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VACATIONS FOR 18-35’s 2012 – 14 USA & CANADA Including Hawaii Stopovers

THIS WAY TO AMAZING

THE ORIGINAL

SINCE ‘62 Celebrating 50 great years. See p.19

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> MEET CÉLINE Ms Cousteau talks oceans, Gandhi & her family. See p.18

> MORE INCLUDED More amazing inclusions make us exceptional. See p.10-11

> AMAZING OVERNIGHTS From lodges & hotels to Special Stays, our overnights always impress. See p.14

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CONTENTS

We

Coachella

What’s What 02 04 06 07 08 10 12 14 16 17

Be there with us. See p.51 for more

Meet Contiki Love the USA & Canada The Contiki way Only Contiki – why choose us? Explore more – free time Only Contiki includes more Meet the team & Getting around Where you stay & food Compare & save with Contiki Join us online

USA 20 22 24 25 26 28 30 32 34

Wild Western 14 days from US$1849 LA to the Bay 11 days from US$1555 Western Highlights 8 days from US$1109 California Highlights 8 days from US$1065 Grand Southern 26 days from US$3649 Southern Adventure 13 days from US$1909 Eastern Discovery 14 days from US$2119 Best of USA 14 days from US$3365 Northern Adventure 14 days from US$2249

USA & Canada 36 38 40 42

Grand Northern 26 days from US$3615 North by North East 13 days from US$1935 Eastern Escapade 13 days from US$2055 Grand Canadian 20/22 days from US$3475

Canada 44

Canada & the Rockies 11/13 days from US$1839

NYE & Stopovers 46 48 49

New York, Miami, Las Vegas NYE 4 days from US$749 New York Uncovered 4 days from US$855 LA & Waikiki Explorers 3/5 days from US$235

Ocean Drive, Miami

Ski Tahoe 50

Ski or board Lake Tahoe

Mexico 52

Contiki in Mexico

Cool Stuff 18 19 19

Meet Céline The original since ‘62 Contiki Cares...

Other Stuff 51 54 55 56

Departure points & Stay longer Got a question? Booking conditions How to book

Meet us & other travelers online:

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facebook.com/contiki

twitter.com/contiki_us

youtube.com/contiki

flickr.com/contikivacations

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www.contiki.com

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The Original

Since ‘62 Do you live to explore, seek new adventures, discover new places & really get into the heart of a culture? It’s what we live for too. Traveling with Contiki is more than a trip, it’s the experience of a lifetime. An experience where you’ll get to know the locals, while exploring & discovering more for less.

We’re the original adventure travel company for 18-35s. We’ve been traveling the world with people like you since ’62.

Contiki starts with people like you, people who See p.19 for more want to capture those life-changing moments. No matter the style of travel or the kind of adventure you’re seeking, our philosophy remains the same – we’re about unbeatable trips that show you the best. However you choose to explore – going solo, as a group or as a couple – you’ll always experience more. More inclusions for less, amazing places to stay, cool ways to get around, authentic local food & the time you need to explore your way… that’s Contiki.

The greatest journeys start with a single step & end as amazing stories. Start your story with us.

blog.contiki.com

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Love the USA & Canada... We travel for the moments. Big moments can make your jaw drop, like hiking the rim of the Grand Canyon, whitewater rafting the rapids in the Rockies or the endless New York views from the Empire State Building. The equally incredible smaller moments leave you wide-eyed too, like watching a Miami sunset, biking along the Chicago waterfront or cruising in a cable car along the tree-lined streets of San Francisco. No matter

what the size one thing is for sure, these moments all come together to create one incredible story, your story. Friendly locals, massive landscapes, unbeatable icons & diversity everywhere you turn is what makes the USA & Canada so unique. A trip here is a journey that will widen your perspective & ensure you come home with your own incredible story to tell. Your journey starts here...

Road show

Spray can

10:15: Miami

14:33: Niagara

Free wheeling 19:30: Coachella

Boat crew

15:40: Whistler Scan to explore USA & Canada with Contiki... Find out more at contiki.com/barcodes

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UNESCO’s World Heritage sites Most Contiki tours visit World Heritage sites, so look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages.

High roller

visit contiki.com/worldheritagelist to find out more

Shopping trolley 13:50: San Francisco

Wall post 09:10: South Beach

Garden party 17:45: New Orleans

10:00: Quebec

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Contiki

The

The USA & Canada are mind-blowing & experiencing them with Contiki isn’t quite like anything else. Here’s why...

The USA & Canada your way. We have trips to suit all tastes & budgets. You can focus on the East Coast, West Coast or the South. Choose from a full-on Canadian adventure or the best of both the USA & Canada. Whether it’s a long or short adventure, or a New Year’s trip like no other, we’ve got it all. With Contiki, there’s always something to suit.

More time to explore. We know no journey is complete without time to do your own thing, the way you want. With this in mind we give you lots of free time to head out & discover the places you visit, explore more or just chill with friends your way. We also give you some other incredible things to do with our cool optional activities, unique to the places you visit. See p.8-9 for more.

Get more with Contiki. Getting the most for your money is a must, so we make sure you do by including more. With us you get more sights, activities, comfy accommodations & exclusive experiences. The bottom line? You get more incredible experiences traveling with Contiki.

We’re here for you. Our team is what makes us so exceptional. From your Tour Manager & Driver to our customer service teams behind the scene, everyone at Contiki has one thing in mind: you. We’re here to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime, from the moment you book your trip to the last day of your adventure. See p.12-13 for more.

Amazing places to stay. Hotels, resorts, lodges & our famous Special Stay experiences mean you’ll always stay in comfort. A key feature is location, so you’re right where you need to be. Our impressive Special Stay experiences include a resort on Bass Lake & a cozy chalet in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, just to name a few.

Local know-how. We love it local. Wherever we travel we’ll get you in the know with truly local experiences. Whether it’s a guided tour or pointing out a cool restaurant that the locals love, our team makes sure you uncover the best. They live & breathe the USA & Canada & they can’t wait to give you the insider’s view on the places you visit.

New York

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Why choose

Contiki?

When you travel to the USA & Canada with us you see more, experience more & get more for your money.

The original since ‘62. Because we’ve been doing what we do longer than anyone else, we can show you the USA & Canada like nobody else. We live & breathe travel - our experience means that you get the most amazing, authentic, life-changing experiences for 18-35s.

Travel your way. Looking for a long trip or a quick getaway? Are you a first-timer or a seasoned traveler? Going solo or with a group? Whatever your travel style, you’ll find your perfect trip with Contiki. Choose from trips to both coasts, the states in between, & even the Hawaiian Islands. There’s always something to suit.

More free time. We build plenty of free time so you can choose to explore on your own. We’ve organized many amazing optional activities for you to try. It’s your choice. Our Tour Managers take care of all the details so you’ll get the most out of your trip.

Unbeatable value. With Contiki there are more sights, more activities, more free time, more definite departures, & more great accommodations. Plus there’s a host of exclusive experiences that you only get with us. The bottom line? Go Contiki – you’ll get more than going any other way.

Extraordinary service. We are industry leaders when it comes to our team. Our team of Tour Managers, Drivers, & Local Guides are the best trained & the most committed to delivering amazing experiences tailored for 18-35s.

Amazing accommodations. Comfy & well-located hotels with all the amenities you expect & little extras you’ll love. We also include some extra special overnights so you can really experience the local lifestyle.

Incredible food. We include some truly local meal experiences so you really sink your teeth into the USA & Canada’s cuisine. Plus we also leave lots of meal times free so you can experience more of what you like, in your time.

More choice. Long or short trips, a fun getaway or a festival that rocks, Contiki has it all. No matter which way you choose to travel we have trips to suit all tastes & budgets.

This Way to Amazing What does all this add up to? The most amazing travel experience, tailored specifically for you.

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Exploring, New York Whitewater rafting, Jasper

Monument hop, Washington DC Lombard Street, San Francisco

Explore more Make the most of your free time... No journey is complete without some time to explore, relax & go your own way.

Please note: Explore More optional activities are not included in the price of your tour. They are run by 3rd party operators & on occasions, for some activities, travelers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave it’s important that you check to see if your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities. Be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding & therefore involve some risk.

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On our trips, the only things that are fixed are your destinations. Want to hang with the locals or chill out with new friends? Want to do something active or just relax? It’s up to you.

Hot air balloon ride, Phoenix Rent a bike, Washington

All of our trips are planned with plenty of free time in mind, giving you the freedom to travel the way you want. Free time means time to head off & do your own thing & get your fix for what you’re into, like hitting a record store, shopping for new threads or watching the big game. Grab your camera & frame some great shots, spend time at the beach, or go biking, hiking, blading or just taking to the streets to explore. Do what you’re into. Take time to enjoy the new places you visit and get a feel for their vibes and cultures.

We take it further. On each tour, for an additional cost, we’ve hand-picked a lot of incredible Explore More options, unique to the places you visit. Some will get your blood pumping, like rafting or speedboating, helicopter rides or skiing. Others will get you into the local way of life, like a cooking class, wine tasting or food tours.

Shopping, New York Kayaking, Whistler

What else? You’ll get great prices and we can organize it all for you too. Look out for the Explore More symbol on the tour pages & don’t forget your sense of adventure.

Ziplining / Hollywood Homes tour / Las Vegas variety show / Sonoran hot air ballooning / NYC food cart tour / Rodeo in Cody / Grand Canyon helicopter ride & champagne / Montreal jet boat adventure / New Orleans cooking class / Mountain biking in Whistler / Cowboy cookout in Banff / Dinner & clubbing in Miami / Wine tasting in San Francisco & many more...

visit contiki.com/exploremore

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Chinatown Charm Exploring San Francisco’s Chinatown is a must. Get in the know with a walking tour of this famous city-withina-city. Learn all about its past & present & then have a perfect end to the experience by indulging in an all-out Chinatown feast (our treat)

Only Contiki

Guided bike tour, Miami

includes more...

Ride the ‘Maid of the Mist’

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Explore New Orleans

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The USA & Canada are vast, with lots to do & even more to see. We make sure you experience everything from the main sights to those cool off-the-beaten-path things that really make the adventure. And we make sure you get more bang for your buck – we include more in your tour price than going any other way. Legendary sights, all included:

Amazing accommodations:

From the essentials like the Golden Gate Bridge, The Empire State Building, Mount Rushmore & Niagara Falls to the smaller (but just as amazing) stuff, we guarantee you’ll experience the USA & Canada’s best. We cover lots of entry fees & at some places we’ll even save you time by getting you in faster.

Our accommodations rock! Hotels, lodges & our legendary Special Stay experiences mean great places to end your days. Comfy beds & great facilities in convenient locations mean you’ll always sleep easy in the kind of comfort you’ll love.

Uncover the best: You’ll get in the know the local way, with included bike tours, orientation tours & walking tours in some spots too, so you really get to know the places you visit in-depth.

Exclusive experiences: Loving Lady Liberty Get a true NYC moment as you set sail for Liberty Island & get up close to Lady L herself. The views from the island will impress as you spend some time framing up snaps of this global icon & the perfect Manhattan skyline.

A lot of what we offer on our trips, you won’t get with anyone else. Like a limo ride in Vegas (complete with champagne) for a touch of serious glam, riding the Maid of the Mist in Niagara, a San Francisco catamaran sunset cruise, entry to the home of the ‘King’ at Graceland or to the top of the Empire State Building & visiting Lady Liberty herself in NYC.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Included highlights are shown on each tour page

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The best team: From the day you book to your last day of tour, our exceptional team is here for you. Our team gives you the inside track on all the places you visit, their expert local knowledge will soon be yours, so you learn & experience more.

Epic eats: With us you’ll discover the best local cuisine. We include more local meals so you truly test those taste buds - from Southern BBQs or tasty Mexican to authentic pizza done just the way you like it, get ready for those larger-than-life tastes.

Better value: This all adds up to better value for you! Plus there’s no extra cost if you choose to go solo & we have awesome ways to save even more, see p.16.

Definite departures Over 350 definite departures, with more added every week. Check your tour on contiki.com & look out for the definite departure symbol on the availability calendar.

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Meet Dave (second from left) one of our expert Tour Managers

Meet the team The Contiki Difference

Meet Hannah one of our expert Tour Managers

There’s nothing like hanging with the locals when you travel, people who know the places you visit like the back of their hand who can show you more. Our team gives you the inside track on where you’re headed, while taking care of all the details to ensure your trip is an epic journey. They’re also passionate travelers with only one thing on their mind: You. Our Tour Manager & Driver teams are your on-road guidebooks. They’ll fast track you to the must-see sights & open doors to authentic experiences that only locals could possibly know about. Our team members are professionals who make your trip hassle-free. We pick the best of the bunch & send them on a comprehensive training trip (the best in the industry) so you can sit back & relax, knowing that

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choosing to go Contiki means everything from finding your hotel, to knowing where to go for the best local restaurants & every other important detail of your trip is taken care of. On top of this, in many locations we use expert Local Guides to give an insider’s unique perspective of the places we travel. Having a team as big, knowledgeable & well-trained as ours means one thing – the only thing you need to focus on is enjoying the best of the USA & Canada.

ONLINE, ON THE ROAD > Love WiFi? So do we! Many of our hotels throughout the USA & Canada offer free WiFi for guests, making keeping in touch with friends & family easy.

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www.contiki.com

Getting around When you’re traveling with Contiki in the USA & Canada it’s not just about traveling on the coach. We mix it up on our trips with included flights, boat trips & other fun ways to get around. When you’re on the coach it’s more of a social event with friends than a way to get around. Check out the views, plug in your iPod, watch a DVD or just curl up in your reclining seat & chill. We always stop at lots of great places along the way, many that you’d miss if you traveled any other way. And on our Best of USA tour, we include flights to get you where you need to be, faster. You can charge your iPhones, iPads & cameras onboard & the best part - it’s hassle-free! Jump on board, we’ll get you where you need to be & unload your bags, so you’ll hit the ground running.

Comfy coaches

PROFILES

And that’s where the fun starts. You could find yourself sailing on a catamaran in San Francisco, riding a gondola for Rocky Mountain views in Banff, in an Ice Explorer on a glacier in Canada, chilling like a local on a bike in Miami’s South Beach & even riding in a limo in Vegas. Get ready to let the good times roll.

> Brianna, Tour Manager, from California Taste…Cheesecake from Junior’s in Brooklyn, 99 cent shrimp cocktail in Vegas & the bacon maple donut from Nickle Diner in LA…the list goes on… Random fact… The Golden Gate bridge gets painted non-stop, year-round. Shop… At any store in NYC (there’s no sales tax on shoes & clothes under $100). Don’t miss… A Broadway show in NY. Bright lights, singing & dancing, beautiful old theatres, it’s an experience you’ll remember forever!

> David, Tour Manager, from California I love… Taking people to their first American sporting events. Listen… To live music on Frenchman St in New Orleans. Taste… The ribs at Rendezvous in Memphis Don’t miss… A helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. You’ll love the USA & Canada because… We have the best mix of cultured cities, amazing scenery & awesome food that you’ll find anywhere on the planet.

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Onboard

POWER OUTLETS to keep you charged Gondola ride, Banff

Matt, NYC Local Guide & Tour Manager, lives in Brooklyn, NYC Listen… To the soothing sound of New York at night: sirens, car horns, crowds & chaos. Taste… The best sandwich you’ll ever eat Pastrami on rye at Katz’s. Don’t miss… A game at Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, Citi Field or the brand-new Barclay’s Center! We know… Where the locals eat & drink, even in Times Square! And I love my job because every day is different.

Ice Explorer

Catamaran cruise, San Francisco

Get in touch with fellow travelers:

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Super sleeps In comfort & style...

Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco

Howard Johnson, Miami

Our USA & Canada accommodations are all about the best overnights, blending a combination of hotels, lodges, resorts & our famous Special Stay experiences. Going Contiki means great facilities & locations you’ll love so you travel in style.

Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco

Great comfort & top locations

Go local - Special Stay overnights

Enjoy hotel locations that rock. You’ll be by the beach in Miami, on the Strip in Las Vegas, in downtown Los Angeles & in central San Francisco, New Orleans, & Vancouver. We keep it convenient so you can go exploring in your own time, right where the action is. It’s about facilities that rock – think bars, pools, free WiFi, restaurants & gyms!

We call them Special Stays because they are just that - they’re unique to the places you visit. Imagine waking up in a cabin right on the edge of stunning Bass Lake, or opening your curtains to views of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Bliss.

visit contiki.com/america to find out more

The Whitney Wyndham, New Orleans

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Going solo? With twin-share rooms, we’ll mix you up with some same sex room-mates, so it’s no worries. It’s your choice. You can twin-share with a roomie of the same gender, or for more privacy you can pay a bit more to get your own room.

The Pines Lake Resort, Bass Lake

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Here are a few of our top local spots you might visit on our trips. What else...? They’re all included. > Chicago Chicago is known as THE place to indulge in delicious deep-dish pizza. Bellisimo.

Big on size, big on taste, the food here is legendary. From cajun in New Orleans, burgers in LA, chowder in San Francisco to Canada’s famous French flavors, this place has it all. Indulging is essential & we make sure you do.

> San Diego This Mexican feast will have you going loco over favorites like tacos, mouth-watering guacamole & more.

> Dallas We’ll have you sink your teeth into succulent ribs, meats & other treats with those unique Southern BBQ flavors.

> San Francisco Indulge delicious Chinese treats in one of the world’s most famous Chinatown’s.

Exploring the place you visit through food is one of the best parts about traveling. To make sure you do, we include some pretty incredible meals in your tour price, so you’ll try the local specialties for yourself. We include breakfast on most days & lots of dinners too. But we don’t include every meal, especially lunches, to give you the freedom to explore in your own time & budget. Get ready for some extra special included meals in our prices, with those epic local flavors like a traditional Mexican feast, a succulent Southern BBQ & legendary pizza in Chicago or New York. We’ve included

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lots of meals in local restaurants in your tour price, so you get to taste those truly North American flavors. We’re pretty good at catering to your dietary requirements & restrictions, so just let us know when you book & we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Taste & Indulge

Try our favorites...

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Save

We know how important your hard-earned money is to you, so we have plenty of deals to help your money go further.

with Contiki Pay Early

$

Check out our latest deals at contiki.com/deals

Book with Friends

SAV E

Book early & save up to US$369* if you book & pay 12 months before you leave, or save up to US$185* if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See tour pages to find out your pay early discount. * Pay Early Savings of US$369 & US$185 based on 26 Day Grand Southern p.26-27.

2 or More Book 2 or more Contiki tours (of 7 days or more from any of our destinations) at the same time to save US$100 for each additional tour you book. So continue your vacation with another tour in North America or consider Asia, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand or Australia.

We believe in the principle of “the more the merrier”. So the more friends you can round up, the more you will save.

4 or more Everyone saves 5% 7 or more Everyone saves 7.5% 10 or more Everyone saves 10%, or invite an 11th for free!

Traveling Again? If you’ve traveled with us before, we’d like to welcome you back with a 5% discount. Plus, we can hook you up with discounts with our sister companies as well. See p.54 for more.

Great value Compare Contiki in a day New York City USA Breakfast

$8.00

US Arome Café (coffee & croissant breakfast sandwich)

Day Travel Pass

Sightseeing

$10.00

US Metro Card

$106.00

US Liberty Island cruise $34, visit 68th floor of Empire State $22 & Grayline city tour $50

Transportation Per day price based on Dollar Rent a Car, 2 week trip returning car to same airport inc. insurance & tax, excl. fuel)

Dinner (2 courses & a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

Accommodation 1 night (avg. price of budget hotel, twin share room only)

Total cost when traveling on your own converted to US$

$103.00

US

$45.00

US Patsy’s restaurant (house salad, cheese ravioli, soda & dessert)

$278.00

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Las Vegas, USA

$23.00

US MGM Grand Hotel & casino

$12.00

US One day Monorail Pass

$62.00

US Vegas city night tour

$56.00

US

$33.00

US Grand Lux Café Restaurant (dinner salad, chicken carbonara, soda & dessert)

$165.00

Vancouver, Canada

$5.00

C Tim Hortons (small coffee & hot breakfast sandwich)

$9.00

C Sky Train day pass

$74.00

C City sightseeing tour

$98.00

C

$46.00

C Cactus Club Café (soup starter, salmon main, soda & dessert)

$185.00

US Hotel Pennsylvania

US MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

C Holiday Inn Downtown

US$550/day

US$351/day

US$413/day

US$20 Million Customer Protection The traveling public has always been concerned about the protection of their advanced bookings. As part of Contiki’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Contiki, Travcorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Contiki for US$20 Million with respect to all customers traveling with Contiki. The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of the total tour price only. You can combine ‘Book with Friends’, ‘2 or More’ & ‘Pay Early’ discounts on tours of 7 days or longer. In calculating applicable discounts the land portion of the tour price excludes any included flight/airfare costs, air taxes, surcharges & port taxes. External flights to & from the start & finish locations of the tour are not included in the tour price nor are they applicable for any of the above discounts.

Compare Contiki to traveling on your own & you’ll be surprised. As well as saving you money (see table opposite) we give you more by looking after all the details and making your trip hassle-free – things you don’t get when you go it alone... Traveling on your own can be stressful. How do I get there? Where should I stay? What stuff do I need to see & how do I get tickets? There’s so much to sort & it can take up lots of your precious time. Leave the hard parts to us - we get you there, sort your accommodations, show you the main sites (& the hidden gems too) & share advice on the best things to see & do. In today’s world, having certainty over your costs is another plus. * Prices & exchange rates validated at 16th May, 2012 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki pricing based on 8 Day California Highlights.

You can’t do all that we do for less, see for yourself Contiki’s USA & Canada from US$134/day

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Join us online... Whatever you’re looking for your search starts at contiki.com Get more info on our USA & Canada tours or use our trip finder to find your perfect trip. Our tour pages have past traveler reviews, interactive route maps, tour comparisons, live availability & definite departure statuses.

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oceans

Supporting our

Contiki has proudly partnered with leading environmentalist, adventurer & explorer, Céline Cousteau (granddaughter of legendary oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau) to raise awareness of our ocean conservation projects.

Our conservation projects

MEET CÉLINE COUSTEAU > We’ve joined forces with Céline to help educate our Contiki community & team about environmental issues & marine protection. We speak with Céline in an exclusive interview on ocean conservation & what we can all do to make a difference. Contiki: You were just 9 years old when you took your first expedition with your grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, in the Amazon on his legendary boat ‘The Calypso’. You have recently celebrated his 100th birthday anniversary, what do you think you’ve learned most from him?

part of many discussions about its health, so I am very aware of the importance of protecting it. We desperately need more people out there to help communicate & educate around this. Paramount to all of this, people depend on a balance in the natural world & we are all those people.

Céline: Of course there’s so much I have learned, but the heart of it all was an understanding from early on that my existence was only a small part of a greater whole. That learning came from being part of a family of travelers, filmmakers, explorers & photographers who would each bring back their stories from the field. My grandfather showed me it is more what you do with your learnings that makes a difference. Each of us has the capacity to do more & we owe it to ourselves & others to reach for our full potential when given the opportunity.

Contiki: What do you think is the biggest issue threatening our oceans today?

Contiki: You spend most of your life around oceans, what is it that makes you so passionate about them? Céline: They’re such a wondrous universe & are right under our noses. I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to explore the underwater world & be a

Céline: There are many issues & a lot of them are intertwined; however, one example of a very tangible threat is overfishing. We are taking out a lot of species from the ocean in unsustainable quantities & with harmful fishing practices. Consequences are reduced resources, which in turn impacts the natural food chain of the ocean that naturally exists in a healthy balance, so other species are impacted along this chain. However, it’s not all doom & gloom, we don’t have to stop eating everything! We just need to remember consumer choices do make a difference. Find out more at montereybayaquarium.org (they even have a handy iPhone app) or visit blueocean.org/seafood.

Watch Céline’s video message to Contiki travelers at contiki.com/celinecousteau

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Contiki: People often think, ‘I’m just one person, what can I really do? What advice would you give to them? Céline: It shouldn’t be overwhelming. Gandhi once said: “be the change you want to see in the world” - why look any further. By incorporating small changes in all aspects of our lives & empowering others around us to do the same, that is action. These small changes in parallel with our efforts to influence leaders have the power to implement environmental protection laws & make a difference. Contiki: What ‘green tips’ would you recommend to our readers for while they are traveling? Céline: There are so many small things you can do to make a difference. I would recommend filling & packing your own travel-sized toiletries so you don’t need to open a new one each time you change hotels. Take your own water bottle (metal is better than plastic) - every bottle you don’t buy is one less piece of plastic used. You can also calculate your carbon footprint based on your travel miles when you get back & offset this online.

At Contiki we love oceans, & are committed to protecting them for future generations to enjoy. We actively support two ocean conservation projects, The Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR) & Oceana, who are both involved in the critical task of marine protection. Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR) is a fresh new initiative that supports young local environmentalists working ‘hands on’ to protect the world’s second largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Reef system. Oceana campaigns to protect & restore the world’s oceans. Their project work involves at-sea expeditions gathering research which they use to inform policy makers to create important laws to protect our ocean systems. To find out more visit contiki.com/contikicares

See the full interview online at contiki.com/contikicares

Follow Céline on twitter @celinecousteau and at celinecousteau.com

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The Original Since ’62 We’re the original travel company for 18-35s - we’ve been traveling the world with people like you for 50 years. The old combi vans have long since been replaced, but some things will never change. Our spirit of adventure lives on. We’re still as passionate about discovering new things today as we’ve ever been. But we’re nothing without our fellow travelers - you are Contiki & we’d love you to write the next chapter of our story... Love it retro? Check out three of our favorite old logos from the Contiki archives…

Happy Win birthday to us. And to celebrate, presents for you. Throughout 2012 we’re celebrating sharing the good times, so we thought we would give our travelers a chance to get their hands on some presents. We’re giving away free trips & lots of goodies, so register to find out how you can be in to win. Register at contiki.com/since 62

Contiki Cares We’re committed to ensuring the natural & cultural wonders that we visit remain for generations to come. We put conservation at the core of how we plan & run our tours.

Recycling

Learn more at: contiki.com/ contikicares/you

Using paper made from recycled fiber means we save approx. 67,000 trees per year* & less waste being deposited into landfills.

Contiki loves oceans Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface forming the largest habitat on the planet supporting the greatest variety of life. We support marine preservation, including the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR) which helps young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef & by backing Oceana’s research & education work. See p.18 for more.

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The Travel Corporation & Contiki are committed to use 100% recycled paper for the body stock of our brochures. The environmental benefits are important in the following ways:

The paper mill uses a chlorine free fiber bleaching process (PCF) that avoids potential dioxins from being released into adjoining waterways. The paper mill uses a complex filtration process that returns the river water in a cleaner state than initially received. Using 100% recovered fibers means that the mill uses approx. 1/5th of the energy that would be required to produce paper from primary fibers. The body stock paper in our brochures

meets the following Forest/ Environmental/Process Certifications: PEFC, Blue Angel, ISO 9001 & 14001. We are proud to commit to use one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *

Calculation based on that provided by The Environmental Defense Fund.

Our Foundation We’re founding partners of the non-profit Conservation Foundation. Our Foundation has spent over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism. It’s part of our commitment to preserving our planet for generations to come. So far, the Foundation has helped protect 7.4 million acres of forest in Brazil, supported the World Wildlife Fund’s work with indigenous sustainable tourism in Australia, plus much more. We’re committed to continuing this support for sustainable tourism. We’re the primary sponsors of The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards – encouraging tourism operators to develop & share sustainable tourism practices around the world.

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Wild Western + ski or board Lake Tahoe 14 Days 3 States California, Arizona & Nevada

From US$1849pp* US$133 per day

San Francisco

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Only Contiki includes

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• Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Make the most of your free time & discover the real San Francisco with a 3-day travel pass • Chinatown dinner & tour in San Francisco • Enjoy the San Francisco sunset on a catamaran cruise

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• The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake Route 66

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San Diego Visit SeaWorld • Explore San Diego Zoo • Speedboat adventure • Learn to surf Phoenix Hot air balloon over the Sonoran Desert Sedona 4WD backcountry tour Grand Canyon Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon • Bike tour along the Rim Las Vegas See a variety show San Francisco Culinary tour • Wine tasting • Guided bike adventure • Visit California Academy of Sciences Los Angeles Hollywood walking tour • Movie Stars’ homes tour plus optionals for Ski Tahoe 1 or 2 day ski pass • Snowmobile ride Visit contiki.com/wild-west for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/wild-west

Amirah Ahmed: I wish I was still on contiki :(

Go wild in the west…California, Arizona & Nevada are hot! Enjoy the beachside charm of San Diego, the desert vibes of Arizona & the high energy of Las Vegas it’s all go. Then finish back in California for San Francisco chill, Santa Barbara charm & Hollywood glamour.

LISTEN...

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To all your favorite beats & pick up a vinyl or two at Amoeba Records in San Francisco’s über-cool suburb, Haight-Ashbury.

West Coast Wild Western 14 Days What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego Meet up with your Contiki Team & head south to San Diego. Tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Tonight, enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine & then party at a hip downtown club or chill out at a cool beach bar. Hotel (D) Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic Pacific Coast See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego Panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge

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Day 2: San Diego Discover the city your way with a free day. With 70 miles of beaches, a world-famous zoo, sailors & surfers, endless shopping & a Mediterranean climate this place is paradise. Hotel (B) Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent)

Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. This sprawling city heats it up as a retail mecca & a melting pot of cuisines & some serious nightlife! Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert

Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a charming town in the heart of ‘red-rock country’. Cabin (B,D) Drive the scenic route past brilliantly colored sandstone cliffs & rugged peaks Shop for Native American jewelry Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon Visit Grand Canyon National Park

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Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park Take in this epic place today, a camera is a must. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up-close experience with this natural wonder. Cabin Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint

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Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street

Day 7: Las Vegas Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax & work on your tan poolside, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Limo ride & champagne Non-stop nightlife

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Day 8: Las Vegas to Bass Lake Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to the outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (D) Drive past Joshua trees the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert

How much & when Day 10: Bass Lake to San Francisco Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colorful & relaxed cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Hotel (B) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, the famous row houses on Alamo Square & the city’s iconic cable cars Visit Fisherman’s Wharf

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Days 11-12: San Francisco There’s so much to do in this beautiful & cosmopolitan city for two full days. Ride the historic cable cars, hit the streets by bike, shop in Union Square, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D)(D)

Days 8-11: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you’re traveling between December - March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B) Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWIN).

Day 13: San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara Today, journey south to the lush, sun-drenched American Riviera. Kick back on the beach or hit the shops & galleries in Santa Barbara. Then stay overnight in the beautiful coastal town of Carpinteria. Hotel (D) Visit famous Stearns Wharf, California’s oldest working wharf

Day 9: Yosemite National Park Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wildflowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor & explore (weather-dependent).  Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (B,D) Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports (seasonal) See Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls

Day 14: Carpinteria to Los Angeles Roll down the spectacular California coastline before stopping in Santa Monica where you can pick up a tasty lunch & do some last-minute shopping. Afterwards, we’ll head over to star-studded Hollywood before your USA adventure wraps up & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See famous Malibu & its stunning coastline Visit Santa Monica See the home of the starstudded Academy Awards See the famous Hollywood sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre & Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

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13 nights accommodation: 9 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in a twin-share cabin, 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.14-15) 17 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

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SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$209. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$105. See p.16 for details.

