) Entry into Grand Canyon National Park M Hot air balloon flight

DAY 6: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up-close experience with this natural wonder. Lodge (B) 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) Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ M Club Promoter pass

DAY 8: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’. Hotel (B) Party bus M See a Cirque du Soleil show

2 Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays 2 World Heritage sites visited

P/DAY*

DAY 9: Las Vegas to Bass Lake. Say hello to outdoor adventures in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (D)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort DAY 9 - 11: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe. If you’re travelling between December - March, this trip packs in three fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite) making this a 12 day trip. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWLA). (D)(B)(B) DAY 10: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite. (B)  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort DAY 11: Bass Lake to San Francisco. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Golden Gate bridge. Your adventure ends on arrival to the hotel. (B) Please Note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm. Please note:

WWAF: Summer single room supplement of US$635. WWLA: Winter single room supplement of US$825. ✝ These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & end on arrival to San Francisco at 5:00pm. Trip starts 7:30am & ends 5.00pm. ● Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in the Grand Canyon. ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in LA & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 14-day Wild Western trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

CONTIKI.COM/LA-BAY

Sedona

ARIZONA

SAN DIEGO

Sonoran Desert

1 PHOENIX

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$200 HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: WWAF/WWLA 2017-19 Start Los Angeles 2017 May 16 May 23 Jun 13 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 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 Apr 3 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 24 May 8

Finish Total Cost San Francisco US$ pp* ✚ May 26 ✚ Jun 2 ✚ Jun 23 ✚ 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 ✚ Oct 20 ✚ Oct 27 ✚ Nov 3 ✚ Nov 10 ✚ Nov 17 ✚ Nov 24 ✚ Dec 1 ✚ Dec 8 ✝▼ Dec 16 ✝▼ Dec 23 ✝●✱ Dec 30 ✝■▼Jan 6

1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1865 1865 1999 1865

Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27 May 4 May 18

1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1965 1965 2005 2005 2005

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Start Los Angeles 2018 May 15 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 2019 Jan 1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12

Finish Total Cost San Francisco US$ pp* May 25 Jun 1 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28 Oct 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 7 ✝ Dec 15 ✝ Dec 22 ✝▲ Dec 29 ✝◆ Jan 5

2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 1865 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1995 1995 2005 1995

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995

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12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9 16 23

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. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ WWAF: Summer single room supplement of US$535. ▼ WWLA: Winter single room supplement of US$749. ✱ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2017 of US$969.

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HIGH ENERGY

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+ SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

WHY THIS TRIP?

Mountains, deserts, waterfalls, skiing, culture, partying & sightseeing – this trip has it all. Travelling across two states, exploring three incredible destinations, this really will be a week to remember.

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Yosemite National Park

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1 1

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays 1 World Heritage site visited

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Mojave Desert

7 DAYS · 2 STATES FROM US$985 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 6

5

NIGHTS Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake & 4 nights in twin-share hotels INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS See p.78 for more info on our standard inclusions.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into Yosemite National Park • Chinatown dinner & walking tour FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

LAS VEGAS

US$141

P/DAY*

DAY 1: Las Vegas. Meet your Trip Manager this afternoon & tonight be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’ & hit up Sin City’s party hot spots! Hotel Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Party bus Non-stop nightlife M See a Cirque du Soleil show

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DAY 2: 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

DAYS 2 - 4: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling between December - March, this trip packs in three fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWCA). (D)(B)(B) DAY 3: 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 Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls (seasonal)

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DAY 4: 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

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DAYS 5 - 6: 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 HaightAshbury, 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

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DAY 7: San Francisco. This morning your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Please note: WWAV: Summer single room supplement of US$395. WWCA: Winter single room supplement of US$465. ✝ These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these trips use code WWCA. Trip starts 4:00pm in Las Vegas & ends 11:00am in San Francisco. ● Trip spends New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. ■ Trip spends Xmas in LA. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 14-day Wild Western trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$120 HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: WWAV/WWCA 2017-19 Start Las Vegas 2017 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 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 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 24

Finish Total Cost San Francisco US$ pp* ✚ 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 ✚ Oct 23 ✚ Oct 30 ✚ Nov 6 ✚ Nov 13 ✚ Nov 20 ✚ Nov 27 ✚ Dec 4 ✚ Dec 11 ✝▼ Dec 18 ✝▼ Dec 25 ✝●✱ Jan 1

1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1095 1095 1225

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

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Finish Total Cost San Francisco US$ pp* May 7 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10 ✝ Dec 17 ✝ Dec 24 ✝■ Dec 31

1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1065 1035 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 1119 1119 1205

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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. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ WWAV: Summer single room supplement of US$385. ▼ WWCA: Winter single room supplement of US$429. ✱ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2017 of US$649.

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ME TIME OPTIONALS M Bike the Bay, San Francisco M Cirque du Soleil show, Las Vegas M Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco

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WESTERn HIGHLIGHTS WHY THIS TRIP?

Start in LA and end in Las Vegas. Nine days, three states, five epic locations with one killer ending - Vegas baby! Get ready for the likes of San Diego, Sonoran Desert, Phoenix, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, & Vegas to take over your Instagram account. We like.

NEVADA CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS 2

Route 66

GRAND 2 CANYON 1 LOS ANGELES

2 1

9 dAYS · 3 STATES FRom US$1479 WHAT YOU nEEd TO KnOW 8

nIGHTS 6 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights in twin-share lodge

9

InCLUdEd MEALS 5 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) InCLUSIOnS See p.78 for more info on our standard inclusions.

#WESTERnHIGHLIGHTS

ME TIME OPTIOnALS M Surfing lessons in San Diego M Hot air balloon flight in Phoenix M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) M Experience the “High Roller” in Las Vegas nO REGRETS EXPERIEnCES • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Party bus in Las Vegas FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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US$165

DAY 1: Los Angeles. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning then cruise down star-studded Hollywood Boulevard & the Sunset Strip, shop or chill at Santa Monica & get into the energy of Venice Beach. Hotel (D) See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” Drive along famous Sunset Strip & see Rodeo Drive Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach

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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 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

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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 Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) M Visit San Diego Zoo

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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

Sonoran Desert

Places visited Nightstops 1 World Heritage site visited

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DAY 6: Grand Canyon National Park. A camera is a must today! 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 Helicopter flight

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DAY 7: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to 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

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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) Party Bus M See a Cirque du Soleil show

DAY 9: Las Vegas. This morning your trip ends, say farewell to your new friends. Please note: ▲ Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ◆ Trip spends Xmas in LA & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Got more time? Check out our Wild Western trip see p.36-37.

