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VACATIONS FOR 18-35’s 2012 – 13 EUROPE WINTER Inc. Snowboarding, Skiing & Festivals

THIS WAY TO AMAZING

THE ORIGINAL

SINCE ‘62 Celebrating 50 great years. See contiki.com/since62

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> MORE CHOICE 4 ways to go including Superior Multi-Country & In-Depth trips, short breaks & ski. See p.3

> COOL OVERNIGHTS All hotels & extra special Feature Hotel experiences, only with us. See p.4

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What’s What 02 Meet Contiki 03 Why choose Contiki? 04 All about us

Multi -Country Tours 06 European Magic 11 days from US$1365 06 European Vista 23 days from US$2735 07 European Discovery 14 days from US$1755 07 Winter Wanderer 26 days from US$3229 08 European Encounter 18 days from US$2199 08 European Inspiration 21 days from US$2525

In-Depth Regional Tours 09 England & Scotland 10 days from US$1245 09 Italian Espresso 9 days from US$1115 10 Simply Italy 13 days from US$1575 10 Mediterranean Highlights 14 days from US$1649 11 Spanish Spree 15 days from US$1565 11 Egypt & the Nile 9 days from US$1065 12 Berlin, Prague & Vienna 10 days from US$1145 12 Berlin & Prague 8 days from US$899 12 Vienna & Budapest 6 days from US$769 13 Berlin to Budapest 12 days from US$1345 13 London & Paris 8 days from US$1089 14 London & Paris + Paris 10 days from US$1345 14 London & Paris + Amsterdam 10 days from US$1515 14 London & Paris + Rome 11 days from US$1639

The Original Since ‘62 Seeing the world with Contiki is more than traveling, it’s about taking a journey. A journey where you’ll discover awe-inspiring places & create unforgettable memories. An experience that will change your view on the world. With Contiki you’ll discover the real flavor of Europe - the culture & the history, the food & the local customs & especially, the people themselves.

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

Ski/Board Austria 15 Ski & Boarding Trips 7/14 days from US$615

Explorer & Festival Trips 16 London Explorer 3/5 days from US$269 16 Christmas in Paris or Amsterdam 4 days from US$395 17 New Years Eve in Paris or Amsterdam 4 days from US$420 17 Hogmanay 4 days US$555 17 St. Patrick’s Tour 4 days from US$395

Other Stuff 18 19 20

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We Winter... Snow, skiing, Christmas markets, less crowds & great deals make traveling Europe in Winter great. Take advantage of the change in season & see how the Europeans do winter. There are lots of reasons to pack your coat & get ready to go… • It’s less expensive to travel • Ski & boarding trips • Less crowds & lines • Superior means all hotel accommodation • Christmas, NY & special event trips • Multi-Country & In-Depth regional trips

More Winter Winter rocks! For full itineraries of our winter tours featured in this brochure & all things Contiki, pick up a copy of our Europe Summer brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

Why choose Contiki? When you travel with us you see more, experience more & get more for your money. 4 ways to go. We’ve got trips to suit all tastes & budgets. Whether you’re looking for a long trip, quick getaway, or a NYE short break, if you’re a first-timer or a seasoned traveler, going solo or with a group, you’ll find your perfect trip with Contiki.

More free time. We build in lots of free time so you can explore on your own if you want. We’ve also organized a lot of amazing optional activities for you to try if you’d like. Our Tour Managers take care of all the details too, so you’ll get the most out of your trip.

Unbeatable value.

“Choose from 28 winter trips from 3 to 26 days” flickr.com/contikivacations

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Amazing accommodation. Superior means all hotels, every night & only Contiki includes the widest range of amazing overnight stays. Our Feature Hotels & our Austrian Gasthof Special Stopover (with its Contiki Team), are unique. We have more Feature Hotels than ever before & each offers an authentic local experience.

Incredible food. Nobody does food like Contiki. Wherever you travel you can expect the best of regional European cuisine. Each included meal on our Superior In-Depth Regional tours is at one of our favorite local restaurants. Get your taste buds ready.

More sights, more activities, more free time, more definite departures & more amazing accommodations, plus a lot of exclusive experiences that you only get with Contiki. The bottom line? Go Contiki - you’ll get more than going any other way.

Extraordinary service. We are industry leaders when it comes to our travel crew. Our team is the biggest, the best trained & the most committed to delivering amazing experiences, tailored especially for 18-35’s.

Champs Elysées, Paris

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Love Europe... Love Winter... xxxx: xxxxxx

Contiki makes sure you experience everything, from the big sights to authentic local stuff, but still leaves you time to explore the way you want. With us you get more included as part of your tour than going any other way. Here’s why... Paris

More included

All hotels Superior Winter tours are all about having a comfy home away from home – a place to relax each night.

Iconic sights, all included: From the must-sees to the less obvious, we make sure you experience Europe’s best. We include a bunch of entry fees too & we can save you time with line skipping at the Eiffel Tower & the Vatican.

Discover the real Europe:

Château de Fontager, Lyon

Learn more with included guided tours & orientations at every stop, plus authentic local meals.

Exclusive experiences:

Walking tour, Rome

Lots of what we offer you can’t get anywhere else. From our Special “Access Rome” sightseeing tour to designer outlet shopping & our Only Contiki special inclusions.

Our team Our team’s sole purpose is to make your trip the time of your life.

Château de Fontager, Lyon

We’re flexible too, share with others or get a room to yourself for a little extra. We’ll get you as close as we can to the action when you’re in the city, so you’re right by the main sights & all the best parts.

Getting around Your dedicated Tour Manager & Driver teams are like on-road guide books. We’ve picked the best of the bunch & sent them on a training trip (the best in the industry) to be sure they make the cut on our tours. They’ve done the hard work, are packed full of knowledge & are ready to share it all with you. They take care of all the details so everything runs smoothly & will organize a sightseeing tour or orientation walk in every place you stop.

When you’re traveling Contiki it’s not about a coach - you’ll see Europe from all angles. We mix it up with some fun ways to travel, like the locals do. Our coaches are more than a way to get around - it’s a social event. Hang out with new friends, check out the views, listen to music, or curl up in your reclining seat & chill. We’re always stopping at great spots too, many of which you’d miss if you traveled any other way.

Our comfy coaches

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Comfort means great facilities you’ll love - like TVs in your room, often WiFi, en-suite bathrooms, laundry facilities & fluffy towels – plus concierge services at your fingertips.

Boat ride, Venice

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Explore more Make the most of your free time... No journey is complete without some time to explore, relax & go your own way. On our trips, the only things that are fixed are your destinations. All of our trips are planned to ensure there’s lots of free time to travel the way you want. Frame up some great shots, or take to the streets & enjoy experiences, new places & cultures. We take it further. On each tour, we hand-pick a ton of inspiring Explore More options, unique to the places you visit (for an additional cost). Some will get your blood pumping, like toboganning in the Austrian Tyrol. Others will give you a rich

cultural experience, like wine tasting in the Rhine Valley or flamenco dancing in Barcelona. You’ll get great prices & we organize it all too. Venice Please note: Explore More optional activities are not included in the price of your tour. They are run by 3rd party operators & on occasions, for some activities, travelers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave it’s important that you check to see if your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities. Be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding & therefore involve some risk.

Look out for the Explore More symbol on the tour pages & don’t forget your sense of adventure.

Try a Swiss Fondue lunch

The Louvre, Paris

Toboganning

Join us online... Whatever you’re looking for your search starts at contiki.com Get more info on our Europe tours or use our trip finder to find d your perfect trip. Our tour pages have past traveler er reviews, interactive route maps, the ability to compare tours urs & you can check live availability & definite departures.

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Book early & save up to US$169* if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See tour pages to find out your pay early discount. * Pay Early Savings of US$169 based on 26 Day Winter Wanderer p.7.

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

Traveling Again? If you’ve traveled with us before, we’d like to welcome you back with a 5% discount. Plus, we can hook you up with discounts with our sister companies as well. See p.18.

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

Book with Friends We believe in the principle of ‘the more the merrier’. So the more friends you 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!

