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Worldwide Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America & Europe


Welcome to Contiki There is a famous saying ‘life without travel is like reading only one page of a book’ , so whether you want to travel around Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Egypt, USA, Canada or Mexico, Contiki have got some mind blowing adventures that will keep you turning the page! Don’t rest until you have swum with the dolphins in New Zealand, thrown a boomerang in Australia, cruised the Greek or Croatian islands in Europe, had a night on the ‘strip’ in Vegas or biked through the rice paddies and villages of Vietnam. Experience all this and much more with Contiki.

Contents STEP 1 - Why travel contiki

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Why Contiki Sightseeing is just the start Free Time Optional Extras Travelling responsibly Great Savings and contiki.com Where You Stay Matters

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STEP 2 - Our tours See details in boxes to the right below

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Bondi Beach

Of course, we’ll show you the Sydney Opera House, Uluru and The Great Barrier Reef, but we’ll also take you off the beaten track to places you’ve never imagined. See the striking desert landscape from a hot air balloon, or learn to surf at our exclusive east coast surf camp. Find out just how bright the stars are when you’re 3,000 km from the nearest city, or what the skin of a crocodile feels like. We want you to experience it all… Australia with Contiki & Ocean to Outback Aussie Explorer Beaches & Reefs Reefs & Rainforests Territory & Outback More Australian Tours

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For other Australia tours see contiki.com/australia

STEP 3 - How to book Questions and Answers Booking Conditions How to Book

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Nowhere else in the world will you find such uniquely beautiful and diverse landscapes, from the Franz Josef Glacier to the alpine playground of Queenstown, the boiling thermal pools of Rotorua to the untouched sand dunes of 90 mile beach. Get out there and touch it! Check out the view from the end of a bungee cord, or skydive at 10,000 feet. Then there’s white water rafting, jet boating, wine tasting … you’re spoiled for choice! New Zealand with Contiki Grand Explorer Scenic Southern More New Zealand Tours Uluru

For other New Zealand tours see contiki.com/newzealand

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With over 60 itineraries across the great continent of Europe, we’ve got a range of different styles to cater for all kinds of travellers. Take a Regional In-Depth trip for a closer look at the culture, lifestyles and landscapes, or perhaps take a longer grand tour of Europe, staying in campsites or hotels - whichever suits your budget. Take a gondola ride in Venice, see the Moscow Circus in action, or take a traditional felucca down the Nile - it’s your choice.

South East Asia has a thousand ways to thrill and chill! From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, to the contrasting serenity of northern Thailand. From the amazing colours and culture of Vietnam to the unspoilt and intriguing Laos, and last, but not least, the rich, but tragic history of Cambodia...Contiki helps you sample the very best of Asia in the perfect group size of 25.

Europe with Contiki Introducing Tour Types 21 Day Camping European Highlights More Concept Tours egypt & The Nile Eastern Road

Asia with Contiki Vietnam Explorer The Big Indochina Adventure Asia Adventure

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Italian Espresso European Discovery Russia & The Baltic Great Britain & Southern Ireland Aegean Classic More Time Out Tours

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For other Europe tours see contiki.com/europe

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With an abundance of natural wonders, exciting and unique cities, thriving cultures and truly fantastic shopping, the USA & Canada is the perfect destination for people looking for a balance of adventure and excitement. Discover the French culture on the cobbled streets of old Quebec, let the good times roll in New Orleans, learn to surf in tropical Hawaii, or perhaps take a helicopter trip over the Grand Canyon - the opportunities are endless.

Viva Mexico! Crammed full of rich cultural tradition and diverse geography, there is something for everyone - from the hot beach playgrounds of Acapulco and Cancun to the jungles of the Yucatan and from the World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza to the thriving metropolis of Mexico City. Immerse yourself in adventure activities, water sports, cultural sites, an unbelievable variety of food, and a sizzling nightlife. Mexico turns up the heat!

USA & Canada with Contiki New York Explorer Wild Western LA to the Bay

Mexico with Contiki Grand Mexico

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Grand Northern Grand Southern Canada & The Rockies More USA Tours

For other USA & Canada tours see contiki.com/northamerica

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Why Contiki? We don’t just offer a destination, we deliver an experience! ur “First Contiki to ” 19 , Cologne 62

The original & the best! In 1962, at just 22 and after six months living in London, New Zealander John Anderson decided it was time to discover Europe. Not wanting to travel alone, he decided to buy a minivan, get a group together and spend the summer travelling across the continent. A couple of weeks later, John hit the road with 11 complete strangers in search of an adventure. After six weeks travelling from country to country, creating unforgettable memories and long lasting friendships, the group returned to London. To satisfy his growing appetite for travel and adventure, the following summer John organised two more six week trips and Contiki Holidays was “born”. These first tours were all booked by 19-29 year olds, so right from the start Contiki was all about youth travel. Croatia

Our reputation

Freedom and flexibility

Every year young travellers from across the globe choose to holiday with Contiki for the experience of a lifetime – discovering far off places and exotic cultures. For over 45 years, these young travellers have trusted us to show them the world and we’re still going strong.

Want to travel with a dynamic group, but also have the opportunity to do your own thing? No problems, we’ve struck a perfect balance that gives you plenty of free-time to do whatever you want.

Everyone’s 18-35 Are you ready to live it up and meet heaps of other young, like-minded travellers from across the globe? On Contiki, everyone’s 18 to 35 so there are always great fun and interesting people to hang-out with if you want to. It doesn’t matter if you’re a solo or tandem traveller – clear your address book because it’s going to be full by the time you get home.

Immerse yourself in different cultures The fun of travelling is meeting new people, seeing new places and experiencing new cultures. Our trips are designed to let you explore the culture, enjoy the food, view the sights, experience the traditions and mix with the locals.

With Contiki you won’t break the bank Great staff and superb transport Our young, professional staff are the dependable, knowledgeable travel partners you don’t want to leave home without. Kick back and enjoy the ultimate road trip in the most modern fleet of comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

Hassle free and easy Don’t waste time trying to find the next place to stay or how to get there, with Contiki you can stress less, enjoy more and let our expert staff show you their secrets to a hassle free holiday. And forget busy train stations and overcrowded public buses, you can chill out and enjoy the ride on one of our modern, comfortable coaches.

Contiki’s travel packages are stuffed full of value, which means you’ll have a lot more left over for life’s little luxuries like shopping, dining and extra sightseeing. A lot cheaper than doing it yourself, we make quality travel affordable, plus you get to pay for it in your own currency so you know what it’s going to cost. Compare us with the price of doing it on your own to see our unbeatable value.

No worries When you book a Contiki tour you have the security of booking through a company that’s not only a Bonded Member of many Tour Operator Associations around the world, but also has a worldwide reputation for reliability and high quality standards.


They’re young, super-friendly and they’ve done a whole lot of homework on where you’re headed, so you have more time to enjoy it. They know what’s hot, what’s fun and exactly how to find what you’re looking for. They’ve made it through training boot camp to join the Contiki Crew, so they couldn’t be better qualified and they love what they do. All adding up to an even better holiday for you!

Tour Manager Think of your Tour Manager as the best guide book you ever had, without you having to turn the pages! They’ll give you all the background and inside info, tell you the best things to check out at each location, offer great ideas on what to explore in your free-time and help you make the most of every single day.

Tour Driver These guys are the other half of our dynamic, on-the-road duo. Nobody knows the roads like our Tour Drivers. They can handle everything from jam-packed city streets to fast moving freeways with ease, while you relax and avoid lugging your bags around. They’ll drop you near door-to-door and get you where you want, when you want, while you sit back, enjoy the scenery and get to know your travel posse.

Mobile Cooks & Site Reps Dedicated to tempting your tastebuds and making sure those special stopovers run smoothly, our Mobile Cooks and Site Reps are masters at rustling up a delicious, nutritious storm. They also come with a generous dollop of local knowledge, which makes them an even more essential part of every Camping and Concept tour. You’ll meet our Mobile Cooks onboard our Camping trips, while our resident Site Reps look after you at Contiki stopovers and villages.

Charging on the Go! Flat batteries are no longer an excuse for missing out on a great photo, because we’ve fitted the vast majority of our coaches (excluding regional tours of Greece, Italy, Spain, Egypt & Turkey) with charging units. And you’ll never have to worry about going cold turkey just because your ipod or mp3 player died minutes after you hit the highway. Just don’t forget to bring your plug adaptors.

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Sightseeing is just the start This is what you’re here for - to see the sights, hear the stories and get an up-close look at the places you’ve always dreamed of visiting, as well as meeting the fascinating people who call them home. With a unique mix of tour managers and local guides, Contiki’s informative tours will ensure you get the real story behind every sight, from every angle – by foot, boat, coach and even bike. Contiki’s hands-on sightseeing tours allow you to see, learn, feel, photograph and enjoy Europe’s most famous icons and discover the hidden gems you didn’t know existed. Our tours help you find your feet in a new city and allow you to shortlist the sights you want to explore in more depth during your free-time. On each itinerary, we list the included highlights you’ll experience. Travelling with Contiki, you’re going to see and do more than you imagined… here’s a snapshot of what’s on offer:

• Party like a rock star and play like a champion in sin city, Las Vegas • Feel the spray and sensation of natural force at Niagara Falls • Jump, dive, swing, paddle at the adventure playground that is Queenstown • Soak up the sun and enjoy the surf in Hawaii • Swim, snorkel and dive amongst coral and fish in the Great Barrier Reef • Experience Aboriginal and Maori culture & art • Learn to surf amongst those famous bronzed Aussie life-savers • Venture into Red Square in Moscow, and soak up the midnight sun in Norway • Discover ancient wonders at Athen’s Acropolis & Egypt’s Great Pyramids

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The Roman Forum St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Venice

Here’s three examples of what we mean by sightseeing Moscow

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Our extensive sightseeing tour includes all the amazing sights this fascinating and romantic city has to offer. Your tour of Moscow will include:

At the world famous Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) you’ll quickly discover why this part of the world is beloved by so many. On our trips you’ll:

 A guided tour of the Kremlin

 Visit Uluru at sunset and sunrise

 Visit Red Square and Lenin’s Mausoleum

 Hike the base of Uluru

 See St Basil’s domed Cathedral

 Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre

 Travel on the Moscow Metro

 Relax in the Yularu Resort

 Seeing a performance by the Moscow Circus

 Visit Kata Tjutu (The Olga’s) and hike the Valley of the Winds

...and free time to discover Moscow on your own.

… and free time to take in this amazing landscape

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And there’s more

An extensive sightseeing tour includes the most popular and world-famous sites of this remarkable destination, including:

Other Included highlights you can experience with Contiki are (varies according to your choice of tour):

 City sightseeing tour

 Venice: Private motorboat to St Mark’s Square to see the Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs and more

 Visit Hollywood & see the famous sign

 Athens: Expert local guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon

 See the Stars on the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

 New Orleans: Take a city sightseeing tour through the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the Garden District Mansions, then enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street

 Drive along famous Sunset Strip  See the Viper Room Bar

 Florence: Expert local guided tour including the Duomo, Basilica of Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower and more

 See Rodeo Drive & Melrose Avenue

 Kakadu: Take a hike to see Aboriginal rock art.

 Visit Venice Beach

 Memphis: Tour Graceland, home of Elvis Presley

 See Santa Monica & it’s famous Pier

 Currumbin: Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a kaola and see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes and Tasmanian devils

…and free time to get to know this city on your own or with friends

For more information refer to contiki.com/contikiexperience

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Free Time Why stick to the storyline when you can choose your own adventure? We know everyone is different, so in your free time you’ll have a choice to enhance your itinerary with Contiki’s ‘Optional Activities and Evenings Out’. Based on what our past travellers have asked for, they’re called Optionals as you have a choice to opt in or out and do exactly as you wish. Our exciting optional activities are the stuff memories are made of and will instantly transform your fantastic holiday into an unforgettable experience.

New York City

There’s something for everyone, our extras blend culture and adventure and include everything from cabaret in Las Vegas to blackwater rafting through glowworm caves in New Zealand. You’ll be amazed how much free-time you’ll have with Contiki - we’ve found the perfect mix of sightseeing and free time, allowing you the flexibility to create your trip of a lifetime. And because the choice is yours - do as much, or as little as you like.


White water adventures

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Queenstown

What are my choices and the prices? On each itinerary page, you'll find a 'FREE TIME' box with a sample of the Optional Activities offered on tour. So you know about them in advance and to help you budget, a complete list is available on our website - go to contiki.com - find the tour you're interested in, then click on the 'Optional Excursions' button. Here you'll find descriptions of each Optional Activity, prices and some additional web links.

Here’s a taste of what’s available: 

Tandem Paragliding in the Tyrol



Gondola Ride in Venice



Russian Ballet in St Petersberg



Budapest Evening River



Guided tour of Pompeii



Learn to surf in Surfer’s Paradise



Take a scenic flight over Kakadu



Catamaran sailing through New



Whale watching in Kaikoura, NZ



Bungee Jumping in Queenstown



Take a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls

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Horseback ride & steak fry in Banff

Some of these activities involve outdoor adventure and can be physically demanding, so there’s always an element of risk. You should make your own decisions about these activities and only participate in activities that you feel comfortable you can handle. It’s also a good idea to check that your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities.



Mississippi Riverboat Cruise in New Orleans



Wine country tour in San Francisco

A complete Optional list with pricing will also come with your final documents.

When do I choose and how do I pay? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour, not beforehand. By leaving the final decisions until then, you'll have the following benefits: • You’ll be able to choose what interests you, at the same time as your new friends. • You'll get great value, as we’ve negotiated the best rates for each Optional. • An experienced Tour Manager who'll offer you personal advice as well as take care of all the arrangements. • Some activities are seasonal whilst others are weather dependent. So deciding on tour, rather than before, makes sense. This will make your holiday hassle free, better value and more enjoyable, ensuring greater fun, bigger laughs and better stories.

Cruise & Dinner

National Park Zealand’s Bay of Islands

the hometown of adrenaline sports

For further information refer to contiki.com/contikiexperience

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Small environmental impact. Big conservation commitment Wine country, France

When you hit the road with us, there are two very good reasons to feel great (and probably more)! First one is the feelgood factor of knowing you’re about to begin the trip of a lifetime. Second, you’ll feel even better knowing that travelling by coach emits less carbon emissions and other harmful greenhouse gases per passenger than most other forms of transport including cars, trains and planes! International air travel is key to getting you on the road to your world adventure and most airlines have options for you to carbon offset, if you choose to. In Europe, coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel around. The Leading Travel Companies’ Jeff Element presents a cheque for US$350,000 to

Contiki’s coach fleet is one of the best in Europe and we’re regularly updating it so that all our engines remain fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. For the full story go to contiki.co.uk/responsibletravel. We’re also founding partners and have helped establish The Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation. USD$1 million is awarded annually to projects that protect the environment, help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism. In 2008, the Foundation will have helped protect three million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil, supported indigenous sustainable tourism, funded wildlife research centres in Africa and work to preserve important monuments and archaeological sites throughout Europe, like the sinking city of Venice. For more on the Foundation’s work see tltc.co.uk/foundation.

Conservation International’s Vice President of Development Sergio Furman to protect the Atlantic Forest in Brazil from destruction. Photo © CI/Marsha Mogowski

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You’re already keen on a holiday, you know Contiki offer the best value packages available, but check out these further savings opportunities. See if you qualify for any of them and if not, figure out just how much effort it would take to secure one of these juicy deals.

Bags packed & ready to go? Or just thinking about it? Wherever you’re at with your travel plans, joining the Contiki community online will help. Here’s where you can connect with lots of travellers your age all with the aim to get out there and live the travel dream!

Early Payment Discount

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pay in full at least 6 months prior to departure to claim up to w125 or

12 Months: pay in full at least 4 months prior to departure to claim up to w249.

Great Group Discounts Funky 4 Save 5% Our ‘Funky 4’ discount means a 5% saving per person when 4 or more people book at the same time on the same trip.

Super 7 Discount Save 7.5% Book a group of 7 people travelling on the same holiday at the same time and get a 7.5% discount per person.

Travel Free Save www’s Experience Contiki’s unique touring style with a group of friends booked on the same trip at the same time and the 11th person travels free. Alternatively, everyone in your group gets 10% off. NB. All discounts apply to land tour price only. Groups discounts, multi-tour discounts and early payment discounts can be combined on tours of 8 days or more.

Multiple Tour Discount Save w75 Book two Contiki holidays, at least 10 days long at the same time and get €75 off the cost of the second holiday.

You’ll find advice and comments from past Contiki travellers to answer all those little questions (and the big ones)! And there’s a healthy amount of pre-trip meeting going on too, so you can often find trip mates from your tour before you even leave home.

What else can you find at contiki.com? • Contiki videos & mini-movie • Cool competitions • The latest deals • More detailed itineraries, prices & Explore More activity options • Plus there’s contikipedia…our very own wiki full of answers to every Contiki question imaginable written by our tour managers and past travellers.

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Where you stay matters Lake Ohau Lodge, New Zealand

Hotel Marrakech, New York

Camping, Europe

Whatever tour you choose, you'll sleep well in a comfy bed at one of our great properties, many of which have been recently upgraded. There's our very own Contiki exclusive 16th century Chateau in France, a beachside surf camp in Australia, a traditional junk boat in Vietnam and even a Lodge right on the rim of the Grand Canyon! Contiki's got all corners covered from living it up on a budget camping to swapping the sleeping bag for bed linen in centrally located hotels. We even throw in some of our sigature 'special stopovers' like our Contiki Swiss Chalet in the Alps.

Australia & New Zealand Island eco-lodges, outback ranches, beach resorts, lakeside lodges, unique ‘special stays’ or simply the star filled sky – every night on your Contiki adventure you’ll be experiencing the magical contrast these countries have to offer. Our accommodations, their amenities and locations are some of the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer – the quality and value cannot be beaten! This higher quality and convenient locations ensure you get the most out of your holiday. In addition to our regular hotels, resort, lodge and cabin accommodation, our feature nights mean experiences unlike any you’d have at home. Here’s a snapshot of some of our more unique accommodations and ‘special stays’:

Australia 

A traditional country homestead located on an Aussie cattle farm



Rainforest eco-lodges on Fraser Island and at Cape Tribulation in the Daintree National Park



A sailing adventure in the Whitsunday Islands

New Zealand 

An overnight cruise on the spectacular Milford Sound



An alpine lodge set in the Franz Josef National Glacier Park



A lodge on the spectacular glacial Lake Ohau

Going Solo? If you’re thinking of travelling alone, go for it! Nearly half our clients travel solo, and recommend it as being a fantastic way to meet a lot of new people, who may end up becoming your life long friends. If you do go solo then you won’t have to pay a single supplement, we’ll pair you up with same sex room mates.

USA & Canada Contiki is in a class of its own when it comes to our accommodation in USA and Canada. We’ve found the right mix to ensure you get the most from your trip. Discover North America by day, and relax in hotels and resorts in comfort, convenience, and crisp clean sheets every night. You’ll stay in tourist class and superior tourist class hotels in twin share rooms, all of which have private facilities, air conditioning and cable TV. We’ve chosen locations that put you right where you want to be - close to the life and colour of the area, and surrounded by a unique array of sights and sounds. We’ve also included two unique locations in the Grand Canyon and Banff National Parks to ensure you get a greater experience and enjoyment of the beauty of the surrounding area.

Maswick Lodge, Grand Canyon Near to the canyon rim, ideal for watching sunrise and sunset or for exploring the Grand Canyon, this hotel style lodge has comfortable rooms and a great Sports Bar to relax in at night.

Tunnel Mountains Chalets in Banff National Park In a setting surrounded by stunning views of spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, enjoy the picturesque scenery and then relax in the facilities on offer such as the spa, sauna and steam room. Please note: accommodation is in a quad share chalet that is comfortably furnished with private facilities.


Contiki’s Gasthof Austria

Junk Boat Cruise, Vietnam

Contiki’s Chateau, France

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Hoi An Hotel - Hoi An

Time Out

The 4 star Hoi An Hotel is a lot like the town it’s named after – serene, tranquil and relaxing. Occupying lush and spacious grounds in the heart of the old town this modern, Asian styled hotel is the perfect place to hit the centre of town. Or make the most of the facilities in this oasis with a swim-up pool bar, tennis courts and the beautiful Zen Spa.

We’ve chosen well located, Superior Tourist Class hotels throughout the continent for our Time Out tours – close to the life and colour of the city centre and surrounded by a unique array of sights and sounds. We offer you the chance to spend the night at one of our unique night stops, such as the Bellevue Mt Pilatus, Europe’s highest hotel, or our 4 day luxury Nile cruise. You have the choice of single, twin or triple share rooms, all with private facilities.

Elephant Crossing Hotel - Vang Vieng Nestled on the banks of the Nam Song River amongst verdant jungle, this new boutique hotel is a world away in laid-back Laos. The ambience is typically Laotian, relaxed, friendly and the river view and majestic limestone mountains are stunning. Enjoy the view from the riverside restaurant and bar or from your private balcony. The hotel is only a short stroll from local restaurants, temples and a market.

Bai Tho junk boat cruise – Halong Bay All aboard for one of the most authentic Vietnamese experiences, an overnight stay on a slow-cruising, traditional Chinese Junk boat. Made of wood, the twin share cabins feature windows and ensuites, as well as an onboard restaurant with plump cushions, perfect to relax on after a delicious Vietnamese meal. But we’ve saved the best for last – the large rooftop outdoor deck. Watch the UNESCO listed Halong Bay drift by and swim in the jade green waters.

Home Stay – Mekong Delta This is an experience you will never forget. Staying with your entire group, overnight with locals and seeing up front and first hand the Vietnamese lifestyle will add a unique point to your journey.

