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Europe. Winter. See Europe. The French Riviera. St Peter’s Basilica. The Brandenburg Gate. Christmas Markets. Ski in Austria. Share Europe. Meet 18-35 year olds from all over the world. Make friends for a month, and know them forever. Love Europe. We’re a family-owned business and we’ve been travelling the world since 1962. We’ll never stop. It’s always different. It’s always fun. It’s always an adventure. That’s the Contiki spirit.

See more, explore more at contiki.com/contiki-experience


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Here’s why people come from all over the world to see Europe with us. Only for 18-35s. No younger, no older. Meet people your age. Make friends from all over the world, who love travelling and want to have a good time.

Lots of holiday. Less hassle. Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around, wasting time? Not with Contiki. We do the hard work for you. So you can get on with having a good time. You can also use the Contiki Basement as your London HQ. Store luggage there. Meet people. And get useful info about London, like tips on the cheapest price for shows, how to get around on the Underground and the best place to exchange money.

The best bits. And more of them. The best time of day to see the Mona Lisa in Paris? We’ll tell you. The tastiest paella in Barcelona? We’ll show you. The most far reaching views in the Swiss Alps? We’ll take you there. Where to go. What to see. How to get there. Our crew don’t learn from a guidebook. They’re put through their paces on an intensive training trip of Europe. So they’ve studied hard, made the grade and they’re ready to help.


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More extras. For less. Your Contiki tour gets you lots of extras, for no extra cash. A private motorboat in Venice. A night tour of Paris with champagne. A guided tour of the Acropolis in Athens. All included (plus more). You’ll know exactly what you get for your money, so you can plan your trip (and your budget) before you go. More on pages 6 & 9. Then there are the extras you can’t buy. Like charging your phone and gadgets as you travel. There’s more unique Contiki extras on page 10.

Still exploring. 48 years on.

Free time. Your time.

In 1962 New Zealander John Anderson went to London. He had an idea. He hired a minibus. He filled it with young people who wanted to travel. They toured Europe together. And Contiki was born.

All our tours have free time, every day. So you’ll get plenty of time to do your own thing. Explore the backstreets, find a great place for a bite, or just sit back and chill. It’s your free time, and it’s completely flexible.

48 years later, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. We travel to even more places in Europe - and beyond. We have more fun. We meet more people. And we’re trusted by travellers all over the world.

There’s even more things you can do with our Explore More optional activities (page 7). Whatever you’re into - art, adventure sports, music or food - we’ll sort it out and we’ve negotiated great prices for you.

Know. Then go. Check contiki.com to see our latest tours, and Definite Departure dates (our most popular tours that are guaranteed to go). We travel to over 40 countries throughout the world, across 5 continents.

To find out more go to contiki.com/contiki-experience

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Contiki & Europe in Winter Why travel Contiki? Included highlights & sightseeing Explore More optional activities Only with Contiki. Compare Contiki Your Contiki crew About contiki.com Travelling responsibly London calling Departure points & stay longer options Low cost air Intro to Winter tours

Multi-country tours

Days

15 16-17 18-19 20-21 22-23 24-25

9 12 16 19 21 24

European Magic European Discovery European Encounter European Inspiration European Vista Winter Wanderer

In-Depth Regional Tours

Days

26-27 27 27 28 29 30-31 32-33 34 35 36 37 37 37

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London & Paris London, Paris & Amsterdam London, Paris & Rome England & Scotland Italian Espresso Simply Italy Mediterranean Highlights Spanish Spree Egypt & the Nile Berlin to Budapest Berlin, Prague & Vienna Berlin & Prague Vienna & Budapest

Ski Austria

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Ski Austria

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Got a question? Booking conditions How to book


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MUST-SEE SIGHTS. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Rome

On every Contiki tour, every day, you’ll get lots of Included Highlights. They’re all included in the price of your tour. Included Highlights are the things you can’t wait to see, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to famous monuments, walking and sightseeing tours with a Local Guide, organised nights out and some entrance fees. Every day. No more to pay.

See the Louvre in Pa ris

See the Doges Palace in Venice

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Visit a beerhall in Munich

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Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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Optional ACTIVITIES Gondola ride, Venice

As well as all the Included Highlights on our tours, you get plenty of free time to do your own thing – every day. You can also make the most of your free time with our Explore More optional activities - they help turn a great trip into an unforgettable one. We’ve handpicked them because they’re the things our past Contiki travellers loved. Best of all, we’ve negotiated great prices and we can organise everything for you. Here’s just a few ideas about what you could be getting up to. Guided tour of ancient Rome

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange arrow on every tour page Paris cabaret show & dinner Amsterdam canal boat cruise

Classical concert in Vienna Guided tour of ancient Rome

Schnaps museum & tasting Gondola ride in Venice

Budapest river cruise & dinner Rhine Valley wine tasting

Tandem paragliding in the Tyrol Swiss fondue lunch

Historical walking tour in Berlin Tuscan feast & entertainment

Ghost walk in York

Night out clubbing in Florence

Cruise on a Scottish Loch

Swiss fondue in Lucerne

Cruise & lunch on Prague’s Vltava River Spanish flamenco show

Scottish haggis & bagpipe evening Guided tour of Pompeii Paragliding in the Tyrol

Cablecar ride in the Swiss Alps

NB. It’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities & be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding & therefore involve some risk.

To find out more go to contiki.com/exploremore


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Only with Contiki

Our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions are exactly what we say they are. They’re only with Contiki. Check out our exclusive experiences below & in the ‘Only with Contiki’ section on the tour pages to see what’s exclusive to Contiki that we’ve included in your tour.

Private boat to the islands of Venice

Guided tour of the Pyramids

Learn more at contiki.com/onlywithcontiki Paris by night cruise

Here is a taste of what you can expect... Paris by night cruise of the River Seine

Coastal cruise of the Cinque Terre

S  pecial access Rome sightseeing coach tour

Walking tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Private boat to the islands of Venice Wine tasting in a historic cellar S  ail the Nile on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian boat Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti A  Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest E  ntry into the Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba Gelato in Rome, our treat

Beatles music tour, Liverpool

Guided tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid

Alhambra entry & guided tour Entry & tour of the Sistine Chapel Plus many more

Check out our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions on the tour pages. 


Compare Contiki

breakfast. Transport. Tickets to see the sights. Accommodation. Travelling on your own adds up - fast. We’ve compared a typical day on your own in a key city to a day on a Contiki tour. See (and save) the difference.

and see how far your money goes Venice, Italy Breakfast

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Ham & cheese panini & cappuccino at the Café Gianni

Sightseeing

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Private motorboat to historic islands: e98.00. City sightseeing tour: e17.95

1 night’s accommodation (avg. Price of budget hotel, twin share/room only)

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Youth Rail Pass

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Café Latté & a croissant at the Café Moulin

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Contiki’s unbeatable cost saving price

226p/d

It gets even better Pay early. Save more.

Save up to £99 on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See tour pages to find out your pay early discount.

2 tours. Save more.

At the Ibis Paris Sacre Coeur

£ Total cost when travelling your way

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Contiki’s Europe from £75 p/d*

Prices and exchange rates validated at 7th May, 2010 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on a Spanish Spree tour daily cost.

Book 2 Contiki trips (of 10 days or longer) at the same time. Save £60 on your booking.

Book together. Save more.

Same tour? Same time? Book together to get group discounts. 4 or more Everyone saves 5%. 7 or more Everyone saves 7.5%. 10 or more Everyone saves 10%. Or invite an 11th person for free. It’s up to you. The facts: all these discounts apply to the land tour price (eg: not flights). You can combine group discounts, multi tour discounts & early payment discounts on tours of 10 days or longer.

Our guarantees Definite Departures

We are always updating tours online to a guaranteed to go, Definite Departure status. So you can confidently book ahead & take advantage of airlines early booking deals & Contiki’s early payment discounts. Check contiki. com tour pages for the most up to date info on Definite Departures.

No sneaky surcharges

Contiki has guaranteed no fuel or currency surcharges on all of our coach tours (apart from the government taxes already included in the tour price). Once you’ve paid your deposit the price of your tour won’t change.

To find out more go to contiki.com/deals


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ON THE  ROA D

your crew. who’s who? Your Contiki Crew don’t just organise your trip, they’re part of it. They’re young, friendly & they’ve done their homework on where you’re going to help you find what you’re after. The result? You’ll have more time to enjoy each place.

“Hi I’m Mark, your Tour Manager” Not everyone’s cut out to join Contiki’s Crew. We need to make it through some pretty intensive training. We’re tested on the road, so we go where you go and see what you see – and know everything about it.”

Here’s why we make the difference... Troubleshooting

Always looking for ways to  “ make your trip hassle-free.”

Passionate

I live, eat and breathe “ travel. It runs through  my veins.”

Professional

I look after every detail, “ so it all runs smoothly.  You just enjoy your holiday.”

Tour Manager Think of your Tour Manager as your walking, talking guidebook. They’re there to help you make the most of each day. That’s because they know their stuff – facts on where you’re going, the best things to see & ideas for your free time.

Tour Driver Handling jam-packed city streets & fast-moving freeways, our drivers know their way around. Best of all, they’ll drop you at your door, so you won’t have to lug your bags around. Sit back until your next stop.

Better trained

Contiki’s training is the “ toughest in the industry. (If we don’t pass, we don’t travel)”

Knowledgable

“I’m here to help you make the most of your trip. Want to know why the tower leans? Or how much the Metro costs? I’ve got the answers.”

Talk the talk

Kann ich die Rechnung bitte? “ I’ll give you a few words and phrases to try out with the locals.”

Friendly

I’m about the same age as “ you, so I’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re after. And I want everyone to have a great trip.”

From all over Tour “ over meet from

Managers come from all the globe, so you’ll a cool mix of people many cultures.”

To find out more go to contiki.com/crew

TRANSPORT— Getting there. Modern coaches

Chat, sit back with your iPod, or listen to your Tour Manager tell you about where you’re going, as your driver takes you there. Our air-con coaches are the best in Europe & we update our fleet regularly to make sure they’re environmentally friendly. Then there are the Contiki extras, like reclining seats & power points for ‘charging on the go’. Just don’t forget your adaptor.