More on Winter For full itineraries & info on our winter tours, see our Europe Summer brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

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

For more on these and other deals go to contiki.com/deals

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European Magic 11 Days 8 Countries

NORTH SEA

5

From US$1365pp*

1 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 1

BELGIUM

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Day 3: London to Amsterdam (D)

• •

See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 4: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River

Day 5: Rhine Valley to Munich (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock

• •

Day 6: Munich to Venice (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck

Depart USA

Czech Rep Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2

MUNICH 1 Burgundy Region

Brenner Pass

Slovenia

Alps Lake Como

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Featured Hotel night

• •

Croatia

2 VENICE

Bosnia ITALY

Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 10: Paris (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 11: End Paris or London (B)

Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive

Day 9: Lucerne to Paris (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-

Day 7: Venice (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

• •

Day 8: Venice to Lucerne (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel See the Wooden

GERMANY

Dover

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

Rhine Valley

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

2 PARIS

Dachau

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE

Day 3: London to Paris (D) Day 4: Paris (B) Day 5: Paris to Lucerne (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 6: Lucerne (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 7: Lucerne to French Riviera (B,D) Day 8: French Riviera (B)

Day 11: Florence to Rome (B,D) Day 12: Rome (B)

Hungary Brenner Pass

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar Mar

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2013

18 Oct 1 Nov 22 Nov 6 Dec 13 Dec 22 ● Dec 25 ■ Dec 27 ▲ Dec 29 ◆ Dec

20 3 24 8 15 24 27 29 31

28 11 2 16 23 1 4 6 8

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2 5 12 26 23 9 16

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$355. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. ● This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Venice. ▲ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Munich. ◆ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger.

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Only Contiki includes

• Locally guided walking tour of Munich’s famous landmarks • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

$

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Euro. Vista

Code: WWHT winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

21 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 31 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Start London

Finish US$ Ams’dam pp* or London

Depart USA

Start London

Finish US$ Ams’dam pp* or London

2 VENICE

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

Barberino (Designer outlet mall)

Pisa

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Featured Hotel night

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

 Contiki Feature Hotel Day 18: Vienna to Prague (B,D) Day 19: Prague (B) Day 20: Prague to Rhine Valley (B,D)

Day 13: Rome to Venice (B,D)

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Slovenia ITALY

Day 10: Florence (B)

2 VIENNA

SWITZ

More on this tour:

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London

Poland

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1

Swiss Alps

Itinerary

Finish Paris or London

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

US$119 per day

Day 9: French Riviera to Florence (B,D)

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Start London

12 World Heritage sites visited

Edam

ENGLAND

ENGLISH CHANNEL

For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Feature Hotels, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/vista

Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan

Depart USA

Musee d’Orsay, Paris

Calais

From US$2735pp*

US$ pp*

9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 13 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

European Vista 23 Days 11 Countries

Finish Paris or London

2012

Innsbruck

1 LUCERNE Swiss

Start London

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

More on this tour:

See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

Calais

FRANCE

For all of our Feature Hotels, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/magic

Poland

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

ENGLISH CHANNEL

US$125 per day

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What’s Included:

World Heritage sites visited

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

Itinerary

Euro. Magic

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME

Day 21: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam (B,D) Day 22: Amsterdam (B) Day 23: End Amsterdam or London (B)

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$715. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. ● This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Prague. ■ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ▲ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Munich. ◆ This tour spends New Years Eve in Florence. ✱ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ✜ This tour will be in Venice during the carnival. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals.

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour & head to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Locally guided walking tour of Florence • Wine tasting in Rhine Valley • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Enjoy delicious gelato in Rome - plus more

Day 14: Venice (B) Day 15: Venice to Munich (B)

$

Pay 6 months in advance you save US$145. See p.5 for details.

Day 16: Munich to Vienna (B,D)

 Contiki Feature Hotel Day 17: Vienna (B)

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European Discovery 14 Days 9 Countries

NORTH SEA

What’s Included:

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Wales

Euro. Discovery 8

Poland

World Heritage sites visited

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1

Dover Calais

GERMANY

RHINE 1 VALLEY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

From US$1755pp*

2 PARIS

US$126 per day

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

LUCERNE

Itinerary • Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Day 3: London to Amsterdam (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 4: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Day 5: Rhine Valley to Munich (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• • • • ••

AUSTRIA

1 Swiss Alps

1 VENICE

Visit a traditional beer hall

Day 6: Munich to Innsbruck (B,D) See the Golden Roof & Royal Palace Day 7: Innsbruck to Venice (B) Drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square Day 8: Venice to Rome (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

ADRIATIC SEA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME

Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Day 10: Rome to Florence (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

Day 13: Paris (B) Visit a French perfumery

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Bosnia

ITALY

Day 9: Rome (B)

Hungary

Croatia

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Featured Hotel night

Day 14: End Paris or London (B)

Day 11: Florence to Lucerne (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument

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Day 12: Lucerne to Paris (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower,

Rep. of Ireland

NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND England

2 BERLIN

2 eth AMSTERDAM Netherlan Netherlands N lan an ands

Wales

Poland

Ruhr Valley

LONDON 1

Germany

Dover

Calais

Dresden

Rhine Valley

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE

GERMANY

Czech Rep CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

From US$3229pp*

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

US$125 per day

ITALY

For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Feature Hotels, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/wanderer

Monaco

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Day 3: London to Paris (D) Day 4: Paris (B) Day 5: Paris to Lucerne (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 6: Lucerne (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 7: Lucerne to Château de Fontager (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 8: Château de

Fontager to Barcelona (B,D) Day 9: Barcelona (B) Day 10: Barcelona to French Riviera (B,D) Day 11: French Riviera (B) Day 12: French Riviera to Florence (B) Day 13: Florence to Rome (B,D) Day 14: Rome (B) Day 15: Rome to Venice (B,D) Day 16: Venice (B) Day 17: Venice to Vienna (B)

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2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Featured Spain Hotel night

2 BARCELONA

Day 18: Vienna (B,D) Day 19: Vienna to Munich (B) Day 20: Munich to Prague (B,D) Day 21: Prague (B) Day 22: Prague to

2 VENICE

Croatia

Barberino (Designer outlet mall) Pisa

More on this tour:

Dolomite Mountains Slovenia

LUCERNE 1

VIENNA 2

AUSTRIA

2

France

CHATEAU DE FONTAGER

Mauthausen

SWITZ

FRANCE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

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

1845 1845 1845 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855

Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2012 Oct 14 Oct Oct 21 Oct Oct 28 Oct Nov 4 Nov Nov 18 Nov Nov 23 Nov Nov 30 Dec Dec 7 Dec Dec 9 Dec Dec 13 Dec Dec 15 Dec Dec 17 Dec Dec 19 ● Dec Dec 21 ■ Dec Dec 23 ▲ Dec Dec 25 ◆ Dec Dec 27 ✱ Dec

16 23 30 6 20 25 2 9 11 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29

27 3 10 17 1 6 13 20 22 26 28 30 1 3 5 7 9

2012 Dec 29 ✝ Dec 31

Jan 11 1855

2013 Jan 2 Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 11 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 ✜ Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17

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

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

4 6 8 13 22 29 5 12 19 26 5 12 19

15 17 19 24 2 9 16 23 2 9 16 23 30

1855 1855 1855 1855 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1789 1789

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$455. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. ● This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ▲ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Rome. ◆ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Venice. ✱ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Munich. ✝ This tour spends New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ✜ This tour will be in Venice during the carnival. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals.

13 World Heritage sites visited

Winter Wanderer 26 Days 12 Countries

Start London

Brenner Pass Slovenia

Lake Como

More on this tour:

Depart USA

1 INNSBRUCK

SWITZ

FRANCE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Feature Hotels, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/discovery

Code: WWHW winter 2012/13

Valley of the Somme

1 FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME

Berlin (B,D) Day 23: Berlin (B) Day 24: Berlin to Amsterdam (B,D) Day 25: Amsterdam (B) Day 26: End Amsterdam or London (B)

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 17 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Locally guided walking tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided walking tour of Florence • Gelato in Rome • Head to the top of the Eiffel Tower - plus more

$

SAV E Pay 6 months in advance you save US$95. See p.5 for details.

Wint. Wanderer

Code: WWHL winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

Start London

Finish US$ Ams’dam pp* or London

2012 Oct 15 Oct 17 Oct 24 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 19 Nov 21 Nov 28 Dec 3 Dec 5 Dec 8 ● Dec 10 ■ Dec 12 ▲ Dec 15 ◆ Dec 17 ✱ Dec 19 ✝ Dec 21 ✚ Dec 23 ▼

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

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

24 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 35 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

17 19 26 9 16 21 23 30 5 7 10 12 14 17 19 21 23 25

9 11 18 2 9 14 16 23 28 30 2 4 6 9 11 13 15 17

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Depart USA

Start London

Finish US$ Ams’dam pp* or London

2012 Dec 25 ★ Dec 27 Dec 27 ◗ Dec 29

Jan 19 3419 Jan 21 3419

2013 Dec 31 Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 ✜ Jan 30 Feb 6 Feb 20 Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20

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

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

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25 29 31 3 10 17 24 3 17 24 31 7 14

3419 3419 3419 3419 3419 3229 3229 3229 3229 3229 3229 3295 3295

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$840 Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ✝ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ✚ Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera. ▼ Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. ★ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lyon. ◗ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ✜ This tour will be in Venice during the Carnival. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger.