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only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAW: Summer single room supplement of US$675. WWIN: Winter single room supplement of US$689. ◆ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 2012 of US$925. ✱ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 2013 of US$825. ● Celebrates Christmas in Las Vegas & New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara. ■ Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ◗ Celebrates Christmas in Lake Tahoe ★ Celebrates Christmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. † These tours stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these tours use code WWIN. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

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Yosemite

Grand Canyon

Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA, hit the shops & visit Disney’s theme parks. More on p.49.

Match

Got more time? Combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with the Grand Southern p.26-27 or Southern Adventure p.28-29. Plus you’ll also save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

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Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D)

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LA to the Bay + ski or board Lake Tahoe 11 Days 3 States California, Arizona & Nevada

From US$1555pp* US$142 per day

Las Vegas Idaho

Wyoming

GO

• Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Enjoy the San Francisco sunset on a catamaran cruise

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NEVADA Utah

Yosemite National Park

Colorado

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Explore more: optional activities

Los Angeles

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San Diego Visit SeaWorld • Explore San Diego Zoo • Speedboat Adventure • Learn to surf Phoenix Hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert Sedona 4WD backcountry tour Grand Canyon Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon • Bike tour along the Rim Las Vegas See a variety show plus optionals for Ski Tahoe 1 or 2 day ski pass • Snowmobile ride Visit contiki.com/la-bay for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/la-bay CHILL...

James C: I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone. It was that good, I would consider doing it again.

Want a wild West Coast adventure? Try L.A.’s sun & beaches, the mighty Grand Canyon & the Vegas ‘Strip.’ You’ll get a nature fix at Bass Lake & Yosemite before finishing up ‘bay city’ style in relaxing San Francisco.

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With your iPod & your friends or work on your tan while watching surfers catch the waves at Mission Beach, San Diego.

West Coast LA to the Bay 11 Days What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego Meet up with your Contiki Team & head south to San Diego. Tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Tonight, enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine & then party at a hip downtown club or chill out at a cool beach bar. Hotel (D) Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic Pacific Coast See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego Panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge

• • •

Day 2: San Diego Discover the city your way with a free day. With beaches, surfers, a world-famous zoo, endless options for shopaholics & lots of sunshine this place is paradise. Hotel (B) Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent)

Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. The sprawling city heats it up as a retail mecca, a melting pot of cuisines & some serious nightlife! Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert

• • •

Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street

Day 7: Las Vegas Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax & work on your tan poolside, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Limo ride & champagne Non-stop nightlife

• ••

Day 8: Las Vegas to Bass Lake Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (D) Drive past Joshua trees the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert

Days 8-11: Ski or board Lake Tahoe If you’re traveling between December - March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B) Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWLA).

Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a charming town in the heart of ‘red-rock country’. Cabin (B,D) Drive the scenic route past brilliantly colored sandstone cliffs & rugged peaks Shop for Native American jewelry Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon Visit Grand Canyon National Park

• • • •

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park Take in this epic place today, a camera is a must. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up-close experience with this natural wonder. Cabin Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint

How much & when Day 9: Yosemite National Park Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wildflowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor to soak it all up (weather-dependent).  Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (B,D) Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports (seasonal) See Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls

• • •

Day 10: Bass Lake to San Francisco Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colorful & chilled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Hotel (B) Cross the Golden Gate bridge See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famous row houses on Alamo Square & the city’s iconic cable cars Visit Fisherman’s Wharf

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Day 11: San Francisco This morning your tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Code: WWAF/WWLA 2012/13/14 Start Los Angeles

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* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAF: Summer single room supplement of US$469. WWLA: Winter single room supplement of US$565. ◆ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2012 of US$795. ✱ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2013 of US$699. ● Celebrates Christmas in Las Vegas. ■ Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ◗ Celebrates Christmas in Lake Tahoe. ★ Celebrates Christmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. † These tours stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 1 night in San Francisco. For these tours use code WWLA. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

10 nights accommodation: 6 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in a twin-share cabin, 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.14-15) 12 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$165. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$79. See p.16 for details.

2 World Heritage sites visited

More LA Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA, hit the shops & visit Disney’s theme parks. More on p.49.

Mix

Match

Got more time? Check out our Wild Western tour p.20-21 or combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with Canada & the Rockies p.44-45. Use low cost carrier Alaska Airlines to fly to Vancouver. Plus you’ll also save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

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Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D)

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www.contiki.com/western

Western Highlights 8 Days, 3 States California, Arizona & Nevada

From US$1109pp* US$139 per day

What’s Included: 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a cabin (more on p.14-15)

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Route 66

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Sightseeing tours of all major cities

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Local taxes & charges

Only Contiki GO includes • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne

How much & when Code: WWAT/WWWH 2012/13/14 Start Los Angeles

Finish Las Vegas

Total Cost US$ pp*

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SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$125. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$59. See p.16 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

More LA Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA, hit the shops & visit Disney’s theme parks. More on p.49.

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Mix

Match

Got more time? Check out our LA to the Bay tour on p.22-23. Combine this tour & see more! You’ll save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$395. ● Celebrates Christmas in Las Vegas. ■ Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ▲ Celebrates Christmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

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Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego Meet up with your Contiki Team & head south to San Diego. Tap into the ‘California Dream’ on a tour through the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Tonight, enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine & then party at a hip downtown club or chill out at a cool beach bar. Hotel (D) Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & along the scenic Pacific Coast See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego Panoramic view of the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge Day 2: San Diego Discover the city your way with a free day. With beaches, surfers, a world-famous zoo,

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endless options for shopaholics & lots of sunshine this place is paradise. Hotel (B) Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix Leave the beach behind & head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. The sprawling city heats it up as a retail mecca, a melting pot of cuisines & some serious nightlife! Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego Desert & Sonoran Desert Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona, a charming town in the heart of ‘red-rock country’. Cabin (B,D) Drive the scenic route past brilliantly colored sandstone cliffs & rugged peaks Shop for Native American jewelry

• •

Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon Visit Grand Canyon National Park Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park Take in this epic place today, a camera is a must. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight for an up close experience with this natural wonder. Cabin Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset & frame up some shots at a panoramic viewpoint Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas.Hotel (B,D) Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66 Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street Day 7: Las Vegas Be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax & work on your tan poolside, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Limo ride & champagne Non-stop nightlife Day 8: Las Vegas Say goodbye to the party in the desert as your US adventure wraps up & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

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Phoenix

Explore more: optional activities San Diego Visit SeaWorld • Explore San Diego Zoo • Speedboat Adventure • Learn to surf Phoenix Hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert Sedona 4WD backcountry tour Grand Canyon Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon • Bike tour along the Rim Las Vegas See a variety show Visit contiki.com/western for all the optional activities you can do

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California Highlights

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USA

+ ski or board Lake Tahoe

West Coast C. Highlights 8 Days

8 Days, 2 States California & Nevada SAN FRANCISCO 3

From US$1065pp*

What’s Included:

NEVADA Yosemite National Park

US$134 per day

7 nights accommodation: 5 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.14-15)

2 BASS LAKE CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS 1

California Santa Barbara

9 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

Mojave Desert

1 CARPINTERIA Los Angeles

Places visited 1 or more nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stopovers

Arizona A rizona

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging

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Traveling Early?

Traveling between Sept. 11, 2012 & Mar. 19, 2013? These tours feature slightly modified Las Vegas optionals & Only Contiki inclusions. See contiki.com/california

Day 1: Las Vegas Meet your Tour Manager this afternoon & tonight be part of the Vegas buzz as you hang out on ‘the Strip’ & hit up Sin City’s party hot spots! Hotel Limo ride & champagne Non-stop nightlife

••

Day 2: Las Vegas to Bass Lake Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (D) Drive past Joshua trees the famous symbol of the Mojave Desert

Days 2-5: Skiing at Lake Tahoe If you’re traveling between December - March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filled days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B) Look for departures marked in the price panel on this page (WWCA). Day 3: Yosemite National Park Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls

Local taxes & service charges

Code: WWAV/WWCA 2012/13

San Francisco

Itinerary & sightseeing

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

& wildflowers. Hike or bike around the valley floor to soak it all up (weather-dependent).  Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (B,D) Relax in the stunning mountain paradise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports (seasonal) See Yosemite’s famous rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome See incredible Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls

• • •

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

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Days 5-6: San Francisco There’s so much to do in this beautiful & cosmopolitan city for two full days. Ride the historic cable cars, hit the streets by bike, shop in Union Square, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D)(D)

Day 7: San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara Today, journey south to the sun-drenched American Riviera. Kick back on the beach or hit the shops & galleries in Santa Barbara. Then stay overnight in the beautiful coastal town of Carpinteria. Hotel (D) Visit famous Stearns Wharf, California’s oldest working wharf

Day 8: Carpinteria to Los Angeles Roll down the spectacular California coastline before stopping in Santa Monica where you can pick up a tasty lunch & do some last minute shopping. Afterwards we’ll head over to star-studded Hollywood before your USA adventure wraps up & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See famous Malibu & its stunning coastline Visit Santa Monica See the home of the starstudded Academy Awards See the Hollywood sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre & Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

• •• •

Yosemite

Las Vegas See a variety show San Francisco Culinary tour • Wine tasting • Guided bike adventure • Visit to California Academy of Sciences Los Angeles Hollywood walking tour • Movie Star’s Home tour plus optionals for Ski Tahoe 1 or 2 day ski pass • Snowmobile ride

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Finish Los Angeles

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

1285 1285 1285 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1065

18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 27 4 11 18

Start Las Vegas

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

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✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

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8 15 22 29 12 26 12 19 26

1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065

Code: WWAV/WWCA 2013/14 Start Las Vegas

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

2013 Apr 9 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 7 May 21 May 28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 17 Aug 20 Aug 27 Aug 31 Sep 3 Sep 10

Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

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Finish Los Angeles

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GO

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14 21 28 11 25 11 18 25

1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAV: Summer single room supplement of US$335. WWCA: Winter single room supplement of US$369. ◆ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2012 of US$599. ✱ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2013 of US$509. ● Celebrates Christmas in Las Vegas & New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara. ■ Celebrates Christmas in Lake Tahoe ◗ Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. † These tours stay 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights in San Francisco. For these tours use code WWCA. Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

Only Contiki includes

• Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Make the most of your free time & discover the real San Francisco with a 3-day travel pass • Treat your tastebuds with a Chinatown dinner & tour in San Francisco • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Francisco sunset on a catamaran cruise

Plus

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

Explore more: optional activities

Visit contiki.com/california for all the optional activities you can do

Start Las Vegas

Plus Special Stay

• The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$129. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$65. See p.16 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

Mix

Match

Got more time? Check out our Wild Western tour or combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with the Grand Southern p.26-27 or the Southern Adventure p.28-29. You’ll save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

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Grand Southern 26 Days, 22 States California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York

From US$3649pp* US$141 per day

Washington D.C Minnesota

South Dakota

Idaho

NEW NewYORK New York

Wisconsin Michigan Wyoming

New York

PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania

Iowa

Philadelphia

Nebraska

Nevada

MARYLAND

Ohio

WASHINGTON DC 3

Indiana Illinois

NEVADA

UTAH Utah

NEW JERSEY

COLORADO Colorado

W.Virginia W.Virgin nia

DELAWARE

VIRGINIA Richmond

1

Route 66

DURANGO

Missouri y Kentucky

1 RALEIGH

Monument Valley

CALIFORNIA

2 GRAND CANYON

Mojave Desert Los Angeles

ARIZONA Arizona

N.Carolina N.CAROLINA

Santa Fe

1 ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

Oklahoma

AMARILLO 1

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Little Rock

MEMPHIS 2

TENNESSEE Tennessee S.CAROLINA

S.Carolina Charleston

NEW MEXICO

GEORGIA Georgia

MISSISSIPPI Mississippi Jackson

TEXAS Texas

2 DALLAS

Alabama ALABAMA

1 SAVANNAH

LOUISIANA Louisiana

2 NEW ORLEANS

1 PANAMA CITY BEACH

1 ST. AUGUSTINE ORLANDO 2

COCOA 1 BEACH

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Only Contiki includes

• Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Visit the infamous 6th Floor Museum in Dallas • Pay tribute to the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ at Graceland • Sink your teeth into BBQ treats the Southern way • Roll Miami-style on a guided bike tour • 5,4,3,2,1…blast off at the Kennedy Space Center • Take a walking tour of charming Savannah

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Explore more: optional activities Las Vegas See a variety show Grand Canyon Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon • IMAX • Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon Durango Whitewater rafting • 4WD jeep ride Albuquerque Hot air ballooning Dallas Western rodeo • Dallas “Haunts” • Dallas Cowboys Stadium Memphis Rock & Soul museum New Orleans Swamp tour • Jazz cruise • Cooking demo Miami Party cruise • Ride Thriller Orlando Universal Studios Savannah Trolley Cocoa Beach Surf lessons • Stand up Paddle Board lessons NYC New York City Pass Visit contiki.com/grand-southern for all the optional activities you can do

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Get the best of everything from LA to NYC with 26 days of good times. Bring it! High roll in Vegas, go large in Texas, over-indulge in New Orleans & live it up in Miami before the best of the East side & the legendary bright lights of NYC!

TASTE... The legendary fried chicken at Coops Bar, New Orleans. With a side of jambalaya & ‘slaw, this crispy dish is delish.

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USA

Traveling Early

Traveling between Sept. 6, 2012 & Jan. 31, 2013? The tour below coded GSLA features a slightly modified itinerary. Day 5: 1 night Cortez, Day 14: 1 night Tallahassee

Code: GSLA 2012/13 Start Los Angeles

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Start Los Angeles

Finish New York

Grand Southern 26 Days

Total Cost US$ pp*

What’s Included: 2012

2012

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas Meet up with your Contiki Team & head out across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the worldfamous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street & see the light-and-laser show

• •

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

• ••

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Cabin (D) Stop for photos & souvenirs

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

• •

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

••

Day 6: Durango to Albuquerque Time for a Rocky Mountain high in Durango, an adventure seeker’s paradise. Then it’s on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains Visit Old Town Albuquerque

• •

Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo Explore the exotic mix of Native American & Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe. Then stop & grab a spray can at the eclectic “Cadillac Ranch” roadside icon on your way into “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D) Experience Big Texan culture & food

Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas We’re off to Dallas, where you’ll discover why everything is bigger & better in Texas! Hotel (B) Day 9: Dallas From big cars to big hair to big belt

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buckles & big attitude – you’ll see it all as you explore this slick city nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B,D) Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum Visit Fort Worth Stockyards

• •

Day 10: Dallas to Memphis Stop in Little Rock as we head through the Deep South to Memphis, the birthplace of blues, rock ‘n’ roll & soul music. Hotel (B) See the Capitol Building, Bill Clinton’s home while Governor of Arkansas Cross the Mississippi River

• •

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

• • •

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

Day 13: New Orleans A free day to enjoy the warm & soulful culture of “The Big Easy.” Meander through the French Quarter, feast on Southern cuisine, feel the spell of voodoo & this evening, get dancing in this party town! Hotel (B) Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street

Day 14: New Orleans to Panama City Beach Head through Sweet Home Alabama to Florida’s Panama City Beach where you truly relax on the white sand beaches & swim in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B,D) Day 15: Panama City Beach to Orlando Leave the beach behind & get set for the energy of Florida’s entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B) One way transfers to the amusement parks

Day 16: Orlando The thrill & excitement of Orlando’s many theme parks like Disney World, will keep you fully entertained day & night! Hotel (B) Day 17: Orlando to Miami Venture south to the beachside playground of Miami. Hotel (B,D)

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

•• •

Day 19: Miami to Cocoa Beach Head north along the coast to the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach. Hotel (B,D) Day 20: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Center Touch base with outer space as you explore Kennedy Space Center before arriving in picturesque St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D) Tour Kennedy Space Center See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300 year old fortress

••

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

Day 22: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston Get your last dose of Southern charm in Charleston en route to the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) See the Southern mansions

Day 23: Raleigh to Washington D.C. On your way to the nation’s capital, take a break in Richmond, a city steeped in American history. Tonight tour D.C after dark with all the city lights. Hotel (B,D) See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building & Washington Monument See the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, FDR & Korean Memorials

• •

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

• •

Day 26: Washington D.C. to New York Stop in Philadelphia before arriving in the Big Apple, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

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3649 3649

Code: GSLA 2013/14 Start Los Angeles

Finish New York

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Start Los Angeles

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Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug

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29 13 20 3 10 24 1 8 12 15 19 22 29 2 5 9 12 16 19

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

3775 3775 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665

Code: GSNY 2012/13 Finish Los Angeles

2012 Oct 19 Nov 13 Nov 2 Nov 27 Nov 23 Dec 18 Dec 7 ✱ Jan 1 Dec 21 ✝ Jan 15

Total Cost US$ pp*

3649 3649 3649 3649 3649

Start New York

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

2013 Jan 11 Jan 25 Feb 8 Mar 1

Feb Feb Mar Mar

3649 3649 3649 3649

5 19 5 26

It’s your choice - this tour operates in reverse. Check the price panel for dates & rates

Finish Los Angeles

2013 Oct 18 Nov Nov 1 Nov Nov 22 Dec Dec 6 ✚ Dec Dec 20 ▼ Jan

12 26 17 31 14

Total Cost US$ pp*

3665 3665 3665 3665 3665

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$369. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$185. See p.16 for details.

