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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. - mark twain

Memories aren’t created from the things you said you’d do. They’re built from things you’ve done. The moments captured. The world discovered. The lifetime seized. You only get one, after all. So make it count. A journey with Contiki is a kaleidoscope of unexpected adventures, inspiring places, lifelong friendships, brilliant stories & unforgettable memories. But most of all, it’s living life out loud, utterly & completely.

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life moves pretty fast. if you don’t stop & look around once in a while, you could miss it. - ferris bUELler

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No one wants to regret a chance not taken; to sit on the sidelines, experiencing the world through the status updates of friends. We want to get out there & see it first hand. To live it & breathe it for ourselves.

flashing neon lights to vast deserts & bustling cities, you won’t want to miss a thing. That’s why we cover off all the highlights, but still give you heaps of freedom & flexible options to pave your own path.

This is the original spirit of Contiki. The spirit that’s kept us taking 18-35 year olds on life changing journeys since 1962. Back when there was no Facebook, no return date & no knowledgeable guide. Just a shared sense of adventure & a beaten up old mini-van. Since that first trip, we’ve spent 50 years perfecting the art of living with no regrets. And to tell you the truth, we’ve gotten pretty damn good at it.

With our local knowledge & years of experience, it’s like having a Backstage Pass to all of our destinations, making sure you experience the best of every single spot. Eat at the locals’ favourites, see the famous attractions without the queues & indulge in hotels, lodges & Special Stay overnights.

Exploring the grand & witnessing amazing on so many levels is what makes the USA & Canada so unforgettable. From stunning natural wonders to giant skyscrapers &

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Best of all, you get to share all this with a new group of friends on our trips. A group of people who share your youthful & passionate curiosity for the world; people you actually want to stay in touch with. It’s all about making every moment count. And at Contiki, it’s what we do best.

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contiki in mexico 3 great trips from 6 to 13 days – see p.56-57. For full details pick up a copy of our Latin America brochure or visit contiki.com/mexico for even more.

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ROLL DOWN ROUTE 66 & SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF VEGAS. FEEL THE SPRAY OF NIAGARA FALLS OR WALK THE RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON FOR A SUNRISE LIKE NO OTHER. THE USA & CANADA IS MASSIVE, AND we ensure you experience its very best. Your

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EXCLUSIVE access Discover USA & Canada in all its glory & don’t miss a moment. Our Team get you to all the right places & in some places you skip the queues – no one gets you access like us. Whether it’s a spectacular view of Niagara Falls to a catamaran ride under the Golden Gate Bridge, we help you make every second count. With WiFi at almost every stop, we make keeping in contact easy. You focus on the fun & we sort everything else!

EXCLUSIVE accommodation To get the most out of your trip, relaxation & rest is key. With hotels, lodges & Special Stays, you’ll be waking up on the right side of the bed every morning. Our hotels will impress – like in downtown LA, right on the ‘Strip’ in Vegas or in the heart of San Fran. And you’ll get the best surprises at our Special Stays, like a Chalet in the Rocky Mountains, a lakeside resort near Yosemite National Park, or a lodge in Grand Canyon National Park.

EXCLUSIVE options EXCLUSIVE team Experiencing what interests & excites you is what travelling is all about. We give you the options & you pick your adventure! Whether it’s adrenaline you’re after, witnessing landscapes from a different perspective or learning to cook something amazing, there are ME Time Optionals to tempt every taste so you experience more & make each moment count. Like hot air ballooning over the Sonoran Desert, a Rodeo in Cody or a Cowboy cookout in Banff – it’s what puts Contiki trips above the rest.

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Our Team is what makes your Contiki so special, they’re the experts in the business & their main focus is making sure you make every second count. They show you the sights, give you access to all the local hotspots & help you whenever you need it. Our Tour Managers take the hassle out of everything like sorting accommodation, bookings & any hiccups along the way, and our Drivers know the roads like the back of their hand & will get you from A to B – ASAP.

EXCLUSIVE food Try everything from local favourites to famous traditional tastes. Get the inside word & experience things like a New York style pizza, succulent Southern BBQ or an all-out Mexican feast. Tasting each region’s cuisine is an important part of travelling, and with loads of included meals & ME Time Optionals you’ll be spoilt for choice & your taste buds will thank you for it.

EXCLUSIVE inclusions There is a lot to explore & we pack so much into each of our trips. What makes it even better is that we also uncover those hidden local spots, making your experience even more unbelievable. We include all the key must-see’s you’ve always wanted to experience – like a guided bike tour in Miami, a limo ride with champagne in Las Vegas, a cruise to Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ & some of the USA & Canada’s favourite tastes so you experience even more.

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Travel is all about freedom, discovery & getting amongst it – seeing more, doing more, living more. It’s about going home utterly & completely regret free. ME Time is your last ingredient to the perfect holiday. We make sure you get all the time you need to experience the USA & Canada, your way. It’s about having time to make your own choices – whether that’s giving your credit card a workout in Miami, getting a cultural fix at a gallery in NYC or an adrenaline fix in the Canadian Rockies.

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It’s because those personal moments are just as important as experiencing the big sites. The moments that happen to you when you least expect it. When you really get into the places you visit & the people you’re travelling with. Our Backstage Pass to the USA & Canada means our team will help you get off the beaten track with the inside word on where to go & what to do. If you really want to make every moment count, our ME Time optionals give you the chance to take your trip to a whole new level, literally. Head to the ‘Top of the Rock’ for picture perfect NYC views, mountain bike or kayak in Whistler, learn to cook like a pro in New Orleans, or chill out & celeb hunt, LA style. Our exclusive behind-thescenes access means great deals & it’s easy – they’re all organised by us. Look out for the ‘don’t miss’ call outs on our tour pages for some great tips on how to spend your ME Time. ME Time optionals available per tour are highlighted by the M symbol in our itineraries.

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COOKING CLASS, NEW ORLEANS Take your first steps to becoming a Deep South cooking connoisseur! Learn how best to whip up tasty Southern treats like cajun & creole, then devour the results of your efforts!

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cowboy cookout & horse ride banff Grab your boots & hat ready for the ultimate cowboy experience – a horse ride & Canadian cookout. Learn the lasso & indulge – this delicious feast is set in front of a beautiful Banff backdrop & will impress any lone ranger.

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hot air ballon ride, phoenix Head on up! Phoenix is home to some amazing landscapes & the best way to see them is a bird’s eye view. Be stunned by this breath-taking trip.

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kayaking, whistler Meet Mother Nature as you paddle the river in your very own kayak, see the magnificent mountain views & watch for Whistler’s abundant wildlife as you paddle down the calm lake water. It’s the perfect way to cool off on a warm day.

hollywood homes tour Witness the life of the rich & famous. Take a tour down the streets of Beverly Hills to see some giant mansions that are owned by some of your favourite Hollywood celebs.

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

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Exclusive Experiences Loads of our inclusions can’t be found anywhere else. Like riding a limo in Vegas with complementary champagne, cruising on the Maid of the Mist in Niagara, visiting the home of “the King” in Memphis.

the must do’s all included Making sure you tick the box of things you’ve always dreamt of doing is what our inclusions are all about. Our trips offer a wide range of experiences, all included as part of your Backstage Pass. Like gondola rides, limo rides & delicious local eats, must-do sights & the hidden stuff too, so you get value that can’t be matched by anyone else.

live the real USA & Canada Hotels, lodges or our amazing Special Stays at every stop, plus Locally Guided special access tours & delicious regional tastes. You’ll get to know these amazing parts of the globe & our team will show you the best way to experience it.

INCLUDED SUNSET CATAMARAN RIDE IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Sit back & inhale the ocean breeze as you sail around San Francisco on a catamaran. Head under the Golden Gate Bridge, do a lap around Alcatraz & soak up the beautiful San Francisco landscape as the sun sets.

GUIDED BIKE TOUR OF MIAMI Where better to people watch via two wheels than in Miami! You & your Contiki convoy will take to the streets to see the local sights while you cruise alongside the legendary beach & its iconic Art Deco buildings with your Local Guide pointing all the best bits along the ride.

VISIT LADY LIBERTY IN NYC Get to know this world-renowned icon when you touch down onto Liberty Island. It’s a true NYC experience when you meet this lovely Lady, the views are breathtaking & getting a Facebook snap is a must.

RIDE IN A LIMO IN LAS VEGAS What happens in Vegas is nothing but great times, so jump into your Limo & pop a bottle of Champagne because that’s how we do it! We start your Vegas experience the best way possible & it will be a night you won’t forget in the city of neon streets, glamour & excess!

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TEAM

contiki “Not t all those who wander are lost”

Our Tour Managers are the oracles of your trip. They are your personal tour guide & trip advisor, making sure all the niggly stuff is sorted. Want to know where to eat, shop, relax, do your admin or find some local secrets? They know all of that plus so much more. They too are passionate travellers who love being around people, it’s their job after all. Their job is to ensure your trip is relaxed & stress free, but their goal is to make sure you’re having the time of your life. Our Drivers are the bosses of the road, picking you up & dropping you off, plus unloading your bags at every stop. They know the routes with the best views, and they focus on getting you to each destination while you relax & have as much fun along the way. When combined with your Tour Manager they are a team that can’t be beaten.

To make your trip even more amazing we include Local Guides at heaps of our stops, allowing you to get a more in depth encounter & Backstage Pass experience to the places we visit. They will give you an insider’s perspective of each location & allow you to experience some of the local culture. You will learn, be inspired & entertained throughout their tours. In short, our team is ‘The Business’. They will enhance your trip & help take it to the next level. They are with you every step of the way helping you explore, learn & have fun throughout your trip.

no compulsory tipping, Passionate service & exclusive local knowledge.

The best of USA & Canada in your pocket. Introducing our SHOUT app for iphone & android. including content provided by Lonely Planet. contiki.com/app Includes content

meet matt

Local Guide & Tour Manager, lives in Brooklyn, NYC I love New York – especially NYC by night: the horns, the crowds, the chaos! I’ll uncover the real NYC, where the locals eat & drink, even in Times Square – I am a local & I love my job – it’s different every day.

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Tour Manager from California Taking travellers to their first American sporting events & listening to live music is one of my favourite things about my job. What’s best about this place? The mix of cultured cities, amazing scenery & awesome food!

We mix it up on our r trips with coac ches, include ed fl lights, boat trips & fun ways to get arou und d - think bik kes, gondolas, or even a Canadian n custom bu uilt Ice Expl lorer! 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 travelled 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 on board & it’s hassle

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free! We’ll get you where you need to be & unload your bags, so you’ll hit the ground running. And that’s where the fun starts. You could find yourself sailing on a catamaran in San Fran, 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.

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Our USA & CANADA accommodation is nothing short of amazing. It’s all about comfy overnights & a place you’ll love coming home to. It’s something else that makes us unique.

Special Stay experiences

location, location, location

Travelling with Contiki not only means that you get to stay in some amazing places with exceptional facilities, you also get to experience our overnight Special Stays like a chalet in the stunning resort of Bass Lake, or being situated right in Canada’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. Too good to be true & you’ll get a few perfect snaps worthy of a FB post!

Location is key, at our hotels we have you set up in all the right spots. Right by the beach in Miami, on ‘The Strip’ in Las Vegas, in the heart of downtown LA & in central San Francisco, New Orleans & Vancouver. Allowing you to make the most of the sites around you & keeping it convenient, so you can explore more & create more unforgettable moments. Plus many of our

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locations have some key facilities every traveller loves, like pools, free WiFi, restaurants, bars & gyms. Going solo? We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers. We’ll match you with a same sex room-mate, or if you want, you can always opt for the privacy of your own room for a little extra – it’s up to you.