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour & head to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Locally guided walking tour of Florence • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat ride in Venice • Visit the the Mauthausen memorial - plus more

$

SAV E Pay 6 months in advance you save US$169. See p.5 for details.

Swiss Alps

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European Encounter 18 Days 11 Countries

Euro. Encounter

NORTH SEA

What’s Included:

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Wales

LONDON 1

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

10 World Heritage sites visited

Poland GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Rep

From US$2199pp*

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS AUSTRIA

US$123 per day

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

FRANCE ATLANTIC OCEAN

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Day 3: London to Amsterdam (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 4: Amsterdam (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

Day 5: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock

• ••

Day 6: Rhine Valley to Lucerne (B,D) Scenic Alpine drive See the Wooden

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Day 7: Lucerne (B) Day 8: Lucerne to Innsbruck (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump Day 9: Innsbruck to Venice (B) Drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square Day 10: Venice to Rome (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum,

• • • • • •

1 INNSBRUCK

Croatia

1 VENICE

1 FLORENCE

Pisa

Avignon Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Featured Hotel night

ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City Day 11: Rome (B) Day 12: Rome to Florence (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 13: Florence to French Riviera (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 14: French Riviera (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco

2 ROME

Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Day 15: French Riviera to Château de Fontager (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Visit a French perfumery Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace

• •

Day 16: Château de Fontager to Paris (B,D) See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

• •

Day 17: Paris (B)

Day 18: End Paris or London (B)

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

US$121 per day

Poland

Ruhr Valley

Dover Calais

2 PRAGUE

GERMANY

CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2 Burgundy Region

Dachau

MUNICH 2

AUSTRIA Tyrol

SWITZ

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE

Hungary Brenner Pass Slovenia

Swiss Alps Lake Como

More on this tour: For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Feature Hotels, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/inspiration

Dresden

Rhine Valley BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

From US$2525pp*

2 BERLIN

Edam ENGLAND

2 VENICE

Croatia

Barberino (Designer outlet mall)

Pisa

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Featured Hotel night

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp *

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

2309 2309 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2329 2329 2329 2329

Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

Slovenia ITALY

Barberino (Designer outlet mall)

LONDON 1

Start London

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

European Inspiration 21 Days 10 Countries

Depart USA

LUCERNE 2

CHATEAU DE 1 FONTAGER

More on this tour: For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Feature Hotels, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/encounter

Liechtenstein

Code: WWHZ winter 2012/13

2 FLORENCE

Chianti Region

Bosnia

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME

2012 Oct 18 Oct Oct 25 Oct Nov 1 Nov Nov 8 Nov Nov 22 Nov Nov 29 Dec Dec 5 Dec Dec 10 Dec Dec 12 Dec Dec 14 Dec Dec 18 ● Dec Dec 22 ■ Dec Dec 24 ▲ Dec

20 27 3 10 24 1 7 12 14 16 20 24 26

4 11 18 25 9 16 22 27 29 31 4 8 10

2012 Dec 26 ◆ Dec 28

Jan 12 2329

2013 Dec 30 Jan 1 Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 31 Feb 14 ✜ Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 14 Mar 21

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

1 3 11 18 2 16 23 2 16 23

16 18 26 2 17 3 10 17 31 7

2329 2329 2329 2329 2199 2199 2199 2199 2245 2245

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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

solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$575. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. ■ Spend New Years Eve in Rome. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Innsbruck. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ✜ This tour will be in Venice during the Carnival. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger.

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Day 3: London to Amsterdam (D) Day 4: Amsterdam (B) Day 5: Amsterdam to Berlin (B,D) Day 6: Berlin (B) Day 7: Berlin to Prague (B,D) Day 8: Prague (B) Day 9: Prague to Munich (B) Day 10: Munich (B,D) Day 11: Munich to

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GO

Only Contiki includes

• Italian fashion experience • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided walking tour of Florence • ‘Paris by Night’ tour & head to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Wine tasting in Rhine Valley - plus more

$

SAV E Pay 6 months in advance you save US$115. See p.5 for details.

For travel insurance see p.18.

10 World Heritage sites visited

Euro. Inspiration

Code: WWAP winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

19 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 27 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Start London

2012 Oct 13 Oct Oct 20 Oct Oct 27 Oct Nov 3 Nov Nov 17 Nov Nov 24 Nov Dec 1 Dec Dec 10 Dec Dec 13 ● Dec Dec 15 ■ Dec Dec 17 ▲ Dec Dec 20 ◆ Dec Dec 22 ✱ Dec Dec 24 ✝ Dec

15 22 29 5 19 26 3 12 15 17 19 22 24 26

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

2645 2645 2645 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2669 2669 2669 2669 2669 2669

2 9 16 23 7 14 21 30 2 4 6 9 11 13

Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris or London

US$ pp*

2012 Dec 27 ✚ Dec 29 Dec 29 ▼ Dec 31

Jan 16 2669 Jan 18 2669

2013 Dec 31 Jan 3 Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 24 ✜ Feb 7 Feb 14 Mar 2 Mar 9 Mar 16

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

2 5 12 19 26 9 16 4 11 18

20 23 30 6 13 27 6 22 29 5

2669 2669 2669 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2575 2575

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling Venice (B,D) Day 12: Venice (B) Day 13: Venice to Rome (B,D) Day 14: Rome (B) Day 15: Rome to Florence (B,D) Day 16: Florence (B) Day 17: Florence to Lucerne (B,D)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 18: Lucerne (B)  Contiki Feature Hotel Day 19: Lucerne to Paris (B,D) Day 20: Paris (B) Day 21: End Paris or London (B)

16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 23 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

Single room supplement of US$659. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. ✝ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ✚ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ▼ Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ✜ This tour will be in Venice during the Carnival.

For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.18.

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Italian fashion experience • A guided tour of a 16th century Tuscan castle with local Chianti & antipasto • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • See Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower - plus more

$

SAV E Pay 6 months in advance you save US$135. See p.5 for details.

Amsterdam

01/06/2012 16:12


England & Scotland 10 Days 2 Countries

Loch Ness

7

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Loch Lomond

08 | 09

For full itineraries & info on our winter tours, see our Europe Summer brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

Eng. & Scotland What’s Included:

World Heritage sites visited

SCOTLAND St. Andrews

US$125 per day

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

From US$1245pp*

Code: WWBR winter 2012/13

Northumberland National Park

Gretna Green

NORTH SEA

N.Ireland

Depart USA

LIVERPOOL 1

2012 Oct 18 Oct Dec 6 Dec Dec 13 Dec Dec 24 ● Dec Dec 26 ■ Dec

Chester

ENGLAND

More on this tour: For all of our Explore More optionals, Regional Dinners, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/england-scotland

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive London Day 3: London to Bristol (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 4: Bristol to York (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower Day 5: York to Edinburgh (B) See the famous Roman construction, Hadrian’s Wall

• • • • •

Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile

Wales

BRISTOL 1

1 LONDON

Bath Stonehenge

Places visited Nightstops

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Day 10: Liverpool to London (B) Visit the Roman town of Chester

sights of The Beatles on a Magical Mystery Tour with our local guide

Day 6: Edinburgh (B,D) Day 7: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands (B,D)

Day 9: Glasgow to Liverpool (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Take part in an historic wedding ceremony See the famous

• • •

20 8 15 26 28

27 15 22 2 4

2013 Jan 3 Jan 31 Feb 28

Jan 5 Feb 2 Mar 2

Jan 12 1315 Feb 9 1245 Mar 9 1245

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling * Prices solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$320. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 6:00pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Glasgow. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger.

6

GO

For all of our Explore More optionals, Regional Dinners, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/espresso

Piazza della Signoria in Florence Day 5: Florence (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration

• Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

$

Italian Espresso What’s Included: 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 10 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Croatia

Barberino (Designer outlet mall) Pisa Chianti Region

3 FLORENCE Apennine Mountains

ITALY

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

2 ROME Vatican City

Please note: Days 2 & 9 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra night accommodations.

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

Start Rome

19 Oct 9 Nov 23 Nov 14 Dec 20 Dec 25 ● Dec

Finish Venice or Rome

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan

1165 1149 1149 1179 1179 1179

Depart USA

Start Rome

Finish Venice or Rome

US$ pp*

Jan Jan Mar Mar Mar

1179 1115 1115 1115 1139

2013 20 10 24 15 21 26

27 17 1 22 28 2

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

4 18 22 1 15

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 19 23 2 16

12 26 2 9 23

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$410. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or approx 6:00pm in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger.

Day 7: Florence to Venice (B,D) Day 8: Venice (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided walking tour of Florence • A guided tour of a Tuscan castle with local Chianti & antipasto • Guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica & the Vatican Museums • Private boat ride in Venice

$

SAV E Pay 6 months in advance you save US$59. See p.5 for details.