2 World Heritage sites visited

More LA & New York

Code: GSNY 2013/14 Start New York

Choose your direction

$ Traveling Early

Traveling between Oct. 19, 2012 & Mar. 1, 2013? The tour below coded GSNY features a slightly modified itinerary. Day 11: 1 night Tallahassee, Day 21: 1 night Cortez.

Start New York

25 nights twin-share accommodation: 23 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a cabin (more on p.14-15) 34 meals: 20 breakfasts (B), 14 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

Start New York

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

2014 Jan 10 Jan 24 Feb 7 Feb 28

Feb Feb Mar Mar

3665 3665 3665 3665

4 18 4 25

Combine this tour with an LA Explorer or New York Uncovered trip (or both), giving you more time to experience all these two great cities have to offer. More on p.48-49.

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

traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$1425. ● Celebrates Christmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Coco Beach. ■ Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Cortez. ▲ Celebrates Christmas in Panama City Beach & New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine. ◆ Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Albuquerque. ✱ Celebrates Christmas in Amarillo & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ✝ Celebrates Christmas in Savannah & New Year’s Eve in Orlando. ✚ Celebrates Christmas in Albuquerque. ▼ Celebrates Christmas in St. Augustine & New Year’s Eve in Panama City Beach. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

Mix

Match

Got more time? Combine this tour & see more! Starting in L.A. this tour connects with the Grand Northern p.36-37, North by North East p.38-39 & Grand Canadian p.42-43. Starting in N.Y. this tour connects with the Wild Western p.20-21, LA to the Bay p.22-23 & Western Highlights p.24. Plus you’ll also save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

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Southern Adventure 13 Days 11 States California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi & Louisiana

From US$1909pp* US$147 per day

New Orleans Colorado NEVADA

California CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS 2 Mojave Desert

UTAH

COLORADO

1 DURANGO

Route 66

2

Missouri

Kansas

Kentucky

Monument Valley

GRAND CANYON

Los Angeles

Arizona ARIZONA

Santa Fe

Tennessee TENNESSEE

1 ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico

Oklahoma

AMARILLO 1

ARKANSAS Arkansas

MEMPHIS 2

Little Rock

NEW MEXICO MISSISSIPPI Mississippi Jackson

Only Contiki includes

• Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Visit the infamous 6th Floor Museum in Dallas • Pay tribute to the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ at Graceland • Sink your teeth into BBQ treats the Southern way

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Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Alabama

LOUISIANA Louisiana

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TEXAS Texas

2 DALLAS

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Explore more: optional activities Las Vegas See a variety show Grand Canyon Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon • IMAX • Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon Durango Whitewater rafting • 4WD jeep ride Albuquerque Hot air ballooning Dallas Western rodeo • Dallas ‘Haunts’ • Dallas Cowboys Stadium Memphis Rock & Soul museum New Orleans Swamp tour • Jazz cruise • Cooking demo Visit contiki.com/southern-adventure for all the optional activities you can do

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Explore like a local…From Vegas to the Grand Canyon & The Big Easy; this is the ultimate way to travel. Get down with cowboys at a rodeo, dig into famous southern BBQ & learn to cook Cajun in New Orleans. Experience a Rocky Mountain high in Colorado, larger-thanlife Texas & laid-back Memphis.

TASTE... A martini at the chic Eiffel Tower Bar for a night out the way the locals do it, Vegas-style.

How much & when ? Traveling Early Traveling between Sept.6, 2012 & Jan. 31, 2013? The tour below coded GSLS features a slightly modified itinerary. Day 5: 1 night Cortez.

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas Meet up with your Contiki Team & head out across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of legendary Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the worldfamous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street & see the light-and-laser show

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

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

Day 6: Durango to Albuquerque Time for a Rocky Mountain high in Durango, an adventure seeker’s paradise. Then it’s on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains Visit Old Town Albuquerque

• •

• ••

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Cabin (D) Stop for photos & souvenirs

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

• •

•• • •

Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo Explore the exotic mix of Native American & Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe. Then stop & grab a spray can at the eclectic “Cadillac Ranch” roadside icon on your way into “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D) Experience Big Texan culture & food

Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas We’re off to Dallas, where you’ll discover why everything is bigger & better in Texas! Hotel (B) Day 9: Dallas From big cars to big hair to big belt buckles & big attitude – you’ll see it all as you explore this slick city nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B,D)

• •

Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum Visit Fort Worth Stockyards

Finish New Orleans

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

Apr Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

• • •

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

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

Start Los Angeles

Finish New Orleans

Total Cost US$ pp*

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2014 Jan 9 Jan 30

It’s your choice - this tour operates in reverse. Check the price panel for dates & rates

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$199. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$99. See p.16 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

Code: GSNS 2012/13 Start New Orleans

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 1 15 6 20 ▲

Start New Orleans

Finish Los Angeles

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Traveling Early

Traveling between Nov. 1, 2012 & Mar. 14, 2013? The tour below coded GSNS features a slightly modified itinerary. Day 8: 1 night Cortez

Nov Nov Dec Dec

Monument Valley

12 nights twin-share accommodation: 10 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a cabin (more on p.14-15) 16 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

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Day 10: Dallas to Memphis Stop in Little Rock as we head through the Deep South to Memphis, the birthplace of blues, rock ‘n’ roll & soul music. Hotel (B) See the Capitol Building, Bill Clinton’s home while Governor of Arkansas Cross the Mississippi River

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6 20 4 25 8 22 13

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Code: GSLS 2012/13 Start Los Angeles

USA

traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$675. ● Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Cortez. ■ Celebrates New Year’s Eve in Albuquerque. ▲ Celebrates Christmas in Amarillo & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ◆ Celebrates Christmas in Albuquerque. GSLS: Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx.11:00am. GSNS: Tour starts 9:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm. GSNS: Do not book flights before 9.00pm. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

More LA & New York Combine this tour with an LA Explorer or New York Uncovered trip (or both), giving you more time to experience all these two great cities have to offer. More on p.48-49.

Mix

Match

Got more time? Check out our Grand Southern tour p.26-27or combine this tour & see more! Starting in L.A. this tour connects with the Eastern Discovery p.30-31 & Northern Adventure p.34-35. Use low cost carrier Southwest Airlines to fly to Chicago. Starting in New Orleans, this tour connects with the Wild Western p.20-21, LA to the Bay p.22-23 & Western Highlights p.24. Plus you’ll also save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

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Eastern Discovery 14 Days 13 States Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York

From US$2119pp* US$152 per day

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Mississippi Mississippi

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• Roll Miami-style on a guided bike tour • 5,4,3,2,1…blast off at the Kennedy Space Center • Take a walking tour of charming Savannah

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New Orleans Swamp tour • Jazz cruise • Cooking demo Miami Party cruise • Ride Thriller Orlando Universal Studios Savannah Trolley tour • Cocoa Beach Surf lessons • Stand Up Paddle Board lessons NYC New York City Pass Visit contiki.com/eastern-discovery for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/eastern-discovery

Seeking action & adventure, blended with time to chill & unwind? This trip has your name all over it. Get charmed by the Southern States & Florida groove before the fast-paced lifestyle & city action in Northern hotspots like Washington D.C.

INDULGE... In some fish tacos washed down with a freshly squeezed juice at King & Grove on Miami’s Ocean Drive. Free WiFi too!

How much & when ? Traveling Early Traveling between Sept. 4, 2012 & Feb. 12, 2013? The tour below coded GSLE features a slightly modified itinerary. Day 2: 1 night Tallahassee

Day 1: New Orleans Meet up with your Contiki Team & enjoy the warm & soulful culture of ‘The Big Easy’. Meander in the French Quarter, feast on Southern cuisine, feel the spell of voodoo & this evening, get dancing in this party town! Hotel Explore the nightlife along Bourbon Street

Day 2: New Orleans to Panama City Beach Head through Sweet Home Alabama to Florida’s Panama Beach City where you can truly relax on the white sand beaches & swim in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B,D) Day 3: Panama City Beach to Orlando Leave the beach behind & get set for the energy of Florida’s entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B) One way transfers to the amusement parks

Day 4: Orlando The thrill & excitement of Orlando’s many theme parks, will keep you fully entertained day & night! Hotel (B) Day 5: Orlando to Miami Venture south to the beachside playground & nightlife in legendary Miami. Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Miami Get into the groove of this fun

global city – chill on the beach, grab some roller blades, shop ‘til you drop, or star spot in South Beach’s hottest clubs. Hotel (B) See downtown Miami See the famous Art Deco architecture South Beach bike tour

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Day 7: Miami to Cocoa Beach Head north along the coast to the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach. Hotel (B,D) Day 8: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Center Touch base with outer space as you explore Kennedy Space Center before arriving in St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D) Tour Kennedy Space Center See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a 300 year old fortress

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

Day 10: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston Get your last dose of Southern charm in Charleston en route

to the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) See the Southern Mansions

Day 11: Raleigh to Washington D.C. On your way to the nation’s capital, take a break in Richmond, a city steeped in American history. Tonight tour D.C after dark with all the city lights. Hotel (B,D)

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See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building, & Washington Monument See the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, FDR & Korean Memorials

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

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Day 14: Washington D.C. to New York Stop in Philadelphia before arriving in the Big Apple, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Start New Orleans

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2195 2195 2195 2119 2119 2119 2119

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Total Cost US$ pp*

13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.14-15)

2119

18 meals: 11 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D)

2012 17 1 15 29 19 3 17

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Traveling between Oct. 19, 2012 & Mar. 1, 2013? The tour below coded GSNE features a slightly modified itinerary. Day 13: 1 night Tallahassee

Total Cost US$ pp*

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2119 2119 2119 2119 2119

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19 2 23 7 21 ▲

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11 25 8 1

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2129 2129 2129 2129

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Washington D.C.

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Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

Choose your direction It’s your choice - this tour operates in reverse. Check the price panel for dates & rates

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$215. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$105. See p.16 for details.

World Heritage site visited

2013 1 15 6 20 3

Code: GSNE 2013/14 Start New York

Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging

1

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An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

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Traveling Early

Start New York

Eastern Discovery 14 Days What’s Included:

Code: GSLE 2012/13

Itinerary & sightseeing

USA

If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$749. ● Celebrates Christmas in New Orleans & New Year’s Eve in Cocoa Beach. ■ Celebrates Christmas in Panama Beach & New Years in St. Augustine. ▲ Celebrates Christmas in Savannah & New Year’s Eve in Orlando. ◆ Celebrates Christmas in St. Augustine & New Year’s Eve in Panama Beach. GSLE: Tour starts 9:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm. GSNE: Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. GSLE: Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

More New York Combine this tour with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.48.

Mix

Match

Got more time? Check out our Grand Southern tour p.26-27 or combine this tour & see more! Starting in New Orleans this tour connects with the Grand Northern p.36-37, North by North East p.38-39 & Grand Canadian p.42-43. Plus you’ll also save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

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Best of USA 14 Days 3 States California, Nevada & New York

US$3365pp* US$241 per day

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Only Contiki includes

• Get an insider’s look at LA on a guided walking tour • Chill & enjoy the San Francisco sunset on a catamaran cruise • Chinatown dinner & tour in San Francisco • Las Vegas limo ride & champagne • The Big Apple’s all yours with a 7 day metro pass • Come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty • Get a bird’s-eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building Plus

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Explore more: optional activities Los Angeles Visit Universal Studios • Visit Disneyland • Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing • Party club crawl • Visit the Grammy Museum San Francisco Wine tasting • Visit California Academy of Sciences Las Vegas See a variety show • Helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon New York Food cart tour • ‘Sex & the City’ tour • Bike Central Park (seasonal) • Helicopter flights around Manhattan Visit contiki.com/best-of-usa for all the optional activities you can do

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Hayley Keigher: I did this September just gone! Absolutely amazing tour. So many inclusions that make the trip awesome!

With four hot US cities & lots of time to explore, this trip will blow your mind. Indulge in sun & fun in LA before the cool vibes of San Francisco & its iconic bridge. Try your luck in Vegas before finishing up in the bright lights of NYC.

USA

Coffee at RBC. Cool baristas spin up caffeine-fuelled delights while you tap into the free WiFi. Perfect!

Best of USA 14 Days What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning & get an insider’s look at LA on a walking tour of downtown. Later, cruise down star-studded Hollywood Boulevard & the Sunset Strip. Shop ’til you drop or just chill at the sunny beach community of Santa Monica & then get into the vibrant energy of Venice Beach’s boardwalk. Hotel (D) Walking tour of downtown Los Angeles See Grauman’s Chinese Theatre & the “Walk of Fame” Drive along the famous Sunset Strip Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach See Rodeo Drive & Melrose Avenue

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Day 2-3: Los Angeles The next two days are yours to explore the City of Angels. Get behind the scenes of the movie world at Universal Studios, explore the magical world of Disneyland, or check out ‘LA Live’ entertainment venue. The shopping scene goes off, so look for deals in the garment district, or hit up Beverly Boulevard for endless fashion fixes. You could also visit the Getty Museum, take a Movie Star Home Tour or see more on a ‘hop-on-hop-off’ tour of Los Angeles. Hotel (B) Day 4: Los Angeles to San Francisco Next stop: San Francisco - the city of roller coaster streets, countless cultures & the famous bridge. See it all on a city sightseeing tour. Hotel (D) Visit Fisherman’s Wharf Transfers & flight to San Francisco See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, the

•• •

famous row houses on Alamo Square, Alcatraz & the city’s iconic cable cars Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

Day 5-6: San Francisco Spend the next two days exploring the City by the Bay your way. Ride historic cable cars, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour notorious Alcatraz Island, or walk through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D)(B) Day 7: San Francisco to Las Vegas Leave your heart in San Francisco & fly to the bright lights of Vegas. Tonight, get straight into the non-stop nightlife in this legendary city. Hotel (D) Transfers & flight to Las Vegas Enjoy the non-stop nightlife

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Days 8-9: Las Vegas Hang out for a couple of days in ‘Sin City’ full of glamour & excess. High roll in one of the countless casinos, do some high-end bargain shopping in the factory outlets, catch a variety show & head out to party. We make sure you do Vegas like a high roller…you’ll cruise the streets in a limo, complete with champagne! Hotel (B) Evening tour of the famous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street & some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos

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

Day 11: Hello Big Apple! Take in the city’s icons on a sightseeing tour & then take an optional helicopter ride over the city for expansive views, or hit the shops if flying is not your thing. After dinner, check out Times Square & enjoy a night in the city that never sleeps. Hotel (B,D)

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See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem’s Apollo Theater & Museum Row, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See the famous neighborhoods like Soho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCa View the World Trade Center site, Battery Park & Central Park See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s

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

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Day 14: New York This morning the tour ends & it’s time to swap emails & say farewell to your new friends.

