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EUROPE 2016/17

NEW INSIDE 8 NEW TRIPS FOR 2016 P.5 TRAVEL STYLE QUIZ P.30


Create the stories now that you’ll recount for decades to come. Make new friends from new places. Celebrate individuality, diversity, connections and a little bit of craziness. Live for the moment. Find comfort outside your comfort zone. See the world through youthful eyes, with a little bit of naivety and a truckload of optimism. You have one life. One shot. Make it count.


THIS IS YOUR LIFE. YOU ONLY GET TO LIVE IT ONCE. BUT IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, ONCE IS ENOUGH.


WORDS WE LIVE BY

MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT. WE’RE ABOUT PEOPLE. LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE. WE ARE YOUNG. CHALLENGE EVERYTHING. DO THINGS WITH PASSION. TREAD LIGHTLY. BE PART OF THE STORY.


CONTENTS KEY

New for 2016/17

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9 days

p.34 w

European Discovery 12 days

FROM A$143 P/D

p.36 w

Mediterranean Highlights 13 days

p.38 w

European Encounter 16 days

p.40

ME Time Our Team Food in Europe Social & online tools Save big on Europe Compare Contiki

Road to Athens + Greek Island Cruising

18 20 22 24 26 27

Contiki Cares Take our quiz Want to stay longer? Q & A + luggage limits Booking conditions Trip page key

p.43

18 days

p.44 w

European Inspiration 19 days

p.46 w

European Vista

17/13 days

European Trail

p.42

9 days

European Impressions

21 days

p.48 w

23 days

Road to Athens + Greek Island Hopping

p.50 w

Eastern Rocker p.43

European Horizon

8 days

p.51

European Experience

10 days

p.66

14 days

p.68

European Whirl 18 days

p.70

p.52 w

Western Rocker 8 days

p.52 w

Trail to Rome 16 days

p.53 w

Trail to London 16 days

p.53 w

European Quest 25 days

p.54 w

Western Quest 8 days

p.55

London to Athens

20 days

p.72

European Escapade

European Highlights

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Eastern Trail

21 days

Road to Athens & Road to Rome

29 days

HIGH ENERGY P.64

6 8 10 12 14 16

28 30 177 178 181 182

8 NEW TRIPS INCLUDING ICELAND & THE BALKANS

These trips also operate in Winter. See p.158 for more.

European Magic

DISCOVERY PLUS P.32

The Contiki difference Where we go What you get Our 8 ways to travel Ways to stay What's included

p.74

European Contrasts + Corfu & Sailing options 29 days

p.78

p.56 w

Eastern Quest 10 days

p.56 w

Quest to Rome 16 days

p.57 w

Quest to London 18 days

p.57

European Panorama 28 days

p.58

European Explorer + Mykonos & Cruising options 33 days

p.60

37 days

p.81

Ultimate European + Egypt option

16 days

p.80

London to Athens + Greek Island Adventurer p.76

9 days

European Adventurer

21 days

London to Rome

25 days

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Mediterranean Quest

45 days

p.84-87

Ultimate European + Greek Island option

29 days

p.80

45 days

p.84-87

FROM A$158 P/D w

Ireland 8 days

p.90 w

Scotland & Ireland 13 days

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER P.88

p.90 w

England & Scotland 9 days

p.91 w

Scotland 6 days

p.91 w

Great Britain & Ireland

FROM A$152 P/D

16 days

p.92 w

Italian Espresso 8 days

p.94

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London & Paris 7/9 days

EASY PACE P.118

p.120 & p.121

London & Paris + Amsterdam 9 days

London & Paris + Rome 10 days

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p.121 w

p.121

Amsterdam to Barcelona 11 days

p.122

FROM A$157 P/D

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Simply Italy 12 days

p.96 w

Spanish Spree 14 days

p.98 w

Iberian Peninsula & Morocco 20/21 days

p.100 w

Spain, Morocco & Portugal 15 days

p.102 w

Morocco 5 days

p.104

Best of Europe

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Egypt & The Nile 8 days

p.105

16 days

Best of Balkans 15 days

p.106 & p.107

Balkans Discovery 12 days

p.108

The Mini Balkan 4 days

p.124 & p.125

p.108

10 days

p.126

10 days

9/12 days

p.109

21 days

9 days 8 days

p.127

p.110

p.128 p.130 p.131

Eastern Road 13 days

Mediterranean Escape + Greek Island Cruising 14 days

13 days

p.132

CAMPING P.138

46 days

6 days p.140

The Southern Trail 21 days

p.142

The Northern Trek 26 days

SAILING & CRUISE P.144

p.143

FROM A$113 P/D

Golden Fleece 9 days

24 days

Ski or Board Austria 1 or 2 weeks

Iceland 4 days

FROM A$116 P/D

p.160 w

p.164 ww

Vienna & Budapest 5 days

Berlin & Prague 7 days

Berlin & Prague + Vienna 9 days

Berlin to Budapest 11 days

FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS P.166

p.165

p.148

9 days

8 days

9 days

p.149

p.116

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p.134 w

p.135 w

p.136 w

p.137

4-7 days

p.150

5 days 4 days

Amsterdam for Christmas 4 days

8 days

4 days

Paris for New Year p.170 p.171

London Explorer 3/5 days

p.152 p.154 p.156

Amsterdam for Easter p.168

ANZAC Classic / Odyssey 4/5 days

p.151

Turkish Sailing

Oktoberfest

Paris for Christmas FOR MORE INFO ON OUR TRAVEL STYLES SEE P.12 OR VISIT CONTIKI.COM

8 days

Greek Sailing

p.172

London Uncovered

FROM A$89 P/D

8 days

Eastern Mediterranean Cruising

10 days

Winter Wanderer

12/14 days

Croatia Island Escape + Escape Plus

Sziget Festival

WINTER & SKI P.158

p.114

Croatian Island Hopper p.147

Island Cruising & Santorini

FROM A$84 P/D

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p.112

p.127

Aegean Classic The Big Chill

p.111

Russia Plus

Spotlight on Greece

Best of Russia

Mediterranean Escape + Greek Island Hopping

22 days

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey

Greek Island Adventurer

Mediterranean Escape

8/12 days

Scandinavia

4 days

p.111

Spotlight on Greece + Greek Cruising options Scandinavia & Russia

Greek Island Hopping

10/13 days

Spotlight on Greece + Greek Island Hopping

p.173 w

p.174 w

p.174

4 days

Amsterdam for New Year 4 days

p.174 w

p.175 w

p.175

Amsterdam King’s Day 4 days

St. Patrick’s Day 4 days

Hogmanay 4/5 days

p.175 w

p.176 w

p.176


YOUʼVE PICKED UP THIS BROCHURE, YOUʼRE ALREADY MAKING TRACKS TOWARDS A JOURNEY TO EUROPE.

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Choosing where to go and how to go is enough to make a lesser human run for the hills. But not you. You’ve spotted a little something special in Contiki and you’re ready to conquer new lands. Choosing Contiki means you’re choosing to travel with the best. The company who’s been around the longest, invests in the best people, has no compulsory tipping and always delivers outstanding service. Don’t mistake cheaper alternatives as being better value, we include more in our trips than anyone else, and offer the best experience, every time. Sidestep the logistical nightmares and sail straight into the fun stuff. The chance encounters, the heart-stopping moments, the lifelong friendships. Your adventure starts now.

THE


WHY CONTIKI 18-35s ONLY Over 50% of our travellers choose to travel alone, and make friends from around the world

MORE CHOICE 42 countries, 102 unique trips and 1000+ departures

8 WAYS TO TRAVEL There’s always a trip style that’s perfect for you

TRAVEL EXPERTS: 54 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS The best connections throughout Europe and the best trained team in the business

MORE INCLUDED EXPERIENCES More of Europe’s must-sees and must-do’s, included as standard

MORE ME TIME The free time you need to explore

THE BEST VALUE AND NO HASSLE Need we say more?


WHERE WE GO

ICELAND 5

REYKJAVIK

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS LOCH NESS

Isle of Skye

SCOTLAND

WEST HIGHLANDS

St Andrews

Stirling

EDINBURGH

GLASGOW Gretna Green

LONDONDERRY Donegal

NORTHERN IRELAND

YORK

IRELAND

MORE DESTINATIONS. MORE TRIPS. MORE DEPARTURES. MORE CHOICE. 42 COUNTRIES. 105 CITIES. 102 UNIQUE ITINERARIES. 8 TRAVEL STYLES.

GALWAY

LAKE DISTRICT

BELFAST

Holyhead

LIVERPOOL

DUBLIN

Cliffs of Moher

ENGLAND

Kilkenny

WALES

CORK Blarney

LONDON

And one damn fine way to see Europe. As the original adventure travel company for the young, wide-eyed and curious, we know where travellers want to go. From Athens to Amsterdam and Cork to Copenhagen, we cover more destinations across Europe (and beyond) than anyone else.

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With 105 cities that we visit in Europe alone, all your boxes are sure to be ticked. Here are 8 of the cities we’re currently swooning over – just a small taste of the magnificence in store. 1 THE CITY OF LOVE

Bonjour Paris! Time to eat escargot, head to the top of La Tour Eiffel and be wooed by the romance of France’s capital. • Visit on our European Experience trip (p.72) plus 37 other trips.

2 THE ANCIENT CITY OF THE ADRIATIC SEA Dubrovnik doesn’t just make its Game of Thrones fans giddy. The fortressed Old Town, the views of the Adriatic, and the banging nightlife have us all pretty smitten. • Visit on our Best of Balkans trip (p.106) plus 10 other trips.

3 HOME OF LA HISTORY (AND LA PIZZA) Home to the Vatican City, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Spanish Steps, Rome has access to unmatched ancient beauty. • Visit on our European Highlights trip (p.68) plus 32 other trips.

4 MEDINA OF MARKETS Delve into the ancient Moroccan city of Marrakech where your senses will be swamped by the madness of the souks. Colours, scents and chaos meet shiny jewels, exotic rugs, and endless leather. • Visit on our Iberian Peninsula & Morocco trip (p.100) plus 2 other trips.

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5 ICELAND (it’s actually green) ...go figure. With the Northern Lights and stumpy Icelandic horses, not to mention the likes of Björk... this place is eclectic fun. • Visit on our Iceland trip (p.165). BORDEAUX

6 THE CITY OF A THOUSAND SPIRES

SAN SEBASTIAN BILBAO PAMPLONA

Prague is a colourful collection of Baroque buildings, Gothic churches, fairytale bridges and deep history. Enchanting to the core, get ready to fall in love with this Czech hub. • Visit on our Best of Europe trip (p.124) plus 18 other trips.

Zaragoza Segovia

MADRID

7 COLLECTIVE OF CANALS, CAFÉS AND CLOGS Grab a push-bike and cruise around the cute city of Amsterdam. Discover quaint windmills, beautiful canals and traditional clog makers amongst the quirky museums cafés and culture. • Visit on our Ultimate European trip (p.84) plus 31 other trips.

PORTUGAL

Toledo

VALENCIA Denia

CORDOBA SEVILLE

GRANADA

Gibraltar

TANGIER

FEZ Rabat Casablanca

4 And don’t even get us started on our worldwide bucket list to keep your adventure moving. Latin America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA & Canada should give you a taste…

SPAIN

LISBON

8 ISLE OF WHITE AND BLUE

Snap happy Santorini has got to be one of the most envy-inducing places on Instagram. Get a cocktail in hand, watch the sun go down amidst the spectacular blue and white buildings and enjoy your time as a Greek God/Goddess. • Visit on our Greek Island Hopping trip (p.128) plus 12 other trips.

Biarritz Saint-Jean -de-Luz

MOROCCO

MARRAKECH

Car


GEIRANGER Lom

FINLAND

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

GJOVIK

VOSS

Hardangervidda

NORWAY

HELSINKI

OSLO

ST PETERSBURG

Petrodvorets

STOCKHOLM NOVOGOROD

SWEDEN

RUSSIA

DENMARK Klin

MOSCOW

COPENHAGEN

Borodino

MINSK

POLAND Edam

7

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS

Dresden

RHINE VALLEY

BRUSSELS

Calais

Czestochowa

St Goar

BELGUIM

6

Auschwitz

PRAGUE

Kutná Hora

HEIDELBERG PARIS

Dachau

MUNICH

Fontainebleau Château Chambord

LYON

FRANCE

CINQUE TERRE

Avignon Arles Aix-en-Provence Carcassonne

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

Lake Bled

SLOVENIA

ITALIAN RIVIERA Pisa

Monaco

NICE/ FRENCH RIVIERA

ROMANIA

LJUBLJANA

Verona

VENICE

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

SALZBURG

AUSTRIA

LUCERNE SWITZERLAND SWISS ALPS MILAN

Banska Bystrica

VIENNA

Mauthausen

TYROL INNSBRUCK

Liechtenstein

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

KRAKOW

CZECH REP.

Český Krumlov

1

TIMISOARA

CROATIA PLITVICE

FLORENCE

ZADAR

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

BELGRADE SARAJEVO

ITALY

SPLIT DUBROVNIK

San Gimignano

SERBIA

2 MONTENEGRO

SOFIA

BUDVA Vatican City

BARCELONA

BELARUS

Brest

WARSAW

GERMANY

AMSTERDAM

3

ROME

Pompeii

SORRENTO Amalfi Coast Capri

MACEDONIA

TIRANA

ISTANBUL

KAVALA

Bari Brindisi

STRUGA

ALBANIA

CORFU IBIZA

BULGARIA GALLIPOLI

PREVEZA

PERGAMUM

Patras

OLYMPIA

ATHENS

IZMIR

Piraeus

MYKONOS IOS

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

TURKEY

CHIOS

DELPHI

KEY

CANAKKALE

Troy

GREECE

SANTORINI

PAROS

8

KUSADASI PATMOS

PAMUKKALE

BODRUM

SYMI

RHODES

CRETE

Alexandria

OVERNIGHT STOPS Places visited Contiki-only Special Stopovers

Giza

EGYPT

Sakkara

CAIRO

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PRACTICAL BITS

Generator Hostel

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES

Park G端ell

Florence


PRACTICAL BITS

INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES

To us, hassle-free travel is spending zero time on worry and stress. Say farewell to endless wasted hours scouring Trip Advisor to find the best price and decent locations. With us, every detail is taken care of, guaranteed.

Oh yes, now this is where the fun starts. We pack more of the things you’ve been dreaming about into our trips than anyone else… FACT.

INCLUDED TRANSPORT INCLUDED CENTRAL ACCOMMODATION BREAKFAST DAILY & MORE INCLUDED MEALS THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM

INCLUDED BLOCKBUSTER SIGHTS & CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS MORE ME TIME OPTIONALS & FREE TIME TO EXPLORE LOCAL GUIDES FOR INSIDER ACCESS UNIQUE LOCAL TASTES ENDLESS MUST-DO EXPERIENCES

135 Trip Managers, 100 Drivers, 100+ locally based European team plus our extensive range of Local Guides.

The result? It’s hard to describe, but it’s the best feeling in the world. New places, new experiences, all with a bunch of fun loving peeps.

HUNDREDS OF FIRSTS WIDENED EYES A FULLY TICKED BUCKET LIST EUPHORIC MOMENTS FOMO-INDUCING INSTAGRAMS NEW MATES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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OUR TRIPS ARE AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE. THAT始S WHY WE始VE CURATED 8 DIFFERENT TRAVEL STYLES, GUARANTEEING YOUR EUROPEAN ADVENTURE MEETS YOUR MINDSET.

Paris, France


P.32

P.64

P.88

26 TRIPS

13 TRIPS

26 TRIPS

FROM 8 TO 33 DAYS

FROM 10 TO 45 DAYS

FROM 4 TO 22 DAYS

See it all, do it all Get the most out of your time More choice More destinations More icons

Explore by day, live it up by night Tick off the must-sees by day Party by night Stretch your budget even further

For the culturally curious Go in-depth in your favourite regions More local eats & Local Guides Less travel time More time in a single region

P.118

P.138

P.144

18 TRIPS

3 TRIPS

9 TRIPS

FROM 5 TO 22 DAYS

FROM 21 TO 46 DAYS

FROM 6 TO 9 DAYS

For the take-it-easy traveller More ME Time Later starts each morning 2 & 3 night stays

For the budget-conscious explorer See the same Europe for less Live it up in the great outdoors at some of Europe’s best campsites

Sun, sea, sand & adventure Feel the wind in your hair Explore Europe by sea Options to sail or cruise in Turkey, Greece & Croatia

P.158

P.166

41 TRIPS

19 TRIPS

FROM 4 TO 25 DAYS

FROM 3 TO 10 DAYS

For the off-peak adventurer Spring & autumn: same great Europe with less crowds & even cheaper prices Winter: experience the magic of a European winter Ski & board: hit the slopes

For jam-packed jaw-drops Bucket list events like Oktoberfest & Hogmanay Special dates in special places: Christmas, NYE & Easter

TAKE OUR TRAVEL QUIZ ON P.30 OR FIND OUT MORE AT CONTIKI.COM/EUROPE

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Best Western Blue Square Hotel, Amsterdam

Saiiling Yacht, Greece

Peak Hotel, Lucerne

Haroula Hotel, Santorini

Contiki’s Château De Cruix, France

Sailing Yacht, Croatia

Generator Hostel, Barcelona

Mecure Duna Hotel, Budapest

Contiki Village, Rome

Contiki’s Gasthof Schöneck, Hopfgarten

WAYS TO

STAY

WHEN IT COMES TO A BED TO REST YOUR HEAD, OUR TRIPS ARE PACKED WITH VARIETY. WEʼVE GOT 5 WAYS TO STAY IN EUROPE, AND YOUR CHOSEN TRIP MIGHT BE ONE SLICK STYLE, OR A COMBO OF A FEW.

HOTELS

HOSTELS

Like life with a little more comfort? Then the crown icon is what you’re looking for. Centrally located with all the trimmings; pools, en-suites and gyms at many. Twin-share rooms are stock standard, or for a little more you can opt to upgrade to your very own digs. We’ll match you up with a same sex room-mate if you’re travelling solo. Available on our Discovery Plus, In-Depth Explorer and Easy Pace trips.

Social vibes and fun times are a given at our collective of well-equipped hostels across Europe. Forget bunking it in cramped 10-person dorms – these quad and twin-share hostels are places you actually want to come home to. The perfect middle ground where budget meets comfort, hostel life Contiki-style is the addictive traveller experience without the hassle.

Stay connected with WiFi at all hotels.

Stay connected with WiFi at all hostels.


BB Firenze City Centre, Florence

Jail Hotel, Lucerne

President Hotel, Athens

Campsite, Antibes

Contiki Village, Rome

Celestyal Cruises, Greece

Hotel Adria, Dubrovnik

Plus Hostel, Berlin

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABIN VILLAGES Exclusive to Contiki, our Special Stopovers & Cabin Villages cater to those who look for something unique. Experience something truly European, like our own French Château, a traditional Swiss Chalet, a comfy Austrian Gasthof and cosy Cabin Villages. Add to this our own team who live on-site to take care of the hassle, as well as bars and pools to relax at after a day exploring. Available exclusively on our High Energy and Ski Austria trips.

Stay connected with WiFi at most overnight stops.

Contiki’s Chalet Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen

Wombats Hostel, Vienna

CAMPING

BOATS

Got a nose for fresh forest air and a hankering for nights of stargazing amongst friends? Our camping trips offer the same Contiki experience with more inclusions than you can shake a stick at, but for those keen to stretch their bucks even further. Bunker down, with comfy twin-share tents or on your own for a tiny bit more. Complete the scene with homecooked meals, steamy showers, charging stations, bars and pools at some of Europe’s best campsites and Contiki Villages.

Cruise ships, traditional Turkish or Croatian sailing boats and glam yachts – need we sell you on the boating concept? Throw the swimsuit in a bag and lather up the coconut oil; things are about to get salty, sultry and deliciously sunny.

Stay connected with WiFi at many overnights at our campsites & Contiki villages.

Look for the 5 symbols above on our trip pages for accommodation on your chosen adventure.

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INCLUDED VISIT TO PISA, ITALY

MORE INCLUDED

EXPERIENCES By choosing Contiki you’re choosing to travel with the company who includes more. Swiss cheese fondue sound like you? Or is a boat ride in Venice more your jam? Photo by the Leaning Tower on your hit-list? Whatever the European moment you’re hunting, we’re bound to have it. Don’t take our word for it either, see opposite for real photos taken by travellers on our trips.


SEE EUROPE THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR TRAVELLERS...

INCLUDED BOAT RIDE THROUGH VENICE

Shot by @tash.travels on the Simply Italy trip • Included on 37 of our trips

INCLUDED VISIT TO THE WOODEN HORSE OF TROY IN TURKEY

Shot taken by @mirandamay_x on the Ultimate European trip • Included on 3 of our trips

INCLUDED BIKE TOUR IN EDAM, AMSTERDAM

Shot by @wayne_airey on the European Highlights trip • Included on 20 of our trips

INCLUDED TRIP TO LOUIS VXVI’S PALACE OF VERSAILLES

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF FLORENCE

INCLUDED LOCALLY GUIDED TOUR OF THE ACROPOLIS

Shot taken by @leeecharlotte on The Big Chill trip • Included on 8 of our trips

Shot by @glusco_xo on the European Escapade trip • Included on 30 of our trips

Shot by @jennilil84 on the Southern Trail trip • Included on 10 of our trips

INCLUDED ESCARGOT & CHAMPAGNE IN PARIS

INCLUDED VISIT TO THE SEVEN SISTERS WATERFALL IN NORWAY

INCLUDED RIVER CRUISE & DINNER IN BUDAPEST

Shot by @legitkayleigh on the European Highlights trip • Included on 13 of our trips

Shot taken by @sadra_b on the Scandinavia & Russia Plus trip • Included on 3 of our trips

Shot by @foxyfifi on the European Trail trip • Included on 3 of our trips

These don’t even touch the surface of what we include as part of our trips. See the snapshot section on our trip pages for what’s included on each of our 102 unique itineraries.

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ME TIME LETʼS NOT BEAT AROUND THE BUSH: NO-ONE GIVES YOU MORE FREE TIME THAN US. You’re an explorer, so we give you heaps of free time to do just that. We like to call it ME Time, ’cos it’s all about you. When you travel with us, the only fixed thing is your destination, the rest is up to you. Explore, tick off those bucket list items, get lost in the backstreets of Barcelona or sun that skin on the French Riviera. The choice is totally up to you. If you’re looking to take your trip to the next level, we’ve got the hook-ups. Pick from one of our hand-selected ME Time optionals, and you’ll get the best of the best; we organise them all, get you there and get you the best deal out there through our well connected network of local friends. Look for the symbol on the trip pages for some inspiration on how to spend your ME Time.

3. ME Time optional, The Tyrol


ME TIME BUCKET LIST 1. ME TIME OPTIONAL GONDOLA RIDE, VENICE Jump into your personal gondola with your new travel buddies and cruise the Venetian canals in style.

2. ME TIME OPTIONAL CABARET SHOW & DINNER, PARIS 1. ME Time optional, Venice

2. ME Time optionaL, Paris

Prepare to be wowed by the fabulous dancing, singing and performing at the ultimate entertainment venue in Paris.

3. ME TIME OPTIONAL TANDEM PARAGLIDING, THE TYROL For the more adventurous, why not fly off a mountain – of course, in tandem with your own fully qualified pilot! An exhilarating experience with ridiculous views.

4. FREE TIME IN ROME Shop ’til you drop in one of the world’s best shopping destinations, whether its designer fashion, high street pieces or flea market finds.

5. ME TIME OPTIONAL BIKE RIDE, THE TYROL 4. Free time, Rome

5. ME Time optional, The Tyrol

Jump on your bike and head out into the stunning countryside of the Austrian Tyrol.

6. FREE TIME IN PRAGUE Explore Prague your way. Stop for a drink along the river Vltava, wander the beautiful cobbled streets or pick up some trinkets in the Old Town. Plus so much more…

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/METIME FOR A FULL LIST

6. Free time, Prague

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

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YOUR

TEAM WEʼRE NOT HERE TO TOOT OUR OWN HORN, BUT WE HAVE HEARD THE WORD “GURU” THROWN AROUND ABOUT OUR TEAM, MAYBE EVEN THE ODD “ORACLE” OR “DOWNRIGHT LEGEND”.

TASTE

Okay fine, we admit it. We are pretty impressed with the family of Contiki folk we’ve sewn together. They work hard, know how to have a good time, and know the backstreets of Europe like the back of their hands. They live to travel and are extensively trained to deal with any pickle you get yourself in and any weird questions you throw their way. And that’s just the beginning.

“Everyone should visit Angelina’s in Paris, it’s all about pure indulgence, serving the best desserts and pastries I’ve ever tasted. My tip: try the Mont Blanc.” Zach, Trip Manager


“Make tracks to Nice’s open-air market Cours Selaya, and ask any local to point out the lady with the ‘socca’ stall. These chickpea pancakes served in slices and piping hot are unmissable.”

Tatiana

SNAP

Local Guide: Our network of Local Guides unlock the history and insider knowledge of the destinations you visit. It’s that deep understanding of a destination that only a true local can really offer. “I’m always on the lookout for new Instagram spots, so if you’re on Santorini, look no further than Oia’s Venetian Castle and the Ammoud Bay steps.”

On-site Team: We have over 100 gung-ho on-the-ground staff based at our Special Stopovers & Cabin villages throughout Europe on our High Energy and Ski Austria trips. They take care of everything on your overnight stays, from preparing delicious meals (and cocktails) to getting your room ready.

SEE

EAT

Trip Manager: Brimming with all the essential destination info and spilling at the sides with interesting local facts. They take care of the hard stuff like the bookings and transport. And they are on-hand 24/7 to make sure your trip is exactly what you dreamed of. The pressure is on, and they never falter.

Morgan

“When in the ‘Dam, take a break from the regular museum trail and head to Foam, the hippest photography museum in town.”

Ben

Trip Driver: The King of the Road. They navigate those typically tight European streets, pack your bags onto the coach and drop you right to the door of your accomodation. Sit back, recharge those batteries and your Driver will take care of the rest.

VISIT

Christina

“In Berlin you have to get to the abandoned train yard by Warschauer Straße station, where they have turned old carriages into funky little bars and restaurants.”

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING; ONLY PASSIONATE SERVICE AND EXCLUSIVE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE See p.178 for more details.

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BON

APPÉTIT FOOD. IT MAKES A DESTINATION JUST AS MUCH AS THE JAW-DROPPING SIGHTS THEMSELVES. ALL OF OUR TRIPS ARE AN AUTHENTIC AND LOCAL PILGRIMAGE THROUGH FOOD. Knead the dough or NEED the dough? Learn the art of pizza and pasta with a cooking class in Rome. Our Italian trattoria owner Eugenio (we’ve been going there for 40 years) will take you behind the scenes to where tradition and passion can be found. (Included)

Wining and dining under the Tuscan sun With its rolling valleys that glow under an orange sun, Tuscany is an enchanting destination on any day of the week. But we really sparkle it up with an antipasti feast and a splash or two of vino. (ME Time optional)

Get tempted by a plate (or ten) of tapas The Spanish tapas charms with its quintessential European sophistication. We’re told it’s a meal to be crafted around conversation, but we don’t hear much chat when our travellers are throwing countless plates down the hatch. (ME Time optional)

Did someone say cheese fondue? No trip to Switzerland would be complete without indulging in this decadent dairy delight. This steaming hot pot is not for the faint hearted, so grab that fondue fork, bread and dig right in. (Included)

We’ve got you covered if you’ve got any special dietary requirements too. Just let us know when you book your trip and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

THE CONTIKI DIFFERENCE • Breakfast included EVERY DAY as part of your trip price • Unlike others, we say no to substandard lunches and yes to the freedom to explore Europe’s foodie playground • More delicious meal experiences to get you local (check out the snapshot section of the trip pages for meals included on your chosen trip)


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GET INSPIRED!

VISIT (contiki.com)

CONTIKI.COM

Check out contiki.com to get inspired no matter what your travel destination may be, whether it’s Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Latin America, USA, Canada or Asia. Read our country pages devoted to highlighting our fave spots around the world, discover our awesome videos or just learn a little more about us!

Check out the range of trips on offer, our amazing inclusions and top deals available

MEETUPS

(contiki.com/meetups) Meet the rest of your travel group before you go and start chatting. Or download our App and access MeetUps on your iPhone or Android.

CHECK-IN

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REVIEWS

(contiki.com/reviews) Don’t just take our word for it, check out trip reviews and see what our past travellers have to say. And once you’ve finished your trip, leave a review yourself!

Check in for your trip before you go, saving you time and paperwork on day one of your adventure.


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JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON ONE OF OUR SOCIAL CHANNELS.

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CHECK OUT THE BEST DEALS AT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

SAVE PAY EARLY, SAVE MORE!

It’s really pretty simple. Book and pay early for the best deal on your trip and airfares!

#1 SAVE UP TO A$825*

#2 SAVE UP TO A$620*

#3 SAVE UP TO A$410*

How? Pay in full before 17th Dec 2015, & save up to 10%

How? Pay in full before 25th Feb 2016, & save up to 7.5%

How? Pay in full before 28th Apr 2016, & save up to 5%

BOOK WITH FRIENDS

BOOK 2 OR MORE TRIPS Can’t get enough of Contiki? We know the feeling. Book 2 trips of 7+ days and get A$50 off your second trip!

We believe in the principle of the more the merrier! Start early and get your mates on board for an amazing European adventure. Here’s how you can save, it’s really pretty simple. • 4 OR MORE – everyone saves 5% • 7 OR MORE – everyone saves 7.5%

TRIPLE SHARE Book a triple-share room (available on some hotel trips) & we’ll give you 5% off.

• 10 OR MORE – everyone saves 10% (or…invite an 11th and bring them or yourself, for free.)

GOLD SEAL PROTECTION

PART PAY

Our Gold Seal Protection means that if you cancel your trip before you leave Australia, we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$40 for each day that you miss and will cover your air ticket costs. See more on p.179.

Once you’ve booked your trip, register it online and share with your family and friends, and let them help to fund your adventure! You can also make payments yourself to pay off your trip over time. Easy.

TRAVELLING AGAIN? Travelled with us or one of our sister companies before? Welcome back to the family with 5% additional discount. (see p.178 for more)

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation, any applicable food funds & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from Europe that start or end your trip). You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Travelling Again’) , group discounts (‘Book with Friends’) multi-trip discounts (‘2 or more’) & early payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts (‘Book with friends’) is available on all trips. Pay early savings of A$825, A$620 & A$410 based on European Explorer + Mykonos Island Option p.63.


COMPARE CONTIKI See the best sights and make epic memories all with no hassle when you travel with Contiki. Say no to hours searching for the perfect holiday itinerary and stressful unexpected hurdles while you’re away. We’ve compared a typical day travelling alone in Paris with a day on a Contiki. Check it out...

WITH CONTIKI

GOING IT ALONE

Loving the hotel, super central, great facilities & free WiFi in my comfy room. (Included)

Ouch, Paris is super expensive! (€115 per night)

ACCOMMODATION

Waking up to breakfast just downstairs is so easy & delicious! (Included)

Now…where do I go for breakfast…? (€8)

BREAKFAST

Coach right outside – yes please! Loving being shown around this city in comfort and style. (Included)

Where is the train station again? Urgh I’m lost. (€11 per day)

TRANSPORT

Bonjour Paris! My Trip Manager’s history talk is amazing, these sights are epic. Loved getting a map of the city too, keeps things easy. (Included)

Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Élysées… where do I start? How do I get there? (€50.50)

SIGHTSEEING

I’ve been saving up to visit the Moulin Rouge – amazing show but expensive & could only get tickets near the back. (€200) It’s super late, better grab a taxi (€20).

The Moulin Rouge is a MUST! All pre-booked for a great price, get dropped off at the door & get to experience it with my new friends on Contiki. (€149)

ME TIME / FREE TIME

CONTIKI TRIPS A$211 PER DAY (P/D)

GOING IT ALONE... A$304 PER DAY (P/D)

Plus ME Time optional

Plus Moulin Rouge

GOING IT ALONE FROM A$304 P/D

HOTEL TRIPS FROM A$152 P/D

HOSTEL TRIPS FROM A$143 P/D

SPECIAL STOPOVERS FROM A$116 P/D

CAMPING TRIPS FROM A$113 P/D

SAILING TRIPS FROM A$84 P/D

* Prices based on XE.com exchange rates as at 22nd July, 2015 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities to what is included in a Contiki trip price. Contiki pricing based on European Vista p.48-49 departures 9th April, 2016 to 24th September, 2016 excluding peak price departures

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CONTIKI CARES

Travelling is an enormous privilege that just a small minority of people get to experience. And with that privilege comes responsibility. Armed with the education of experience and open eyes, travellers understand that exploring the world consciously is of paramount importance. Supporting local communities and the environment is not optional – it’s essential. The good news is: small steps make big waves. That’s why we’re committed to making sure it’s easy for you to take a few strides in the right direction. Powered by the TreadRight Foundation, Contiki Cares is on a very exciting journey to create a community of young and passionate people who simultaneously live with conscience, and live to travel.

CONTIKI CARES PROJECTS Since 2008, Contiki has been partnered with some incredible organisations and people that we continue to support. These provide backing for sustainability and conservation initiatives, and educate travellers through Earth Month expeditions.

COACH TRANSPORT: A GREENER WAY TO TRAVEL Think travelling by car, train or plane is more eco than a coach trip? Think again. We use Euro 6 coaches, the most efficient and environmentally friendly in Europe. Surprised?

CAR VERSUS COACH

TREADRIGHT

2008 LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE COASTLINES

2012

SHARKS COUNT

CENTRO DE TEXTILES TRADICIONALES DEL CUSCO

MAR LEADERSHIP OCEANA

RAIL x3 more expensive than a coach

2013

2014

COACHES: A CHEAPER WAY TO TRAVEL

CARS x3 more expensive than a coach

2011

RECYCLING

Like all good humans, we’re on a recycling crusade. We encourage our travellers and staff to recycle every plastic bottle they use and to think about their consumption habits on the road. Here are some facts and figures as to why it’s so important. • 1 plastic bottle takes 700 years to decompose

SEA TURTLE CONSERVANCY & SURFRIDERS AUSTRALIA

LARGE CAR TRAVEL 41.4kg of CO2 per traveller COACH TRAVEL Only 4.8kg of CO2 per traveller

COACH Save your $ and the environment

2015

• Recycling 1 tonne of plastic saves 5,774 kwh energy = boiling the kettle 874,000 times • Recycling 23.6 tonnes of plastic saves approx. 60,000 litres of diesel = enough for a Contiki coach to circle the Equator 5 times!

SURFRIDERS

2016 AUSTRALIA

CHECK OUT contiki.com/storytellers, contiki.com/contikicares and treadright.org for more.

• We aim to recycle approx. 520,000 plastic bottles per year on our coaches = 23.6 tonnes of recycled plastic

Visit treadright.org to check out our exciting new partnerships with WildAid and Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. See p.180

• Recycling 1 tonne of plastic saves 30 cubic yards of landfill = the same space it would take to bury 30 Contiki coaches


VALUING OUR RELATIONSHIPS

CONTIKI LOVES THE PLANET

Responsible travel is as much about the communities we touch and friendships we make as it is about our actions and choices. At Contiki, we value the local people that help to make our trips so unique and feel privileged to have spent over 54 years contributing to the success of countless worthy individuals and businesses. Here are a few stories that really tickle us pink: CHÂTEAU DE CRUIX, FRANCE Since 1978, local Beaujolais winemaker Jean Claude has provided Contiki travellers with the use of his historic cavage, teaching them about the vintage masterpieces and giving them a taste of his coveted limited edition Beaujolais wine. It’s a must-do French experience that preserves tradition and keeps stories alive.

SIVA, GREECE Contiki first began working with SIVA, our Greek partners back in 1975 and since then the partnership has gone from strength to strength. Together we have developed our incredible Greek product into what it is today, including our popular sailing trips, which are some of our traveller faves. Led by our man on the ground Miltos, today SIVA operates all of Contiki’s Greek product, including our land tours, sailing, cruise and island hopping trips.

CAMPING JUNGFRAU, LAUTERBRUNNEN Our stunning Lauterbrunnen campsite and cabin village was discovered by accident back in 1962. Leading a trip and having lost his way, Contiki’s founder John Anderson pitched his tent in a field one night only to be woken the next morning by a farmer wondering who was on his land. The farmer, Hans, allowed the group to stay and now – some 54 years later – the campsite that now sits on this spot is managed by Hans’ granddaughter Ruth and husband Hans.

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, and another sign we really dig this planet of ours.

FORTISSIMO, ITALY The relationship with Fortissimo, our Italian partners, began in 1968 when Contiki met a young Paulo Fortini. Opening his business in the 1990s as a result of the continued support of Contiki, Fortissimo continue to provide Contiki with on the ground support in Italy to this day, thanks to Niccolò and Lusia Fortini, Paulo’s children.

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A QUICK BREAK

A LONGER STAY

HOW LONG HAVE YOU GOT?

LOCAL LIFE

INDOORS PLEASE!

UNDER THE STARS

DO YOU WANT TO SLEEP UNDER THE STARS OR INDOORS IN A COMFY BED?

TICK OFF MY BUCKET-LIST

DO YOU WANT TO TICK OFF YOUR ENTIRE EUROPEAN BUCKET LIST OR DELVE A LITTLE DEEPER INTO LOCAL LIFE?

TAKE OUR QUIZ TO FIND OUT WHICH TRAVEL STYLE IS PERFECT FOR YOU.

I AM CAMPING P.138

WHAT KIND OF TRAVELLER ARE YOU? z


I AM SAILING & CRUISE P.144

CHILL

SKI

I AM EASY PACE P.118

TAKE MY TIME

I AM WINTER & SKI P.158

I AM IN-DEPTH EXPLORER P.88

ONE REGION

WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT: TAKING YOUR TIME OR SEEING ALL THAT ONE REGION HAS TO OFFER?

LOVE IT COOL

I AM DISCOVERY PLUS P.32

WANT IT HOT

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I AM HIGH ENERGY P.64

LOTS OF LATE NIGHTS & BRIGHT LIGHTS

DON’T MIND THE COOLER TEMPERATURES OR PREFER TO KEEP THINGS TOASTY?

NOT ALL THE TIME

IS NIGHTLIFE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS SEEING SIGHTS BY DAY?

STILL UNSURE? CHECK OUT OUR TRAVEL STYLE PAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION.

I AM FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS P.166

PARTY

DO YOU WANT TO CHILL ON THE MED, PARTY IN THE CITY OR CARVE IT UP ON THE SLOPES?

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THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME FOR THE SEE-IT-ALL EXPLORER. TICK MORE BOXES WHILST GETTING A TASTE FOR AS MUCH OF EUROPE AS POSSIBLE. INCLUDED • Discover up to 17 countries in one shot across this jaw-dropping continent • Sightseeing tours included in all major cities • Breakfast every day, and some included dinners at charming local restaurants • Twin and triple-share rooms, plus the option to nab a room to yourself for a little extra • Guidance through the intricacies of Europe by a Trip Manager & Driver team, as well as a network of Local Guides • Loads of inclusions from must-see icons to off the map amazements • Suave transport in our modern air-con Contiki-only coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies and a killer sound system • Free time to sign up for ME Time optionals or take to the streets for some DIY exploring • Flexible travel: options to start or end in Paris, London or Amsterdam • Comfortable stays in great locations. Check them out: Trubsee Alpine Lodge (Engelberg), Vienna Ramada Hotel & Suites (Vienna), Dollinger (Innsbruck), Park Hotel (Ljubljana), Divani Palace (Corfu), Ibis Meriadeck (Bordeaux) & the list goes on…

WAYS TO STAY HOTELS

HOSTELS

From A$169 per day

From A$143 per day

contiki.com/discovery-plus

w

Winter Departures New Trips

Watch at contiki.com/watch-discovery-plus

Stay connected with WiFi at all overnight stops


26 TRIPS FROM 8 TO 33 DAYS

Paris

OUR TRIPS European Magic.............................................. w p.34 European Discovery ...................................... w p.36 Mediterranean Highlights ......................... w p.38 European Encounter..................................... w p.40 Road to Athens & Road to Rome .................p.42 Road to Athens + Greek Island Hopping ..p.43 Road to Athens + Greek Cruising ..................p.43

European Impressions ........................................p.44 European Inspiration ................................... w p.46 European Vista ................................................ w p.48 European Trail.................................................. w p.50 Eastern Rocker.................................................. w p.51 Eastern Trail....................................................... w p.52 Western Rocker................................................ w p.52

Trail to Rome .................................................... w p.53

Quest to London ............................................. w p.57

Trail to London ................................................ w p.53

European Panorama ...........................................p.58

European Quest .............................................. w p.54 Western Quest ................................................. w p.55

European Explorer + Mykonos & Cruising options ........................................................................p.60

Mediterranean Quest................................... w p.56 Eastern Quest ................................................... w p.56 Quest to Rome................................................. w p.57

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EUROPEAN MAGIC 9 DAYS

DISCOVERY PLUS BALTIC SEA

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

London

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

FROM

PP*

A$1735 A$193

Valley of the Somme

P/DAY*

PARIS 2

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$225. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

MUNICH 1 SWITZ

1 LUCERNE

FRANCE

#EUMAGIC

ATLANTIC OCEAN

5 World Heritage sites visited 1

Innsbruck

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

2 VENICE

Lake Como

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city MEDITERRANEAN SEA Optional start/end city

ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA


SNAPSHOT

BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS/GERMANY AUSTRIA/ITALY/SWITZERLAND/FRANCE

8 * IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal boat cruise

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBHH

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the river Rhine M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, a charming festive 800-year old city & home of the world-famous Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

• • • •

Day 4: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Bavarian Alps & stop in Innsbruck, Austria before we arrive in enchanting Venice. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck

Day 5: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 6: Venice to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & then steer all the way into the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic alpine drive

• •

Day 7: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 8: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris – shop the chic boutiques, overload on pastries, traditional baguettes & cheese or sit back with a café au lait & people-watch. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & three-course dinner

Day 9: Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 6

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

18 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 14

2075 2075 2125 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2255 2255

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

13 Jul 21 17 Jul 25 24 Aug 1 31 Aug 8 7 Aug 15 14 Aug 22 21 Aug 29 4 Sep 12 11 Sep 19 18 ● Sep 26 25 ● Oct 3 2 Oct 10

2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHH Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

15 22 29 26 3 10 17 24 27 29

Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

★ ★ ★ ★

Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

23 30 6 4 11 18 25 1 4 6

1835 1835 1835 1789 1789 1789 1879 1879 1879 1879

Dec 31

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Jan 8

1879

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

1879 1735 1735 1735 1735 1789 1789

13

INCLUDED MEALS 8 continental breakfasts (B), 5 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

2017 Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

7 21 4 18 4 11 18

15 29 12 26 12 19 26

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

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

BBHH - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$555. WWHH - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$475. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am (7:00am in winter) in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided bike tour of Munich (summer departures only) • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Venetian dinner & regional wines M Private cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

LOCAL CULTURE Head to De Pijp, also known as Amsterdam’s Latin Quarter. Once a rundown area it is now one of the hippest areas of the city, filled with vibrant bars & cafés as well as the city’s most famous market place Albert Cuypstraat.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MAGIC

Amsterdam

The group I had was absolutely amazing and a great variety, Aussies, Americans, Canadians, South Africans and the UK. Accomodation was great, ME Time optionals were great and the food we got was also great. Stace (contiki.com/reviews)

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY PLUS

12 DAYS

NORTH SEA

FROM

PP*

A$2275 A$190

P/DAY*

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

8 World Heritage sites visited

London

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$300. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

1

Valley of the Somme

#EUDISCOVERY

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region SWITZ FRANCE

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

1 TYROL

Innsbruck

AUSTRIA

LUCERNE 1Swiss Alps Lake Como

1 VENICE Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1 ITALY

Vatican City

Rhine Valley

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME


SNAPSHOT

BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS/GERMANY AUSTRIA/ITALY/VATICAN CITY SWITZERLAND/FRANCE

11

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

* IN TRANSIT

11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening boat cruise along the canals

Day 7: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBHD

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the river Rhine Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, the festive home of the Oktoberfest. (B) See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

Day 8: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry into one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Be wowed by Innsbruck & stunning alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 9: Florence to Lucerne. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to Lucerne nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B) See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne View the Lion Monument

Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 10: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• • • • •

• • •

Day 6: Venice to Rome. Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

• •

• • •

Day 11: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 12: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

Start

16

INCLUDED MEALS

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

24 31 14 23 30 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 2 4 9 11 14 16 18 21 23 25 30 2 5 7

Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

4 11 25 4 11 16 18 23 25 30 1 6 13 15 20 22 25 27 29 2 4 6 11 13 16 18

2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2839 2839 2839 2839 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 3015 3015 3015

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

9 12 14 19 21 23 30 4 6 13 18 20 25 1 3 6 10 15 17 18 20 22 24 29 1 6

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

20 23 25 30 1 3 10 15 17 24 29 31 5 12 14 17 21 26 28 29 1 3 5 10 12 17

3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909 2909

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHW Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

15 18 25 1 15 20 27 29 4 6 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24

11 continental breakfasts (B) 5 three-course dinners (D)

Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

26 29 5 12 26 1 8 10 15 17 21 23 25 27 29 31 2 4

2405 2405 2405 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465

Dec 28 ★ Jan 8 Dec 30 Jan 10

2465 2465

2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

1 3 8 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 7 14 21

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

12 14 19 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25 1

2465 2465 2465 2465 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2335 2335

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBHD - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$745. WWHW - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$615. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am (7:00am in winter) in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Discover the history of hidden Venice with our local specialist on a walking tour • Gelato in Rome – on us • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Locally guided bike tour of Munich (summer departures only) M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only) M Traditional feast in the hills of Tuscany See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE If you’re a chocolate lover, head to the famous Angelina’s Café on Rue de Rivoli for a deliciously thick, hot chocolate & French pastry.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ DISCOVERY

For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced by 1 night in Innsbruck.

Venice

For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS 13 DAYS

FRANCE

PP*

A$2195 A$169

Cinque Terre

1 AVIGNON

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$300. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #MEDHIGHLIGHTS

ITALY

ATLANTIC OCEAN

FROM

DISCOVERY PLUS

PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 2 FLORENCE

Monaco

Pyrenees Mountains

Aix-enProvence

SPAIN Zaragoza

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

San Gimignano

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 BARCELONA

Vatican City

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

2 MADRID

8 World Heritage sites visited 1

Madrid

Places visited Nightstops Optional start/end city


SNAPSHOT

SPAIN/FRANCE/MONACO/ITALY VATICAN CITY

12

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

START MADRID - ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later meet your Trip Manager & fellow travellers for dinner. (RD)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBMD

Day 2: Madrid. Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona . Stop in Baroque Zaragoza for lunch before heading towards Barcelona. (B,RD) See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral

Day 4: Barcelona . This sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour – it’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco show with dinner & drinks

• •

Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon. Travel through the charming Provence region to graceful Avignon. (B) See the Papal Palace

Day 6: Avignon to French Riviera . Stop in Aixen-Provence, then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit a French perfumery Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dine near the Royal Palace of Monaco

• • • • •

Day 7: French Riviera . Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop in upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,RD)

Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa . Enter the Cinque Terre region & explore the colourful cliffside villages before reaching Pisa. (B) Visit the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere

Start

Finish

Madrid

Rome

Day 9: Pisa to Florence. Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

2016

Day 10: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

• •

Day 2: Rome. Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 3: Rome to Florence. Discover medieval San Gimignano, then head to Renaissance Florence. (B) Day 4: Florence. Get the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

• •

Day 5: Florence to Italian Riviera . Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the unspoiled Cinque Terre region. (B) Visit the towns of Monterosso & Portovenere See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

• •

Day 6: Italian Riviera to French Riviera . Explore colourful cliffside villages before heading to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,RD) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 7: French Riviera . Stroll through outdoor markets, shop in upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B)

Start

Finish

Madrid

Rome

A$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

14 28 11 25 2 9

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

26 9 23 7 14 21

2835 2905 2905 2905 3035 3035

Jul Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

16 23 30 20 3 17

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

28 4 11 1 15 29

Start

Finish

Madrid

Rome

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Madrid

Rome

A$ pp*

2016

A$ pp*

2315 2259

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

Day 13: Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

• Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace • Visit a Monte Carlo casino

M Dine near the Royal Palace of Monaco Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon. Through charming Provence, stop for lunch in Aix-enProvence, then continue on to Avignon. (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence See Avignon’s Papal Palace

Nov 10 Dec 8

Jan 8 Mar 4

Jan 20 Mar 16

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBDM Start

Finish Madrid

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Rome

Madrid

A$ pp*

2016

A$ pp*

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWDM

Day 12: Madrid. Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 13: Depart Madrid. It’s time to say farewell, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation

14 28 11 25 2 9

Start

Finish

Rome

Madrid

Total Cost

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

4 11 18 8 22 5

Jul Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

16 23 30 20 3 17

Start

Finish

Rome

Madrid

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 17 Oct 29 Nov 14 Nov 26 ★ Dec 27 Jan 8

2885 2885 2885 2885 2759 2759

Total Cost A$ pp*

2017 2315 2259 2375

Feb 20

INCLUDED MEALS 12 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour • Cruise along the stunning, colourful coastal towns of the Cinque Terre (summer departures only) • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica & the art of the Vatican museums Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Day 9: Avignon to Barcelona . Wind along the Mediterranean coast through the Pyrénées Mountains to vibrant Barcelona. (B,RD)

Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid. See Baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,RD) See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

2695 2759 2759 2759 2759 2759

• • •

• •

2 16 30 13 20 27

Total Cost

2016

May May May Jun Jun Jun

Day 10: Barcelona . See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco show with dinner & drinks

2375 2195

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$1025. WWMD - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$875. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

Rome

16

INCLUSIONS Total Cost

2017

Day 12: Rome. Visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel, then tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum of history, from the Vatican to the Colosseum. (B) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

3035 3035 3035 2905 2905 2905

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMD

Oct 29 Nov 26

Total Cost A$ pp*

Day 11: Florence to Rome. Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B,RD)

START ROME - ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & travel mates. (RD) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Total Cost

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Mar 4

2195

Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re * travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBDM - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$969. WWDM - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$875. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Delicious feast in the Tuscan hills See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Don’t miss the incredible Park Güell in Barcelona. This park was designed by Antoni Gaudí & has enough cool sights to keep any stroller or budding photographer entertained.

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YOUR CHOICE Keep it flexible & choose where you want to start, either Madrid, or Rome – this trip operates in both directions.