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SAV E

Depart USA

Day 6: Florence (B)

Day 9: Depart Venice or Rome (B)

Only Contiki includes

Code: WWHI winter 2012/13

2012

More on this tour:

Itinerary

World Heritage sites visited

Slovenia

2 VENICE

ADRIATIC SEA

US$ pp*

Stonehenge

San Gimignano

Day 4: Rome to Florence (B,D) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry &

Finish London

Scotland

Verona

US$124 per day

1315 1279 1315 1315 1315

Start London

From US$1115pp*

Day 3: Rome (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Oct Dec Dec Jan Jan

Depart USA

Pay 6 months in advance you save US$65. See p.5 for details.

9 Days 2 Countries

US$ pp*

Day 8: Scottish Highlands to Glasgow (B) Visit Loch Ness & Loch Lomond

Italian Espresso

Days 1-2: Depart USA/Arrive Rome (D) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Finish London

1 YORK

IRISH SEA Rep. of Ireland

Start London

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 11 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Venice

Rome

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For full itineraries & info on our winter tours, see our Europe Summer brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

Simply Italy 13 Days 2 Countries

Slovenia Lake Garda

MILAN 1

Verona

9

Croatia

2 VENICE

Simply Italy What’s Included:

World Heritage sites visited

Italy

From US$1575pp*

LA SPEZIA 1

Bosnia

2 FLORENCE

Cinque Terre

Code: WWSY winter 2012/13

Pisa Chianti Region

US$122 per day

Depart USA

Apennine Mountains

Start Rome

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

1645 1619 1619 1665 1665 1665 1665

Depart USA

Start Rome

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

Jan Feb Mar Mar

1665 1575 1575 1599

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

2012

More on this tour: For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Regional Dinners, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/simply-italy

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive Rome (D) Day 3: Rome to Sorrento (B) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento

••

Day 4: Capri Excursion (B,D) Day 5: Sorrento to Florence (B,D) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region

• •

Day 6: Florence (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria

Vatican City

Pompeii

Places visited Nightstops

2 SORRENTO Isle of Capri

Day 10: Venice (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

Day 8: La Spezia to Milan (B,D) See the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & La Scala Opera House

Day 9: Milan to Venice (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See Juliet’s Balcony

• •

the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

& the Roman Arena in Verona

Day 7: Florence to La Spezia (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Monterosso & Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Train along the scenic coast

Mt. Vesuvius Naples (Designer outlet mall)

Florentine leather craft demonstration

• • •

Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

3 ROME

• • •

Day 12: Rome (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Day 13: Depart Rome (B) Please note: Days 2 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Day 11: Venice to Rome (B) See Piazza Venezia,

2013

14 Oct 4 Nov 2 Dec 16 Dec 21 ● Dec 25 ■ Dec 30 ● Dec

15 5 3 17 22 26 31

26 16 14 28 2 6 11

Jan Feb Mar Mar

13 3 ✜ 3 17

Jan Feb Mar Mar

14 4 4 18

25 15 15 29

GO

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$569. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in La Spezia. ✜ This tour will be in Venice during the Carnival. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals.

Rome

Colosseum

8

SE OO YO

UR

CH

Germany

Austria

D

IR

Switz

E C TI O N

World Heritage sites visited

Med. Highlights

Code: WWMD winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

2012 Oct 26 Nov 30

Oct 27 Dec 1

Nov 8 1725 Dec 13 1699

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 16 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

US$ pp*

Depart USA

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

2013 Jan 7 Mar 1

Jan 8 Mar 2

Jan 20 1749 Mar 14 1649

Slovenia

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive Madrid (D) Day 3: Madrid (B) Day 4: Madrid to Barcelona (B,D) See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral

Day 5: Barcelona (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La

• •

Day 6: Barcelona to Avignon (B) See the Papal Palace

Day 7: Avignon to French Riviera (B) See the Cours Mirabelle in Aix-en-Provence Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit a French perfumery Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • • • •

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Croatia

ITALY Cinque Terre

1 AVIGNON

PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 2 FLORENCE

Bosnia

Monaco

Aix-enProvence

Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

Rambla district

FRANCE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

US$118 per day

For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Regional Dinners, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/med-highlights

SAV E Pay 6 months in advance you save US$85. See p.5 for details.

14 Days 5 Countries

More on this tour:

Only Contiki includes

• Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided walking tour in Florence • Tour a Tuscan castle with local Chianti & antipasto • Locally guided tour of the Vatican • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Sip a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples - plus more

$

Med. Highlights From US$1649pp*

11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 15 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

2 MADRID

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

San Gimignano

ADRIATIC SEA

2012 Oct 14 Oct 15 Nov 18 Nov 19 Dec 26 ● Dec 27

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

• •

Day 10: Pisa to Florence (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 11: Florence (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry &

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

US$ pp*

Depart USA

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

US$ pp*

2013 Feb 17

Feb 18

Mar 2

1649

Vatican City

SPAIN

Day 9: French Riviera to Pisa (B) Visit Monterosso, Portovenere & La Spezia See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Depart USA

2 ROME

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 BARCELONA

Day 8: French Riviera (B,D)

Code: WWDM winter 2012/13

IONIAN SEA

Piazza della Signoria Day 12: Florence to Rome (B,D) Day 13: Rome (B) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

• •

Day 14: Depart Rome (B) Please note: Days 2 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Oct 27 1725 Dec 1 1699 Jan 8 1749

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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

solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

WWMD: Single room supplement of US$615. Tour starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. WWDM: Single room supplement of US$615. Tour starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ●

Spend New Year’s Eve in Italian Riviera.

Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger.

Choose your direction

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided walking tour of Florence • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica & Vatican Museums • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royals on our locally guided tour - plus more

$

SAV E Pay 6 months in advance you save US$85. See p.5 for details.

Travel from Madrid to Rome or Rome to Madrid. This tour operates in both directions.

01/06/2012 16:14


10 | 11

Spanish Spree 15 Days 2 Countries

Spanish Spree 7

Portugal

Zaragoza

Segovia

2 BARCELONA

MADRID 3

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SPAIN

US$105 per day

Toledo

1 VALENCIA

CORDOBA 1

More on this tour: For all of our Explore More optionals, Regional Dinners, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/spain

Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive Madrid (D) Day 3: Madrid (B) Tour the Royal Palace with local guide (may be substituted with tour of the Prado)

Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 8: Barcelona to Valencia (B)

Day 9: Valencia to Granada (B,D)

Day 4: Madrid to Bilbao (B)

Day 10: Granada (B) See the Medieval Cathedral & bell tower

Day 5: Bilbao to Pamplona (B) Day 6: Pamplona to Barcelona (B,D) Day 7: Barcelona (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

COSTA BLANCA

SEVILLE 2

2 GRANADA COSTA DEL SOL

Gibraltar

Places visited Nightstops

See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana in Seville

cathedral in Toledo Day 15: Depart Madrid (B) Please note: Days 2 & 15 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Day 14: Cordoba to Madrid (B) See the Alcazar fortress & Gothic

Day 13: Seville to Cordoba (B)

Barcelona

1635 1615 1659 1659

4 9 30 9

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

US$ pp*

2013 Jan 6 Feb 10 Mar 10

Jan 7 Feb 11 Mar 11

Jan 20 1659 Feb 24 1565 Mar 24 1565

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling * Prices solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$569. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger.

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Learn about the history of Spanish culture & architecture at the Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba

SAV E

Seville

3

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Israel

1

EZ SU OF LF GU

EGYPT

2 CAIRO

THE NILE

1 HURGHADA

1 LUXOR Esna

For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/egypt

tour along the 1.7 mile long historical Avenue of Sphinxes that once linked Luxor to Karnak temple

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive Cairo

RED SEA

1 EDFU

More on this tour:

Included walking

Nov Dec Dec Jan

Depart USA

Pay 6 months in advance you save US$85. See p.5 for details.