Concept On a Contiki Concept tour you’ll stay in a mixture of Tourist Class hotels, centrally located youth hotels, and Contiki Villages – spacious, comfortable cabins situated in Europe’s top campsites (and generally with private facilities). You’ll often be sleeping twinshare, and never more than four to a room. You’ll also get to stay at Contiki’s Special Stopovers – unique properties exclusive to Contiki that ooze with local character and charm. Our Special Stopovers include a French Chateau, and Austrian Gasthof, and a Swiss Chalet, and are sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Camping A hands on, fun and memorable way to see Europe in an extremely cost effective way. You’ll be staying in large, modern, easy to assemble two person tents of comfortable air mattresses, in Europe’s premier campsites.

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Kings Canyon

Australia Life is all about challenging yourself. And sometimes, to uncover adventure, you have to go that little bit further. There’s always more to explore and discover, and experiencing Australia with Contiki is a great way to do it! Sure, we’ll show you the Sydney Opera House, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, but we’ll also take you off the beaten track. Our sense of adventure and local expertise will really make the difference. See staggeringly diverse landscapes from a hot air balloon in the desert, walk through ancient rainforests teaming with life, or raft through the whitewash of the mighty Tully River. Hold a baby crocodile in your hands, learn to throw a boomerang with Australia’s indigenous Aboriginal people, and find out just how bright the stars are when you are 3000 km from the nearest city. This is a big place – there’s so much to see and do! To find out more head to contiki.com/australia

The world in an island! Northern Territory ‘Out of this world’ is the best way to describe the experience you’ll get in the Outback. With vast tracts of red soil and sparse greenery, visiting its spectacular landscape can be more like a trip to Mars! Awesome in its natural beauty, you’ll discover the wetlands of Kakadu, sleep in a swag on a cattle station (seeing more stars than you ever thought possible) and feel the spirit of land deeply cherished by the indigenous Aboriginal people. From Katherine Gorge to Uluru at sunrise/sunset, let the red centre work its magic on you – you’ll never forget it.

East Coast From vibrant cosmopolitan cities to pristine beaches and awe-inspiring natural wonders, this popular coastline is packed with treasures. It’s a tropical paradise where golden sands, crystal clear waters and deserted beaches abound. Chill out in coastal towns and challenge yourself to sky-dive, surf, white water raft or dive on the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Revel in city life, from the upbeat glamour of Sydney to the adventure capital Cairns – East Coast cities are the most happening in Australia. Travel from the Daintree Rainforest to Fraser Island National Park and sail through the amazing Whitsunday Islands … there’s so much to see and do. From chilled out bliss to action adventure, Contiki’s East Coast experience delivers it all and more!


Places visited

Great Barrier Reef

GREAT BARRIER REEF Whitsundays (Daydream Island) Simpsons Gap Kings Canyon Alice Springs The Olgas

Itinerary For days 1-9 refer to the Bridge to Reef Tour Itinerary at contiki.com/bridge-to-reef DAY 10: Cairns to Alice Springs. Free morning before flying to Alice Springs to begin your Northern Territory adventure. Hotel

Ocean to Outback

DAY 11: Alice Springs. Today we see the sights around Alice Springs, including Simpson's Gap and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Hotel (B,D)

15 Days from L1609 All this included       

14 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) Flight and transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays & Cairns to Alice Springs 10 breakfasts (B), and 4 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager, Driver & Contiki Representative Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! More included highlights at contiki.com/bridge-to-reef



Cairns  Transfer to Cairns airport on day 10  City sightseeing tour

Simpson's Gap  Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site, home to the black footed wallaby

Alice Springs Flight between Cairns & Alice Springs  City sightseeing tour  Visit ANZAC Hill lookout  Visit Alice Springs Desert Park to see the unique Outback animals 

Visit the West MacDonnell National Park

Kings Creek Station  Visit the cattle & camel station  Enjoy an evening bush camp  See the desert night sky & stars

Kings Canyon Visit Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park  Hike along the canyon ridge  Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat  Visit the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' 

Uluru  Uluru National Park entrance fee  Visit Uluru at sunset & sunrise  Hike the base of Uluru  Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre  Relax in the Yularu Resort  Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) & hike the Valley of the Winds

DAY 12: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station. Further free time, then across the Finke River, the oldest river in the world, to Kings Creek Station to experience a working camel station. Tonight, sleep under the

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample: Sydney:  Harbour Bridge Climb  Jet Boat Whitsundays:  Day sailing trip Cairns:  Outer Barrier Reef cruise  White water rafting  Scuba diving for beginners and certified divers  AJ Hackett bungy jump Alice Springs:  Aboriginal Dreamtime Bushtucker Tour  Hot Air Ballooning Uluru:  Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tour  Uluru Champagne Sunset

stars in true outback style. Outback bush camp (B,D) DAY 13: Kings Creek Station to Uluru. Take in the stunning sight of Kings Canyon. Later we drive past amazing Mt Connor, to reach Yulara Resort. Watch the sunset over Uluru and explore this world-famous monolith. Lodge (B) DAY 14: Uluru. Up early to see the mixed colours of Uluru at sunrise. The adventurous will have time to walk around or climb the famous Rock. Later we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B) DAY 15: Uluru. Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends after breakfast in Uluru. Or you can join us for a free transfer to Alice Springs where your trip will end upon arrival at 6.00pm. (B) Refer to contiki.com ocean-to-outback

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w Per Person 1649 1649 1649 1649 1609 1609 1609 1689 1689 1689 1689 1689 1689

OOUI: • Twin share supplement: w 279 pp. • Single room supplement: w 899 • Start 6.00pm & end 8.00am.

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 79 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 159

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Australia

1 or more nightstops


Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Aussie Explorer 24/25 Days from L2095 All this included       

24 nights quad share accommodation (23 for reverse itinerary) (twin share also available) Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs (or reverse for EXDS) 19 breakfasts (B), and 9 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Managers & Drivers Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Sydney:  See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge  Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Port Stephens:  See (and swim in!) stunning Shoal Bay Coffs Harbour (Surf Village):  Stay in our Surf Village  See the Big Banana & banana plantations Byron Bay:  Visit Cape Byron, Australia's most eastern point Currumbin:  Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils Surfers Paradise:  Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches  Visit Jupiter's Casino

Brisbane:  See an Opal demonstration Noosa:  Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach Fraser Island:  Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island  Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities Country Homestead:  Stay at a traditional Country Homestead  Experience a farm tour Capricorn Coast:  Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn  Rockhampton sightseeing tour Mackay:  Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry Airlie Beach: Visit the vibrant seaside town



Whitsundays:  Transfer boat to Daydream Island  Stay on Daydream Island & enjoy all the resort facilities  See native birdlife & wallabies Townsville:  City sightseeing tour Tully:  Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting Cairns:  City sightseeing tour  Flight between Cairns & Alice Springs Alice Springs:  City sightseeing tour  Visit ANZAC Hill lookout  Visit Alice Springs Desert Park to see the unique Outback animals  Visit the West MacDonnell National Park Simpson's Gap:  Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site, home to the blackfooted wallaby Kings Creek Station:  Visit the cattle & camel station

Great Barrier Reef

 

Enjoy an evening bush camp See the desert night sky & stars

Kings Canyon:  Visit Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park  Hike along the canyon ridge  Visit the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' Uluru:  Uluru National Park entrance fee  Visit Uluru at sunset & sunrise  Hike the base of Uluru  Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre  Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) & hike the Valley of the Winds Erldunda & Mt. Ebenezer:  Visit a traditional Outback Roadhouse  Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat  See the unusually shaped Mt. Connor Ti Tree:  Visit the Red Sands Art Gallery to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos Wycliffe Well:  Visit the town known for its UFO sightings Devil's Marbles:  Visit the rock formation

Tennant Creek:  Visit the site of Australia's last gold rush Daly Waters:  Visit the famous Outback pub Mataranka:  Swim in the thermal pools  Visit Elsey, the historic "We of the Never Never" homestead Katherine:  Visit Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Kakadu National Park:  Stay in Kakadu National Park  Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art  Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre  Cruise to see crocodiles & native bird life Darwin:  Visit the Darwin Museum to see the Cyclone Tracy display Litchfield National Park:  See the termite mounds  See the rainforests & sandstone formations  Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls


The Whitsundays Places visited

Australia

Litchfield N.P Katherine Mataranka Daly Waters

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully Townsville

Tennant Creek

Whitsundays (Daydream Island)

Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well Simpsons Gap Kings Canyon

Mackay Country Homestead

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa

The Olgas Uluru

Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin Byron Bay Port Stephens

Itinerary DAY 1: Sydney to Port Stephens. Meet your Contiki crew and enjoy a brief city sightseeing tour before crossing the Harbour Bridge. Then we head north to Port Stephens for the afternoon, and our resort in Shoal Bay. Resort (D) DAY 2: Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today we continue along the scenic 'holiday coast' to our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour. Try your hand at the iconic Aussie sport of surfing. Surf Village (B,D) DAY 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise. To Byron Bay with plenty of time to relish this arty town. Then into Queensland, the Sunshine State, to visit Aussie Wildlife at Currumbin, and on to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel DAY 5: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island. To Brisbane this morning for free time. After lunch we head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa. Enjoy some time to swim and shop before continuing onto one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D) DAY 6: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead. We travel north to the heart of Australia's beef industry on the Capricorn Coast, and our unique Aussie experience at our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D) DAY 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays. Travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to Daydream Island for the next 3 nights. Resort (B,D) *DAYS 8-10: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to contiki.com/whitsundays for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable. Ex Sydney Code: EXSX & Ex Darwin Code: EXDX DAYS 9-10: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 11: Whitsundays to Cairns. North to Townsville, famous for its gold rush, fishing and sugar. Then it's via Tully to the

cosmopolitan city of Cairns. Resort (B) DAYS 12-13: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort (B) DAY 14: Cairns to Alice Springs. Free morning before flying to Alice Springs to begin your Northern Territory adventure. Hotel DAY 15: Alice Springs. Today we see the sights around Alice Springs, including Simpson's Gap and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Hotel (B,D) DAY 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station. Further free time, then across the Finke River, the oldest river in the world, to Kings Creek Station to experience a working camel station. Tonight, sleep under the stars in true outback style. Outback bush camp (B,D) DAY 17: Kings Creek Station to Uluru. Take in the stunning sight of Kings Canyon. Later we drive past amazing Mt Connor, to reach Yulara Resort. Watch the sunset over Uluru and explore this world-famous monolith. Lodge (B) DAY 18: Uluru. Up early to see the mixed colours of Uluru at sunrise. The adventurous will have time to walk around or climb the famous Rock. Later we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B) DAY 19: Uluru to Alice Springs. Today we visit a traditional roadhouse on our return to Alice Springs. Maybe join us for dinner to try outback delicacies like crocodile and emu. Hotel (B) DAY 20: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek. Heading north across the Tropic of Capricorn with time to experience Ti Tree, Wycliffe Well and the Devils Marbles. Tonight stay in the 'true-blue' Aussie Outback town of Tennant Creek. Hotel (D) DAY 21: Tennant Creek to Katherine. Time at Daly Waters to see the oldest Territory pub, and at Mataranka Thermal Pools en-route to Katherine. Hotel (B) DAY 22: Katherine to Kakadu National Park. Visit Katherine Gorge with free time to appreciate this spectacular area. Then to Kakadu National Park via Edith or Gunlom Falls. Hotel (B,D) DAY 23: Kakadu National Park. Today you'll experience the vast and unforgettable landscape, World Heritage wetlands, and amazing wildlife of Kakadu. Hotel (B) DAY 24: Kakadu National Park to Darwin. On to Darwin, the most northern city in Australia, for city sightseeing and time at leisure. Hotel (B) DAY 25: Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Visit Litchfield National Park, with time to explore. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Darwin. (B) Refer to contiki.com/aussie-explorer

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

Tour also runs in reverse see price panel for details

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample: Port Stephens:  Dolphin Watching Cruise Coffs Harbour:  Learn to surf Fraser Island:  4-wheel drive guided tour Whitsundays:  Day sailing trip

Cairns: Outer Barrier Reef cruise Alice Springs:  Hot air ballooning Uluru:  Harley Davidson motorcycle tour Kakadu National Park:  Scenic flight 

CODE: EXSD 2009/10

CODE: EXDS 2009/10

All prices per person in w

All prices per person in w

Start Sydney

End Darwin

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

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

Apr 15 May 13 Jun 10 Jul 8 Aug 5 Sep 2 Sep 30 Oct 28 Nov 25 Dec 23 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17 Apr 14

2259 2259 2259 2259 2205 2205 2205 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319

2449 2449 2449 2449 2395 2395 2395 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509

22 19 17 14 12 9 6 4 1 29 27 24 21 21

• Prices above are quad share. • Room supplement: w1329 single/w439 twin share. Not applicable to Whitsunday sailing section. EXSD: Start 7.30am & end 6.00pm. EXDS: Start 7.30am & end 6.00pm.

Start Darwin

End Sydney

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

Apr 17 May 15 Jun 12 Jul 10 Aug 7 Sep 4 Oct 2 Oct 30 Nov 27 Dec 25 Jan 22 Feb 19 Mar 19 Apr 16

25 22 20 17 15 12 9 7 4 2 30 27 24 24

Tour Only 2149 2149 2149 2149 2095 2095 2095 2209 2209 2209 2209 2209 2209 2209

Tour & Sailing 2339 2339 2339 2339 2285 2285 2285 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 109 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 219

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1 or more nightstops

Kakadu N.P


Learn to Surf, Surfers Paradise

Beaches & Reefs 14 Days from L1089

Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays

All this included      

13 nights quad share accommodation (twin share is also available) 9 breakfasts (B), and 5 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Sydney  See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge  Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour

Currumbin  Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils

Port Stephens  See (and swim in!) stunning Shoal Bay

 

Coffs Harbour (Surf Village)  See the Big Banana & banana plantations  Stay in our Surf Village Byron Bay  Visit Cape Byron, Australia's most eastern point

Surfers Paradise Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches Visit Jupiter's Casino Brisbane City sightseeing tour

  

See the Brisbane River & Southbank See an Opal demonstration

Noosa Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach



Fraser Island  Stay on this World Heritage listed island  Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island  Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities Country Homestead Stay at a traditional Country Homestead  Farm tour 

Capricorn Coast  Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn 

Rockhampton sightseeing tour

Mackay  Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry Airlie Beach Visit the vibrant seaside town



Whitsundays to Daydream Island

 Boat

 

Stay on Daydream & enjoy all the resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

Townsville  City sightseeing tour Tully  Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting

Cairns  City sightseeing tour  



Scenic drive into the Atherton Hinterland to Kuranda Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing

Sydney


GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully Townsville

Whitsundays (Daydream Island)

Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample: Port Stephens:  Sandboard & Dune Tour Surfers Paradise:  Tandem skydive  Harley Davidson motorcycle ride  Bushwacker eco rainforest tour Fraser Island:  4-wheel drive guided tour

Whitsundays: Day sailing trip Cairns:  Outer Barrier Reef cruise  Scuba diving for beginners and certified divers.  Hot air ballooning Sydney:  Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (on a tour finishing in Sydney) 

Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

The Whitsundays

Tour also runs in reverse see price panel for details

Scuba diving, Cairns

Itinerary

Coast, and our unique Aussie experience at our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D)

DAYS 12-13: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort (B)

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

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

DAY 14: Cairns. This morning we visit Tjapukai and Kuranda to appreciate the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Cairns.

• Prices above are quad share. • Room supplement: w745 single/w259 twin share. Not applicable to Whitsunday sailing section.

DAY 2: Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today we continue along the scenic 'holiday coast' to our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour. Try your hand at the iconic Aussie sport of surfing. Surf Village (B,D)

*DAYS 8-10: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to contiki.com/whitsundays for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable.

DAY 6: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead. We travel north to the heart of Australia's beef industry on the Capricorn

All prices per person in w

End Cairns

DAY 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays. Travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to beautiful Daydream Island for the next 3 nights. Resort (B,D)

DAY 5: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island. To Brisbane this morning for free time. After lunch we head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa. Enjoy some time to swim and shop before continuing onto one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D)

CODE: BRCS 2009/10

All prices per person in w Start Sydney

DAY 1: Sydney to Port Stephens. Meet your Contiki crew and enjoy a brief city sightseeing tour before crossing the Harbour Bridge. Then we head north to Port Stephens for the afternoon, and our resort in Shoal Bay. Resort (D)

DAY 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise. To Byron Bay with plenty of time to relish this arty town. Then into Queensland, the Sunshine State, to visit Aussie Wildlife at Currumbin, and on to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel

CODE: BRSC 2009/10

Ex Sydney Code: BRSW Ex Cairns Code: BRCW DAYS 9-10: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 11: Whitsundays to Cairns. North to Townsville, famous for its gold rush, fishing and sugar. Then it's via Tully to the cosmopolitan city of Cairns. Resort (B)

Refer to www.contiki.com/beaches

22 29 9 19 26 17 24 14 21 12 19 30 9 16 27 6 13 24 4 11 22 1 8 19 29 6 17 27 2 14 24 31 14 21 28 7 14 21 28

4 11 22 2 9 30 6 27 4 25 1 12 22 29 9 19 26 7 17 24 4 14 21 2 12 19 30 9 15 27 6 13 27 6 13 20 27 3 10

Tour Only 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

End Sydney

1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399

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

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

BRSC: Start 7.30am & end 12 noon. BRCS: Start 12 noon & end 6.00pm.

4 11 22 2 9 30 6 27 4 25 1 12 22 29 9 19 26 7 17 24 4 14 21 2 12 19 30 9 15 27 6 13 27 6 13 20 27

17 24 5 15 22 12 19 10 17 7 14 25 4 11 22 2 9 20 30 6 17 27 4 15 25 1 12 22 28 9 19 26 12 19 26 2 9

Tour Only 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149

Tour & Sailing 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 59 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 119

19

1 or more nightstops

Australia

Places visited


Whitehaven Beach

Reefs & Rainforests 16 Days from L1225 All this included       

15 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 11 breakfasts (B), and 6 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Rainforest adventure on Days 1 and 2 Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

Tully  Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting

Country Homestead  Stay at a traditional Country Homestead  Experience a farm tour

Townsville City sightseeing tour

Fraser Island  Stay on this World Heritage listed island  Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island  Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities



Cairns  Scenic drive into the Atherton Hinterland to Kuranda  Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing  Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing  City sightseeing tour

Daintree National Park  Visit Cape Tribulation & its unique beach  Enjoy a swim in Emmagen Creek  Daintree Rainforest flora & fauna boardwalk  See the mangrove swamp & strangler fig  Learn about Aboriginal legends of the area

Mossman Gorge  Visit & swim in Mossman National Park  Enjoy a walk through the rainforest to the Gorge



Port Douglas Visit this luxury holiday resort town  See the magnificent marina AJ Hackett Bungy Jump  Visit the famous bungy site

Rainforest Skyrail

Airlie Beach Visit the vibrant seaside town



Whitsundays Boat to Daydream Island Stay on Daydream Island & enjoy all the resort facilities  See native birdlife & wallabies  

Mackay Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry



Capricorn Coast  Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn  Rockhampton sightseeing tour

Noosa  Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach Brisbane  City sightseeing tour  See the Brisbane River & Southbank  See an Opal demonstration Surfers Paradise  Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches  Visit Jupiter's Casino

Currumbin  Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils Byron Bay  Visit Cape Byron, Australia's most eastern point Coffs Harbour (Surf Village)  Stay in our Surf Village  See the Big Banana & banana plantations Port Stephens  See (and swim in!) stunning Shoal Bay Sydney  See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge  Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour


GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully Townsville

Whitsundays (Daydream Island)

Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample: Cairns:  White water rafting 

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Fraser Island: 4-wheel drive guided tour



Outer Barrier Reef cruise

Coffs Harbour:  Learn to surf

Whitsundays:  Day sailing trip Surfer’s Paradise:  Bushwacker eco rainforest tour

Port Stephens:  Dolphin Watching Cruise

Byron Bay

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

Jungle Surfing

Tour also runs in reverse see price panel for details

Australian Wildlife

Itinerary DAY 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Meet your Contiki Crew, then we head to Port Douglas, the celebrated beach resort town of the rich! Then along the Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge for some free time to explore and into the Daintree National Park to Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) DAY 2: Cape Tribulation. A full day to savour the pristine Daintree National Park and enjoy the activities around Cape Tribulation. Resort (B) DAY 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns. Today we visit Tjapukai and Kuranda to appreciate the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Then it's back to Cairns. Resort (B) DAYS 4-5: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort DAY 6: Cairns to Whitsundays. Today pass via Tully, the wettest place in Australia, to Townsville and then on to Airlie Beach the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to beautiful Daydream Island for the next three nights. Resort (B,D) *DAYS 6-8: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to contiki.com/whitsundays for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable. Ex Cairns Code: BWCW Ex Sydney Code: BWSW DAYS 7-8: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 9: Whitsundays to Country Homestead. Today travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to the

Capricorn Coast and into the heart of Australia's beef industry. Then on to our unique Aussie experience at our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D) DAY 10: Country Homestead to Fraser Island. Continuing south we follow the coast to one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D) DAY 11: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 12: Fraser Island to Surfers Paradise. Back to the mainland we travel to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa with free time for a swim and shopping. After lunch we'll take in the sights and sounds of Brisbane before arriving in Surfers Paradise. After dinner, try your luck at Jupiter's Casino! Hotel (B) DAY 13: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel DAY 14: Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today see Australian wildlife at Currumbin, before we are on to Byron Bay with plenty of time to relish this arty town. Later we arrive at our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour for a night of festivities! Surf Village (B,D) DAY 15: Coffs Harbour to Port Stephens. This morning a chance to try the iconic Aussie sport of surfing, and be taught by the best in the business, at our Surf Village. This afternoon we drive to Port Stephens and our resort at spectacular Shoal Bay. Resort (B,D) DAY 16: Port Stephens to Sydney. This morning there is time for activities in Port Stephens. Then on to Sydney where, after crossing the Harbour Bridge, your tour ends with a brief city sightseeing tour. (B) Refer to contiki.com/reefs

CODE: BWCS 2009/10

CODE: BWSC 2009/10

All prices per person in w

All prices per person in w

Start Cairns

End Sydney

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

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

2 9 20 30 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 10 20 27 7 17 24 5 15 22 2 12 19 30 10 17 28 7 13 25 4 11 25 4 11 18 25

17 24 5 15 22 12 19 10 17 7 14 25 4 11 22 2 9 20 30 6 17 27 4 15 25 1 12 22 28 9 19 26 12 19 26 2 9

Tour Only 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290

Tour & Sailing 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480

• Prices above are quad share. • Room supplement: w929 single/w299 twin share. Not applicable to Whitsunday sailing section. BWCS: Start 7.30am & end 6.00pm. BWSC: Start 7.30am & end 4.00pm.

