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Europe winter tours + ski & snowboarding


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Welcome to Winter in Europe!

Cairo

Giza

Winter is a whole different experience in Europe – it’s totally magical!

EGYPT

The Nile

There are less crowds, it’s great value, and you can enjoy yourself at a more relaxed pace – getting to know the ‘real’ Europe and it’s locals.

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Luxor

SKI AUSTRIA Contiki also offers packages to ski or board at Hopfgarten, a traditional European village located in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol Mountains. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, advanced, or somewhere in between, there’s non-stop downhill fun all day and cosy après ski atmosphere in Contiki’s exclusive Chalet accommodation every night.

Aswan Lake Nassar

Loch Ness

SCOTLAND Glasgow

Edinburgh Baltic Sea

N.IRELAND York Galway Dublin

Liverpool

S.IRELAND Ring of Kerry

WALES ENGLAND

Blarney

Elbe

NETHERLANDS

Oxford London Dover

Amsterdam

Dresden Rhine Valley

Calais

English Channel

BELGIUM

Heidelberg

Prague

Rhine

Seine

POLAND

Berlin

GERMANY

CZECH REP.

Munich

Paris

Danube

SLOVAKIA

Vienna Lucerne Loire

AUSTRIA

Liechtenstein

Tyrol

SWITZ Lyon

Po

Cinque Terre

Avignon Monaco

PORTUGAL

French Riviera

Madrid

SPAIN

Barcelona Valencia

Seville

Cordoba Granada Costa del Sol

Gibraltar

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

Verona

Rhone

Budapest Danube

Milan

FRANCE

Bratislava

Venice

Pisa Florence

ITALY Rome

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

Pompeii Sorrento Isle of Capri


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CONTENTS CONTENTS CONTENTS WHY CHOOSE CONTIKI

Regional Europe:

Why Travel Contiki? Choosing Your Trip Free Time & Optional Extras Make A Difference contiki.com Juicy Deals Check Out London The Basement Where You Stay Stay Longer

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

THE HOLIDAYS WE OFFER Multi-Country Europe: European Magic European Discovery European Encounter European Inspiration European Vista Winter Wanderer

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Duration 9 Days 12 Days 16 Days 19 Days 21 Days 24 Days

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Ski Europe: Ski Austria Hopfgarten

Duration 7 or 9 Days 9 Days 10 Days 11 Days 9 Days 7 Days 5 Days 8 Days 8 Days 12 Days 13 Days 12 Days 8 Days

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Duration 7/14 Days

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HOW TO BOOK Departure Points & Questions and Answers Booking Conditions How to Book, Group Bookings, Special Groups

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Why Choose Contiki?

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We don’t just offer a destination, we deliver an experience! Our reputation

With Contiki you won’t break the bank

Every year, young travellers from across the globe choose to holiday with Contiki for the experience of a lifetime – discovering far off places and exotic cultures. For over 46 years, these young travellers have trusted us to show them the world and we’re still going strong.

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE THE ORIGINAL... THE ORIGINAL... ORIGINAL... & The Best! In 1961, at just 22 and after six months living in London, New Zealander John Anderson decided it was time to discover Europe. Not wanting to travel alone, he decided to buy a minivan, get a group together and spend the summer travelling across the continent.

“First Contiki to ur -

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gne 1961” A couple of weeks later, John hit the road with 11 complete strangers, all aged between 19-29, in search of adventure. After six weeks travelling from country to country, creating unforgettable memories and long lasting friendships, the group returned to London. To satisfy his growing appetite for travel and adventure, the following summer John organised 2 more 6 week trips and Contiki Holidays was “born”.

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

Don’t take our word for it t passengers

See what our pas nce on our say about their experie message boards

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The Contiki Menu Trying new food and letting your tummy take over is half the fun of visiting a new country. No trip would be complete without sampling at least a few of the local delicacies like escargot in Paris, goulash in Hungary and fondue in Switzerland. And with a virtual, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of scrumptious international cuisine, we promise Europe’s kitchens and street vendors will leave you begging for more. Providing breakfast and many dinners, we’ll make sure you get your fill of fresh, seasonal produce but still give you the opportunity to indulge in mouthwatering meals at local eateries in your free time. Mix it up with our special optional dinners and free evenings, so you can tuck into a Tuscan feast or wash down a spicy paella with a glass of sangria in Spain – there’s a huge variety to choose from. Some tour operators include lunch. We have the experience to know that this doesn’t work. You’ve told us you prefer being out and about, sampling the local delights as well as maximising your free time and enjoyment, rather than scrambling back for a communal lunch. So we’ve listened and are happy to leave lunch to you. Please Note: If you have any special dietary requests please make these known at the time of booking. Although we’ll bend over backwards to make sure it happens, standards can sometimes vary from place to place. Unfortunately we can’t be held responsible for local meals that don’t meet your exact requirements. It’s all part of the adventure!

For more information refer to: www.contiki.com/contikiexperience

Charging on the go! Flat batteries are no longer an excuse for missing out on a great photo, because we’ve fitted the vast majority of our coaches (excluding regional tours of Italy, Spain & Egypt) with charging units. And you’ll never have to worry about going cold turkey just because your ipod or mp3 player died minutes after you hit the highway. Just don’t forget to bring your Europe and UK plug adaptors. Also, if you want to send brag-mail to your friends and family stuck at home, there are plenty of Internet cafés across Europe that will help you rub it in.


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Europe in Winter

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We don’t hibernate during winter and neither should you, so pack your warm winter woollies and discover a magical, snow-covered Europe on one of our many great-value winter itineraries.

Choose from 2 trip types in Winter with Contiki Multi-Country trips If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the itinerary - don’t settle for visiting just one country or only a handful of cities when you can experience the very best of Europe on one of our go anywhere, see everything Multi-country trips. Multi-country trips generally start in London. From Spain to Austria, Italy to France and everything in between – discover the amazing country-to-country differences with these far-reaching trips. Visiting hundreds of must-see destinations in many diverse and captivating countries, you’ll definitely also have free-time to explore the natural beauty and famous icons of each city. Visit contiki.com/multi-country for more.

Top 5 reasons to travel this Winter! to 50% off! Spend son - up enjo but re, a little less to get the in queues. 2. Less crowds means less time waiting boarding, and the après 3. Have fun in the snow, skiing and snow ski in Europe is truly unique. nd experience one! 4. Stop dreaming of a White Christmas…a plus there’s the 5. Cultural events come alive in winter nivals. car Christmas markets, festivals and

1. Airfares are cheaper in the off-sea y a little more when you do.

In-Depth Regional trips It’s all about focus! If you’re fascinated by a particular country or area – cure your curiosity with one of our In-depth Regional trips. They’re also perfect if you’re short on time. Take your time to unlock a country’s best kept secrets, cultures and customs - venture off the beaten track, see how the locals live and discover where they eat and shop. In-depth Regional trips give you extra freedom to explore some of the most fantastic of Europe’s cities and countries. You'll have 3 nights in many cities, allowing you an extra day to explore the city further. Starting and ending in many major European cities, you’ll be able to make big savings on your flights. There are loads of low cost airlines to take you from city to city and make the most of your time. Visit contiki.com/regional for more.

More London Anyone? For the tours that start or end in London, it’s a great place to hang out a little longer – with a buzzing local scene and loads of amazing icons to visit. Christmas market - Berlin

Check Out Our London packages are highlighted on page 11.

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We know everyone is different, so in your free time you’ll have a choice to enhance your itinerary with Contiki’s ‘Optional Activities and Evenings Out’. Based on what our past travellers have asked for, they’re called Optionals as you have a choice to opt in or opt out and do exactly as you wish. Our exciting optional activities are the stuff memories are made of and will instantly transform your fantastic European holiday into an unforgettable experience. There’s something for everyone, our extras blend culture and adventure and include everything from a Spanish flamenco show, to a gondola ride in Venice or even a cabaret show in Paris. You’ll be amazed how much free-time you’ll have with Contiki - we’ve found the perfect mix of sightseeing and free time, allowing you the flexibility to create your trip of a lifetime.

When do I choose and how do I pay? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour, not beforehand. By leaving the final decisions until then, you'll have the following benefits: 

You’ll be able to choose what interests you, at the same time as your new friends.



You'll get great value, as we’ve negotiated the best rates for each Optional.



An experienced Tour Manager who'll offer you personal advice as well as take care of all the arrangements.



Some activities are seasonal whilst others are weather dependent.

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Here’s just a taste of what you can get up to

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So deciding on tour, rather than before, makes sense. This will make your holiday hassle-free, better value and more enjoyable, ensuring greater fun, bigger laughs and better stories. Payment will be made on tour and can be made by cash (Euro, Swiss Franc or US$) only. IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ Some of these activities involve outdoor adventure and can be physically demanding, so there’s always an element of risk. You should make your own decisions about these activities and only participate in activities that you feel comfortable you can handle. It’s also a good idea to check that your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities.

And because the choice is yours - do as much, or as little as you like.

Here’s some of the activities on offer What’s on offer and how much does it cost? On each itinerary page, you'll find a 'FREE TIME' box with a sample of the Optional Activities offered on tour. So you know about them in advance and to help you budget, a complete list is available on our website - go to www.contiki.com/europe - click on the tour you're interested in, then click on the 'Optional Excursions' button. There you'll find descriptions of each Optional Activity, prices and some additional web links. A complete Optional list with pricing will also come with your final documents.

Fun dinners in Monaco, Barcelona, Florence, Amsterdam



Schnaps Museum & Tasting in Vienna



Concert in Vienna



Paris Cabaret Show



Rhine Valley Wine Tasting



Spanish Flamenco Show



Guided tour of Pompeii



Guided tour of Ancient & Imperial Rome



Amsterdam Canal Cruise





Gondola Ride in Venice

For further information refer to: www.contiki.com/contikiexperience

Gondola Ride - Venice

Rome tour

Flamenco show

Schnaps Museum

Dinner in Florence


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Make a Difference

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Travelling with Contiki is an adventure – new places, amazing people and what’s even better is that we can do our bit to protect the planet along the way so that those who follow will also have plenty to enjoy.

Stonehenge - England

Our Conservation Foundation Contiki has made a significant commitment to the environment by being a part of establishing The Leading Travel Companies of the World Conservation Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people and places in need. Our group of companies is donating US$1 million per year to fund much-needed conservation, community and sustainable tourism projects that will help create and sustain a better world. The Foundation’s panel of expert sustainable tourism and conservation advisors, will help select a number of projects annually to ensure every single dollar goes to projects that will truly make a difference. Visit contiki.com/responsibletravel for more information on our Foundation.

We’re a greener way to travel Contiki’s coaches are one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel so you can breathe easy that your footprint will be a little lighter too. Contiki’s coaches are among the best in Europe and by continually updating our fleet we ensure that not only do you travel in style but that our engines are fuel efficient & environmentally friendly too. You’ll be happy to know coach travel emits less carbon emissions and other harmful greenhouse gases per passenger than most other forms of transport including cars or trains. Check out the facts…

Colosseum - Rome

CO2 emissions in kilograms per passenger per journey: Mode of transport

Kilograms of CO2 per passenger km

Car*

0.1330

Air

0.1313

Rail

0.0602

Coach**

0.0227

Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Figures June 2007 http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/envrp/pdf/conversion-factors.pdf * Car assumes national average of 1.56 people per car. ** Assumes average of 36 passengers UK statistics used to accurately reflect our tours, the majority of which are operated in the UK and Europe.