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DAY 5: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Travel to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, the heart of ‘RedRock 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 4WD jeep tour

Sedona

ARIZONA

SAN DIEGO

HOW MUCH & WHEn COdE: WWAT/WWWH 2017-19 Start Los Angeles 2017 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 Oct 10 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 Apr 3 Apr 10 Apr 17

Finish Las Vegas

Total Cost US$ pp*

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 Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 1 Nov 8 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 6 Dec 13 Dec 20 ✝●✚ Dec 27 ✝■✚ Jan 3

1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479 1479

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Finish Las Vegas

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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 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 5 ✝ Dec 12 ✝ Dec 19 ✝▲ Dec 26 ✝◆ Jan 2

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Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ Single room supplement of US$555. Single room supplement of US$635. ✝ For these trips use code WWWH. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. ● Trip spends Xmas in Las Vegas. ■ Trip spends New Year’s Eve in the Grand Canyon.


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For the traveller who needs to see it all. Tick that USA & Canada bucket list off one day at a time. See the lights of Las Vegas, let the stunning Niagara Falls take your breath away, hike along the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, party it up amongst the glitz and glamour of Miami. See it, feel it, experience it, discover it.

Who travels discoverer? • Those who want to see it all and do it all, with a mix of iconic sights and unique experiences • Those who want the perfect balance of organised sightseeing and independent adventuring • Those who want to make the most of the time they have.

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EPIC ADVENTURE WHY THIS TRIP? Hold onto your hats guys, this is one awesome adventure for all you long time travellers. A whopping 55 days full of EVERYTHING. Rollercoasters, waterfalls, museums, food, dancing, culture…

QUEBEC CITY 2 QUEBEC

MONTREAL 2 MAINE

MONTANA ONTARIO Yellowstone National Park

IDAHO

MINNESOTA

CODY 2

TETON VALLEY 1

Grand Teton National Park

SOUTH DAKOTA

MT. RUSHMORE 2

Custer State Park

Badlands N.P.

WYOMING

SALT LAKE 1 CITY

WISCONSIN

SIOUX FALLS 1

NEVADA Zion N.P.

LAS VEGAS 5 Mojave Desert Los Angeles

Route 66

1 CLEVELAND

ARIZONA

Philadelphia OHIO

DELAWARE MARYLAND

INDIANA Richmond VIRGINIA

1 DURANGO

Monument Valley

RALEIGH 1

Santa Fe

1 ALBUQUERQUE

MEMPHIS 2

1 AMARILLO

NEW MEXICO

ARKANSAS

#EPICADVENTURE

TEXAS

2 DALLAS/ FORT WORTH

N.CAROLINA

TENNESSEE

S.CAROLINA

Little Rock GEORGIA

MISSISSIPPI Jackson

LOUISIANA

NEW 2 ORLEANS

ALABAMA

Charleston

SAVANNAH 1

PANAMA CITY BEACH 1

FLORIDA

1 ST. AUGUSTINE

ORLANDO 2

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Places visited Nightstops 5 World Heritage sites visited

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NEW JERSEY

COLORADO

Bryce Canyon National Park

2 GRAND CANYON

CONNECTICUT

4 NEW YORK

WASHINGTON DC 3

UTAH

Grand Canyon N.P.

MASSACHUSETTS New Haven

PENNSYLVANIA

2 CHICAGO

2 KANAB

BOSTON 2 NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

MADISON Milwaukee 1

ILLINOIS

CALIFORNIA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

TORONTO 3

1 DAYTONA BEACH

2 MIAMI

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55 DAYS · 36 STATES & 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES · FROM US$8849 PP* US$161 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 62

NIGHTS 52 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights in a lodge

INCLUDED MEALS 40 breakfasts (B), 22 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M See a Cirque du Soleil show, Las Vegas M Hot air ballooning, Amarillo M Bike tour, Chicago

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into 9 national parks & monuments including the crown jewels of the Grand Canyon & Yellowstone

YOUR TRIP 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

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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

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DAY 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Hotel (D) Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 Entry into Grand Canyon National Park

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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)

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DAY 5: Grand Canyon to Durango via Monument Valley. Hotel Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park See the Painted Desert

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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

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DAY 8: Amarillo to Dallas/Fort Worth. Hotel (B,D) Visit charming Decatur

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 to Memphis. Hotel (B) Little Rock Central High School & • See delve deeper into the Civil Rights

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$880 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) 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

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DAY 18: Miami. Hotel See the famous Art Deco architecture

DAY 19: Miami to Daytona Beach. Hotel (D) 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 via Charleston. Hotel (B,D) Guided tour of historic Charleston

DAY 31: Boston. Hotel (B) Walk the historic Freedom Trail Visit Harvard University

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DAY 32: Boston to Quebec City. Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border

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 Island boat cruise

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DAY 38: Toronto & Niagara Falls. Hotel Cruise to the base of the Falls See Niagara Falls M Helicopter flight over Niagara Falls

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DAY 26: Washington DC to New York via Philadelphia. Hotel (B) 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

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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

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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)

Hotel (B) Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall that gave the town its name

DAY 44: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore. Hotel (B)

Total Cost US$ pp*

Start Los Angeles

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug

8849 8849 8849 8849 8849 8849

2018 Jun 28 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 16

Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

8849 8849 8849 8849 8849 8849

5 19 3 17 31 14

21 4 11 18 25 9

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Finish Los Angeles

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.

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

Start Los Angeles

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DAY 37: Toronto. Hotel (B) M Second City improv show

DAYS 24 - 25: Washington D.C . Hotel (B) Visit the Smithsonian Museums Visit Arlington National Cemetery & watch the changing of the guard

CODE: LALA 2018

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DAY 23: Raleigh to Washington D.C . Hotel (B,D) Illumination tour of Washington DC See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building & Washington Monument

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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

Movement DAY 41: Chicago. Hotel (B,D) • • Cross the Mississippi River M Bike tour along the Lake Front DAY 11: Memphis. Hotel (B,D) DAY 42: Chicago to Madison. the Civil Rights Museum • See DAY 28: New York, New York. Hotel (B) Hotel (D) & Sun Studios • Visit the Statue of Liberty through America’s beautiful • Drive Beale Street, home of Blues music • Visit M ‘Sex & the City’ tour heartland Graceland •M Tour M NYC food cart walking tour Tour the Rock & Soul Museum DAY 43: Madison to Sioux Falls.

DAY 12: Memphis to New Orleans. Hotel (B) See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market M Taste of New Orleans dinner

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into Badlands National Park • Entry colourful buttes, pinnacles & spires • See • Walk the Fossil Trail DAY 45: Mt. Rushmore. Hotel (B) into Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy • Entry Horse Memorial & Custer State Park

DAY 46: Mt. Rushmore to Cody. Hotel (B) DAY 47: Yellowstone National Park. Hotel (B,D)

into Yellowstone National Park • Entry the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous • See ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears

DAY 48: Cody to Teton Valley. Hotel Entry into Grand Teton National Park M Trail ride & cookout (seasonal)

DAY 49: Teton Valley to Salt Lake City. Hotel (B) See Temple Square

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

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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

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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) some of the world’s largest • Experience hotels & casinos Experience the High Roller • M Speed Vegas DAY 55: Las Vegas to Los Angeles. See the famous Joshua trees

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

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GRAND NORTHERN WHY THIS TRIP? Swing by 20 US States & two Canadian Provinces in 26 days. Cruise Niagara Falls, feast on deep-dish pizza in Chicago and visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

QUEBEC CITY 2 QUEBEC

MONTREAL 2 MONTANA

ONTARIO

2

TETON VALLEY 1

CODY

Grand Teton National Park

SOUTH DAKOTA

MT. RUSHMORE 2 Custer State Park

WYOMING

NEVADA

#GRANDNORTHERN

CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS 3

Badlands N.P.