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EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER 16 DAYS

DISCOVERY PLUS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

London

FROM

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

PP*

A$2815 A$176

Calais

P/DAY*

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$370. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

2 PARIS AUSTRIA Burgundy Region

#EUENCOUNTER

FRANCE

11 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

SWITZ

Liechtenstein

1 INNSBRUCK

LUCERNE 2 Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

LYON 1

ITALY

VENICE 1 Pisa

Avignon

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

1 FLORENCE

Monaco ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Rome

Vatican City


SNAPSHOT

BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS/GERMANY SWITZERLAND/LIECHTENSTEIN/AUSTRIA ITALY/VATICAN CITY/FRANCE/MONACO

15

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

* IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 9: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBHX

Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

Day 10: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Traditional Tuscan hills feast

• •

Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Scenic Rhine river cruise (summer departures only)

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Lucerne. Weave through castle-dotted valleys & rolling vineyards on the way to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic alpine drive See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne M Journey to the top of the spectacular Swiss Alps (weather dependant)

• • •

Day 5: Lucerne. Breathe in the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you spend the day exploring. Wander the cobbled streets of this gorgeous mountain setting & shop for goods that Switzerland is known for – watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives. (B) Day 6: Lucerne to Innsbruck. Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Soak up the sights & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its medieval old town. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only)

• •

Day 7: Innsbruck to Venice. Wind through the Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

• • •

Day 8: Venice to Rome. Say farewell to the canals & gondolas of Venice, before reaching the jaw-dropping sights of ancient Rome. (B,RD) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

• •

Day 11: Florence to French Riviera. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder en route to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Monaco dinner

• • •

Day 12: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 13: French Riviera to Lyon. We’ll leave the sunny coast behind as we make our way through the Rhône-Alpes to the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon. Foodies will be in heaven, so ask your Contiki Team for some tips on where to head for some delicious tastes in this UNESCO World Heritage city. (B) Visit a French perfumery Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace

• •

Day 14: Lyon to Paris. Take in the views of Rhône wine country as we head towards one of the world’s most famous & iconpacked cities: glittering Paris. (B,D) See Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 15: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 16: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Start

Finish

London or Ams’dam

Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

22

INCLUDED MEALS

Start

Finish

London or Ams’dam

Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

2016 15 29 6 20 27 3 10 17 22 24 29

Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

30 14 21 4 11 18 25 2 7 9 14

3445 3445 3535 3625 3625 3625 3625 3625 3625 3625 3625

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

1 8 15 22 5 12 26 2 16 30

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

16 23 30 6 20 27 10 17 1 15

3749 3749 3749 3749 3749 3625 3625 3625 3625 3625

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHZ Start

Finish

London or Ams’dam

Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

15 22 5 19 26 3 7 11 17 24

Start

Finish

London or Ams’dam

Paris or London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

2016

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan

30 6 20 4 11 18 22 26 1 8

2975 2975 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 3049 3049

15 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Dec 27 ★ Jan 11

3049

15 continental breakfasts (B), 1 Regional Dinner: Italian trattoria feast (RD), 6 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

2017 Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

4 7 21 4 18 4 18

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

19 22 5 19 5 19 2

3049 3049 2815 2815 2815 2815 2905

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

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

BBHX - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$909. WWHZ - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$755. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 7:30am (7:00am in winter) in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike (summer departures only) • Rhine river cruise (summer departures only) • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Amsterdam canal cruise M Guided city walking tour in Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Head to the Strudel Café to try the local Austrian delicacy... strudel. Opt in for the traditional apple or treat your palate with one of their many varieties.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ENCOUNTER

Amsterdam

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ROAD TO ATHENS

DISCOVERY PLUS

NORTH SEA ENGLAND London Dover

10 World Heritage sites visited

GERMANY

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

1

2 TYROL 1 Liechtenstein AUSTRIA LUCERNE Brenner Pass

SWITZ Swiss Alps

2 VENICE

ITALY Pisa

2

FLORENCE ROME 2

Mt Vesuvius

Vatican City

Blue waters of the Cyclades

ADRIATIC SEA

Pompeii

Bari GREECE

1

SNAPSHOT

2 CORFU

16

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 15 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry

17 DAYS 8 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$3725 A$220

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$400. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

24

INCLUDED MEALS

P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

16 continental breakfasts (B), 8 three-course dinners (D)

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team & get ready for Paris. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre & Notre Dame

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in the magic, history & romance of legendary Paris. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 3: Paris to Lucerne. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to alpine Lucerne. (B) See the wooden Chapel Bridge

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 4: Lucerne to Munich. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein before arriving in Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. (B,D) Visit a traditional beer hall M Journey to the top of Swiss Alps (weather dependant)

Day 5: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Take in alpine scenery en route to a cute Tyrolean village. (B,D) Day 6: Austrian Tyrol. Get an adrenaline rush – there’s loads on offer today. (B,D) Explore this region, famous for adrenaline sports

Day 9: Venice to Florence. Head through Tuscany via the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 10: Florence. Get inside info from your Local Guide on Florence’s Renaissance buildings & art before exploring your way. (B) Leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

Day 11: Florence to Rome. Farewell to Florence as we roll through Umbria to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon

Day 12: Rome. Wander this ancient city with preserved Roman relics on almost every corner. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 13: Rome to Greece. Pass Naples & Mt. Vesuvius, opt in for a tour of Pompeii before our overnight ferry to Greece. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBAL Start

Finish

London or Paris

Athens

2016 Apr 26 May 10 May 24 May 31 Jun 7 Jun 14 Jun 19 Jun 21 Jun 28

Total Cost A$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

12 26 9 16 23 30 5 7 14

3725 3825 3919 3919 3919 3919 3919 3919 3919

Start

Finish

London or Paris

Athens

2016 Jul 3 Jul 5 Jul 12 Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 6

Total Cost A$ pp*

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

19 21 28 11 18 1 15 22

4015 4015 4015 4015 4015 3919 3919 3919

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$999 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Athens. Note: on some departures, due to Greek ferry scheduling, trip itinerary may be altered.

ROAD TO ROME END ROME - 13 DAYS FROM PP*

STUCK FOR TIME? We’ve got a shorter version of the 17-day Road to Athens trip, visiting 7 countries in 13 days. Trip code: BBRL See price panel on left for departure dates & deduct A$880 for price to pay. Single room supp. A$769.

Day 16: Corfu to Athens. Leave Corfu via the Corinth Canal en route to mythological Athens. (B)

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Day 8: Venice. Meander along alleyways & canals to art-filled Palazzos. (B) Take a private motorboat to the historic islands M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 17: Depart Athens. After morning sightseeing, say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide

A$219

P/DAY*

A$2845

Day 7: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps to fairytale Venice via the Brenner Pass. (B,D) Enjoy a scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure

#ROADTOATHENS

IONIAN SEA

Days 14 - 15: Corfu. Kick back & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) M Ionian dinner experience M Water sports

M Captain’s cruise of Corfu M Rome of Emperors & Gladiators inc. Colosseum entry See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

ATHENS 1

Corinth Canal

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$310. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Visit contiki.com/road-rome


AEGEAN SEA

DISCOVERY PLUS

ATHENS 3 IONIAN SEA

MYKONOS 3

GREECE

IOS 3 1

Nightstops

SUMMER 2016 CODE: RTAI Start

Finish

London or Paris

Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

SANTORINI 3

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

ROAD TO ATHENS + GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

Santorini

29 DAYS 8 COUNTRIES FROM A$6425 PP* A$222 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$655. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

26 10 24 31 7 14 19 21 28

Start

Finish

London or Paris

Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 C May 22 B Jun 6 Jun 21 B Jun 27 C Jul 3 Jul 12 C Jul 15 B Jul 18 C Jul 24

5955 6185 6425 6345 6275 6425 6275 6345 6275

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

3 5 12 26 2 16 30 6

B Jul Aug B Aug Aug B Aug Sep C Sep Oct

30 2 8 23 29 13 25 4

6505 6585 6505 6585 6505 6425 6275 6425

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

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS

Note: on some departures, due to Greek ferry scheduling, trip itinerary may be altered.

Days 17 - 18: Athens. Explore more of Athens. (B)(B)

Day 25: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to Ios. (B,D)

Note: for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse.

Day 29: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Day 22: Mykonos to Santorini. Ferry to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. (B,D) Days 23 - 24: Santorini. Indulge in Santorini’s

CORINTH CANAL

Day 28: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to Athens. (B)

DISCOVERY PLUS

Kusadasi Mykonos

For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

Patmos

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: RTACR3 Start

Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Athens & Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp*

Twin In Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

Places visited Nightstops

Crete

ROAD TO ATHENS + 3 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

Mykonos

21 DAYS 9 COUNTRIES FROM A$5099 PP* A$243 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$610. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 16: London/Paris to Athens. See Road to Athens on opposite page. Day 17: Athens. Explore more of Athens. (B) Day 18: Athens to Kusadasi via Mykonos. Cruise to the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos, then later, we’ll set sail to Turkey. (B,L,D) Day 19: Kusadasi to Crete via Patmos. Wake up in the port town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar before it’s off to Patmos. Tonight, we’ll set sail to Crete. (B,L,D)

10 World Heritage sites visited

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For travel insurance see p.179.

London or Paris

Santorini

1

M Santorini Highlights & volcano tour M Tour the island of Delos See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

#ROADTOATHENS

TURKEY

GREECE

Day 29 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra night’s accommodation.

For full details, see contiki.com

1 ATHENS

INCLUDED MEALS

Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends in Athens after breakfast.

famous blue & white buildings, beaches & sunsets. (B)(B)

Days 20 - 21: Mykonos. Kick back on island time. (B)(B)

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Single room supplement of A$1645 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

C - These departures stay two less nights in Athens code: RTAIC

Days 26 - 27: Ios. Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B)

27 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry

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

Days 1 - 16: London/Paris to Athens. See Road to Athens on opposite page.

Day 19: Athens to Mykonos. Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good times on this party island. (B,D)

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

28 continental breakfasts (B), 11 three-course dinners (D)

B - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: RTAIB

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

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Day 20: Crete to Santorini. Wake up to Greece’s biggest island, Crete famous for its soft white sand, little coves & rocky coast. This afternoon we’re off to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D) Day 21: Arrival into Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B) For a full itinerary, inclusions & cool ways to spend your free time, check out contiki.com.

Apr 26 May10 May24 May31 Jun 7 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 5 Jul 12 Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 6

May16 May30 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 15 Aug 22 Sep 5 Sep 19 Sep 26

230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230

5695 5845 5995 5995 5995 5995 5995 5995 6145 6145 6145 6145 5995 5995 5995

5925 6075 6225 6225 6225 6225 6225 6225 6375 6375 6375 6375 6225 6225 6225

4869 5005 5135 5135 5135 5135 5135 5135 5265 5265 5265 5265 5135 5135 5135

5099 5235 5365 5365 5365 5365 5365 5365 5495 5495 5495 5495 5365 5365 5365

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single supplement option: Add A$1629 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$1895 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. Note: on some departures, due to Greek ferry scheduling, trip itinerary may be altered. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Day 21 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra night’s accommodation. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

20

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 16 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 1 night on board a ferry, 3 nights on board a cruise ship

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INCLUDED MEALS 20 continental/breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Cruise to Santorini’s islands & volcanoes M Visit St. John’s Monastery Grotto of the Apocalypse 11 World Heritage sites visited

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#ROADTOATHENS

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EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS

DISCOVERY PLUS

IRISH SEA

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

18 DAYS

GERMANY

London

1 BRUSSELS

Dover Calais

FROM

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PP*

A$3879 A$216

P/DAY*

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$420. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

AUSTRIA Loire Valley ATLANTIC OCEAN

#EUIMPRESSIONS

FRANCE

SWITZ Lucerne

Liechtenstein

SWISS 2 ALPS

1 BORDEAUX

Innsbruck

Brenner Pass Lake Garda

VENICE 2 Apennine Mountains

Pisa

Carcassonne SPAIN

12 World Heritage sites visited 1

Amsterdam

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

2 FRENCH RIVIERA 2 BARCELONA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Monaco

2 FLORENCE ITALY


SNAPSHOT

BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS/GERMANY SWITZERLAND/LIECHTENSTEIN/AUSTRIA ITALY/FRANCE/MONACO/SPAIN

17

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 17 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: London to Brussels. Meet up with your Contiki Team & ferry across the English Channel. Dash through France to Brussels, famous for its chocolate, waffles & beer. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Statue of the Manneken Pis & the charming ‘Grand Place’

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBEM

• •

Day 2: Brussels to Amsterdam. Head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam & check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Stunning drive along the river Rhine Learn how beer steins are crafted

• • •

Day 4: Rhine Valley to Swiss Alps. Stop in lakeside Lucerne for chocolate before arriving in the beautiful Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic alpine drive

• • •

Day 5: Swiss Alps. Chill for the day, go hiking or opt in for one of the many outdoor activities on offer in the snow. (B,D) Day 6: Swiss Alps to Munich. Leave this gorgeous area behind, then we cross through tiny Liechtenstein & arrive in lively Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional Bavarian beer hall

• • •

Day 7: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Alps & stop in Innsbruck, before travelling via the Brenner Pass to lakeside Sirmione & onward to fairytale Venice. (B,D) See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

• • •

Day 10: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry into one of Florence’s largest nightclubs, one drink included

• •

Day 11: Florence to French Riviera. Head out along the Italian coastline & past the ancient maritime city of Genoa to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

London

Paris or London

Total Cost

7 21 5 19 26 9 16 20 23 30

Finish

London

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

24 8 22 5 12 26 3 7 10 17

3879 3879 3985 4085 4085 4085 4085 4085 4085 4085

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

7 Jul 11 Jul 14 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 18 Sep 25 Sep 1 Sep 15 ● Oct 22 ● Oct

24 28 31 14 21 4 11 18 2 9

4245 4245 4245 4245 4245 4085 4085 4085 4085 4085

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

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

Day 13: French Riviera to Barcelona. Travel past Cannes, through France’s charmingly rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

Trip starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Day 14: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco show with dinner & drinks

• •

• Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

M Wine tasting M Bungy jumping in the Swiss Alps M Venice walking tour M Tuscan hills feast M Monaco dinner See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 16: Bordeaux to Paris. Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en route to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

LOCAL CULTURE Want to see something cool & unique in Munich? Head downtown to Elsbach where locals surf in the river, yes really!

Venice

Barcelona

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 18: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

Day 15: Barcelona to Bordeaux. Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Bordeaux. (B) Visit one of Europe’s greatest fortress cities

Day 9: Venice to Florence. It’s on to Pisa to check out its architectural wonder before reaching Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

17 continental breakfasts (B), 9 three-course dinners (D)

2016

2016 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun

INCLUDED MEALS

Start

Single room supplement of A$1045 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

Day 17: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner

Finish

Day 12: French Riviera. Do as the locals do today – take a stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D)

Day 8: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Start

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ IMPRESSIONS

We visited 10 of the most amazing countries in 18 days and experienced some incredible cities such as Florence, Barcelona and Paris these were only surpassed in amazement by the breathtaking scenery of Switzerland! What an experience ... our next trip is calling! The Lows (contiki.com/reviews)

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EUROPEAN INSPIRATION 19 DAYS

DISCOVERY PLUS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley

London Dresden

Dover

FROM

Calais

PP*

A$3359 A$177

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

P/DAY*

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

GERMANY

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$435. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

CZECH REP Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 2

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

Tyrol

SWITZ

#EUINSPIRATION

10 World Heritage sites visited 1

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

Lake Como

Pisa

2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE

Chianti Region

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA Vatican City

Paris

2 ROME


SNAPSHOT

BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS/GERMANY CZECH REPUBLIC/AUSTRIA/ITALY VATICAN CITY/SWITZERLAND/FRANCE

18

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION * IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBAP

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening boat cruise along the canals

Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 4: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour of Berlin

Day 5: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,D) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall Visit the city of Dresden destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

• • •

Day 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobblestone streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• •

Day 7: Prague to Munich. Stop at the sobering Dachau Memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to the Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Visit a traditional beer hall

Day 11: Venice to Rome. Say “arrivederci” to the city of Venice, before reaching the jaw dropping sights of ancient Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums, including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Day 13: Rome to Florence. Stop in the Tuscan hills & go local with a cheese & Chianti wine tasting experience. Next up, the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D) Day 14: Florence. A Local Guide shows you striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

• •

Day 15: Florence to Lucerne. Stop & check out Pisa’s architectural wonder then catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge

• •

Day 16: Lucerne. Enjoy the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you wander through the cobblestone streets. (B) Day 17: Lucerne to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 18: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

Day 19: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

• •

Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

27

INCLUDED MEALS Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost A$ pp*

10 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 14 19 21 26 28 3

Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

28 19 26 2 9 16 23 30 2 7 9 14 16 21

4015 4115 4115 4255 4255 4255 4255 4255 4255 4255 4255 4255 4255 4389

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

5 10 12 24 31 7 21 28 11 13 18 20 25 2

● ● ● ● ●

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

23 28 30 11 18 25 8 15 29 1 6 8 13 20

4389 4389 4389 4389 4389 4389 4225 4225 4225 4225 4225 4225 4225 4225

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWAP Start

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

Total Cost

Start

A$ pp*

17 24 31 14 21 28 5 10 12 17 19 24 27

Finish

London or Paris or Amsterdam London

2016 Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

18 continental breakfasts (B), 9 three-course dinners (D)

2016

2016 Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Start

18 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

4 11 18 2 9 16 23 28 30 4 6 11 14

3549 3549 3549 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465 3635 3635 3635 3635

Dec 30 Dec 31

Jan 17 Jan 18

3635 3635

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

3635 3635 3635 3635 3359 3359 3359 3465 3465

2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

2 4 9 16 6 27 6 13 20

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

20 22 27 3 24 17 24 31 7

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

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

BBAP - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$1075 WWAP - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$905. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London (7:00am in winter) or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Wine tasting in Tuscany • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Prague river cruise with buffet meal M Guided walking tour in Venice M Swiss Alps experience See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

LOCAL CULTURE

For more ways to save see p.26.

Visit Havel’s Market in Prague for souvenirs & traditional Babushka dolls.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Day 8: Munich. Don some lederhosen & have some fun in this cultural haven with its staggering array of museums, epic shopping & lively beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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Day 9: Munich to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting (summer departures only)

Day 10: Venice. Meander through the floating city’s alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• • •

Florence

I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for a stress free holiday, to some of the most beautiful countries in the world, with some awesome people! Danielle (contiki.com/reviews)

This trip is also suitable for Easy Pace travellers.

EASY PACE

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EUROPEAN VISTA 21 DAYS

DISCOVERY PLUS

NORTH SEA NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

London

FROM

Dover

PP*

A$3645 A$174

P/DAY*

Calais

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$485. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

CZECH REP Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

#EUVISTA

2 TYROL

SWITZ

2 LUCERNE

FRANCE Swiss Alps

12 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

1 VIENNA AUSTRIA

Brenner Pass

VENICE 2 ITALY Apennine Mountains Pisa

FRENCH RIVIERA 2

Monaco

1 FLORENCE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

French Riviera


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/SWITZERLAND/MONACO/ITALY VATICAN CITY/AUSTRIA/GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC/NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM*

20

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

* IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBHV

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 3: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4: Lucerne. Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument M Swiss fondue lunch & show M Lucerne Lake cruise

• •

Day 5: Lucerne to French Riviera. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en route to the glamorous resort town of Nice. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit a French perfumery

• •

Day 6: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Tonight, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

• •

Day 7: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous tower before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa M Entry to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

Day 8: Florence to Rome. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome

• • •

Day 9: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

Start

Finish

London or Paris

or London

Day 13: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol – exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D) M Tandem paragliding

2016

Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Stop at the sobering Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional Bavarian beer hall

• • •

Day 15: Munich to Vienna. Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical concert & dinner Day 16: Vienna to Prague. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour of Vienna. Then travel through Bohemia to Prague, “City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road

• •

Day 17: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• •

Day 18: Prague to Rhine Valley. Journey through Germany to the Rhine Valley, full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic Rhine river cruise (summer departures only)

• •

Day 19: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night

• •

INCLUDED MEALS

Start

Finish

Total Amsterdam Cost

London or Paris

or London

A$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

4855 4855 4855 4855 4855 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645

9 30 14 21 28 4 11 13 18 20 25 27 2

Apr May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

29 20 3 10 17 24 1 3 8 10 15 17 22

4415 4415 4525 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645 4645 4855

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

9 11 16 23 6 20 27 3 7 10 14 17 24

● ● ● ●

29 31 5 12 26 9 16 23 27 30 4 7 14

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHT Start

Finish

Total

Amsterdam Cost or London A$ pp*

London or Paris

22 29 12 26 3 10 12 19 27

Start

Finish

London or Paris

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

11 18 2 16 23 30 1 8 16

3849 3849 3755 3755 3755 3755 3755 3945 3945

Dec 30

Jan 19

3945

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr

3945 3945 3645 3645 3645 3755

2017 Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

2 14 21 11 4 18

22 3 10 3 24 7

INCLUSIONS • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

Total

Amsterdam Cost or London A$ pp*

2016

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

20 continental breakfasts (B), 10 three-course dinners (D)

2016

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

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

BBHV - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$1185. WWHT - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$979. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am (7:00am in winter) in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

Day 21: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

Day 10: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D)

• • •

A$ pp*

30

Day 20: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 11: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Total Amsterdam Cost

20 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

For travel insurance see p.179. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. The 2 nights in the Austrian Tyrol are replaced with a 2nd night in both Florence & Vienna.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Gelato in Rome – our treat • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Rhine river cruise (summer departures only) • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals (summer departures only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Tuscan hills feast M Mountain biking & lunch in the Tyrol (summer departures only) M Whitewater rafting in Tyrol (summer departures only) M Guided bike tour in Munich (summer departures only) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Explore the original ‘Ghetto’ in Venice. Take a stroll through the narrow streets & squares of the Jewish quarter that dates back to the 16th century.

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EUROPEAN TRAIL NETHERLANDS Edam

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND London Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

POLAND Dresden

GERMANY

BELGIUM

DISCOVERY PLUS

KRAKOW 2

Auschwitz

PRAGUE 2

Kutná Hora CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

SLOVAKIA

2 PARIS

VIENNA 2

Burgundy Region

2 SWISS ALPS

17 World Heritage sites visited Places visited 1 Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

FRANCE

Banska Bystrica

HUNGARY

Dolomite Mountains

VENICE 1

1 LJUBLJANA SLOVENIA

Apennine Mountains Pisa

2 FLORENCE ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

Swiss Alps

SNAPSHOT

22

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 15 nights in hostels, & 7 nights hotel upgrade

23 DAYS 13 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$3589 A$157

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$319. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

33

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

22 breakfasts (B), 11 two-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike (summer departures only) • Entrance into Auschwitz • Private boat through the canals of Venice Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Salt Mine tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam (summer only), world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 4: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Historical walking tour

• •

Day 5: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernising hub of Eastern European revival. Hostel (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• • •

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCEL Start

Finish

Trip

London or Amsterdam

Paris or London

A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

2 16 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 13 18 20 22 25 27 29 2 4

24 8 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 5 10 12 14 17 19 21 24 26

3315 3315 3315 3459 3459 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559 3559 3769 3769

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570

3885 3885 3885 4029 4029 4129 4129 4129 4129 4129 4129 4129 4129 4129 4129 4129 4339 4339

Start

Finish

Trip

London or Amsterdam

Paris or London

A$ pp*

2016 Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3769 3645 3645 3645 3645 3645 3645 3645 3645

6 9 11 13 15 23 30 1 6 13 20 22 27 3 10 17 1

28 31 2 4 6 14 21 23 28 4 11 13 18 25 2 9 23

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570

4339 4339 4339 4339 4339 4339 4339 4339 4339 4215 4215 4215 4215 4215 4215 4215 4215

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWEL 2016 Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

15 22 24 29 5 12 19 21 26 3 5 10 12 17 19 24 27 29 31 2 7 14 21 23 30 4 11 18 25 11 18

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

6 13 15 20 27 4 11 13 18 25 27 1 3 8 10 15 18 20 22

3145 3145 3145 3145 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195 3195

580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580

3725 3725 3725 3725 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3679 3775 3775 3775 3775 3775 3775

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

24 29 5 12 14 21 26 5 12 19 2 9

3195 3195 3195 3009 3009 3009 3009 3009 3009 3009 3069 3069

580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580 580

3775 3775 3775 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3649 3649

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for * more information see p.178. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am (7:00am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

H A


Day 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) M Prague bike tour

Day 10: Krakow. Go local & explore the buzzing market stalls & pavement cafés of this city’s unspoiled medieval Old Town. Hotel (B) Sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill M Guided tour of the amazing salt mines

Day 7: Prague to Vienna . Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) See the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) near Kutná Hora M Mozart & Strauss concert

Day 8: Vienna . Viennese culture is everywhere as you explore the city. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picturebook city & encounter its music, lively cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious strudel. Hostel (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

• •

Day 9: Vienna to Krakow. Today we head to the lively city of Krakow with a sombre stop at Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial to pay tribute to Poland’s tumultuous past. Hotel (B,D) Entrance to Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camps

Day 11: Krakow to Budapest. Head south through Slovakia, stopping off in picturesque Banská Bystrica before crossing into Hungary & to Budapest the “Paris of the East.” Hostel (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Evening Danube river cruise & dinner

Day 12: Budapest. All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. Hostel (B) M Past & Present Budapest tour Day 13: Budapest to Ljubljana . Today we’re making our way to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. Hostel (B) See Ljubljana’s castle & old town Visit Lake Bled (summer only)

• •

Day 14: Ljubljana to Venice. Soak up the amazing scenery found only in the Julian Alps

the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s • See Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria leather craft demonstration •M Florentine Traditional Tuscan dinner

before heading to Venice. Explore the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. Hotel (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas Day 15: Venice to Rome. Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Hostel (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 16: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. You could hit the shops & get in the know on Italian fashion or simply hit the streets with a camera & capture the atmosphere. Hostel (B,D) Day 17: Rome to Florence. You could explore the Vatican this morning, before we’re on the road through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. Hostel (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums Day 18: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. Hostel (B)

• •

Day 19: Florence to Swiss Alps. Make a stop in Pisa to see its iconic tower, catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for chocolate in the stunning Swiss Alps. Hostel (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 20: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day the way you want in the breathtaking Swiss Alps – camera essential. Hostel (B,D) Day 21: Swiss Alps to Paris. Leave the lush alpine views behind as we head through the stunning Burgundy region to the “City of Lights”, Paris. Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 22: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & champagne Day 23: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

• •

Florence

DISCOVERY PLUS

NORTH SEA H A ENGLAND London Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

BERLIN

NETHERLANDS Edam

2

GERMANY Calais

Dresden

BELGIUM

PRAGUE 2

FRANCE 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

EASTERN ROCKER

Kutná Hora

CZECH REP

VIENNA 1 AUSTRIA

• •

Days 2 - 7: Amsterdam to Vienna . See days 2-7 of European Trail (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 8: End Vienna . Explore the city sights before it’s time to say farewell. (B) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & State Opera House

Important: You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180

1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495 1495

2016 6 9 11 13 15 23 30 1 6 13 20 22 27 3 10 17 1

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

13 16 18 20 22 30 6 8 13 20 27 29 3 10 17 24 8

1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315

SNAPSHOT

7

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 5 nights in hostels, 2 nights hotel upgrade

10

INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 3 two-course dinners (D)

2016

Prague

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$135. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the Channel & head to Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Trip

Vienna

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWLV

8 DAYS 6 COUNTRIES FROM A$1259 PP* A$158 P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Finish

London or Amsterdam

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

2

AMSTERDAM

Start

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCLV Start

Finish

Trip

London or Amsterdam

Vienna

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180

1375 1375 1375 1429 1429 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1545 1545

2016 Apr Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

2 16 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 13 18 20 22 25 27 29 2 4

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

9 23 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 20 25 27 29 2 4 6 9 11

1195 1195 1195 1249 1249 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1365 1365

Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

15 22 24 29 5 12 19 21 26 3 5 10 12 17 19 24 27 29 31 2 7 14 21 23 30 4 11 18 25 11 18

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

22 29 31 5 12 19 26 28 3 10 12 17 19 24 26 31 3 5 7

1139 1139 1139 1139 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155

170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170

1309 1309 1309 1309 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325

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

9 14 21 28 30 6 11 18 25 4 18 25

1155 1155 1155 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1089 1109 1109

170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170

1325 1325 1325 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1279 1279

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more

information see p.178. Trip starts 6:45am (7:00am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 12:30pm in Vienna. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Evening canal boat cruise in Amsterdam M Historical walking tour in Berlin See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 6 World Heritage sites visited

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51


SNAPSHOT

POLAND

DISCOVERY PLUS

KRAKOW Auschwitz 2 CZECH REP

8

Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 1

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

BUDAPEST 2

AUSTRIA

1

HUNGARY

Dolomite Mountains

4 nights in hostels, 4 nights hotel upgrade

Places visited Nightstops

1 LJUBLJANA SLOVENIA

VENICE 1 Apennine Mountains

11

ITALY

INCLUDED MEALS 8 breakfasts (B), 3 two-course dinners (D)

SLOVAKIA

ADRIATIC SEA

EASTERN TRAIL

Rome

9 DAYS 7 COUNTRIES FROM A$1395 PP* A$155 P/DAY*

ME TIME OPTIONS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-TRAIL

#EASTERNTRAIL

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$150. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Day 1: Start Vienna . Viennese culture is everywhere! Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies tonight. Hostel (D)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCVR Start

Finish

Trip

Vienna

Rome

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2016

Days 2 - 8: Vienna to Rome. See days 9-15 of European Trail (p.50-51) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 9: End Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. Important: You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

SNAPSHOT

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

9 23 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 20 25 27 29 2 4 6 9 11

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 28 3 5 7 10 12 14 17 19

1345 1345 1405 1405 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1535 1535 1595 1595 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715

ENGLAND

DISCOVERY PLUS

London Dover

Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

7

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

4 nights in hostels, 3 nights hotel upgrade

SWITZ

2 SWISS ALPS

FRANCE 1

12

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

FLORENCE Pisa 2

INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 5 two-course dinners (D)

ITALY

WESTERN ROCKER

ROME 1

Paris

8 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM A$1385 A$174

ME TIME OPTIONS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WESTERN-ROCKER

PP*

Day 1: Start Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum your way. Tonight, meet up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies to let the good times begin. Hostel (D)

Day 8: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

#WESTERNROCKER

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$135. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Days 2 - 7: Rome to Paris. See days 17-22 of European Trail (p.50-51) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

Important: You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665

2016 Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

13 16 18 20 22 30 6 8 13 20 27 29 3 10 17 24 8

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

21 24 26 28 30 7 14 16 21 28 4 6 11 18 25 2 16

1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475

Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

22 29 31 5 12 19 26 28 3 10 12 17 19 24 26 31

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

3 5 7 9 14 21 28 30 6 11 18 25 4 18 25

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

30 6 8 13 20 27 4 6 11 18 20 25 27 1 3 8

1245 1245 1245 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265

200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200

1445 1445 1445 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465

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

11 13 15 17 22 29 5 7 14 19 26 5 12 26 2

1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1215 1215

200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200

1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1415 1415

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation,

for more information see p.178. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome.

Start

Finish

Trip

Rome

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

1375 1375 1375 1375 1375 1375 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240

1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569

2016 Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

21 24 26 28 30 7 14 16 21 28 4 6 11 18 25 2 16

28 31 2 4 6 14 21 23 28 4 11 13 18 25 2 9 23

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWRT 2016

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

6 World Heritage sites visited

A$ pp*

Vatican City

INCLUSIONS

M Traditional Tuscan dinner M Paris cabaret show & glass of champagne

Trip

Rome

2016

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

6 World Heritage sites visited

Finish

Vienna

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWVR

1 ROME

INCLUSIONS

M Guided tour of Krakow Salt Mines M Gondola ride in Venice

Start

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCRT Start

Finish

Trip

Rome

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

1225 1259 1259 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1375 1375 1375 1375 1375 1375 1375 1375

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240

1465 1499 1499 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615 1615

2016 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 28 3 5 7 10 12 14 17 19

24 8 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 5 10 12 14 17 19 21 24 26

Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

30 6 8 13 20 27 4 6 11 18 20 25 27 1 3 8 11 13 15 17 22 29 5 7 14 19 26 5 12 26 2

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

6 13 15 20 27 4 11 13 18 25 27 1 3

1195 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1209 1209 1209 1209

240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240

1435 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1449 1449 1449 1449

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

8 10 15 18 20 22 24 29 5 12 14 21 26 5 12 19 2 9

1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1209 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1165 1165 1165

240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240

1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1405 1405 1405

Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more * information see p.178. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. Trip starts 6:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or 6:30pm in London.


IRISH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND London

2

POLAND GERMANY

Dover Calais

2 BERLIN

AMSTERDAM

BELGIUM

Dresden

KRAKOW 2 Auschwitz

PRAGUE 2

CZECH REP

Kutna Hora

FRANCE

DISCOVERY PLUS

AUSTRIA Dolomite Mountains

1

HUNGARY

1 LJUBLJANA

VENICE 1

SLOVENIA

Apennine Mountains ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

ROME 1

TRAIL TO ROME

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCTR

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the Channel & head to Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover M Amsterdam canal cruise Days 2 - 15: Amsterdam to Rome. See days 2-15 of European Trail (p.50-51) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 16: End Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history before your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your travel mates. (B)

Finish

Trip

London or Amsterdam

Rome

A$ pp*

Apr Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

Important: You need to bring your own towel on this trip.

ENGLAND London

2 16 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 13 18 20 22 25 27 29 2 4

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 28 3 5 7 10 12 14 17 19

POLAND

Calais CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

FRANCE

1

Start

SWISS ALPS

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

AUSTRIA

2

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2385 2385 2385 2495 2495 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2715 2715

370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370

2755 2755 2755 2865 2865 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 3085 3085

DISCOVERY PLUS

KRAKOW Auschwitz 2

VIENNA 1 SWITZ

Food Fund

2016

Burgundy Region

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

2 FLORENCE

TRAIL TO LONDON

ITALY

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

Total Cost A$ pp*

6 9 11 13 15 23 30 1 6 13 20 22 27 3 10 17 1

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

21 24 26 28 30 7 14 16 21 28 4 6 11 18 25 2 16

2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625

370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370 370

3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 3085 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995

SNAPSHOT

15

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 9 nights in hostels, 6 nights hotel upgrade

21

INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B), 6 two-course dinners (D)

Paris P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$269. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Day 1: Start Vienna . Viennese culture is everywhere! Explore the city your way before meeting up with your Trip Manager & travel buddies tonight. Hostel (D) Days 2 - 15: Vienna to Paris. See days 10-23 of European Trail (p.50-51) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 16: End Paris or London. Your trip ends in Paris this morning, or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. Please note: You need to bring your own towel on

15 22 24 29 5 12 19 21 26 3 5 10 12 17 19 24 27 29 31

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

2 7 14 21 23 30 4 11 18 25 11 18

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

30 6 8 13 20 27 4 6 11 18 20 25 27 1 3 8 11 13 15

2255 2255 2255 2255 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285

380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380

2635 2635 2635 2635 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665

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

17 22 29 5 7 14 19 26 5 12 26 2

2285 2285 2285 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155 2195 2195

380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380 380

2665 2665 2665 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2575 2575

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Mozart & Strauss concert in Vienna 14 World Heritage sites visited

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* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.178.

Trip starts 6:45am (7:00am in Winter) in London or 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 12:30pm in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Start

Finish

Trip

Vienna

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420

3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025

2016 13 16 18 20 22 30 6 8 13 20 27 29 3 10 17 24 8

28 31 2 4 6 14 21 23 28 4 11 13 18 25 2 9 23

#TRAILTOROME

SNAPSHOT

15

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights in hostels, 7 nights hotel upgrade

23

INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B), 8 two-course dinners (D)

2016

16 DAYS 10 COUNTRIES FROM A$2649 A$166

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWVL

Vatican City

PP*

this trip.

Food Fund A$ pp*

2016

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

SLOVAKIA Banska Bystrica

SLOVENIA VENICE 1 1 LJUBLJANA Pisa

A$ pp*

2016

Amsterdam

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$270. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

2 PARIS

Trip

Rome

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWTR

16 DAYS 11 COUNTRIES FROM A$2535 PP* A$159 P/DAY*

Dover

Finish

London or Amsterdam

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

SLOVAKIA Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 2 BUDAPEST 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

Start

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCVL Start

Finish

Trip

Vienna

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

2365 2365 2475 2475 2545 2545 2545 2545 2545 2545 2545 2545 2545 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420

2785 2785 2895 2895 2965 2965 2965 2965 2965 2965 2965 2965 2965 3115 3115 3115 3115 3115

2016 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

9 23 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 20 25 27 29 2 4 6 9 11

24 8 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 5 10 12 14 17 19 21 24 26

Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

22 29 31 5 12 19 26 28 3 10 12 17 19 24 26 31 3 5 7 9 14 21 28 30 6 11 18 25 4 18 25

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

6 13 15 20 27 4 11 13 18 25 27 1 3 8 10 15 18 20 22 24 29 5 12 14 21 26 5 12 19 2 9

2335 2335 2335 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2275 2275

420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420

2755 2755 2755 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2695 2695

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional Tuscan dinner M Paris cabaret show & glass of champagne 12 World Heritage sites visited

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* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.178.

Trip starts 6:00pm in Vienna & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

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EUROPEAN QUEST

DISCOVERY PLUS

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS

BERLIN 2

Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

London

Dresden Dover

GERMANY Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PRAGUE 2 CZECH REP

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS 1 SALZBURG Loire Valley

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

2 VENICE

Verona

CINQUE TERRE 1

1 BORDEAUX SAN SEBASTIAN St-Jean-de-Luz 2 Pyrenees Mountains

15 World Heritage sites visited SPAIN

1

SNAPSHOT

24

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 13 nights in hostels, 11 nights hotel upgrade

2

FROM

A$3785 A$152

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$410. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

34

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

24 continental breakfasts (B), 10 two-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

• •

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Train along the Cinque Terre • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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#EUQUEST

Day 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux. Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en route to Bordeaux, home to the world-famous wine region. Hotel (B) Visit the town famous for its wine Day 4: Bordeaux to San Sebastian. We head south to the stunning Basque city of San Sebastian, stopping off for lunch on the glorious yellow sandy beach of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Hostel (B) Day 5: San Sebastian. Time to explore! Enjoy one of the best inner-city beaches in Europe where you can swim, learn to surf, sit back & relax in one of the city’s famous pinxtos bars or get a piece of the action in the lively town centre. Hostel (B,D) See the Parte Vieja, Playa de la Concha & Centro Romántico Day 6: San Sebastian to Barcelona. Today we’ll be leaving the Bay of Biscay behind & make our lunch stop in Zaragoza, which traces its history back to the time of the Ancient Romans, before heading to the vibrant city of Barcelona. Hostel (B,D)

2 NICE

1 FLORENCE

the Church of the Holy Pillar in Zaragoza • See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic • See Games complex Day 7: Barcelona. It’s time for food, fiesta, fashion & fun! Admire the Gothic architecture, see some of the world’s most beautiful art, or take in all of Barcelona’s buzzing street life. Hostel (B) Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco show with dinner & drinks Day 8: Barcelona to Nice. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. Hostel (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Day 9: Nice. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the famous pebble beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! Hostel (B)

Please note: You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London (7:00am in winter) or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26.

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY

ROME 2

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Pompeii

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

25 DAYS 10 COUNTRIES PP*

Pisa Monaco

Zaragoza

BARCELONA

Berlin

Arles

Isle of Capri

2 SORRENTO

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCEQ Start

Finish

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

2016 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

15 29 13 20 27 3 10 15 17 22 24 29 1 6 8 13 15 22 27 29 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 30

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

9 23 6 13 20 27 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 1 6 8 15 20 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 24

Trip A$ pp*

3655 3655 3749 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 4115 4115 4115 4115 4115 4115 4115 4115 4115 3945 3945 3945 3945 3945 3945 3945

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570

4225 4225 4319 4455 4455 4455 4455 4455 4455 4455 4455 4455 4685 4685 4685 4685 4685 4685 4685 4685 4685 4515 4515 4515 4515 4515 4515 4515

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWEQ 2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 27 30 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 20 23

3475 3475 3425 3425 3425 3425 3425 3425 3565 3565 3565 3565

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

3935 3935 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 3885 4025 4025 4025 4025

Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr

30 6 13 20 27 6 13 20 27 3 10

3565 3565 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3389 3389

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

4025 4025 3785 3785 3785 3785 3785 3785 3785 3849 3849

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.178.


a French perfumery • Visit the Royal Palace in Monaco. • See • Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

M Isle of Capri day cruise Day 14: Sorrento to Rome. From picture perfect Sorrento, via Pompeii to Rome. Hostel (B,D) Scenic drive along the coast See Mt. Vesuvius M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii

• •

Day 10: Nice to Cinque Terre. Along the coast to take in the seaside setting of the colourful Cinque Terre, indulge in some tasty local food & wine, dive into the crystal clear water or explore the region on a hike. Hotel (B) Visit Monterosso & enjoy a trip along the Cinque Terre

Day 15: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. There’s the chance to delve into history, visit the Colosseum this afternoon or spend the day shopping & eating. Hostel (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona M Locally guided tour of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & the art of the Vatican museums

Day 11: Cinque Terre to Florence. To Pisa’s famous architectural wonder & then on to Renaissance Florence where a Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Hostel (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 16: Rome to Venice. We take you to fair Verona town - home of Romeo & Juliet where you’ll have the chance to visit Juliet’s Balcony. Hotel (B,D) See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet

Day 12: Florence to Sorrento. Travel south through Umbria & Lazio via the picturesque Bay of Naples to Sorrento. Hostel (B)

Day 17: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Hotel (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 13: Sorrento. Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the Piazzas & Roman ruins or enjoy a café al fresco with the locals. Hostel (B,D)

Day 18: Venice to Salzburg. Travel through the stunning Austrian countryside to the picture perfect Salzburg, home to Mozart & The Sound of Music. Hotel (B) See the Hohensalzburg Fortress

Day 19: Salzburg to Prague. Head north to Prague, the ‘City of a Thousand Spires’. Hostel (B,D) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• •

Day 20: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) M Nuclear bunker tour Day 21: Prague to Berlin. Head over the border & into Germany to Dresden, often dubbed ‘Florence of the North’ because of its beauty. Then we’ll roll in to Berlin. Hostel (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in the commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall

• •

Day 22: Berlin. Find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most

cutting-edge cities in the world with lots of free time to explore. It’s hard to believe that this funky town has had such a troubled past, so savour the mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. Hostel (B,D) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Walking tour of Berlin

Day 23: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s eye-opening Red Light District, where the creative & wacky come together on narrow cobbled streets. Hotel (B,D) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 24: Amsterdam. Into the countryside to bike around like the laid-back locals, past working windmills, to the world-famous cheese village of Edam, before it’s back to the city to explore the canals, parks & cool vibes that the ‘Dam’ is known for. Hotel (B) See how clogs are made and try some famous Dutch Edam at a cheese farm M Canal cruise

Day 25: Amsterdam to London. This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Vatican City

ENGLAND London Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

DISCOVERY PLUS

2 PARIS FRANCE Loire Valley

1 BORDEAUX SAN SEBASTIAN St-Jean-de-Luz 2 Pyrenees SPAIN

Mountains

Zaragoza

BARCELONA

2

A

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

WESTERN QUEST

Barcelona

8 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM A$1225 PP* A$154 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$130. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Days 2 - 7: Paris to Barcelona . See days 2-7 of European Quest (opposite) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 8: Depart Barcelona . Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Please note: You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London (7:00am in winter) or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 9:00am in Barcelona. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCWQM Start

Finish

London or Paris

Barcelona

2016 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

15 29 13 20 27 3 10 15 17 22 24 29 1 6 8 13 15 22 27 29 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 30

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

Trip

22 6 20 27 3 10 17 22 24 29 1 6 8 13 15 20 22 29 3 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 7

A$ pp*

1195 1195 1225 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285

SNAPSHOT

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1385 1385 1415 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475 1475

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWWQ 2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 27 30 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17

★ ★ ★ ★

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

28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 3 6

1115 1115 1099 1099 1099 1099 1099 1099 1129 1129 1129 1129

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1275 1275 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1259 1289 1289 1289 1289

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24

1129 1129 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1085 1085

160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160

1289 1289 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1245 1245

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.178.

7

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 4 nights in hostels, 3 nights hotel upgrade

10

INCLUDED MEALS 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 two-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Cabaret show & glass of champagne M Flamenco show with dinner & drinks See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 4 World Heritage sites visited

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SNAPSHOT

8

1

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCMQM

FRANCE

Places visited Nightstops

Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

CINQUE TERRE

NICE

1 2

Monaco

DISCOVERY PLUS

1 FLORENCE

Barcelona

7 nights in hostels, 1 night hotel upgrade

ROME Vatican City

2 SORRENTO

11

INCLUDED MEALS

MEDITERRANEAN QUEST

8 continental breakfasts (B), 3 two-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Florence

9 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES FROM A$1385 PP* A$154 P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Barcelona to Nice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. Hostel (D)

Please note: You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in Barcelona & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome.

• Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur 5 World Heritage sites visited

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#MEDQUEST

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Days 2 - 8: Nice to Rome. See days 9-15 of European Quest (p.54-55) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals

For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

Day 9: Depart Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

For travel insurance see p.179.

DISCOVERY PLUS NORTH SEA

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

ENGLAND

4 nights in hostels, 5 nights hotel upgrade

London Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

BERLIN 2 Edam NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM Dresden

GERMANY Calais

13

BELGIUM

FRANCE

INCLUDED MEALS

PRAGUE 2

CZECH REP

SALZBURG 1 AUSTRIA

EASTERN QUEST

1

VENICE Places visited 2 Verona Nightstops Optional end city

Berlin

ITALY Rome

INCLUSIONS

ME TIME OPTIONS M Gondola ride along the canals in Venice M Farewell dinner in Amsterdam See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 6 World Heritage sites visited

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#EASTERNQUEST

Total Cost A$ pp*

10 DAYS 6 COUNTRIES FROM A$1429 PP* A$143 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$170. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Rome to Venice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. We then travel over the Appenine Mountains, stopping in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona en route to Venice. Hotel See the Roman Arena in the city made famous by Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet

Days 2 - 9: Venice to Amsterdam. See days 17-24 of European Quest (p.54-55) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals. Day 10: Amsterdam to London. This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

22 6 20 27 3 10 17 22 24 29 1 6 8 13 15 20 22 29 3 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 7

Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

30 14 28 4 11 18 25 30 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30 6 11 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1 15

1339 1375 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445

200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200

1539 1575 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645

2016 Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 3 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24

★ ★ ★ ★

Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7

1249 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1265 1265 1265

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1439 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1455 1455 1455

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

11 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25 1

1265 1265 1265 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1215 1215 1215

190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190 190

1455 1455 1455 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1405 1405 1405

for more information see p.178.

9

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Food Fund A$ pp*

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation,

SNAPSHOT

9 continental breakfasts (B), 4 two-course dinners (D)

Trip A$ pp*

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMQ

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$150. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ME TIME OPTIONS M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco M Locally guided tour of Vatican museums See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Finish Rome

2016

ITALY

2

Start Barcelona

Please note: You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCQEM Start

Finish

Rome

Amsterdam or London

A$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

1525 1565 1605 1605 1605 1605 1605 1605 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645

2016 Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

30 14 28 4 11 18 25 30 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30 6 11 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1 15

Trip

9 23 6 13 20 27 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 1 6 8 15 20 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 24

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210

1735 1775 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855 1855

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWQE 2016 Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr

5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 ★ Dec 10 ★ Dec 17 ★ Dec 24 Jan 31 Jan

14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9

1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1369 1369 1369

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140

1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1509 1509 1509

7 11 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25 1

16 20 23 30 6 13 20 27 6 13 20 27 3 10

1369 1369 1369 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1315 1315 1315 1315

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140

1509 1509 1509 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1455 1455 1455 1455

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

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.178.


SEA ENGLAND London 1 Dover Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCQRM

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

DISCOVERY PLUS

2 PARIS Loire Valley FRANCE

CINQUE TERRE ITALY 1 NICE Pisa 1 2 Monaco FLORENCE

1 BORDEAUX

2 SAN SEBASTIAN

St-Jeande-Luz

Arles

Zaragoza

MEDITERRANEAN 2 SEA Vatican City

2 BARCELONA

SPAIN

ROME Pompeii

SORRENTO 2

Isle of Capri

QUEST TO ROME

IONIAN SEA

Rome

16 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES FROM A$2489 PP* A$156 P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

• •

Please note: You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London (7:00am in winter) or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 9:00am in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Days 2 - 15: Paris to Rome. See days 2-15 of European Quest (p.54-55) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

For more ways to save see p.26.

Day 16: Depart Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

For travel insurance see p.179.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

1

BELGIUM GERMANY

PRAGUE 2

Places visited Nightstops SALZBURG 1 Optional end city AUSTRIA FRANCE Arles

SPAIN

CINQUE TERRE 1 2 NICE

Verona ITALY

Pisa Monaco

CZECH REP

2 VENICE

1 FLORENCE 2 ROME

MEDITERRANEAN Vatican City SEA Barcelona

Pompeii

SORRENTO 2

QUEST TO LONDON

Rome

A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

15 29 13 20 27 3 10 15 17 22 24 29 1 6 8 13 15 22 27 29 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 30

Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

30 14 28 4 11 18 25 30 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30 6 11 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1 15

2355 2355 2419 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2505 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2545 2545 2545 2545 2545 2545 2545

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360

2715 2715 2779 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar

21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 27 30

★ ★ ★ ★

6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17

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

5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 11 14

2245 2245 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2215 2305 2305 2305 2305

340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340

2585 2585 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2645 2645 2645 2645

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr

21 28 4 11 18 25 4 11 18 25 1

2305 2305 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2195 2195

340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340

2645 2645 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2535 2535

Isle of Capri

IONIAN SEA

Florence

18 DAYS 10 COUNTRIES FROM A$2685 PP* A$150 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$300. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Barcelona to Nice. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. Hostel (D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Days 2 - 17: Nice to Amsterdam. See days 9-24 of European Quest (p.54-55) itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals Day 18: Amsterdam to London. This morning after breakfast we transfer you to Schiphol Airport (estimated arrival 10:00am) where your trip ends. Or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Please note: You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:15am in Barcelona & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Start

Finish

Barcelona

Amsterdam or London

A$ pp*

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

2689 2759 2859 2859 2859 2859 2859 2859 2859 2859 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905

2016 Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

22 6 20 27 3 10 17 22 24 29 1 6 8 13 15 20 22 29 3 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 7

Trip

9 23 6 13 20 27 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 1 6 8 15 20 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 24

28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 3 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 3 10 17 24

★ ★ ★ ★

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390

3079 3149 3249 3249 3249 3249 3249 3249 3249 3249 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3415 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295

Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan

14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 16

2469 2435 2435 2435 2435 2435 2435 2535 2535 2535

320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320

2789 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2855 2855 2855

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

20 23 30 6 13 20 27 6 13 20 27 3 10

2535 2535 2535 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2409 2409 2409

320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320

2855 2855 2855 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2729 2729 2729

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation, for more information see p.178.

