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1. Gaudiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architecture, hip streets and a beach too, Barcelona, Spain @msknielsen 2. Dubrovnik, Croatia, @katekanariov

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USA & CANADA 1. See the natural beauty in your own backyard at the Grand Canyon, USA @amyscotttt 2. Washington D.C, @dannieevee

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AFRICA 1. See graceful giraffes at a Giraffe Centre, Nairobi @kjunkuhn 2. Pyramids, Egypt, @lawrahh95 3. Chobe, Botswana, @emmymatilda_ 2 1

L AT I N A M E R I C A 1. See a volcano rise up from the flat plains around it, Peru @amy_mac417 2. Sloth, Costa Rica, @lanngr 3. Machu Picchu, Peru, @lifewithandy1

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ASIA & INDIA 1. Meet the adorable elephants at the Elephant Haven sanctuary, Kanchanaburi, Thailand @travelholicfrolic 2. Li River, China @kimberleyblakee 3

3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia, @my.return.ticket

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EVERY ONE OF OUR TRIPS HAS A UNIQUE HASHTAG

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Find them on each trip page and let past Contiki travelers inspire your next adventure.

ASIA

NEW ZEALAND 1. Feel like a giant at the home of the hobbits, Hobbiton, New Zealand @lawrah95 2. Bay of Islands, @brittanie 3. Old Coach Railway, @bethyjohnso

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1. View life with rose-colored glasses in the Red Center of Australia @go_with_clo 2. Cape Tribulation, @chlolinds 3. Lake McKenzie, @joshglasspool

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T HE 1 C O N T IKI DIFFERENCE

REAL EXPERIENCES All of the icons, the things you can only do with Contiki and a few unexpected surprises along the way. Our experiences are designed around you. Do as many or as little as you like. Your trip, your rules. See more on p.12.

We know you need the essentials included (like lots of WiFi), but we also know you need more than that. You want accommodations that aren’t just comfortable but are also part of the adventure. You’re looking for experiences you might not be able to find on your own. We know you’re after local insights and support – someone who’s done it all before and who gives tried and tested advice.

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With this in mind, our secret formula isn’t so secret after all. In actual fact, it comes down to 5 key ingredients which make all the difference. Others may do some things well, we do all of these better.

THE BEST TEAM You know that person, who’s traveled everywhere and just knows what’s good? That’s our team. Bursting with equal amounts of local insight and infectious enthusiasm, our team are at the top of their game and know how to deliver the goods. See more on p.11.

CONTIKI MANAGER SHANNON, TAJ MAHAL, @_SHANN._

GONDOLA RIDE, VENICE, ITALY, @STEPHCEBALLOS

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EAT LOCAL Cooking classes, local family run restaurants and immersive dining experiences that will see you eating in locals’ homes – just a taste of what we do with food. We’ve taste tested (just to be sure) all in pursuit of foodie excellence. See more on p.14.

TACOS CARNITAS, MEXICO, @REBECCAOFTHEWORLD


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UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION So, so important to us. We own our own properties in Europe, we’ve partnered with some of the coolest hostel brands in the world, we’ve found the comfiest hotels available, and unique local accommodations. We’ve done the research, now it’s your turn to enjoy it all. See more on p.10.

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We’re committed to sustainable tourism and treading lightly. Check out contiki.com/contikicares and our partners, treadright.org.

AND (OF COURSE) CONTIKI’S CHATEAU DE CRUIX, BEUAJOLAIS REGION, FRANCE @SABRINA_MERKL

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AWESOME PEOPLE And finally, you – you’re the final ingredient. Being exclusively for 18-35 year olds means you’ll meet people from all over the world who just get you. Laughter, adventure and new friendships all guaranteed. Check out instagram.com/contiki.

SKY TOWER SKYWALK, AUCKLAND @EMILYLOU

LOADS OF FREE TIME All of our trips include loads of free time each day to make your experience entirely your own.

WIFI Stay connected to the world every step of the way; on our coaches, at our properties & at most hotels.

COMFY TRANSPORTATION Our coaches are sleek, sexy & efficient, plus we include some internal flights & local transportation to make the journey half the fun. NO COMPULSORY TIPPING No hidden costs here; tip what you like, when you like & only if you like.


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Travel experiences created with you in mind.

TAJ MAHAL, INDIA @_SHANN._

DISCOVERER

Our different travel styles are all about giving you choice. Differentiated by how many places you want to visit and how much you want included in the price, it means you know exactly what you’re getting when you travel with us. No matter the style, every trip with us delivers value without compromise.

MACHU PICCHU, PERU @GABYCHAUDRI

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SEE IT ALL, DO IT ALL

GO LOC AL See more of each destination on our most popular travel style, with a wide range of experiences included, spending your nights in comfy, centrally located accommodations. Travel like this in Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, USA & Canada.

DESTINATIONS Experience many countries and cultures all on one trip

EXPERIENCES

Culturally rich, food-centric and getting under the skin of a particular country or region, with nights spent in cozy accommodations close to the action. Travel like this in Africa & the Middle East, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Latin America & USA & Canada.

Visit the must sees, plus lots of \Zgmfbll^qi^kb^g\^lbg\en]^] in the cost of your trip

ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels, hostels, Special Stays, & lodges all close to the action

FOOD Breakfast included most days. Local restaurant meals included, with lots of cultural foodie experiences, like wine tastings and cooking lessons

SMALL GROUPS Smaller groups, between 10 - 30 people max, are available on our In-Depth Explorer and Discoverer trips. You’ll have the same amazing experience, go even more local & still meet a group of amazing travelers from around the world. Look for the callout on the trip pages.


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Keep it cozy. Available in Asia, New Zealand, Europe & USA & Canada

Sleep under the stars. Exclusive to Europe

PARIS, FRANCE, @CHLOEIBBOTSON

ICONIC ESSENTIALS STRETC H YOUR BUDGET

DESTINATIONS Explore one region or country in-depth

EXPERIENCES Lots of included local experiences, centered around cultural immersion

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Explore Europe with only the essentials included to keep costs down. Customize your trip with Free Time Add-Ons and sleep in accommodations that are simple, unique and super fun. Travel like this exclusively in Europe.

DESTINATIONS Experience many countries and cultures all on one trip

EXPERIENCES Just the essentials included, visiting all the icons you came to see

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VIA HOSTEL, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

WASHINGTON PARK HOTEL, MIAMI, USA

KINGS HOTEL SPECIAL STAY, NEW ZEALAND

AMAZON JUNGLE LODGE, SPECIAL STAY, PERU

CHARM CHUREE, BEACH RESORT, THAILAND

WHITSUNDAYS SAILBOAT, AUSTRALIA


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AROUND When it comes to transportation, think comfy & half the fun of the journey. In Europe, USA & Canada, and New Zealand you can rely on our fleet of state-of-the-art coaches. In Asia, Latin America, Australia and Africa we’re all about included internal flights, airconditioned mini-coaches and going local - think enjoying 360-degree views in an open-top Safari vehicle or witnessing mountain vistas on a scenic train ride. No matter where you travel with us, you’ll be whizzed from A to B in comfort and style.

LONGTAIL BOAT, THAILAND

BULLET TRAIN, JAPAN

CONTIKI COACH, AUSTRIA MINI-COACH, INDIA

INTERNAL FLIGHTS

T R AV E L W I T H THESE GUYS Professional, insightful and always ready to go, our expert team are the ones who’ll bring your trip to life. Our highly trained Trip Managers, Drivers, Englishspeaking Local Guides and On-Site Teams on 8 sites across Europe will deliver all the knowledge, support and fun times you could want, every step of the way. Read on to meet some of them.

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Trip Manager, Asia @contiki.elle

Trip Manager, USA @contikichar

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Trip Manager, Latin America @exploreish

Trip Manager, Australia @chlolinds

HIS LOCAL INSIGHTS WILL BLOW EXPECTATIONS OUT THE WATER

KNOWS MORE ABOUT ICE CREAM THAN BEN & JERRY, CONSIDERS VEGEMITE ON TOAST A COMPLETE MEAL

Trip Manager, Europe @gum_boot

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EXPERIENCES WITH NO REGRETS Make every moment count –– that’s what our experiences are all about. Travel is about the places you visit, but it’s what you do in that destination that really makes the difference. This is your moment: you want to be amazed; you want to connect to a culture; you want to do things you never even knew you could do. This is what we had in mind when we designed our experiences. Iconic, unique and unexpected, take your pick and create a trip that’s bespoke to you and your budget. We split experiences into two groups – No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS These experiences are included in the cost of your trip, and they’re the ones you just can’t afford to miss. Because if wine tasting in Tuscany or laying eyes on real-life pandas in China aren’t essentials, then we don’t know what is.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS If you want to fill your free time with memorable experiences, take a pick from our menu of AddOns. These are our awesome optional extras that are available to buy while you’re on your trip.

Look out for the No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons icons on trip pages to see what you will experience on each trip.

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The icons. THE THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS. You’re off to see the world, so damn right you want to check off the big ticket items, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, the Taj Mahal, and instagram jealousy-inducing snaps of the Grand Canyon and Machu Picchu. We’ll show you them all but with a Contiki twist, like skipping the 1000 person deep queue, or giving you insider access for the ultimate view.

Live out LOTR dreams at Hobbiton, New Zealand Surf’s up dude. Try your hand at surfing in Coff’s Harbour, Australia Soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik They don’t, and you won’t forget meeting the elephants at Sai Yok Elephant Haven, Thailand Play with perspective on the vast salt plains of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia Wave to the guardian of NYC: the Statue of Liberty, USA

#NOREGRETS: 1. @hannagregg, Trevi fountain, Rome; 2. @vinnymadonia, Great Wall of China; 3. @Lifewithandy1, Machu Picchu, Peru 4. @charliecummins12, Las Vegas, USA 5. @jenbobz88; Sydney harbour, Australia 6. @anne_clubb, Auckland, New Zealand


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FREE TIME We’re always organizing fun things for you to do, but we know that your free time is important. This is the time for you and your friends to get off the beaten path and hunt down those out-of-the-way experiences. All of our trips include loads of free time each day, giving you the freedom to do things your way.

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The unique.

The unexpected.

THE THINGS YOU ONLY GET WITH CONTIKI.

THE THINGS THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU.

Tapping into the local culture of where we visit is what we pride ourselves on and our experiences reflect this. Cooking classes, locally guided walks, street art tours, and even dining with locals in their own homes are just some of the unique experiences we have to offer and you can only get them with us.

With us, expect the unexpected. Who knew you’d be the one leading the plate smashing in Athens’ Plaka district dinner, soaring over Teotihuacan Pyramids in a hot air balloon in Mexico, or cracking a whip in New Zealand? We did. We do heaps of things we know you’ll love. Let us surprise you.

Il Pallagio wine tasting in a Tuscan castle, Tuscany Meet adorable Kiwi birds at The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, New Zealand Swim in a cenote (a sinkhole) in the jungle in Mexico Keep your arms and legs inside on a crocodile airboat tour, USA Authentic Spanish food on a local’s rooftop with Eatwith, Seville Soar over the sacred site of Uluru in a helicopter, Australia

Try your hand at playing Polo in Argentina See the stars reflected in the grass at the Field of Lights, Uluru, Australia Zoom around & taste local flavors on a Tuk-Tuk street food tour, Thailand Crack a whip & meet the animals on a southern country farm experience, New Zealand Glacier hiking on top of the world at snowy Jungfrau, Switzerland

Important: Free Time Add-On activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasion, for some of the activities, travelers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our Add-Ons can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.


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If you agree that to travel is to eat, you’ve come to the right place. Foodie friends, welcome to Munch. Munch is our food philosophy and sums up everything to do with food on Contiki: –– It’s breakfast every day (or most days in some regions), plus a handful of included lunches and dinners at local (and super cute) restaurants –– It’s our eclectic range of foodie-centric Free Time Add-On experiences, that you won’t be able to resist

–– It’s our highly trained Trip Managers, obsessed with foodie culture, and ready to go with their Little Black Book of foodie haunts in every destination you visit. –– And it’s the menus we’ve crafted with a MasterChef judge, for all of our Special Stays in Europe. Traditional French cassoulet, Austrian schnitzels, topped off with homemade éclairs.

–– It’s our immersive dining experiences, some courtesy of Eatwith, that will have you dining in the homes of locals

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Available in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, USA & Canada. Trip Manager Char at Fhk^ghl<n[Z%FbZfb%NL:9\hgmbdb\aZk

I think Moreno’s Cuba is undoubtedly the coolest spot we dine at in Miami. It’s a charming throwback to Old Havana speakeasies - all rustic wood, hanging lanterns and good vibes. The restaurant was opened by Latin Grammy winner Jorge Moreno, and serves seriously authentic Cuban food based on his grandmother’s proudest recipes. My recommendation? Grab the imperial rice and anything from their famed mojito menu. It’ll be the best cocktail of your life.

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Market foods, Penang, Malaysia @nat.asia Greek salad, Athens, Greece @rachelstorey


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an Italian antipasti of meats and cheeses. For the main, I do a homemade tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce, cooked for 20 hours, followed up with tiramisu. And of course, Aperol Spritz or Italian wine on the side. I’ve lived in Milan for more than 10 years so I’m full of tips for people looking to see a different, more local side to the city. Ask me anything!

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When I travel, I love an experience that gives back while I’m at it. Eat My Cake is the perfect example. It isn’t just a place to grab a delicious traditional French baguette or sweet treat (although it really nails that). It’s also a social enterprise that’s helping empower local women who have been victims of domestic violence. Behind the beautiful little French façade of this café is a place that employs women

from the local community who come from disadvantaged backgrounds; victims of domestic violence whose husbands are no longer around to support them. The cheesecake is hands down my favorite item on the menu: you don’t find a lot of dairy products in India, because many people are lactose intolerant, so to find a real, proper French cheesecake is the best thing!

#MUNCH 1 Pasta, NYC, USA, @eatingupwiththehannashians

4 Locally made icecream, Belize @ecurbeoz

2 Octopus, Eatwith Spain @caity_manks

5 Cupcake at Eat My Cake, India @shruti

3 Hutong Lunch with Local Family, China

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Ouch - that was more expensive that I thought, and a little further out than I expected.. Oh well. US$85

Super central hotel, dropped off at the door, kicking back with free WiFI, in my comfy room. included

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Ok, where to go? Uhm.. ahh, was there a cafe around the corner? Or was that just a bar..? Better check online.. US$14

Right downstairs, super easy, mostly just get excited about today’s activities while I enjoy the buffet. included

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What was the name of the metro stop again?