Part of a team

FRESH FOOD— EVERYDAY.

Flexible

All our tours include breakfast & lots of evening meals. We don’t include every meal, especially lunches, for a reason. We give you the flexibility to explore in your free time, meet some locals & try all kinds of foods, unique to the places you visit - like a Swiss cheese fondue or French Croque Monsieur.

I’m just one part of a “ bigger Contiki crew, all working together to make sure you have the trip of  a lifetime.” Sure, we’ve got an “ itinerary, but I keep things flexible when I can. I’ll move stuff around to suit the group and the day.”


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Contiki community

Join Contiki’s community online & get advice from Contiki travellers & read their comments. See tour photos & meet people on your tour before you leave home. We’ve also got our very own wiki: Contikipedia. From the big questions (backpack or suitcase) to the little ones, you’ll find answers on there. You’ll also find detailed trip itineraries, competitions, videos & more.

Join in at contiki.com

Check-in online

Booked your tour? Give us your details before you go & you’ll save time when you start your tour, with Contiki Check-in. We’ll give you tips to help you get ready for your trip & you can find out who else is on your tour on the Contiki Community. Plus you’ll get perks, like discounts on luggage, guidebooks & movies – that sort of stuff. And we’ll send you invites to Contiki-only events & competitions. Check-in online. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes. Visit contiki.com/check-in

Contiki & UNESCO

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WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

Europe’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are must-see’s & with Contiki you will. Look out for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages or search for the sites we visit at contiki.com/worldheritagelist

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Contiki operate modern, fuel efficient coaches!

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CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

So far the Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world.

Our coaches. We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it.

Since the Foundation commenced in 2008, it has; – Helped to protect over 3 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil – Supported indigenous sustainable tourism in The Kimberley, Australia – Supported the construction of 3 conservation wildlife research camps in Northern Botswana – Helped develop sustainable tourism practices as a primary sponsor for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Learn more at www.thetravelcorporation.com/foundation.

Compared to cars, planes and trains, coaches have the lowest carbon emissions. Coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Our modern, air-conditioned coaches are the best in Europe. We make sure our coaches are fuel efficient & exceed strict emission regulations. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even more, you’ll find links on our website to offset. For the whole story see contiki.com/responsibletravel.


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Contiki’s A-Z of London

It’s big, it’s busy and it can be tricky knowing where to start. That’s where Contiki can help. Especially with the Contiki Basement.

London Eye

Houses of Parliment & Big Ben

Buckingham Palace

Tower of London

Oxford Street

Soho

Contiki Basement

Start at the Contiki Basement

Accommodation before 3 or 5 days or after your tour London Explorer

Arriving in London can be daunting. The Contiki Basement centre is a place for you to get to know the city & meet other Contiki travellers. It’s right in the middle of London at the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square. Our staff will help you find out about what to see & do, book day trips & sightseeing & tell you the best place to get a ticket for a show (as well as how much it should cost). You can use the Basement for everything from storing your bags, to checking your emails, or just to find out how to get to the airport.

Lots of our tours start & finish in London. So if you need accommodation, we can help. We have great rates at 2 hotels (Royal National or Imperial hotels). Both are in central London right next to Soho’s theatres, bars & shops.

May to September − open from 9am-8pm October to April − open from 11am-7pm

Booking tips: • Book at the Contiki Basement, or plan ahead & book at the same time as your tour. • If you want to share with a friend, you need to book at the same time. • Going solo? We can find you a roommate (same sex) for either a twin or triple share. • We can’t book double beds. • If these hotels are full, we’ll book you in at the President, Bedford or Tavistock hotels (they’re just as good & just as central). • Rooms are normally available from 2pm. • It costs NZ$200 each time you change your booking. • For our cancellation policy & more details see contiki.com.

To find out more go to contiki.com/basement

Want maximum fun from your London stay? Want to do it at your own pace? Grab a valuepacked collection of extras, activities & great accommodation from our 2 & 4 night London Explorer packages. You can take one before or after your tour! 2 night inclusions. • Accommodation • continental breakfast daily • return tube Heathrow airport transfer • open top bus sightseeing tour • London show theatre tickets (stalls or dress circle) to one of a selection of shows • Contiki staff assistance • ‘Welcome to London’ information booklet. 4 night package extra inclusions. All 2 night package inclusions PLUS • 3 day underground & bus travel pass • Day trip/entrance fee to Stonehenge & a guided tour of the Roman Baths in Bath (you can choose dates to take these inclusions on).

London Explorer prices Royal National Hotel

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Royal National Imperial Room Type Triple Twin Twin Single Nov 1 – Mar 31 NZ$65 NZ$79 NZ$95 NZ$135

Triple-share Twin-share

NZ$335 NZ$715 NZ$315 NZ$685 NZ$379 NZ$799 NZ$339 NZ$735

Imperial Hotel

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2 or 4 night ‘London Explorer’ packages are available, see box on right. Important note: Double beds not available at the Royal National or Imperial Hotels

Twin-share Single

NZ$425 NZ$885 NZ$399 NZ$835 NZ$519 NZ$1065 NZ$465 NZ$969

Hotel prices

Contiki’s Basement

St Paul’s Cathedral

To find out more go to contiki.com/staylonger

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Commencing daily. Please note - this package is not an escorted tour. All rooms have private facilities

To find out more go to contiki.com/london


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Amsterdam New Year from NZ$590pp* For more go to contiki.com/amsterdam

Hotel departure points and stay longer options Want to stay longer? We’ve got specially negotiated rates available to help you extend your holiday before or after your tour. See contiki.com/ staylonger for details or ask your agent or Contiki when you book your tour. For detailed info on where your tour departs from & how to get there head to contiki.com/departurepoints

Low cost airlines in Europe Need flights to get you from the airport you arrive into, to the city your tour departs from? Go online & book with one of Europe’s many low cost airlines. easyjet.com skyscanner.com

ryanair.com bravofly.co.uk

Day 1: Bonjour Paris! Meet up with your Contiki Crew in London before making your way across the Channel to the chic French capital. Soak up the stylish Parisian atmosphere on an evening “City of Light” tour. You’ll see all the icons like the Arc de Triomphe & the unforgettable Eiffel Tower. Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Paris The city is yours to explore. Walk down the Champs Elysées, visit one of the city’s many museums or take a seat in a typical Parisian café & people watch before kicking off your New Year celebrations. (B) Day 3: Paris Happy New Year! Take it easy this morning before joining the group to see a different side to the city with a cruise along the River Seine. Tonight enjoy delicious French cuisine before the option of seeing a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D) Day 4: Depart Paris Say au revoir before we journey to Calais to catch the ferry back to London where the tour ends on arrival. (B)

Day 1: London – Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew & then travel together via ferry across the English Channel to the cool & relaxed city of Amsterdam. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel before our guided walking tour takes you through the famous red-light district. (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam Enjoy a morning of sightseeing then free time to explore on your own. Shop in the busy Kalverstraat, get a culture fix at a gallery or try food from the world in the multi-cultural cafes & restaurants.. Tonight start the New Year celebrations right as we make our way to a local bar for some included drinks & snacks. (B) Day 3: Amsterdam Welcome 2011! Take it easy today, with a free day to explore more of the city sights in your own time. Tonight, we’ll give you the option to see the city from a different angle on a canal cruise. Later keep celebrating the New Year at one of the city’s great clubs. (B) Day 4: Depart Amsterdam This morning say farewell to Amsterdam as we make our way back to London where your tour ends on arrival. (B)

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What’s included • 3 nights in twin share hotel accommodation in Paris

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary

• E xperienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed >> explore more >> • S ee a famous Parisian cabaret show When to go and how much Start London

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Total Cost Twin NZ$pp* 695

Code: WPNY 2010 Prices above are twin-share. For single room supplement add NZ$245. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5%*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm

What’s included • 3 nights in twin or quad share hotel accommodation in Amsterdam

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary

• E xperienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed >> explore more >> • E vening cruise along the canals • T raditional Dutch dinner When to go and how much Start London

Finish Total Cost Total Cost London Twin NZ$pp* Quad NZ$pp*

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Code: WANY 2010 Prices above are twin-share or quad-share. For single room supplement add NZ$245. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm


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Comfy hotels Central locations Easy access to key sights Special feature hotels Great for single travellers Choice of tour styles Ski & boarding packages

2 ways to travel Multi-country tours Want to get a taste of lots of places? Multicountry trips start & end in London, covering more than 20 countries. They have the flexibility to suit every timeline from 9-24 days long.

In-depth regional tours Prefer to get into the heart of a place, love a particular country or region, or just short of time? Explore a few destinations in-depth, staying in some locations for 3 nights. These tours are specifically designed to include more local restaurant dinners, so you’re able to get out & try different things. A key feature of In-depth tours are well-located hotels & start/end cities vary across Europe.

More ways to travel with Contiki • Chasing the snow? We’ve got 1 & 2 week ski packages in Austria - see p38-41. • Try a value packed London short break package before or after your tour - see p12. • Imagine spending New Year’s Eve somewhere in Europe - see p13 for how.

Guided walking tour, Berlin

Shop the Amsterdam flower markets

Feature hotels

Hotels with location

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna

Easy access via

This one-of-a-kind, recently renovated hotel is public transport an attraction in itself with it’s quirky shape. The Many of our hotels have easy access to the rooms are deluxe & there’s a wellness centre action. Like the Hotel Regent, Rome – just 2 to chill out in after a big day’s sightseeing. stops from the city centre or Blue Square Hotel, Amsterdam - a 10 minute tram ride Château Fontager, Lyon to the city centre. Spend a night in the beautiful French countryside when you stay in this charming, old French castle set in parklands alongside the River Rhone. There’s lots to impress, including antique decorated rooms.

Central The Capitol Hotel Florence, Ibis Wenceslas Square Prague, plus a variety of hotels in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Nice & more. Central locations are a key feature of In-depth tours.