Start Sydney

End Cairns

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

Apr 6 Apr 13 Apr 24 May 4 May 11 Jun 1 Jun 8 Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 14 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 11 Sep 21 Sep 28 Oct 9 Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 6 Nov 16 Nov 23 Dec 4 Dec 14 Dec 21 Jan 1 Jan 11 Jan 17 Jan 29 Feb 8 Feb 15 Mar 1 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 5 Apr 12

22 29 9 19 26 17 24 14 21 12 19 30 9 16 27 6 13 24 4 11 22 1 8 19 29 6 17 27 2 14 24 31 14 21 28 7 14 21 28

Tour Only 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365

Tour & Sailing 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1490 1490 1490 1490 1490 1490 1490 1490 1490 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555 1555

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 69 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 139

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Port Douglas

Kuranda

Australia

Free Time

Cape Tribulation Mossman Gorge


Uluru

Territory & Outback 11 Days from L855

Katherine Gorge

All this included      

10 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 9 breakfasts (B), and 4 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Alice Springs  City sightseeing tour  Visit ANZAC Hill lookout  See Alice Springs Telegraph Station  Visit Alice Springs Desert Park to see the unique Outback animals  Visit the West MacDonnell National Park Simpson's Gap  Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site, home to the blackfooted wallaby

Kings Creek Station Visit the cattle & camel station  Enjoy an evening bush camp  See the desert night sky & stars 

Kings Canyon  Visit Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park  Hike along the canyon ridge  Visit the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole and the 'Lost City' Erldunda & Mt. Ebenezer  Visit a traditional Outback Roadhouse

 

Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat See the unusually shaped Mt. Connor

Uluru  Uluru National Park entrance fee  Visit Uluru at sunset and sunrise  Hike the base of Uluru  Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre  Relax in the Yularu Resort  Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) & hike the Valley of the Winds Ti Tree  Visit the Red Sands Art Gallery to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos

Wycliffe Well Visit the town known for its UFO sightings



Devil's Marbles  Visit the rock formation Tennant Creek  Visit the site of Australia's last gold rush Daly Waters  Visit the famous Outback pub Mataranka  Swim in the thermal pools  Visit Elsey, the historic "We of the Never Never" homestead Katherine  Visit Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls and wildlife

Kakadu National Park  Stay in Kakadu National Park  Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art  Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre  Cruise to see crocodiles & native bird life Darwin City sightseeing tour  See the harbour & East Point Military Reserve  Visit the Darwin Museum to see the Cyclone Tracy display 

Litchfield National Park See the termite mounds  See the rainforests & sandstone formations  Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls 


Free Time

Kakadu N.P Places visited

Katherine

Australia

Litchfield N.P Mataranka

Daly Waters Kings Canyon:  Quad bike tour Uluru:  Scenic flight over Uluru & the Olgas Alice Springs:  Hot air ballooning  Aboriginal bush tucker & cultural tour Katherine:  Katherine Gorge cruise Kakadu National Park:  Scenic flight

Tennant Creek

Tour also runs in reverse see price panel for details

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well Simpsons Gap Kings Canyon

Ti Tree

The Olgas Uluru

The Olgas

Itinerary DAY 1: Alice Springs. Meet your Contiki crew this morning and enjoy a city sightseeing tour. Later we visit Simpson's Gap and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Hotel (D) DAY 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station. Further free time, then across the Finke River, the oldest river in the world, to Kings Creek Station to experience a working camel station. Tonight, sleep under the stars in true outback style. Outback bush camp (B,D) DAY 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru. Take in the stunning sight of Kings Canyon. Later we drive past amazing Mt Connor, to reach Yulara Resort. Watch the sunset over Uluru and explore this world-famous monolith. Lodge (B) DAY 4: Uluru. Up early to see the mixed colours of Uluru at sunrise. The adventurous will have time to walk around or climb the famous Rock. Later we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B) DAY 5: Uluru to Alice Springs. Today we visit a traditional roadhouse on our return to Alice Springs. Maybe join us for dinner to

Harley Davidson, Uluru

try outback delicacies like crocodile and emu. Hotel (B) DAY 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek. Heading north across the Tropic of Capricorn with time to experience Ti Tree, Wycliffe Well and the Devils Marbles. Tonight stay in the 'true-blue' Aussie Outback town of Tennant Creek. Hotel (D) DAY 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine. Time at Daly Waters to see the oldest Territory pub, and at Mataranka Thermal Pools en-route to Katherine. Hotel (B) DAY 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park. Visit Katherine Gorge with free time to appreciate this spectacular area. Then to Kakadu National Park via Edith or Gunlom Falls. Hotel (B,D) DAY 9: Kakadu National Park. Today you'll experience the vast and unforgettable landscape, World Heritage wetlands, and amazing wildlife of Kakadu. Hotel (B) DAY 10: Kakadu National Park to Darwin. On to Darwin, the most northern city in Australia, for city sightseeing and time at leisure. Hotel (B) DAY 11: Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Visit Litchfield National Park, with time to explore. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Darwin. (B) Refer to contiki.com/territory

CODE: TEAD 2009/10

CODE: TEDA 2009/10

Start A.Springs

End Darwin

w Per Person

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

Apr 15 May 13 Jun 10 Jul 8 Aug 5 Sep 2 Sep 30 Oct 28 Nov 25 Dec 23 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 17

859 859 859 859 875 875 875 855 855 855 855 855 855

5 3 31 28 26 23 20 18 15 13 10 7 7

• Twin share supplement: w169 per person. • Single room supplement: w515 TEAD: Start 9.00am & end 6.00pm. TEDA: Start 7.30am & end 4.00pm.

Start Darwin

End A.Springs

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

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

25 22 20 17 15 12 9 7 4 2 30 27 24 24

4 2 30 27 25 22 19 17 14 12 9 6 6 3

w Per Person 859 859 859 859 875 875 875 855 855 855 855 855 855 855

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 49 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 99

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1 or more nightstops

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample:


More great tours We've got loads more tours of Australia to choose from - check out contiki.com/australia or check out some of our other popular tour itineraries below.

Rainforest Adventure contiki.com/rainforest

Hot air ballooning, Alice Springs

Cairns Sunshine Trail contiki.com/sunshine From

From

L975 12

L295 3

DAYS

Cape Tribulation Mossman Gorge

DAYS

Townsville

Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Kuranda

GREAT BARRIER REEF

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DAYS

Fraser Island Noosa

Brisbane

Contrast Reef & Rock From

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Shute Harbour

(Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Capricorn Coast

contiki.com/rock

From

L945 11

Whitsundays (Daydream Island)

Shute Harbour

Port Douglas

Coast & Whitsundays

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully

L1765 14 DAYS

Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Whitsundays (Daydream Island)

Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa

Cairns

The Olgas

Country Homestead

Capricorn Coast

Uluru Simpsons Gap

Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge


New Zealand You’ve seen the magic of New Zealand on the big screen, now it’s time to experience it in person, with an action packed Contiki holiday! Nowhere else on earth has such staggeringly beautiful and diverse landscapes, from the Franz Josef Glacier to the alpine playground of Queenstown, and the boiling thermal pools of Rotorua to the untouched sand dunes of 90 Mile Beach. But it’s not just about admiring the natural beauty, exploring New Zealand with Contiki is about challenging yourself. Don’t just see the glacier, actually walk on it, check out the view from the end of a bungy cord, or skydiving at 12,000 feet! Like the water? Get into it – there’s white water rafting, jet boating, or surf at one of the wild and beautiful West Coast beaches. It’s all about having a great time, and the Kiwis are some of the most chilled out and friendly people on earth, so kick back and enjoy the lifestyle! To find out more about New Zealand with Contiki, visit contiki.com/newzealand

The North Island The North Island is a fantastic mix of stylish cities, panoramic landscapes and endless beaches. Discover Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, or go north to Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ with a stunning harbour. Alternatively, experience Maori country and Rotorua’s thermal craters, or take time out and stay at Lake Taupo beneath the soaring volcanic peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. For the more active, sail through the spectacular Bay of Islands, swim at a secluded beach or explore Waitomo’s glow-worm caves.

The South Island The South Island boasts possibly the most magnificent scenery found on Earth! National Parks abound with majestic mountain peaks surrounded by icy blue glaciers and separated by ancient fjords that cut deep into the landscape, leaving breathtaking waterways abundant with marine life. The largest city is Christchurch, known as the “garden city”, and the liveliest is the student town of Dunedin. And for fun and adrenalin, there’s nowhere like Queenstown, a ski resort in winter, full of action year round, it’s the unofficial adventure capital of the world!

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New Zealand

New Zealand Southern Alps


Rugged wilderness, North Island

Grand Explorer 15 Days from L1075 All this included       

14 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) Milford overnight cruise quad share only 14 breakfasts (B), and 6 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Auckland:  Cross Auckland's Harbour Bridge 

See the impressive city skyline & Sky Tower



See the 'City of Sails' harbour made famous by the America's Cup

Parry Kauri Park:  Walk through native Kauri Forest Waitomo:  Visit Waitomo & a traditional New Zealand country pub



Enjoy a pizza party

Rotorua:  City sightseeing tour  Visit the Agrodome farm to see the World renown sheep show Huka Falls:  Visit the mighty falls Taupo:  View Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake Tongariro National Park:  Dramatic drive through the Volcanic landscape made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings'



See the active volcano Mt. Ruapehu

Wellington:  City sightseeing tour 

Visit Mt. Victoria & enjoy the panoramic views



See more of the sights made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings'

Cook Strait:  Cruise the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds Picton:  Drive through New Zealand's largest wine growing region Kaikoura Coast:  Spectacular coastal drive & visit a seal colony Christchurch:  City sightseeing tour

Lake Tekapo

Arthur's Pass:  Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass National Park Hokitika:  See traditional Maori Greenstone carving Franz Josef & Fox Glacier: Coastal drive through Westland National Park with views of glaciers & rainforests



Haast Pass:  Stunning drive through the Southern Alps 

See Lake Hawea & the Crown Range

Queenstown: City sightseeing tour

 

View the Remarkables Mountains & Coronet Peak



Stop at AJ Hackett's Kawarau Bridge



Visit Arrowtown, the historic gold mining town

Milford Sound:  Travel through the Homer Tunnel 

Unique overnight cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park



Cruise past towering cliffs & spectacular waterfalls



See the awe inspiring Mitre Peak

Lake Ohau:  See Mt. Cook across this beautiful blue glacial lake Lake Tekapo:  See the beautiful turquoise coloured glacial lake


1 or more nightstops

Waitomo Caves Rotorua

Rotorua:  Traditional Maori Hangi feast & cultural show Rock ‘n’ Ropes



NORTH ISLAND

Wellington: Lord of the Rings locations tour 

Tongariro National Park

Jet boating

TASMAN SEA



Fox Glacier:

Cook Strait Ferry

Guided glacier hike

Queenstown:  White water rafting  AJ Hackett bungy jump

Picton

Lake Tekapo:  Mt. Cook & glacier scenic flights

Arthur’s Pass

Hokitika Fox Glacier

Huka Falls Taupo

Wellington

Ka iko ur aC oa st



Parry Kauri Park

Places visited

Waitomo:  Black water rafting through the glowworm caves

Lake Taupo:

Bay of Islands

PACIFIC OCEAN

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Haast Pass

Bay of Islands

Lake Tekapo Lake Ohau

Milford Sound

Queenstown Te Anau

SOUTH ISLAND

Tour also runs in reverse see price panel for details

Itinerary DAY 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands. Meet your Contiki crew then travel through the subtropical greenery of the northland region. You’ll have free time in Parry Kauri Park and Paihia, our seaside resort in the heart of the Bay of Islands. Resort (D) DAY 2: Bay of Islands. A whole day free to have fun in this spectacular area – relax on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands or join us for an amazing variety of activities. Resort (B) DAY 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo. To Auckland for lunch and on through the Waikato farming region to Waitomo, home of limestone formations and glowworms, for time to explore. Lodge (B,D) DAY 4: Waitomo to Rotorua. On to Rotorua, epicentre of Maori culture in New Zealand, to discover the native peoples way of life with time to savour the thermal hot pools. Hotel (B) DAY 5: Rotorua to Taupo. Into the heart of the Volcanic north island, allowing time to explore the thermal area, then onto Taupo for an afternoon free to revel in the lake surroundings. Resort (B) DAY 6: Taupo to Wellington. Through Tongario National Park to Wellington, the capital of NZ, renowned for its lively bars and clubs. Hotel (B) DAY 7: Wellington. A full day free to appreciate this vibrant city – visit the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, relish the shopping or relax in one of the city’s many cafes. Hotel (B) DAY 8: Wellington to Christchurch. Cruise across Cook Strait through

Marlborough Sound to New Zealand’s South Island and Picton. Travel along the Kaikoura Coastline and on through the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Hotel (B) DAY 9: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier. Across the Southern Alps via Arthur’s Pass to Hokitika, before continuing along the rugged west coast to Franz Josef. Resort (B,D) DAY 10: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown. On to Fox Glacier to explore this morning, then via Haast Pass to the Southern Lakes and Queenstown. Lodge (B,D) DAYS 11-12: Queenstown. Two full days free to thrive in the ‘Adventure-Adrenaline capital of the world’ – the list of activities is endless and the nightlife legendary. Lodge (B)(B) *DAYS 11-12: Maybe Ski Queenstown? July and August winter departures offers the chance of two full days skiing on some of New Zealand’s finest slopes. Ski equipment and lessons can be organised on arrival at your resort. Lodge (B)(B) DAY 13: Queenstown to Milford Sound. First stop is Kawarau Bridge, home of the Bungy, allowing time for the brave, then through dramatic countryside, past Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound. Overnight Cruise (B,D) DAY 14: Milford Sound to Lake Ohau. Today there’s time to discover Arrowtown. Later pass Clutha River and Lake Pukaki enroute to beautiful Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D) DAY 15: Lake Ohau to Christchurch. Free time this morning to visit Lake Tekapo, then on through the MacKenzie country, home to the sheep industry. Say a final farewell to your fellow travellers as your tour ends on arrival in Christchurch. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com/grand-explorer

CODE: NGZA 2009/10 Start Auckland

End C’church

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

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

11 23 5 17 29 10 22 4 16 28 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 28 5 13 21 29 7 11 15 19 23 27 31 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 1 5 9 13 17 21 25 1 5 17 29

25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 11 19 27 5 13 21 25 29 2 6 10 14 18 22 26 30 3 7 11 15 19 23 27 3 7 11 15 19 31 12

CODE: NGZC 2009/10 w Per Person 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185 1185

• Twin share supplement: w129 pp. • Single accomodation available, supplement: w519 pp. NGZA: Start 12 noon & end 6.00pm. NGZC: Start 8.00am & end 12 noon. Please note: Accommodation on the Milford Wanderer only is quad share.

Start C’church

End Auckland

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

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

11 23 5 17 29 10 22 4 16 28 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 28 5 13 21 29 7 11 15 19 23 27 31 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 1 5 9 13 17 21 25 1 5 17 29

25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 11 19 27 5 13 21 25 29 2 6 10 14 18 22 26 30 3 7 11 15 19 23 27 3 7 11 15 19 31 12

w Per Person 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE UP TO w 59 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE UP TO w 119

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Bay of Islands:  Swim with the dolphins

New Zealand

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample:

h ac Be le Mi ty ne Ni

Free Time


TASMAN SEA Places visited

Cook Strait Ferry

1 or more nightstops

Glacial Lakes, South Island

SOUTH ISLAND

Picton Ka iko ur aC oa st

Arthur’s Pass

Hokitika

Wellington

PACIFIC OCEAN

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Haast Pass

Lake Tekapo Lake Ohau

Milford Sound

Queenstown

Tour also runs in reverse

Te Anau

Scenic Southern 7 Days from L539 All this included       

6 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) Milford overnight cruise quad share only 6 breakfasts (B), and 4 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Cruise Milford Sound

CODE: NSZC 2009/10

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Lake Tekapo  See the beautiful turquoise coloured glacial lake



Arthur’s Pass  Scenic drive through Arthur’s Pass National Park Christchurch  City sightseeing tour

View the Remarkables Kaikoura Coast Mountains & Coronet  Spectacular coastal drive Peak & visit a seal colony  Stop at AJ Hackett’s Picton Kawarau Bridge Lake Ohau  Drive through New  Visit Arrowtown, the  See Mt. Cook across Zealand’s biggest wine historic gold mining town this beautiful blue growing region glacial lake Haast Pass Cook Strait  Stunning drive through Milford Sound  Cruise the scenic the Southern Alps  Travel through the Marlborough & Queen  See Lake Hawea & the Homer Tunnel Charlotte Sounds Crown Range  Unique overnight cruise Wellington on Milford Sound in Franz Josef & Fox  City sightseeing tour Fiordland National Park Glacier  Visit Mt. Victoria &  Coastal drive through  Cruise past towering enjoy the panoramic Westland National Park cliffs & spectacular views with views of the waterfalls  See some sights made glaciers & rainforests  See the awe inspiring famous in the ‘Lord of Mitre Peak Hokitika the Rings’  See Traditional Maori Queenstown Refer to Greenstone carving  City sightseeing tour contiki.com/south

Start C’church Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

11 23 5 17 29 10 22 4 16 28 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 28 5 13 21 29 7 11 15 19 23 27 31 4 8 12 16 20

End C’church Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

17 29 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 15 27 8 20 2 14 26 3 11 19 27 5 13 17 21 25 29 2 6 10 14 18 22 26

CODE: NSZC 2009/10 w Per Person 549 549 549 549 549 549 549 539 539 539 539 539 539 539 539 555 555 555 555 555 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569

Start C’church Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

24 28 1 5 9 13 17 21 25 1 5 17 29

End C’church Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr

w Per Person

30 3 7 11 15 19 23 27 3 7 11 23 4

569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569 569

• Twin share supplement: w65 pp. • Single accomodation available, supplement: w209 pp. NSZC: Start 8.00am & end 6.00pm.

Please note: Accommodation on the Milford Wanderer only is quad share.

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w29 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w59


We've got loads more tours of New Zealand to choose from check out contiki.com/newzealand or check out some of our other popular tour itineraries below.

Grand Aventurer

Northern Highlights

contiki.com/grand-adventurer

contiki.com/north

From

From

DAYS

Waitomo Caves Rotorua

NORTH ISLAND

From

L409 Parry Kauri Park

Waitomo Caves Rotorua

NORTH ISLAND

Huka Falls

Taupo

PACIFIC OCEAN

Lake Tekapo Lake Ohau

Queenstown

SOUTH ISLAND

Wellington

contiki.com/bay From

PACIFIC OCEAN

L215 h ac Be le Mi ty ne Ni

Haast Pass

Picton

Ka iko ur aC oa st

SOUTH ISLAND

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Milford Sound

Rotorua

TASMAN SEA

Bay of Islands

Cook Strait Ferry

Wellington

Ka iko ur aC oa st

Arthur’s Pass

Waitomo Caves

TASMAN SEA

Cook Strait Ferry

Hokitika

Parry Kauri Park

Tongariro National Park

TASMAN SEA

Picton

Bay of Islands

NORTH ISLAND

Huka Falls

Taupo Tongariro National Park

5

DAYS

Bay of Islands h ac Be le Mi ty ne Ni

DAYS

contiki.com/steam

h ac Be le Mi ty ne Ni

L589 8

h ac Be le Mi ty ne Ni

L959 13

Sun & Steam

Bay of Islands

Te Anau

NORTH ISLAND

3

DAYS

Parry Kauri Park

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New Zealand

More great tours


Asia

The world’s a big place, but for those in the know, South East Asia is on the radar as the continent that has it all with a thousand ways to thrill and chill. And now Contiki can take you there!