KE

Milwaukee

ILLINOIS

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

MADISON 1

UTAH

2 BOSTON

TORONTO 3

WISCONSIN

SIOUX FALLS 1

LA

2 CHICAGO

SALT LAKE 1 CITY

Zion National Park

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MINNESOTA

Yellowstone National Park IDAHO

MAINE

IE

ER

MASSACHUSETTS New Haven New CONNECTICUT York

1 CLEVELAND PENNSYLVANIA

INDIANA

OHIO

Bryce Canyon National Park

2 KANAB Grand Canyon National Park

Los Angeles ARIZONA 1

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26 DAYS · 20 STATES & 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES · FROM US$3845 PP* US$148 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 27

NIGHTS 25 nights in twin-share hotels

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Toronto brewery tour M Architecture cruise in Chicago M Bike ride in Chicago M Cookout & horseback ride in Jackson Hole (seasonal)

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls

YOUR TRIP 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

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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

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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 multi-cultural 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 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, 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, 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

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$395 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 See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the Magnificent Mile

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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 a brewery 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

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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 visit the world’s first national park – Yellowstone. Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It’s a masterpiece of natural wonders & wildlife - a serious nature fix! This afternoon we head back to Cody. Hotel (B,D)

into Yellowstone National Park • Entry the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, • See the famous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears

DAY 19: Cody to Teton Valley. 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 our home for the night. Hotel Entry into Grand Teton National Park

DAY 20: Teton Valley 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

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”

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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

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Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

Start New York

Finish Los Angeles

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Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

3845 3845 3845 3845 3845 3845 3845 3845 3845

2018 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 22 Jul 6 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 14

Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

3985 3985 3985 3985 3985 3985 3985 3985 3985 3985 3985

4 18 1 15 22 5 12 19 26

Jun 5

3985

19 3 17 31 14 21 4 11 18 25 9

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ Single room supplement of US$1659. Single room supplement of US$1705. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78.

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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

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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 M Speed Vegas

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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.

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NORTHERN ADVENTURE WHY THIS TRIP?

Grab your backpack and say hello to the jaw-dropping natural sites of North America. Seven national parks and one state park including Badlands, Yellowstone & the Grand Canyon & are sure to incite adventure and create an envy-inducing Insta.

MONTANA

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Chicago

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14 DAYS · 11 STATES · FROM US$2495 PP* US$179 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 15

NIGHTS 13 nights in twin-share hotels

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Wildlife jeep tour in Custer M Cody Rodeo (seasonal) M Ride the High Roller in Las Vegas

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

DAY 1: Chicago to Madison. Meet up with your Contiki Team before heading to Milwaukee. Tour a brewery 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

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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 visit the world’s first national park – Yellowstone. Explore the

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• 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

YOUR TRIP

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$255 crown jewel of America’s national parks. It’s a masterpiece of natural wonders & wildlife – a serious nature fix! This afternoon we head back to Cody. 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 7: Cody to Teton Valley. 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 our home for the night. Hotel Entry into Grand Teton National Park M Trail ride & cookout (seasonal)

DAY 8: Teton Valley 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

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”

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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)

into Grand Canyon National Park • Entry along the Canyon’s North Rim • Hike incredible photos from a • Capture 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

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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 M Speed Vegas

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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

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: GNNE 2017-18 Start Chicago 2017 May 24 Jun 7 Jun 21 Jul 5 Jul 19 Aug 2 Aug 9 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 27

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Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495

6 20 4 18 1 15 22 5 12 19 26 10

Start Chicago 2018 May 23 Jun 6 Jun 20 Jul 4 Jul 18 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 26

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585

5 19 3 17 31 14 21 4 11 18 25 9

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ Single room supplement of US$789. Single room supplement of US$815. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 26-day Grand

Northern trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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

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NORTH BY NORTH EAST WHY THIS TRIP? A 13-day whirlwind through the American history of Boston, the Latin Quarter of Montreal & the skyscrapers of Toronto before finishing up in the cutting-edge architecture & deep-dish pizzas of Chicago.

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13 DAYS · 10 STATES & 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES · FROM US$1995 PP* US$154 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 12

NIGHTS 12 nights in twin-share hotels

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Visit the CN Tower in Toronto M Brewery tour Toronto M Architecture cruise in Chicago

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls

YOUR TRIP 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

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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

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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, 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 5: Quebec City to Montreal. The multi-cultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$205 the French serve up great food & cuttingedge 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 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

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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, 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 See Niagara Falls M Heli ride over the Falls

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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, 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

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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

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: GNNN 2017-18 Start New York 2017 Jun 9 Jul 7 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 1 2018 May 11

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Finish Chicago

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

21 19 2 9 23 30 6 13

1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995

May 23

2059

Start New York 2018 May 25 Jun 8 Jun 22 Jul 6 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 14

Finish Chicago

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059

6 20 4 18 1 8 22 29 5 12 26

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ Single room supplement of US$875. Single room supplement of US$895. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78. Got more time? Check out our 26 day Grand Northern trip on p.44-45.

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

CAPTION HERE MONTREAL

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.

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.74.

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THE BIG WEST WHY THIS TRIP? Fall in love with the very best of the wicked west – up to 25 days across three US States & two Canadian Provinces. San Diego, Las Vegas, Whistler and Banff are just some of the highlights on this epic USA & Canada trip.

Mt. Robson

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Columbia Icefield

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Lake Louise

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3 VANCOUVER

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SAN FRANCISCO

Yosemite National Park

BASS 2 LAKE

NEVADA

Route 66

2 GRAND LAS Mojave Desert VEGAS 2 CANYON 1 LOS ANGELES Sedona ARIZONA SAN DIEGO 2 1 Places visited Sonoran Desert PHOENIX Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays Calgary Stampede option 3 World Heritage sites visited CALIFORNIA

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23/25 DAYS · 3 STATES · 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES · FROM US$4215 PP* US$184 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 21

NIGHTS Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake, 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet, 2 nights in a lodge, & 16 nights in twin-share hotels (18 nights Stampede departure)

INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 8 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team 1 international flight & transfers from LA to Vancouver See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS 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

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Las Vegas party bus • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’

YOUR TRIP 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” Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach

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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

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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

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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 & Chape l 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

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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)

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$400 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

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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

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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 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)

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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) 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

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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 Sea-to-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

HOW MUCH & WHEN

DAY 14: Whistler. North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for highenergy 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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

Finish Total Vancouver Cost US$ pp*

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May 30 Jun 13 Jun 27 Jul 13 Jul 25 Aug 8 Aug 15

4215 4215 4215 4635 4315 4315 4315

Start Los Angeles

Finish Total Vancouver Cost US$ pp*

2018 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11

Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

22 29 5 12 19 26 3

4315 4315 4315 4315 4315 4315 4315

THE FINER DETAILS above are based on twin-share (triple-share in Bass Lake * &Prices quad-share in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re

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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)

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travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. LACR: Single room supplement of US$1489. LACRS: Single room supplement of US$1649. ● 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.