US$119 per day

22 26 17 27

US$ pp*

Day 12: Seville (B)

From US$1065pp*

Day 6: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor (B,L,D)

2012 Oct 21 Oct Nov 25 Nov Dec 16 Dec Dec 26 ● Dec

Finish Madrid

• •

Giza

Day 5: Nile Cruise Aswan to Edfu (B,L,D)

Start Madrid

13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 17 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

$

Sakkara

Day 4: Nile Cruise Aswan (B,L,D)

Depart USA

Day 11: Granada to Seville (B,D) Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga

9 Days 1 Country

Code: WWEH winter 2012/13

Egypt & The Nile

Day 3: Cairo to Aswan (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

World Heritage sites visited

Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA

From US$1565pp*

Itinerary

What’s Included:

France San Sebastian

BILBAO 1

Kom Ombo

1 ASWAN LAKE NASSAR

Places visited Nightstops

What’s Included:

Depart USA

7 nights twin-share accommodation 15 meals Egyptian Tour Manager Coach transfers Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Local taxes & service charges Transfer from airport to hotel upon arrival

Start Cairo

2012 Oct 12 Oct Oct 19 Oct Oct 26 Oct Nov 9 Nov Nov 23 Nov Dec 7 Dec Dec 14 Dec Dec 21 Dec Dec 28 ● Dec

Finish Cairo

13 20 27 10 24 8 15 22 29

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

US$ pp*

20 27 3 17 1 15 22 29 5

1115 1115 1115 1095 1095 1095 1125 1125 1125

Depart USA

Start Cairo

2013 Jan 4 Jan 11 Jan 18 Feb 1 Feb 15 Mar 1 Mar 15

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

Finish Cairo

5 12 19 2 16 2 16

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

US$ pp*

12 19 26 9 23 9 23

1125 1125 1065 1065 1065 1065 1085

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$315. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 3. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Tour starts 7:00pm in Cairo & ends approx. 8:00am in Cairo. ● Spend New Year’s Eve on the Nile. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger.

The Nile Cruise: The ship features luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV & air-con. On-board there’s a pool, sun deck, restaurant, bars & disco

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Visit contiki.com/egypt for all our Only Contiki inclusions

$

Day 8: Hurghada to Cairo (B,D)

SAV E Pay 6 months in advance you save US$55. See p.5 for details.

Day 9: Depart Cairo (B)

10-11 S.Italy_Med.Hi_Spanish_Egypt_USD.indd 3

Egypt & The Nile

Code: WTEG winter 2012/13

Day 7: Luxor to Hurghada (B) See the the Colossos of Memnon

Please note: Days 2 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

World Heritage sites visited

The Nile

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Berlin & Prague 10 Days

5

+ Vienna

3 Countries BERLIN 3

World Heritage sites visited

Berlin-Vienna

Code: WWBV winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 11 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

1195 1195 1179 1179 1179 1215 1215 1215

Depart USA

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

US$ pp*

2012 Dec 27 ■ Dec 28

Jan 5

1215

2013 Jan 4 Jan 18 Feb 8 Mar 2 Mar 16

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

1215 1145 1145 1145 1169

Poland

From US$1145pp*

GERMANY

2012 Oct 19 Oct Oct 26 Oct Nov 9 Nov Nov 30 Dec Dec 7 Dec Dec 17 Dec Dec 20 Dec Dec 23 ● Dec

Dresden

US$115 per day

PRAGUE 3

Kutna Hora

CZECH REP Slovakia

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive Berlin (D) Days 3-4: Berlin (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War memorial, Bradenburg Gate & Reichstag Take in the commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

• • • •

Day 5: Berlin to Prague (B,D)

Hungary

Places visited Nightstops

See Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

Days 6-7: Prague (B)(B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• • •

Berlin Wall

St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Drive along historic Ring Road

Day 9: Vienna (B) Day 10: Depart Vienna (B)

More on this tour:

Day 8: Prague to Vienna (B,D) See the Hapsburg Palaces,

go to contiki.com/ berlin-vienna

8 Days 2 Countries BERLIN 3 Poland

GERMANY

US$113 per day

Dresden

3 PRAGUE

Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

CZECH REP

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive Berlin (D) Days 3-4: Berlin (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War memorial, Bradenburg Gate &

• •

Places visited Nightstops

• • •

historic Reichstag Take in the commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

Day 5: Berlin to Prague (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal

Days 6-7: Prague (B)(B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• •

Day 8: Depart Prague (B)

More on this tour: go to contiki.com/ berlin-prague

Vienna & Budapest 6 Days 3 Countries Czech Rep

From US$769pp*

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

US$129 per day

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY Slovenia Croatia

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive Vienna (D) Day 3: Vienna (B) Day 4: Vienna to Budapest (B) See Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

••

Places visited Nightstops

Day 5: Budapest (B,D) Sightseeing of hilltop uda & bustling Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

Day 6: Depart Budapest (B)

12-13 BerlinPragueVienna_LondonParis_USD.indd 2

More on this tour: go to contiki.com/ vienna-budapest

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 19 9 3 17

13 27 17 11 25

World Heritage sites visited

Extension

This tour can be extended from Vienna to Budapest. See p.13.

Berlin-Prague

Code: WWBP winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

Start Berlin

2012 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 9 Nov 30 Dec 7 Dec 17 Dec 20 Dec 23

Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 8 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Finish Prague

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

945 945 929 929 929 959 959 959

Depart USA

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

US$ pp*

Dec 27 ● Dec 28

Jan 3

959

2013 Jan 4 Jan 18 Feb 8 Mar 2 Mar 16

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

959 899 899 899 925

2012 20 27 10 1 8 18 21 24

26 2 16 7 14 24 27 30

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 19 9 3 17

11 25 15 9 23

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$230. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Prague. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals.

3

World Heritage sites visited

Extension

This tour can be extended from Prague to Budapest. See p.13.

Vienna-Budapest

Code: WWVB winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 6 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Start Vienna

2012 Oct 25 Oct Nov 1 Nov Nov 15 Nov Dec 6 Dec Dec 13 Dec Dec 23 Dec Dec 26 Dec Dec 29 ● Dec

Poland

28 4 18 9 16 26 29 1

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$295. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Vienna. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals.

2

Berlin & Prague From US$899pp*

20 27 10 1 8 18 21 24

26 2 16 7 14 24 27 30

Finish US$ Budapest pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

30 6 20 11 18 28 31 3

809 789 789 789 789 815 815 815

Depart USA

Start Vienna

Finish US$ Budapest pp*

2013 Jan 2 Jan 10 Jan 24 Feb 14 Mar 8 Mar 22

Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

3 11 25 15 9 23

7 15 29 19 13 27

815 815 769 769 769 785

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$195. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals.

More time?

Visit Berlin & Prague while you’re in this part of the World. See p.13.

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12 | 13

For full itineraries & info on our winter tours, see our Europe Summer brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

Berlin to Budapest 12 Days 5 Countries

6

Berlin-Budapest What’s Included:

World Heritage sites visited

BERLIN 3 Poland

From US$1345pp*

Code: WWIT winter 2012/13

GERMANY Dresden

US$113 per day

Depart USA

3 PRAGUE

Start Berlin

Finish US$ Budapest pp*

Depart USA

Start Berlin

Finish US$ Budapest pp*

Kutna Hora

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

More on this tour: For all of our Explore More optionals, Regional Dinners, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/berlin-budapest

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive Berlin (D) Days 3-4: Berlin (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War memorial, Bradenburg Gate & historic Reichstag Take in the commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

Day 5: Berlin to Prague (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

Days 6-7: Prague (B)(B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

Day 8: Prague to Vienna (B,D) See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s

• • •

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA Switzerland

HUNGARY

Places visited Nightstops

Italy

Romania

Slovenia Croatia

Day 12: Depart Budapest (B)

Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road in Vienna

Please note: Days 2 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Day 9: Vienna (B) Day 10: Vienna to Budapest (B) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

• •

Day 11: Budapest (B,D) Sightseeing of hilltop Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

2012 Oct 19 Oct Oct 26 Oct Nov 9 Nov Nov 30 Dec Dec 7 Dec Dec 17 Dec Dec 20 Dec Dec 23 ● Dec

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

30 6 20 11 18 28 31 3

1405 1405 1385 1385 1385 1425 1425 1425

2012 Dec 27 ■ Dec 28

Jan 7

1425

2013 Jan 4 Jan 18 Feb 8 Mar 2 Mar 16

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

1425 1345 1345 1345 1375

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 19 9 3 17

15 29 19 13 27

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$345. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals.

Vienna

World Heritage sites visited

London & Paris

6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 8 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours in London & Paris Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

From US$1089pp*

LONDON 3

Bath

Netherlands

Dover Stonehenge

US$137 per day

Belgium

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

More on this tour:

Versailles

Paris FRANCE

Places visited Nightstops

Code: WWGE winter 2012/13 Depart USA

Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive London (D) Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & some of London’s West End

Days 3-4: London (B)(B) Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace

• •

• • • •

See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Experience a traditional English pub 1 day pass on the London Underground

Day 5: London to Paris (B,D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-

Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 6-7: Paris (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery

Day 8: Depart Paris (B)

Extension This tour can be extended from Paris to Amsterdam or Rome. See p.14.