Coach at the front door - bags packed, ready to go! included

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Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, ChampsÉlysées.. where to start. I don’t know if I’ll have time to fit all these in... I’ll have to come back to Paris. US$54

Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, ChampsÉlysées... I’ve seen it all! Plus that cafe we went to was so delicious, good tip from the Trip Manager! included FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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Been dreaming of the Moulin Rouge! Shame we only got tickets at the back, and wow, didn’t realize it was so pricey. I think the metro’s closed..better get a cab. US$173+ US$23

Been dreaming of the Moulin Rouge! Pre-booked, dropped off at the door, front row, exclusive seats with all my new friends! What a night!! US$113 TOTAL WITH CONTIKI US$152 PER DAY PLUS MOULIN ROUGE US$265 PER DAY INCL. MOULIN ROUGE

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The facts: All discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice. All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, national park fees, permits, extra accommodations, any applicable food funds and Free Time Add-Ons). Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from the start or end your trip. You can combine the Contiki+ discount (past traveler) and the multi trip discount (2nd trip discount) with group discounts (Book Together) on trips of 7 days or longer. Multiple discounts are added incrementally and not as a total amount off the gross price. It is possible to use a Contiki+ discount (past traveler) with a multi-trip discount on the same booking, however only one 5% discount will be applied per trip. Group discounts (‘Book Together’) are available on all trips & are based on the land portion of the trip. *The 5% multi-trip discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two (or more) trips, please contact Contiki or your Travel Agent to apply relevant discounts when booking your trip. **Triple share only available on In-Depth Explorer and Discoverer trips in selected regions, see contiki.com/deals for more information. Price comparison based on exchange rates as at 11/21/2018.


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Y OU ’ RE O N LY YOU N G O N C E We’re not alone in the belief that being young and traveling the world is the best relationship since wine and cheese. When you travel with us, you’re welcomed into our family – The Travel Corporation. These are the guys who have taught us everything we know; they’ve shown us that passion is everything, sustainability is key (learn all about it at Contiki.com/ contikicares), incredible service is what sets you apart, and that every trip and every travel experience should be nothing less than extraordinary.

The fact that our sister brands let you experience the world in the same way we do; with wide eyes, youthful optimism, and the knowledge that travel is an experience best shared with friends. If you haven’t found the perfect trip with Contiki, one, if not several, of our unique and award winning sister brands are sure to be a match to your travel type.

C HOOSE YO U R A DV E N T U R E

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The best thing about our family?

U BY U N I WO RL D

B U SABOU T

H AGGIS ADV ENTU RES

Redefining river cruising for the young and young at heart.

Giving you freedom of choice to create your own adventure.

The wild child of Scottish adventures.

I had never even considered seeing Europe on a river cruise but after traveling with @UbyUniworld, I don’t think I will travel any other way.

I really enjoyed the @busabout. official style of travel and especially loved all the optional stops. They were little gems hidden within this amazing continent. It is a great way to meet new people, and have the benefit of traveling with others, even if you’re solo.

If you want to get the full Scottish experience, meet incredible people from around the world and have the best guides you should totally book with these guys. I did the 10 day tour and had a blast and ended up feeling Scottish.

Anna - U.K.

Avishag - Israel

Konnor - Australia

S H AM ROC KER ADV ENTU RES

Fan-feckin-tastic tours of Ireland We saw some of the most beautiful sights I have ever laid eyes upon, stayed in fantastic hostels/hotels, experienced the nightlife in Irish pubs, listened to gorgeous music and made some wonderful new friends. I am so grateful to Shamrocker Adventures for making my trip exceptional! Davie - Australia

UBYUNIWORLD.COM #TRAVELFORU

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It’s Europe, so we’ve covered the iconic things; the best views of the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon in Rome, and the Eastside gallery on the Berlin wall. But we’ve got unique things too, like yoga at our 16th Century Château in France, and even some unexpected things, like the serenity of the Geiranger Fjord, Norway, or the gorgeously colorful UNESCO listed Burano, near Venice.

GLACIER WALKS, ICELAND, @THURSTON.ADAM

VIEW FROM MONTPARNASSE, PARIS, FRANCE @KIRSTENGASTON

DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN, CROATIA @KATEKANARIOV

KRKA FALLS, CROATIA @OCEAN_BEC

THE COLOSSEUM, ROME, ITALY @SEA_GREENE


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sleep in comfort In Europe, where you stay is part of the experience, like the French Château, or the Austrian Gasthof that we own. Plus we’ve partnered with the coolest hostel brands on the continent, and we’ve hunted down the comfiest 3 & 4-star hotels, just for you.

CONTIKI’S OWN GASTHOF SHÖNECK, HOPFGARTEN, AUSTRIA @CONTIKI

SEAFOOD PASTA, MONTENEGRO

the best team

GREEK SALAD, ATHENS, GREECE

Our highly trained team are there to support you from the get go. We’ve got Trip Managers and Drivers on hand 24/7, expert Local Guides for the local lowdown, and our On-Site Teams at all of our properties.

TRIP MANAGER ZAC, SANTORINI @FOLLOWTHYFRO

eat local Eating your way around Europe is the only way to do it. We’ve got you sorted with breakfast included every day. Then, it’s local restaurants, immersive dining experiences with our partners Eatwith (rooftop dining at a local’s home in Seville anyone?) & our MasterChef trained Contiki Chefs at all of our properties across Europe. Don’t blame us if you need to loosen your belt. Or do, you’re welcome.


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DISCOVERER

EUROPEAN MAGIC 10 8

9 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

9 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

13 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided bike tour of Munich (summer departures only) • Private motorboat to the historic islands of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Wine Tasting, St Goar F Austria at Altitude, Innsbruck F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

VENICE, ITALY @sprinkleofsof

MUNICH, GERMANY @victoriafarrance

PARIS, FRANCE @briana333

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND @danny_khoa

SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND @whatkristacaptures


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#EUMAGIC

ENGLAND

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

1

AMSTERDAM GERMANY

1

LONDON

1

Dover BELGIUM

Calais

RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH @kaylamareedooley

PARIS

2

ChampsElysées Burgundy Region

8 countries, 10 days and endless bucketlist hotspots - this is how you hit the European highlights without hanging around. Glide through the canals of Venice, breathe in Paris from the Eiffel Tower, explore the glory of the Swiss Alps and let loose in Amsterdam - all in just over a week. Now that’s magic.

FRANCE

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

1

LUCERNE 1 SWITZ Swiss Alps

Chapel Bridge

Lake Como

Nightstops

MUNICH AUSTRIA Innsbruck

Brenner Pass

2 Canals & gondolas ITALY

VENICE ADRIATIC SEA

Optional end city MEDITERRANEAN SEA

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Taste riesling and eiswein in the wine tasting region of Sankt Goar, Germany

Take a cable car for up Nordkette Mountain for some unforgettable panoramas

Witness the breathtaking Tyrol mountain range, Austria

Go to the famous parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge, Paris

See the famed Rialto Bridge, Venice

Cruise the Venetian canals in a private gondola, Venice

Amazing trip, great Trip Manager and Driver. The trip included so many iconic locations, great Free Time Add On activities, really good nightlife and was such an incredible experience! Daniel Giosserano


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#EUDISCOVERY

DISCOVERER

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 13 9

12 NIGHTS

16 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS

COUNTRIES

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

11 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Discover hidden Venice with our local specialist • Gelato in Rome – on us • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Whitewater Rafting, Tyrol (summer only) F Tuscan Evening, Florence F Cabaret Show & Dinner, Paris

MUNICH @pira.gram

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND @_amyjayne_

ROME, ITALY @emmahmetcalf-spam

TYROL, AUSTRIA @davidobson

MUNICH, GERMANY @maalips


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NETHERLANDS

NORTH SEA

1

LONDON

1 AMSTERDAM

RHINE

Dover Calais

1 VALLEY

BELGIUM

GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

VENICE @kirstengaston

PARIS

2

Louvre Burgundy Region

Ready for the beginning of your sweet love affair with Europe? We’ll discover Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Munich, Venice & Florence, flirting with many more places along the way. By the time you get back to London you’ll be completely smitten, and ready for a second fling.

#EUDISCOVERY

ENGLAND

FRANCE

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops Optional end city

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

1 TYROL

SWITZ Innsbruck

1

LUCERNE Lake Como Giotto’s Bell Tower

FLORENCE 1

1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains ITALY

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ADRIATIC SEA

Trevi Fountain

2 ROME

Vatican City

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Soak up Rome’s humbling historical highlights with your Trip Manager

Cruise the Venetian canals in a private gondola, Venice

Take a romantic drive through the streets of Paris on an exclusive moonlit tour

Experience enthralling white water rafting in the Austrian Tyrol (summer only)

Cycle through the heart of Munich with a Local Guide

Move with the Parisian cabaret at a quintessential cabaret dinner and show, Paris

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#EUHORIZON

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

EUROPEAN HORIZON 11 8

10 NIGHTS

15 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS

COUNTRIES

Special Stays: 1 night Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights Swiss Chalet. 1 night Contiki Village, 4 nights hotel & 2 nights hostel accommodation

9 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

NEW & IMPROVED

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Champagne & Escargot • Our legendary party nights

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Paragliding, Tyrol F Jungfrau Mountain, Swiss Alps F Cabaret Show, Paris

TYROL, AUSTRIA @mariansanchezzz

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS @maddi_mckay

VENICE, ITALY @freshprinceofmelbourne

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND @contikievans

PARIS, FRANCE @sam.w.mun


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NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

#EUHORIZON

AUSTRIA @luke_fenty

NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

1

LONDON 1

RHINE

1 VALLEY

Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 2 Short on time but want to fit in the best of Europe’s icons? Start the clock as we journey through 8 countries in a whirlwind of World Heritage Sites (6 to be precise). Featuring a Paris by night sightseeing tour, a private boat through Venetian canals and legendary Special Stays at our Austrian Gasthof and Swiss Chalet.

BELGIUM

Eiffel Tower

MUNICH 1 Chapel Bridge

Burgundy Region SWITZ

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Lucerne Brenner Pass

2

FRANCE

SWISS ALPS

Nightstops

AUSTRIA

1 TYROL

Lake Como ITALY

1

Bridge of Sighs

VENICE

Optional end city 1

Special Stay

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Appreciate the olfactory arts at a fragrant French perfumery

Dance the cancan at the Nouvelle Eve cabaret show

Get the party started at our legendary Austrian Gasthof

Soar over snow capped Austrian mountains on a tandem paraglide

Dare to try some escargot (snails) in Paris, washed down with a glass of French champagne

Witness the otherworldly beauty of the Jungfrau mountain range, Switzerland

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#ISLANDESCAPE

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

MYKONOS & SANTORINI ISLAND ESCAPE

9 2

8 NIGHTS DAYS 8 nights in quad-share hotels/hostels

9 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • See the famous windmills in Mykonos

ISLANDS

NEW & IMPROVED

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Mykonos by Night, Mykonos F Island Tour, Delos F Santorini Highlights & volcano tour

MYKONOS, GREECE @hayley.alexa

SANTORINI, GREECE @__stamina

ATHENS, GREECE @taylor.parkes

SANTORINI, GREECE @contikiizzy

MYKONOS, GREECE @lostboys


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SUNSHINE?

From testing the waters of Croatia or Turkey, taking a dip in Thailand, or diving into the bright colors of the Great Barrier Reef; we’ve got the sun-soaked, salty-skinned sailing trip for you. Visit contiki.com for more.

#ISLANDESCAPE

SANTORINI @britt_hercus

Don’t Miss! 1

Nightstops

ATHENS There are no two hotter European destinations right now than Mykonos and Santorini. Endless blue and white buildings, ancient sights, azure waters, buzzing party nights and lazy sun-soaked days. If this isn’t your picture of paradise, we don’t know what is.

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

WANT MORE

The one that serves straight up sun, party & chill in the idyllic Aegean

2

AEGEAN SEA

Parthenon

GREECE

Famous Windmills

3 MYKONOS

IONIAN SEA

3

SANTORINI

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Find a slice of heaven on the white sands of Paradise Beach, Mykonos

Catch the sunset over the famous cascade of blue roofs in Oia, Santorini

Sample some souvlaki and soak up the scenery of Fira, the gorgeous capital of Santorini

Take a tour to the island of Delos, the archeological jewel where legends were born

Visit Mykonos town & see traditional Cycladic style houses

Explore charming fishing villages, shops & volcano cruise sailing in Santorini


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#WESTERNROCKER

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

WESTERN ROCKER

8 5

7 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

7 nights quadshare hotel/hostel accommodation

12 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide

F Cabaret Show with Champagne, Paris F Swiss Mountain visit, Swiss Alps F Guided Tour of the Vatican, Rome

ROME, ITALY @thewonderland_traveler

PARIS, FRANCE @_kaitlinjade

SWISS ALPS, SWITZERLAND @tbne_

JUNGFRAU, SWITZERLAND @nathaliejoanette

ROME, ITALY @lauzenross


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The one that hits up London, Rome & Paris, with ancient ruins & alpine views on the way

FLORENCE, ITALY @ravenwashabaugh

ENGLAND

LONDON

#WESTERNROCKER

END

Don’t Miss! Places visited Dover

1

Calais

Nightstops Optional end city

Valley of the Somme

2

PARIS

Burgundy Region

SWITZ

FRANCE

Eight days to rock Europe? Challenge accepted. Starting in Rome for pizza & ancient ruins, we’ll journey through the Alpine views of Switzerland and fall in love with Paris, before arriving in the oneand-only city of London. On the way we’ll take time to snap pictures of the Vatican, Tuscany, Florence.