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Food is One of the best parts of travelling so we serve up a range of Tasty regional Treats. Rich in flavour, diversity & big on size, the USA & Canada will ignite your inner foodie. Our meals are more than just a generic snack – experience Chicago’s local deep-dish pizza, indulge in a festive Mexican feast in San Diego, or a meaty Southern BBQ while in Dallas. We fast track you to all the mouth-watering meals that each region has to offer, included as part of your Backstage Pass. With most of your breakfasts included & loads of evening meals, you’ll be spoilt with a variety

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of included meals. Plus we leave some wellplaced ME Time optionals & free time, so you can experience more & follow your senses to find something new. Our Crew knows all the local favourites & hidden gems. They’ll suggest where to go, what to try & maybe what not to try in each area, because life’s too short to eat bad food. You’ll discover some unforgettable food that you won’t find anywhere else.

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365 days is the time it takes our precious planet to revolve around the sun.. And the time e in which Contik ki is s committed to deliver ring real change through our sustainability efforts.

A chat with cÉline Contiki: This year you travelled to Mexico with the Contiki team to work with the MAR Leadership Foundation. What was the highlight of the trip for you? Céline: It was wonderful to see the Contiki R:evolve winners not only discover the world of diving, but learn about and take active part in the conservation efforts happening on the Mesoamerican Reef. I feel there was a sense of pride – not only had they won the trip because of their own sustainability initiative, but their company was really doing something positive in supporting the MAR Leadership programme. My hope is this experience stays with them and continues to inspire them.

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Contiki: You worked closely on the 2012 R:evolve Initiative with the Contiki community. What were your thoughts on the responses for making a commitment to the change?

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Exploring our precious planet is a privilege. A privilege that also comes with responsibility & at Contiki we put that responsibility at the core of everything we do. Our R:evolve programme supports our ocean conservation initiatives & in April 2012 Contiki’s sustainability ambassador Céline Cousteau connected with Contiki team & community members to make a movement of change. The focus is on encouraging everyone to make a difference to our planet every day & really make it count. As part of the initiative Contiki selected 10 R:evolve Leaders from inside the company

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& our community of travellers. They spent 10 days in Mexico & experienced first hand the beauty of our oceans & the need to preserve our reefs & its inhabitants through their work with the MAR Leadership Foundation, one of Contiki’s ocean sustainability projects. The end goal: to get every individual focused on their actions, & how they can count towards leaving the world a better place. Find out more & watch Céline’s documentary of the trip at:

Céline: There were a lot of good ideas submitted and my belief is all of these can and should be implemented whether a winner or not. Many suggestions were as simple as recycling and consuming less, which are always good actions to follow. There were also intricate and thoughtful strategies that started with looking at how people function and to then create a sustainability project that adapted to their lifestyle, making it easy for them to integrate the initiatives proposed. Those ideas are the ones that are really about problem solving with people’s own options, limitations, and potential in mind. Contiki: What do you think Contiki travellers can do to make a change to our planet? Céline: Every journey offers possibilities: bring your own amenities rather than open a new shampoo in every hotel, recycle everything you can, bring a water bottle, don’t take all the print outs unless you need them (or better yet just share them). Ask how you can give back to the places you visit – either to people, culture and arts, the environment, other species or in any way you can think to. You can return to places you have visited and volunteer your time to local non-profits to restore local ecosystems, support communities or otherwise donate time. As travellers, we have incredible opportunities to give back to the places we visit.

Follow Céline on twitter @celinecousteau and at celinecousteau.com

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JOIN US ONLINE Your journey starts well before you leave & lasts long after you return. So get the most out of your travel experience with our nifty online tools. Find out more at contiki.com

Do ownload our App today y - It t’s Free. Shout brings together the photos, videos & updates of everyone travelling on the same tour to create one epic story of your trip together. Save every moment & create a real-time timeline of your awesome travels to share with your friends back home. Find out more at www.contiki.com/shout

tools meetups Meet the rest of your travellers before you go in our private MeetUps. Access it on the go with our new app, ‘Shout’. contiki.com/meetups

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Travel tools

Create a shared group timeline of your travel adventures.

Part pay Register your tour online & share with your family & friends to help you pay off your trip, or use the tool to budget your own payments. contiki.com/partpay

Check-in Check in for your tour before you go. It’ll save you time & paperwork on the first day of your trip & makes sure we have your y important p details on file. contiki.com/checkin

Chat Meet other travellers before you go on your trip & chat on the go.

View your trip itinerary, maps & more. Plus view nearby hotspots provided by Lonely Planet. Looking for a restaurant? Want to know the population of NYC? Shout has you covered.

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e-BrochUrEs Create a personalised Contiki e-brochure. Choose the tours you want to compare, then download or share on Facebook & Twitter. contiki.com/brochures

Reviews Don’t just take our word for it, check out tour reviews & see what our past travelers have to say. contiki.com/reviews

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value You can’t do all that we do for less. See More. Do More. Get More. Independent travel isn’t all it’s cut out to be. Hidden costs & taxes, dodgy accommodation, over-inflated peak season prices, taxis & locally guided tours can all end up costing way more than you think. What’s more, you have to sort it all yourself. We’ve done the math & compared a typical day on tour to a day doing the same on your own. You can’t get close to the same quality of accommodation, amazing food experiences & exclusive inclusions for the same price. What’s best, our awesome team are here to share their exclusive knowledge, to make your trip hassle-free & show you a jaw-droppingly, eye-poppingly good time. It’s all part of our exclusive Backstage Pass to USA & Canada.

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Your daily travel

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

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US$7.00

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One day monorail pass

Sky Train day pass

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US$49.60

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Vegas city night tour

City sightseeing tour

US$26.00

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Harbor dinner cruise

Trip to Liberty Island, Empire State Building, Grayline City tour

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

Accommodation

US$359.00 per night

US$68.00 per night

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Courtyard Marriot, Times Square (excludes taxes)

Hurrah’s Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (excludes taxes)

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Vancouver (excludes taxes)

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US$17.25

US$146.00 Sightseeing

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Transport per day

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Included

Included (optional in Vancouver)

how much is your time worth? Travelling 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 loads of your precious time. Leave the hard bits to us – we get you there, sort your accommodation, show you the main sites (& the hidden gems too) & share advice on the best things to see & do. And in today’s world, having certainty over your costs is another plus.

Included from

NZ$714/Day

NZ$233/Day

NZ$377/Day

NZ$192/Day

You can’t do all that we do for cheaper, see for yourself

Contiki’s USA & Canada from NZ$192/day * Prices & exchange rates validated at 5th April, 2013 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 Western Highlights tour.

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pay early & save more Book & pay early for the best deal on your tour & airfares. Don’t miss out as these discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn.

#1 Save up to NZ$539 Pay in full on or before 29th August 2013 & save up to 10%.

#2 Save up to NZ$400 Pay in full on or before 31st October 2013 & save up to 7.5%.

#3 Save up to NZ$269 Pay in full on or before 19th December 2013 & save up to 5%. * Pay Early Savings of NZ$539, NZ$400 & NZ$269 based on 26 Day Grand Southern p.28-29.

we’ve got even more ways to save.

travelling again? If you’ve travelled 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.58 for more.

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of you tour price only. (This excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accomodation & optional activities. Your tour price does not include the costs of international flights to / from the USA & Canada that start or end your tour). You can combine group discounts (‘Book with mates’), multi tour discounts (‘2 or more’) & early payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on tours of 7 days or longer. Pay early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of tour departure, or bookings that already receive a 6 month or 12 month pay early discount or Calgary Stampede departures. The pay early savings above only apply to departures on or after 31st October, 2013.

gold seal protection

2 or more Book 2 Contiki tours of 7 days or longer at the same time & get NZ$100 off the cost of the second tour.

Our Gold Seal means that if you cancel your tour before you leave New Zealand, we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you NZ$40 for each day that you miss. See p.58

book with mates 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!

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WILD WESTERN

+ SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

14 Days 3 STATES From NZ$2745pp* NZ$197 per day California Arizona Nevada

HAIGHT ASHBURY, SAN FRAN

your backstage pass includes • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Discover the real San Fran with a 3 day travel pass • Experience San Fran’s Chinatown with dinner & a tour • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise Plus Special Stay • The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake

ME Time

SAN FRANCISCO 3

NEVADA

ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

Yosemite National Park

2 BASS LAKE CALIFORNIA

Santa Barbara

Mojave Desert

To all your favourite beats & pick up a vinyl or two at Amoeba records in über cool Haight-Ashbury, San Fran.

ME Time optionals

Route 66

2 LAS VEGAS

listen...

2 GRAND CANYON

CARPINTERIA 1 Los Angeles

ARIZONA

Sedona

M Visit SeaWorld in San Diego M San Francisco guided bike adventure M Snowmobile ride (Ski Tahoe option)

SAN DIEGO 2

1 1

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

1 PHOENIX Sonoran Desert

Ruth: Just recommending a Contiki vacation to west coast of USA to my friend that I did; it was amazing! @Contiki_USA Visit contiki.com/wild-west

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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 neighbourhoods. Tonight, enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine & then party at a hip downtown club or chill out at a cool beach bar. Hotel (D) Mexican feast 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 M Speedboat adventure

•• • •

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) M Learn to surf

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) Shop for Native American jewellery Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon & see the stunning rock formations Visit Grand Canyon National Park M 4WD backcountry tour in Sedona

• • •

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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M Heli flight over the Grand Canyon 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 M See a variety show

• ••

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 at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling 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 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

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 3 day travel pass Sunset catamaran cruise

• • •• •

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) Chinatown dinner M Visit to California Academy of Sciences

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 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 star-studded Oscar Awards, the Hollywood sign, Mann’s Chinese Theater & the Walk of Fame M Movie Star’s Home tour

• ••

LOMBARD STREET, SAN FRAN

Go wild in the west... California, Arizona & Nevada are hot! From beach-side San Diego, desert vibes of Arizona, to high-rolling Las Vegas, it’s all go. Finish back in Cali for San Francisco chill, Santa Barbara charm & Hollywood glamour.