Start London

2012 Oct 19 Oct Oct 26 Oct Nov 9 Nov Nov 23 Nov Dec 19 Dec Dec 26 ● Dec

20 27 10 24 20 27

Finish Paris

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Jan

1139 1139 1119 1119 1155 1155

26 2 16 30 26 2

Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris

US$ pp*

2012 Dec 29 ■ Dec 30

Jan 5

1155

2013 Jan 25 Mar 1 Mar 15

Feb 1 1089 Mar 8 1089 Mar 22 1109

Jan 26 Mar 2 Mar 16

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Experience a famous West End musical in London • Visit mystical Stonehenge & beautiful Bath on our day trip • ‘Paris by Night’ tour & head to the top of the Eiffel tower • Tour of King Louis XIV’s magnificent Château Versailles

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure.

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

solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$279. Tour starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Paris.

• •

12-13 BerlinPragueVienna_LondonParis_USD.indd 3

• See Prague’s Charles Bridge, St Vitus’ Cathedral & much more on our locally guided walking tour

What’s Included:

Wales

Itinerary

Only Contiki includes

Berlin

Budapest

6

IRISH SEA

For all of our Explore More optionals, itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/london-paris

GO

London & Paris 8 Days 2 Countries

20 27 10 1 8 18 21 24

10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 14 meals Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.

Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. ■

London

The Metro

01/06/2012 16:15


London & Paris 10 Days

+ Paris extension

2 Countries From US$1345pp*

6

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

LONDON 3

Wales Bath

Belgium

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

London-Paris What’s Included:

World Heritage sites visited

Code: WWGP winter 2012/13

Dover Stonehenge

US$135 per day

For full itineraries & info on our winter tours, see our Europe Summer brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

Depart USA

Valley of the Somme

Start London

Finish Paris

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

1399 1399 1385 1385 1425 1425

Depart USA

Start London

Finish Paris

US$ pp*

2013 Dec 29 ■ Jan 25 Mar 1 Mar 15

Dec Jan Mar Mar

Jan Feb Mar Mar

1425 1345 1345 1369

PARIS 5 FRANCE

Versailles

Places visited Nightstops

Itinerary Days 1-2: Depart USA/ Arrive London (D) Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & some of London’s West End

Days 3-4: London (B)(B) Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace See the mystical boulders of

•• •

•• • ••

Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Experience a traditional English pub 1 day pass on the London Underground

Day 5: London to Paris (B,D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Days 6-7: Paris (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery

• •

Days 8-9: Paris (B)(B) 2 day pass on the Paris Metro Day 10: Depart Paris (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this tour is unescorted.

More on this tour: go to contiki.com/ london-paris-plus

+ Amsterdam ENGLAND

From US$1515pp* US$152 per day

LONDON 3

Bath

Dover Stonehenge

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

• ••

BELGIUM

FRANCE

Places visited Nightstops

Versailles

Itinerary Days 8-9: Paris to Amsterdam(B)(B) Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam Transfer to Amsterdam hotel 2 day city tram pass

2 AMSTERDAM

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

Days 1-7: USA to Paris See London & Paris itinerary above.

NETHERLANDS

Day 10: Depart Amsterdam The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Amsterdam & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Amsterdam is unescorted.

More on this tour: go to contiki.com/ london-amsterdam

11 Days

+ Rome NORTH SEA

From US$1639pp* US$149 per day

Wales

ENGLAND

3 LONDON

Netherlands

Bath Dover Belgium Calais Stonehenge ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

Germany

PARIS 3 Versailles

FRANCE

Austria

Switz ITALY

Itinerary Days 1-7: USA to Paris See London & Paris itinerary above. Day 8: Paris to Rome (B) Transfer to airport & flight to Rome Transfer to Rome hotel 3 day pass on the Rome Metro

• ••

Days 9-10: Rome (B)(B)

14-15 LonParAmsRm - Ski_USD.indd 2

Places visited Nightstops

ROME 3

Day 11: Depart Rome (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by plane & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

More on this tour: go to contiki.com/ london-rome

7 3 10 24

GO

Only Contiki includes

• See London & Paris tour on p.13 for Only Contiki inclusions

London-Amst

Code: WWGA winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 10 meals Tour Manager & Driver team (days 2-8) Modern, air-con coach with power outlets (days 2-8) Sightseeing tours in London & Paris Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

Start London

Finish US$ Ams’dam pp*

20 27 10 24 20 27

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

28 4 18 2 28 4

1585 1585 1559 1559 1605 1605

Depart USA

Start London

Finish US$ Ams’dam pp*

2012 Dec 29 ■ Dec 30

Jan 7

2013 Jan 25 Mar 1 Mar 15

Feb 3 1515 Mar 10 1515 Mar 24 1545

Jan 26 Mar 2 Mar 16

1605

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$390. Tour starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Amsterdam. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.18.

World Heritage sites visited

High speed train from Paris to Amsterdam

GO

Only Contiki includes

• See London & Paris on p.13

London-Rome

Code: WWGR winter 2012/13

What’s Included:

Depart USA

9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 11 meals Tour Manager & Driver team (days 2-8) Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging (days 2-8) Sightseeing tours in London & Paris Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

Start London

2012 Oct 19 Oct Oct 26 Oct Nov 9 Nov Nov 23 Nov Dec 19 Dec Dec 26 ● Dec

3 Countries

30 26 2 16

World Heritage sites visited

6

London & Paris

28 4 18 2 28 4

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US$345. Tour starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Paris. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals.

2012 Oct 19 Oct Oct 26 Oct Nov 9 Nov Nov 23 Nov Dec 19 Dec Dec 26 ● Dec

4 Countries NORTH SEA

20 27 10 24 20 27

6

London & Paris 10 Days

2012 Oct 19 Oct Oct 26 Oct Nov 9 Nov Nov 23 Nov Dec 19 Dec Dec 26 ● Dec

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 10 meals Tour Manager & Driver team (days 2-8) Modern, air-con coach with power outlets for charging (days 2-8) Sightseeing tours in London & Paris Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

20 27 10 24 20 27

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

1710 1710 1685 1685 1735 1735

29 5 19 3 29 5

Depart USA

Start London

Finish Rome

US$ pp*

2012 Dec 29 ■ Dec 30

Jan 8

1735

2013 Jan 25 Mar 1 Mar 15

Feb 4 1639 Mar 11 1639 Mar 25 1669

Jan 26 Mar 2 Mar 16

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. Ask us about great air deals from the USA to & from all the start/end cities in this brochure. * Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can match you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of US425. Tour starts 6:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For more ways to save visit contiki.com/deals. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options visit contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.18.

Flight to Rome & transfer

GO

Only Contiki includes

• See London & Paris on p.13

01/06/2012 16:16


Ski Austria Start & end in London or Hopfgarten Skiing or boarding in Europe is unbeatable: From picture perfect ski villages to lots of adventure activities & the true home of après ski, Hopfgarten in Austria is the perfect place for a generous dose of the European mountain lifestyle.

Ski Only (meet us there) 7/14 Nights From US$615pp* US$88 per day

Why choose us?

• Stay in Contiki’s own Gasthof (guesthouse) with our exclusive On-site team • Hot breakfast included daily • Exclusive Contiki only inclusions • Flexible 1 & 2 week options • Great rates for ski essentials like lessons & gear rental • Travel by coach from London or make your own way there Where you’re headed:

Perfect for all levels:

2 ways to go:

Hopfgarten village, in the Austrian Tyrol, is the perfect location for a ski or boarding vacation. At the gateway to Europe’s top ski resort, Ski Welt, it’s perfect for indulging in lots of on & off-slope action.

Beginner: 77 miles of easy runs - perfect for beginners.

Travel on the coach from London, or meet us there - it’s your choice.

Intermediate: 79 miles of intermediate runs will really test your skills. Advanced: 17 miles of black diamond runs will keep the most-advanced challenged.

Code: CPC7SW

Code: CP14SW

7 Nights (6 days ski) Start Finish US$ Hopfgarten Hopfgarten pp*

14 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish US$ Hopfgarten Hopfgarten pp*

2012 Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 29 2013 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23 Mar 2

2012 Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 29 2013 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23

Dec 22 Dec 29 Jan 5

685 685 685

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615

12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9

Dec 29 Dec 5 Jan 12

1219 1219 1219

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105

19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9

Note: Ski Only tours start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays, you also need to provide us with your flight & arrival details approx 21 days before departure. Check-in starts 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am. For other infomation & supplement prices please see below.

Ski Plus (coach from London) 8/15 Nights

Code: C7SWBIT

Code: C14SWBIT

8 Nights (6 days ski) Start Finish London London

US$ pp*

15 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish London London

US$ pp*

2012 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 28

745 745 745

2012 Dec 14 Dec 21 Dec 28

Dec 29 Dec 5 Jan 12

1279 1279 1279

2013 Jan 4 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 22

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165

2013 Jan 4 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mar 1

From US$675pp* US$85 per day

Dec 22 Dec 29 Jan 5 Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9

675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675

19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9

Note: Ski Plus tours include transfers from London. Tour starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx 10:00pm in London on Saturdays. Important: Prices are per person, quad share & do not * include airfares. Single supp :1 week add: US$425. 2 weeks add: US$729. Twin-share supp :1 week add: US$169. 2 weeks add: US$295. Half board supp: 5 nights add: US$75. 10 nights add: US$149. Accommodation in Hopfgarten village may be used subject to guest numbers.