Vietnam Thailand Cambodia Laos 10, 12 & 13 day options available see contiki.com/asia

Vietnam Explorer 15 Days from L1119

Included Highlights

Plus local payment of US$200

All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price, so there’s plenty of ‘bang for your buck’

All this included

Mekong Delta Homestay: • Cruise the Mekong Delta • Bike ride the countryside • Live with a local family on an overnight stay Ho Chi Minh City: • City tour including entry to the War Remnants Museum Nha Trang: • Enjoy this seaside resort town known for its

• • • • • •

9 nights in 3 star hotels 2 night homestay/guesthouse 2 overnight trains & 1 overnight cruise 3 domestic flights 13 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) Experienced Contiki Tour Manager, local Englishspeaking guides & driver • Local taxes and Service charges • Transport and included sightseeing Sapa

Halong Bay: • Overnight cruise in a traditional Junk boat • Swim, snorkel and explore the lagoon and coral Sapa: • Trek through 6 villages meeting 3 different hill tribes • Stay overnight in a local stilt house Refer to contiki.com/ vietnamexplorer

VIETNAM Hanoi

BURMA

pristine beaches and turquoise waters Hoi An: • A walking tour through the UNESCO listed Old Quarter • Countryside bike ride Hue: • See stunning scenery en-route to Hue • Take a dragon boat to visit pagodas • Visit the Imperial Citadel

CODE: VIEX 2009/10 Halong Bay

LAOS

Hue

THAILAND Da Nang Hoi An

CAMBODIA Nha Trang Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta South China Sea

Start Ho Chi Minh

End Hanoi

Mar 2 Mar 16 Mar 31 Apr 14 May 4 May 18 May 31 Jun 16 Jun 22 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 18 Aug 21 Aug 31

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

w Per Person

16 30 14 28 18 1 14 30 6 20 27 3 10 17 24 1 4 14

1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119 1119

Start Ho Chi Minh

End Hanoi

Sep Sep Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

Sep Sep Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb

7 11 13 16 23 4 14 21 28 4 11 15 18 25 1 5 8 16

w Per Person

21 25 27 30 7 18 28 4 11 18 25 29 1 8 15 19 22 2

1119 1119 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235

Start Ho Chi Minh

End Hanoi

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

Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun

22 26 1 8 15 19 22 29 5 9 12 20 26 30 3 10 17 21

w Per Person

8 12 15 22 29 2 5 12 19 23 26 4 10 14 17 24 31 4

1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235 1235

Start Ho Chi Minh

End Hanoi

May 24 Jun 7 May 31 Jun 14

w Per Person

1235 1235

† On Day 1, your Tour Manager will collect a mandatory local payment of US$200 cash. • Single room supplement: w435. • Start 6:00pm & end approx. 8:00am.

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 55 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 109


Sapa

Hanoi

BURMA

Luang Prabang

Pakbeng

Halong Bay

LAOS Chiang Rai

31

VIETNAM Asia

The Big Indochina Adventure

Vang Vieng Vientiane

Chiang Mai

28 Days from L2459

THAILAND

Hue

Plus local payment of US$375† Da Nang

Visit 4 countries Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

Hoi An Bangkok

All this included

Siem Reap

• • • • •

20 nights in 3 star hotels • 3 nights in homestay/guesthouse 3 overnight trains • 1 overnight cruise 6 domestic flights 26 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) Experienced Contiki Tour Manager, local English-speaking guides & driver • Local taxes and Service charges • Transport and included sightseeing

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price, so there’s plenty of ‘bang for your buck’ Bangkok: • Long-tail boat tour of the waterways and canals • Unlimited Sky Rail pass to explore the shopping districts • Overnight train to Chiang Mai Chiang Mai: • A visit to the Hmong Hilltribe village and city orientation tour Mekong Cruise – Chiang Rai/ Pakbeng/Luang Prabang: • Travel in a traditional private boat with onboard meals • Stay overnight in a local guesthouse visiting remote villages’ markets Luang Prabang: • A Bike tour of the UNESCO listed town • Take part in the ritual of offering alms to the monks Vientiane: • A city tour including entry to the COPE Exhibition Centre, to learn about the Indochinese War Phnom Penh: • City tour and visit to the Khmer Rouge “Killing Fields” genocide sites Siem Reap: • Travel by tuk-tuk to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world and watch sunset over the ruins • Visit floating communities on Tonle

Sap Lake • Visit the vine-covered Ta Prohm temple, seen in Tomb Raider Mekong Delta Homestay: • Cruise the Mekong Delta • Bike ride the countryside • Live with a local family on an overnight stay • Bike ride the countryside Ho Chi Minh City: • City tour including entry to the War Remnants Museum Nha Trang: • Enjoy this seaside resort town known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters Hoi An: • A walking tour through the UNESCO listed Old Quarter • Countryside bike ride Hue: • See stunning scenery en-route to Hue • Take a dragon boat to visit pagodas • Visit the Imperial Citadel Halong Bay: • Overnight cruise in a traditional Junk boat • Swim, snorkel and explore the lagoon and coral Sapa: • Trek through 6 villages meeting 3 different hill tribes • Stay overnight in a local stilt house

CAMBODIA Nha Trang

Phnom Penh Mekong Delta

Places visited

Ho Chi Minh City

1 or more nightstops

South China Sea

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing or talk to your Tour Manager for details about the ‘Optional Extras’ on offer (at an extra cost). Chiang Mai: • Learn to cook Thai-style at a cooking Class at Chiang Mai Cookery School. • Chiang Rai: • Visit Akha & Yao hill tribes. • Visit the ‘Golden Triangle’ where 3 borders meet. • Luang Prabang: • Half-day river kayaking adventure. Vang Vieng: • Zoom down the Mekong on a river tube. • Cycle the countryside on a half day bike tour . • Vientiane: • Dine at Makphet Restaurant, a training centre for former street children which serves authentic Laos cuisine. • Phnom Penh: • Visit the ancient capital of Udong. • Take a tuk-tuk to a Khmer dinner in a 120 year old French colonial building. • Siem Reap: • Receive a good luck blessing ritual by Buddhist monks. • Ho Chi Minh City: • Enjoy a meal at a floating restaurant. • Nha Trang: • Cruise to offshore islands to swim and snorkel. • Experience a mineral mud bath warmed by hot springs. • Hoi An: • Take a trip to the My Son Temples. • Visit Tra Que and spend a day working with the local village farmers. • Hue: • Bike to the Forbidden City. • Cooking class and dinner in a renovated Royal house. Refer to contiki.com/ indochinaadventure

CODE: BICA 2009/10 Start End Bangkok Hanoi Mar 3 Apr 1 May 5 Jun 3 Jul 7 Aug 5 Nov 10 Dec 8 Jan 5 Feb 3 Mar 9 Apr 7 May 11

Mar Apr Jun Jun Aug Sep Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun

w Per

Person

30 28 1 30 3 1 7 4 1 2 5 4 7

2459 2459 2459 2459 2459 2459 2585 2585 2709 2709 2709 2709 2709

† On Day 1, your Tour Manager will collect a mandatory local payment of US$375 cash. • •

Single room supplement: €690. w690. Start 6:00pm & end approx. 8:00am.

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 125 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 249


Mekong transportation

Asian Adventure 14 Days from L1165 Plus local payment of US$185† All this included • • • • •

11 nights in 3 star hotels 1 night in a guesthouse 1 overnight train & 2 domestic flights 13 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D) Experienced Contiki Tour Manager, local English-speaking guides & driver • Local taxes and Service charges • Transport and included sightseeing

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price, so there’s plenty of ‘bang for your buck’ Bangkok: • Long-tail boat tour of the waterways and canals • Unlimited Sky Rail pass to explore the shopping districts • Overnight train to Chiang Mai Chiang Mai: • A visit to the Hmong Hilltribe village and city orientation tour Mekong Cruise – Chiang Rai/ Pakbeng/Luang Prabang: • Travel in a traditional private boat with onboard meals • Stay overnight in a local guesthouse visiting remote villages’ markets Luang Prabang: • A Bike tour of the UNESCO listed town

• Take part in the ritual of offering alms to the monks Vientiane: • A city tour including entry to the COPE Exhibition Centre, to learn about the Indochinese War Phnom Penh: • City tour and visit to the Khmer Rouge “Killing Fields” genocide sites Siem Reap: • Travel by tuk-tuk to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world and watch sunset over the ruins • Visit floating communities on Tonle Sap Lake • Visit the vine-covered Ta Prohm temple, seen in Tomb Raider

Breathtaking Asian views

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing or talk to your Tour Manager for details about the ‘Optional Extras’ on offer (at an extra cost). Chiang Mai: • Learn to cook Thai-style at a cooking Class at Chiang Mai Cookery School. Chiang Rai: • Visit Akha & Yao hill tribes. • Visit the ‘Golden Triangle’ where 3 borders meet. Luang Prabang: • Half-day river kayaking adventure. Vang Vieng: • Zoom down the Mekong on a river tube. • Cycle the countryside on a half day bike tour. Vientiane: • Dine at Makphet Restaurant, a training centre for former street children which serves authentic Laos cuisine. Phnom Penh: • Visit the ancient capital of Udong. • Take a tuk-tuk to a Khmer dinner in a 120 year old French colonial building. Siem Reap: • Receive a good luck blessing ritual by Buddhist monks.

Pagoda, Cambodia


Mekong transportation

Asian Adventure 14 Days from L1165 Plus local payment of US$185† All this included • • • • •

11 nights in 3 star hotels 1 night in a guesthouse 1 overnight train & 2 domestic flights 13 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 1 dinner (D) Experienced Contiki Tour Manager, local English-speaking guides & driver • Local taxes and Service charges • Transport and included sightseeing

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price, so there’s plenty of ‘bang for your buck’ Bangkok: • Long-tail boat tour of the waterways and canals • Unlimited Sky Rail pass to explore the shopping districts • Overnight train to Chiang Mai Chiang Mai: • A visit to the Hmong Hilltribe village and city orientation tour Mekong Cruise – Chiang Rai/ Pakbeng/Luang Prabang: • Travel in a traditional private boat with onboard meals • Stay overnight in a local guesthouse visiting remote villages’ markets Luang Prabang: • A Bike tour of the UNESCO listed town

• Take part in the ritual of offering alms to the monks Vientiane: • A city tour including entry to the COPE Exhibition Centre, to learn about the Indochinese War Phnom Penh: • City tour and visit to the Khmer Rouge “Killing Fields” genocide sites Siem Reap: • Travel by tuk-tuk to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world and watch sunset over the ruins • Visit floating communities on Tonle Sap Lake • Visit the vine-covered Ta Prohm temple, seen in Tomb Raider

Breathtaking Asian views

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing or talk to your Tour Manager for details about the ‘Optional Extras’ on offer (at an extra cost). Chiang Mai: • Learn to cook Thai-style at a cooking Class at Chiang Mai Cookery School. Chiang Rai: • Visit Akha & Yao hill tribes. • Visit the ‘Golden Triangle’ where 3 borders meet. Luang Prabang: • Half-day river kayaking adventure. Vang Vieng: • Zoom down the Mekong on a river tube. • Cycle the countryside on a half day bike tour. Vientiane: • Dine at Makphet Restaurant, a training centre for former street children which serves authentic Laos cuisine. Phnom Penh: • Visit the ancient capital of Udong. • Take a tuk-tuk to a Khmer dinner in a 120 year old French colonial building. Siem Reap: • Receive a good luck blessing ritual by Buddhist monks.

Pagoda, Cambodia


San Francisco

USA & Canada Banff

USA You’ve seen it in the movies, you’ve heard it on the radio; bigger than Texas, larger than life. The United States of America is glittered in glamour, festooned with fame, and dripping with dazzling attractions. With a pop culture that infiltrates the planet, the USA feels strangely familiar to everyone, but there’s no substitute for actually being there. Live it up in New York City, stroll down Sunset Boulevard, surf in Hawaii, be humbled by the Grand Canyon, let the good times roll in New Orleans, and experience the sensory wonderland that is Las Vegas. Take time to catch a baseball game, go white water rafting, or soar on a scenic helicopter flight, the opportunities are endless. Discover the American landscape in all its splendour: its mountains, its deserts, its forests and its beaches. For a complete list of Contiki’s USA itineraries contiki.com/usa

Canada Land of the maple leaf, blessed with more than its fair share of natural wonders, from the majestic Rocky Mountains to picturesque glaciers, towering forests and clear blue snow fed lakes. Canada is a thrill-seekers paradise with a tasty menu of adventures to choose from - get wet and wild in a jet boat on the rapids of the St Lawrence River, test your nerves mountain biking on the famed slopes of Whistler, explore the back country cowboy style on a Banff horseback ride. But there’s more to Canada then just the great outdoors - it’s home to some of North America’s most unique and cosmopolitan cities, including Montreal and Quebec, and the laid back west coast city of Vancouver. For a complete list of Contiki’s Canadian itineraries contiki.com/canada


New York Explorer Free Time

4 Days L485

...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras"(at extra cost). Here’s a sample:

All this included 3 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation  2 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D) as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager  Metro pass for the duration of the tour  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box 

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Manhattan  City sightseeing including St Johns the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, Harlem, Museum Row, SoHo and Wall Street  View the World Trade Center Site  Visit the observation deck of the Empire State Building for 360˚ views of the city by night  Relax and explore Central Park  Visit Liberty Island and Lady Liberty  Enjoy the energy of Times Square

Times Square

New York • 'Sex and the City Tour' • New York TV & Movie Tour • NY, NY Helicopter Ride • Ride "The Beast" • The Big Apple Helicopter Ride

Itinerary Day 1: Hello Big Apple!. Meet up with your Contiki Crew in larger-than-life New York City and sightsee some the city’s ultimate icons. Get a bird’s eye view of it all in the afternoon on a fantastic optional helicopter flight. After dinner, hit the streets for the electric atmosphere of Times Square and a big night out in the city that never sleeps. Hotel (D) Day 2: New York, New York. This morning, you’ll cruise out to Lady Liberty with time in the afternoon to shop up a storm on trendy Fifth Avenue, explore NYC’s cool and vibrant neighborhoods, or retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle in the urban oasis of Central Park. Later on, catch a Broadway show or find

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some other excitement in this high-energy town! Hotel (B) Day 3: More of Manhattan. Even after all you’ve seen so far there's still more than enough to fill your free day - peruse through a world-renowned museum, cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge, or ride “The Beast” on an optional Hudson River fast and furious jet boat tour. After a farewell dinner, it’s straight to the top of the Empire State Building for a magical panoramic view of the city by night. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: New York. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Refer to contiki.com/ new-york-explorer

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485

May 12

May 15

485

May 26

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485

Jun 9

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485

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USA Times Square


Grand Canyon

Wild Western Plus Ski Tahoe - See Itinerary below for details.

14 Days from L1085

Check out Los Angeles

All this included 13 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 8 & 9  11 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box. 

Included Highlights



Visit Yosemite National Park

All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!



See Yosemite Falls (seasonal)



Take in panoramic views of Yosemite Valley

rock” country

San Diego 

City sightseeing including Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park & Coronado Island



Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting)

Tijuana, Mexico 

Visit Revolucion Ave for shopping

Phoenix 

Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, the Anza Borrego and Sonoran desert



Drive through beautiful Oak Creek canyon



Shop for Native American Jewellry

Grand Canyon  Visit 

Drive the scenic route through “red

a panoramic viewpoint for photos

San Francisco 

City sightseeing including North Beach, Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury



Visit Fisherman's Wharf & Chinatown



Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

 Tour

AT&T Park - home to San Francisco’s baseball club the Giants

Hike along the Canyon rim

Route 66

Carpinteria





Drive along this famous highway

Visit Stearn’s Wharf

Las Vegas

Los Angeles



Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”



Visit Hollywood & Mann's Chinese Theatre



Visit Fremont Street



Walk Hollywood's “Walk of Fame”

Sedona 

Yosemite Gateway

Why not start your Wild Western with the LA Explorer and spend some time exploring LA and the Disney theme parks. Departures highlighted by an + in the price panel allow this combination. For more information see contiki.com/la Alternatively you can book the Best Western Stovall’s Inn in Anaheim before or after your tour from:

L35 per person per night. For more details see contiki.com

Glamorous L.A.


AMERICA San Francisco

Free Time San Diego  Sea World  San Diego Zoo  Harbor Cruise Phoenix  Hot Air Balloon Ride Sedona  Red Rock Jeep Ride Grand Canyon  IMAX Movie  Helicopter Flights

Las Vegas Las Vegas Variety Show San Francisco  Chinatown Dinner  Sunset Sailing Adventure  Wine Country Tour Los Angeles  Hollywood Behind-theScenes Tour  Movie Stars' Homes Tour

USA

...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample:

Mojave Desert



Route 66

Santa Barbara Las Vegas

Carpinteria Places visited

Grand Canyon

LOS ANGELES

Sedona

1 or more nightstops

Sonoran Desert

San Diego

Phoenix Tijuana

MEXICO Las Vegas

Cable Car, San Francisco

Itinerary Day 1: Los Angeles (Anaheim) to San Diego. Meet up with your Contiki Crew and head south to San Diego. You’ll check out Tijuana in Mexico, on the other side of the world’s busiest border crossing before enjoying the Gaslamp Quarter’s lively nightlife. Hotel (D) Day 2: San Diego. Today discover what “America’s Finest City” has to offer – 70 miles of beaches, a world famous zoo, sailors, surfers, shopping, and not to mention some of the world's finest weather. Hotel (B) Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix. Leave the beach behind and head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. Hotel (B) Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. From the ‘Valley of the Sun’ journey to the majestic Grand Canyon with a stop in idyllic Sedona, nestled in ‘red-rock country.’Cabin (B,D) Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or take an optional flight for an up close and personal experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin (B) Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 as you head toward the bright lights of Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Day 7: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz and glamour as you hang out on the ‘Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s flashiest party hot spots. Hotel (B) Day 8: Las Vegas to Yosemite Gateway. Say goodbye to the party in the desert and hello to the adventures awaiting you in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.Hotel (D) Days 8-11: Your chance to Ski Lake Tahoe! Our Dec. 2009 to Mar. 2010 winter

departures visit Lake Tahoe, where we offer you the opportunity to ski or board for two full days.

See † in date chart opposite for available departures. Hotel (D)(B)(B) Day 9: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the diverse beauty of this treasured national park, from its mountains and meadows to its waterfalls, wildflowers, and world-famous rock formations, like El Capitan. Hike and bike around (weather permitting) to soak it all up. Hotel (B) Day 10: Yosemite Gateway to San Francisco. Head down out of the mountains and into the rollicking ‘City by the Bay’. Hotel (B) Days 11-12: San Francisco. Get exploring in this beautiful, exciting, and cosmopolitan city for two great days. Ride the famous cable cars, shop in trendy Union Square, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara. Journey south to the lush, sun-drenched American Riviera. Kick back on gold-sand beaches and hit the shops and galleries in Santa Barbara before a night’s stay in the beautiful coastal town of Carpinteria. Hotel (D) Day 14: Carpinteria to Los Angeles (Anaheim). Stop in showy Hollywood, the land of dreams, before the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Refer to: contiki.com/wild-west

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+ These tours combine with the LA Explorer. For more details see the “Check Out Los Angeles” box on page 36.

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Yosemite Nat’l Park Yosemite Gateway


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay

L.A. to the Bay Plus Ski Tahoe in Winter - see itinerary for details

Check out Los Angeles

10 Days from L799

Why not book the Best Western Stovall’s Inn in Anaheim to spend some time before your tour from:

L35 per person per night

All this included     

9 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation 7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D) - as per itinerary Experienced Tour Manager and Driver Modern air-conditioned coach Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

San Diego 



City sightseeing including Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park & Coronado Island Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting)

Sedona  Drive the scenic route through “Red Rock” Country  Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon 

Shop for Native American Jewellery

Grand Canyon  Visit a panoramic viewpoint for photos  Hike along the Canyon rim



Visit Fremont Street

Yosemite National Park 

Visit Yosemite National Park



See Yosemite Falls (seasonal)



Take in panoramic views of Yosemite Valley

San Francisco 

City sightseeing tour including North Beach, Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury



Phoenix

Route 66  Drive along this famous highway

Visit Fisherman's Wharf & Chinatown



Las Vegas



Cross the Golden Gate Bridge





Tour AT&T Park - home to San Francisco’s baseball club the Giants

Tijuana 

Visit Revolucion Avenue for shopping

Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego and Sonoran Desert

Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”

For more details see contiki.com

Hollywood, California


AMERICA

Free Time San Diego • Sea World • San Diego Zoo • Harbor Cruise Phoenix • Hot Air Balloon Ride

Yosemite Nat’l Park

Sedona • Red Rock Jeep Ride Grand Canyon • IMAX Movie • Helicopter Flights Las Vegas • Las Vegas Variety Show

Yosemite Gateway

Mojave Desert Route 66 Las Vegas Grand Canyon

LOS ANGELES Sedona

Sonoran Desert

San Diego Places visited

Phoenix

1 or more nightstops Red rocks of the American West

Itinerary

Tijuana

Say goodbye to the party in the desert and hello to the adventures awaiting you in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Hotel (D)

MEXICO

Days 8-11: Your chance to Ski Lake Tahoe!

Day 1: Los Angeles (Anaheim) to San Diego. Meet up with your Contiki Crew and head south to San Diego. You’ll check out Tijuana in Mexico, on the other side of the world’s busiest border crossing before enjoying the Gaslamp Quarter’s lively nightlife. Hotel (D) Day 2: San Diego. Today discover what “America’s Finest City” has to offer – 70 miles of beaches, a world famous zoo, sailors, surfers, shopping, and not to mention some of the world's finest weather. Hotel (B) Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix. Leave the beach behind and head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. Hotel (B)

Our Dec. 2009 to Mar. 2010 winter departures visit Lake Tahoe, where we offer you the opportunity to ski or board for two full days. See † in date chart opposite for available departures. Hotel (D)(B)(B)

Day 9: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the diverse beauty of this treasured national park, from its mountains and meadows to its waterfalls, wildflowers, and world-famous rock formations, like El Capitan. Hike and bike around (seasonal) to soak it all up. Hotel (B) Day 10: Yosemite Gateway to San Francisco. Head down out of the mountains Refer to contiki.com/la-bay and sightsee the rollicking ‘City by the Bay’. This afternoon the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. From the ‘Valley of the Sun’ journey to the majestic Grand Canyon with a stop in idyllic Sedona, nestled in ‘red-rock country.’ Cabin (B,D) Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or take an optional flight for an up close and personal experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin (B) Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 as you head toward the bright lights of Las Vegas. Hotel (D)

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• Start 7.00am and end approx. 5.00pm

Day 7: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz and glamour as you hang out on the ‘Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s flashiest party hot spots. Hotel (B) Day 8: Las Vegas to Yosemite Gateway.