Travel carbon neutral and reduce your footprint There is a lot you can do to make a difference while traveling. Small things like switching off air-conditioning and taking shorter showers can save both energy & water. Or refilling your drink bottle instead of buying a new one each day – it all adds up! You can choose to travel carbon neutral and offset the carbon emissions from your flight, accommodation or tour, or all of the above! By paying a small contribution, you’ll be supporting sustainable energy projects that work to reduce the harmful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. See www.contiki.com/responsibletravel for more on offsetting your travel.

Contiki’s committed to making a difference We’re working with our hotel and various other partners around the world to continue to find ways to save energy and reduce resource consumption and waste. Not only do we think globally, but we act locally within our regional offices with initiatives such as introducing comprehensive recycling schemes and being proactive with educating our staff how they can ‘make a difference’ to the environment both at work and at home. One exciting program we have launched in 2008 is our Staff Volunteer Program where Contiki encourages each team member to select a charity of their choice and gives them 2 work days per year to get out there and lend a hand.

Please either pass this brochure on to someone else when finished, or recycle it.

Hopfgarten - Austria


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What’s on contiki.com? Need a hand hunting down the perfect holiday? Trip Finder Our Trip Finder will point you in the right direction – it sorts by lots of different categories like departure date, price range and destination to make your choice super easy. www.contiki.com/tripfinder

My Trips If you still can’t decide where to go and what to do, the My Trips tool lets you save all the best bits about each destination like itineraries and articles – so you can think about it, take your time to make a decision and look over your plans later. www.contiki.com/mytrips

Want to know more and be kept up to date? The Contiki Experience Minimovie Live the Contiki experience online through the eyes of two Contiki travellers at www.contiki.com/minimovie. Our awesome mini-movie follows their adventures across Europe and the USA.

Contikipedia You’ve heard of Wikipedia, right? Well, this is our very own wiki stuffed full of everything you ever wanted to know about the Contiki experience. Written by our Tour Managers, it is a must-check travel ‘bible’ on all things Contiki and gives you loads of important, insider-only travel tips about Contiki trips and ‘life on the road’. www.contiki.com/contikipedia

Connect Now Contiki Forums

Other Cool Stuff

Don’t wait until you leave for your trip to meet other Contiki travellers, get in early and chat online before you head off on Contiki’s message boards.

Deals & Offers

It’s also a great place to ask questions to Contiki passengers or our experienced tour managers. Plus it’s excellent for staying in touch once you get home. www.contiki.com/forums

My Trip Journal Forget hard to read travel diaries – share your up-to-the-minute travel yarns with friends and family back home as they happen on the road with the My Trip Journal tool. www.contiki.com/mytripjournal

If you want to cash in on the latest deals and exclusive offers, contiki.com is the place to search for an unbelievable bargain.

Join Contiki eNews Keep your finger on the pulse and join Contiki eNews - our monthly email newsletter that's full of interesting and exciting features like travel tips, competitions, giveaways, trip reviews, polls, plus more. And if that isn't enough, from time to time we'll send you excellent deals and member-only offers to save you loads of money. www.contiki.com/enews

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There are 3 things you can’t leave home without – your passport, your spending money and a visit to Contiki’s website. Wired with loads of cutting edge features, it’s a fun and interactive travel planning site that will help you save heaps of time and money organising your overseas adventure.


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Juicy Deals RRR’s Save

How to cut the cost of your holiday even more... With our Juicy Deals you could save up to R1290 or even better, get a group of 10 friends together and you could travel FREE!

Early Payment Discounts Save up to R1290

Offer #1: off the cost of your tour when you book and pay in full at least 6 months prior to departure. Offer #2: Save up to R645 off the cost of your tour when you book and pay in full at least 4 months prior to departure.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT

Look out for the early payment discount symbol on each tour page.

SAVE UP TO R1290

Gold Seal Protection Peace of Mind Insurance for just R550. Contiki's Gold Seal gives you the option to cancel your tour for any reason, prior to departing South Africa. Gold Seal also allows you to leave your Contiki holiday early for personal reasons or illness with a refund of R90 for each unused day of your tour. In addition, Gold Seal covers any extra air ticket costs should you need to return home early. See page 42 for details.

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

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

Travel Free - Save RRR’s Experience Contiki’s Europe with a group of 10 friends booked on the same trip at the same time and the 11th person travels free. Alternatively, everyone in your group gets 10% off. NB. All discounts apply to land tour price only. Funky 4, Super 7, Travel Free and Mix and Match multiple tour offers cannot be combined.

Multiple Tour Discount Price Guarantee As soon as Contiki has received your deposit, the land tour price confirmed to you by Contiki reservations is guaranteed so book and pay your deposit as early as possible! It gives you the best choice and could save you money. Only Government action can change the price you pay. See page 43 for full details.

Save R200.

Book two Contiki holidays, at least seven days long at the same time from this, or any other Contiki brochure and get R200 off the cost of the second holiday.


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2 & 4 night packages in one of the world’s most vibrant cities from R2155 Our exclusive 2 & 4 night breaks offer you a choice between Contiki’s two centrally located London hotels and includes a value-packed collection of extras and excursions guaranteed to make sure you enjoy your London stay we’ve taken care of all the organising. The days/dates allow you the flexibility to fit a London package around your tour. Book through your travel agent when you choose your Contiki holiday. Contiki gives you the perfect opportunity to experience London at your own pace. All this included  Accommodation at the hotel of your choice (see descriptions on page 13).  Continental breakfast daily.  Return transfer from Heathrow airport to central London by underground tube.  Open-top bus sightseeing tour including Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.  Theatre tickets (stalls or dress circle) to one of a selection of London shows.  Services of Contiki representatives at the Royal National Hotel.  Free Contiki ‘Welcome to London’ information booklet. Plus for 4 nights  Special 3-day London Underground & Bus Travel Pass. This can be validated to commence on a date convenient to you.  Day excursion including entrance to Stonehenge plus guided tour of Roman Baths, Bath. You choose the day for this excursion to fit in with your travel plans whilst in the UK. For a more detailed itinerary refer to: www.contiki.com/london

(1 Sep ‘08 - 31 Oct ‘08) 2 Nights 4 Nights Commencing

(1 Nov ‘08 - 20 Mar ‘09) 2 Nights 4 Nights

Daily

Daily

Daily

Daily

Royal National Hotel Triple Share with facilities Twin share with facilities

M3LSR R2310 R2620

M5LSR R4940 R5560

M3LSR R2155 R2340

M5LSR R4730 R5110

Imperial Hotel Twin Share with facilities Single with facilities

M3LSI R2935 R3620

M5LSI R6135 R7390

M3LSI R2750 R3185

M5LSI R5795 R6690

Check in and chill out at Contiki’s

London! Arriving in London can be a huge challenge. Colourful, cosmopolitan and always buzzing, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why Contiki created ‘The Basement’, a friendly space for you to hang out, get your bearings and make use of our range of helpful services. The Basement is at the Royal National Hotel on Bedford Way and is open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm in winter, 1st October to 30th April and offers a range of services such as: • Team of friendly Contiki Customer Services Representatives ready to help or take any tour bookings • Tickets for day trips and London sightseeing • Booking of Pre and Post London accommodation • Internet Café • Games Room • Chill out lounge • Client mail facility • Long & short term luggage storage For more information refer to: www.contiki.com/contikiexperience

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Where You Stay What can you expect from a Contiki hotel?

Mt Pilatus

We use Superior Tourist Class hotels throughout Europe. The focus is on location and quality coupled with our commitment to value for money. You’ll never be far from the heart of the action and the main city sights in our hotels. As a special treat in certain cities you will enjoy something really special...see below.

Where you stay Choice hotels and resorts When staying in Europe’s capitals location is all important. We’ve chosen Superior Tourist Class hotels throughout the continent meaning you’ll be right where you want to be – close to the life and colour of the city centre and surrounded by a unique array of sights and sounds.

Keeping the holiday feeling Relax in style – our hotels are there to make sure you never forget you’re on holiday. After a day of exploring and adventure there’s no better way to unwind than chilling out in the restaurant or bar. All our rooms come complete with private facilities and a selection of modern conveniences.

Eventhotel Pyramide

More than a trip

Special hotels and resorts

In addition to all this, we offer you the chance to spend the night at one of our unique night-stops located across Europe. Imagine spending the night on a Swiss mountain top, in a Four Star Plus resort or on a Nile cruise... hard we know, guess you have to be there!

Mount Pilatus

Don’t forget ski

At an elevation of some 2,100m (6890ft) above sea level, towering above the beautiful city of Lucerne, is Europe’s highest hotel – the Bellevue.

On ski hoidays you stay in a traditional Gasthof in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol. Idyllic, great value and close to the best skiing. For more details see p.38-40

From the top of Mt Pilatus, there’s a rare opportunity to view awe-inspiring panoramas: the Swiss Alps form a breathtaking backdrop to the sensational surrounding lakeland region. How do you reach the Bellevue, Mt Pilatus? Take a romantic gondola ride above the Alpine meadows before changing to the aerial cable-car for a final thrilling trip to the summit. Unforgettable!

Hotel Kyriad Centre Port, Nice

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna The inspired Eventhotel Pyramide is an attraction in itself. This gigantic glass pyramid is set in lavish landscaped gardens only 25 minutes from central Vienna. Relax and enjoy deluxe rooms with stereo radio, satellite TV and luxury bathrooms or simply spend your time being pampered in the ‘wellness’ centre. Its sauna, steam baths and massages will be sure to keep you refreshed. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars as well as boasting a free on-site internet facility, your stay in Austria will be everything but stressful!

Ibis Wenceslas Square - Prague

Hotel Regent - Rome

Room to share? TRIPLE SHARE: A combination of 2 and 3 bedded rooms. TWIN SHARE: Guaranteed twin bedded rooms every night SINGLE: A room to yourself every night (limited numbers available on certain tours) ON YOUR OWN: Nearly half our clients travel alone so don’t stress – you can share with a same-sex room mate and stay on the twin or triple-share rate regardless.


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Stay Longer Why not spend a few extra days in Europe before or after your tour? We’ve negotiated special rates for you to take advantage of.

London Royal National Hotel (Tourist Class) Bedford Way, London WC1. Tel: +44 020 7637 2488 It doesn’t get more central than this. With West End theatres, Soho nightlife and Oxford Street shopping all a ten-minute walk away, the Royal National is the ideal place to base yourself in London. With all the conveniences you’d expect of a large Tourist Class hotel, it offers comfortable rooms with private facilities. • Twin-share R635 • Triple-share R475 (1/10/08-31/10/08) • Twin-share R580 • Triple-share R455 (1/11/08-20/3/09) Imperial Hotel (Superior Tourist Class) Russell Square, London WC1. Tel: +44 020 7837 3655 Just around the corner from the Royal National Hotel, the Imperial is a perfect base with friendly, personal service and a

relaxed atmosphere. It is slightly quieter than the Royal National and offers a choice of restaurants and bars. All the rooms are extremely comfortable with private facilities, TV, telephone & radio.

