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2009-10

USA & CANADA +Mexico, Alaska and Hawaii


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USA, Canada & Mexico Contiki's got it covered!

Idaho

MEXICO Gulf of Mexico Morelia

Cancun

ALASKA

Merida Isla Mujeres

Mexico City

Fairbanks Denali N.P.

OAHU

Zihuatanejo

Talkeetna

Hawaii

Acapulco

ANCHORAGE Honolulu

Homer

Seward

CONTENTS ALL ABOUT CONTIKI

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Why Go Contiki? Included Sightseeing & Free Time Why Contiki Adds Up Your Contiki Crew & contiki.com Where You Stay & What’s on the Menu Responsible Travel

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LA Explorer New York Explorer New York New Year’s Las Vegas New Year’s

4 Days 4 Days 5 Days 4 Days

HAWAII Hawaiian Stopovers

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3/5 Days

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MEXICO

Duration Introducing Mexico 13 Days Grande Mexico Mexican Fiesta 8 Days Southern Mexico feat. Yucatan 6 Days

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CANADA

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10 Days 18 Days 12/20 Days

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9 Days 5 Days

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7 Days 7 Days 10 Days

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Canada & The Rockies Grand Canadian Calgary Stampede

ALASKA Alaskan Adventure Iditarod & Northern Lights

USA California Highlights Western Highlights LA to the Bay

USA North by Northeast Northern Escape Eastern Discovery Southern Adventure Best of USA Wild Western Grand Northern Grand Southern

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13 Days 13 Days 12/14 Days 13 Days 13 Days 14 Days 25 Days 24/26 Days

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SKI

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Ski Lake Tahoe

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More Places To Stay Longer Q&A’s Booking Conditions How To Book

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Set your pulse racing when you ski the slopes at Lake Tahoe, go ‘gator spotting on a high-speed New Orleans swamp trip. Buckle up for a heli-hiking adventure through the Grand Canyon or discover the “real ‘OC’ tour around Oranges County’s Newport Beach”. And it doesn’t stop there! Ride up front on a Wild West jeep tour in Sedona, enjoy a pint of beer at the Cheers bar in Boston or countdown to blast off at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Don’t rest ‘till you’ve met Mickey at Disneyland or hiked a trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. Once you’ve partied like a rock star, shopped like a celeb and been ‘seen’ in an A-list hang out - it’s a wrap! More on pages 28-48.

CANADA

Cross the border into the wild northern frontier and be blown away by the Rocky Mountains’ jaw-dropping beauty.

Witness a surprising mix of cultures as you travel East to West across the land of the maple leaf, from French-speaking Quebec to the melting pot of Vancouver. Ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier, fly over the rugged Rockies in Banff or discover Jasper’s pristine hiking trails. Paddle your way around Whistler, experience a full throttle quad bike tour in Banff or saddle up for the world’s most famous rodeo - the Calgary Stampede. But if the bright lights of the big city beckon, then get your groove on in a Montreal jazz bar, cheer on the big hitters at a baseball game in Toronto or wander along Gastown’s charming cobbled streets in Vancouver. More on pages 22-25.

MEXICO

This place truly has it all! Its rich cultural tradition and diverse geography make it a "must do". From the hot beach playgrounds of Acapulco and Cancun, to the jungles of the Yucatan and the World Heritage Sites of Chichen Itza and Morelia, to the thriving metropolis of Mexico City, there is something for everyone. At every turn, there is so much to do and see! Adventure activities, watersports, cultural sites, an unbelievable variety of food, not to mention a cracking nightlife! Liking the sound? Read more on page 19!

HAWAII

Turn up the heat on a sizzling Hawaiian stopover and enjoy a few lazy days surfing, swimming or snorkelling on one of the island’s many tropical beaches. Do as much or as little as you like - hang loose in Honolulu, check out the North Shore’s killer waves or take a catamaran cruise around Diamond head. More on page 18.

NEW FOR 2009

ALASKA

If chilling out in Alaska is more your thing, you might sight a bear or moose on a tundra wildlife tour in Denali National Park, you could ride the exhilarating white water rapids of the Nenana River, take a flight around impressive Mount McKinley or venture beyond the Arctic Circle in Fairbanks. More on pages 26-27.

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From East to West the USA features an all-star line up of the hottest things to do and see - cruise Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, try your luck on “The Strip” in Las Vegas or, in New York City, watch the sunrise after a night out in the city that never sleeps.

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USA

Get behind the scenes of your very own all-American adventure and discover the country famous for hotdogs, Hendrix and Hollywood!


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Why Go Contiki? We don’t just offer a destination, we deliver an experience! ✓ Our reputation

✓ Freedom and flexibility

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

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

✓ 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 fun and interesting people to hang-out with. It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling solo or tandem – 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 a 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, sit back, relax and leave the rest to us.

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

✓ With Contiki you won’t break the bank 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. We make quality travel affordable and a lot cheaper than doing it yourself. Plus, you get to pay for it in your own currency so you know exactly what it’s going to cost. Compare our prices with the price of doing it on your own to see for yourself our unbeatable value.

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

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San Francisco Bay

Las Vegas

New York


Grand Canyon

the experience lasts a lifetime

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Get The Most From Your Holiday Sightseeing is only the start Contiki’s hands-on sightseeing lets you see, learn, touch, photograph and most importantly enjoy each destination’s famous icons. Plus discover hidden gems you didn’t even know existed. Every itinerary clearly lists the ‘Included Highlights’ and the ‘Free Time’ activities that you’ll experience as part of your trip.