How much & when Code: WWAW/WWIN 2013/14/15 Start Los Angeles

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2013 Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

10 14 17 24 28 31 7 11 14 21 25 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 13 20 27 4 11 18 25

2014 Jan 1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 14 May 21

Start Los Angeles

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2014 Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec ✝ Dec ✝ Dec ●✱✝ Dec ■◆✝ Jan

23 27 30 6 10 13 20 24 27 3 7 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 7

2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2745 2745 2885 2815

✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

14 21 28 11 25 11 18 25 15 29 6 13 27 3

2745 2745 2745 2745 2745 2745 2745 2745 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr May May May Jun

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

28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jul 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 23 Aug 27 Aug 30 Aug 6 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 20 Sep 24 Sep 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Nov 29 Nov 12 Nov 19 Dec 26 Dec 3 ✝ Dec 10 ✝ Dec 17 ●▲✝Dec 24 ★✱✝ Jan 31 ✚✝ Jan

2015 Jan 7 ✝ Jan 14 ✝ Jan 28 ✝ Feb 11 ✝ Feb 25 ✝ Mar 4 ✝ Mar 11 ✝

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

10 17 24 1 8 15 22 26 29 5 9 12 19 23 26 2 6 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 13

2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2975 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2745 2745 2815 2885 2745

20 27 10 24 10 17 24

2745 2745 2745 2745 2745 2745 2745

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAW: Summer single room supplement of NZ$935. WWIN: Winter single room supplement of NZ$949. ◆ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 2013 of NZ$1075. ▲ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 2014 of NZ$1075. ✱ WWIN: Winter peak single room supplement for 18/12/2013 & 24/12/2014 of NZ$1195. ● Tour spends Xmas at Lake Tahoe. ■ Tour spends Xmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ★ Tour spends Xmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve at Lake Tahoe. ✚ Tour spends New Year’s Eve in San Diego. † 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 contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

USA Wild Western 14 days What’s Included: 13 nights accommodation: 9 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights in a twin-share cabin 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.16-17) 17 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 8 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$295. See p.21 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.55.

mix + match Got more time? Combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with the Grand Southern p.28-29 or Southern Adventure p.30-31. Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21. ME Time

• •

Day 10: Bass Lake to San Francisco Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colourful & chilled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay &

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LA TO THE BAY

+ SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

11 Days 3 STATES From NZ$2255pp* NZ$205 per day CALIFORNIA ARIZONA NEVADA

ALAMO SQUARE, SAN FRAN

your backstage pass includes • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise Plus Special Stay • The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake

ME Time ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore on your own terms. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, getting a little random. Or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

NEVADA

SAN 1 FRANCISCO

Yosemite National Park

2 BASS LAKE CALIFORNIA Route 66

Mojave Desert

2 LAS VEGAS

2 GRAND CANYON

Los Angeles

ARIZONA

Sedona

SAN DIEGO 2

1

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

M Explore San Diego Zoo M San Diego speedboat adventure M Heli flight over the Grand Canyon

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

1 PHOENIX Sonoran Desert

1

ME Time optionals

chill...

James C: I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone. It was that good, I would consider doing it again. Visit contiki.com/la-bay

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Want a wild West Coast adventure? Try LA’s sun & beaches, the mighty Grand Canyon & livin’ large in Vegas. You’ll get a nature fix at Bass Lake & Yosemite before finishing up rolling ‘bay city’ style in chilled out San Fran.

How much & when

SAN DIEGO

Code: WWAF/WWLA 2013/14/15 Start Los Angeles

Finish Total San Cost Francisco NZ$ pp*

2013

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 neighbourhoods. Tonight, enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine & then party at a hip downtown club or chill out at a cool beach bar. Hotel (D) Mexican feast 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 70 miles of beaches, a world famous zoo, surfers, endless shopping & a Mediterranean climate this place is paradise. Hotel (B) Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) M Learn to surf

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) Shop for Native American jewellery

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SONORAN DESERT

USA

• •

Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon & see the stunning rock formations Visit Grand Canyon National Park M Hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert

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 M Bike tour along the Rim

• •

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 M See a variety show

• ••

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

• •

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

10 14 17 24 28 31 7 11 14 21 25 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 13 20 27 4 11 18 25

2014 Jan 1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 14 May 21

Start Los Angeles

Finish Total San Cost Francisco NZ$ pp*

2014 Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec ✝ Dec ✝ Dec ●✱✝ Dec ■◆✝ Jan

20 24 27 3 7 10 17 21 24 31 4 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 23 30 7 15 22 29 5

2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2305 2305 2465 2385

✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝ ✝

12 19 26 9 23 9 16 23 12 26 3 10 24 31

2305 2305 2305 2305 2305 2305 2305 2305 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365

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

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

28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 23 Aug 27 Aug 30 Aug 6 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 24 Sep 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Nov 29 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 ✝ Dec 10 ✝ Dec 17 ●▲✝Dec 24 ◗✱✝ Jan 31 ★✝ Jan

2015 Jan 7 ✝ Jan 14 ✝ Jan 28 ✝ Feb 11 ✝ Feb 25 ✝ Mar 4 ✝ Mar 11 ✝

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

7 14 21 28 5 12 19 23 26 2 6 9 16 20 23 30 3 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 6 14 21 28 4 11

2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2305 2305 2385 2465 2305

18 25 8 22 8 15 22

2305 2305 2305 2305 2305 2305 2305

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAF: Summer single room supplement of NZ$635. WWLA: Winter single room supplement of NZ$779. ◆ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2013 of NZ$899. ▲ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2014 of NZ$899. ✱ WWLA: Winter peak single room supplement for 18/12/2013 & 24/12/2014 of NZ$1025. ● Tour spends Xmas at Lake Tahoe. ■ Tour spends Xmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ◗ Tour spends Xmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve at Lake Tahoe. ★ Tour spends New Year’s Eve in San Diego. † 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.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

LA to the Bay 11 days What’s Included: 10 nights accommodation: 6 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights in a twin-share cabin 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.16-17) 12 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$235. See p.21 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.55.

mix + match Got more time? Check out our Wild Western tour p.22-23 or combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with Canada & the Rockies p.48-49. Use low cost carrier Alaska Airlines to fly to Vancouver. Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

••

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

EPIC EATS

tahoe

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Visit contiki.com/western

WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS 8 Days 3 STATES Utah

From NZ$1535pp* NZ$192 per day

NEVADA CALIFORNIA

LAS VEGAS 2

Route 66

GRAND 2 CANYON

backstage pass

Los Angeles Sedona

ARIZONA

Inclusions SAN DIEGO

• Feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Limo ride & champagne in Vegas

ME Time optionals Look for the (M) symbol in the itinerary to make the most of your ME Time.

What’s Included: 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a cabin (more on p.16-17) 8 meals: 5 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) Professional Tour Manager & Driver team Air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$165. See p.21 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

more LA Combine this tour with an LA Explorer trip & see more of this great city. More on p.55.

mix + match Got more time? Check out our LA to the Bay tour p.24-25 or combine this tour & see more! Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

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How much & when

LAS VEGAS

Finish Las Vegas

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2013 Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

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2014 Jan 1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 12 Feb 26 Mar 5 Mar 12 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr 30 May 14 May 21

Start Los Angeles

Finish Las Vegas

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2014 Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

17 21 24 31 4 7 14 18 21 28 1 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 20 27 4 11 18 25 1

1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1665 1665 1665 1665

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

8 15 22 5 19 5 12 19 9 23 30 7 21 28

1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675

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

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2015 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 4 Mar 11

1 PHOENIX Sonoran Desert

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Code: WWAT/WWWH 2013/14/15 Start Los Angeles

Places visited Nightstops

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

4 11 18 25 2 9 16 20 23 30 3 6 13 17 20 27 31 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7

1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

14 21 4 18 4 11 18

1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665

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 neighbourhoods. Tonight, enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine & then party at a hip downtown club or chill out at a cool beach bar. Hotel (D) Mexican feast 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 M Speedboat Adventure

•• • •

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) M Learn to surf

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) Shop for Native American jewellery Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon & see the stunning rock formations Visit Grand Canyon National Park M 4WD backcountry tour

• • •

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 M Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon 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 M See a variety show

• ••

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.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$519. ● Tour spends Xmas in San Diego & New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ■ Tour spends Xmas in San Diego. ▲ Tour spends New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

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USA

CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS

California Highlights 8 days

+ SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE

backstage pass Inclusions

8 Days 2 STATES

NEVADA

san francisco 3

Yosemite National Park

2 bass lake

From NZ$1639pp* NZ$205 per day

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las vegas 1 Mojave Desert

Santa Barbara

1 carpinteria Arizona

Los Angeles

1 1

SAN FRANCISCO

Itinerary & Sightseeing 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 M See a variety show

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

Days 2-5: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling 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 & 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

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Day 4: Bass Lake to San Francisco Head out of the mountains & into one of America’s most colourful & chilled cities. Catch awesome bay views as you cross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gate bridges. Hotel (B) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famous row houses on Alamo Square & the city’s iconic cable cars Visit Fisherman’s Wharf 3 day travel pass Sunset catamaran cruise

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

Day 7: San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara Today, journey south to the lush, sun-drenched American Riviera. Kick

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

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 star-studded Oscar Awards See the famous Hollywood sign, Mann’s Chinese Theatre & Hollywood’s Walk of Fame M Hollywood walking tour

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Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

Plus Special Stay • The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake

How much & when

ME Time optionals

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

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. WWAV: Summer single room supplement of NZ$475. WWCA: Winter single room supplement of NZ$489. ◆ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2013 of NZ$609. ▲ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 2014 of NZ$609. ✱ WWCA: Winter peak single room supplement for 24/12/2013 & 30/12/2014 of NZ$729. ● Tour spends Xmas at Lake Tahoe. ■ Tour spends New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. ◗ Tour spends New Year’s Eve at Lake Tahoe. † 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.

Look for the (M) symbol in the itinerary to make the most of your ME Time.

What’s Included: 7 nights accommodation: 5 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.16-17) 9 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) Professional Tour Manager & Driver team Air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$190. See p.21 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

mix + match Got more time? Check out our Wild Western tour p.22-23 or combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with the Grand Southern p.28-29 or Southern Adventure p.30-31. Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

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GRAND SOUTHERN 26 Days 22 STATES From NZ$5215pp* NZ$201 per day WASHINGTON D.C.

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

your backstage pass 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 • Tuck into ribs & enjoy 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

ME Time ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals.

ME Time optionals M Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon M Durango horseback riding M New Orleans Swamp tour M Miami Party cruise

Visit contiki.com/grand-southern New York

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Iowa Philadelphia

Nebraska

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MARYLAND

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Kentucky

Missouri

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Los Angeles

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1 ARIZONA

ALBUQUERQUE

AMARILLO 1

Oklahoma

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Little Rock

Charleston

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GEORGIA

MISSISSIPPI Jackson

TEXAS

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LOUISIANA

PANAMA CITY BEACH 1

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2 NEW ORLEANS ORLANDO 2

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Get the best of LA to the Big Apple 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!

Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Meet up with your Contiki Team & head out across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the world-famous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street & see the light-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 M See a variety show

• ••

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. 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 M Bike the Rim of the Canyon

• •

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

••

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 M Hot air ballooning

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

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

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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 M Visit the Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium

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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,D) 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) See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music Tour Graceland M Rock & Soul museum tour

• • •

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

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

Day 14: New Orleans to Panama City Beach. Head through Sweet Home Alabama to Florida’s Panama City Beach where you truly relax on the white sand beaches & swim in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B,D) Day 15: Panama City Beach to Orlando. Leave the beach behind & get set for the energy of Florida’s entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B) Day 16: Orlando. The thrill & excitement of Orlando’s many theme parks like Disney World, will keep you fully entertained day & night! Hotel (B) One way transfers to the amusement parks M Visit Universal Studios

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 M Ride Thriller

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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’ M Trolley tour

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. 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. With two free days explore D.C’s best. Maybe hire a bike to see all the famous memorials & monuments & choose from an endless list of other must-do’s, including museums, politics, shopping, sports & nightlife. Hotel (D) Visit the Smithsonian Museums Visit Arlington National Cemetery & see the changing of the guard M Visit the ‘Newseum’

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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)

MIAMI

Itinerary & Sightseeing

USA

How much & when Code: GSLA 2013/14/15 Start Los Angeles

Finish New York

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Finish New York

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7 11 14 18 21 28 1 4 8 11 15 18 25 29 1 8 15 19 29 13 17 27 17 1 15 5 19

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5245 5245

Finish Los Angeles

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11 25 16 30 13

5245 5245 5245 5245 5245

Feb Feb Mar Mar

3 17 3 24

5245 5245 5245 5245

2014

11 Aug 15 Aug 18 Aug 22 Aug 25 Aug 1 Aug 5 Aug 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 26 Sep 5 Sep 19 Oct 23 Oct 3 Oct 24 Nov 7 Dec 21 Dec 12 ● Jan 26 ■ Jan

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Start Los Angeles

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5 9 12 16 19 26 30 2 9 16 20 30 14 18 28 18 2 16 6 20

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5215 5215 5265 5395 5395 5395 5395 5395 5395

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2015 Jan 8 Jan 29

Grand Southern 26 days What’s Included: 25 nights twin-share accommodation: 23 nights in hotels 2 nights in a cabin (more on p.16-17) 34 meals: 20 breakfasts (B) 14 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$539 . See p.21 for details.

