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TRAVEL FOR 18 - 35 YEAR OLDS

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SHOT BY CONTIKI TRAVELLER @DANIELLEGRASSO TOP OF THE ROCK, NYC, USA


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UNDER CANVAS GLAMPING, ZION NATIONAL PARK, USA DO IT ON: GRAND NORTHERN P.40 & NORTHERN ADVENTURE P.44


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WHAT’S NEW Beautiful destinations, new group sizes, & unique places to sleep MO R E T H A N J US T A ROA D TR I P When young people meet and bond over a shared love of travel, something magical happens. That’s what travelling with Contiki is all about. Our trips are exclusively for 18-35s, and you guys are the most important part of everything we do. This is road tripping your way, with all the fun & none of the hassle.

LUX E G L A M P I N G Bunk down in Zion National Park & the Great Smoky Mountains in the luxe safari tents of Under Canvas, exclusive to Contiki. You’ll wake up each morning refreshed, in a proper bed, with proper linen, surrounded by towering pines and sounds of songbirds. At night, trade tales around the campfire under the stars. See more on p.14.

INCLUDED INTERNAL FLIGHTS

UNDER CANVAS, ZION NATIONAL PARK, USA

IT’S ABOUT THE JOURNEY We love how eco-friendly our coaches are, & we’ve made lifelong pals on the road, but we also know when to take speedy internal flights to get you to the next adventure as quickly as possible. See more on p.17.


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We’ve got 3 brand new trips, designed to make the most out of America’s amazing National Parks

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK@ TAHLSBROOKE

ALASKA

G E T C LOS E R TO N AT U R E Our adventures to Alaska, Yosemite & the Southwestern National Parks of the USA allow you to camp in and explore some of the most beautiful national parks on the planet. Unwind with the ultimate digital detox and leave the chaos of the world behind (you can upload your best pics to the ‘gram later). See more on p.58, p.64 & p.65.

G RO U P S I ZE We have a variety of group sizes available for the best experience in the places we visit: Our new trips Grand Alaska p.58, Mighty Yosemite p.64, & Southwest National Parks p.65 all have a max of 15 people. While our new & improved trips; California Dreamin’ p.50, Pacific Northwest Trail p.56, Boot Scoot n’ Blues p.36, Southern Soul p.38, & Southern Stars p.39 have a max of 30 people.

LOS ANGELES, USA @SPAMSFIELD

NEON GRAVEYARD, VEGAS, @KAYHACH

F LE X I B LE T R AV E L We know how important flexibility is when you travel. We want your trip to be absolutely perfect for you, which is why our west coast adventures allow you to end in Vegas or L.A. Your trip, your rules. See more on p.30, p.40, & p.44.


ALASKA

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MACLAREN RIVER LODGE WRANGELL/ST ELIS N.P.

ANCHORAGE

VALDEZ

NEW TRIPS

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

PORTLAND

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ The one that dreams of Californiacation, exploring the sun-soaked hotspots of the West Coast 7 days

TERRITORY

Home of hipsters, coffee houses, & micro-breweries galore; you won’t want to leave, see p.56

ALASKA

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Glaciers, & mountains, & a bear or two, see p.58

GRAND ALASKA The one that takes a hike on the wild side, as you camp in Alaska’s sprawling national parks on an unforgettable adventure 12 days

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

p.58 Mt. Robson

PACIFIC NORTHWEST TRAIL 9 days

JASPER Columbia Icefield

KAMLOOPS

The one that takes you from the Golden Gates of San Fran to the hipster vibes of Portland & Seattle

Lake Louise WHISTLER

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BANFF

VERNON

SOUTHERN STARS The one that journeys from New Orleans to Atlanta & sleeps Under Canvas in the Great Smoky Mountains 10 days

SEATTLE

WASHINGTON

p.39 ASTORIA Cannon Beach

PORTLAND Multnomah Falls Mt Hood

BIG SUR

OREGON

Where even the waterfalls splash into the bright blue sea, see p.50 @nicksmannequin

BEST FOR... SM A L L E R G ROUPS

Southern Stars p.39 10 days Grand Northern p.40 24 days Northern Adventure p.44 12 days

Grand Alaska p.58 12 days Pacific Northwest Trail p.56 9 days California Dreamin’ p.50 7 days

G OI N G OF F GRI D

M OR E C H OI CE

Mighty Yosemite 4 days p.64 Grand Alaska p.58 12 days Southwest National Parks p.65 4 days

Boot, Scoot ‘n’ Blues 15 days p.36 Southern Adventure (rev) p.32 13 days Best of USA p.26 13 days

p.64 p.65 p.70 p.38 p.42 p.50

IDAHO

HAWAII

Yellowstone N.P. CODY Grand Teton N.P.

WYOMING

NEVADA SALT LAKE CITY

BIG SUR

SAN FRANCISCO Yosemite N.P. BASS LAKE

UTAH

COLO

Utha Lake ZION N.P.

Bryce Canyon N.P.

DURANGO Monument Valley LAS KANAB Lake Powell VEGAS ANTELOPE CANYON Mojave Desert Route 66 SAN LUIS OBISPO Grand Canyon N.P. Pismo Beach GRAND CANYON Santa Monica LOS ANGELES Santa Fe Venice ARIZONA ALBUQUERQUE Sedona

CALIFORNIA

SAN DIEGO

A MONTH OFF

BACK IN 2 WEEKS

MONTANA

JACKSON

WAIKIKI

A TAS T E O F G L AMPI N G

Mighty Yosemite 4 days Southwest National Parks 4 days New York Explorer 3/5 days Southern Soul 8 days North by North East 13 days California Dreamin’ 7 days

CALGARY

VANCOUVER

Grand Southern 26 days Grand Northern 24 days Wild Western 14 days Eastern Discovery 14 days Grand Canadian 20/22 days Best of USA 13 days

p.28 p.40 p.46 p.34 p.62 p.26

Sonoran Desert

PHOENIX

EVERY ONE OF OUR TRIPS HAS A UNIQUE HASHTAG Check the hashtag on trip pages and let the Contiki alumni inspire your next USA or Canadian adventure.

NEW MEXICO


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VA N C O U V E R

WE’VE GOT

See the world from a higher perspective, Vancouver, Canada, see p.60 @char_la_vie

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MANITOBA

SASKATCHEWAN

CANADA

QUEBEC

ONTARIO

QUEBEC CITY

VERMONT

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MINNESOTA MICHIGAN

WISCONSIN

TORONTO

MADISON Milwaukee

IOWA

NEBRASKA

Piladelphia

CHICAGO

INDIANA

ILLINOIS

ORADO

USA

KANSAS

OHIO

MARYLAND

W.VIRGINIA

RICHMOND

VIRGINIA

ORLANDO N.CAROLINA

NASHVILLE

ARKANSAS

AMARILLO

MEMPHIS

Little Rock

MISSISSIPPI TEXAS

ALABAMA

Jackson

ASHEVILLE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS ATLANTA S.CAROLINA

GEORGIA SAVANNAH

LOUISIANA ST. AUGUSTINE

PANAMA CITY BEACH AUSTIN

NEW ORLEANS HOUSTON

SAN ANTONIO

ORLANDO

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NEW YORK

KENTUCKY

OKLAHOMA

OVERNIGHT STOPS CONTIKI SPECIAL STAYS PLACES WE VISIT

New Haven

WASHINGTON DC

MIS ISSOURI

TENNESSEE

UT RI

ECTIC

CONN

PENNSYLVANIA

CLEVELAND

BOSTON SETTS

MASSACHU

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls MT. RUSHMORE Badlands N.P. Custer State Park SIOUX FALLS

Bright lights, big city. It’s New York baby! see p.70 @rileymayflyaway

NEW JERSEY

SOUTH DAKOTA

NEW YORK

MAINE

MONTREAL

NORTH DAKOTA

It’s Doh!-nut time at Disneyland in Orlando, see p.72 @micaelapennesi


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WAYS TO TRAVEL GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO, USA @DAVIDJSAYAH

Travel experiences created with you in mind.


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Our different travel styles are all about giving you choice. Whether you want to see as much as possible, or spend time getting to know a place, we have the perfect way for you to see the USA & Canada. No matter the style, every trip with us delivers value without compromise.

We’ve got 2 ways to travel in the USA & Canada: DISC OVERER SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, USA @GINARACHELE

WHISTLER, CANADA

If you’re a dreamer, explorer and bucket-list ticker, our Discoverer trips are for you. The perfect travel style for those looking for equal parts iconic sights and local experiences, these trips will take

you from the heights of the Empire State Building to the depths of the Grand Canyon, experiencing good old fashioned Southern hospitality and European-infused Quebec in between.

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER GO LOCAL

group size Our group sizes on trip vary for the best experience in every destination, whether it’s a full crew for city adventures, max 30 people for convenient internal flights, or an intimate bunch of max 15 to explore the nooks & crannies of Alaska & America’s National Parks. See trip pages & contiki.com for all the details.

Our In-Depth Explorer trips are the perfect way to uncover a region in all its glory. Built around local experiences, regional tastes and a more chilled pace, get to know places like the East Coast, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest or

the best parts of Canada, just like a local would. More time in each destination and loads of free time means every day is a new adventure in which the memories come thick and fast.

Plus, check out our other SKI & SNOWBOARD awesome ways to travel. Fresh air & fresher powder calling your name? The snowy runs of Lake Tahoe, Whistler & Banff are waiting. See p.66 for more.

SHORT STAYS For life’s moments. Spend a sparkly NYE in NYC & ring in the new year with a bang. See p.69 for more.


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EXPERIENCE IT YOUR WAY Make every moment count –– building your dream trip is what our experiences are all about. Travel is about the places you visit, but it’s what you do in that destination that really makes the difference. You want to be amazed. You want to connect to a culture. You want to do something utterly incredible; something you never even knew was possible. So that’s how we’ve designed our experiences. Iconic, unique and unexpected, take your pick and create a trip that is bespoke to you, and your budget. We split our experiences into two groups – Included Experiences and Free Time Add-Ons.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES These are experiences included in the cost of your trip, because if trying deep dish pizza in Chicago, or cruising to Niagara Falls aren’t North American essentials, we don’t know what is...

FREE TIME ADD-ONS Want to do something memorable with your free time? Take your pick from our menu of awesome add-ons available to buy once you’re on your trip. We have heaps of options every day, so whether taking a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or learning how to make gumbo is more your style, you can take on the USA and Canada your way.

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active ZIPLINE OVER THE MAJESTIC CREEKS AND FORESTS OF WHISTLER WHISTLER, CANADA

Soar through the forest on a high-wire adventure. Twist & turn through old-growth trees & over snow-lined creeks. This ziplining tour is a high-octane way to soak in Whistler’s unique panoramic views, plus you’ll learn about the area’s beautiful ecology and varied wildlife. DO IT ON GRAND CANADIAN, P.62

DO MORE: Walk through the sweeping curves of the canyons of Zion National Park with included entry, USA Float up to creaking Glaciers on a sea kayaking tour in Alaska, USA

Look out for the Included Experiences and Free Time Add-On icons on trip pages to see what you will experience on each trip.

Head out on a bike and zoom around Chi-Town on a bike tour, Chicago, USA

#NOREGRETS: 1. Jeep ride through Sedona Desert, Sedona, USA @emily_jane_o; 2. Run through Monument Valley like Forrest Gump,USA @kaycee_shingles; 3. Smash the best slice of New York Pizza ever, NYC, New York, USA @eatingupwiththehannashians; 4. Feel the wind in your hair dog sledding, Durango Colorado USA @_thisiscamilla; 5. Serious thrills zooming around Paradise Park, Los Angeles @ryannichols888; 6. You are never too old to love Disney, Orlando, USA @maddwood


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FREE TIME

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It’s important. Time to discover on your own, to get off the beaten path and hunt down those out-of-the-way experiences. Even time to get lost. We organize a bunch of stuff, but we also know having time to yourself is super important. All of our trips include loads of free time each day, giving you the freedom to do your own thing.

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local INDULGE IN AN AUTHENTIC CUBAN FEAST IN MIAMI MIAMI, USA

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food TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE ON A NYC FOOD C ART TOUR NEW YORK CITY, USA

Cuban influence oozes out of the vibrant streets of this Florida gem, so it’s only right you indulge in an authentic Cuban meal with some local legends. Mojitos, Cubano sandwiches, tacos and fresh fish, eat until you can’t move, then salsa dance it off.

Munch your way around Manhattan’s best food carts: tasting classics like American hot dogs, pretzels, giant pizza slices & authentic dim sum, passing iconic landmarks on the way. There’s no better way to discover the flavours and cultures of the melting pot that is New York City.

DO IT ON BEST OF USA, P.26

DO IT ON THE BEST OF USA, P.26

EXPERIENCE MORE:

TASTE MORE:

culture MARVEL AT THE UNESC O LISTED GRAND C ANYON ARIZONA, USA

Hike along the south rim of this UNESCO-listed natural wonder, cycle through the dramatic scenery, take an included helicopter or bike ride, and watch a spine-tingling sunset from the rim. DO IT ON SOUTHERN ADVENTURE, P.32

LEARN MORE:

Check out a local baseball game in San Francisco, USA

Half pie, half pizza - try the iconic deep dish pizza, Chicago, USA

Get a taste of the French influence with a Beignet & a cafe-au-lait, New Orleans, USA

Hop on & off the subway like you’re a local, with an included pass, NYC, USA

Pay homage to true Americana: Try the Corn Dog at the corn palace, South Dakota, USA

Watch a mind-bending display at the Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, USA

Zoom around the Bayou on an Airboat Swamp tour in New Orleans, USA

Bewitchingly good, try the donuts at Voodoo Donuts, Portland, USA

Visit the home of The King, Elvis himself at Graceland, Memphis, USA

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


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If you agree that to travel is to eat, you’ve come to the right place. Foodie friends, welcome to Munch. Munch is our food philosophy and sums up everything we think about food. With enough included for easy (& tasty) experiences when you need feeding quickly, & enough freedom for you to create your own foodie odyssey, this is what it’s all about: –– It’s included breakfast almost every day, plus a few included lunches and dinners at great local restaurants so there’s no hunting for a place to eat after big days exploring –– It’s our eclectic range of foodie centric inclusions, like a

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cooking class & market tours, plus a bunch of Free Time Add-On experiences, like a tour of NYC’s best food carts or a brewery tour in Toronto, so your trip is your own –– Plus, it’s our Trip Managers’ overflowing little black books of foodie goodness – sending you to all the best places to taste USA & Canada’s amazing produce & fresh flavours when you’re keen to do your own thing

CONTIKI FAM SNACKS AT A LOS ANGELES MARKET

T H E FA M D I N N E R

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Beyond delicious included meals, I love sharing my favourite foodie destinations with travellers. Gus’ Fried Chicken is at the top of my little black book of foodie hotspots to send the Contiki Fam to in Memphis. It’s world famous, & a local tradition. We try to secure a table, though it’s gets really busy and sometimes grab it to take-away. It’s a simple all-American aesthetic with red checkered tablecloths & neon signs, and a menu of thigh, breast, macaroni and ‘slaw, that’s seriously delicious. We all order and pay, then sit down to share this taste of Memphis together. Sure, there’s nothing fancy about Gus’s Fried Chicken, but it’s the kind of perfect crispiness, spiciness, and succulent juiciness that makes fine dining seem pointless. Why can’t everything in life be this gloriously simple?

FROM TOP ON THIS PAGE Food Truck lunches, Los Angeles, USA In’N’Out Burgers, California, USA Gus’ Fried Chicken, Memphis, USA


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THE COOKING CLASS Cooking classes available on most trips Trip Manager Kiran at New Orleans Cooking School @kirancontiki

There’s no better way to get the full Louisiana experience than by learning exactly how some classic New Orleans dishes are made. Meet a lively local chef and learn how to prepare

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some Creole classics like gumbo and jambalaya. The smells are incredible, but the best part of all is digging into these vibrant creations with a glass of sweet ice tea.

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THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE Food & drinks tastings & tours are available on Discoverer & In-Depth Explorer Trips Trip Manager Emily at FareStart Restaurant, Seattle

When we visit FareStart’s flagship restaurant in Seattle, it’s about more than its award winning food. It’s also about its incredible mission: using the restaurant’s revenue to create job training programmes that ultimately help to alleviate hunger, poverty and

homelessness in the local community. As well as training disadvantaged young people with vital, real-world skills, FareStart prepare meals for schools, shelters and daycare centres, all while eliminating waste, creating community value and transforming lives.

#MUNCH {this page} 1 Superfood bowls & Chicken salad, Los Angeles, USA 2 Learning how to cook Creole food, New Orleans, USA 3 American “Biscuits”, New Orleans, USA 4 Bread pudding, New Orleans, USA 5 House-made Gyoza at FareStart, Seattle, USA, @_farestart 6 Rice bowls & tacos, San Francisco, USA

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more than just a bed Central hotels & Special Stays surrounded by nature. These are the places you’ll stay in the USA & Canada. Think great locations, the best vibes and the ultimate experience for you.

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e include all your accommodation for every night of your trip. When you’re not bunking down in comfy hotels, you’re living the American dream in Special Stays like a summer camp for grown ups on the shores of Bass Lake, or

keeping cosy and watching the snow fall through the window of your chalet in Banff. High quality accommodation is so, so important to us. This is the stuff that really sets us apart.

POD 35 HOTEL, NYC, USA

MIYAKO HOTEL, LOS ANGELES, USA

THE PINES RESORT, BASS LAKE

FREE WIFI AT MOST ACCOMMODATION


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hotels

WASHINGTON PARK HOTEL, MIAMI, USA

AVAILABLE ON MOST TRIPS MORE ON P.24 & P.54

No questionable roadside motels for us. We’ve partnered with some of the coolest hotels in the USA & WESTGATE HOTEL, LAS VEGAS

Canada, so you’ll sleep easy & wake up right in the action, think a block away from Grand Central Station in NYC.

POD 35 HOTEL, NYC, USA

WASHINGTON PARK HOTEL, MIAMI, USA

special stays AVAILABLE ON TRIPS TO BANFF & BASS LAKE MORE ON P.24 & P.54

A comfy lodge on the shores of Bass Lake with summer camp vibes, where you’ll have fun out on the lake or eat smores around the fire, a chalet in Banff to keep cosy TUNNEL MOUNTAIN RESORT, BANFF

& watch snow drift by after a day on the slopes, or the incredible glamping with Under Canvas (see below) there’s a reason these places are called Special Stays.