Berlin

Madrid

BERLIN TO BUDAPEST (WWIT, WWBV

Please note: Clients booking the Imperial Hotel may occasionally be located at the adjacent President or Bedford Hotels, which are of an equal standard.

Allee 57-59, Berlin, 10247 Germany

SPANISH SPREE (WWEH) PRE & POST TOUR. MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS (WWMD) PRE TOUR ONLY (WWDM) POST TOUR ONLY

• Single R1130 • Twin-share R770 (1/10/08-31/10/08) • Single R945 • Twin-share R675 (1/11/08-20/3/09)

Friedrichshain district of Berlin – a short

with satellite TV, air-conditioning

Centrally located and opposite the Estacion del Norte train station. Good 4 star hotel complete with air-conditioning, TV, telephone and safe in each room.

Guests of the Royal National & Imperial Hotels (including the President & Bedford) are able to enjoy the use of a Leisure Centre comprising Gym, Aerobic Studio, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi at concessionary rates.

and telephone.

• Single R1030 • Twin-share R560

NB: Usually a room booked in a London hotel is available at 2.00pm on the first date booked. For rates from 21/03/09 onwards please contact Contiki Reservations.

& WWBP) PRE TOUR ONLY Best Western City Ost, Frankfurter Tel: +49 (0) 3072022100 A modern hotel located in the trendy tram ride from Alexanderplatz and museum island. All rooms are equipped

• Single R765 • Twin-share R470 Except: • Single R1810 • Twin-Share R1160 (29-12/08-3/1/2009)

Cairo EGYPT & THE NILE (WTEG) PRE & POST TOUR Oasis Hotel, Beginning of Cairo

This accommodation can be arranged at the same time you book your Contiki tour with your travel agent or with Contiki. These particular hotels mentioned are subject to availablitliy, Contiki will provide an similar alternative if needed upon your arrival IMPORTANT NOTE: Rooms are only available for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights in all the hotels except Rome where only 1 night may be booked. • All rates are per person per night and include continental breakfast. (Except London which does not include breakfast). • All rooms have private facilities. • Full payment is required 45 days before the first night’s accommodation.

• Cancellation within 14 days of the first night’s ccommodation incurs 100% cancellation charges. • Any amendment to a hotel booking will incur an administrative charge of R200. • Rates for all accommodation shown here only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before and/or after their tour. • If two people are sharing a room then they must both make their booking at the same time. • Individual travellers must book a single room in all cities except London, where if you require you can book a twin or tripleshare room & we will match you up to share with someone of the same sex.

Alexandria Desert Road, Cairo. Tel: +20 (02) 838 7333 Situated a short distance from the Pyramids, the Oasis Hotel features a swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Each room is air-conditioned with en-suite bathroom, mini-bar, telephone & satellite TV. • Single R595 • Twin-Share R350 (16/10/08-15/3/09)

Hotel Florida Norte, Paseo de la Florida, 5 28008 Madrid. Tel: +34 (91) 542 8300

Rome MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS (WWDM) PRE TOUR ONLY (WWMD) POST TOUR ONLY Roma Park Hotel, Via Della Caffarelletta 112/114, 00179 Roma. Tel: +39 (06) 7835 9552 Good 4 star hotel located on the outskirts of the centre of Rome. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone & mini-bar. • Single R735 • Twin-share R485 SIMPLY ITALY (WWSY) AND ITALIAN ESPRESSO (WWHI) PRE & POST TOUR ONLY Hotel Giglio dell Opera, Via Principe Amedeo, 14, 00185 Roma. Tel: +39 (06) 484401

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8 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 8 Continental breakfasts (B) and 5 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Ferry transport as per itinerary. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Traditional Meal - Munich

VISIT 7 COUNTRIES Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria (in transit), Italy, Switzerland, France

“The spectacular colours of the stained glass in St. Chapelle in Paris on my a sunny day makes this favourite building in all of Europe.”

Karen Lake Contiki Tour Manager

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Amsterdam:  See the canals, gable houses and city by night Rhine Valley:  Scenic drive along the Rhine River  See the Lorelei Rock Munich:  See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz  Visit a beerhall

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Brenner Pass:  Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands  See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' Palace & St. Mark's Square  Murano glass-blowing &

Burano lace-making demonstrations Lucerne:  See the Wooden Chapel Bridge  Scenic Alpine drive 

View the Lion Monument

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


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DAY 5: Venice. Travel to the central islands of Venice for sightseeing and a half day free to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B) DAY 6: Venice to Lucerne. Scenic drive past Milan and Lake Como to Lucerne, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D)

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 12 Days from R12795

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

       

11 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 11 Continental breakfasts (B) and 6 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Ferry transport as per itinerary. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Amsterdam:  See the canals, gable houses and city by night Rhine Valley:  Scenic drive along the Rhine River  Visit the riverside town St. Goar Munich:  See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz  Visit a beerhall Brenner Pass:  Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands  See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' Palace & St. Mark's Square  Murano glass-blowing demonstration Rome:  See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica

Florence:  Walking tour with a local guide  See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria  Florentine leather craft demonstration Lucerne:  See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Burgundy:  See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards Paris:  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral  Visit a French Perfumery

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rope “The best thing about Eu every is the variety of tastes, . You place has a special dish totally could plan your travels around food!” Oliver Wood Contiki Tour Manager

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Itinerary DAY 1: London to Amsterdam. Meet your Contiki Crew, see the White Cliffs of Dover before travelling through Belgium, into the Netherlands to Amsterdam. (D) DAY 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. Free time to visit Anne Frank's house or the Van Gogh Museum. Later a chance to try some Rhine Riesling wine. (B,D) DAY 3: Rhine Valley to Munich. Learn how beersteins are crafted. To Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. (B) DAY 4: Munich to Innsbruck. Scenic alpine drive to the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. Time to explore and shop. (B,D) DAY 5: Innsbruck to Venice. Over the Brenner Pass into Italy. Travel to historical islands of Venice for sightseeing and free time to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B) DAY 6: Venice to Rome. Through

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DAY 7: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see St. Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B)

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DAY 8: Rome to Florence. Through the Tuscan countryside to Florence for our guided walking tour and free time to shop or visit one of the famous museums. (B)

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DAY 9: Florence to Lucerne. Scenic drive past Milan and Lake Como to Lucerne, in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 10: Lucerne to Paris. Through Burgundy, past Dijon's vineyards, to Paris. Tonight your first glimpse of this beautiful city. (B,D) DAY 11: Paris. City sightseeing this morning with the afternoon free to explore Paris. Tonight maybe join us for a cabaret show. (B) DAY 12: Paris to London. Travel north past World War I battlefields to Calais and our ferry crossing to England. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com/ discovery-winter

Wooden Chapel Bridge - Lucerne

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EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER All this included        

15 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 15 Continental breakfasts (B) and 8 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Ferry transport as per itinerary. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Amsterdam:  Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house  See the city by night Rhine Valley:  See the Lorelei Rock Lucerne:  See the Wooden Chapel Bridge  Scenic Alpine drive

Liechtenstein:  Visit Vaduz, the capital Innsbruck:  See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump Brenner Pass:  Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands  See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' Palace & St. Mark's Square  Murano glass-blowing demonstration Rome:  See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica

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

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nce “The best way to experie Venice? Travel along the ble Grand Canal, it’s incredi m and just like a scene fro a movie” Kerith Hulme Contiki Tour Manager

Florence:  Walking tour with a local guide  See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria  Florentine leather craft demonstration Pisa:  See the Leaning Tower French Riviera:  Visit a French Perfumery  Scenic Drive along the Riviera coast  Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace  Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Avignon:  Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace Lyon:  Visit the old town Burgundy:  See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards  See Château Fontainebleau Paris:  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral


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Itinerary DAY 1: London to Amsterdam. Meet your Contiki Crew, see the White Cliffs of Dover before travelling through Belgium, into the Netherlands to Amsterdam. (D) DAY 2: Amsterdam. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city - maybe visit Anne Frank's house or the Van Gogh museum and do some shopping. Tonight a chance to try local cuisine. (B) DAY 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley. To Germany to learn how beersteins are crafted and maybe try some Rhine Riesling wine. (B,D) DAY 4: Rhine Valley to Lucerne. Picturesque drive in to Switzerland. Tonight stay in our special hotel atop Mt. Pilatus (weather conditions permitting). (B,D)

DAY 8: Venice to Rome. Through Umbria to Rome for our sightseeing tour. (B) DAY 9: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see St. Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B,D) DAY 10: Rome to Florence. Through the Tuscan countryside to Florence for our guided walking tour and free time to shop or visit one of the famous museums. (B) DAY 11: Florence to French Riviera. Visit Pisa, then past Genoa to the French Riviera. (B,D) DAY 12: French Riviera. A whole day to relax - maybe hit the shops for some French fashion or enjoy a leisurely lunch. Tonight Monaco and Monte Carlo. (B) DAY 13: French Riviera to Lyon. Visit a French perfumery and Avignon. Tonight explore the gastronomical capital of France, Lyon. (B)

DAY 5: Lucerne. A whole day to enjoy mountains, lakes and shopping. (B,D)

DAY 14: Lyon to Paris. Free time at the Château Fontainbleau, then on to Paris and an evening tour of the 'City of Lights'. (B,D)

DAY 6: Lucerne to Innsbruck. Scenic alpine drive to the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. Time to explore and shop. (B,D)

DAY 15: Paris. City sightseeing this morning with the afternoon free to explore Paris. Tonight maybe join us for a cabaret show. (B)

DAY 7: Innsbruck to Venice. Over the Brenner Pass into Italy. Travel to historical islands of Venice for sightseeing and free time to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B)

DAY 16: Paris to London. Travel north past World War I battlefields to Calais and our ferry crossing to England. (B)

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EUROPEAN INSPIRATION 19 Days from R18195

VISIT 9 COUNTRIES Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria (in transit), Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

       

18 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 18 Continental breakfasts (B) and 9 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Ferry transport as per itinerary. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Amsterdam:  See the city by night  Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Berlin:  See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenberg Gate, historic Reichstag building and the remains of the Berlin Wall

Prague:  See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square Munich:  See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz  Visit a beerhall Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands



See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' Palace & St. Mark's Square  Murano glass-blowing & Burano lace-making demonstrations Rome:  See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica Pisa:  See the Leaning Tower Florence:  Walking tour with a local guide  See the Duomo, Basilica

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nts people “I love the special mome watching experience on tour, like e Eiffel their reaction seeing th Tower or Colosseum for the first time”

Sam Durey Contiki Tour Driver

Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria  Florentine leather craft demonstration Lucerne:  See the Wooden Chapel Bridge  Scenic Alpine drive Burgundy:  See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards Paris:  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral  Visit a French Perfumery