Close to key monuments Like the Ibis Port de Clichy hotel in Paris – close to Montmartre, the home of Sacre Coeur & the Moulin Rouge.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Château Fontager, Lyon

For more go to contiki.com/timeoutaccommodation


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9 Days European Magic

Time Out Hotels 9 Days European Magic 7 countries 8 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners Ice skating in Paris North Sea

7 countries

Irish Sea

ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

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FRANCE

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Atlantic Ocean

AUSTRIA Innsbruck

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

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Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

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Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere & try some of the local ‘drop’. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, a charming festive 800-year-old city & home of the worldfamous Oktoberfest. (B) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 4: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps & stop at Innsbruck, Austria before we arrive in enchanting Venice. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic ski jump in Innsbruck Day 5: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting shops, bars & markets. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Day 6: Venice to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & then steer all the way into the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 7: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 8: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 9: Paris to London Catch the ferry in Calais back to London, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Amsterdam

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

When to go and how much

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, Al air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

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Finish London

NZ$ pp*

1629 1629 1609 1609 1609 1609 1655 1655 1655 1655 1655

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 13 JAN 16 JAN 23 FEB 6 FEB 20 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

1655 1655 1655 1655 1655 1559 1559 1559 1559 1589 1589

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$405 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Only with Contiki • Locally guided tour of Munich • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save NZ$79. See page 9 for details.

Wine tasting

Amsterdam: Evening boat cruise along the canals Rhine Valley: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar Venice: Gondola ride along the canals Paris: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner Go to contiki.com/magic-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days

European Discovery

ys 65pp* a D 12 Z$20 y N /Da from 173 $ Z N Baltic Sea

8 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

Li North Sea Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided tour Munich • Gelato in Rome – our treat • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Calais English Channel

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

1 INNSBRUCK AUSTRIA Brenner Pass

Lake Como

FLORENCE 1

Apennine Mountains

Bosnia

Spain Portugal

Mediterranean Sea

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

ITALY

contiki.com/discovery

Poland

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

Vatican City

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Albania

Ionian Sea

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Serbia

Amsterdam: Evening boat cruise along the canals Rhine Valley: Wine tasting in an historic cellar

Corinth Canal


17 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Stay in the quaint riverside town of St. Goar Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, the festive home of the Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 4: Munich to Innsbruck Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Walk the cobbled streets & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its medieval Old Town. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump Day 5: Innsbruck to Venice Wind through the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Day 6: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross

the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, & Piazza Navona Day 7: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 8: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 9: Florence to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en-route to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 10: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) Evening Tour of Illuminations See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées, & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 11: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance, & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 12: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 12 Days European Discovery 8 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Amsterdam

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Colosseum, Rome

6

When to go and how much Code: WWHW Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish London

2010 OCT 19 OCT 30 OCT 26 NOV 6 NOV 2 NOV 13 NOV 9 NOV 20 NOV 16 NOV 27 NOV 23 DEC 4 NOV 25 DEC 6 NOV 28 DEC 9 DEC 2 DEC 13 DEC 5 DEC 16 DEC 7 DEC 18 DEC 12 DEC 23 DEC 14 DEC 25 DEC 18 DEC 29 DEC 20 DEC 31 DEC 22 • JAN 2 DEC 24 • JAN 4 DEC 26 JAN 6 DEC 28 JAN 8 DEC 30 † JAN 10

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Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London

Finish London

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN 7 JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 16 JAN 18 JAN 25 JAN 27 JAN 30 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 27 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 13 MAR 15 MAR 20 MAR 22

JAN 12 JAN 14 JAN 16 JAN 18 JAN 20 JAN 22 JAN 27 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 7 FEB 10 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 10 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 24 MAR 26 MAR 31 APR 2

2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2109 2109 2109 2109

2165 2165 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129 2129 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195 2195

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save NZ$105. See page 9 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$529 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. Spend New Year’s Eve in Innsbruck. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Rhine Valley. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

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Christmas markets, Germany

Seine Cruise, Paris

Venice: Gondola ride along the canals Rome: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museum & St. Peters Basilica Florence: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence Paris: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/discovery-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


16 Days

European Encounter

ys 15pp* a D 16 Z$26 N /Day from 164 $ Z N Scotland Denmark

Baltic Sea

L

10 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, France, Monaco

N.Ireland S.Ireland

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Wine tasting in a historic cellar • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Special stopover: 16th century château • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Calais English Channel

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

SWITZ Liechtenstein 1 INNSBRUCK LUCERNE 2 Swiss Alps

CHATEAU DE FONTAGER 1

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

Mediterranean Sea

Portugal

Bosnia

1 Pisa Monaco FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Spain

Hungary

Brenner Pass

ITALY Avignon

contiki.com/encounter

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

Montenegro

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Ionian Sea Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Amsterdam: Evening canal boat cruise lucerne: Cable car up Mt. Pilatus (subject to weather conditions)

Corinth Canal


19 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam With a full free day to explore, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafes & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Day 4: Rhine Valley to Lucerne Following the Rhine River, weave through castle-dotted valleys & rolling vineyards on the way to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 5: Lucerne Breathe in the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you spend the day exploring. Wander the cobble streets of this gorgeous alpine setting & shop for goods that Switzerland is known for - watches, chocolate & Swiss army knives (B) Day 6: Lucerne to Innsbruck Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Soak up the sights & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its medieval Old Town. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Day 7: Innsbruck to Venice Wind through the Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Day 8: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 10: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside

track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to French Riviera Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder en-route to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 12: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. (B,D) Day 13: French Riviera to Château de Fontager Travel north & take a lunch break in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon. Arrive at Château de Fontager & enjoy its lovely grounds & charming locale on the Rhone River. (B,D) Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace Visit a French perfumery Special overnight stay at Château de Fontager Day 14: Château de Fontager to Paris Leave the authentic medieval castle behind & pass through wine country on the road to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 15: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 16: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 16 Days European Encounter 10 countries 14 nights hotels 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners Pantheon, Rome

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 14 nights in hotels & 1 night in Contiki’s Feature Hotel. More on page 14 or visit contiki. com/timeoutaccommodation • 15 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

The canals of Venice

When to go and how much Code: WWHZ Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish London

2010 OCT 16 OCT 31 OCT 23 NOV 7 OCT 30 NOV 14 NOV 6 NOV 21 NOV 13 NOV 28 NOV 20 DEC 5 NOV 27 DEC 12 DEC 2 DEC 17 DEC 6 DEC 21 DEC 9 DEC 24 DEC 15 DEC 30 DEC 17 • JAN 1 DEC 21 • JAN 5 DEC 23 JAN 7 DEC 27 JAN 11 DEC 29 † JAN 13

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Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London

2735 2735 2735 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775

Finish London

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2010 DEC 31 JAN 15 2775

*

2011 JAN 4 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 24

JAN 19 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 13 FEB 20 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 8

2775 2775 2775 2615 2615 2615 2615 2615 2615 2665 2665 2665

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save NZ$135. See page 9 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$669 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rhine Valley. *For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

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Innsbruck, Tyrol

The Metro, Paris

Venice: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour Rome: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museum & St. Peters Basilica Florence: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/encounter-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


19 Days

European Inspiration

ys 19pp* a D 19 Z$29 y N /Da from 154 $ Z N Denmark

9 countries N.Ireland Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, S.Ireland Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

Baltic Sea

Li

North Sea

Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales Calais English Channel

Poland

GERMANY

London Dover

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided tour of Munich • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

2 BERLIN Dresden

BELGIUM

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Tyrol

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE

Swiss Alps

AUSTRIA

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

Atlantic Ocean

Pisa

contiki.com/inspiration

Mediterranean Sea

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Spain

Portugal

Slovakia

MUNICH 2

Vatican City

Adriatic Sea

Bosnia

Montenegro

2 ROME Albania

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Ionian Sea Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Amsterdam: Evening canal boat cruise Berlin: Locally guided historical walking tour

Serbia

Corinth Canal


21 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam Get a taste of traditional Dutch culture with a visit to a cheese farm & clog makers house. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) Day 4: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ Day 5: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Day 6: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Visit the Dachau concentration camp Visit a traditional beer hall Day 8: Munich Don some ‘Lederhosen’ & have some fun in this cultural haven with its staggering array of museums, killer shopping & lively beer gardens. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 9: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 10: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands

See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) Day 13: Rome to Florence Stop in the Tuscan hillsides as we make our way to the Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D) Day 14: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 15: Florence to Lucerne Stop & check out Pisa’s architectural wonder then catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge Day 16: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) Day 17: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 18: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 19: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 19 Days European Inspiration 9 countries 18 nights hotels 18 breakfasts & 9 dinners Lake Lucerne

What’s included All as per itinerary • 18 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 18 continental breakfasts (B) & 9 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

When to go and how much Code: WWAP Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish London

2010 OCT 18 NOV 5 OCT 25 NOV 12 NOV 1 NOV 19 NOV 8 NOV 26 NOV 15 DEC 3 NOV 22 DEC 10 NOV 29 DEC 17 DEC 6 DEC 24 DEC 13 DEC 31 DEC 15 • JAN 2 DEC 18 • JAN 5 DEC 20 JAN 7 DEC 22 JAN 9 DEC 25 † JAN 12 DEC 27 JAN 14 DEC 29 + JAN 16

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Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London

Finish London

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 17 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 7 MAR 14

JAN 19 JAN 21 JAN 23 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 4 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 25 APR 1

3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 2919 2919 2919 2919 2919 2919 2919 2979

3055 3055 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save NZ$149. See page 9 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$749 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. New Year’s Eve in Prague. *+ Spend Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

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Moulin Rouge, Paris

Heineken Museum, Amsterdam

Prague: Scenic river cruise with lunch Venice: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour Florence: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing Rome: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museums Paris: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/inspiration-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


21 Days European Vista

ys 49pp* a D 21 Z$32 y N /Da from 155 $ Z N Denmark

10 countries France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

N.Ireland Irish Sea

S.Ireland

North Sea

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales London Dover

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Feature hotel: Pyramid Hotel in Vienna • Wine tasting in a historic cellar

Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

1 RHINE VALLEY

2 PARIS

Poland

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

GERMANY

SWITZ 2

Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

Brenner Pass

ITALY

Spain

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Mediterranean Sea

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Slovakia

2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

LUCERNE

Pisa Monaco

contiki.com/vista

Baltic Sea

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

Serbia

Montenegro

2 ROME Albania

Ionian Sea Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Paris: Parisian cabaret show & dinner French Riviera: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

Cori Can


23 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover Evening illuminations tour of Paris See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance, & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 3: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 5: Lucerne to French Riviera Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to the glamorous resort town of Nice. Tonight rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 6: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit a French perfumery Day 8: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 9: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, & Piazza Navona Day 10: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 11: Rome to Venice Crisscross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna, with its Bohemian student vibe, & on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 12: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B)

Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing & demonstrations Day 13: Venice to Munich Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 14: Munich to Vienna Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. Feature Hotel (B) Day 15: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafes, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! Feature Hotel (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 16: Vienna to Prague Travel through Bohemia to Prague, “The City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) Day 17: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 18: Prague to Rhine Valley Journey through Germany to the Rhine Valley, full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Day 19: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 20: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafes & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 21: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 21 Days European Vista 10 countries 20 nights hotels 20 breakfasts & 11 dinners The Louvre, Paris

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 18 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotel. More on page 14 or visit contiki. com/timeoutaccommodation • 20 continental breakfasts (B) & 11 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Shopping, Rome

When to go and how much Code: WWHT Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish London

2010 OCT 16 NOV 5 OCT 23 NOV 12 NOV 6 NOV 26 NOV 13 DEC 3 NOV 20 DEC 10 NOV 27 DEC 17 DEC 4 DEC 24 DEC 11 DEC 31 DEC 13 • JAN 2 DEC 18 • JAN 7 DEC 20 JAN 9 DEC 22 JAN 11

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Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London

3399 3399 3349 3349 3349 3349 3349 3349 3349 3449 3449 3449

Finish London

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2010 DEC 27 † JAN 16 3449 2011 JAN 3 JAN 10 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 11 FEB 18 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save NZ$165. See page 9 for details.

3449 3449 3249 3249 3249 3249 3249 3249 3315 3315

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$835 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. • 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 French Riviera. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

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Mozart Concert, Vienna

Prague

Florence: Tuscan hills feast - Entry to one of the city’s largest nightclubs Rome: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museums Vienna: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner Amsterdam: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/vista-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


24 Days

Winter Wanderer

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11 countries France, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco, S.Ireland Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

North Sea

Calais English Channel

Poland

GERMANY Germany

Belgium BELGIUM

Dresden

2 PRAGUE Czech Rep CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE France Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ 2 Switz LUCERNE

LYON 1

ITALY Italy

Pont du Gard Monaco

SPAIN

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA Portugal

contiki.com/wanderer

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM Netherlands

London Dover

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Private boat to the islands of Venice

NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND England

Wales

Baltic Sea

2

Mediterranean Sea

Pisa

Mauthausen

Slovakia

2 VIENNA

Austria AUSTRIA Dolomite Mountains

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Montenegro Macedonia Albania

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Spain

Ionian Sea Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne LUCERNE: Fondue lunch in a traditional Swiss restaurant BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show

Serbia

Corin Can


25 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 3: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards Day 4: Lucerne Soak up the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 5: Lucerne to Lyon Travel on to the gourmet’s paradise of Lyon. (B) Visit Lyon’s old town Day 6: Lyon to Barcelona Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 7: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence, past Cannes, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Day 9: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur Day 10: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 11: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B,D) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 12: Rome Tap into this living museum of history or get a feeling for its imperial glory on a tour

of the Vatican Museums including the amazing Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 14: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 15: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 16: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to explore the cities wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 17: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B,D) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 18: Munich to Prague Wind through the German countryside & Bohemia to golden Prague. (B,D) Day 19: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 20: Prague to Berlin Bite into some local fare at your stop in Dresden en-route to über-cool Berlin. (B,D) Day 21: Berlin Savour the mix of old & new where you’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ Day 22: Berlin to Amsterdam Motor down the Autobahn, past Hanover, to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 23: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 24: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 24 Days Winter Wanderer 11 countries 23 nights hotels 23 breakfasts & 12 dinners Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

What’s included All as per itinerary • 23 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 21 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s Feature Hotel. More on page 14 or visit contiki. com/timeoutaccommodation • 23 continental breakfasts (B) & 12 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Schnaps tasting, Vienna

When to go and how much

13

Code: WWHL Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish London

2010 OCT 16 NOV 8 OCT 23 NOV 15 OCT 30 NOV 22 NOV 13 DEC 6 NOV 20 DEC 13 NOV 24 DEC 17 NOV 27 DEC 20 DEC 4 DEC 27 DEC 8 DEC 31 DEC 11 • JAN 3 DEC 13 • JAN 5 DEC 15 JAN 7 DEC 18 JAN 10 DEC 20 † JAN 12 DEC 22 JAN 14 DEC 24 † JAN 16 DEC 26 + JAN 18 DEC 28 + JAN 20

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Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London

3979 3979 3979 3919 3919 3919 3919 3919 3919 3919 3919 4039 4039 4039 4039 4039 4039 4039

Finish London

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2010 DEC 30 JAN 22 4039

*

2011 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 21 MAR 24 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11

4039 4039 4039 4039 4039 3799 3799 3799 3799 3799 3799 3799 3885 3885

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save NZ$195. See page 9 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$975 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. *+ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. Spend New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. + Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. *For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs including one drink ROME: Locally guided tour of The Vatican Museums VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/wanderer-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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7 Days

Time Out Hotels 7 Days London & Paris 2 countries 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Denmark

London & Paris

N.Ireland

Trafalgar Square, London

S.Ireland

2 countries

North Sea

Wales

England, France

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing all major cities • Sightseeing tours ofPortugal • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

6

Only with Contiki • Ticket to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of Versailles

More options This tour can be extended onward from Paris through to either Amsterdam or Rome. Check out the opposite page for more information.

ENGLAND Bath

3

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON Dover

Stonehenge Calais English Channel Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

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Poland

BELGIUM Germany

Czech Rep Slova

2

Versailles

1

FRANCE

Hungar ys 215pp* a D 7Croatia Z$1 y N a om frBosnia 74/D 1 $ NZ

SWITZ

Slovenia

ITALY

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ROME 2

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This map shows route & nightstops for all tours featured on pages 26-27

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: WWGE Winter 2010/11

Day 1: Arrive London Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner & a stroll through Covent Garden. (D) Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End Days 2-3: London Get set for a couple of action packed days in this cosmopolitan city - sightsee the city’s traditional icons, take a day trip to architecturally beautiful Bath & mysterious Stonehenge & catch a West End musical. There’s free time to shop up a storm, explore vibrant neighbourhoods, or catch a bird’s eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town, Bath Experience a traditional English Pub Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the House of Parliament, Big Ben & the Royal Palace 1 day Tube pass for the London Underground Day 4: London to Paris This morning, ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D)

Start London

Finish Paris

2010 OCT 16 OCT 22 OCT 30 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 3 DEC 11 DEC 17 DEC 18 DEC 24 DEC 22 DEC 28 DEC 27 • JAN 2 DEC 30 • JAN 5

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London

1269 1269 1249 1249 1249 1289 1289 1289 1289

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

Finish Paris

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

JAN 21 FEB 4 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25

1289 1215 1215 1215 1239 1239

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$319 available. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Shopping in London

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 5-6: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city for two whole days & find magic, romance & history in everything from the breezy boulevards & impressive monuments, to the great works of art & magic lights. Take a trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery Day 7: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au-revoir” to your new friends. (B)

Place de la Concorde, Paris

BATH: Guided tour of the Roman Baths STONEHENGE: Audio guided tour of Stonehenge PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner Go to contiki.com/london-paris-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


27

London & Paris

plus Paris extension 9 Days from NZ$1439pp* NZ$160/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing on page 26. Days 7-8: Paris Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Cruise from one side of the metropolis to the next using your included metro pass. Shop in stylish boutiques for the hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the

Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savour delicious gourmet food. Or day trip out to a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne Region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2 day pass on Paris metro Day 9: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au-revoir” to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this tour is unescorted.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 26.

contiki.com/london-paris-plus

London & Paris

plus Amsterdam 9 Days from NZ$1699pp* NZ$189/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 26. Days 7-8: Paris to Amsterdam Hop on the train & head to the Netherland’s free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B)(B)

Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam Transfer to Amsterdam hotel 2 day city tram pass Day 9: 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.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 26.

contiki.com/london-amsterdam

London & Paris

plus Rome

10 Days from NZ$1925pp* NZ$193/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 26. Day 7: Paris to Rome Squeeze in some last minute sightseeing or shopping around Paris before hopping on the overnight train to Rome. (B) Transfer to station & overnight train to Rome Transfer to Rome hotel 2 day pass on Rome metro

Days 8-9: Rome Check-in to your hotel & use your metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights of the “Eternal City.” Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum, give sophisticated Italian fashions a go & gorge on delicious gelato. (B) Day 10: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 26.

contiki.com/london-rome

When to go and how much Code: WWGP Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish Paris

2010 OCT 16 OCT 24 OCT 30 NOV 7 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 11 DEC 19 DEC 18 DEC 26 DEC 22 DEC 30 DEC 27 • JAN 4 DEC 30 • JAN 7

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London 1499 1499 1479 1479 1479 1525 1525 1525 1525

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

Finish Paris

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

JAN 23 FEB 6 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

1525 1439 1439 1439 1465 1465

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$379 available. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

When to go and how much Code: WWGA Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish Total Cost Start Ams’dam NZ$ pp* London

2010 OCT 16 OCT 24 OCT 30 NOV 7 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 11 DEC 19 DEC 18 DEC 26 DEC 22 DEC 30 DEC 27 • JAN 4 DEC 30 • JAN 7

1779 1779 1755 1755 1755 1799 1799 1799 1799

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

Finish Total Cost Ams’dam NZ$ pp*

JAN 23 FEB 6 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

1799 1699 1699 1699 1735 1735

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$449 available. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