THE PINES RESORT, BASS LAKE, USA

THE PINES RESORT, BASS LAKE, USA

tents

UNDER CANVAS, ZION NATIONAL PARK,USA

AVAILABLE ON BOOT, SCOOT AND BLUES, SOUTHERN SOUL, SOUTHERN STARS, NORTHERN ADVENTURE & GRAND ALASKA MORE ON P.36, P.38, P.39, P.44 & P.58

Adventuring through National Parks, you want to be as close to Mother Nature as possible. So we’ve got luxe glamping experiences in the Smoky Mountains & Zion National UNDER CANVAS, GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, USA

Park to let you sleep under the stars, with luxury amenities that keep things nice and cosy. While our DIY tents in Alaska let you experience this breathtaking state on the wild side.

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THE PINES RESORT, BASS LAKE, USA


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PLACES VISITED That our Trip Managers need to know fun facts about.

That’s our crew of Trip Managers. Professional, insightful, and always ready to go, our team are locals who can’t wait to show you their backyard. Our Contiki Trip Managers are

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a never ending source of knowledge and good vibes, and will be the ultimate travel buddies. See contiki. com/usa-canada/team to meet them all.

YOSEMITE pronounced “Yoh-sehm-ee-tee”

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Our Trip Managers are all locals showing you their backyard.

of fun facts & knowledge shared each day.

tried on.. 522 boots bought, 4 boots worn outside of the USA.

when you travel with us.

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eaten on the road.

climbed by pretty much every Contiki traveller that visits NYC.

by peering out at the amazing blue waters of Lake Louise.

IN’N’OUT BURGERS

CHARLOTTE

Trip Manager, Canada @contikicharlotte 2 NEW KNEES & STILL HITTING THE SLOPES

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

BUCKET-LISTS SHORTENED

KADE

E M I LY

WILL WORK FOR TRAVEL... & SNACKS

THIS INSTA-QUEEN WILL HAVE YOUR BEST ANGLE COVERED

Trip Manager, USA @contikikade

Trip Manager, USA @contikiemily


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T H E U L T I M AT E ROUTE 66, USA

ROAD TRIP WITH NO HASSLE & NO DRIVING Our expert drivers whizz you and your luggage from door to door, so you can spend your time admiring the scenery, posting your favourite snaps on the ‘gram, playing games with your new friends or having a snooze.

DENALI ROAD, ALASKA

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INTERNAL FLIGHTS

Some journeys are part of the adventure... And sometimes you just want to cover lots of ground quickly. We know when to whisk you and your luggage from A to B on speedy internal flights so you can spend more time exploring and less time travelling. But we also know when it’s time to soak up the spectacular scenery on air-conditioned

coaches. Plus, it’s always included in the cost of your trip. SO WHAT DO YOU GET? • Carefully selected internal flights to save you precious travel time • Private air-conditioned coaches


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better together Travel is an experience best shared with friends, it’s that simple. When you think about the memories of those eye-widening vistas, delectable meals, historical buildings and unforgettable nights out, you also smile about the people you shared it all

with - the friendships, the private jokes, the silly songs - all the stuff that makes travel such a social experience. Whether you join us ‘solo’ or bring a crew of your favourite travel buddies, you’ll leave with some of the best friends in the world.

@ellen_dowd Having to say goodbye sucks, and I am going to miss seeing all your faces everyday Thank you for creating some of the best memories I’ll ever have and making me laugh to the point of crying. I enjoyed every moment of those bus rides, day trips and nights out. Just waiting for the contiki reunion! #contiki #contikimiranda #busdaddy #noregrets #grandsouthern

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, USA, @BRIDGETHONNER

BASS LAKE, USA @CONTIKIWOZ


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SUNRISE SELFIES OVER GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK @CAITLINNOOB

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, USA, @THATWARDROBECHICK

BRYCE NATIONAL PARK, USA @CHELSEAFORDHAMX

BOARDING WITH BESTIES, WHISTLER @SAMMMMYY_C

Super trip! Wish I could do it all over again! Everything about the trip was brilliant! Well organised, good value for money, good

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@dannieevee Cuddles at the canyon with my Lala #contiki #contikifamily #wherehaveyoubeenmywholelife #travelling #cuddles #grandcanyon #america #contikichar #grandsouthern contiki #timeofmylife #wanderlust #travel #exploringamerica #wonderfulplaces #roamingamerica #momentsofmine #travelgirl #solotravel #contikiusa #travelusa #travelamerica #discoverunder1k

included trips and the optional extras were incredible! If your in doubt - donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be just do it! WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS, MARCH 2019

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BY YOURSELF

WITH CONTIKI ABOVE AND BEYOND I will never look back and regret a cent of how much this was. The people I met and experience I had can never have a price tag put on it. For all that I saw and did this seemed well worth how much I spent.

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ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

Tonight we’re staying at The Washington Park Hotel, it’s so close to South Beach... though there is also a pool for that 4 star luxe life!

This hotel is amazing... so glad I splurged on it. Will probably need to spend a few nights in a hostel to make up for it later...

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

Wake up & head to breakfast. It’s right downstairs & while I sip coffee & munch on breakfast, we discuss where we’re going today.

Ok, breakfast isn’t included, but I don’t want to walk and try to find a cafe right now - too much to do today! I guess I’ll just eat here.

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

It’s been so easy to get around. Rolled up yesterday in our Contiki coach. And today - super easy! Picked up from the hotel, now, bring on the activities!

Yesterday was a nightmare... taxi to the airport, flights, Uber to the next hotel. Oh man - don’t have time to catch public transport today... guess I’ll be back in an taxi to meet this city tour.

SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

We saw so much today - went on a walking tour of Calle Ocho in Little Havana. The pastelitos were delish and the Cuban coffee - a burst of caffeine. Now we’re just going to finish it off with an included dinner at awesome local place Moreno’s.

I don’t really want to book a city tour but this place is huge – I won’t be able to do it on my own. Really want to try one of these local treats & defintley need a coffee. I hear Moreno’s is amazing for dinner, let’s go there, I’m starving.

TRAVEL BUDDIES

TRAVEL BUDDIES

I was nervous about travelling with strangers - but these guys have become such good friends now! We’re already planning trips to visit each other after our Contiki is finished!

It’s a bit sad I left those guys in Vegas - they seemed fun - would have been nice to get to know them a bit better. Oh well I’m sure I’ll meet other fun people on the way.

FREE TIME ADD-ON

FREE-TIME

US$35

Definitely made the most of today’s activity choices... Chilled on the beach for a bit, and even lived it up Miami Vice-style with a Thriller speed boat ride. TOTAL WITH CONTIKI

BES VA L T UE SAVE U PER

S$17 6 DAY

US$175

US$20

US$35

US$75 + US$$8 + US$$43

US$38

Really want to go on one of those Thriller Boat rides... wonder where I can buy the tickets from? Do you have to book these things - hope there’s a convenient time... TOTAL BY YOURSELF

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US$180

COST PER DAY

US$356

COST PER DAY (INCL. FREE TIME ADD-ON)

US$215

COST PER DAY (INCL. FREE TIME)

US$394


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Everyone saves 10% when 10 or more book (or the 11th person goes free)

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Only US$200 deposit to secure your trip today, giving you the freedom to change your mind without breaking the bank.

We accept Mastercard, Visa, even PayPal so whichever way you like to pay you know that your money will reach us safely.

If you change your mind, you never really lose your deposit with us. We’ll put it towards another trip in the future or you can gift it to a mate. See p.74 for more.

Booked the wrong date? Need to change your trip? No worries. We let you make those kinda changes for free. We’re cool like that. See p.74 for more.

Unlike other travel companies, we don’t need full payment until 60 days before you leave so you can spread the cost out over time.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, national park fees, permits, extra accommodation, festival tickets, & optional activities). Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from USA & Canada that start or end your trip. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 60 days of trip departure and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Pay Early savings of US$490 based on Grand Southern (start Los Angeles) trip p.28. Pay Early savings do not apply to the Calgary Stampede departures on the Canada & the Rockies (p.60), Grand Canadian (p.62) and Pacific Northwest Trail (p.56) trips. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You can combine the Contiki+ discount (past traveller) and the multi trip discount (2nd trip discount) with group discounts (Book Together) & early payment (Pay Early) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Multiple discounts are added incrementally and not as a total amount off the gross price. It is possible to use a Contiki+ discount (past traveller) with a multi-trip discount on the same booking, however only one 5% discount will be applied per trip. Group discounts (Book Together) are available on all trips. *The 5% multi-trip discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two (or more) trips to USA & Canada, please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply relevant discounts when booking your trip. The trip used for the per day comparison is the Grand Southern Reverse based on exchange rates as at 18th April 2019.


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MAKE T R AV E L MATTER We believe sustainable tourism matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to preserving the planet, wildlife, and giving back to the communities we visit for generations to come.

To make travel mutually beneficial for all, it’s vital that travellers invest in local communities. We support communities & empower local women through our experiences & with the support of our travellers. In Toronto, the StoryBoot Project teaches and shares the art of mukluk-making with local students

& visitors, helping to preserve the rich heritage of this community. In Seattle, we visit a local restaurant FareStart, where all proceeds are used to train apprentice chefs, preventing homelessness. So just by eating lunch, we give back to the community, & make travel matter.

Reduce and reuse isn’t just a catch phrase for us, it’s a lifestyle. We’ve committed to eliminating single use plastics at our offices, and on the road by 2022. In 2019 our crew will all be equipped with innovative, reusable bottles, and tote bags which travellers will be able to buy on trip.

In 2017 we introduced e-docs which allows our travellers to receive their documents digitally. There’s no need for paper and we planted 42, 776 trees in travellers’ names in 2018 as part of our plant a tree initiative.

The world’s wildlife is balancing on a dangerous precipice. Partnering with leading wildlife organisations such as Wildlife SOS & the Wilderness Foundation, we’re determined

All of this, whilst supporting projects to keep our oceans & coastlines clean. Our offices in North America take time out of their schedules to pick up rubbish off the side of the roads, so it doesn’t end up in our water ways.

to do something about it. We support and educate on ethical animal experiences and protect the world’s most at risk wildlife from extinction.

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YO U’R E O NLY YOU N G ON C E We’re not alone in the belief that being young and travelling the world is the best relationship since wine and cheese. When you travel with us, you’re welcomed into our family – The Travel Corporation. These are the guys who have taught us everything we know; they’ve shown us that passion is everything, sustainability is key, incredible service is what sets you apart, and that every trip and every travel experience should be nothing less than extraordinary. STATUE OF LIBERTY, NEW YORK, USA @MICAELAPENNESI

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I had never even considered seeing Europe on a river cruise but after travelling with @UbyUniworld, I don’t think I will travel any other way.

I really enjoyed the @busabout.official style of travel and especially loved all the optional stops. They were little gems hidden within this amazing continent. It is a great way to meet new people, and have the benefit of travelling with others, even if you’re solo.

If you want to get the full Scottish experience, meet incredible people from around the world and have the best guides you should totally book with these guys. I did the 10 day tour and had a blast and ended up feeling Scottish.

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Fan-feckin-tastic tours of Ireland. We saw some of the most beautiful sights I have ever laid eyes upon, stayed in fantastic hostels/hotels, experienced the nightlife in Irish pubs, listened to gorgeous music and made some wonderful new friends. I am so grateful to Shamrocker Adventures for making my trip exceptional! Davie - Australia

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DISCOVERER. SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL Discoverer trips are for the hungry travellers who want to see and do as much as possible throughout this sprawling continent. It’s about seeing the iconic things you just can’t miss, but also about spending your days enjoying unique, memorable experiences you wouldn’t be able to scope out on your own.

LOS ANGELES, USA

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26 $142

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see more We have a whole continent to explore, and on Discoverer, you’ll be seeing as much of it as you want. With more experiences included up front, you know you’ll be in for the best adventure possible. Here’s just a taste of what you’ll get up to:

Take a helicopter ride over the majestic Grand Canyon Pay tribute to Elvis at Graceland, Memphis Jump in a jet boat and cruise the rapids of St Lawrence River, Montreal Feel the spray of Niagara Falls on a Hornblower Cruise YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, USA @STACEYJADEUK

ZIPLINING OVER WHISTLER, CANADA

LAS VEGAS, USA @LUCYROCKALL

HEALTHY LUNCHES, LOS ANGELES, USA

THE PINES, BASS LAKE

sleep in comfort

UNDER CANVAS, GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, USA

Like to stay close to the action? Our Discoverer trips have you covered. As night time rolls around, settle down in a mix of comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels, or incredible Special Stays nestled in nature, like glamping in Zion National Park & Great Smoky Mountains.

eat local

BREWERY TOUR

THE PICNIC

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AUSTIN

Taste all the local flavours of everywhere you visit. Like overflowing pastrami sandwiches in New York, smoky Texan BBQ, & Canadian maple syrup-flavoured everything. Yum!

Milwaukee is known as ‘brew city,’ so a brewery tour is one of the first things on our list. Taste custom craft beers and meet the people who have a passion for creating delicious craft ales sustainably.

The Picnic makes authentic street food dining easy. With cute touches like cone holders on the tables (trust me..helpful), see why food trailers have made The Picnic their permanent home.


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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

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4

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*

12 nights in twin-share hotels

*

PER DAY

STATES

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US$2835 US$219 11 INCLUDED MEALS

7 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

#BESTOFUSA

DISCOVERER

BEST OF USA

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points, 2 internal flights & transfers - Las Vegas, Miami & New York

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Las Vegas Party Bus • OUE Skyspace Observation Deck • Cuban Dinner in Miami • NYC Statue of Liberty • NYC Muni Pass

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Visit Universal Studios F Disneyland F Food cart tour in New York

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&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;.15 ANGELES With 2Â days to conquer this iconic city, perhaps you'll rent a bike & dodge fitness fanatics along the shore, or let your inner child roam free at a theme park. We'll get a birds eye view of LA at the OUE Skyspace. One thing we can all agree on are the regular stops at the Mexican street food stalls. Hotel (D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Mann's Chinese Theater & the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk of Fameâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Drive along famous Sunset Strip â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach

â&#x20AC;˘ See Rodeo Drive â&#x20AC;˘ OUE Skyspace F Disneyland Transfer Pick a Park F Disneyland Transfer with Park Hopper    

â&#x20AC;˘ F F F

Party bus VIP Club Entry High Roller Anytime Helicopter Flight to the Grand Canyon

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; LAS VEGAS No time for lie-ins, you're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegas-style bonding. Hotel (D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Evening tour of the famous 'Strip' â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Fremont street & some of the world's largest hotels & casinos

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;/+#/+ Having satisfied our Vegas itch we'll venture south to Miami, where colourful attire & Cuban influences rule the town. Sexy, vibrant & admittedly humid, we'll practice our salsa ready for the days ahead. A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood for a full day of art-deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. We'll turn up the heat on a

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Thriller Speedboat Ride on the city's glistening water. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Calle Ocho & sample pastelitos & Cuban coffee â&#x20AC;˘ Thriller Speedboat Ride F Sailing Adventure F Bike Tour of South Beach   

â&#x20AC;˘ See the famous neighbourhoods like Soho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCa â&#x20AC;˘ View the World Trade Center site, Battery Park & Central Park â&#x20AC;˘ Rockefeller Center & Tiffany's â&#x20AC;˘ 7-day MetroCard Â

&#;Ă&#x152;/+#/+61 NEW YORK My oh my Miami, you've been amazing. But when The Big Apple calls, we'd be fools not to pick up. So it's time to take flight before rolling up in the city that doesn't sleep. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Wall Street & the NYSE Museum Row

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; NEW YORK Hello Big Apple! With so much to do in this iconic concrete jungle, it's difficult to know where to start. How about a visit to the stylish 5th Avenue, followed by an NYC food cart tour? & then shoot up to the 86th floor of the Empire State

Building & prepare to be amazed. Hotel (B)(B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Statue of Liberty F Central Park Bike Tour (seasonal) F Sex and the City Tour  &#;Ă&#x152; NEW YORK So sad to say goodbye NYC, but say goodbye we must. There won't be a dry eye in the house as the Contiki squad parts ways, bound for new adventures. (B) END 11AM 0'9;14-Ă&#x152;

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ALABAMA GEORGIA

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The best value for money. The locations and quality of the hotel were better than expected.

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Nightstops

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* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$1329. V Peak Single room supplement of US$1659. This trip has a Level 2Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Included Flights: This trip includes flights as specified on the map as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.74 for important info. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. O Trip spends Xmas in Miami. Q Trip spends Xmas in New York City. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Please note that this trip utilizes flights between cities & coaches only for transfers & sightseeing.