Ski Welt - recently voted Top Resort in a survey of 70 resorts in 8 countries. Mountain Restaurants: 63

Lifts & Cable Cars: 14 Cable cars 1 Funicular railway 15 Detachable chairlifts 22 Chairlifts 24 Drag lifts 15 Practice lifts

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Ski Welt: Beginners runs: 63 (blue) Total length 77 miles Intermediate runs: 51 (red) Total length 79 miles Advanced runs: 7 (black) Total length 17 miles Total length of pistes: 173 miles

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More on these packages: For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, & Explore More optional activities go to:

contiki.com/ski

Ski Only 7/14 Nights What’s Included: Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide, Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race FREE coach pickup from Innsbruck airport or Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich or Salzburg airports) 7 or 14 nights accommodation & breakfast daily Half board options available (for a small supplement)

Ski Plus 8/15 Nights What’s Included: Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide, Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race Included overnight coach travel from London 7 or 14 nights accommodation & breakfast daily Half board options available (for a small supplement)

$

SAV E

Tour + 2 week ski tour combination discounts apply when you book a Winter Europe tour at the same time as a ski trip. Save up to US$100 off the cost of the ski trip. See p.5 for details.

How much? Ski pass 7 Days (6 days ski) 14 Days (13 days ski)

US$300 US$515

Equipment rental (skis, boots & poles or board & boots) 7 Days (6 days ski) US$75 14 Days (13 days ski) US$135

Ski Runs Easy Medium Difficult Ski Lifts Gondola

Ski lessons (5 days for 4hrs per day)

US$175

Ski lessons (3 days for 4hrs per day)

US$155

Snowboard lessons (5 days for 2hrs per day)

US$165

Snowboard lessons (3 days for 2hrs per day)

US$140

Ski & Snowboard lessons US$235 (3 days ski for 4hrs per day & 3 days snowboard for 2hrs per day) Note: Credit cards are not accepted at Gasthof Schöneck. Prices above are in US$.

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London Explorer

For full itineraries & info on our winter tours, see our Europe Summer brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

London Explorer

3 or 5 days

What’s Included:

Want to do London at your own pace? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, activities & great accommodation with our 2 & 4 night explorer packages. You can take one before or after your tour. From US$269pp

3 day package 2 nights accommodation Continental breakfast daily Return Heathrow airport transfer on the London Underground Open top bus tour London theater show tickets (stalls or dress circle) Contiki Basement team “Welcome to London” info booklet

How much & when Royal National

2 Nights M3LPR

4 Nights M5LPR

Triple-share Twin-share

US$269 US$290

US$575 US$625

Imperial Hotel

2 Nights M3LPI

4 Nights M5LPI

Twin-share Single

US$345 US$399

US$709 US$825

Prices above apply from 11/1/12, for prices before this date please visit contiki.com/london-explorer.

5 day package All 3 day inclusions above 4 nights accommodation 2 day Undergound & bus pass Day trip & entry fee to Stonehenge Audio guided tour of the Roman Baths, Bath Please note: London Explorer is not available during the following: Christmas Dec 20th 2012 - Jan 3rd 2013

London Explorer (2 nights) is not available for start days on Fridays or Saturdays. No Contiki Tour Manager is included in this package. All rooms have private facilities. You choose the dates to take the day trips & theaters show on.

www.contiki.com/london-explorer

Amsterdam

Paris Christmas

Christmas

4 Days From US$489pp

4 Days

US$123 per day

From US$395pp* US$99 per day

Itinerary Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading for a taste of how the French do Christmas. Tonight we’ll tour the city icons like the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. Day 2: Paris Today is yours! From people watching to the city’s museums & art, there’s so much to see. Ask your Tour Manager where’s best to experience the cool pre-Christmas vibes. (B)

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Day 3: Paris Joyeux Noël! Get a unique Parisian experience to remember on an included cruise down the River Seine, or maybe take in the epic views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Later, indulge in a delicious French Christmas feast & wine as you celebrate with your new travel buddies. (B,D) Day 4: Paris to London It’s time to say ‘au revoir’ to the city this morning as we say farewell & head back to London, where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

What’s Included:

What’s Included:

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodation

4 meals

5 meals

Tour Manager & Driver

Tour Manager & Driver

Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

Itinerary

More on this tour: For Explore More optionals go to: contiki.com/parischristmas

Code: WPXM Start Finish Twin Single London London US$ pp US$ pp 2012 Dec 23 Dec 26

489

659

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 8:00am & end approx. 6:30pm.

Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Team as we make our way to Amsterdam to start your Christmas, Dutch-style. On arrival, we’ll show you the sights on a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District. (D) Day 2: Amsterdam Head out & explore on your own time today. Hire a bike, go shopping, relax at a café or check out a gallery. Tonight, grab a bite at one of the many

local restaurants & then get the Christmas spirit going by heading out to a local bar or nightclub. (B) Day 3: Amsterdam Gelukkig Kerstfeest! Take it easy this morning before indulging in a delicious Christmas feast. Get into the Christmas spirit with your travel buddies & maybe take a canal cruise of the city. (B,L) Day 4: Amsterdam to London This morning we head back to London, where your tour ends on arrival. (B)

More on this tour: For Explore More optionals go to: contiki.com/amsterdamchristmas

Code: WAXM Start Finish Twin Quad London London US$ pp*US$ pp* 2012 Dec 23 Dec 26

455

395

* Prices above are twin-share or

quad-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement US$179. Start 8:00am & end approx. 6:30pm.

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Amsterdam

Paris New Year

New Year

4 Days From US$499pp

4 Days

US$125 per day

From US$420pp*

What’s Included:

What’s Included:

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodation

4 meals

4 meals

Tour Manager & Driver

Tour Manager & Driver

Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

Itinerary

a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D)

Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading to Paris. Soak up the atmosphere on a “City of Lights” tour. You’ll see all the icons like the Arc de Triomphe & the Eiffel Tower.

Day 3: New Year’s Eve in Paris The city is yours to explore. Walk down the ChampsÉlysées or visit one of the city’s many museums before kicking off your New Year celebrations. (B)

For Explore More optionals go to: contiki.com/paris

Day 4: Paris to London It’s time to say ‘au revoir’ to the city this morning as we say farewell & head back to London, where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

2012 Dec 29 Jan 1

Day 2: Paris Join the group to see a different side of the city with a cruise along the River Seine. Tonight enjoy delicious French cuisine before the option of seeing

US$105 per day

Itinerary

More on this tour:

Code: WPNY Start Finish Twin Single London London US$ pp US$ pp 499

679

If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 8:00am & end approx. 6:30pm.

Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel to Amsterdam. After dinner you could check out the canals & cable houses by night on a canal cruise, before visiting the famous Red Light District. (D) Day 2: Amsterdam This morning we visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house before free time to explore the way you want. Shop, visit a museum or gallery or head to the cafes & get into the chilled local scene. (B)

Day 3: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam Take it easy today or explore more of the sights in your own time. Tonight start the New Year celebrations right – we’ll head to a local bar for some included drinks before experiencing the street parties, pumping atmosphere & fireworks. (B) Day 4: Amsterdam to London Welcome to 2013! This morning we say farewell to the ‘Dam as we make our way back to London where your tour ends on arrival. (B)

More on this tour: For Explore More optionals go to: contiki.com/amsterdam

Code: WANY Start Finish Twin Quad London London US$ pp*US$ pp* 2012 Dec 29 Jan 1

499

420

* Prices above are twin-share or quad-share. If you are traveling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Single room supplement US$180. Start 8:00am & end approx. 6:30pm.