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

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DAY 21: Vernon to Vancouver. We journey through the stunning Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver. 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

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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.

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 Big West trip departure that ties into this event with two nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this trip 25 days long. Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (LACRS). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

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EASTERN ESCAPADE WHY THIS TRIP? Lose yourself in the depths of NYC, Toronto, Montreal & Washington D.C. Sight-see your way around awesome major cities getting the quintessential North American experience.

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14 DAYS · 8 STATES & 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES · FROM US$2385 PP* US$171P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 16

NIGHTS 13 nights in twin-share hotels

INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS 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

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Visit the Statue of Liberty • Cruise Niagara Falls

YOUR TRIP 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 Tour Harvard University

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DAY 2: Boston. Boston is a place at the forefront of American history, so head out & explore after our Harvard University tour. Hotel (B) 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 (B,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

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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

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$240 Love” & the home of the Philly cheese steak sandwich. Hotel (B) Visit the Statue of Liberty

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

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

tasting • Wine the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, • See 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 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

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DAY 13: Montreal. Explore museums, amazing food, shopping, then later party with the locals. Hotel (D)

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 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

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)

Please note: We recommend a post night as there may be delays crossing the border. However if flights are booked they should not be booked before 10:00pm

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: ESTE 2017-18 Start Boston 2017 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 11 Sep 25

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2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425

3 17 1 15 29 12 26 9 23 7

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ Single room supplement of US$1205. Single room supplement of US$1219. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78.

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Take a deep breath and wind your way through iconic sights including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hollywood Boulevard. Give yourself a moment to take it all in with more ME Time. Chill out in the coffee shops of New York and take it slow whilst sunning it up in Santa Monica.

Who travels easy pace? •

Those who want to kick back and coast around the USA at their own pace

Those who want to spend less time travelling and longer in each destination with 3 nights minimum in each city

Those who want even more free time to DIY their travel experience by doing the things you love.

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BEST OF USA WHY THIS TRIP?

Take your sweet time exploring all the tasty bits of 3 epic states. See the sights plus plenty of foodie adventures, partying and ME Time. Take a party bus ride through Vegas, take in the views of Venice Beach, cross the Golden Gate Bridge & shop up a storm on Fifth Ave.

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14 DAYS · 3 STATES · FROM US$3325 PP* US$238 P/DAY* WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 11

NIGHTS 13 nights in twin-share hotels

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 See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Visit Disneyland M Party club crawl in Hollywood M Food cart tour in New York M California Academy of Science M Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Guided walking tour of North Beach

• Chinatown dinner & walking tour • Las Vegas party bus • Visit Lady Liberty

YOUR TRIP 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

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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

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PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$265 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

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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 Central Park bike tour

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: TUSA 2017-19 Start Los Angeles 2017 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 11 Sep 25 Oct 9 Oct 30 Nov 13 Nov 27 Dec 25

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3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3439 3439 3439 3439 3475

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3439 3439

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, * we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ Single room supplement of US$1525. Single room supplement of US$1625. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. ● Trip spends Xmas in LA & NYE in Las Vegas.

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For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78.

Please note: That this trip utilizes flights between cities & coaches only for transfers & sightseeing.

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 Haight-Ashbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or walk through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B) North Beach walking tour Chinatown dinner

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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

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DAYS 8 - 9: Las Vegas. Hang out for a couple of days in ‘Sin City’ full of glamour & excess. High roll 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 USA & CANADA 2017-19

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Live like a local on trips that allow you to truly see all there is to see. Take your sweet time to ride, hike, taste, shop, canoe, explore and dance your way around the US & Canada. We’re talking The Rockies, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, New York, Boston and more. With a whole heap of ME Time there will be an abundance of opportunities to immerse yourself into captivating cultures.

Who travels in-depth explorer? • Those who want to get to know a particular region in detail • Those who are all about food, history, local experiences and culture, and getting just a little bit lost • Those who want to spend less time travelling and more time exploring.

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canadIan EncOunTER WHY THIS TRIP?

Get into the heart & soul of Canada with a trip which will have you captivated from the get go. From Niagara’s best wineries to the epic shopping in Toronto and chic cafés of Montreal.

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IncLudEd MEaLs 3 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

IncLusIOns See p.78 for more info on our standard inclusions.

nO REGRETs EXPERIEncEs • Cruise Niagara Falls • Sample some of Niagara’s best with a wine tasting • Indulge in ice cream on a tour of Ben & Jerry’s

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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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.

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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 show

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resulting in a cool cosmopolitan vibe. Hotel (B, D) Visit Old Montreal, the Old Port & Mount Royal, Montreal’s largest park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium M Jet boating

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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

Please Note: We recommend a post night as there may be delays crossing the border. However if flights are booked they should not be booked before 10:00pm

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, cOnTIKI.cOM/canadIan-EncOunTER

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ME TIME OPTIOnaLs M Visit CN Tower M Heli flight over Niagara Falls

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

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F or departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 14-day Eastern Escapade trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

MIX + MaTcH Got more time? Check out our Eastern Escapade trip p.52-53 & start your adventure in Boston.

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REVOLUTIONARY ROADS WHY THIS TRIP? Cruise down the East Coast and make your way through four of USA’s most mega cities. Harvard, The White House, Statue of Liberty… It’s all waiting for you.

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8 DAYS · 5 STATES · FROM US$1535 PP* US$192 P/DAY* 7

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NIGHTS 7 nights in twin-share hotels

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Boston trolley tour M New York food cart tour M Visit the “Newseum”, Washington D.C.

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Feel the student spirit on a “Hahvahd” (Harvard) tour • Guided illumination tour of Washington DC • Visit the Statue of Liberty

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Boston. Meet up with your Contiki Team in the one & only Boston. We’ll 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 Tour Harvard University

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DAY 2: Boston. Boston is a place at the forefront of American history, so head out & explore after our Harvard University tour. Hotel (B) 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)

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$155 Wall Street Metropolitan Museum • See of Art & Guggenheim Museum fashionable 5th Avenue, St. • See 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) 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 & artfilled 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

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HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: BODC 2017-18 Start Boston 2017 May 22 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 28 Sep 11 Sep 25

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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”

Visit contiki.com for additional departures.

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

For travel insurance see p.78.

Finish Total Washington Cost US$ pp* D.C. May 28 Jun 11 Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 20 Sep 3 Sep 17 Oct 1

1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565 1565

THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we * can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. ✚ Single room supplement of US$825. Single room supplement of US$835. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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

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2 LIMITED EDITION D E PA R T U R E S

WHY THIS TRIP? Lose yourself in lush landscapes, charming villages and uncountable amounts of adventure. From seriously picturesque picnics in the Rocky Mountains to the cool vibes of Vancouver.