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 11 nights in hostels, 4 nights hotel upgrade

21

INCLUDED MEALS 15 continental breakfasts (B), 6 two-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional Tuscan feast M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii M Locally guided tour of Vatican museum & Sistine Chapel See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 9 World Heritage sites visited

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SNAPSHOT

Food Fund

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWQL 2016 Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec 2017 Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar

15

#QUESTTOROME

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCQLM DISCOVERY PLUS

Dresden Calais

London or Paris

SNAPSHOT

Food Fund

for more information see p.178.

BERLIN 2 2 AMSTERDAM

London Dover

Trip

* Prices are based on quad-share accommodation,

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

Finish

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWQR

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$265. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Day 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel & onward travel past the World War I battlefields to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Start

17

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION 11 nights in hostels, 6 nights hotel upgrade

24

INCLUDED MEALS 17 continental breakfasts (B), 7 two-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Prague river cruise & buffet M Berlin walking tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more 11 World Heritage sites visited

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EUROPEAN PANORAMA

NETHERLANDS Edam

28 DAYS A$6025 A$216

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

18 World Heritage sites visited

GERMANY

London

FROM

PP*

DISCOVERY PLUS

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

P/DAY*

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$659. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

BELGIUM

1

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS

#EUPANORAMA

Loire Valley

FRANCE

SWISS 2 ALPS

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

2 FLORENCE

Monaco ITALY

Vatican City

1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

SPAIN

BARCELONA 2

AUSTRIA

2 VENICE

Pisa

Pyrenees Mountains

2 VIENNA

Liechtenstein Dolomite Lucerne Mountains

1 BORDEAUX

Carcassonne

Mauthausen

1 TYROL

SWITZ

Ch창teau Chambord

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

Bari GREECE

1

IONIAN SEA

Florence

3 CORFU


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/SPAIN/MONACO/ITALY VATICAN CITY/GREECE/AUSTRIA/GERMANY LIECHTENSTEIN/SWITZERLAND/NETHERLANDS BELGIUM* * IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to the “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBHM

• •

Day 2: Paris. Discover this city’s magic, romance, history & legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux. Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en route to Bordeaux. (B,D) Scenic drive to see Château de Chambord

Day 4: Bordeaux to Barcelona . Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Barcelona. (B,D) Visit one of Europe’s greatest fortress cities

Day 5: Barcelona . Barcelona goes off! From Gaudí’s architecture to food, markets & music, take time to indulge in it all. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco show with dinner & drinks

• •

Day 6: Barcelona to French Riviera . Travel through Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 7: French Riviera . Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• •

Day 8: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Florence. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

• •

Day 9: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Later, explore at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 16: Corfu to Italy. Cruise up the Adriatic to the enchanting city of Venice. (B) Day 17: Arrive Venice. After a morning of cruising, disembark the Adriatic ferry & hit the road heading north passing by lush coastline & local farming country. (B) Day 18: Venice. Discover the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• • •

Day 19: Venice to Vienna . Today we drive through the spectacular Dolomites as we head to Austria’s capital, Vienna. (B,D) Day 20: Vienna . This morning take a city tour, before the day is yours to explore Vienna’s music, cafés, architecture & of course, strudel! (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

• •

Day 21: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial en route to Munich, the festive home of the Oktoberfest. (B) Entry into the Mauthausen Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

• • •

Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun

25 9 23 6 13 20 27

Finish

Total

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

22 5 19 3 10 17 24

6025 6185 6339 6339 6339 6339 6339

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

11 Aug 25 Aug 8 Sep 22 Sep 29 ● Sep 5 ● Oct

7 21 4 18 25 2

6595 6595 6595 6339 6339 6339

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

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

Single room supplement of A$1615 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Tyrol Valley

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial • Rhine river cruise • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums M Guided city walking tour in Venice M Evening canal boat cruise in Amsterdam See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

• •

LOCAL CULTURE

• •

Day 28: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

Day 24: Swiss Alps. Chill in the breathtaking Alps & enjoy one of the many outdoor activities on offer. (B,D)

Day 27: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in Edam. Afterwards, check out the cool cafés & nightclubs. (B)

27 continental breakfasts (B), 14 three course dinners (D)

Amsterdam Cost or London A$ pp*

• • •

Day 26: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next up, it’s the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night

Days 13 - 15: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun. (B,D)(B)(B,D) M Captain’s cruise of Corfu

2016

Start London or Paris

Day 23: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before spending two nights in the magical Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic alpine drive

Day 11: Rome. Explore the “Eternal City”. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums & Sistine Chapel. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City Day 12: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Cross Italy & board the ferry to Greece. (B) M Guided tour of Pompeii

Total

Amsterdam Cost or London A$ pp*

25 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation + 2 nights on board ferries

INCLUDED MEALS

Day 25: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Follow the river Rhine to a beautiful valley full of castles & vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Rhine river cruise M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

Finish

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

41

Day 22: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Be wowed by stunning alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this idyllic region famous for adventure sports M Tandem paragliding

Day 10: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Start London or Paris

27

My Trip Manager was amazing & she made my trip amazing. Every country we visited she told us everything you could possibly need to know. Brittney (contiki.com/reviews)

Don’t miss the world renowned macaron heaven at Ladurée, in Paris. It’s THE place to try these iconic French treats (cute takeaway box packed with treats for later is essential).

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EUROPEAN EXPLORER

NETHERLANDS Edam

+ MYKONOS ISLAND OR GREEK ISLAND CRUISING OPTIONS Wales

DISCOVERY PLUS

2 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

ENGLAND

London

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover Calais

33 DAYS

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Valley of the Somme

FROM

PP*

A$7845 A$238

BELGIUM

2 PARIS

P/DAY*

MUNICH Mauthausen 1 2 VIENNA

FRANCE

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

SWITZ

LUCERNE 2

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$825. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

18 World Heritage sites visited

AUSTRIA Liechtenstein

Swiss Alps

SLOVENIA Verona

LYON 1

2 VENICE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

Pyrenees Mountains

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

1

CROATIA BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

1 FLORENCE

1 ZADAR

ITALY

2 DUBROVNIK

Split ADRIATIC SEA

MONTENEGRO

2 ROME BARCELONA 2

Vatican City

Pompeii Isle of Capri

1 TIRANA

Bari

1 SORRENTO

ALBANIA GREECE

1 IONIAN SEA

1 PREVEZA Corinth Canal Patras

MYKONOS ISLAND OR CRUISING OPTION & MAPS SEE P.63

Paris

1 ATHENS

4 MYKONOS


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/SPAIN/MONACO/ITALY/VATICAN CITY/GREECE/TURKEY /ALBANIA MONTENEGRO*/BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA* CROATIA/SLOVENIA*/AUSTRIA/GERMANY LIECHTENSTEIN/SWITZERLAND NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM* +

* IN TRANSIT + CRUISE OPTION ONLY

32

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 31 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a ferry, (see p.63 for full breakdown of accommodation for Mykonos Island & Greek Island Cruising options)

47

INCLUDED MEALS (MYKONOS ISLAND OPTION)

ITINERARY & SIGHTSEEING

(see p.63 for full breakdown of meals) Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris) & ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 3: Paris to Lyon. We make our way southbound through Burgundy via the beautiful 12th Century Château Fontainebleau before having the chance to dine in France’s gastronomic capital. (B) See Château Fontainebleau

Day 4: Lyon to Barcelona . Head to southern France, through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Day 5: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district M Flamenco show with dinner & drinks

• •

Day 6: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence, one of France’s most stunning regions, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 7: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco

• •

Day 8: French Riviera to Venice. Au revoir France, it’s all about saying ‘Ciao’ in Italy as we head into the canals & gondolas of floating Venice. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery

Day 9: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, artfilled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• • •

Day 10: Venice to Florence. Wind through the Apennine Mountains & Tuscan hills to Florence, a Renaissance city full of striking buildings & sacred art. (B) Walking tour of Florence with a Local Guide

the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell • See Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria • Florentine leather craft demonstration M Traditional Tuscan feast Day 11: Florence to Rome. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

• •

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 13: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch the boat to Capri & soak up its sweeping views & romantic atmosphere before sailing to Sorrento. (B) Day 14: Sorrento to Greece. From postcard perfect Sorrento, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Day 15: To Athens. From Patras, cross the Corinth Canal en route to the mythological city of Athens. (B) M Greek dinner & dancing night

ITINERARY CONTINUED

53 INCLUDED MEALS (GREEK ISLAND CRUISING OPTION) (see p.63 for full breakdown of meals)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Locally guided tour of Athens • Guided tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town • Rhine river cruise • Locally guided bike tour past windmills, dijks & canals Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Gondola ride M Guided tour of ancient Ephesus (Greek Island Cruising option) M Journey to the top of the Swiss Alps M Amsterdam canal cruise See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Florence

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YOUR CHOICE Days 16-20: There’s either a Mykonos Island or Greek Island cruising option. See p.63.

Day 21: Preveza to Tirana. Travel into Albania & wind through the dramatic mountains & along the Adriatic Coast. (B,D) Day 22: Tirana to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the lovely, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D) Day 23: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,D)

M Island cruise & swimming Day 24: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian coast, stopping in beautiful Split & travelling on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 25: Zadar to Vienna. Take off from the seaside city & head on through Slovenia to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B)

famous Oktoberfest. Indulging in beer, bratwurst & sauerkraut while you’re here is a must. (B) Entry into the Mauthausen Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

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Day 28: Munich to Lucerne. Leave the festive capital of Bavaria behind, cross through tiny Liechtenstein & arrive in the magical Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz M Journey to the top of the Swiss Alps

Day 26: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St.Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Mozart & Strauss concert & dinner

Day 29: Lucerne. Be amazed by the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander the cobbled streets & shop for watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives. (B) See the wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument

Day 27: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial en route to Munich, home of the

Day 30: Lucerne to Rhine Valley. Follow the river Rhine past the Black Forest to a valley full of castles & vineyards. (B,D)

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• See the Lorelei Rock • Learn how beer steins are crafted Day 31: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next we head to the Netherlands & on to the cool, vibrant, free-wheeling city of Amsterdam. (B,D) See the canals, gable houses & the city by night

Day 32: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills out to the scenic town of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 33: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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Greece


AEGEAN SEA

DISCOVERY PLUS

GREECE CORINTH CANAL

1

ATHENS

SNAPSHOT

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Start

Finish

Total Amsterdam Cost

London or Paris

or London

A$ pp*

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul

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Start

Finish

Total Amsterdam Cost

London or Paris

or London

A$ pp*

2016

2016

4 MYKONOS

Places visited Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN

1 15 29 12 19 26 3

Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug

2 16 30 14 21 28 4

7845 8045 8045 8045 8045 8045 8285

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

10 Aug 24 Aug 7 Sep 21 Sep 28 ● Sep 4 ● Oct

8285 8285 8285 8045 8045 8045

11 25 8 22 29 6

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 31 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 1 night on board a ferry

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INCLUDED MEALS

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

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

+ MYKONOS ISLAND OPTION

Mykonos Town

33 DAYS 17 COUNTRIES FROM A$7845 PP* A$238 P/DAY*

Single room supplement of A$2465 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$825. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

For more ways to save see p.26.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 16: Athens to Mykonos. Sightsee the ancient wonders of this bustling city before ferrying to Mykonos for some sun & good times. Enjoy a tasty local dinner tonight & if you’re up for it, head to a local spot for some partying. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens M Mykonos night tour

32 continental breakfasts (B), 15 three-course dinners (D)

cosmopolitan atmosphere & vibrant party culture. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses in this picture-perfect Cycladic paradise. (B,D)(B)(B,D) Visit Mykonos Town See traditional Cycladic-style houses M Tour of Delos Island

Days 17 - 19: Mykonos. Hang out on the island famous for its azure seas, golden beaches,

Day 20: Mykonos to Preveza . We head back to Greece’s mainland, then make our way through the mountains to Preveza. (B,D)

18 World Heritage sites visited

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Athens

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

Mykonos

1

DISCOVERY PLUS

Kusadasi Patmos

TURKEY

Santorini

Places visited Nightstops

Rhodes

EUROPEAN EXPLORER + GREEK ISLAND CRUISE OPTION

Santorini

33 DAYS 18 COUNTRIES FROM A$7885 PP* A$239 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$800. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Day 17: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, relax on the beach or in a local taverna on the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos. (B,L,D) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos M Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John

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Day 18: Cruising to Rhodes. Spend the day exploring pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BHEC Start

Finish

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

Trip A$ pp*

On or above deck A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

7575 7775 7775 7775 7775 7775 8005 8005 8005 8005 7775 7775 7775

310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310

7885 8085 8085 8085 8085 8085 8315 8315 8315 8315 8085 8085 8085

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Crete

Day 16: Athens to Mykonos. Board your ship & we cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Hang out on this island famous for its golden beaches & vibrant party culture. (B,L,D)

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

• See the fortified town of Rhodes Day 19: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete en route to Santorini famous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breath taking natural scenery. (B,L,D) Visit the town of Heraklion on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit Santorini’s main town of Fira M Guided tour of the Minoan Palace

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

1 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jun 12 Jul 19 Jul 26 Jul 3 Aug 10 Aug 24 Aug 7 Sep 21 Sep 28 ● Sep 4 ● Oct

2 16 30 14 21 28 4 11 25 8 22 29 6

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NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 27 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation, 4 nights on board a cruise ship, 1 night on board a ferry

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INCLUDED MEALS 32 continental breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 17 three-course dinners (D)

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

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

Single room supplement of A$2345 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions. 20 World Heritage sites visited

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Day 20: Santorini to Preveza. After sightseeing, it’s back to the mainland & through the mountains to Preveza. (B,D) See the first modern Olympic Stadium in Athens

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SHIMMY YOUR WAY THROUGH EUROPE ENJOYING ALL THE SIGHTS AND EXHILARATING LATE NIGHTS. NEVER A DULL MOMENT ON A HIGH ENERGY TRIP, MADE ESPECIALLY FOR THE 24-HOUR TRAVELLER. INCLUDED • A Trip Manager, Driver and access to a network of Local Guides who know Europe’s historical sites, party scene and everything in between • Themed nights and parties at Contiki-only bars and nightclubs, and a constantly high vibe experience • Stays at our Contiki Villages and Special Stopovers, including our very own French Château, Swiss Chalet and Austrian Gasthof to name a few exclusive to High Energy trips • Local Guides to steer you through epic adventures and cultural highlights • Comfy transport to see you resting or socialising as you make your way from A to B. Our coaches have powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies and a killer sound system • Breakfast every day and On-site Cooks at our Contiki Villages (who are ready to whip local ingredients into the fuel you need to kick on) • Free time to choose ME Time optionals, do some DIY exploring or party up a storm with your new wolf pack • Free hotel and hostel upgrades on most trips • Centrally located hotels and hostels and our exclusive Special Stopovers and Cabins. Check them out yourself! Château de Cruix, Chalet Jungfrau, Generator Hostel (Barcelona), Plus Berlin Hostel, Wombats Hostel (Budapest), Park Hotel (Ljubljana)… the list goes on!

WAYS TO STAY SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS PLUS HOTEL & HOSTEL UPGRADES From A$158 per day

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Stay connected with WiFi at many High Energy overnights.


13 TRIPS FROM 10 TO 45 DAYS

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OUR TRIPS European Horizon .................................................p.66

European Contrasts + Corfu & Sailing options ..................................p.76

London to Rome ....................................................p.80

European Highlights ............................................p.68 European Whirl .......................................................p.70

London to Athens..................................................p.78

Ultimate European + Egypt option ..... p.84-87

European Experience ......................................... p.72

London to Athens + Greek Island Adventurer................................p.80

Ultimate European + Greek Island option.................................. p.84-87

European Escapade .............................................p.74

European Adventurer..........................................p.81

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EUROPEAN HORIZON 10 DAYS A$1635 A$164

NETHERLANDS

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Dover Calais

P/DAY*

PARIS 2

BELGIUM

St Goar

GERMANY

FRANCE

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region SWITZ Lucerne

6 World Heritage sites visited 1

1

Paris

RHINE 1 VALLEY

London

Valley of the Somme

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$159. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #EUHORIZON

NORTH SEA

ENGLISH CHANNEL

FROM

PP*

HIGH ENERGY

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

2 SWISS ALPS

TYROL 1 Brenner Pass

Lake Como

1 VENICE ITALY

AUSTRIA


SNAPSHOT

BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS/GERMANY AUSTRIA/ITALY/SWITZERLAND/FRANCE ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night M Canal boat cruise & drinks

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Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) Stunning drive along the river Rhine

Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Head south to Munich, home of the iconic Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Be wowed by stunning alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. Contiki Village (B)

9 * IN TRANSIT

Special Stopovers: 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet 1 night in a Contiki Village Cabin & 4 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night in a hostel

HOW MUCH & WHEN

• Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles • See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace

& St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 6: Venice to Swiss Alps. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before reaching our incredible stopover in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

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Day 7: Swiss Alps. Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain Day 8: Swiss Alps to Paris. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 9: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 10: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCEH Start

Finish

Trip

London or Amsterdam

Paris or London

A$ pp*

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

1395 1395 1449 1449 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1599 1599 1599 1599 1599 1599 1599 1599 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240

1635 1635 1689 1689 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1839 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745

2016 Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

9 20 4 14 19 23 29 31 4 7 11 14 17 20 23 26 27 30 3 4 12 16 21 28 3 10 17 20 25 27 1 4 6 9 15 ●

18 29 13 23 28 1 7 9 13 16 20 23 26 29 2 5 6 9 12 13 21 25 30 6 12 19 26 29 3 5 10 13 15 18 24

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share,

with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

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INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Private boat ride through the islands of Venice • Indulge in a traditional Swiss cheese fondue • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour with champagne & escargot • Our legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided Tyrol bike tour M Wine tasting in St Goar M Gondola ride in Venice M Parisian dinner See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE If you fancy a sweat treat while in Paris head to Île Saint-Louis to one of the famous ice cream shops. Berthillon is said to be the best in Paris, grab a scoop if you’re nearby!

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#NOREGRETS The best way to sample a lot of countries in a short space of time! Late nights and early mornings featuring awesome people who became my family, the best tour team (Scotty and Gaz!) and all round amazing experiences. Kelly (contiki.com/reviews)

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EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS 14 DAYS

HIGH ENERGY

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND London

FROM

Dover

PP*

Calais

P/DAY*

A$2275 A$163

St Goar

BELGIUM

1 RHINE VALLEY

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

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Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

FRANCE

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

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Tyrol Beaujolais Region

11 World Heritage sites visited 1

1

Brenner Pass

CHÂTEAU 1 DE CRUIX

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

ITALY

VENICE 1 Apennine Mountains

Pisa

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Venice

GERMANY

1 FLORENCE ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/MONACO/ITALY/VATICAN CITY AUSTRIA*/GERMANY/NETHERLANDS BELGIUM*

13

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

* IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

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Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th Century château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

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Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera . Travel through the region of Provence, before arriving in the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

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Day 5: French Riviera . Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the pebble beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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Day 6: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 7: Florence to Rome. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence

leather demo • Florentine Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, • See Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 8: Rome. Tap into the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums & the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 9: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 10: Venice to Munich. Today we wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to lively Munich, festive home of iconic Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

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Day 11: Munich to Rhine Valley. Stop at the sobering Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial before following the river through the vineyards of the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in a historic cellar

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Day 12: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam for endless good times, cool locals & fun. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

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Day 13: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Farewell dinner Day 14: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Special Stopovers: 1 night in Contiki’s French Château 6 nights in Contiki Village Cabins & 5 nights hotel upgrade 1 night in a hostel

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCPE Start

Finish

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

Trip A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

3 13 20 24 30 4 11 14 18 21 23 25 28 30 1 4 8 10 11 12 15 18 22 25 26 29 30 3 6 8 10 13 18 20 21 23 24 25 27 31 3 5 7 11 17 24 28 31 5 6 7 9 ● 10 ● 11 ● 14 ● 16 ●

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

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1935 1935 1935 1935 1935 1989 1989 1989 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085

340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340

2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2329 2329 2329 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178.

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:00pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179

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INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D)

2016 Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

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The European Highlights trip was amazing. It is a perfect way to see all the major attractions you always dream about. The road crew make the massive cities like Paris and Rome instantly familiar and are super happy to help and point places out.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour with champagne & escargot • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Pay tribute at Dachau • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike • Our legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Indulge in local food & wine at a Tuscan feast M Amsterdam canal cruise See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Try some unforgettable gelato in Venice. Get off the beaten track & head on over to La Boutique dei Gelato for our favourite Italian treat.

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Kara (contiki.com/reviews)

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EUROPEAN WHIRL

HIGH ENERGY NETHERLANDS Edam

BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

PP*

2 PRAGUE

GERMANY Valley of the Somme

P/DAY*

CZECH REP

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$279. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #EUWHIRL

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

FROM

A$2895 A$161

Dresden Calais

18 DAYS

1 TYROL

SWITZ FRANCE

10 World Heritage sites visited

1

1

SWISS 2 ALPS

Brenner Pass Lake Como

2 VENICE

Places visited Nightstops FLORENCE 1 Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special StopoverMEDITERRANEAN night SEA

Apennine Mountains

ITALY

Vatican City

Berlin

2

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME


SNAPSHOT

BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS/GERMANY CZECH REPUBLIC/AUSTRIA/ITALY VATICAN CITY/SWITZERLAND/FRANCE ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam). Ferry across the English Channel & head to the freewheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night

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Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in scenic Edam, famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out museums, trendy cafés & nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 4: Berlin. Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided walking tour of historic Berlin

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Day 5: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernising hub of Eastern European revival. Hostel (B) Visit Dresden, destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square in Prague

• •

See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals Day 11: Venice to Rome. Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Forum

Day 13: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 14: Florence to Swiss Alps. Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before heading further into the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Day 15: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover

Day 16: Swiss Alps to Paris. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

Day 17: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 7: Prague to Munich. Back to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of the Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 8: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Be wowed by stunning alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 18: Depart Paris. Morning transfer to Paris CDG Airport (est arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

17

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS * IN TRANSIT

Special Stopovers: 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 5 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, & 4 nights hotel upgrade, 5 nights in hostels

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCEW Start

Finish

Trip

London or Amsterdam

Paris or London

A$ pp*

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

2445 2445 2445 2515 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450

2895 2895 2895 2965 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3059 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3245 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095 3095

2016 Apr Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

5 16 24 3 15 17 26 29 5 8 11 12 14 16 17 19 24 27 30 3 5 7 10 14 16 17 20 24 27 29 1 4 8 15 18 21 25 28 30 5 9 12 ● 13 ● 15 ●

22 3 11 20 1 3 12 15 22 25 28 29 1 3 4 6 11 14 17 20 22 24 27 31 2 3 6 10 13 15 18 21 25 1 4 7 11 14 16 22 26 29 30 2

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178.

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

Day 10: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square

INCLUDED MEALS 17 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike through cheese-making Edam • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Exclusive ‘Paris by night’ sightseeing tour with champagne & escargot • Let the good times roll – chill at our legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Mountain bike adventure in the Tyrol M Guided walking tour in Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

For travel insurance see p.179

Day 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice. Plunge in for an exhilarating optional whitewater rafting adventure. Then wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure

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LOCAL CULTURE

High energy is definitely a good way to describe the trip! It was honestly the best three weeks of my life and I’d encourage anybody to do it - I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat if I could.

Try I Due Fratellini. This hole in the wall (literally) offers Florence’s best lunch on the go & some local Italian treats you’ll love. Think sandwiches for 2-3 euros & glasses of wine on wooden racks. Bellisimo.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WHIRL

Goisy (contiki.com/reviews)

EUROPE 2016/17

71


EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE

HIGH ENERGY

NORTH SEA

20 DAYS

NETHERLANDS

Edam ENGLAND

FROM

PP*

A$3155 A$158

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$299. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

2 AMSTERDAM

London Dover Calais

BELGIUM

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY

St Goar

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg Dachau

2 PARIS

#EUEXPERIENCE

Fontainebleau

1 MUNICH

FRANCE

Burgundy Region SWITZ Beaujolais Region

CHÂTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

SWISS 2 ALPS

Liechtenstein Lucerne

2 TYROL AUSTRIA

Brenner Pass

VENICE 2 ITALY

11 World Heritage sites visited 1

1

Florence

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

Pisa

FRENCH 1 RIVIERA

2 FLORENCE

Monaco ADRIATIC SEA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA Vatican City

2 ROME


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/MONACO/ITALY/VATICAN CITY AUSTRIA/GERMANY/LIECHTENSTEIN SWITZERLAND/NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM*

19

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS * IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights”. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCMX

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th Century château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

• •

Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the rural French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera. Travel through France’s charmingly rustic Provence region to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! Contiki Village (B) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 6: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

• •

Day 7: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demo M Entry to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

• •

Day 8: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 9: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 10: Rome to Venice. Say ‘arriverderci’ to Rome & take in the view en route to the canals & gondolas of Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 11: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” alleyways & canals to find charming piazzas, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Hidden Venice guided walking tour

• •

Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol. Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 13: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol – take a hike or choose one of the exhilarating activities on offer including paragliding & mountain biking. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Stop at sobering Dachau Concentration Camp before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• •

Day 15: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for chocolate, before reaching our incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• • •

Day 16: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world & opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain Day 17: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on through Heidelberg to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

• • •

Start

Finish

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

A$ pp*

Trip

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

2635 2635 2635 2635 2709 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2995 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520

3155 3155 3155 3155 3229 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3325 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3515 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365 3365

2016 Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

4 18 25 29 9 16 19 25 27 2 6 8 10 13 16 20 22 24 27 29 1 4 8 11 14 17 22 25 28 1 8 11 15 22 29 3 5 ● 9 ● 12 ● 14 ●

23 7 14 18 28 4 7 13 15 21 25 27 29 2 5 9 11 13 16 18 20 23 27 30 2 5 10 13 16 20 27 30 3 10 17 22 24 28 1 3

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178.

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● This trip will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179

INCLUDED MEALS 19 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 12 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour with champagne & escargot • French countryside picnic • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Pay tribute at Dachau • Indulge in Swiss fondue • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS Parisian dinner Gondola ride in Venice Mike’s Bike Tours, Munich Tandem paragliding & mountain biking in the Tyrol See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

• •

Day 20: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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M M M M

Day 18: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the Netherlands & the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 19: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Evening canal boat cruise

Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 7 nights in Contiki Village Cabins & 5 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night in a hostel

The best 20 days of my life! The people were great and it was a really good experience. You get a lot of free time to do what you want do and see what you want and really get a chance to experience every city.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EXPERIENCE

Isra (contiki.com/reviews)

EUROPE 2016/17

73


EUROPEAN ESCAPADE

NORTH SEA

HIGH ENERGY

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

London

25 DAYS PP*

A$3995 A$160

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

BELGIUM

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg

2 PARIS

Mauthausen

MUNICH 1

Fontainebleau

FROM

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

Burgundy Region

P/DAY*

SWITZ FRANCE

SWISS 2 ALPS

CHÂTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$380. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #EUESCAPADE

Lucerne

15 World Heritage sites visited

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pisa

1

1

2 VENICE 2 FLORENCE

Monaco ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME

SPAIN

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

AUSTRIA

Dolomite Mountains ITALY

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

2 VIENNA

2 TYROL

Liechtenstein

2 BARCELONA

Vatican City

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Barcelona


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/SPAIN/MONACO/ITALY/VATICAN CITY/AUSTRIA/GERMANY/LIECHTENSTEIN SWITZERLAND/NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM*

24

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

* IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the Channel to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCBE

• •

Day 2: Paris. Soak up sophisticated Paris, indulge in this magical city & its legendary icons. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th Century Château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Château Fontainebleau See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

• •

Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at our Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Head through the Pyrénées to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 14: Venice. Meander through alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B) See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 15: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 16: Vienna. Experience Viennese culture on a morning tour, then wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

• •

Day 17: Vienna to Munich. Today we head to Munich, the home of Oktoberfest. On the way this morning we make a sobering stop at Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Then later, explore the sights or head to one of the city’s beer halls for a taste of their famous drop. Hostel (B) Visit the Mauthausen Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• •

Day 18: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Leave the festive capital of Bavaria behind to travel to the Austrian Tyrol, with its all-round adrenaline rush. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel via Provence to Arles en route to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 19: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol – take a hike or choose one of the exhilarating activities on offer including paragliding & mountain biking. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover

Day 6: Barcelona. Sightsee the city, then tonight feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco show with tapas & drinks

• •

Day 8: French Riviera. Explore markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun seek on the beach. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 9: French Riviera to Florence. Check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder on the way to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 10: Florence. Discover the inside info on striking buildings & sacred art before some free time. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry into one of the largest nightclubs in Florence plus one drink

• •

Day 11: Florence to Rome. Pass through Umbria’s rolling hills to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the ‘Eternal City’ & explore this living museum. There’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Day 13: Rome to Venice. Say ‘arriverderci’ to Rome, and take in the view en route to the canals & gondolas of Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

Day 20: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching our incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• • •

Day 21: Swiss Alps. Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Cog railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain

Day 22: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted

Start

Finish

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

A$ pp*

Trip

Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

3315 3315 3315 3315 3419 3419 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555 3805 3805 3805 3805 3805 3805 3805 3805 3805 3805 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615 3615

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680

3995 3995 3995 3995 4099 4099 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4235 4485 4485 4485 4485 4485 4485 4485 4485 4485 4485 4295 4295 4295 4295 4295 4295 4295 4295

2016 Mar Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

28 11 22 28 4 10 16 18 26 28 3 5 7 9 13 15 21 23 25 27 30 3 6 9 11 15 21 23 27 2 8 14 20 26 1 ● 4 ● 7 ● 10 ● 12 ●

21 5 16 22 28 3 9 11 19 21 27 29 1 3 7 9 15 17 19 21 24 27 30 2 4 8 14 16 20 26 1 7 13 19 25 28 1 4 6

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178.

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Day 23: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the Netherlands & the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

INCLUDED MEALS 24 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 15 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Enjoy baguettes & brie on a French picnic • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Pay tribute at the Mauthausen Memorial • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike through cheese-making Edam Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Cabaret show in Paris M Tour the Roman Forum & Colosseum M Mike’s Bike Tours in Munich M Tandem paragliding & mountain biking in the Tyrol See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE

• •

Day 25: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

• • •

Day 24: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Evening canal boat cruise

Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, & 5 nights hotel upgrade, 5 nights in hostels

This was my first ever contiki trip and it was absolutely amazing! I enjoyed it so much and met some amazing people, who at first are just strangers and by the end you become one big family.

Take an Amsterdam canal cruise, grab your loved one & kiss under the Skinny Bridge. If the tale is true, you’ll be together forever!

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ESCAPADE

Jadey96 (contiki.com/reviews)

EUROPE 2016/17

75


EUROPEAN CONTRASTS Dover

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$500. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #EUCONTRASTS

2 AMSTERDAM

GERMANY

London

FROM

PP*

NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

29 DAYS A$4615 A$160

HIGH ENERGY

Calais BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY 2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

Cesky Krumlov

2 PARIS FRANCE

1 MUNICH

Fontainebleau SWITZ Beaujolais Region

SWISS 2 ALPS

2 VIENNA

1 AUSTRIA TYROL

Burgundy Region

CHÂTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

CZECH REP

Heidelberg

Liechtenstein Dolomite Lucerne Mountains

17 World Heritage sites visited

VENICE 2

1

Pisa

FRENCH 2 RIVIERA

2 FLORENCE ITALY ADRIATIC SEA 1

Vatican City

2 ROME

1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Monaco

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

Mt Vesuvius Pompeii Bari GREECE

1

3 CORFU

CORFU RESORT OR SAILING OPTION

Prague


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/MONACO/ITALY/VATICAN CITY GREECE/AUSTRIA/CZECH REPUBLIC GERMANY/LIECHTENSTEIN/SWITZERLAND NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM*

28

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 1 night in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, & 8 nights hotel upgrade, 5 nights in hostels, 2 nights on board ferries

*IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel & on to France. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCSER

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th Century Château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover French picnic lunch

Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 6: French Riviera. Today, sun worship on the beach & practise celebrity spotting. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

• •

Day 8: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Later, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 9: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 10: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to tour the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Rome of the Gladiators and Emperors inc. Colosseum entry

Day 11: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 12 - 14: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this island paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) M Captain’s cruise of Corfu Day 15: Corfu to Italy. Cruise along the Adriatic Coast back to Italy. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 16: Arrive Venice. It’s on to the magical floating city of Venice. Contiki Village (B)

Day 17: Venice. Meander through the tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 18: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert Day 19: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) Scenic drive along the historic ring road See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House

• •

Day 20: Vienna to Prague. Stop at the World Heritage town of Český Krumlov as you travel to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. Hostel (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Český Krumlov

Day 21: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal. Hostel (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

Day 22: Prague to Munich. Head to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 23: Munich to Austrian Tyrol. Experience the stunning alpine scenery as we head to the cool Tyrolean village of Hopfgarten. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 24: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the incredible Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• • •

Day 25: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up to the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 26: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on through Heidelberg, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock

• •

Day 27: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

• •

Day 28: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, trendy cafés & fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 29: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Start

Finish

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

A$ pp*

Trip

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

3835 3835 3939 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4285 4535 4535 4535 4535 4535 4535 4535 4535 4535 4345 4345 4345 4345 4345 4345 4345 4345

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780

4615 4615 4719 5065 5065 5065 5065 5065 5065 5065 5065 5315 5315 5315 5315 5315 5315 5315 5315 5315 5125 5125 5125 5125 5125 5125 5125 5125

2016 Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

14 22 2 17 20 22 31 3 12 15 18 1 3 5 7 9 15 21 27 6 12 14 20 24 27 ● 1 ● 3 ● 7 ●

12 20 30 14 17 19 28 1 10 13 16 29 31 2 4 6 12 18 24 3 9 11 17 21 24 29 1 5

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCSES Start

Finish

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

A$ pp*

Trip

Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

4749 4749 4749 4749 4749 4749 5005 5005 4819 4819

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780 780

5529 5529 5529 5529 5529 5529 5785 5785 5599 5599

2016 May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug

17 20 31 3 15 18 5 9 24 27 ●

14 17 28 1 13 16 2 6 21 24

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share,

with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

CORFU

DAYS 12-14

SAILING OPTION Why not try your hand at sailing European-style on a flotilla? Catch some rays, swim & get hands-on as you help out while cruising the waves in gorgeous Greece on your private yacht. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,L)(B,L)(B,L) Trip code: CCSES See p.146 for more info & price panel for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/contrasts-sailing

I highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting to get a taste of Western Europe, the essence of travel, and the cultures of 10+ different countries. Trip of a lifetime.

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INCLUDED MEALS (RESORT OPTION) 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 15 dinners (D)

45

INCLUDED MEALS (SAILING OPTION) 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 3 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Enjoy a French picnic lunch • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat to Venice • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Indulge at a Tuscan feast M Locally guided bike tour of Munich See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ CONTRASTS

gilly11 (contiki.com/reviews)

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LONDON TO ATHENS

HIGH ENERGY

ENGLAND London

21 DAYS

Dover

Calais

FROM

PP*

A$3785 A$181

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$350. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Valley of the Somme

3 PARIS Versailles Burgundy Region FRANCE

Beaujolais Region

CHÂTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

#LONDONTOATHENS

VENICE 2 Apennine Mountains Pisa

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

ITALY ADRIATIC SEA

SPAIN

BARCELONA 2

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

13 World Heritage sites visited

2 FLORENCE

Monaco

Vatican City

2 ROME

1

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Special Stopover night

Mt Vesuvius

Pompeii

Bari

1

GREECE

3 CORFU Corinth Canal

IONIAN SEA

Barcelona

1 ATHENS


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/SPAIN/MONACO/ITALY VATICAN CITY/GREECE

20

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCLG

• •

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. Hotel (B,D)(B) See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Wind through Burgundy’s wine country to reach Contiki’s very own 16th Century château nestled in the Beaujolais vineyards. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover French picnic lunch

Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona . Head to southern France, through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 7: Barcelona . See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco dance show with tapas & drinks

Day 13: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

• •

Day 14: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

• •

Day 15: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Contiki Village (B,D) M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Forum Day 16: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) M Guided tour of Pompeii Days 17 - 19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into some water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) M Water sports including parasailing Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Leave the island & travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B) M Dinner in the famous Plaka area Day 21: End Athens. After visiting the ancient sites, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

• •

Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera . Travel through the rustic region of Provence to Arles, once home to Vincent van Gogh. Then onward to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

• •

Day 9: French Riviera . Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! Contiki Village (B,D) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Finish

Trip

London or Paris

Athens

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600

3785 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 3895 4125 4125 4125 4125 4125 4125 4125 4125 3945 3945 3945 3945

2016 May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

1 15 29 4 7 12 16 18 21 23 26 30 3 10 15 18 24 31 2 7 16 21 28 1

May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

21 4 18 24 27 2 6 8 11 13 16 20 23 30 4 7 13 20 22 27 5 10 17 21

3185 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3295 3525 3525 3525 3525 3525 3525 3525 3525 3345 3345 3345 3345

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share,

with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am London or 5:00pm Paris & ends approx. 12:00noon in Athens. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. Note: On some departures, the itinerary may change due to sudden alterations to the Italian/Greek Ferry schedule.

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INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 12 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Wine tasting at Contiki’s Château • Explore Barcelona’s backstreets & Gothic Quarter • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

• •

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 10: French Riviera to Venice. Journey your way through the network of tunnels & bridges this morning taking in the sights of the Liguria, Lombardia & the Veneto regions. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery

M Guided city walking tour in Venice M Captain’s cruise of Corfu See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 11: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals M Gondola ride along the canals

LOCAL CULTURE Visit Tibidabo in Barcelona. It’s the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola & offers the best views of the city & coastline – get instagramming!

• •

Day 12: Venice to Florence. Travel through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Start

Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 7 nights hotel upgrade, 2 nights in hostels, 1 night on board a ferry

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-ATHENS

Contiki Village Rome

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SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

HIGH ENERGY

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCLR

15

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

Start

Finish

Trip

London or Paris

Rome

A$ pp*

Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 3 nights hotel upgrade, 2 nights in hostels

2016

26

LONDON TO ROME

INCLUDED MEALS 15 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 10 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Tuscan meal M Vatican Museum tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

Florence

16 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES FROM A$2785 PP* A$175 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$250. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

1 15 29 4 7 12 16 18 21 23 26 30 3 10 15 18 24 31 2 7 16 21 28 1

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

16 30 13 19 22 27 1 3 6 8 11 15 18 25 30 2 8 15 17 22 31 5 12 16

2295 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2549 2419 2419 2419 2419

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490

2785 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 3039 3039 3039 3039 3039 3039 3039 3039 2909 2909 2909 2909

STUCK FOR TIME?

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share,

For travellers on a time-budget, why not jump off early & explore Rome in depth? We’ve got a shorter version of the 21-day London to Athens trip, visiting five countries in 16 days.

with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178.

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip.

Days 1 - 15: London to Rome. See p.78 London to Athens for map, itinerary, sightseeing & ME Time optionals.

Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 7:30am in Rome.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-ROME

Day 16: End Rome. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

#LONDONTOROME

For full details, see contiki.com

10 World Heritage sites visited

For more ways to save see p.26.

For travel insurance see p.179.

AEGEAN SEA

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

2 ATHENS

HIGH ENERGY

GREECE

28

SUMMER 2016 CODE: LTAI

2 PAROS IOS 2 SANTORINI 2

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS

2

Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 9 nights hotel upgrade, 2 nights in hostels, 6 nights in guesthouses, 1 night on-board a ferry

Nightstops

INCLUDED MEALS

+ GREEK ISLAND ADVENTURER

21 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 12 dinners (D)

Santorini

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

ME TIME OPTIONS

Days 1 - 21: London to Athens. Refer to London to Athens on p.78-79. In the afternoon of day 21, you will be transferred to meet your fellow travellers on our Greek Island Adventurer trip.

13 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-ATHENS-GREEK

#LONDONTOATHENS

Day 22: Athens to Paros. Cruise through the Cyclades Islands to the ultra-chilled island of Paros. Tonight, you can visit Parikia & the old Venetian fortress. Guesthouse (B) Day 23: Paros. There’s the option of a caïque cruise of the nearby islands & beaches for a spot of swimming. You could also go exploring on Antiparos island, simply chill on the beach or head to Naoussa Village. Guesthouse Visit Naoussa

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

Day 24: Paros to Santorini. Sail to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breath taking natural scenery. Guesthouse M Visit Oia at sunset Day 25: Santorini. There’s your chance to visit the famous black sand beach at Perissa for some swimming in this picture-perfect spot. Guesthouse M Santorini island tour Day 26: Santorini to Ios. Today we will cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. Guesthouse Day 27: Ios. Spend your day relaxing & enjoy the sun, meet some locals & chill out poolside or on the

1 May 15 Jun 29 Jun 4 B Jul 7 Jul 12 Jul 18 B Jul 21 Jul 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Aug 18 B Aug 24 Aug 31 Aug 2 Aug 7 Sep 16 Sep 21 Sep 28 Sep

29 12 26 3 5 10 17 19 24 31 7 16 21 28 30 4 13 18 25

4715 4879 4879 4929 4879 4879 4929 4879 4879 5219 5219 5269 5219 5219 5219 5219 4955 4955 4955

630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630 630

5345 5509 5509 5559 5509 5509 5559 5509 5509 5849 5849 5899 5849 5849 5849 5849 5585 5585 5585

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, * with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$525. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

M Paros Island sailing M Perfect Paros platter

Trip A$ pp*

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug

29 DAYS 6 COUNTRIES FROM A$5345 PP* A$185 P/DAY* INCLUSIONS

Finish Athens

2016

LONDON TO ATHENS

34

Start London or Paris

You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. B - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: LTAIB Note: On some departures, the itinerary may change due to sudden alterations to the Italian/Greek Ferry schedule.

soft, sandy beaches. While you’re here don’t miss out on a taste of the nightlife in this ultimate party island. Guesthouse Visit Ios Town

Day 28: Ios to Athens. Spend the day soaking up the Ios sun or strolling through the streets of the town. In the afternoon you will set sail back to mainland Greece; arriving into the mythological city of Athens late into the evening. Hotel Day 29: End Athens. The trip ends after check out. Please note: Day 29 has been designed to allow you to finish the trip without needing an extra nights accommodation.


EUROPEAN ADVENTURER NORTH SEA

HIGH ENERGY

NETHERLANDS

Edam

37 DAYS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

Ruhr Valley

London

FROM

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

PP*

A$5895 A$160

P/DAY*

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$575. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

GERMANY

Heidelberg

MUNICH 1

3 PARIS Versailles

VIENNA 2

FRANCE Burgundy Region

SWITZ

#EUADVENTURER

2 AUSTRIA TYROL

Liechtenstein

Lucerne

SWISS 2 ALPS

CHÂTEAU 2 DE CRUIX

SLOVENIA Lake Bled

Verona

1 LJUBLJANA CROATIA 2 VENICE BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

Apennine Mountains Pisa

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

20 World Heritage sites visited 1

1

SPAIN

BARCELONA 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Monaco

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 FLORENCE

1 ZADAR Split

ITALY

Vatican City

ROME 2

2 DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA

MONTENEGRO

Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

1 TIRANA Bari

ALBANIA GREECE

1

IONIAN SEA

1 PREVEZA Patras

Corinth Canal

1 ATHENS 3 MYKONOS

Rome

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FRANCE/SPAIN/MONACO/ITALY/VATICAN CITY/GREECE/ALBANIA/MONTENEGRO* BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA*/CROATIA/SLOVENIA AUSTRIA/GERMANY/LIECHTENSTEIN SWITZERLAND/NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM* * IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the Channel to Paris. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Palace of Versailles. Hotel (B,D)(B) See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included)

Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Travel through Burgundy’s wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th Century château. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the rural French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona. Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 7: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco show with tapas & drinks

Contiki Village, Rome

Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to Arles. Then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

• •

Day 9: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sunworship on the beach. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 10: French Riviera to Venice. Head to the Italian countryside, past the ancient maritime city of Genoa, we then take you to Verona – home of Romeo & Juliet where you’ll have the chance to visit Juliet’s Balcony. Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet’s Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona

Day 11: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas

• •

Day 12: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 13: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art

in one of Italy’s favourite cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan dinner

Days 19 - 20: Mykonos. Hang out for a few days in this Aegean paradise with its azure seas, golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Mykonos Town See traditional Cycladic-style houses See the famous windmills

Day 14: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 21: Mykonos to Preveza . Back to Greece’s mainland, we make our way through the mountains to Preveza. Hotel (B,D)

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Day 15: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums

Day 16: Rome to Athens. Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 17: To Athens. From Patras, cross the impressive Corinth Canal en route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B) Day 18: Athens to Mykonos. Morning sightseeing & then this afternoon we hop aboard a ferry to the Greek island paradise of Mykonos. Hotel (B,D) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide

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Day 22: Preveza to Tirana. Travel into Albania & wind through the dramatic mountains & along the Adriatic coast. Hotel (B,D) Day 23: Tirana to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the lovely, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. Hostel (B,D) Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline

Day 24: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this World Heritage site. Hostel (B) See the fortified city & old port M Island cruise & swimming

Day 25: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian coast, stopping in beautiful Split & then travel on to Zadar. Hostel (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 26: Zadar to Ljubljana . Take off from the seaside city & cruise on into Slovenia’s capital with its alternative youth & student culture. Hotel (B) See the castle & old town


Day 27: Ljubljana to Vienna . Skirt past picture perfect Lake Bled on the road to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 28: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnitzel & screams in Vienna

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Day 29: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol. Be wowed by the Austrian Alps stunning alpine scenery en route to Contiki’s own Tyrolean Gasthof. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 30: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol – take a hike or choose one of the exhilarating activities on offer including paragliding & mountain biking. (B,D)

 Contiki Special Stopover

• See this pretty mountain region famous for

 Contiki Special Stopover M Cog railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain

adventure sports M Mountain bike ride & BBQ lunch

Day 31: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Wind down out of the mountains to lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 34: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on through Heidelberg, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted

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Day 32: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching our Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

Day 35: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to freewheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

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Day 36: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 33: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)

Day 37: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

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NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins & 12 nights hotel upgrade, 9 nights in hostels, 1 night on-board a ferry

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INCLUDED MEALS 36 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 21 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCPB Start

Finish

London or Paris

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Food Fund

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A$ pp*

1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030

5895 5895 6065 6065 6505 6505 6505 6505 6505 6815 6815 6815 6585 6585 6585

2016 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

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18 28 11 18 25 9 16 23 30 17 20 7 18 2 5

4865 4865 5035 5035 5475 5475 5475 5475 5475 5785 5785 5785 5555 5555 5555

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178.

No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest.

• Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Explore the gardens of Versailles • Wine tasting at Contiki’s Château • Enjoy baguettes & brie on our French picnic • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Whitewater rafting in Austrian Tyrol M Wine tasting in the Rhine Valley See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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SWITZ

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Liechtenstein

Lucerne

VIENNA 1

AUSTRIA

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Dolomite Mountains

2 VENICE Apennine Mountains Pisa

Arles

1 BELGRADE

2 FLORENCE

SERBIA

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

24 World Heritage sites visited 1

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ITALY

BULGARIA ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

1 SOFIA

2 ROME

KAVALA 1

Mt Vesuvius Pompeii

Brindisi

ISTANBUL 3 Gallipoli

Troy

1 2 CORFU IONIAN SEA

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GREECE TURKEY Thermopylae Corinth Canal

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2 ATHENS

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NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (see p.87 for full breakdown of Egypt & Greek Island options)

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INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Journey past World War I battlefields to the glittering “City of Lights.” Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

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Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. Hotel (B,D)(B) See the Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region. Wind through Burgundy’s wine country to reach Contiki’s very own 16th Century château nestled in the Beaujolais vineyards. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards

Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region. Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. (B,PL,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona . Head to southern France, through the Pyrénées Mountains, en route to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Day 7: Barcelona . See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco show with tapas & drinks

See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera . Travel through the rustic region of Provence to Arles, once the home of Vincent van Gogh. Then it’s onward to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 13: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Entry into one of Florence’s largest nightclubs, one drink included

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Day 9: French Riviera . Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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Day 10: French Riviera to Venice. Au revoir France, it’s all about saying ‘Ciao’ in Italian as we head into the canals & gondolas of floating Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 11: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square

Day 12: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Day 14: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Day 15: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

ITINERARY CONTINUED

meals included in Egypt option (see p.87 for full breakdown of meals); 68 meals included in Greek Island option (see p.87 for full breakdown of meals)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings • Return flight from Athens to Cairo (Egypt option)

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour with champagne & escargot • Discover Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Explore the Wooden Horse of Troy with our Local Guide • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & Anzac Cove • Discover Istanbul with our expert Local Guide EGYPT ONLY • Locally guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza • Tour the Valley of the Kings with a local Egyptian expert • Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Amsterdam

Troy

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ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided walking tour in Venice M Tuscan dinner in Florence See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Bay of Angels, Nice

ITINERARY CONTINUED Day 16: Rome to Corfu. Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 17 - 18: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into some water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B) Day 19: Corfu to Athens. Leave the island & travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B,D)

YOUR CHOICE Days 20-26 There’s either an Egypt or Greek Island option. See p.87 for more info.