2

Lion Monument

SWISS ALPS

Lake Como ITALY

FLORENCE

2

The Duomo

Pisa

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

START

ROME

1

Vatican City

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Line up your best insta shot at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa

Witness the otherworldly beauty of the Jungfrau mountain range, Switzerland

Get cozy in Contiki’s very own Swiss chalet

Feast on local Tuscan flavours & chianti wine, serenaded by local music in the rolling countryside

Discover lamp-lit bridges, a sparkling Eiffel Tower & allnight coffee haunts in a Paris by Night tour

Move with the Parisian cabaret at a quintessential cabaret dinner and show, Paris

Western Rocker. The price is well worth the amount of things we saw and the hassle of setting up hotels and hostels was great. Steffani


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#MEDQUEST

ICONIC ESSENTIALS

MEDITERRANEAN QUEST

10 5

9 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

9 nights in quadshare hotel/hostel accommodation

11 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Special access Rome sightseeing tour

F Monaco Dinner, Monaco F Cruise around the Isle of Capri (weather permitting), Sorrento F Guided tour of the Vatican, Rome

CINQUE TERRE, ITALY @hill_johnstone

ROME, ITALY @lucy_travel

ROME, ITALY @zelinabaluyan

FRENCE RIVIERA, FRANCE @calum_ryan

CAPRI, ITALY @britwilt


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The one that drifts through the blue seas & dreamy architecture of the Mediterranean Coast

#MEDQUEST

BARCELONA, @coffeeyyy

CINQUE TERRE

FRANCE

1

Le Chateau

Monaco

2

SPAIN

Pisa

1

FLORENCE END

NICE

Pyrenees Mountains

Floating from Barcelona through Nice, Sorrento, Rome and Florence, with an unlimited train ticket to the dreamy coastal villages of Cinque Terre, this Mediterranean Quest is all about blue seas, Roman architecture and indulgent days of pasta, palaces and pretty coastlines. Welcome to paradise.

ITALY

Manarola

2

START

1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BARCELONA

ROME Vatican City Pompeii

SORRENTO Capri

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Step into the soul-stirring world of Renaissance Florence with a Local Guide

Soak up some history with a locally-guided tour of the Vatican museums

A Bucket list must! Best way to experience the Mediterranean _hkma^Ûklmmbf^'

Roll the dice in style at the opulent Monte Carlo casino

Private cruise around the island of Capri

Naomie B.

Take a scenic drive across the glittering Amalfi Coast

Let loose at the ethereal Space Electronic Disco, Florence

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#FIREICE

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

FIRE & ICE

6 1

5 NIGHTS DAYS 5 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

8 INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

COUNTRY

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Entry into the Blue Lagoon • See the spectacular Glacier Lagoon • Golden Circle Tour

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Glacier Adventure F Farewell Dinner

REYNISFJARA, @_mariiiiiiiie

KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR @lozminski

BLUE LAGOON @lyndzii

GULFOSS @buntyp

REYKJADALUR, ICELAND @buntyp


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SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL @back2backtravel

ICELAND

REYKJAVIK 2

If bright azure hot springs and spouting geothermal geysers sound like your jam, then this one country wonder will delight you. For 6 days we’ll glide through Iceland’s outdoor playground and devour the eccentric buzzing capital. Swimsuit & camera are essential.

Blue Lagoon

Blue lagoon

SELFOSS 1

1

1

VIK Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

DON’T HAVE MUCH TIME?

THE BEST PARTS OF THIS TRIP

See erupting geysers & cascading waterfalls on a guided tour through the Golden Circle, Reykjavik

Soak in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal mineral wonder surrounded by steam and stars, Reykjavik

Marvel at canyons, volcanoes & glaciers on a drive through Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Get up close to Iceland’s wild nature on a glacier hike in Vatnajökull National Park

Look out for black beaches, waterfalls & pony-sized horses with teal blue eyes in Skaftafell

Keep your eyes peeled for the mysteriously elusive, but completely beautiful Northern Lights, Reykjavik

SKAFTAFELL

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Keen for Iceland’s natural beauty? Check out our 4 day Iceland trip at contiki.com/ iceland


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IRELAND

8 2

7 NIGHTS DAYS 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

11 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

COUNTRIES

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher • Visit Giant’s Causeway

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F LegenDerry Walking Tour, Londonderry F Irish Dinner & Dancing evening, Dublin

GIANTS CAUSEWAY, IRELAND @sea_greene

CLIFFS OF MOHER, IRELAND @sea_greene

BLARNEY CASTLE, IRELAND @amandini4

KILKENNY, IRELAND @chloecicero

CLIFFS OF MOHER, IRELAND @sjwilson_94


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The one that gives you a weeklong full Irish experience with @nbgg^ll%\Zlme^lma^@bZgml Causeway

Giant’s

LONDONDERRY Causeway

Places visited Add 5 days to your trip & get a slice of Scotland too. For full details, dates & prices see contiki.com/scotlandireland. Code: BBED

This trip offers the true Irish experience from Dublin to Belfast to Cork & everything in between. Kiss the Blarney stone at Blarney castle, sing Irish folk songs in historical Galway, and gawp at the UNESCO world heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway. All washed down with copious pints of Guinness, naturally.

1

1

Nightstops Start/end city

1

Donegal

N.IRELAND

GALWAY REP. OF

IRELAND

2

Aran Islands

2

BELFAST

DUBLIN

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny

1 Blarney

CORK

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Kiss the Blarney stone for the gift of the gab at Blarney Castle

Sample Ireland’s best black bitter at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

Gaze out from the Cliffs of Moher over the rugged Irish coast of the Atlantic ocean

Learn all about whiskey in a tour of the original 200-year old Jameson distillery, Dublin

Explore the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway on the wild north coast

Cruise to the Aran Islands for your fill of ancient stone walls, wool sweaters & Irish folklore (summer only)

Wonderful Service! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to experience a lot of variety in Ireland! City nightlife with wonderful music in charming pubs, enriching history at breathtaking castles, jaw-dropping picturesque landscapes and very nice accommodations made this vacation feel very well rounded Zg]B\Zgmmabgdh_Zlbg`e^k^ZlhgparB phne]gmk^\hff^g]mablmkbihk<hgmbdb' They made everything very easy and fun! Stephanie M.

#CONTIKIIRELAND

Don’t Miss!

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE 10 3

9 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, & 1 night on board a ferry

12 INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome Sightseeing Tour • Guided Tour of the Vatican • Wine & Mozzarella Tasting

F Cruise around the Isle of Capri F Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum, Rome F Amalfi Lemon grove Tour

CAPRI ITALY, @seanhendersonn

ROME, ITALY @gabychaudri

ROME, ITALY @thalyaden

CAPRI, ITALY @britwilt

CAPRI, ITALY @contikiizzy


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Why not add Greek Island Hopping p.40 to your trip and say Yassou to the Greek Isles and save up to 5%* with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

Don’t Miss!

THINGS A LITTLE SLOWER?

Places visited START

1

ROME This trip is for you, enjoy 3 night stays in each destination for ultimate discovery and loads of free time.

#CONTIKIMEDESCAPE

LIKE TO TAKE

Nightstops

Trevi Fountain

3 Vatican City

ITALY

Pompeii

3 Capri Cruise

Bari

AMALFI Capri COAST

Take it easy as you soak up the Mediterranean on this easy paced trip. Starting in Rome with all the iconic sights before heading through the glittering Amalfi Coast and Pompeii, our trip ends in Athens for a mesmerizing mosaic of ancient wonders and modern magnificence.

GREECE

END

1 Corinth Canal

ATHENS 2

Patras Parthenon

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Hit up Rome’s most iconic spots in one go, including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon

Treat yourself to a mouthwatering ‘la dolce vita’ dinner of succulent meats & pasta, Rome

Step into Vatican City & admire Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel masterpiece with a local guide

Cruise around dramatic Italian coastline to the enchanting Isle of Capri

Indulge in an glamorous afternoon of wine and mozzarella tasting in Sorrento, Amalfi coast

Join an evening of traditional Greek cuisine & plate-smashing in rustic Plaka, Athens

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GREEK ISLAND HOPPING 13 1

12 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRY

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

16 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of Athens • See the famous windmills of Mykonos

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Southern Cruise, Mykonos F Island Tour, Delos F Highlights & Volcano Tour, Santorini

SANTORINI, GREECE @lindage6

MYKONOS, GREECE @meaghanpohlner

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The one that gives you the ultimate Greek Island experience exploring Mykonos, Santorini & Ios

THINGS A LITTLE SLOWER?

This trip is for you, enjoy 3 night stays in each destination for ultimate discovery and loads of free time.

Don’t Miss! 1

ATHENS 3

Get ready to live your best Greek island life on this sun, sea & culture-rich trip in Greece’s most popular spots: Mykonos, Ios, Santorini & Athens. Staying in top-quality, air-conditioned hotels, you’ll explore charming fishing villages, jaw-dropping volcanoes & spotless beaches, with plenty of time for sunbathing and nightlife in between.

Nightstops Start/end city

GREECE

AEGEAN SEA

Acropolis

MYKONOS 3

IOS

Windmills

3 3

Oia sunset

SANTORINI MEDITERRANEAN SEA

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Visit Mykonos town & see traditional Cycladic style houses

Discover charming fishing villages, shops & volcano cruise sailing, Santorini

Uncover the secrets of ancient Greece with a Past & Present tour, Athens

Catch the sunset over the famous cascade of blue roofs in Oia, Santorini

Find a slice of heaven in the white sands of Paradise Beach, Mykonos

Board a traditional wooden boat for sailing & swimming through clear turquoise waters, Ios

Filled with adventure and laughter! Amazing, could not have asked for a better trip. The Greek islands were more than I ever hoped for and not having to organize everything was EXTREMELY convenient. Holly Hughes

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SIMPLY ITALY 12 2

11 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

14 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome Sightseeing Tour • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Day trip to the Isle of Capri

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Cruise around the Isle of Capri, Sorrento F Tuscan Evening, Florence F Burano Island Cruise & Dinner, Venice

VENICE, ITALY @emmoriarty

PISA, ITALY @alizahkendler

SORRENTO, ITALY @jesseymay

CINQUE TERRE, ITALY @juuzzzzz

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The one that gives you 12 days of pure Italian bliss

Lake Garda

VENICE

1 Verona

Why not add Greek Island Hopping p.40 to your trip and say Yassou to the Greek Isles and save up to 5%* with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

ITALIAN RIVIERA Cinque Terre

1

Pisa Leaning Tower of Pisa

#SIMPLYITALY

MILAN

GOT MORE TIME?

2

Giotto’s Bell Tower

2

FLORENCE

Chianti Region Apennine Mountains ITALY

Welcome to 12-days of pure Italian immersion. Covering Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice and beyond, this one brings you the blissful best of this soul-stirring country. Beauty, romance and all the heavenly carbs you can fit in; the good life just got even better. That’s amore!

ROME 3

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

St. Peter’s Basilica

Vatican City

Nightstops

Mt. Vesuvius Isle of Capri

Start/end city

Pompeii 2 SORRENTO

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Sample chianti and antipasto in a stunning 16th Century Tuscan winery

Cruise around dramatic Italian coastline to the enchanting Isle of Capri

Cruise through the dreamy pastel villages of Cinque Terre

Indulge in a regional feast overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples

Line up your best insta shot at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa

Jet to colorful Burano Island in Venice on a motoscafo, and enjoy a seafood feast

I would love to go on another Contiki trip as I enjoyed every moment of Italy and pblabm]b]gmaZo^mh^g]%lhmaZmB\hne] \hgmbgn^]bl\ho^kbg`fhk^Z[hnmmabl [^Znmb_ne\hngmkr' @kZ\bmZ?bel


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13 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

19 INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our Locally Guided Tour in Madrid • Entry into the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Valley of the Fallen, Madrid F Bike Tour, Barcelona F Guided Rock Tour, Gibraltar

MADRID, SPAIN @Lucywarwick

BILBAO, SPAIN @dicazeto

IBIZA, SPAIN @meaghanpohlner

IBIZA, SPAIN @britwilt

BARCELONA, SPAIN @graceelouise


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The one that gives you 2 weeks of exploring all that Spain has to offer

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GOT MORE TIME?

Want to see even more of this region? Check out the Spain, Portugal & Morocco trip on p.46 for 15 days of Iberian fun.

San Sebastian

1

PAMPLONA MADRID

CORDOBA 1

BARCELONA 2

3 Alcazar Fortress

Toledo

SEVILLE

Zaragoza

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Segovia

SPAIN

On this trip we explore the must-see cities like Madrid, Barcelona & Granada to the smaller cobbled-street towns of Segovia, Zaragoza, San Sebastian & Pamplona. We’ll slip into la vida España with ease, watching the sunset from palm-lined seafronts, eating our way around the variety of regional tapas (and swinging by the unmissable island of Ibiza in the middle).

Pyrenees Mountains

2

IBIZA

1 2

Sierra Nevada Mountains

GRANADA

Don’t Miss!

Gibraltar

Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Skip the queue at Spain’s number 1 attraction, the Alhambra fortress, Granada

Spot resident monkeys in a guided tour of The Rock, Gibraltar

Take in the iconic architecture of Barcelona on a walking tour of La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter

Experience an immersive dining experience on the rooftops of Seville with a unique EatWith food experience

Walk within the enchanting medieval walls of Ibiza’s Old Town before kicking back on the idyllic surrounding beaches

Flamenco Show with Dinner at the famous Tablao de Carmen in Barcelona

Fantastic trip with a great bunch of people and fabulous Trip Manager. I highly recommend the trip for anyone wanting a snapshot of Spain. Maria Gonzalez

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BILBAO Guggenheim Art Museum


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SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL 15 4

14 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

21 INCLUDED MEALS 14 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our Locally Guided Tour of Madrid • Guided Local Tour of the Medina of Fez

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Tour of Albacin & Royal Chapel, Granada F Welcome to Morocco dinner & show, Fez F Traditional Flamenco show with Tapas in Granada

FEZ, MOROCCO @kristy_jcarr

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO @tegan__s

SEVILLE, SPAIN @michelle_hope91

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO @laurenmac1888

LISBON, PORTUGAL @kristy_jcarr


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The one that does 2 continents in 2 weeks under the Iberian sun

#SPAINMOROCCOPORTUGAL

MADRID, SPAIN @kaylahendrix

MADRID 3 PORTUGAL

LISBON

SPAIN Toledo

2

SEVILLE ATLANTIC OCEAN

Dipping your toe into this trio of exotic countries, you’ll be guided through medinas and Mosques, cathedrals & Kasbahs, counting an incredible 7 World Heritage Sites. All while eating pastel de nata, gelado, tapas & tagine. It’s the ultimate caress of the senses.

2

Rabat Casablanca

GRANADA

Sierra Nevada Algeciras Mountains Gibraltar Tangier

Tarifa

ASSILAH

2

1

Royal Palace

2

FEZ Middle Atlas Mountains

MOROCCO

2

Don’t Miss!