How much & when Code: TUSA 2012/13/14 Start Los Angeles

Finish New York

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3365 3365 3365 3365 3365

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6 20 18 22 13 ●

3 14 15 13 10 17

Finish New York

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28 4 25 8 15 29 27 1 22

3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365

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3365 3365

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Start New York

Finish Los Angeles

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An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Flights & transfers to San Francisco, Las Vegas & New York 3 day Muni pass in San Francisco Metro pass for the 5 days in New York Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Aug 20 Sep 24 Dec 17

3365 3365 3365

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3365

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2013 Sep 26 Dec 19

3365 3365

Aug 7 Sep 11 Dec 4

Jan 30 Jul 16

3365 3365

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2013 Jan 17 Jul 3

11 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

Local taxes & service charges

Code: TUSR 2012/13/14 Start New York

13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.14-15)

Jan 15

The above prices include internal airfares & are accurate as of May 16, 2012. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/best-of-usa. Included flights: Prices above include the land tour & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the tour start & end cities. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.54 for important info. Please note: Included flight times are subject to alteration. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$1439. • Celebrates Christmas in New York. TUSA: Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. TUSR: Tour starts 4:00pm & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

It’s your choice - this tour operates in reverse. Check the price panel for dates & rates

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$339. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$169. See p.16 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

Las Vegas

San Francisco

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Northern Adventure 14 Days 11 States Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada & California

US$2249pp* US$161 per day

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Yellowstone National Park

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JACKSON HOLE 1 IDAHO

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Grand Canyon

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Only Contiki includes

• Discover a Native American legend at the Crazy Horse Memorial • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne

New Mexico

Oklahoma Arkansas

Explore more: optional activities Chicago Bike the lake front • Architecture cruise Jackson Hole Cookout & Horseback ride (seasonal) • Whitewater rafting (seasonal) Las Vegas See a variety show • Helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon Visit contiki.com/northern-adventure for all the optional activities you can do

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Explorer1265106: It was fast paced & we saw some fantastic sights. Bryce Canyon was probably my favorite & I’ll never forget my horse ride in the Black Hills of Dakota.

This tour is as varied as its destinations. Start in Chicago & roll through America’s Midwest, check out massive Mt. Rushmore, buckle up in Cody, then get back to nature at the country’s famous National Parks. What else? The world’s party capital, Vegas!

USA

N9ne restaurant at the Palms, Las Vegas for a succulent steak feast & keep your eyes peeled for celebs! Also, a cocktail on the side is a must.

Northern Adventure 14 Days What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Chicago to Madison Meet up with your Contiki Team before heading to Milwaukee for a tour of the Miller brewery, one of the nation’s largest beer brewers, en route to the university town of Madison. Hotel (D) Drive through America’s beautiful heartland

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

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

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Day 4: Mt. Rushmore Marvel at the American Presidents’ faces on iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world’s largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honoring the famous Lakota Sioux warrior. Hotel (B) Visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial & Crazy Horse Memorial

Day 5: Mt. Rushmore to Cody We’ll continue west as we steer toward the cowboy town of Cody & the heart of the American West. Hotel (B)

Day 6: Cody to Yellowstone This morning get a nature fix as we head to the world’s first National Park - Yellowstone. Hotel (B,D) See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears

Day 7: Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole Explore the crown jewel of America’s National Parks. It’s a masterpiece of wilderness, wildlife & natural wonders. Set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range & arrive in the chic, yet western-style ski & boarding town, Jackson Hole. Hotel Day 8: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City Take in the endless views on the scenic drive through Idaho before arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B) Visit Temple Square See the impressive sixspire Temple & Mormon Tabernacle

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

How much & when Day 10: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or simply relax the way you want at this phenomenal natural wonder. Hotel (B) Hike along the Canyon’s North Rim Capture incredible photos from a panoramic viewpoint

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Day 11: Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas Before partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get close to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons & dramatic landscapes See the gigantic red & white stone formations of West Temple & Watchman Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street

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Day 12 & 13: Las Vegas It’s all glitz & glamour as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B,D) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Non-stop nightlife

Code: GNNE 2012/13 Start Chicago

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16 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$735. Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

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World Heritage site visited

More LA

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

Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA, hit the shops & visit Disney’s theme parks. More on p.49.

Mix

Jackson Hole

The Grand Canyon

Finish Los Angeles

2013

2012 Sep Sep Oct Oct

Start Chicago

13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.14-15)

Match

Got more time? Check out our Grand Northern tour p.36-37 or combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with the Wild Western p.20-21, LA to the Bay p.22-23 & Western Highlights p.24. Plus you’ll also save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

Salt Lake City

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Grand Northern 26 Days, 20 States & 2 Canadian Provinces New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada & California

US$3615pp* US$140 per day

Chicago Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba

QUEBEC CITY 2

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Yellowstone National Park

WEST YELLOWSTONE 1

Idaho

1 JACKSON HOLE

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1 CODY

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Wisconsin

WISCONSIN

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Wyoming

MT. RUSHMORE 2

Badlands National Park

MADISON 1 Milwaukee

1 SIOUX FALLS Iowa

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Niagara Falls

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MASSACHUSETTS

New N ew York

NEW YORK

WYOMING

1 SALT LAKE CITY

2 BOSTON

3 TORONTO

INDIANA

Indiana

Ohio

Delaware Del elaware el

Utah

W.V W.Virginia

Colorado Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park

Virginia

Kansas Zion Nat’l Park

CALIFORNIA

California

LAS VEGAS 3

GRAND CANYON 2 NATIONAL PARK

Missouri

Kentucky Kentuc entucky

N.Carolina Grand Canyon

Tennessee Los Angeles

ARIZONA

Places visited Arizona 1 or more nightstops

GO

Oklahoma Arkansas New Mexico

Only Contiki includes

• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • Go local with a deep dish pizza dinner in Chicago • Discover a Native American legend at the Crazy Horse Memorial • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne

S.Carolina

Texas Alabama

Georgia

Explore more: optional activities Boston Trolley tour Montreal Jet boat adventure • Bike the Old City • Shopping tour Montreal Toronto Visit the CN tower • Tour Rogers Centre baseball stadium • Pub Crawl • 2nd City Improv & Show Niagara Falls Helicopter ride over the falls Chicago Bike the lake front • Architecture cruise Jackson Hole Cookout & Horseback ride (seasonal) • Whitewater rafting (seasonal) Las Vegas See a variety show • Heli flight to the Grand Canyon Visit contiki.com/grand-northern for all the optional activities you can do

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Live to explore? With 20 US States & 2 Canadian Provinces, get ready to see it all. Start in the Big Apple & then continue to Canada, America’s Great Lakes & Chicago. Head over to Mt. Rushmore, the American West & 4 amazing National Parks before the endless action of Vegas.

LISTEN...

USA & Canada

To live gigs at Dagobert, Quebec. DJ’s to electronic acts playing live makes for a fun night out.

G. Northern 26 Days What’s Included:

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

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Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands See the CN Tower, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto

• •

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

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

Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in the mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D) Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the Falls See Niagara Falls

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

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

Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal The multi-cultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French combine with a diverse global population to serve up great food & cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D) Visit old town Montreal, the old port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium

• •

Day 6: Montreal You’ll love this city’s mix of Euro-charm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians. Hotel Day 7: Montreal to Toronto Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D)

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Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland Leave Canada behind & make tracks to the music scene in Cleveland. Hotel (B) Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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

• • •

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

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

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

• •

Day 16: Mt. Rushmore See the American Presidents’ faces on iconic Mt. Rushmore & the world’s largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honoring the famous Lakota Sioux warrior. Hotel (B) Visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial & Crazy Horse Memorial

Day 17: Mt. Rushmore to Cody Today we continue west as we steer toward the cowboy town of Cody & the heart of the American West. Hotel (B) Day 18: Cody to Yellowstone This morning we head to the world’s first national park – Yellowstone – for a serious nature fix. Hotel (B,D) See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the famous ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears

Day 19: Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It’s a masterpiece of wilderness, wildlife & natural wonders. Set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range & arrive in the chic, yet western-style ski & boarding town, Jackson Hole. Hotel Day 20: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City Take in the views through Idaho before arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B) Visit Temple Square See the impressive six-spire Temple & Mormon Tabernacle

• •

Hike along the Canyon’s North Rim Capture incredible photos from a panoramic viewpoint

Day 23: Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas Before partying in Las Vegas, get close to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons & dramatic landscapes See the gigantic red & white stone formations of West Temple & Watchman Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street

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Day 24 & 25: Las Vegas It’s all glitz & glamour as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party spots. Hotel (B,D) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Non-stop nightlife

• •

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

How much & when Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 30

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May Jun Jul Jul

3615 3615 3615

2013 May May Jun Jun

3 24 7 28

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

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$365. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$179. See p.16 for details.

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615

World Heritage sites visited

2013

2012 Sep 14 Sep 21 Oct 5

Start New York

31 meals: 19 breakfasts (B) 12 dinners (D)

3

Code: GNGN 2012/13 Start New York

25 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.14-15)

28 18 2 23

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

5 19 2 9 16 30 13 20 4

30 13 27 3 10 24 8 15 29

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$1615. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

More LA & New York Combine this tour with an LA Explorer or New York Uncovered trip (or both), giving you more time to experience all these two great cities have to offer. More on p.48-49.

Mix

Match

Got more time? Combine this tour & see more!

••

This tour connects with the Wild Western p.20-21, LA to the Bay p.22-23 & Western Highlights p.24.

Day 21: Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park Hike among the richly colored rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park on the road from Salt Lake to Grand Canyon National Park. Hotel (B,D) See the bizarrely-shaped canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos”

Plus you’ll also save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

Day 22: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or relax at this natural wonder – just don’t forget your camera! Hotel (B)

Toronto

Yellowstone N.P.

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North by North East 13 Days, 10 States & 2 Canadian Provinces New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana & Illinois

US$1935pp* US$149 per day

Niagara Falls

Quebec

Ontario

QUEBEC CITY 2 QUEBEC

MONTREAL 2

ONTARIO

MAINE Maine

Vermont V Ver e ermon erm ont

GO

NEW HAMPSHIRE

2 BOSTON

TORONTO 3 Wisconsin Niagara Falls

Michigan

MASSACHUSETTS

York NEWNew YORK

CONNECTICUT New York

• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll through Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ • Visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • Ciao bella! Go local with a deep dish pizza dinner in Chicago

PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania

CHICAGO 2

1 CLEVELAND

Explore more: optional activities

OHIO ILLINOIS Illinios

Providence Rhode Island

Only Contiki includes

INDIANA

Indiana

Ohio

W.Virginia W.V Virginia Virginia Ke Kentucky

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

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Boston Trolley tour Montreal Jet boat adventure • Bike the Old City • Montreal shopping tour Toronto Visit the CN Tower • Tour Rogers Centre baseball stadium • Pub crawl • Second City Improv & Show Niagara Falls Helicopter ride over the falls Chicago Bike the lakefront • Architecture cruise Visit contiki.com/north-east for all the optional activities you can do

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If city vibes are what get you going then this tour is perfect. Take in the fast-paced life of NYC & Boston before experiencing the charm of Canada in Quebec, Montreal & Toronto. Get a rush at Niagara Falls before you head back to the USA for good times in Cleveland & Chicago.

VISIT...

USA & Canada

Millennium Park. Check out ‘The Bean’ or visit the Art Institute of Chicago next-door & channel your inner creativity.

N. by N. East 13 Days What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: New York to Boston Meet up with your Contiki Team in the one & only New York City. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on your way to Boston. Hotel (D) Visit Providence, the capital of Rhode Island See Harvard University, Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar

• •

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

Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal The multi-cultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French combine with a diverse global population to serve up great food & cuttingedge culture. Hotel (B,D) Visit old town Montreal, the old port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium

• •

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

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

Day 7: Montreal to Toronto Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D) Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands See the CN Tower, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto

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

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

• •

Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D) Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the Falls See Niagara Falls

• •

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

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

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How much & when

15 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

Code: GNNN 2012/13 Start New York

Finish Chicago

Total Cost US$ pp*

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May Jun Jun Jul

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2012 Sep 14 Sep 21 Oct 5

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Finish Chicago

Total Cost US$ pp*

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2013

2013 May May Jun Jun

Start New York

15 5 19 10

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

5 19 2 9 16 30 13 20 4

12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.14-15)

17 31 14 21 28 11 25 2 16

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$879. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

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

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$195. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$95. See p.16 for details.

1

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

World Heritage site visited

More New York

Day 12: Chicago Discover cutting-edge architecture, world-class museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining & high-end shopping in the Windy City. Hotel (B,D)

Combine this tour with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.48.

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

Mix Quebec

Match

Got more time? Check out our Grand Northern tour p.36-37 or combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with the Grand Southern p.26-27, Southern Adventure p.28-29. (Use low cost carrier Southwest Airlines to fly to L.A.) & the Northern Adventure p.34-35. Plus you’ll also save US$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.16.

Chicago

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Eastern Escapade 13 Days, 8 States & 2 Canadian Provinces New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ontario, Quebec, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Connecticut

US$2055pp* US$159 per day

Lincoln Memorial

GO

QUEBEC

2 MONTREAL Maine M aine

OTTAWA 1 Vermont Verm Ver e ont ermon

ONTARIO

NEW HAMPSHIRE Concord

TORONTO 2 NIAGARA FALLS 1

CONNECTICUT

Erie

New York

PENNSYLVANIA

PITTSBURGH 1

PHILADELPHIA Gettysburg

1

NEW JERSEY

Amish Country

Indiana

Ohio

WASHINGTON DC 2 MARYLAND

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

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Virginia a

• Relive the historical past on a guided walking tour of Philly • Visit Gettysburg National Military Park • Cruise Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ • Sample some of Niagara’s best with a wine tasting • Indulge in ice cream on a tour of ‘Ben & Jerry’s’ • Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour

MASSACHUSETTS

NEW York YORK New

Michigan

2 BOSTON

Only Contiki includes

Providence Rhode Island

Explore more: optional activities Niagara Falls Helicopter ride over the spectacular falls • Dinner & Falls experience Toronto Visit the viewing deck of the CN Tower • Pub crawl with a local guide • Visit Rogers Centre baseball stadium • Second City Improv & dinner Montreal Adventure jet boat ride • Guided bike tour of the Old City • Shopping Tour Boston Old town trolley tour Visit contiki.com/eastern-escapade for all the optional activities you can do

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Jane6785: Our Tour Manager had so much knowledge of every place we went to. He was born & raised in the area, it was great having a local show you around.

Try this North Eastern loop. Start in NYC, head to Philly & Washington D.C for a taste of life in the capital, then it’s en route to Canada for a cultural & natural feast! From Niagara Falls to the party vibes of Toronto & the French feel of the East, the action is endless.

USA & Canada

A sandwich from ‘Potbelly’ & park up for a picnic by the Lincoln Monument for a perfect people watching lunch break in the capital.