Day 27: Athens to Kavala. Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus, to harbourside Kavala. Hotel (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki

Day 28: Kavala to Canakkale. Ferry across the Dardanelles to the quaint port city of Canakkale. Hotel (B,D) Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy with a Local Guide

Day 29: Canakkale to Istanbul. Make a pilgrimage through the historic Gallipoli battlefields en route to the cultural melting pot of Istanbul. Hotel (B,D)

• Journey along the Sea of Marmara • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery (except March 28th departure) • See Anzac Cove Days 30 - 31: Istanbul. Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B)(B) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a Local Guide M Belly dancing evening & dinner

Day 32: Istanbul to Sofia . Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia, a city with a curious blend of socialist heritage & modern Euro living. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Day 33: Sofia to Belgrade. Uncover the surprising beauty of Serbia & the ragged charm of its capital, Belgrade. Hotel (B,D) See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

Day 34: Belgrade to Budapest. Go north along the river Danube & find a lively arts, café & music scene in the “Paris of the East.” Hostel (B) Day 35: Budapest . Get into the historical past of this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Tonight, go local & find a cool little restaurant & people watch. Hostel (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

Day 36: Budapest to Vienna. Get ready for a cultural fix as we head to Austria’s capital, Vienna. Hostel (B)

• See Schönbrunn Palace, St.Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House • Scenic drive along the historic ring road

M Viennese dinner

Day 37: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol. Experience the stunning alpine scenery as we head to the cool Tyrolean village of Hopfgarten. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Day 38: Austrian Tyrol. Choose your own adventure in the mountains of the Tyrol – exhilarating outdoor activities like tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 39: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Wind down out of the mountains to lively Munich, home of the famous Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 40: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for chocolate before reaching the Contiki Chalet in the Swiss Alps. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

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Day 41: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up to the snowcovered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)  Contiki Special Stopover M Cog railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain

Day 42: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Move on through Heidelberg, known for its Baroque old town & lively student ambiance, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

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Day 43: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the Netherlands & the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

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Day 44: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s museums, trendy cafés & nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 45: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

ANZAC DAY 28th March departure Pay tribute to the fallen at this once in a lifetime experience. We overnight at Gallipoli on the evening of April 24th so we are there to be part of the Dawn Service on April 25th. Afterwards join the National Service at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair.


Giza

2 CAIRO GU

HIGH ENERGY

LF

EGYPT

SU

1

OF

RED SEA 1 LUXOR 1

Karnak

Places visited Nightstops

Start

Finish

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

Trip A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260

7999 7999 7999 8209 8815 8815 8815 8815 9269 9269 9269 9269 8929 8929 8929

2016

RED SEA Edfu

1

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCUE

EZ

THE NILE

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

1 ASWAN LAKE NASSER

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN + EGYPT OPTION

Cairo

45 DAYS 17 COUNTRIES FROM A$7999 PP* A$178 P/DAY*

Day 21: Cairo sightseeing overnight train to Aswan. Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental Pyramids of Giza. (B,D)  Overnight Train Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & Sphinx

Day 22: Aswan. Unwind in Egypt’s southernmost city & enjoy its distinctive African atmosphere.

■ May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep ● Sep ● Sep ● Oct

11 24 7 21 5 19 2 9 16 30 10 18 27 30 4

6739 6739 6739 6949 7555 7555 7555 7555 8009 8009 8009 8009 7669 7669 7669

■ This trip will be in Gallipoli for the ANZAC Dawn Service on 25th April. with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

• •

28 10 24 8 22 5 19 26 3 17 28 5 14 17 21

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 1 night on-board a ferry, 22 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in hostels, 1 overnight train (sleeper seat)

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INCLUDED MEALS 44 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 26 dinners (D)

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share,

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$720. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Day 20: Athens to Cairo. Visit the ancient sites that dot Athens & experience the non-stop action that this city is known for. Later, say farewell to Greece & hello to Egypt as we fly out to Cairo. Hotel (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a Local Guide

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

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There’s the chance to see the Tomb of Aga Khan high up on the West Bank. Hotel (B) Sail on a felucca See the Aga Khan Mausoleum M Light show at Philae Temple

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Day 23: Aswan to Luxor. Opt for more exploring of the ancient sights on an excursion to the temple of Abu Simbel, then follow the river Nile to Luxor. Hotel (B,D) M Visit the Temple of Ramses II - Abu Simbel Day 24: Luxor to Red Sea . Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments & royal burial sites around Luxor. Later, travel across the desert to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Hotel (B,D)

You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Day 25: Red Sea to Cairo. Laze on the white sand beaches or snorkel in the amazing coral reefs. Later, it’s back to the bustling capital. Hotel (B) Day 26: Cairo to Athens. This morning we’ll fly from Cairo back to Athens, where you will rejoin your fellow travellers for the rest of your adventure. Hotel (B)

INCLUSIONS • Return flight from Athens to Cairo Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions. 24 World Heritage sites visited

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HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: CUEG

AEGEAN SEA IONIAN SEA

1

Places visited Nightstops

3 IOS 3 SANTORINI

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN + GREEK ISLAND OPTION

45 DAYS 16 COUNTRIES FROM A$7575 PP* A$169 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$765. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Start

Finish

London or Paris

Trip

Amsterdam or London

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160

7575 7575 7575 7745 8325 8325 8325 8325 8819 8819 8819 8819 8425 8425 8425

2016 Mar Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug

28 10 24 8 22 5 19 26 3 17 28 5 14 17 21

■ May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep ● Sep ● Sep ● Oct

11 24 7 21 5 19 2 9 16 30 10 18 27 30 4

6415 6415 6415 6585 7165 7165 7165 7165 7659 7659 7659 7659 7265 7265 7265

Day 20: Athens to Ios. Visit the ancient sites that make Athens so famous & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Later, get ready to get on island time as we cruise toward the Greek island paradise of Ios. Hotel (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

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Days 21 - 22: Ios. Find a spot to lay down your towel, either chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Grab a cocktail & keep working on your tan. Later, get caught up in the nightlife of this ultimate party island. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Ios Town M Island cruise on a traditional sailing boat

Day 23: Ios to Santorini. Sail to Santorini, famous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. You could head out to a little taverna for an authentic local meal – trying saganaki is a must! Hotel (B) Days 24 - 25: Santorini. Santorini is a paradise for the photographer within. Climb twisting stone steps or catch a cable car up to a clifftop town. Or take a boat ride out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. Experiencing one of Oia’s sunsets is a must. Hotel (B)(B)

Visit the main town of Fira M Visit Oia at sunset

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS Special Stopovers: 2 nights in Contiki’s French Château, 2 nights in Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s Swiss Chalet, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 23 nights hotel upgrade , 6 nights in hostels, 1 night on-board a ferry

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INCLUDED MEALS 44 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL), 23 dinners (D)

■ This trip will be in Gallipoli for the ANZAC Dawn Service on 25th April.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share,

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with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Day 26: Santorini to Athens. Set sail back to mainland Greece for your final night in the Greek capital. It’s time to rejoin your fellow travellers for the rest of your adventure. Hotel (B)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions. 21 World Heritage sites visited

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Scotland & Ireland......................................... w p.90

Iberian Peninsula & Morocco ............... w p.100

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey ..................p.109

Russia Plus ..............................................................p.116

England & Scotland ...................................... w p.91

Spain, Morocco & Portugal .................... w p.102

Spotlight on Greece ..........................................p.110

Scotland .............................................................. w p.91

Morocco ........................................................... w p.104

Great Britain & Ireland ................................ w p.92

Egypt & The Nile.......................................... w p.105

Spotlight on Greece + Greek Island Hopping ..................................p.111

Italian Espresso ............................................... w p.94

Best of Balkans .............................................

p.106

Spotlight on Greece + Cruising options ..p.111

Simply Italy ........................................................ w p.96

Balkans Discovery........................................

p.108

Scandinavia & Russia .......................................p.112

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IRELAND

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Giant’s Causeway

LONDONDERRY 1 ATLANTIC OCEAN

1 BELFAST

Donegal

N.IRELAND

REP. OF IRELAND

GALWAY 2

Cliffs of Moher

DUBLIN 2 Cliffs of Moher

SNAPSHOT Blarney

7

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

INCLUDED MEALS

Day 1: Arrive Dublin. Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Kilkenny bike ride M Guinness Storehouse visit See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ IRELAND

#CONTIKIIRELAND

Day 2: Dublin to Cork. Stop at charming Kilkenny for lunch & an optional bike ride before travelling onto Cork. (B,D) M Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery visit Day 3: Cork to Galway. Get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, then spot the Cliffs of Moher before arriving in Galway. (B) Visit Blarney Castle See the Cliffs of Moher

• •

Day 4: Galway. Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. Today there is an option to head to the wild Aran Islands & explore at your own pace. (B,D) M Boat ride to the Aran Islands (summer only) Day 5: Galway to Londonderry. Time to head north stopping in Donegal then onto the walled city of Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites. (B,D) See the 17th Century city walls of Londonderry M Locally guided walking tour including Bogside Murals

Day 6: Londonderry to Belfast. Head along the coast towards Belfast, making a stop at the iconic Giant’s Causeway en route. (B) Visit the Giant’s Causeway M Titanic Museum visit

Day 7: Belfast to Dublin. Return to Dublin where you can explore its thriving markets, museums, cafés

Places visited Nightstops

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBIR Start

Finish

Dublin

Dublin

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Dublin

Dublin

A$ pp*

& enjoy the easy going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St.Stephen’s Green M Irish dinner & dancing evening

Day 8: Depart Dublin. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

SCOTLAND & IRELAND 13 DAYS

Apr Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

9 23 30 7 14 21 28 1 4 11 15 18 25 29 2 9 13 16

A$ pp*

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

16 30 7 14 21 28 4 8 11 18 22 25 2 6 9 16 20 23

1739 1739 1739 1785 1785 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1895 1895 1895 1895

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

23 27 30 6 10 13 20 24 27 3 7 10 17 21 24 1 8 15

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct

30 3 6 13 17 20 27 31 3 10 14 17 24 28 1 8 15 22

A$2415

PP*

A$186

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$325. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

HIGHLAND FLING? Add 5 days to your trip & get a slice of Scotland too. Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh Days 2-5: See Days 5-8 England & Scotland map, itinerary & sightseeing on p.91. Day 6: Glasgow to Dublin Ferry to Northern Ireland. (B,D) Days 7-13: See Days 2-8 Ireland map, itinerary & sightseeing above. For full details, dates & prices see our website. Trip code: BBED Single supplement A$785. WWED Single supplement A$655 Visit contiki.com/scotland-ireland

1895 1895 1895 1895 1895 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1829 1739

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWIR Start

Finish

Dublin

Dublin

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Dublin

Dublin

A$ pp*

FROM

Total Cost

2016

2016

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

7 hot breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D)

1

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$189. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

11

Kilkenny

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

A$1499 A$188

1 World Heritage site visited

CORK 1

8 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES PP*

IRISH SEA

2016 Oct Dec Dec Dec

29 3 17 28

Total Cost A$ pp*

2017 Nov Dec Dec Jan

5 10 24 4

1585 1545 1625 1625

Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar

5 14 28 11 11

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar

12 21 4 18 18

1625 1625 1499 1499 1565

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

BBIR - Summer 2016 - Single room supplement of A$455. WWIR - Winter 2016/17 - Single room supplement A$405. Trip starts 4:30pm in Dublin & ends approx. 8:00am in Dublin. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

ENG


SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch 1 Isle Ness

of Skye

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SCOTLAND

WEST HIGHLANDS 1

St Andrews

Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

Northumberland National Park

Gretna Green

NORTH SEA

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

LIVERPOOL 1

4 World Heritage sites visited 1

ENGLAND

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

London

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND

SNAPSHOT

9 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES

8

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBBR

FROM

Start

PP*

NG

A$1699 A$189

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$225. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: London to Liverpool. Meet up with your Contiki Team & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling to Liverpool. (D) Locally guided Beatles Magical Mystery tour Day 2: Liverpool to York. Catch the rolling country views through to one of England’s most historic cities, York. (B,RD) Guided tour of York M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’ Day 3: York to Lake District. This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh. Stop at Hadrian’s Wall en route to Edinburgh. Later take a

• • •

Lake District

tour of the city. (B) M Dinner with haggis & bagpipes Day 5: Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring the city combining medieval & modern. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands. Stop at the original home of golf – St. Andrews – on the way to Loch Ness. (B,D) Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands. See the stunning Isle of Skye, see the Eilean Donan Castle & Ben Nevis. (B) Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow. Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) Day 9: Depart Glasgow/Train to London. The trip ends after breakfast in Glasgow. (B)

London

2016 Apr 1 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 24 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 7 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 21 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 5 Jul 8

Finish

Total

Start

Glasgow or Cost A$ pp* London

Apr Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

9 23 30 7 14 21 28 1 4 11 15 18 25 29 2 9 13 16

2016 Jul 15 Jul 19 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 2 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 16 Aug 19 Aug 26 Aug 30 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 13 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7

2095 2095 2095 2095 2155 2155 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2205 2285 2285 2285

Finish

Total

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095

Glasgow or Cost A$ pp* London

London

● ● ● ● ●

23 27 30 6 10 13 20 24 27 3 7 10 17 21 24 1 8 15

YOUR CHOICE

FROM

Want to finish in London? Add A$160 to take the train from Glasgow to London.

A$1099

PP*

A$184

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

JUST WANT SCOTLAND? Try everything Scottish on our 6-day trip. For full details, dates & prices see our website. Trip code: BBSC. Single supplement A$375. WWSC Single supplement A$299 Visit contiki.com/scotland

#ENGLANDANDSCOTLAND

LONDON DAY TRIPS Take advantage of our great deals on day trips & visit Stonehenge, Bath or beautiful Windsor Castle. It’s easy: book on arrival at Contiki’s Basement. Visit contiki.com/day-trips

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

12

INCLUDED MEALS 8 hot breakfasts (B), 1 regional dinner: traditional English roast dinner in a local pub (RD), 3 three-course dinners (D)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWBR Start London

Finish

Total

Start

Glasgow or Cost A$ pp* London

2016 Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 25 ★ Dec 3 Dec 9 ★ Dec 17 Dec 20 Dec 28 Dec 28 ◆ Jan 5

1819 1775 1775 1865 1865

London

2017 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 3 Mar 3

Finish

Total

Glasgow or Cost A$ pp* London

Jan Jan Feb Mar

14 28 11 11

1865 1699 1699 1699

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

SCOTLAND 6 DAYS

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

room-mate at no extra cost. BBBR – Summer 2016 – Single room supplement of A$549. WWBR - Winter 2016/17 – Single room supplement of A$469. Trip starts 7:30am (7:00am in winter) in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Glasgow or 2:30pm in London if you have chosen to take the train. ● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included).

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M High ropes course & zipline in the Lake District (summer only) See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

◆ This trip will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ENGLAND-SCOTLAND

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GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND Isle of Skye

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS 1

Loch Ness

SCOTLAND

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

16 DAYS

St Andrews

FROM

5 World Heritage sites visited

Stirling

PP*

A$2995 A$188

P/DAY*

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 LONDONDERRY 1

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$370. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

BELFAST 1

Donegal

Places visited Nightstops Start/end city

1

Northumberland National Park Gretna Green

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

Larne

NORTH SEA

N.IRELAND

#GBIRELAND

DUBLIN 2

GALWAY 2

1 YORK

IRISH SEA

REP. OF IRELAND

Holyhead

1 LIVERPOOL ENGLAND

Cliffs of Moher Kilkenny

Blarney

1 CORK

WALES

London

ENGLISH CHANNEL

London


SNAPSHOT

ENGLAND/SCOTLAND/NORTHERN IRELAND IRELAND/WALES*

15

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

* IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: London to Liverpool. Meet up with your Contiki Team & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling to the home of The Beatles, Liverpool. Tonight, get to know your group over dinner & maybe hit the town for a night out. (D) Locally guided Beatles Magical Mystery tour

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBUK

Day 2: Liverpool to York. Catch the rolling country views through to one of England’s most historic cities, York. (B,RD) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford’s Tower M Evening ‘Ghost Walk’

• •

Day 3: York to Lake District. This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere

Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh. Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through the border town of Gretna Green en route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile

• •

Day 5: Edinburgh. Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern, its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands. Stop at the original home of golf – St. Andrews – on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Spot Nessie on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness

Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands. See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

• • •

Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow. Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & the William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers

• •

Day 9: Glasgow to Dublin. Ferry to Northern Ireland, travelling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D) Day 10: Dublin to Cork. Stop in charming Kilkenny for lunch & an optional bike ride before travelling onto Cork. (B,D) M Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery visit Day 11: Cork to Galway. Get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, then spot the Cliffs of Moher before arriving in Galway. (B) Visit the Blarney Stone See the Cliffs of Moher

• •

Day 12: Galway. Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. Today there is an option to head to the wild Aran Islands & explore at your own pace. (B,D) M Boat ride to the Aran Islands (summer only) Day 13: Galway to Londonderry. Time to head north stopping in Donegal then on to the walled city of Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites. (B,D) See the 17th Century city walls of Londonderry M Locally guided walking tour including Bogside Murals

Day 14: Londonderry to Belfast. Along the coast towards Belfast, making a stop at the iconic Giant’s Causeway en route. (B) M Titanic Museum visit Day 15: Belfast to Dublin. Return to Dublin where you can explore its thriving markets, museums, cafes & enjoy the easy going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St.Stephen’s Green M Guinness Storehouse visit M Irish dinner & dancing evening

Day 16: Dublin to London. We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B)

Start

Finish

London

London

Total Cost

15 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

London

London

A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

1 15 22 29 6 13 20 24 27 3 7 10 17 21 24 1 5 8

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

16 30 7 14 21 28 4 8 11 18 22 25 2 6 9 16 20 23

3399 3399 3399 3399 3499 3499 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3715 3715 3715

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

15 19 22 29 2 5 12 16 19 26 30 2 9 13 16 23 30 7

● ● ● ● ●

Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct

30 3 6 13 17 20 27 31 3 10 14 17 24 28 1 8 15 22

3715 3715 3715 3715 3715 3715 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWUK Start

Finish

London

London

Total Cost

Start

Finish

London

London

A$ pp*

21 Nov 5 25 ★ Dec 10 9 ★ Dec 24 20 Jan 4 28 ◆ Jan 12

3165 3085 3085 3245 3245

Jan Jan Feb Mar

6 20 3 3

Jan Feb Feb Mar

21 4 18 18

3245 2995 2995 2995

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

BBUK - Summer 2016 Single room supplement A$895. WWUK - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement A$815. Trip starts 7:30am (7:00am in winter) in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. This trip is a combination trip where travellers who have booked the England & Scotland only section return to London on Day 9 & those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 9. ● These trips will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). ◆ This tour will be in Edinburgh during Hogmanay. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.For travel insurance see p.179.

LONDON DAY TRIPS Stonehenge, Bath or the home of the Queen, Windsor Castle sound like you? Bag a bargain & take advantage of our great deals on day trips from London. It’s easy: book on arrival at Contiki’s Basement, London. Visit contiki.com/day-trips

Edinburgh

INCLUDED MEALS 15 hot breakfasts (B), 1 regional dinner in our favourite local spot (RD), 7 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

A$ pp*

2017

2016 Oct Nov Dec Dec Dec

Total Cost

23

As this was my first time leaving my home country of the United States of America, I was a bit apprehensive to join a touring group I hadn’t really heard of before. Concerns aside, I booked a trip for Great Britain and Ireland and I am SO glad I did! Thanks for a fantastic adventure and remember to live your life with #NoRegrets!

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles on our locally guided Magical Mystery Tour • Spot ‘Nessie’ on a boat cruise of stunning Loch Ness • Visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous Blarney Stone • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher • Visit the Giant’s Causeway • Learn about the troubled history of Belfast on a locally guided tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M High ropes course in the Lake District (summer departures only ) M Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes M Explore Hadrian’s Wall See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Love a good view? We do. Take a walk up to Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. This walk will reward you with the best views in the city & maybe some bagpipers to entertain you at the top!

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BRITAIN-IRELAND

Mikaela (contiki.com/reviews)

EUROPE 2016/17

93


ITALIAN ESPRESSO 8 DAYS

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Verona

VENICE 2

ITALY

FROM

PP*

A$1499 A$188

P/DAY* Pisa Chianti Region

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$185. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #ITALIANESPRESSO

San Gimignano

3 FLORENCE Apennine Mountains

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

6 World Heritage sites visited 1

Venice

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Optional start/end city


SNAPSHOT

ITALY/VATICAN CITY

7

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (RD) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBHI

Day 2: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Colosseum. (B) M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 3: Rome to Florence. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B,RD) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Day 4: Florence. Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Shop along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration M Delicious Tuscan feast with Chianti wine

• •

Day 5: Florence. Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for wine tasting & a stop in medieval San Gimignano – the quintessential Tuscan town. (B)

Day 6: Florence to Venice. Today, stop off at Pisa to see the famous tower then profess your love in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona, before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B,RD) Day 7: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways, grand squares, art-filled palazzos, boutiques, bars & markets. See the art of Venetian glass blowing, then an optional gondola ride is a must while you’re here! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride

• •

Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome. The trip ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your trip ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

MIX & MATCH See more & save more! Use low cost airlines to fly to Greece. This trip will Mix & Match with Greek Island Hopping p.128-129 trip, or Spotlight on Greece p.110-111. Or head to Berlin & connect with the Eastern Road trip p.132-133. You’ll save A$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.26

Start

Finish

Rome

Venice or Rome

Total Cost

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

9 23 7 21 23 28 11 18 25 27 2

7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

Rome

Venice or Rome

A$ pp*

2016

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

16 30 14 28 30 4 18 25 2 4 9

1719 1719 1765 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1869

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

9 16 30 6 13 27 3 10 17 24

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

16 23 6 13 20 3 10 17 24 1

1869 1869 1869 1869 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWHI Start

Finish

Rome

Venice or Rome

Total Cost

2016 Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

22 Oct 5 Nov 19 Nov 10 Dec 17 ★ Dec 27 ★ Jan

Start

Finish

Rome

Venice or Rome

A$ pp*

1585 1549 1549 1549 1625 1625

Dec 31

Total Cost A$ pp*

Jan 7

1625

Jan 21 Mar 11 Mar 25

1625 1499 1549

2017 Jan 14 Mar 4 Mar 18

INCLUDED MEALS 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners: pizza making experience & local trattoria dining (RD)

INCLUSIONS

2016 29 12 26 17 24 3

10

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

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

BBHI - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$545. WWHI - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$499. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or approx 6:00pm in Rome. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Guided tour of a Tuscan winery with Chianti & antipasto • Private boat through the canals & islands of Venice • Experience local Venetian artisans at work Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Traditional Roman dinner in Rome M Nightclub entry & drink in Florence M Venetian dinner with regional wines See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Italy is a haven for shopaholics, so get a true fix at Via Cola di Rienzo in the Pratti area, Rome. With mainstream stores & boutiques, it’s ideal for all tastes & budgets.

I loved every second of this trip. I was a little nervous to travel alone, but I found that there were always new friends to adventure with. We got to do so many awesome activities (like pasta making and wine tasting at a Tuscan vineyard) that I probably would not have had the chance to do outside of Contiki.

Josie (contiki.com/reviews)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ESPRESSO

This trip is also suitable for Easy Pace travellers.

EASY PACE

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SIMPLY ITALY 12 DAYS A$2069 A$173

VENICE 2

Lake Garda

MILAN 1

Cinque Terre

Verona

ITALIAN RIVIERA 1 Pisa

2 FLORENCE

9 World Heritage sites visited

Chianti Region

FROM

PP*

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

P/DAY*

Apennine Mountains

1

Places visited Nightstops

ADRIATIC SEA ITALY

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$270. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #SIMPLYITALY

3 ROME Vatican City Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii Isle of Capri

Cinque Terre

2 SORRENTO


SNAPSHOT

ITALY/VATICAN CITY ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers. (RD) Day 2: Rome to Sorrento. Travel south towards the home of pizza, Naples. Later, we’ll reach Sorrento, where you’ll enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the stunning bay. (B,RD) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento

• •

Day 3: Capri Excursion. Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sit at a café al fresco with the locals. (B) M Boat cruise around the beautiful Isle of Capri (summer departures only) Day 4: Sorrento to Florence. From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,RD) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region

Day 5: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, explore at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration M Tuscan hills feast

• •

Day 6: Florence to Venice. Say goodbye to Florence, then we take you to Verona – home of Romeo & Juliet. Next up: the canals & gondolas of Venice. (B,RD) See Juliet’s House & the Roman Arena in Verona

Day 7: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square

• •

11

• See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Guided walking tour

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBSY

Day 8: Venice to Milan via Lake Garda . Leave the floating city behind as we head to the Italian fashion capital, Milan. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

Start

Finish

Rome

Rome

Day 9: Milan to Italian Riviera . Take in the beauty of the region & indulge in tasty local food & wine in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B) Visit Monterosso & Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Cruise & train along the scenic coast (the cruise is weather permitted & summer departures only)

• •

Day 10: Italian Riviera to Rome. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder then pass the Appenine Mountains on the road to Rome (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

• •

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Total Cost

11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

Rome

Rome

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

3 17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 22 26 29 3 6

A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

14 28 12 26 2 9 16 23 30 3 7 10 14 17

2495 2495 2559 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2715 2715

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

10 17 24 31 7 21 28 4 7 11 14 18 25 2

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

21 28 4 11 18 1 8 15 18 22 25 29 6 13

2715 2715 2715 2715 2715 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWSY Start

Finish

Rome

Rome

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Rome

Rome

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016

A$ pp*

2016

Day 11: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Oct Oct Oct Nov Dec Dec

Day 12: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B)

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

Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

BBSY - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$795.

16 Oct 23 Nov 30 Nov 27 Dec 11 ★ Dec 24 ★ Jan

27 3 10 8 22 4

2185 2185 2185 2135 2135 2245

Dec 27 ★ Jan 7

2245

2017 Jan 8 Jan 29 Mar 12

Jan 19 Feb 9 Mar 23

2245 2069 2135

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

WWSY - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$779. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price.

MIX & MATCH

Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome.

Keen to see more & save more? Use low cost airlines to fly to Athens - this trip will Mix & Match with Greek Island Hopping p.128-129. You’ll save A$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.26.

For more ways to save see p.26.

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

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INCLUDED MEALS 11 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners: pizza making experience & local trattoria dining (RD)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Enjoy a glass of Prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Guided tour of a Tuscan winery with Chianti & antipasto • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Experience local Venetian artisans at work • Cruise along the coastal towns of the Cinque Terre (summer departures only) • Locally guided tour of the Vatican museums Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided tour of the ancient city of Pompeii M Bay of Naples feast M Gondola ride in Venice See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Walk onto a James Bond set – the impressive 17th Century Palazzo Pisani in Venice was used for the shoot-out at the end of the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale.

Rome

I was not expecting to see SO much with the time I had - I loved every minute of it. I saw all the major cities & hotspots and I know I couldn’t have managed it all on my own.

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Simran (contiki.com/reviews)

EUROPE 2016/17

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SPANISH SPREE ATLANTIC OCEAN

14 DAYS

BILBAO 1

FROM

PP*

A$2125 A$152

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA

P/DAY*

Zaragoza

2 BARCELONA

Segovia

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$295. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

MADRID 3

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SPAIN

Toledo

#SPANISHSPREE

2 IBIZA Denia

CORDOBA 1 SEVILLE 1

2 GRANADA Gibraltar

7 World Heritage sites visited 1

Barcelona

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

SPAIN/GIBRALTAR

13

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (RD)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBEH

Day 2: Madrid. It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado)

Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao. Head north to Segovia with its Roman aqueduct & Alcazar fortress before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art Museum. (B,RD) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, the city immortalised in the famous Hemingway novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. Soak up the Baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,RD) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• •

Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza. It’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B) Day 8: Ibiza . Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some watersports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza Town & beaches

Day 9: Ibiza to Granada. This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland before reaching Granada. (B) Day 10: Granada . Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & sangria. (B,D) M Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Day 11: Granada to Seville. Wind along the Costa del Sol & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B) Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga M Tour to top of Gibraltar M Flamenco show & dinner

Day 12: Seville to Cordoba. Take your time in laid-back Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up oldworld atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets. (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de España in Seville

Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid. Hit the road & travel to the hill-top town of Toledo. With its mix of mosques, churches & Medieval buildings, this gorgeous town is known by the locals as the “Imperial City”. After, we return to Madrid. (B) See the Alcazar fortress & Gothic cathedral in Toledo M Madrileños farewell dinner

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

A$ pp*

2016 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 6

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 19

2016 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 12 Sep 19

2975 2975 3049 3049 3049 3049 3049 3049 3049 3155 3155

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 25 2

Total Cost A$ pp*

17

3155 3155 3155 3155 3155 3049 3049 3049 3049 3049

13 continental breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD), 1 three-course dinner (D)

INCLUDED MEALS

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWEH Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 17 Nov 21 Dec 28

Oct 30 Dec 4 Jan 10

2245 2195 2305

2017 Jan 3 Feb 13 Mar 20

Jan 16 Feb 26 Apr 2

Total Cost

INCLUSIONS

A$ pp*

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossing

2305 2125 2195

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

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

BBEH - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$1075. WWEH - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$805. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.26.

Day 14: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177

Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in Madrid (RD,B,B), Bilbao 1 night (B), Pamplona 1 night (B), Barcelona 2 nights (RD,B,B), Valencia 1 night (B), Granada 2 nights (B,D,B), Seville 2 nights (D,B,B), Cordoba 1 night (B), Madrid 1 night (B).

For travel insurance see p.179.

For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour in Madrid • Catch a flight to Ibiza & check out its famous clubs & beaches (summer departures only) • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Learn about the history of Spanish culture & architecture at the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS

MIX & MATCH See more & save more! Use low cost airlines to fly to Italy & Greece. This trip will Mix & Match with Simply Italy p.96-97, or Greek Island Hopping p.128-129. You’ll save A$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.26.

Madrid

Basically... this trip is amazing. For those who love to party... IBIZA, enough said. There is so much more to this tour than that though! I never thought I would love Spain as much as I did. The culture was absolutely amazing..

M Visit the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid M Explore Barcelona on a locally guided bike tour M Valencia cooking school (winter departures only) M Locally guided tour of Seville’s famous sights M Seville flamenco dance show & dinner See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Hit the shops in Madrid, the Salamanca stretch, also known as fashion’s “golden mile” is home to some great high-street brands such as Zara, Mango & Bershka .

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Ms_jessielynne (contiki.com/reviews)

EUROPE 2016/17

99


IBERIAN PENINSULA & MOROCCO

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

San Sebastian

BILBAO 1

21 DAYS PP*

PORTUGAL SPAIN

2 IBIZA

Denia

2 LISBON

SEVILLE 2 2 GRANADA Tarifa

Algeciras Gibraltar

10 World Heritage sites visited

TANGIER 1

Rabat Casablanca

2 FEZ MOROCCO

2 MARRAKECH

Barcelona

2 BARCELONA

3 MADRID

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$415. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #IBERIAANDMOROCCO

Zaragoza

Segovia

FROM

A$4085 A$195

Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA

1

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

SPAIN/MOROCCO/GIBRALTAR/PORTUGAL ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (RD)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: IBPMO

Day 2: Madrid. It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado)

Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao. Head north to Segovia with its Roman aqueduct & Alcazar fortress before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art Museum. (B,RD) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, the city immortalised in the famous Hemingway novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. Soak up the city of Zaragoza, once a great Roman Town that inherited its name from the legendary Caesar Augustus, before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,RD) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• •

Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) M Locally guided bike ride Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza. It’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B) Day 8: Ibiza . Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some water sports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza’s town & beaches

Day 9: Ibiza to Granada. This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland before reaching Granada. (B) Day 10: Granada. Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & sangria. (B,D) M Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Day 11: Granada to Fez. Travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to the medieval capital of Morocco, Fez. See the stunning views of the Rif Mountains en route & prepare to discover this colourful city. (B,D) Scenic drive past Marbella, Malaga & the Rif Mountains

Day 12: Fez. Today is all about exploring, a full day to experience the city. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the fascinating Medina of Fez or haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) See the Royal Palace, the Medina & the local markets Visit the Cooperative of handmade carpets M Moroccan dinner with belly dancing show

• •

Day 13: Fez to Marrakech. See more of Morocco as we head southwards to Marrakech. On the way you’ll pass through the green oasis of Ifrane, & experience the breath taking sight of the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains

Day 14: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history and tradition. With a free afternoon, you could wander through the historic city, hit the world famous souks or opt to enjoy a Haman. (B) See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jamaa el-Fna Square

Day 15: Marrakech to Tangier. Hit the road to Tangier taking in the famous bustling city of Casablanca & capital city Rabat on the way. (B,D) See the Hassan 2nd Mosque in Casablanca See the Hassan Tower & King’s Palace in Rabat See the Kasbah & admire the panoramic view

• • •

Day 16: Tangier to Seville. Say goodbye to Africa, stop off at Gibraltar en route to the Andalucian capital, Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. (B,RD) M Tour to top of Gibraltar Day 17: Seville. Enjoy your time in laid-back sunny Seville, soaked in history & serving up oldworld atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets. Enjoy a day of discovery! (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’España

Day 18: Seville to Lisbon. Next up is Portugal’s contemporary capital Lisbon. Tour the picturesque city & embrace all it has to offer, Gothic cathedrals, charming side streets & the beautiful river views. (B,RD) Day 19: Lisbon. Once home to the world’s greatest explorers, Lisbon is now a modern traveller’s dream. Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. Tonight enjoy a night of partying or relax watching the sunset over the river Tagus. (B) See the Castelo de São Jorge, the Praca do Comercio & Rossio & Praça da Figueira. M Traditional Portuguese feast by the river Tagus

Day 20: Lisbon to Madrid. Cross back in to Spain for the final leg of your trip, returning to Madrid & your final night on the town! (B) Day 21: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 20 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

A$ pp*

2 9 23 30 6 13 20 27

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

2016 May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun

20

May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

22 29 12 19 26 3 10 17

4085 4085 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185 4185

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

4 11 18 25 1 15 29 12

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

24 31 7 14 21 4 18 2

4335 4335 4335 4335 4335 4185 4185 4185

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INCLUDED MEALS 20 continental breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D), 5 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WIBP Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 17 Nov 21 Dec 28

Total Cost A$ pp*

2017 Nov 5 Dec 10 Jan 16

3485 3405 3575

Jan 3 Feb 13 Mar 20

Jan 22 Mar 4 Apr 8

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

3575 3299 3405

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). IBPMO - Summer 2016 -Single room supplement A$1425. WIBP - Winter 2016/17 - Single room supplement A$1245. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. Winter dates feature a slightly modified 20 day itinerary, 1 night in Valencia instead of 2 nights in Ibiza & 1 less (RD). For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177 For travel insurance see p.179.

Ibiza

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team & Local Rep in Morocco • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour in Madrid • Guided local tour & visit the Bahia Palace in Marrakech • Catch a flight to Ibiza & check out its famous clubs & beaches • Guided local tours of the Medina of Fez & the city of Marrakech • Locally guided tour of Lisbon Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Visit the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid M Valencia cooking school (winter departures only) M Delicious Moroccan feast M Locally guided tour of Seville’s famous sights M Flamenco dance show & dinner in Seville See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Lisbon is a mecca for street art. Head to the Saldanha neighbourhood to see buildings covered by huge street art. Keep your eyes peeled while exploring the city for endless art by some of the world’s most famous street artists.

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SPAIN, MOROCCO & PORTUGAL 15 DAYS

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

3 MADRID PORTUGAL

FROM

SPAIN

PP*

A$2365 A$158

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$300. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #SPAINMORROCCOPORTUGAL

2 LISBON GRANADA 2

SEVILLE 2 Tarifa

TANGIER 1

Algeciras Gibraltar

ATLANTIC

9 World Heritage sites visited

OCEAN Rabat

2 FEZ

Casablanca MOROCCO

2 MARRAKECH

Marrakech

1

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

SPAIN/MOROCCO/GIBRALTAR/PORTUGAL ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start Madrid. Check into your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (D)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBMP

Day 2: Madrid. It’s easy to get hooked on the city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. Madrid is the culinary capital, the artistic centre & the night life hotspot of Spain so start your adventure here! (B) See the Royal Palace, Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de España

Day 3: Madrid to Granada. Head south taking in the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Arrive in the historic & cultural hub of Granada. (B) Day 4: Granada. Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets, sample some tapas & real sangria. (B,D) M Guided Tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery. Day 5: Granada to Fez. Travel across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Medieval capital of Morocco, Fez. See the stunning views of the Rif Mountains en route & prepare to discover this colourful city. (B,D) Scenic drive past Marbella, Malaga & the Rif Mountains

Day 6: Fez. Today is all about exploring, as you have a full day to experience the city. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the fascinating Medina of Fez or haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) See the Royal Palace, the Medina & the local markets Visit the Co-operative of handmade carpets M Moroccan dinner with belly dancing show

• •

Day 7: Fez to Marrakech. See more of Morocco as we head southwards to Marrakech. On the way you’ll pass through the green oasis of Ifrane & experience the breath taking sight of the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains

Day 8: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history & tradition. With a free afternoon, you could wander through the historic city, hit the world famous souks or opt to enjoy a haman. (B) See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jamaa el-Fna Square

Day 9: Marrakech to Tangier. Hit the road to Tangier taking in the famous bustling city of Casablanca & capital city Rabat on the way. (B,D) See the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca See the Hassan Tower & King’s Palace in Rabat See the Kasbah & admire the panoramic view

• • •

Day 10: Tangier to Seville. Say goodbye to Africa, stop off at Gibraltar en route to the Andalucian capital, Seville, known for its heritage of art, dance & culture. (B) M Tour to top of Gibraltar Day 11: Seville. Enjoy your time in laid–back sunny Seville, soaked in history & serving up oldworld atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets. Enjoy a day of discovery! (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza d’España

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 14 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

A$ pp*

8 15 29 5 12 19 26 3

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

2016 May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

14

May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

22 29 12 19 26 3 10 17

2855 2925 2925 2925 2925 2925 2925 3025

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

10 17 24 31 7 21 4 18

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

24 31 7 14 21 4 18 2

3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 2925 2925 2925

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 22 Nov 26

Total Cost A$ pp*

2017 Nov 5 Dec 10

2495 2435

Jan Jan Feb Mar

2 8 18 25

Jan Jan Mar Apr

16 22 4 8

2559 2559 2365 2435

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

Day 12: Seville to Lisbon. Next up is Portugal’s contemporary capital Lisbon. Tour the pictureque city & embrace all it has to offer, Gothic cathedrals, charming side streets & the beautiful river views. (B,RD)

BBMP - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$990.

Day 14: Lisbon to Madrid. Cross back in to Spain for the final leg of your trip, returning to Madrid & a final night on the town! (B) Day 15: Ends Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

INCLUDED MEALS 14 continental breakfasts (B), 5 three-course dinners (D), 2 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMP

Day 13: Lisbon. Once home to the world’s greatest explorers, Lisbon is now a modern traveller’s dream. Discover the cultural treasures & historical sites. Tonight enjoy a night of partying or relax watching the sunset over the river Tagus. (B) See the Castelo de São Jorge, the Praca do Comercio & Rossio & Praça da Figueira M Traditional Portuguese feast by the river Tagus

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

WWMP - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$895. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team & Local Rep in Morocco • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez • Guided local tour & visit the Bahia Palace in Marrakech • Locally guided tour of Lisbon Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Delicious Moroccan feast M Flamenco show & dinner in Seville M Madrilenos farewell dinner See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Go for beers in Granada & get free tapas everywhere...some places they even give you a small burger... can’t be missed!

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Lisbon

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MOROCCO

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

2 FEZ

Marrakech

MOROCCO

2 MARRAKECH

SNAPSHOT

4

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

5 DAYS 1 COUNTRY

2 World Heritage sites visited

FROM

PP*

A$875 A$175

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

6

1

Places visited Nightstops

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBMO

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

4 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

Start

Finish

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Day 1: Arrive Fez. Check-in to the hotel then explore the medieval centre of Morocco, Fez. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (D)

experience the breathtaking sight of the famous Atlas Mountains. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains

Day 2: Fez. Today is all about exploring, a full day to experience the city. See the magnificent Royal Palace, tour the walls of the fascinating Medina of Fez or haggle for a beautiful Moroccan carpet! (B) See the Royal Palace, the Medina & the local markets Visit the Co-operative of handmade carpets M Moroccan dinner with belly dancing show

Day 4: Marrakech. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city & soak up the history & tradition. With a free afternoon, you could wander through the historic city, hit the world famous souks or opt to enjoy a haman. (B) See Koutoubia Mosque & bustling Jamaa el-Fna Square M Marrakech by night & dinner

Day 3: Fez to Marrakech. See more of Morocco as we head south to Marrakech. On the way you’ll pass through the green oasis of Ifrane, and

Day 5: Depart Marrakech. Time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

• •

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Guided local tour of the Medina of Fez • Guided local tour of Marrakech & visit the Bahia Palace Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

LOCAL CULTURE Grab a cocktail on a roof terrace in Marrakech, head to Kechmara for a relaxing vibe after a long day haggling in the souks.

Total

Marrakech Cost A$ pp*

Fez

12 19 2 9 16 23 30 7

Finish

Total

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

995 995 995 995 965 965 965 965

Marrakech Cost A$ pp*

2016

2016 May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Start Fez

May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

16 23 6 13 20 27 4 11

939 965 965 965 965 965 965 995

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

14 21 28 4 11 25 8 22

18 25 1 8 15 29 12 26

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWMO Start Fez

Finish

Total

Marrakech Cost A$ pp*

2016 Oct 26 Nov 30

Start

Finish

Total

Jan Jan Feb Apr

945 945 875 899

Marrakech Cost A$ pp*

Fez

2017 Oct 30 Dec 4

925 899

Jan Jan Feb Mar

6 12 22 29

10 16 26 2

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

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

BBMO - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$325. WWMO - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$325. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am For more ways to save see p.26.

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For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.For travel insurance see p.179.


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

2 CAIRO EZ SU OF LF GU

Giza Sakkara

1

EGYPT

ILE EN TH

1 HURGHADA

1

Places visited Nightstops

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBEG Start

Finish

Cairo

Cairo

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Cairo

Cairo

A$ pp*

2016 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 30 May 14 May 28 Jun 11 Jun 25

1 LUXOR Esna

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

RED SEA

EDFU 1 Kom Ombo

1 ASWAN LAKE NASSER

Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

9 23 7 21 4 18 2

1865 1865 1865 1915 1965 1965 1965

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Jul 9 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 20 Sep 3 Sep 17 Oct 1

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

16 30 13 27 10 24 8

2009 2009 2009 1965 1965 1965 1965

Start

Finish

Cairo

Cairo

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Cairo

Cairo

A$ pp*

Great Pyramids of Giza

8 DAYS 1 COUNTRY FROM A$1759 PP* A$220 P/DAY*

2016 Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3 Dec 24 Dec 31

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

29 12 26 10 31 7

1839 1815 1815 1815 1865 1865

Total Cost

Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

21 4 18 4 18

1865 1759 1759 1759 1795

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

Day 1: Arrive Cairo. Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital before meeting up with your Contiki crew. Day 2: Cairo overnight train to Aswan. A Local Guide will take you back to ancient Egypt, gaze in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental Pyramids of Giza. (B, D) Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo Day 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan. Board our Nile Cruise then opt to take a tour of Aswan to see the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam. After being treated to a ride on a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back or explore the souk. (B, L, D) Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu. Today choose to visit the magnificent temples of Abu

Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Then cruise on down the river Nile to Edfu. (B, L, D) M View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods M Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II Day 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor. Stop in Edfu to see the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Then on to Luxor & the Avenue of the Sphinxes (B, L, D) Day 6: Luxor to Hurghada . Be amazed by the sheer volume of famous monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings before we hit beachside Hurghada. (B, D) See the the Colossos of Memnon M Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

3 nights in hotels, 1 night twin-berth sleep couchette train (Cairo to Aswan), 3 night Nile Cruise

15

7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 three-course dinners (D)

A$ pp*

2017 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$200. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED MEALS

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WTEG

EGYPT & THE NILE

7

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. BBEG - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$570. WTEG - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$539. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 2. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Trip starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am in Cairo. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

Day 7: Hurghada to Cairo. Today it’s back to Cairo for a final night on the town. (B) Day 8: Depart Cairo. The trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

INCLUSIONS • Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions. 3 World Heritage sites visited

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THE NILE CRUISE Cruise the Nile in style! With luxury cabins, with private showers, WC, TVs & air-con. The ship features a pool, sun deck, loungers, bars & party areas.

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

A

START SPLIT

Dubrovnik HUNGARY

BUDAPEST 2

SNAPSHOT

ROMANIA

SLOVENIA

1 LJUBLJANA

1 TIMISOARA

CROATIA

14

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 14 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

15 DAYS 7 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$3185 A$213

P/DAY*

20

INCLUDED MEALS

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BESTOFBALKANS

#BESTOFBALKANS

SERBIA Srebenica

2 SARAJEVO Mostar

DUBROVNIK 2

MONTENEGRO

Kotor

NEW TRIP

2 BUDVA

ADRIATIC SEA

6 World Heritage sites visited

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Split . Check-in to your hotel & head out to explore before getting to know your Contiki crew over dinner. (D) Day 2: Split to Dubrovnik. Enjoy a free morning before our drive down the scenic Dalmatian coastline to Dubrovnik. (B) See Diocletian’s Palace M Dinner cruise

Day 3: Dubrovnik. Re-create your favourite Game of Thrones moment in this eye-catching UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or relax at a hidden rock bar behind the city walls. (B) See the fortified city & old port M Dubrovnik City Walls Sea Kayaking

• Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik • Stay in a beach resort hotel in Budva • See the sights on a locally guided walking tour of Sarajevo • Driving city tour of Budapest • Goulash cooking lesson & dinner • Entry into the Plitvice Lakes Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

1 BELGRADE

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

SPLIT 2

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$330. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

14 breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D), 2 Regional Dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

PLITVICE LAKES 1

Day 4: Dubrovnik to Budva . Head to Montenegro and Kotor. Later we arrive in Budva to sample the picturesque coastal town & nightlife. (B,D) Day 5: Budva . Discover the Old Town & beaches where you can swim in the turquoise waters. (B,D) Day 6: Budva to Sarajevo via Mostar. Stop in Mostar, then it’s Sarajevo next, a city hit by war but now a cool & fashionable destination. (B,RD) Walk across Mostar Bridge

Day 7: Sarajevo. See the after-effects of war & visit the historical landmarks that shape this remarkable city on our walking tour. (B) Day 8: Sarajevo to Belgrade via Srebrenica . Travel to Belgrade to enjoy the town’s festive vibe & party on one of Belgrade’s floating bars. (B) Pay respect at Srebrenica See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

• •

Day 9: Belgrade to Timisoara . Today we cross the border in to Romania to explore Timisoara. (B,RD) See the Huniade Castle & Maria Theresa Bastion

Day 10: Timisoara to Budapest. Sightseeing of Budapest then launch into Budapest’s nightlife & live it up like the locals by heading to a riverside club or a happening ‘ruins’ bar. (B) See the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Scenic dinner river cruise

Day 11: Budapest . Embrace this fascinating city split by the river Danube into the hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B) Guided tour of the House of Terror Museum

Day 12: Budapest to Ljubljana . Today we’re onto Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. (B) See the castle & old town

Day 13: Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes. Off to Plitvice Lakes with sixteen lakes, amazing waterfalls, & surrounding forest, you’ll be blown away by its beauty. (B,D) Visit the UNESCO Plitvice Lake

Day 14: Plitvice to Split . Make your last night one to remember, soak up Split’s ultra cool vibes & get amongst it at a waterfront nightstop. (B) M Croatian farewell feast Day 15: Depart Split. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Places visited Nightstops

1

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBCH Start

Finish

Split

Split

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Split

Split

A$ pp*

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

28 11 25 9 23

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug

11 25 9 23 6

3185 3185 3185 3325 3325

Aug Aug Sep Sep

6 20 3 17

Aug Sep Sep Oct

20 3 17 1

3325 3199 3199 3199

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

Single room supplement of A$1109 on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.