What’s included - here’s just a snapshot:

Yosemite National Park

Roam around Graceland like you are in Elvis’s blue suede shoes.

Treasure an unforgettable scenic flight over the Grand Canyon.

Watch wild grizzly bears feeding in Alaskan rivers.

Party like a rock star and play like a champion in the city of sin, Las Vegas.

Venture to Disney and live out your childhood dreams.

Chow down on an American hamburger in a traditional diner on famous Route 66.

Explore the National Parks to discover stunning scenery & wildlife.

Cruise the spectacular New York skyline and see the Statue of Liberty.

Feel the spray and sensation of natural force at Niagara Falls.

Get a taste of all things Mexican when you cross south of the border.

Experience Native Indian culture and art.

Learn the tricks of the spy game in Washington DC.

Soak up the sun and enjoy the surf in Hawaii.

Play in the snow at Lake Tahoe.

White Water Rafting - Cody

Trolleyride San Francisco

Partying in Las Vegas

Yosemite National Park

Snorkelling in Mexico

Catch a Baseball Game


Why stick to the storyline when you can choose your own adventure? You’ll be amazed how much free-time you have on a Contiki. Whether you are getting busy, or chilling out in your downtime, we’ve put together the perfect mix of Included Sightseeing and Free Time, allowing you the flexibility to create your very own trip of a lifetime with our optional activities! Of course, everyone is different, so in your free time, Contiki gives you a choice to build on your itinerary with our Optional Activities & Special Evenings Out. We’ve honed the list of what’s on offer based on what our past travellers have asked for, and just as the name indicates, you have the option to opt in or opt out – doing exactly as you like.

Here’s a taster of what’s available: 

Head to a Rodeo

Sunset Cruise harbour

White Water Rafting

4WD Jeep Tour

Boston Trolley Tour

Scenic Mountain Gondola Ride

Universal Studios

Horseback Ride & Steak Fry

Hot Air Ballooning

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour

Helicopter Flights

Disneyland

What are my choices and how much do they 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.au/america (or /canada, /alaska, /hawaii, /mexico) - click on the tour you're interested in, then on its 'Optional Excursions' button. Here 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.

When do I choose and how do I pay? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour, not beforehand. By leaving the decisions until then, it means: You can choose what interests you and do it at the same time as your new mates. You'll get unbeatable value, as we’ve negotiated amazing rates for each Optional.  An experienced Tour Manager who'll offer you personal advice as well as take care of all the arrangements.  Some activities are seasonal whilst others are weather dependent.  

So deciding on tour, rather than before, makes sense. This will make your holiday hassle-free, better value and more enjoyable, ensuring greater fun, bigger laughs and better stories. Payment will be made on tour and can be made by cash, travellers cheques (in $USD in America or $CAD in Canada) or by credit cards only.

IMPORTANT NOTE please read These options are authentically local, so we don't own or operate them. 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.

© Disney

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Loads of Free Time


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Why Contiki Adds Up Rate your holiday dollar with Contiki and see why we add up! Check out this comparison of doing a tour versus doing it on your own in some of America’s key cities.

Average dayy in a cit 1 Nights Accommodation

New York City

Las Vegas

San Francisco

$159.00

$40.00

$99.00

Hotel Pennsylvania

Motel 6

Cathedral Hill

$3.80

$11.99

$5.50

Starbucks coffee and bagel with cream cheese

Excalibur breakfast buffet

Espresso and pastry at Mamma’s in North Beach

$48.00

$31.00

$17.00

Patsy’s restaurant (fettuccine alfredo, glass of wine and dessert)

House of Blues (shrimp creole, glass of beer)

Three course meal at Cathay House, Chinatown

$7.50

$15.00

$11.00

Metro card

Monorail pass

Mini day pass

$97.00

$45.00

$48.00

Liberty ferry cruise $12, visit 68th floor of Empire State $19, Grayline city tour $66

Grayline city night tour $45

Double-decker city bus tour

$315.30

$142.99

$180.50

Converted to $AUD

Converted to $AUD

Converted to $AUD

A$324 per day

A$147 per day

A$185 per day

(average price of a budget hotel)

Breakfast

Dinner

Day Travel Pass

Sightseeing

$USD Total

Total cost of an average day in a city on your own:

Total average cost of doing it with Contiki from

A$138

per day

Prices and exchange rates validated at 18 July 2008 at the locations stated. Subject to change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on 2009/10 26 Day Grand Southern tour daily cost.


Cut the cost of your holiday even more with our Juicy Deals and save up to A$179! Or even better, get a group of 10 friends together and you could travel FREE!

Early Payment Discounts 6 Month Discount:

Save up to

A$179

off the cost of your tour when you book and pay in full at least 6 months prior to departure.

4 Month Discount: Save up to A$89 off the cost of your tour when you book and pay in full at least 4 months prior to departure. EARLY Look out for the early payment discount box on each tour page

PAYMENT DISCOUNT SAVE UP TO A$179

Group Discounts

Multiple Tour Discounts Save A$50. Book two Contiki holidays, at least seven days long at the same time from this, or any other Contiki brochure and get A$50 off the cost of the second holiday.

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 $$$’s Experience Contiki’s North America 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.

Gold Seal Protection Peace of Mind Insurance for just A$89. Contiki's Gold Seal gives you the option to cancel your tour for any reason, prior to departing Australia. Gold Seal also allows you to leave your Contiki holiday early for personal reasons or illness with a refund of A$40 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 50 for details.