2 World Heritage sites visited

Code: GSNY 2013/14/15 Start New York

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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2014

18 Nov 1 Nov 22 Dec 6 ◗ Dec 20 ✝ Jan

2014 Jan 10 Jan 24 Feb 7 Feb 28

Start New York

Feb Feb Mar Mar

12 26 17 31 14

5215 5215 5215 5215 5215

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4 18 4 25

5215 5215 5215 5215

2015 Jan 9 Jan 23 Feb 6 Feb 27

17 31 21 5 ✚ 19 ▼

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.54-55.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$1895. ● Tour spends Xmas in Panama City Beach & New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine. ■ Tour spends New Year’s Eve in Albuquerque. ▲ Tour spends Xmas in Orlando & New Year’s Eve in Savannah. ◆ Tour spends Xmas in Las Vegas & New Year’s Eve in Amarillo. ◗ Tour spends Xmas in Albuquerque. ✝ Tour spends Xmas in St. Augustine & New Year’s Eve in Panama Beach. ✚ Tour spends Xmas in Durango. ▼ Tour spends Xmas in Cocoa Beach & New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

mix + match Got more time? Combine this tour & see more! Starting in L.A. this tour connects with the Grand Northern p.38-39, North by North East p.40-41 & Grand Canadian p.46-47. Starting in N.Y. this tour connects with the Wild Western p.22-23, LA to the Bay p.24-25 & Western Highlights p.26. Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

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SOUTHERN adventure 13 Days 11 STATES From NZ$2645pp* NZ$204 per day California / Nevada Arizona / Utah Colorado / New Mexico Texas / Arkansas Tennessee / Mississippi Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS

your backstage pass 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 • Tuck into ribs & enjoy BBQ treats the Southern way

ME Time ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals.

ME Time optionals M M M M

CALIFORNIA Mojave Desert

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

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.

NEVADA

LAS VEGAS 2

Bike the Rim of the Grand Canyon Whitewater rafting in Durango Dallas ‘Haunts’ New Orleans cooking demo

taste...

UTAH Route 66

COLORADO Monument Valley

1 DURANGO

Visit contiki.com/southern-adventure 2 GRAND CANYON

Los Angeles

ARIZONA

Santa Fe

TENNESSEE Oklahoma

1 ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO

1 AMARILLO

ARKANSAS

MEMPHIS 2

Little Rock

MISSISSIPPI Jackson

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Alabama

LOUISIANA

TEXAS

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From Vegas to the Grand Canyon & the Big Easy, it’s time to go local. 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 then larger than life Texas & laid back Memphis.

How much & when Code: GSLS 2013/14/15 Start Los Angeles

Finish New Orleans

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Start Los Angeles

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2015 Jan 8 Jan 29

Southern Adventure 13 days What’s Included: 12 nights twin-share accommodation: 10 nights in hotels 2 nights in a cabin (more on p.16-17) 16 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$280. See p.21 for details.

1

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 world-famous ‘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 M See a variety show

• ••

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. 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 M Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon

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

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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 M Hot air ballooning

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 M Experience a western rodeo 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,D) 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) See the Civil Rights Museum & Sun Studios Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music Tour Graceland M Rock & Soul museum

• • •

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 M Jazz cruise

Code: GSNS 2013/14/15 Start New Orleans

Finish Los Angeles

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31 Nov 14 Nov 5 Dec 19 ▲ Dec

2014 Jan 2 Jan 23 Feb 6 Feb 20 Mar 13

World Heritage site visited

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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2655 2655 2655 2655

more LA & new york

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13 3 17 3 24

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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.54-55.

2014

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* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$885. ● Tour spends New Year’s Eve in Albuquerque. ■ Tour spends Xmas in Las Vegas & New Year’s Eve in Amarillo. ▲ Tour spends Xmas in Albuquerque. ◆ Tour spends Xmas in Durango. 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.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58. GRACELAND, MEMPHIS

mix + match Got more time? Check out our Grand Southern tour p.28-29 or combine this tour & see more! Starting in L.A. this tour connects with the Eastern Discovery p.32-33 & Northern Adventure p.36-37. Use low cost carrier Southwest Airlines to fly to Chicago. Starting in New Orleans this tour connects with the Wild Western p.22-23, LA to the Bay p.24-25 & Western Highlights p.26. Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

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

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EASTERN DISCOVERY 14 Days 13 STATES From NZ$3015pp* NZ$216 per day Louisiana / Mississippi Alabama / Florida Georgia / South Carolina North Carolina Virginia / Maryland Delaware / Pennsylvania New Jersey / New York

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PENNSYLVANIA NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia

WASHINGTON DC 3

DELAWARE

MARYLAND W.Virginia

VIRGINIA Richmond

Kentucky

MIAMI

your backstage pass includes • 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

1 RALEIGH

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N.CAROLINA Tennessee Arkansas

S.CAROLINA

GEORGIA MISSISSIPPI

ALABAMA

1 SAVANNAH

PANAMA CITY BEACH 1

LOUISIANA

1 NEW ORLEANS

Charleston

1 ST. AUGUSTINE

ORLANDO 2

COCOA 1 BEACH

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

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

ME Time optionals M New Orleans swamp tour M Ride Thriller in Miami

Mark Middleton: Just counting down to my next #contiki. #USA #noregrets #hurryupjune

FLORIDA

1

ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, getting a little random. Or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

2 MIAMI

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USA NEW ORLEANS

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.

How much & when Finish New York

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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

5 9 12 16 26 9 16 30 14 28 18 2 16 6

3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015

Jan Feb Feb Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

20 3 24 28 12 19 2 9 23 30 7 11 14

3015 3015 3015 3045 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119

2013 Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec

23 27 30 3 13 27 3 17 1 15 5 19 3 24 ●

MIAMI

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

Day 2: New Orleans to Panama City Beach Head through Sweet Home Alabama to Florida’s Panama City Beach where you truly relax on the white sand beaches & swim in the crystal clear waters. Hotel (B,D) Day 3: Panama City Beach to Orlando Leave the beach behind & get set for the energy of Florida’s entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B) Day 4: Orlando The thrill & excitement of Orlando’s many theme parks like Disney World, will keep you fully entertained day & night! Hotel (B) One way transfers to the amusement parks M Universal Studios

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 M Party cruise

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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 picturesque 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 5: Orlando to Miami Venture south to the beachside playground of Miami. Hotel (B,D)

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

Day 6: Miami Get into the groove of this fun global city – chill on the beach,

Day 10: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston Get your last dose of Southern

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

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

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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) M New York City Pass

7 21 11 15 29 6 20 27 10 17 24 28 1

Finish New York

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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

18 21 28 1 4 8 11 15 18 25 29 1 8 15 19 29 13 17 27 17 1 15 5

3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3119 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029 3029

Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 23

3029 3029 3029

Finish New Orleans

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

Oct Nov Dec Dec Jan

30 13 4 18 1

3029 3029 3029 3029 3029

Jan Feb Feb Mar

22 5 19 12

3029 3029 3029 3029

2014

2014 Jan Jan Feb Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Start New Orleans

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

5 8 15 19 22 26 29 2 5 12 16 19 26 2 6 16 30 4 14 4 18 2 23 ■

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Code: GSNE 2013/14/15 Start New York

Finish New Orleans

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2014

2013 Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec

18 Oct 1 Nov 22 Dec 6 Dec ▲ Jan 20

31 14 5 19 2

3015 3015 3015 3015 3015

23 6 20 13

3015 3015 3015 3015

10 24 7 28

Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec

17 31 21 5 19 ◆

18 meals: 11 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$310. See p.21 for details.

1 World Heritage site 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.54.

2015

2014 Jan Jan Feb Feb

Start New York

What’s Included: 13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.16-17)

Code: GSLE 2013/14/15 Start New Orleans

Eastern Discovery 14 days

Jan Feb Feb Mar

Jan Jan Feb Feb

9 23 6 27

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$1005. ● Tour spends Xmas in Panama City Beach & New Year’s Eve in St. Augustine. ■ Tour spends Xmas in Orlando & New Year’s Eve in Savannah. ▲ Tour spends Xmas in St. Augustine & New Year’s Eve in Panama Beach. ◆ Tour spends Xmas in Cocoa Beach & New Year’s Eve in in New Orleans. 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.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

mix + match Got more time? Check out our Grand Southern tour p.28-29 or combine this tour & see more! Starting in New Orleans this tour connects with the Grand Northern p.38-39, North by North East p.40-41 & Grand Canadian p.46-47. Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

NEW ORLEANS

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

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BEST OF USA 14 Days 3 STATES From NZ$4579pp* NZ$328 per day CALIFORNIA NEVADA NEW YORK NEW YORK CITY

your backstage pass includes • Get an insider’s look at LA on a guided walking tour • Enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise • Experience San Fran’s Chinatown with dinner & a tour • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • 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 & visit the Statue of Liberty Plus flights on map included in tour price!

ME Time ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals.

ME Time optionals M Visit Disneyland M Party club crawl in Los Angeles M See a variety show in Las Vegas M NYC ‘Sex & the City’ tour

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

Visit contiki.com/best-of-usa

NEW YORK

South Dakota

Wyoming Michigan

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Iowa Nebraska Ohio NEVADA

Illinois

3 SAN FRANCISCO

Maryland

Indiana

Utah Colorado

W.Virginia Virginia

Kansas Missouri CALIFORNIA

Kentucky

LAS VEGAS 3

North Carolina Tennessee

3 LOS ANGELES

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South Carolina

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Mississippi

Alabama

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USA

How much & when Finish New York

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Dec Dec

4 25 8 15 29 27 1 22

4579 4579 4579 4579 4579 4579 4579 4579

Jan Feb Apr May Jun

26 23 27 25 22

4579 4579 4579 4579 4579

2013 Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Nov Dec

22 12 26 2 16 14 18 9

Itinerary & Sightseeing

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Days 2-3: Los Angeles The next two days are yours to explore the City of Angels. Get behind the scenes of the movie world at Universal Studios, explore the magical world of Disneyland, or check out ‘LA Live’ entertainment venue. The shopping scene goes off, so look for deals in the garment district, visit the Grammy Museum, or take a Movie Star Home Tour to how the rich & famous live. Hotel (B) M Visit Universal Studios Day 4: Los Angeles to San Francisco Next stop: San Fran - the city of roller coaster streets, countless cultures & the world-famous bridge. See it all on a city sightseeing tour. Hotel (D) Transfers & flight to San Francisco Visit Fisherman’s Wharf See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, the famous row houses on Alamo Square, Alcatraz & the city’s iconic cable cars Cross the Golden Gate Bridge 3 day Muni pass Sunset catamaran cruise

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

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 Limo ride & champagne M Heli flight to the Grand Canyon

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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 you could take an optional heli ride over the city for endless views, or hit the shops. After dinner, hit the streets to be part of the atmosphere of Times Square & a night out in the city that never sleeps is a must. Hotel (B,D)

See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem’s Apollo Theater & Museum Row, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See the famous neighbourhoods like Soho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCa View the World Trade Center site, Battery Park & Central Park See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s 7 day Metro pass M Heli flights around Manhattan

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Days 12-13: More of Manhattan This city has it all & you have two free days to explore. First up, check out the Manhattan skyline on our cruise to the Statue of Liberty, then head out & take NYC by storm! You could impress the foodie within on a NYC Food Cart walking tour, or hit the shops on 5th Avenue, or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods like the Lower East side with its cute boutiques, great coffee & street art. Maybe discover your inner Carrie on a ‘Sex & the City’ tour, go local & head out for pizza & cocktails or catch a Broadway show. Try cruising through Central Park on a bike tour, visit The Met or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge, the options are 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 M Food cart tour

13 10 14 12 9

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Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2014

2014 Jan Feb Apr May Jun

Start Los Angeles

Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Nov Dec

16 14 21 11 25 1 15 13 17 8

29 27 3 24 7 14 28 26 30 21

4579 4579 4579 4579 4579 4579 4579 4579 4579 4579

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4579 4579

Jun Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Nov Dec

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Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2013 Dec 4

Dec 17

4579

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4579 4579 4579

Sep 10 Dec 3

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

Sep 23 Dec 16

4579 4579

Jan 27

4579

2015 Jan 14

11 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Flights & transfers to San Francisco, Las Vegas & New York 3 day Muni pass in San Francisco

Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

2014

2014 Jan 15 Jul 2 Aug 6

Start New York

What’s Included:

7 day Metro pass in New York

Code: TUSR 2013/14/15 Start New York

Best of USA 14 days 13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.16-17)

Code: TUSA 2013/14/15 Start Los Angeles

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 amongst 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 Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” Drive along famous Sunset Strip Visit Santa Monica & Venice Beach See Rodeo Drive & Melrose Avenue

SAN FRANCISCO

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 Fran & its iconic bridge. Try high rolling in Vegas, before finishing up in the bright lights of the one & only NYC.