HUNGARY

BUDAPEST 2

ROMANIA

SLOVENIA

1 LJUBLJANA PLITVICE LAKES 1

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

SPLIT 2

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

1 TIMISOARA

CROATIA

1 BELGRADE

SERBIA Srebenica

2 SARAJEVO

Mostar

DUBROVNIK 2 Kotor

A

6 World Heritage sites visited 1

MONTENEGRO

2 BUDVA

ADRIATIC SEA

Places visited Nightstops

BEST OF BALKANS

Budapest

START BUDAPEST

SNAPSHOT

15 DAYS 7 COUNTRIES

Day 12: Belgrade to Timisoara . Today we cross the border in to Romania to explore Timisoara, a meeting point between east & west. (B,RD) See the Huniade Castle & Maria Theresa Bastion

FROM

PP*

A$3015 A$201

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$305. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

NEW TRIP

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Budapest to Ljubljana . Today we’re making our way to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. (B) See the castle & old town

Day 2: Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes. Off to Plitvice Lakes, with its sixteen lakes, amazing waterfalls, & surrounding forest, you’ll be blown away by the beauty of the area. (B,D) Visit the UNESCO Plitvice Lake

Day 3: Plitvice to Split . On to Split the largest city of Dalmatia. Soak up Split’s ultra cool vibes & get amongst it at a waterfront night stop. (B) M Croatian feast Day 4: Split . Today is a free day to enjoy Split. Why not head to the local beach or see one of the famous islands on the Dalmatian Coastline to enjoy the warm waters. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace

Day 5: Split to Dubrovnik. Drive along the scenic Dalmatian coastline to Dubrovnik. Tonight is your opportunity to taste the delights that gives this city the name ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. (B) M Scenic dinner river cruise Day 6: Dubrovnik. With Baroque buildings, museums & monasteries, re-create your favourite Game of Thrones moment in this eye-catching UNESCO World Heritage Site in your free time today. Or take the opportunity to relax at a cool rock bar hidden behind the city walls. (B)

#BESTOFBALKANS

• See the fortified city and old port

M Dubrovnik City Walls Sea Kayaking Day 7: Dubrovnik to Budva . Today we head to Montenegro & the fortified town of Kotor. Later we arrive in Budva, to enjoy this picturesque coastal town and nightlife. (B,D) Scenic drive along the most southern fjords of Europe

Day 8: Budva . Today is free to explore Budva & all the great things it has to offer. Discover the Old Town & beaches where you can swim in the turquoise waters. (B,D)

Day 13: Timisoara to Budapest. We’ll head north into Hungary to the “Paris of the East”, Budapest. Launch into Budapest’s nightlife & live it up like the locals by heading to a riverside bar or a happening club. (B) See Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the church of St. Matthias, the Chain bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Scenic dinner river cruise

Day 14: Budapest . All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the river Danube into the hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B,RD) Guided tour of the House of Terror Museum

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBBB Start

Finish

Budapest

Budapest

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Budapest

Budapest

A$ pp*

INCLUDED MEALS 14 breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D), 2 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

2016 8 22 6 20

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Jun Jul Jul Aug

22 6 20 3

3015 3015 3089 3089

Aug Aug Aug Sep

3 17 31 14

Aug Aug Sep Sep

17 31 14 28

3089 3015 3015 3015

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$1049 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in Budapest & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

• •

20

INCLUSIONS

Day 10: Sarajevo. Visit the cultural & historical landmarks that shape this city on our walking tour. Then you have a free afternoon to explore before enjoying the nightlife. (B) See the after effects of the 90’s war Day 11: Sarajevo to Belgrade via Srebrenica . A stop at Srebrenica. Then in to Serbia to Belgrade & its combination of medieval & modern architecture. Tonight, enjoy the town’s festive vibe & party on one of Belgrade’s floating bars. (B) Pay respect at Srebrenica See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

14 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Day 9: Budva to Sarajevo via Mostar. Into Bosnia to Mostar to view its iconic bridge. Sarajevo next, a city hit by war but now a cool & happening destination. (B,RD) Walk across Mostar Bridge

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Day 15: Depart Budapest. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Jun Jun Jul Jul

14

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

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Walking tour of Ljubljana • Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik • Stay in beach resort hotel in Budva • See the sights on a locally guided walking tour of Sarajevo Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BESTOFBALKANS

EUROPE 2016/17

107


HUNGARY

SNAPSHOT

BUDAPEST 2

11

11 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

SPLIT 1

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBCB

1 TIMISOARA

CROATIA

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ROMANIA

1 BELGRADE Srebenica

Mostar

SERBIA

MONTENEGRO

Kotor

1

Places visited Nightstops

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided walking tour of Dubrovnik • Stay in beach resort hotel in Budva • Guided tour of the House of Terror Museum in Budapest 5 World Heritage sites visited

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BALKANS DISCOVERY

Budva

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$245. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

NEW TRIP

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Split . Check-in to your hotel, drop off your stuff & head out to explore before getting to know your Contiki crew over dinner. (D) Day 2: Split to Dubrovnik. Enjoy the morning before our drive down the scenic Dalmatian coastline to Dubrovnik. (B) See Diocletian’s Palace M Scenic dinner river cruise

Day 3: Dubrovnik. Re-create your favourite Game of Thrones moment in this eye-catching UNESCO World Heritage Site today. Or relax at a hidden rock bar behind the city walls. (B) See the fortified city and old port M City walls sea kayaking

1

3

Places visited Nightstops

Day 4: Dubrovnik to Budva . Head to Montenegro and Kotor. Later we arrive in Budva, to sample the picturesque coastal town & nightlife. (B,D) Scenic drive along the southernmost fjords of Europe Day 5: Budva . Discover the Old Town & beaches where you can swim in the turquoise waters. (B,D) Day 6: Budva to Sarajevo via Mostar. Stop in Mostar, Sarajevo next, a city hit by war but now a cool & fashionable destination. (B,RD) Walk across Mostar Bridge Day 7: Sarajevo. Visit the cultural & historical landmarks that shape this city on our walking tour. Then you have a free afternoon to explore. (B) See the after effects of the 90s war

• •

HUNGARY

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Budapest

SLOVENIA

1 LJUBLJANA CROATIA

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

8 22 6 20 3

2399 2399 2399 2469 2469

Aug Aug Sep Sep

17 31 14 28

2469 2409 2409 2409

SPLIT 1

Ljubljana

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

4 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM A$825 PP* A$207 P/DAY*

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

• Walking tour of Ljubljana • Entry to the Plitvice Lakes

Day 1: Budapest to Ljubljana . Meet up with your Contiki Team & fellow travellers before we make our way to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. (B) See the castle & old town

Day 3: Plitvice to Split . On to Split the largest city of Dalmatia. Make your last night one to remember, soak up Split’s ultra cool vibes & get amongst it at a waterfront nightstop. (B) M Croatian farewell feast

Day 2: Ljubljana to Plitvice Lakes. Off to Plitvice Lakes, with its sixteen lakes, amazing waterfalls, & surrounding forest, you’ll be blown away by the beauty of the area. (B,D) Visit the UNESCO Plitvice Lakes

Day 4: Depart Split. The trip end after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

NEW TRIP

• •

Day 9: Belgrade to Timisoara . Today we cross the border in to Romania to explore Timisoara, a meeting point between East & West. (B,RD) Day 10: Timisoara to Budapest. Sightseeing then launch into Budapest’s nightlife & live it up like the locals by heading to a riverside club or a happening ‘ruins’ bar. (B) See the Huniade Castle & Maria Theresa Bastion M Scenic dinner river cruise

Day 11: Budapest . Embrace this fascinating city split by the river Danube into the hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. (B) Goulash cooking class & dinner Day 12: Depart Budapest. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBBC Start

Finish

Budapest

Split

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Budapest

Split

8 22 6 20 3

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug

11 25 9 23 6

825 825 849 849 849

Aug Aug Sep Sep

17 31 14 28

Aug Sep Sep Oct

20 3 17 1

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

THE MINI BALKAN VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

• •

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

Day 8: Sarajevo to Belgrade via Srebrenica . A stop at Srebrenica. Then in to Serbia to Belgrade & its combination of medieval & modern architecture. Tonight, enjoy the town’s festive vibe & party on one of Belgrade’s floating bars. (B) Pay respect at Srebrenica See Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town

2016

4

#MINIBALKANS

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Aug 6 Aug 20 Sep 3 Sep 17

A$ pp*

1 PLITVICE LAKES

3 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MINIBALKAN

Finish Budapest

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$839 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest.

12 DAYS 6 COUNTRIES FROM A$2399 PP* A$200 P/DAY*

SNAPSHOT

3 World Heritage sites visited

Start Split

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

11 breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D), 2 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Total Cost

ADRIATIC SEA

INCLUDED MEALS

INCLUSIONS

Budapest

2016 May 28 Jun 11 Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 23

2 BUDVA

17

Finish

Split

A$ pp*

2 SARAJEVO

DUBROVNIK 2

Start

825 825 825 825

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single room supplement of A$285 based on twin-share trip price. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:30am in Budapest & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Plitvice Lakes


2 ISTANBUL Gallipoli

Troy

TURKEY

6 World Heritage sites visited 1

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

1 CANAKKALE

Places visited Nightstops

Pergamum

AEGEAN SEA

Athens

IZMIR 1 PAMUKKALE 1 KUSADASI 1 Ephesus

GREECE

Patmos

Hieropolis

Santorini Rhodes

Crete

TURKEY & GREEK ISLAND ODYSSEY 10 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM

Pamukkale

SNAPSHOT

• See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini • Visit Santorini’s main town of Fira

9

Day 10: Arrival into Athens. Return to Athens & enjoy breakfast before transferring into central Athens where the trip ends. Or, if you’re feeling up for it, there’s also an opportunity to opt in for a guided tour of the Acropolis. (B)

6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 3 nights on board a cruise ship

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

M Guided trip of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

PP*

A$2389 A$239

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$240. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Please note: Days 1 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Istanbul. Check-in to your hotel & meet up with your Contiki Team & fellow travellers this evening in Istanbul, a busy metropolis where East literally meets West. (D) Day 2: Istanbul. You’ll see an incredible mix of sights in this diverse city. There’s the opportunity to go local & take a traditional Turkish bath or for something really different, try an optional dinner complete with belly dancing! (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market with a Local Guide See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque M Dinner & belly dancing

• •

Day 3: Istanbul to Canakkale. Pay your respects as you take a pilgrimage to the historic Gallipoli battlefields, before boarding a ferry across the Dardanelles to the quaint port city of Canakkale. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See Anzac Cove

• • •

Day 4: Cannakale to Izmir. Tread among the legendary ruins of Troy, setting of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ & ‘Odyssey’. Journey along Turkey’s beautiful coastline to see the ancient city of Pergamum. Tonight we stay in Homer’s birthplace of Izmir & enjoy the buzzing nightlife. (B,D) Scenic mountain drive to Pergamum, ancient capital of Asia Minor M Guided trip of the centuries-old ruins

#TURKEYANDGREECE

Day 5: Izmir to Pamukkale. Today there’s your chance to see the ancient spa town of Hieropolis & opt for a relaxing soak in the famous hot, bubbly pools of Pamukkale. (B,D) M Visit to the site of the thermal pools & hot springs Day 6: Pamukkale to Kusadasi. Get a feel for ancient Roman life in the classical city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities on the beautiful Mediterranean. Later, explore the port town of Kusadasi. (B) Visit a Turkish carpet factory See Kusadasi’s shopping bazaar & promenade

• •

Day 7: Kusadasi to Rhodes. Board your cruise ship & set sail to Rhodes via Patmos in the Greek Islands. (B,D) Day 8: Rhodes. Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring Medieval towns & cool little shops or relaxing on the stunning beaches. (B,L,D) See the fortified town of Rhodes M Tour of the traditional fishing village of Lindos & the medieval city of Rhodes

Day 9: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete en route to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,L,D) Visit Heraklion town on Crete

18

9 continental/buffet breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 7 three-course dinners (D)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBSL Start Istanbul

Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Athens & Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

Finish

Twin In Twin In A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 May11 Jun 1 Jun 15 Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 27 Aug 10 Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 14

May20 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 5 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 23

310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310

2369 2369 2369 2369 2429 2429 2429 2429 2369 2369 2369

2679 2679 2679 2679 2739 2739 2739 2739 2679 2679 2679

2079 2079 2079 2079 2135 2135 2135 2135 2079 2079 2079

2389 2389 2389 2389 2445 2445 2445 2445 2389 2389 2389

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or tripleshare). Or take a single supplement option: Add A$705 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$829 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Trip starts 7:00pm in Istanbul & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & Anzac Cove Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Turkish bath experience M Volcano boat trip in Santorini M See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Acropolis, Athens GREECE

SNAPSHOT

AEGEAN SEA

DELPHI 1

3

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY

Mycenae

FROM

PP*

A$1025 A$257

1 ATHENS

Corinth

P/DAY*

IONIAN SEA

4 World Heritage sites visited

1 OLYMPIA

1

Places visited Nightstops

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5

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

3 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

Day 1: Arrive Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek of mythological Athens. This evening meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area M A traditional Athens affair

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis • Learn about the Greek gods on our guided tour of Delphi Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 2: Athens to Olympia. Sightsee ancient Athens & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before criss-crossing the beautiful, historic Peloponnese region en route to Olympia. (B,D) Guided tour of Athens including the Acropolis & Parthenon See the impressive Corinth Canal Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon See the Acronauplia citadel at Nafplio

• • • •

Day 3: Olympia to Delphi. On your mark, get set, go! A Local Guide shows off the site of the first Olympic Games. This afternoon, cross the Corinthian Gulf & arrive in Delphi, the centre of the universe in ancient Greece. (B,D) Guided tour of Olympia including the Olympic Stadium & Temples of Hera & Zeus

Day 4: Delphi to Athens. Be swept away by Delphi’s history, spectacular ruins & museum, as well as its beautiful location on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. We then return to Athens where the trip ends in the afternoon. (B) Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBBS Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

A$ pp*

2016 2 9 23 6 20 4 18

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 May May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

5 12 26 9 23 7 21

1025 1025 1055 1055 1055 1085 1085

May May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

Please note: Day 1 has been designed to allow you to start the trip without needing an extra night of accommodation.

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

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

1 15 29 12 26 10

Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

4 18 1 15 29 13

1085 1055 1055 1055 1055 1025

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

Single room supplement of A$309 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

M Traditional meal in Athens Plaka area See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 6:00pm in Athens.

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For travel insurance see p.179.

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For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.


IN-DEPTH EXPLORER GREECE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ATHENS 3 MYKONOS 3

Finish Athens

Total Cost

2016

3 SANTORINI

+ GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

Start Athens

Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

A$ pp*

IOS 3

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE

SNAPSHOT

SUMMER 2016 CODE: SPGI

May May May Jun Jun Jul

Places visited 1 Nightstops

2 9 23 6 20 4

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 B May 16 C May 25 B Jun 6 Jun 21 C Jul 6 B Jul 18

3629 3785 3725 3799 3875 3855

Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

18 Aug 2 1 C Aug 17 15 B Aug 29 29 Sep 13 12 C Sep 28

3935 4009 3725 3799 3875

15 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 15 nights in hotels

20 INCLUDED MEALS 15 continental breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

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

16 DAYS 1 COUNTRY FROM A$3799 A$238 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$400. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 4: Athens to Athens. Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite.

Day 9: Mykonos to Santorini. Ferry to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. (B,D)

Day 5: Athens. Explore more of Athens. (B)

Days 10 - 11: Santorini. Indulge in Santorini, famous for its breathtaking scenery. (B)(B)

Day 6: Athens to Mykonos. Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good times on this party island. Hotel (B,D) Days 7 - 8: Mykonos. Kick back on island time. Hotel (B)(B)

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$1099 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. B - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: SPGIB. C - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: SPGIC. Note: for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse. Days 1 & 16 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Days 13 - 14: Ios. Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B) Day 15: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to Athens. (B)

TURKEY

1 ATHENS

Day 16: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. (B) For full details, see contiki.com

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SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE

Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

Port Taxes Twin Out & Gratuities A$ pp* A$ pp*

Twin Out Total Cost A$ pp*

Twin In Twin In A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Santorini

Places visited

+ 3 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

1 Nightstops

Crete

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SNAPSHOT

SUMMER 2016 CODE: SPICR3

Mykonos

8 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM A$2195 PP* A$275 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$235. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

May May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

2 9 23 6 20 4 18 1 15 29 12 26 10

May May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct

9 16 30 13 27 11 25 8 22 5 19 3 17

230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230 230

2209 2209 2265 2265 2265 2365 2365 2365 2265 2265 2265 2265 2209

2439 2439 2495 2495 2495 2595 2595 2595 2495 2495 2495 2495 2439

1965 1965 2015 2015 2015 2085 2085 2085 2015 2015 2015 2015 1965

2195 2195 2245 2245 2245 2315 2315 2315 2245 2245 2245 2245 2195

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

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

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Day 6: Kusadasi to Crete via Patmos. Shop in the colourful bazaar or take an optional tour of Ephesus. (B,L,D)

4 World Heritage sites visited

Kusadasi

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

Day 5: Athens to Kusadasi via Mykonos. Cruise to the island paradise of Mykonos. Later we sail to Turkey. (B,L,D)

• Ferry crossings (tourist class) & coach transfers Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Day 12: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to Ios. (B,D)

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Days 1 - 4: Athens to Athens. Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite.

INCLUSIONS

Day 7: Crete to Santorini. Spend some time on Crete before arriving in Santorini, for spectacular island sunsets. (B,L,D) Day 8: Arrival to Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into Athens. For full details, see contiki.com. (B) For full details, see contiki.com

Single supplement option: Add A$585 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$659 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry.

7 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 4 nights in hotels, 3 nights on board a cruise ship

15 INCLUDED MEALS 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions. 5 World Heritage sites visited

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Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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SUMMER 2016 CODE: SPICR7

SNAPSHOT

Istanbul

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ATHENS 1

SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE

Kusadasi Mykonos Santorini

+ 7 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

Symi Rhodes

Places visited 1 Nightstops

Finish

Athens

Athens

TURKEY

AEGEAN SEA Chios

GREECE

Start

Crete

12 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM A$3335 PP* A$278 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$360. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

2016 May 2 May 13 May 9 May 20 May 23 Jun 3 Jun 6 Jun 17 Jun 20 Jul 1 Jul 4 ● Jul 15 Jul 18 ● Jul 29 Aug 1 ● Aug 12 Aug 15 ● Aug 26 Aug 29 Sep 9 Sep 12 Sep 23 Sep 26 Oct 7 Oct 10 Oct 21

Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out & Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570

3429 3429 3515 3515 3515 3639 3639 3639 3515 3515 3515 3515 3429

3999 3999 4085 4085 4085 4209 4209 4209 4085 4085 4085 4085 3999

Twin In A$ pp*

Twin In Total Cost A$ pp*

2765 2765 2835 2835 2835 2935 2935 2935 2835 2835 2835 2835 2765

3335 3335 3405 3405 3405 3505 3505 3505 3405 3405 3405 3405 3335

● These trips will follow the Eastern Mediterranean Cruising

itinerary. Please see p.149 for more details.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1 to Day 4: Athens to Athens. Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. Day 5: Athens to Istanbul. Cruise to Istanbul. (B,L,D) Day 6: Istanbul. Indulge in this diverse city. (B,L,D) Day 7: Kusadasi . Indulge in this diverse city. (B,L,D) Day 8: Santorini. Get ready for the breathtaking scenery. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Crete. Visit the largest of the Greek islands. (B,L,D) Day 10: Symi via Rhodes. Next up: Rhodes. (B,L,D) Day 11: Mykonos via Chios. Today it’s the party island of Mykonos. (B,L,D) Day 12: Arrival into Athens. Your trip ends after a transfer into central Athens. (B) For full details, see contiki.com

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Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single supplement option: Add A$795 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$985 to twinshare price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin share price.

11 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 5 nights in hotels, 6 nights on board a cruise ship

27 INCLUDED MEALS 11 continental breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions. 7 World Heritage sites visited

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Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens centre. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

22 DAYS FROM

PP*

A$4445 A$203

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$405. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

5 World Heritage sites visited

1 GEIRANGER Lom

#SCANDINAVIAANDRUSSIA

1

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

GULF OF BOTHNIA

1 GJOVIK

1 VOSS

FINLAND

HELSINKI 1

Hardangervidda Region Lake Vanern

OSLO 2

2

NORWAY SWEDEN

1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

3 ST PETERSBURG Petrodvorets

STOCKHOLM

1 NOVGOROD RUSSIA

NORTH SEA

DENMARK

BALTIC SEA Klin

2

MOSCOW 3 COPENHAGEN

BELARUS

POLAND Brest

GERMANY

BERLIN

Boyabreen Glacier, Norway

2

WARSAW

1 MINSK


SNAPSHOT

GERMANY*/DENMARK/SWEDEN NORWAY/FINLAND/RUSSIA BELARUS/POLAND

21

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

* START OR END BERLIN OPTION

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start Berlin/ Copenhagen. Meet your Contiki Team in Berlin this morning or later this afternoon in Denmark’s harbourside capital, Copenhagen, to begin your Scandic adventure. Hostel (D) Day 2: Copenhagen. Take in the sights at the vibrant waterfront area of Nyhavn this morning before some free time to wander through this cosmopolitan hub or feel the vibes in Christiania – the city’s modern hippy community. Tonight you could head to the famous Tivoli amusement park for some rides. Hostel (B) See the Little Mermaid, the Town Hall & the Royal Palace M Tour the Carlsberg Brewery

Day 3: Copenhagen to Oslo. Today we’ll head to the Norwegian capital Oslo, where we’ll end the day checking out Gustav Vigeland’s quirky statue park. Hostel (B,D) Visit Gustav Vigeland Statue Park

Day 4: Oslo. Start the day with an orientation tour of this harbourside city, followed by a relaxing afternoon checking out one of Oslo’s many museums. Hostel (B) Orientation tour of Oslo M Viking bike tour

Day 5: Oslo to Voss. See the beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey across the Hardangervidda Plateau en route to Voss. Hostel (B) Day 6: Voss to Geiranger Fjord. You’ll be blown away by the sheer beauty of the mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head to Geiranger & its famous fjord. Hostel (B,D) See the Boyabreen Glacier

Day 7: Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik. Travel on the picturesque Geiranger Fjord, then it’s on to Lom to see the famous 12th Century wooden stave church before a thrill at the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer – there’s your chance for an adrenaline rush on the bobsled track! Next up: Gjovik. Hotel (B,D) Cruise along the stunning Geiranger Fjord See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics M Bobsled ride on the Olympic bobsled track

• • •

Day 8: Gjovik to Stockholm. Today we head into Sweden past its largest lake, Lake Vanern. Hotel (B) Orientation tour of Stockholm M Ice Bar

Day 9: Stockholm. After a guided tour of the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Banquet Room, the time is yours to hang out in this über-cool city. You could check out the Vasa warship, Skansen open-air museum or do some shopping in the city’s trendy stores. Hotel (B,D) Visit Gamla Stan (the Old Town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace M Guided tour of the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Banquet Room

Day 10: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Relax or take in some last minute sightseeing before we board our luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) M Smorgasbord dinner Day 11: Helsinki. This morning we dock in the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki! See the city sights before your chance to explore. There are loads of museums, monuments & cool shops in this vibrant coastal city. Hotel (B)

the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic • See Stadium & Senate Square • Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’ Day 12: Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into Russia & reaching the “Venice of the North” – St. Petersburg. Hotel (B,D) Days 13 - 14: St. Petersburg. Check out the city sights & go local with two full days to explore – you’ll discover the riches & palacelined waterways of this impressive city. Maybe see the Russian Ballet, shop in local markets for Matryoshka dolls or tuck into the local specialities – beef stroganoff & vodka! Hotel (B)(B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood Visit the Hermitage – one of the world’s largest art & culture museums Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens M Russian Ballet recital

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Day 15: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Discover the picturesque ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & see the Millennium Bell

Day 16: Novgorod to Moscow. Stop in the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. Hotel (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

6 nights in quad-share hostels, 14 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise (start Stockholm)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCSR Start

Finish

Trip

Berlin or Cop’hagen

Warsaw or Berlin

A$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

3795 3885 3885 3885 4079 4079 4079 4079 4079 3985 3985

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650 650

4445 4535 4535 4535 4729 4729 4729 4729 4729 4635 4635

2016 May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug

14 4 18 25 2 9 16 30 6 20 27

4 25 9 16 23 30 6 20 27 10 17

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information see p.178.

Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. Important Visa info: You’ll need a visa for Belarus, which can be obtained with the help of your TM on the trip. The fee for this visa will be an additional charge. Trip starts 7:00am in Berlin or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Days 17 - 18: Moscow. Moscow is a richly layered city with history & culture at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia – architecture, culture & people. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Locally guided coach sightseeing tour of the city Guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro M Guided tour of Statue Park

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Day 19: Moscow to Minsk. Pass by the site of Napoleon’s historic battle with the Russians at Borodino & then cross the border into Belarus. Hotel (B,L,D) Day 20: Minsk to Warsaw. Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. Hotel (B) Visit Brest Fortress – one of the most important Soviet World War II monuments

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Cruise stunning Geiranger Fjord • A locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg • Visit the Peterhof Gardens & fountains • Locally guided tour of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage • Locally guided tour of Novgorod • Discover Moscow & the Kremlin on our locally guided tour • Guided Metro tour in Moscow • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the medieval centre of Warsaw Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

M Viking bike ride in Oslo M Visit the Ice Bar in Stockholm M Neva River cruise in St.Petersburg M Guided tour of Peter & Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg M Russian dinner in Moscow M Guided tour of the Armoury museum in the Kremlin See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Keep it flexible & choose where you want to start – either Berlin or Copenhagen. You can end your trip in either Warsaw or Berlin. Too easy.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

ME TIME OPTIONS

Day 21: Warsaw. Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were totally reconstructed after being ruined in the war, as well as its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. Hotel (B,RD) Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw Uprising M Chopin concert

YOUR CHOICE

INCLUDED MEALS 21 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 regional dinner: Polish feast in Warsaw (RD), 9 dinners (D)

Day 22: Depart Warsaw/ Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a complimentary transfer to Berlin where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

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a done a bit of travelling in my time but this I’ve trip has got to be the best one so far. Norway is so beautiful, I could look at my pictures all day. Russia: WOW. It’s so different from any other country.

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1 GEIRANGER

1

Lom Lillehammer

FROM

Sognefjord

PP*

A$2525 A$211

P/DAY*

1 GJOVIK

1 VOSS Hardangervidda Region

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$230. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city GULF OF BOTHNIA

HELSINKI 1

OSLO 2

Lake Vanern

NORWAY

2 STOCKHOLM

#SCANDINAVIA

SWEDEN

DENMARK BALTIC SEA

2 COPENHAGEN

NORTH SEA

GERMANY

BERLIN

Seven Sisters Waterfall, Norway

FINLAND

1


SNAPSHOT

GERMANY*/DENMARK/SWEDEN/NORWAY FINLAND

11

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start Berlin/ Copenhagen. Meet your Contiki Team in Berlin this morning or later this afternoon in Denmark’s harbourside capital, Copenhagen, to begin your Scandic adventure. Hostel (D)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCSH

6 nights in quad-share hostels, 4 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise (end Helsinki option)

+

* START OR END BERLIN OPTION + END HELSINKI OPTION

Day 2: Copenhagen. Take in the sights & the vibrant waterfront area of Nyhavn this morning before some free time to wander through this cosmopolitan hub or feel the vibes in Christiania – the city’s modern hippy community. Tonight you could head to the famous Tivoli amusement park for some rides. Hostel (B) See the Little Mermaid, the Town Hall & the Royal Palace M Tour the Carlsberg Brewery

Day 3: Copenhagen to Oslo. Today we’ll head to the Norwegian capital Oslo, where we’ll end the day checking out Gustav Vigeland’s quirky statue park. Hostel (B,D) See the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park

Day 4: Oslo. Start the day with an orientation tour of this harbourside city, followed by a relaxing afternoon checking out one of Oslo’s many museums. Hostel (B) Orientation tour of Oslo M Viking bike tour

Day 5: Oslo to Voss. See the beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey through the Hardangervidda Plateau en route to Voss. Hostel (B) Day 6: Voss to Geiranger Fjord. You’ll be blown away by the sheer beauty of the mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head to Geiranger & its famous fjord. Hostel (B,D) See the incredible Boyabreen glacier See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway

• •

Day 7: Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik. Travel on the picturesque Geiranger Fjord, then it’s on to Lom to see the famous 12th Century wooden stave church before a thrill at the Olympic lakeside

town of Lillehammer – there’s your chance for an adrenaline rush on the bobsled track! Next up: Gjovik. Hotel (B,D) Cruise along the stunning Geiranger Fjord See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics M Bobsled ride on the Olympic bobsled track

• • •

Day 8: Gjovik to Stockholm. Today we head into the home of the Nobel Prize, Ikea, stylish locals, SAAB & of course… ABBA. It’s all about Sweden! Hotel (B) Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves

Day 9: Stockholm. After a city sightseeing tour the time is yours to hang out in this über-cool city. You could check out the Vasa warship, Skansen open-air museum or do some shopping in the city’s trendy stores. Hotel (B,D) Visit Gamla Stan (the Old Town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace M Guided tour of the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Banquet Room

Day 10: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Relax or take in some last minute sightseeing before we board our luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) M Smorgasbord dinner Day 11: Helsinki. This morning we dock in the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki! See the city sights before your chance to explore. There are loads of museums, monuments & cool shops in this vibrant coastal city. Hotel (B) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

Start

Finish

Trip

Berlin or Cop’hagen

Helsinki

A$ pp*

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

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14 4 18 25 2 9 16 30 6 20 27

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

2155 2209 2209 2209 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319 2265 2265

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SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCSS Start

Finish

Berlin or Cop’hagen

Stockholm

Trip A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

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May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

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22 12 26 3 10 17 24 7 14 28 4

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information please see p.178.

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Trip starts 7:00am in Berlin or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Stockholm or 8:00am in Helsinki.

Day 12: Depart Helsinki. Say your farewells & swap addresses as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

For more ways to save see p.26.

Please note: Days 1 (starting Copenhagen) & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

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

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise (end Helsinki) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • See Hamlet’s Kronberg Castle • Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord • Visit Europe’s largest mountain plateau in Norway Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Viking bike ride in Oslo M Visit the Ice Bar in Stockholm See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

See more & extend your trip to Russia on our 22-day Scandinavia & Russia trip. See p.112-113

LOCAL CULTURE

SCANDINAVIA

Stockholm is the home of Scandi fashion, & international favourite H&M. You’ll be hard pressed to leave without taking home something for yourself, as Stockholm is home to 36 stores alone.

END STOCKHOLM - 9 DAYS FROM

A$1915

PP*

A$213

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$170 SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SCANDI

STUCK FOR TIME? End your trip in Stockholm & visit 4 countries in 9 days. Trip code: CCSS. See price panel for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/scandi-stockholm

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Scandi is so different to the rest of Europe, absolutely breathtaking! It was some of the best 12 days of my life! Contiki trip itself was fantastic, well organised and I had the pleasure of the best trip manager in the world! Stevie (contiki.com/reviews)

YOUR CHOICE Keep it flexible & choose where you want to start – either Berlin or Copenhagen.

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RUSSIA PLUS 14 DAYS

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER FINLAND

HELSINKI 1

FROM

Petrodvorets

PP*

A$2895 A$207

P/DAY*

SWEDEN

3 ST PETERSBURG

1

1 STOCKHOLM

1 NOVGOROD

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$265. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS RUSSIA

#RUSSIAPLUS

NORTH SEA

BALTIC SEA

Klin

MOSCOW 3 BELARUS

1 MINSK

GERMANY POLAND

BERLIN

Brest

2 WARSAW

5 World Heritage sites visited 1

St. Petersburg, Russia

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city


SNAPSHOT

SWEDEN*/FINLAND/RUSSIA/BELARUS POLAND/GERMANY

13

+

* START STOCKHOLM + END BERLIN OPTION

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Stockholm. Check-in to your hotel & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. Hotel (D)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCRS

Day 2: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki. Relax or take in some last-minute sightseeing before we board our luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. Overnight Baltic Cruise (B) M Guided tour of the Town Hall & Nobel Prize Banquet Room Day 3: Helsinki. This morning we dock in the quirky Finnish capital, Helsinki! See the city sights before your chance to explore. There are loads of museums, monuments & cool shops in this vibrant coastal city. Hotel (B) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

• •

Day 4: Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into Russia & reaching the “Venice of the North” – St. Petersburg. Hotel (B,D) Days 5 - 6: St. Petersburg. Check out the city sights & go local with two full days to explore – you’ll discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. Maybe see the Russian Ballet, shop in local markets for Matryoshka dolls or tuck into the local specialties – beef stroganoff & vodka! Hotel (B)(B) See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood Visit the Hermitage – one of the world’s largest art & culture museums Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens M Russian Ballet recital

• • •

Day 7: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Discover the picturesque ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & see the Millennium Bell

Days 9 - 10: Moscow. Moscow is a richly layered city, with history & culture at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia – architecture, culture & people. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Locally guided coach sightseeing tour of the city M Tour of Statue Park M Visit the Kremlin Armoury

• •

Day 11: Moscow to Minsk. Pass by the site of Napoleon’s historic battle with the Russians at Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. (B,L,D) Day 12: Minsk to Warsaw. Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. Hotel (B) Visit Brest Fortress – one of the most important Soviet World War II monuments

Day 13: Warsaw. Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were totally reconstructed after being ruined in the war, as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. Hotel (B,RD) Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw Uprising

Day 14: Depart Warsaw/Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a complimentary transfer to Berlin where your trip ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 14 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Finish

Trip

Warsaw or Berlin

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

22 12 26 3 10 17 24 7 14 28 4

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

2555 2555 2555 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679 2615 2615 2615

4 25 9 16 23 30 6 20 27 10 17

340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340

2895 2895 2895 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 2955 2955 2955

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCRH Start

Finish

Trip

Helsinki

Warsaw or Berlin

A$ pp*

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

2235 2235 2235 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2285 2285 2285

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300

2535 2535 2535 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2585 2585 2585

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

24 14 28 5 12 19 26 9 16 30 6

4 25 9 16 23 30 6 20 27 10 17

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share,

SEE EVEN MORE See more & extend your trip to Russia on our 22 day Scandinavia & Russia trip. See p.112-113

Day 8: Novgorod to Moscow. Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. Hotel (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

Start Stockholm

12 nights in hotels 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise

YOUR CHOICE Keep it flexible! You can end your trip in either Warsaw or Berlin.

with many free upgrades to twin-share, for more information please see p.178.

Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. Important Visa info: You’ll need a visa for Belarus, which can be obtained with the help of your TM on the trip. The fee for this visa will be an additional charge. Trip starts 6:00pm in Stockholm or 2:00pm in Helsinki & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or 7:00pm in Berlin. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

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INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch, 1 regional dinner: Polish feast in Warsaw (RD), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise (start Stockholm) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • A locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg • Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars • Locally guided tour of Novgorod • Discover the rich history & culture of Moscow & the Kremlin on our locally guided tour • Guided Metro tour in Moscow • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the medieval centre of Warsaw Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

For travel insurance see p.179.

ME TIME OPTIONS

RUSSIA PLUS START HELSINKI - 12 DAYS FROM

A$2535

PP*

A$212

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$230 SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Warsaw

M Neva River cruise in St. Petersburg M Guided tour of Peter & Paul Fortress M Russian dinner in Moscow See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE

STUCK FOR TIME? Start your trip in Helsinki & visit 5 countries in 12 days. Trip code: CCRH See price panel opposite for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/russia-helsinki

Head to GUM (pronounced goom), the largest & most over-the-top shopping mall in Moscow which began as a state-run department store. Stroll through the capacious, architecturally stunning hallways.

Absolutely amazing trip. Had the best time, everything was sorted out and timed great. The hotels were top quality and the food was great.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ RUSSIA

Rebecca (contiki.com/reviews)

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KICK BACK AND COAST YOUR WAY AROUND EUROPE ON AN EASY PACE TRIP. FOR THE CASUAL CATS WHO KNOW THAT TIME TAKING IT EASY IS TIME WELL SPENT. INCLUDED • A minimum of 2-3 nights to relax in each destination, and less time travelling • Plenty of sleep-ins and breakfast daily* • Hours of dining on local eats at our favourite local haunts • More choice on how to stay including twin-share; a “room to myself” option for a little extra; and triple-share option to make your budget stretch further • A Trip Manager, Driver and access to Local Guides to ensure you’re wised-up for your wander around Europe • More inclusions – from the expected icons to the unexpected gems that only your leisurely pace can afford • Modern air-con coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies and a killer sound system • An abundance of ME Time to dabble in DIY exploring, enjoy ME Time optionals or just hit a hammock for a bit of an unwind • Centrally located hotels for comfy overnights. See for yourself! Adria Hotel (Dubrovnik), Ibis Hotel Centrum (Prague, Krakow & Warsaw), NH Hotel (Munich), Timotel Porte de Clichy (Paris), Far Out Village Resort & Spa Hotel (Ios) plus many more… *(excluding Greek Island Adventurer)

WAYS TO STAY w

HOTELS

SPECIAL STOPOVERS

From A$157 per day

PLUS GREEK GUESTHOUSES From A$194 per day

New Trips

Watch at contiki.com/watch-easy-pace

Stay connected with WiFi at most Easy Pace overnights.

contiki.com/easy-pace

Winter Departures


18 TRIPS FROM 5 TO 22 DAYS

Budapest

OUR TRIPS London & Paris.............................................. w p.120 London & Paris + Amsterdam............... w p.121 London & Paris + Rome............................ w p.121 Amsterdam to Barcelona.............................. p.122 Best of Europe......................................................p.124 Mediterranean Escape .............................

p.126

Eastern Road.........................................................p.132

Mediterranean Escape + Greek Island Hopping ...........................

p.127

Mediterranean Escape + Greek Cruising ...........................................

p.127

Greek Island Hopping ......................................p.128 Greek Island Adventurer.................................p.130

Vienna & Budapest .................................... w p.134 Berlin & Prague ............................................. w p.135 Berlin & Prague + Vienna ........................ w p.136 Berlin to Budapest....................................... w p.137

Best of Russia .......................................................p.131

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LONDON & PARIS

EASY PACE NORTH SEA NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

LONDON 3

Dover Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

+

2

Versailles

FRANCE

4 World Heritage sites visited 1

ITALY

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

ROME 3

Paris

SNAPSHOT

6

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

7 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$1465 A$210

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$190. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

8

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBGE Start

Finish

London

Paris

Total Cost

Start

Finish

London

Paris

A$ pp*

INCLUDED MEALS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

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

Day 1: Arrive London. Check-in to your hotel & the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner, then see the city on an included sightseeing tour. (D) Sightseeing tour of London, see Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace

INCLUSIONS

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Experience a famous West End musical in London • ‘Paris by Night’ tour & head to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Guided tour of King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles • 300km/h high speed train trip (Amsterdam extension only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS

Days 2 - 3: London. Get set for a couple of action-packed days – explore the city’s traditional icons, famous sights & historical landmarks as well as catch a West End musical. There’s free time to shop, explore vibrant neighbourhoods, or perhaps choose to catch a bird’s eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B) 2-day passes for the London Underground Locally guided “Jack the Ripper’ tour M London Eye M Tower of London

• •

Day 4: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Days 5 - 6: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city for two whole days & find magic, romance & history in everything from the breezy boulevards

#LONDONANDPARIS

& impressive monuments, to the great works of art & magic lights. Take a trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & three-course dinner

Day 7: Depart Paris. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to swap email addresses & say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B)

2016 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

8 22 6 13 20 27 10 17 24 1 8

1749 1749 1749 1795 1795 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1905

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

15 22 29 12 19 26 9 16 23 30

1905 1905 1905 1905 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGE Start

Finish

London

Paris

Total Cost

Start

Finish

London

Paris

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 15 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 28 Nov 5 Nov 11 Nov 19 Nov 25 Dec 3 ★ Dec 9 Dec 17 ★ Dec 23 Dec 27 ★ Jan 2

1549 1549 1515 1515 1515 1585 1585

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Dec 30 ★ Jan 5 2017 Jan 7 Jan 13 Jan 21 Jan 27 Feb 18 Feb 24 Mar 18 Mar 24

1585 1585 1465 1465 1515

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. BBGE - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$495. WWGE - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$395. Trip starts 5:00pm in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Paris. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 -Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.


SNAPSHOT

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBGP

EASY PACE

Start

Finish

London

Paris

Total Cost

Start

Finish

London

Paris

A$ pp*

LONDON & PARIS

2016

+ PARIS EXTENSION

9 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM A$1785 PP* A$199 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$230. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Days 7 - 8: Paris. Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Using your included Metro pass, shop in stylish boutiques for the hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savour delicious gourmet food. Or day trip to

2 16 30 7 14 21 4 11 18 25 2

A$ pp*

2016 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

10 24 8 15 22 29 12 19 26 3 10

2145 2145 2145 2199 2199 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2335

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

9 16 23 6 13 20 3 10 17 24

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

17 24 31 14 21 28 11 18 25 2

2335 2335 2335 2335 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255

a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2-day pass on the Paris Metro

Day 9: Depart Paris. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this trip is unescorted.

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

15 Oct 23 22 Oct 30 5 Nov 13 19 Nov 27 3 ★ Dec 11 17 ★ Dec 25 27 ★ Jan 4

1885 1885 1835 1835 1835 1929 1929

Dec 30 ★ Jan 7

1929

2017 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 18 Mar 18

1929 1785 1785 1839

15 29 26 26

BBGP - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$605. WWGP - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$479 ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Start

Finish

London

LONDON & PARIS

2016

+ AMSTERDAM EXTENSION

9 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM A$1899 A$211 PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$250. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.120. Days 7 - 8: Paris to Amsterdam. Hop on the high-speed train & head to the Netherland’s freewheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out the museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Grab a bike & hit the streets to explore like the locals. (B)(B)

Total

Amsterdam Cost A$ pp*

to station & train to Amsterdam • Transfer to Amsterdam hotel • Transfer • 2-day public transport pass Day 9: Depart Amsterdam. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Amsterdam & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Amsterdam is unescorted.

EASY PACE

Apr Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

2 16 30 7 14 21 4 11 18 25 2

10 24 8 15 22 29 12 19 26 3 10

2299 2299 2299 2365 2365 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2509

Start

Finish

London

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

9 16 23 6 13 20 3 10 17 24

Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

+ ROME EXTENSION

10 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM A$2199 PP* A$220 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$235. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary on p.120.

Colosseum. Hit the shops or gorge on delicious gelato. (B)(B)

Day 7: Paris to Rome. Transfer to the airport for your flight. Check-in, then head out & explore. (B) Transfer to airport & flight to Rome 3-day pass on the Rome Metro

Day 10: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

• •

Days 8 - 9: Rome. Use your Metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights, from the Vatican to the

Please note: You’ll travel independently by plane to Rome, then transferred to your hotel where you will be met by a Contiki Representative. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS-PLUS

#LONDONANDPARIS

Total

Amsterdam Cost A$ pp*

17 24 31 14 21 28 11 18 25 2

2509 2509 2509 2509 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425

8 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation Train journey & transfer to hotel

10 INCLUDED MEALS 8 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGA

INCLUSIONS

2016

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec

2016

15 Oct 23 22 Oct 30 5 Nov 13 19 Nov 27 3 ★ Dec 11 17 ★ Dec 25 27 ★ Jan 4

1999 1999 1959 1959 1959 2055 2055

Dec 30 ★ Jan 7

2055

2017 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 18 Mar 18

2055 1899 1899 1959

Jan Jan Feb Mar

15 29 26 26

5 World Heritage sites visited

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BBGA - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$649. WWGA - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$515. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

#LONDONANDPARIS

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBGR

SNAPSHOT

Start

Finish

London

Rome

Total Cost

Start

Finish

London

Rome

A$ pp*

LONDON & PARIS

8 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

SNAPSHOT

2016 Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

10 INCLUDED MEALS

4 World Heritage sites visited Jan Jan Feb Mar

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBGA

EASY PACE

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

2016

2016

8 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

INCLUSIONS

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGP

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing on p.120.

Apr Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul

Total Cost

2016 Apr 2 Apr 16 Apr 30 May 7 May 14 May 21 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2

Apr Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul

11 25 9 16 23 30 13 20 27 4 11

2425 2425 2425 2489 2489 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2645

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

18 25 1 15 22 29 12 19 26 3

2645 2645 2645 2645 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWGR 2016 Oct 15 Oct 24 Oct 22 Oct 31 Nov 5 Nov 14 Nov 19 Nov 28 Dec 3 ★ Dec 12 Dec 17 ★ Dec 26 Dec 27 ★ Jan 5

2335 2335 2275 2275 2275 2395 2395

2016 Dec 30 ★ Jan 8 2017 Jan 7 Jan 16 Jan 21 Jan 30 Feb 18 Feb 27 Mar 18 Mar 27

9 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

11 INCLUDED MEALS 9 continental breakfasts (B), 2 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS 2395 2395 2199 2199 2275

* All prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGR - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$675 WWGR - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$595. Trips start 5:00pm & end approx. 8:00am. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions. 5 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ LONDON-PARIS-ROME

#LONDONANDPARIS

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AMSTERDAM TO BARCELONA

EASY PACE

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

11 DAYS

BELGIUM

FROM

PP*

A$2775 A$253

P/DAY* Champagne Region

2 PARIS

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$295. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Burgundy Region SWITZ

#AMSTERDAMTOBARCELONA

FRANCE

LUCERNE 2 Swiss Alps ITALY

Monaco

SPAIN

2 FRENCH RIVIERA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

BARCELONA 2

3 World Heritage sites visited 1

Paris

Places visited Nightstops


SNAPSHOT

NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM*/FRANCE SWITZERLAND/ITALY*/MONACO/SPAIN

10 * IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam. Check-in to your hotel & explore this free-wheeling, vibrant city. Later, meet up with your Contiki Team. (D)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBAB

Day 2: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night M Evening canal cruise with dinner

• •

Day 3: Amsterdam to Paris. Journey through Belgium, past Waterloo & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 4: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 5: Paris to Lucerne. Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps (B,D) Day 6: Lucerne. Wake up in lakeside Lucerne. You could head to the Alps for panoramic views, hit the shops for watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives, or sit café side & relax overlooking the lake & famous wooden Chapel Bridge. (B) See the wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument M Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne

• •

Day 7: Lucerne to French Riviera. Today we drive through Italy before reaching the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery

Day 8: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• •

Day 9: French Riviera to Barcelona. Travel through France’s rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 10: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing trip. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun everywhere from Gaudí’s amazing architecture to the buzz of La Rambla. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco show with dinner & drinks

Start

Finish

Amsterdam Barcelona

Total Cost

Start

10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Finish

Amsterdam Barcelona

A$ pp*

2016 May May Jun Jun Jun Jul

6 20 3 17 24 1

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul

16 30 13 27 4 11

2775 2875 2875 2875 2875 2975

Jul Jul Jul Aug Sep

8 15 29 19 2

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

18 25 8 29 12

2975 2975 2975 2845 2845

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

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

Single room supplement of A$875 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 8:00am in Barcelona. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

15

INCLUDED MEALS 10 continental breakfasts (B), 5 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

For travel insurance see p.179.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

• Locally guided bike tour past windmills, canals & dijks through cheese-making Edam • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Guided tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Day 11: Depart Barcelona. Swap email addresses & say farewell to your newfound friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

ME TIME OPTIONS M Journey to the top of the Swiss Alps (weather dependent) M Dine near the Royal Palace of Monaco See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE When in Nice try the socca (chickpea crêpe) for a suprisingly delicious local treat you can’t find anywhere else.

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Amsterdam

A great way to see some bucket-list cities. I had a great Trip Manager and Driver and that just made it better! Ricky S (contiki.com/reviews)

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BEST OF EUROPE 13 DAYS PP*

A$3595 A$277

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

FROM

EASY PACE

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$330. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Dresden BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

GERMANY

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

3 PARIS

#BESTOFEUROPE

FRANCE

7 World Heritage sites visited 1

ITALY

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city ADRIATIC SEA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

3 ROME Vatican City

Prague


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/BELGIUM*/NETHERLANDS GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC/ITALY VATICAN CITY

12

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

* IN TRANSIT

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Paris. Check-in to your hotel & explore the stylish, cosmopolitan city of Paris for the afternoon. Later meet up with your Contiki Team & fellow travellers for dinner & evening sightseeing. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBTC

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city for a couple of days & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) See the Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) Visit a French perfumery

• •

Day 4: Paris to Amsterdam. Zip along in a high speed train headed for the Netherlands’ freewheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 5: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, worldfamous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

• •

Day 6: Amsterdam to Berlin. Motor down the autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

Day 7: Berlin. Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the site of Checkpoint Charlie Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall M Locally guided historical walking tour

• •

Day 8: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south

to Prague, an ever-modernising hub of Eastern European revival. (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• • •

Day 9: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) M Scenic river cruise with buffet meal Day 10: Prague to Rome. Catch a short flight to Rome this morning & by the afternoon you’ll be walking in history’s footsteps around this amazing city. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona

Days 11 - 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B)(B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Italian cooking class & dinner

Day 13: Depart Rome. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start

Finish

Paris

Rome

Total Cost

18

INCLUDED MEALS

Start

Finish

Paris

Rome

A$ pp*

2016 May May Jun Jun Jul

16 30 13 27 4

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

28 11 25 9 16

3595 3595 3595 3595 3735

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

11 25 8 29 12

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

23 6 20 10 24

3735 3735 3735 3605 3605

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBTAM Start

Finish

Amsterdam Rome

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Amsterdam Rome

A$ pp*

2016 May Jun Jun Jun Jul

19 2 16 30 7

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

28 11 25 9 16

2639 2639 2639 2639 2735

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

14 28 11 1 15

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

23 6 20 10 24

2735 2735 2639 2639 2639

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

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

BBTC - Single room supplement of A$1105. Trip starts 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. BBTAM - Single room supplement of A$809. Trip starts 6:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. For more ways to save see p.26.

MIX & MATCH

12 continental breakfasts (B), 6 three-course dinners (D)

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • 300km/h trip on a high speed train (start Paris option) • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike • Bike ride through Prague with our local expert • Special access Rome sightseeing tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

For travel insurance see p.179.

Keen to see more, & save more? This trip will Mix & Match with Simply Italy p.96-97 & the Italian Espresso p.94-95. You’ll save A$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.26.

ME TIME OPTIONS

BEST OF EUROPE

M Parisian cabaret show & dinner M Guided tour of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

START AMSTERDAM - 10 DAYS

LOCAL CULTURE

FROM

For the perfect place for inner city tanning, head to the roof of the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam – turning into a sundeck in the summer this place is hot!

A$2639

PP*

A$264

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$230. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

STUCK FOR TIME? Start your trip in Amsterdam & visit 5 countries in 10 days. Trip code: BBTAM

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See price panel opposite for departure dates & prices. Visit contiki.com/ best-europe-ams

Beyond amazing! The places we went were amazing, the opportunity to take part in unique activities was incredible, and the people who were on the trip were truly extraordinary!!!

Paris

Katie (contiki.com/reviews)

This trip is also suitable for Discovery Plus travellers

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EASY PACE

G

3 ROME Vatican City

ADRIATIC SEA

ITALY Pompeii Isle of Capri

3 AMALFI COAST

Bari

GREECE

Amalfi Coast 1

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SNAPSHOT IONIAN SEA

9

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

10 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES PP*

A$2199 A$220

INCLUDED MEALS 9 breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Guided tour of the Vatican • Wine and Mozzarella tasting • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Imperial tour of the Colosseum See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MED-ESCAPE

Corinth Canal

1

Places visited Nightstops

NEW TRIP

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel & then the day is yours to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & travel mates for a driving tour of the city. (RD) See Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 7: Amalfi Coast to Greece. From picture perfect Amalfi to Pompeii, opt in to discover the dramatic history of this ancient city. Then, we head across Italy to catch the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) M Visit the ancient city of Pompeii

Day 2: Rome. Explore this living museum of history. Later, there’s a chance to see the iconic Colosseum on a guided tour. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 8: To Athens. This morning we arrive in Greece, then drive across the Peloponnese to the mythological city of Athens. (B,RD) See the Corinth Canal

Day 3: Rome. Visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel & iconic Vatican city. Then opt in for a delicious local dinner. (B) See St.Peter’s Basilica M Be serenaded during a traditional Roman dinner

Day 9: Athens. Visit the ancient sites that make Athens so famous & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. (B) M Dinner in the famous Plaka area

INCLUSIONS

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$225. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Patras

5 World Heritage sites visited

FROM

12

#MEDESCAPE

ATHENS 2

Day 4: Rome to Amalfi. Head south to stunning Sorrento & indulge in some local wine & world famous Mozzarella cheese. Later, gaze at the crystal clear waters & rocky coastline of the Amalfi. (B,RD) Scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast

Day 10: End Athens. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBRE Start

Finish

Rome

Athens

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Rome

Athens

Total Cost

A$ pp*

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

21 4 18 2 16

A$ pp*

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul

30 13 27 11 25

2199 2199 2199 2265 2265

Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep

30 13 27 10 24

Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

8 22 5 19 3

2265 2209 2209 2209 2209

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

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

Single room supplement of A$549 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

Day 5: Amalfi. Chill out on the Isle of Capri, be amazed at the natural beauty. You may like to stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B) M Cruise around the beautiful island of Capri

Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens.

Day 6: Amalfi. Today is yours to explore at your own pace. Head to the beach or get lost wandering among the colourful houses, plunging mountains & grand villas. (B) M Traditional southern Italian dinner

For travel insurance see p.179.

For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.


CORINTH CANAL

AEGEAN SEA

1

SUMMER 2016 CODE: MESI

MYKONOS 3

GREECE

Places visited Nightstops

Start

Finish

Rome

Athens

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Rome

Athens

A$ pp*

IOS 3

2016

SANTORINI 3

MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

4929 4685 4809

26

INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B), 3 three-course dinners (D), 3 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens.

P/DAY*

NEW TRIP

A - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: MESIA.