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

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Zipline adventure in Whistler M Mountain biking in Whistler M Whitewater rafting in Jasper (seasonal) M Trail ride & cookout in Banff

YOUR TRIP 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 highenergy 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

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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

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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)

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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

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, 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. Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (CRST/CRSTR). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Entry into 5 National Parks • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$195 Maligne Canyon, the • Visit deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies

Maligne Lake – the largest in • Visit the Canadian Rockies (seasonal)

M Maligne Lake boat cruise (seasonal) 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 See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel M Glacier Skywalk experience

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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

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

HOW MUCH & WHEN CODE: CRCR 2017-18 Start Vancouver

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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

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

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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.

Visit contiki.com for additional departures. CRCR: Single room supplement of US$609. CRST/CRSTR: Single room supplement of US$799. ● 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. ▲ Snap departure. Trip starts 10:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78.

LIMITED EDITION PRESENTS

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

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Listen up all you aspiring photographers; choose to travel on one of our 2 Limited Edition Snap departures. Same great highlights, No Regrets Experiences and good times just a little more picture perfect. See the glassy and perfect waters of Lake Louise, the alpine backdrops of Whistler and the hipster cityscapes of Vancouver. Combine this with all the normal Contiki fun and frivolity, plus a little extra je ne sais quoi on top, and we think we’ve found your next big adventure. See p.23 for more details. WWW.CONTIKI.COM/SNAP-USA-CANADA

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WHY THIS TRIP? Get the full flavour of Canada with this complete Canadian experience. Meander through the hills of Whistler, the cool vibes of Vancouver, the mountains of Banff and the culture of Quebec City.

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team 1 internal flight & transfers from Toronto to Vancouver See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Jet boat adventure in Montreal M Heli flight over the Rockies M Canoeing & ziplining in Whistler M Mountain climbing experience

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll old Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls

YOUR TRIP 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

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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

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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 Euro charm & North American

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 www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$310 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

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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 highenergy outdoor activities, like ziplining, mountain biking & rafting. There’s also a

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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

CODE: GCNY/GCSTR 2018

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DAY 12: 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

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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 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 Ride the Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier M Glacier Skywalk experience

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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)

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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.

Visit contiki.com for additional departures. GCNY: Single room supplement of US$1235. GCSTR: Single room supplement of US$1425. ● 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.

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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)

Finish Total Vancouver Cost US$ pp*

Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. For travel insurance see p.78.

 Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet M Heliflight over the Rockies 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

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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

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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.

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.74.

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WHY THIS TRIP? City exploring, outdoor adventuring, surf vibes and national parks, this trip has it ALL going on. From trendy Vancouver to the majestic mountains of Whistler, get set for an awesome 9-day Canadian whirlwind adventure.

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INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Wildlife cruise M Buchart Gardens M Mountain biking

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DAY 2: Vancouver. Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafes. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) M Dinner cruise DAY 3: Vancouver to Victoria. This morning we take the ferry over to Vancouver Island. First up, Victoria, the beautiful, historic, capital city of British Columbia. This afternoon wander the quaint downtown area with its British colonial architecture or hit the water for an afternoon of whale watching. Hotel (D) M Wildlife Zodiac Adventure DAY 4: Victoria. Long-known as North America’s most English city, Victoria has

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

• Fly over Canada experience • See Cathedral Grove & historic Port Alberni

• Capilano Suspenion Bridge & Tree Top Walk

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Vancouver. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & jump right into exploring the sites of this diverse & cosmopolitan city on our city tour, but first we’ll “Fly over Canada” to reveal some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring sights. Hotel (D) See Gastown, Chinatown & the Lions Gate Bridge Visit Stanley Park & the totem poles of Canada’s First Nations people Experience Fly Over Canada

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$179 evolved into a city filled with hip shops, coffee bars & innovative restaurants. The day is yours to shop, rent a bike to explore the city’s many paths & trails or get out on the water & try stand up paddle-boarding. Hotel (B) M Stand up paddle-boarding

DAY 5: Victoria to Tofino. Today’s drive is one of the most scenic in the world. Along the way, you will pass through the towering old-growth forests of Cathedral Grove, the historic township of Port Alberni, majestic Sutton Pass, along the edge of Kennedy Lake (which is so large you might actually mistake it for the Pacific Ocean) & through the forests of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Hotel (B) See Cathedral Grove & historic Port Alberni Visit Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

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DAY 6: Tofino. Its stunning beauty & ecological diversity makes Tofino the place to be. Get into the outdoor vibe because adventure is king here. Named the best surf spot in North America this may be where you try your hand at surfing. Not your thing? There is always hiking, kayaking or bear watching. Hotel (D) M Surfing

DAY 7: Tofino to Whistler. Say goodbye to the Island as we head back to the mainland today. Next up is Whistler, famous for its world class slopes, 2010 Winter Olympics & quaint mountain town vibes. Hotel (B) DAY 8: Whistler. North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for high energy outdoor activities, like ziplining, mountain biking & canoeing & that’s just the start. Hotel (D) Enjoy shopping in & around the quaint village Hike one of Whistlers many trails M Ziplining

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DAY 9: Whistler to Vancouver. This morning say goodbye to Whistler as we wind our way down to Vancouver via the scenic Sea to Sky highway. We’ll stop & walk amongst the tree tops at the Capilano Suspension Bridge before arriving in Vancouver where its time to say good-bye to your new friends. (B) Scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Finish Total Vancouver Cost US$ pp* May 27 Jun 10 Jul 1 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 12

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THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling * solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Visit contiki.com for additional departures. Single room supplement of US$589. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:00pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78.

Please note: Do not book flights before 8:00pm

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WHY THIS TRIP? Nine days of beach hangs, underwater exploration, volcanic adventures and happy days spent under the Hawaiian sun. Sign you up now, right?