E. Escapade 13 Days What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing

onward to the “Steel City” Pittsburgh. Hotel See the Strip District, Heinz Field & PNC Park in Pittsburgh

Day 1: New York to Philadelphia Meet up with your Contiki Team, say so long to the Big Apple & hello to the historic, hip & art filled city, Philadelphia. Hotel (D) Walking tour of Philadelphia

Day 5: Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls Spend the morning in Pittsburgh before saying farewell to the USA as we cross into Canada for a day of exploring Niagara Falls. Hotel

Day 2: Philadelphia to Washington DC On your way to the nation’s capital, we’ll turn back the clock with a visit to Amish Country. Tonight we’ll see the sites on an illumination tour of the city’s famous monuments. Hotel (B,D) Visit Amish Country, Arlington National Cemetery & changing of the guard See the White House, Capitol Building, & Washington Monument See the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr. & Korean Memorials

Day 6: Niagara Falls to Toronto Soak in the vineyards, vibes & orchards of Niagara on the lake. Tour a winery & sample some regional drops before arriving in Toronto. Hotel (B,D) Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the falls Tour a winery See the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto

• • •

Day 3: Washington D.C. Take advantage of a full free day & the things to do here. The list is endless: tour the National Monuments, visit the Smithsonian Museums, people watch in colorful Georgetown or shop & get out into the pumping nightlife this evening. Hotel (B) Visit the Smithsonian Museums

Day 4: Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh Visit the Civil War site of Gettysburg, where President Lincoln gave the famous Gettysburg Address. Then it’s

Montreal

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Day 7: Toronto Toronto is a fantastic multicultural hot spot & with a free day there’s a lot to see. Maybe catch a baseball game, or zoom to the top of the world’s tallest free-standing structure, the CN Tower. Later feel the global groove of the city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 8: Toronto to Ottawa Enjoy nature’s beauty as you drive through the stunning ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to the Canadian capital, Ottawa. Hotel (D) See the Rideau Canal

Day 9: Ottawa to Montreal Today it’s on to the fun French feel of Montreal.

This city combines its French heritage with a diverse global population, resulting in a cool cosmopolitan vibe. Hotel (B,D) Visit the Parliament building Visit Old town Montreal, the old port & Mount Royal, Montreal’s largest park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium

•• •

Day 10: Montreal Indulge in the city’s mix of Euro-charm & North American lifestyle as you explore today. Head to one of the many museums, taste an amazing range of food, shop the trendy boutiques & later party with the “oh so French” Canadians. Hotel Day 11: Montreal to Boston Today it’s on to historic New England with a tasty stop at the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Hotel Visit the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original Cheers Bar

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How much & when Code: ESTE 2013 Start New York

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul

2055 2055 2055 2055

2013 May Jun Jun Jul

24 7 28 5

Start New York

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Aug Sep Sep

2055 2055 2055 2055

2013 5 19 10 17

Jul Aug Aug Sep

19 2 30 13

31 14 11 25

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$869. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.14-15) 13 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$205. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$99. See p.16 for details.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

2 World Heritage sites visited

Day 12: Boston At the forefront of American history, there’s plenty to do day & night in this busy university town. Ride a trolley, check out Harvard or simply chill out & enjoy the city. Hotel (B,D) Walk the historic Freedom Trail

More New York

Day 13: Boston to New York See Providence, the capital of Rhode Island before heading back to the bright lights of NYC where the tour ends & it’s time to swap email addresses with your new friends. Hotel (B)

Combine this tour with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.48. Washington D.C.

Montreal

Boston

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Grand Canadian + Calgary Stampede 20/22 Days 6 States & 4 Canadian Provinces New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia & Alberta

From US$3475pp* US$174 per day

Jasper BRITISH

ALBERTA

Mt. Robson

British Columbia

2 JASPER

COLUMBIA

Columbia Icefield

KAMLOOPS 1 2 WHISTLER

Alberta

Lake Louise

2 BANFF

1 VERNON

2 CALGARY

Saskatchewan

(Stampede only)

QUEBEC

Quebec

ONTARIO

Ontario

2 VANCOUVER

Manitoba

QUEBEC CITY 2 Washington

MONTREAL 2

Maine

MAINE

North Dakota Montana

Vermo Vermo Vermon ermont Vermont NEW

Minnesota

Oregon

Wisconsin Idaho South Dakota

Places visited 1 or more nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stopovers

GO

• Feel the student spirit on a ‘Hahvahd’ (Harvard) tour • Stroll Quebec on a walking tour • Cruise Niagara Falls on the Maid of the Mist • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Reach new heights on a gondola ride in Banff • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains

Plus

Plus Special Stay

• Rocky Mountain Chalet Plus

Plus Flights on map included in tour price!

2 BOSTON Niagara Falls

MASSACHUSETTS

NEW YORK

New N ew York

CONNECTICUT

Michigan

Wyoming

Only Contiki includes

HAMPSHIRE

TORONTO 3

Providence Rhode Island

New York

Pennsylvania Iowa

New Jersey

Explore more: optional activities Boston Trolley tour Montreal Jet boat adventure • Bike the Old City • Shopping tour Toronto Visit the CN tower • Tour Rogers Centre baseball stadium • Pub crawl • Second City Improv & Show Niagara Falls Helicopter ride over the falls Whistler Canoeing • Mountain biking • Zip Line Adventure • Gondola Jasper Whitewater rafting • Maligne Lake cruise (year round) Banff Helicopter ride over the Rockies • Horseback riding & cowboy cookout Vancouver Sunset cruise plus optional for Calgary Stampede Rodeo & Chuckwagon races & Evening Show Visit contiki.com/grand-candian for all the optional activities you can do

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Richelle Normandale: 3 Contiki’s booked Grand Canadian, California Highlights & New York Uncovered all in August/ September can’t wait.

From big cities to the great outdoors, this place rocks! Boston & NYC will leave you wide-eyed before it’s all about Canada’s beauty. Try quaint Quebec before Montreal & Toronto, finishing up with the west’s natural wonders, glaciers, the Rockies & Vancouver.

DON’T MISS

Canada

Baseball. Check out if there’s a game on in Boston or Toronto & channel the vibes watching this classic American pastime.

Grand Canadian 20/22 Days What’s Included:

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

• •

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

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

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

Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal The multicultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French combine with a diverse global population to serve up great food & cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D) Visit old town Montreal, the old port & Mt. Royal, Montreal’s largest city park

See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium

Day 6: Montreal You’ll love this city’s mix of Euro-charm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians! Hotel Day 7: Montreal to Toronto Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D) Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see the Thousand Islands See the CN Tower, eclectic shops on Yonge Street & the University of Toronto

• •

Day 8: Toronto Toronto is another one of Canada’s fantastic, multicultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game, head to the top of the CN Tower or visit Gallery 44, the Zoo or Toronto Park for people watching. Tonight, feel the global vibe of this city’s nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D) Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the Falls See Niagara Falls

• •

Day 10: Toronto to Whistler via Vancouver Meet your new Contiki Team & wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the world-famous resort town, Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics & a serious outdoor fix. Hotel (D) See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

Day 11: Whistler North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for high-energy outdoor activities, like ziplining, mountain biking & rafting. There’s also a gondola

ride for views over the town, canoeing & that’s just the start. Hotel (B) Enjoy the shopping & activities in & around the quaint village Hike one of Whistler’s many trails

• •

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

• •

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

• • •

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

• •

Day 15: Jasper to Banff Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway & see some of the 200 glaciers in the area. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom designed “Ice Explorer”, before time to explore.  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (D)

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

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•• • •

Walk to Athabasca Falls See the vivid blue color of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel

Day 16: Banff Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. Enjoy a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horseback riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the pumping nightlife!  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (B) Day 17: Banff to Vernon Today’s travels take you through 3 national parks in a single day with a stop at the famous Roger’s Pass on one of the world’s great mountain roads. Hotel (B,D) Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking

• •

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

• • • •

Day 19: Vancouver Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafés. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbor & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B)

Code: GCNY/GCSTR 2013 Finish Total Vancouver Cost US$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Aug

3 May 22 24 Jun 12 7 Jun 26 28 ● Jul 19 19 Aug 7 2 Aug 21

Start New York

Finish Total Vancouver Cost US$ pp*

2013

2013 3475 3475 3475 3915 3615 3615

20 meals: 10 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Flight & transfers from Toronto to Vancouver Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

9 16 30 13 20

Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

28 4 18 2 9

3615 3615 3615 3615 3615

The above prices include internal airfares & are accurate as of May 16, 2012. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/grand-canadian. Included flights: Prices above include the land tour & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the tour start & end cities. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.54 for important info. Please note: Included flight times are subject to alteration. * Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. GCNY: Single room supplement of US$1259. GCSTR: Single room supplement of US$1479. ● This tour is 22 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” (the Western Canada section of this tour operates in reverse). For this tour use code GCSTR. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$365. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$179. See p.16 for details.

Day 20: Vancouver Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

How much & when Start New York

19 nights accommodation: 17 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.14-15)

3 World Heritage sites visited

More New York Combine this tour with a New York Uncovered trip, giving you more time to experience all the Big Apple has to offer. More on p.48.

Montreal

Whistler

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Canada & the Rockies + Calgary Stampede 11/13 Days 2 Canadian Provinces British Columbia & Alberta

From US$1839pp* US$168 per day

The Rockies

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Reach new heights on a gondola ride in Banff • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains BRITISH COLUMBIA

Plus

ALBERTA

Plus Special Stay

Mt. Robson

British Columbia KAMLOOPS

Columbia Icefield

Alberta

Lake Louise

1

WHISTLER 2

• Rocky Mountain Chalet

2 JASPER

1 VERNON

2 BANFF

Explore more: optional activities

2 CALGARY

(Stampede only)

VANCOUVER 2 Sask

Places visited 1 or more nightstops Washington 1 or more nights at Special Stopovers

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Whistler Canoeing • Mountain biking • Zip line Adventure • Gondola Jasper Whitewater rafting • Maligne Lake cruise (year round) Banff Helicopter ride over the Rockies • Horse ride & cowboy cookout Vancouver Sunset cruise plus optional for Calgary Stampede Rodeo & Chuckwagon races & Evening Show Visit contiki.com/canada-rockies for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/canada-rockies RELAX...

Troy: Had an excellent tour once again & can’t wait to be on another yet again & a different continent.....

Experience the ultimate way to discover the great outdoors. Go for a hike or ride along wildlife-laced trails. We’ll get you a gondola, horseback, or helicopter ride anything that improves your views of this world-renowned hub - for those that live to explore.

Canada

At Whistler’s Scandinave Spa. Endless spa treatments & amazing mountain views make it the ideal place to unwind.

Canada & the Rockies 11 Days What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler Meet your Contiki Team & drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the world-famous resort town, Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics & a serious outdoor fix. Hotel (D) See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

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

• •

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

• •

Day 4: Kamloops to Jasper Stop for a picnic in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular

Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Adventure seekers have the chance to ride the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B) Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather dependent) Stay in Jasper National Park

• • •

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

• •

Day 6: Jasper to Banff Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway & see some of the 200 glaciers in the area. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom designed “Ice Explorer”, before time to explore.  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (D) Walk to Athabasca Falls See the vivid blue color of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall

••

• •

Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel

Day 7: Banff Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. Enjoy a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horseback riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the pumping nightlife!  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (B) Day 8: Banff to Vernon Today’s travels take you through 3 national parks in a single day with a stop at the famous Roger’s Pass on one of the world’s great mountain roads. Hotel (B,D) Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley

• •

Day 9: Vernon to Vancouver Journey through the stunning Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver, where we will check out the sites of this cosmopolitan city. Hotel Drive through Kelowna, the largest city in British Columbia’s interior See Lake Okanagan & its floating bridge See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion’s Gate Bridge Visit the Totem Poles of Canada’s First Nations People in Stanley Park

How much & when Code: CRCR/CRST/CRSTR 2013 Start Finish Total Vancouver Vancouver Cost US$ pp*

Start Finish Total Vancouver Vancouver Cost US$ pp*

2013

2013

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

12 May 2 Jun 16 Jun 6 ● Jul 7 ■ Jul 28 Aug

22 12 26 18 19 7

1839 1839 1839 2229 2229 1929

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

11 18 25 8 22 29

Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

21 28 4 18 2 9

1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. CRCR: Single room supplement of US$619. CRST/CRSTR: Single room supplement of US$839. ● This tour is 13 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede”. For this tour use code CRST. ■ This tour is 13 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede” (this tour operates in reverse). For this tour use code CRSTR. Tour starts 10:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

10 nights accommodation: 8 nights twin-share hotels (10 nights Stampede departures), 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.14-15) 10 meals: 5 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

Pay 12 months in advance you save US$195. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$95. See p.16 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

• • • •

SAV E

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

Whistler

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

Banff

Banff

Calgary Stampede Special tour departures Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a couple of special Canadian tour departures to tie into this event, with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this tour 13 days long. Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (CRST/CRSTR). More info at www.contiki.com/calgarystampede Athabasca Glacier

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www.contiki.com/new-york

New York New Year 4 Days From US$1265pp* US$317 per day

What’s Included: 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.14-15) 3 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 1 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager Metro pass for the duration of your stay Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

Only Contiki GO includes • NYE dinner & party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend) • Get a bird’s-eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Hello Big Apple! Meet up with your Contiki Team, then check out the city’s iconic sights. Later, you can get a bird’s-eye view of Manhattan on an optional helicopter flight, or chill out & take in the city’s vibes. After dinner, hit the streets for some drinks in the city that never sleeps! Hotel (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in New York Check out the Manhattan skyline as we cruise to Lady Liberty. For something different you can opt for a fun optional NYC Food Cart walking tour – the foodie in you will love it. Or take the rest of the day to explore the Big Apple. Shop trendy 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighborhoods & indulge in some of the delicious international food that the city is famous for. New York is one of the world’s best places to party for New

Year’s, so tonight we’ll get the action started with dinner & an open bar, right in Times Square. Hotel (B) Day 3: New York Welcome to the New Year! Take it easy this morning, before kicking off the New Year Big Apple-style. You can catch a famous Broadway show, ice skate at Rockefeller Center,

shop, or head to the ‘Highline’ for some people watching. Tonight get a different city view as we head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) Day 4: Depart New York This morning the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel buddies.

How much & when Code: NYNY 2012/13 Start New York

Finish New York

2012

2013

Dec 30

Jan 2

2013

2014

Dec 30

Jan 2

Total Cost US$ pp*

1265

1299

* Prices above are twin-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts at 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

The Highline

Explore more: optional activities New York Food Cart walking tour • TV & Movie sites tour • Helicopter tour of NYC & harbor • ‘Sex & the City’ Tour Visit contiki.com/new-york-new for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/miami

Miami New Year

USA

4 Days

Miami New Year 4 Days

From US$799pp*

What’s Included:

US$200 per day

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation on the beach (more on p.14-15) 4 meals: 3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager

Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Miami! Welcome to one of the world’s epic beachside hotspots, Miami! Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this morning before checking out the city. Chill in the sun, or jump on an optional speed boat tour on Biscayne Bay for some thrills. Tonight, do it local as we hit the town & party Miami-style. Hotel (D)

Explore more: optional activities Miami Bike tour of South Beach • Thriller speedboat ride • Party cruise Visit contiki.com/miami for all the optional activities you can do

Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Miami It’s a free day, so get into the groove here. Do your own thing, or we’ll give you some other cool options, like hitting the streets on a South Beach

bike tour, shopping at the city’s stores, renting a wave runner or having fun on your blades like the locals do. Tonight join the party & ring in the New Year at one of the city’s coolest clubs - entry & open bar included. Hotel (B) Day 3: Miami Happy New Year! Take it easy this morning, today’s a free day to chill Miami-style. Laze by the pool or beach, shop at the Lincoln Street Mall or check out Coconut Grove. Tonight you can keep the party going on an optional party cruise. Hotel (B) Day 4: Depart Miami It’s time to say farewell to the good times in Miami & your new friends as your tour ends this morning. (B)

www.contiki.com/las-vegas

Las Vegas New Year

Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed NYE party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend)

Code: MINY Start Miami

Finish Miami

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Dec 30

2013 Jan 2

799

2013 Dec 30

2014 Jan 2

819

* Prices above are twin-share. Twin & single supplements available. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts at 9:00am.