INCLUSIONS

B - These departures stay two less nights in Athens code: MESIB.

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Note: for operational reasons, the Greek Island Hopping section of this trip may run in reverse.

LOCAL CULTURE

Days 1 & 21 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Days 15 - 16: Santorini. Indulge in Santorini, famous for its breathtaking scenery. (B)(B)

Paradise Club is Mykonos’ go to spot. DJs, dancing, bikinis... look no further than this beachside hang-out for an epic day/night.

For more ways to save see p.26.

Day 17: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to Ios. (B, D)

Day 11: Athens to Mykonos. Ferry to Mykonos for sun & good times on this party island. Hotel (B, D)

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

Day 18 - 19: Ios. Relax & enjoy the beaches. (B)(B)

For travel insurance see p.179.

Days 12 - 13: Mykonos. Kick back on island time. Hotel (B)(B)

Day 21: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast. (B)

6 World Heritage sites visited

Day 20: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to Athens. (B)

Day 14: Mykonos to Santorini. Ferry to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. (B, D)

20

20 nights in hotels

Jul 16 A Aug 5 Aug 13 B Sep 1 Aug 27 A Sep 16

Single room supplement of A$1199 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1 - Day 10: Rome to Athens. Refer to Mediterranean Escape map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite.

4685 4799 4799

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

Rome

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$490. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

A$ pp*

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

+ GREEK ISLAND HOPPING

21 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM A$4799 A$229

Total Cost

2016

May 21 B Jun 9 Jun 4 A Jun 24 Jul 2 B Jul 21

PP*

SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN

EASY PACE

3 ATHENS

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For full details, see contiki.com

#MEDESCAPE

TURKEY

ATHENS 1

Kusadasi

GREECE Mykonos

EASY PACE

Patmos 1

HOW MUCH & WHEN

SNAPSHOT

SUMMER 2016 CODE: MESC

13

Places visited Nightstops

Rome

Rhodes

2016

Start

Santorini

May21 Jun 4 Jun 18 Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 10 Sep 24

Crete

MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPE + 4 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE

Port Taxes Twin Out Athens & Gratuities A$ pp* A$ pp*

Finish

Jun 3 Jun 17 Jul 1 Jul 15 Jul 29 Aug 12 Aug 26 Sep 9 Sep 23 Oct 7

310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310 310

3955 3955 3955 4055 4055 4055 3955 3955 3955 3955

Twin Out Twin In Twin In Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

4265 4265 4265 4365 4365 4365 4265 4265 4265 4265

3475 3475 3475 3559 3559 3559 3475 3475 3475 3475

3785 3785 3785 3869 3869 3869 3785 3785 3785 3785

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

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 10 nights in hotels, 3 nights on board a cruise ship

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INCLUDED MEALS 13 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 three-course dinners (D), 3 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD)

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

14 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES FROM A$3785 PP* A$271 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$405. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Single supplement option: Add A$1035 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$1185 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (add port taxes for total price).

NEW TRIP

Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip it must be multi-entry. Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Days 1 - 9: Rome to Athens. Refer to Mediterranean Escape map, itinerary & sightseeing opposite. Day 10: Athens to Mykonos. Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Hang out on this island, famous for its young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D) Day 11: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, dock at the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos & relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while watching the locals fish for the catch of the day. (B,L,D)

• Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar • See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos

M Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus

Day 12: Cruising to Rhodes. Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring the pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D) See the fortified town of Rhodes

Day 13: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, en route to Santorini, world-famous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular sunsets & breathtaking

natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D) See the volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & its main town of Fira

Day 14: Arrival to Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & a transfer into central Athens. (B) For full details, see contiki.com

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

LOCAL CULTURE Check out Gelateria Primavera in Sorrento where there are loads of yummy flavours & where all the celebs on holidays make a visit. 8 World Heritage sites visited

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ MED-ESCAPE-CRUISE #MEDESCAPE

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CORINTH CANAL

IONIAN SEA

13 DAYS

GREECE

FROM

PP*

A$2649 A$204

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$299. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #GREEKHOPPING

Santorini

1 World Heritage site visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

EASY PACE

AEGEAN SEA

3 ATHENS MYKONOS 3 IOS 3 SANTORINI 3 MEDITERRANEAN SEA


SNAPSHOT

GREECE

12

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at mythological Athens. Later meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers before starting the trip right – indulging in a delicious local Greek dinner. (RD)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBGI

Day 2: Athens. Feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. Why not take a guided tour of the famous Acropolis? (B) Visit the famous Plaka area M Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka area

Day 3: Athens to Mykonos. Hop aboard a ferry in the morning & journey to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos for some sun & good times on this party island. Later, get a taste of some Greek specialities at dinner. Hotel (B,D) Visit Mykonos Town

Days 4 - 5: Mykonos. There’s two free days to kick back on island time, Mykonos style – it’s famous for its warm water, clear seas, golden beaches & young party culture. Go shopping, maybe hire a car to explore more of the island or take it up a level & head to stunning Paradise Beach for some water sports & a taste of the area’s buzzing nightlife! Hotel (B)(B) Day 6: Mykonos to Santorini. Enjoy the breathtaking views as we ferry into the caldera of the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. Soak it all in, from its famous blue & white buildings to its spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking scenery. (B,RD) Days 7 - 8: Santorini. With two days here, indulge in amazing views, scenery & blackstone beaches & get into the activities on offer. Climb twisting stone steps, or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira. From here, catch

unbeatable panoramic views of the island’s submerged volcano & sip on delicious cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s also a chance for a boat ride out to the active volcanic island, if you’re feeling like something different. (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira M Visit Oia at sunset

Day 9: Santorini to Ios. Cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. (B,D) Days 10 - 11: Ios. Take a couple of days to relax & enjoy the sun, meet some locals & chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches. While you’re here don’t miss out on a taste of the nightlife in this ultimate party island. (B)(B) Visit Ios Town M Island cruise

Day 12: Ios to Athens. Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Chill with your buddies on your last full day. (B) Day 13: Depart Athens. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

Total Cost

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

A$ pp*

2016 May May May May May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 3 6 9 12

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 May May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

13 16 19 22 25 28 31 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24

2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2885 2885 2885 2885 2885 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999

Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep

15 18 21 24 27 30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct

27 30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 1 4 7

2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785 2785

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

MIX & MATCH See more & save more! Ciao Bella! Use low cost airlines to fly to Rome - this trip will Mix & Match with our Simply Italy trip p.96-97. You’ll save up to A$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.26.

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

Single room supplement of A$1245 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. Note: for operational reasons, this trip may run in reverse For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.

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INCLUDED MEALS 12 continental breakfasts (B), 2 regional dinners: Greek feast in one of our favourite tavernas (RD), 2 three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager • Ferry crossings & coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Visit the famous Plaka area • Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses • See the famous windmills • Visit the main town of Fira • Visit Ios town Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

For travel insurance see p.179.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided tour of the Acropolis M Boat trip to the volcano’s core on Santorini M Tour of Delos Island See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Channel your inner Cher from Clueless & hire yourself a topless Jeep to cruise Mykonos in style. Wind in your hair, background beats…let’s go!

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This hands down was the best Contiki trip I’ve ever experienced. The food was amazing, the views were amazing and the crew was amazing.

Eric (contiki.com/reviews)

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EASY PACE

1 World Heritage site visited

Santorini

1

Nightstops

SNAPSHOT

ATHENS 2

8

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS 6 nights in quad-share guesthouses 2 nights hotel upgrade

9 DAYS 3 ISLANDS

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

FROM

PP*

A$1745 A$194

P/DAY*

2 PAROS IOS 2 2 SANTORINI

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$185. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

1

INCLUDED MEAL

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

1 continental breakfast

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore Paros, Santorini & Ios in depth Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Boat trip to volcano & hot springs in Santorini See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GREEK-ADVENTURER

Day 1: Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon delving into the city’s historical past. This evening meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. Why not get together for a tasty & authentic Greek meal tonight? Hotel Day 2: Athens to Paros. Hop on board a ferry in the morning & head to the ultra chilled island of Paros, with its traditional Greek vibes, cool beaches & cute fishing villages. Hit the beach, shop or wander around Parikia & the old Venetian fortress. Later, hit up Parikia by night! Guesthouse (B) M Perfect Paros platter Day 3: Paros. Spend the day relaxing on island time. There’s the option of a caique cruise of the nearby islands & beaches for a spot of swimming. You could also go exploring on Antiparos island or simply chill on one of Paros’ three main beaches. Tonight, head to Naoussa village for a look at this cute seaside spot. Guesthouse Visit Naoussa M Sailing Paros

Day 4: Paros to Santorini. Sail to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, worldfamous for simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Tonight you can opt in to visit Oia & its famous sunset. Guesthouse M Visit Oia at sunset

#GREEKISLANDADVENTURER

Day 5: Santorini. There’s your chance to visit the famous black sand beach at Perissa for some swimming in this picture-perfect spot. Or chill your way, maybe take a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira & see the island’s submerged volcano. Guesthouse M Santorini island tour Day 6: Santorini to Ios. Today we will cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. Guesthouse Day 7: Ios. Spend your day relaxing & enjoy the sun, meet some locals & chill out poolside or on the soft, sandy beaches. While you’re here don’t miss out on a taste of the nightlife in this ultimate party island. Guesthouse Visit Ios Town M Sailing Spectactular Ios

Day 8: Ios to Athens. Spend the day soaking up the Ios sun or strolling through the streets of the town. In the afternoon you will set sail back to mainland Greece; arriving into the mythological city of Athens late into the evening. Hotel Day 9: End Athens. The trip ends after check out & it’s time to swap Facebook & email addresses & say farewell to your new travel buddies. Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCGD Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

A$ pp*

2016 May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

21 28 4 13 18 20 25 27 2 4 9 11 16

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul

29 5 12 21 26 28 3 5 10 12 17 19 24

1745 1745 1745 1745 1805 1805 1805 1805 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885

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Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

26 31 2 7 14 16 21 28 30 4 13 18 25

1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1815 1815 1815 1815 1789 1789 1789

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.


BALTIC SEA

3 ST PETERSBURG

EASY PACE

Petrodvorets

1 NOVGOROD

RUSSIA

Klin

MOSCOW 3 3 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

BEST OF RUSSIA

SNAPSHOT

8 DAYS 1 COUNTRY

7

St. Petersburg

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

FROM

PP*

A$1765 A$221

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$160. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

7 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation

HOW MUCH & WHEN

10

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCRP

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start St. Petersburg. Hello Russia! Known as the “Venice of the North”, St. Petersburg’s canals & opulent buildings will impress. Over eight days you’ll dive head first into this country packed with culture, history & sights. Today meet your fellow travellers & Trip Manager & maybe head out into the action. Hotel (D) Days 2 - 3: St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg will astound & amaze everywhere you look & there’s so much to see. With two full days to explore, get right into it – you’ll discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. Maybe see the Russian Ballet, shop in local markets for Matryoshka dolls or tuck into the local specialities – beef stroganoff & vodka! Hotel (B)(B) Locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars & one of the world’s largest art & culture museums Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood M Russian Ballet recital

• • • •

Day 4: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Discover the picturesque ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. Hotel (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & see the Millennium Bell

#BESTOFRUSSIA

Day 5: Novgorod to Moscow. Stop in the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s economic powerhouse & cultural core. As the country’s historical heart, this massive metropolis mixes up extravagance from the time of Tsars & relics from the Cold War with a new, progressive Russia. Moscow is a popular destination for travellers, its rich historical past makes a haven for explorers. Hotel (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

Days 6 - 7: Moscow. Moscow is a richly layered city, with history & culture at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia – architecture, culture & people. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Locally guided coach sightseeing tour of the city M Guided tour of Statue Park

• •

Day 8: End Moscow. The trip ends after breakfast in Moscow. (B)

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Start

Finish

Trip

St. Petersburg

Moscow

A$ pp*

INCLUDED MEALS Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200

1765 1765 1765 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1805 1805 1805

7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

25 15 29 6 13 20 27 10 17 31 7

Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

1 22 6 13 20 27 3 17 24 7 14

1565 1565 1565 1645 1645 1645 1645 1645 1605 1605 1605

* Prices above are based on twin-share, if you’re

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian visa will be an additional charge. Airport transfers in St. Petersburg & Moscow are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these. Trip starts 6:00pm in St. Petersburg & ends approx. 8:00am in Moscow. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Locally guided tour of St. Petersburg & the Hermitage • Locally guided tour of Novgorod • Moscow Metro tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Neva River cruise in St. Petersburg M Guided tour of Peter & Paul Fortress M Russian dinner in Moscow See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BEST-RUSSIA

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EASTERN ROAD

EASY PACE

13 DAYS

POLAND

FROM

GERMANY

PP*

A$2489 A$192

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$265. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Czestochowa

Dresden

Auschwitz

2 KRAKOW

PRAGUE 2 Kutna Hora CZECH REP

6 World Heritage sites visited

#EASTERNROAD 1

Budapest

WARSAW 2

BERLIN 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Banska Bystrica

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2 Bratislava AUSTRIA

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY


SNAPSHOT

GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC/AUSTRIA HUNGARY/SLOVAKIA/POLAND

12

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBRH

Day 2: Berlin. Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & the historic Reichstag building See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

• •

Day 3: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernising hub of Eastern European revival. (B,RD) Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• • • •

Day 4: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) M Nuclear bunker tour Day 5: Prague to Vienna. A chance to see the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading south to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna, home to Mozart’s music & of course, strudel! (B) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

• •

Day 6: Vienna. Spend some time exploring the city today. Head to the Tiergarten Schönbrunn (Vienna Zoo), the Belvedere Palace or one of the city’s many fantastic art galleries. If relaxing is more your vibe, then this beautiful city is perfect for strolling, stopping for some delicious pastries & coffee along the way. (B) M Classical music concert & dinner

Day 7: Vienna to Budapest. Cross into Hungary & enjoy the café scene of Budapest, the “Paris of the East.” (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion M Evening river cruise & dinner

Day 8: Budapest . All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest (B) Day 9: Budapest to Krakow. Go north through Slovakia & stop for lunch in picturesque Banská Bystrica before arriving in Krakow. (B,RD) Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in Banská Bystrica

Day 10: Krakow. Wander through the lively market stalls & pavement cafés of this city’s unspoiled medieval old town. (B) Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill M Guided tour of the amazing salt mines

Day 11: Krakow to Warsaw. Make a sobering visit to Auschwitz & view the famous “Black Madonna” in Częstochowa en route to Warsaw. (B) Entrance to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps See the monastery at Jasna Góra

Start

Finish

Berlin

Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost

24 8 22 5 19 26 10

Start

Finish

Berlin

Warsaw or Berlin

A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016

2016 Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul

6 20 3 17 1 8 22

2489 2489 2555 2555 2555 2555 2665

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

25 31 14 21 4 11 18

Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

6 12 26 2 16 23 30

2665 2665 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555

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

Single room supplement of A$645 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or approx 7:00pm in Berlin. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Day 12: Warsaw. Immerse yourself in the impressive cultural scene, thriving nightlife & intriguing attractions of Poland’s revitalised capital. (B,RD) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John’s Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Lazienki Park & the Warsaw Ghetto

YOUR CHOICE

Day 13: Depart Warsaw/Berlin. The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Berlin where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

GETTING THERE

Please note: Days 1 & 13 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

INCLUDED MEALS 12 continental breakfasts (B), 4 regional dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin, dine at our favourite taverna in Prague, a delicious local meal Krakow & a Polish feast in Warsaw (RD)

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

• • •

16

End this trip in either Warsaw or Berlin. It’s your choice!

Getting to & from the start & end destinations is easy. There are international flights that fly directly to these destinations, or budget airlines to & from London. Visit skyscanner.net for the best deals & options.

• Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the medieval centre of Warsaw Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Alternative Berlin walking tour M Traditional Czech dinner & folklore show M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting M Budapest Past & Present tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Head for a cocktail at Hotel U Prince in Prague. With 360º views over the “City of a Thousand Spires”, it’s the perfect place to spend an evening.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ EASTERN-ROAD

Berlin

Contiki’s Eastern Road was far above and beyond everything I expected! I’d recommend this trip to anyone who loves history and wants an adventure - I had the time of my life. Sydney (contiki.com/reviews)

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VIENNA & BUDAPEST

EASY PACE

Budapest

3 World Heritage sites visited

SNAPSHOT

1

Places visited Nightstops

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

4

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

5 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$975 A$195

ADRIATIC

P/DAY*

SEA HOW MUCH & WHEN

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBVB

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

6

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

INCLUDED MEALS 4 continental breakfasts (B), 2 Regional Dinners: an Austrian dining experience in Vienna & a Hungarian feast on a Danube river cruise (RD)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Scenic dinner cruise down the river Danube Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Budapest Past & Present tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ VIENNA-BUDAPEST

#VIENNABUDAPEST

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Vienna . Check-into your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD)

• Visit Bratislava’s historic old town • See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate

Day 2: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! You can opt for a taste of the city’s legendary classical music scene. (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical concert & dinner

Day 4: Budapest . Explore this fascinating city, split in two by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Tonight enjoy a dinner of local specialities & a scenic river cruise. (B,RD) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

Day 3: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of

Day 5: Depart Budapest. Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Budapest the “Paris of the East.” (B)

with its Baroque tower

Start

Finish

Vienna

Budapest

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Vienna

Budapest

A$ pp*

2016 Apr 22 May 13 Jun 3 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8

Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

26 17 7 28 5 12

1175 1205 1235 1235 1275 1275

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 5 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 23

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

19 26 9 6 13 27

1275 1275 1275 1235 1235 1235

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWVB Start

Finish

Vienna

Budapest

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Vienna

Budapest

A$ pp*

2016 Oct 28 Nov 1 Nov 4 Nov 8 Nov 11 Nov 15 Dec 2 ★ Dec 6 Dec 16 ★ Dec 20 Dec 24 Dec 28

1025 999 999 999 1049 1049

Total Cost A$ pp*

2017 Jan 2 Jan 5 Jan 11 Jan 20 Feb 17 Mar 11 Mar 25

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

6 9 15 24 21 15 29

1049 1049 1049 975 975 999 999

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBVB - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$305. WWVB - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$259. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:30pm in Vienna & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.


BERLIN 3

EASY PACE

GERMANY Dresden

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

3 PRAGUE

Places visited Nightstops

CZECH REP Slovakia

BERLIN & PRAGUE

SNAPSHOT

7 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES

6

FROM

PP*

A$1225 A$175

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new in this changing city. Find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag See the artwork at the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour of the city

• • • •

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst & wash it down with a stein of German beer in Dresden. Then we head to Prague, an ever-modernising hub of Eastern European revival. (B, RD) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirch in Dresden

Days 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

#BERLINPRAGUE

HOW MUCH & WHEN

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBBP

6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$160. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-into your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 5:00pm, meet your Trip Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (RD)

Prague

• Visit the Old Town Square & see the

Astronomical Clock M Traditional Czech evening

Day 7: Depart Prague. Time to say goodbye to your new found friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Start

Finish

Berlin

Prague

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Berlin

Prague

A$ pp*

2016 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

16 7 28 18 25 2

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

22 13 3 24 1 8

1515 1555 1595 1595 1595 1645

Jul Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

9 16 30 27 3 17

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

15 22 5 2 9 23

1645 1645 1645 1595 1595 1595

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWBP Start

Finish

Berlin

Prague

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Berlin

Prague

A$ pp*

22 Oct 28 29 Nov 4 5 Nov 11 26 Dec 2 10 ★ Dec 16 ★ 18 Dec 24 27 ★ Jan 2 30 Jan 5

INCLUDED MEALS 6 continental breakfasts (B), 2 Regional Dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin & dine at our favourite tavern in Prague (RD)

Total Cost A$ pp*

2017

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

8

1295 1295 1259 1259 1259 1325 1325 1325

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 14 11 5 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

11 20 17 11 25

1325 1325 1225 1225 1275

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). BBBP - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$369. WWBP - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$325. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Prague.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Berlin bike & food tour (summer only) M Prague nuclear bunker tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-PRAGUE

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

EUROPE 2016/17

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BERLIN & PRAGUE + VIENNA

EASY PACE

BERLIN 3

GERMANY Dresden

3 PRAGUE Kutná Hora

Berlin

CZECH REP

5 World Heritage sites visited

SNAPSHOT

1

Places visited Nightstops

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

8

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

9 DAYS 3 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$1525 A$170

HOW MUCH & WHEN

P/DAY*

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBBV

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$209. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

11

Start

Finish

Berlin

Vienna

Total Cost

ADRIATIC SEA Start Finish Berlin

Vienna

A$ pp*

INCLUDED MEALS 8 continental breakfasts (B), 3 Regional Dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin, dine at our favourite tavern in Prague & an Austrian dining experience in Vienna (RD)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert (summer departures only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Berlin bike & food tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BERLIN-VIENNA

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore Germany’s über-cool capital city. At 5:00pm meet up with your Contiki Team & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (RD) Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Take a couple of days to savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this everchanging city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Guided progressive bike ride with dinner

• • • •

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of good German beer in Dresden. Then travel south to Prague, an ever modernizing hub of Eastern European revival. (B,RD) Visit the city destroyed in World War II & known as the ‘Florence of the North’ See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

• •

Days 5 - 6: Prague. The next two days are yours to snake through this medieval city’s maze of

#BERLINPRAGUEVIENNA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Scenic river cruise along the Vltava with buffet meal

• •

Day 7: Prague to Vienna. Chance to see the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading south to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna, home to Mozart’s music & of course, strudel! (B,RD) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

• •

Day 8: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you in the city once home to Mozart. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, lively cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious strudel! (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical concert & dinner Day 9: Depart Vienna. Time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

2016 Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

16 7 28 18 25 2

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

24 15 5 26 3 10

1925 1975 2025 2025 2025 2095

Jul Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

9 16 30 27 3 17

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

17 24 7 4 11 25

2095 2095 2095 2025 2025 2025

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWBV Start

Finish

Berlin

Vienna

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Berlin

Vienna

A$ pp*

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

22 Oct 30 29 Nov 6 5 Nov 13 26 Dec 4 10 ★ Dec 18 18 ★ Dec 26 27 ★ Jan 4 30 Jan 7

Total Cost A$ pp*

2017 1609 1609 1569 1569 1569 1645 1645 1645

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 14 11 5 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

13 22 19 13 27

1645 1645 1525 1525 1569

* Prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share).

BBBV - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$485. WWBV - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$409. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Vienna. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.


BERLIN 3

EASY PACE

GERMANY Dresden

PRAGUE 3 Kutná Hora

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA

6 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

VIENNA 2

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

HUNGARY

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST

SNAPSHOT

11 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES

10

FROM

PP*

A$1719 A$157

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$245. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Budapest

10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBIT Start

Finish

Berlin

Budapest

Total Cost

Start

Finish

Berlin

Budapest

A$ pp*

2016

A$ pp*

Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in & the afternoon is yours to explore. Later, meet your Contiki Team for dinner. (RD)

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWIT

Days 2 - 3: Berlin. Shop the cool markets & trendy shops or take a break at a café for some people watching. (B)(B) Visit the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag Take in the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Locally guided historical walking tour

• • • •

Day 4: Berlin to Prague. Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst, & wash it down with a stein of German beer in Dresden. Then we head to Prague. (B,RD) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

Day 8: Vienna. Spend the day experiencing the wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture. (B) M Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner Day 9: Vienna to Budapest. Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of Budapest the “Paris of the East.” (B) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, & Michael’s Gate with its Baroque tower

• •

Day 10: Budapest . Discover this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Later, enjoy an amazing dinner of local specialties & a scenic river cruise tonight. (B,RD) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman’s Bastion

Days 5 - 6: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture & bargain-priced beer. (B)(B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock M Nuclear bunker tour

Day 11: Depart Budapest. It’s time to say goodbye to your newfound friends this morning as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Day 7: Prague to Vienna. Chance to see the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church) before heading

Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

• •

#BERLINTOBUDAPEST

Apr May Jun Jun Jul Jul

26 17 7 28 5 12

2279 2339 2395 2395 2395 2485

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

• •

16 7 28 18 25 2

Start

Finish

Berlin

Budapest

Total Cost

Jul Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

9 16 30 27 3 17

Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep Sep

19 26 9 6 13 27

Start

Finish

Berlin

Budapest

A$ pp*

22 Nov 1 29 Nov 8 5 Nov 15 26 Dec 6 10 ★ Dec 20 18 ★ Dec 28 27 ★ Jan 6 30 Jan 9

2485 2485 2485 2395 2395 2395

Total Cost

14

INCLUDED MEALS 10 continental breakfasts (B), 4 Regional Dinners: a traditional German dinner in West Berlin, dine at our favourite tavern in Prague, an Austrian dining experience in Vienna & a Hungarian feast on a Danube river cruise (RD)

A$ pp*

2017

2016 Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec

Total Cost

2016

Apr May May Jun Jun Jul

south to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna, home to Mozart’s music & of course, strudel! (B,RD) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road in Vienna

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN

1815 1815 1769 1769 1769 1859 1859 1859

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

5 14 11 5 19

Jan Jan Feb Mar Mar

15 24 21 15 29

1859 1859 1719 1719 1769

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

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

BBIT - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$585. WWIT - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$465. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twinshare trip price. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Budapest. ★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179. For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Bike ride of Bohemian Prague with our local expert (summer only) Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Berlin bike & food tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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INCLUDED • Access to Europe’s big icons so you still see it all, but on a tighter budget • Overnights at some of Europe’s best campsites and Contiki Villages with facilities like pools, bars and WiFi • Access to the great outdoors – take bike rides through the coolest cities, hike in the rolling countryside and discover all that Europe’s great outdoors has to offer • Large comfy tents or the option to upgrade to a tent of your own • Included hotel and hostel upgrades on some nights • Freshly cooked dinners using delicious local ingredients by our On-road Cooks • Take your trip to all new levels with ME Time optionals • Transport in modern and comfy air-con coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies and a killer sound system • A Trip Manager, Driver and network of Local Guides, who will be your oracles on all things Europe

WAYS TO STAY CAMPING From A$113 per day

contiki.com/camping

Watch at contiki.com/watch-camping

Stay connected with WiFi at many of our campsites & Contiki Villages.


3 TRIPS FROM 21 TO 46 DAYS

Edam

OUR TRIPS The Big Chill...........................................................p.140 The Southern Trail .............................................p.142 The Northern Trek..............................................p.143

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THE BIG CHILL

CAMPING

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

46 DAYS

London Dover

PP*

A$5185 A$113

Rhine Valley St Goar

BELGIUM

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

FROM

Versailles

SWITZ

SWISS ALPS 2

Liechtenstein Lucerne

1 BEAUJOLAIS REGION

#BIGCHILL

2 FRENCH RIVIERA 2 BARCELONA

Verona

Pisa

Arles

Pyrenees Mountains

2 2 MUNICH VIENNA

FRANCE

SLOVAKIA

Český Krumlov

Dachau

Burgundy Region

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$500. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

CZECH REP

HEIDELBERG 1

3 PARIS

P/DAY*

SPAIN

GERMANY

AUSTRIA

27 World Heritage sites visited

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST 1

HUNGARY

CROATIA

2 VENICE

BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

2 FLORENCE

Monaco

ITALY

1 SELINE Split

3 DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA

MONTENEGRO

ROME 2 Mt Vesuvius Vatican City

Isle of Capri

Pompeii

SOFIA BULGARIA 1

MACEDONIA

ISTANBUL STRUGA GALLIPOLI 2 1 1 1 ALBANIA KAVALA

TIRANA 1

1 Bari SORRENTO 1

3 CORFU

Troy

GREECE

Corinth Canal

IONIAN SEA

Florence

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

Thermopylae

2 ATHENS

TURKEY


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/SPAIN/MONACO/ITALY/VATICAN CITY/GREECE/TURKEY/BULGARIA MACEDONIA/ALBANIA/MONTENEGRO* BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA*/CROATIA/HUNGARY SLOVAKIA/AUSTRIA/CZECH REPUBLIC GERMANY/LIECHTENSTEIN/SWITZERLAND NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM* * IN TRANSIT

45

NIGHTS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION 1 night on-board a ferry 4 nights hotel upgrade 40 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses)

74

INCLUDED MEALS 45 breakfasts (B), 29 dinners (D)

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team & let the adventure begin. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. (B)(B,D) See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 4: Paris to the Beaujolais Region. Travel through the famous Beaujolais wine region. (B,D)

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Day 5: Beaujolais Region to Barcelona . Head through the Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona . See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at a flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera . Travel through Provence to Arles, en route to the French Riviera. (B,D)

Day 8: French Riviera . Stroll through markets & upscale boutiques or hit the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery & the Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. We take you to fair Verona town - home of Romeo & Juliet where you’ll have the chance to visit Juliet’s Balcony, before we head to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s Balcony in Verona Day 10: Venice. Meander through the tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares & artfilled Palazzos. (B,D) M Hidden Venice guided walking tour Day 11: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 13: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, & Piazza Navona Day 14: Rome. Choose to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch a boat to Capri, soak up the views & set sail for Sorrento. (B)

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Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. Opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) M Guided tour of Pompeii Days 17 - 19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun. (B)(B,D)(B) M Island sailing cruise Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across the Corinth Canal to Athens. (B,D)

Day 21: Athens. See the Acropolis or wander the cobbled streets of the Plaka. (B,D) Day 22: Athens to Kavala. Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus to Kavala. (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 23: Kavala to Gallipoli. Visit the historic Gallipoli battlefields as we make our way to Turkey. (B,D) Visit Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair & Anzac Cove Day 24: Gallipoli to Istanbul. Ferry across the Dardanelles en route to Istanbul. Hotel (B,D) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a Local Guide Day 25: Istanbul. Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B) M Belly dancing show & dinner Day 26: Istanbul to Sofia. Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 27: Sofia to Struga. As we make our way through Macedonia today we will visit the capital city of Skopje before making our way to Struga with it’s cute village feel. (B,D) Visit to the Macedonian capital of Skopje Day 28: Struga to Tirana. Travel into Albania & wind along the Adriatic coast. Hotel (B,D)

• • •

• •

Day 29: Tirana to Dubrovnik. Continue along the coastline toward the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline Days 30 - 31: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries & amazing seafood in this stunning town. (B)(B,D) M Island cruise & swimming Day 32: Dubrovnik to Seline. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in Split & then travel on to Seline. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 33: Seline to Budapest. Head north, past Lake Balaton to a lively arts, café & music scene in Budapest. (B,D)

Day 34: Budapest. Feel the history of this fascinating city – split by the river Danube into Buda & Pest. (B) Sightseeing of the city Day 35: Budapest to Vienna. Stop for lunch in Slovakia before arriving in Austria. (B) See Bratislava’s medieval castle Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 36: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a city tour. (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 37: Vienna to Prague. Stop at Český Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague. (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Český Krumlov Day 38: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture. (B) See Hradčany Castle, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

• • • • •

INCLUSIONS

Day 39: Prague to Munich. Head to Munich, the festive home of the Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Day 40: Munich. Explore Munich with world-class museums & lots of traditional food. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 41: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in Liechtenstein & Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) See Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge

Day 42: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 43: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. Head north to Heidelberg, known for its Baroque old town. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle

Day 44: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the vibrant city of Amsterdam! (B) Visit the riverside town of St. Goar

Day 45: Amsterdam. Discover museums, cool cafés & nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

Day 46: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport or transfer to London. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCCA Start

Finish

Trip

London or Paris

Amsterdam or London

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

2016 Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug

26 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 28 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 26 Sep 7 Sep 14 ● Sep 19 ● Oct

10 24 8 22 29 12 19 26 9 21 28 3

4275 4385 4769 4769 4769 4769 5049 5049 5049 5049 4835 4835

910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910

5185 5295 5679 5679 5679 5679 5959 5959 5959 5959 5745 5745

* Prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of A$1375.

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager, Driver & Cook team, plus Contiki’s exclusive On-site Teams at Contiki Villages • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Locally guided tour of Athens • Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy with our Local Guide • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & Anzac Cove • Visit the sobering Dachau Concentration Camp Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Gondola ride in Venice M Flamenco show, tapas & drinks in Barcelona M Dubrovnik island cruise & swim See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE While in Vienna, visit the Tiergarten Schönbrunn – the oldest zoo in the world! It dates back to the 18th century, when it was the personal collection of exotic animals of the reigning family.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ BIGCHILL

● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

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H A

THE SOUTHERN TRAIL IRISH SEA

CAMPING

NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

London

Dover

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL Valley of the Somme

Versailles

3 PARIS

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

1 BEAUJOLAIS REGION

Verona

2 VENICE Pisa

Arles

SPAIN

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

2 FLORENCE

Monaco

2 BARCELONA

ITALY ADRIATIC

ROME SEA 2 Mt Vesuvius

Vatican City

1

SNAPSHOT

Pompeii Bari

13 World Heritage sites visited

Isle of Capri

1 SORRENTO 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

GREECE

3 CORFU ATHENS 1 Corinth Canal

IONIAN SEA

20

NIGHTS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION 19 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses) 1 night on-board a ferry

21 DAYS 6 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$2645 A$126

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$250. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

32

INCLUDED MEALS 20 breakfasts (B), 12 dinners (D)

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team & let the adventure begin. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, & Notre Dame Cathedral

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCCL

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

Days 2 - 3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. (B)(B,D) See the Palace of Versailles (entry not included) M Cabaret show with a glass of champagne

Day 4: Paris to the Beaujolais region. Travel through the famous Beaujolais wine region. (B,D)

• ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Locally guided tour of Athens Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Entry & drink at one of Florence’s best nightclubs M Locally guided Vatican City experience See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SOUTHERNTRAIL

#SOUTHERNTRAIL

Day 11: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to the Leaning Tower of Pisa before arriving in Florence. (B,D) Day 12: Florence. A Local Guide gives you the inside track on one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration

Day 13: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B)

Start

Finish

Trip

London or Paris

Athens

A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410

2645 2705 2785 2785 2785 2785 2925 2925 2925 2925 2819 2819

2016 Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug

26 10 24 7 14 28 5 12 26 7 14 19

May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

16 30 13 27 4 18 25 1 15 27 3 8

2235 2295 2375 2375 2375 2375 2515 2515 2515 2515 2409 2409

Day 5: Beaujolais Region to Barcelona . Head through the Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D)

Day 14: Rome. Choose to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B,D)

Day 6: Barcelona . See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at a flamenco show! (B)

Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch a boat to Capri, soak the views & set sail for Sorrento. (B)

Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera . Travel through Provence to Arles, en route to the French Riviera. (B,D)

Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. Opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B)

* Prices above are based on twin-share tents.

Day 8: French Riviera . Stroll through markets & upscale boutiques or hit the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery & the Monte Carlo casino

Days 17 - 19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun. (B)(B,D)(B) M Island sailing cruise

‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of A$659.

Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across the Corinth Canal to Athens. (B,D)

For more ways to save see p.26.

Day 21: Depart Athens. After sightseeing the ancient wonders, it’s time to say farewell. (B) Athens sightseeing tour with a Local Guide

For travel insurance see p.179.

Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. Stop in Verona before we head to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s Balcony in Verona

Day 10: Venice. Meander through the tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares & artfilled Palazzos. (B,D) Hidden Venice guided walking tour

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:45am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 12:30pm in Athens. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177.


H A

NORTH SEA NETHERLANDS Edam

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY London Rhine Valley

Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

2 PRAGUE Český Krumlov

Dachau

2 MUNICH

FRANCE

SWITZ

14 World Heritage sites visited 1

SWISS 2 ALPS

CAMPING

CZECH REP

HEIDELBERG 1

Liechtenstein

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA 2 Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA

Lucerne

HUNGARY

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

CROATIA BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA

1 SELINE Split

1 DUBROVNIK ADRIATIC SEA

SOFIA 1

MONTENEGRO ALBANIA

TIRANA 1

Skopje

MACEDONIA

1 STRUGA

BULGARIA

KAVALA 1

BLACK SEA

ISTANBUL 2 1 GALLIPOLI Troy

GREECE

TURKEY Thermopylae

IONIAN SEA

1 ATHENS

THE NORTHERN TREK

SNAPSHOT

26 DAYS 18 COUNTRIES

25

FROM

PP*

A$3285 A$127

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$290. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Athens. Tonight, meet your Contiki Team. (D) Day 2: Athens to Kavala. Journey along Greece’s coastline past Mt. Olympus to Kavala. (B,D) Day 3: Kavala to Gallipoli. Visit the historic Gallipoli battlefields. (B,D) Visit Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair & Anzac Cove Day 4: Gallipoli to Istanbul. Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse before continuing on to Istanbul. Hotel (B,D) Day 5: Istanbul. Discover this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B,D) M Belly dancing show & dinner Day 6: Istanbul to Sofia. Head to Sofia, with its modern Euro vibes. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 7: Sofia to Struga. As we make our way through Macedonia today we will visit the capital city of Skopje before making our way to Struga with it’s cute village feel.(B,D) M Visit the Macedonian capital of Skopje Day 8: Struga to Tirana. Travel into Albania & wind through the dramatic mountains & along the Adriatic coast. Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Tirana to Dubrovnik. Pass through Montenegro towards the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D) Days 10 - 11: Dubrovnik. Discover the stunning old town walls & amazing seafood. (B)(B,D) M Island cruise & swimming

#NORTHERNTREK

Day 12: Dubrovnik to Seline. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in Split & then to Seline. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace

Day 13: Seline to Budapest. Head north, past Lake Balaton to the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Day 14: Budapest. Explore this fascinating city – split by the river Danube into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B) Day 15: Budapest to Vienna. Stop for lunch in Slovakia before arriving in Austria. (B) Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park

Day 16: Vienna. After a morning tour, explore the city’s music, parks & strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace & St. Stephen’s Cathedral M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

Day 17: Vienna to Prague. Stop at World Heritage listed Český Krumlov before Prague. (B,D) Day 18: Prague. Discover this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets of Gothic architecture. (B) See Hradčany Castle, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

Day 19: Prague to Munich. Head to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

Day 20: Munich. Explore the museums, shops & traditional food & beer! (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Austrian Tyrol

Day 21: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in Liechtenstein & Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 22: Swiss Alps. Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D)

NIGHTS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION

Day 23: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. Head north to Heidelberg, known for it’s Baroque old town. (B,D)

21 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses) 4 nights hotel upgrade

Day 24: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam! (B) Visit St. Goar

Day 25: Amsterdam. Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house & have a countryside bike ride (B)

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Day 26: Depart Amsterdam. Morning airport transfer or head back to London. (B)

25 breakfasts (B), 17 dinners (D)

INCLUDED MEALS

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCCR

INCLUSIONS

Start

Finish

Athens

Amsterdam or London

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Trip A$ pp*

Food Fund

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520 520

3285 3285 3285 3285 3445 3445 3445 3445 3325 3325 3325 3325

2016 May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

16 Jun 30 Jun 13 Jul 27 Jul 4 Jul 18 Aug 25 Aug 1 Aug 15 Sep 27 Sep 3 ● Sep 8 ● Oct

10 24 8 22 29 12 19 26 9 21 28 3

2765 2765 2765 2765 2925 2925 2925 2925 2805 2805 2805 2805

Prices above are based on twin-share tents. If you’re * travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. ‘A tent to myself’ (single occupancy) supplement of A$749. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:00pm in London. ● These trips will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. For more ways to save see p.26.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy with our Local Guide • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & Anzac Cove • Pay tribute at Dachau Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M River cruise with buffet meal in Prague M Dubrovnik island cruise & swim See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ NORTHERNTREK

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CALLING ALL SEEKERS OF SEA AND SUN! ITʼS TIME TO SAIL OR CRUISE YOUR WAY AROUND THE MEDITERRANEAN. ENDLESS SALTY DAYS AND BALMY NIGHTS ARE SOON TO BE YOURS. INCLUDED • A holiday on Europe’s crystal-clear waters (we could almost stop there, right?!) • Loads of local cuisine, with a range of included meals • A variety of accommodation styles: – Single and twin options (Croatia, Turkey and Greece trips) – Above or below deck options (Croatia trips) • A team of salty staff, who will be your oracle to life at sea

WAYS TO STAY BOATS From A$84 per day

• Guided access to Europe’s hottest ports, scenery and landscapes • Endless sun-soaked ME Time to sit back, relax and enjoy life on the Med.

contiki.com/sailing-cruise

Watch at contiki.com/watch-sailing-cruise


9 TRIPS FROM 6 TO 9 DAYS

Greek sailing

OUR TRIPS Aegean Classic.....................................................p.147

Croatian Island Hopper ..................................p.151

Golden Fleece.......................................................p.148

Croatia Island Escape + Escape Plus ........p.152

Eastern Mediterranean Cruising ................p.149

Greek Sailing .........................................................p.154

Island Cruising & Santorini............................p.150

Turkish Sailing ......................................................p.156

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TURKISH SAILING The ultimate relaxation experience for those who want to sit back, unwind & enjoy the incredible turquoise waters of Turkey. Our 16-berth traditional gulet boats, exclusive to us, include delicious fresh meals, plenty of swim stops & endless hours of chill time, all with stunning sunsets. Take in the beautiful scenery, then by night, crank it up a notch with a cocktail, or grab a bed on the deck & unwind.

CROATIA SAILING Let us take you on an adventure of a lifetime, on the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. On board a traditional motor sail boat, our crew take care of it all, it’s guaranteed fun, sun & friendship. By day, spend your time sunbathing, diving into the stunning sea or exploring the ancient towns. And let’s not forget Croatia by night, think open-air bars & hidden away clubs.

SETTING SAIL GREEK ISLAND CRUISING Enjoy luxury cruising for the young & the young at heart, with our Contiki cruise partners, Celestyal Cruises. Explore iconic spots like Mykonos & Santorini, and take advantage of the all-inclusive deal of fresh eats, pool, casino, spa & nightly shows. You’re looked after too – our Contiki Rep is your guide on what to do on-board & on-shore.

GREEK SAILING If you need a break from your on-land adventures, take to the sea with one of our Greek sailing trips. This hands-on & fun experience has your skipper at the ready to teach you the whys & ways of life on the water. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or keen to learn, it offers something for everyone.


AEGEAN SEA

CRUISE

TURKEY

1 ATHENS GREECE

Kusadasi

Mykonos

Patmos IONIAN SEA

Santorini Rhodes

3 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

Crete

AEGEAN CLASSIC 6 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES PP*

P/DAY*

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon exploring Athens. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. This evening meet up with your Onboard Cruise Rep & fellow travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area M A traditional Athens affair

Day 2: Athens to Mykonos. Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Hang out on this island, famous for its young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D) Day 3: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, dock at the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos & relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while watching the locals fish for the catch of the day. (B,L,D) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos M Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus

• •

Day 4: Cruising to Rhodes. Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring the pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D) See the fortified town of Rhodes

Day 5: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. Drop by Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, en route to Santorini, world-famous for its blue & white buildings, spectacular sunsets & breathtaking

#AEGEANCLASSIC

SNAPSHOT

5

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

A$1699 A$284

Santorini

natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D) See the volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & its main town of Fira

Day 6: Arrival into Athens. Return to Athens & enjoy breakfast then transfer into central Athens where the trip ends. Or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

NIGHTS CRUISING ACCOMMODATION

SUMMER 2016 CODE: 6CGS Start

Finish

Athens

Athens

Port Taxes Twin Out & Gratuities A$ pp* A$ pp*

Twin Out Twin In Twin In Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

4 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share), 1 night in a hotel

2016 Mar 27 Apr 3 Apr 10 Apr 17 Apr 24 May1 May8 May15 May22 May29 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9

Apr 1 Apr 8 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 May6 May13 May20 May27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 14

320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320

1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1679

1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 1999

1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1379

1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1699

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices – save a minimum of A$400. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or quad share.) Or take a single supplement option: add A$235 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$419 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens centre. Note: the order of ports of call may be reversed on some days & the itinerary is subject to change. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa.

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INCLUDED MEALS 5 buffet breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 buffet/three-course dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced On-board Cruise Rep • Nightly entertainment • Greek info pack with even more details about the places you visit & cool things to do

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided tour of the Acropolis See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE When you’re not taking in the views, take in the shopping in the Santorini streets. Leather sandals, beach kit, it’s time to splash some cash…

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Istanbul

4 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

AEGEAN SEA

TURKEY Chios

ATHENS 1 Kusadasi GREECE Mykonos

Santorini

Santorini

Symi Rhodes

SNAPSHOT Crete

8

NIGHTS CRUISING ACCOMMODATION 7 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share), 1 night in a hotel

9 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$2789 A$310

8 buffet breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 buffet dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

ME TIME OPTIONS M Guided tour of ancient Ephesus M Spectacular Oia village See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Wrap yourself in a pestemal & relax in the steamy surroundings of a traditional Turkish bath in Istanbul. The Cemberlitas Baths is one of the oldest, dating back to the 1500s.

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#GOLDENFLEECE

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: 9GFS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This afternoon meet your On-board Cruise Rep & fellow travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area

• An experienced On-board Cruise Rep • Nightly entertainment • Greek info pack

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$269. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

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INCLUDED MEALS

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, or catch a cable car up to the clifftop town of Fira. (B,L,D) See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & the main town of Fira

Day 2: Athens to Istanbul. Board the ship & enjoy the facilities as we cruise to Turkey’s largest city. Expect mosques, beautiful palaces, delicious spices, wonderful smells & a bustling city filled with over 13 million people. It will be an awesome eyeopening experience. (B,L,D) M Guided city sightseeing tour

Day 6: Crete. We drop the anchor on the shores of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, where we’ll spend our time exploring the capital, Heraklion. The ruins of Knossos are a must for your photo collection! (B,L,D) Visit Agios Nikolaos M Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

Day 3: Arrive Istanbul. Today we’ll take you deep into the city, you’ll pay witness to an incredible mix of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Istanbul is the world’s only city to span two continents. Get a feel for the exotic & see how the locals live their daily lives in this cultural melting pot. Try tasty, local food specialties, shop & take in the sights. (B,L,D) M Guided city sightseeing tour

Day 7: Symi via Rhodes. Get set to island-hop your way to heaven, starting with a visit to Rhodes where you’ll get the option to explore this fortified medieval town. Then we offer you the real Greek island experience as we stop at the picturesque island called Symi or Ano Symi. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Kusadasi . Today we pull the anchor & set sail to the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. This gorgeous city, which sits beside the Guvercin Ada peninsula, thrives over the summer & has everything you need plus more. (B,L,D) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar

Day 8: Cruising to Mykonos via Chios. First, it’s the calm before the storm as we stop off at relaxed Chios, then we set sail & prepare to spend the evening on the Aegean party paradise of Mykonos. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses, then enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset before setting sail for Athens. (B,L,D) See the traditional Cycladic style houses & famous windmills

Day 5: Santorini. Today we cruise to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, worldfamous for its simple blue & white buildings,

Day 9: Arrival to Athens. Return to mythological Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast. (B) M Guided tour of the famous Acropolis

Start Athens

Port Taxes Twin Out Athens & Gratuities A$ pp* A$ pp*

Finish

Twin Out Twin In Twin In Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

2016 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21

590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590

2629 2629 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2629

3219 3219 3285 3285 3285 3285 3285 3285 3285 3285 3285 3285 3285 3285 3219

2199 2199 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2199

2789 2789 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2789

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices - save a minimum of A$680. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or quad share). Or take a single supplement option: add A$449 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$505 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens centre. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.


4 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

CRUISE

TURKEY

ATHENS 2 GREECE

Cesme

AEGEAN SEA Samos

Kusadasi

Syros Mykonos Milos Ios

Kos Santorini

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISING

SNAPSHOT

9 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES

8

NIGHTS CRUISING ACCOMMODATION

FROM

PP*

A$2845 A$317

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$279. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

7 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share),1 night in a hotel

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 2: Athens to Mykonos. Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Hang out on this island, famous for its young, vibrant party culture. (B) Day 3: Cruising to Samos via Kusadasi. Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, dock at the beautiful & colourful port of Vathy on Samos. Relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while you watching the locals fish for the catch of the day. (B,L,D) M Ancient Ephesus through the ages Day 4: Milos. Arrive at the beautiful & unspoilt island of Milos & spend the day exploring the pristine beaches on one of the least crowded islands in the Aegean. Take in the laid-back atmosphere, the small lovely villages & white-washed houses & enjoy a day of pure relaxation. (B,L,D) M Amazing beaches tour Day 5: Cruising Athens to Syros. Today you’ll have the morning to take advantage of the onboard facilities & relax before heading onto the picturesque island of Syros. Check out the stunning mansions & impressive town square. (B,L,D)

#EASTERNMEDCRUISING

Day 6: Cesme. You have the full day to enjoy Cesme, explore the city, visit one of the local beaches or soak up the rich & diverse history & culture. Wander through the pretty streets to the market or take a trip to Ismir, Turkey’s third largest city. (B,L,D) M ‘Izmir up close’ tour Day 7: Kos. We drop the anchor on the shores of Kos, this island has it all. From long sandy beaches, the castle & ruins of antiquity, to the lively night life scene of today! You have plenty of time to take in a little culture before hitting the beach. (B,L,D) Day 8: Cruising to Santorini via Ios. First off is the small island of Ios, widely thought of as having the best beaches of the Greek islands. Wander through the little villages full of colour & character or take a trip around the island to experience some of the best beaches & the real beauty of the island. Then, on to Santorini for an evening of breathtaking sunsets, sundownder drinks & stunning scenery. (B,L,D) M Boat cruise to volcanoes Day 9: Arrival into Athens. Return to mainland Greece & mythological Athens where the trip ends after breakfast. Transfer into central Athens or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

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SUMMER 2016 CODE: 9EMS Start Athens

Day 1: Arrive Athens. Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This afternoon meet your On-board Cruise Rep & fellow Contiki travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area

Mykonos Town

Port Taxes Twin Out Athens & Gratuities A$ pp* A$ pp*

Finish

INCLUDED MEALS

Twin Out Twin In Twin In Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp*

8 buffet breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 buffet/three-course dinners (D)

2016 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 18 Aug 25

Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26 Sep 2

590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590 590

2695 2795 2795 2795 2795 2795 2695 2695 2695

3285 3385 3385 3385 3385 3385 3285 3285 3285

2255 2335 2335 2335 2335 2335 2255 2255 2255

2845 2925 2925 2925 2925 2925 2845 2845 2845

INCLUSIONS • An experienced On-board Cruise Rep • Nightly entertainment • Greek info pack

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices - save a minimum of A$620. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or quad share) Or take a single supplement option: add A$449 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$505 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus port taxes for total price). Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens centre. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For more ways to save see p.26.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Tsamadou Beach M Sea kayaking & volcanic barbecue See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

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CRUISE

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

Places visited Nightstops

AEGEAN SEA

TURKEY

2 ATHENS GREECE

Kusadasi Patmos

Mykonos IONIAN SEA

SANTORINI 3

Mykonos

Rhodes

SNAPSHOT

8

NIGHTS CRUISING ACCOMMODATION 3 nights on board a cruise ship, 5 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Crete

9 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES FROM

PP*

A$2489 A$277

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$220. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

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INCLUDED MEALS 8 continental breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 3 buffet/threecourse dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced On-board Cruise Rep • Coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

ME TIME OPTIONS M Hellenistic & Roman Religious Visit to St. John’s Monastery M Grotto of Apocalypse M Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilisation M Santorini island tour M Oia sunset See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ ISLAND-CRUISING

#CRUISINGSANTORINI

P/DAY*

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Arrive in Athens. Check into your hotel & then explore the mythological city of Athens, visit one of the beautiful beaches or check out the Psiri & Monastiraki areas. Later, meet up with your fellow travellers & discover Athens by night. Day 2: Cruise to Mykonos. Cruise your way through the Aegean to the paradise island of Mykonos. Hang out on the island famous for its golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere, great shopping & party culture. (B,L,D) Visit Mykonos Town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses

Day 3: Cruise to Kusadasi & Patmos. Wake up to the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Rummage your way through the Grand Bazaar, take in the stunning views & enjoy the Turkish hospitality. Our next port of call is Patmos, with its sacred spots & wild countryside. Explore the monasteries & traditional settlements or discover the stylish harbour & contemporary boutiques. (B,L,D) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos M Ancient Ephesus through the ages

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Day 4: Cruise to Rhodes. Rhodes has it all, smack in the middle of three continents, it serves up a mix of relics from different civilisations alongside a modern laid-back vibe. Wind your way through the walls of the Old Town & discover life in medieval Greece, shop up a storm in the waterfront boutiques or dive into the

turquoise ocean at one of the spectacular sandy beaches. (B,L,D) See the fortified town of Rhodes

Day 5: Cruise to Crete & Santorini. Today starts in Heraklion, discover the rich history & diverse nature of Greece’s largest island. Then cruise to Santorini, chill out while you sail through the crystal clear water to this iconic Greek island. We will disembark & transfer to the hotel, then take the opportunity to start exploring the picture perfect island! (B,L) Visit Heraklion Town Visit the main town of Fira See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini

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Days 6 - 7: Santorini. Two days to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the island of Santorini. If you’re not shopping or taking in the views, head to one of the distinctive volcanic sand beaches & soak up the breathtaking scenery. By night live like a local & wander through the winding streets, enjoying local delicacies & excellent nightlife. (B)(B) M Boat ride out to the active volcanic island of Nea Kameni Day 8: Santorini to Athens. Cruise onto the final leg of our trip. Arrive in Athens for our final evening together & farewell evening out! (B) M Farewell dinner Day 9: Finish in Athens. Your trip ends after breakfast & check out. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBSM Start

Finish

Trip

Athens

Athens

A$ pp*

Port Taxes Total & Gratuities Cost A$ pp*

A$ pp*

320 320 320 320 320 320 320 320

2489 2489 2489 2545 2545 2545 2489 2489

2016 May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

29 12 26 10 24 7 21 4

Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

6 20 4 18 1 15 29 12

2169 2169 2169 2225 2225 2225 2169 2169

* Cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or tripleshare). Or take a single supplement option: add A$645 to twin-share price for a single room/inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share trip price. Trip starts 6:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens centre. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.