Koutoubia Mosque

MARRAKECH

Places visited 1

Nightstops Start/end city

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Scoff perfect sweet custard Pastel de Nata tarts at the original bakery with a guided tour of Belem, Lisbon

Visit fairytale Sintra nestled against the mountains & wander through Cascais with a local guide, Lisbon

Be guided through the artistic & vibrant Gran Vía, Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana, Madrid

Feel the Spanish rhythm & style with an evening of traditional flamenco and tapas, Granada

See the Royal Palace, pick up handmade trinkets at the markets & drink fresh mint tea in the local medina, Morocco

Spot resident monkeys in a guided tour of The Rock, Gibraltar

The trip was full of culture, adventure, shopping, nightlife, down time & friendship! This is truly the best way to see Spain, Portugal & Morocco, as well as being the best value for money. Jasmin Zammit


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SCANDINAVIA 13 5

12 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

11 nights quadshare hotel/hostel accommodation & 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise (end Helsinki option)

16 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit Oslo’s famous sculpture park • Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Viking Biking, Oslo F Ice Bar, Stockholm F Smorgasbord Dinner, Cruise

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK @brookeeklement

VOSS, NORWAY @live.to.travel

VOSS, NORWAY @live.to.travel

OSLO, NORWAY @brittlessss

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK @mihoshappylife


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SHORT ON TIME? End your trip in Stockholm & visit 4 countries in 10 days. Trip code: CCSS Visit contiki.com/scandistockholm for departure dates & prices.

1 Lom

BERLIN, GERMANY @kate.jackman25

Bautiful Fjords

VOSS

FINLAND

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

1

1

Famous Sculpture park

Hardangervidda Region

OSLO

END

GULF OF BOTHNIA

GJOVIK

Archipelago of Islands

2 Lake Vanern

NORWAY

2

HELSINKI 1

1

STOCKHOLM BALTIC SEA

SWEDEN

NORTH SEA

This Scandinavian spree will get you deep into the enchanting nations of Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, for trendy cities, fascinating history and incomparable natural beauty everywhere you look.

DENMARK

COPENHAGEN

The Little Mermaid

2

Don’t Miss! Places visited START

1

1

BERLIN

Nightstops Optional end city

GERMANY

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Catch your breath as you cruise the spectacular Geiranger Fjord

Experience the beauty of Oslo with a legendary Viking Biking tour

Take in the tumbling, twisting beauty of Tvindefossen falls, Norway

Take to the seas for a quintessential smorgasbord dinner and Overnight Cruise

Marvel at the mighty Bøyabreen glacier, Norway

Take your drinks on the rocks at the seriously cool Ice Bar, Stockholm

The places we visited were an absolute dream, beautiful ]h^lgm^o^g\nmbm>Z\aieZ\^ was so different from the previous & having a fun bunch of people to enjoy it with was a an`^ienl Natalie Lambrousis

#SCANDINAVIAANDRUSSIA

GEIRANGER

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The one that goes in-depth in stunning Scandinavia in under 2 weeks


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AFRICA \THE MIDDLE EAST. Africa, if you’ve never walked her sweeping plains, explored her ancient cultures or slept beneath her star-swept skies, she is difficult to understand. This is travel that will change you forever. As for the Middle East? It’s a place of vibrant culute, and stark contrasts, where the cosmopolitan worlds of Tel Aviv and Amman lie beside the ancient wonders of Petra, Jerusalen, Galilee and the Dead Sea. These Contiki trips are like no other. Experience adventure, history, culture and sustainability all tied together with incredible accommodations, delicious food, and of course our renowned expert team.


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WAY TO TRAVEL

LOOKING OUT AT PETRA IN JORDAN SHOT BY @CONTIKICARLY


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see more JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

Safari game drives, incredible wildlife, river cruises, UNESCO heritage sights, we’ve got it all. With included entry to all game parks, and Free Time Add-Ons to see incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. In Israel & Jordan, how does an included 4x4 ride through the pastel desert of Wadi Rum sound? Or floating in the super salty waters of the dead sea? Experiences this iconic? Of course they’re included.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA

sleep in comfort

LUXURY SAFARI TENTS, MASAI MARA

The adventure doesn’t stop at night, as you drift to sleep in luxury safari tents, or African lodges and centrally located 3 & 4-star hotels, throughout Israel & Jordan. BAKLAVA, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

CAMPING, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA

LUNCH, GALILEE, ISRAEL

eat local Taste the local flavors of the destinations you visit. Breakfast is included every day to start your day right. Lunches and dinners are mostly yours to taste the local flavors, like super fresh hummus and tabbouleh in Israel. Or keep the experiences immersive with Free Time Add-Ons like an African Dinner and Drum show. TRIP MANAGER TRAINING TRIP, SOUTH AFRICA

the best team KYLE, TRIP MANAGER @KJUNKUHN

English speaking Trip Managers with you 24/7 to take care of the admin, and the help of Local Guides to give you the complete low down of every destination you visit.


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10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

16 INCLUDED MEALS

COUNTRIES

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Full day tour of Jerusalem • Guided tour of the Red Rose City of Petra • Visit Wadi Rum in a 4 x 4 trip across the desert • Float in the Dead Sea

10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 5 dinners (D)

NEW TRIP

F Diving in the Red Sea F Snorkeling day trip in the Red Sea

The one that explores the birthplace of civilization in 11 days, from vibrant culture to ancient relics

GALILEE, ISRAEL

SMALL GROUP TRIP

PETRA, JORDAN @contikicarly

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

2

10 NIGHTS DAYS

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#ISRAELANDJORDAN

JERUSALEM @buntyp

SEE EVEN MORE

Want to discover more of ancient relics and desert vistas? Check out the Egypt & the Nile trip. See contiki.com

From the passionate energy of Jerusalem to the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea, plus a whole lot of camels and some astounding Nabatean ruins in between, this is the trip to excite your senses and transportation you back to ancient times as you fall head over heels for the Middle East. Over 10 nights we’ll uncover Israel’s enigmatic energy and Jordan’s desert secrets, returning more enlightened than ever.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA END

GALILEE

Nazareth The Wailing Wall

TEL-AVIV

2

1 START

3

JERUSALEM Dead Sea

ISRAEL Dolphin Reef

EILAT Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops

JORDAN

PETRA 1 2 Wadi Rum

Oval Plaza Jerash

1

AMMAN


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CAPE, SAFARI & FALLS 11 3

10 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

4 nights in hotels, 5 nights in African Lodges and 1 night Contiki Special Stay - luxury camping (twin-share dome tents) in the Chobe National Park

15 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 4 dinners (D)

NEW TRIP

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Table Mountain Cable Car • Wildlife spotting in National Parks • Walk along Victoria Falls

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Visit a Penguin Colony, Cape Town F Bungee Jumping, Victoria Falls F Sunset Cruise, Chobe River

#CAPESAFARIFALLS

SMALL GROUP TRIP

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK BOTSWANA @kylejunkuhn

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK BOTSWANA @emmymatilda

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA @kylejunkuhn

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The one that combines Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls

ZAMBIA END Victoria Falls

CHOBE

2

2

VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE

BOTSWANA 3

Don’t want to compromise? Think of this trip as the best of the best. From seeing the beautiful Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, to safari drives in two of Africa’s top wildlife destinations, and experiencing the adrenaline-filled activities of Victoria Falls, this trip lets you tick off all the highlights that southern Africa has to offer.

ATLANTIC OCEAN

START

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

SOUTH AFRICA

INDIAN OCEAN

Table Mountain

CAPE TOWN

Don’t Miss!

3

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Sleep under the stars at our Contiki-only luxury glamping site in the Chobe, surrounded by sounds of African wilderness, Botswana

Take an unforgettable sunset cruise along the Chobe river, spotting hippo & crocodiles on the way, Botswana

Catch a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic Cape Town views, South Africa

Feast on a Boma buffet dinner accompanied by traditional dancers & drumming, Zimbabwe

Get your best shot at spotting the ‘Big Five’ with included safari entry & game drives in one of Africa’s top wildlife destinations, Kruger National Park

Bungee jump, gorge swing, or zipline your way over the might Zambezi river, Victoria Falls

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

#CAPESAFARIFALLS

Johannesburg

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CAPE TOWN @kylejunkuhn


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EAST AFRICA SAFARI 13 2

12 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

2 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in African Lodges, 8 nights luxury safari tents, including 2 nights Special Stay inside Serengeti National Park

NEW TRIP

32 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 10 lunches (L) 10 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Morning & afternoon Game drives in all National Parks in 7-seater pop-top safari vehicles • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Visit • Visit the Giraffe Center

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Balloon Safari F Maasai Village Tour

#EASTAFRICASAFARI

SMALL GROUP TRIP

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, KENYA @kylejunkuhn

MASAI MARA, KENYA @kylejunkuhn

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA @kylejunkuhn

SERENGETI, TANZANIA @kylejunkuhn

MASAI MARA, KENYA @kylejunkuhn


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The one that combines lush Kenyan plains with abundant Tanzanian wildlife, with all the essentials included

Want to explore even more of Africa? Combine with Cape, Safari & Falls p.54 & save up to 5%* with our multi-trip discount on selected departures.

LAKE ELEMENTAITA 1

UGANDA

KENYA

MASAI MARA SERENGETI

2

1 2

2 1

AMBOSELI

END

ARUSHA

TARANGIRE

INDIAN OCEAN

TANZANIA

Don’t Miss!

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Watch with your jaw open as millions of wildebeest & zebra cross crocodile-infested waters during the Great Migration, Masai Mara

Keep your eyes peeled for Africa’s most elusive predators in included morning & afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Enjoy a picnic lunch at the top of an ancient volcano bursting with abundant game & wildlife, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Sleep under a bright canopy of stars surrounded by nature in African safari-style lodging in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Get selfies with the world’s tallest animal at the Giraffe Center & visit an elephant orphanage sanctuary, Kenya

Soar over the vast plains of the famous Masai Mara, spotting wildlife from up high in a Balloon Safari, Kenya

1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

#EASTAFRICASAFARI

2

START

NAIROBI

1

NGOROGORO CRATER Vast National Parks full of wildlife, an orphanage for elephants, a Maasai village and an ancient volcano: this isn’t a film plot, it’s just a taste of what East Africa has to offer. We’ve included game drives through the Masai Mara and Serengeti in open-top vehicles for your best shot at seeing the Big 5, and even better, you’ll be staying in African lodges for a true safari experience.

Giraffe Centre

Great Migration Site

SMALL GROUP TRIP

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USA \ CANADA. A devilishly delicious blend of stylish cities, breathtaking natural beauty, foodie delights and golden shores, everyone deserves a taste of the USA & Canada pie. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re chasing the metropolitan thrill of NYC, the southern soul of New Orleans, the sunny skies of LA or the frosty excellence of Banff or Whistler, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no denying the pull of this part of the world. Come with the highest of expectations and expect to have them exceeded in every possible way.


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EXPERIENCE PRISTINE NATURAL BEAUTY AT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, USA, SHOT BY @TAHLSBROOKE

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AIRBOAT RIDE, FLORIDA @SOAPS26

This is your backyard, but we’re not letting up on the local vibes. Pay homage to The King at Graceland, and see the incredible natural beauty this continent offers at Niagara Falls (all included obvs). Or you can take advantage of being there with some Free Time Add-Ons, and see the Grand Canyon from the sky in a ‘chopper, or our tastiest extra - a mouth-watering food cart tour of NYC. WASHINGTON PARK HOTEL, MIAMI, USA

sleep in comfort

POD 35, NEW YORK, USA

Hand-picked by locals, our centrally located 3 & 4-star hotels will have you feeling fresh in the AM, while our Special Stays (like the Pines in Bass Lake) may take your breath away. We didn’t say gorgeous, you did. A NEW YORK SLICE, NYC @EATINGUPWITHTHEHANNASHIANS

TASTY ASIAN FOOD, NYC @EATINGUPWITHTHEHANNASHIANS

eat local With Contiki you’re sorted with breakfast most days (we had to leave you some opportunity for an NYC brunch, no?!). Then get ready to taste the USA & Canada, think beignets in New Orleans, a fresh slice in NYC, all washed down with a green juice in LA.

ALEX, TRIP MANAGER, @CONTIKIALEX

CHAR, TRIP MANAGER, @CONTIKICHAR

the best team Hand-picked, local Trip Manager and Driver duos, on hand 24/7 to show you the best that the USA & Canada have to offer.


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LA TO THE BAY + SKI OR BOARD LAKE TAHOE 3

10 NIGHTS DAYS

STATES

Special Stay: 2 nights at The Pines Resort overlooking Bass Lake, 6 nights in twin-share hotels, 2 nights in twinshare lodge

12 INCLUDED MEALS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

7 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

?K>>MBF> :==&HGL

• See Mann’s Chinese Theater & the “Walk of Fame” • Visit Old Town San Diego • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

F Explore San Diego Zoo F San Diego speedboat adventure F Heli flight over the Grand Canyon F 4WD jeep tour in Sedona

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GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA @contiki

LAS VEGAS, @paris_ackland

GRAND CANYON, @lachlandeanss

VENICE BEACH, @_.becks.

3 states, 11 days, 1 damn fine vacay. From the vibrant vibes of San Diego and the majesty of the Grand Canyon through the iconic highlights of Vegas and Hollywood, your eyes will be a popping every step of the way.

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Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO

BASS LAKE

Yosemite 2 National Park

LAS VEGAS

CALIFORNIA

2 START

YOSEMITE, @tahlsbrooke

Route 66

Mojave Desert

GRAND

2 CANYON

1 LOS ANGELES ARIZONA Mission Beach

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay

2

SAN DIEGO

Sonoran Desert

Sedona

1 PHOENIX


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CANADA & THE ROCKIES + CALGARY STAMPEDE 11/13

10/12 NIGHTS

10 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS

2

PROVINCES

Special Stay: 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet, 8 nights in twinshare hotels (10 nights Stampede departure)

5 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Entry into 5 National Parks • Get back to nature as you picnic in the Rocky Mountains

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Zipline adventure in Whistler F Mountain biking in Whistler F Whitewater rafting in Jasper (seasonal) F Trail ride & cookout in Banff

MALIGNE LAKE, CANADA @melissamalivoire

CAPILANO BRIDGE, CANADA @melissamalivoire

PEYTO LAKE, CANADA @sindyw86

BANFF, CANADA @jimclijsters

MALIGNE LAKE, CANADA @daniellamarie


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Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the worldfamous Calgary Stampede. The spirit of this amazing festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. The streets are packed with people ready for fun, as well as competitions, parades, dancing, live music & concerts. We have a couple of special Canadian trip departures that tie into this event with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this trip 13 days long. Visit www.contiki.com/calgarystampede

ALBERTA

Mt. Robson

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KAMLOOPS

LAKE LOUISE, CANADA @emmallovertheworld

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WHISTLER If lush landscapes are enough to bring a tear to your eye, then British Columbia & Alberta will see you weeping. Through Whistler, the Lillooet Mountain Range, Jasper, & Banff, we’ll breathe in all the abundant beauty, before landing amongst the cool vibes of Vancouver. Sign yourself up to countless adventure opportunities along the way.