USA Las Vegas New Year 4 Days

4 Days What’s Included:

From US$749pp*

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation on the strip (more on p.14-15)

US$188 per day

3 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager

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

Explore more: optional activities Las Vegas See a variety show • Helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon • Limo ride with champagne Visit contiki.com/las-vegas for all the optional activities you can do

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Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas Today is a free day to experience ‘Sin City’. There’s the option to get out of town on a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon or start exploring the casinos. Tonight

join the party & ring in the New Year at a Vegas club - entry & open bar is included. Hotel (B) Day 3: Las Vegas Happy New Year! There might be some sore heads, so have a lie-in this morning! It’s another free day today, so rub shoulders with the high rollers at one of the many casinos. Grab a bargain at some of the city’s great factory outlets & later on catch a show or party all over again in one of Vegas’ clubs. Hotel (B) Day 4: Depart Las Vegas This morning, swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends & the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed NYE party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend)

Code: LVNY Start Finish Las Vegas Las Vegas

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Dec 30

2013 Jan 2

749

2013 Dec 30

2014 Jan 2

765

* Prices above are twin-share. Twin & single supplements available. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts at 4:00pm.

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www.contiki.com/new-york-uncovered

New York Uncovered 4 Days 1 State New York

US$855pp* US$214 per day

What’s Included: 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.14-15) 3 meals: 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager Local taxes & service charges

GO

Only Contiki includes

• The Big Apple’s all yours with a 7 day Metro pass • Get a bird’s-eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building

Mix

How much & when Code: EAEA 2012/13/14 Start New York

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

Sep Sep Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec

14 21 5 19 2 23 7 21

855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855

Jan Jan Feb Mar May May Jun Jun Jul

11 25 8 1 3 24 7 28 5

855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855

2012 Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec

11 18 2 16 30 20 4 18

Finish New York

Total Cost US$ pp*

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

19 2 9 16 30 13 20 4 18 1 22 6 20

855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855

Jan Jan Feb Feb

10 24 7 28

855 855 855 855

2013

2013

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

16 30 6 13 27 10 17 1 15 29 19 3 17

1 World Heritage sites visited

* Prices above are based on twin-share.

Got more time? Combine this tour & see more! Starting in N.Y. this tour connects with: Grand Southern (p.26-27), Eastern Discovery (p.30-31), Grand Northern (p.36-37), North by North East (p.38-39), Eastern Escapade (p.40-41), Grand Canadian (p.42-43)

8 22 5 26 30 21 4 25 2

Start New York

Jan Jan Feb Feb Apr May Jun Jun Jul

Match

Itinerary & sightseeing

2014 Jan Jan Feb Feb

7 21 4 25

If you’re traveling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of US$589. Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.16. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.51. For travel insurance see p.54.

Day 1: Hello Big Apple! Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this morning & get ready for 4 awesome days in one of the world’s hottest cities. We’ll dive right into the Big Apple & spend the day discovering this iconic city’s sights from Wall Street to the Guggenheim & SoHo. This afternoon, you can get a bird’seye-view of the city skyline on an optional helicopter flight, or take in the city & explore in your own time. After dinner tonight, hit the streets & enjoy

the buzz & atmosphere of Times Square or head for a big night out & find out why New York is the city that never sleeps. Hotel (D) Take in the panoramic views of New York City skyline See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem’s Apollo Theatre & Museum Row, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See famous neighborhoods like Soho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCa See fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s View the World Trade Center Site & Battery Park

• • • • •

Day 2: New York, New York Check out the Manhattan skyline as we cruise to Lady Liberty. For something different you can opt for a NYC Food Cart walking tour – the foodie in you will love it. Or take the rest of the day to explore. Shop 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighborhoods like the Lower East Side & indulge in delicious international food for which NYC is famous. Head to the ‘Top of the Rock’ at Rockefeller Center or discover your inner Carrie on a ’Sex & the City’ tour. Tonight, do it local & head out for pizza, cocktails or catch a famous Broadway show. Hotel (B) Day 3: More Manhattan Today’s another free day to explore the city your way. Try cruising through Central Park on a bike tour, ride “The Beast” jet boat on the Hudson River, visit The Met or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Tonight, see the city differently as we head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) Take the elevator to floor 86, to the Observation Tower of the Empire State Building

Day 4: Depart New York After breakfast this morning, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Explore more: optional activities New York ‘Sex & the City’ tour • NYC Food Cart walking tour • Helicopter tour of NYC & the harbor • TV & Movie sites tour • New York bike tour with a local guide through Central Park (seasonal) • High-speed harbor jet boat tour Visit contiki.com/new-york-uncovered for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/la

LA Explorer

USA LA Explorer 3 or 5 Days

3/5 Days Explore LA on your own with our 2 & 4 night packages. Hit Hollywood Boulevard, visit Universal Studios or cruise Rodeo Drive as you live it up in LA.

Highlights:

How much & when

• Our package includes a hop-on-hop-off LA city sightseeing tour featuring Downtown LA, Hollywood & Santa Monica • Daily voucher for coffee & pastry • LA Live Entertainment Complex • LA party hot spots • Easy access to Universal Studios & Hollywood • Amazing shopping • Contiki Hotel Representative

Valid 6/4/2012 – 3/31/2014

Where you stay:

Code Standard Rm Extra Night

2 nts 2 nts 4 nts 4 nts twin single twin single LA3S LA3S LA5S LA5S US$275 US$435 US$429 US$749 US$85 US$165 US$85 US$165

Conditions: There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on this stopover package. This package must be booked in conjunction with a tour. For twin-share accommodations, 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 & does not apply to pre- or post-accommodations.

www.contiki.com/waikiki

Waikiki Explorer

Downtown LA is the place to be, so you’re right where the action is at. With Hollywood, Universal Studios, LA Live & an endless shopping fix at your doorstep, plus evening hot spots & the metro, it’s all about living it up in LA.

Hawaii Waikiki Explorer 3 or 5 Days

3/5 Days

Highlights: Chill on island time with our 2 & 4 night packages in Honolulu, on the beautiful island of Oahu. Perfect as a short holiday in itself, or as a stopover for a few days before or after your North American tour.

How much & when Valid 6/4/2012 – 3/31/2014

Code Standard Rm Extra Night

2 nts 2 nts 4 nts 4 nts twin single twin single HI3S HI3S HI5S HI5S US$235 US$390 US$390 US$705 US$85 US$165 US$85 US$165

Code HI3VS HI3VS HI5VS HI5VS Partial View Rm US$249 US$425 US$425 US$775 Extra Night US$89 US$179 US$89 US$179

Conditions: There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on this stopover package. For twinshare accommodations, 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 & does not apply to pre- or post-accommodations.

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• Our package includes a pre-booked tour featuring Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial & Punch Bowl • Daily voucher for coffee & pastry • Great surfing beaches • Waikiki’s party hot spots • Watersports like surfing lessons & snorkeling • Amazing shopping • Palm-fringed blue lagoons & waterfalls • Contiki concierge service

Where you stay: Situated just across from Waikiki Beach, the Park Shore Hotel is just minutes away from a huge choice of shops & restaurants. There’s a choice of 2 room types - either a standard room, or spoil yourself & upgrade to a partial view room. Enjoy Hawaii’s perfect sunsets from the outdoor ocean view pools (there’s 2 of them!) & sundeck - perfect for lounging! Just a short walk away, is the Contiki Customer Service Centre, our free concierge service.

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Ski or board Lake Tahoe During winter, three of our existing year-round tours include time in the snow playground of Lake Tahoe. • Winter California Highlights • Winter LA to The Bay • Winter Wild Western

From December to March, these 3 tours feature the same itinerary as the summer tours up until Las Vegas. After this, they skip the visit to Yosemite & spend 3 nights in snowy Lake Tahoe resort for fun on & off the slopes. These tours feature 1 less night in San Francisco (excluding LA to The Bay), see the tour page price panels for more.

everyone – beginners, intermediates & advanced.

Where you’re headed:

The itineraries:

Lake Tahoe is one of North America’s most beautiful lakes & also one of it’s best ski resorts, straddling 2 states California & Nevada. It’s the perfect blend of spectacular scenery, pristine mountains & pumping nightlife. Where else can you find a place that offers all this natural beauty, great snow plus the 24 hour non-stop bling of Vegas-style casinos & clubs?

14 days Winter Wild Western: San Diego (2 nights), Phoenix (1), Grand Canyon (2), Las Vegas (2), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), Carpinteria (1).

Our travelers can hit the slopes at one of Tahoe’s awesome resorts, Heavenly. The average annual snowfall in Tahoe is over 35 feet, so fantastic conditions are the norm. And with so much great terrain, there’s a perfect balance of something for

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The slopes not really your thing? There’s a lot to pick from, including ice-skating, snowmobiling, heading to a spa, or just hanging out in Tahoe village. Note: ski passes, equipment & clothing rentals are not included in the tour price.

8 days Winter California Highlights: Las Vegas (1 night), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (2), Carpinteria (1). 12 days Winter LA to The Bay: San Diego (2 nights), Phoenix (1), Grand Canyon (2), Las Vegas (2), Lake Tahoe (3), San Francisco (1). for more visit: contiki.com/winter-california-highlights contiki.com/winter-la-to-bay contiki.com/winter-wild-western

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We Coachella 10-15 or 17-22 April 2013: Palm Springs, sunshine & some of the world’s hottest acts blended with a mix of arts, great people & good times...it could only be the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival! Let Contiki take you there. Don’t miss the legendary music festival that is Coachella & with Contiki you’ll get a chance to live the true California dream. Starting off in LA, say hello to Hollywood & LA’s sights before it’s off to this desert oasis of Palm Springs for 3 days of music & sun-filled days. The atmosphere here goes off, with festival lovers from around the world flocking to the area each year for two weekends of endless sunshine mixed with an unparalleled line up international artists & home-grown talent that rock.

Why Contiki? With an included festival ticket, free transfers, hotel accommodations so you’re sleeping in comfort, (plus those extra special Contiki extras you’ll love like breakfast each day) it’s easy to get involved. This festival is a must-do & is at the top of any festival lovers list, so don’t miss out!

What’s Included? • 3 day festival pass & daily transfers to festival • 5 nights twin-share hotel accommodation • 1 night in LA, 4 nights in Palm Springs • LA city tour • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners • Experienced Tour Manager & Driver team visit contiki.com/coachella to find out more

USA & Canada hotel departure points & stay longer Hotel Departure Points Getting to our start hotels in the USA & Canada is easy. For departure points & the most up-to-date information visit contiki.com/staylonger for all the most up to date information.

Want to stay longer? In most of our start & end cities, you can take advantage of Contiki’s great rates & stay longer before or after your tour (or both!) to explore even more. Accommodations need to be arranged through your travel agent & are subject to availability. Stay longer accommodations are limited to a maximum of 2 nights pre or post, with some exceptions. For hotels, prices & options & conditions visit contiki.com/staylonger

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Stay Longer Booking notes: • Nights must be consecutive. • Due to Nevada’s responsible gaming policy you must be 21 or traveling with someone 21 to book pre/post in Las Vegas. • Book at the same time as you book your Contiki tour. • If you require twin accommodation both persons must book at the same time using the same booking reference number. • If you book twin-share but you’re traveling on your own, we’ll arrange for you to share with same sex room-mates. • Rates are per person per night, either in a single or twin room. Rates include all taxes & service charges. • Rates for all accommodation only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation immediately before and/or after their tour. • All rooms have private facilities.

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Mexico Tours

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Mexico tours to choose from

Stunning beaches & clear water, the Yucatan Peninsula, ancient Mayan ruins, incredible food & some of the world’s best nightlife make Mexico a must. Love beaches, sun & relaxing your way? Or prefer an in-depth cultural experience with a twist? Experience the good times in Mexico, Contiki-style. Visit contiki.com or pick up our Latin America brochure for more.

• FOR MORE ON MEXICO SEE OUR LATIN AMERICA BROCHURE. Visit contiki.com/mexico

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For full itineraries & info on our Mexico tours, see our Latin America brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

13 Days 1 Country

MERIDA 1

Mexico Mexico Grande 13 Days

CANCÚN 3

YUCATÁN Playa del Carmen

For pricing & dates visit contiki.com/ mexico-grande

MORELIA 1 MICHOACÁN

IXTAPA 2

GUERRERO

More on this tour:

QUINTANA

What’s Included:

ROO

MEXICO CITY 2 1 TAXCO

12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 18 meals: 12 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

2 ACAPULCO

For all of our Only Contiki Inclusions, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/mexico-grande

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Modern, air-con coach

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia Hotel (D) Walking Tour of Morelia Visit a local market Watch the cathedral illuminations Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa via Zihuatanejo Hotel (B) Visit Playa La Ropa & Zihuatanejo

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Day 3: Ixtapa Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco Hotel (B)

Flight from Mexico City to Merida

Day 9: Mexico City to Merida Hotel (B,D) Walking tour of Merida’s sights Day 10: Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza Hotel (B) Guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza Swim in a cenote

See the famous cliff divers by night

Day 5: Acapulco Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Acapulco to Taxco Hotel (B) Silver demonstration

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Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

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Day 7: Taxco to Mexico City Hotel (B) Float through the canals on a Trajinera Guided tour of Centro Historico Visit Coyoacán, birthplace

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Pay 12 or 6 months in advance & save. Visit contiki.com for more

Day 11: Cancun & Playa del Carmen Hotel (B) Visit Playa del Carmen

Day 12: Cancun Hotel (B,D)

Day 8: Mexico City Hotel (B,D) Guided Tour of Teotihuacan

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Day 13: Depart Cancun (B)

Mexican Fiesta

Yucatan Highlights 6 Days

MICHOACÁN

IXTAPA 2

GUERRERO

Places visited Nightstops

MEXICO CITY 2 1 TAXCO

For full details of this tour & prices go to: contiki.com/ mexicanfiesta

For full details of this tour & prices go to: contiki.com/ yucatan

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 5: Acapulco Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Acapulco to Taxco Hotel (B) Silver demonstration

Day 3: Ixtapa Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco Hotel (B) See the famous cliff divers by night

Day 8: Mexico City Hotel (B,D) Guided Tour of Teotihuacan

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Day 9: Depart Mexico City (B)

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Day 1: Arrive Mexico City Hotel (D) Guided Tour of Teotihuacan

QUINTANA ROO

3 World Heritage sites visited

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 12 meals: 8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

Yucatan Highlights

Teotihuacan Day 2: Mexico City to Merida Hotel (B,D) Walking tour of Merida’s sights Day 3: Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza Hotel (B) Guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza Swim in a cenote Day 4: Cancun & Playa del Carmen Hotel (B) Visit Playa del Carmen Day 5: Cancun Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Depart Cancun (B)

What’s Included:

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Cliff divers Acapulco

Mexican Fiesta

Mexico

Itinerary & sightseeing

Day 7: Taxco to Mexico City Hotel (B) Float through the canals on a Trajinera Guided tour of Centro Historico Visit Coyoacán, birthplace

Playa del Carmen

MEXICO CITY 1

2 ACAPULCO

More on this tour:

Mexico What’s Included:

CANCÚN 3 MERIDA 1 YUCATÁN

For pricing & dates visit contiki.com/ yucatan

More on this tour:

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Places visited Nightstops

1 Country

MORELIA 1

For pricing & dates visit contiki.com/ mexicanfiesta

Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia Hotel (D) Walking Tour of Morelia Visit a local market Watch the cathedral illuminations Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa via Zihuatanejo Hotel (B) Visit Playa La Ropa & Zihuatanejo

World Heritage sites visited

Chichen Itza

9 Days 1 Country

SAV E

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3

5 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 8 meals: 5 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Flight from Mexico City to Merida Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

World Heritage sites visited

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Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: What’s included? Touring Vacations • Transportation as specified on tour pages. • Accommodations & meals as detailed on p.14-15 & on itineraries. • Sightseeing & admission fees as shown under ‘What’s Included’ on tour pages. • Experienced team as detailed on p.12-13 & on tour pages. Explorer Packages • Accommodations & meals as detailed on p48. • Sightseeing tour as detailed on p.48.