SPLIT 1 WILD BAY 1

SAILING

CROATIA

BOL 1 MAKARSKA 1 1 HVAR 1 KORCULA

DUBROVNIK 1

ADRIATIC SEA

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

Nightstops

CROATIAN ISLAND HOPPER

Split

2 WAYS TO GO

SNAPSHOT

8 DAYS 1 COUNTRY PP*

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$170. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING NORTH Day 1: Arrive Dubrovnik. Welcome to Croatia! On arrival in Dubrovnik head to the ship & meet your group & On-board Cruise Rep for a tasty BBQ. (L,D) Day 2: Dubrovnik to Korčula . Today set sail for Korčula, home of Marco Polo. The Old Town’s cobbled streets are perfect for exploring & its hidden bars in old turrets are the ideal spot for a blissful sunset. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town Day 3: Korčula to Hvar. Next up, Hvar! This place has an unexplainable buzz – its port is packed with yachts from all over the world & its old town square & hilltop views are awesome. (B,L) See the Arsenal & the 16th Century fort Day 4: Hvar to Wild Bay. Today we’re off to our exclusive overnight in a slice of paradise, Wild Bay. Croatia is the jewel of the Adriatic & its evident everywhere you look here. (B,L,D) Day 5: Wild Bay to Bol. It’s on to a new vibe today, Bol on the south of the island of Brac. This quaint little town is perfect for exploring. Hit the gorgeous Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach & head to one of the harbour’s little restaurants to grab some delicious local seafood. (B) Visit Zlatni Rat beach M Captain’s dinner Day 6: Bol to Makarska. Today we head to Makarska with its super sandy beach, long promenade & chilled vibe. For a bit of local action, head to the main square markets. Makarska goes

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#CROATIANESCAPE

NIGHTS SAILING ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN

FROM

A$1695 A$212

7

off when the sun goes down, so exploring by night is a must. (B) Day 7: Makarska to Split. Today we cruise on to the Dalmatian capital, Split. Get up close to real Roman heritage when you wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace. Tonight, hit the promenade then the Old Town bars for your last night out. (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 8: Depart Split. The good times in Croatia end after breakfast this morning, when it’s time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your new friends. (B)

SOUTH This trip follows the same itinerary as the North with the exception of Day 7 where you spend the night in Split. Day 1: Split to Pucisca. (L,D) Day 2: Pucisca to Makarska. (B) Day 3: Makarska to Bol. (B) M Captain’s dinner Day 4: Bol to Wild Bay. (B,L,D)

7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBDI Start

Finish

D’rovnik

Split

Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below Supplements above deck Total Cost deck Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp*

2016 Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 20 Sep 3

Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 10

140 140 140 140 140 140

1649 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729

1789 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869

1555 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635

1695 1775 1775 1775 1775 1775

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INCLUDED MEALS 7 continental breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D), plus daily bottled drinking water supplement

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBSI Start Split

Finish Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below D’rovnik Supplements above deck Total Cost deck Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp*

2016 Jun 18 Jul 2 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27

Jun 25 Jul 9 Jul 23 Aug 6 Aug 20 Sep 3

140 140 140 140 140 140

1649 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729

1789 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869

1555 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635

1695 1775 1775 1775 1775 1775

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

Single on or above deck cabin supplement add A$1225. Single below deck cabin supplement add A$1155. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof porthole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A class’ boats Northbound – Trip starts 12:00 noon in Dubrovnik & ends approx. 8:00am in Split.

Day 5: Wild Bay to Hvar. (B,L)

Southbound – Trip starts 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Dubrovnik.

Day 6: Hvar to Korčula. (B,L)

For more ways to save see p.26.

Day 7: Korčula to Dubrovnik. (B,L) M Sea kayaking trip

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced captain, crew & On-board Cruise Rep • Orientations of all destinations • Port & visitors’ taxes

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Stay on our ‘A Class’ boat – exclusive to Contiki • Comfortable boat with decking for sunbathing • Dinner on two nights, giving you flexibility to explore your way in the ports on other nights • Twin-share cabins with private facilities Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ CROATIAN-HOPPER

Day 8: End Dubrovnik. (B)

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2 SPLIT

CROATIA

1 MAKARSKA

8 DAYS

2 World Heritage sites visited 1

FROM

PP*

A$1139 A$143

P/DAY*

#CROATIANESCAPE

Nightstops

1 HVAR KORCULA 1

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$185. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

Dubrovnik

SAILING

1 TRSTENIK 2 DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC SEA


SNAPSHOT

CROATIA

7

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Split to Hvar. All aboard! Jump on board our exclusive boat, meet your On-board Cruise Rep, captain & crew & settle into your cabin as we cruise to Hvar. Check out the town’s stunning square, 16th Century theatre & hilltop fortress for amazing views over the gorgeous harbour. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over dinner before hitting the town. (L,D) See the Arsenal & 16th Century fort

CROATIA ISLAND ESCAPE SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBCI

Day 2: Hvar to Korčula . Start the day with a swimming stop before a long lunch on deck as we head to Korčula, home of the famous adventurer, Marco Polo. Get a feel for its buildings, fascinating architecture & stone streets. Tonight, try some locally produced white wines & discover the town’s nightlife. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town

Day 3: Korčula to Dubrovnik. Today we’ll head to stunning Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Tonight, hit the pedestrian district of the Old Town & spend your evening exploring the town’s hot spots. (B) See the fortified city & the old port M Dubrovnik walking tour

Day 4: Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik has so much to see & do, so head back to the city or sun worship on the amazing beaches. Opt for a kayaking excursion around the old walls for a different view of the city – you can jump out & stop for swims when you like. You could venture

further afield on the cable car above Dubrovnik for breathtaking views. (B,D) M Sea kayaking trip Day 5: Dubrovnik to Trstenik. Today we’ll sail past the Elaphite islands, known for palms, olive trees, citrus plantations & colourful reefs. Tonight, we’ll dock in the unspoilt village of Trstenik, with its views across the Adriatic Sea. (B,L) M Captain’s dinner Day 6: Trstenik to Makarska . A day’s sailing means time to relax & work on your tan. We’ll dock at Makarska with its long sandy beach & promenade. For a bit of local action, head to the main square & check out the fruit & flower markets. Tonight is yours, so head to a local restaurant & try some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter. (B,L) Day 7: Makarska to Split. After drifting past the windsurfer’s paradise of Brac, we’ll cruise to Split. Wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace for a piece of Roman heritage, complete with 220 buildings & a huge cathedral. For your last night, soak up Split’s Mediterranean vibes & make your way to one of the fantastic waterfront bars. Later, head back into the maze of streets within the palace walls & discover cool cafés & pumping clubs (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 8: Depart Split. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Start Split

Finish Split

NIGHTS SAILING ACCOMMODATION 7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat

Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below Supplements above deck Total Cost deck Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp*

2016 May14 May21 May28 Jun 4 Jun 8 Jun 11 Jun 15 Jun 18 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 29 Jul 2 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 27 Jul 30 Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 17 Aug 20 Aug 24 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17

May21 May28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 15 Jun 18 Jun 22 Jun 25 Jun 29 Jul 2 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 13 Jul 16 Jul 20 Jul 23 Jul 27 Jul 30 Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 17 Aug 20 Aug 24 Aug 27 Aug 31 Sep 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140

1149 1215 1215 1289 1469 1469 1469 1505 1505 1629 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1625 1625 1625 1469 1469 1289

1289 1355 1355 1429 1609 1609 1609 1645 1645 1769 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1765 1765 1765 1609 1609 1429

999 1085 1085 1115 1365 1365 1365 1449 1449 1515 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1609 1545 1545 1545 1365 1365 1115

1139 1225 1225 1255 1505 1505 1505 1589 1589 1655 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1685 1685 1685 1505 1505 1255

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add A$1225. Single below deck cabin supplement add A$1139. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A class’ boats Trip starts 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split.

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INCLUDED MEALS 7 continental breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D), plus daily bottled drinking water supplement

INCLUSIONS • An experienced captain & crew with an On-board Cruise Rep • Orientations of all destinations • Port & visitors’ taxes

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Choice of two different boat options • Comfortable boat with decking for sunbathing • Dinner on two nights, giving you flexibility to explore your way in the ports on other nights • Twin-share cabins with private facilities Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Discover the walled city of Dubrovnik on a locally guided walking tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

For more ways to save see p.26. For travel insurance see p.179.

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBPI CROATIA ISLAND ESCAPE PLUS Start Split

Finish Split

Port Taxes & On or On or above Below Below Supplements above deck Total Cost deck Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp*

2016 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20

Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27

140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140

1659 1659 1779 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1885 1779

1799 1799 1919 2025 2025 2025 2025 2025 2025 2025 1919

1519 1519 1695 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1695

1659 1659 1835 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1835

LOCAL CULTURE Sun seekers listen up. It’s all about Hula Hula Beach Bar, Hvar. This waterside spot goes off, so grab a towel, hit the sun loungers with a book & laze the day away.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ CROATIAN-CRUISING

These dates are for the Croatia Island Escape Plus. Stay on our exclusive air-conditioned boats

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Single on or above deck cabin supplement add A$1315.

Traditional motor sail boat

Single below deck cabin supplement add A$1235. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A class’ boats Trip starts 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For more ways to save see p.26. For travel insurance see p.179.

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CORINTH

GREEK SAILING

CANAL

Aegina Perdika

Poros

GREECE

PP*

A$1495 A$187

P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$150. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #GREEKSAILING

Zogeria Bay

Places visited

Nafplio

8 DAYS FROM

SAILING

Athens

Spetses

Hydra MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Plaka


SNAPSHOT

GREECE

7

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Athens to Perdika. It all begins in Athens! First you’ll meet your Skipper & Contiki team, then board the yacht & set sail to stunning Perdika. This little fishing village is a great way to start the trip & indulge in traditional Greek food as you get to know your sailing buddies.

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCGS

Day 2: Perdika to Hydra. Next up: Hydra, an island renowned for its beauty, is bound to impress. En route we will pass some small islands & have some swim stops to cool off in the heat. On arrival, discover as much as you can on foot or donkey, as this little paradise is vehicle-free. Wander the cathedral & monasteries found here, eat some seafood by the water, take a dip in the ocean & get social! (B) Day 3: Hydra to Plaka, Leonidio. Leave Hydra early in the morning & set sail to the south coast of Spetses for a lunch/swim stop in a secluded bay with clear turquoise waters. Then sail south towards the Peloponnese coast, where Plaka of Leonidio is found. A quiet little village with hospitable residents is our next stop. (B)

just over 4,000 people, this little island offers relaxation the way the Greeks do it best! Enjoy some chill-out time on the beach or indulge in an icy frappuccino to cool off as you wander through the quiet streets. With boutiques & loads to explore, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Next on the list, Spetses. (B) Day 6: Spetses to Poros. Swim at Kounoupi islet & Dhokos to let the basking continue as you stop for a few swimming sessions before docking up in Poros – with its pine, lemon & olive trees dotting the landscape. Pick up some olive oil to take home, or just roll out your towel at Kanali beach & pop into a local taverna for lunch, or head to Askeli for some beachside volleyball. Enjoy every second until the sunsets, then make the most of the night. (B) Day 7: Poros to Aegina. Today we will be heading to another beauty… Aegina! Sail past the uninhabited Moni island on the way, its crystal light blue water & beautiful beaches are utter perfection! Once we’ve dropped anchor in Aegina, make the most of your last night out. (B)

Day 4: Plaka to Nafplio. Get the cameras ready for photo ops in Nafplio, and try delicious local food on its beautiful cobbled streets. Find the local markets & sample some food or hit the shops. If historical fortresses or amazing views are your thing, check out the Palamidi Fortress & Akronafplia Citadel… worth the walk! (B)

Day 8: Aegina to Athens. We pull up the anchor one last time as we head back to Athens. This means it’s time to start saying farewell to the crew, swap contact details & reflect on the trip. (B)

Day 5: Nafplio to Spetses. Today, stop for a swim at Zogeria Bay. With a population of

Please note: You will help in preparing breakfast, keeping the boat clean & assist in sailing.

Start

Finish

Trip

Athens

Athens

A$ pp*

NIGHTS SAILING ACCOMMODATION 7 nights twin berth accommodation on a sailing yacht – exclusive to Contiki

Food Fund

Port Taxes

Total Cost

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

A$ pp*

70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70

40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40

1495 1525 1525 1525 1525 1525 1625 1625 1635 1625 1625 1625 1625 1625 1555

2016 May28 Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3

Jun 4 Jun 11 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 2 Jul 9 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27 Sep 3 Sep 10

1385 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1515 1515 1525 1515 1515 1515 1515 1515 1445

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

Single room supplement of A$1385. Trip starts 1:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. You will need to bring your own towel. Luggage is limited to a small backpack. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

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INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B)

INCLUSIONS • A dedicated on-board skipper • Port & visitors’ taxes • Hotel/port transfers

EXPERIENCE SAILING IN GREECE • Stay on a modern sailing yacht for 8 people – exclusive to Contiki • Breakfast daily • Twin berths with bathrooms • Use of on-board gear like snorkels, goggles & stand up paddle board

LOCAL CULTURE Bouboulina’s Museum, Spetses. Named after the ancient Greek heroine it’s the perfect spot for an in-depth historical fix

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ GREEK-SAILING

GETTING THERE

Greek sailing yacht

There are low cost airlines that fly to Athens from London. Flights can get busy, so book in advance for the best deals. Or, book your international flights right through to Athens.

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TURKISH SAILING

SAILING

TURKEY

BODRUM 2 PABUCBURNU 1

8 DAYS FROM

PP*

1

COKERTME 1

P/DAY*

A$669 A$84

GULF OF GOKOVA

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$109. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS #TURKISHSAILING

Cokertme

Places visited Nightstops

KARACASOGUT 1 BALLISU 1 1 ENGLISH Kisebuku HARBOUR


SNAPSHOT

TURKEY

7

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Start Bodrum. On arrival at Bodrum, make your way to the port & board our traditional Turkish gulet & let the good times begin. With the harbour as your backdrop, get to know your group over dinner as you relax & watch the sunset. Bodrum’s nightlife goes off, so if you’re up for some group bonding then head out & explore the city by night. (D)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBTS

Day 2: Bodrum to Cokertme via Orak Island. All aboard! Set sail for quiet Orak Island for a swim in the crystal-blue waters, complete with a tasty lunch on board. It’s all about taking in the incredible coast as we sail to Cokertme. This little fishing town is perfect for exploring or meeting some locals before dinner overlooking the bay. (B,L,D) Day 3: Cokertme to English Harbour via Seven Islands. Check out the sunrise en route to Seven Islands, famous for its dotted island landscape. After breakfast, stop for swims at Kufre Bay & Uzun Liman (Long Port), head on land for a stroll through the forest, play some board games on deck with your fellow sailors or sit back in the sun! Later we cruise to English Harbour for the night. (B,L,D) Day 4: English Harbour to Karacasogut . Explorers could opt to visit Turtle Beach on Dalyan for a day trip to experience one of the famous mud-baths, try & spot some turtles, or just relax in paradise. After a swimming or snorkelling fix it’s onto Karacasogut, where you could head to the beach town of Marmaris & take in this cool village vibe by night. (B,L,D) M Dalyan mud bath experience & day trip Day 5: Karacasogut to Ballisu via Cleopatra Island. Next up: Cleopatra Island. This slice of paradise with its small beach, white sand, legendary stories & clear water is like an

open-air museum. Afterwards it’s more fun in the sun at Ballisu – do some swimming or a stroll through the pine forests before a relaxing dinner & another incredible sunset. (B,L,D) See the sights of Longoz Bay

Day 6: Ballisu to Pabucburnu via Kisebuku& Kargili. Another relaxing morning! Catch the rays on deck before we reach Kargili Bay for morning swimming. Later, it’s time to get a culture fix as you explore & learn about the ancient Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku. Tonight take a well deserved swim, sunbake & chill. (B,L,D) Explore the Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku

Day 7: Pabucburnu to Bodrum via Yaliciftlik. Discover Pabucburnu & Yaliciftlik Bay, or head on land & experience the vibrant local life in the village on an optional guided tour. This afternoon capture the last of the Turkish coastline views as we cruise back to Bodrum for our last night out with the group. (B,L,D) M Local village tour Day 8: Depart Bodrum. The trip ends after breakfast when it’s time to swap email addresses & say goodbye to your travel buddies. (B)

Start

Finish

Bodrum

Bodrum

Port taxes & supplements A$ pp*

NIGHTS SAILING ACCOMMODATION 7 nights twin-share berth accommodation on board a traditional Turkish gulet boat

Trip A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Apr May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

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May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep

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110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110

559 579 599 649 699 749 849 849 919 1035 1035 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1035 1035 1035 799

669 689 709 759 809 859 959 959 1029 1145 1145 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1145 1145 1145 909

* Prices above are based on two-person berths.

If you’re travelling solo we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost.

Single cabin supplement add A$675.

GETTING THERE Getting to & from Bodrum is easy. If you’re not flying direct to Turkey, many low cost airlines fly direct to Bodrum from London. Visit skyscanner.net & book early to get the best deals. Once in Bodrum make your way to the Barbaros Yachting stand next to the Tepecik Mosque/cafe to meet your crew.

Note: many cabins have double beds & most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. All cabins have private en suite bathrooms. We use a selection of ‘standard’ boats. Trip starts 3:30pm in Bodrum & ends approx. 10:30am in Bodrum. For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

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INCLUDED MEALS 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS • An experienced captain & crew • Port & visitors’ taxes

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Stay & play on a traditional Turkish gulet • Comfortable & modern gulet with large decks & outdoor areas for relaxing • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner each day • 2-person berths with private en suite bathrooms • Use of fun water gear like flippers & snorkels Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Marmaris city tour at night See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Grab a kebab in its original home! We love Denizhan Restaurant in Bodrum – it’s a must visit for kebab lovers & one of the best spots in the city.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ TURKISH-SAILING

Turkish gulet boat

Hands down an amazing trip. We had an amazing group, I feel incredibly lucky to have met all the people that were on our trip and I absolutely recommend this trip!! I would go back tomorrow if I didn’t have a job or need money.. Nflint (contiki.com/reviews)

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INCLUDED • Plenty of year round trips to witness Europe in Autumn, Winter and Spring meaning less queues, fewer crowds and cheaper entry fees. Look out for the w symbol to find out more • Experience a magical European Winter, think Christmas markets, ice-skating and delicious warming treats • Get your adrenalin racing and hit the slopes and ski or board the Austrian slopes • A toasty collection of hotels, hostels and our exclusive Gasthof Schöneck in Austria • A Trip Manager and Driver team will be your oracles on all the “coolest” things in Europe (the last cool pun, we promise) • Stacks of included activities from the colossal monuments to the little-known wonders • Modern air-con coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies and a killer sound system • Free time to sign up for ME Time optionals or tackle Europe DIY style • The choice to depart from London, Wörgl train station (easy access from Munich or Salzburg airports) or Innsbruck Airport on our Ski and Board Austria trips

WAYS TO STAY HOTELS

HOSTELS

From A$152 per day

From A$143 per day

contiki.com/winter-ski

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABIN VILLAGES

New Trips

From A$116 per day

Watch at contiki.com/watch-winter-ski

Stay connected with WiFi at many Winter overnights.


41 TRIPS FROM 4 TO 25 DAYS

Berlin Christmas Market

OUR TRIPS Winter Wanderer ......................................... w p.160 Ski or Board Austria .................................... w p.164 Iceland ......................................................

w p.165

FOR A LIST OF OUR 41 TRIPS THAT RUN ALL YEAR ROUND, VISIT P.5 AND LOOK FOR THE w ICON.

Check out the trip pages for itineraries that visit the Christmas Markets.

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WINTER WANDERER

WINTER

NORTH SEA

24 DAYS

ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

FROM

PP*

A$4225 A$177

Ruhr Valley

London

P/DAY*

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS

Dresden

Dover Calais

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$455. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

2 PRAGUE

GERMANY

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP

2 PARIS

Mauthausen

MUNICH 1

#WINTERWANDERER Burgundy Region

AUSTRIA

SWITZ FRANCE

2 VIENNA

2 LUCERNE

Dolomite Mountains

ITALY

LYON 1

2 VENICE

Pisa

1 FLORENCE

Monaco

Pyrenees Mountains SPAIN

14 World Heritage sites visited 1

Paris

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

2 BARCELONA

2 FRENCH RIVIERA MEDITERRANEAN SEA

ADRIATIC SEA

Vatican City

2 ROME


SNAPSHOT

FRANCE/SWITZERLAND/SPAIN/MONACO ITALY/VATICAN CITY/AUSTRIA/GERMANY CZECH REPUBLIC/NETHERLANDS BELGIUM*

23

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 23 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

*IN TRANSIT

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

• •

Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Parisian cabaret show & three-course meal Day 3: Paris to Lucernce. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4: Lucerne. Soak up the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the wooden Chapel Bridge Visit the Lion Monument

• •

Day 5: Lucerne to Lyon. We leave the mountains behind as we head back to France, passing through the scenic countryside of the Rhône-Alpes on our way to the gastronomic capital of France, Lyon. Hotel (B) Day 6: Lyon to Barcelona . Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Day 7: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional flamenco show! (B) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

• •

Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence, past Cannes, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 9: French Riviera. Do as the locals do – stroll through markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• • •

Day 10: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Florence. (B) M Tuscan evening

Day 13: Rome to Venice. Today we head north toward the Adriatic Sea as we cross the Appenines & arrive in the Veneto region. (B,D) Day 14: Venice. Meander through the “floating city’s” tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 15: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. (B) Day 16: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to explore the city’s wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic ring road M Schnaps Museum visit & tasting

• •

Day 17: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial en route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall

• • •

Day 18: Munich to Prague. Wind through the German countryside & Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. (B,D) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

• •

Day 19: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & crystal beads. (B) M Scenic river cruise with buffet meal Day 20: Prague to Berlin. Bite into some local fare at your stop in Dresden en route to über-cool Berlin. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building

• • •

Day 22: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the autobahn to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a tour of the Vatican museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Forum

INCLUDED MEALS 23 continental breakfasts (B), 11 three-course dinners (D)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: WWHL Start London or Paris

Finish

Total

Amsterdam Cost or London A$ pp*

14 16 21 28 4 11 16 18 23 25 30 2 5 7 9 12 14 16 18

Finish

Total

Amsterdam Cost or London A$ pp*

London or Paris

2016

2016 Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

Start

Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★ Dec ★● Jan ★■ Jan ★▲Jan ★◆ Jan ★✱ Jan

6 8 13 20 27 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 28 30 1 4 6 8 10

4465 4465 4465 4465 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4355 4575 4575

20 22 24 27 29 31

★✝ Jan ★✤ Jan ★✚ Jan ★▼Jan ◗ Jan ✙ Jan

12 14 16 19 21 23

4575 4575 4575 4575 4575 4575

2017 Jan 3 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 18 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 17

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Apr

26 29 5 10 12 19 26 12 19 26 9

4575 4575 4575 4575 4225 4225 4225 4225 4225 4225 4355

Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$1135 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 7:00am in London or 5:00pm in Paris & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. ● Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. ■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. ✱ Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. ✝ Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ✤ Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. ✚ Spend New Year’s Eve in the French Riviera. ▼ Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossings

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Explore Florence on foot with our Local Guide • Special access Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • A moving experience at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

◗ Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ✙ Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.

ME TIME OPTIONS

★ This trip visits cities during the Christmas markets.

M Indulge in a Swiss fondue lunch, Lucernce M Flamenco dance show with dinner & drinks, Barcelona M Evening canal boat cruise in Amsterdam See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

For more ways to save see p.26. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

Day 21: Berlin. Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie M Historical Berlin walking tour

Day 11: Florence to Rome. A local Florentine guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B,D) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & the Roman Forum in Rome

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

LOCAL CULTURE Head to the Rathausplatz in Vienna at Christmas time. The wurst, glühwein, the brass bands & falling snow – perfect!

• •

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ WANDERER

Day 23: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

Day 24: Depart Amsterdam. Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Don’t be scared off by the winter season and weather, I think Europe was quite picture perfect and magical and I think everyone should experience a European winter! Nicole Hewitt (contiki.com/reviews)

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SKI

AUSTRIA GET A SLICE OF MOUNTAIN LIFE THIS WINTER. HOPFGARTEN IN AUSTRIA IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A DOSE OF ON & OFF PISTE ACTION.

WHAT YOU GET WHERE YOU’RE HEADED Hopfgarten village, in the Austrian Tyrol, is the perfect location for a ski or boarding holiday. At the gateway to Europe’s top ski region, the SkiWelt, it’s perfect for indulging in loads of on and off-piste action. With over 280km (174 miles) of piste, with gondolas and chair lifts, near-perfect terrain and one of the biggest artificial snow-making networks in Europe.

TWO WAYS TO GO MEANS MORE CHOICE

ON THE SLOPES WHERE YOU STAY & WHAT’S INCLUDED Our Contiki-owned Gasthof features single, twin and quadshare rooms (most with private facilities), plus internet access and free WiFi. Hang up your boots, chill in the bar, and join one of our famous party nights. We include a hot buffet breakfast daily and for a small pre-booked supplement, we’ll also include five three-course dinners (or 10 for a 2-week holiday), all prepared on site.

1. Travel on the coach from London

OUR ON-SITE TEAM

2. Meet us there. If you prefer to fly, we offer free transfers from Innsbruck Airport and Wörgl train station (easy links from Munich and Salzburg airports to Wörgl).

The knowledge and expertise of our Contiki Team is what makes us different. They all live in Hopfgarten, so they know what’s hot to do both on and off the slopes.

PERFECT FOR ALL LEVELS:

APRÈS-SKI:

Beginner: With 134km of easy runs, SkiWelt has the perfect terrain for beginners. Combined with our great value ski school, you’ll be up on the slopes in no time.

European après-ski is an essential part of any winter holiday. Literally meaning ‘after ski’ with drinking, dancing and socialising, it’s the perfect way to finish up your day.

Intermediate: Want to improve on your technique? Loads of moderate runs mean you really test your skills.

GOT A SMART PHONE?

Advanced: Plenty of black runs will keep the keenest of keen skiers and riders challenged.

You can download the SkiWelt’s own App, the SkiWelt iTrailMap, before you leave home. It’s got everything you need, from ski maps, 3D map with GPS, lift status updates, the weather, webcams and more.

INCLUDED ON ALL TRIPS • Breakfast daily • Exclusive Contiki-owned accommodation • Salzburg day trip

• Contiki Grand Slam downhill ski race • Contiki-only On-site Team


SKIWELT MAP Easy slopes (blue): 134km total length / Moderate slopes (red): 129km total length / DifямБcult slopes (black): 17km total length Total length of pistes: 280km

FEATURES

VOTED BEST SKI RESORT 2015*

SKI ESSENTIALS

77 REFRESHMENT STOPS 14 CABLE CARS 1 FUNICULAR RAILWAY 20 CHAIR LIFTS 16 DETACHABLE CHAIR LIFTS 19 DRAG LIFTS & 20 PRACTICE LIFTS *Determined by a Europe-wide survey by Snowplaza.

NUMBER OF NIGHTS

SKI PASS

EQUIPMENT HIRE

SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

7/8

A$410

A$95

A$700

A$169

3 or 5 day ski and/or snowboard lessons are available once in the resort and can be arranged on your arrival

(6 DAYS SKI)

14/15 (13 DAYS SKI)

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SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN SKI

8/15

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS One night on the coach from London. Twin or quad-share accommodation.

7/14

CODE: C8SWBIT

SKI PLUS

8 Nights (6 days ski) Start Finish London London

SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA COACH FROM LONDON

CODE: C15SWBIT A$ pp*

2016

8/15 NIGHTS 1 COUNTRY PP* P/DAY* FROM A$935 A$117

INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

INCLUSIONS

15 Nights (13 days ski) Start Finish London London

A$ pp*

2016

Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30

Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 7

1035 1035 1035

2017 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Mar 3

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Note: Ski Plus trips include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx 10:00pm in London on Saturdays.

• Experienced Contiki On-site Team • Contiki exclusives including: Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • Included overnight coach travel from London • Access to Contiki’s exclusive Bar Schöneck themed party nights • Half board options available (for a small supplement)

* Important: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: A$585. 2 weeks add: A$1075. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: A$235. 2 weeks add: A$429. Half board supp: 5 nights add: A$89. 10 nights add: A$175. SAVE

BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A 2-WEEK SKI TRIP & SAVE UP TO A$50. SEE P.26.

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SNAPSHOT

HOW MUCH & WHEN SKI

8/15

NIGHTS SPECIAL STOPOVERS Twin or quad-share accommodation

7/14

INCLUDED MEALS Breakfast daily (B)

INCLUSIONS • Experienced Contiki On-site Team • Contiki exclusives including: Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race • FREE coach pickup from Innsbruck airport or Wörgl train station (easy access for Munich or Salzburg airports) • Access to Contiki’s exclusive Bar Schöneck themed party nights • Half board options available (for a small supplement)

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SKI ONLY SKI OR BOARD AUSTRIA MEET US THERE

7/14 NIGHTS 1 COUNTRY PP* P/DAY* FROM A$895 A$128

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

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

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2016

Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31

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Note: Ski Only trips start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays. You need to provide us with your flight & arrival details approx. 21 days before departure to take the Innsbruck Airport transfer. Check-in starts 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am. * Important: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Single supp: 1 week add: A$585. 2 weeks add: A$1075. Twin-share supp: 1 week add: A$235. 2 weeks add: A$429. Half board supp: 5 nights add: A$89. 10 nights add: A$175. SAVE

TRIP + 2-WEEK SKI TRIP COMBINATION DISCOUNTS APPLY WHEN YOU BOOK A WINTER EUROPE TRIP AT THE SAME TIME AS A SKI TRIP. SAVE UP TO A$50 OFF THE COST OF THE SKI TRIP. SEE P.26.


WINTER ICELAND

REYKJAVIK 3 Blue Lagoon 1

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ICELAND

Iceland’s glacial landscape

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NEW TRIP

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

• Orientation of the city & its nightlife Day 2: Reykjavik. Today we’re off to bathe in the Blue Lagoon, one of the 25 wonders of the world. Once you’re relaxed & soothed it’s time to head back to Reykjavik. Tonight there’s a chance to see the Northern Lights on our guided trip. (B)

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Day 1: Reykjavik. Check-in to the hotel & head straight out into Reykjavik. Later, meet up with the other Contiki travellers & your Trip Manager & get ready for your adventure to begin. (RD)

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Day 3: Reykjavik. A full free day to enjoy a variety of activities & take in the stunning landscape. Why not opt onto our Golden Circle tour to see spouting geysers, tumbling waterfalls & ancient volcanoes. Tonight we’ll enjoy the nightlife of Reykjavik & end your Icelandic adventure in style. (B) M Golden Circle tour Day 4: Reykjavik. Say farewell to your new travel buddies, as the trip finishes after breakfast. (B)

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

travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement of A$365. Trip starts 6:00pm in Reykjavik & ends approx. 8:00am in Reykjavik.

INCLUSIONS

For more ways to save see p.26.

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Enjoy the Blue Lagoon hot springs • Northern Lights adventure with a Local Guide Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M Golden Circle Tour M Jeep safari & Snowmobiling on a glacier M Ice walk on a glacier See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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AN IMPOSSIBLE LINE-UP OF CULTURAL EVENTS, MUSIC FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL DATES LIKE CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARʼS EVE AND EASTER. PICK ANY ONE AND IT WILL PACK SOME PUNCH. INCLUDED • A unique group experience at the festive event of your choice • Breakfast most days and a few dinners depending on the trip you choose • A range of accommodation from well located hotels, modern hostels and budget-friendly camping • A Trip Manager and Driver team on short stays and day trips and a full, knowledgeable crew on festival trips • Handy orientations in the cities you visit • Modern air-con coaches with powerpoints, on-board WiFi, movies and a killer sound system • Free time to choose a ME Time optional, do some DIY exploring or recover from the mayhem of the festivities!

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OUR TRIPS Sziget Festival .......................................................p.168

Amsterdam for Easter .....................................p.174

Oktoberfest............................................................p.170

Paris for New Year....................................... w p.175

ANZAC Classic / Odyssey ...............................p.171

Amsterdam for New Year....................... w p.175

London Explorer ..................................................p.172

Amsterdam King’s Day...................................p.175

London Uncovered.....................................

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St. Patrick’s Day........................................... w p.176

Paris for Christmas...................................... w p.174

Hogmanay...................................................... w p.176

Amsterdam for Christmas ...................... w p.174

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#CONTIKISZIGET

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ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

9 nights in hotels or hostels

Day 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel or hostel & meet up with your Contiki Team in über-cool Berlin! With two nights in this historical hot spot, you’ve got time to find out what makes Germany’s capital one of the most cutting-edge cities in the world. (D) Orientation of the city

HOTEL OPTION

Day 2: Berlin. Today why not join a Local Guide for a city tour? Or with your free time, get inspired by Berlin’s creative scene & check out its galleries & street art, hit the shops, or do as the Berliners do & grab a curry wurst (a local favourite) & kick back at a Bierkeller (German beer house). Then top off your time in Berlin with some of your new friends & explore the city’s legendary nightlife. (B) See the Reichstag, Tiergarten & Brandenburg Gate M Berlin historical walking tour

Day 3: Berlin to Prague. Heading south, we roll on to Dresden, often dubbed ‘Florence of the North’ because of its beauty. Then we head over the border & into the Czech Republic to the beautiful & atmospheric city of Prague. Get straight into the city’s historic heart with a walking tour. By night, Prague is loaded with all types of music, from jazz bars & hip DJs to opera. (B,D) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Palace, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden

Day 4: Prague. More free time means you can get deeper into Prague’s Old Town in your own time. Slow the pace down & give yourself a chance to uncover its hidden treasures. Choose a bike ride & take in views of the city. With a night off, park yourself at a table in the Old Town, enjoy some world-famous Czech pilsner, people-watch & try out some of the traditional local dumplings. (B) See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

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Day 5: Prague to Vienna. We hit the road this morning & travel to Vienna, via World Heritagelisted Kutná Hora. Maybe choose to visit the chilling Sedlec Ossuary – a small chapel containing the bones of over 40,000 people, arranged artistically to form the decorations & furnishings inside! Tonight opt to experience Vienna’s musical legacy with a Mozart & Strauss concert in one of the city’s imperial palaces. (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera House

Day 6: Vienna. Today there’s free time to check out the magnificent squares & majestic palaces or wander along the river Danube. This evening hit the rides at Prater Fun Park. (B) M Old Vienna Schnaps Museum Day 7: Vienna to Budapest/Sziget. Today we head to Budapest. With two cities rolled into one, this exotic town has a bit of everything. Prepare to celebrate the 24th edition of Sziget! With 400,000 fans on one beautiful island in the heart of the city, it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. (B) Day 8: Budapest/Sziget. Wake up, have breakfast & prepare to celebrate another day at Sziget! Before heading to the island for another day of surreal festivities, you could go sightseeing around the city & enjoy a lunch cruise! (B) M River cruise with lunch Day 9: Budapest/Sziget. It’s your final day at the festival, so make the most of every moment. Today Sziget will be going off… start the day chilling in the beach section & enjoy the summer sun, then hit the main stages & party with your crew into the night. Expect an unforgettable time! (B) Day 10: Depart Budapest. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to share your contact details & say farewell to your new Sziget friends. (B)

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* Prices above are based on maximum twin-share. Single room supplement of A$670 & triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Trip starts 3:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 10:00am in Budapest.

INCLUSIONS • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Local taxes & service charges

For more ways to save see p.26. For travel insurance see p.179.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

HOSTEL OPTION

• Tickets to 3 days of the festival • Orientation tour of each city Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCSF Start

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* Prices above are based on quad-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Trip starts 3:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 10:00am in Budapest. For more ways to save see p.26. For travel insurance see p.179.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Alternative Berlin tour M Bunker tour in Prague M Mozart & Strauss concert in Vienna See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE When in Budapest head to the Central Market Hall for some deilcious Langos, Hungary’s favourite deep-fried dough with a heap of tasty toppings.

Budapest

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OKTOBERFEST

STAY YOUR WAY... SNAPSHOT BREAKFAST DAILY INCLUSIONS • An experienced Festival Crew • Modern air-con coach with powerpoints from London to Munich • Regular transfers from accommodation to festival site

FESTIVAL

BE PART OF THE WORLDʼS BIGGEST BEER FESTIVAL – OKTOBERFEST! START AND END IN LONDON OR MUNICH. THREE WAYS TO STAY – HOTEL, HOSTEL AND CAMPING. CHOOSE TO CAMP IN PRE-ERECTED TENTS, STAY IN A HOSTEL OR TAKE IT UP A NOTCH ON OUR HOTEL TRIPS. CHOOSE TO TRAVEL ON THE COACH FROM LONDON, OR MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO MUNICH AND JOIN US THERE.

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START & END LONDON

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7 DAYS A$769pp / 15th Sep 5 DAYS A$615pp / 22nd Sep - 27th Sep

7 DAYS A$1025pp / 15th Sep 6 DAYS A$895pp / Sep 20th-28th

6 DAYS A$1125pp / Sep 20th-28th

Accommodation: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 10:00pm-Midnight

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel accommodation (a towel is required) Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00pm-Midnight

Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Trip starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00pm-Midnight

START & END MUNICH

START & END MUNICH

START & END MUNICH

6 DAYS A$535pp / 16th Sep 4 DAYS A$385pp / 23rd Sep - 28th Sep

6 DAYS A$785 pp / 16th Sep 5 DAYS A$689pp Sep 21st-29th

6 DAYS A$1049pp / 16th Sep 5 DAYS A$905pp Sep 21st-29th

Accommodation: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Trip starts: 8:00am - 11:00am & ends approx. 10:00am

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel accommodation (a towel is required) Trip starts: 1:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am

Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am

Contiki Oktoberfest souvenir

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Guided walking tour of Munich: See Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel, the Rathaus, Munich Residenz, Frauenkirche & Viktulienmark • Day trip to the moving Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

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ANZAC

3 World Heritage sites visited

ODYSSEY 5 DAYS CLASSIC 4 DAYS

Anzac Cove

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Istanbul

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Day 3: Istanbul to Gallipoli. Today we’ll start our pilgrimage to Gallipoli & prepare to feel this buzzing atmosphere, where we’ll join thousands of others for this incredible experience, sleeping out under the stars before taking part in tomorrow’s ANZAC Dawn Service. (B) Day 4: ANZAC Day at Gallipoli. We’ll wake up before sunrise to experience the moving Dawn Service & walk in the footsteps of the soldiers up the very same cliffs as the ANZAC troops. We’ll pay our respects at the National Services for Australian troops at Lone Pine & the New Zealand troops at Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair & Johnston’s Jolly

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ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Day 2: Istanbul. After breakfast, we’ll head out to explore the city on a guided tour. With a free afternoon, there are heaps of options for your time here. Otherwise, live a bit of Istanbul’s daily life. Try your hand at backgammon in a sidewalk café & watch the crowds go by as you sip on Turkish coffee. (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market with a Local Guide See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque M Optional dinner & belly dancing show

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Apr 22

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul. Check-in to your hotel & meet up with your Contiki Team & fellow travellers this evening in Turkey’s largest city where East literally meets West.

CODE: BBAC

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

Day 5: Istanbul. It’s time to swap emails with your trip mates this morning, as your 5-day ANZAC adventure ends after breakfast. (B)

3 continental breakfasts (B)

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

Tour starts 6:00pm & ends after breakfast (Odyssey) or approx. 12:00 noon (Classic).

INCLUSIONS

CLASSIC 4 DAYS FROM

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STUCK FOR TIME? We’ve got a shorter version of the 5-day ANZAC Odyssey trip which starts one day later. Day 1: Arrive Istanbul. See ANZAC Odyssey 5-day itinerary for full details. Day 2: Istanbul to Gallipoli. See ANZAC Odyssey 5-day itinerary for full details. Day 3: ANZAC Day at Gallipoli. See ANZAC Odyssey 5-day itinerary for full details. Day 4: Istanbul. After breakfast, we’ll head out to explore the city on a guided tour. Then it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends as your trip ends at approx. midday. (B)

#ANZACCLASSIC

GO CONTIKI ANZAC With an experienced English-speaking Turkish guide, you’ll pay tribute to the ANZACs who fought at Gallipoli in 1915. Discover Anzac Cove, attend the memorial ceremonies & be there for the Dawn Service. In Istanbul, you’re close to the action & on our city tour you’ll check out all the key sites like the Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar. And with your comfy commemorative hoodie you’ll keep your travel memories fresh back home.

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Services of an experienced & fully licensed Turkish Guide • Attendance at the Dawn Service on North Beach & the opportunity to attend the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair • Opportunity to wander through the Gallipoli landing sites, battlegrounds, cemeteries & memorials • Fully guided walking tour of Old Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Hippodrome

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CONTIKIʼS BASEMENT IN LONDON IS YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME. A FRIENDLY SPACE FOR YOU TO CHILL OUT, MEET OTHER TRAVELLERS AND GET YOUR BEARINGS IN ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING CITIES IN THE WORLD.

LONDON EXPLORER PACKAGE - 3 OR 5 DAYS FROM A$445pp WANT TO DO LONDON AT YOUR OWN PACE? CHOOSE TO EXPLORE BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR TRIP. GRAB A VALUE-PACKED COLLECTION OF EXTRAS, ACTIVITIES AND GREAT ACCOMMODATION WITH OUR 2 AND 4-NIGHT EXPLORER PACKAGES.

2-NIGHT PACKAGE

4-NIGHT PACKAGE

• 2 nights hotel accommodation

• All 2-night package inclusions to the left, plus 4 nights hotel accommodation

• Continental breakfast daily • Return Heathrow airport transfer on the London Underground

• 2-day Undergound and bus pass

• Open top bus tour

• Day trip and entry fee to Stonehenge

• London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle)

• Audio guided tour of the Roman Baths, Bath

• Contiki Basement Team • “Welcome to London” info booklet

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HOW MUCH AND WHEN SUMMER 2016 VENUE Royal National

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Royal National

Triple-share A$465 Twin-share A$525

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Imperial Hotel

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No Contiki Trip Manager is included in this package. All rooms have private facilities. You choose the dates to take the day trips and theatre show on.

LONDON STAY LONGER WITH SO MUCH GOING ON IN LONDON, WHY NOT CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF? OUR GREAT HOTEL RATES MAKE STAYING LONGER IN LONDON EASY.

ROYAL NATIONAL HOTEL:

IMPERIAL HOTEL:

Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, London. Tel: +44 207 637 2488

Russell Square, WC1B 5BB, London. Tel: +44 207 837 3655

Accommodation is based on twin or triple-share. Summer stay longer rate: Twin A$115 Triple A$89 Winter stay longer rate: Twin A$105 Triple A$85

Accommodation is based on single or twin-share. Summer stay longer rate: Single A$215 Twin A$145 Winter stay longer rate: Single A$175 Twin A$125

GETTING THERE (FOR BOTH HOTELS) From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Underground Line to Russell Square station (approx. £8) – travel time approx. 1 hour. The hotel is a short walk from the station.

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VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: London. Check in to your hotel & head out to explore. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & get to know your fellow travellers over dinner. Tonight, on a sightseeing tour you can take in the famous sites of the city. (D) See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben & Buckingham Palace

Day 2: London. Today see some of the beautiful English countryside on a day trip to the mythical ancient monument of Stonehenge & the home of the Royal Family at Windsor. Tonight why not try a traditional English pub & experience the famous nightlife. (B) Visit mythical Stonehenge Take a trip out to the town of Windsor – dominated by Europe’s oldest & largest Castle.

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Days 3 - 4: London. Two days of adventure in London! There’s free museums, an abundance of shops, cool markets & trendy areas like Camden & Shoreditch. At night you might like to go & retrace the steps of Jack the Ripper. Maybe take a ride on the London Eye for awesome views or check out the Tower of London & see the Crown Jewels. If you’re keen for something a bit more off the beaten track, ask your Trip Manager for some tips. On your last night in London experience a bit of London culture with a trip to a famous West End musical – it’s on us! Afterwards, round up some friends & hit the town. London has it all; jazz bars, traditional pubs, pumping clubs & loads of live music – take your pick & dive into the action. (B)(B) West End theatre show

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Day 5: London. Your trip ends after breakfast so time to say goodbye to your new travel buddies. (B)

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* If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge.

Single room supplement of A$275 Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Note: Twin & triple rooms are accommodated at the Royal National Hotel, single rooms nearby at the Imperial Hotel

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177. For travel insurance see p.179.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • London city tour • Visit Windsor & Stonehenge • 2-day London Underground pass • West End show Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS M London Eye M Tower of London See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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SHORT STAY

SNAPSHOT 3 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS

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START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: London to Paris (or meet in Paris). Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading for a taste of how the French do Christmas. Tonight we’ll tour the city icons like the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower.

3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS

Day 2: Paris. Joyeux Noël! Get a truly unique Parisian experience on an included cruise down the river Seine, or maybe take in the epic views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Later, indulge in a delicious French Christmas feast & wine as you celebrate with your new travel buddies. (B,D)

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS M Paris cabaret show & glass of champagne

Day 3: Paris. Today is yours! From people watching to the city’s museums & art, there’s so much to see. Maybe ask your Trip Manager where’s best to experience the cool Christmas vibes. (B)

2 World Heritage sites visited

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WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WPXM Start

Finish

Twin

Single

London or Paris

London or Paris

A$ pp

A$ pp

Dec 27

649

839

2016

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Paris & end 9:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London.

back to London, where your trip ends upon arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Paris, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/paris-christmas for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals

Day 4: Paris to London (or end Paris). It’s time to say ‘au revoir’ to Paris this morning as we head

#XMASINPARIS

SHORT STAY

SNAPSHOT

3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodation

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Dec 24

4 INCLUDED MEALS

3 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY PP* P/DAY* FROM A$649 A$163

CHRISTMAS IN AMSTERDAM START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY PP* P/DAY* FROM A$565 A$142 VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

HOW MUCH & WHEN WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WAXM Start

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Twin

Quad

London or London or A$ pp Amsterdam Amsterdam

A$ pp

2016 Dec 24

5 INCLUDED MEALS

Day 1: London to Amsterdam (or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki Team as we make our way to Amsterdam to start your Christmas, Dutch-style. On arrival, we’ll show you the sights on a walking tour of the infamous Red Light District. (D)

3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 three-course dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS

Day 2: Amsterdam. Gelukkig Kerstfeest! Take it easy this morning before indulging in a delicious Christmas feast. Get into the Christmas spirit with your travel buddies & maybe take a canal cruise of the city. (B,L)

• Xmas Day lunch • See the city’s canals & gable houses by night

Day 3: Amsterdam. Head out & explore in your own time today. Maybe hire a bike, relax at a café or check out a gallery. Tonight, grab a bite at one of the many local restaurants & then keep the Christmas spirit going by heading out to a local bar or nightclub. (B)

ME TIME OPTIONS M Canal cruise

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Finish

Dec 27

665

565

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 4: Amsterdam to London (or end Amsterdam). It’s time to say goodbye this morning as we head back to London, where your trip ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Amsterdam, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/amsterdam-christmas for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.