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• Single rooms available, supplements apply

Get starstruck in L.A.

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Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 39 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 79

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SAN FRANCISCO USA

...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). Here’s a sample:


Yosemite National Park

Grand Northern 25 Days - L2059

Visit 20 States & 2 Canadian provinces

All this included

New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California

 24 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation  22 breakfasts (B) and 12 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

Lawrence River and its “Thousand Islands”  City sightseeing including Yonge

Street, University of Toronto and views of the CN Tower Niagara Falls

Newport  

Visit the yachting capital of the USA See the mansions of the rich & famous

  

Boston 



City sightseeing including Harvard University, Boston Commons & Faneuil Hall



Scenic drive through novelist, Stephen King's home state

Quebec City



Guided walking tour of the “Old City”



Visit a panoramic viewpoint for pictures

Chicago







Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame City sightseeing including Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier & the Chicago River

Badlands National Park 

Walk the Fossil Trail



Visit a panoramic viewpoint for photos



Visit Falls Park

Mt. Rushmore 

Visit Mt. Rushmore National Monument



Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial

Cody

See Soldier Field home to the "Da Bears" Football team



Visit picturesque Old Montreal and the Old Port



Shop the Magnificent Mile

Yellowstone National Park



See Chicago’s famous skyline



Scenic drive through the Park



Visit “Old Faithful” the famous geyser

Drive along the scenic St.



Visit Miller brewer

Spectacular views of Lake Yellowstone, Yellowstone Falls and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone



Wildlife viewing opportunities

Sioux Falls



Milwaukee



 Drive through America's heartland

City sightseeing including Mt. Royal, St Joseph Oratory and the Olympic Stadium

Toronto 

Maid of the Mist boat cruise

Cleveland

Montreal

Stroll the historic Freedom Trail

Maine

Drive through the beautiful Quebec countryside

Madison

Visit Devil's Tower National Monument

Salt Lake City 

Visit Temple Square

Bryce Canyon National Park 

Take in 360˚ views from the rim



Hike one of the trails into the canyon

Grand Canyon North Rim 

Breathtaking views from Bright Angel Point



Hike along the rim of the canyon

Las Vegas 

Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”



Visit Fremont Street


Quebec City

CANADA

Montreal

Toronto

Niagara Falls

Mt. Rushmore Jackson Hole

Maine

Madison Badlands National Park

NEW YORK Sioux Falls

Milwaukee Cleveland

Salt Lake City

Chicago

AMERICA Zion Nat’l Park

Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park Kanab

Las Vegas

Places visited Grand Canyon

1 or more nightstops

LOS ANGELES

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost) Here’s a sample:

Mix & Match

Boston

Why not complete your American experience and see the Southern and Eastern United States as well?

Day 1: New York to Boston. Meet up with your Contiki crew in larger-than-life New York City. Dream about the lifestyles of the rich and famous in Rhode Island on your way to Boston. Hotel (D) Day 2: Boston. Shop at Quincy Marketplace, stop in at the famous ‘Cheers’ bar or check out Boston Commons. There’s plenty to do day and night in this bustling university town. Hotel (B) Day 3: Boston to Quebec City. Today you’ll hit Frenchinfluenced Quebec City, North America’s only walled city. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Quebec City. Get into the vibe of this Europeanflavoured city by checking out its cool cafes and shops. Later party with the hip and fashionable French Canadians! Hotel (B) Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal. Today, it’s all about culturally sophisticated Montreal where you’ll enjoy sightseeing in this charismatic city. Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Montreal. Dive in to the shopping, entertainment, and vibrant nightlife that give

 Architectural Cruise

 Optional Dinner at L'Astral  Jet Boat Ride

see this brochure or contiki.com/eastern-discovery

Itinerary

Chicago

Quebec City Montreal

You could join a Grand Southern or Eastern Discovery tour before your Grand Northern tour. Perhaps explore more of New York before your tour with the New York Explorer? Las Vegas

this place its nickname as ‘Sin City of the North’. Hotel (B)

high-end shopping in the “Windy City”. Hotel (B,D)

Day 7: Montreal to Toronto. Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city. Hotel (B,D)

Day 13: Chicago to Madison. Stop in Milwaukee and tour Miller Brewery, one of the nation’s largest beer brewers, en route to the university town of Madison. Hotel (B,D)

Day 8: Toronto. Visit diverse neighborhoods, maybe catch a baseball game, or zoom to the top of the world’s tallest freestanding structure. Later, tap into the global groove of this city’s nightlife. Hotel Day 9: Niagara Falls Day Trip. See the mighty Niagara Falls and get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (B,D) Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland. Enter the USA, and make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel (B) Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago. Cross the Midwest on your road trip from one lake town to the next, arriving in bustling Chicago. Hotel (B) Day 12: Chicago. Discover cutting-edge architecture, world-class museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining, and

Day 14: Madison to Sioux Falls. Catch the pulse of the true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B,D) Day 15: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore. Journey through the totally unique, lunar-like landscape of Badlands National Park before arriving in the Wild West’s stomping ground. Hotel (B,D) Day 16: Mt. Rushmore. Marvel at iconic Mt. Rushmore and see history in the making at Crazy Horse Memorial. Hotel (B) Day 17: Mt. Rushmore to Cody. Visit the famous monument called Devil’s Tower as you steer toward Cody and the heart of the American West. Hotel (B) Day 18: Cody to Yellowstone. Kick back in this cowboy town or hit the rapids on an optional whitewater rafting trip before you boot scoot to Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Hotel (B,D)

 IMAX

 Trolley Tour

Salt Lake City  Hot Air Balloon

Thousand Islands

Cody

 Boldt Castle Cruise

 Cody Rodeo (Seasonal)

Toronto

 Rafting (Seasonal)

 SkyDome  CN Tower

Las Vegas

Niagara Falls

 Las Vegas Variety Show

 Niagara Helicopters

 Helicopter Flight

Day 19: Yellowstone National Park. Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks – it’s a masterpiece of wilderness, wildlife, and natural wonders. Hotel (B) Day 20: Yellowstone to Salt Lake City. Set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range then stop in the swanky, yet western-styled town of Jackson Hole before arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B) Day 21: Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park. Hike among the bizarrely shaped and richly coloured rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park on the road from Salt Lake City to Kanab. Hotel (B,D) Day 22: Grand Canyon National Park. Day trip to the North Rim: Hike, walk, or simply relax and enjoy this phenomenal natural wonder. Hotel (B) Day 23: Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park. Before partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get back to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) Day 24: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz and glamor as you hang out on the ‘Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s

flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Day 25: Las Vegas to Los Angeles (Anaheim). Journey across the vast Mojave Desert to Anaheim where the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Refer to contiki.com/ grand-northern

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Yellowstone National Park


Monument Valley

Grand Southern 26 Days from L2109 All this included

Visit 22 States

25 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation  19 breakfasts (B) and 14 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box.

California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York



Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Las Vegas  



Evening Illumination tour of the famous Strip

Santa Fe

Visit Fremont Street



Shop for Native American Crafts & Jewellry



Visit the historic Plaza

Route 66 

Drive along this famous highway

Grand Canyon  

Amarillo 

Stop at quirky “Cadillac Ranch” for photos

Visit a panoramic viewpoint for great photo opportunities

Dallas

Hike along the Canyon rim



City sightseeing including Dealy Plaza, Reunion Tower & the Financial District



Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum



Tour Texas Stadium home of the Dallas Cowboys (subject to availability)

Monument Valley 

Tour the Navajo Tribal Park



Stunning drive through Monument Valley



See the Painted Desert Drive the scenic route through the Rocky Mountains

Albuquerque



Tour Elvis’s Graceland Mansion



Visit Beale Street

New Orleans



Tour America’s oldest city



See the Castillo San Marcos

Savannah



Visit the French Quarter

Charleston



Party on Bourbon Street



Pensacola 

Soak up the sun on Pensacola Beach

Orlando 

Transfer to Universal Studios



Visit the Old Town entertainment area



Walk the historic squares



Visit Forsythe Park Visit City Market & King Street

Take the scenic route through the Florida Everglades

Memphis



Visit fashionable South Beach



Cocoa Beach 

Visit Cocoa Beach Pier



Visit the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, Korean and FDR memorials



Visit Arlington National Cemetery; see the changing of the guard & JFK’s gravesite

Annapolis 

Washington DC

Guided tour of the US Naval Academy



Visit historic Richmond, VA

Philadelphia



Evening illumination tour including the Capital



Miami



Building, Washington Monument & White House

Tour Kennedy Space Center

St Augustine

City Sightseeing including Jackson Square, French Market & the Garden District

Sightseeing including downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and Little Havana

City sightseeing including the historic waterfront, Orpheum







Cortez 

Visit quaint Old Town Albuquerque

Theater & the Civil Rights museum

New Orleans

See the Liberty Bell & Independence Hall


NEW YORK Philadelphia Annapolis

Route 66

LOS ANGELES

Monument Cortez Valley

AMERICA

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Mojave Desert

Santa Fe Grand Canyon

Memphis Alburqerque

Little Rock

Amarillo

Charleston

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Savannah

see price panel

Pensacola

Places visited

MEXICO

Dallas

1 or more nightstops

St. Augustine

New Orleans

Cocoa Beach

Orlando

Itinerary

Day 14: New Orleans to Pensacola. Roll through “Sweet Home Alabama” before kicking back in the afternoon on Pensacola’s white, sandy beaches. Hotel (B,D)

Day 1: Los Angeles (Anaheim) to Las Vegas. Meet up with your Contiki crew and head across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Hotel (D)

Day 15: Pensacola to Orlando. Make a pit stop in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capital, before arriving in its entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B,D)

Day 2: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz and glamour as you hang out on the ‘Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s flashiest party hot spots. Hotel (B)

Day 16: Orlando. The fast-paced excitement of Orlando's many theme parks, including Disney World, will keep you hopping all day and night. Hotel (B)

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Cabin (D) Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or take an optional flight for an up close and personal experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin (B) Day 5: Grand Canyon to Cortez via Monument Valley. Monument Valley’s quintessentially ‘Wild West’ landscape offers you unrivaled photo ops before arriving in Cortez, gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Hotel (D) Day 6: Cortez to Albuquerque via Durango. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Durango provides an absolute paradise for adventure seekers before continuing on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo. Explore the exotic mix of Native American and Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe before visiting the quirky “Cadillac Ranch” roadside attraction on your way into “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D) Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas. We’re off to Dallas, where you’ll discover why everything is bigger and better in Texas! Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Dallas. From big cars to big hair to big belt buckles to big attitude – you’ll see it all as you explore this slick city fondly nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B) Day 10: Dallas to Memphis. Stop in Little Rock as you journey through the Deep South to Memphis, the birthplace of blues, rock-nroll, and soul music. Hotel (B,D) Day 11: Memphis. Pay homage to “The King” in Graceland. This afternoon, make a pilgrimage through this musical mecca before rockin’ the night on Beale Street. Hotel (B) Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans. Get set to let the good times roll on a sightseeing tour through swingin’ New Orleans, a fun-spirited city that gave birth to jazz music. Hotel Day 13: New Orleans. Simmer in the warm and soulful culture of “The Big Easy”. On your free day, meander in the French Quarter, feast on Creole cuisine, fall under the spell of voodoo, and come evening, get dancing! Hotel (B)

Day 17: Orlando to Miami via the Everglades. Venture south through the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades, one of the country's most unusual national parks, to the trendy melting-pot of Miami. Hotel (D) Day 18: Miami. Get into the up-tempo groove of this glitzy global city – play on sundrenched beaches, max out the credit card shopping, or star spot in South Beach’s hottest clubs. Hotel (B) Day 19: Miami to Cocoa Beach. Head north along the coast to the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach. Hotel (B) Day 20: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Centre. Touch base with outer-space as you explore Kennedy Space Centre before arriving in picturesque St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D) Day 21: St. Augustine to Savannah. Mill around the cobblestone streets of America’s oldest city before an evening out in the charming and free-spirited Savannah. Hotel (B) Day 22: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston. You’ll see the gracious Old South live on with a stop in hospitable Charleston en route to the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) Day 23: Raleigh to Washington D.C.. Take a break in Richmond, a city steeped in American history, on your way to the nation’s capitol, where you’ll experience an unforgettable illumination tour. Hotel (B,D) Days 24-25: Washington DC. Hustle and bustle for two free days around this distinguished city. You’ll get to see all the famous memorials and monuments as well as choose from an endless menu of fun mustdos, including museums, politics, shopping, sports and nightlife. Hotel (B)(B,D) Day 26: Washington D.C. to New York. Stop in both Annapolis and Philadelphia before seeing the iconic sights of NYC, where the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. *Please Note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm. (B) Refer to contiki.com/grand-southern

The Everglades

Miami

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). Here’s a sample: Las Vegas: Variety Show Grand Canyon: IMAX Movie, Helicopter Flights Durango: River Rafting, Jeep Tours Albuquerque: Hot Air Ballooning, Dallas: Mesquite Rodeo (seasonal) & real Texas BBQ (seasonal) New Orleans: Airboat

Swamp Tour, Mississippi River Cruise, Orlando: Disneyworld Day Pass, Universal Studios Day Pass Miami: Key West Day Trip, Hang Gliding St. Augustine: Ghost Tour Savannah: Pirate's House Dinner, sightseeing tour New York: City Pass

Start in New York It may be more convenient for you to start your tour in New York and finish in Los Angeles. Day 1: New York to Washington D.C. Hotel (D) Days 2-3: Washington D.C. Hotel (B)(B,D) Day 4: Washington D.C. to Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) Day 5: Raleigh to Savannah. Hotel (B) Day 6: Savannah to St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D) Day 7: St. Augustine to Cocoa Beach via Kennedy Space Center. Hotel (B) Day 8: Cocoa Beach to Miami. Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Miami. Hotel (B) Day 10: Miami to Orlando via the Everglades. Hotel (B,D) Day 11: Orlando. Hotel (B) Day 12: Orlando to Pensacola. Hotel (D) Day 13: Pensacola to New Orleans. Hotel

(B) Day 14: New Orleans. Hotel (B) Day 15: New Orleans to Memphis. Hotel (B,D) Day 16: Memphis. Hotel (B) Day 17: Memphis to Dallas. Hotel (D) Day 18: Dallas. Hotel (B) Day 19: Dallas to Amarillo. Hotel (B,D) Day 20: Amarillo to Alburquerque. Hotel (B,D) Day 21: Albuquerque to Cortez. Hotel (D) Day 22: Cortez to the Gand Canyon via Monument Valley. Hotel (B,D) Day 23: Grand Canyon. Cabin Day 24: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D) Day 25: Las Vegas. (B) Hotel Day 26: Las Vegas to Los Angeles (Anaheim).(B)

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2 16 30 14 28 11 18 25 2 16 23 6 20 24 22 19 17 21

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

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23 20 18 15 19

2109 2109 2109 2109 2109

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Peyto Lake

Canada & the Rockies 10 Days from L1119

Mix & Match Why not see the Western States as well? Join a Wild Western or Alaskan Adventure before or after your Canada & the Rockies tour.

All this included 9 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation  4 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box 

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Vancouver  City sightseeing including Gastown, Chinatown & the Stanley Park Totem Poles  Lion’s Gate Bridge Whistler  Drive the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway  Hike a trail at Whistler Kamloops  Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range  See picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lake Mt. Robson  View Mt Robson (weather permitting) Jasper  Visit Jasper National Park  Visit Maligne Lake & Canyon

Columbia Icefield  Spectacular drive along the scenic Icefields Parkway  Walk on the Athabasca Glacier Banff  Visit Banff National Park  Visit beautiful Lake Louise  See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel Calgary (Stampede only)  City sightseeing including Chinatown, Stephens Ave & Downtown Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks  Stops for views of the Spiral Train Tunnels  Visit Roger’s Pass Vernon  Drive through the stunning Okanagan Valley

For more information see page 36 or contiki.com/alaskan-adventure

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1 or more nightstops

Alabasca Glacier

Natural tranquility

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our “Optional Extras” (at extra cost). Here’s a sample: Whistler

Banff

• Paddle Excursion

• Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride

• Whistler/Blackcomb Gondola Jasper

• Rockies Helicopter Flights

• White Water Rafting

• Horseback Ride & Steak Fry

• Maligne Lake Cruise

• ATV Quad bike tour

Rodeo

Calgary Stampede These tours are 12 days long (CRST). Contiki have created these special departures to tie in with the world famous Calgary Stampede. You’ll have 2 nights to be a part of this annual 10-day extravaganza that mixes the thrills of a high-stakes professional rodeo with a host of other fun-filled activities including parades, concerts, dancing, exhibits, fireworks and more. Watch tough cowboys take on superstar stock or be thrilled by the heartstopping action of chuckwagon races. Whatever you do, you’re guaranteed a hand clappin', toe tappin', belly bustin' good time.

Refer to contiki.com/canada-stampede

Itinerary

impressive wildlife at Maligne Canyon & Lake. Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax in the quaint alpine village. Hotel (D)

Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler. Meet up with your Contiki Crew and see the sights in this cosmopolitan city. Later, wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hotel (D)

Day 6: Jasper to Banff. Journey on one of the most scenic highways in the world. Roll onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom designed “Ice Explorer.” Also visit the enchanting Lake Louise Château. Chalets (quad-share) (D)

Day 2: Whistler. North America’s top alpine resort is your playground - exhilarating outdoor activities include ziplining, a stunning gondola ride, canoeing, plus more! Hotel (B) Day 3: Whistler to Kamloops. Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain and lake scenery abound on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) Day 4: Kamloops to Jasper. Stop in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on your way to Jasper, with the chance to opt in for a whitewater rafting adventure. Hotel (B) Day 5: Jasper. You might catch a glimpse of some

Day 7: Banff. Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. There’s so much to offer like four-wheeling adventures, horseback riding, hiking, shopping, and a vibrant night scene! Chalets (quad-share) (B) Day 8: Banff to Vernon. Revel in the rare opportunity to journey through 3 national parks in a single day on your way to Vernon and Canada’s wine country. Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Vernon to Vancouver. Feel the young, hip vibe of this city as you explore its sights, shops and cafes. Enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour and

head out on the town afterwards! Hotel Day 10: Vancouver. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Refer to contiki.com/ canada-rockies

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1 15 7 15 27 3 10 31 21

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North by North East contiki.com/north-east

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Quebec City

L1215

Montreal

More great tours

Toronto Boston Niagra Falls

We've got loads more tours of the USA and Canada to choose from check out contiki.com/northamerica or check out some of our other popular tour itineraries below.

NEW YORK

Cleveland

Chicago

Western Highlights

Best of USA

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LOS ANGELES

AMERICA

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Grand Canyon

San Francisco

Sedona

Las Vegas

Sonoran Desert

San Diego

Phoenix

LOS ANGELES

Tijuana

Alaskan Adventure

Northern Escape

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Yellowstone National Park

Fairbanks

Cody Mt. Rushmore

Jackson Hole

Madison Badlands National Park

Denali N.P.

Salt Lake City

Talkeetna

ANCHORAGE

Alyeska Ski Resort

Zion Nat’l Park

Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park Kanab

Seward

Las Vegas

Homer Grand Canyon LOS ANGELES

Sioux Falls

Milwaukee Chicago


Mexico Ole! Contiki is bursting to announce the release of our brand new destination! All about Mexico: 3 words that perfectly describe Mexico: culture, history and fun! It’s a place that never ceases to amaze travellers. Diversity and long, colourful history incorporate influences from the ancient Mayan civilization, the all – powerful Aztecs and Spanish colonialism – all providing a rich mix that make up today’s Mexico. From the modern metropolis of Mexico City, Contiki’s Mexican tours cover the country’s contrasting landscapes - wind through beautiful mountains and hills, visit deserted beaches, turquoise waters and glitzy resorts on the Pacific coast, explore the lush jungles of the Yucatan, scramble over ancient ruins, and wander through time-warped colonial towns. And it’s not all tacos and burritos! Mexican food is second to none – with a huge range of regional specialties and fresh seafood. Plus to top it off, the people in this country love a good party, which means the club and bar scene is sizzling.

Mexico with Contiki: Contiki has designed it’s 3 touring itineraries in Mexico to combine a balance of the best the country has to offer culture, food, nightlife, shopping, adventure activities, beaches... the list goes on. From cities to resorts and even an island stay, we’ve packed the good stuff in.

Chichen Itza

Travelling with Contiki in Mexico means a slightly more intimate sized group. Of course, you’ll be in the capable hands of our professional and knowledgeable Tour Managers who work with local guides to ensure you get the most out of each spot you visit. And you’ll do it in style in modern, fully equipped coaches with 2 hotel and resort stays – there’s no camping on our trips!

st of Mexic tours ico contiki.c om/mex ico

The low-down on our Mexico destinations Mexico City: a fantastic cosmopolitan city with a strong culture of art and history, a mix of colonial and modern architecture, and world class shopping from boutiques to bazaars Acapulco: located on a beautiful bay, with calm beaches, white sands and an unbeatable nightlife. Morelia: a colonial city, with a reputation for great festivals and traditional artisan crafts. Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo: a picturesque area with a traditional Mexican feel. Ecotourism features strongly as do its gorgeous beaches. Merida: this place is all about food, music and traditional Mayan heritage!