Preferred Departures Another reason why you should book Contiki! To help you plan your trip and take advantage of both Contiki’s and many airlines’ early-booking offers, we have designated a number of trips as Preferred Departures (PD). PD departures have a reliable booking history so you can rest assured that they will, except under circumstances beyond our control, operate as scheduled. Simply look for the PD symbol against individual departure dates on the itinerary of your choice. If the date of a PD tour doesn’t fit with your travel plans, don’t worry, the majority of our tours are planned to operate as scheduled. Since we expect high demand for our PD options, please check contiki.com for the most up-to-date information and latest additional PD trips as they become available. For PDs on winter Preferred trips, please check our website from Departure September 2010. During our busiest time, between 1 May-30 Sept, if a tour is within 50 days of departure, it automatically becomes a PD.

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Your Contiki Crew No doubt, some of the best friends you’ll make on tour will be managing the show, driving the coach and helping you make the most of your trip! Our experienced staff have been there, done that – so they know what’s hot and what’s not at every destination we go to. They’ve braved back alleys and blisters to unlock the cities’ best kept secrets – where to go for an authentic hot dog with all the trimmings or where to find the best bargain on the latest trainers. And because our staff are young and fun (just like you!), they’ve got a good idea of what you want to experience on your holiday. Well-organised, knowledgeable and friendly, each member of our handpicked team has been through a tough and challenging training process to ensure they are the best trained, best prepared and best qualified to help you have an unbelievable holiday!

Tunes while you travel! We know music is central to many peoples' lives, that's why we've always seen music as an important part of the overall Contiki experience. Your Contiki crew carries loads of music and uses it to enhance your travels and appreciation of the USA, Canada and Mexico. They've got theme music that connects you to a city or sight you're visiting, dance music to inspire you on an evening out or the latest tunes to ensure entertaining scenic drives. If you have your own favourites, bring them along to share!

Charging on the go!

Your Tour Manager Our Tour Managers will get you out of the guidebook and onto the streets with practical, helpful advice that will always point you in the right direction. They are there for the inside story on the history, culture and best places to visit at each destination, which adds up to you getting the most out of every day.

Your Tour Driver Teaming up with your Tour Manager to take you through your trip on-time and safely is the other half of the Contiki dynamic duo – your Tour Driver. Our drivers are highly skilled and know the roads like the back of their hands. They’re totally in their element when negotiating congested city streets and fast moving motorways – leave the driving to them! The door-to-door service also means you’ll never have to lug your bags around a busy train station or city centre - so sit back, relax and simply take in the spectactular scenery and sights.

The majority of our coaches are fitted with charging units for your personal electronic items such as iPod, mp3 player, digital camera, mobile phone, etc. No longer will you be left with a flat battery at the moment you need it most. Please remember to bring a North American adaptor.


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.

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.au/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.au/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.au/video. 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.au/contikipedia

Connect now Contiki Forums 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. 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.au/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.au/mytripjournal

Other cool stuff Deals & Offers If you want to cash in on the latest deals and exclusive offers, www.contiki.com.au/deals 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.au/enews

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What’s on contiki.com?


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Where You Stay When all you want is a comfy bed, crisp clean sheets and a convenient home-away-from-home, right where the action is – Contiki’s reserved your room! We’ve found some of America’s best kept secrets in all the must see locations – from a funky Upper West Side hotel in New York City to an Anaheim resort that’s only a five minute walk from Disneyland. With Contiki you’ll get to stay in a real mix of accommodation, but you’ll pretty much always stay in twin share rooms with private facilities. From tourist class or superior tourist class hotels and resorts, all our rooms have air-conditioning and cable TV.

Travelling Alo ne?

Did you know nearly half our clients choose to see the sights solo? If you’re thinking of tra velling alone, don’t worry, Contiki often org anises same-se x roommates for you to share with – just ask us! Single rooms are available in Hawaii and on longer stays. For a single su pplement upgra de on your trip, talk to Contiki or your travel ag ent.

And to top it off, we’ve included two unique properties in the heart of the great outdoors at the Grand Canyon and in Canada’s Banff National Park.

Maswik Lodge, Grand Canyon Live life on the edge (literally)! From your well-appointed room you are walking distance to the canyon’s rim for easy access to its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. This hotel-style lodge also has a great Sports Bar to socialise and swap travel stories with your new Contiki friends.

Tunnel Mountain Resort in Canada’s Banff National Park Tucked away in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, this Banff accommodation is worth writing home about. Enjoy the wide open spaces and fresh mountain air before rejuvenating your weary body in the sauna, spa or steam room. Please Note: Accommodation is in a spacious, quad share chalet with your own private facilities and a cosy fireplace perfect for chilling out at the end of the day.

Tunnel Mountain Resort, Banff

The Mezzanine bedroom at Tunnel Mountain

A typical room at the Maswik Lodge, Grand Canyon

Maswik Lodge, Grand Canyon


Relish laden hot dogs in Venice Beach

French-influenced Cajun cuisine in New Orleans

Pastrami on Rye with all the trimmings in New York

Clam Chowder in a bread bowl in San Francisco

Traditional dishes like enchiladas, pibil and ceviche in Mexico

Waking up for a communal breakfast is the last thing you feel like doing after a late night, so we’ve only included them where appropriate. Lunchtime is your free time, which means a chance to further explore and discover local cuisine. Some dinners are included where it’s logical and that makes for a great opportunity to get together as a group and catch up after a day of exploration before heading out for a night on the town. Please Note: Please let us know of any special dietary requirements when you book.