Athabasca Glacier Lake Louise

Columbia Icefield

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Totem poles Stanley Park

BANFF 2

CALGARY

(Stampede only)

VANCOUVER Don’t Miss! Places visited Calgary Stampede optional 1

Special Stay Start/end city

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Get included entry to 5 jaw-dropping National Parks (you’ve never seen natural beauty like it)

Experience the thrill of White Water Rafting in the heart of the Canadian Rockies

Sleep in a cozy chalet Special Stay in the heart of the Canadian Rockies

Soar across mountain valleys on Whistler’s spectacular ziplines

Experience once-in-a-lifetime vistas at the Athabasca Glacier, where the snow never melts

Take a scenic cableway gondola to the stunning summit of Sulphur Mountain

Exploring the hidden gems among the already amazing places was fab! Amanda Dumont

#CANADAANDTHEROCKIES

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SHORT TRIPS

NEW YORK UNCOVERED 4 1

3 NIGHTS DAYS 3 nights in twin-share hotel

4 INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)

STATE

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • The Big Apple is all yours with a 7-day Metro pass • Visit the Statue of Liberty

F Bike tour, Central Park F Sex & the City Tour F One World Trade Center

NEW YORK, @Dannieevee

NEW YORK @shanemeyer

NEW YORK @keepingupwith_thejoneses

NEW YORK @eatingupwiththehannashians

NEW YORK @kate.tighe7


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SHORT TRIPS

The one that makes the most of the City that never sleeps.

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NEW YORK NEW YORK, @chasingtailwind

NEW YORK

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Get ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple in all its glory. See 5th Avenue, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden & more, with the perfect mix of sightseeing and free time (and plenty of insider tips along the way).

Statue of Liberty

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Miss! Start/end city

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Stand in respectful awe in front of One World Trade Center site and memorial Ride the subway all day long and explore the city your way with an included NYC subway pass See all the famous neighborhoods of New York including Soho, TriBeCa and Greenwich Village in a guided tour

Munch your way through classic American hot dogs, pretzels & pizza in an NYC food cart walking tour Channel your inner Upper West Sider with a Gossip Girl tour Take the elevator 86 floors up to the Empire State Building Observation deck for panoramic views of the city

Brilliant experience, it was an amazing trip! Got to do so much in so little time! Even got to go to a baseball game which pZlgmhgma^bmbg^kZkr':\\hffh]Zmbhg was fantastic. Eleanor Hannaford Hill


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ASIA \ INDIA. Color, tastes, scents and exotic perfection collide to make Asia one of the most diverse, culturally rich and all out fabulous continents on the planet. We do Japan, we do India we do Sri Lanka, we do Malaysia, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s us just warming up. Want to see what other roads we travel? Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be mad not to.


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see more These small group adventures will have you doing everything you want to go for, plus all the stuff you can’t even imagine yet. Included in the cost, you’ll check off icons like the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat, plus meet elephants at a local sanctuary. Or take advantage of adrenaline filled extras like ziplining through the jungle in Chiang Mai.

PANDA SANCTUARY, CHINA

ANGKOR WAT, SIEM REAP

sleep in comfort

AQUEEN HOTEL, SINGAPORE

In Asia, where you’ll stay will be half the fun. You won’t want to fall asleep in our Special Stays, as you’re surrounded by Asia’s epic beauty in Jungle Huts & floating rafts, nestled in national parks. In cities, you’ll be sorted in 3 & 4-star hotels, close to the action.

FLOATING RAFT HUTS, KANCHANABURI

eat local Authentic Pad Thai, sweet Chai and dumplings along with delicious meals in local restaurants is how you’ll be eating in Asia. Think spicy and sweet flavors that reflect the culture of the destination you’re in, enjoyed in settings where the vibe is nearly as tasty as the food itself. Plus you’ll always start off right, with breakfast included most days.

LUNCH WITH LOCAL FAMILY, $'Đ+0)

WAWAH, TRIP MANAGER, @WAWAH_QUEEN_B

THAI COOKING CLASS, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

ELEANOR, TRIP MANAGER, @CONTIKI.ELLE

the best team All English speaking Trip Managers, on hand 24/7. Some are locals, some live there full time, all of them know Asia like the back of their hand. Plus Local Guides for that extra in-depth knowledge.


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ASIAN ADVENTURE 3

15 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRIES

Unique Special Stays: 1 night overnight train, 1 night in a floating hotel, 1 night in a Guesthouse & 12 nights in 3 star hotels

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

22 INCLUDED MEALS

• Elephant Haven Sai Yok Kanchanaburi • Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap • Guided tour of Grand Palace, Bangkok

15 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Ziplining in Chiang Mai F Kuang Si waterfalls trip in Luang Prabang F Sunset quad biking, Siem Reap

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The one that covers Thailand, Cambodia & Laos in 2 weeks

ANGKOR WAT, @thetravellingtripper

SMALL GROUP TRIP

AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND @travelholicfrolic

BANGKOK @shann._

#ASIANADVENTURE

LUANG PRABANG, @blondiebetts

Sharpen your chopstick skills & clear 16 days in your calendar; we’re on a mission to see and experience as much of Asia as we can. We’ll chase waterfalls in Thailand, explore limestone caves in Laos and see the sunrise at Cambodia’s World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. No big deal.

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SIEM REAP BANGKOK 2 CAMBODIA START

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ANGKOR WAT @nursedenisthemenace

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PHNOM PENH

Killing Fields & Genocide Museum


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26 NIGHTS

38 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS

COUNTRIES

Unique Special Stays: 1 night overnight train, 1 night in a floating hotel, 2 nights in a Guesthouse, 1 night on a Chinese style Junk Boat in Halong Bay & 21 nights in 3 star hotels

26 breakfasts (B) 7 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit the Cu Chi tunnels • Sunrise at Angkor Wat • Elephant Haven Sai Yok Kanchanaburi

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Cooking Class, Hoi An F Caving & Kayaking, Vang Vieng F Quad biking, Siem Reap

#BIGINDOCHINA

SMALL GROUP TRIP

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM @cooper.kate

ERAWAN FALLS, THAILAND @kirstenlederer

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA @travelwithgraces

VANG VIENG, LAOS @travelwithgraces

GRAND PALACE, BANGKOK @rhikb


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THAILAND Da Nang

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BANGKOK

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THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Witness the temples of Angkor Wat bathed in the golden glow of a Cambodian sunrise

Take an off-road quad biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside

Uncover the secretive existence of the Viet Cong at the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels

Perfect a punchy Pad Thai and zesty Green Curry at a Thai Cooking Class, Chiang Mai

Meet orphaned rescue elephants at Sai Yok Elephant Sanctuary, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Weave through limestone caves by kayak and stop at swimming holes, Vang Vieng, Laos

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With 27 days stretched out ahead of us, we’re dedicating ourselves to really getting to know Asia. Our hand-picked itinerary will see you fishing with locals in Vietnam, being blessed by Monks and visiting an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, not to mention pulling up at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat just in time for sunrise.

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CHIANG MAI, @travelwithgraces

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11 NIGHTS

16 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS

COUNTRY

Unique Special Stays: 1 night in a Guesthouse in the Mekong Delta, 1 night on a Chinese style Junk Boat in Halong Bay & 9 nights in 3 star hotels

11 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Guided bike ride through Hoi An old town • Visit Hue’s ancient Citadel • Visit the Cu Chi tunnels

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Cruise & swimming day trip, Nha Trang F Marble Mountains Tour, Hoi An F Mud bath & Hot Springs experience, Nha Trang

#VIETNAMEXPERIENCE

SMALL GROUP TRIP

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM @__stamina

MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM @vickyjolee

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM @chris_hales

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM @traceduongg

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM @the.dreaded.tea.gypsy


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Ma^hg^maZm^qiehk^lOb^mgZfl vibrant nightlife, secret gardens & fresh cuisine including the Mekong Delta

VIETNAM

HANOI Temple of Literature

HUE @bronte_barratt

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HALONG BAY

1

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1

Nightstops

2

1

Special Stay

HOI AN

Coach Plane

NHA TRANG 2 START

HO CHI MINH CITY 2 Cu Chi Tunnels

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Take a romantic guided bike tour through the eroded elegance of Hoi An’s Old Town

Pamper yourself with a luxurious Mud Bath & Hot Springs experience, Nha Trang

Uncover the secretive existence of the Viet Cong at the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels

Explore the mesmerizing caves and grottos of the Marble Mountains, Hoi An

Explore the crumbling labyrinth of Hue’s ancient Citadel

Sample the local eats with a flavor-filled street food tour, Hue

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MEKONG DELTA

Brilliant Trip Manager, hotel rooms & activities. Could not be better. Vietnam Experience is most certainly value for money. Caelyn Stegmann

#VIETNAMEXPERIENCE

Don’t Miss! Places visited

A tapestry of color and a feast for travelhungry eyes, Vietnam packs a punch like no other. We’ll roam golden temples and float in emerald waters for hours, with lush green paddy fields and silk markets leaving us aweinspired. Then there’s our cruise down the mighty Mekong River and a junk boat ride in Halong Bay to top it all off. Prawn Bánh mì, anyone?

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12 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRY

Unique Special Stays: 1 night in a Ryokan in Hakone, 1 night in a Shukubo on Mt Koya & 10 nights in 3 star hotels

14 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided city tour of Tokyo • Ferry to Miyajima Island & visit the Peace Memorial Museum • Sightseeing tour of Kyoto

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Robot restaurant, Tokyo F Sushi-making experience, Tokyo F Hida Beef dinner, Takayama

TOKYO, JAPAN @raymahendra

#JAPANUNRIVALLED

SMALL GROUP TRIP

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TOKYO, JAPAN @emmawdesign

KYOTO, JAPAN @gemzy167

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN @_shann._

KYOTO, JAPAN @aidalyn


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The one that takes in bustling cities, relaxing hot springs & majestic mountains for the ultimate Japan experience

TAKAYAMA

Matsumoto

TOKYO

HARAJUKU, TOKYO @willwks

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There’s no place on earth quite like the land of the Rising Sun. Dabbling in all the quirks that make Japan so unique, we’ll soak in hot springs in Takayama, explore the Tsukiji Fish Markets in Tokyo, admire geishas in Kyoto, and eat teppanyaki & sushi to our heart’s content. A spot of karaoke and zen vibes in a temple? Of course, your trip wouldn’t be complete without it.

Itsukushima Shrine

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2

KYOTO

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Miyajima Island

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MT KOYA Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special Stay Coach or Train

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Walk the grounds of the Imperial Palace, visit Meiji-Jingu Shrine & get wide-eyed at kawaii fashion in Harajuku, Tokyo

Experience the weirdest, wackiest and most Japanese of all spectacles at The Robot Restaurant, Tokyo

Worth every penny. Japan was beautiful and I know I would not have experienced as much as I did without this trip.

Pay your respects at the Peace Memorial with its rainbow of colored paper cranes, Hiroshima

Dress up as your favorite superhero and zoom through the streets of Osaka in a MariCar style go-kart, Osaka

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Be whisked along to Hiroshima at a casual 320km/h on the oneand-only Shinkansen Bullet Train

Learn from an expert to master the art of sushi making, Tokyo

#JAPANUNRIVALLED

HIROSHIMA

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11 NIGHTS DAYS 11 nights in 3 star twin-share hotels

COUNTRY

13 INCLUDED MEALS 11 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 1 dinner (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided sightseeing tour in Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur & Mumbai • Entrance into the Taj Mahal • Visit a Sikh Kitchen in Delhi

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Ranthambhore Safari F Mumbai Bollywood Dance Class F Cooking demo & dinner with local family in Jaipur

#ETERNALINDIA

SMALL GROUP TRIP

INDIA, @ste_ward

AGRA, INDIA @rhiannonmatravers

JAIPUR, INDIA @contiki

DELHI, INDIA @sophiedeering

JAIPUR, INDIA @rhiannonmatravers


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Looking to give back on your travels? After finishing your Eternal India adventure in Goa, you could be spending 4 unforgettable days deep in rural & utterly beautiful Rajasthan, working alongside ME to WE. Visit contiki.com/metowe for more departure dates. #indiametowe

SMALL GROUP TRIP

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AGRA @readbaketravel

JAIPUR 2

Taj Mahal

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RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK

UDAIPUR 2

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ME TO WE EXTENSION

The one that gives you a fusion of color, culture, spirituality & spice over 12 days

INDIA

MUMBAI 1

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THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Check off your bucket list with included entrance into the world famous Taj Mahal

Spot magnificent tigers and elegant antelopes on the Ranthambore jungle safari

:`k^ZmpZrmhl^^ma^fnlml^^l in India. Having the whole trip planned out was well worth the

Uncover the vibrant soul of Delhi with a locally guided sightseeing tour

Get a slice of authentic Indian cuisine and culture with a cooking demo and dinner in Jaipur

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

Do your best downward dog on the sweeping sands of Goa with a spot of beach Yoga

Move just like the movies at a Mumbai Bollywood dance class

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#ETERNALINDIA

Old and new, color and chaos, sticky cities and lush mountain ranges – India is a bustling buffet of magical scenery, multisensory flavors and non-stop action. If you’re ready to have your senses awakened in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this is 12 days that will blaze a trail in your memory long after you return home.