The pre-Hispanic culinary heritage has created a fusion of Spanish, French and Cuban cuisines which is quite unique. Isla Mujeres: known as ‘The Island of Women’ and featuring a temple to the goddess of fertility. Isla Mujeres is a beautiful Caribbean island and snorkelling is world-class. Chichen Itza: this is one of the 7 new wonders of the world, an ancient Mayan capital, and important archaeological site. Cancun: a famous and spectacular beach resort destination on the Caribbean Sea, offering all sorts of watersports and a big nightlife!

So much to do! There’s so many activities to choose from - check some of these out!*

• Go horseback riding and see the wildlife on an eco-kayak tour in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

• Swim with the dolphins, go ziplining or windsurf around Isla Mujeres • Journey into the jungle in a 4WD trip out of Cancun

• Snorkel or parasail in Acapulco • Take in all things green at an eco-theme park in Yucatan * Activities are subject to change without notice - check out tour details at contiki.com/mexico for the most upto-date listing available.

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Gulf of Mexico

Cancun Merida

Mexico City

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Zihuatanejo

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Acapulco

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Cancun

Grande Mexico

Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia. Rich in history and culture, Morelia offers fascinating colonial architecture, picturesque streets and delicious local food. In the evening watch the spectacular illumination of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedral, then hit the streets for a night out on the town. Hotel (B,D)

Itinerary

13 Days from L1145 All this included  

12 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation 13 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager & Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Flights from Mexico City to Merida  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

scene Morelia  Walking tour of the Mexico City Colonial City  City Sightseeing including All these highlights along with city sightseeing  See the illumination of the National Palace, the are included in your tour price! the cathedral Zocalo & Chapultepec Park  Visit the local speciality  Visit the ancient Aztec sweets and handicrafts city Teotihuacan Market  Shop in the colorful

Included Highlights

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Relax and soak up the sun on Playa de Ropa  Laze in the sand and surf 

Acapulco See the death defying cliff divers  Party in the vibrant club 

markets of Xochimilco Merida  Visit the Mayan ruins of Uxmal Chichen Itza  Guided tour of this ancient Mayan temple site Cancun

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). Here’s a sample:





Day 3: Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Explore the modern resort town of Ixtapa or chill in the quaint beach village of Zihuatenajo. The warm waters are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and boat trips. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco. Head to the bright lights and nonstop, 24-hour energy of Acapulco Bay! Watch famous death-defying cliff divers and when the sun sets, tap into the nightlife of Mexico’s ultimate party town. Hotel (B)

Relax on the white sand

Day 5: Acapulco. Get into the local flavour and explore a traditional open air market, relax on a sun-drenched beach, sample mouth-watering seafood, or unleash your adrenaline on a parasailing adventure. Hotel (B)

beaches

Day 6: Acapulco to Mexico City. En route to Mexico City, stop in Taxco, known for its fine silver, and browse through the artisan shops lining cobblestone streets. Hotel (B)

Enjoy the legendary

nightlife

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo • Horseback riding • Kayak tour Acapulco • Sunset cruise • Para sailing Merida • Horse drawn carriage ride Isla Mujeres • Snorkeling • Garrafon Natural Reef Eco Park

Mexican mariachis

Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Journey into the never-ending summer of the Mexican Riviera and kick back in the neighboring beach towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Hotel (B)

Cancun • Jungle tour/Zipline • Xcaret Ecological Park

Day 7: Mexico City. Start the day with an excursion to remarkable ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Then it’s off through “The City of Palaces” where you’ll see a multitude of ancient ruins and colonial-influenced and modern architecture. Later, feast on the city’s urban energy with its sidewalk cafes, bazaars, boutiques, and museums. Hotel (B,D)

Day 8: Mexico City to Merida. Leave behind the charismatic urban colossus of Mexico City and fly to the beautiful white-stone city of Merida. Make a quick trip to Uxmal, with its magnificent ancient pyramids and temples. Then return to Merida for a tour of the city’s superb buildings, palaces and haciendas. Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Merida to Isla Mujeres via Chichen Itza. Take a captivating journey through Mayan history on a guided tour at Chichen Itza – a spectacular ancient ceremonial centre. After lunch, head to the coast, catch a ferry, and touch down on the white-sandy beaches of Isla Mujeres. Hotel (B) Day 10: Isla Mujeres. Fill your day with fun activities like snorkeling tropical reefs, riding a moped around the island, or taking a boat trip to a unique island sanctuary. Hang out in the open-air cafes and stroll the pedestrian streets of this casual, laid-back Caribbean isle. Hotel (B,D) Day 11: Isla Mujeres to Cancun. Leave the little beach island behind and head to modern megaresort of Cancun with its exotic Caribbean splendor, unrivaled shopping and nightlife, and endless outdoor activities. Hotel (B) Day 12: Cancun. Soak up all the action you want today - jet-ski through a jungle lagoon, learn to scuba dive, or day trip to an ecoarcheological park. And for your last night, party in rocking bars and dance clubs ’til the sun comes up. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: Cancun. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Refer to contiki.com/ grande-mexico

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FINLAND Stryn

RUSSIA

Gulf of Bothnia

Elverum

Europe

NORWAY

St Petersburg

Oslo Stockholm

Novgorod

ESTONIA

Volga

SWEDEN Loch Ness

Moscow

Riga

SCOTLAND Glasgow

Velikiye-Luki

LATVIA

Edinburgh

DENMARK Baltic Sea

Copenhagen

N.IRELAND Galway Dublin

BELARUS Elbe

WALES ENGLAND

S.IRELAND Ring of Kerry

York Liverpool

Blarney

NETHERLANDS

Oxford London Dover English Channel

Amsterdam Brussels Calais

Warsaw

Berlin

Rhine

POLAND

GERMANY Dresden

BELGIUM

UKRAINE

Rhine Valley Krakow

Prague Heidelberg

Paris

CZECH REP.

Munich

Vienna

Seine

SLOVAKIA Bratislava

AUSTRIA Loire

Lucerne

FRANCE

French Alps Lyon

Bordeaux

Liechtenstein

Tyrol

SWITZ

Milan Cinque Terre Rhone Monaco Avignon Nice

Verona Venice Pisa

Florence

Siena Assisi

Pamplona

ITALY Rome

PORTUGAL

Barcelona

Madrid

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

HUNGARY SLOVENIA CROATIA

Ibiza Costa del Sol Granada Gibraltar

ROMANIA

Belgrade

Danube

Zadar

BOSNIA

SERBIA

BULGARIA MONTENEGRO Dubrovnik Istanbul MACEDONIA ALBANIA Kavala Gallipoli TURKEY Pompeii Tirana Split

Sorrento Isle of Capri

Valencia

Cordoba

Seville

Budapest

Ljubljana

Po

Bari

Brindisi

GREECE Corfu

Kusadasi Pamukkale

Mykonos Delphi Athens Los Olympia Santorini

Rhodes

Crete

Europe Contiki has been running trips in Europe since 1961 it’s where we started! Since then we’ve taken hundreds of thousands of young travellers from all over the world across this great continent - shown them the sights, introduced them to the locals, and revealed the secrets of the cities and towns we visit. Throughout the years we’ve refined our trips, we’ve added new destinations, new accommodation styles, new ways to travel. Whether you’re looking to visit as

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many different countries as possible, or if your want to take your time to explore one city, country or region in-depth, we’ve got a trip to suit you. This brochure includes a just a sample of the 44 different itineraries we offer in Europe. Have a browse, learn more about our different trip and accommodation styles, then visit our website for a comprehensive list of our European adventures. Visit contiki.com/europe to find out more!


Camping Original From L65/Day Multiple countries

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Concept Unique From L84/Day Multiple countries

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Time Out Hotels From L104/Day Multiple countries In-depth regional

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Prefer it back to basics? A budgetfriendly camping trip should hit the spot. It’s how Contiki started. Stay in new and spacious twin-share tents at wellequipped campsites and stretch your budget a surprisingly looooong way.

Like to mix it up? Keep it simple one night and a little more spectacular the next? Concept Unique gives you a chance to stay in everything from cabins, hostels to hotels, and even a 16th century French chateau.

Looking for total comfort at a great price? Central location? Easy access to the sights? Time Out Hotel tours offer hotels in or close to city centres, excellent facilities and one-off feature hotels.

Camping Tours are the least expensive way to see Europe and include all the sightseeing, free time and extra excursions of other Contiki Tours.

Experience unique European accomodation without breaking the bank.

If you like to be where the action is, our Time Out itineraries are your front row ticket to the very best of Europe. Travelling in style, staying at superior class hotels, there is the option of multicountry tours or those more in-depth.

Helping each other out is very much in the spirit of the Contiki Camping experience with everyone expected to pitch in and help out with preparing meals, cleaning up, shopping for food and setting up tents and cooking facilities. For most people on these tours it's a lot of fun and gives you the chance to get to know your fellow travellers well. All this adds up to make travelling incredibly low cost experience and provides the best sightseeing and value for money. contiki.com/camping

A highlight of every Concept tour is spending time at some of Contiki's exclusive Special Stopovers. You'll feel like a star as you sip wine among the vines at Contiki's centuries-old Château de Cruix in the seductive Beaujolais region of France. In Austria, set against a breath taking alpine panorama is Gasthof Schöneck - Contiki's traditional Austrian Gasthof. You'll get the blood pumping and adrenaline rushing after an afternoon exploring the stunning Tyrolean scenery on a mountain bike. While in Switzerland, in a glacial valley at the foot of the mighty Jungfrau Mountain, is Contiki's picturesque Swiss Chalet. Our team of more than 90 friendly and professional Contiki staff are also on hand at many of these Concept accommodations to help you make the most of your European experience.

Our multi-country itineraries are great particularly if you have more time to discover the magic of Europe. Our In-depth Regional itineraries start and end in major cities across Europe which means you can save time and money by flying direct with international flights as well as low-cost airlines. You'll walk away feeling like a local after you've completely immersed yourself in the culture, local customs, lifestyle and scenery. contiki.com/timeout

contiki.com/concept

Charles Bridge, Prague


Elbe

Ruhr Valley

Dover

DAY 1: London to Paris. Meet your Contiki Crew and see the White Cliffs of Dover. Continue past World War I battlefields to Paris for your first glimpse of this beautiful city. (D)

Rhine Valley

Calais

English Channel St Goar Valley of the Somme Rhine

PRAGUE Danube

HEIDELBERG Seine

Cesky Krumlov

DAY 2: Paris. City sightseeing with the afternoon free to explore Paris. Tonight maybe join us for dinner and a cabaret show. (B)

PARIS VIENNA

Burgundy Region

MUNICH

Loire

DAY 3: Paris to Swiss Alps. Journey past the vineyards and fields of France before arriving in the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D)

Danube

SWISS ALPS

Dolomite Mountains

VENICE

DAY 4: Swiss Alps. Relax in an awe-inspiring valley, maybe enjoy an adventure to the top of the snow covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)

Po Rhone

Bologna Pisa Monaco

DAY 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera. From the mountains of Switzerland to the picturesque coast of the south of France. (B,D)

FLORENCE Adriatic Sea

FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea ROME

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

DAY 6: French Riviera. Shops, beach, maybe spot someone famous. The day is yours to enjoy. Tonight, Monaco and Monte Carlo! (B,D)

Vatican City

21Days Europe Camping

ping m a C r Tou

21 Days from L1145 Plus food fund of L205

DAY 7: French Riviera to Florence. Visit Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Tonight explore the streets of Renaissance Florence. (B,D) DAY 8: Florence. Guided walking tour of the sights of Florence. In your free time explore the shops or visit one of the many museums. (B) DAY 9: Florence to Rome. Through Umbria to Rome for our sightseeing tour. (B) DAY 10: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see the treasures of the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B,D)

DAY 11: Rome to Venice. Across the Apennine Mountains past Bologna, home of spaghetti bolognese, to Venice. (B,D) DAY 12: Venice. Motorboat to the central islands of Venice for sightseeing and a half day free to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B,D)

Europe Camping

Itinerary

AMSTERDAM London

51

Edam

DAY 13: Venice to Vienna. Through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria's city of music - Vienna. (B) DAY 14: Vienna. Morning sightseeing with a half day free to explore, shop or visit one of the great museums. (B,D) DAY 15: Vienna to Prague. Stop in the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov as we pass through Bohemia and make our way to Prague. (B,D) DAY 16: Prague. A full free day to enjoy this medieval city. (B) DAY 17: Prague to Munich. On to Bavaria's lively capital Munich, home to the Oktoberfest. Maybe join us this evening at one of this city's traditional Beer Halls. (B) DAY 18: Munich to Heidelberg. We continue north to the university town of Heidelberg. (B) DAY 19: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Via the Rhine Valley to the Netherlands and its capital, Amsterdam. (B,D) DAY 20: Amsterdam. Full day free to enjoy this vibrant city, visit Anne Frank's House or the Van Gogh Museum. Later, maybe join us for a farewell dinner. (B) DAY 21: Amsterdam to London. Time for farewells as we travel through Belgium and back to Calais for our ferry crossing to England. (B) Refer to contiki.com/camping2

All this included      

20 nights camping 20 breakfasts (B) & 12 dinners (D) included in Food Fund - as per itinerary Experienced, professional Tour Manager, Driver and Supercook Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats Ferry transport as per itinerary Sightseeing as per Included Highlights

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Paris:  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral Swiss Alps:  Scenic drive through the Alps French Riviera:  Visit a French Perfumery  Scenic Drive along the Riviera coast  Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace  Visit a Monte Carlo casino Pisa:  See the Leaning Tower Florence:  Walking tour with a local guide  See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce,

Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria  Florentine leather craft demonstration Rome:  See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica Bologna:  See the famous porticos & two towers Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands  See Piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' Palace  Murano glass-blowing & Burano lacemaking demonstrations

CODE: CCCM SUMMER 2009

Vienna:  See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House  Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Cesky Krumlov:  See the medieval town Prague:  See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square

Start London

End London

L Per Person

Apr-22 Apr-29 May-13 May-20 May-27 Jun-03 Jun-10 Jun-17 Jun-24 Jul-01 Jul-08 Jul-11 Jul-15 Jul-22 Jul-25 Jul-29 Aug-05 Aug-12 Aug-19 Aug-26 Sep-05 Sep-07 Sep-12 Sep-15

May-12 May-19 Jun-02 Jun-09 Jun-16 Jun-23 Jun-30 Jul-07 Jul-14 Jul-21 Jul-28 Jul-31 Aug-04 Aug-11 Aug-14 Aug-18 Aug-25 Sep-01 Sep-08 Sep-15 Sep-25 Sep-27 Oct-02 Oct-05

1145 1145 1175 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229

Compulsory Food Fund: L205 pp

Munich:  See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

A sleeping bag and towel are required for this tour.

Heidelberg:  See the Medieval Castle

• Start 6.45am & end approx. 6.00pm. • Preferred departures exist see contiki.com

Rhine Valley:  Scenic drive along the Rhine River  Visit the riverside town St. Goar

Early Payment Discount

Amsterdam:  See the canals, gable houses and city by night  Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house

6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 65 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w 129


Berlin

European Highlights

pt e c n Co r Tou

14 Days from L999 Plus food fund of L165 All this included        

13 nights accommodation - 1 night in a Contiki Special Stopover, 8 nights in Contiki Villages, 1 night in a Hotel, 3 nights in Youth Hotels 13 breakfast (B) & 7 dinners (D) included in Food Fund - as per itinerary Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver Resident Contiki manager & team at special stopovers Contiki Village representatives Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats Ferry transport as per itinerary Sightseeing as per Included Highlights

Included Highlights Paris:  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral  See Château Fontainebleau Burgundy:  See Chablis, Burgundy and Beaujolais vineyards  Beaujolais wine tasting

Avignon:  Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace French Riviera:  Visit a French Perfumery  Scenic Drive along the Riviera coast  Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace  Visit a Monte Carlo casino Pisa:  See the Leaning Tower

France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Florence:





Brenner Pass:  Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria  Walking tour with a local guide  Florentine leather craft demonstration Rome:  See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands  See Piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs and the Doges' Palace

Murano glass-blowing demonstration

Munich:  See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Rhine Valley:  Scenic drive along the Rhine River  Visit the riverside town St. Goar Amsterdam:  See the canals, gable houses and city by night  Visit a fishing & cheese village  Bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside  Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house


Elbe Edam

Free Time

53

AMSTERDAM London

Europe Concept

Ruhr Valley Dover

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost).

RHINE VALLEY

Calais

English Channel St Goar Valley of the Somme

Parigi: • “Nouvelle Eve” cabaret show Roma: • Guided Imperial tour Venezia: • Gondola ride Monaco: • Bavarian Beerhall Dinner Valle del Reno: • Wine Tasting Amsterdam: • Canal Bike Tour

Rhine

Danube

PARIS

Seine

Fontainebleau

MUNICH Loire Burgundy Region

Tyrol Danube

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

Beaujolais

Brenner Pass

VENICE Po Rhone

Apennine Mountains Pisa

Avignon

FLORENCE Monaco

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Adriatic Sea

FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

ROME Vatican City

Whitewater Rafting

French Riviera

Itinerary DAY 1: London to Paris. Meet your Contiki Crew and see the White Cliffs of Dover. Continue past World War I battlefields to Paris for your first glimpse of this beautiful city. Contiki Village (D) DAY 2: Paris. City sightseeing with the afternoon free to explore Paris. Tonight maybe join us for dinner and a cabaret show. Contiki Village (B) DAY 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Through Burgundy, past Dijon to the Beaujolais vineyards and Contiki's Château. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) DAY 4: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera. Visit Avignon and travel past Cannes, home of the film festival, to the French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) DAY 5: French Riviera. Shops, beach, maybe spot someone famous. The day is yours to enjoy. Tonight, Monaco and Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) DAY 6: French Riviera to Florence. Visit Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Tonight explore the streets of Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) DAY 7: Florence to Rome. Walking tour of Florence and time for shopping. To Rome for

a sightseeing tour and evening in town. Contiki Village (B) DAY 8: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see the treasures of the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. Contiki Village (B,D) DAY 9: Rome to Venice. Across the Apennine Mountains to Venice for an afternoon in this magical city. Contiki Village (B) DAY 10: Venice to Munich. Journey through the Austrian Alps en-route to Munich, home to the Oktoberfest. Youth Hotel (B) DAY 11: Munich to Rhine Valley. Scenic drive along the banks of the Rhine River. Learn how beersteins are crafted and maybe try some Rhine Riesling wine. Hotel (B,D) DAY 12: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Into the Dutch countryside to Edam. First taste of Amsterdam nightlife tonight. Youth Hotel (B,D) DAY 13: Amsterdam. Full day free to enjoy this vibrant city, visit Anne Frank's House or the Van Gogh Museum. Later, maybe join us for a canal cruise. Youth Hotel (B) DAY 14: Amsterdam to London. Time for farewells as we travel through Belgium and back to Calais for our ferry crossing to England. (B) Refer to contiki.com/highlights

CODE: CCPE SUMMER 2009 Start London

End London

L Per Person

Start London

End London

L Per Person

Apr-03 Apr-08 Apr-15 Apr-22 Apr-27 Apr-29 May-03 May-06 May-09 May-13 May-15 May-20 May-23 May-27 May-30 Jun-01 Jun-03 Jun-06 Jun-10 Jun-13 Jun-17 Jun-20 Jun-24 Jun-27 Jul-01 Jul-04 Jul-08

Apr-16 Apr-21 Apr-28 May-05 May-10 May-12 May-16 May-19 May-22 May-26 May-28 Jun-02 Jun-05 Jun-09 Jun-12 Jun-14 Jun-16 Jun-19 Jun-23 Jun-26 Jun-30 Jul-03 Jul-07 Jul-10 Jul-14 Jul-17 Jul-21

999 999 999 999 999 999 1025 1025 1025 1025 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1105 1105 1105

Jul-12 Jul-15 Jul-17 Jul-22 Jul-27 Jul-29 Aug-02 Aug-03 Aug-05 Aug-08 Aug-12 Aug-14 Aug-20 Aug-16 Sep-02 Sep-06 Sep-09 Sep-14 Sep-15 Sep-16 Sep-18 Sep-20 Sep-23 Sep-25

Jul-25 Jul-28 Jul-30 Aug-04 Aug-09 Aug-11 Aug-15 Aug-16 Aug-18 Aug-21 Aug-25 Aug-27 Sep-02 Sep-08 Sep-15 Sep-19 Sep-22 Sep-27 Sep-28 Sep-29 Oct-01 Oct-03 Oct-06 Oct-08

1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079

Compulsory Food Fund: L165 pp A sleeping bag and towel are required for this tour. • Start 6.45am & end approx. 6.30pm. • Preferred departures exist see contiki.com

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w55 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w109


European Horizon contiki.com/horizon

From

L725*

Elbe

AMSTERDAM

10

London Ruhr Valley Dover

Concept Unique

RHINE VALLEY

Calais

English Channel

DAYS

St Goar Valley of the Somme Rhine

More great tours

Danube

PARIS

Seine

MUNICH Burgundy Region

Loire

We've got loads more Concept tours of Europe to choose from check out contiki.com/concept or check out some of our other popular Concept tour itineraries below. Learn more about Concept tours on page 48.