Some of our fabulous hotels Marrakech Hotel, New York Located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, near Central Park, Columbia University and some of New York's most famous jazz bars. Within walking distance of countless attractions, stores, restaurants, and night spots with direct access to the subway.

A typical bedroom at the Marrakech Hotel , New York

Prytania Park Hotel, New Orleans Next to downtown New Orleans’ Lower Garden District, perfectly located to explore the city’s colour, music and outstanding cuisine.

Club Verano Beat Hotel

Club Verano Beat Hotel, Cancun Located in front of Isla Mujeres Bay on a beautiful beach within the Mexican Caribbean Sea. Rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite TV, music, hair dryer, air conditioning, and a private terrace among colorful gardens. The hotel features 2 swimming pools, restaurant, tennis court and lounge.

Jumbo Nachos!

Big Texan Inn, Amarillo With a Texas-shaped swimming pool to cool off in. Try the Big Texan Steak Ranch next door, home of the 72oz (2kg) steak, the world famous fillet is free if you can eat it within an hour…

Best Western Stovall’s Inn, Anaheim Resort Area Located in the epicenter of Anaheim, a 5 minute walk to Disneyland, the shops, restaurants and bars in Downtown Disney. Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco A well positioned hotel with in walking distance to Union Square and all its shopping! The hotel features a lounge, restaurant, internet café, fitness center and is close public transportation.

A typical bedroom at the Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco

Hot Dogs - L.A.

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Everything is BIGGER in the States and that includes the food! Each city and region boasts it’s own kind of culinary speciality. Get your tastebuds exploring with tasty stuff like:

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What’s On The Menu?


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Make a Difference 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.

Yosemite National Park

Our Conservation Foundation To show our commitment we have set up The Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation, a non-profit organisation that will invest in supporting long term sustainable tourism. Our group of companies is contributing US$1 million per year to fund much needed conservation, community and sustainable tourism projects that will create a better world for future generations to enjoy. To ensure every dollar goes to people and places in need, each project is carefully vetted by the Foundation’s independent Advisory Panel, with Contiki also donating staff time and additional resources to the Foundation. Visit contiki.com.au/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…

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

Mexico

Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Figures June 2007 http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/envrp/pdf/conversion-factors.pdf 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.au/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. Our Company believes in and is committed to the ecological and economical use of raw material and the reuse of existing resources. This brochure has been printed on environmentally-friendly paper certified under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification meaning that the pulp used for its production originates from certified forests and other controlled sources. Our web offset printers conform to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

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

Grand Canyon


Contiki isn’t just about big holidays, we can also organise a short break for you (around 5 days or less). These short breaks are great either as a standalone experience or as an add-on to your selected tour in order to explore a destination in more detail. • Want to explore New York or L.A. in depth - take a Contiki Explorer package. See L.A. Explorer below or page 16 for the New York Explorer.

• Fancy celebrating New Year’s in New York or Las Vegas? We’ve got it covered on page 17.

• Flop and drop more your style? How about an

For mo re places to stay longer be after yo fore or ur see pa trip, ge 49.

Hawaiian stopover on page 18!

L.A. EXPLORER 4 Days A$325

Preferred Departure

All this included 3 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 12 & 13  3 breakfasts (B) and 1 dinner (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager 

Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

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

City sightseeing tour including Hollywood, the Sunset Strip & Melrose Ave

Visit Hollywood & Mann's Chinese Theatre

Walk Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame”

Walking tour of Hollywood’s iconic theatres

Visit Venice Beach

Visit Santa Monica

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Los Angeles: • Universal Studios • The OC Experience • Disneyland

Please Note This tour is designed to coincide with Wild Western (see p.42-43), LA to the Bay (see p.30-31) & Western Highlights (see p.29) tours.

Manns Chinese Theatre

Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles (Anaheim). Meet up with your Contiki Crew and see what Tinsel Town has to offer! Cruise star-studded Hollywood Boulevard and the Sunset Strip, see how the rich and famous live on an optional celebrity home tour, feel the vibrant street energy on the Venice Beach boardwalk, and chill in the sun-kissed, urban beach community of Santa Monica where you can also shop your heart out. Hotel (D) Days 2-3: Los Angeles (Anaheim). For the next two days check out the area’s world-famous theme parks explore the magical world of Disneyland and find out why

CODE: WSNA - 2008/09 Start End A$ Per Los Angeles Los Angeles Person

Rodeo Drive

it’s “The Happiest Place on Earth” or see behind the scenes of the movie world at Universal Studios. If you prefer, escape for a day to Orange County’s ritzy and relaxing Newport Beach on an optional side trip or just relax by the hotel pool under the California sun - the choice is yours. Hotel (B,B) Day 4: Los Angeles (Anaheim). This morning, the tour ends after breakfast and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/la

Nov 16 Jan 18 Feb 15 Mar 15 Apr 4 ✓ May 2 Jun 13 Jul 11 Aug 1 ✓ Sep 5 Dec 12 Jan 2 Mar 13

Nov 19 Jan 21 Feb 18 Mar 18 Apr 7 May 5 Jun 16 Jul 14 Aug 4 Sep 8 Dec 15 Jan 5 Mar 16

325 325 325 325 325 325 325 325 325 325 325 325 325

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Ride “The Beast” on the harbour