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THAI TRIPPER NORTH 9 1

8 NIGHTS DAYS

COUNTRY

Unique Special Stays: 1 night overnight train, 1 night floating hotel & 6 nights in 3 star hotels

NEW TRIP

10 INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B) 2 lunch (L) 1 dinner (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Sightseeing Tour of the Grand Palace Bangkok • Visit Erawan Waterfalls • Ayutthaya bike tour • Elephant Nature Park

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Flight of the Gibbon Zipling, Chiang Mai F Thai Cooking Class, Chiang Mai F Muay Thai Class, Pai

#THAITRIPPERNORTH

SMALL GROUP TRIP

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND @kirstenlederer

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND @missgeorginachelsea

PAI, THAILAND @lexishanson

BANGKOK, THAILAND @lyndzii

AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND @travelwithgraces


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The one that takes you from bustling Bangkok to the tranquil temples of Northern Thailand

SMALL GROUP TRIP

PAI 2

END

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CHIANG MAI Elephant Park

Elephant Nature Park

THAILAND

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CHIANG MAI, @louiserussell

#THAITRIPPERNORTH

KANCHANABURI

Northern Thailand is a haven for travelers, and it’s easy to see why. This trip takes you from bustling cities to picturesque highlands, all in an epic 9 days. Stay overnight on a floating jungle raft, learn to cook Thai food like a pro, bask in the Grand Palace, take bike tours and eat your way around the Pai night markets. And that’s just a sprinkling of what’s in store for you.

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THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops

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Special Stay Coach or Train

Take a spectacular sightseeing tour of the gilded Grand Palace of Bangkok

Experience the eye of the Thai-ger with a Muay Thai Class in Pai

Take a mud bath with some mischievous baby elephants at the Elephant Nature Park

Perfect a punchy Pad Thai and zesty Green Curry at a Thai Cooking Class, Chiang Mai

Visit the ethereal Erawan waterfalls at the Erawan National Park

Soar through the trees like a monkey on the Flight of the Gibbons zipline experience, Chiang Mai


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7 NIGHTS

9 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS 7 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels

7 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

COUNTRY

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Watch the sunset over the Andaman Sea from the highest viewpoint on Koh Phi Phi • Visit the well known beach of Ao Nang

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Phang Nga Bay day cruise F ‘The Beach’ experience, Koh Phi Phi F Half Day Rock Climbing, Krabi

#THAIWEST

SMALL GROUP TRIP

KOH PHI PHI, THAILAND @contikievans

PHI PHI ISLANDS, THAILAND @contikionz

KOH PHI PHI, THAILAND @sophiretheadmirer

KRABI, THAILAND @lauravuylsteke

KOH PANYEE, THAILAND @aclarkie05


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KRABI, @contikievans

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SMALL GROUP TRIP

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THAILAND

James Bond Island

KRABI

(AO NANG)

ANDAMAN SEA

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PHUKET 2

KOH PHI PHI

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Kick the night up a notch in the bright lights and buzzing atmosphere of Bangla Road, Phuket

Visit famous James Bond Island on a discovery cruise through mangrove and beautiful coastline, Phang Nga

Watch the sunset over the Andaman Sea with fresh coconut in hand, Koh Phi Phi

Experience world-class rock climbing on spectacular coastal cliffs, Krabi

See the famous limestone karsts of Krabi

Learn the secrets to balancing the tangy, spicy and sweet flavors of Thai food at Pum’s cooking class, Phuket

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8 days of exotic beaches, sun-kissed & salty skin by day, larger-than-life bright lights & good vibes by night. Plus non-stop sweet & tangy Thai food. Heaven? I think we’ve found it.


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THAI ISLAND HOPPER EAST 9 1

8 NIGHTS

10 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 nights in a bungalow in Koh Pha Ngan & 5 nights in 3 star hotels/resorts

8 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Spend time on Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island • Get an orientation walk of Koh Tao island

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Ang Thong National Marine Park cruise & snorkel day trip F Half day snorkeling trip, Koh Tao

#THAIEAST

SMALL GROUP TRIP

ANG THONG MARINE PARK, THAILAND @inlove_with_wanderlust

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND @inlove_with_wanderlust

KOH TAO, THAILAND @reid4622

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND @inlove_with_wanderlust

KOH PHA NGAN, THAILAND @buntyp


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Don’t Miss! Nightstops Start/end city

KOH TAO, @_chloe.11

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Special Stay Boat

KOH PHA NGAN

Ang Thong National Marine Park

3

KOH SAMUI

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Take a scenic orientation hike across the bejeweled beaches of Koh Tao Island

Uncover the soul of an island paradise with the glorious highlights of Samui Tour

Get the party started at the lively Chaweng strip, Koh Samui

Embark on a half day snorkeling adventure through the azure bays of Koh Tao

Certified or not, dive the crystal waters of Koh Tao to meet a few different locals and experience Koh Tao from a whole other angle

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9 days of fabled Thai beaches; white sand running through your fingers, brightly colored snorkeling adventures, fresh exotic fruits, and tangy Thai food. Rounded out with all the good nightlife vibes you want.

SMALL GROUP TRIP

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LATIN AMERICA. The food, the history, the cities, the people, the beaches that personify paradise - where do we even start to convey just how all-out incredible Latin America really is? Vast and more varied than you could possibly imagine, this continent boasts Caribbean coastlines, thundering waterfalls, lush tropical rainforests, ancient Incan masterpieces and most of all, a massive place in our hearts. We love it, and we know you will too.


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SOAR ABOVE THE ANCIENT MACHU PICCHU PERU, SHOT BY @JADEEBENTON

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CHITCHEN ITZA, MEXICO, @NATALIE_HAIDAR

See the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio, feel the power of Iguassu Falls and play with perspective on the salt plains of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore the nooks and crannies (and cenotes and seas) or take it up a notch with our Free Time Add-Ons. How does hang gliding over Rio sound, or playing polo in Argentina?

HOTEL CARIBE, MERIDA, MEXICO

sleep in comfort Central hotels, epic resorts, & unique Special Stays run by locals is where you’ll rest in Latin America. All conveniently located and comfy, whether nestled in a jungle or the coolest suburb of downtown Mexico city.

HOTEL ROYAL REFORMA MEXICO CITY

ROCOTO RELLENOS, THE AMAZON @FRANKCONTIKI

eat local The fresh flavors of Latin America couldn’t disappoint if they tried. Breakfast is included every day to start the day right. Then we’ll taste delicious local dishes, think Peruvian Ceviche, or try rocoto rellenos in the Amazon jungle, plus mouthwatering optional foodie experiences like Empanadas, and feasting on Argentinian steaks.

PERUVIAN CEVICHE, CUSCO @CHANTALFORD

TRIP MANAGER JHONO, "%106+-Đ*101

TRIP MANAGER ISH, MEXICO @EXPLOREISH

the best team English-speaking, local experts; our Trip Managers and Drivers in Latin America speak the local language, take care of the details and will show you Latin America done right.


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ARGENTINA & BRAZIL EXPERIENCE 2

8 NIGHTS DAYS 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

11 INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Tango show & lesson in Buenos Aires • BBQ feast in Iguassu • City tour of Rio & Buenos Aires • Boat Trip, Rio

COUNTRIES

FREE TIME :==&HGL F Helicopter flight over Iguassu Falls F Hang Gliding, Rio

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL @lifewithandy1

IGUASSU FALLS ARGENTINA @kev_pearson

#ARGENTINABRAZIL

LA BOCA BUENOS AIRES @nicolakutler

Do catamarans, beaches, the rush of Iguassu & buzz of Rio sound like you? Mix this with cosmopolitan Buenos Aires & you’ve got the perfect combo of adventure, discovery & sunseeking in 9 epic days through Argentina and Brazil.

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Don’t Miss! Nightstops Plane

BRAZIL

END

3

RIO DE JANEIRO

IGUASSU FALLS 2 Devil’s Throat

ARGENTINA START

San Telmo RIO DE JANEIRO, @alexlees

Christ the Redeemer

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INCA PANORAMA 11 1

10 NIGHTS DAYS 10 nights in twin-share hotels

COUNTRY

14 INCLUDED MEALS 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D) Trekking option: 10 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Entry to the Temple of Wiracocha • Walking tour of Cusco

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Rafting

#INCAPANORAMA

SMALL GROUP TRIP

INCA TRAIL, PERU @kristynpratt

CUSCO, PERU @paisley_mark

AREQUIPA, PERU @chelseagrace8

LAKE TITICACA, PERU @nicolakutler

SACRED VALLEY, PERU @lifewithandy1


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The one that walks in the footsteps of the Incas with a trek to Machu Picchu

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PERU

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LIMA 1 MACHU PICCHU, @boardingpassesbeforeboys

Temple of Three Windows

Pisac Ruins

1 SACRED

VALLEY

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CUSCO 3

COLCA CANYON 1

Chivay

PUNO/LAKE

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Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops Coach, mini-coach or van

1

AREQUIPA

Plane

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Journey into the Sacred Valley and explore the plunging Incan ruins of Pisac

Gain included entry to the historical and humbling Sacred Valley

Witness the sprawling ancient Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu (and check another one off your bucket list)

Experience abundant ancient beauty on the Inca Trail Trek Inca trek included for those who purchase the trip with trail trek

Visit an inspiring local artisan project supported by Contiki Cares and TreadRight

Get the adrenaline pumping with a whitewater rafting adventure down the Sacred Valley

Great, this trip was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I did not have many expectations but this trip exceeded any expectation I could have had for it! The many opportunities we had on this trip were amazing! We were super lucky and had awesome weather. Everything was perfect! I highly recommend doing the Inca trek. Let me tell you having to work and hike up to see Machu Picchu is a lifetime experience I will never forget! Tone was awesome and a great tour guide! Cristina Ramirez

#INCAPANORAMA

On this 11-day trip we’ll walk in the footsteps of the Incas, experiencing the Colca Canyon and getting up close to the unique local way of life on Lake Titicaca’s floating islands, before wrapping up our adventure with the unforgettable Machu Picchu. We’ll wash it all down with some Pisco Sours & good times in Peru’s best spots.

Ollantaytambo

INCA TRAIL

SMALL GROUP TRIP

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13 NIGHTS

21 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS

COUNTRY

12 nights in twin-share hotels, 1 night in Jungle Lodge

13 breakfasts (B) 3 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D) Trekking option: 13 breakfasts (B) 4 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Entry to the Temple of Wiracocha • Walking tour of Cusco & entry to the Temple of Koricancha

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Whitewater rafting on the Urubamba River F Rainbow Mountain hike

#PERUUNCOVERED

SMALL GROUP TRIP

SACRED VALLEY, PERU @lifewithandy1

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, PERU @kelliepaxian

COLCA CANYON, PERU @nicolakutler

MACHU PICCHU, PERU @gimpyglobetrotter

COLCA CANYON, PERU @jojo_onvaycay


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Nightstops Optional start/end city

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AREQUIPA

Special Stay Coach, mini-coach or van Plane, train or canoe

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Witness the sprawling ancient Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu (and check another one off your bucket list)

Take in breathtaking vistas of technicolor beauty as you hike the aptly named Rainbow Mountain

Discover friendly locals, crystal clear waters and snow capped mountains on a cruise to the island of Taquile

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas and experience abundant ancient beauty on the Inca Trail Trek Inca trek included for those who purchase the trip with trail trek

Explore the soaring corridors of the epic Colca Canyons

Scale the towering trees of the amazon on a canopy climbing adventure

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Welcome wild travelers to the breathtaking country of Peru. From ancient Inca culture & Amazon jungle to awesome locals, it deserves 14 days all to itself. See the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the cultural-hub of Cusco, the Colca Canyon & our highlight, Machu Picchu. When you’re done, sit back & re-live the memories over a perfect Pisco Sour.

SMALL GROUP TRIP

AGUAS CALIENTES

AREQUIPA, @chris_hales_exploring


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ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPER

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11 NIGHTS

17 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS 11 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

COUNTRY

11 breakfasts (B) 1 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • City tour of Quito • Snorkeling at Kicker Rock

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Rappelling (abseiling) & canyoneering day trip F Ziplining F San Cristobal Island guided biking adventure

#ECUADORANDGALAPAGOS

SMALL GROUP TRIP

SAN CRISTOBAL, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS @kirancontiki

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS @jwelsch0315

BAÑOS, ECUADOR @chris_hales_exploring

ECUADOR @kb4travel

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS @sarahlouise


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The one that allows you to sunbathe alongside iguanas in this astonishingly bio-diverse region

Extend your trip to include Peru & join onto the Peru Uncovered & save 5%*. See p.90 for more info

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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

ISABELA

Baltra

2 PUERTO VILLAMIL

Tortuga Bay

END

PUERTO SANTA CRUZ 1 AYORA Kicker Rock 2 SAN CRISTOBAL PUERTO BAQUERIZO MORENO

2 BAÑOS

1 GUAYAQUIL

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

Nightstops Coach, mini-coach or van Plane or boat

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Get a deep perspective of the Unesco World Heritage city of Quito on a historical guided tour

Explore the lush landscapes of San Cristobal Island on a gorgeous guided bike tour

Dive into nature and spot rays and turtles you snorkel around Kicker Rock, the Galapagos

Uncover the natural beauty of Ecuador as you ride twisting trails on a horse riding tour, Banos

Give something back to the inspiring communities you visit on a Me to We experience

Zoom through the trees on a ziplining adventure, Banos

I booked this vacation mainly for the Galapagos, but fell in love with Ecuador. This trip was timed perfectly, neither too long or too short of a stay in any one place. There really is something for everyone on this trip, from water sports to horse-riding, salsa dancing to sightseeing. Laura Cahill

#ECUADORANDGALAPAGOS

From the peaks of volcanoes to the azure waters of the Galapagos, this trip is a must for the lovers of the natural world. Whether you are snorkeling with Sea Lions & Rays, or chilling with the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, this awe-inspiring adventure delivers natural beauty in spades.

2 TENA ECUADOR

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VIVA COSTA RICA 9 1

8 NIGHTS

12 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS 8 nights in twin-share hotels

NEW TRIP

8 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D)

COUNTRY

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of a cacao plantation • Coffee estate tour

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Hot springs dip F Catamaran Cruise F Selvatura Park ziplining

#VIVACOSTARICA

SMALL GROUP TRIP

COSTA RICA, @lanngr

TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA @jamiejanus

ARENAL, COSTA RICA @willwks

MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA @lanngr

POAS, COSTA RICA @marekinss


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The one that starts with a volcano & ends with a horseback ride to a waterfall

La Fortuna waterfall

ARENAL 2 COSTA RICA

PLAYA 2 TAMARINDO

2

MONTEVERDE SAN JOSÉ

Sandy beaches

SMALL GROUP TRIP

TAMARINDO, @mlohrberg

Tirimbina chocolate tour Quepos Manuel Antonio N.P.

From beach towns to dense rainforests, we’ll snorkel, scuba dive, zip line, surf and even horseback ride our way around Central America. 8-nights of Costa Rica’s coral reefs, wildlife, volcanoes, hot springs and unlimited adventures await.