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Itinerary DAY 1: London to Amsterdam. Meet your Contiki Crew, see the White Cliffs of Dover before travelling through Belgium, into the Netherlands to Amsterdam. (D) DAY 2: Amsterdam. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city - maybe visit Anne Frank's house or the Van Gogh museum and do some shopping. Tonight a chance to try local cuisine. (B) DAY 3: Amsterdam to Berlin. Past Hannover, across the River Elbe to Germany's capital Berlin. (B,D) DAY 4: Berlin. Sightseeing tour, then a free day to visit 'Checkpoint Charlie' museum and explore. Maybe join an historical walking tour. (B) DAY 5: Berlin to Prague. A stop in Dresden on the way to the golden city of Prague. (B,D) DAY 6: Prague. Sightseeing with plenty of free time to enjoy this medieval city. Maybe join us for lunch on a river cruise. (B) DAY 7: Prague to Munich. To Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. (B) DAY 8: Munich. A full free day to discover the sights of Munich. Enjoy the shops or visit a museum. (B,D) DAY 9: Munich to Venice. Stunning scenic drive across the Brenner Pass and into Italy towards beautiful Venice. (B,D)

DAY 10: Venice. Travel to the central islands of Venice for sightseeing and a half day free to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B) DAY 11: Venice to Rome. Through Umbria to Rome for our sightseeing tour. (B) DAY 12: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see St. Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B,D) DAY 13: Rome to Florence. Through the Tuscan countryside to visit Pisa, then on to Florence. (B,D) DAY 14: Florence. This morning a guided walking tour of the sights of Florence. In your free half day explore the shops or visit one of the many museums. (B) DAY 15: Florence to Lucerne. Scenic drive past Milan and Lake Como to Lucerne, in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 16: Lucerne. A whole day to enjoy mountains, lakes and shopping. (B) DAY 17: Lucerne to Paris. Through Burgundy, past Dijon's vineyards, to Paris. Tonight your first glimpse of this beautiful city. (B,D) DAY 18: Paris. City sightseeing this morning with the afternoon free to explore Paris. Tonight maybe join us for a cabaret show. (B) DAY 19: Paris to London. Travel north past World War I battlefields to Calais and our ferry crossing to England. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com/ inspiration-winter

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EUROPEAN VISTA 21 Days from R19780

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

       

2 nights in Contiki’s special Resort hotel plus 18 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 20 Continental breakfasts (B) and 11 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Ferry transport as per itinerary. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Paris:  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral Lucerne:  See the Wooden Chapel Bridge  View the Lion Monument French Riviera:  Visit a French Perfumery

  

Scenic Drive along the Riviera coast Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

 

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

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

Pisa:  See the Leaning Tower

Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica

Florence:  Walking tour with a local guide

Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands

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“Nothing beats a night out in t Prague - with the crazies e in one nightlife in Eastern Europ of the most beautiful ” cities in the world.





Daniel Mailhiot Contiki Tour Manager

See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' Palace & St. Mark's Square Murano glass-blowing & Burano lace-making demonstrations

Brenner Pass:  Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Munich:  See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz  Visit a beerhall Mauthausen:  Visit the concentration camp

Vienna:  See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House  Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Prague:  See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square Rhine Valley:  See the Lorelei Rock Amsterdam:  See the canals, gable houses and city by night  Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house


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Itinerary DAY 1: London to Paris. Meet your Contiki Crew and see the White Cliffs of Dover. Continue past World War I battlefields to Paris for your first glimpse of this beautiful city. (D) DAY 2: Paris. City sightseeing this morning with the afternoon free to explore Paris. Tonight maybe join us for dinner and a cabaret show. (B) DAY 3: Paris to Lucerne. Through the vineyards of Burgundy, past Dijon to Lucerne in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 4: Lucerne. A day to enjoy mountains, lakes and shopping. (B,D) DAY 5: Lucerne to French Riviera. Scenic drive past Lake Como and Milan to the Mediterranean and the French Riviera. Tonight Monaco and Monte Carlo. (B) DAY 6: French Riviera. A whole day to relax – maybe shop for some French fashion. (B,D) DAY 7: French Riviera to Florence. Past Genoa to Pisa and Florence in Tuscany. (B,D) DAY 8: Florence. This morning a guided walking tour of the sights of Florence. In your free half day explore the shops or visit one of the many museums. (B) DAY 9: Florence to Rome. Through Umbria to Rome for our sightseeing tour. (B) DAY 10: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B,D) DAY 11: Rome to Venice. Across the Apennine Mountains past Bologna, home of spaghetti bolognese, to Venice. (B,D) DAY 12: Venice. Travel to the central islands of Venice for sight-seeing and a half day free to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B) DAY 13: Venice to Munich. To Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. (B) DAY 14: Munich to Vienna. To the capital of Austria. Tonight a chance to join us at a classical music recital. (B)

DAY 15: Vienna. Morning sightseeing with a half day free to explore, shop or visit one of the fantastic museums. (B,D) DAY 16: Vienna to Prague. Through Bohemia to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. (B,D) DAY 17: Prague. Sightseeing with plenty of free time to enjoy this medieval city. Maybe join us for lunch on a river cruise. (B) DAY 18: Prague to Rhine Valley. Through Germany to the Rhine Valley. Learn how beersteins are crafted and maybe try some local Rhine Reisling wine. (B,D) DAY 19: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Cross the border into the Netherlands. Tonight Amsterdam nightlife. (B,D) DAY 20: Amsterdam. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city - maybe visit Anne Frank's house or the Van Gogh museum and do some shopping. Tonight a chance to try local cuisine. (B) DAY 21: Amsterdam to London. Time to swap addresses as we travel through Belgium back to Calais for our ferry crossing to England. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com/vista-winter

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2 nights in Contiki’s special Resort hotel, 21 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 23 Continental breakfasts (B) and 12 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Ferry transport as per itinerary. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Paris:  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral Lucerne:  See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Lyon:  Visit the old town Barcelona:  See Gaudi's Art Nouveau

Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex  Walk through the Gothic Quarter and La Rambla French Riviera:  Visit a French Perfumery  Scenic Drive along the Riviera coast  Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace  Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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

VISIT 11 COUNTRIES France, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

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See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' palace & St. Mark's Square Murano glass-blowing & Burano lace-making demonstrations

Vienna:  See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House  Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Mauthausen:  Visit the concentration camp Munich:  See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz  Visit a beerhall

Prague:  See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Berlin:  See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenberg Gate, historic Reichstag building and the remains of the Berlin Wall  See the site of ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ Amsterdam:  See the canals, gable houses and city by night  Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house


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...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Paris:  Famous Parisian Cabaret Show & Dinner Barcelona:  Flamenco Show & Dinner Florence:  Nightclub Rome:  Guided Imperial Rome Tour Venice:  Gondola Ride Vienna:  Old Vienna Schnaps Museum Prague:  River Cruise with lunch Berlin:  Historical Walking Tour Amsterdam:  Evening Canal Cruise

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Itinerary DAY 1: London to Paris. Meet your Contiki Crew, see the White Cliffs of Dover. Continue past World War I battlefields to Paris. Tonight your first glimpse of the 'City of Lights'. (D) DAY 2: Paris Sightseeing. Sightseeing with time to explore the famous landmarks of Paris. (B) DAY 3: Paris to Lucerne. Through the vineyards of Burgundy, past Dijon to Lucerne in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) DAY 4: Lucerne. A day to enjoy mountains, lakes and shopping. (B,D) DAY 5: Lucerne to Lyon. Past Geneva and Lausanne and on to Lyon, France's gastronomic capital. (B) DAY 6: Lyon to Barcelona. Through Provence to Pont du Gard, then past the Pyrenées Mountains to the Mediterranean city Barcelona. (B,D) DAY 7: Barcelona. Morning sightseeing with a half day free to follow in Columbus or Picasso's footsteps. Maybe Flamenco dancing tonight. (B) DAY 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Return to France and pass Cannes, home of the film festival to the French Riviera. (B,D) DAY 9: French Riviera. A whole day to relax - maybe hit the shops for some French fashion or enjoy a leisurely lunch. Tonight Monaco and Monte Carlo. (B) DAY 10: French Riviera to Florence. Past Genoa to Pisa and Florence in Tuscany. (B) DAY 11: Florence to Rome. A walking tour of Florence and time for shopping. Then to Rome for our sightseeing tour. (B) DAY 12: Rome. A full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see the Sistine

Chapel, climb the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B,D) DAY 13: Rome to Venice. Across the Apennine Mountains past Bologna, home of spaghetti bolognese, to Venice. (B,D) DAY 14: Venice. Travel to the central islands of Venice for sightseeing and a half day free to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B) DAY 15: Venice to Vienna. Through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria's city of music Vienna. Tonight a special resort hotel. (B) DAY 16: Vienna. Morning sightseeing with a half day free to explore, shop or visit one of the fantastic museums. (B,D) DAY 17: Vienna to Munich. To Munich, home of the Oktoberfest. (B,D) DAY 18: Munich to Prague. Through the German countryside to the golden city of Prague. (B,D) DAY 19: Prague. Sightseeing with plenty of free time to enjoy this medieval city. Maybe join us for lunch on a river cruise. (B) DAY 20: Prague to Berlin. A stop in Dresden on the way to Berlin, the historic capital of Germany. (B,D) DAY 21: Berlin. Sight-seeing tour, time to visit the "Checkpoint Charlie" museum and shops. (B) DAY 22: Berlin to Amsterdam. Across the River Elbe and past Hannover to Amsterdam and its famous nightlife. (B,D) DAY 23: Amsterdam. A full day to enjoy this vibrant city - maybe visit Anne Frank's house or the Van Gogh museum and do some shopping. Tonight a chance to try local cuisine. (B) DAY 24: Amsterdam to London. Time to swap addresses as we travel through Belgium back to Calais for our ferry crossing to England. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com/wanderer

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FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

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Schnaps Museum - Vienna

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WWHL: • Single room supplement: R6445. • 5% Triple share reduction. • Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. †† Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. ††† Spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. * ** Spend New Year’s Eve in French Riviera. *** Spend New Year’s Eve in Lyon. †* Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. # Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris.