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$345. See p.21 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$1975. 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.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent. NEW YORK CITY

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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.

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NORTHERN ADVENTURE 14 Days 11 STATES From NZ$3115pp* NZ$223 per day MONUMENT VALLEY

Illinois / Wisconsin Minnesota / South Dakota Wyoming / Montana Idaho / Utah / Arizona Nevada / California

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

ME Time ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

ME Time optionals M Architecture cruise in Chicago M Whitewater rafting (seasonal) M Heli flight to the Grand Canyon

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

Explorer1265106: It was fast paced & we saw some fantastic sights. Bryce Canyon was probably my favourite. Yellowstone National Park

Visit contiki.com/northern-adventure

WEST YELLOWSTONE 1 1 CODY JACKSON HOLE 1

MINNESOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA

IDAHO WYOMING

2 MT. RUSHMORE

WISCONSIN

Badlands National Park

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1 SIOUX FALLS

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Chicago

Nebraska

1 SALT LAKE CITY

Ohio

Indiana ILLINOIS UTAH Colorado Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park

Kansas Zion Nat’l Park

CALIFORNIA

Missouri

GRAND CANYON 2 NATIONAL PARK

Kentucky

LAS VEGAS 3 Grand Canyon

Los Angeles

New Mexico ARIZONA

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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!

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

USA Northern Adventure 14 days

How much & when

What’s Included: 13 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.16-17)

Code: GNNE 2013/14 Start Chicago

Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115

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May 27

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3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115

2014

2013 Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

Start Chicago

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

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

* Prices above are based on twin-share.

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Chicago to Madison Meet up with your Contiki Team before heading to Milwaukee for a tour of 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 6: 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 10: Grand Canyon National Park Hike, walk, or simply relax at this phenomenal natural wonder – just don’t forget your camera! Hotel (B) Hike along the Canyon’s North Rim Capture incredible photos from a panoramic viewpoint

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

Day 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 M Cookout & Horseback ride (seasonal)

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 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 Today we continue west as we steer toward the cowboy town of Cody & the heart of the American West. Hotel (B)

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Day 8: 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

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Day 9: Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park Get active & hike among the richly coloured 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 bizarre shaped canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos”

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$959. Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

Days 12-13: Las Vegas It’s all glitz & glamour as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots. Hotel (B,D) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Limo ride & champagne M See a variety show

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$310. See p.21 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.55.

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$

mix + match Got more time? Check out our Grand Northern tour p.38-39 or combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with the Wild Western p.22-23, LA to the Bay p.24-25 & Western Highlights p.26. Mt rushmore

Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

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

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GRAND NORTHERN 26 Days 20 States & 2 Canadian Provinces From NZ$5119pp* NZ$197 per day

NIAGARA FALLS

your backstage pass 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

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

ME Time

listen...

ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

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

ME Time optionals M Bike ride in Chicago M Toronto brewery tour M Cookout & Horseback ride in Jackson Hole (seasonal) M LA variety show

Melissa Carney: I miss you Canada #canada #montreal #city #travel #summer #contiki

Visit contiki.com/grand-northern QUEBEC CITY 2 QUEBEC LAKE SUPERIOR

MONTREAL 2

MONTANA

MAINE ONTARIO

MINNESOTA

WEST YELLOWSTONE 1

WISCONSIN

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JACKSON HOLE 1

SOUTH DAKOTA

WYOMING

2 MT. RUSHMORE

Badlands National Park

LAKE ONTARIO

TORONTO 3 Niagara Falls

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New York

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CHICAGO 2

New Jersey

PENNSYLVANIA OHIO

ILLINOIS

MASSACHUSETTS Providence Rhode Island

CONNECTICUT

IE ER

Nebraska

1 SALT LAKE CITY

BOSTON 2 NEW YORK

MADISON 1 Milwaukee

1 SIOUX FALLS Iowa

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

LAKE HURON

LAK EM ICH IGA N

Yellowstone National Park

Vermont

Maryland Delaware

INDIANA

UTAH W.Virginia

Colorado Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park

Virginia

Kansas Zion Nat’l Park

CALIFORNIA

GRAND CANYON 2 NATIONAL PARK

Kentucky

Missouri

LAS VEGAS 3 N.Carolina Grand Canyon

Tennessee Oklahoma

Los Angeles

ARIZONA

1 Arkansas

New Mexico

S.Carolina

Texas Mississippi

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With 20 states & 2 Canadian provinces, get ready to go local. Start in the Big Apple before it’s all about Canada, America’s Great Lakes & Chicago en route to the American West. Chill at 4 National Parks before LAS Vegas.

CHICAGO

USA & CANADA

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 Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar

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

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Day 3: Boston to Quebec City. Today it’s on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America. Hotel (B,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 M Jet boat adventure

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Day 6: Montreal. You’ll love this city’s mix of Euro-charm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians. Hotel M Bike the Old City 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 M 1,000 Island Boat Tour

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

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Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland. Leave Canada behind & make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland. Hotel (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 club See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the Magnificent Mile

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

Day 13: Chicago to Madison. Stop in Milwaukee & tour 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. Catch the pulse of the true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B) Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall that gave the town its name

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

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Day 16: Mt. Rushmore. Marvel at the American presidents’ faces on iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world’s largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, 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 M Whitewater rafting (seasonal) 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

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Day 21: Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park. Get active & hike among the richly coloured 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 bizarre shaped canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos”

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See the gigantic red & white stone formations of West Temple & Watchman Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street

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

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

How much & when Finish Los Angeles

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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30 13 27 3 10 24 8 15 29

5119 5119 5119 5119 5119 5119 5119 5119 5119

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5119

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25 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.16-17) 31 meals: 19 breakfasts (B) 12 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

Start New York

SAVE

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Pay early & save up to NZ$510. See p.21 for details.

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Code: GNGN 2013/14 Start New York

Grand Northern 26 days

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* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$2195. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

CHICAGO

World Heritage sites visited

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.54-55.

mix + match Got more time? Combine this tour & see more! This tour connects with the Wild Western p.22-23, LA to the Bay p.24-25 & Western Highlights p.26. Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

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

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Day 23: 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

TORONTO

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NORTH BY NORTH EAST 13 Days 10 States & 2 Canadian Provinces From NZ$2755pp* NZ$212 per day New York Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts New Hampshire / Maine Quebec / Ontario Pennsylvania / Ohio Indiana / Illinois

RHODE ISLAND

your backstage pass 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

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Millennium Park. Check out ‘The Bean’ or visit the Art Institute of Chicago & channel your inner creative for a chilled out afternoon.

M Visit the CN Tower in Toronto M Toronto pub crawl with a local guide M Architecture cruise in Chicago

New York

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ME Time optionals

NEW LAKE HURON

ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore on your own terms. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, getting a little random. Or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

1

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Estar.Nicola1303 : I loved this tour, wish i had more funds to extend it to the “Grand Northern” i didn’t want to leave. Enjoyed EVERY MINUTE of the tour!!!!!!!! Visit contiki.com/north-east

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If city vibes are what gets you going then this tour is perfect. Take in the fast paced life of NYC & Boston then experience the Canadian charm in Quebec, Montreal & Toronto. Get a rush at Niagara Falls before it’s back to the US of A for the good times in Cleveland & cool Chicago.

QUEBEC

USA & CANADA North by North East 13 days

How much & when

What’s Included: 12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.16-17)

Code: GNNN 2013/14 Start New York

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15 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

* Prices above are based on twin-share.

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 Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original ‘Cheers’ Bar

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

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Day 3: Boston to Quebec City Today it’s on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America. Hotel (B,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

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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 M Jet boat adventure

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

it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D) Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the base of the Falls See Niagara Falls M Heli ride over the falls

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$275. See p.21 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

more new york

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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.54.

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 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 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 club See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the Magnificent Mile

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) M Brewery tour

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) Dig into some Chicago style pizza M Bike the lakefront

Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as

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

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If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$1235. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

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mix + match Got more time? Check out our Grand Northern tour p.38-39 or combine this tour & see more!

TORONTO

This tour connects with the Grand Southern p.28-29 & Southern Adventure p.30-31 (use low cost carrier Southwest Airlines to fly to L.A.) & the Northern Adventure p.36-37. Plus you’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi-tour discount. See p.21.

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eastern escapade 13 Days 8 States & 2 Canadian Provinces From NZ$2925pp* NZ$225 per day New York / New Jersey Pennsylvania / Maryland Ontario / Quebec New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut WASHINGTON D.C.

your backstage pass includes • Re-live the historical past on a 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 QUEBEC

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ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

ME Time optionals M Helicopter ride over the spectacular Niagara falls M Lobster dinner M Toronto pub crawl with a local guide M 2nd City Improv & dinner M Guided bike tour of the Old City Montreal

grab... An iconic ‘Philly Cheese Steak’ sandwich, one of the Philly’s most loved treats. Steak, oozing cheese & succulent seasoning all wrapped up in a bun is a seriously tasty snack.

JERSEY

Amish Country

Illinois

1

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Places visited 1 or more nightstops

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WASHINGTON DC 2

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

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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.

How much & when Finish New York

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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Itinerary & Sightseeing 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 2: Philadelphia to Washington D.C. On your way to the nation’s capital, we’ll turn back the clock with a visit to Amish Country. Tonight we’ll see the sites on an illumination tour of the city’s famous monuments. 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

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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 colourful Georgetown or shop & get out into the pumping nightlife this evening. Hotel (B) Visit the Smithsonian Museums M ‘Newseum’ visit

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

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Day 5: Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls Spend the morning in Pittsburgh before saying farewell to the USA as we cross

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into Canada for a day of exploring Niagara Falls. Hotel M Dinner & Falls experience 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

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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) M Visit the viewing deck of the CN Tower 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

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 M Adventure jet boat ride 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 (D) Visit the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory See Boston Common, Quincy Marketplace, Faneuil Hall & the original Cheers Bar

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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) Walk the historic Freedom Trail Visit Harvard University M Old town trolley tour

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$1209. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

FRENCH TOAST!