#BESTOFUSA

START 8AM LOS ANGELES

DISCOVERER

The one that takes you through some of the world's most iconic cities, from LA to NYC


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GRAND SOUTHERN START LOS ANGELES THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

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22

DAYS

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28 INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B) 9 dinners (D)

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US$4755 US$183 *

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PER DAY

STATES

25 NIGHTS

NEW & IMPROVED

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

4.6 RATING

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry into Grand Canyon N.P. • Tour Graceland - Home of Elvis Presley • Asheville Food Tour

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Experience the high octane power of the Thriller Jet Boat ride in Miami F Heli flight over the Grand Canyon F Durango horseback riding (seasonal)

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&#;Ă&#x152;.15#0)'.'5 TO LAS VEGAS Kicking it all off in the City of Angels, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll drive through the Mojave Desert. Spot the famous Joshua trees as we head for Las Vegas. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Evening tour of the world-famous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Strip' â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Fremont Street & see the light-&-laser show F VIP Club Promoter Pass    &#;Ă&#x152;.#58')#5 Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in Vegas baby! Experience the grandeur of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s casinos before joining the party bus for some Vegas-style bonding. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Party bus â&#x20AC;˘ Non-stop nightlife â&#x20AC;˘ Experience some of the world's largest hotels & casinos F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime F Cirque du Soleil Show    &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; GRAND CANYON Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re setting our sights for the Grand Canyon, via the historic Route 66 for photo ops. Warning: prepare to have your socks blown offâ&#x20AC;Ś Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Grand Canyon National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 F Grand Canyon Biking F Helicopter Flight - Grand Kingdom F Helicopter Flight - North Canyon   &#;Ă&#x152; DURANGO VIA MONUMENT VALLEY With the beauty of the Grand Canyon imprinted

on our brains forever, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll journey past Monument Valley before arriving in Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventure capital. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the Painted Desert F Snowmobiles - Single or Double Rider (Seasonal) Â

   &#;5Ă&#x152; MEMPHIS Setting our sights on Memphis, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pay homage to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Graceland. Here on buzzing Beale St, get ready for a night to remember. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See the Civil Rights Museum â&#x20AC;˘ See the Little Rock Central High School & delve deeper into the Civil Rights Movement â&#x20AC;˘ Cross the Mississippi River â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Beale Street, home of blues music â&#x20AC;˘ Tour Graceland F Visit the legendary Sun Studios F Rock & Soul Museum   

&#;Ă&#x152; ALBUQUERQUE Today is about adrenaline. River rafting & horseback riding are on the cards, before the afternoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey to New Mexico. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains â&#x20AC;˘ Whitewater Rafting (Seasonal) F Horse Back Trail Ride (Seasonal) F Hot air ballooning   

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;&#..#5 FORT WORTH Here in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs, an overnight stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan experience. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum F Visit Fort Worth Stockyards F Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour

NEVADA

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ORLANDO There are exciting times ahead in the land of Disney World! With a trip to Universal Studios on the cards, we hope you budgeted for butterbeerâ&#x20AC;Ś Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ One-way transfers to the amusement parks F Universal Studios Â

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Los Angeles

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&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; WASHINGTON D.C Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a short drive to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital today. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll all but conquer the galleries, tasty eats & historical sites. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Smithsonian Museums â&#x20AC;˘ Night-time Illumination tour â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Arlington National Cemetery & watch the changing of the guard â&#x20AC;˘ See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building & Washington Monument â&#x20AC;˘ See the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR & Korean War Memorials   

&#;Ă&#x152;5#8#00#* Ready for some Southern hospitality? Oak trees & Camellias line Savannah, as we head to the riverfront to enjoy the nightlife. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See the historic city squares, homes & gardens made famous by the ďŹ lm Forrest Gump   

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;/+#/+ Theme-parked out, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll venture south to Miami. A little Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood for two days in this tropical paradise. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See the famous Art Deco architecture â&#x20AC;˘ See Downtown Miami â&#x20AC;˘ Cuban Dinner F Miami Party Cruise F Bike Tour of South Beach F Thriller Speedboat Ride Â

&#;Ă&#x152;0'9;14- VIA PHILADELPHIA Paying a visit to Phily for some cheese-steak sandwiches, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wrap up in New York. Want to really see NYC? Why not check out our New York Explorer trip & get an insiderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look? (B)

&#;5Ă&#x152; ASHEVILLE We head to the hip mountain town of Asheville. Known for its vibrant arts scene, foodie culture & historic architecture we have two days to explore. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Food tour   

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&#;Ă&#x152;4+%*/10& Richmond, one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college towns, greets us with brick row houses, a street art scene & nightlife. Hotel (B,D)

&#; 56Ă&#x152;#7)756+0' Today we leave the glitz of Miami & head to Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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oldest inhabited city. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll peruse the cobblestone streets to the Spanish Quarter. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300-year old fortress Â

 &#;Ă&#x152; PANAMA CITY BEACH Today weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bound for one of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful beachesâ&#x20AC;? - weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll test the rumours with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B)  

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; NEW ORLEANS Welcome to New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see Jackson Square, sample beignets & marvel at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern jazz. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street â&#x20AC;˘ See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market F Taste of New Orleans F School of Cooking F Airboat Swamp Tour

&#;Ă&#x152;#/#4+..1 Santa Fe calls, rich with Native American & Hispanic influences. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll refuel with enchiladas, but save some space for the steak challenge. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Experience The Big Texan culture & food â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the off-beat Cadillac Ranch Â

Check out our Grand Canadian p.62. Starting in N.Y. this trip connects with the Grand Northern p.40 & North by North East p.42. See trip pages for more details. Plus you'll save 5% with our multi-trip discount, see p.21.

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Jackson

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Monument Valley

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Philadelphia

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Route 66

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75

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75

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Start Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 8 Oct 15 Nov 12 Nov 26

75

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2020

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2019

2019

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 11 JUL 2019 & 13 FEB 2020? THE BELOW TRIPS (GSLA 2019-20) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/GRAND-SOUTHERN FOR FULL DETAILS. Start Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 31 2021 Jan 21

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* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$1985. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm. O Trip spends Xmas in Panama City Beach & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in St. Augustine. Q Trip spends Xmas in Amarillo & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in New Orleans. V Trip spends Xmas in Orlando & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Asheville. X Trip spends Xmas in Dallas & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Orlando. 4 Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Las Vegas. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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GRAND SOUTHERN START NEW YORK THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

26

22

DAYS

FROM

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

28 INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B) 9 dinners (D)

FROM

US$4655 US$180 *

*

PER DAY

STATES

25 NIGHTS

NEW & IMPROVED

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Asheville Food Tour • Tour Graceland - Home of Elvis Presley • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Party bus in Las Vegas

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Durango horseback riding (seasonal) F Heli flight over the Grand Canyon F Experience the high octane power of the Thriller Jet Boat ride in Miami

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Check out our Wild Western trip p.46, LA to the Bay trip p.48 & Western Highlights trip p.52 see trip pages for more details. Why not add the LA Explorer package p.71 to the end of your trip - visit Disney & Universal Studios. Plus youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll save 5% with our multi-trip discount, see p.21.

New York

PENNSYLVANIA

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia MARYLAND

NEVADA

WASHINGTON DC 2 UTAH

END

COLORADO

CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS Mojave Desert Los Angeles

2

Santa Fe

ALBUQUERQUE

ASHEVILLE 2

TENNESSEE ARKANSAS

1

Little Rock

1 AMARILLO

NEW MEXICO

2 MEMPHIS MISSISSIPPI

GEORGIA

ALABAMA

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PANAMA CITY BEACH

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1 SAVANNAH

1 ST. AUGUSTINE

1

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N.CAROLINA

S.CAROLINA

Jackson

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1

 &#; AMARILLO We're definitely not done with Texas, & Amarillo takes â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;country living' to new heights. Tonight's antics may see you take on a traditional steak challenge. Hotel (B,D)  

1 DURANGO

GRAND CANYON ARIZONA

DELAWARE

RICHMOND 1 VIRGINIA

Monument Valley

Route 66

2

ORLANDO 2

Nightstops

FLORIDA

Optional end city MIAMI 2

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&#;Ă&#x152;0'9;14- TO WASHINGTON D.C. VIA PHILADELPHIA Welcome to The Big Apple! Here in stylish New York, we'll do our meet 'n greets before heading to the Nation's capital, paying a visit to Philadelphia for some cheesesteak sandwiches on the way. Hotel (D)  &#;Ă&#x152; WASHINGTON DC Take it all in as we touch down in the beating heart of this great nation. Jampacked with museums & monuments, we'll all but conquer the endless galleries, tasty eats & historical sites in this amazing city. Hotel (B)(B) F Segway Tour   &#;Ă&#x152;4+%*/10& Leaving DC behind, we're off to Richmond, one of America's quintessential college towns. Here, the pretty brick row houses, street art scene & buzzing nightlife make it a place not to miss. Hotel (B,D)

 &#;5Ă&#x152; ASHEVILLE Bidding farewell to Richmond, we hit the road & head to the hip mountain town of Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Known for its vibrant arts scene, foodie culture & historic architecture we have two days to explore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; starting with a food tour tonight. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Food tour   &#;Ă&#x152;5#8#00#* Leaving the mountains behind we venture to Savannah for a little Southern hospitality. Oak trees & Camellias line the landscape here, & our spirits will be high as we head to the riverfront to enjoy the nightlife. Hotel (B)   &#;Ă&#x152; ST AUGUSTINE Savannah, you've been good to us, but St Augustine beckons. Jaws will drop as we arrive amidst the quaint beaches & quiet allure of America's oldest inhabited city. As romantic as it is charming, we'll peruse the cobblestone streets to the Spanish Quarter. Hotel (B)

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;/+#/+ Today we leave the charm of St Augustine & head to the glitz & glamour of Miami. A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood for two full days of art deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. Hotel (D) F Thriller Speedboat Ride F Miami Party Cruise F Bike Tour of South Beach  &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ORLANDO Moving on from Miami, there are exciting times ahead in the land of Disney World! With a trip to Universal Studios on the cards, we hope you budgeted for butterbeerâ&#x20AC;Ś Hotel (B)(B) F Universal Studios   &#;Ă&#x152; PANAMA CITY BEACH Leaving the theme parks won't be easy, but knowing we're about to experience one of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;world's most beautiful beachesâ&#x20AC;? might make it easier. We'll test the rumours with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B)

stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan ranch experience. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Cowboys Stadium Tour

 &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; MIAMI NEW ORLEANS PCB it's been great, but we're off to New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions. We'll kick off the festivities in Jackson Square before sampling beignets & marvelling at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern jazz. Hotel (B)(B) F Taste of New Orleans F School of Cooking F Airboat Swamp Tour   &#;5Ă&#x152; MEMPHIS Waving â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;au revoir' to New Orleans, we'll set our sights on Memphis & paying homage to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The King' in Graceland. With the buzzing Beale Street around the corner, get ready for a night to remember. Hotel (D) F Visit the legendary Sun Studios F Rock & Roll Museum   &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; DALLAS/ FORT WORTH Here in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs, you'll soon learn that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bigger is better' is a way of life. An overnight

&#;Ă&#x152; ALBUQUERQUE So long Texas! We're bound for Santa Fe, a city rich with Native American & Spanish culture. Wander the sun drenched plaza, dig into some tasty enchiladas & visit a couple of galleries before we head off to Albuquerque for the night. Hotel (B,D) F  Hot Air Balloon Ride &#;Ă&#x152; DURANGO We'll keep the adrenaline flowing as we arrive in Colorado's mountainous adventure capital, where the great outdoors is a way of life. Hotel (B) F Rafting (seasonal) F Horse Back Trail Ride (seasonal) F Snowmobiles - Single or Double Ride (seasonal)   &#;Ă&#x152; GRAND CANYON VIA MONUMENT VALLEY We'll journey past the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wild West' landscapes of Monument Valley to the iconic vistas of the jewel of Arizona, the Grand Canyon. Warning: prepare to have your socks blown off upon arrival. Lodge 

&#;Ă&#x152; GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Once we've picked our jaws up off the floor, we'll take in the panoramas. Opt for a helicopter ride for a bird's eye view, or discover the landscape on two feet. Lodge (B) F Grand Canyon Biking F Helicopter Flight - Grand Kingdom F Helicopter Flight - North Canyon  &#;Ă&#x152; GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS With the timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon imprinted in our brains forever, we'll swap hiking boots for dancing shoes as we pull up in Sin City via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. Hotel (D) F VIP Club Promoter Pass   &#;Ă&#x152;.#58')#5 You're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegasstyle bonding. Hotel (B) F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime   &#;Ă&#x152; LOS ANGELES After partying it up in Las Vegas, your trip can end here or weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take the scenic route through the Mojave Desert, before wrapping up this epic adventure on arrival into glamorous Los Angeles. END 11AM LAS VEGAS 142/%106+-+ HOTEL, LOS ANGELES

Please note: Do not book ďŹ&#x201A;ights before 9:30pm if returning to Los Angeles

HOW MUCH & WHEN Ă&#x152;| CODE:GSNY | START NEW YORK & FINISH LOS ANGELES

75

75

Start Dec 27 Q  2020 Jan 10 Jan 31

75

End Start Jan 21 Feb 21 Feb 4 Feb 25

75

End Mar 17

Start Aug 21 Sep 4 Oct 9

75

End Sep 15 Sep 29 Nov 3

Start Oct 23 Nov 6 Nov 13 Dec 11 V

75

End Nov 17 Dec 1 Dec 8 Jan 5

2020/21

End Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3 Jan 7

2020

Start Oct 11 Oct 25 Nov 8 Dec 13 O

2020

End Sep 17 Oct 1

2019/20

Start Aug 23 Sep 6

2019

2019

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 23 AUG 2019 & 21 FEB 2020? THE BELOW TRIPS (GSNY 2019-20) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/GRAND-SOUTHERN FOR FULL DETAILS. Start Dec 25 X  2021 Jan 8 Jan 15

75

End Start Jan 19 Jan 29 Feb 19 Feb 2 Feb 9

End Feb 23 Mar 16

75

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$1885. This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm Los Angeles or 11.00am in Las Vegas. O Trip spends Xmas in New Orleans & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Amarillo. Q Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Savannah. V Trip spends Xmas in Memphis & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Durango. X Trip spends Xmas in Washington DC & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in St Augustine. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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SOUTHERN ADVENTURE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

13

FROM

11

DAYS

NEW & IMPROVED

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

*

PER DAY

STATES

12 NIGHTS

FROM

US$2435 US$188 *

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

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

4.8 RATING

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Party bus in Las Vegas • Entry in the Grad Canyon N.P. • Pay tribute to the ‘King’ at Graceland

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F VIP Entry into the hottest Las Vegas Nightclubs F Bike the rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) F Whitewater rafting in Durango (seasonal)

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&#;Ã&#x152;.15#0)'.'5 TO LAS VEGAS Kicking it all off with high spirits in the City of Angels, we'll take the scenic route through the Mojave Desert, where you'll get acquainted with the famous Joshua trees, as we head for the glitz & glamour of (Viva) Las Vegas. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;¢ Evening tour of the world-famous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Strip' â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Fremont Street & see the light-&-laser show F VIP Club Promoter Pass    &#;Ã&#x152;.#58')#5 No time for lie-ins, you're in Vegas baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus for a little Vegas-style bonding. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;¢ Experience some of the world's largest hotels & casinos â&#x20AC;¢ Party bus â&#x20AC;¢ Non-stop nightlife F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime F Cirque du Soleil Show   &#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; GRAND CANYON Time to swap dancing shoes for hiking boots as we

set our sights for the Grand Canyon via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. Warning: prepare to have your socks blown off upon arrivalâ&#x20AC;¦ Lodge (B) â&#x20AC;¢ Hike along the Canyon's South Rim â&#x20AC;¢ Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint F Grand Canyon Biking F Helicopter Flight - Grand Kingdom F Helicopter Flight - North Canyon  &#;Ã&#x152; DURANGO VIA MONUMENT VALLEY With the timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon imprinted in our brains forever, we'll journey past the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wild West' landscapes of Monument Valley before arriving amidst the mountainous backdrop of Colorado's adventure capital. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;¢ Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park â&#x20AC;¢ See the Painted Desert F Snowmobiles - Single or double rider (seasonal)  

â&#x20AC;¢ Experience The Big Texan culture & food â&#x20AC;¢ Visit the off-beat Cadillac Ranch Â

rafting & horseback riding are among the activities on the cards today, before the afternoon's journey to sun-drenched New Mexico which offers a total change of scenery. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;¢ Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains â&#x20AC;¢ Rafting (seasonal) F Horse Back Trail Ride (seasonal) F Hot Air Balloon Â

&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152;&#..#5 FORT WORTH Here in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs, you'll soon learn that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bigger is better' is a way of life. A 2 night stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan ranch experience. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum F Visit Fort Worth Stockyards F Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour  

&#;Ã&#x152;#/#4+..1 Santa Fe calls, a city rich with Native American & Hispanic influences. We'll get the cultural low-down & refuel with some sumptuous snacks. But save some space, tonight's antics might see you take on a steak challenge in Amarillo. Hotel (B,D) NEVADA

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

&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; MEMPHIS Swinging past Little Rock, we'll bid farewell to Dallas

for the Musical Mecca of Memphis. We'll pay homage to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The King' in Graceland & see where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. With the buzzing Beale Street around the corner, get ready for a night to rememberâ&#x20AC;¦ Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;¢ See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Beale Street, home of blues music â&#x20AC;¢ Tour Graceland F Visit the legendary Sun Studios F Rock & Soul Museum Â

We'll kick off the festivities in Jackson square before sampling beignets & marvelling at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern Jazz, of course. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;¢ See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market F Taste of New Orleans    &#;Ã&#x152; NEW ORLEANS It won't be easy to say goodbye, but all good things must come to an end. Time to bid 'Au Revoir' to New Orleans & pack some beignets for the road. (B)

&#;Ã&#x152; NEW ORLEANS Bellies full of BBQ, we'll head to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions.

END 11AM 0'914.'#05Ã&#x152;

UTAH COLORADO

CALIFORNIA

Places visited

LAS VEGAS Route 66

2

START

Nightstops

Monument Valley

2

Mojave Desert

GRAND CANYON

Los Angeles

1

1 DURANGO

TENNESSEE

Santa Fe

MEMPHIS

1

2

Little Rock

ALBUQUERQUE

1 AMARILLO

ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

NEW MEXICO

MISSISSIPPI Jackson

&#;Ã&#x152; ALBUQUERQUE Today is about adrenaline, & we've certainly come to the right place. River

TEXAS

Well worth every dollar, I would do it again in a heartbeat.

2

LOUISIANA

DALLAS/ FORT WORTH

END

NEW ORLEANS 1

Lachlan Henderson

HOW MUCH & WHEN

75

75

End Jan 14 Feb 25

75

Start Apr 9 Apr 23 May7

End Apr 21 May5 May19

75

Start May21 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23

End Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4

75

Start Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13

End Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25

75

Start Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 8 Oct 15 Nov 12 Nov 26

End Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 24 Dec 8

75

2020/21

Start  2020 Jan 2 Feb 13

2020

End Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 8 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 24 Dec 31

2020

Start Aug 29 Sep 12 Sep 26 Oct 10 Oct 17 Nov 14 Nov 28 Dec 12 Dec 19 O

2020

End Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27

2020

Start Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15

2019

2019

Ã&#x152;| CODE:GSLS | START LOS ANGELES & FINISH NEW ORLEANS Start Dec 10 Dec 17 Q Dec 31 V  2021 Jan 21

End Dec 22 Dec 29 Jan 12 Feb 2

75

US$2515

US$2365

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US$2365

End

Start Mar 5

Jan 21 Feb 4 Feb 11

US$2365

End Mar 17

Start Sep 3 Sep 17 Oct 22

75

End Sep 15 Sep 29 Nov 3

Start Nov 5 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 24 4

US$2385

End Nov 17 Dec 1 Dec 8 Jan 5

2021

End Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3 Jan 7

2020

Start Oct 24 Nov 7 Nov 21 Dec 26 X

2020

End Sep 17 Oct 1

2020

Start Sep 5 Sep 19

2019

2019

Ã&#x152;| CODE:GSNS | START NEW ORLEANS & FINISH LOS ANGELES Start  2021 Jan 7 Jan 21 Jan 28

US$2385

End

Start Feb 11 Jan 19 Mar 4 Feb 2 Feb 9

End Feb 23 Mar 16

US$2385

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$945. This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. GSLS: Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. O Trip spends Xmas in Albuquerque & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in New Orleans. Q Trip spends Xmas in Dallas. V Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve Las Vegas. GSNS: Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. X Trip spends New yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Dallas/Fort Worth. 4 Trip spends Xmas in Memphis & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Durango. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our 26-day Grand Southern trip. When you jump aboard this trip in New Orleans, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.