Hogmanay

St. Patrick’s Tour

Start & end in London or Edinburgh

Start & end in London or Dublin

4 Days

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation OR 3 nights multi-share (up to 8 people) hostel accommodation - choice of ensuite or shared facilities 3 breakfasts Tour Manager & Driver Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

4 Days Choose Hotel or Hostel

US$555pp* US$139 per day

What’s Included: 3 nights multi-share (up to 8 people) ensuite hostel accommodation

What’s Included:

From US$395pp* US$99 per day

3 breakfasts

contiki.com/dublin

Tour Manager & Driver

Code: WWPH (Hotel)

Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed

Start London

Finish London

Total cost US$ pp*

15 Mar 2013 18 Mar 2013

Itinerary Day 1: London to Edinburgh (or meet in Edinburgh) Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading to Edinburgh. Or meet us there! The Scottish really know how to party & Edinburgh pulls out all the stops. We’ll take a city walking tour, then head to a local pub. Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh Maybe sleep off the night before, then head out to explore. Stroll down the

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Royal Mile & get some pics outside (or tour) Edinburgh’s famous Castle. Tonight get ready for the world’s biggest New Year party! (B)

Itinerary

More on this tour: For Explore More optionals go to: contiki.com/hogmanay

Day 3: Edinburgh Take the day to chill. You could head to Stirling Castle & hear the legend of William Wallace of Braveheart, or simply get back out & party. (B)

Code: CCHO

Day 4: Edinburgh to London (or end Edinburgh) Your tour ends on arrival in London. Or if staying on in Edinburgh, your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

* Price above is multi-share &

Start London

Finish London

2012 Dec 30

Jan 2

Total cost US$ pp* 555

includes the coach from London. Start Edinburgh & deduct US$45. Start 6:45am in London or approx. 7:00pm in Edinburgh & end 8:00am in Edinburgh or approx. 9:00pm in London.

Day 1: London to Dublin (or meet in Dublin) Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or this afternoon in Dublin). Dublin is the ultimate place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Tonight, we hit the town & get the party started. Day 2: Dublin This morning we’ll show you the sights on our walking tour, & also visit the Guinness Storehouse, where you can try the ultimate Irish drop at the SkyBar, with its 360 degree

city views. With a free afternoon, go local & explore, or head to the popular Temple Bar district. (B) Day 3: Dublin Today is going to be epic, as you take part in Ireland’s biggest annual party. With packed streets, singing, dancing & good times all day & night, live it just like the locals! (B) Day 4: Dublin to London (or end Dublin) Chill or get some much-needed sleep on the coach as your tour ends on arrival in London. Or if you’re staying on in Dublin, your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

570

above is twin-share & includes * Price the coach from London. Single room supplement of US$275. Triple-share reduction of US$45. Start in Dublin & deduct US$55. Start 8:00am London or approx. 7:00pm Dublin & end approx. 10:00am Dublin or 9:00pm London.

Code: WWPT (Hostel) Start Finish Shared Ensuite London London US$ pp*US$ pp* 15 Mar ‘13 18 Mar ‘13 395 435 above are multi-share with * Prices your choice of facilities & includes the coach from London. Start in Dublin & deduct US$55. Bring your own towel on this tour.

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Got a question?

For full itineraries & info on our winter tours, see our Europe Summer brochure. Or visit contiki.com for even more.

Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers & ferry transportation as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast & evening meals as detailed under ‘What’s Included’ on tour pages & the Only Contiki section. • Sightseeing as detailed on p.4 & in the itineraries on the tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced team as detailed on p.4 & on tour pages.

What’s not included? • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Paragliding, gondola rides, etc. • Lunches (unless specified under “What’s Included”) & some dinners. • Anything else not listed in the “What’s Included” section on itinerary pages .

Where will I stay? Superior tours: Accommodations are in superior tourist class hotels, ships & trains. These are described on p.4 & on individual tour pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette & facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. Depending on the numbers & configuration on your tour, availability of singles can sometimes be limited in some locations. On certain occasions, alternative hotels to those listed in this brochure may be used. While it is our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. Twin-share means 2 people sharing, either traveling together or as a twin-share same-sex room match. Triple-share means 3 people sharing, either traveling together or as a triple-share same-sex room match.

Ski & board vacations: Both our ski & board packages stay at our Contiki Special Stopover, our Austrian Gasthof. Refer to p.15 for details.

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

offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well.

How do I pay? You pay on tour in cash (Euro, Swiss Francs, Great British Pounds or US Dollars only, depending on the activity).

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 (this includes contiki.com & our e-brochures). Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some activities due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

Am I expected to tip on tour? Every country in the world has different tipping policies & in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. Your Tour Manager will assist you with any questions about this. 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.

Online check-in It is strongly recommended that you check-in to your tour prior to departure at contiki.com/checkin. Checking in will you save time on your first day of tour, give you essential know before you go 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.5.

How much luggage can I bring?

You should be able to use debit & credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions & activities, entrance fees to attractions & evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your tour with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc & Great British Pounds.

On our tours, luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) & maximum weight of 44lbs (20 kgs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger & heavier suitcases on tour. On Hogmanay, St. Patrick’s & Ski tours, you’ll need a towel which can be purchased from Contiki in London, if necessary. On Ski vacations you may bring one pair of ski boots & skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a small charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Explore More Optional Activities

Do I need vaccinations?

How much money do I need?

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

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

Do I need visas? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your tour. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your tour. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a tour. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require & how to obtain them. Schengen Visas The majority of our tours travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – eg. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your tour travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The tours that require multiple

entry Schengen visas are listed below: Visas for Non-Schengen Countries Some of our tours also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Egypt & Russia. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your tour. Important 1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. 4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

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

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

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

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

Photography credits Photo Courtesy of Lawrence Chan p.11 Flamenco Dancers.

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

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Booking conditions Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR VACATION RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected vacation. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE a) Tour Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of May 22nd, 2012 Should these change, the price of your vacation may increase. If the total price increases by more than 10%, you may cancel, without penalty, within 3 DAYS after we notify you of the increase. Except as explained below, we will not increase the price of your land vacation after we receive your full deposit for your land vacation. In exchange for this guarantee, no refund will be made if the cost factors described above are reduced. b) Airline Fuel Surcharges, Air-related Taxes, Fees & Restrictions, & Levies Imposed by any Government or its Agencies: As noted above, all quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges and Air-Related Taxes and Fees, applicable as of May 22nd, 2012. However, if the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase and we have received the customer’s written or verbal consent prior to accepting any payment, we reserve the right to recover from you increases in those surcharges. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. See www.contiki.com/restrictions for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR VACATION 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If a cancellation is made any time prior to the tour departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book the same or a similar tour and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable for any changes, amendment or cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 3.3 If an alternative tour is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The departure date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s invoice. If you do not join the tour on the day of departure then cancellation fees will be 100%. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (June, 2012) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available, especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to Contiki’s touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for your money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 4.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will assume any responsibility or liability if clients special meal requests are not fulfilled. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As a Tour Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you with some or all of the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect of any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on vacation. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total vacation cost; c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the tour or to stay within or join your tour at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the tour prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodation or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancellation of the vacation by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you.

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

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

4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternative departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki vacation, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new vacation date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of US$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Any alterations risk the loss of air space or increased airfares. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation of air and all normal air cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of tour departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a US$30 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s vacations are specifically planned for those in the 18-35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki tour are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you should discuss this thoroughly with Contiki staff personnel. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. A special needs form must be completed prior to final payment. • All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the United States. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. • Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms and conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the vacation. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Tour Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Tour Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of other members on the tour or the smooth operation of the vacation itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the tour. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travelers and any Contiki Representatives have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well-being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your vacation. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodations. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organizations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected vacation before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas while on tour (including accommodations, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on vacation and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the vacation, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the vacation and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavors to do so during the vacation, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the vacation but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Email complaints to USCustomerService@ Contiki.com. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of the State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs.

6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommends you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before your travel on a Contiki vacation. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability, and loss of personal property. Please check that your insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment at the time of deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the vacation. With the insurance of BerkeleyCare we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on page 18). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance when sending in your vacation deposit. Please note there will be no travel insurance provided unless you request it from your Travel Agent and the payment is forwarded to Contiki. Complete details of the coverage limitations and exclusions are included with your vacation invoice. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a vacation after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE VACATION PRICE Airfares (unless you purchase a land+air package), air-related taxes and fees passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, and optional excursions. For more go to www.contiki.com/baggage 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any vacation be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorized officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to passengers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a tour shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircrafts, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. While we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Vacation Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 1.7 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of The State of California, County of Orange, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of dispute between the parties. 1.8 In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to reinvoice passenger with correct billings. 2. The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. Contiki Vacations shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Contiki Vacations customers in the unlikely event of Contiki Vacations bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation and shared among its affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Contiki Vacations. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com. 3. VALIDITY The programs advertised in this brochure are valid from October 2012 to March 2013. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES The programs advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Picquet House, Guernsey, Channel Islands, with the exception of the England & Scotland tours described on p.9, the 3 & 5 day London Explorer packages described on p.16, Hogmanay & St Patrick’s Tour described on p.17 all of which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. This brochure was published in June 2012 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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

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

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

Contiki loves the planet Please don’t throw me away. You can help the planet 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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• Contiki will then send your travel documents and detailed information to you or your travel agent about your vacation.

Important By paying the US$200 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.19 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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

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

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