TYROL

Lucerne

Danube Brenner Pass

SWISS ALPS Lake Como

European Experience

European Escapade

contiki.com/experience

contiki.com/escapade

From AMSTERDAM Ruhr Valley

20

Dover

RHINE VALLEY

Calais

English Channel

AMSTERDAM Ruhr Valley

Dover

English Channel St Goar Valley of the Somme

Valley of the Somme

Rhine Rhine

25

RHINE VALLEY

Calais

DAYS

St Goar

L1739*

Edam

London London

From

Elbe

*

L1399

Elbe Edam

Danube

Heidelberg Seine

VENICE

Po Rhone

Seine

Heidelberg

PARIS

PARIS

DAYS

Danube

MUNICH

Fontainebleau

VIENNA

MUNICH

Fontainebleau

Mauthausen Lucerne

Loire Lucerne

Loire

Burgundy Region

TYROL

Burgundy Region

TYROL

Liechtenstein

Danube

Liechtenstein

Beaujolais

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

Danube

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

Brenner Pass

SWISS ALPS

Dolomite Mountains

SWISS ALPS

VENICE VENICE

Po Apennine Mountains

Po Rhone Apennine Mountains

Rhone

Pont du Gard

Pisa

Arles

Pisa

Pyrénées Mountains

FLORENCE

Monaco

FLORENCE

Monaco

Adriatic Sea

FRENCH RIVIERA

Adriatic Sea

FRENCH RIVIERA

Mediterranean Sea ROME

BARCELONA

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

ROME Vatican City

European Contrasts

European Whirl

contiki.com/contrasts

contiki.com/whirl Elbe

From

Edam

London

Ruhr Valley

Dover

RHINE VALLEY

Calais

English Channel

Rhine

PRAGUE Danube Cesky Krumlov

Heidelberg

DAYS

PARIS Fontainebleau

MUNICH

Edam

BERLIN AMSTERDAM Ruhr Valley

Dover

Dresden

English Channel Valley of the Somme

VIENNA

* Tour prices exclude food fund.

Seine

Liechtenstein

Beaujolais

DAYS

RHINE VALLEY

Calais

Rhine

Burgundy Region

18

London

Lucerne

Loire

L1285*

Elbe

29

St Goar Valley of the Somme

Seine

From

L2079*

AMSTERDAM

PRAGUE Danube

PARIS

Danube

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

Burgundy Region

Dolomite Mountains

SWISS ALPS

MUNICH

Loire

VENICE

TYROL

Po

Lucerne Danube

Rhone

Brenner Pass Pisa

FLORENCE

SWISS ALPS Lake Como

Monaco

Po

VENICE

Adriatic Sea

FRENCH RIVIERA

Rhone

Mediterranean Sea

Apennine Mountains

ROME Vatican City Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

FLORENCE

Brindisi

Mediterranean Sea CORFU

Adriatic Sea

ROME Vatican City


Suez Canal

CAIRO

GIZA

Great Pyramids, Giza

SAKKARA

z Sue

Europe Time Out

55

f lf o Gu The Nile

LUXOR

ESNA

Red Sea Places visited

EDFU

1 or more nightstops KOM OMBO

ASWAN

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample:

Egypt & The Nile

ut O e Tim r Tou

8 Days from L809 All this included 

     

2 nights in superior tourist class hotels, 3 nights Nile Cruise, 2 overnight trains in twin-berth sleeper couchette: Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo Accommodation based on twin-share with private facilities. 7 Continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 6 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Egyptian Tour Manager & Driver Coach transfers Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below

The Nile Cruise 

Cruise the Nile on a superb ship featuring luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV and air-conditioning.

Cruise Amenities  

Swimming pool  Sun deck Gift shop  Disco



Restaurant

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

Cairo:  Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum  Shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaar  Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque and Sultan Husan Mosque

Giza:  Guided tour of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx Sakkara:  Visit the Step Pyramid Aswan:  View the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam



Lounge



Bars

 Felucca sailing  See the Botanical Gardens

Kom Ombo:  View the Temple of Two Gods Edfu:  Visit Temple to Horus  Horse and Buggy ride Esna:  Visit the Temple of Khnum Luxor:  Guided tour through the Valley of Kings  See the Colossos of Memnon  Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

Aswan: Simbel



Temple of Ramses II at Abu

Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride Giza:



Pyramid Sound and Light Show

DAY 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor. Sailing and visit to the Temple of Edfu. (B,L,D)

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive Cairo. Meet your fellow travellers tonight in the hotel at 7pm.

DAY 6: Luxor to Cairo. We visit the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Karnak. Then we board our overnight train to Cairo. (B,D)

DAY 2: Cairo to Aswan. Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, then to Giza to see the Pyramids. (B,D)

DAY 7: Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid and Citadel before free time for bargain hunting in the bazaar. (B,D)

DAY 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan. Sightseeing and free time to explore. (B,L,D)

DAY 8: Depart Cairo. Time for farewells as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

DAY 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu. A chance to visit Abu Simbel before sailing to Edfu via Kom Ombo. (B,L,D)

Please note: For your convenience, days 1 and 8 have been structured to allow you to start and finish the tour without requiring extra nights of accommodation.

Refer to contiki.com/egypt

CODE: BBEG SUMMER 2009

CODE: WTEG WINTER 09/10

Start Cairo

End Cairo

Start Cairo

End Cairo

Mar-21 Mar-28 Apr-04 Apr-11 Apr-18 Apr-25 May-02 May-09 May-16 May-23 May-30 Jun-06 Jun-13 Jun-20 Jun-27 Jul-04 Jul-11 Jul-18 Jul-25 Aug-01 Aug-08 Aug-15 Aug-22 Aug-29 Sep-05 Sep-12 Sep-19 Sep-26 Oct-03

Mar-28 Apr-04 Apr-11 Apr-18 Apr-25 May-02 May-09 May-16 May-23 May-30 Jun-06 Jun-13 Jun-20 Jun-27 Jul-04 Jul-11 Jul-18 Jul-25 Aug-01 Aug-08 Aug-15 Aug-22 Aug-29 Sep-05 Sep-12 Sep-19 Sep-26 Oct-03 Oct-10

Oct-17 Oct-24 Oct-31 Nov-14 Nov-28 Dec-12 Dec-18 Dec-26 Jan-02 Jan-09 Jan-16 Jan-23 Feb-06 Feb-20 Mar-06 Mar-20

Oct-24 Oct-31 Nov-07 Nov-21 Dec-05 Dec-19 Dec-26 Jan-02 Jan-09 Jan-15 Jan-23 Jan-30 Feb-13 Feb-27 Mar-13 Mar-27

L Per Person 815 815 815 815 815 815 835 835 859 859 859 859 859 859 859 879 879 879 879 879 879 859 859 859 859 859 859 859 859

L Per Person 845 845 845 845 845 845 855 855 855 855 855 809 809 809 809 825

• Start 7.00pm & end approx. 8.00am. BBEG: Single room supplement: L249. WTEG: Single room supplement: L245.

Early Payment Discount BBEG 6/12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w45/w89 WTEG 6/12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w39/w79


Places visited 1 or more nightstops

WARSAW Elbe

BERLIN

CZESTOCHOWA DRESDEN

AUSCHWITZ

KRAKOW

Rhine

PRAGUE Danube

BANSKA BYSTRICA

VIENNA BUDAPEST Danube

Eastern Europe

Eastern Road

ut O e Tim r Tou

Choose to end your tour in Warsaw or Berlin

12 Days from L1245 All this included       

11 nights in superior tourist class hotels Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities 11 Continental breakfasts (B) and 5 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

Berlin:  See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, historic Reichstag building and the remains of the Berlin Wall



Dresden:  Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 and known as the ‘Florence of the north’

Prague:  Walking tour with local guide  See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge and

See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House and Frauenkirche church

CODE: BBRH SUMMER 2009 Start Berlin

End Berlin

Apr-25 May-02 May-09 May-16 May-23 May-30 Jun-06 Jun-13 Jun-20 Jun-27 Jul-04 Jul-06

May-06 May-13 May-20 May-27 Jun-03 Jun-10 Jun-17 Jun-24 Jul-01 Jul-08 Jul-15 Jul-17

L Per Person

Start Berlin

End Berlin

L Per Person

1245 1279 1279 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1339 1339

Jul-11 Jul-18 Jul-20 Jul-25 Aug-01 Aug-08 Aug-15 Aug-22 Aug-29 Sep-05 Sep-12 Sep-19

Jul-22 Jul-29 Jul-31 Aug-05 Aug-12 Aug-19 Aug-26 Sep-02 Sep-09 Sep-16 Sep-23 Sep-30

1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309 1309

• Single room supplement: L319. • 5% Triple share reduction. • Start 6.00pm & end Warsaw approx. 8.00am or Berlin approx 7.00pm. Please specify when booking whether you want to end your tour in Warsaw or Berlin. • Preferred departures exist see contiki.com

Wenceslas Square

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w65 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w129

see the black obelisk

Vienna:  See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the State Opera House  Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

Krakow:  Guided sightseeing of the Cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill  Entrance and guided tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Budapest:  Guided sightseeing to see Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge and Fisherman's Bastion

Warsaw:  Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John's Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Chopin's park and the Warsaw Ghetto

Banská Bystrica:  Visit the town square and

Refer to: contiki.com/eastern-road

Czestochowa:  See the monastery at Jasna Gora


Europe Time Out

57

Danube

VENICE Po APENNINE MOUNTAINS

PISA

FLORENCE Adriatic Sea CORSICA

ROME VATICAN CITY

SARDINIA

Florence

Italian Espresso

ut O e Tim r Tou

Pisa

Choose to end your tour in Venice or Rome

8 Days from L805 All this included       

7 nights in superior tourist class hotels Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities 7 Continental breakfasts (B) and 3 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below

Included Highlights



Florentine leather craft demonstration

Venice:

All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!



Private motorboat to the historic islands

Rome:

Florence:





Evening walking tour





See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Walking tour with a local guide

See Piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs and the Doges' palace



See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria



Murano glass-blowing & Burano lace-making demonstrations

Vatican City: 

See St. Peter's Basilica

Refer to: contiki.com/italianespresso

CODE: BBHI SUMMER 2009

CODE: WWHI WINTER 09/10

Start Rome

End Rome

L Per Person

Start Rome

End Rome

L Per Person

Mar-28 Apr-11 Apr-18 May-02 May-09 May-16 May-23 May-30 Jun-02 Jun-06 Jun-13 Jun-20 Jun-27 Jun-30 Jul-04 Jul-07 Jul-11 Jul-14 Jul-18 Jul-21 Jul-25 Aug-01 Aug-08 Aug-15 Aug-22 Aug-29 Sep-05 Sep-12 Sep-15 Sep-19 Sep-26 Oct-03 Oct-10

Apr-04 Apr-18 Apr-25 May-09 May-16 May-23 May-30 Jun-06 Jun-09 Jun-13 Jun-20 Jun-27 Jul-04 Jul-07 Jul-11 Jul-14 Jul-18 Jul-21 Jul-25 Jul-28 Aug-01 Aug-08 Aug-15 Aug-22 Aug-29 Sep-05 Sep-12 Sep-19 Sep-22 Sep-26 Oct-03 Oct-10 Oct-17

1009 1009 1009 1035 1035 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1059 1009

Oct-24 Nov-14 Nov-28 Dec-12 Dec-19 Dec-27 Dec-29 Jan-02 Jan-09 Jan-23 Feb-13 Feb-27 Mar-06 Mar-20

Oct-31 Nov-21 Dec-05 Dec-19 Dec-26 Jan-03 Jan-05 Jan-09 Jan-16 Jan-30 Feb-20 Mar-06 Mar-13 Mar-27

839 829 829 829 855 855 855 855 855 805 805 805 805 819

• Preferred departures exist see contiki.com BBHI: • Single room supplement: L309. • 5% Triple share reduction. • Start 6.00pm & end approx. 8.00am. WWHI: • Single room supplement: L255. • 5% Triple share reduction. • Start 6.00pm & end approx. 8.00am.

Early Payment Discount BBHI 6/12MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w55/w109 WWHI 6/12MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w39/w79


Florence

Florence

European Discovery 12 Days from L1179

Visit 8 countries

All this included        

11 nights in superior tourist class hotels Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities 11 continental breakfasts (B) and 6 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats Ferry transport as per itinerary Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Amsterdam  See the canals, gable houses and city by night

Tyrol  See this picturesque area, famous for adventure sports

Rhine Valley  Scenic drive along the Rhine River  Visit the riverside town St. Goar

Brenner Pass

Munich  See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz  Visit a beerhall



Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

Venice  Private motorboat to the historic islands  See Piazza San Marco, Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s palace &

St. Mark's Square  Murano glassblowing demonstration Rome  See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Vatican City  See St. Peter's Basilica Florence  Walking tour with a local guide  See the Duomo,

Out e m Ti r Tou



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

Moulin Rouge, Paris

Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

Lucerne  See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Burgundy  See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards Paris  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral  Visit a French Perfumery

Amsterdam


Elbe

Free Time

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LONDON

Europe Time Out

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample:

AMSTERDAM

RUHR VALLEY DOVER

RHINE VALLEY

CALAIS

English Channel VALLEY OF THE SOMME

Amsterdam  Evening Canal Cruise Rhine Valley  Wine Tasting Tyrol  White Water Rafting Venice  Gondola Ride Rome  Guided Imperial Rome Tour Florence  Nightclub Swiss Alps  Cog railway & Cable Car to the top of a Swiss mountain Lucerne  Evening Lake Cruise Paris  Famous Parisian Cabaret Show & Dinner

Rhine

Danube

PARIS

Seine

MUNICH BURGUNDY REGION

LUCERNE Loire

TYROL Danube SWISS ALPS

BRENNER PASS

LAKE COMO

VENICE Po Rhone

APENNINE MOUNTAINS

FLORENCE Adriatic Sea Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

ROME VATICAN CITY

CODE: WWHW WINTER 09/10

CODE: BBHD SUMMER 2009

Swiss Alps

Itinerary DAY 1: London to Amsterdam. Meet your Contiki Crew and see the White Cliffs of Dover. Travel through Belgium to the Netherlands and the lively city of Amsterdam. (D) DAY 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Free time to visit Anne Frank's house or the Van Gogh Museum. Later a chance to try some Rhine Riesling wine. (B,D) DAY 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Learn how beersteins are crafted. To Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. (B) DAY 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Into the Austrian Alps and on to a picturesque Tyrolean village. (B,D) DAY 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Scenic drive across the Brenner Pass into Italy. Motorboat to the central islands of Venice for sightseeing and free time to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B) DAY 6: Venice to Rome. Through Tuscany and Umbria to Rome for our sightseeing tour. (B) DAY 7: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see the treasures of the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B,D) DAY 8: Rome to Florence. Through the Tuscan countryside to Florence for our guided walking tour and free time to shop or visit one of the famous museums. (B) DAY 9: Florence to Lucerne. Scenic drive past Milan and Lake Como to Lucerne, in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 10: Lucerne to Paris. Through Burgundy, past Dijon's vineyards, to Paris for your first glimpse of this beautiful city. (B,D) DAY 11: Paris. City sightseeing this morning with the afternoon free to explore Paris. Tonight maybe join us for dinner and a cabaret show. (B) DAY 12: Paris to London. Travel north past World War I battlefields to Calais and our ferry crossing to England. (B) Refer to contiki.com/discovery

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End London

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Start London

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Start London

End London

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Mar-26 Apr-02 Apr-04 Apr-11 Apr-16 Apr-18 Apr-25 Apr-28 Apr-30 May-02 May-05 May-07 May-09 May-12 May-14 May-16 May-19 May-21 May-23 May-26 May-27 May-28 May-30 May-31 Jun-02 Jun-04 Jun-06 Jun-09 Jun-11 Jun-13 Jun-14 Jun-18 Jun-20 Jun-21 Jun-23 Jun-24 Jun-25 Jun-27 Jun-28 Jul-01 Jul-02 Jul-04 Jul-05 Jul-07

Apr-06 Apr-13 Apr-15 Apr-22 Apr-27 Apr-29 May-06 May-09 May-11 May-13 May-16 May-18 May-20 May-23 May-25 May-27 May-30 Jun-01 Jun-03 Jun-06 Jun-07 Jun-08 Jun-10 Jun-11 Jun-13 Jun-15 Jun-17 Jun-20 Jun-22 Jun-24 Jun-25 Jun-29 Jul-01 Jul-02 Jul-04 Jul-05 Jul-06 Jul-08 Jul-09 Jul-12 Jul-13 Jul-15 Jul-16 Jul-18

1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485

Jul-09 Jul-11 Jul-14 Jul-16 Jul-18 Jul-19 Jul-21 Jul-23 Jul-25 Jul-26 Jul-28 Jul-30 Aug-01 Aug-02 Aug-04 Aug-06 Aug-09 Aug-11 Aug-15 Aug-18 Aug-20 Aug-22 Aug-25 Aug-29 Sep-03 Sep-05 Sep-10 Sep-12 Sep-13 Sep-15 Sep-17 Sep-19 Sep-20 Sep-22 Sep-23 Sep-24 Sep-26 Sep-27 Sep-29 Oct-01 Oct-03 Oct-08 Oct-10 Oct-15

Jul-20 Jul-22 Jul-25 Jul-27 Jul-29 Jul-30 Aug-01 Aug-03 Aug-05 Aug-06 Aug-08 Aug-10 Aug-12 Aug-13 Aug-15 Aug-17 Aug-20 Aug-22 Aug-26 Aug-29 Aug-31 Sep-02 Sep-05 Sep-09 Sep-14 Sep-16 Sep-21 Sep-23 Sep-24 Sep-26 Sep-28 Sep-30 Oct-01 Oct-03 Oct-04 Oct-05 Oct-07 Oct-08 Oct-10 Oct-12 Oct-14 Oct-19 Oct-21 Oct-26

1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1395 1395

Oct-18 Oct-20 Oct-25 Oct-27 Nov-03 Nov-10 Nov-17 Nov-22 Nov-24 Nov-26 Nov-29 Dec-03 Dec-06 Dec-08 Dec-10 Dec-13 Dec-15 Dec-17 Dec-19 Dec-21 Dec-23 Dec-25 Dec-27 Dec-29 Dec-31 Jan-02 Jan-04 Jan-06 Jan-08 Jan-10 Jan-12 Jan-17 Jan-19 Jan-26 Jan-28 Jan-31 Feb-02 Feb-09 Feb-16 Feb-21 Feb-23 Feb-28 Mar-02 Mar-09 Mar-14 Mar-16 Mar-18 Mar-21

Oct-29 Oct-31 Nov-05 Nov-07 Nov-14 Nov-21 Nov-28 Dec-03 Dec-05 Dec-07 Dec-10 Dec-14 Dec-17 Dec-19 Dec-21 Dec-24 Dec-26 Dec-28 Dec-30 Jan-01 Jan-03 Jan-05 Jan-07 Jan-09 Jan-11 Jan-13 Jan-15 Jan-17 Jan-19 Jan-21 Jan-23 Jan-28 Jan-30 Feb-06 Feb-08 Feb-11 Feb-13 Feb-20 Feb-27 Mar-04 Mar-06 Mar-11 Mar-13 Mar-20 Mar-25 Mar-27 Mar-29 Apr-01

1235 1235 1235 1235 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1205 1205 1205 1205

• Preferred departures exist see contiki.com BBHD:

WWHW:

• • • • • • •

Single room supplement: w359. 5% Triple share reduction. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm. Single room supplement: w305. 5% Triple share reduction. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced by 1 night in Innsbruck.

Early Payment Discount BBHD 6/12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w69/w139 WWHI 6/12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w59/w119


St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Russia & the Baltic Choose between the 14 day tour starting in Riga or the 11 day tour starting in Moscow.

ut O e Tim r Tou

14 Days from L1785

Visit 4 countries

All this included

Latvia, Russia, Finland, Sweden

     

12 nights accommodation in superior tourist class hotels and 1 overnight Baltic cruise boat 13 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) as per itinerary Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Local guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below

Getting to Riga or Moscow

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Riga:  See the Powder Tower, Riga Castle and the Doma Cathedral - the largest church in the Baltic states Velikiye-Luki:  See the city that was known as ‘Little Stalingrad’ after a battle in World War II Moscow:  Guided tour of the Kremlin  Visit Red Square and see Lenin’s Mausoleum and St. Basil’s domed Cathedral  Travel on the Moscow metro  See a performance by the Moscow Circus

Klin:  See Tchaikovsky’s house Novgorod:  Guided tour of the old town  See the Millennium Bell Petrodvorets:  Visit the garden and see the fountains of the Tsars’ Summer Palace St. Petersburg:  Guided tour of the Hermitage  See the St. Peter and St. Paul Fortress  See the Church of the Spilt Blood and the Admiralty Vyborg:  Orientation of the town

Why not add Scandinavia? See contiki.com/scandinavia

We realise that your time is valuable whilst you're travelling so our Russian tour begins in Riga or Moscow, and ends in Stockholm.

Helsinki:  See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium and Senate Square  Visit the Church of the Rock Stockholm:  See Gamla Stan (the old town) and the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace

Getting to Riga or Moscow couldn't be easier. For Riga you can choose from low cost carriers, such as www.ryanair.com and www.airbaltic.com, who fly from London and offer budget priced flights often at incredibly low prices. Moscow is serviced by www.airbaltic.com From Stockholm you can choose from many low cost carriers such as www.ryanair.com or www.airbaltic.com for discount flights. Book early to get the best prices. Or schedule your international flights in to Riga or Moscow and out of Stockholm.