NEW YORK EXPLORER 4 Days A$829

Preferred Departure

All this included  3 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 12 & 13  2 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager  Metro pass for the duration of the tour  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

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

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: New York • 'Sex and the City Tour' • New York TV & Movie Tour • NY, NY Helicopter Ride

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

• Ride "The Beast" • The Big Apple Helicopter Ride

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

CODE: EAEA 2009/10 Start New York

End New York

A$ Per Person

Apr 28

May 1

829

May 12 ✓

May 15

829

May 26

May 29

829

Jun 9

Jun 12

829

Jun 23 ✓

Jun 26

829

Jul 7

Jul 10

829

Jul 14

Jul 17

829

Jul 21 ✓

Jul 24

829

Jul 28

Jul 31

829

Aug 11

Aug 14

829

Aug 18 ✓

Aug 21

829

Sep 1

Sep 4

829

Sep 15

Sep 18

829

Oct 20 ✓

Oct 23

829

Nov 17

Nov 20

829

Dec 15

Dec 18

829

Jan 12

Jan 15

829

Feb 16

Feb 19

829

✓ = Preferred departure.

• Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

• Start 8.30am & end approx. 9.00am.


5 Days A$1015

New York

All this included

Itinerary

4 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 8 & 9  2 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager  Metro pass for the duration of your stay

Day 1: Hello Big Apple!. Meet up with your Contiki Crew in larger-than-life New York City and sightsee some the city’s ultimate icons. Get a bird’s eye view of it all in the afternoon on a fantastic optional helicopter flight. After dinner, hit the streets for the electric atmosphere of Times Square and a big night out in the city that never sleeps. Hotel (D) Day 2: New Year's Eve in New York. This morning, you’ll cruise out to Lady Liberty with time in the afternoon to retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle in the urban oasis of Central Park. Tonight, bundle up, and get set to see the ball drop in Times Square - one of the most famous New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. Hotel (B) Day 3: New York. Happy New Year! Today is yours to just chill in the Big Apple. Spend the afternoon shopping up a storm on trendy Fifth Avenue or exploring NYC’s

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: • The Big Apple Helicopter Ride • New York, New York • Helicopter Ride • New York TV & Movie Tour • New Year's Eve Cruise

Times Square

LAS VEGAS, NEW YEAR

Preferred Departure

4 Days from A$419 All this included 

 

3 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see p. 8 & 9 2 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D) - as per itinerary Experienced Tour Manager

Las Vegas

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

Itinerary Day 1: Los Angeles (Anaheim) to Las Vegas. Meet up with your Contiki crew and head out across the vast Mojave Desert toward the bright lights of Las Vegas. Prepare for an unforgettable sensory experience as you cruise the world famous ‘Strip’ and watch the high-tech laser-and-light show on Fremont Street. Finish the night atop the Stratosphere with a rock star view of the glittering lights below. Hotel (D) Day 2: New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. Today dive into all the glitz and glamour Sin City has to offer. Or get out of town on a thrilling optional scenic flight to the awesome Grand Canyon. Tonight the streets fill with revelers and fireworks explode in the night sky as you ring in the New Year! Hotel (B) Day 3: Las Vegas at leisure. Happy New Year! Today is yours to hang out in ‘Sin City.’ Test out your skills as a high roller in one of world-famous casinos or as a

cool and vibrant neighborhoods. Later on, catch a Broadway show or find some other excitement in this high-energy town! Hotel Day 4: More New York sightseeing. Even after all you’ve seen so far there's still more! Peruse through the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art, cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge, or ice skate at the festive Rockefeller Centre. After a farewell dinner, it’s straight to the top of the Empire State Building for an unforgettable view. Hotel (B,D) Day 5: New York. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ new-york CODE: ENYA 2009/10 Start New York

End New York

Dec 30 ✓

Jan 3

A$ Per Person 1015

✓ = Preferred departure. • Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip. • Start 8.30am & end approx. 9.00am.

high-end bargain shopper at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Later on, catch an eye-popping Las Vegas show or hit up one the city’s premier party hot spots. Hotel (D) Day 4: Las Vegas to Los Angeles (Anaheim). Leave behind the party in the desert and head back sunny Southern California. Stop in showy Hollywood, the land of dreams, before the tour ends in Anaheim and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ las-vegas CODE: LVNY 2008/09/10 Start End A$ Per Los Angeles Los Angeles Person Dec 30, 08 ✓* Jan 2, 09 Dec 30, 09 ✓ Jan 2, 10

419 429

✓ = Preferred departure

* It is possible to start this tour in Las

Vegas on day 1, if you wish to do so please book using the code WLAS. Start 4.30pm. Choose to end Las Vegas 9.00am or Los Angeles approx. 5.00pm.

• Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

• LVNY start 7.00am & Finish approx. 5.00pm.