#SOUTHERNADVENTURE

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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

14

13

DAYS

NEW & IMPROVED

FROM

13 NIGHTS 13 nights in twin-share hotels

15 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

FROM

US$2715 US$194 *

*

PER DAY

STATES

#EASTERNDISCOVERY

DISCOVERER

EASTERN DISCOVERY

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Cuban dinner in Miami • Asheville Food Tour • Guided illumination Tour of Washington DC

4.3 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Miami party cruise F Visit the Newseum in Washington DC F New York City pass (GSLE only)

WASHINGTON D.C. @dannieevee

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&#;Ă&#x152; NEW ORLEANS Welcome to the romantic metropolis of New Orleans, a melting pot of French & Caribbean infusions. We'll kick off the festivities in Jackson square before sampling beignets & marvelling at mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern Jazz, of courseâ&#x20AC;Ś Hotel â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street  &#;Ă&#x152; PANAMA CITY BEACH It won't be easy to say goodbye to enigmatic New Orleans, but knowing we're headed for one of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;world's most beautiful beachesâ&#x20AC;? might just make it a tad easier. We'll test the rumours with a dip in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B)(B)   &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ORLANDO If you can bear to tear yourself away from the beach, there are exciting times ahead in none other than Disney World - aka, the happiest place on earth. With a trip to Universal Studios on the cards, we can only hope you budgeted for butterbeerâ&#x20AC;Ś Hotel (B)(B)

â&#x20AC;˘ One-way transfers to the amusement parks â&#x20AC;˘ Universal Studios Â

Southern Hospitality. Oak trees & tropical plants line the landscape here, & our spirits will be high as we head to the riverfront to enjoy the nightlife. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See the historic city squares, homes & gardens made famous by the ďŹ lm Forrest Gump   

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;/+#/+ Having let our inner child roam free, we'll venture south to Miami, where colourful attire & salsa influences rule the town. A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood for two full days of art-deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Downtown Miami â&#x20AC;˘ Cuban dinner F Thriller Speedboat Ride F Miami Party Cruise F Bike Tour of South Beach   

 &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; WASHINGTON D.C Leaving Richmond behind, it's a short drive to the Nation's capital. Jampacked with museums & monuments, we'll all but conquer the galleries, tasty eats & historical sites that frame this amazing city. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Smithsonian Museums â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Arlington National Cemetery & watch the changing of the guard  

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ASHEVILLE Savannah, you've been good to us, but North Carolina beckons. We leave the coast behind & head to the hip mountain town of Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Known for its vibrant arts scene, foodie culture & historic architecture we have two days to explore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; starting with a food tour with the group for dinner tonight. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Food tour Â

&#;Ă&#x152; ST AUGUSTINE Today we leave the glitz of Miami behind & head north to the quaint beaches & quiet allure of America's oldest inhabited city. As romantic as it is charming, we'll peruse the cobblestone streets to the Spanish Quarter. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300-year old fortress Â

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

'0&2/ 0'9;14-

New York NEW JERSEY Philadelphia

PENNSYLVANIA

WASHINGTON DC 2

DELAWARE

MARYLAND

RICHMOND 1 VIRGINIA

N.CAROLINA

ASHEVILLE 2

S.CAROLINA

GEORGIA MISSISSIPPI

1 SAVANNAH

ALABAMA

Please Note: Do not book ďŹ&#x201A;ights before 9:00pm.

PANAMA CITY BEACH

LOUISIANA

START

END

NEW YORK

&#;Ă&#x152;0'9;14- VIA PHILADELPHIA We don't know what's more exciting: the two days we just spent in D.C or the fact that The Big Apple lies ahead. Paying a visit to Philadelphia for some irresistible cheese-steak sandwiches, we'll wrap up this epic tour in stylish New York. Want to really see NYC? Why not jump on our New York Explorer trip & get an insiders look? (B)

&#;Ă&#x152;4+%*/10& Leaving the mountains behind, we're off to Richmond, a.k.a RVA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; capital of the commonwealth of Virginia & one of America's quintessential college towns. Here, the pretty brick row houses, street art scene & buzzing nightlife make it a place not to miss. Hotel (B,D)

&#;Ă&#x152;5#8#00#* Bidding â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;farewell' to St Augustine, we'll venture to Savannah for a little

YOUR CHOICE

1

FLORIDA

1 ST. AUGUSTINE

1

ORLANDO 2

NEW ORLEANS

Places visited 1

Nightstops 2 MIAMI

HOW MUCH & WHEN Ă&#x152;| CODE:GSLE | START NEW ORLEANS & FINISH0'9;14-

US$2789

US$2715

End

Start Apr 21

End May4

Jan 27 Mar 9

US$2715

US$2725

Start May5 May19 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11

End Start May18 Aug 18 Jun 1 Aug 25 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jul 13 Jul 20 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24

US$2789

US$2789

End Aug 31 Sep 7

Start Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 24 Dec 8 Dec 22 V Dec 29 X

End Oct 5 Oct 12 Oct 19 Nov 2 Nov 9 Dec 7 Dec 21 Jan 4 Jan 11

US$2715

2021

Start  2020 Jan 14 Feb 25

2020

End Sep 23 Oct 7 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 11 Dec 9 Dec 23 Jan 6 Jan 13

2020

Start Sep 10 Sep 24 Oct 8 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 24 O Dec 31 Q

2020

End Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9

2020

Start Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27

2019

2019

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 23 JUL 2019 & 25 FEB 2020? THE BELOW TRIPS (GSLE 2019-20) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/EASTERN-DISCOVERY FOR FULL DETAILS. Start  2021 Jan 12 Feb 2

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US$2715

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Check out our Grand Northern p.40 & North by North East p.42, Add a New York Explorer trip, for more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer, see p.70 See our trip pages for more details. Plus you'll save 5% with our multi-trip discount, see p.21.

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or kick-back poolside to preserve our energy for a night on the town. Hotel (B)(B) F Bike Tour    &#;Ă&#x152; SAN ANTONIO Having conquered Austin, we'll venture to San Antonio: a melting pot of Spanish, Mexican & American infusions. After eating our way around the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico, the river walk will offer us shops, restaurants & music. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Walking tour â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Alamo â&#x20AC;˘ San Antonio Mission â&#x20AC;˘ River Walk F River Cruise  

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This tour is worth every penny & is probably the best $$$ I've spent on travel in a long time. The places we saw, things we did/learned, and the cultural knowledge we have gained is far beyond what I expected any tour to provide. It also felt like the most culturally immersive tour I've been on and I really felt like we got the opportunity to live like a local and experience true southern charm :)

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&#;Ă&#x152; DALLAS/ FORT WORTH TO AUSTIN Feel the famed Southern hospitality as we make our way from the sheer scale of Dallas to the laid-back vibes of Austin. You'll have the evening to get to know your new co-travellers over an authentic Texan BBQ. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See the state capital building, Moon Towers & The Driscoll Hotel â&#x20AC;˘ See the University of Texas â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Congress St â&#x20AC;˘ Feast on Texas BBQ   

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low-down on Texan life. You have the option to take to two wheels to see the sights on a city bicycle tour, pick yourself out some new cowboy boots or kick-back poolside to preserve your energy for a night on the town â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Austin is famous for its music scene for good reason. Hotel (B)(B) F Bike tour  START 7:30AM FORT WORTH

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musical mecca of Memphis. We'll pay homage to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The King' in Graceland & see where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. With the buzzing Beale Street around the corner, get ready for a night to remember. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Graceland â&#x20AC;˘ See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios Â

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&#;Ă&#x152;%.'8'.#0& Leaving Toronto behind, we make our way to Cleveland. We'll get the low down at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame  &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CHICAGO Welcome to the city of pizzas & American sports. Our 2 days will fly by. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier & the Chicago River â&#x20AC;˘ See Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears American football team â&#x20AC;˘ Dig into Chicago-style pizza â&#x20AC;˘ See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the MagniďŹ cent Mile F Architectural Cruise F Bike & Roll Chicago (seasonal) F Segway Tour   &#;Ă&#x152;/#&+510 On to Wisconsin, stopping in Milwaukee for a brewery tour. Tonight, we hit up Madison's trendy bars. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Drive through America's beautiful heartland   &#;Ă&#x152; SIOUX FALLS We'll spend today oohing & aahing - starting with the

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Minnesota Farmlands, then the Kitschy SPAM museum, before Sioux Falls. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall that gave the town its name â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the SPAM museum  &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; MT. RUSHMORE Today we make our way through Badlands National Park & Mt Rushmore. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Badlands National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial & Custer State Park â&#x20AC;˘ Walk the Fossil Trail   &#;Ă&#x152;%1&; Here, opt to channel Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid at a seasonal rodeo, or visit the Buffalo Bill Center. Hotel (B) F Cody Rodeo (Seasonal)   &#;Ă&#x152; YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK This morning we'll explore the world's first National Park. Later we return to Cody. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Yellowstone National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Old Faithful' geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears

 &#;Ă&#x152; JACKSON HOLE Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cruise through Grand Teton National Park on our way to Jackson Hole. Hotel â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Grand Teton National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Trail Ride & Cookout (seasonal)   &#;Ă&#x152; SALT LAKE CITY Opt for whitewater rafting before we reach Salt Lake City, & hit the local dinner scene. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Temple Square â&#x20AC;˘ Whitewater Rafting (seasonal)   DAY 21 ZION NATIONAL PARK We'll stop off at Utah Lake for a picnic before arriving at our cool digs at Zion National Park. Glamping (B,L,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay Glamping at Under Canvas   &#;Ă&#x152;<+10 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be familiar with Bryce Canyon National Park from Pinterest & Instagram, but nothing quite compares to the real thing. After an afternoon of jaw-dropping scenery, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll journey back to our tents to clink glasses for a

group toast followed by a well-earned feast. Glamping (B) Â? Contiki Special Stay Glamping at Under Canvas â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Bryce Canyon National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the â&#x20AC;&#x153;hoodooâ&#x20AC;? canyons & rock spires   &#;Ă&#x152; LAS VEGAS VIA ZION NATIONAL PARK Cascading waterfalls & colourful mountains give us a taste of nature before we reach Las Vegas. Tonight, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take an evening tour of the famous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Stripâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Zion National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the West Temple & Watchman â&#x20AC;˘ Evening tour of the famous Vegas â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Strip'   &#;Ă&#x152; LOS ANGELES After partying it up in Las Vegas, your trip can end here or weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take the scenic route through the Mojave Desert, before wrapping up this epic adventure on arrival into glamorous Los Angeles. (B) END 11AM LAS VEGAS OR 5:30PM CONTIKI HOTEL, LOS ANGELES

Please note: Do not book ďŹ&#x201A;ights before 9:30pm if returning to Los Angeles

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75

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75

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* Prices above are based on twin share (triple share in Zion National Park unless you choose to pay an additional supplement). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$1809. O Single room supplement of US$439 for 2 nights Glamping in Zion National Park. Q Twin room supplement of US$149 for 2 nights Glamping in Zion National Park. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am Las Vegas or 5:30pm in Los Angeles. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

#GRANDNORTHERN

QUEBEC CITY 2

Places visited

DISCOVERER

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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

13

10

FROM

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NORTH BY NORTH EAST

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls

4.5 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Visit the CN Tower, Toronto F Axe Throwing, Montreal F Ziplines & Via Ferrata Quebec City F Brewery tour, Toronto F Architecture cruise, Chicago

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

MONTREAL, QUEBEC

MONTREAL, QUEBEC @laurajanewebster

NEW YORK, NEW YORK @suzlack

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Combine this trip with a New York Explorer trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.70 START 7:30AM NEW YORK

&#;Ă&#x152;0'9;14- TO BOSTON Briefly touching down in the Big Apple, you'll meet up with new travel crew before making tracks for Boston, where a tour around the city will get us well & truly acquainted with its unique Irish flavour. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit New Haven, Connecticut - home of prestigious Yale University â&#x20AC;˘ See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cheers' Bar  &#;Ă&#x152;$15610 With a whole day to explore these red-brick paths, who knows what we'll get up to? A mosey through Harvard University followed by an epic seafood banquet? Or perhaps an urban bike adventure? However we spend our time, the city is bound to inspire usâ&#x20AC;Ś Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Walk the historic Freedom Trail â&#x20AC;˘ Tour Harvard University F Trolley Tour F Urban Bike Adventure   &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; QUEBEC CITY With the luck of the Irish on our side, we'll head off

to another slice of Europe in North America: Quebec City. Exploring the Parisianstyle eateries, cobblestone streets & quaint river boardwalks, you'll be head over heels before you can say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ooh la la'. Hotel (B)(B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided walking tour of Old Quebec  &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; MONTREAL Leaving quaint for cutting-edge, we'll pack up & make our way to the multicultural metropolis of Montreal. 2 full days of jet boats, delicious poutine & live jazz will surely get your creative juices flowing. Not to mention the sensational viewsâ&#x20AC;Ś Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Old Montreal, the Old Port & Mt. Royal, Montreal's largest city park â&#x20AC;˘ See St. Joseph's Oratory & the Olympic Stadium F Jet Boat Tour  

 &#;Ă&#x152;%.'8'.#0& Leaving Toronto behind, we'll make our way to Cleveland: a former workingman's town that has had a total cultural resurgence. Today, Cleveland has a vibrant music & arts scene - and we'll get the low down at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame     &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CHICAGO Waving goodbye to Cleveland, we'll cross the

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; TORONTO & NIAGARA FALLS Still buzzing from Montreal's nightlife, Toronto is in our sights. But first, a touch of bliss as we cruise past the picturesque Thousand Islands. The castle & historic sites will be a welcome change of scene before we roll up in Canada's largest city. At the world's ninth-largest waterfall, it doesn't get much wetter than this. You can soar above the action in a chopper, or take in the sights from the viewing platform. Either way, the ponchos are our treatâ&#x20AC;Ś Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise to the base of the Falls â&#x20AC;˘ See Niagara Falls F Helicopter Flight

Midwest for the high-rise buildings & great lakes of Chi-Town. In a city characterised by deepdish pizzas, innovative architecture & American sports, our 2 days will fly by. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, the Navy Pier & the Chicago River â&#x20AC;˘ Dig into some Chicagostyle pizza â&#x20AC;˘ See Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears American football team â&#x20AC;˘ See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the MagniďŹ cent Mile

#NORTHBYNORTHEAST

MORE NEW YORK

Check out our Grand Northern trip p.40. This trip connects with the Eastern Discovery ex New Orleans p.34 or the Grand Southern p.30.

&#;Ă&#x152;%*+%#)1 This epic adventure has finally come to an end. Your travel friends have become like family, so don't forget to swap deets & start planning your next adventure. END 11AM %*+%#)1Ă&#x152;

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK @totsbing

Excellent Trip Manager, amazing new friends & stunning locations. Nathan Richards

QUEBEC CITY 2 QUEBEC

MONTREAL 2

MAINE

ONTARIO NEW HAMPSHIRE

TORONTO 3

LAKE ONTARIO

NEW YORK

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The one that brings you the best of northern USA & Canada, from Niagara Falls to the windy city

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End Sep 23

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* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$985. This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.


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#NORTHERNADVENTURE

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NORTHERN ADVENTURE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

12

FROM

11

DAYS

NEW & IMPROVED

9 nights in twin-share hotels & 2 nights glamping with Under Canvas

*

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STATES

11 NIGHTS

FROM

US$2345 US$196 *

15 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 4 dinners (D)

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

4.5 RATING

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• Discover Native American legend Crazy Horse Memorial • Entry to 5 national & state parks including Yellowstone, Zion & Bryce N.P. • Glamping Zion

F Trail Ride, Jackson F Cody Rodeo (seasonal) F White Water Rafting

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah @totsbing

BADLANDS N.P., STH DAKOTA @Laurajane_st

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA @nicdawes17

YELLOWSTONE N.P. WYOMING @Lizaayee

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA @contiki


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GOT MORE TIME?

Check out our Grand Northern trip p.40 & start your adventure in New York.