When to go and how much Code: WWGR Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish Rome

2010 OCT 16 OCT 25 OCT 30 NOV 8 NOV 13 NOV 22 NOV 27 DEC 6 DEC 11 DEC 20 DEC 18 DEC 27 DEC 22 DEC 31 DEC 27 • JAN 5 DEC 30 • JAN 8

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London 2015 2015 1985 1985 1985 2045 2045 2045 2045

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

Finish Rome

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

JAN 24 FEB 7 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28

2045 1925 1925 1925 1965 1965

Time Out Hotels 9 or 10 Days London & Paris plus Paris, Amsterdam or Rome extensions

London & Paris plus Paris extension 2 countries England, France 8 nights hotels

plus Amsterdam 4 countries England, France Belgium (in transit), Netherlands 8 nights hotels Train journey (+ transfer) plus Rome 4 countries England, France Switzerland (in transit), Italy 8 nights hotels 1 night train (+ transfer)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver on days 1-7 • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging on days 1-7 • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours in London & Paris • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki • Ticket to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of Versailles

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$509 available. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. • Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Windmill, Amsterdam


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8 Days Norway

Time Out Hotels

Loch Ness

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Loch Lomond

7 Days England & Scotland 2 countries 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW 1

Northumberland National Park

Gretna Green

North Sea

2 countries England, Scotland

Irish Sea

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

7

Only with Contiki • Beatles music tour • Scottish whisky distillery visit & tasting

1 YORK LIVERPOOL 1 Chester

ENGLAND

Netherlands

Wales Bath

BRISTOL 1

London

Stonehenge

English Channel

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

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When to go and how much

Itinerary and Switz included sightseeing

Code: WWBR Winter 2010/11

Day 1: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Crew & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via the quaint English town of Bath. (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 2: Bristol to York We make our way to York, with it’s cool café culture, cute cobbled streets & stunning architecture. (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower Day 3: York to Edinburgh Leave England behind & travel through Mediterranean Sea Northumberland National Park to Scotland’s vibrant capital, Edinburgh. (B) See the famous Roman construction, Hadrian’s Wall. See Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile Day 4: Edinburgh Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern, its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 5: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf - St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands. (B,D) Day 6: Scottish Highlands to Glasgow See if you can spot the Loch Ness Monster from your lakeside view of this

Atlantic Ocean

Start Finish London London 2010 OCT 16 OCT 23 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 18 DEC 25 DEC 28 • JAN 4

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* London

Finish London

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5

JAN 8 JAN 15 FEB 12 MAR 12

1369 1369 1289 1289

1349 1329 1369 1369

roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$355 available. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:00pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Portugal

Spain

Costa Blanca Costa del Sol Loch Ness, Scotland

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Germany

contiki.com/england-scotland

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save NZ$65. See page 9 for details.

England & Scotland Denmark

St. Andrews

2 EDINBURGH

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famous spot, before you see Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Later, head on to the legendary Loch Lomond before reaching the happening music & arts scene of Glasgow. (B) Visit Loch Ness & Loch Lomond Day 7: Glasgow to Liverpool Cross Italyback into England at the border town of Gretna Green to Liverpool, home of the legendary Beatles. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Take part in an historic wedding ceremony See the famous sights of The Beatles on a Magical Mystery Tour with our local guide in Liverpool Day 8: Liverpool to London London’s calling! Stop in the Roman town of Chester before reaching London where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Roman town of Chester

Stonehenge

York: Evening ‘Ghost’ walk lake district: Kayaking or Canoeing in a spectacular setting - High ropes course Edinburgh: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes Scottish Highlands: Boat cruise on Loch Ness

Go to contiki.com/england-scotland-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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8 Days

Time Out Hotels

Italian Espresso

8 Days Italian Espresso 2 countries 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners

y Austria

Florence

Switz Slovenia VENICE

Italy France Pisa

pp* ys 8 Da Z$1445y N a from 81/D 1 $ NZ

2

Apennine Mountains

San Gimignano

Vatican City

Adriatic Sea

ITALY 2 ROME

Portugal Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/espresso

Spain Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 2: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) Day 3: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Day 4: Florence Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Also, shop along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 5: Florence Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for a wine tasting &

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

a stop in medieval San Gimignano - the quintessential Tuscan town. (B) Day 6: Florence to Venice Roll through the Tuscan hillside, stopping in Pisa to check out its architectural wonder, the Leaning Tower. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Day 7: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. A gondola ride optional is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome The tour ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your tour ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Day 1 & Day 8 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Rialto Bridge, Venice

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Only with Contiki

Code: WWHI Winter 2010/11 Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* Rome 2011 1515 JAN 8 1489 JAN 22 1489 FEB 12 1489 FEB 26 1535 MAR 5 1535 MAR 19 1535

All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on Bosnia page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED Ionian Sea

When to go and how much Start Finish Rome Venice or Rome 2010 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 18 DEC 25 DEC 22 DEC 29 DEC 27 • JAN 3

Italy, Vatican City

What’s included

3 FLORENCE Chianti Region

Hungary 2 countries

Finish Venice or Rome

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 19 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 26

1535 1445 1445 1445 1445 1475

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$475 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

• Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Private boat to the islands of Venice

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save NZ$75. See page 9 for details.

You choose! You can end your tour in either Venice or Rome.

Vespa

ROME: Locally guided tour & entry to The Colosseum & Roman Forum Roman dinner & entertainment FLORENCE: Entry to one of the city’s largest nightclubs including one drink - Regional food feast VENICE: Gondola ride through the canals - Venetian dinner Go to contiki.com/espresso-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days Simply Italy

* s p y p a 9 12 D Z$203 y N /Da from 70 1 $ NZ Austria

2 countries Italy, Vatican City

Switz Lake Garda

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Welcome glass of prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Coastal cruise of the Cinque Terre • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel

MILAN 1

France

Italy

Slovenia Verona

2 VENICE

Croatia

LA SPEZIA 1 Cinque Terre

Pisa

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia

Apennine Mountains

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

ITALY Mediterranean Sea

al

Vatican City

3 ROME Pompeii Isle of Capri

2 SORRENTO

Spain

A

Ionian Sea

contiki.com/simply-italy

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Rome: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum Lake Garda: Cruise on the lake


31 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Day 2: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples, the home of pizza, to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Tonight, enjoy a drink overlooking the stunning Bay of Naples. (B) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento Day 3: Capri Excursion Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B,D) Day 4: Sorrento to Florence From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region Day 5: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 6: Florence to La Spezia Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder & then watch locals fishing along the shores. Indulge in tasty local food & wine & pick up some rare souvenirs in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Monterosso, Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Cruise (weather permitting) & train along the scenic coast

Day 7: La Spezia to Milan Leave the beauty of the Cinque Terre region behind & head to the capital of fashion, Milan! (B,D) See the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & La Scala Opera House in Milan Day 8: Milan to Venice Follow the route of the Romans to the lakeside resort of Sirmione. Later, profess your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona Day 9: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 10: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 11: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City Day 12: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Time Out Hotels 12 Days Simply Italy 2 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Florence

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

Duomo Cathedral, Milan

8

Meet the locals

When to go and how much

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save NZ$105. See page 9 for details.

Code: WWSY Winter 2010/11 Start Rome

Finish Rome

2010 OCT 18 OCT 29 NOV 8 NOV 19 NOV 22 DEC 3 DEC 6 DEC 17 DEC 20 DEC 31 DEC 24 • JAN 4 DEC 29 • JAN 9

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* Rome

2135 2099 2099 2099 2165 2165 2165

2011 JAN 3 JAN 17 FEB 7 MAR 7 MAR 21

Finish Rome

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 18 APR 1

2165 2165 2039 2039 2085

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$755 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Sorrento. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Cinque Terre

Pantheon, Rome

Pompeii: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city Florence: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing Venice: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour Go to contiki.com/simply-italy-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Mediterranean Highlights

ys 39pp* a D 13 Z$21 y N /Da from 165 $ Z N Wales

England

Netherlands

5 countries Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

Polan

Czech Rep Germany

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Coastal cruise of the Cinque Terre • Guided tour of Royal Palace Madrid

Austria

Switz

Slovenia

Atlantic Ocean

FRANCE Cinque Terre

1 AVIGNON Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

Portugal

Hungary

Aix-enProvence

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Mediterranean Sea

2 MADRID

2 BARCELONA

Croatia ITALY PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA Bosnia 1 2 FLORENCE San Adriatic Sea Gimignano

Vatican City

2 ROME

SPAIN

Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

MADRID: Guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show

Ionian Sea


33 Start Madrid option Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers. (D) Day 2: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona Stop in the baroque Zaragoza for lunch before heading towards Barcelona. (B,D) Day 4: Barcelona This sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour - it’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun! (B) Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon Travel through the charming Provence region to graceful Avignon. (B,D) Day 6: Avignon to French Riviera Stop in Aix-en-Provence, then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Day 7: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. (B,D)

Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa Enter the Cinque Terre region & explore the colourful cliff-side villages, before reaching Pisa. (B,D) Day 9: Pisa to Florence Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 11: Florence to Rome Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B) Day 12: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 13: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed

to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

included sightseeing for both Madrid & Rome options Zaragoza See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral Barcelona See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Avignon See the Papal Palace French Riviera See the Cours Mirabelle in Aix-enProvence Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Cinque Terre Visit the towns of Monterosso, Portovenere & La Spezia Pisa See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Rome See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Start Rome option Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Day 2: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 3: Rome to Florence Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then get back on the road to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 4: Florence Get the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 5: Florence to Italian Riviera Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the unspoiled Cinque Terre region. (B,D) Day 6: Italian Riviera to French Riviera Explore colourful cliff-side villages before heading to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, check out the museums & shop the upscale boutiques. Later it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B)

Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon Through charming Provence, break for lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then continue on to graceful Avignon. (B,D) Day 9: Avignon to Barcelona Wind along the Mediterranean coast past the Pyrénées Mountains to vibrant Barcelona. (B,D) Day 10: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid See the baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,D) Day 12: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 13: Depart Madrid The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed

Time Out Hotels 13 Days Mediterranean Highlights 5 countries 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 6 dinners Gothic Quarter walking tour, Barcelona

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

Casino, Monaco

When to go and how much

6

Code: WWMD Winter 2010/11 Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* Madrid

2010

Finish Rome

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2011

OCT 30 NOV 11 2239

JAN 8 JAN 20 2269

DEC 4 DEC 16 2199

MAR 5 MAR 17 2139

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$839 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save NZ$109. See page 9 for details.