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Short Breaks

NEW YORK, NEW YEAR

Preferred Departure


18 Hawaii

Waikiki Beach - Honolulu

HAWAIIAN STOPOVERS 3 or 5 Days from A$150 There’s no place on earth quite like the tropical Hawaiian Islands palm-fringed blue lagoons, cascading waterfalls, and stunning beaches with fantastic surf. Contiki offers the perfect escape to this Pacific paradise with accommodation available in Honolulu. Located on the island of Oahu, it’s a vibrant place with the perfect mix of nature and culture. Let the ‘Spirit of Aloha’ welcome you for a few days either as a standalone holiday or as a stopover for a few days before or after your North American Contiki tour. You’ll stay in the Queen Kapiolani Hotel just minutes away from an endless choice of shops, restaurants and the world-famous Waikiki Beach. The rooms have spectacular views of the surrounding area and are fully equipped with all the mod-cons you need. The hotel also has two great outdoor swimming pools and a sundeck – a

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

perfect lounging area for soaking up some Hawaiian rays. Accommodation is based on twin share for 2 or 4 nights (appropriate taxes & service charges included). Twin share is only available when you and a friend book at the same time, otherwise you’ll need to book a single room. And while you’re here, tap into the Contiki Customer Service Centre. Our free concierge service is there to make your holiday hassle-free and direct you to the best action on the island. Get set for exhilarating activities like surfing lessons, snorkeling, a Catamaran 'fun cruise', shopping, or a night out in one of Waikiki's many party hot spots! The list is long! Check-out your Contiki ‘Travellers Guide' booklet for more ideas. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/hawaii2 OR www.contiki.com.au/hawaii4

DEPARTURES ON OR BETWEEN.

START ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.

Tour Code and validity dates

Tour Code and validity dates

A$ Per Person

A$ Per Person

Valid from 1 Nov ‘08 - 21 Dec ‘08 and 4th Jan ‘09 - 31 Mar ‘09

Twin Single

Valid from 22 Dec ‘08 - 3 Jan ‘09

Twin Single

Honolulu Stopover (H13B 2 nts) Honolulu Holiday (H15B 4 nts) Extra night

150 300 75

Honolulu Stopover (H13B 2 nts) Honolulu Holiday (H15B 4 nts) Extra night

180 360 90

Valid from 1 Apr ‘09 - 21 Dec ‘09 and 4 Jan ‘10 - 31 Mar ‘10

Twin Single

Valid from 22 Dec ‘09 - 3 Jan ‘10

Twin Single

Honolulu Stopover (HI3A 2 nts) Honolulu Holiday (HI5A 4 nts) Extra night

150 300 75

Honolulu Stopover (HI3A 2 nts) Honolulu Holiday (HI5A 4 nts) Extra night

190 380 95

• Check in from 2.00pm

300 600 150

300 600 150

360 720 180

380 760 190


New Tours! 3 fant

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Ole! Contiki is bursting to announce the release of our brand new destination! All about Mexico: 3 words that perfectly describe Mexico: culture, history and fun! It’s a place that never ceases to amaze travellers. Diversity and long, colourful history incorporate influences from the ancient Mayan civilization, the all – powerful Aztecs and Spanish colonialism – all providing a rich mix that make up today’s Mexico. From the modern metropolis of Mexico City, Contiki’s Mexican tours cover the country’s contrasting landscapes - wind through beautiful mountains and hills, visit deserted beaches, turquoise waters and glitzy resorts on the Pacific coast, explore the lush jungles of the Yucatan, scramble over ancient ruins, and wander through time-warped colonial towns.

The low-down on our Mexico destinations Mexico City: a fantastic cosmopolitan city with a strong culture of art and history, a mix of colonial and modern architecture, and world class shopping from boutiques to bazaars Acapulco: located on a beautiful bay, with calm beaches, white sands and an unbeatable nightlife. Morelia: a colonial city, with a reputation for great festivals and traditional artisan crafts.

And it’s not all tacos and burritos! Mexican food is second to none – with a huge range of regional specialties and fresh seafood. Plus to top it off, the people in this country love a good party, which means the club and bar scene is sizzling.

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo: a picturesque area with a traditional Mexican feel. Ecotourism features strongly as do its gorgeous beaches.

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

Merida: this place is all about food, music and traditional Mayan heritage!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mexico

INTRODUCING CONTIKI &


Mexico

20 Mexico

Morelia

Gulf of Mexico

Cancun Merida

Mexico City

Isla Mujeres

Zihuatanejo

Places visited

Acapulco

1 or more nightstops Acapulco

Itinerary

GRANDE MEXICO 13 Days from A$1955 All this included

Preferred

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

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Morelia  Walking tour of the Colonial City  See the illumination of the cathedral  Visit the local speciality sweets and handicrafts Market Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo  Relax and soak up the

FREE TIME

sun on Playa de Ropa Laze in the sand and surf

Acapulco  See the death defying cliff divers  Party in the vibrant club scene Mexico City  City Sightseeing including the National Palace, the

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

Zocalo & Chapultepec Park Visit the ancient Aztec city Teotihuacan  Shop in the colorful markets of Xochimilco Merida  Visit the Mayan ruins of Uxmal Chichen Itza  Guided tour of this ancient Mayan temple site Cancun  Relax on the white sand beaches  Enjoy the legendary nightlife 

See p.7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo • Horseback riding • Kayak tour Acapulco • Sunset cruise • Para sailing Merida • Horse drawn carriage ride Isla Mujeres • Snorkeling • Garrafon Natural Reef Eco Park Cancun • Jungle tour/Zipline • Xcaret Ecological Park

Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia. Rich in history and culture, Morelia offers fascinating colonial architecture, picturesque streets and delicious local food. In the evening watch the spectacular illumination of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedral, then hit the streets for a night out on the town. Hotel (B,D) Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Journey into the never-ending summer of the Mexican Riviera and kick back in the neighboring beach towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Hotel (B) Day 3: Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Explore the modern resort town of Ixtapa or chill in the quaint beach village of Zihuatenajo. The warm waters are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and boat trips. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco. Head to the bright lights and nonstop, 24-hour energy of Acapulco Bay! Watch famous death-defying cliff divers and when the sun sets, tap into the nightlife of Mexico’s ultimate party town. Hotel (B) Day 5: Acapulco. Get into the local flavour and explore a traditional open air market, relax on a sun-drenched beach, sample mouth-watering seafood, or unleash your adrenaline on a parasailing adventure. Hotel (B) Day 6: Acapulco to Mexico City. En route to Mexico City, stop in Taxco, known for its fine silver, and browse through the artisan shops lining cobblestone streets. Hotel (B) Day 7: Mexico City. Start the day with an excursion to remarkable ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Then it’s off through “The City of Palaces” where you’ll see a multitude of ancient ruins and colonial-influenced and modern

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

CODE: MEXC 2009/10 Start Mexico City

End Cancun

A$ Per Person

Start Mexico City

End Cancun

A$ Per Person

May 9 May 23 Jun 6 ✓ Jun 13 Jul 4 Jul 18 ✓

May 21 Jun 34 Jun 18 Jun 25 Jul 16 Jul 30

1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969

Nov 7 Dec 5 Jan 9

Nov 19 Dec 17 Jan 21

1955 1955 2029

✓ = Preferred departure.

• Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

• Start 7.00am and end 9.00am with check-out

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT OFFER 1 SAVE UP TO A$99 OFFER 2 SAVE UP TO A$49 SEE PAGE 9


MEXICAN FIESTA

Mexico City

Zihuatanejo Acapulco

Preferred

Departure 7 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see p.12 & 13  8 breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager & Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Refer to page 20 for Included Highlights and Free Time.

Itinerary

CODE: MEX2 2009/10

Morelia

Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia. Rich in history and culture, Morelia offers fascinating colonial architecture, picturesque streets and delicious local food. In the evening watch the spectacular illumination of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedral, then hit the streets for a night out on the town. Hotel (B,D) For Days 2-8 please see Days 28 Mexico 13 day itinerary on page 20. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ mexican-fiesta

Start Mexico City

End A$ Per Mexico City Person

May 9 May 23 Jun 6 ✓ Jun 13 Jul 4 Jul 18 ✓ Nov 7 Dec 5 Jan 9

May 16 May 30 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jul 11 Jul 25 Nov 14 Dec 12 Jan 16

895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895

✓ = Preferred departure.

Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

Start 7.00am and end 9.00am with check-out

Acapulco

SOUTHERN MEXICO

Places visited

Mexico

1 or more nightstops

Merida

Cancun

Featuring Yucatan Isla Mujeres

Mexico City

6 Days from A$1055 All this included

Preferred

Departure 5 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see p.12 & 13  6 breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager & Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Flights from Mexico City to Merida  Refer to page 20 for Included Highlights and Free Time. 

Itinerary Day 1: Mexico City to Merida. Leave behind the charismatic urban colossus of Mexico City and fly to the beautiful whitestone city of Merida. Make a quick trip to Uxmal, with its magnificent ancient pyramids and temples. Then return to Merida for a tour of the city’s superb buildings, palaces and haciendas. Hotel (B,D) For Days 2-7 please see Days 9-13 Mexico 13 day itinerary on page 20. Day 8 tour ends. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ southern-mexico

Cancun

CODE: MEX3 2009/10 Start Mexico City

End Cancun

A$ Per Person

May 16 May 30 Jun 13 ✓ Jun 20 Jul 11 Jul 25 ✓ Nov 14 Dec 12 Jan 16

May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Nov Dec Jan

1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1055 1055 1125

21 4 18 25 16 30 19 17 21

✓ = Preferred departure.

Uxmal

Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

Start 7.00am and end 9.00am with check-out

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Morelia

Mexico

1 or more nightstops

8 Days A$895 All this included

Places visited

Mexico


22 Canada

Peyto Lake

CANADA & THE ROCKIES 10 Days from A$1899

Preferred Departure

2 CANADIAN PROVINCES British Columbia, Alberta

All this included 9 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see p.12 & 13 4 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box.  

Horseback Ride & Steak Fry

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

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

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


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Sulphur Mountain - Banff

VANCOUVER

CANADA

Places visited

AMERICA

1 or more nightstops

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

Banff

• Paddle Excursion • Whistler/Blackcomb

• Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride

• Rockies Helicopter

Gondola

Flights Jasper

• Horseback Ride &

• White Water Rafting • Maligne Lake Cruise

• ATV Quad bike tour

Steak Fry

Alpine Helicopters - The Rockies

Whistler - Peddle and Paddle Adventure

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

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

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/canada-stampede

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

scenic boat tour or relax in the quaint alpine village. Hotel (D)

time to say farewell to your new friends.

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

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ canada-rockies

CODE: CRCR/CRSP 2009 Start Vancouver

End Vancouver

A$ Per Person

Day 7: Banff. Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. There’s so much to offer like four-wheeling adventures, horseback riding, hiking, shopping, and a vibrant night scene! Chalets (quad-share) (B)

May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

Day 8: Banff to Vernon. Revel in the rare opportunity to journey through 3 national parks in a single day on your way to Vernon and Canada’s wine country. Hotel (B,D)

✓ = Preferred departure.  These tours are 12 days long and spends 2 nights in Banff and 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede”. For this tour use code CRSP.