WISCONSIN

2 CODY

JACKSON 1

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Grand Teton National Park

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Every time you stopped & looked it just looked like a painting! I would totally do the Northern Adventure again

Amanda Harrison

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START 8:30AM CHICAGO

DAY 1 CHICAGO TO MADISON Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet your Contiki Crew in the city of deep-dish pizzas & American sports before we hit the road, stopping in Milwaukee for a brewery tour. Tonight, we hit up Madisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trendy bars. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Drive through America's beautiful heartland  &#;Ă&#x152; SIOUX FALLS We'll spend today oohing & aahing in appreciation starting with the Minnesota Farmlands, then taking a pit-stop at the Kitschy SPAM museum before arriving at Sioux Falls, named after the Native American Sioux Tribe. Here, we'll take in (yet more) breath-taking scenery, the scene crowned by the cascading waterfalls. Hotel (B)(B)

â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Badlands National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Walk the Fossil Trail â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the SPAM Museum  &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; MT. RUSHMORE We make our way through the surreal Badlands National Park to the breathtaking views of Mt Rushmore. As if the presidents faces carved into the rock wasn't impressive enough, what about a jeep safari? Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial & Custer State Park   &#;Ă&#x152;%1&; Continuing west, we'll head to Cody. You can use your free time here to channel Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid at a seasonal rodeo, or even visit the Buffalo Bill Center. Hotel (B) F Cody Rodeo (Seasonal)

&#;Ă&#x152; YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK This morning we'll visit Yellowstone National Park, the world's first National Park. This area is teeming with incredible wildlife - you could witness anything from a buffalo to an erupting geyser, so keep your cameras at the ready. Later we return to Cody to spend one more night. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Yellowstone National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Old Faithful' geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears Ă&#x152; &#;Ă&#x152; JACKSON HOLE Back on the coach today, we'll cruise past the glorious mountain ranges of Wyoming, bound for the towering spires of the Grand Teton Mountains. We won't stop for long, but you'll

definitely have time for a trail ride & cookout if we're in season. Hotel â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Grand Teton National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Trail Ride & Cookout (seasonal)  Ă&#x152; &#;Ă&#x152; SALT LAKE CITY This morning, get your blood pumping with white water rafting before heading south to Salt Lake City. Having only one night here means hitting up the essentials only, namely the Temple Square for an orientation around town. Appetites worked up, we'll hit up the local scene for dinner. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Temple Square â&#x20AC;˘ Whitewater Rafting (seasonal)   DAY 9 ZION NATIONAL PARK We leave Salt Lake City behind and head out for 2 nights of glamping outside of Zion National Park. This is

the one you've been waiting for, and it won't disappoint! We'll stop off at Utah Lake for a picnic before arriving at our cool digs. Glamping (B,L,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay Glamping at Under Canvas  DAY 10 ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS You'll be familiar with Bryce Canyon National Park from Pinterest & Instagram, but nothing quite compares to the real thing. After an afternoon of jaw-dropping scenery, we'll journey back to our tents & a night by the fire, s'mores anyone? Hotel (B) Â? Contiki Special Stay Glamping at Under Canvas â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Bryce Canyon National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the bizarre shaped canyons & rock spires called â&#x20AC;&#x153;hoodoosâ&#x20AC;?

 DAY 11 LAS VEGAS VIA ZION NATIONAL PARK Cascading waterfalls & colourful mountains give us a taste of nature before we reach Las Vegas. Tonight, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take an evening tour of the famous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Stripâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Zion National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the West Temple & Watchman â&#x20AC;˘ Evening tour of the famous Las Vegas â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Stripâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   DAY 12 LOS ANGELES After partying it up in Las Vegas, your trip can end here or weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take the scenic route through the Mojave Desert, before wrapping up this epic adventure on arrival into glamorous Los Angeles. (B) END 11AM LAS VEGAS OR 5:30PM CONTIKI HOTEL, LOS ANGELES

Please note: Do not book ďŹ&#x201A;ights before 9:30pm if returning to Los Angeles

HOW MUCH & WHEN Ă&#x152;| CODE:GNNE | START CHICAGO & FINISH LOS ANGELES

US$2535

US$2535

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75

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75

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2020

End Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10

2020

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2020

End Jul 20 Jul 22 Jul 30 Aug 20

2020

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2019

2019

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 7 JUL 2019 & 25 SEP 2019? THE BELOW TRIPS (GNNE 2019) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/NORTHERN-ADVENTURE FOR FULL DETAILS. Start End Sep 23 OQ Oct 4

75

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple share in Zion National Park unless you choose to pay an additional supplement). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$889. O Single room supplement of US$439 for 2 nights Glamping in Zion National Park. Q Twin room supplement of US$149 for 2 nights Glamping in Zion National Park. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 8:30am & ends approx. 11:00am Las Vegas or 5:30pm in Los Angeles. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/ staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our 26-day Grand Northern trip. When you jump aboard this trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.

#NORTHERNADVENTURE

MONTANA Yellowstone National Park

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The one that lets you discover North America's natural wonders & untold secrets


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#WILDWESTERN

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WILD WESTERN + SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

14

FROM

3

DAYS

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

*

PER DAY

STATES

13 NIGHTS

FROM

US$2459 US$176 *

10 INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Entry into Grand Canyon National Park • Party bus in Las Vegas

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Hot air balloon flight in Phoenix F California Academy of Sciences F Experience the High Roller in Las Vegas

Yosemite National Park, California @emily_jane_o

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA @jackhearnshaw

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA @sophie_perrry

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA @contiki

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Sonoran Desert

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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.71 START 7:30AM LOS ANGELES

&#;Ă&#x152;.15#0)'.'5 Welcome to LA, where glamour meets grit. No better way to get to know your new Contiki family than a full day packed with Hollywood glamour, Beverly Hills celeb-spotting & some all-round boho beach vibes

â&#x20AC;˘ Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic PaciďŹ c Coast â&#x20AC;˘ See Downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter & Coronado Island â&#x20AC;˘ Panoramic view of the city's skyline from Coronado Bridge F Speedboat adventure Â

on the Californian Coast. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Mann's Chinese Theater & the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk of Fameâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Drive along famous Sunset Strip â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach â&#x20AC;˘ See Beverly Hills  &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SAN DIEGO A drive through the unmistakable Orange County will get you in the mood for San Diego's laid-back atmosphere. 2 days of sun, surf & sumptuous Mexican cuisine will have you embodying the Californian dream in no time. Hotel (D)

&#;Ă&#x152;2*1'0+: Farewell California & hello Arizona, a desert oasis where the chance to do a hot air balloon ride complete with a champagne breakfast will have you ticking off a few bucket-list essentials. With 300Â days a year of pure

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; GRAND CANYON The thrill of the desert continues as we stop in Sedona, nestled in beautiful red-rock country on our pilgrimage to the pride of Arizona, aka The Grand Canyon. Opt for a helicopter ride to capture this dramatic scenery by air, or stay & attempt to fathom the beauty of this timeless natural wonder from the ground. Lodge (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Hike along the Canyon's South Rim â&#x20AC;˘ Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint F Helicopter Flight, North Canyon F Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal) F Red Rock Jeep Tour (Sedona)     &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; LAS VEGAS With its beauty embedded in our brains, we'll depart the Grand Canyon & head to Las Vegas via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. We'll take in the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus. Hotel (D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Experience some of the world's largest hotels & casinos

â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ F F F    

Non-stop nightlife Party bus VIP Club Entry High Roller Anytime Cirque du Soleil show

&#;Ă&#x152;$#55.#-' 2 days of party vibes will have us pining for a little tranquillity, & Bass Lake's got it in spades. Making a few essential food pit stops along the way, we'll return to nature with a dip in the jacuzzi & fresh mountain air. (B) Â?  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort â&#x20AC;˘ Drive past Joshua trees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert   &#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; 5-+14$1#4&#6 .#-'6#*1' 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 & 2 nights in San Francisco). Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWIN). Hotel (D)(B,D)(B) &#;Ă&#x152;;15'/+6' 0#6+10#.2#4The breathtaking majesty of Yosemite National Park can only be truly appreciated in person. A land inundated with mountains, waterfalls, wildflowers & rock formations, you can stick to your trusty two feet or

jump on a mountain bike to explore. Back at Bass Lake swim or enjoy watersports on the Lake. (B) Â? Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort â&#x20AC;˘ Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; swim, soak up some sun & enjoy water sports (seasonal/ optional) â&#x20AC;˘ See Yosemite's famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Yosemite National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls (seasonal)     &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SAN FRANCISCO Spirits will be sky-high in anticipation of San Fran, the quirky charm of which has attracted artists, musicians & freethinkers in the masses. Watching the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge with a stomach full of chowder makes for a perfect evening. Hotel (B)(D) â&#x20AC;˘ Cross the Golden Gate Bridge â&#x20AC;˘ Chinatown dinner F Bike the Bridge F California Academy of Sciences     &#;Ă&#x152; SAN FRANCISCO And just like that, it's time for this journey to come to an end. It's been more than real, & we sense more travels on the horizon. END 11AM 5#0(4#0%+5%1Ă&#x152;

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* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. WEST: Summer single room supplement of US$1085. 4WINT: Winter single room supplement of US$1139. WINT: Winter peak single room supplement for 2019 of US$1239. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 7:30am in LA & ends San Fran 11:00am. O These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these trips use code WINT. Q Trip spends Xmas in Lake Tahoe. V Trip spends Xmas in San Diego & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Las Vegas. X Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in San Diego. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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sunshine, this place ain't so bad. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert Â

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4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Explore San Diego Zoo F San Diego speedboat adventure F Heli flight over the Grand Canyon

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300 days a year of pure sunshine, this place ain't so bad. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert  

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; LAS VEGAS With its beauty embedded in our brains, we'll depart the Grand Canyon & head to Las Vegas via the historic Route 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. We'll take in the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus. Hotel (D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Experience some of the world's largest hotels & casinos â&#x20AC;˘ Non-stop nightlife â&#x20AC;˘ Party bus F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime F Cirque du Soleil Show Â

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; GRAND CANYON The thrill of the desert continues as we stop in Sedona, nestled in beautiful red-rock country on our pilgrimage to the pride of Arizona, aka The Grand Canyon. Opt for a helicopter ride to capture this dramatic scenery by air, or stay & attempt to fathom the beauty of this timeless natural wonder from the ground. Lodge (B)

&#;Ă&#x152;$#55.#-' 2 days of party vibes will have us pining for a little tranquillity, & Bass Lake's got it in spades. Making a few essential food pit stops along the way, we'll return to nature with a dip in the jacuzzi & fresh mountain air. (B) Â?  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort â&#x20AC;˘ Drive past Joshua trees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert 

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&#;Ă&#x152;.15#0)'.'5 Welcome to LA, where glamour meets grit. No better way to get to know your new Contiki family than a full day packed with Hollywood glamour, Beverly Hills celeb-spotting & some all-round boho beach vibes on the Californian Coast. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Drive along famous Sunset Strip & see Beverly Hills â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach  Ă&#x152; &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SAN DIEGO A drive through the unmistakable Orange

Sonoran Desert

County will get you in the mood for San Diego's laid-back atmosphere. 2 days of sun, surf & sumptuous Mexican cuisine will have you embodying the Californian dream in no time. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Mexican feast â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) F Speedboat adventure F San Diego Zoo   &#;Ă&#x152;2*1'0+: Farewell California & hello Arizona, a desert oasis where the chance to do a hot air balloon ride complete with a champagne breakfast will have you ticking off a few bucket-list essentials. With

PHOENIX

&#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; 5-+14$1#4&#6 .#-'6#*1' 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) & 2Â nights in San Francisco. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWLA). Hotel (D)(B,D)(B) &#;Ă&#x152;;15'/+6' 0#6+10#.2#4The breathtaking majesty of Yosemite National Park can only be truly appreciated in person. A land inundated with mountains, waterfalls, wildflowers & rock formations, you can stick

to your trusty two feet or jump on a mountain bike to explore. Back at Bass Lake swim or enjoy watersports on the Lake. (B) Â?  Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort â&#x20AC;˘ Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; swim, soak up some sun & enjoy water sports (seasonal/ optional) â&#x20AC;˘ See Yosemite's famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome   &#;Ă&#x152;$#55.#-' TO SAN FRANCISCO And just like that, it's time for this journey to come to an end. It's been more than real, & we sense more travels on the horizon. '0&2/ SAN FRANCISCO

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Great value, great accommodation, brilliant locations, exceptional Trip Manager & Driver. Fantastic experience overall. Diarmuid Kelly

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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2020

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75

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* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Visit contiki.com for additional departures. WWLA: Summer single room supplement of US$665. 4WLAB: Winter single room supplement of US$885. WLAB: Winter peak single room supplement of US$1029. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 7:30am & ends 5.00pm. O These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & end on arrival to San Francisco at 5:00pm. Q Trip spends Xmas in Lake Tahoe. V Trip spends Xmas in San Diego & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Las Vegas. X Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in San Diego. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger  For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our 14-day Wild Western trip. When you jump aboard this trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.

#LATOTHEBAY

â&#x20AC;˘ Hike along the Canyon's South Rim â&#x20AC;˘ Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint F Helicopter Flight, North Canyon F Bike the Rim F Red Rock Jeep Tour    

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Yoga Surf Lesson Dune Buggy Ride Wine Tasting Stand-up Paddleboarding

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&#;Ì SAN FRANCISCO This morning we'll jump on public transport & head to the Mission District to cast our eyes on the fantastic street art before exploring the rest of this amazing city. You have the option to bike the Golden Gate Bridge, or head up to Haight/Ashbury (or ‘the Haight' as it's called by the locals) to explore its hippie past & hipster present. This afternoon we recommend a sunset sail around Alcatraz Island. Hotel (B) F Street Art walking tour F Biking F Sunset Sailing Ì &#;Ì SANTA CRUZ You may have left your heart in San Francisco but you'll find your groove in Santa Cruz, a quintessential California beach town. We'll drive through Silicon Valley – where FB, Google & Netflix are based – but

Ì &#;Ì5#06#%47< This morning you can opt to channel your inner Zen with a morning yoga class, hit the beach for a surf lesson, grab a bike & ride down Pacific Avenue, or even stop into the Hidden Peak Tea House for a digital detox. Either way, the day is yours to roam the streets of this eclectic beach community. Hotel (B) F Yoga Class F Surf Lesson   DAY 5 SAN SIMEON VIA BIG SUR & HIGHWAY 1 Leaving Santa Cruz we hit the road today - from Monterrey & Pacific Grove, to the iconic landmarks of Spanish Bay, the Lone Cypress & the PGA Golf Course, Pebble Beach. We'll pause for a picnic lunch & strap on our hiking boots for a short walk before arriving at the 18th hole – & we're not done yet, get your camera ready for some mind-blowing scenery! Back on the road, we'll drop in at the hidden but not secret restaurant Nepenthe, to chill & take in the jaw-dropping view. Our home tonight in San Simeon. Hotel (B,L,D) • 17 mile drive • Picnic • Hwy 1

&#;Ì SAN LUIS OBISPO The adventure continues as we drive south towards San Luis Obispo (SLO), but first we'll stop at a local farm to grab a snack, then it's on to Pismo Beach where you can opt into an ATV or Dune Buggy ride, or wine lovers can choose a tasting & picnic at a family-owned vineyard. Tonight, we'll check out the local farmer's market on Higuero St– grab a bite, shop for artisan crafts & meet the locals. It doesn't get more real than this. Hotel (B) • Visit the Farmer's Market F Dune Buggy F ATV F Wine tasting & lunch (21 & over)     DAY 7 LOS ANGELES VIA MALIBU & SANTA MONICA Our last day will be spent in SoCal (Southern California), first stop Malibu or the “Bu”. We’ll spend some time at Zuma Beach before heading down to Santa Monica, Los Angeles, where our trip ends on arrival. Here there’s time to say our goodbyes and plan the next adventure • Visit Zuma Beach • Santa Monica Pier • See the end point of Route 66 END 11AM LOS ANGELES

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D#;Ì SAN FRANCISCO Welcome to California! Ready to explore the sunshine state in all its glory, we'll kick things off this afternoon when you meet up with your new travel crew & head out for a walking tour of Union Square, North Beach & then into Chinatown for a family-style meal on our first night together. Hotel (D) • Walking tour & Chinatown dinner

the beach awaits. We'll spend our day exploring the boardwalk where the rides are on us. Hotel (B) • All day pass for Boardwalk Rides

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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. OSingle room supplement of US$705. QSingle room supplement of US$689. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.


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5.0 RATING

Check out our Wild Western trip & keep going to San Francisco see p.46

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

â&#x20AC;˘ Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Grand Canyon National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Party bus in Las Vegas

F Speedboats in San Diego F Hot air balloon flight in Phoenix F Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon (seasonal)

The one that brings the best of the wild west from L.A to Vegas 66, on which there'll be photo ops & souvenir hunts a-plenty. We'll take in the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Party Bus F Cirque du Soleil Show F VIP Club Entry F High Roller Anytime Â

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&#;Ă&#x152;.#58')#5 And just like that, it's time for this journey to come to an end. It's been more than real, & we sense more travels on the horizon. '0&#/.#58')#5Ă&#x152;

The excursions were amazing and I got to check so many things off my bucket list. Marie Dunleavy START 7:30AM LOS ANGELES

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SAN DIEGO A drive through the unmistakable Orange County will get you in the mood for San Diego's laid-back atmosphere. 2 days of sun, surf & sumptuous Mexican cuisine will have you embodying the Californian dream in no time. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Mexican feast â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Old Town San Diego â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) F San Diego Zoo  

&#;Ă&#x152; LOS ANGELES Welcome to LA, where glamour meets grit. No better way to get to know your new Contiki family than a full day packed with Hollywood glamour, Beverly Hills celebspotting & some all-round boho beach vibes on the Californian Coast. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Mann's Chinese Theater & the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk of Fameâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Drive along famous Sunset Strip & see Rodeo Drive â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach

&#;Ă&#x152;2*1'0+: Farewell California & hello Arizona, a desert oasis where the chance to do a hot air balloon

ride complete with a champagne breakfast will have you ticking off a few bucket-list essentials. With 300 days a year of pure sunshine, this place ain't so bad. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert   &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; GRAND CANYON 0#6+10#.2#4- The thrill of the desert continues as we stop in Sedona, nestled in beautiful red-rock country on our pilgrimage to the pride of Arizona, aka The Grand Canyon. Opt for a helicopter ride to capture

this dramatic scenery by air, or stay & attempt to fathom the beauty of this timeless natural wonder from the ground. Lodge (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Hike along the Canyon's South Rim â&#x20AC;˘ Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint F Helicopter Flight, North Canyon F Bike the Rim F Red Rock Jeep Tour (Sedona) Â &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; LAS VEGAS With its beauty embedded in our brains, we'll depart the Grand Canyon & head to Las Vegas via the historic Route

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* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$645. Q For these trips use code WWWH. This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. O Trip spends Xmas in San Diego & New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Las Vegas. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.