When to go and how much

You choose!

Code: WWDM Winter 2010/11

Travel from Madrid to Rome or Rome to Madrid.

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* Rome

2010

Finish Madrid

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

This tour operates in both directions.

2011

OCT 18 OCT 30 2239 NOV 22 DEC 4

2199

DEC 27 • JAN 8

2269

FEB 21 MAR 5

2139

* All tour prices above are based on twin-share.

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$839 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Italian Riviera. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Partying in Florence

FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum Go to contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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14 Days

Time Out Hotels 14 Days Spanish Spree 2 countries 13 nights hotels 13 breakfasts & 7 dinners

Spanish Spree Switz

Flamenco show, Barcelona

1 country

Italy

Spain

Atlantic Ocean

What’s included All as per itinerary • 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation: 13 nights in hotels. More on page 14 or visit contiki. com/timeoutaccommodation • 13 continental breakfasts (B) & 7 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

6

BILBAO 1 Portugal

France

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza

Segovia

MADRID

SPAIN

3

2 BARCELONA

Mediterranean Sea

Toledo

Spain 1 CORDOBA VALENCIA 1 2 2 GRANADA SEVILLE Costa Blanca

ays * 14 D Z$2115y N /Da from 2 5 1 NZ$

Gibraltar Costa del Sol

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/spain

Only with Contiki

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

• Entry & guided tour of Madrid’s

Code: WWEH Winter 2010/11

Day 1: Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers. (D) Day 2: Madrid It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao Head north to Segovia with its Roman Aqueduct & Alcazar (castle) before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art museum. (B,D) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls Festival. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona Soak up the baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to Mediterranean Barcelona, one of Europe’s liveliest cities. (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona to Valencia Cruise down to the Orange Blossom Coast & its capital, Valencia home to the Holy Grail. (B,D) Day 8: Valencia to Granada Continue west as we make our way to the

Royal Palace • Alahambra entry & guided tour • Entry into Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

2010 OCT 25 NOV 7 NOV 29 DEC 12 DEC 20 • JAN 2 DEC 27 • JAN 9

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* Madrid

2215 2179 2245 2245

Finish Madrid

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2011 JAN 10 JAN 23 2245 FEB 14 FEB 27 2115 MAR 14 MAR 27 2159

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$785 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Cordoba. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save NZ$109. See page 9 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You’ll also save NZ$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 9. Fly to Rome & connect with the Simply Italy tour. See pages 30-31

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

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once Moorish city of Granada. (B,D) See the Medieval Cathedral & bell tower Day 9: Granada Take a trip back in time in this city full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & real Sangria. (B) Day 10: Granada to Seville Wind along the Costa del Sol coastline & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B,D) Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga Day 11: Seville Wander medieval lanes, discover hidden plazas, & perhaps visit Christopher Columbus’ tomb. Later get out among the city’s relaxed, fun-loving crowds. (B) Day 12: Seville to Cordoba Take your time in laid-back Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, timeworn lanes & famously beautiful streets.(B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana in Seville Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid Hit the road & travel to the hill-top town of Toledo. With its mix of mosques, churches & medieval buildings, this gorgeous town is known as the “Imperial City”, before returning to Madrid. (B,D) See the Alcazar Fortress & Gothic Cathedral in Toledo Day 14: Depart Madrid Your tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

MADRID: Castillian Tapas dinner accompanied by local wines - Locally guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen & learn about it’s importance in the Spanish Civil War BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show & dinner GRANADA: Locally guided tour of the historic Moorish Quarter of Albaicin & La Cartuja including a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Go to contiki.com/spain-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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8 Days

Time Out Hotels

Egypt & The Nile

8 Days Egypt & The Nile 1 country 2 nights hotels, 3 nights cruise & 2 nights trains 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 6 dinners

Cyprus

Felucca cruise Mediterranean Sea

Israel Giza Sakkara

1

The Nile

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ys * 8 Da Z$1659y N /Da from 8 0 2 NZ$

1 LUXOR Red Sea Esna

1 EDFU ASWAN

Day 1: Arrive Cairo Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7pm, meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Day 2: Cairo to Aswan Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. A local guide will take you back to ancient Egypt & the time of the Pharaohs. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental pyramids of Giza before boarding the overnight train to Aswan. (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum Day 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid back pace of life & distinctive African atmosphere. After being treated to sightseeing & a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back & listen to Nubian music, eat some freshly caught fish, or explore the souk, full of spices, perfumes, scarves & baskets. (B,L,D) View the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam See Aswan’s Botanical Gardens Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu Today consider taking an excursion to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Then cruise on down the Nile River with a stop at the unique temple in Kom Ombo en-route to the friendly city of Edfu. (B,L,D) View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods Day 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor Wind through the commercial & religious centre of Edfu to its most famous attraction, the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Cast off in the afternoon & watch Upper Egypt slip

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

away as we meander up the Nile River to Luxor. (B,L,D) Visit the Temple of Horus Day 6: Luxor to Cairo Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings. Then board the overnight train back to bustling Cairo. (B,D) Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak See the the Colossos of Memnon Day 7: Cairo Squeeze in more sightseeing, including a trip out to Sakkara to see the world’s oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid. Spend the rest of the day shopping & flexing your bargaining skills in the colourful bazaars in Cairo. (B,D) Shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaar Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque & Sultan Husan Mosque Day 8: Depart Cairo The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Kom Ombo Lake Nassar

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/egypt

Itinerary and included sightseeing

1

The Nile Cruise

• Cruise the Nile on a superb

Code: WTEG Winter 2010/11 Finish Cairo

2010 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 23 OCT 30 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 18 DEC 25 DEC 25 • JAN 1

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* Cairo

1739 1739 1739 1715 1715 1715 1765 1765

2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 FEB 5 FEB 19 MAR 5 MAR 19

Finish Cairo

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 12 MAR 26

1765 1765 1765 1659 1659 1659 1659 1695

* All tour prices above are based on twin-share.

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of NZ$509 available. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to nights 2 & 6. Overnight trains are twin-share only. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Cairo. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

ship featuring luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV & air-conditioning

Cruise Amenities

• Swimming pool • Sun deck • Restaurant • Lounge • Bars • Gift shop • Disco

Only with Contiki • Guided tour of the Pyramids • Tour of The Valley of the Kings with an Egyptian expert

• 3 night cruise along the Nile River • Sail on a felucca - a traditional Egyptian boat

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance, you save NZ$85. See page 9 for details.

The Sphinx, Cairo

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights twinberth sleep couchette on train (Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo) & 3 nights Nile cruise. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Egyptian Tour Manager • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges • Transfer from airport to hotel upon arrival WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

When to go and how much Start Cairo

Egypt

What’s included

2 CAIRO

EGYPT

1 country

Aswan: Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II Giza: Light & sound show at the Pyramids Luxor: Visit a traditional Egyptian village Go to contiki.com/egypt-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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11 Days

Time Out Hotels 11 Days Berlin to Budapest 5 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Berlin to Budapest

Bratwurst & beer steins

5 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

ngland

GERMANY

Be

3 BERLIN

Netherlands

What’s included

All as per itinerary Belgium • 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. More on page 14 or visit contiki.com/ timeoutaccommodation • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional TourSwitz France Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

7

Mediterranean Sea

Only with Contiki

• Locally guided tour of Prague • Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest

Poland Dresden

3 PRAGUE

ays pp* 11 D Z$1719 y N a from 57/D 1 $ NZ

Kutna Hora

CZECH REP VIENNA 2

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

AUSTRIA Italy

SLOVAKIA

Slovenia

Romania

Croatia Bosnia Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Adriatic Sea

When to go and how much

Serbia

Macedonia Albania Finish Greece Total Cost Budapest NZ$ pp*

Finish Total Cost Start Budapest NZ$ pp* Berlin

2010 OCT 16 OCT 26 OCT 30 NOV 9 NOV 13 NOV 23 DEC 4 DEC 14 DEC 11 DEC 21 DEC 18 DEC 28 DEC 21 DEC 31 DEC 24 • JAN 3 DEC 27 • JAN 6

1799 1799 1775 1775 1775 1825 1825 1825 1825

Bulgaria

Montenegro

Code: WWIT Winter 2010/11 Start Berlin

contiki.com/berlin-budapest

2010 DEC 30 JAN 9

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2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

JAN 18 FEB 1 FEB 22 MAR 15 MAR 29

1825

1825 1719 1719 1719 1755

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$439 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42.

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Parliament, Budapest

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (D) Days 2-3: Berlin Savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (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 4: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local German fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south E to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Days 5-6: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage listed town of Kutna Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Scenic drive along historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 8: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B) Day 9: Vienna to Budapest Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael Gate & Baroque Tower Day 10: Budapest All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Before enjoying a dinner & river cruise tonight. (B,D) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion Day 11: Depart Budapest Time to say goodbye to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour of the city PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classial music concert

Go to contiki.com/berlin-budapest-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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Berlin & Prague plus Vienna

When to go and how much Code: WWBV Winter 2010/11 Start Berlin

2010 OCT 16 OCT 24 OCT 30 NOV 7 NOV 13 NOV 21 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 11 DEC 19 DEC 18 DEC 26 DEC 21 DEC 29 DEC 24 • JAN 1 DEC 27 • JAN 4

9 Days from NZ$1449pp* NZ$161/Day

N.Ireland S.Ireland

Itinerary England and Netherlands Wales included sightseeing

BERLIN 3

Days 1-8: Berlin to Vienna Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing listed on page 36. Day 9: Depart Vienna Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your tourFrance ends after breakfast. (B)

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See page 36.