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6 nights in superior tourist class hotels – see page 12. 8 nights for Paris and Amsterdam extensions. 8 nights & 1 overnight train couchette for Rome extension. Accommodation based on twin-share with private facilities. 6 Continental breakfasts (B) and 2 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary except for the Paris, Rome & Amsterdam extensions: 8 Continental breakfasts (B) Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver on days 1-7. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! London:  Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & Piccadilly Circus in London's West End  Visit Stonehenge and see the mystical boulders  Visit the old Roman town, Bath  Experience a traditional English Pub  Sightseeing tour of London  See Westminster Abbey,

 

the Tower of London, the House of Parliament, Big Ben & the Royal Palace 1 day tube pass for the London Underground Entrance to a famous West End Musical

Paris:  Evening Tour of Illuminations  See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysées & Nôtre Dame Cathedral





Entrance & Guided Tour of the Château of Versailles Visit a French Perfumery

For Paris Extension:  2 Day pass on Paris metro For Rome Extension:  Transfer to station & overnight train to Rome  Transfer to Rome Hotel  2 day pass on Rome metro For Amsterdam Extension:  Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam  Transfer to Amsterdam Hotel  2 day city tram pass

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive London. Check-in to your hotel after 2pm and the remainder of the day is free to relax before meeting your fellow travellers at 6pm. After dinner take a short walk to explore nearby Covent Garden. (D) DAY 2: London. Today we journey to historic Stonehenge on our way to the beautiful spa town of Bath. Tonight why not get together at a traditional English pub? (B) DAY 3: London. This morning we take a driving tour of London past sights such as Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Use your included tube-pass to visit Madame Tussauds, the London Eye or many other London attractions. Tonight we visit the West End for a musical. (B) DAY 4: London to Paris. Leaving London, we head for Dover and our ferry to France. Enjoy a first view of the city's sights on our evening illuminations tour. (B,D) DAY 5: Paris. A short drive to Versailles for a guided tour of this amazing palace. Free time to discover this spectacular city. This

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Bath:  Guided tour of the Roman Baths Stonehenge:  Audio guided tour of Stonehenge Paris:  Parisian Cabaret Show & Dinner

evening your chance to join us for a special treat - dinner and show at the world famous Moulin Rouge cabaret. (B) DAY 6: Paris. What better way to immerse yourself in Parisian chic than with a visit to a French perfume house? This afternoon and evening are yours to explore the city and perhaps dine out in style. (B) DAY 7: Paris. Time to swap addresses and say au-revoir as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com/london-paris Parliament Square - London

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For Days 1-6 please see London & Paris 7 day itinerary on page 26. DAYS 7-8: Paris. Enjoy two more days in Paris to shop, enjoy good food and visit museums. Alternatively take a day trip to one of the nearby attractions - Disneyland, the Champagne region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) DAY 9: Depart Paris. Time to swap addresses and say au-revoir as your tour

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WWGP: Single room supplement: R2225. • Start 6.00pm & end approx. 8.00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. † †† Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For Travel Insurance see page 42.

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

PLUS AMSTERDAM 9 Days from R10045 VISIT 4 COUNTRIES England, France, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands Refer to page 26 for All this Included and Included Highlights.

Itinerary For Days 1-6 please see London & Paris 7 day itinerary on page 26.

DAYS 7-8: Paris to Amsterdam. Train to Amsterdam. Check-in to your hotel. There will be plenty of time to explore Amsterdam - visit sights such as the Van Gogh museum or Anne Frank’s house and enjoy the great nightlife. (B)(B) DAY 9: Depart Amsterdam. Time to swap addresses and say goodbye as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train and will be met by a Contiki Representative in Amsterdam and transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Amsterdam is unescorted.

Refer to www.contiki.com/london-amsterdam

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WWGA: Single room supplement: R2630. • Start 6.00pm & end approx. 8.00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. † †† Spend New Year’s Eve in London. For Travel Insurance see page 42.

Trevi Fountain - Rome

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DAY 7: Paris to Rome. Further free time in Paris. In the afternoon board your overnight train to Rome. (NB: Train cabins are single sex, therefore those travelling as couples may be separated). (B)

VISIT 4 COUNTRIES England, France, Switzerland (in transit), Italy

DAYS 8-9: Rome. Transfer to hotel to check-in. Enjoy two days exploring & visit sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum, Spanish Steps or St. Peter’s Basilica. (B)

Refer to page 26 for All this Included and Included Highlights.

DAY 10: Depart Rome. Time to swap addresses and say ‘Arrivederci’ as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Itinerary For Days 1-6 please see London & Paris 7 day itinerary on page 26.

Please Note: You’ll travel independently by train and will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome and transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

Refer to www.contiki.com/london-rome

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10 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. 8 nights for Berlin & Prague plus Vienna. 6 nights for Berlin & Prague. 4 nights for Vienna & Budapest. Accommodation based on twin-share with private facilities. Berlin to Budapest: 10 Continental breakfasts (B) and 4 threecourse dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Vienna & Budapest: 4 Continental breakfasts (B) and 2 three-course dinners (D). Berlin & Prague: 6 Continental breakfasts (B) and 2 threecourse dinners (D). Berlin & Prague plus Vienna: 8 Continental breakfasts (B) and 3 three-course dinners (D) Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Berlin:  See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, historic Reichstag building and the remains of the Berlin Wall Dresden:  Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the ‘Florence of the north’  See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger

Fortress, Opera House and Frauenkirche Prague:  Walking tour with a local guide  See Hradcany Castle, Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square.  Visit the old town square and see the astronomical clock Kutná Hora:  Visit this World Heritage town

DAY 1: Arrive Berlin. Check-in to your hotel after 2pm. Meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers at 6pm for dinner. (D)

DAY 8: Vienna. A day to see the sights, snack on apple strudel and sip on coffee. Tonight maybe enjoy a concert. (B)

DAYS 2-3: Berlin. After our morning sightseeing tour enjoy two days exploring this amazing city. Visit the Checkpoint Charlie museum, shop on the Unter der Linden and experience where East meets West. (B)(B)

DAY 9: Vienna to Budapest. Three capital cities today! From Vienna to Slovakia's capital Bratislava with time to explore. Then to beautiful Budapest to discover this Hungarian gem. (B,D)

DAY 4: Berlin to Prague. We visit Dresden en-route to the Czech Republic for 3 nights in Prague, the golden city built on seven hills across the River Vltava. (B,D) DAYS 5-6: Prague. Morning sightseeing, then there’s free time to stroll the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town, discover the Jewish quarter and revel in the local nightlife. (B)(B) DAY 7: Prague to Vienna. Visit Kutná Hora before journeying

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

DAY 10: Budapest. Morning sightseeing then there’s time to visit some of the museums, shop and take a spa. Why not join us this evening for a farewell river cruise with buffet dinner? (B) DAY 11: Depart Budapest. Time to say goodbye to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com/ berlin-budapest

Drinking gluwein at the markets

Bratislava:  Visit the historic old town.  See St. Martins Cathedral, Michael Gate and Baroque Tower

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WWBP: • Single room supplement: R1890. 5% Triple share reduction. • Start 6.00pm & end approx. 8.00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. † For Travel Insurance see page 42.

Parliament Building on the River Danube - Budapest

us for a sightseeing tour of the Burg Ring and check out some local clubs. (D) For Days 2-5 please see Days 8-11 Berlin to Budapest 11 day itinerary on page 28. Refer to www.contiki.com/vienna-budapest Vienna

DAY 1: Arrive Vienna. Check-in to your hotel after 2pm and the afternoon is yours to explore. Meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers at 6pm for dinner. This evening join

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28 4 25 16 30 6 13

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Oxford:  Walking Tour York:  Evening “Ghost Walk” Edinburgh:  Scottish Evening with Bagpipes & Haggis Scottish Highlands:  Loch Lomond Cruise Liverpool:  Cavern Club & Dinner

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8 Days from R8795 All this included       

7 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see pages 12. Accommodation based on twin-share with private facilities. 7 Continental breakfasts (B) and 4 threecourse dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! London:  See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London & Westminster Abbey Windsor:  See Windsor Castle Oxford:  Visit the University town York:  Walking tour of the city  Visit York Minster Northumberland National Park:  See Hadrian's Wall

Edinburgh:  See Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile Scottish Highlands:  Scenic drives including the Whisky Trail and Royal Deeside  Visit Loch Ness and Loch Lomond (winter departures may take a different route depending on weather)

DAY 5: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands. Towards the Grampian Mountains, along the Whisky Trail to the Highlands. (B,D)

VISIT 3 COUNTRIES England Scotland Wales

DAY 1: London to Oxford. Driving tour of London sights before free time to explore Windsor and Oxford. (D) DAY 2: Oxford to York. Through the Peak District and free time to enjoy York. (B,D) DAY 3: York to Edinburgh. Stop at Hadrian's Wall then a scenic drive to Edinburgh, Scotland. (B) DAY 4: Edinburgh. Sightseeing with an afternoon free to enjoy this wonderful city. (B,D)

DAY 6: Highlands to Glasgow. Visit Loch Ness, Mount Ben Nevis and Loch Lomond on the way to Glasgow. (B) DAY 7: Glasgow to Liverpool. To the border town of Gretna Green, then past the Lake District to Liverpool for a Beatles Tour. (B) DAY 8: Liverpool to London. A stop in Chester, then through Wales and back to London. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com/ britain-winter

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Visit and tour a whisky distillery (subject to availability)  See Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain Gretna Green:  Entrance to Museum and take part in an historic wedding ceremony Liverpool:  See the famous sights of The Beatles on a Magical Mystery Tour with our local guide Chester:  Visit the Tudor town Wales:  Scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park

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OCT DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN FEB MAR

9250 9120 9250 9250 9250 9250 8795 8795

16 11 18 28 † 1 8 5 5

23 18 25 4 8 15 12 12

WWBR: Single room supplement: R2440. • Start 7.30am & end approx. 8.00pm. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. † For Travel Insurance see page 42.

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FREE TIME

8 Days from R8260 All this included       

7 nights in superior tourist class hotels – see pages 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 7 Continental breakfasts (B) and 4 threecourse dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

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

Florence skyline

VISIT 2 COUNTRIES Italy, Vatican City

Rome:  Evening walking tour  See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands  See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' Palace & St. Mark's Square  Murano glass-blowing & Burano lace-making demonstrations Florence:  Walking tour with a local guide  See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria  Florentine leather craft demonstration

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Rome:  Guided Imperial Rome Tour Venice:  Gondola Ride Florence:  Tuscan Hills Feast with Entertainment

of Florence. In your free half day explore the shops or visit one of the many museums. (B)

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers. (D) DAY 2: Rome to Venice. Over the Apennine Mountains past Bologna, home of spaghetti bolognese, to Venice. (B,D) DAY 3: Venice. Motorboat to the central islands of Venice for sightseeing and a half day free to explore. Time later for a gondola ride. (B) DAY 4: Venice to Florence. Scenic drive to Pisa & Florence in Tuscany. (B,D) DAY 5: Florence. This morning a guided walking tour of the sights

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8680 8490 8490 8490 8680 8680 8680 8680 8680 8260 8260 8260 8260 8260

DAY 6: Florence to Rome. Through Umbria to Rome for our sightseeing tour. (B,D) DAY 7: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see St. Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B) DAY 8: Depart Rome. Final farewells to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: For your convenience, days 1 and 8 have been structured to allow you to start and finish the tour without requiring extra nights of accommodation.

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WWHI: •

Single room supplement: R2680.

5% Triple share reduction.

Start 7.30am & end approx. 8.00pm.

Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence.

†† Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. For Travel Insurance see page 42.

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SIMPLY ITALY VISIT 2 COUNTRIES Italy, Vatican City

All this included       

11 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 11 Continental breakfasts (B) and 6 three-course dinners (D) as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Naples:  See the Bay of Naples Sorrento:  Scenic coastal drive Capri:  Visit the Isle of Capri Chianti region:  Local wine tasting

Florence:  Walking tour with a local guide  See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry and Piazza della Signoria  Florentine leather craft demonstration

Pisa:  See the Leaning Tower Cinque Terre:  Visit Monterosso, Riomaggiore, Portovenere and La Spezia  Train along the scenic coast

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“Via del Corso in Rome is Europe’s best shopping street. Pick up fashion that no one back home will have yet!”