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food pit stops along the way, we'll return to nature with a dip in the jacuzzi & fresh mountain air. (B,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort â&#x20AC;˘ Drive past Joshua trees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert Â

56#462/.#58')#5

&#;Ă&#x152;.#58')#5 Welcome, to the glitz & glamour of (viva) Las Vegas. We'll take in the grandeur of the city's casinos before letting loose on the party bus. Hotel â&#x20AC;˘ Experience some of the world's largest hotels & casinos â&#x20AC;˘ Party bus â&#x20AC;˘ Non-stop nightlife F VIP Club Entry F Cirque du Soleil Show  &#;Ă&#x152;$#55.#-' The party vibes of Las Vegas will have us pining for a little tranquillity, & Bass Lake's got it in spades. Making a few essential

&#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; 5-+14$1#4&#6 .#-'6#*1' 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) & 2Â nights in San Francisco. Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWCA). Hotel (D)(B,D)(B)

&#;Ă&#x152;;15'/+6' 0#6+10#.2#4- The breathtaking majesty of Yosemite National Park can only be truly appreciated in person. A land inundated with mountains, waterfalls, wildflowers & rock formations, you can stick to your trusty two feet or jump on a mountain bike to explore. Back at Bass Lake swim or enjoy watersports on the Lake. (B) Â? Contiki Special Stay Bass Lake Resort â&#x20AC;˘ Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports (seasonal/ optional)

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â&#x20AC;˘ Cross the Golden Gate Bridge â&#x20AC;˘ Chinatown dinner F Bike the Bridge F Cruise the bay on a Catamaran (seasonal) F California Academy of Science

â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Yosemite National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See Yosemite's famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome â&#x20AC;˘ See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls (seasonal) Â &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SAN FRANCISCO Spirits will be sky-high in anticipation of San Fran, the quirky charm of which has attracted artists, musicians & freethinkers in the masses. Watching the sun set over the Golden Gate Bridge with a stomach full of chowder makes for a perfect evening. Hotel (B)(D)

&#;Ă&#x152; SAN FRANCISCO And just like that, it's time for this journey to come to an end. It's been more than real, & we sense more travels on the horizon. END 11AM 5#0(4#0%+5%1Ă&#x152;

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* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$365. XWWCA: Winter single room supplement of US$455. VWWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2019 of US$645. O These trips stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these trips use code WWCA. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 3:00pm in Las Vegas & ends 11:00am in San Francisco. Q Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in San Francisco. For travel insurance see p.74 Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our 14-day Wild Western trip. When you jump aboard this trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.

#CALIFORNIAHIGHLIGHTS

Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake, 4 nights in twinshare hotels

3.5 RATING

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Witness the Calgary Stampede, the biggest rodeo in the world

HELICOPTER RIDE, ALASKA

Stroll through the historic Pike Place Market on a foodie tour Our In-Depth Explorer trips are packed with experiences to get you seeing, breathing, tasting, experiencing and generally living the local way of life. Whether you’re picnicing in the Rocky Mountains or flying over Alaskan glaciers, you’ll never forget these experiences.

Get back to nature and picnic in the Rocky Mountains Horseback ride in the majestic Banff National Park Kayak on the crystalline waters of the Canadian Rockies

KAYAKING, CANADA

HIKING IN CANADA

TUNNEL MOUNTAIN RESORT

sleep in comfort

MIYAKO HOTEL, LOS ANGELES, USA

From the boutique to the unique, our In-Depth Explorer accommodation in the USA & Canada is always tailored to your destination. Think comfy, perfectly located hotels, camping under the twinkling stars in Alaska and unique Special Stays like a chalet in Banff as snow falls gently on the window pane.

eat local

HUSKY RIDE @JIMMYDAVIDSON17

SUGAR SHAC K MONTREAL, QUEBEC

On In-Depth Explorer, you’ll taste your way around a particular region at our favourite local restaurants. As well as our included regional meals your Trip Managers will help you find the best local eats wherever you are.

In the home of maple syrup, sugar shacks serve whole meals featuring the ingredient. But be warned - it’s a marathon not a sprint, & there’s a lot of maple syrup to be had.

A -Z OF COFFEE MAKING AT CAFE VITTA SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Visit a local cafe & roastery to taste local blends, learn all about how they’re crafted. And try not bounce off the walls drinking too much of the stuff.


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NEW TRIP

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8 nights in twin-share hotels

*

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8 NIGHTS

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US$1799 US$200 7 INCLUDED MEALS

4 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, 1 internal flight & transfer San Francisco & Portland

4.6 OVERALL RATING

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Chinatown Dinner & Walking tour • Portland City tour • Brewery & Dinner • Visit Mt Hood

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Sunset Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge F Food tour of the Pike Place Market (Seattle) F Timberline Gondola Mt. Hood

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MOUNT HOOD, OREGON

MULTNOMAH FALLS, OREGON

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The one that takes you from the Golden Gates of San Fran to the hipster vibes of Portland & Seattle

SMALL GROUP TRIP

Ă&#x152;

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FLIGHT INCLUDED

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ASTORIA 1

3

PORTLAND Multnomah Falls Mt Hood OREGON IDAHO

PORTLAND, OREGON

Shining. Did someone say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heerrreeesss Johnnyâ&#x20AC;?? Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Mt Hood F Timberline Gondola Â

NEVADA

START

SAN FRANCISCO

2 1

Nightstops

CALIFORNIA

Places visited START 4PM SAN FRANCISCO

&#;Ă&#x152; SAN FRANCISCO Welcome to California! We'll kick things off this afternoon when you meet up with your new travel crew & head out for a walking tour of Union Square, North Beach & then into Chinatown for a family-style meal on your first night together. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Walking tour & Chinatown dinner  &#;Ă&#x152; SAN FRANCISCO This morning we'll jump on public transport & head to the Mission District to cast

our eyes on the fantastic street art. After, the day is yours to explore this amazing city. Head up to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Haightâ&#x20AC;? to check out its hippie past and hipster present, shop in Union Square or head to Lombard St into North Beach. Tonight opt in for sunset sailing under the Golden Gate. Hotel (B) F Street Art walking tour F Sunset sailing  DAY 3 PORTLAND Leaving on a jet plane this morning, we'll fly to PDX, a.k.a Portland. When we land, we're off to check out the Hipster Capital on a city tour. First up is lunch in Rose City food park, before

dropping in to Powell Books, the Pearl District & Burnside Street. Sweet tooth? We'll munch on Voodoo Doughnuts & sample the famous ice cream from Salt & Straw. Hotel â&#x20AC;˘ Portland City Tour  &#;Ă&#x152;/6*11& Today we get out of the city & explore the lush forests and trails of Mount Hood, with a 360 view of the glorious Colombia River on our way. Continuing on the Historic Columbia River Highway, we'll stop at the magnificent Multnomah Falls & Oregon's Timberline Lodge, part of the famous Pacific Crest Trail â&#x20AC;&#x201C; & the Overlook Hotel from The

&#;Ă&#x152;2146.#0& Today is yours! Whether you want to take in Oregon history with a tour of the Shanghai Tunnels, fuel your adrenaline with a jet boat ride, or take in a Sunday brunch at a popular downtown restaurant, there is something for everyone on option today. Tonight, we will regroup over a dinner at a popular local brewery, Deschutes, & talk about our adventures. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Brewery & Dinner F Jetboating Columbia River F Shanghai Tunnels  DAY 6 ASTORIA We are now leaving â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rose City,â&#x20AC;? & heading for the Oregon coast. First up, Cannon Beach

#flashbackMonday #Goonies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we are going to stop by the filming location of the 1980's cult classic. This coastline is rugged & stunning, but don't stop yet, we're spending the night in Astoria. Hotel     DAY 7 SEATTLE Today we drive to the land of Nirvana - the band, not the state of mind! Grab your best plaid shirt & Doc Marten boots â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cos we're headed to Seattle, home to Amazon, Starbucks & grunge music. First things first, we'll get you orientated to the Emerald City. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ City tour of Seattle     &#;Ă&#x152;5'#66.' Today is your chance to walk in the footsteps of a real Seattleite, as our local guide teach you how to make coffee like a barista, shop smart at the Public Market & take the perfect Instagram photo of the

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;gum wall'. Tonight, we take a sunset sail in the Puget Sound & reflect on our crazy times in the Pacific Northwest. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Learn the A-Z of coffee at CaffĂŠ Vita Coffee Roasting F Locally guided tour of Pike Place Market F Sunset sailing of Puget Sound  &#;Ă&#x152;5'#66.' Our adventures in the Pacific Northwest have come to an end! Don't forget to swap deets & start planning the reunion tourâ&#x20AC;ŚEast Coast next time? '0&#/5'#66.'Ă&#x152;

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This trip connects with our Canada & the Rockies trip see p.60

HOW MUCH & WHEN 2020

Ă&#x152;| CODE:PNWT | START SAN FRANCISCO & FINISH SEATTLE Start Jun 2 Jun 23 Jul 7

US$1799

End Start Jun 10 Jul 21 Jul 1 Jul 28 Jul 15 Aug 11

US$1799

End Start Jul 29 Aug 18 Aug 5 Sep 1 Aug 19

End Aug 26 Sep 9

US$1799

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$1505. Included Flights: This trip includes flights as specified on the map as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.74 for important info. This trip has a Level 2Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

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Cannon Beach


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NEW TRIP

FROM

1

DAYS

9 nights camping, 1 night hotel, 1 night lodge

*

PER DAY

STATE

11 NIGHTS

FROM

US$2855 US$238 *

30 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 10 lunches (L) 9 dinners (D)

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned van

4.6 OVERALL RATING

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Denali National Park wildlife buses to Toklet River & Eielsen Visitor Center (2 days) • Maclaren Lodge/ Wilderness Glacier camp

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Flight over Denali with Glacier landing F Ice Climbing F Nizina Canyon Rafting & Flight Seeing

#GRANDALASKA

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ICE HIKING ALASKA

VALDEZ, ALASKA

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The one that takes a hike on the pbe]lb]^%Zlrhn\Zfibg:eZldZl sprawling national parks on an unforgettable adventure

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;&'0#.+ NATIONAL PARK Now it's time to head to the heart of adventure, the awe-inspiring Denali National Park. Arriving at our campsite, we'll have plenty of opportunity over the next few days to hike this incredible landscape, hoping to spot bears, moose, caribou or wolves (while maintaining a safe distance!) You'll have the opportunity to fly over the National Park & around Mt Denali â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the highest mountain peak in the USA - & in the evening we'll sit around

the campfire & swap stories of our adventures. (B,L,D)(B,L,D)(B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ 2-Day National Park Entrance & Shuttle Bus services â&#x20AC;˘ Hiking in Denali National Park F Flights over Mt. Denali     &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; MACLAREN RIVER LODGE Next up it's time to drive the Denali dirt road, admiring alpine vistas & staggering mountain passes. Then we'll head to the Maclaren River Lodge, where we'll meet our hospitable hosts Alan & Suzie. They know the local area better than anyone, & will take us on a boat ride up the glittering waters to the Glacier camp. Save your Insta snaps for upload later, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cos there's no phone reception here - just camping, exploring & hiking in the wilderness. The next day we'll take a canoe back down the river for another night at the beautiful lodge. (B,L,D)(B,L,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Boat Ride up to Glacier Camp â&#x20AC;˘ Guided overnight stay at Glacier Camp â&#x20AC;˘ Canoe trip on Maclaren River   

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;56'.+#5 Over the next two days we'll enjoy the largest National Park in the United States, staying at the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;End of the road' campground. We'll travel 60 miles of gravel road stretching along the old Copper River & Northwestern railways. Once dotted with copper mines, this was also the site of the great Alaskan gold rush. Feeling inspired? Here we have endless adventure opportunities - hiking, ice-climbing, glacier walks, guided mine tours, rating, scenic flights & more are yours for the choosing. (B,L,D)(B,L,D)(B,L,D) F Root Glacier Hike     &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; VALDEZ Set at the end point of the 800-mile TransAlaskan pipeline, Valdez is something of a miracle spot. After a disastrous oil spill in 1989, the

surrounding nature & wildlife have recovered in abundance & created a gorgeous landscape for us to explore. Today is packed with even more optional adventure activities - we recommend the Columbia Glacier Sea Kayaking for spectacular scenery & unique options to spot the local wildlife. (B,L)(B,L) F Glacier/Iceberg Sea Kayaking F Glacier Wildlife Cruise   

ALASKA

#GRANDALASKA

&#;Ă&#x152;#0%*14#)' We'll begin in the largest city of Alaska, where you'll be treated to spectacular views of the mountain ranges on arrival. This rugged city is a gateway to the nearby wilderness & National Parks, & the people who live here share their wild landscape with families of wolves, moose & bears â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it's safe to say this isn't a city like you've experienced before! We'll spend this evening settling in & trading tales with our Contiki crew over a dinner of local Alaskan fare. (D)    

SMALL GROUP TRIP

START 4PM ANCHORAGE

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be toasty warm staying in cosy lodges instead of camping.

&#;Ă&#x152; ANCHORAGE Today we'll finish our epic adventures in the 49th state, but not before admiring the views of the Worthington glacier as we traverse Thompson pass. One last lunch will allow us to see our farewells to Alaska, but we have a feeling you'll be back together soon enough. (B) END 5PM ANCHORAGE

ALASKA

MACLAREN RIVER LODGE

ALASKA RANGE, ALASKA

DENALI NATIONAL PARK

2 3

WRANGELL/ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK ANCHORAGE

1

3 2

VALDEZ 1

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN 2020

Ă&#x152;| CODE:ALSK | START ANCHORAGE & FINISH ANCHORAGE Start Jun 11 Jun 25

US$2855

End Start Jun 22 Jul 16 Jul 6 Jul 23

US$2855

End Start Jul 27 Aug 6 Aug 3 Aug 20

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TRAVELLING IN WINTER?

End Aug 17 Aug 31

US$2855

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$135 (available on Day 1). This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 5:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.


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CANADA & THE ROCKIES THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

11/13 DAYS

10/12 NIGHTS Special Stay: 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet, 8 nights in twin-share hotels (10 nights Stampede departure)

+ CALGARY STAMPEDE

FROM

2

FROM

US$2415 US$220 *

PER DAY

PROVINCES

12 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 4 dinners (D)

*

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi

4.7 RATING

INCLUDED 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

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Zipline adventure in Whistler F Whitewater rafting in Jasper (seasonal) F Trail ride & cookout in Banff

Banff, Alberta @micaelapennesi

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA 9lghpÜZd^Xe^qb

JASPER, ALBERTA @contiki

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA @contiki

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The one that surrounds you with the majestic landscapes of western Canada START 10AM VANCOUVER

&#;Ă&#x152;9*+56.'4 This breathtaking landscape is yours to traverse how you please, be it a mountain bike, an epic hike or a canoe through churning rivers. Feeling lazy? Why not take a gondola for a mosey through the adorable mountaintop village. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy the shopping & activities in & around the quaint village â&#x20AC;˘ Hike one of Whistler's many trails F Canoe Excursion F Zipline  &#;Ă&#x152;-#/.1125 After lunch we head out of the mountains past reservoirs & lakes, where we then move on to Kamloops, Canada's answer to the wild west. Before we depart test your group's bond with a gondola ride. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range â&#x20AC;˘ See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops lakes F Peak 2 Peak Gondola   &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;,#52'4 We've arrived in Jasper, a place that could arguably qualify as heaven on earth. A hike is on the agenda today, & we'll tick off our nature goals with every snow-capped mountain, glassy lake & moose we see.

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;$#0(( We'll be glued to the windows en route to Banff with Lake Louise just waiting to be featured on your insta story. But the best is yet to come, think horseback rides, wood fire meals & cosy chalet drinks will see us through 2 days in this stunning destination. (B,D)(B) Â? Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Banff National park â&#x20AC;˘ Ride the Ice Explorer on to the Athabasca Glacier â&#x20AC;˘ See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château â&#x20AC;˘ See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel F Helicopter Flight - Mt Assiniboine Glacier F Helicopter Flight - Royal Canadian F Banff Gondola

drink in one of Vernon's traditional pubs. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks â&#x20AC;˘ See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley Â

Places visited 1

Nightstops Calgary Stampede optional

1

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; VANCOUVER What better interlude between the unparalleled beauty of Vernon & the bustling sites of Vancouver than a meander through Canada's wine country? Having taken in the sights, the next day is ours to explore independently. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Lake Okanagan & its ďŹ&#x201A;oating bridge â&#x20AC;˘ See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion's Gate Bridge â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the totem poles of Canada's First Nations people in Stanley Park F Sunset Dinner Cruise Â

Special stay

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

Mt. Robson

2 JASPER Columbia IceďŹ eld Lake Louise

KAMLOOPS 1

2 BANFF

WHISTLER 2

1

VERNON

2

CALGARY

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2

VANCOUVER

&#;Ă&#x152; VANCOUVER All good things must come to an end, & so does our alpine adventure this morning. Time to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bon Voyageâ&#x20AC;? to your new BFF's. (B)

Most amazing trip ever, seriously a must do on Contiki's list! Standing on a glacier in the mountains, beautiful lakes, snow & amazing views with high energy activities to keep you buzzing!

END 11AM VANCOUVER

Liam F

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 and women 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 â&#x20AC;˘ in the price panel on this page (CRST/CRSTR/CRSRR). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

&#;Ă&#x152;8'4010 The road to Vernon is paved with gorgeous landscapes including three national parks. The highlight? Glacier National Park, which boasts over 400Â glaciers. After cramming all that wanderlust into one day, how about a well-earned

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$2899

Start Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 25

75

End Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Sep 4

Start Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29

75

End Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

11 18 25 2 9

Start 2020 May10 May17 May31 Jun 14

75

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US$2899

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2020

End Jul 16 Jul 18

2020

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2020

Start Jul 4 Jul 6

2019

2019

Ă&#x152;| CODE:CRCR/CRSTR | START VANCOUVER & FINISH VANCOUVER Start Jul 5 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 9

75

End Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19

Start Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 6 Sep 13 Sep 20

75

End Start Aug 26 Sep 27 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30

End Oct 7

75

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$905. CRST/CRSTR: Single room supplement of US$1125. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 10:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. O This trip spends 2 nights in Calgary during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stampedeâ&#x20AC;? & is 13 days long. For this trip use code CRST. Q This trip spends 2 nights in Calgary during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stampedeâ&#x20AC;? & is 13 days long. For this trip use code CRSRR. V This trip spends 2 nights in Calgary during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stampedeâ&#x20AC;? & is 13 days long. For this trip use code CRSTR. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.