What’s Included: 12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.16-17)

Code: ESTE 2013/14 Start New York

Eastern Escapade 13 days

13 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$290. See p.21 for details.

2 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.54.

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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)

MONTREAL

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Day 10: Montreal Indulge in the city’s mix of Euro charm & North American

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The Big West 22/24 Days 3 States & 2 Canadian Provinces From NZ$5355pp* NZ$244 per day CALIFORNIA ARIZONA NEVADA BRITISH COLUMBIA ALBERTA

Mt. Robson

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VANCOUVER

your backstage pass includes

ALBERTA

• Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise • 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

Washington

Oregon

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Idaho

• The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake • Rocky Mountain Chalet Plus flight on map included in tour price!

ME Time

NEVADA

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ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore on your own terms. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, getting a little random. Or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

Utah

Yosemite National Park

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Mojave Desert

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M Whitewater rafting in Jasper M Speedboat adventure in San Diego M Visit SeaWorld or San Diego Zoo M Bike tour along the Rim of the Grand Canyon M Heli ride over the Rockies M Zip line adventure in Whistler M Visit Grouse Mountain in Vancouver

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Want the USA & Canada? Get the best of the west with some of the countries favourite spots. From the beaches to cities to mountains to lakes, this trip is an epic blend of adventure, culture & chilled out times.

USA & CANADA The Big West 22/24 days

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 neighbourhoods. 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 Mexican feast

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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) M Learn to surf

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 M Hot air balloon flight over the 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 coloured sandstone cliffs & rugged peaks Shop for Native American jewellery Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon Visit Grand Canyon National Park M 4WD backcountry tour in Sedona

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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 M Heli flight over the Canyon

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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 Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D) Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66

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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 M See a variety show

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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

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

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

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Day 11: San Francisco to Vancouver. This morning, say farewell to the American dream. Next up, we’re headed on an afternoon flight to Vancouver, Canada, where 11 more days of endless adventure await. Hotel (B) Day 12: Vancouver to Whistler. Today we 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 13: 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 M Canoeing or Mountain biking

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Day 14: Whistler to Kamloops. Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lakes M Peak 2 Peak gondola

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Day 15: 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 Rocky Mountain picnic M Whitewater rafting (seasonal)

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Day 16: 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) M Maligne Lake cruise (seasonal)

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Day 17: Jasper to Banff. Take in the views of one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway & see some of the areas 200 glaciers. We’ll roll right onto the Athabasca Glacier in a custom designed “Ice Explorer”, before time to explore.  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (D) Glacier Experience See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall Visit Lake Louise & the Lake Louise Château

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Day 18: Banff. Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. Like a flight over the Rocky Mountains, horse riding, hiking, shopping & after hours, get into the local nightlife!  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (B)

What’s Included:

Banff gondola M Horse ride & cowboy cookout Day 19: 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

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Day 20: 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

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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

Day 21: Vancouver. Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafés. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) M Sunset cruise Day 22: Vancouver. Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

21 nights accommodation: 15 nights in twin-share hotels (17 nights Stampede departure) 2 nights in a twin-share cabin 4 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.16-17) 23 meals: 13 breakfasts (B) 10 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Flight & transfers from San Francisco to Vancouver Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

How much & when

$

Code: LACR/LACRS 2014 Start Los Angeles

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30 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 25 ● Jul 16 Aug

Start Los Angeles

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$499. See p.21 for details.

Finish Total Vancouver Cost NZ$ pp*

2014 21 11 25 18 6

5355 5355 5355 5799 5489

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

30 6 13 27 10

Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

20 27 3 17 1

3

5489 5489 5489 5489 5489

World Heritage sites visited

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Bass Lake & Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. LACR: Single room supplement of NZ$1495. LACRS: Single room supplement of NZ$1559. ● This tour is 24 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede”. For this tour use code LACRS. Tour starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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.55.

calgary stampede Special tour departure ATHABASCA GLACIER

Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the worldfamous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a special Big West tour departure that ties into this event with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this tour 24 days long. Look for departures marked with • in the price panel on this page (LACRS). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

BANFF

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GRAND CANADIAN

+ CALGARY STAMPEDE

20/22 Days 6 States & 4 Canadian Provinces From NZ$4855pp* NZ$243 per day

JASPER

New York / Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts New Hampshire / Maine Quebec / Ontario British Columbia / Alberta

your backstage pass 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 • 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 Special Stay • Rocky Mountain Chalet Plus flight on map included in tour price!

ME Time ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

don’t miss Baseball! If there’s a game on in Boston or Toronto, channel the vibes watching this legendary American sport.

ME Time optionals M Jet boat adventure in Montreal M Toronto Pub crawl M Heli flight in Banff M Canoeing & zip Lining in Whistler M Visit Grouse Mountain in Vancouver BRITISH

Mt. Robson

ALBERTA

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

2 JASPER

COLUMBIA

Columbia Icefield

KAMLOOPS 1

Lake Louise

2 BANFF 2 WHISTLER

1 VERNON

2 CALGARY Saskatchewan

(Stampede only)

Visit contiki.com/grand-canadian

2 VANCOUVER Manitoba

ONTARIO

QUEBEC

QUEBEC CITY 2

Washington

LAKE SUPERIOR

MONTREAL 2

North Dakota Montana

Vermont Minnesota

Oregon

LAKE HURON

Wisconsin Idaho

1 1

Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

MAINE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

TORONTO 3

South Dakota

LAKE ONTARIO Niagara Falls

BOSTON 2 MASSACHUSETTS

NEW YORK

CONNECTICUT

Michigan

Wyoming

KE LA

IE ER

New York

Pennsylvania Iowa

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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.

WHISTLER

CANADA

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 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 Visit Harvard University M Trolley tour or jet boat ride

• •

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 M Bike the Old City 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 M 1,000 Island boat tour

• •

Day 8: Toronto. Toronto is another one of Canada’s fantastic, 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) M Brewery tour 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 M Heli ride over the 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 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 M Mountain biking

Day 12: Whistler to Kamloops. Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lakes M Peak 2 Peak gondola

• •

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 Rocky Mountain Picnic M Whitewater rafting (seasonal)

• • ••

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) M Maligne Lake cruise

• •

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.

calgary stampede Special tour departure Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the worldfamous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a special 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). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

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 Contiki Special Stay, Rocky

•• • •

Mountain Chalet (D) Glacier Experience See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel

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

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 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

• • • •

Day 19: Vancouver. Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafés. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) M Sunset cruise 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 Code: GCNY/GCSTR 2013/14 Start New York

Finish Total Vancouver Cost NZ$ pp*

2013 Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

19 2 9 16 30 13 20

4855 4855 4855 4855 4855 4855 4855

May 21

5045

May Jun Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

23 6 27 ● 18 1 8 15 29 12 19

What’s Included: 19 nights accommodation: 17 nights in twin-share hotels 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.16-17) 20 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) 10 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Flight & transfers from Toronto to Vancouver Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

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.54.

Finish Total Vancouver Cost NZ$ pp*

QUEBEC

2014 7 21 28 4 18 2 9

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

2014 May 2

Start New York

Grand Canadian 20/22 days

Jun Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

11 25 18 6 20 27 3 17 1 8

5045 5045 5425 5045 5045 5045 5045 5045 5045 5045

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. GCNY: Single room supplement of NZ$1759. GCSTR: Single room supplement of NZ$2035. ● 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 more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

BANFF

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

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CANADA & THE ROCKIES 11/13 Days 2 cANADIAN PROVINCES From NZ$2615pp* NZ$238 per day

+ CALGARY STAMPEDE

BRITISH COLUMBIA ALBERTA

THE ROCKIES

your backstage pass 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 Plus Special Stay • Rocky Mountain Chalet

ME Time BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

Mt. Robson

2 JASPER Columbia Icefield

KAMLOOPS 1

Lake Louise

2 BANFF 2 WHISTLER

1 VERNON

2 CALGARY (Stampede only)

ME Time is all about flexibility & the freedom to explore on your own terms. You choose how to spend your free time; relaxing, discovering, getting a little random. Or you can choose from our ME Time Optionals. Make every moment count.

ME Time optionals

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

M Mountain biking in Whistler M Sunset cruise in Vancouver M Maligne Lake cruise (seasonal) M Horse ride & cowboy cookout in Banff

2 VANCOUVER Saskatchewan

1 1

Places visited Washington Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

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

Montana

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Experience the great outdoors. Take a hike or ride along wildlife trails, we’ll put you on a gondola, horseback, helicopter, or whatever improves your views of this world-renowned hub for those that live to explore.

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

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 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 M Canoeing or Zip line adventure

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) Glacier Experience See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal), the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Château See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel

• •

Day 3: Whistler to Kamloops Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain & lake scenery are everywhere on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lakes M Peak 2 Peak gondola

• •

Day 4: Kamloops to Jasper Stop for a picnic in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Adventure seekers have the chance to ride the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B) 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 Rocky Mountain Picnic M Whitewater rafting (seasonal)

• • ••

Day 5: Jasper You might catch a glimpse of the impressive wildlife in & around Maligne Canyon &

• •

•• • •

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

• • • •

Day 10: Vancouver Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its hip shops & cafés. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) M Visit Grouse Mountain Day 11: Vancouver Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends.

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

JASPER

Itinerary & Sightseeing

USA

How much & when Code: CRCR/CRST/CRSTR 2013/14 Start Finish Total Vancouver Vancouver Cost NZ$ pp*

Start Finish Total Vancouver Vancouver Cost NZ$ pp*

2013

2014

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

6 ● Jul 7 ■ Jul 28 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25 Sep 8 Sep 22 Oct 29 Oct

18 19 7 21 28 4 18 2 9

3125 3125 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739

May 21

2615

2014 May 11

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

1 15 5 ● 6 ■ 27 10 17 24 7 21 28

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

11 25 17 18 6 20 27 3 17 1 8

2615 2615 3125 3125 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739

* Prices above are based on twin-share (triple-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. CRCR: Single room supplement of NZ$859. CRST/CRSTR: Single room supplement of NZ$1139. ● 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.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

Canada & the Rockies 11/13 days What’s Included: 10 nights accommodation: 8 nights in twin-share hotels (10 nights Stampede departures) 2 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.16-17) 10 meals: 5 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$270. See p.21 for details.

1 World Heritage site visited

VANCOUVER

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

• •

ATHABASCA GLACIER

calgary stampede Special tour departure Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the worldfamous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. See men ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, race chuckwagons & have an outrageous time. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a 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). Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

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Visit contiki.com/powder

THE Powder Rush 8 Days 2 cANADIAN PROVINCES From NZ$1999pp* NZ$250 per day

BRITISH

ALBERTA

COLUMBIA Lake Louise

BANFF 3 Calgary

2 WHISTLER 1 KELOWNA 1 VANCOUVER 1 1

Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Inclusions

Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler Welcome to Canada! We make our way to the legendary outdoor haven, Whistler Blackcomb resort, along the stunning Sea to Sky Highway. On arrival, we’ll help you get your bearings, then get right into the action & maybe try a zip line or snowmobile ride. Tonight, get to know your group over dinner & a sleigh ride. Hotel (D) Sleigh ride

• Sleigh ride in Whistler • Wine tasting in Kelowna • Gondola & breakfast in Banff Plus Special Stay • Rocky Mountain Resort

ME Time optionals Look for the (M) symbol in the itinerary to make the most of your ME Time.

WHISTLER

How much & when

Winter 2014 Code: SKIR Start Finish Vancouver Calgary

What’s Included:

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2014

Start Finish Vancouver Calgary

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2014

7 nights accommodation 4 nights in twin-share hotels 3 nights Special Stay experience (more on p.16-17)

Jan 6 Jan 27 Feb 10

8 meals: 5 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$399. Note: Lift tickets & equipment are not included in this package. Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 4:30pm. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

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

$

SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$199. See p.21 for details.