Natalie Moran Contiki Tour Manager

Verona:  See Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena

Milan:  See the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and La Scala Opera House

Venice:  Private motorboat to the historic islands  See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges' Palace and St. Mark's Square  Murano glass-blowing and Burano lace-making demonstrations

Lake Garda:  Visit Sirmione

Rome:  See Piazza Venezia, Trevi

Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum and Roman Forum Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica

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Gondola Ride - Venice

Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel after 2pm. This evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for dinner. (D) DAY 2: Rome to Sorrento. Past Naples and Mt. Vesuvius to Pompeii and Sorrento. (B) DAY 3: Capri Excursion. Visit the Isle of Capri to enjoy the scenery, view the Marina Piccola and explore the shops. (B,D) DAY 4: Sorrento to Florence. Past Tivoli, home of the Pope's Villa D'Este, to Tuscany's Chianti region and Florence. (B,D) DAY 5: Florence. This morning a guided walking tour of the sights of Florence. In your free half day explore the shops or visit one of the many museums. (B) DAY 6: Florence to La Spezia. Free time in Pisa and the spectacular towns of the Cinque Terre region. (B,D) DAY 7: La Spezia to Milan. Through the Apennine Mountains to Milan, in the heart

of the Po River Valley. A free afternoon to shop for Italian fashion or relax in a cafe overlooking the Duomo. (B,D)

Enjoy Europe’s amazing art

DAY 8: Milan to Venice. Free time at Sirmione on Lake Garda in Italy's lake district. Then to Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, before arriving in Venice. (B) DAY 9: Venice. Travel to the central islands of Venice for sightseeing and a half day free to explore. Time later for a Gondola ride. (B) DAY 10: Venice to Rome. A stop in Bologna, home of spaghetti bolognese, en-route to the Eternal City, Rome. (B,D) DAY 11: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. See the Sistine Chapel, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B) DAY 12: Depart Rome. Final farewells to your new found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: For your convenience, days 1 and 12 have been structured to allow you to start and finish the tour without requiring extra nights of accommodation.

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National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II - Rome

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MAR 26

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NOV 20

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7

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18

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28 ††

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8

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JAN

13

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JAN

4

JAN

15

13225

JAN

18

JAN

29

13225

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8

FEB

19

12965

MAR 1

MAR 12

12965

MAR 8

MAR 19

12965

WWSY: Single room supplement: R4615. • 5% Triple share reduction. • Start 6.00pm & end approx. 8.00am. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. † †† Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT OFFER 1 SAVE R645 OFFER 2 SAVE R325 SEE PAGE 10

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MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGHTS Travel from MADRID TO ROME or ROME TO MADRID; this itinerary operates in both directions.

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VISIT 5 COUNTRIES Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

      

12 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 12 Continental breakfasts (B) and 6 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Manager and Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

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

French Riviera:  Visit a French Perfumery  Scenic Drive along the Riviera coast  Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace  Visit a Monte Carlo casino

“The perfect European fé morning is sitting in a ca having a cappuccino and watching the world go by!”

Michael Kennett Contiki Tour Manager





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

Madrid:  Tour of the Royal Palace with a local guide (Tour of the Royal Palace may be substitutued with a tour of the Prado if the Palace is closed for an official state function)

Barcelona:  See Gaudi's Art Nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex  Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla Avignon:  See the Papal Palace

Pisa:  See the Leaning Tower

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

Zaragoza:  See the monumental Cathedral

Aix-en-Provence:  See the Cours Mirabelle

Florence:  Walking tour with a local guide

Vatican City:  See St. Peter's Basilica

Cinque Terre:  Visit Monterosso and Portovenere 

Train along the scenic coast

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San Gimignano:  Visit the medieval town

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VATICAN CITY

BARCELONA

FREE TIME

MADRID

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Madrid:  Guided Tour of the Valley of the Fallen Barcelona:  Flamenco Show & Dinner French Riviera:  Monaco Dinner Evening Florence:  Nightclub Rome:  Guided Imperial Rome Tour

Start Madrid Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow passengers. (D)

Past vineyards to Provence's City of the Popes, Avignon. (B,D) DAY 6: Avignon to French Riviera. This morning we travel to Aix-EnProvence, home of Paul Cezanne. Then past Cannes, home to the film festival, en route to the French Riviera. Tonight Monaco and Monte Carlo. (B)

Florence. In your free half day explore the shops or visit one of the many museums. (B)

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DAY 11: Florence to Rome. To the medieval town of San Gimignano with free time to explore. Through Umbria to Rome for our sightseeing tour. (B)

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18

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10

JAN

22

13280

MAR 19

12645

DAY 12: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see the treasures of the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B)

DAY 2: Madrid. Sightseeing with a guided tour of the Royal Palace then a half day free to explore this capital city. (B)

DAY 7: French Riviera. A whole day to relax – maybe shop for some French fashion. (B,D)

DAY 3: Madrid to Barcelona. Across the plains of La Mancha, to Zaragoza then on to the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona. (B,D)

DAY 8: French Riviera to Pisa. Past Genoa to visit the towns of Cinque Terre, then on to Pisa to enjoy the nightlife. (B,D)

DAY 4: Barcelona. Morning sightseeing tour. Free time to follow in the footsteps of Columbus or Picasso. Chance to experience Flamenco dancing tonight. (B)

DAY 9: Pisa to Florence. Free time this morning in Pisa, then through Tuscany to Florence. A chance to learn about Florentine leathercraft and shop for silver and gold. (B,D)

Please note: This tour stays overnight in Pisa. For your convenience, days 1 and 13 have been structured to allow you to start and finish the tour without requiring extra nights of accommodation.

DAY 5: Barcelona to Avignon. Past the Pyrénées Mountains in to France.

DAY 10: Florence. This morning a guided walking tour of the sights of

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DAY 6: La Spezia to French Riviera. Scenic drive along the Italian coastline, past Genoa to the French Riviera. (B,D)

DAY 13: Depart Madrid. Final farewells to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

DAY 7: French Riviera. A whole day to relax – maybe shop for some French fashion. (B)

Please note: This tour stays overnight in La Spezia and visits Pisa. For your convenience, days 1 and 13 have been structured to allow you to start and

Start Rome Itinerary DAY 1: Arrive Rome. Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow passengers. Enjoy an evening sightseeing tour. DAY 2: Rome. Full day free to explore Rome. Maybe see the treasures of the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps or check out the shops. (B) DAY 3: Rome to Florence. Through Umbria to Tuscany's San Gimignano with free time to explore this medieval town, before continuing on to Florence. (B,D)

DAY 8: French Riviera to Avignon. Past Cannes, home to the film festival. Free time in Aix-en-Provence, home of Paul Cezanne, and Avignon, City of the Popes. (B,D) DAY 9: Avignon to Barcelona. Past the Pyrénées Mountains and vineyards to Barcelona. (B,D) DAY 10: Barcelona. Morning sightseeing tour. Free time to follow in the footsteps of Columbus or Picasso. Chance to experience Flamenco dancing tonight. (B)

DAY 4: Florence. This morning a guided walking tour of the sights of Florence. In your free half day explore the shops or visit one of the many museums. (B)

DAY 11: Barcelona to Madrid. Past the cathedral city of Zaragoza and on to Madrid. (B,D)

DAY 5: Florence to La Spezia. Visit Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, then on to the beautiful villages of the Cinque Terre. (B,D)

DAY 12: Madrid. Sightseeing with a guided tour of the Royal Palace then a half day free to explore this capital city. (B)

DAY 13: Depart Rome. Final farewells to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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5% Triple share reduction.

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12750 12750 13070 12430

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...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample:

GIBRALTAR

Madrid:  Castilian Dinner Barcelona:  Flamenco Show & Dinner

SPANISH SPREE VISIT 2 COUNTRIES Spain, Gibraltar All this included

     

11 nights in superior tourist class hotels - see page 12. Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities. 11 Continental breakfasts (B) and 6 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Tour Managerand Driver. Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. Ferry transport as per itinerary. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Madrid:  Tour of the Royal Palace with a local guide (Tour of the Royal Palace may be substitutued with a tour of the Prado if the Palace is closed for an official state function)  See the Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana

Seville:  See the Torre del Oro, the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana

Toledo:  See the Alcazar Fortress and Gothic Cathedral

Granada:  Guided visit of the Alhambra Palace

Cordoba:  Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs

Valencia:  See the medieval Cathedral & belltower

Granada:  Tour of Albaicin & La Cartuja Districts

typical Spanish town. Maybe stroll through the narrow streets inhabited by the Moors many years ago. (B)

Itinerary

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FREE TIME

Barcelona:  See Gaudi's Art Nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex  Walk through the Gothic Quarter and La Rambla

DAY 1: Arrive Madrid. Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow passengers. (D) DAY 2: Madrid. Sightseeing with a guided tour of the Royal Palace then a half day free to explore this capital city. (B) DAY 3: Madrid to Cordoba. Through the plains of La Mancha to Toledo, home to El Greco for free time, then to Cordoba in the heart of Andalusia. (B,D) DAY 4: Cordoba to Seville. Sightseeing and free time in Cordoba this morning before we travel to the capital of Andalusia, Seville. (B,D) DAY 5: Seville. An opportunity to visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus and the Giralda. Explore the Plaza de Toros and try some Tapas. (B) DAY 6: Seville to Granada. To Gibraltar for free time then along the scenic Costa del Sol and inland to Granada. (B,D) DAY 7: Granada. Sightseeing with a half day free to enjoy this

DAY 8: Granada to Valencia. We make our way to the Orange Blossom Coast and its capital, Valencia. Orientation tour including the medieval Cathedral, home to the Holy Grail. (B) DAY 9: Valencia to Barcelona. Coastal drive to Barcelona for a city tour including the Sagrada Familia and Monjuic. (B,D) DAY 10: Barcelona. Morning sightseeing with a half day free to follow in Columbus or Picasso's footsteps. Tonight explore one of Europe's liveliest cities. (B) DAY 11: Barcelona to Madrid. Past the cathedral city of Zaragoza and on to Madrid. (B,D) DAY 12: Depart Madrid. Final farewells to your new found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: For your convenience, days 1 and 12 have been structured to allow you to start and finish the tour without requiring extra nights of accommodation.