#CANADAANDTHEROCKIES

&#;Ă&#x152;8#0%178'4 TO WHISTLER Welcome to Whistler, where you'll be greeted by fresh air, rugged landscapes & mountain peaks. A zipline through the alpine trees should have your appetite worked up for dinner. Tonight, it's on us. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains Â

Want to add the cherry on top of an already epic day? An optional cruise around Spirit Island should do the trick. Hotel (L) â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Jasper National Park â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains â&#x20AC;˘ View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather dependent) F White Water Rafting Â


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#GRANDCANADIAN

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GRAND CANADIAN + CALGARY STAMPEDE 20/22 DAYS

6

FROM

US$4125 US$207 *

24 INCLUDED MEALS 16 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 7 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

STATES + 4 CANADIAN PROVINCES

19/21NIGHTS Special Stay: 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet, 17 nights in twin-share hotels (19 nights Stampede departure)

FROM

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points & WiFi, 1 internal flight & transfers from Toronto to Vancouver

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll old Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Jet boat adventure in Montreal F Heli flight over the Rockies F Canoeing & ziplining in Whistler

Whistler B.C., @char_la_vie

NEW YORK, USA @titaniumtraveller

BANFF, ALBERTA @contiki

WHISTLER, B.C. @emily_jane_o

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The one that gives you 20 days of charming Canada, plus Niagara Falls & Boston &#;Ă&#x152;0'9;14- TO BOSTON Meet your travel crew in the Big Apple before we make tracks for Boston - a city tour will uncover it's unique Irish flavour. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit New Haven - home of Yale University â&#x20AC;˘ See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cheers' Bar  &#;Ă&#x152;$15610 Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tour prestigious Harvard University then the day is yours to explore. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Tour Harvard University F Trolley Tour F Urban Bike Adventure   &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; QUEBEC CITY Crossing the border, we'll reach Quebec City. Here we'll explore Parisian-style eateries, cobblestone streets & quaint river boardwalks. Hotel (B)(B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided walking tour of Old Quebec

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; MONTREAL Hello Montreal! Two full days of jet boats, poutine & live jazz will get our creative juices flowing. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Old Montreal, the Old Port & Mt. Royal F Jet Boat Tour Â

&#;Ă&#x152;9*+56.'4 This breathtaking landscape is yours to discover by mountain bike, hike or canoe. Or take a gondola to the adorable mountain village. Hotel (B) F Canoe Excursion F Zipline Â

&#;5Ă&#x152; Ă&#x152;6141061 NIAGARA FALLS We'll cruise past the Thousand Islands before rolling up to Canada's largest city - & the world's ninth-largest waterfall. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ See the CN Tower, Rogers Centre & University of Toronto â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise to the base of the Falls F Heli Flight over Niagara Falls Â

&#;Ă&#x152;-#/.1125 After lunch we head Kamloops, Canada's wild west. Dare to try the gondola. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range F Peak 2 Peak Gondola  

&#;Ă&#x152;9*+56.'4 VIA VANCOUVER A flight takes us to Whistler, with fresh air, rugged landscapes & mountain peaks. How about a zipline before dinner? Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;,#52'4 Today we'll tick off our nature goals with snowcapped mountains, Caribou, & an optional cruise to Spirit Island. Hotel (L) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Maligne Canyon â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Jasper National Park F White Water Rafting  &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;$#0(( The best is yet to come today with Lake Louise. Horseback rides, wood fire meals & cosy chalet drinks will see us through 2 days

1 FLIGHT INCLUDED

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mt. Robson

JASPER

2

Columbia IceďŹ eld

Lake Louise

1

WHISTLER

2

2 1

END

VERNON

VANCOUVER 2

&#;Ă&#x152;8'4010 The highlight today? Glacier National Park, with over 400 glaciers, & a visit to one of Vernon's traditional pubs. Hotel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ See Lake Okanagan & its ďŹ&#x201A;oating bridge â&#x20AC;˘ Entry into Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the totem poles of Canada's First Nations People in Stanley Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; VANCOUVER First Canada's wine country, then Vancouver. The next day is free to explore for yourself. Hotel (B)(B) F Sunset Dinner Cruise  &#;Ă&#x152; VANCOUVER Our alpine adventure ends this morning. Time to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bon Voyageâ&#x20AC;? to your new BFF's. END 11AM VANCOUVER

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 and women 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 â&#x20AC;˘ in the price panel on this page (GCST). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

Had so many amazing experiences with new friends, from getting soaked jetboating in Montreal & again on the boat going up to Niagara Falls, to ziplining in Whistler, seeing black bears in Jasper, & being snowed on in Banff. I absolutely loved this trip & would highly recommend it to anyone!

ALBERTA

KAMLOOPS

in this stunning locale. (B,D)(B) Â?  Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet â&#x20AC;˘  Entry into Banff National Park â&#x20AC;˘ See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Lake Louise & Lake Louise Château â&#x20AC;˘ Ride the Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier F Horseback Ride & Steak Fry F Mountain Climbing F Helicopter Flight F Banff Gondola

BANFF 2

Jess

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(Stampede only) QUEBEC

QUEBEC CITY 2 MONTREAL 2

MAINE

Places visited 1

ONTARIO

Nightstops

TORONTO

Calgary Stampede optional 1

3

Special stay

NEW HAMPSHIRE

LAKE ONTARIO

Niagara Falls

HOW MUCH & WHEN

NEW YORK

2

BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS

START New York

CONNECTICUT

New Haven

75

75

End Jul 24 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28

Start Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 13

75

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4 11 18 2

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75

End

Start Jun 19 O

May27 Jun 10 Jun 24

75

End Jul 10

Start Jul 3 Jul 17

75

End Jul 22 Aug 5

2020

Start Jul 5 Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 9

2020

End Jul 16 Jul 18

2020

Start Jun 25 O Jun 27 O

2019

2019

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75

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End Sep 16 Sep 30

75

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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$1639. GCSTR: Single room supplement of US$1855. O This trips spends 2 nights in Calgary during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stampedeâ&#x20AC;? & is 22 days long. For this trip use code GCSTR. Included Flights: This trip includes flights as specified on the map as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.74 for important info. This trip has a Level 2 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 7:30am & ends approx. 11:00am. For travel insurance see p.74. Note: This trip is made up of the first 9 days of the North By North East & Canada & the Rockies trips. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll welcome other travellers to the Contiki group.

#GRANDCANADIAN

START 7:30AM NEW YORK

Combine this trip with a New York Explorer trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.70

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

MORE NEW YORK


USA & CANADA 2019-21

CONTIKI.COM/MIGHTY-YOSEMITE

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

MIGHTY YOSEMITE 4

US$725

*

STATE

3 NIGHTS 1 night hotel 2 nights camping

SMALL GROUP TRIP

FROM

1

DAYS

NEW TRIP

7 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D)

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS Tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags, air-conditioned van, Trip Manager/Driver

FROM

US$182

*

PER DAY

4.6 OVERALL RATING

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES • Hike the grove of Giant Sequoias • See El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Inspiration Point (aka Tunnel View)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Rafting on the Merced River

The one that camps in Yosemite National Park under starlit summer skies

#MIGHTYYOSEMITE

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA @tahlsbrooke

SAN FRANCISCO 1

NEVADA

2 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK CALIFORNIA

1

START 4PM SAN FRANCISCO

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA @gsammour

&#;Ì5#0 FRANCISCO Welcome to California! We'll kick things off this afternoon when you meet up with your new travel crew & head out for a walking tour of Union Square, North Beach & then into Chinatown for a familystyle meal on your first night together. Hotel (D) • Walking tour & Chinatown dinner &#;Ì;15'/+6' Leaving from bohemian San Fran, we'll head across the Central Valley to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. But before arriving in the Yosemite valley, we'll stop for a picnic alongside the

Nightstops

stunning giant sequoia trees, some of the largest living things in the world. Arriving in Yosemite, we'll get an orientation from our guide of the spectacular park before sharing some drinks around the campfire under the park's glittering skies. Camping (B,L,D) • Hike May Lake & Mount Hoffman &#;Ì;15'/+6' Arising early this morning, we'll head off in our van for a day packed with sightseeing, hiking & adventuring. A group hike to May Lake, a spectacular, shimmering example of a High Sierra Lake is a particular highlight, as is Mount Hoffman, a stunning hike that rewards you with peerless, 360 degree panoramas of

the surrounding landscape. Tonight it's time to unwind once again with a campside dinner. Camping (B) • Visit the Grove of Giant Sequoias • Visit Yosemite Valley &#;Ì5#0 FRANCISCO Now you're fully acquainted with this magical place, it's your day to do your own thing. Choose one of a number of fantastic hikes, rent a bike, or simply relax in the cool shade by the emerald Merced river. After another full day of exploring & soaking up all that beauty, it's time to head back to San Fran, where our journey ends. (B,L) F Rafting  END 9PM SAN FRANCISCO

HOW MUCH & WHEN

2020

Ì| CODE:YOCA | START SAN FRANCISCO & FINISH SAN FRANCISCO Start May14 May28 Jun 11

US$725

End May17 May31 Jun 14

Start Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 9

US$725

End Start Jun 28 Aug 6 Jul 12 Aug 20 Jul 12 Sep 10

End Aug 9 Aug 23 Sep 13

US$725

* Prices above are based on twin-share hotel & tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$135 (available on Day 1). This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.


USA & CANADA 2019-21

CONTIKI.COM/SOUTHWEST-PARKS

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SOUTHWEST NATIONAL PARKS

THE DETAILS

4

3

DAYS

FROM

US$785

US$197

*

PER DAY

STATE

3 NIGHTS 2 nights camping 1 night hotel

9 INCLUDED MEALS

4.6 OVERALL RATING

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Navajo led tour of Antelope Canyon, Heliflight over the Grand Canyon

â&#x20AC;¢ Entry into 3 National Parks, 2 Tribal Parks & Monument Valley jeep tour

The one that experiences the stunning scenery of 3 iconic National Parks MONUMENT VALLEY, ARIZONA

ANTELOPE CANYON, ARIZONA

#SOUTHWESTNATIONALPARKS

GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA

START 4PM LAS VEGAS

&#;Ã&#x152;.#58')#5 Welcome to Vegas baby! A suitably spectacular starting place for what will no doubt be an awe-inspiring 4 days, this afternoon you'll meet up with your new Contiki team & get to know your new travel mates over a group dinner. Tomorrow, the National Parks await. Hotel (D)   &#;Ã&#x152; ZION & BRYCE NATIONAL PARKS Today we start our adventure, heading out from the bright lights of Vegas & journeying into the Zion Canyon, forged within towering white, pink & red sandstone cliffs. You'll have time to take some snaps of

the sweeping panoramas, saunter around the Eeral Pools, admire the Temple of Sinawava & more. Heading to Bryce Canyon, we'll admire this unique organic amphitheatre with its red, orange & white spires, before enjoying a BBQ around the campfire under starlit skies. Camping (B,L,D) Â &#;Ã&#x152;6174 MONUMENT VALLEY, LAKE POWELL & ANTELOPE CANYON Today we'll head past Lake Powell - with the option to check out the Antelope Canyon - before winding our way through more USA Southwest's spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations in the planet. Hopping on

our 4x4 jeep, we'll drive through Monument Valley, before camping under the sparkling canvas of stars. & trust us, getting up for sunrise in this place is worth it. Camping (B,L,D) F Navajo led tour of Antelope Canyon   Ã&#x152; &#;Ã&#x152;.#58')#5 Welcome to the headline event. Saving the best â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til last, today we'll visit a traditional Navajo trading post as we warm up for one of the seven natural wonders of the world: The Grand Canyon. Gazing out at this iconic landscape, you'll have the option to take a scenic helicopter ride, or simply walk along the rim, hiking into one of the deepest canyons on earth. Jaws fully on the

floor, we're finally ready to say goodbye to the incredible beauty we've witnessed here over the past 3Â days. It's now time to head back to the glittering lights of Vegas, where our trip ends. (B,L) F Heli Flight over the Grand Canyon

UTAH

BRYCE NATIONAL PARKS

NEVADA

'0&2/.#58')#5Ã&#x152;

Zion National Park

TRAVELLING IN WINTER?

1 Monument Valley Lake Powell

LAS VEGAS 1

This trip runs in reverse through the winter season, & puts you up in cosy hotels instead of camping. See the full trip itinerary at contiki. com/southwest-parks Code: SWPW

1 ANTELOPE

CANYON

Grand Canyon National Park

CALIFORNIA

ARIZONA

Places visited 1

Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

US$785

End May21 Jun 4 Jun 18

Start Jun 29 Jul 13 Jul 20

US$785

End Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 23

Start Aug 10 Aug 24 Sep 14

US$785

End Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 17

2019

2020

Start May18 Jun 1 Jun 15

Start Nov 4 Dec 23

US$929

End Nov 7 Dec 26

2020

Ã&#x152;| CODE:SWPW | START LAS VEGAS & FINISH LAS VEGAS

2020| CODE:SWPS | START LAS VEGAS & FINISH LAS VEGAS

Start  2020 Jan 20

US$929

End Start Feb 10 Jan 23 Mar 16

US$929

SMALL GROUP TRIP

An experienced Trip Manager/ Driver, air-conditioned van. This includes, tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags

3 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

*

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

THE NUMBERS

FROM

NEW TRIP

End Start Feb 13 Apr 13 Mar 19

End Apr 16

US$929

* Prices above are based on twin-share hotel & tents. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$45 (available on Day 1). This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.


USA & CANADA 2019-21

CONTIKI.COM/USA-CANADA/SKI-SNOWBOARD

SKI & SNOWBOARD. KEEP IT COSY Fresh air and fresher powder calling your name? Then the snowy runs of Lake Tahoe, Whistler and Banff are for you. Whatever your level of experience, grab your skis or board and get ready for a snow themed adventure. Our ski trips in North America promise the world, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappoint.

FROM

4 TRIPS

8 DAYS

FROM

14 $142

USD PER DAY

HIT THE SLOPES, BANFF, CANADA @MICAELAPENNESI 22


CONTIKI.COM/USA-CANADA/SKI-SNOWBOARD

USA & CANADA 2019-21

066 067

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.

AVAL ABLE ON THESE 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.

8 DAYS WINTER CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS:

Las Vegas (1 night), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), end San Francisco. Visit contiki.com/winter-californiahighlights.

Lake Tahoe (Winter option)

San Francisco

CALIFORNIA

SKI & SNOWBOARD

SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE


USA & CANADA 2019-21

CONTIKI.COM/POWDER

SKI & SNOWBOARD

THE POWDER RUSH THE NUMBERS

#POWDERRUSH

THE DETAILS

9

FROM

2

DAYS

FROM

US$1699 US$189 *

PER DAY

PROVINCES

8 NIGHTS

8 INCLUDED MEALS

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

*

5 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, Modern, heated coach with charging points & WiFi

â&#x20AC;˘ Capilano Suspension Bridge â&#x20AC;˘ Vancouver city Sightseeing

4.9 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Snowmobiles, Whistler F Ski or boarding, Whistler F Dog Sledding

The one that sees you carve up the slopes & still have time to explore WHY CHOOSE US? WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

â&#x20AC;˘ More choice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bring your own gear, or hire when you're here â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at Contiki-only prices. â&#x20AC;˘ Options to ski/board at four of Canada's top resorts â&#x20AC;˘ More than just a ski trip â&#x20AC;&#x201C; epic options for on & off the slopes â&#x20AC;˘ More included â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sightseeing, bridge walk & more â&#x20AC;˘ It's easy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we'll sort your lift passes & ski transfers - free between Banff resorts MUST-KNOWS: â&#x20AC;˘ Gear hire available (boots, poles, boards, helmets, pants & jackets) â&#x20AC;˘ Lift tickets are not included - 1, 2, & 3Â day passes are available for purchase at a special Contiki rate through your Trip Manager. Visit contiki.com/powder for more

START 8AM VANCOUVER

&#;Ă&#x152;8#0%178'4 Welcome to Canada! Here in Vancouver, there'll be no shortage of things to do, & a little ice hockey or a mosey round Chinatown are just a few of the options you'll have with your new travel squad today. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ City sightseeing include Stanley Park, Chinatown & Robson St    &#;Ă&#x152;8#0%178'4 TO WHISTLER We're all itching to get our snow on, so we'll journey to the mecca of snow sports Whistler. This real-life snow globe is brimming with life, so you'd be a fool not

to hop on a snowmobile before dinner. â&#x20AC;˘ Capilano Suspension Bridge F Snowmobiling F Zipline    &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; WHISTLER It's slopes o'clock here in Whistler, & it's time to do what we came here to do: ski to our heart's content. Recharge the Canadian way in between ski-sessions with spa visits, hot chocolates & pub crawls. Hotel (B)(D) F Ski or Boarding - 1 day lift pass F Ski or Boarding - 2 day lift pass F Half Day Lesson

 &#;Ă&#x152; WHISTLER TO BANFF We may be leaving Whistler, but the ski antics are certainly not done for the trip. With plenty of snow in Banff (as well as breathtaking scenery) we'll jump on a flight, bound for the next leg of our adventure.      &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;$#0(( With dog sledding, mountain hiking & hot springs all on offer, it's safe to say we'll never run out of things to do here. Don your skis if you're not quite done being a snow angel, or switch it up & discover the area on foot. (B)(B)(B,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay Rocky Mountain Chalet

F Helicopter Flight F Ski or Boarding - 1 day lift pass F Ski or Boarding - 2 day lift pass F Johnston Canyon Icewalk  

Amazing trip for its locations, time at each destination & was affordable for what was included. Great experience & awesome purchase! Highly recommend! Renae Mountford

Ă&#x152; FLIGHT INCLUDED

&#;Ă&#x152;$#0((61 CALGARY If a gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain isn't an amazing way to round up a trip, we don't know what is. After one last look at the Rockies, we'll say our teary goodbyes. Sob. (B) '0&2/%#.)#4; $#0(()10&1.#Ă&#x152;

ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Please note: Do not book ďŹ&#x201A;ights before 9:00pm.

BANFF WHISTLER 3

END

4

CALGARY

START

HOW MUCH & WHEN

1

VANCOUVER

US$1699

Start  2020 Jan 4 Jan 18 Feb 1

US$1699

End Start Feb 15 Jan 12 Feb 29 Jan 26 Mar 7 Feb 9

US$1699

End Feb 23 Mar 8 Mar 15

Start Dec 5 Dec 12

US$1739

End Dec 13 Dec 20

2021

End Dec 15 Dec 22

2020

Start Dec 7 Dec 14

2020

2019

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US$1739

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End Feb 21 Mar 7 Mar 14

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

US$1739

* Prices above are based on twin-share (quad-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$379. Note: Lift tickets & equipment are not included in this package. Included Flights: This trip includes flights as specified on the map as part of the trip price. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.74 for important info. This trip has a Level 2Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 4:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.74.