Portugal

Poland Dresden

GERMANY

Belgium

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP Slovakia

Mediterranean Sea

Days 1-6: Berlin to Prague Refer to Berlin to BudapestBelgium itinerary & included sightseeing listed on page 36. Day 7: Depart Prague Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of time to explore & do France your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See page 36.

Greece

GERMANY

1539 1449 1449 1449 1479

JAN 16 JAN 30 FEB 20 MAR 13 MAR 27

Berlin & Prague plus Vienna

°

Berlin & Prague

Dresden

3

PRAGUE CZECH REP

This tour can be extended onward from Prague through to Budapest. Check out page 36 for more info.

Bosnia

Vienna & Budapest Mediterranean Sea

5 Days from NZ$949pp* NZ$190/Day England

Netherlands

Itinerary and Belgium included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Vienna Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers Switz for dinner beforeFrance exploring the nightlife. (D) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Days 2-5: Vienna to Budapest Refer to days 8-11 Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing listed on the opposite page.

>> explore moreMediterranean >> Sea See optional activities on page 36.

When to go and how much Finish Prague

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* Berlin

1185 1185 1169 1169 1169 1199 1199 1199 1199

Finish Prague

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2010 DEC 30 • JAN 5

1199

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

1199 1135 1135 1135 1155

JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 11 MAR 25

* All tour prices above are based on twin-share.

Austria Slovakia If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

More options Hungary

Poland

Czech Rep

SLOVAKIA VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA Italy

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia Croatia

Romania

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$289 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. For departure point & stay longer info, check contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. For travel insurance see page 42. Serbia

3 countries Austria, Slovakia, Hungary 4 nights hotels

What’s included All as per itinerary

Berlin & Prague plus Vienna • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

• 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D)

• Number of World

Heritage sites visited

6

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

Berlin & Prague • 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

• 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D)

• Number of World

Heritage sites visited

4

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

Vienna & Budapest • 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

• 4 continental breakfasts (B) & 3

Code: WWVB Winter 2010/11 Macedon

• Number of World

Start

Belarus Albania Vienna

Finish Total Cost Start Budapest NZ$ pp* Vienna

2010Greece OCT 22 OCT 26 NOV 5 NOV 9 NOV 19 NOV 23 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 17 DEC 21 Ukraine DEC 24 DEC 28 DEC 27 DEC 31 DEC 30 • JAN 3

995 979 979 979 1009 1009 1009 1009

2011 JAN 2 JAN 5 JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 11 MAR 25

Finish Total Cost Budapest NZ$ pp*

JAN 6 JAN 9 JAN 18 FEB 1 FEB 22 MAR 15 MAR 29

1009 1009 1009 949 949 969 969

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

More options

contiki.com/vienna-budapest

2 countries Germany, Czech Republic 6 nights hotels

When to go and how much

Montenegro

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$245 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Serbia Tour starts 6.00pm & ends approx. 8.00am. Bulgaria • Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. For departure point & stay longer info, check While you’re in this part of the world contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. Macedonia you can also visit Berlin & Prague. For great deals & ways to save see page 9. Check out page 36 for moreAlbania info. For travel insurance see page 42. Greece

3 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria 8 nights hotels

Vienna & Budapest

2010 OCT 16 OCT 22 OCT 30 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 19 DEC 4 DEC 10 DEC 11 DEC 17 DEC 18 DEC 24 DEC 21 DEC 27 DEC 24 DEC 30 DEC 27 • JAN 2

Poland

Adriatic Sea

Spain

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

9, 7 or 5 Days Combinations of Berlin, Prague, Vienna & Budapest

* All tour prices above are based on twin-share.

Start Berlin

BERLIN 3

contiki.com/berlin-prague

Portugal

1539

°

Code: WWBP Winter 2010/11

Croatia

Wales

2010 DEC 30 JAN 7

Albania

Itinerary and England Netherlands Wales included sightseeing

Spain

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

contiki.com/berlin-vienna

7 Days from NZ$1135pp* NZ$163/Day

ugal S.Ireland

1515 1515 1495 1495 1495 1539 1539 1539 1539

Finish Vienna

More options

Berlin & Prague

d

Total Cost Start NZ$ pp* Berlin

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of NZ$375 & triple-share Hungary reduction of 5% available based on twin-share tour price. Switz Italy Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. Slovenia Croatia • Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. Bosniaonward This tour can be extended Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. from Vienna through to Budapest. Serbia For departure point & stay longer info, check Check out page 36 for more info. Adriatic Sea contiki.com/departurepoints & contiki.com/staylonger. Montenegro For great deals & ways to save see page 9. MacedonFor travel insurance see page 42. VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

Spain

Ireland

Finish Vienna

Time Out Hotels

Tur

three-course dinners (D) Heritage sites visited

3

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

Plus all of the below • A dedicated crew with an

experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki For a full list of our Only with Contiki special inclusions on these trips visit the tour web pages online for more. Please note: The first & last days of these tours have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.


Ski Austria Voted the world’s top resort combined with amazing off-piste action means a skiing or boarding holiday with Contiki is second to none.

Why ski Contiki style • Loads of exclusive inclusions • Travel by coach from London or make your own way there • Flexible 1&2 week options • Great rates for ski essentials like lessons & gear hire • Hot breakfast included daily • Stay in Contiki’s own Gasthof

From picture perfect ski villages to loads of adventure activities & the true home of après ski, Austria is the perfect place for generous dose of the über cool mountain lifestyle. Great skiing guaranteed for all levels Beginner – With 107km of easy runs, Ski Welt has the perfect terrain for beginners. Combined with our great value ski school, you’ll be up on the slopes in no time. Intermediate – Want to improve on the techniques you already have? Loads of intermediate runs mean you really test your skills. Advanced – Confident on the slopes? Plenty of black runs will keep the keenest of keen skiers & riders challenged.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

HOPFGARTEN: Take a magical sleigh ride through the forested Penningberg Tandem Paragliding with amazing views - Ice Skating on a frozen alpine lake Day trip to Kitzbuhel, the ‘Monte Carlo’of the Tyrol. Go to contiki.com/ski-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


39 Ski Austria

Hopfgarten Village

What makes us different? Where you’re headed Hopfgarten village, in the Austrian Tyrol, is the perfect location for a ski holiday. At the gateway to Europe’s top ski resort, Ski Welt, it’s an ideal spot to indulge in loads of on & off piste action. This tiny village is packed with restaurants & lively bars so you really get to know the locals, whilst having a great time with fellow snow hunters. It’s also close to the world famous Austrian towns Innsbruck, Kitzbuhel & Salzburg, so they’re easy to check out too.

Ski Welt region Ski Welt is perfect for serious skiers (or boarders) & learners alike. The area boasts over 250km (155 miles) of pistes, with gondolas & chair lifts. Boasting near perfect terrain & with one of the biggest artificial snow making machines in Europe (just in case!), great conditions are guaranteed.

Getting there – 2 ways to go: Choose to travel on the coach from London, or meet us there. If you prefer to fly, we offer free transfers from Innsbruck airport & Wörgl train station (easy links to Munich & Salzburg airports). To help co-ordinate your flights with our transfers & for info on pick up times from Innsbruck & Wörgl visit contiki.com/ski.

Tobogganing

Hitting the slopes

Where you stay & what’s included Our own Gasthof Schoneck chalet with its buzz of activity & welcoming vibe features single, twin, triple & quad share rooms (most with private facilities), plus internet facilities & WiFi. It’s a great place to come home to. Hang up your boots & chill in the bar, or join one of our famous party nights. You’ll start the day off right with an included hot buffet breakfast for a small pre-booked supplement. We’ll also include five 3 course dinners (or 10 for a 2-week holiday), all prepared onsite by our resident cook.

The Contiki team The knowledge & expertise of our team is what makes the real difference. They all live in Hopfgarten, so they know all about what’s hot to do both on & off the slopes. They’re young, friendly & they are there to make sure you have a fantastic holiday.

More than just a mountain There’s much more to a skiing/boarding holiday than just heading up the mountain, so why not spend your free time checking out some of what else is on offer. From whizzing down the mountain on a toboggan, tandem paragliding, ice skating or a horse drawn sleigh ride, there’s plenty of action off the slopes too.

Scenic sleigh ride

Après ski

Only with Contiki exclusive inclusions Personal Ski Guide: Get to know the mountain right from the start on our free guided piste tours. Our Local Ski Guide runs 2 free mountain tours per week, once at the start to show you the ropes, then later on to help uncover some hidden spots. Salzburg day trip: See more of this alpine region on an included day trip to the home of the Sound of Music. Relax & explore this stunning World Heritage Listed Old Town, overlooked by Hohensalzburg Castle. Sit at a café, get your shopping fix at the city’s many great stores or check out the birth-place of Mozart – there’s loads to explore. The Contiki Grand Slam: If you’re feeling up for it, have a laugh with your ski buddies & show off your skills with our downhill ski race.

Après ski European après ski is an essential part of any holiday, it’s as important as the mountain itself! Literally meaning ‘after ski’, from drinking, dancing & socialising in Hopfgarten’s bars, late night clubs to traditional outdoor schnaps stands, it’s a perfect way to finish up your days.

Salzburg


The adventure starts here...

Ski essentials Don’t worry about buying expensive new gear before you go. We’ll kit you out with hire gear when you arrive in resort. Book in advance or pay when you get there. There’s also clothing & helmets available to hire if you need them. Ski school – Our English-speaking instructors will teach you the right techniques to get you up on the slopes in no time. Or for those more experienced, learn ways to improve on your know how.

Ski essentials - how much No. of nights

7 14 (6 days ski) (13 days ski)

No. of nights

7 14 (6 days ski) (13 days ski)

Ski pass

390

675

Snowboard lessons 229 (5 days for 2hrs/day)

229

Equipment hire (skis, boots & poles or board & boots)

99

189

Snowboard lessons 190 (3 days for 2hrs/day)

190

Ski lessons 235 (5 days for 4hrs/day)

235 205

Ski & Snowboard lessons 325 (3 days ski for 4hrs per day & 3 days snowboard for 2hrs per day)

325

Ski lessons 205 (3 days for 4hrs/day)

Important note: Credit cards are not accepted in the ski village. Prices above are NZ$.