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Sagrada Familia - Barcelona

Gibraltar:  Visit the rock that is still under the Sovereignty of the British

CODE: WWEH WINTER 08/09 Start Madrid

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Costa del Sol:  Scenic drive past Marbella and Malaga

OCT NOV DEC DEC JAN FEB MAR

OCT DEC DEC JAN JAN FEB MAR

12870 12660 12870 12870 12870 12240 12240

15 26 20 30 † 14 11 18

26 7 31 10 25 22 29

WWEH: • Single room supplement: R4490. • 5% Triple share reduction. • Start 6.00pm & end approx. 8.00am. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Madrid.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT OFFER 1 SAVE R630 OFFER 2 SAVE R315 SEE PAGE 10

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FREE TIME

SAKKARA

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Giza:  Pyramid Sound and Light Show

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Abu Simbel

LUXOR

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EDFU KOM OMBO Places visited

ASWAN

1 or more nightstops

Lake Nassar

EGYPT & THE NILE

Itinerary

8 Days from R8655 VISIT 1 COUNTRY Egypt All this included 

     

2 nights in superior tourist class hotels, 3 nights Nile Cruise, 2 overnight trains in twin-berth sleeper couchette: Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo - see pages 12. Accommodation based on twin-share with private facilities. 7 Continental breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 6 three-course dinners (D) - as per itinerary. Local taxes and service charges. Experienced, professional Egyptian Tour Manager & Driver. Coach transfers. Sightseeing as per Included Highlights below.

DAY 1: Arrive Cairo. Meet your fellow travellers tonight in the hotel at 7pm. DAY 2: Cairo to Aswan. Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, then to Giza to see the Pyramids. (B,D) DAY 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan. Sightseeing and free time to explore. (B,L,D) DAY 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu. A chance to visit Abu Simbel before sailing to Edfu via Kom Ombo. (B,L,D) DAY 5: Nile Cruise - Edfu to Luxor. Sailing and visit to the Temple of Edfu. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: Luxor to Cairo. We visit the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Karnak. Then we board our overnight train to Cairo. (B,L,D) DAY 7: Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid and Citadel before free time for bargain hunting in the bazaar. (B,D) DAY 8: Depart Cairo. Time for farewells as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: For your convenience, days 1 and 8 have been structured to allow you to start and finish the tour without requiring extra nights of accommodation.

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The Nile Cruise 

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

Cruise Amenities  

Swimming pool  Sun deck Gift shop  Disco



Restaurant

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Cairo:  Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum  Shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaar  Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque and Sultan Husan Mosque

Giza:  Guided tour of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx Aswan:  View the Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam  Felucca sailing  See the Botanical Gardens



Lounge



Bars

Nile Cruise:  View Kom Ombo, the temple of two gods Edfu:  Visit Temple to Horus Esna:  Visit the Temple of Khnum Luxor:  Guided tour through the Valley of the Kings  See the Colossos of Memnon  Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

CODE: WTEG WINTER 08/09 Start Cairo OCT NOV DEC DEC JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR

End Cairo 18 15 20 27 † 3 17 7 21 7

OCT NOV DEC JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR

R Per Person 25 22 27 3 10 24 14 28 14

9175 8655 8985 8985 8985 8985 8655 8655 8655

WTEG: • Single room supplement: R2635. • 5% Triple share reduction. • Start 7.00pm & end approx. 8.00am. † Spend New Year’s Eve on a Nile Cruise.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT OFFER 1 SAVE R440 OFFER 2 SAVE R220 SEE PAGE 10

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Hit the slopes - Hopfgarten

SKI AUSTRIA 1 & 2 week ski packages including return coach transfers from London to Hopfgarten, accommodation & breakfast R4625 Hit the slopes in winter with Contiki for an unforgettable experience. You’ll stay in the heart of the Austrian Alps in the Tyrolean village of Hopfgarten, surrounded by the perfect mountain backdrop to ensure an incredible adventure. A great place for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, you’ll be with 18-35 year olds from all over the globe! What’s more, there’ll be plenty of included activities to keep the party going day and night.

WHY SKI CONTIKI? Contiki have been bringing skiers and non-skiers to Hopfgarten for over 20 years. Many of our clients have become regulars ... and so should you! Hopfgarten is part of the ‘Ski Welt’ region offering 250km (155 miles) of runs with interconnecting gondola, chair and drag lift systems to get you quickly to any area of the mountain. It has one of the largest networks of artificial snow-making machinery in Europe – ensuring you the best possible snow conditions. INCREDIBLE VALUE & FUN Take the idyllic resort town of Hopfgarten, combine it with snow and a bunch of 18-35’s, mix in a range of activities & nightlife and we’ll guarantee great fun from the moment you arrive to the minute you leave. FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATES & ADVANCED SKIERS & SNOWBOARDERS Beginners will want to take advantage of the gentle nursery slopes. Patient English speaking instructors and the latest model skis make the job easy!! Intermediates and Advanced will be challenged and enjoy the entire 250km Ski Welt region. Why not try your hand at both skis and board by choosing our 3 days skiing/3 days boarding package. See opposite for more details and the price panel on page 40 for information on package prices. FREE TIME ACTIVITIES AND APRES SKI There’s an amazing mix of non-ski activities on offer. Why not book a tandem paraglide, enjoy a sleigh ride, go ice-skating or venture off to see one of the 3 famous Tyrolean towns; Salzburg, Innsbruck or Kitzbuhel. After dark there’s aprés ski “Contikistyle”, celebrated in the diverse nightlife of Hopfgarten – outdoor schnaps stands, lively bars and late night clubs. See page 40 for more details. Refer to www.contiki.com/ski


Astberg 1267m

Hartkaiser

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Eiberg 1673m

Brandstadt 1650m

Ellmau 820m

Neualm

Zinsberg 1674m Kandleralm Hohe Salve

Rigi 1532m

Scheffau 752m

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Alpenrose 1553m

Westendorf 800m

Söll 700m

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Mittelstation 1320m

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Salvenmoos Ski Runs Easy Medium Difficult Ski Lifts Gondola

Talkaser 1760m

Talstation 789m Kelchsau

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Penningberg

Itter 700m

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GASTHOF SCHÖNECK UNIQUE VILLAGE AND ACCOMMODATION Located at the foot of the Hohe Salve Mountain, Hopfgarten is everything you’d expect a ski resort in the Austrian Tyrol to be - traditional fairy-tale wooden chalets cluster around a twin turreted church, snow-laden fir trees nestle beneath the impressive Austrian Alps. You’ll enjoy staying in Gasthof Schöneck, our authentic fairytale chalet with our friendly experienced Contiki Resort team ready to ensure your stay is a memorable one. With our comfortable rooms, popular bar for great aprés ski, internet facilities, outdoor sauna and our range of fun winter adventures – you can’t go wrong. Prices are based on quad-share with a number of twin rooms including private facilities available for a small supplement. If you’re travelling alone, we’ll arrange for you to share a room with someone of the same sex for no extra cost. FOOD ALPINE STYLE We know food is important when you are burning up the slopes by day and the town by night. Your breakfast will be an extensive hot continental buffet and for a small supplement, you can arrange to have 5 included three course dinners over your 7 night stay (or 10 for 14 night holidays). The half-board option must be pre-booked and paid for at the same time that you book your holiday.

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING FOR EVERYONE A great place in winter for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, well-groomed runs combined with the informal and friendly atmosphere of our village makes Hopfgarten the perfect Ski destination. The whole ski area is part of the ‘Ski Welt; circuit, offering 250km (155 miles) of piste with interconnecting gondola, chair and drag lift systems to get you quickly to any area of the mountain. BEGINNERS Hopfgarten is a great place to learn to ski and snowboard. Enjoy Beginner Ski and/or Snowboard lessons with patient, helpful and friendly English-speaking instructors. Take to the gentle nursery slopes (perfect for beginners) on the latest model skis, which make gliding down the slopes so much easier. Once you’ve got some confidence you can take advantage of the whole Ski Welt ski area, where you and your instructor have the choice of all the slopes through the Welt area. It’s the ideal way to get any novice skier motoring through the trees from ‘middle station’ and up on to the more advanced slopes in no time at all. INTERMEDIATES AND ADVANCED Intermediates and Advanced skiers or snowboarders will want to take full advantage of our Ski Welt pass for the whole Ski Welt area, including the 7km (4.3 mile) descent to the village. You may also like to go out with an experienced local ski guide, in a group or on your own, to really discover the hidden mountain (this can be booked while you are in resort). For the experienced skier, this is a great way to familiarise yourself with the area. Why not combine 3 days skiing with 3 days boarding – it’s easy, just check the price panel on the following page for details. SKI AND SNOWBOARD LESSONS All classes are conducted in English by well-qualified and experienced Instructors. Contiki have arranged a special package of lessons over 3 and 5 days with 4 hours (skiing) and 2hrs (snowboarding) of instruction per day. See price panel on page 40. Single or private lessons can be purchased directly through our resort staff.

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Mountain Restaurants:  63 Lifts:  Gondola 8  Chair 26  Drag 44  Beginners 12 Ski Welt Pass:  Shown in map Ski Welt:  Beginners runs 63 (blue). Total 107km (65 miles)  Intermediate runs 51 (red). Total 120km (75 miles)  Advanced runs 7 (black). Total 23km (14 miles) Total length of pistes:  250km (155 miles)

Gampen 1956m Fleiding 1892m

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FREE TIME & APRÈS SKI After a day on the slopes you’re in for a treat – Contiki offers a wide range of fun winter activities that you can book once in Hopfgarten, which are organised by the Contiki team in resort. SLEIGH RIDE A magical journey through the forested Penningberg on a genuine “two-horse open sleigh”. There’s even time to relax at a mountain Gasthof to “jingle those bells”. TANDEM PARAGLIDING For the more adventurous, fly off a mountain, in tandem with you very own qualified pilot! An exhilarating experience with unparalleled views. ICE SKATING Why not try your hand at the traditional winter sport of ice skating on a frozen alpine lake? Afterwards, you can enjoy some typical Austrian cuisine in the mountain restaurant. KITZBUHEL Known as the Monte Carlo of the Tyrol, this historic town is home of the famous Hahnenkamm Ski Race. The city is also renowned for its gastronomic delights, numerous beer cellars, and fabulous après ski. DAY TRIPS TO SALZBURG & INNSBRUCK For those who want to explore the area a little more, we are able to arrange day trips to Innsbruck, home to the Golden Roof, or Salzburg, famous for being the birthplace of Mozart, as well as those singing Von Trapps! Refer to www.contiki.com/ski Ice Skating

Sleigh Ride

MORE ON SKI AUSTRIA... GETTING TO HOPFGARTEN BY COACH FROM LONDON Your Contiki coach departs from the Royal National Hotel at Bedford Way, London WC1 on Fridays at 7pm. It returns to the same spot on Saturdays at around 11pm. The coaches are modern and feature heating/air conditioning plus full facilities like bathroom, comfortable reclining seats, DVD player and stereo. FLY TO MUNICH, SALZBURG OR INNSBRUCK There are a choice of airlines servicing these cities, including British Airways (ba.com) and Ryanair (ryanair.com), or check www.skyscanner.net for more. You’ll need to make your own way from the airport to Hopfgarten, but it’s easy to do. Check out www.contiki.com/ski for all the details.