CONTIKI.COM/USA-CANADA/SHORT-TRIPS

USA & CANADA 2019-21

068 069

SHORT TRIPS. FOR LIFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOMENTS Only have a few days to hang out with us, perhaps off the back of another trip, or want to prolong your adventure just a bit longer? Our short trips and festivals in the USA & Canada will see you spending a few days living the LA, Orlando or NYC lifestyle, or celebrating NYE surrounded by the bright lights and even brighter characters of New York.

NEW YORK,USA @DANIELLEGRASSO

FROM

5 TRIPS

3 DAYS

FROM

5 $117

USD PER DAY


USA & CANADA 2019-21

CONTIKI.COM

&#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- Rise & shine, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your final day in New York, so make it count! After your included breakfast, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re free to roam. Maybe hit trendy Williamsburg, wander Greenwich Village and Soho, peddle through Central Park or visit iconic Wall Street and the NYSE. Hotel (B)

US$142

3 NIGHTS 3 nights in twin-share hotel 5 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D) INCLUDED ESSENTIALS An experienced & professional Trip Manager, Local taxes & service charges INCLUDED EXPERIENCES â&#x20AC;¢ NYE dinner & party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend) â&#x20AC;¢ Get a birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building & visit the Statue of Liberty â&#x20AC;¢ 7-day Metro Pass FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Food Cart tour, NYC F One World Observatory

PER DAY

t-shirt. How about one more cream cheese bagel for the road? (B)

&#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- You came, you saw, you took a big olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bite out of the Big Apple. We hope youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grabbed your â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I heart NYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

END 11AM NEW YORK

A = CODE:NY3EX B = CODE:NY5EX

Departures between Dec 01 QW Dec 31

Departures between Jan 01 V+ Feb 29

Departures between Mar 01 O ' Mar 31

US$549 A

US$605 A

US$425 A

US$549 A

US$949 B

US$845 B

US$949 B

US$585 B

US$845 B

Departures between May01 Q W May31

Departures between Jun 01 O' Aug 31

Departures between Sep 01 X Z Sep 30

Departures between Oct 01 4  Nov 30

Departures between Dec 01 X Z Dec 31

2021

US$605 A

US$845 B

2020

US$549 A

2020

Departures between Oct 01 O ' Nov 30

Departures between Apr 01 O ' Apr 30

US$549 A US$845 B

Departures between Jan 01  Feb 28

2021

Departures between Sep 01 Q W Sep 30

Departures between Mar 01 4  Mar 31

US$605 A

US$549 A

US$615 A

US$559 A

US$615 A

US$429 A

US$559 A

US$949 B

US$845 B

US$965 B

US$859 B

US$965 B

US$599 B

US$859 B

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. NY3EX: OSingle supplement of US$355. QSingle supplement of US$399. VSingle supplement of US$225. XSingle supplement of US$405. 4Single supplement of US$365. Single supplement of US$229. NY5EX from US$117 per day. NY5EX: 'Single supplement of US$645. WSingle supplement of US$735. +Single supplement of US$389. ZSingle supplement of US$749. Single supplement of US$659. Single supplement of US$395. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package. This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details.

NEW YEAR IN NEW YORK THE DETAILS

*

NEW YORK, NEW YORK @JayGunning

2020

Departures between Aug 01 O' Aug 31

2020

Ã&#x152;| CODE:NY3EX/NY5EX | START NEW YORK & FINISH NEW YORK

2019

â&#x20AC;¢ CityPass: 1 Empire State Building. 2 American Museum of Natural History. 3 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 4 Top of the Rock Observation Deck or Guggenheim Museum. 5 Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

&#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- After you grab some breakfast (on us), how will you spend your day? With your CityPASS in hand, you could start with either the New York Trade Center Memorial & Museum, or the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space

Museum. When the sun goes down, why not head to the Empire State Building for an unrivalled view of the city? Hotel (B) Â

FROM

*

HOW MUCH & WHEN

4

1

DAYS

START 8AM NEW YORK

&#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- Hello Big Apple! We'll dive right into action with a day jam-packed full of tours & discoveries, including a mosey down stylish 5th Avenue or opt for a visit to the World Trade Center Memorial. Fancy a bird's eye view? Hotel (D)    &#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- It's New Year's Eve, & the anticipation is driving us crazy! A cruise to the Statue of Liberty will see us round up the new year in style before our dinner, champagne & private bar kicks off a sleepless night. Hotel (B,D) F NYC Food Cart tour

CONTIKI.COM/NEW-YORK

FROM STATE

Ã&#x152; &#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- Hangover, what hangover? We'll start the new year as we mean to go on with a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gossip Girl' tour, or maybe even a Broadway matinee. With one day left in NYC, the Empire State Building isn't going to climb itself. Hotel (B) F One World Observatory  &#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- Having sailed into the new year together, it's time to part ways with your new besties. What new adventures will this year bring? (B)

US$1065

FROM

*

US$267

*

PER DAY

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

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HOW MUCH & WHEN Ã&#x152;| CODE:NYNY | START NEW YORK & FINISH NEW YORK Start Dec 30 O

US$1065

End Jan 2

2020

#NYCNYE

#NYEXPLORER

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

&#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- With three whole days to spend in the city that never

sleeps, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no time to lose! Make the most of your included breakfast, then with your CityPASS, you could check out Lady Liberty from the Ellis Island ferry or take a Circle Line sightseeing cruise. Hotel (B) Â

2020

Our accommodation package includes, Daily voucher for breakfast, Easy access to subway, Grand Central Station and Times Square

CONTIKI.COM/NEW-YORK-EXPLORER

US$425

STATE

2019

INCLUDED ESSENTIALS

NEW TRIP

FROM

2020

Breakfast daily

2019

INCLUDED MEALS

&#;Ã&#x152;0'9;14- After check-in to your digs in Manhattan, feel free to get more familiar with this stylish city, your way. Maybe check out Museum Mile, including the Guggenheim & MOMA (both included in your CityPASS), or take a stroll over the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Hotel (B)Â

2020

2 or 4Â nights in twin-share hotel

1

DAYS

START 4PM NEW YORK

2019

2 OR 4 NIGHTS

3/5

2020

THE DETAILS

2019

SHORT TRIPS

NEW YORK EXPLORER

Start Dec 30 Q

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US$1089

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. OSingle supplement of US$605. QSingle supplement of US$615. This trip has a Level 1 cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. Please note: We only use a coach on Day 1 for sightseeing & then we explore the city like locals with our 7 day Metro pass. For travel insurance see p.74.


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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 2Â or 4-night options choose your Explorer.

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familiar with this super chill & infinitely glamorous city. Want to dive right into the LA way of life? Why not stop by one of the city's famous taco trucks to sink your teeth into LA's culinary scene. Hotel (B)   

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US$655

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INCLUDED ESSENTIALS Our accommodation package includes a 1 or 2 day park to park admission to Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure pass, Daily breakfast, Easy access to the amusement parks & shopping.

The Contiki hotel is set on the I-ride trolley route & offers free shuttles to Universal & Walt Disney World. When you are ready for some shopping check out the plethora of outlet shopping or rent a car & head over to Kennedy Space Center & Cocoa Beach.

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&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; ORLANDO With a trip to Universal Studios also on the cards, we only hope you budgeted for Butterbeer. Your 2-day Park to Park pass gets you up close & personal with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, ride the rollercoasters

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US$425

US$449

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US$749

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US$435

US$465

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US$625

US$769

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. This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details.

WAIKIKI EXPLORER

Our accommodation package includes a prebooked trip featuring Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial Punch Bowl, Daily voucher for breakfast, Easy access to great surf beaches & amazing shopping.

WHERE YOU'LL 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.

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&#;Ã&#x152;#44+8' HONOLULU Aloha, travellers! Welcome to Paradise. After checking in, you'll be rubbing your eyes in disbelief as you take in the incredible panoramas, featuring the pristine Waikiki beach framed by extinct volcanoes, turquoise waters & dramatic cliffs. Hotel (B)   &#;Ã&#x152;*101.7.7 With so much culture to take in here, today should be about getting clued up on Honolulu's historical hotspots. Visit the Pearl Harbor & Arizona Memorial, see the sunken USS Arizona, or visit the USA's only royal residence, Iolani Palace. Hotel (B)  

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US$679

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US$725

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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. This trip has a Level 1Â cancellation policy, see p.75 for all the details.


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BEFORE YOU BOOK WHAT’S INCLUDED THE ESSENTIALS All accommodation, transport, and a good handful of meals, are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (we offer breakfast most days, plus a cherry-picked selection of local, fresh and tasty meals). We also provide our Included Experiences, which are basically the sights and activities we think you just can’t afford to miss. And then of course you also get our expert and highly trained dream-team of Contiki staff; our Trip Managers and Drivers, and English-speaking Local Guides.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Flights, airport transfers or ferries to and from your start and end destination are not included in the cost of your trip. We also keep a number of meal times free for you to explore a region and its foodie offerings in greater detail, so budgeting for non-catered meals is important. In terms of activities, we offer Free Time AddOns, which are not included in the overall price. Travel insurance and visas are also not included in the cost of your trip, and need to be booked separately.

AIRFARES Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.75) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & payment for your trip you acknowledge & 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 &/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airline’s terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

VISA REQUIREMENTS Visas are super important and depending on your nationality you may require a visa to enter the USA and Canada. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contact your travel agent (if applicable) to determine if you require a visa and how to get it. You will require a machine readable passport, your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your arrival. Without enough validity, authorities may deny your entry into a country, even if you’re only staying for a short while. 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 currently 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.

IMPORTANT

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. • 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. • Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your trip includes a flight you are also subject to airline baggage restrictions. • Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight or additional luggage .

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR MY TRIP? 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE? A simple one - yes. It’s essential that you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of cancellation, personal injury, medical expenses and loss of personal property. It’s also super important to check that your insurance covers all of the activities you’ll be partaking in, particularly any adventure activities for all you adrenaline junkies. Visit contiki.com/insurance for more information on this.

HOTELS:

SLEEPING WHERE WILL I STAY?

Our hotel accommodation is always twin-share (except in some Unique Special Stays), staying in superior tourist class hotels, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement. Please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. There is WiFi at most hotel accommodation so you can gram/snap/chat to your heart’s content.

CAMPING:

Our accommodation is twin-share in roomy tents with comfy sleeping mats. Sleeping bags on the Southwest National Parks p.65, & Mighty Yosemite p.64 are included. Sleeping bags for the Grand Alaska trip can be rented for $35.00 for the trip (price subject to change). Camping is a ‘family” experience with shared facilities, tents will be set up and taken down by occupants, and all travellers will pitch in to cook.

GLAMPING:

This accommodation is triple-share, with options to upgrade to a double or single, in upscale, safari style tents with beds & shared facilities. Note: On occasion, due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. Whilst it is always our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. WiFi is not available at remote Special Stays.

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.

MAKING YOUR BOOKING WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? We get that sometimes plans change unexpectedly, so our cancellation policy offers you absolute flexibility and comes in two parts: The Freedom Guarantee policy ensures that even if your travel plans change, you’ll never miss out or be charged fees for changing your booking. If you want to change the dates of your trip, swap onto another trip or even change your trip for a different region entirely, that’s all possible, without incurring fees*.

FLEXDEPOSIT FlexDeposit is a policy you automatically get once you’ve paid a deposit on any Contiki trip, and works as credit towards a future Contiki adventure, ensuring your deposit money isn’t lost if you can’t travel on your original trip as intended. FlexDeposit can be used up until your 36th birthday, after which time it can then be transferred for use with any other travel brand within The Travel Corporation family of brands. It can also be gifted to a friend within 5 years of the original booking date. * You can find out more about both policies in the T&C’s on p.75 & by visiting: contiki.com/freedomguarantee

NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED REGISTER AT MY CONTIKI Just like you, we want your trip to run as smoothly as possible, so before you travel, make sure you register your details online at My Contiki. Look out for this icon at contiki.com to sign up. This only takes a few minutes and means we’ll have info on: • Your personal details, including your email address and phone number. Your emergency contact info and travel insurance details, just in case we need it. • Any dietary requirements you may have. • You’ll also need to make sure your trip is paid in full 60 days prior to departure . You’ll also find out where your Contiki Trip will start and exactly what accommodation you’ll be staying in. You’ll be able to see & download your docs approx. 21 days before your trip departure, saving time & trees (we even plant one for every traveller that select eDocs!). Visit contiki.com/mycontiki

• Any Free Time Add-Ons you would like to do on your trip. • Any additional sightseeing you plan on doing in your Free Time, that is not covered either by our Included Experiences or Free Time Add-Ons. • Any additional personal expenses. This includes alcohol, shopping, and any evening entertainment not included. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re travelling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE! Within USA and Canada, in service industries tipping is common practice. All other tipping is entirely optional, and not an expectation. If you feel your Contiki Team has delivered an outstanding level of service throughout your trip you may wish to tip them, but this is at your discretion, no one else’s.

CONTIKI+ Been on a Contiki before? Welcome back! You’re a part of Contiki+, and that means you’re eligible for 5%* off trips around the world! We’ve even wrangled deals for you across all our TTC sister brands (ttc.com). *Check out contiki. com/deals for all the details.

HEALTH DO I NEED VACCINATIONS FOR USA & CANADA? At the time this brochure went to press (May, 2019), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up to date information with your health professional prior to departure. Travellers should be up to date with their routine vaccinations: Measles/Mumps/ Rubella (MMR), Tetanus. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, e.g. antihistamines, antibiotics.

SAFETY 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.

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

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1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. (Contiki is not legally permitted to allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip.) 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home. 4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details.

PACKING HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

• For our USA & Canada trips, luggage is restricted to one decent sized, non-expanding suitcase, approximately 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” × 20” × 10” ) with a maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can be used as an overnight bag. 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

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. You can check what trips are part of a bigger trip in the fine print on the actual trip page.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ARE FREE TIME ADD-ON ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY TRIP?

No, these experiences are an additional cost and are not included in the price of your Contiki trip. However, thanks to our long-standing relationships with suppliers, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are getting the best deal when booking one of our Add-Ons. Look out for the F symbol on our trip pages for the Add-Ons available on each trip. These will also be listed in your travel documents.

CONTIKI GLOSSARY

HOW DO I PAY FOR FREE TIME ADD-ONS?

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.

Payment for your Free Time Add-Ons is made direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency), or with a credit card. Some Free Time Add-Ons can be pre-booked at the time of booking your Contiki adventure to ensure you don’t miss out. Check with your travel agent or Contiki for details. Your TM will take you through all of the available options at the start of your trip.

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

MONEY WHAT WILL I NEED MONEY FOR ON TRIP?

In terms of spending money, you’ll need to budget for the following: • Any meals (normally lunches and dinners) that are not included. If you search for your trip at contiki.com, you’ll be able to see the total number of meals included in the cost of your trip.

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

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Photos courtesy of © Under Canvas, Zion National Park, Great Smoky Mountains USA P.2-3, p.4, p.14-p.15 Tents. Photos courtesy of © POD 35 Hotel, NYC, USA p.1415 Hotel Lobby, Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Miyako Hotel, Los Angeles, USA p.14-p.55 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Westgate Hotel, Las Vegas, USA p.15 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Washington Park Hotel, Miami, USA p.15 Swimming pool & Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Tunnel Mountain Resort, Banff, Canada p.15-p55 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © @pauljoyner Great Smoky Mountains, USA p.25-p.36-p.39 Tents. Photos courtesy of © www.bindlestifftours.com Alaska P.6 Ice Hiking, p.15 Denali Road, p.55 Helicopter Ride, p.58 Ice Hiking, Sea Kayaking, Volcanic Lake, Copper Mine McCarthy & Alaska Range.


BOOKING CONDITIONS

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

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability 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 April, 2019. 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 travellers 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 week’s 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 (May, 2019) 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. 4.6 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, size of vehicle and/or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted including WiFi & power outlets. 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 60 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 travellers’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid no later than 60 days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 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 60 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. 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 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 monies 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 traveller 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 at www.ttc.com/brands/. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friends 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: CANCELLATION CHARGES (PER PERSON) IF YOU CANCEL YOUR TRIP PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE CANCELLATION FEE DAYS BEFORE TRAVEL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 60+ days notice: ..............Deposit is forfeited..........Deposit is forfeited 59-16 days notice:...........30% of trip fare ..............60% of trip fare 15-8 days notice: .............50% of trip fare ..............90% of trip fare 7-1 days notice: ...............90% of trip fare ..............100% of trip fare Day of departure: .............100% of trip fare ............100% of trip fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. All Cancellation policies valid as at 16th May, 2019, 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, travellers 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 and pre bookable Free time Add-Ons are subject to the following cancellation fees: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE 60 – 22 days......................................................................................... 25% 21 – 15 days......................................................................................... 30% 14 days to day of departure ...............................................................100% 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 16th May, 2019 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. 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 60 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 4.3 A change of booking within 60 days of original trip departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 The new departure price would not be eligible for early payment discounts (EPD) if within 60 days before departure. 4.5 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 4.6 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS 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 Travellers 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 Travel times on our trips vary from day to day depending on the destination. For your comfort we make regular stops and try to keep each section no longer than 3 hours. However, depending on your medical history, some people may be at risk of discomfort or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they remain immobile for a long period on a journey. If you have ever had DVT, pulmonary embolism, a family history of clotting conditions, cancer, or treatment for cancer, stroke, heart or lung disease, or if you have had major surgery in the past three months we recommend you consult your doctor before travelling. 5.8 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. 5.9 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. 5.10 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. 5.11.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to English Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.11.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.11.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/ traveller costs. 6. COMPULSORY INSURANCE Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, and we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, 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.

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, Free Time Add-Ons. 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. 10. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS Luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non-expanding suitcase size up to 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and the maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. No metal frame backpacks are allowed. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on trip.

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, injury, 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 affect 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 travellers (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from August 2019 to March 2021. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by: Contiki US Holdings Inc, 5551 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630 with the exception of the Mexico trips on p.73 which are operated by Journey Mexico, Francisco Medina Ascencio #2039, Interior #205, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco CP 48333 Mexico. Grand Alaska, Mighty Yosemite and the Southwest National Park trips are operated by Go Trek USA dba Bindlestiff Tours. 4952 S Rainbow Blvd #161 Las Vegas, Nevada 89118 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. DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.). Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH. This brochure was published in May 2019 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.


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