Don’t Miss! Places visited 1

PACIFIC OCEAN

Nightstops Start/end city

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Treat yourself to a mouthwatering chocolate tour at the cacao-growing hotspot of La Tirimbina, Sarapiqui

Soak in mineral-rich natural hot springs as you gaze at the tip of one of Costa Rica’s active volcanoes, Arenal

Fly through the air on one seriously long zipline. Zoom past lush tree tops and jungle sounds on this 1km line. Selvatura Park, Monteverde

Enjoy a delicious country estate meal washed down with a shot or two of homemade coffee liqueur at Casona Rio Fortuna, Arenal

Go on a lush canyoneering adventure, and go rappelling down a waterfall, Arenal (La Fortuna)

Glide past bays, beaches, jungles and more as you take a catamaran across Costa Rica’s glittering Gold Coast, Playa Tamarindo

Home away from home, this trip had the i^k_^\m[ZeZg\^h_gZmnk^%Z]k^gZebg^Ûee^] activities, and nightlife. I felt extremely safe and the Trip Manager made our group feel like family. No one got left behind and everyone felt relaxed and ready to embrace the new culture and experiences. Would not have changed a thing about this trip! Tiffany Pifher

#VIVACOSTARICA

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FACING FEARS BUNGY JUMPING IN NEW ZEALAND, SHOT BY @CRAZYBIRDBOY


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If life’s meant to be an adventure, then New Zealand is utopia. What this country lacks in size it sure as hell makes up for in charm, attitude and beauty. After all, this is the home of hobbits, world-class adventure sports, the All Blacks, intriguing and beautiful Maori culture, ‘fush ‘n chup’ dinners and views that will quite literally take your breath away. We dare you not to leave a significant piece of your heart in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

WAYS TO TRAVEL


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FRANZ JOSEF GALCIER, NEW ZEALAND @BIANCAPIVAC

Experience the best bit’s of this country’s, natural beauty in every way; meet a local farmer, learn all about the Kiwi bird, and take advantage of the adrenaline capital of the world by bungy jumping, or shredding down the freshest powder slopes.

KINGS HOTEL SPECIAL STAY MT RUAPEHU

JUCY SNOOZE PODS, QUEENSTOWN

sleep in comfort Epic Special Stays, cool hostels, lodges and 3 & 4-star hotels, will keep your dreams sweet, and comfort levels high, ready for another day of adventure.

TASTE LOCAL WINE, QUEENSTOWN @HAPPYTHEHARDWAY93

eat local Included in the cost: breakfast most days to start off with, plus included munchy experiences like a traditional Hangi to really immerse you in the local culture. And some tasty extras like sharing a drink at a local pub where LOTR was filmed.

CRAZY ICECREAMS AT GIAPO, AUCKLAND, @JONAGREY

the best team CHELSEA, TRIP MANAGER @CHELSEASAVANNAH

With a local Kiwi Trip Manager and Driver team, you’ll get used to the accent quickly, and love their expert local knowledge and the memories you make with them forever.

JOSH, TRIP MANAGER, @PIKITIATOA


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THE BIG TIKI 1

24 INCLUDED MEALS

18 NIGHTS

DAYS

COUNTRY

10 nights in hotels 3 nights in lodges 4 nights in Pod Hostel 1 night in a Special Stay

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Waitangi Grounds Guided Tour • Visit Hobbiton Village • Maori Cultural performance & Hangi dinner • Cruise Milford Sound

18 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D)

F Race down a hill inside an OGO ball F Sunset Cruise on Lake Taupo F Tandem Skydive in Queenstown

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The one that unearths the very best of New Zealand, covering both islands in 19 unforgettable days #THEBIGTIKI

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND @anne_clubb_

QUEENSTOWN, @natalierotili

CAPE REINGA @revvmadie

PAIHIA ROTORUA, @tntbueno

WELLINGTON, @nicolakutler

Waterfalls, nightclubs, geothermal mud pools, hot springs, mountains, bungy jumping - if NZ doesn’t impress you, better check your pulse! Get ready for stunning natural surroundings, chilled out Kiwi culture & one huge adrenaline rush. The Big Tiki soaks it all up in 19 days and offers a staggering 70+ Free Time Add-Ons to ramp up your trip. SHORT ON TIME?

The Big Tiki Start/End Queenstown 17 Days

2 Parry Kauri Park

Don’t Miss! 1

Places visited 1

Nightstops

TASMAN SEA

Optional start/end city 1

NORTH ISLAND

Special Stay

AUCKLAND

Hobbiton

2

ROTORUA

Huka Falls

TAUPO

Geothermal mud pools

1

1

MT. RUAPEHU

COOK STRAIT

Picton

2

WELLINGTON

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 2

Arthur’s Pass Lake 1 Tekapo CHRISTCHURCH

Haast Pass Church of the Wanaka Good Shepherd 1 LAKE OHAU Milford Sound Arrowtown

QUEENSTOWN

4

1

TE ANAU

Kaikoura

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15 NIGHTS

COUNTRY

7 nights in hotels 3 nights in lodges 4 nights in Pod Hostel 1 night in a Special Stay

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

20 INCLUDED MEALS

DAYS

15 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D)

• Visit Hobbiton Village from The Lord of the Rings • Visit traditional Maori village for cultural performance & Hangi dinner • Cruise stunning Milford Sound

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Bungy jumping, Queenstown F Helicopter Flight & Glacier Hike F Glacier Kayak Tour

LAKE WAKATIPU, NEW ZEALAND @LAWRAHH95

QUEENSTOWN, NZ @Irn.Is

QUEENSTOWN, NZ @j.k_travels

ROTORUA, NZ @christopher

LAKE TEKAPO, NZ @cshores


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YOUR CHOICE

You can do this trip starting or ending in Queenstown, Auckland or Christchurch. It’s up to you! Check out Contiki. com for all your options.

Places visited SHORT ON TIME?

1

TASMAN SEA

Hobbiton

ROTORUA 2

Nightstops Optional start/end city

We’ve got a 14 day version that finishes up in Queenstown if you’re a bit short on time. Check out contiki.com Feed your adrenaline cravings! Check off the big cities of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, with time to pitstop in Hobbiton, chill out in a Polynesian spa and dive into the thrills of the South Island. We’ll have the chance for a glacier hike, bungy, beaches, lakes and legendary nightlife on the way. NZ’s two small islands are definitely packed full of adventure.

1

NORTH ISLAND

TAUPO

Special Stay

1

1

Huka Falls Geothermal mud pools

MT. RUAPEHU

COOK STRAIT

Queen Charlotte Sounds Picton SOUTH ISLAND

2 WELLINGTON Kaikoura

Hokitika Arthur’s & Pass

FRANZ JOSEF FOX GLACIER 2

1

Haast Pass Wanaka

Milford Sound

Mt. Cook

Arrowtown

1

LAKE OHAU

4 1

CHRISTCHURCH

Lake Tekapo

QUEENSTOWN

PACIFIC OCEAN

TE ANAU

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Witness cascading waterfalls and fascinating wildlife on a Milford Sound glacier cruise

Combine an exhilarating helicopter ride above the Franz Josef glacier with a once-in-alifetime hike

Experience true New Zealand rural life with a visit to a working farm

Sample a glass of famed Pinot Noir with a tour of the Queenstown Wine Trail

Explore the pristine waters of the Mt. Aspiring National Park on a Funyak kayaking tour

Reach speeds of 52 mph through the narrow Shotover canyons on board the exhilarating Shotover Jet, Queenstown

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?K>>MBF> :==&HGL F Scenic Helicopter Flight of Fox & Franz Josef Glacier F Horse Riding, Queenstown F Shotover Jet Boat

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND @jona_grey

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You can do this trip starting or ending in Christchurch, or Wellington. It’s up to you! Check out Contiki.com for all your options.

#SWEETASSOUTH

NORTH ISLAND

EXTEND YOUR TRIP

COOK STRAIT

Got a bit more time? End in Wellington for a longer 10 day adventure. See Contiki.com

Picton

Hokitika

Experience the best of the South from Lake Ohau to Queenstown to Christchurch. Take a break at Milford Sound, cruising past stunning waterfalls, or a scenic flight over Mt. Cook. Hit Queenstown and try bungy or canyon-swinging, then hike a glacier in Franz Josef. This is one adventure you won’t want to end.

WELLINGTON

SOUTH ISLAND Kaikoura

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 2

Haast Pass

Mt. Cook

4

1

CHRISTCHURCH (1 night, extension option)

Church of the Good Shepherd

Wanaka 1 LAKE Milford Sound Arrowtown

QUEENSTOWN

Arthur’s Pass

Lake Tekapo

OHAU Don’t Miss! PACIFIC OCEAN

Places visited 1

TE ANAU

Nightstops Optional start/end city

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Witness cascading waterfalls and fascinating wildlife on a Milford Sound glacier cruise

Sample a glass of famed Pinot Noir with a tour of the Queenstown Wine Trail

Experience true New Zealand rural life with a visit to a working farm

Combine an exhilarating helicopter ride above the Franz Josef glacier with a once-in-alifetime hike

Reach speeds of 52 mph through the narrow Shotover canyons on board the exhilarating Shotover Jet,

Explore the pristine waters of the Mt. Aspiring National Park on a Funyak kayaking tour

Extremely well-organized, with great guides & amazing experiences carefully chosen for younger audiences. The perfect mix of adventure & partying, Bphne]]^Ûgbm^erk^\hff^g]' Emma Johnson

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The one that calls all thrill seekers, the adventure capital of the world awaits


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AUSTRALIA. All the good things you’ve heard about Australia? They’re all true. Embrace those dreams of learning to surf and living a beach bum lifestyle because nowhere else in the world does it quite like ‘Straya. Cool city vibes, miles upon miles of rolling outback beauty, world class surf, horizontally laid back locals and wall to wall sunshine really do make the land down under the place where dreams are made.


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FLOAT IN THE CRYSTAL WATERS OF THE WHITSUNDAYS, AUSTRALIA SHOT BY @TRAVELPHOTOSKIWI


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With inclusions like 4-Wheel Driving, cracking whips in the outback, & champagne sunsets at Uluru. Plus Free Time Add-Ons like climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll leave feeling like a local. FLORENCE WATERFALLS, NORTHERN TERRITORY @HAYLEYVANDERBURGT

WAKE UP HOSTEL, SYDNEY

sleep in comfort

GILLIGAN’S HOTEL, CAIRNS

Comfy hotels, and super cool hostels in the city center, or unique outback Special Stays, you’ll be comfy and right in the action.

AUSSIE BRUNCH, @AJ_ZAMMIT

FRESH SEAFOOD LUNCHES, CAIRNS @STEPHLOCOCUS_AWESOMENESS

eat local In the land down under we’ve got you covered, with breakfast included every day, plus tasty Munch experiences like chucking another steak on the ‘barbie for reals. Plus you’ve gotta get a taste of the amazing local coffee (that rivals Italy’s). CHLOE, TRIP MANAGER, @CHLOLINDS

the best team SIAN, TRIP MANAGER @SIANT90

A local Aussie Trip Manager and Driver with you 24/7 to show you the best that this sunburned country has to offer.


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Special Stays: 2 nights Eco Camp, 2 nights Bush Bungalows, 12 nights in hostels, 3 nights lodge. Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hostels with 2 nights on a boat

NEW & IMPROVED

22 INCLUDED MEALS

FREE TIME :==&HGL

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit the Blue Mountains • Bush Tucker Experience • Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles • 4WD trip across Fraser Island

18 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 3 dinners (D) Sailing option: 18 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D)

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F Byron Bay Kayaking F Outer Barrier Reef Cruise F Helicopter ride over Uluru

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FLORENCE FALLS, @brittanie

SMALL GROUP TRIP

WHITSUNDAYS, @chlolinds

ULURU, @alex_michie

#BIGWALKABOUT

ULURU, @shevaun.20

NOOSA, @rebeccatoombs

DARWIN

Discover the incredible mix of nature and activities that makes Aus so unique. Start in Sydney and the East Coast with plenty of beach time at Bondi, Byron Bay and the Whitsundays, before escaping to the Northern Territory for endless landscapes & icons, including 3 nights at the unforgettable Uluru. You’ll feel like a true blue Aussie in no time.

2 Ubirr

Litchfield N.P.

2

KAKADU N.P. CAIRNS

Adrenaline activities

3

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Whitehaven Beach

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kings Canyon END

3

WHITSUNDAYS

QUEENSLAND

(Day Trip)

ULURU

2

Airlie Beach

Alice Springs Simpsons Gap

Uluru Cultural Centre

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Fraser Island

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Currumbin Farm Visit

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Special Stays: 2 nights Eco Camp, 10 nights hostels Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hostels with 2 nights on a boat

NEW & IMPROVED

14 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 1 dinner (D) Sailing option: 12 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit the Blue Mountains • Surf lesson at Byron Bay • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb F Whitewater rafting in Cairns

#BEACHESANDREEFS

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WHITSUNDAYS, @chlolinds

SYDNEY @aj_zammit

BYRON BAY @leannew42

GREAT BARRIER REEF @rforman321

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CAIRNS

Airlie Beach

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NOOSA EVERGLADES

Fraser Island

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Blue Mountains

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Elevate your senses as you breathe in the breathtaking landscapes of the Blue Mountains Master the ocean on a surfboard with lessons at Byron Bay Cuddle koalas and feed wallabies and wombats at the incredible Currumbin Wildlife Center

Experience authentic Australia like never before with a visit to a working Aussie farm See Sydney from a peerless perspective as you climb the world famous Harbour Bridge Feel the thrill of Whitewater rafting on the Barron River in Cairns

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Ahh, the famous East Coast, where you can expect wildlife tours and bushwalks between beaches and sunsets. Kicking things off in Sydney, you’ll sleep at an Eco Camp in the Noosa Everglades, learn to surf at Byron Bay and sail the Whitsundays from Airlie Beach. This is a one way ticket to wanting to live in Aussie for good.