1 World Heritage sites visited

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Places visited Nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

Jan 13 Feb 3 Feb 17

1999 1999 1999

Feb 24 Mar 10 Mar 24

Mar 3 Mar 17 Mar 31

1999 1999 1999

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

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

Day 2: Whistler The hills are calling! Get up on a board or skis & experience for yourself why Whistler Blackcomb is renowned for its runs & relaxed mountain life. With mild & wild terrain it doesn’t matter what your experience is, there’s something for any level. Or, if downhill isn’t your thing, then head out for a snowmobile or explore Whistler village. Hotel (B) M Ski or boarding Day 3: Whistler to Vancouver Have a sleep-in or explore the village before it’s back to the city. Feel the young vibe of Vancouver with its cool cafés – the shopaholics amongst us will love hitting the endless stores along Robson St. Explorers will love Gastown, Chinatown & the famous totem

poles of the First Nations in Stanley Park – there’s plenty on offer. Hotel City sightseeing include Stanley Park, Chinatown & Robson St.

Day 4: Vancouver to Kelowna Today we head to the country & the Okanagan Valley, famous for its orchards & known for its wine. This afternoon we’ll drop into a local winery to learn about, and then taste, this yummy regional drop. Hotel (D) Wine tasting experience

Day 5: Kelowna to Banff Next on our list: Legendary Banff National Park. As we cruise the highway get your camera ready – we head through 3 National Parks along our route, with endless stunning scenery.  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (B,D) Days 6-7: Banff The next two days are yours to treat the snow hound within. With 3 resorts to choose from, Mt Norquay, Lake Louise or Sunshine, it’s the perfect place to get up on a snowboard or skis, or switch it up & try cross country skiing or even

snowshoe at Sunshine resort. Or treat yourself to a little bit of it all. After long days on the slopes then head to the hot springs to chat about your days up the mountain & wind down, or head out for a well-deserved post-piste (slope) drink.  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (B)(B) Transfer to ski resorts in Banff National Park M Skiing & snowboarding

Day 8: Banff to Calgary This morning we take a gondola ride for all new views & breakfast at the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, it’s back on the road before the tour ends in Calgary this afternoon. (B) Gondola ride & brunch

why choose us? • More choice – bring your own gear, or hire when you’re here – at Contiki-only prices.

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

• Options to ski/board at 4 of Canada’s top resorts

• Gear hire (Snowboard & boots or ski’s incl boots & poles) 1 day hire from 36 CAD*.

• More than just a ski trip – epic options for on & off the slopes • More included – sleigh & gondola rides, wine tasting & more

MUST-KNOWS:

• Lessons half - day from 99 CAD*. • Lift pass 1 day pass from 29 CAD*

*Gear hire, lift passes & lesson prices can vary per resort.

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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 Fran (excluding LA to The Bay), see the tour page price panels for more. Where you’re headed:

Lake Tahoe is one of North America’s most beautiful lakes & also one of its best ski resorts, straddling 2 states – California & Nevada. It’s the perfect blend of amazingly spectacular scenery, pristine mountains & pumping nightlife. Where else can you find a place that offers all this natural beauty, great snow plus the 24 hour non-stop bling of Vegas-style casinos & clubs? Our travellers can hit the slopes at one of Tahoe’s awesome resorts, Heavenly. The average annual snowfall in Tahoe is 10.67 metres, so fantastic conditions are the norm. And with so much great terrain, there’s a perfect balance of something for everyone – beginners, intermediates & advanced.

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The slopes not really your thing? There’s lots to pick from including ice-skating & snowmobiling, head to a spa or just chill out in Tahoe village. Note: Ski passes, equipment & clothing hire are not included in the tour price. The itineraries:

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). 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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Visit contiki.com/new-york

new year in new york 4 Days, 1 state, new york From NZ$1595pp* NZ$399 per day

TIMES SQUARE

Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Inclusions

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)

• 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

ME Time optionals Look for the (M) symbol in the itinerary to make the most of your ME Time.

How much & when Code: NYNY 2013/14 Start New York

What’s Included: 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.16-17) 4 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 2 dinner (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager Metro pass for the duration of your stay Local taxes & service charges

M Helicopter tour of NYC & the harbour

Finish New York

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

Jan 2

1595

2013/14 Dec 30

Start New York

Finish New York

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

Jan 2

1635

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 neighbourhoods & 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. Hotel (B,D) M ‘Sex & the City’ tour M NYC Food Cart walking tour Day 3: New York Welcome to the New Year!

Take it easy this morning, before kicking off the New Year Big Apple-style. You can catch a famous Broadway show, 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 after breakfast it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

2014/15 Dec 30

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

1 World Heritage sites visited

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new year in

new year in

las vegas

miami

4 Days

4 Days

From NZ$985pp* NZ$247 per day

From NZ$1115pp* NZ$279 per day Visit contiki.com/miami

Visit contiki.com/las-vegas

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Miami! Welcome to Miami! Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies before checking out the city. Chill in the sun, or jump on an optional speed boat tour. Tonight, do it local as we hit the town & party. Hotel (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Miami It’s a free day, so 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, hire a wave runner or some blades. Tonight join the party & ring in the New Year at one of the city’s clubs – entry & open bar included. Hotel (B)

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas! This afternoon meet up with your Contiki Team & get ready for good times in one of the world’s most famous party towns. Start the trip & cruise ‘the Strip’, see the Fremont Street Experience, then party at a hip Las Vegas club. Hotel (D) Day 2: New Years Eve in Las Vegas Today is a free day to experience ‘Sin City’. There’s the option of a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon or start exploring the casinos. Tonight join the party & ring in the New Year at a Vegas club – entry & openbar 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

Day 3: Miami Happy New Year! Take it easy this morning, today’s a free day. Laze by the pool or beach, shop at the Lincoln Street Mall or check out Coconut Grove. Tonight you can keep it 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)

ME Time optionals

Bike tour of South Beach Thriller speedboat ride Party cruise

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What’s Included: 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation on the beach 4 meals: 3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) A professional Tour Manager Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed NYE party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend)

Code: MINY Start Miami 2013/14 Dec 30 2014/15 Dec 30

Finish Miami

Total Cost NZ$ pp

Jan 2

1115

Jan 2

1145

* Prices above are twin-share. Twin &

single supplements available. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts 9:00am.

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.

What’s Included: 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation on the beach 3 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) A professional Tour Manager Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed NYE party with open bar (you must be 21 years of age or older to attend)

Code: LVNY

ME Time optionals

See a variety show Helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon Limo ride with champagne

Start Las Vegas 2013/14 Dec 30 2014/15 Dec 30

Finish Las Vegas

Total Cost NZ$ pp

Jan 2

985

Jan 2

1015

* Prices above are twin-share. Twin &

single supplements available. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Tour starts 4:00pm.

coachella

Coachella festival april 2014 Palm Springs, sunshine & some of the world’s hottest acts blended with a mix of arts, great people & good times... it could only be Coachella 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 the desert oasis of Palm Springs for 3 days of music & sunshine. 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 of international artists & home grown talent who rock.

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What’s Included: 3 day festival pass & daily transfers to festival 5 nights twin-share accommodation 1 night in LA, 4 nights in Palm Springs LA city tour Breakfast daily & 2 dinners Experienced Tour Manager & Driver team

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

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new york uncovered 4 Days, 1 state, new york From NZ$1155pp* NZ$289 per day

THE ICONIC MANHATTAN SKYLINE

backstage pass

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Inclusions • 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 • Visit the Statue of Liberty

ME Time optionals Look for the (M) symbol in the itinerary to make the most of your ME Time.

How much & when Code: EAEA 2013/14

What’s Included:

Start New York

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.16-17)

2013

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

1 World Heritage sites visited

mix + match Got more time? Combine this tour & see more! Starting in N.Y. this tour connects with: Grand Southern (p.28-29), Eastern Discovery (p.32-33), Grand Northern (p.38-39), North by North East (p.40-41), Eastern Escapade (p.42-43), Grand Canadian (p.46-47)

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Finish New York

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

Finish New York

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

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

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2 16 30 6 13 27 10 17 1 15 29 19 3 17

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

5 19 2 9 16 30 13 20 4 18 1 22 6 20

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Jan Jan Feb Feb May

10 24 7 28 2

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

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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’s eye 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 & get amongst 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 panoramic views of New York City skyline See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem’s Apollo Theater & Museum Row, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See famous neighbourhoods 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 M Helicopter tour of NYC & the harbour

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 neighbourhoods like the Lower East Side & indulge in some of the delicious international food that the city is famous for, or you could 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)

Visit the Statue of Liberty M ‘Sex & the City’ tour M NYC Food Cart walking tour Day 3: More Manhattan Today’s another free day to explore the city your way. Try cruising through Central Park on a bike tour, visit The Met or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge. 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) Take the elevator to floor 86, to the Observation Tower of the Empire State Building M New York bike tour with a local guide through Central Park (seasonal)

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

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$765. Tour starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For more ways to save see p.21. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.58.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

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la explorer

waikiki explorer

3 or 5 Days

3 or 5 Days

Explore on your own with our 2 & 4 night packages so you can live it up LA-style.

Highlights: • Our package includes a hop-on-hop-off LA city sightseeing tour featuring Downtown LA, Hollywood & Santa Monica • Daily voucher for breakfast • LA Live Entertainment Complex • LA party hot spots • Easy access to Universal Studios & Hollywood • Amazing shopping • Contiki Hotel Representative The Contiki hotel is centrally located in downtown LA the place to be, so you’re

Chill on the beautiful island of Oahu with our 2 & 4 night night packages in Honolulu.

right where the action is at. With Hollywood Universal Studios, LA Live & an endless shopping fix at your doorstep,

plus evening hot spots & the metro, it’s all about living it up in LA. With 2 or 4 nights options choose your explorer.

HOW MUCH & WHEN Valid (4/6/13 - 31/3/15)

Code Standard Room Extra Night

2 Nights Twin LA3S NZ$355 NZ$109

2 Nights Single LA3S NZ$565 NZ$215

4 Nights 4 Nights Twin Single LA5S LA5S NZ$595 NZ$1010 NZ$109 NZ$215

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 accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package & does not apply to pre or post accommodation.

We travel to experience the wonders that our world has to offer. we’re committed to ensuring they remain for generations to come. Conservation is at the heart of how we plan & run our trips. There are a bunch of ways that you can help. Learn more at: contiki.com/contikicares/you

treadright foundation We’re founding partners of the TreadRight Foundation. Contiki believes that we have a responsibility to create memorable travel experiences without putting tourism destinations at risk & there’s much more to that than just words on paper. TreadRight supports projects that encourage the development of tourism by encouraging initiatives which benefit a destination's environment, natural & cultural heritage & community. In partnership with TreadRight, Contiki continues to work with Céline Cousteau & the MAR Leaders, now for the second year.

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The Foundation has helped protect 3 million hectares of forest in Brazil, supported the World Wildlife Fund’s work with indigenous sustainable tourism in Australia, plus much more. What’s more, TreadRight is committed to continuing with this support for sustainable tourism for years to come – as the primary sponsors of The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards – encouraging tourism operators to develop & share sustainable tourism practices around the world. To learn more please visit www.treadright.org.