#XMASINAMSTERDAM

SHORT STAY

SNAPSHOT 3 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 3 nights quad-share hotel accommodation

4 INCLUDED MEALS 3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D),

INCLUSIONS

EASTER IN AMSTERDAM START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY PP* P/DAY* FROM A$485 A$122 VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CTTE Start

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

Day 2: Amsterdam. Enjoy a morning exploring the famous tulip gardens of Keukenhof. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & shopping. (B)

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Day 3: Amsterdam (Easter Sunday). Hop on a bike & pedal past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world famous for its namesake cheese. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure, but why not join the group in the evening & check out the infamous Red Light District. (B)

Finish

Total

Mar 28

485

London or London or Cost Amsterdam Amsterdam A$ pp

2016 Mar 25

Day 1: London to Amsterdam (or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki Team as we make our way to Amsterdam. Enjoy an included dinner before heading out to explore Amsterdam by night. Tonight, we’ll give you the option to see the city from a different angle on a canal cruise. (D)

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

#EASTERINAMSTERDAM

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Prices above are based on quad-share, for more information see p.178. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 6:45am in London or approx. 5.30pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 4: Amsterdam to London (or end Amsterdam). It’s time to say goodbye this morning as we head back to London, where your trip ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Amsterdam, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/easter for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.


SHORT STAY

NEW YEAR IN PARIS

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY PP* P/DAY* FROM A$695 A$174

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WPNY

3 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Start

Finish

Twin

Single

London or Paris

London or Paris

A$ pp

A$ pp

695

935

Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Paris. The city is yours to explore. Walk down the Champs-Élysées, visit one of the city’s many museums or take a seat in a typical Parisian café & people watch. Tonight, get ready to kick off your New Year celebrations. (B) Day 3: New Year’s Day in Paris. Happy New Year! This morning see a different side of the city with an included cruise along the river Seine, then indulge in dinner with the group, before the option to see a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D)

SHORT STAY

NEW YEAR IN AMSTERDAM START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY PP* P/DAY* FROM A$605 A$152 VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Paris & end 9:00am in Paris or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. This morning enjoy some sightseeing with free time to explore on your own. Shop on the Kalverstraat, get a culture fix at a gallery or head to the cafés & restaurants & get amongst the atmosphere. Tonight start the New Year celebrations at a local bar before experiencing the awesome vibes that make the city go off! (B) Day 3: New Year’s Day in Amsterdam. Welcome 2017! Explore even more of the city your way, or do as the locals do & take an icy swim in the North Sea. Tonight, see Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses from another view on an optional canal cruise. (B)

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY PP* P/DAY* FROM A$445 A$112 VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

Day 4: Paris to London (or end Paris). Say ‘au revoir’ before we journey to Calais to catch the ferry back to London where the trip ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Paris, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/paris for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.

M Canal cruise Day 2: Amsterdam. Today is all about getting local. Take to the streets & wander along canals past the gable houses. Later explore the city by night as we take a walk through the city’s colourful Red Light District! (B)

• Walking tour of the city by night, including the Red Light District

Day 3: Amsterdam King’s Day. Get ready for the epic party that is King’s Day! With around 1 million revellers dressed in anything & everything orange,

INCLUSIONS

ME TIME OPTIONS M Paris cabaret & champagne show 2 World Heritage sites visited

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

SNAPSHOT

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WANY

3 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Twin

Quad

London or London or A$ pp Amsterdam Amsterdam

A$ pp

Finish

3 nights twin or quad-share hotel accommodation

2016/2017 Jan 2

705

605

If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 7:00am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

Day 4: Amsterdam to London (or end Amsterdam). This morning we make our way back to London where your trip ends on arrival. Or if you’re staying on in Amsterdam, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/amsterdam for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals

4 INCLUDED MEALS 3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager & Driver team • Ferry crossings • Entry into a club on NYE

ME TIME OPTIONS M Canal pizza cruise

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

SNAPSHOT

SUMMER 2016 CODE: CCKD

3 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Finish

Total Cost

London or London or Amsterdam Amsterdam A$ pp*

3 nights quad-share hotel accommodation

2016 Apr 25

Day 1: London to Amsterdam (or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki Team before we make our way to Amsterdam, for the Dutch National Day & one of the world’s coolest street parties. Tonight you can get straight into the action with an optional canal cruise & drinks! (D)

3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

#PARISNYE

Start

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

4 INCLUDED MEALS

Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Dec 30

Day 1: London to Amsterdam (or meet in Amsterdam). Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel to Amsterdam, one of Europe’s New Year party hot spots. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel before taking a walk through the Red Light District. (D)

SHORT STAY

Jan 2

Start

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

2016 / 2017 Dec 30

Day 1: London to Paris (or meet in Paris). Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before making your way across the Channel to the chic French capital. Soak up the stylish Parisian atmosphere on an evening “City of Lights” tour. You’ll see all the icons like the Arc de Triomphe & the unforgettable Eiffel Tower.

START & END IN LONDON OR AMSTERDAM

SNAPSHOT

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

START & END IN LONDON OR PARIS

AMSTERDAM KING’S DAY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Apr 28

445

Prices above are based on quad-share, for more information see p.178. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Start 7:30am in London or approx. 6:00pm in Amsterdam & end 8:00am in Amsterdam or approx. 6:30pm in London.

4 INCLUDED MEALS 3 continental breakfasts (B), 1 three-course dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONS don’t forget to wear something in their national colour! Proost! (B)

M Traditional Dutch dinner in Volendam

Day 4: Amsterdam to London (or end Amsterdam). It’s time to say goodbye to the fun of King’s Day as our trip ends back in London. (B)

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See contiki.com/kingsday for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.

#CONTIKIKINGSDAY

EUROPE 2016/17

175


SNAPSHOT

SHORT STAY

3

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

HOW MUCH & WHEN 2016/17 CODE: WWPH Start

Finish

Twin

Single

London

London

A$ pp

A$ pp

Mar 19

765

1115

2016

3 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

Mar 16

Start in Dublin deduct A$50 .

3

Triple reduction of A$50 . 2017

INCLUDED MEALS 3 hot breakfasts (B)

Mar 15

ST. PATRICK’S DAY Dublin

INCLUSIONS

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ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING Day 1: London to Dublin. Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or join us later in Dublin). Dublin is the ultimate place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Tonight, get the party started with a night out on the town.

to the Guinness Storehouse, where you can try the ultimate Irish drop at the SkyBar, with its 360º city views. With a free afternoon, go local & explore, or head to the popular Temple Bar district & get amongst the buzzing pub vibes. (B)

Day 2: Dublin. Today is going to be epic, as you take part in Ireland’s biggest annual party, where locals & travellers take to the streets to celebrate like only the Irish can. With packed streets, singing, dancing & good times all day & all night, live it up just like the locals! (B)

Day 4: Dublin to London (or end Dublin). Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if you’re staying on in Dublin, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Day 3: Dublin. This morning we’ll show you the sights on our walking tour, topped off with a visit

See contiki.com/dublin for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals.

SNAPSHOT

Pricing above includes coach from London. Trips start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Dublin & end 10:00am in Dublin or approx. 8:00pm in London. NB: In 2017 itinerary for Day 2 & 3 will be switched.

• See Trinity College, the monument of light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen’s Green. • Experience fun, festivities, parades & craic in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day

#STPATRICKSDAY

1314

4 DAYS 1 COUNTRY FROM A$715 PP* A$179 P/DAY*

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ DUBLIN

899

Start in Dublin deduct A$50 .

START & END IN LONDON OR DUBLIN Please see p.182 for more information on our standard inclusions.

Mar 18

Edinburgh

SHORT STAY

3/4

HOW MUCH & WHEN 5 DAY CODE: WWHG

NIGHTS HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

Start

Finish

London

London

Multi-share (up to 8 people) en-suite hostel accommodation

2016

Total Cost A$ pp*

Dec 29

Jan 2

1095

4 DAY CODE: WWHO

3/4

Start

Finish

London

London

3/4 hot breakfasts (B)

HOGMANAY

2016

START & END IN LONDON OR EDINBURGH

Please note: Start Edinburgh option does not include any coach transfers

INCLUDED MEALS

A$ pp*

Dec 30

INCLUSIONS • Trip Manager

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • City orientation walk in Edinburgh • Hogmanay Street Party ticket

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#CONTIKIHOGMANAY

Total Cost

4 OR 5 DAYS 1 COUNTRY FROM A$739 A$185 PP*

P/DAY*

Jan 2

905

* Price above is multi-share & includes the coach from London. Start in Edinburgh deduct A$166. Start 6:45am in London or approx. 5:00pm in Edinburgh & end 8:00am in Edinburgh or approx. 9:00pm in London.

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ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

4 DAY

5 DAY

Day 1: London to Edinburgh (or meet in Edinburgh). Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading to Edinburgh.!

Day 1: London to Edinburgh (or meet in Edinburgh). Meet up with your Contiki Team in London before heading to Edinburgh. The Scottish know how to party & Edinburgh pulls out all the stops. We’ll take a city walking tour, then head to a local pub to let the fun begin. Day 2: Edinburgh. Sleep in, then explore! Stroll down Princes Street & the Royal Mile & maybe visit Edinburgh’s famous castle. Tonight, join the crowds for the Torchlight Procession – it opens Hogmanay with a pack of noisy, hairy Vikings from the Highlands pulling a Viking warship along a “river of fire” through the streets. (B)

Day 3: New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. Maybe explore Holyrood House, visit Winter Wonderland or give haggis a go. Tonight, Hogmanay is all on! With bars & street parties pimped for amazing times, grab your mates & some drinks & get involved! (B) Day 4: Edinburgh. Chill today, or check out Loony Dook where punters jump in the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth. Or, just get back out there with the locals & party ‘til the ‘wee’ hours. (B) Day 5: Edinburgh to London (or end Edinburgh). Get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying on in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. Enjoy a late start today. Stroll down Princes Street & the Royal Mile or tour Edinburgh’s famous castle. Tonight get ready for the world’s biggest New Year party! (B) Day 3: Edinburgh. Welcome 2017! Take the day to chill or explore, then get back out & party. (B) Day 4: Edinburgh to London (or end Edinburgh). Chill or get some much needed sleep on the coach as your trip ends on arrival in London. Or if staying on in Edinburgh, your trip ends after breakfast. (B) See contiki.com/hogmanay for a full itinerary, all inclusions & ME Time optionals


TRIP DEPARTURE POINTS & STAY LONGER OPTIONS

Look up the start city of your trip below for departure point information about where your trip starts & how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday & stay longer either before or after your trip (marked below as PRE & POST). Take advantage of our specially negotiated ‘Stay Longer’ hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travel agent when you book your trip. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com/staylonger & contiki.com/departurepoints.

AMSTERDAM PRE: Amsterdam to Barcelona POST: European Panorama (end Amsterdam) Ibis Amsterdam Airport Hotel, Schipholweg 181, 1171 PK, Badhoevedorp. Tel: +31 206 134568 Getting there: From Amsterdam airport, take the complimentary Ibis Schiphol/Accor shuttle bus from stop A9 directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single A$149 Twin A$89 POST: European Explorer (end Amsterdam) Lakeland Monnickendam, Jachthaven 1, 1141 AV, Monnickendam. Tel: +31 299 653751 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. €4), then take bus 110, 114 or 118 (approx. €6). Duration of trip is approx. 25min – get off at stop Lagedijk & the hotel is a 2min walk away. Alternatively, catch a taxi from Centraal Station for approx. €40. Stay Longer rate: Single A$95 Twin A$65 PRE: European Magic, European Discovery & European Inspiration (start Amsterdam) & European Encounter (start Amsterdam) POST: European Vista (end Amsterdam) START HOTEL: Best of Europe (start Amsterdam) Blue Square Hotel, Slotermeerlaan 80, 1064 HD, Amsterdam. Tel: +31 205 063717 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. €4) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx. €20). Alternatively, Tram #14 goes from Dam Square (approx. €3), direction Slotermeer. The stop for the hotel is Plein 40-45 & the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Alternatively take bus 69 from Schiphol Centrum, Schiphol Airport/Plaza direction Sloterdijk & get off at stop Plein 40’-45’. From the stop it’s a 2 minute walk to the Blue Square Hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single A$145 Twin A$89 PRE: European Horizon, European Whirl (start Amsterdam) POST: European Highlights, European Experience, European Escapade, European Contrasts, European Adventurer & Ultimate European (end Amsterdam) Hotel Nieuw Slotania, Slotermeerlaan 133, 1063 JN, Amsterdam. Tel: +31 206 134568 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx. €4) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx. €20). Alternatively, Tram #14 goes from Dam Square (approx. €3), direction Slotermeer. The stop for the hotel is Plein 40-45, directly in front of the hotel entrance. Alternatively take bus 69 from Schiphol Centrum, Schiphol Airport/ Plaza direction Sloterdijk and get off at stop Plein 40’-45’. The bus stop is in front of the hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single A$89 Twin A$55

ATHENS PRE & POST: Aegean Classic Cruise POST: Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey, Mediterranean Escape Hotel President, 43 Kifissias Avenue, 11523, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6989 000. Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro Line 3 to Panormou (blue line) towards Agia Marina. Exit at Ambelokipi station (approx. €8) & then it’s a short walk or taxi ride to the hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single A$215 Twin A$125 PRE & POST: Greek Island Hopping Poseidon Hotel, 72 Possidonos Avenue, 17562, Paleo Faliro, Athens. Tel: +30 210 9872 000 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the X96 bus from outside International Airport Arrivals (approx. €5). The stop for the hotel is Edem, directly in the front of the hotel entrance. Stay Longer rate: Single A$215 Twin A$125 PRE & POST: Spotlight on Greece & Island Cruising and Santorini Zafolia Hotel, 87-89 Alexandras Avenue, 114 74, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6449 002 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the Metro Line 3 (blue line) towards Agia Marina. Exit at Ambelokipi station (approx. €8), follow the signs to the Panormou exit & then it’s a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Stay Longer rate: Single A$215 Twin A$125 POST: Road to Athens Center Square Hotel, 15 Aristogotonos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 3211 770 Stay Longer rate: Single A$215 Twin A$125 POST: Golden Fleece & Eastern Mediterranean Cruising Arion Hotel, 18 Ag. Dimitriou Street, 10554, Athens. Tel: +30 210 3240 415 Stay Longer rate: Single A$215 Twin A$125 PRE & POST: Greek Island Adventurer Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 5239 782 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch metro line 3 (blue line) to Syntagma then change on to metro line 2 (red line) towards Anthoupoli. Exit

at Omonia station. At the station, follow the signs to Athinas street and the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Stay Longer rate: Single A$169 Twin A$95 POST: London to Athens Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 5239 782 Stay Longer rate: Single A$169 Twin A$95 PRE & POST: Greek Sailing Poseidon Hotel, 72 Possidonos Avenue, 17562, Paleo Faliro, Athens. Tel: +30 210 9872 000 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch the X96 bus from outside International Airport Arrivals (approx. €4). The stop for the hotel is Edem, directly in the front of the hotel entrance. Stay Longer rate: Single A$215 Twin A$125 The Northern Trek will start at Camping Athens, 198 Athinon Avenue, 12136, Athens. Tel: +30 210 5814 113 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro Line 3 (blue line) to Syntagma in the city centre. From there you can catch a taxi to the campsite for approx. €15. Alternatively, take Metro Line 2 to Metaxourghio station, then bus A15 or B15 to the campsite. The bus costs approx. €2, duration of trip approx. 35 minutes – get off the bus at the Camping Athens stop.

BARCELONA POST: Amsterdam to Barcelona Novotel Cornella de Llobregat, Avinguda del Maresme 78, Ronda de Dalt exit 15, 08940, Cornella de Llobregat, Barcelona. Tel: +34 93 4747000 Stay longer rate: Single A$145 Twin A$75 PRE: Mediterranean Quest & Quest to London Generator Hostel Barcelona, Carrer de Còrsega, 373-377, 08037 Barcelona, Spain. Tel:+34 932 20 03 77 Getting there: Take the train for €3.80 from Barcelona Airport (Aeropuerto de Barcelona). Trains run every 30 minutes from Terminal 2 to Barcelona Sants/Sants Estacio. From there get on the metro and travel to either Diagonal or Verdaguer stations. Both stations are very near the hostel. AeroBus, the blue bus service, from both Airport Terminals 1 & 2, is less than €6 to Catalunya Square and it only takes 30 minutes. From there get on the metro and travel to Diagonal station. Taxis are available 24/7 and for up to four passengers plus some luggage is €30-€40 but this does depend on the time of day and level of traffic near the hostel. Stay Longer rate: Quad A$99

BERLIN PRE: Berlin to Budapest, Berlin & Prague and Berlin & Prague + Vienna PRE & POST: Eastern Road Econtel Hotel Berlin Charlottenburg, Sommeringstrasse 24 - 26, Berlin. Tel: +49 30 346 8100 Getting there: From Tegel Airport: Take X9 bus from Tegel Airport leaves every 10 minutes. Just stay on it for 3 stops until you reach the stop marked “Quedlinburger Straße”, at which point you will already have reached the ECONTEL HOTEL Berlin Charlottenburg From Schonefeld Airport: Take the X7 or X171 to underground station ‘Rudow’then catch the U7 to underground station “Mierendorfplatz” (U7) is located in close proximity to the hotel, just 2 or 3 minutes’ walk away. Stay longer rate: Single A$125 Twin A$75 PRE & POST: Scandinavia & Russia Plus (end Berlin) PRE: Scandinavia (start Berlin) POST: Russia Plus (end Berlin) PLUS Berlin Hostel, Warschauer Platz 6-8, 10245, Berlin. Tel: +49 30 2123 8501 Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre & take a taxi to the hostel, or change on to the S-Bahn (Line S3, S5, S7, S9 or S75 – approx. €3). The hostel is a short walk from Warschauer Strasse station. Stay longer rate: Twin A$75 Quad A$55

BODRUM Turkish Sailing Departure Point: Cruise starts from the Bodrum Harbour, Bodrum 3.30pm. Meet at the Barbaros Yachting stand at the port in front of the Tepecik Mosque/Tepecik Café. Look for the Contiki or Barbaros Yachting Representative at the port. You will need to make your own way from your accommodation to the port in Bodrum. Taxis from Bodrum Airport to Bodrum port cost approx. €40/50 (TRY 120/150)- please refer to your Contiki travel documents for meeting point.

BUDAPEST POST: Berlin to Budapest and Vienna & Budapest Mercure Budapest Duna Hotel, Soroksari Ut 12, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary,1095

Getting there: Take a taxi directly from the airport approximately €25. Alternatively, take the 200E bus to Kobanya-Kispest then take metro M3 to CorvinNegyed. The hotel is a short walk from Metro station. Stay longer rate: Single A$109 Twin A$55 PRE & POST: Best of Balkans start Budapest PRE: Mini Balkan POST: Balkans Discovery Danubius Arena Hotel, Budapest, Ifjúság útja 1-3, 1148 Hungary. Tel: +36 1 889 5200 Getting there: Take a taxi directly from the airport for approximately €25 (7,760 HUF), 20 minutes. Alternatively, take the 95 bus from Liszt Ferenc Airport 2 to Puskás Ferenc Stadion Metro via Felsőcsatári út approx. €4 (1,240 HUF), 1 hour. Stay longer rate: Single A$105 Twin-share A$55

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PRE: Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) & Spain Morocco and Portugal PRE & POST: Spanish Spree Tryp Charmartin Hotel, Calle Mauricio Ravel 10, 28046, Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 91 7333400 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. €30. Alternatively, catch the Metro Line 8 from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto Metro Line 10 & travel to Chamartin station (approx. €6). The hotel is across the road from the station. Stay longer rate: Single A$145 Twin A$85 POST: Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) & Spain Morocco and Portugal Novotel Puente de la Paz, Calle Albacete 1, 28027, Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 917 24 76 00 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. €30. Alternatively, catch the Metro Line 8 from the airport into the city. Change on to metro line 4 at Mar de Cristal (direction Arguelles), then change again at Avenida de America onto metro line 7 (direction Hospital del Henares). Exit at Parque de las Avenidas station which is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single A$139 Twin A$79

PRE & POST: Egypt & The Nile Please contact Contiki for departure details. Getting there: If you have provided Contiki with your flight arrival details at least 14 days in advance, our local representative will be in the arrivals hall holding a Contiki sign. Due to different flight arrival times, you may have to wait in the airport up to 1 hour for a transfer.

COPENHAGEN Scandinavia and Scandinavia & Russia Plus (start Copenhagen) will start at Danhostel Copenhagen City, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 50, 1553 København V. Tel.+45 3311 8585 Getting there: From Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3 take the train to Copenhagen Central Station (DKK 108). Trains run every 10 minutes with a journey time of 13 minutes. During the night the train runs 1-3 times an hour. From the train station the hostel is a 10 minute walk. OR Bus 5A from the airport to stop Klaksvigsgade (directions Husum Torv), approximate journey time 30 minutes . From there it’s a 4 minute walk, cross the bridge and the hostel will be located on the left. The bus runs every 10 minutes until 01:00 at night. Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines in terminal 3 or you can buy a ticket on the bus. Please note that the bus drivers only accept coins.

DUBLIN St. Patrick’s Day Trip Please contact Contiki for departure details. PRE & POST: Ireland POST: Scotland & Ireland Travelodge Airport South Ballymun, Shangan Rd, Dublin, Co. Ireland, Ireland. Tel +353 1 842 2000 Getting there: From the airport, take a taxi for €15-20 or take the shuttle bus from Zone 14 of the coach parking area. From O’Connell Street Dublin City Center, take bus number 13,13A or 4. Stay longer rate: Single A$179 Twin A$99

DUBROVNIK PRE: Croatian Island Hopper North Departure Point: Cruise starts from the Gruz Port, Dubrovnik at 12.00pm - look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines Representative in the port. Your vessel will have a ‘Katarina Lines &/or Contiki’ sign displayed. POST: Croatian Island Hopper South Adriatic Hotel, Masavy put 9, Dubrovnik, 20000. Tel: +385 20 433609 Getting there: From the Dubrovnik Airport take a taxi will take approximately 30 minutes to reach the hotel. Alternatively you could get a bus to the city centre, and then take a local bus or taxi to Lapad where there are signs to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single A$155 Twin A$115

EDINBURGH Scotland and Scotland & Ireland trips will start at Holiday Inn City West, 107 Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 3HL. Tel: + 44 871 942 9025 Getting there: From Edinburgh airport a taxi direct to the hotel will cost approx. £12-£15.

FEZ Morocco Please contact Contiki for departure details. Getting there: If you have provided Contiki with your flight arrival details at least 7 days in advance, our local representative will be in the arrivals hall holding a Contiki sign.

HELSINKI PRE: Russia Plus (start Helsinki) POST: Scandinavia (end Helsinki) Cumulus Hakaniemi, Siltasaarenkatu 14, 00530 Helsinki, Finland Tel:+358 9 54660100 Getting there: From Helsinki Airport take bus 615 towards Rautatientori and get off at stop Hakaniemi, approximate travel time is 30 minutes. Bus will drop off directly across the street from the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single A$169 Twin A$85

Anzac Classic & Anzac Odyssey Please contact Contiki for departure details. PRE: Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey Samir Hotel, Buyuk Resitpasa caddesi Ahmet Suayip Sokak, No: 22 Fatih Istanbul. Tel: +90 212 528 2840 Getting there: A taxi from Istanbul Ataturk airport costs approx. 45TL (approx. €20) Stay longer rate: Single A$135 Twin A$75

LONDON All trips that start in London depart from the Royal National Hotel where you’ll also find the Contiki Basement. For further details, a map, plus stay longer options in London see p.172.

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PARIS POST: European Discovery & European Impressions Alliance Hotel Paris Porte de Saint Ouen, 9 Rue Lafontaine, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France. Tel: +33 1 49 18 66 66 Stay longer rate: Single A$175 Twin A$95 Exceptions for 10th June – 10th July: Single A$235 Twin A$125 PRE: European Panorama POST: European Magic & European Encounter Ibis Porte d’Orleans, 33 Rue Barbès, 92120 Montrouge, France. Tel:+33 1 42 31 67 00 Getting there: Train from Paris Orly and Roissy CDG Airports take the RER B train to GENTILLY. Closest Mero stops are Metro Line 4- MAIRIE DE MONTROUGE or Metro Line 4- PTE D’ORLEANS . The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from all stops. Stay longer rate: Single A$159 Twin A$89 PRE: European Vista & Road to Athens (start Paris) POST: European Inspiration (end Paris) Campanile Porte D’Italie, 2 Boulevarddu Général de Gaulle, 94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. Tel:+33 1 46 70 11 86 Getting there: Train from Paris Orly and Roissy CDG Airports take the RER B train to CHATELET. Then change onto Metro Line 7 Direction Mairie d’Ivry. Metro Stop - PORTE D’ITALIE the hotel is a few minutes’ walk. Stay longer rate: Single A$155 Twin A$95 Exceptions for 9th June – 11th July: Single A$245 Twin A$175 PRE: European Explorer POST: European Inspiration (end Paris) Timhotel Paris Berthier 17, 4 Boulevard Berthier, 75017 Paris, France. Tel: +33 1 46 27 10 00 Getting there: From Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly Airports, catch the RER B train to Gare du Nord Station & then a taxi to the hotel (approx. €20). Alternatively make your way to the closest metro stop of Porte de Clichy (Line 13, direction AsnieresGennevilliers-Les Courtilles) & the hotel is a 2 minute walk from there Stay longer rate: Single A$215 Twin A$109 Exceptions for 9th June – 11th July: Single A$335 Twin A$175 PRE: Best of Europe (start Paris) Ibis Styles Saint Ouen, 2/4 Rue Pierre Nicolau, 54 Quai De Seine, SaintOuen, France. Tel +33 1 40 12 91 29 Getting there: From Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly Airports, catch the RER B train to Gare du Nord Station & then a taxi to the hotel (approx. €20). Alternatively make your way to the closest metro stop of Carrefour Pleyel (Line 13, direction Saint-DenisUniversitie) & the hotel is a 15 minute walk from there. Stay longer rate: Single A$165 Twin A$89 Exceptions for 9th June – 10th July: Single A$449 Twin A$245

PRE: European Highlights, European Experience, European Escapade, European Contrasts, European Adventurer, Ultimate European & London to Athens (start Paris) POST: European Horizon, European Whirl, European Trail, Trail to London & Western Rocker (end Paris) Please contact Contiki for details.

ROME PRE: Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) POST: Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid) PRE & POST: Simply Italy & Italian Espresso Please contact Contiki for details. POST: Best of Europe Please contact Contiki for details. PRE: Eastern Quest Please contact Contiki for details.

SPLIT PRE & POST: Croatia Island Escape & Croatia Island Escape Plus PRE: Croatian Island Hopper South POST: Croatian Island Hopper North Hotel Bellevue, Bana Josipa Jelacica 2, 21000, Split. Tel: +385 21 345 644 Getting There: An airport bus service runs from Split airport to Obala Lazareta, on the edge of Split’s old town (cost approx. 30kn/€4). From there, the hotel is a short walk away. Alternatively, catch a taxi from the airport directly to the hotel (approx. 350kn/€45). Stay longer rate: Single A$185 Twin & Twin-share A$119 Departure point: Cruise departs from Split port at 12:00pm – look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines representative on the port. There are many small hotels & pensions located in Split & near to the port – search the web for options, or call Contiki for details of hotels we offer. PRE & POST: Best of Balkans start Split PRE: Balkans Discovery POST: Mini Balkan Hotel Dalmina, Kopilica 5 Split KR-21000, Croatia Tel: +385 21 350 000 Getting There: Take a taxi from the airport for approximately €30-€35 ( 260 HRK), 30 mins. Stay longer rate: Single A$165 Twin A$109

ST. PETERSBURG Best of Russia Please contact Contiki for departure details.

STOCKHOLM Russia Plus (start Stockholm) will start at the Quality Hotel Nacka, Värmdövägen 8412008 Stockholm. Tel: +46 8 506 160 00 Getting there: From the Central Station take the metro to Slussen station. From there you can take the local train to Sickla station. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from there.

VENICE POST: Italian Espresso (end Venice) Please contact Contiki for details.

VIENNA Vienna & Budapest will start at Courtyard by Marriot Vienna, Schoenbrunn, Schlosssttrasse 48-40, Wien A-1120. Tel: +43 1 810 17170 Getting there: You can take a train to Wien Mitte then change onto the U$ metro line. Alight at the Schonbrunn staion, the hotel is a few minutes’ walk away from the stop. Eastern Trail & Trail to London Please contact Contiki for departure details.

WARSAW POST: Eastern Road Ibis Centrum, Al. Solidarnosci 165, Warsaw 00-876 Tel: +48 22520 3000 Stay longer rate: Single A$95 Twin A$55

NOTE: • Rates are per person per night including continental breakfast (except London) & have private facilities. • Rooms are available for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights in most hotels. Please contact Contiki for details. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of A$35. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before &/or after their trip. • If two people want to share a room, - the booking must be made at the same time. Solo travellers must book a single room in most cities - the exceptions are London, Split (Hotel Bellevue only) Berlin (Plus Berlin only), Budapest (Danubius Arena Hotel only), Rome (Eastern Quest only) & Barcelona where you can book a multi-share room & we can match you with same sex room-mates. • All hotels are subject to availability & where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.

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GOT A QUESTION? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know: WHAT’S INCLUDED? • Coach, train, air transfers & ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch & evening meals as detailed in the Snapshot section on trip pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on p.16-17 & in the itineraries on the trip pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced team as detailed on p.20-21 & on trip pages.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED? • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages. • All ME Time Optional Excursions. • All other meals not specified in the Snapshot section on trip pages. • Anything else not listed in the Snapshot section on trip pages.

INCLUDED FLIGHTS Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.181) under ‘General’ 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 airlines terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

WHERE WILL I STAY? HOTELS: Our hotel accommodation is always twin-share, staying in superior tourist class hotels, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Twin-share is 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a same-sex room match. We also offer upgrades to single rooms for a supplement, but please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. We also offer a reduced price triple-share option – either three people travelling together, or as a triple-share same-sex room match. Note: On rare occasions due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels may be used. Whilst it is always our intention to use hotels of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either.

HOSTELS: Our hostels are some of the newest & best in Europe. They are maximum same sex quad-share, with private facilities. Our hostels also offer great extras as part of the experience, like bars, entertainment areas, washing facilities & conveniently located in cities. Note: Our Festival trips may feature multi-share accommodation for up to 8 people, and at times may be mixed gender, with shared facilities.

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABINS: Our Special Stopovers & Contiki Village Cabin accommodation is exclusive to Contiki. Special Stopovers: Special Stopovers are a combination of twin & quad-share depending on the destination, but never more than 4 people sharing. Travellers must bring their own towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels & our travellers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the adventure. All Special Stopovers have hot showers, a bar, WiFi, laundry facilities & in some destinations, pools. As well as our Contiki-only On-site team.

Contiki Village cabins: Contiki Village cabins are located within some of Europe’s best campsites each with private facilities. Travellers must bring their own towel, and our travellers are asked to assist with serving meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun. Contiki Village facilities can include pools, WiFi in some locations, clothes washing facilities, and restaurants. As well as our Contiki-only On-site team.

CAMPING : Our accommodation is modern two-person tents with built in ground sheets & air mattresses at some of Europe’s best campsites. All campsites have hot water, bathroom facilities in shower blocks & many have clothes washing facilities, pools, WiFi, bars & shops. The standard of campsites in Europe can depend on location & should not be compared to those elsewhere around the world. On our camping trips, travellers need to take down & erect tents that are carried on the coach and travellers must also bring their own sleeping bag & towel. On occasions, travellers are asked to assist with preparing meals & washing up, it’s all part of the fun.

CRUISING & OTHER: Sailing trips: We offer a variety of sailing options from cruise ships and traditional sailing cruise boats to small sailing yachts. On our cruising trips in Greece, we offer single, twin or quad share options all with private facilities. These cruise ships offer restaurants, pools, bars & nightly entertainment on board. On our traditional sailing cruise boats in Croatia and traditional gullets in Turkey, travellers will be in twin-share cabins with private facilities. These boats feature a dining room, bar & sundecks. On our small sailing yachts in Greece, we offer twin berth accommodation with shared facilities. Trains: On some trips, we use trains. On our Egypt trips, two people share a two-berth coachette with shared facilities. On other trips, these details are outlined on the individual itineraries. Overnight ferries: On overnight ferries, trips are provided with allocated seating on deck.

SKI & BOARD HOLIDAYS: Both our ski & board packages stay at our Contiki Special Stopover, our Austrian Gasthof. Refer to p.162-164 for details.

FESTIVALS: Some trips offer ‘multi-share’ accomodation. These rooms maybe for up to 8 people with shared facilities & at times may be mixed gender.

QUAD-SHARE ACCOMMODATION On our Discovery Plus and Scandinavia & Russia trips advertised with hostel style accommodation and all High Energy trips, you are accommodated in same sex quad share accommodation. Where possible we try to accommodate male/female couples with another male/female couples, however due to passenger numbers and rooming availability this cannot be guaranteed in all locations. We have free upgrades to twin share accommodation on these trips at certain locations but again this cannot be guaranteed. Please note on these trips, with the exception of the Scandinavia & Russia trips, you will need to bring a towel.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS You may notice on some of our trips that we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary allowing greater choice & flexibility for our travellers as to when they start and for how long they travel. This means some fellow travellers will join and leave during different stages of those trips. Life’s an adventure and one that’s best spent sharing new experiences with new friends. So, if you have the time don’t take a mini break instead choose to see as much of Europe as possible with us. The trips

that allow you this extra flexibility are - European Trail (p50), European Quest (p54), Great Britain & Ireland (p92), Iberian Peninsula & Morocco (p100), Best of Balkans (p106), Scandinavia and Russia Plus (p112). Mediterranean Escape (p126), Berlin to Budapest (p137) and The Big Chill (p140).

WILL I GET MORE INFORMATION? Upon receipt of final payment, your trip documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. Make sure you visit contiki.com for our travellers guide. It’s packed full of essential info for your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your trip. Your free Contiki document wallet* & luggage tag will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passport. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED? You should be able to use debit & credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover meals where not included (breakfast, lunch & dinner), souvenirs, shopping, drinks, ME Time optional excursions & activities, entrance fees to attractions & evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your trip with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc & British Pounds.

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES WHEN DO I CHOOSE? Optionals are arranged & paid for on trip. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends. You’ll get great value as we get you great rates & your Trip Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well.

HOW DO I PAY? Payment for your ME Time optionals is made direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash (local currency) or by credit or debit card as long as they have a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit card is convenient, and can save you money on withdrawal fees & poor exchange rates! You can pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re travelling & 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, like the UK, Croatia, Russia & Turkey. Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

PAST TRAVELLER 5% DISCOUNT We value our frequent travellers. All past Contiki and TTC sister brand customer are therefore eligible for a 5% discount on the land portion of their next trip. Conditions apply. Please see p.26 for details. Visit www.travelcorporation.com for details on our sister Companies. Past traveller discount can only be applied to trips of 7 days or longer. Clients must have completed a trip before they can redeem the discount on a subsequent trip booking. A deposit must be received before the discount can be applied to the booking. It is not available on pre & post-trip accommodation rates & other selected products. The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot be combined with any non-brochured special market promotions.

BROCHURE AUTHENTICITY We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given & literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care & is published in good faith (this includes Contiki. com & our 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.

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

BOOKING SECURITY Contiki has been running trips for young people since 1962 & is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). The members include all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest standards. With the guarantees of these organisations, you know your holiday & money are secure with Contiki.

MANAGE YOUR BOOKING Ready, set, go! You’re booked & it’s nearly go time, however just like when you’re taking a flight, it’s important you provide us with your all your details before you can travel. Check out www.contiki.com/managebooking to log into your booking.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? Luggage allowance per person is 1 × 20 kg/44lbs bag and 1 x small carry on hand/day bag (roughly 5 kg/12lb) bag. The size restriction of you main luggage is 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” × 20” × 10”). Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger or heavier luggage. If you are travelling on a Camping trip, you’ll need a sleeping bag (which can be purchased from Contiki in London, if necessary) and a towel. Your sleeping bag is not included in the luggage restrictions and can be separate from your main bag. If you are traveling on the European Trail, European Quest or a High Energy trip, you’ll need a towel. On Ski Austria trips starting in London you can bring one pair of boots & skis or a snowboard to be placed under the coach. If your trip starts in London you have the option of storing your excess luggage the day or evening before the trip departs. The Contiki Basement offers luggage storage as does the Royal National Hotel (for hotel guests only) for a nominal fee. On trips with included flights as part of the itinerary, your luggage should not exceed the weight restrictions imposed by airlines. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage. You are responsible for carrying your own luggage. Luggage is at the owners risk and insurance is strongly recommended.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS? At the time this brochure went to press (August, 2015), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it


is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.

DO I NEED VISAS? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require & how to obtain them.

European Adventurer, Ultimate European, Scandinavia & Russia Plus, Scandinavia (end Stockholm), Scandinavia (end Helsinki), Russia Plus (start Stockholm), Russia Plus (start Helsinki), The Northern Trek & The Big Chill.

VISAS FOR NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES Some of our trips also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Egypt, Russia, Belarus & Turkey. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your trip.

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

GOLD SEAL PROTECTION

SCHENGEN VISAS

IMPORTANT

The majority of our trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – e.g. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your trip travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. The trips that require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: Road to Athens plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, European Explorer, Spanish Spree, Spotlight on Greece plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise, Spotlight on Greece plus Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, Mediterranean Escape plus 4 day Greek Island Cruise, Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, Road to Athens plus Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, Island Cruising & Santorini, Spain Morocco & Portugal, Iberian Peninsula & Morocco, European Trail, Eastern Rocker, Trail to Rome, Trail to London,

1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. 4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

Coverage for Cancellation & Return Flight Security: Most trip operators are interested in their travellers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal even before you leave home. Pre-paid Cancellation Option A$99 per person: By paying A$99 per person Cancellation Option fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your trip for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. On Your Trip: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you & your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the trip. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki trip, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

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 cancellation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions 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.

Photos courtesy of © Himmelrich Hotel Kriens Lucerne p.14 Hotel Exterior. Photos courtesy of © Haroula Hotel Santorini p.14 Hotel Swimming Pool. Photos courtesy of © President Hotel Athens p.15 Swimming Pool. Photos courtesy of © Jail Hotel Lucerne p.15 Bedroom. Photos courtesy of © Fly2 p.18 Paragliding. Photos courtesy of © Airlie Walsh p.62 Greece, p.147 Santorini, p.149 Mykonos. Photos courtesy of © Barbaros Yachting p.146. Photos courtesy of © Katarina Line p.146. Photos courtesy of © Siva Travel p.146. Photos courtesy of © Craig Howes p.105 Great Pyramids of Giza. Photos Courtesy of © Glenn Kelly p.164. Photos Courtesy of © Sziget p.166-167 & 168-169 Sziget Festival. Photos Courtesy of © Céline Cousteau p.180 Snorkelling If you want to put yourself forward for one of our photoshoots in the future, just email contikiholidaysphotography@gmail.com with a bit of info about yourself, a few photos & who knows, next year it could be you!

LUGGAGE LIMITS

Your hold luggage restrictions on the coach are a max 20 kilos (44lbs). This means 1 x suitcase or bag measuring a max 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”). Please weigh your suitcase prior to departure, Contiki reserve the right to refuse overweight luggage.

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TreadRight is a not-for-profit organisation established by The Travel Corporation and its family of brands. To date, the foundation has helped support more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Contiki believes that we have a responsibility to create memorable travel experiences without putting tourism destinations at risk and there’s much more to that than just words on paper. TreadRight guides Contiki on all things sustainable - from helping to choose which global projects to support, to working with our operators, to supporting our very engaged global team and educating travellers on sustainable practices. While Contiki continues to strive to increase our sustainability efforts, we know there is much more we can do, and that’s where TreadRight comes in.

To learn more about TreadRight, their projects, including their new partnerships with Wild Aid and the Wilderness Foundation, and Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, plus the other 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide visit treadright.org TREADRIGHT AMBASSADOR - CÉLINE COUSTEAU A leading environmentalist, adventurer and explorer, Céline Cousteau truly embodies the TreadRight philosophy. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, Céline has travelled the world working to help amplify the voices of the amazing individuals who are working to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and people. In 2015, we welcomed Céline as our official ambassador, helping us tell the stories of our projects and partners. To discover the amazing projects Céline is working on with us visit treadright.org.

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

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs & exchange rates as at 22nd July, 2015. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (August, 2015) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our changes or cancellations. 4.5 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, the size of vehicle and/or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted including WiFi & powerpoints. Please note there are strict laws in Europe governing Driver’s driving hours and this may necessitate utilising public transport in some cities. 4.6 Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Contiki guestrooms and/or the public areas of most properties. In many itineraries there is paid WiFi on-board the coaches. The WiFi on the coaches uses the cellular phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries and on some coaches this service will not be available, in particular regional tours in Turkey, Egypt, The Balkans & Greece. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent or Contiki Specialist shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent or Contiki Specialist to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the trip programme. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your trip shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a nonrefundable deposit of A$200 per person per trip which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if travellers’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled.

2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 Credit Card Bookings: Contiki should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the card expiration date and the customer verification code. A surcharge of 1% will be applied at the time of payment. 2.2 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-trip bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded, nor can it be credited to any other booking. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice: ............................................Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days:........................................................... 27.5% of trip fare 21-8 days: ................................................................ 33% of trip fare 7-1 days: .................................................................. 55% of trip fare Day of departure: ................................................... 100% of trip fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. All Cancellation policies valid as at 21st August, 2015, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your trip booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your travel agent. 3.6 GOLD SEAL PROTECTION 3.6.1 By paying a non-refundable A$99 per person Cancellation Option fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/ or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your trip for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. 3.6.2 On Your Trip: Should you, or your travel companion*, booked under the same booking number leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you & your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the trip. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. * Travel companion must be booked under the same booking number and only one companion can be nominated. 3.6.3 Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki trip, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed & more than 45 days prior to trip departure, you wish to change to an alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki Trip within this brochure, you may do so subject to availability & provided the new trip or date alteration is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of A$35 per person, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of trip date, trip itinerary booking within 45 days of trip departure will be treated as a cancellation, & normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a A$35 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style & content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays.

5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all travellers. Contiki welcomes travellers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Travellers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All travellers must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any traveller who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the traveller’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Travellers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over uneven pavement, steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodation on international trips may differ from those in Australia. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodation for travellers travelling on international trips. • Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any traveller or remove any traveller who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a traveller is removed from a trip. Travellers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these booking conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the traveller occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas whilst on trip (including accommodation, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Trip Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/traveller costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be

arranged at the time of payment of the deposit & will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all thirdparty claims, actions, damages & remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers & Drivers, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions & anything else not listed in the ‘what’s included’ section of the itinerary pages within this brochure. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time travellers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to travellers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the traveller of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions & limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled travellers (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2016 to March 2017. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES Contiki Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH, with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland trips described on p.92-93, the 3 & 5 day London Explorer packages, London Uncovered, Hogmanay & St. Patrick’s Day trips described on p.172-173 & 176 all of which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principle operator of the Croatia Island Escape & Croatian Island Hopper products featured on p.151-153 is Katarina Lines. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request). The operator of the Turkish sailing product featured on p.156-157 is Barbaros Yachting, Turkey. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request). The operator of the Greek cruise product is Celestyal Cruises. Greek Sailing on p.154-155 is operated by Siva Travel. All companies can substitute any vessel & provide an alternative itinerary. 4. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. This brochure was published in August 2015 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market. Please see contiki.com for complete & up to date terms & conditions.

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USING THIS

BROCHURE TRAVEL STYLE Check the circle device on each itinerary page to find out what travel experience you’ll get with that particular trip. For more details of each travel style check out the introduction pages:

WAYS TO STAY Look for the icons on your trip page to show you where you’ll be sleeping. Check p.14 to find out what’s included in each of our five accommodation styles: HOTELS

CAMPING

HOSTELS

BOATS

DISCOVERY PLUS – p.32

CAMPING – p.138

HIGH ENERGY – p.64

SAILING & CRUISE – p.144

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER – p.88

WINTER & SKI – p.158

EASY PACE – see p.118

FESTIVALS & SHORT STAYS – p.166

See more at contiki.com/waystotravel

COUNTRY LIST Check out each and every country you’ll be visiting on your trip.

SPECIAL STOPOVERS & CABIN VILLAGES

See more at contiki.com/waystostay

SNAPSHOT

SPANISH SPREE BILBAO 1

FROM

PP*

SPAIN/GIBRALTAR

13

ITINERARY, SIGHTSEEING & PRICING

HOW MUCH & WHEN

Day 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later, meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow travellers. (RD)

SUMMER 2016 CODE: BBEH

NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

ATLANTIC OCEAN

14 DAYS A$2125 A$152

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA

P/DAY*

Zaragoza

2 BARCELONA

Segovia

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$295. SEE P.26 FOR DETAILS

MADRID 3

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

SPAIN

Toledo

#SPANISHSPREE

2 IBIZA Denia

CORDOBA 1 SEVILLE 1

Day 2: Madrid. It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a Local Guide (this tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado)

Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao. Head north to Segovia with its Roman aqueduct & Alcazar fortress before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art Museum. (B,RD) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, the city immortalised in the famous Hemingway novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’. (B)

2 GRANADA Gibraltar

Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. Soak up the Baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,RD) See Gaudí’s Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

7 World Heritage sites visited 1

• •

Places visited Nightstops

Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It’s a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza. It’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B) Day 8: Ibiza . Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some watersports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza Town & beaches

Day 9: Ibiza to Granada. This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland before reaching Granada. (B) Day 10: Granada . Take a trip back in time in this city, full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & sangria. (B,D) M Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Day 11: Granada to Seville. Wind along the Costa del Sol & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B) Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga M Tour to top of Gibraltar M Flamenco show & dinner

Day 12: Seville to Cordoba. Take your time in laid-back Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up oldworld atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets. (B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de España in Seville

Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid. Hit the road & travel to the hill-top town of Toledo. With its mix of mosques, churches & Medieval buildings, this gorgeous town is known by the locals as the “Imperial City”. After, we return to Madrid. (B) See the Alcazar fortress & Gothic cathedral in Toledo M Madrileños farewell dinner

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

2016 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 6

May May May Jun Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul

2975 2975 3049 3049 3049 3049 3049 3049 3049 3155 3155

13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2016 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29 Sep 12 Sep 19

17

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Oct

3155 3155 3155 3155 3155 3049 3049 3049 3049 3049

13 continental breakfasts (B), 3 regional dinners in our favourite local spots (RD), 1 three-course dinner (D)

A$ pp*

15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 19

24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 25 2

INCLUDED MEALS

WINTER 2016/17 CODE: WWEH Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

2016 Oct 17 Nov 21 Dec 28

Oct 30 Dec 4 Jan 10

2245 2195 2305

Start

Finish

Madrid

Madrid

Total Cost

INCLUSIONS

A$ pp*

2017 Jan 3 Feb 13 Mar 20

Jan 16 Feb 26 Apr 2

2305 2125 2195

• An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Ferry crossing

A$ pp*

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

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

BBEH - Summer 2016 Single room supplement of A$1075. WWEH - Winter 2016/17 Single room supplement of A$805. Triple-share reduction of 5% is available based on twin-share trip price. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For more ways to save see p.26.

Day 14: Depart Madrid. Your trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.177

Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in Madrid (RD,B,B), Bilbao 1 night (B), Pamplona 1 night (B), Barcelona 2 nights (RD,B,B), Valencia 1 night (B), Granada 2 nights (B,D,B), Seville 2 nights (D,B,B), Cordoba 1 night (B), Madrid 1 night (B).

For travel insurance see p.179.

For details of winter trips between Oct 2016 - Mar 2017, speak to Contiki or your travel agent.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS • Explore the Palace of the Spanish Royal Family on our locally guided tour in Madrid • Catch a flight to Ibiza & check out its famous clubs & beaches (summer departures only) • Locally guided tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace • Learn about the history of Spanish culture & architecture at the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME OPTIONS

MIX & MATCH See more & save more! Use low cost airlines to fly to Italy & Greece. This trip will Mix & Match with Simply Italy p.96-97, or Greek Island Hopping p.128-129. You’ll save A$50 with our Multi-trip discount. See p.26.

Basically... this trip is amazing. For those who love to party... IBIZA, enough said. There is so much more to this tour than that though! I never thought I would love Spain as much as I did. The culture was absolutely amazing..

Madrid

Ms_jessielynne (contiki.com/reviews)

Barcelona

HASHTAG Look out for the trip hashtag on the top or bottom of the trip page and search for it with #Contiki to check out how our travellers see the world.

MAP Look out for the places you’ll be visiting, those you’ll pass through and the routes in-between.

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1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night World Heritage sites visited

M Visit the Valley of the Fallen in Madrid M Explore Barcelona on a locally guided bike tour M Valencia cooking school (winter departures only) M Locally guided tour of Seville’s famous sights M Seville flamenco dance show & dinner See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

LOCAL CULTURE Hit the shops in Madrid, the Salamanca stretch, also known as fashion’s “golden mile” is home to some great high-street brands such as Zara, Mango & Bershka .

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ SPAIN


NAVIGATING YOUR WAY AROUND OUR TRIP PAGES IS EASY! READ BELOW TO DISCOVER WHATʼS INCLUDED AND THE TYPE OF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE FOR EACH TRIP – TAILOR MADE TO SUIT EVERY TYPE OF EXPLORER.

HOW TO BOOK

PRICE PANEL Check the price panels for total trip costs depending on what departure date you select. Or check out the left hand page for your per day pricing if you are breaking down your budget. And most importantly see our hot pay early deals to save big if you book early. Yay!

CALL 1300CONTIKI VISIT CONTIKI.COM OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT SNAPSHOT The Snapshot section highlights what’s included in your trip price as well as some of our favourite handpicked highlights.

Now you’ve chosen your trip, here’s how to get onboard in six easy steps: 1. Confirm there’s space on your chosen adventure, then… 2. Book it! You only need to pay a non-refundable deposit of A$200 per person within 7 days to secure your spot. And to keep things easy, at the same time why not book your hotel accommodation before and after your trip (great prices, yes please!).

INCLUSIONS These are the practical bits that are included on every trip: • An experienced and professional Trip Manager and Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations • Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges • Ferry crossings Look out for on the trip pages. Where you see these icons, all of the above are included on your trip.

3. Once your deposit is received, we’ll send confirmation of your booking. 4. You need to pay the balance of your holiday no less than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days prior to your departure from Australia. 5. We’ll then send you or your travel agent all your documents and detailed information for your trip, approx. 21 days before you head off on the trip of a lifetime. 6. IT’S TIME TO GO! Let the adventure begin #NOREGRETS Important: By paying the A$200 deposit per person

REVIEWS Check out our reviews from past travellers, all taken from contiki.com. Visit the trip page online or contiki.com/reviews for even more.

per trip to Contiki or a travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read & understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.181 which make up the contract between you & Contiki.

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