VYBORG

Gulf of Bothnia ST PETERSBURG

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PETRODVORETS

Europe Time Out

HELSINKI

TALLINN

NOVGOROD

STOCKHOLM

Baltic Sea

Volga

VELIKIYE-LUKI KLIN

RIGA

MOSCOW Places visited 1 or more nightstops

The Kremlin, Moscow

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive Riga. Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers. (D) DAY 2: Riga. Morning sightseeing then explore the historic centre of Riga, a World Heritage sight. Take in the famous art nouveau architecture. (B) DAY 3: Riga to Velikiye-Luki. Cross the border into Russia to Velikiye-Luki, the sight of a major World War Two battle in 1942-43. (B,D) DAY 4: Velikiye-Luki to Moscow. To Moscow, the city that shaped many important events during the 20th Century. (B,D) DAYS 5-6: Moscow. City sightseeing with a local guide and experience the Moscow Metro. Plenty of time over the two days to explore this amazing city. (B)(B,D) DAY 7: Moscow to Novgorod. North to Novgorod to discover the fortified town. (B,D)

DAY 8: Novgorod to St. Petersburg. Visit Petrodvorets en-route to St. Petersburg. (B,D) DAY 9: St. Petersburg. Sightseeing with a local guide, including a visit to the Hermitage Museum followed by free time. (B) DAY 10: St. Petersburg to Helsinki. Visit Vyborg then across the border into Finland. Later enjoy Helsinki on a sightseeing tour. (B,D) DAY 11: Helsinki. A free day to enjoy this port city. Maybe visit Estonia's capital Tallinn for the day. (B)

Visit 3 countries Russia, Finland, Sweden

All this included 

 

9 nights accommodation in superior tourist class hotels & 1 overnight Baltic cruise boat. 10 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) as per itinerary. Transfer from Moscow airport to hotel.

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample: Moscow:

Guided tour of the Military & Missile Museum



St. Petersburg: Helsinki:





Russian Ballet

Day trip to Tallinn, Estonia via Hydrofoil

Stockholm:



Tour of the Town Hall and Nobel Prize Banquet Room

DAY 12: Helsinki to Stockholm. Further free time this morning, then relax aboard the picturesque "Thousand Island" overnight cruise to Sweden. (B) DAY 13: Stockholm. Morning sightseeing tour then free time to enjoy this beautiful city. Wander the old town and maybe visit the Vasa museum. (B,D) DAY 14: Depart Stockholm. Time to say farewell to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: For your convenience, days 1 and 14 have been structured to allow you to start and finish the tour without requiring extra nights of accommodation.

Refer to contiki.com/russia14

OR start in Moscow 11 Days from L1449

Free Time

Included Highlights Refer to the Included Highlights on contiki.com.

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive Moscow. You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers. (D) For Days 2-11 please see itinerary days 5-14 above. Refer to contiki.com/russia11

Moscow

CODE: BBRU SUMMER 2009

CODE: BBUR SUMMER 2009

Start Riga

End Stockholm

Start Moscow

End Stockholm

May-11 May-18 May-25 Jun-01 Jun-08 Jun-15 Jun-22 Jun-29 Jul-06 Jul-13 Jul-20 Jul-27 Aug-03 Aug-10 Aug-17 Aug-24 Aug-31 Sep-14 Sep-28

May-24 May-31 Jun-07 Jun-14 Jun-21 Jun-28 Jul-05 Jul-12 Jul-19 Jul-26 Aug-02 Aug-09 Aug-16 Aug-23 Aug-30 Sep-06 Sep-13 Sep-27 Oct-11

May-14 May-21 May-28 Jun-04 Jun-11 Jun-18 Jun-25 Jul-02 Jul-09 Jul-16 Jul-23 Jul-30 Aug-06 Aug-13 Aug-20 Aug-27 Sep-03 Sep-17 Oct-01

May-24 May-31 Jun-07 Jun-14 Jun-21 Jun-28 Jul-05 Jul-12 Jul-19 Jul-26 Aug-02 Aug-09 Aug-16 Aug-23 Aug-30 Sep-06 Sep-13 Sep-27 Oct-11

y Per Person 1785 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1875 1875 1875 1875 1875 1875 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829

• Preferred departures exist see contiki.com • Single room supplement BBRU: w449.

NB: Please provide your flight arrival and airport details for transfers.

• Single room supplement BBUR: w365.

Refer to “All This Included” on contiki.com for additional inclusions.

• Start 6.00pm & end approx. 8.00am.

• 5% Triple share reduction.

y Per Person 1449 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1485

Early Payment Discount BBRU 6/12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w89/w179 BBUR 6/12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w75/w149


Tower Bridge, London

Great Britain & Southern Ireland 15 Days from L1615

Visit 4 countries England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland

All this included        

14 nights in superior tourist class hotels Accommodation based on twin-share with private facilities 14 breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D) - as per itinerary Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats Ferry transport as per itinerary Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below

Included Highlights



All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! London:  See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London & Westminster Abbey Windsor:  See Windsor Castle Oxford:  Visit the University town York:  Walking tour of the city  See York Minster

ut O e Tim r Tou

Northumberland National Park:  See Hadrian's Wall

Visit Loch Ness and Loch Lomond (winter departures may take a different route depending on weather)



Visit and tour a whisky distillery (subject to availability)



See Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain

Edinburgh:  See Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile

Gretna Green:  Entrance to Museum and take part in an historic wedding ceremony

Scottish Highlands:  Scenic drives including the Whisky Trail and Royal Deeside

Liverpool:  See the famous sights of The Beatles on a Magical Mystery Tour with our local guide

Edinburgh Castle

Chester:  Visit the Tudor town Wales:  Scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park  Llanfairpwllgwyngyll - visit the town with the longest name in the UK Dublin:  Visit to Kilmainham Gaol  See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square and St. Stephen's Green Galway:  See this old fishing town Cliffs of Moher:  See the Cliffs

Killarney:  Scenic drive on the Ring of Kerry  See Killarney National Park Blarney:  Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone Cobh:  Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic Midleton:  Guided tour of Jameson’s Whisky distillery Cashel:  See the Rock of Cashel Kilkenny:  See Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral


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Free Time

LOCH NESS

HIGHLANDS

BEN NEVIS

Dublin: Guinness Brewery Storehouse visit Killarney:  Horse-drawn cart ride in the National Park

North Sea

LOCH LOMOND



GLASGOW

EDINBURGH HADRIAN’S WALL

CLIFFS OF MOHER

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DUBLIN Scottish Highlands

NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARK

GRETNA GREEN

Se a

York:  Ghost Walking Tour Edinburgh:  Scottish Evening with Bag-pipes & Haggis Scottish Highlands:  Cruise on a scenic “Loch”

1 or more nightstops

Europe Time Out

Places visited

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample:

LIVERPOOL YORK

GALWAY HOLYHEAD

KILLARNEY BLARNEY

CHESTER

KILKENNY CORK

RING OF KERRY

OXFORD WINDSOR LONDON

English Channel

Seine

Itinerary DAY 1: London to Oxford. Meet your Contiki Crew and enjoy a driving tour of London sights. Free time in Windsor and Oxford. (D)

DAY 9: Dublin to Galway. Sightseeing in Dublin then on to Galway. (B) DAY 10: Galway. A full day free to enjoy this beautiful area. (B,D)

DAY 2: Oxford to York. Through the Peak District to York for free time to explore. (B,D)

DAY 11: Galway to Killarney. Visit the amazing Cliffs of Moher before travelling to Killarney for free time. (B,D)

DAY 3: York to Edinburgh. Stop at Hadrian's Wall. Scenic drive to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. (B,D)

DAY 12: Killarney to Cork. Drive the Ring of Kerry, then free time at Blarney and Cork. (B,D)

DAY 4: Edinburgh. Sightseeing with an afternoon free to explore. (B)

DAY 13: Cork to Kilkenny. Visit Cobh and Midleton. Travel past the Rock of Cashel en-route to Kilkenny where you can see the castle and cathedral. (B)

DAY 5: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands. Scenic drive to the beautiful Highlands. (B,D) DAY 6: Scottish Highlands to Glasgow. Via Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, to Loch Ness, Loch Lomond and Glasgow. (B) DAY 7: Glasgow to Liverpool. To the border town of Gretna Green, then past the Lake District with free time to enjoy Liverpool. (B) Killarney

Loire

DAY 8: Liverpool to Dublin. Visit Chester, then through Wales to board our ferry to Dublin. (B,D)

DAY 14: Kilkenny to Dublin. Return to the capital for time to enjoy the many sights and famous nightlife. (B) DAY 15: Dublin to London. Ferry crossing to Wales. Scenic drive back to London. (B) Refer to contiki.com/britain-ireland

Guinness Brewery

CODE: BBUK SUMMER 2009 Start London

End London

y Per Person

Start London

End London

y Per Person

Mar-26 Apr-02 Apr-09 Apr-16 Apr-23 Apr-30 May-07 May-14 May-21 May-28 Jun-04 Jun-11 Jun-18 Jun-22 * Jun-25 Jun-29 * Jul-02

Apr-09 Apr-16 Apr-23 Apr-20 Apr-20 May-07 May-14 May-21 May-28 Jun-04 Jun-11 Jun-18 Jul-02 Jul-06 Jul-09 Jul-13 Jul-16

1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1659 1659 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1739

Jul-06 * Jul-09 Jul-13 * Jul-16 Jul-23 Jul-30 Aug-03 * Aug-06 Aug-10 * Aug-13 Aug-20 Aug-24 * Aug-27 Sep-03 Sep-10 Sep-17 Sep-24 Oct-01

Jul-20 Jul-23 Jul-27 Jul-30 Aug-06 Aug-13 Aug-17 Aug-20 Aug-24 Aug-27 Sep-03 Sep-07 Sep-10 Sep-17 Sep-24 Oct-01 Oct-08 Oct-15

1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699

NB: This tour is a combination tour where clients who have booked the Great Britain section only return to London on Day 8 and those who have booked the Southern Ireland only section join on Day 8.

• Preferred departures exist see contiki.com • Single room supplement: €419. * The itinerary for these tours will be Dublin 1 night, Galway 2 nights, Killarney 2 nights, Cork 1 night, Dublin 1 night. • Please book using the code BBUKR. Start 7.30am & end approx. 8.00pm.

Early Payment Discount 6 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w85 12 MONTH DISCOUNT SAVE w169


Louis Hellenic Cruises Aegean Classic 6 days

ut O e Tim r Tou KUSADASI

ATHENS MYKONOS

including 4 day cruise

PATMOS

RHODES

6 Days from L485

SANTORINI Places visited 1 or more nightstops

CRETE

plus port taxes & gratuities L105 All this included      

4 nights on board a cruise ship based on your choice of quad or twin-share Please refer to “About Louis Hellenic Cruises” for further information 1 night in a superior tourist class hotel 5 Buffet breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D) & 4 suppers (S) - as per itinerary Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below On board representative

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Athens:  Visit the famous Plaka area Mykonos:  Visit Mykonos town Kusadasi:  Visit the local bazaar Patmos:  See the Monastery of St. John Rhodes:  See the fortified town Crete:  Visit Heraklion town Santorini:  Visit Fira town  See the spectacular volcanic islands

Free Time ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). Here’s a sample: Kusadasi:  Guided tour of the ancient ruins of Ephesus Patmos:  Guided tour to the Monastery of St. John Rhodes:  Tour of Acropolis of Lindos and Rhodes Town Athens:  Typical Greek taverna meal in famous Plaka area  Sightseeing tour including the Acropolis

Itinerary 4 DAY CRUISE - peformed by various ships DAY 1: Arrive Athens. Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Representative and fellow travellers. Maybe join us for dinner in the Plaka district. DAY 2: Athens to Mykonos. Cruise to Mykonos for sightseeing. (B,L,D,S) DAY 3: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. Morning in Kusadasi. Sail to Patmos for the afternoon. (B,L,D,S) DAY 4: Cruising to Rhodes. Full day to explore the island, home to the Colossus of Rhodes. (B,L,D,S) DAY 5: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Morning in Heraklion. Sail to Santorini for the afternoon. (B,L,D,S) DAY 6: Arrival into Athens. Transfer into central Athens where your tour ends. Maybe join us for a sightseeing tour of Athens to see the Acropolis. (B) Please note: For your convenience, days 1 and 6 have been structured to allow you to start and finish the tour without requiring extra nights of accommodation.

Refer to contiki.com/aegean

CODE: 6CGS SUMMER 2009 Start Athens Mar-08 Mar-15 Mar-22 Mar-29 Apr-05 Apr-12 Apr-19 Apr-26 May-03 May-10 May-17 May-24 May-31 Jun-07 Jun-14 Jun-21 Jun-28 Jul-05 Jul-12 Jul-19 Jul-26 Aug-02 Aug-09 Aug-16 Aug-23 Aug-30 Sep-06 Sep-13 Sep-20 Sep-27 Oct-04 Oct-11 Oct-18 Oct-25 Nov-01 Nov-08

End Athens Mar-13 Mar-20 Mar-27 Apr-03 Apr-10 Apr-17 Apr-24 May-01 May-08 May-15 May-22 May-29 Jun-05 Jun-12 Jun-19 Jun-26 Jul-03 Jul-10 Jul-17 Jul-24 Jul-31 Aug-07 Aug-14 Aug-21 Aug-28 Sep-04 Sep-11 Sep-18 Sep-25 Oct-02 Oct-09 Oct-16 Oct-23 Oct-30 Nov-06 Nov-13

Quad Out Quad In Twin Out Twin In yPP yPP yPP yPP 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 619 619 619 619 619 619 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 595 595 595 595 595

485 485 485 485 485 485 485 485 485 485 495 495 495 495 495 495 495 505 505 505 505 505 505 495 495 495 495 495 495 495 495 485 485 485 485 485

725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 759 759 759 759 759 759 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 725 725 725 725 725

619 619 619 619 619 619 619 619 619 619 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 649 649 649 649 649 649 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 619 619 619 619 619

• Inside cabin single supplement on twin price: y75. • Outside cabin single supplement on twin price: y85. Booking code 6CGS0. • Port taxes & gratuities: y105. • Start 7.00pm & end approx. 12.00pm. NB: If you require a Schengen visa for this tour it must be a multi-entry visa. • When booking twin-share for this tour both passengers must book at the same time.


65 Europe Time Out

Amsterdam to Barcelona contiki.com/amsterdam-barcelona From

Elbe

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EDAM

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AMSTERDAM

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CHAMPAGNE REGION Rhine

Seine

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Loire

We've got loads more Timeout tours of Europe to choose from - check out contiki.com/timeout or check out some of our other popular Timeout tour itineraries below. Learn more about Timeout tours on page 48.

Danube SWISS ALPS

CHAMONIX Po Rhone

PYRENEES MOUNTAINS

MONACO

FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

BARCELONA

Med Highlights

Spanish Spree

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AVIGNON

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GRANADA Mediterranean Sea ROME

COSTA DEL SOL

VATICAN CITY

COSTA BLANCA

GIBRALTAR

BARCELONA MADRID

Spotlight on Greece contiki.com/greece

Simply Italy From

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European Inspiration

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VENICE BOLOGNA APENNINE MOUNTAINS

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LAKE GARDA VERONA Po LA SPEZIA

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Elbe

DAYS

EDAM

DAYS

BERLIN

AMSTERDAM

Adriatic Sea

PATMOS MYKONOS

L1689 19

CORSICA

ROME

LONDON

VATICAN CITY POMPEII

SANTORINI CRETE

ISLE OF CAPRI

SARDINIA

DOVER

DRESDEN

CALAIS

SORRENTO

English Channel VALLEY OF THE SOMME Rhine

Seine

Berlin, Prague + Vienna contiki.com/berlin-vienna

PRAGUE Danube

PARIS MUNICH BURGUNDY REGION

Croatian Sailing

LUCERNE

Loire

TYROL

contiki.com/croatian-sailing

SWISS ALPS

Da BRENNER PASS LAKE COMO

DRESDEN

Rhine

From

From

BERLIN

PRAGUE Danube KUTNA HORA

VIENNA

L895 9

DAYS

CROATIA

L885 8

Rhone

FLORENCE PISA

Adriatic Sea

Bosnia

SPLIT 1 1 MAKARSKA

HVAR 1 1 KORCULA

Adriatic Sea

VENICE

Po

DAYS

ZULJANA 1 2 DUBROVNIK

Mediterranean Sea ROME VATICAN CITY


Questions & Answers Answers to frequently asked questions & things you should know optional excursions available on your tour. Your FREE* Contiki Document Wallet will be sent to you with your travel documents. It’s a safe place for your tickets and passports, something you’ll want to keep and use again. *Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki Document Wallet

How much money do I need?

Paris

What’s Included?

What’s Not Included?

• Coach transport, ferry crossings and air transfers as specified on tour pages • Accommodation and meals as detailed on individual tour pages • Sightseeing and admission fees as shown under “Included Highlights” on tour pages • Experienced Contiki crew (with exception of Sydney Scene and Auckland Scene)

• Personal expense money • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees • Some meals, as detailed on individual tour pages • Optional excursions and activities such as white water rafting, gondola rides, hot air ballooning etc • Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees other than those specified under ‘Included Highlights’ on tour pages

Am I expected to tip on tour? Every country in the world has different tipping policies, 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.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, you’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Traveller’s Guide’ – and information book about your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details and costs or all

Traveller’s cheques in small denominations are the safest way to carry your personal spending money. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to some attractions and evening entertainment. A full list of the optional excursions/activities available & approximate costs is available at www.contiki.com and will also be sent to you with your travel documents. Please do not depend solely on a credit/debit card for cash.

What should I pack? Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear and ‘smart casual’ for dining and those special evenings on the town. Remember that early or later in the season you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/anorak. Please note that casinos do not allow jeans or denim clothes. A pair of comfortable walking shows is essential. For further details, please refer to your ‘Traveller’s Guide’ information book.

Baggage Allowance Baggage is restricted to a maximum size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs), plus one small hand/day bag that can go on to the coach with you. No external metal frame backpacks please, their bulky shape makes coach packing difficult. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. On Concept and Camping Tours in Europe you’ll need a sleeping bag and towel, which can be purchases from Contiki in London if necessary. On tours which include Flotilla Sailing a small bag suitable for the extremely limited luggage space is required. Your regular luggage will be stored during this time. Baggage is carried at owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your tour includes a flight you are also subject to airline baggage restrictions.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to print (January 2009) 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 any medication that you may require en route, eg. antihistamines, antibiotics.

Departure Points All tours in this brochure depart from one of the hotels mentioned on page 64. Tours usually depart at 7:00am but check your itinerary for specific details. Please check at the reception desk of your departure hotel for details of when and where to meet with your group. Refer to your Contiki ‘Traveller’s Guide’ book for details of pre-departure gettogethers and tour departure times.

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962. It is a matter of law that tour operators must fully protect their clients’ funds under regulations specified by the European Community Package Travel Directive. We confirm that Contiki is fully complying with the law, therefore your monies are fully protected.

Brochure Authenticity We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given and literature produced by Contiki has been complied with care and is published in good faith. Sometimes, because of circumstances outside out 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.

Travel Insurance You must be adequately insured for your Contiki holiday. You must 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.


The following Booking Conditions, have to the extent possible, been based on the UK interpretation of the European Community Package Travel Directive. 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 made between you and Contiki Tours International Ltd., Bermuda only upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 5th September 2008. No surcharge in respect of costs or currency fluctuations will be made within 30 days of the commencement of the land content of any holiday or once payment of the deposit of your land tour has been received. The price of your travel arrangements can be varied due to changes in transportation costs such as fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline cost changes which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator or organiser. Also government action such as changes in taxes or any other government imposed changes and currency changes in relation to an exchange rate variation. In the case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges, will be absorbed or retained. For larger variations this 2% will still be absorbed for increases but not retained from refunds. In either case there will be an administration charge of w2.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you may cancel your travel arrangements and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. Whether you cancel or not you will also be entitled, on the terms set out in respect of major changes in clause 3.3 below, to accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements from us if we are able to do so. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. 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. Where cancellation is necessary, a minimum period of 45 days notice will be given by us unless the circumstances leading to the cancellation were beyond our reasonable control. 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 cost of any other travel arrangements affected due to cancellation or the rescheduling of any holiday. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (January 2009) 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. Any money paid to a travel agent where land arrangements and a flight are booked together is held by the travel agent on behalf of Contiki at all times. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of w100, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from your home country, must be submitted to Contiki within 7 days in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of w100 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 the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki.When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before 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 departure from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 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 More than 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days: 30% 7-1 days: 50% Day of departure: 100% Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the 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 or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. In the USA, Canada, Australia & N. Zealand cancellation within 45 days of the first nights accommodation incurs cancellation charges equal to one nights' accommodation. 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 you may do so subject to availability and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of w25 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 resort booking within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value, in which case a w25 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take. 5.2 Contiki’s holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki holiday are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a Contiki staff member. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. You will need to discuss your requirements at the time of booking in order to make your own decision as to the suitability of the holiday taking into account your individual medical conditions or physical disability. 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, plus other modes of

transportation and various 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. Many of the countries we visit have virtually no special facilities for handicapped persons. 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 or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 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 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 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 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. If you do not write within 42 days, your rights under this contract may be affected. 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 Bermudan 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 joining a Contiki holiday. 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. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE: Airfares to and from your holiday destination (unless you have booked a tour and fly package), airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to 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. Enrolment 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 4.3 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 January 2009 to March 2010 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The Australia programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Limited. The New Zealand programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Limited, The America programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki US Holdings Inc. The Europe programmes are operated by Contiki Travel (Europe) Ltd., Piquet House. St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, with the exception of the Great Britain and Southern Ireland tours which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Limited.The principle operator of the Croatian Island Cruising product is Katarina Lines. Their terms and condtions apply (available on request). DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.)

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

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1. 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 Contiki tour (see contiki.com for details). 2. At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a non-refundable deposit of x100 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. 3. Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. 4. You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. 5. We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure. IMPORTANT: By paying the x100 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 67, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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Group Bookings

Email: contiki.geneva@bookttcuk.com

If you're planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia and 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 in 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!

Internet: contiki.com

Trade Only Reservations Tel: 0041 22 929 9216 Fax: 0041 22 929 9210

Special Interest Groups If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Department in Europe, America, Australia or 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.

Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin. Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki ® is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd., Bermuda. © Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Printed in the UK.

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