Highlights: • Our package includes a pre-booked tour featuring Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial & Punch Bowl • Daily voucher for breakfast • Great surfing beaches • Waikiki’s party hot spots • Watersports like surfing lessons & snorkeling • Amazing shopping • Palm-fringed blue lagoons & waterfalls The Contiki hotel is centrally located and a short walk to Waikiki Beach and of

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shops & restaurants. Enjoy Hawaii’s perfect sunsets

from famous Duke’s restaurant on Waikiki Beach.

HOW MUCH & WHEN Valid (4/6/13 - 31/3/15) 2 Nights Twin Code (Low Season) HI3S Standard Room (from) NZ$349 Extra Night (from) NZ$135 Code (High Season) HI3S Standard Room (from) NZ$395 Extra Night (from) NZ$135

2 Nights Single HI3S NZ$565 NZ$265 HI3S NZ$649 NZ$265

4 Nights 4 Nights Twin Single HI5S HI5S NZ$605 NZ$1035 NZ$135 NZ$265 HI5S HI5S NZ$689 NZ$1205 NZ$135 NZ$265

Conditions: There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on this stopover package. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. The breakfast voucher is valid only with the stopover package & does not apply to pre or post accommodation.

oceans

Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface & they form the largest habitat on the planet supporting the greatest variety of life. We support marine preservation through our projects around the world, including the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR) which helps young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef.

recyclin ng Contiki, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 67,000 trees per year & reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly, coated recycled papers on Planet Earth.

our coaches We want you to see the world. We also want to look after it. Coach travel has been proven to reduce congestion & cause less pollution per passenger mile than any other transportation option. Our modern, air- conditioned coaches are some of the best in the USA & Canada. We make sure our coaches are efficient & exceed strict emission regulations. The Travel Corporation participates in Smart Move, an initiative promoting the greater use of coaches’ worldwide & possible reductions of CO2 emissions by at least 50 million tons per year as a result.

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mexico

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.

3 trips from 6 to 13 days

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MEXICO GRANDE

Mexico

13 Days 1 country From NZ$3135pp* NZ$242 per day

CANCUN 3

MERIDA 1 GULF OF MEXICO

YUCATÁN

MORELIA 1

IXTAPA 2

Playa del Carmen

What’s Included:

QUINTANA

12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

ROO

MEXICO CITY 2 1 TAXCO

MICHOACÁN GUERRERO

18 meals Professional Tour Manager & Driver team

2 ACAPULCO

Modern, air-con coach

PACIFIC OCEAN

Places visited 1 or more nightstops Coach, mini-coach or van Plane

MEXICAN RIVIERA

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia. Hotel (D) Walking tour of Morelia Visit a local candy market See the spectacular illumination of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedral

•• •

Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa via Zihuatanejo. Hotel (B) Visit Playa La Ropa & Zihuatanejo

Day 3: Ixtapa. Hotel (B,D) M Horseback ride along the shoreline & plantations Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco. Hotel (B) Day 5: Acapulco. Hotel (B,D)

Day 6: Acapulco to Taxco. Hotel (B) Watch a local silver demonstration

• • •

Day 7: Taxco to Mexico City. Hotel (B) Float through the canals of Xochimilco on a Trajinera Guided tour of Centro Historico, including the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral & Templo Mayor Visit Coyoacán, birthplace of Frida Kahlo

• • •

Day 8: Mexico City. Hotel (B,D) Guided tour of Teotihuacan Day 9: Mexico City to Merida. Hotel (B,D) Walking tour of Merida’s sights

Mexico Grande 13 days

Flight from Mexico City to Merida Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

Day 10: Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza. Hotel (B) Guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza Swim in a cenote (sink hole)

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Day 11: Cancun & Playa del Carmen. Hotel (B) Visit Playa del Carmen Day 12: Cancun. Hotel (B,D) M Snorkelling & zipline adventure Day 13: Depart Cancun. (B) For more on this tour including Backstage Pass, Itinerary & Sightseeing visit contiki.com/mexico-grande

more mexico

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SAVE Pay early & save up to NZ$285 . See p.21 for details.

For full details of itineraries & inclusions & ME Time options on our Mexico trips please check out our new Latin America brochure, or jump online at contiki. com/mexico for even more.

4 World Heritage sites visited

Look for the (M) symbol for

ME Time optionals

mexico

MEXICAN FIESTA 9 Days 1 country From NZ$1845pp* NZ$205 per day

yucatan highlights 6 Days 1 country From NZ$1545pp* NZ$258 per day

MORELIA 1

IXTAPA 2

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Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco. Hotel (B) Day 5: Acapulco. Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Acapulco to Taxco. Hotel (B) Watch a local silver demonstration

Day 7: Taxco to Mexico City. Hotel (B) Float through the canals of Xochimilco on a Trajinera

• •

Guided tour of Centro Historico Visit Coyoacán, birthplace of Frida Kahlo

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

Day 9: Depart Mexico City (B) 2 World Heritage sites visited

CANCUN 3 Playa del Carmen

QUINTANA ROO

1 MEXICO CITY

2 ACAPULCO

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

M Horseback ride along the shoreline

YUCATÁN

1 TAXCO

GUERRERO

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia. Hotel (D) Walking tour of Morelia Visit a local candy market Watch the illumination of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedral Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa via Zihuatanejo. Hotel (B) Visit Playa La Ropa & Zihuatanejo Day 3: Ixtapa. Hotel (B,D)

MERIDA 1

MEXICO CITY 2

PACIFIC OCEAN

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What’s Included:

GULF OF MEXICO

MICHOACÁN

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Places visited 1 or more nightstops Coach, mini-coach or van Plane

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Mexico City. Hotel (D) Guided tour of 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

Mexican Fiesta 9 days

Swim in a cenote (sink hole) M Mayan culture adventure with ziplining, rappelling, canoeing & lunch!

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 12 meals Professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges

mexico Yucatan Highlights 6 days What’s Included:

Day 4: Cancun & Playa del Carmen. Hotel (B) Visit Playa del Carmen

Day 5: Cancun. Hotel (B,D)

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Day 6: Depart Cancun. (B)

World Heritage sites visited

5 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 8 meals 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

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got a question?

Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: What’s included? Touring Holidays • Transport as specified on tour pages. • Accommodation & meals as detailed on p.16-17 & on itineraries. • Sightseeing & admission fees as shown under ‘What’s Included’ on tour pages. • Experienced team as detailed on p.14-15 & on tour pages.

Explorer Packages • Accommodation & meals as detailed on p54-55. • Sightseeing tour as detailed on p.54-55.

What’s not included? • Airport transfers to tour departure point. • Some meals, as detailed on p.17 & in itineraries. • Optional activities such as white water 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.59) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & 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 www.contiki.com for details of pre-departure get-togethers & 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, 2013), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up to date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget

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to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, e.g. antihistamines, antibiotics.

What are the age restrictions in bars & casinos? Laws in the United States dealing with purchasing alcohol, entering nightclubs & bars & gambling in casinos are strictly enforced. 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.

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.

How much money do I need? Credit & debit cards are accepted in the USA & Canada however you should carry some US$ Traveller Cheques 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.

me time 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 ‘Travellers Guide’ information book.

How much luggage can I bring? Baggage is restricted to ONE REASONABLE SIZED SUITCASE 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29’’ x 20’’ x 10’’) & maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs). 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 US$ $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 traveller 5% discount Eligibility for this discount is based on clients having booked & travelled 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 traveller 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.

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

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, your documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. You’ll 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.

Online check-in It is strongly recommended that you check in to your tour prior to departure at contiki.com/checkin. Checking in will save you time on your first day of tour, give you essential information & also ensure that Contiki can contact you in the unlikely event of any changes to your trip due to matters out of our control. For more information on how to get more before & after your tour see p.19.

Booking Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 & in all countries where Contiki operates we fully comply with local industry laws. In New Zealand Contiki is an allied member of the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ).

Travel insurance Cancellation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your holiday. 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 holiday unless you have arranged satisfactory insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies against us arising from your participation in your holiday. For insurance details, please speak to your travel agent or Contiki when you are booking your tour.

gold seal protection Coverage for Cancellation: Most tour operators are interested in their passengers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal even before you leave New Zealand. Pre-paid Cancellation Option NZ$99 per person: By paying NZ$99 per person Cancellation Option Fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from New Zealand. This cancellation option covers the Land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. On Your Tour: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the tour for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to New Zealand due to injury, sickness or death, you & your companion will be refunded NZ$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the tour. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

photography credits Photo Courtesy of Adventure Cat p.12-13 Catamaran Cruise, Photo Courtesy of Brewster Inc, Brewster Ice Explorer Columbia Icefield p.14 Ice Explorer, Photo Courtesy of The Pines Resort Bass Lake p.16 Bass Lake Resort, Photo Courtesy of Carrie Vonderhaar p.18 Celine Causteau, Photo Courtesy of © ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC. © EPE, Reg. U.S. Pat & TM Off. p.31 Graceland, Photo Courtesy of Carly Ringler. p.53 Coachella.

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booking conditions

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

Our Responsibilities 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs, taxes (including GST), levies & exchange rates as at 5th April, 2013. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (May, 2013) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for each account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the tour program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your tour shall be deemed to be an authorisation to disburse thereof as aforesaid.

YOur Responsibilities 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of NZ$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of your tour departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of NZ$200 per person, per tour which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid by no later than 45 days before your scheduled holiday departure date,

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which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before the scheduled departure date of the first departing tour 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your tour departure, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice: .....................................Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days: ......................................................25% of tour fare 21-8 days: ........................................................30% of tour fare 7-1 days: ..........................................................50% of tour fare Day of departure: ............................................100% of tour fare When the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your tour booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to availability & provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of NZ$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date, tour itinerary booking within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation, & normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a NZ$30 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive but Contiki may, in its absolute discretion, &, in exceptional circumstances, give confirmation of acceptance of a person outside this age limit. 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. • 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 New Zealand. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers travelling 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 & costs to/ from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki 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, service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury, death, loss, damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas whilst on tour (including accommodation, 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 & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our Group brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 28 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 28 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to New Zealand Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 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 & 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 recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit & will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date

of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. Contiki will not refund for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, airport & ferry transfers to tour departure point, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Tour Managers & Tour Drivers, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international 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 aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions & limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for passengers with special needs or disabilities (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from July 2013 to March 2015. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by: Contiki US Holdings Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92805 with the exception of the Mexico tours on p.56-57 which are operated by Journey Mexico, Francisco Medina Ascencio #2039, Interior #205, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco CP 48333 Mexico. This brochure was published in May 2013 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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How to book

Call contiki or visit your travel agent Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Limited

Travel Agent Reservations

2nd Floor, 15-17 Day Street, P.O.Box 68-640 Newton, Auckland 1145 Tel - 0508 CONTIKI (0508 2668454) Email - contiki@contiki.co.nz Web - contiki.com Administration Phone Tel - (09) 300 1601

Tel - (09) 300 1600 or 0800 CONTIKI (0800 2668454) Fax - (09) 379 2372 DX - CP27510 K’Road Email - reservations@contiki.co.nz Web - contiki.com/agents

• The first step is to confirm that there’s availability on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, you can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour. • At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of NZ$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. • Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send confirmation of the details of the booking. • You must pay the balance of your holiday fare not less than 45 days before the tour departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before the tour departure date. • We will then send your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure. IMPORTANT: By paying the NZ$200 deposit per person per tour, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.59 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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

Contiki Holidays 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

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 2013. All rights reserved. Printed in Australia. Contiki provides you with holidays & experiences of a lifetime.

Contiki loves the planet The text pages for this brochure are printed on 100% recycled paper. By doing this we’re using less trees & sending less waste to landfills. You can help too, by recycling this brochure when you’re done. Either pass it on to a friend to read, or pop it in your recycling collection. Easy.

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