What’s not included? • Airport transfers to tour departure point. • Some meals, as detailed on p.14-15 & in itineraries. • Optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flights etc. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Personal expense money, personal insurance, medical fees & airport departure taxes.

Included flights Flights as specified on individual tour itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.55) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrollment & payment for your tour 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 airlines terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

Departure points All Contiki tours described in this brochure depart from one of the hotels detailed on www.contiki. com/staylonger. Please check your itinerary & travel voucher for departure information. Please check at the reception desk of your departure hotel for details of when & where to meet with your group. Refer to your Contiki ‘Traveler’s Guide’ information book for details of pre-departure gettogethers & tour departure times.

Do I need a passport or visa? You will need a machine-readable passport & depending on your nationality, a Visa for travel to the USA, Canada & Mexico. It is now mandatory that all nationals, or citizens, of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure under the VWP receive an electronic travel authorization through ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) prior to boarding a U.S. bound airplane or vessel. Applications must be filed online at least 72 hours prior to your departure date, at time of printing, the cost is US$15. For more information please visit: www.cbp.gov or www. travel.state.gov or talk to your travel agent.

Do I need vaccinations At the time this brochure went to press (May, 2012), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, e.g. antihistamines, antibiotics.

Can I stay longer? Planning a few extra days? See our Special Hotel Rates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hawaii/Waikiki, Las Vegas, Mexico City, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Miami & Vancouver detailed on www. contiki.com/staylonger.

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. In the United States, you must be 21 years of age to purchase alcohol, enter nightclubs & bars & gamble in casinos & you will be asked for identification. Acceptable forms of identification to prove age include a valid passport or United States driver’s license. Laws in Canada differ from the United States, with 18 being the legal age in Alberta & Quebec & 19 being the legal age in British Columbia & Ontario for the above activities.

How much money do I need? Credit & debit cards are accepted in the USA & Canada however you should carry some US Dollar Traveler’s Checks as they are easy to change into local currency & are a good backup if you are unable to find a bank. Remember to budget for lunch, some dinners & breakfasts, entrance fees to attractions, optional activities, nightclubs, souvenirs & drinks. A full list of optional activities & approximate costs will be sent with your travel documents or can be found online at www.contiki.com

Explore more Optional Activities When do I choose? Optionals are arranged & paid for on tour. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends, you’ll get great value as we get you great rates & your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well.

How do I pay? You pay on tour with major credit cards, debit cards or cash (US$ in USA or C$ in Canada, except tours that visit both the USA & Canada where US$ will be accepted).

What should I pack? Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear & ‘smart/ casual’ for dining & nights out. Remember that in Autumn/Winter you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/jacket. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential. For further details, please refer to your ‘Traveler’s Guide’ information book.

How much luggage can I bring? Baggage is restricted to ONE REASONABLE SIZED SUITCASE 29’’ x 20’’ x 10’’ (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) & maximum weight of 44lbs (20 kg). Tours with internal flights will incur a fee by the airline for additional or overweight bags & it is the client’s responsibility to pay. Fees range from USD $25-100. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. Any baggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in Los Angeles at no charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended. If you have your own ski/boarding equipment, you may bring one pair of boots & skis or snowboard. Otherwise, your Tour Manager can arrange these for you in Lake Tahoe on tour. Note: Contiki is not responsible for any fees incurred as a result of overweight luggage.

Past traveler 5% discount Eligibility for this discount is based on clients having booked & traveled with Contiki (or one of

our Travel Corporation sister brands, visit www. thetravelcorporation.com for details) within 5 years of their last tour. Clients must have completed a tour before they can redeem the discount on a subsequent tour booking. Only one discount can be redeemed per past traveler annually. A deposit must be received before the discount can be applied to the booking. It is not available on pre- & post-tour accommodation rates & other selected products. The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot be combined with any non-brochured special market promotions.

Brochure authenticity We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given & literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care & is published in good faith. Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some activities due

to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc, especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternative activities will be arranged.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, your documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. You’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Traveler’s Guide’- an information book about your vacation. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your tour. Your free Contiki document wallet & luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passport. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

Booking Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 & is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA includes all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. Contiki is also a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) & the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). With the guarantees of these organizations, you know your vacation & money are secure with Contiki.

Travel insurance Cancellation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your vacation. Contiki very strongly recommends that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, evacuation & repatriation expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before you travel. In some instances, you may not be accepted on a Contiki vacation unless you have arranged satisfactory insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies against us arising from your participation in your vacation. For insurance details, please speak to your travel agent or Contiki when you are booking your tour.

Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOU TRAVEL: Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: Priced at: Trips up to $2,000: $129 per person. Trips $2,001 or greater: $169 per person. Trips of 35 days or longer are subject to different pricing. Consult your Contiki Specialist for more details 1-800-CONTIKI. Note: prices are subject to change without notice. SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Contiki Vacations* Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost. Reimburses the non-refundable Contiki Vacations cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion, or an immediate family member. Other reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. The Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**. With the Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Contiki Vacations will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your tour more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation charges are reimbursed in the form of Contiki Vacations Travel Certificates allowing you a two year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is nontransferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Contiki Vacations. Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day) SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS - Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500 Bag Delay: Up to $500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to $50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000

SECTION III: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4871. You may also view the plan at http://www.berkely.net/ travcorp/ctp/faq.htm The Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-877-722-2195 for details. *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911064H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A

Photography credits Photo Courtesy of Adventure Cat front cover Catamaran cruise. Photo Courtesy of Banff Gondola p.13 & 45 Gondolas. Photo Courtesy of Brewster Inc, Brewster Ice Explorer Columbia Icefield, p.13 & 45 Ice Explorer. Photo courtesy of © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society, p.18 Celine Cousteau Snorkelling. Photo courtesy of © Capkin Van Alphen-Cause Centric Productions p.18 Celine Cousteau Snorkelling. Photo courtesy of Bike & Roll Chicago p.39 Bike ride. Photo courtesy of Calgary Stampede p.42 Rodeo. Photo courtesy of Alpine Helicopters p.44 Helicopter ride.

For more info check out contiki.com/travel-resources

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Booking conditions Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR VACATION RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected vacation. 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 a) Tour Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of May 16th, 2012 Should these change, the price of your vacation may increase. If the total price increases by more than 10%, you may cancel, without penalty, within 3 DAYS after we notify you of the increase. Except as explained below, we will not increase the price of your land vacation after we receive your full deposit for your land vacation. In exchange for this guarantee, no refund will be made if the cost factors described above are reduced. We reserve the right to recover from you increases in cruise line imposed fuel surcharges and in taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. b) Airline Fuel Surcharges & Air-Related Taxes, Fees & Restrictions: As noted above, all quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges and Air-Related Taxes and Fees, applicable as of May 16th, 2012. However, if the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase prior to the time that the full amount agreed upon has been paid and customer’s written consent prior to accepting any payment has been obtained, we reserve the right to recover from you increases in those surcharges. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional airrelated restrictions apply. See www.contiki.com/restrictions for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR VACATION 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If a cancellation is made any time prior to the tour departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book the same or a similar tour and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable for any changes, amendment or cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative tour 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 vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The departure date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s invoice. If you do not join the tour on the day of departure then cancellation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (May, 2012) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available, especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to Contiki’s touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for your money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 4.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will assume any responsibility or liability if clients special meal requests are not fulfilled. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As a Tour Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you with some or all of the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect of any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on vacation. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total vacation cost; c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the tour or to stay within or join your tour at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the tour prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodation or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancellation of the vacation by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you.

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(viii) We take every reasonable precaution possible to assure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while you are taking part in a Contiki vacation. Contiki vacations are generally for the young, and not for the frail or those not generally enjoying good health. A change of climate, food, time and varied cultural habits often affects travelers differently. We therefore recommend that you advise your doctor that you are taking one of our vacations and ask if he or she recommends anything for your trip, even for something as seemingly benign as an upset stomach. Since the brands of any medication to which you are accustomed may be unavailable in places to which you are traveling, we recommend you bring your own supply of any medication you will require and carry such medication in your hand luggage. Prescription drugs should be carried in the original labeled bottles. Should you fall ill during your Contiki vacation, we will make every reasonable effort to make prompt, sanitary, safe and proper medical care available to you. However, if at anytime or anywhere treatments of any sort are suggested to you that do not meet your needs or expectations, you should not hesitate to contact your own doctor. Also, please note that the same sorts of activities that can expose you to certain types of diseases at home can just as easily expose you to those same diseases abroad. This information is provided only for your convenience and we are not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from your failure to confirm or ascertain health information or medical precaution, if any, for the places which you will be visiting. (ix) Contiki is responsible for taking care to arrange and conduct your vacation properly. With you in mind, we have accepted applications from and interviewed numerous potential employees, and then we select only those people whom we believe in our best judgement would be responsible and congenial, Tour Managers, Representatives and Drivers. Although we firmly believe, based on personal interviews and certain disclosures made to us by our employees, that all of our employees enjoy excellent health, we, like other tour operators, are legally unable to confirm this in most, if not all, instances.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR VACATION 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of US$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that vacation. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the vacation price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. If paying by a third-party credit card your Contiki specialist will provide you a third-party authorization form that must be completely filled out and received by Contiki before payment can be received. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-transferable, non-refundable deposit of US$200 per person for the first tour booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent tours booked at the time of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the vacation price must be paid by no later than 45 days before your scheduled vacation departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 Air Payment: Payment in full for your airfare booked in conjunction with your Contiki vacation may be required at time of booking. The Department of Transportation now requires Contiki to inform you of the following conditions. The package price is subject to change until it has been paid in full. When this happens, it is usually the result of increases in fuel surcharges and or government taxes. You must consent to the possibility that, until you pay for your package in full, your price could go up. Once you have paid in full we would only pass along increases in government taxes if applicable at that time. You have 7 days from receipt of the first invoice to revoke your consent and request a refund, at which time we would cancel your booking. 2.3 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. 2.4 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by Contiki. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure, the full cost of the vacation will be payable immediately on booking. Documents can be emailed to the passenger at no additional charge or passenger can pay a $35.00 expedited shipping fee for physical documents. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 2.7 Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to tour departure* (providing full payment has been received). However, if travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure* (providing full payment has been received), a fee of $35 per mailing will apply. Bookings made and/or payments received within 30 days of departure* incur a $35 per mailing document delivery fee. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. The actual cost will be advised at time of booking. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 If notice of cancellation is received by Contiki 45 days prior to tour departure*, the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection. 3.2 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Contiki. 3.3 The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after booking is confirmed: COACH TOURS (LAND ONLY) No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee tour departure* as a % of the total land price. No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee Tour departure* as % of the total land fee 45 days or more: The non-refundable deposit 44-22 days: 25% of tour fare 21-8 days: 30% of tour fare 7-1 days: 50% of tour fare Day of departure*/No show: 100% Extra night hotel accommodations that are cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur 100% cancellation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days 25% 21-15 days 30% AIR ARRANGEMENTS These cancellation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Contiki: Prior to final payment a service fee of - $50 per person After final payment a service fee of - $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 3.6 Please note that Contiki is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from the air and land included package. * Please note: the departure date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation

4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternative departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki vacation, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new vacation date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of US$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Any alterations risk the loss of air space or increased airfares. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation of air and all normal air cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of tour departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a US$30 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s vacations are specifically planned for those in the 18-35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki tour are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you should discuss this thoroughly with Contiki staff personnel. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. A special needs form must be completed prior to final payment. • All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the United States. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. • Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms and conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the vacation. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Tour Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Tour Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of other members on the tour or the smooth operation of the vacation itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the tour. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travelers and any Contiki Representatives have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well-being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your vacation. 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 accommodations. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organizations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas while on tour (including accommodations, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on vacation and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the vacation, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the vacation and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavors to do so during the vacation, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the vacation but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Email complaints to USCustomerService@ Contiki.com. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of the State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 5.10.2 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. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs.

6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommends you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before your travel on a Contiki vacation. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability, and loss of personal property. Please check that your 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 at the time of deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the vacation. With the insurance of BerkeleyCare we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on page 54). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance when sending in your vacation deposit. Please note there will be no travel insurance provided unless you request it from your Travel Agent and the payment is forwarded to Contiki. Complete details of the coverage limitations and exclusions are included with your vacation invoice. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a vacation after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE VACATION PRICE Airfares (unless you purchase a land+air package), air-related taxes and fees passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, and optional excursions. For more go to www.contiki.com/baggage 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any vacation be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorized officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international 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 tour shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircrafts, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. While we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Vacation 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 vacation 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. 1.7 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of The State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of dispute between the parties. 1.8 In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to reinvoice passenger with correct billings. 2. USTOA $1 MILLION TRAVELERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Contiki Vacations shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Contiki Vacations customers in the unlikely event of The Travel Corporation bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Contiki Vacations. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com 3. VALIDITY The programs advertised in this brochure are valid from September 2012 to March 2014. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES The programs advertised in this brochure are operated by: Contiki US Holdings Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92805 with the exception of the Mexico tours on p.52-53 which are operated by Journey Mexico, Francisco Medina Ascencio #2039, Interior #205, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco CP 48333 Mexico. This brochure was published in May 2012 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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Keep going with Contiki > Europe Summer

Australia & Asia New Zealand

Latin America

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See more with Contiki Contiki Vacations and our travel agent partners can offer you excellent prices on scheduled flights on some of the world’s top airlines. Combine this with Contiki’s sweet deals means you can see more for less. Take advantage of our exceptional multi-tour savings, early payment discounts, past passenger discounts, and great flight deals & keep exploring. Heading to North America? Why not combine a trip to Latin America? Want to try Australia or New Zealand? Book your air ticket & stop off on one of our Asia tours to break the journey. Speak to your Contiki Specialist or travel agent for ways to see more with Contiki.

How to book

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• Call Contiki at 1-800-CONTIKI, visit contiki.com or contact your local travel agent to confirm that there’s space on the tour you have chosen. You can add a pre- or post-night to your Contiki tour (if available) at the same time. • At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of US$200 per person for first tour and US$200 per person for second and subsequent tours which must be received by Contiki within 3 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. • Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send you or your travel agent confirmation of the booking details. • The balance of the reservation must be received by Contiki no less than 45 days before the departure date or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. If payment is not received by Contiki, we will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations.

Groups & special interest tours

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If you’re looking for something completely different for a group of 25 or more, our Custom Groups Department in Europe, North America, Central America, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and University trips, performance groups, wine tours, culinary tours, ski tours, you name it we’ve done it. From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary right down to the last detail, our worldwide team of experts is able to arrange a customdesigned vacation or incentive trip to meet the needs of your group. Email: groups@contiki.com

• Contiki will then send your travel documents and detailed information to you or your travel agent about your vacation.

Important By paying the US$200 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.55 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. © Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA Contiki provides you with vacations & experiences of a lifetime.

Contiki Vacations is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com

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