Sunset Beach

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NIGHTS 8 nights in twin-share hotels

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

INCLUSIONS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team 2 internal flights & transfers See p.78 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS M Surf lesson, Waikiki M Snorkelling experience & Sunset Cruise, Kona M Sailing adventure, Maui

YOUR TRIP DAY 1: Honolulu. Meet with your Contiki team & head out on a sightseeing tour of Honolulu, visiting USS Arizona Memorial & Punchbowl Cemetery. Later we’ll see the King Kamehameha statue located across the street from the ‘Iolani Palace’, the only royal palace on American soil. Hotel (D) USS Arizona, Punchbowl & Iolani Palace

DAY 2: Waikiki. Today, pack your bathing suit, we’re heading to Oahu’s North Shore for the day. Famous for its big waves, surfers & Triple Crown of Surfing Championships, it’s the perfect place to get into the Aloha spirit. Hotel (B) North Shore, Sunset Beach

DAY 3: Waikiki. The day is yours to explore all that Waikiki has to offer. Relax on Waikiki Beach or opt to take a surf lesson, where surfing began. Stroll through the International Market Place for some bargains or hike to the top of Diamond Head Crater. Tonight, get into the Waikiki nightlife. Hotel (B) M Surf lesson

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Visit USS Arizona, Punchbowl & Iolani Palace

• Entry into Volcanoes National Park

• Visit Punalu’u black sand beach PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$220

DAY 4: Honolulu to Kona via Volcanoes National Park. This morning we fly to the Big Island of Hawai’i - Home of Pele, Goddess of Fire. After joining our coach in Hilo, we begin our tour of Volcanoes National Park, home to Kilauea Volcano. See ancient craters & lava flows as well as the Thurston lava tube before arriving in Kailua-Kona, home to the Iron Man Triathlon. Hotel (D) Entry into Volcanoes National Park, visit Punalu’u black sand beach including flight & transfers

DAY 5: Kona. Famous for its coffee & Macadamia nuts, Kona is an incredibly laid back community. This morning opt in and join us for a wildlife snorkelling experience or chill by the pool. This afternoon see a stunning Hawaiian sunset on an optional cruise. Hotel (B) M Snorkelling experience M Sunset cruise DAY 6: Kona to Maui. So long Kona, we’re off to Maui, The Valley Isle. We’ll visit the lush lao Valley before heading into Lahaina Town. We spend the next three

nights on this enchanted island. Tonight, experience Hawaiian Hookipa (hospitality) at a traditional Luau. Hotel (B) Flight & transfers See Iao Valley Visit Lahaina Town M Luau

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DAY 7: Maui. There is something for everyone on Maui. Relax on the beaches of Kaanapali, pamper yourself at a spa or join us for an all day sailing adventure to Lana’i - swim, snorkel, play beach volley ball & “chillax”. Tonight, enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Hotel (B) M All day sailing adventure DAY 8: Maui. Embrace the Hawaiian vibe on your last day on Maui! For the thrill seekers among us join in a mountain bike trip down the 3055m (10,023ft) Mt Haleakala Volcano after watching the sunrise over its crater, its nothing short of spectacular! Hotel (B,D) M Mountain biking Mt Haleakala Volcano DAY 9: Maui. Aloha! Its time to say goodbye to Hawaii & your new found friends! (B)

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Finish Total Kaanapali Cost US$ pp* May 9 May 30 Jun 13 Jul 4 Jul 18 Aug 1 Aug 22 Sep 5 Sep 19 Oct 3

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THE FINER DETAILS Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling * solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement of US$1049. Trip starts 9:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78.

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4 TRIPS FROM

8–14 DAYS

Hit the slopes on the freshly laid Lake Tahoe snow or breathe in the fresh mountain air of Banff. Need help with lift passes, ski equipment or board lessons? We’ve got you. These 8-14 day trips will be sure to make you feel at one with winter in no time. So grab your board and get ready for one killer adventure

Who travels Winter & Ski? • Those who are looking to take on a new adventure in Autumn, Winter or Spring. • Those who want to hit the slopes and are after the ultimate skiing or snowboarding experience. • Those who want to see snow-capped mountains for the very first time.

FREE WIFI ON ALL COACHES IN THE USA Contiki.com/WINTER-USA-CAnada

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Booking today = Save US$28 a week from now to next March (that’s 52 weeks) to travel on a 2017-19 USA & Canada Winter & Ski trip. Want to reduce that weekly amount even more? Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions and money saving shenanigans. *visit contiki.com/freewifi

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SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE During winter, three of our existing year-round trips include time in the snow playground of Lake Tahoe. • Winter Wild Western • Winter LA to the Bay • Winter California Highlights

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 less TIME in San Francisco, see the trip page price panels for more. Where you’ll be:

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

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ITINERARIES: 14 days 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), San Francisco (2), end San Francisco. Visit contiki.com/winter-wild-western.

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.

Lake Tahoe

8 days Winter California Highlights:

Las Vegas (1 night), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (3), end San Francisco. Visit contiki.com/winter-californiahighlights.

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THE POWdER RUSH WHY THIS TRIP? Fight the winter blues with this epic ski/snowboard 9-day experience. Where else but the pristine white slopes of Whistler & Banff.

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nIGHTS Special Stay: 4 nights in a Rocky Mountain Chalet & 4 nights in twin-share hotels

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

InCLUSIOnS See p.78 for more info on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIOnALS M Snowmobiles, Whistler M Ski or boarding, Whistler M Dog Sledding

#POWdERRUSH

nO REGRETS EXPERIEnCES • Capilano Suspension Bridge

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

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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 Ziplining

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)

US$160

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� Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO US$120 HOW MUCH & WHEn COdE: SKIR 2017-19

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 well-deserved post-piste (slope) drink. (B)(B)(B,D) � Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet M Skiing & snowboarding M Heli rides

Start Vancouver

Finish Calgary

Total Cost US$ pp*

2017 Dec 9 ✚ Dec 16 ✚

Dec 17 Dec 24

2018 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 3 Feb 17 Mar 3 Mar 17

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

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)

Single room supplement of US$315.

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

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14 28 11 25 11 25

Start Vancouver

Finish Calgary

Total Cost US$ pp*

1435 1435

2018 Dec 8 Dec 15

Dec 16 Dec 23

1485 1485

1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435

2019 Jan 5 Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 16 Mar 2 Mar 9

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485

13 27 10 24 10 17

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.

✚ Single room supplement of US$305.

Note: Lift tickets & equipment are not included in this package. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 4:30pm. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.78.

• More choice – bring your own gear, or hire when you’re here – at Contiki-only prices. • Options to ski/board at four of Canada’s top resorts

MUST-KnOWS:

• More than just a ski trip – epic options for on & off the slopes

• Gear hire available (boots, poles, boards, helmets, pants & jackets)

• More included – sightseeing, bridge walk & more

• Lift tickets are not included – 1, 2, & 3-day passes are available for purchase at a special Contiki rate through your Trip Manager.

• It’s easy – we’ll sort your lift passes & ski transfers – free between Banff resorts

COnTIKI.COM/POWdER

Visit contiki.com/powder for more

WHISTLER


5 TRIPS FROM

3–5 DAYS

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

Want a weekend to remember? From heavenly breaks in Hawaii to unforgettable NYE celebrations spent in infamous Las Vegas. Pack it all in to one incredibly well prepared short stay. Explore LA or party like a Rock Star in Las Vegas. Whatever trip you choose from we can guarantee you’ll be left with No Regrets.

Who travels Short Trips & Festivals? • Those who want to see in the New Year with a shindig some place extraordinary • Those who want to dance till dawn at the world’s most iconic NYE destinations of NYC or Sin City • Those who like to celebrate the special moments in life with short stays in LA, NYC or Waikiki.

Contiki.com/short-trips-festivals-uSA-Canada

contiki. com/ deals

Booking today = Save US$7 a week from now to next March (that’s 52 weeks) to travel on a 2017-19 USA & Canada Short Trip or Festival. Want to reduce that weekly amount even more? Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions and money saving shenanigans.