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Special Stays: 2 nights Eco camp, 11 nights in hostels Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hostels with 2 nights on a boat

13 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 1 dinners (D) Sailing option: 13 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D)

NEW & IMPROVED

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• Indigenous Cultural Experience • Stop for lunch at the tropical paradise of Port Douglas • City tour of Sydney • Sydney Harbour ferry to Watson’s Bay

F Day Sailing trip to Whitehaven with lunch F Australian wine tasting in Sydney

#REEFSANDRAINFORESTS

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FRASER ISLAND, @chloiinds

BONDI BEACH @erick_was_here_

NEW SOUTH WALES @mark_heap

BYRON BAY @lien_odb

WHITSUNDAYS @joshglasspool


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Fraser Island (Day Trip)

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BYRON BAY

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Blue Mountains

THE BEST BITS OF THIS TRIP

Meet with some of the indigenous people from the Djabugay lands and learn about their heritage and culture Cruise across the spectacular bays of Sydney Harbour on a ferry to idyllic Watson’s Bay Cruise to the outer barrier and explore the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef

Sample world class Aussie wine at the Handpicked Wines Cellar Door Switch off as you sail through the stunning serenity of the Whitsundays islands Stretch the limits of gravity and experience extreme speed with the AJ Hackett Jungle Swing

Everything I dreamed this trip would be and more. Danielle Isaac

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Wild nights & wildlife await you on Australia’s East Coast. Experience life on a farm alongside guided bushwalks, koalas & kangaroos, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, and a rooftop ride along the rainforest canopy. Then, hit up Byron Bay, serving up some of the best surf, sand & beach vibes in the world.


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Special Stays: 2 nights Bush Bungalow, 2 nights in hostels, 3 nights in a Lodge

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8 INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls, Litchfield N.P. • Visit Nourlangie Rock & Warradjan Cultural Center • Lookout Hike, Ubirr

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Crocosaurus Cove Entry F Yellow waters billabong cruise F Segway around Uluru

#OUTBACKADVENTURE

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KAKADU @shevaun.20

KINGS CANYON @caitlinadamson

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Rock Art at Nourlangie Rock

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#OUTBACKADVENTURE

The Australian outback has to be experienced to be believed. This is home to the world’s oldest living culture, skyscraper-sized boulders, kangaroos, rainforest, and the giant red monolith that is Uluru. You’ll see it all from Darwin to Uluru in 8 incredible days, with time for sunset hikes, natural wonders, and lunar landscapes along the way.

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Walpa Gorge

Take a refreshing dip in the cascading waters of Florence Falls (seasonal)

Experience two local specialties, ‘bush tucker’ and boomerang throwing in Darwin

Snooze amongst natural splendour at our Special Stay Bush Bungalow in Kakadu National Park

Witness sunrise at Uluru followed by The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and the Valley of the Winds

Uncover local aboriginal culture before visiting Nourlangie Rock’s awe-inspiring ancient rock art

Dare to experience the ‘Cage of Death’ with Australia’s famous reptiles at Crocosaurus Cove

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BEFORE YOU BOOK WHAT’S INCLUDED THE ESSENTIALS All accommodation, transportation, and a good handful of meals are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (in most regions we offer breakfast every day, plus a cherry-picked selection of authentic and tasty meals). We also include our No Regrets Inclusions, which are basically the sights and activities we think you just can’t afford to miss. And then of course you also get our expert and highly trained team of Contiki staff; our Trip Managers, and English speaking Local Guides. Plus we include all private coach transportation and internal flights (check your itinerary). We also include sightseeing tours of all major cities and orientations in all other destinations, and Hotel tips (excluding North America & Latin America), local taxes and service charges.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

to 6 weeks and a fee is normally charged, so don’t leave this one until the last minute. We recommend you apply for all visas through your travel agent or visa service before commencing your travel journey. Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your arrival. Without enough validity, authorities may deny your entry into a country, even if you’re only staying for a short while.

IMPORTANT 1. Visas can take up to 6 weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home. Be aware that some visas can be purchased & arranged on arrival. 4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details.

personal injury, medical expenses, personal liability and loss of personal property before you travel with Contiki. It’s also super important to check that your insurance covers all of the activities you’ll be partaking in, particularly any adventure activities for all you adrenaline junkies. Visit contiki.com/ insurance for more information on this.

SLEEPING ACCOMMODATION: Our hotel accommodation is twin-share, (multi-share in New Zealand & Australia), staying in tourist class hotels, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either traveling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer single rooms for a supplement and savings on triple room options in some regions where available. Hostel accommodation is quad-share, our multi-share Queenstown accommodation is a Pod Hostel with up to 8 per room, multishare hostels in Australia has up to 6 per room, camping is modern two-person tents and our Special Stays are a mixture of twin share, quad share or multi share depending on your trip. Please check your trip page and visit contiki.com or call your travel agent for full details. Note: On occasion, due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. While it is always our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either.

MAKING YOUR BOOKING WHAT IS YOUR CANCELATION POLICY? We get that sometimes plans change unexpectedly, so our cancelation policy offers you absolute flexibility and comes in two parts: The Freedom Guarantee policy ensures that even if your travel plans change, you’ll never miss out or be charged fees for changing your booking. If you want to change the dates of your trip, swap onto another trip or even change your trip for a different region entirely, that’s all possible, without incurring fees*.

FLEXDEPOSIT FlexDeposit is a policy you automatically get once you’ve paid a deposit on any Contiki trip, and works as credit towards a future Contiki trip, ensuring your deposit money isn’t lost if you can’t travel on your original trip as intended. FlexDeposit can be used up until your 36th birthday, after which time it can then be transferred for use with any other travel brand within The Travel Corporation family of brands. It can also be gifted to a friend within 5 years of the original booking date. * You can find out more about both policies by visiting: contiki.com/freedomguarantee contiki.com/flexdeposit

+\ Flights to and from your start and end destination are not included in the cost of your trip. These can be booked independently, or added on during the booking process either online or with your travel agent. We also keep a number of meal times free for you to explore a region and its foodie offerings in greater detail, so budgeting for non-catered meals is important. In terms of activities, we also offer Free Time Add-Ons, which are additional experiences you can get involved in during your free time on trip, which are not included in the overall price. If you’re hitting the slopes with us, we can point you in the right direction for ski & snowboard hire or lessons if you need to brush up on your skills. If you have your own kit, you’ll also need to budget any excess baggage fees, or additional transfer charges, and any tips for porters. Travel insurance and visas are also not included in the cost of your trip and need to be booked separately.

AIRFARES

Internal flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. We rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & payment for your trip you acknowledge & accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass &/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airline’s terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

VISA REQUIREMENTS Visas are super important and are essential for entering certain countries. It’s up to you to be responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Run this by your travel agent (if applicable) or check out a visa service well in advance to determine if/which visas you will require and how to obtain them. Remember, visas can take up

PACKING HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

Luggage is restricted to one bag with a maximum size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) or 15kg on trips with internal flights, plus one small hand/day bag that can go on to the coach with you. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases or bags on the trip. Wheeled suitcases can be used on Contiki trips in Asia & Latin America. On Camping Trips in Europe you’ll need a sleeping bag & towel. On trips which include Flotilla Sailing or if you have booked our Inca Trail Trek or Galapagos trip a small bag suitable for the extremely limited luggage space is required. Your regular luggage will be stored during this time. A small daypack/backpack of approx 26L capacity is suggested. Some internal flights may have baggage fees which are your responsibilty along with any overweight/excess luggage fees. On East Africa, Kenyan Highlights & Taste of Tanzania you can bring one soft-sided bag (duffle bag or similar) with a maximum weight of 30lbs (15kg) plus one piece of small day pack per person. No hard-sided suitcases are permitted & weight is strictly enforced. On Winter Ski trips you can bring one pair of boots & skis or snowboard.

Your Trip Manager may suggest you store your main luggage & utilize a smaller bag for overnight rail journeys, overnight junk boat or overnight stays at guest houses. Luggage is carried at owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your trip includes a flight you are also subject to airline baggage restrictions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage.

TRAVEL INSURANCE DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE? A simple one - yes. It’s strongly recommended that you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of cancelation,

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

You may notice on some of our trips that some groups join and leave at different stages. That’s because we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary, giving greater choice & flexibility so our travelers can choose when they start their trip and how long they travel for. You can check what trips are part of a bigger trip on the actual trip page.

CONTIKI GLOSSARY

VISIT Your trip includes a stop and you’ll get the opportunity to visit a specific site.

SEE/VIEW You will drive/pass by the site so that you can see it. SIGHTSEEING TOUR A guided tour of a city or site.

ORIENTATION TOUR Places of interest are pointed out, allowing you to go and explore them in your own time.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

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

NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED

REGISTER AT MYCONTIKI

Just like you, we want your trip to run as smoothly as possible, so before you travel, make sure you register your details online at MyContiki. This only takes a few minutes, and means we’ll have info on:

• Your personal details, including your email address and phone number. Your emergency contact info, just in case we need it. • Any dietary requirements you may have. • You’ll also need to make sure your trip is paid in full 45 days prior to departure.

• You’ll also find out where your Contiki Trip will start and and receive your itinerary and travel documents. Visit contiki.com/mycontiki now

FREE TIME ADD-ONS HOW DO I KNOW WHAT FREE TIME ADDONS ARE ON MY TRIP?

Look out for the F symbol on our trip pages for the Free Time Add-Ons available on each trip. A full list of Free Time Add-Ons and approximate costs will also be sent to you with your travel documents, around 21 days before your trip departs.

HOW DO I PAY FOR FREE TIME ADD-ONS? Payment for your Free Time Add-Ons is made direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency or on some trips USD cash). In New Zealand, Australia, North America & Europe


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you can use credit or debit card as long as they have a PIN attached. You can pay using most credit cards: Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re traveling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it. Note: In a few destinations we cannot accept credit card payment. Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

MONEY WHAT WILL I NEED MONEY FOR ON THE TRIP? In terms of spending money, you’ll need to budget for the following: • Any meals (normally lunches and dinners) that are not included. The trip page lists included meals look out for these: (B,L, D) • Any Free Time Add-Ons you would like to do on your trip. • Any additional sightseeing you plan on doing in your Free Time, that is not covered either by our No Regrets Inclusions or Free Time Add-Ons. • Any additional personal expenses. This includes alcohol, shopping, and any evening entertainment not included.

medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

SAFETY INFORMATION Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancelation. Please refer to contiki.com for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

* For Minnesota, Missouri and New York residents, Trip Cancellation benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company. “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver – noninsurance feature provided by Contiki If you purchase Travel Protection you will receive the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver allows you to cancel your trip 24 hours or more before your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible under the Trip Cancellation Waiver provisions. When a cancellation that is not eligible under the Trip Cancellation Waiver provisions occurs during a penalty period, your cancellation penalty will be refunded in Contiki Travel Certificates, with the balance of the refund made either in cash or by credit card credit. Notice to Minnesota, Missouri and New York residents: The “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Travel Insurance Benefits. Contact 1-888-722-2195 for details. TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS Underwritten by Arch Insurance Company** Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost. Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day). Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500. Baggage Delay: Up to $500. Medical Expense: Up to $100,000. Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000. Accidental Death and Dismemberment: $25,000. Air Flight Accidental Death and Dismemberment: $100,000 ** Travel Insurance Benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company, with administrative offices in Jersey City, NJ (NAIC #11150) under Policy Form series LTP 2013 and applicable amendatory endorsements. This is a brief overview of the coverages. Subject to terms, conditions and exclusions. This is a general overview of insurance benefits available. Coverages may vary in certain states and not all benefits are available in all jurisdictions. Please refer to your certificate of benefits or policy of insurance for detailed terms, conditions and exclusions that apply. WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - non-insurance services provided by On Call International CareFree™ Travel Assistance, Medical Assistance, and Emergency Services – services available 24/7

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NO COMPULSORY TIPPING REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE! Every country in the world has different tipping policies & within service industries, tipping is common practice. All tipping is entirely optional, and not an expectation. If you feel your Contiki Team has delivered an outstanding level of service throughout your trip you may wish to tip them, but this is at your discretion, no one else’s.

CONTIKI+

Been on a Contiki before? Welcome back! You’re a part of Contiki+, and that means you’re eligible for 5%* off trips around the world! We’ve even wrangled deals for you across all our TTC sister brands (ttc.com) check out contiki.com/deals for all the details.

HEALTH DO I NEED VACCINATIONS? It is wise to check with your medical doctor, travel agent or visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines prior to departure to see if you require any vaccinations for the countries you’ll be visiting. Don’t forget to bring with you any

BOOKING SECURITY

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

CONTIKI’S TRAVEL PROTECTION

PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY: Contiki Travel Protection - designed with the following: PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $2,000 - $129 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $2,001 - $3,500: $169 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $3,501 - $5,000: $179 PER PERSON. PRICED AT: TRIPS UP TO $5,001 OR GREATER: $199 PER PERSON. NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. TRIP CANCELATION WAIVER - noninsurance feature provided by Contiki * The Trip Cancellation Waiver offers guests the opportunity to receive a refund from Contiki for the otherwise non-refundable trip costs prepaid to Contiki if you need to cancel due to illness, injury, death, subpoena, jury duty, job transfer and more.

Contiki is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation (TTC) and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. The above information is a summary –– we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection questions, please call our plan administrator at 1-866-580-4871. You may also view your policy details online at https://affinitytravelcert.com/docs/ctp TPR_041718p BROCHURE AUTHENTICITY We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given & literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care & is published in good faith (this includes Contiki.com & our ebrochures). Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some activities due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged. WARDROBE CREDITS Models wardrobe and styling is a mixture of models own and items provided by Kivari. @ kivari_the_label and shoes by Solillas. PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Photos courtesy of © Washington Park Hotel, Miami, USA p.10 Hotel Room Photos courtesy of © Charm Churee, Beach Resort, Thailand p.10 Beach View. Photos courtesy of © Ibis Central, Prague p.21 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Noam Chen, p.52 Jerusalem Israel. Photos courtesy of © Ricky Rachman p.52 Baklava, Jerusalem Israel. Photos courtesy of © Itamar Grinberg, p.52 Lunch, Galilee Israel & p.53 Galilee Israel. Photos courtesy of © South African Tourism p.54 Cape Town, Boulders Beach. Photos courtesy of © POD 35, New York USA p.60 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Washington Park Hotel, Miami, USA p.60 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Aqueen Hotel, Singapore p.68 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Gilligans Hotel, Cairns p.106 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Wake Up Hostel, Sydney p.106 Hostel Room.

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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. 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 we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.). Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Vacations, 801 E Katella Ave. 3rd Floor, Anaheim CA 92805. This brochure was published in November, 2018 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market. Please see contiki.com for complete & up to date terms & conditions. © Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. Contiki is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures. It is just part of The Travel Corporation way. *Please see contiki.com for full terms & conditions.

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