SKI AUSTRIA WINTER 08/09 Accommodation Travel Option Tour Code No. of Nights

Gasthof Schöneck † Quad share Coach Coach C7SWD 14SWD 7 14 (6 days ski) (13 days ski)

Meal Option Coach Dep. London December 19 26 January 2 9 16 23 30 February 6 13 20 27†† Twin-share supp. 7 & 14 days *Half Board supp. 5 & 10 nights

B&B R

B&B R

5090

9040

4625

8215

4625

8215

4625

N/A

325

650

640

1275

Please note: if you wish to make your own travel arrangements & not take the coach transfer from/to London, you will receive a reduction of R240 each way on the above price. • Departures in resort over Christmas and New Year will have included dinners on nights in accordance with seasonal celebrations. † Subject to guest numbers, additional accommodation within the village may be used. †† Please note this departure date is for one week only. • Prices are per person and based on land only.

SKI EXTRAS No. of nights

7

14

(6 days ski) (13 days ski)

Ski Pass

2320

3995

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

595

1170

Ski Lessons (5 days for 4hrs/day)

1415

1415

Ski Lessons (3 days for 4hrs/day)

1260

1260

Snowboard Lessons (5 days for 2hrs/day)

1395

1395

Snowboard Lessons (3 days for 2hrs/day)

1140

1140

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

1995

1995

• Contiki have negotiated favourable rates for your ski extras which can be booked in advance through your travel agent or Contiki. If you prefer you can book and pay for these in resort. Prices may have fluctuated due to currency movements between the time of this brochure going to press and your arrival in resort. • Please note: The Contiki package operates from Saturday to Saturday. The dates listed above are the dates that the coach departs London. • Please note: Credit cards are not accepted in resort. For Travel Insurance see page 42.


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Departure Points This section provides details on where your winter Contiki tour will depart from and how to get there. We’ve included departure times for tours starting in London and details of who our local agents are for tours that begin in other destinations. You’ll also find this information on your travel documents. LONDON DEPARTURES Tours depart from the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1 between 6.45am and 7.30am and normally return between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. For all tours please see your day-by-day itinerary and Travellers Guide information book, which will be sent with your final documents, for details of your pre-departure meeting and confirmed departure time.

Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by public transport. Take a train to the city centre and change onto the U-Bahn (U5). Get off the train at Samariterstrasse station and the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

ROME DEPARTURES The Mediterranean Highlights (Rome to Madrid) tour departs from: Roma Park Hotel, Via della Caffarelleta 114, 00179, Rome, Italy. Tel: +39 06 7835 9552

CAIRO DEPARTURES The Egypt and the Nile tour departs from: Oasis Hotel, Beginning of Cairo/Alexandria Desert Road, Cairo, Egypt. Tel: +202 383 2777

NB: Accommodation in London on the first and the last night of your tour is not included, but can be booked prior to departure (see page 11). In London you must report and check-in with the Contiki representative at the Royal National Hotel at least thirty minutes before your tour departs.

Getting there: If you have provided Contiki with your flight details at least 7 days in advance, our local representative will be in the arrivals hall holding a Contiki sign. You will then be escorted to the complimentary transfer coach. Due to different flight arrival times, you may need to wait in the airport for up to one hour for a transfer. Should you miss the agent, please make your own way to the hotel.

Getting there: Please see Rome transfers section below for details of transfers that you can pre-book. Alternatively, to make your own way, from Fiumicino airport catch a train to Piramide (cost approximately e7) and then catch a taxi to your hotel (cost approximately e7). Directly by taxi it will cost approximately e40 - 60.

SKI HOLIDAYS Ski holidays by coach depart on Friday from the Royal National Hotel (see address under ‘London Departures’) at 7.00pm and return on Saturday at around 11.00pm. BERLIN DEPARTURES: The Berlin to Budapest, Berlin, Prague & Vienna and Berlin & Prague tours depart from: Best Western City Ost, Frankfurter Allee 57-59, 10247, Berlin, Germany. Tel: +49 30 7202 2100

MADRID DEPARTURES The Spanish Spree & Mediterranean Highlights (Madrid to Rome) tours depart from: Hotel Florida Norte Madrid, Paseo de la Florida, 5 28008, Madrid, Spain Tel: +34 91 542 8300 Getting there: From Madrid airport, take a taxi directly to the hotel – approximately e35.

The Simply Italy and Italian Espresso tours depart from: Hotel Giglio dell’Opera, Via Principe Amedeo N°14, 00185, Rome, Italy. Tel: +39 06 484401 & 4880219 Getting there: Please see Rome transfers section below for details of transfers that you can pre-book. Alternatively, to make your own way, from Fiumicino Airport, take the Leonardo Express train for Termini central station (travel time 35 minutes, approximately e11). Once at Termini station it is a short walk to the hotel. Please consult a local map or the hotel website for further information. Directly by taxi it will cost approximately e60.

Rome transfers: Transfers from Rome's Fiumicino Airport are available only at the time of booking. One way: R240, Return: R480. Please speak with Contiki for full details. You will be sent a voucher with your travel documents to present at the counter of Airport Shuttle who are located in the Terminal B Arrivals hall of Rome Fiumicino Airport. Due to different flight arrival times, you may need to wait in the airport for the next shuttle service. VIENNA DEPARTURES The Vienna & Budapest tour departs from: The Hotel Prinz Eugen, Wiedner Gurtel, Vienna 1040. Tel: +43 (01) 505 1741. Getting there: From Vienna Airport the City Air Terminal bus (cost approximately e6) will take you to the city centre/South Railway Station (Südbahnhof) in about 20 minutes. The hotel is opposite the station. Alternatively a taxi direct from the airport to the hotel will cost approximately e40-e45.

IMPORTANT NOTE All the above hotels are subject to change. Please check your documentation for final details. Don’t pack your passport in your suitcase.


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Questions & Answers Answers to frequently asked questions and things you should know

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What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on pages 5 & 12 and under ‘All this included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed under ‘Included Highlights’ on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on page 5 and on tour pages.

What’s not included? • • • •

Airfares Personal expense money. Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions and activities such as white water rafting, gondola rides etc. • Lunches (unless specified under “all this included”, some dinners and all meals on ferry crossings.

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

How much money do I need? We recommend you carry Travellers Cheques in small denominations in a European currency such as Euro or Pounds Sterling. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks,

optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to some attractions and evening entertainment. Please do not depend solely on a credit/debit card for cash.

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

How much luggage can I bring? On our tours, luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29" x 20" x 10") and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. NO EXTERNAL METAL FRAME BACKPACKS PLEASE, their bulky shape makes coach packing difficult. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. On Ski Holidays you may bring one pair of ski boots and skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a nominal charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (June 2008), 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, eg. antihistamines, antibiotics.

Gold Seal Protection Coverage for Cancellation & Return Flight Security: Most tour operators are interested in their passengers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal even before you leave home. Pre-paid Cancellation Option R550per person: By paying R550per person Cancellation Option Fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit and/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from South Africa. This cancellation option covers the Land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. On Your Tour: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the tour for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to South Africa due to injury, sickness or death, you and your companion will be refunded R90 per person per day for the unused portion of the tour. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. See below for Return Flight Security. Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in South Africa should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki tour, 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, South Africa. *Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

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

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 and in all countries we fully comply with local Travel Industry Laws. In South Africa Contiki is a member of the Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA).

Where will I stay? Do I need Visas?

TOURING HOLIDAYS:

Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your tour. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your tour. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a tour. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require and how to obtain them. Multiple Entry Visas. Some of our tours enter a country more than once. If you require a visa for that country, it must be a Multiple Entry Visa if you are travelling on the following tour:

Tour Name . . .Countries entered twice

Important:

Eur. Magic (p.14-15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .France

1. Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged.

Eur. Discovery (p.16-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .France Eur. Encounter (p.18-19) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .France Eur. Inspiration (p.20-21) . . . . . . . . . . . . .France Eur. Vista (p.22-23) . . . . . .France (3 times), Italy, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Austria, Germany Winter Wanderer (p.24-25) . . . .France (3 times), . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Austria, Germany Berlin to Budapest (p.28) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Austria Spanish Spree (p.36) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spain Ski Austria by Coach (p.38-40) . . . . . .Germany, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .France

2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour and will result in you incurring considerable expense and inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. 4. Contiki will provide you with Visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

N.B. European Magic (p.14-15) - If you require a visa for Austria, you will need a Transit Visa.

Accommodation is in superior tourist class hotels, special resorts, ships and trains. These are described on page 12 and on individual tour pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette and facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. On overnight ferries, 2/4- berth cabins with facilities are provided. Depending on the numbers and configuration on your tour, availability of singles can sometimes be limited in some locations. Due to the environmental and historical constraints imposed by local authorities, rooms in the Victorian section of the Mt Pilatus complex do not have private facilities. Any tour staying overnight on Mt Pilatus may be accommodated in this section if space is limited. On certain occasions, alternative hotels to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is the Company’s intention to use hotels of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. SKI HOLIDAYS: See pages 38-40 for details of accommodation in Austria.


OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION

requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled.

On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent.

2. PAYING THE BALANCE

2. PRICE GUARANTEE

2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki.

Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 10th April, 2008. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to add a surcharge to the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any governments or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (June 2008) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to our touring program Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of R1,000, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from your home country, must be submitted to Contiki within 7 days in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of R1,000 per person, per tour which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal

2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid by no later than 45 days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki.

2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. Documents are issued maximum of 6 weeks in advance. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking. We reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE More than 45 days notice:

CANCELLATION FEE Deposit is forfeited

45-22 days

25% of tour fare

21-8 days:

30% of tour fare

7-1 days: Day of departure:

50% of tour fare 100% of tour fare

Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 3.6 If flight changes are requested after the deposit has been received, or if flights are cancelled after tickets are issued, revision fees, change fees or Airline cancellation fees will be applicable and maybe in addition to the above cancellation charges. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of R200 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a R200 per person amendment fee will be charged. 4.3 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki holiday are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a Contiki staff member. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not

suitable without a suitably qualified companion.

7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM

Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services.

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. Unfortunately no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing.

5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behavoir by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 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. 5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to English Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforcable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforcability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE You should take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you travel on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

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

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Airfares to and from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such thirdparties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute.Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from October 2008 to March 2009. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Travel (Europe) Ltd., Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, with the exception of the Great Britain tour described on page 30 which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd.


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How to Book 1. Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there's space on the tour you've chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your Contiki tour (see page 13).

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2. At the time of booking, you must pay your travel agent a non-refundable deposit of R1,000 per person per tour. This must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. This will be for the land portion only. 3. Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. 4. You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. 5. We will then send your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. IMPORTANT: By paying the R1,000 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 43, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Department in Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and University trips, choirs, wine tours, Grand Prix, ski tours, you name it we’ve done it.

Group bookings If you're planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly with your requirements. As long as everyone in your group is 18-35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates - perhaps even a free trip for yourself! Our Company believes in and is committed to the ecological and economical use of raw materials and the reuse of existing resources. The paper in this brochure is produced from managed sustainable forests and from pulp processed from recycled sugar cane fibre. The range is also supported by strong environmental credentials including full FSC accreditations. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin. Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki ® is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd., Bermuda. © Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. Printed in South Africa.

From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary - right down to the last detail, our worldwide team of experts is able to arrange a custom designed holiday or incentive trip to suit your particular requirements. Call your travel agent or nearest Contiki Office - you’ll be surprised at how we can make it happen.

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