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nEW YORK UnCOVEREd WHY THIS TRIP? Explore one of the best cities on the globe on this whirlwind 4-day Big Apple adventure. Fashion on Fifth Ave, the beauty of Central Park & the bright lights of Times Square are just the beginning.

NEW YORK

NEW YORK 3 1

4 dAYS · 1 STATE FROM US$729 WHAT YOU nEEd TO KnOW 3

nIGHTS 3 nights in twin-share hotels

4

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

InCLUSIOnS See p.78 for more info on our standard inclusions.

#nEWYORKUnCOVEREd

ME TIME OPTIOnALS M Bike tour, Central Park M Helicopter tour, Manhattan M Food Cart tour, NYC

nO REGRETS EXPERIEnCES • The Big Apple is all yours with a 7-day Metro pass • Visit the Statue of Liberty

PP*

US$183

DAY 1: Hello Big Apple. Get ready for three full 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

• • •

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

P/DAY*

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

USA & CAnAdA 2017-19

VISIT COnTIKI.COM/dEALS HOW MUCH & WHEn COdE: EAEA 2017-19 Start New York

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Jan 5 Jan 12 Feb 2 Feb 23 Mar 16 May 11 May 25

729 729 729 729 729 815 815

Start New York 2018 Jun 5 Jun 19 Jul 3 Jul 17 Jul 24 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Oct 9 Oct 23 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 11 Dec 25 2019 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 19 Mar 12

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec

8 22 6 20 27 10 17 24 31 7 14 12 26 9 16 23 14 28

815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 805 805 805 805 805 805 805

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

11 18 1 22 15

805 805 805 805 805

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

2017 May 9 May 23 Jun 6 Jun 20 Jul 4 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 12 Oct 10 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 28 Dec 12 2018 Jan 2 Jan 9 Jan 30 Feb 20 Mar 13 May 8 May 22

Please Note: We only use a coach on Day 1 for sightseeing and then we explore the city like locals with our 7-day Metro pass.

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.

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 or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Tonight, opt to visit the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) M Take the elevator to floor 86, to the Observation Tower of the Empire State Building M Bike tour of Central Park (seasonal)

Visit contiki.com for additional departures. ✚ Single room supplement of US$505.

MAnHATTAn

Single room supplement of US$565. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.9. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

MIX + MATCH

FREE WIFI Available in the hotel

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Nightstops 1 World Heritage site visited

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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nEW YORK


nEW YEAR In nEW YORK

VISIT COnTIKI.COM/dEALS

WHAT YOU nEEd TO KnOW

SHORT STAY

3

HOW MUCH & WHEn COdE: nYnY 2017-18 Start New York

nIGHTS 3 nights in twin-share hotels

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 2

1215

2017/18

4

Dec 30

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

COdE: nYnY 2018/19 Start New York

InCLUSIOnS See p.78 for more info on our standard inclusions. ME TIME OPTIOnALS M Helicopter tour, NYC M Food Cart tour, NYC

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jan 2

1215

2018/19 Dec 30

1 World Heritage site visited

4 dAYS · 1 STATE

FROM

US$1215

MAnHATTAn SKYLInE PP*

US$304

P/DAY*

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.

COnTIKI.COM/ nEW-YORK

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 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

For more ways to save see p.9.

the Big Apple. Shop trendy 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods & 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 (you must be 21 or older to drink alcohol). Hotel (B,D) M NYC Food Cart tour

ice skate at Rockefeller Center, shop, or head to High Line Park for some people watching. Tonight, we head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) M ‘Sex & the City’ tour

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,

Please Note: We only use a coach on Day 1 for sightseeing and then we explore the city like locals with our 7-day Metro pass.

For travel insurance see p.78.

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

nEW YEAR In LAS VEGAS

VISIT COnTIKI.COM/dEALS

WHAT YOU nEEd TO KnOW

3

HOW MUCH & WHEn COdE: LVnY 2017-18

nIGHTS 3 nights in twin-share hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

Start Las Vegas

Dec 30

785

Finish Las Vegas

Total Cost US$ pp*

VEGAS ‘STRIP’

Jan 2

805

4 dAYS · 1 STATE FROM US$785PP* US$197P/DAY*

Prices above are twin-share. Twin & single supplements * available. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Trip starts 3:00pm & ends approx. 11:00am.

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) 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 (you must be 21 or older to drink alcohol). Hotel (B) M Helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon

DAY 3: Las Vegas. Happy New Year! There might be some sore heads, so have a sleep 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

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

#LASVEGASnEWYEAR

COnTIKI.COM/ LAS-VEGAS

Jan 2

2018/19 Dec 30

FREE WIFI Available on all Contiki coaches

Total Cost US$ pp*

COdE: LVnY 2018/19 Start Las Vegas

InCLUSIOnS See p.78 for more info on our standard inclusions.

nO REGRETS EXPERIEnCES • NYE dinner & party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend) • Party bus

Finish Las Vegas

2017/18

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

ME TIME OPTIOnALS M Helicopter flight, Las Vegas M Cirque du Soleil show, Las Vegas

SHORT STAY

3

#nYCnYE

nO REGRETS EXPERIEnCES • NYE dinner & party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend) • Get a bird’s eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building & visit the Statue of Liberty • 7-day Metro Pass

For travel insurance see p.78. Please note: We only use a coach on Day 1 for sightseeing.

DAY 4: Depart Las Vegas. This morning, swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends & the bright lights of Las Vegas. USA & CAnada 2017-19

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lA explorer

3 or 5 dAyS · 1 CoUntry FROM US$315 PP* US$105P/DAY* Explore on your own with our 2 & 4-night packages so you can live it up LA-style.

WhAt yoU need to knoW 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 Venice Beach Where to StAy The Contiki hotel is in LA – the place to be, so you’re right where the action is at. With Hollywood Universal Studios, & an endless shopping fix at your doorstep, plus evening hot spots, it’s all about living it up in LA. With 2 or 4-night options choose your Explorer.

hoW mUCh & When vAild (1st May 2017 – 31st Mar 2019)

Code

Standard (from)

#lAexplorer

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2 Nights Single LA3S US$475 pp

4 Nights Twin LA4S US$569 pp

4 Nights Single LA4S US$925 pp

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.

SAntA moniCA

WAikiki explorer

2 Nights Twin LA3S US$315 pp

3 or 5 dAyS · 1 CoUntry FROM US$335PP* US$112 P/DAY* Chill on the beautiful island of Oahu with our 2 & 4-night packages in Honolulu.

WhAt yoU need to knoW 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

hoW mUCh & When vAild (1st May 2017 – 31st Mar 2019)

Where to StAy 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.