Ski Welt - recently voted Top Resort in a survey of 70 resorts in 8 countries. Ski facts

• Mountain Restaurants:

63 • Lifts: Gondola 8 Chair 36 Drag 44 Beginners 12 • Ski Welt Pass: Shown in map • Ski Welt: Beginners runs 63 (blue). Total 107km Intermediate runs (51 (red). Total 120km Advanced runs 7 (black). Total 23km • T otal length of pistes: 250km

Gampen 1956m Choralpe 1820m

Kitzbuehler Horn St Johann in Tyrol

Astberg 1267m

Hartkaiser

Going Ellmau 820m

Eiberg 1673m

Brandstadt 1650m Neualm

Hohe Salve

Rigi 1532m

Scheffau 752m Ski Runs Easy Medium Difficult Ski Lifts Gondola

Zinsberg 1674m

Kandleralm Hochbrixen

Talkaser 1760m

Mittelstation 1320m

Brixen i Thale Westendorf 800m

Salvenmoos Söll 700m

Alpenrose 1553m

Fleiding 1892m

Talstation 789m Kelchsau

HOPFGARTEN Itter 700m

Penningberg


Ski Plus

41 Ski Austria

(coach from London)

8/15 Days from NZ$739pp* NZ$93/Day What’s included:

When to go and how much 8 nights (6 days ski)

Code: C7SWBIT Start Finish London London

• 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)

15 nights (13 days ski)

Code: C14SWBIT Total Cost Start Finish NZ$ pp* London London

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2010 Dec 14 • Dec 22 815 Dec 21 • Dec 29 815 815 Dec 28 • Jan 5

2010 Dec 14 • Dec 29 1389 1389 Dec 21 • Jan 5

2011 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25

2011 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 18

15 ° Jan 22 ° Jan Jan 29 ° Feb 5 ° Feb 12 ° Feb 19 ° Feb 26 ° Mar 5 °

739 739 739 739 739 739 739 739

22 ° Jan 29 ° Jan Feb 5 ° Feb 12 ° Feb 19 ° Feb 26 ° Mar 5 °

1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259

Please note: Ski Austria Plus tours include transfers from London. • Depart London on Tuesdays. Depart London on Fridays.

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Important Information: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supplement 1 week add: NZ$265. 2 weeks add: NZ$489. Twin-share supplement 1 week add: NZ$105. 2 weeks add: NZ$195. Half board supplement 5 nights add: NZ$95. 10 nights add: NZ$185. For Travel Insurance see page 42. † Accommodation in Hopfgarten village may be used subject to guest numbers.

*

contiki.com/ski

Ski Only

(meet us there)

7/14 Days from NZ$649pp* NZ$93/Day What’s included: • Contiki exclusives including: FREE ski guide,

Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • FREE coach pickup from Innsbruck airport or Worgl train station (easy access for Munich or Salzburg airports) • 7 or 14 nights accommodation & breakfast daily • Half board options available (for a small supplement)

When to go and how much 7 nights (6 days ski)

Code: C7SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

14 nights (13 days ski)

Code: C14SWB Total Cost Start Finish NZ$ pp* Austria Austria

Total Cost NZ$ pp*

2010 Dec 15 • Dec 22 725 Dec 22 • Dec 29 725 725 Dec 29 • Jan 5

2010 Dec 15 • Dec 29 1299 1299 Dec 22 • Jan 5

2011 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26

2011 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19

15 ° Jan 22 ° Jan Jan 29 ° Feb 5 ° Feb 12 ° Feb 19 ° Feb 26 ° Mar 5 °

649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649

22 ° Jan 29 ° Jan Feb 5 ° Feb 12 ° Feb 19 ° Feb 26 ° Mar 5 °

1169 1169 1169 1169 1169 1169 1169

Please note: Ski Austria Only tours start in Hopfgarten. • Start in Hopfgarten on Wednesdays. Start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays.

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Important Information: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supplement 1 week add: NZ$265. 2 weeks add: NZ$489. Twin-share supplement 1 week add: NZ$105. 2 weeks add: NZ$195. Half board supplement 5 nights add: NZ$95. 10 nights add: NZ$185. For Travel Insurance see page 42. † Accommodation in Hopfgarten village may be used subject to guest numbers.

*

contiki.com/ski


Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. What’s included? •C  oach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on pages 10, 12 & 14 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 6 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on page 10 and on tour pages.

What’s not included? •P  ersonal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions & activities such as white water rafting, gondola rides, etc. • Lunches (unless specified under “All this included”) and some dinners.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, you’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travellers Guide’ – an information book about your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details and costs of all optional excursions available on your tour. Your FREE Contiki document wallet and luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets and passports, something you’ll want to keep and use again. *C  ontiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

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

Explore more Optional Activities When do I choose? Optionals are arranged and 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 and your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour in cash (Euro, Swiss Francs, Great British Pound or US$ only).

Am I expected to tip on tour? Every country in the world has different tipping policies and in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally discretionary and only given if you feel the service has met or exceeded your expectations. Your Tour Manager will assist you with any questions about this while you’re on the road. The same idea applies to your Contiki Crew - if you think they have done a good job then they would be grateful for your recognition by way of a tip, however this is not mandatory – it’s completely up to you.

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

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 and in all countries where Contiki operates we fully comply with local industry laws. In New Zealand, Contiki is an allied member of the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) and a full member of the New Zealand Inbound Tour Operators Council (ITOC). Contiki is a Qualmark endorsed inbound tour operator.

How much luggage can I bring? Luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. On Ski Holidays you may bring one pair of ski boots and skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a nominal charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (June 2010), 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.

Photography credits Photo Courtesy of Rhea Flouch Page 6 - Christmas Markets in Germany. Photo Courtesy of Ashley Cowper Page 7 - Swiss Alps. Photo Courtesy of Daniel Klistorner Page 8 - Penny Lane. Photo Courtesy of Lawrence Chan Page 23 - Mozart Concert, Vienna. Page 25 - Schnaps tasting, Vienna. Page 25 - Leaning Tower of Pisa. Page 34 - Flamenco Show Barcelona. Photo Courtesy of Kitzbüheler Alpine Marketing GmbH Page 39 - Romantic horse-sleigh in Hopfgarten/Penningberg - Dabernig. Photo Courtesy of Hohe -Salve.com Page 39 - Hopfgarten Village. Photo Courtesy of Whistler Gondola Page 39 - Après Ski.

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com/contikipedia

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 and 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. Multiple Entry Schengen Visas 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 tour that requires multiple entry Schengen visa is listed below: Spanish Spree. 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. 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 and a fee is normally charged. 2. F  ailure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour and will result in you incurring considerable expense and 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. C  ontiki will provide you with Visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

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

Travel insurance Contiki Holidays strongly recommends you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you travel. You may not be accepted on a Contiki holiday unless you have arranged satisfactory insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies against us arising from your participation in the holiday. For insurance details, please speak to your Travel Agent at the time of making your booking.

Where will I stay? Accommodation is in superior tourist class hotels, ships, and trains. These are described on page 16 and on individual tour pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette and facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. On overnight ships, cabins with facilities are provided. Depending on the numbers and 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. Whilst it is the Company’s intention to use hotels of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. Ski holidays: Refer to pages 38-41 for details of accommodation in Austria.


Booking conditions

43 Got a question & Conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between you & Contiki upon the terms & conditions set out below. Our Responsibilities 1. Your holiday reservation On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. Price Guarantee Prices in this brochure are based on costs, taxes (including GST), levies and exchange rates as at 7th May, 2010. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. Holiday details & conditions 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (June, 2010) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for 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. 5. Liability 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for each account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/ or fees payable under the tour program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your tour shall be deemed to be an authorisation to disburse thereof as aforesaid. YOur Responsibilities 1. Booking your holiday 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of NZ$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of your tour departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of NZ$200 per person, per tour which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled.

1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. Paying the balance 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid by no later than 45 days before your scheduled holiday departure date, which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before the scheduled departure date of the first departing tour 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your tour departure, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. If you cancel 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days: 25% of tour fare 21-8 days: 30% of tour fare 7-1 days: 50% of tour fare Day of departure: 100% of tour fare When the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour 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. 4. If you change your booking 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of NZ$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date, tour itinerary booking within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation, 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 NZ$30 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. Holiday details & conditions 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 and 35 inclusive but Contiki may, in its absolute discretion, and, in exceptional circumstances, give confirmation of acceptance of a person outside this age limit. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion. Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches or trucks, walking tours and other physical

activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/ work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village 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, service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury, death, loss, damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 28 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 28 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to New Zealand Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity 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 recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit 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. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

7. Illness or absenteeism In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. Contiki will not refund for any absence from the tour. 8. What’s not included in the holiday price Airfares to and from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, airport and ferry transfers to tour departure point, 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, optional excursions. 9. Weather conditions Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. Contracting parties 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the 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 convention 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 and 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 and 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 and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers 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. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such thirdparties, 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 Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from October 2010 to March 2011. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, with the exception of the Great Britain tour described on page 28, which is operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd.


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Call Contiki or visit your travel agent Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Limited 2nd Floor, 15-17 Day Street P.O.Box 68-640 Newton, Auckland 1145

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

Tel: 0508 CONTIKI (0508 2668454) Email: contiki@contiki.co.nz Web: contiki.com

Administration Phone Tel: (09) 300 1601

• Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there’s space on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour.

• You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the tour departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before the tour departure date.

• We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a • sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure. non-refundable deposit of NZ$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition IMPORTANT By paying the NZ$200 deposit per person per to any deposit required by your travel agent. tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 43, which • Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Special interest groups

If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Departments in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and university trips, choirs, wine tours, Grand Prix, 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 holiday or incentive trip to suit your particular requirements. Call your travel agent or nearest Contiki office – you’ll be surprised at how we can make it happen.

Group bookings

If you’re planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly

with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 – 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!

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