#WAikikiexplorer

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hAWAii

Code (Low Season) Standard Room (from)

2 Nights Twin HI3S US$335 pp

2 Nights Single HI3S US$549 pp

Code (Low Season) Standard Room (from)

4 Nights Twin HI5S US$595 pp

4 Nights Single HI5S US$1019 pp

Code (High Season) Standard Room (from)

2 Nights Twin HI3S US$365 pp

2 Nights Single HI3S US$599 pp

Code (High Season) Standard Room (from)

4 Nights Twin HI5S US$645 pp

4 Nights Single HI5S US$1119 pp

Conditions: There is no Contiki Trip Manager included on this stopover package. 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.


Discover Mexico & Central AmericA Coast to Canopies 32 days | 4 countries

launching June 2017

playas of paradise 26 days | 4 countries

Launching june 2017

yucatan highlights 6 days | MEXICO

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costa rica unplugged 14 days | COSTA RICA

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latin legends

19 days | 3 countries

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mexico grande 12 days | MEXICO

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caribbean encounter 10 days | 3 countries

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pura vida

9 days | COSTA RICA

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Make every moment count with our epic ADVENTURES IN MExico & CENTRAL AMERICA. Visit contiki.com/ LATIN for full details on these trips. VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

sol seeker

13 days | 3 countries

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mexican fiesta 8 days | MEXICO

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tropical trails

23 days | 4 countries

launching June 2017

canopies & Cabanas 7 days | COSTA RICA

Launching June 2017

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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 ‘What you need to know’ section on trip pages. • Sightseeing listed in the ‘Your trip’ section in each trip itinerary. Unless specified, entrance fees to these locations are included. • Experienced team as detailed on p.14 & on trip pages. EXPLORER PACKAGES • Accommodation, meals listed in the ‘What you need to know’ section on trip pages. • Sightseeing trip as detailed on p.74-75.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

• Airport transfers to trip departure or end point. • Some meals, as detailed on p.20-21 & 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

INCLUDED FLIGHTS

Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.79) 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 power outlets for charging. • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Local taxes and service charges on the trip pages. Where you Look out for see these icons, all of the above are included on your trip.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

You may notice on some of our trips that some groups join and leave at different stages. That’s because we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary, giving greater choice & flexibility so our travellers can choose when they start their trip and how long they travel for. For the trips that allow you this extra flexibility (see contiki. com).

CONTIKI GLOSSARY

• Visit - Your trip includes a stop and you’ll get the opportunity to visit a specific site. • See/View - You will drive/pass by the site so that you can see it. • Sightseeing tour - A guided tour of a city or site. • Orientation tour - Places of interest are pointed out, allowing you to go and explore them in your own time. 78

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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 get-togethers & 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) 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. Please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/ visit/apply-who.asp to check whether you need a visa to enter Canada.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS

At the time this brochure went to press (February, 2017), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up to date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, e.g. antihistamines, antibiotics.

WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS IN BARS & CASINOS?

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.

CAN I STAY LONGER?

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

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).

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!

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION?

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 #travelttc) into offering the same. Here’s what you need to know: • You must have returned and finished your first Contiki trip before you can cash in on your 5% discount on your next adventure • Past 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

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.

BOOKING SECURITY

Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & in all countries we fully comply with local Travel Industry Laws.

TRIP REGISTRATION

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

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.

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 and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers 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 and we recommend you purchase your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

No Regrets p.16-17 Photos courtesy of © @ pipstraveldiary, @contikirachel, @allexphillips & @See_What_the_day_Brings. Photos courtesy of © The Hall Miami p12 Pool Cabanas, p12-13 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Custom Hotel Los Angeles p12 Pool & Breakfast Bar. Photos courtesy of © The Pines Resort Bass Lake p12-13 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © Tunnel Mountain Resort Banff p13 Lodge Room. Photos courtesy of © The Paul New York p13 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Golden Nugget Las Vegas p13 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © Calvyn Justus p36 San Francisco, p37 Sedona, p75 Manhattan Skyline.


booking conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation 4.3 A change of booking within 45 days of original trip departure will We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, OUR RESPONSIBILITIES issued to you by Contiki. be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 18th January, 2017. 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 and 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. For a coach holiday to operate successfully a minimum number of clients is required. Should the numbers on your holiday fail to reach this minimum Contiki reserves the right to cancel your holiday giving a minimum of 6 weeks notice. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable or better alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 Throughout this brochure reference is made to the standard of accommodation, meal plans, transportation and included extras that make up your Contiki Holiday. 4.2 At the time this brochure went to press (February, 2017) all Contiki’s holidays and included extras as described on the trip pages throughout this brochure were available. 4.3 With respect to our touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips and transportation to give you good value for money. 4.4 When winter brochures are released, these prices supersede any winter trip prices in the summer brochure 4.5 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for each account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation to disburse thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of US$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from your home country, 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 Deposit and final payment will be converted to the local currency at point of booking. Conversion is based on the prevailing exchange rate at time of full/balance payment. Please check with your Travel Agent at time of payment. 1.3 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of US$200 per person per trip, which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid no later than 45 days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home

2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods.

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

CANCELLATION FEE PERIOD OF NOTICE More than 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. Extra night accomodations that are cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days....................................................................................25% 21-15 days....................................................................................30% All cancellation policies valid as at 17th February, 2017 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.4 In the event that you should not be granted a visa, we have devised this unique scheme to protect you against the necessary cancellation fees detailed above. For trips costing up to US$1,000 - waiver fee US$79 per person. For trips costing over US$1,000 waiver fee US$89 per person. Waiver fees are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable. They do not apply to cancellations due to changes of mind or for medical reasons. To protect yourself against these and other eventualities, you should ask your Travel Agent about a suitable insurance policy. N.B. This scheme is applicable only in the event that you provide documentary proof of having a visa application refused. To be eligible for the purchase of the visa waiver insurance, clients are encouraged to do so as early as possible when they make their trip booking. If we do not hear from you or your travel agent 30 days before the trip, we will assume that your visa application has not been approved and we will have to cancel your reservation. However, you can always re-book your trip (subject to availability) should your visa approval come inside 30 days. Bookings made within 30 days without the necessary visa approvals are not eligible for this visa waiver insurance and will be subject to the standard cancellation terms and conditions. 3.5 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. 3.6 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your travel agent. All Cancellation policies valid as at 17th February, 2017 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.7 If flight changes are requested after the deposit has been received, or if flights are cancelled after tickets are issued, revision fees, change fees or Airline cancellation fees will be applicable and may be in addition to the above cancellation charges.

5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style 5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 &35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion. Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating 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 and films of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 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 and if the matter cannot be resolved after the Representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 28 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 28 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to English Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforcable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforcability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs.

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.

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 and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday.

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. FlexDeposit is not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date. 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows:

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 and we recommend you purchase your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the 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 and from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, ME Time options. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, ianjury, loss, damage & delay to passengers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. Contiki contracts with many different suppliers throughout the world to ensure that all the components of your holiday are taken care of. Contiki accepts responsibility for the services contracted with these suppliers as they effect your holiday. Where a part of your holiday as specified in this brochure cannot be provided and a reasonable alternative not accepted, Contiki may pay compensation specific to that loss.Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 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 May 2017 to March 2019. 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.77 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 February, 2017 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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