Day 9: Vernon to Vancouver. Feel the young, hip vibe of this city as you explore its sights, shops and cafes. Enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour and head out on the town afterwards! Hotel Day 10: Vancouver. This morning the tour ends and it’s

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1899 1899 2369 2369 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999

Start 10.30am and end approx. 9.00am. Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT OFFER 1 SAVE UP TO A$99 OFFER 2 SAVE UP TO A$49 SEE PAGE 9


24 Canada Ice Explorer - Columbia Icefield

GRAND CANADIAN 18 Days from A$3415

Preferred Departure

All this included

New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta

17 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 12 & 13 10 breakfasts (B) and 9 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box  Flight between Toronto and Vancouver.  

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

Newport  Visit the yachting capital of the USA  See the homes of the rich & Famous Boston  City sightseeing including Harvard University, Boston Commons & Faneuil Hall  Stroll the historic Freedom Trail Maine  Scenic drive through novelist, Stephen King’s home state Quebec City  Drive through the beautiful Quebec countryside  Guided walking tour of the “Old City”  Visit a panoramic viewpoint for great photo opportunities Montreal  City sightseeing including Mt. Royal, St Joseph Oratory and the Olympic Stadium

VISIT 6 STATES & 4 CANADIAN PROVINCES

Visit picturesque old Montreal and the old Port

Toronto  Drive along the scenic St Lawrence River and its “Thousand Islands”  City sightseeing including Yonge Street, University of Toronto and views of the CN Tower Vancouver  City sightseeing including Gastown, Chinatown & the Stanley Park Totem Poles  Lion’s Gate Bridge Whistler  Drive along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway  Hike a trail at Whistler Kamloops  Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range  See picturesque Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lake Mt Robson  View Mt Robson (weather permitting)

Jasper  Visit Jasper National Park 

Visit Maligne Lake & Canyon

Columbia Icefield  Spectacular drive along the scenic Icefields Parkway 

Walk on the Athabasca Glacier

Banff  Visit Banff National Park 

Visit beautiful Lake Louise

See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel

Calgary  City sightseeing including Chinatown, Stephens Ave & Downtown Yoho, Glacier & Mt Revelstoke National Parks  Stops for views of the Spiral Train Tunnels 

Visit Roger’s Pass

Vernon  Drive through the stunning Okanagan Valley


Quebec City

Kamloops Whistler

Montreal

Columbia Icefield

Toronto

Lake Louise Yoho & Glacier National Parks

Banff

Boston Newport

Calgary VANCOUVER

Vernon

NEW YORK

AMERICA

CALGARY STAMPEDE

Quebec

These tours are 20 days long (GCSP). Contiki have created these special departures to tie in with the world famous Calgary Stampede. You’ll have 2 nights to be a part of this annual 10day extravaganza that mixes the thrills of a high-stakes professional rodeo with a host of other fun-filled activities including parades, concerts, dancing, exhibits, fireworks and more. Watch tough cowboys take on superstar stock or be thrilled by the heart-stopping action of chuckwagon races. Whatever you do, you’re guaranteed a hand clappin', toe tappin', belly bustin' good time.

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Boston: Trolley Tour Quebec City: Optional Dinner at L'Astral Montreal: Jet Boat Ride

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ grand-stampede

Thousand Islands:

(see  in the price panel below)

Toronto: CN Tower, SkyDome

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

Boldt Castle Cruise

vibrant nightlife that gives this place its nickname as ‘Sin City of the North’. Hotel (B) Day 7: Montreal to Toronto. Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city. Hotel (B,D) Day 8: Toronto. Visit diverse neighborhoods, maybe catch a baseball game, or zoom to the top of the world’s tallest freestanding structure. Later, tap into the global groove of this city’s nightlife. Hotel Day 9: Toronto to Whistler via Vancouver. Fly to Vancouver, meet your new Contiki Crew and see the sights in this cosmopolitan city. Later, wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hotel (D)

L'Astral Group Dinner

Day 12: Kamloops to Jasper. Stop in the heart of the Rockies at spectacular Mt. Robson on your way to Jasper, with the chance to opt in for a whitewater rafting adventure (seasonal). Hotel (B)

Day 15: Banff. Choose your own adventure in the mountains around Banff. There’s so much to offer like four-wheeling adventures, horseback riding, hiking, shopping, and a vibrant night scene! Chalets (quad-share) (B)

Day 18: Vancouver. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Day 13: Jasper. You might catch a glimpse of some impressive wildlife at Maligne Canyon & Lake. Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax in the quaint alpine village. Hotel (D)

Day 16: Banff to Vernon. Revel in the rare opportunity to journey through 3 national parks in a single day on your way to Vernon and Canada’s wine country.Hotel (B,D)

CODE: GCNY/GCSP 2009

Day 14: Jasper to Banff. Journey on one of the most scenic highways in the world. Roll onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in a custom designed “Ice Explorer.” Also visit the enchanting Lake Louise Château. Chalets (quad-share) (D)

Day 17: Vernon to Vancouver. Feel the young, hip vibe of this city as you explore its sights, shops and cafes. Enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour and head out on the town afterwards! Hotel

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ grand-canadian

Start New York

End Vancouver

May 15 Jun 1 May 29 Jun 15 Jun 26 ✓  Jul 15 Jul 10 Jul 27 Jul 17 Aug 3 Jul 24 ✓ Aug 10 Aug 14 Aug 31 Sep 4 Sep 21

A$ Per Person 3415 3415 3999 3555 3555 3555 3555 3555

 This tour is 20 days long and spends 2 nights in Banff and 2 nights in Calgary during the “Stampede”. For this tour use code GCSP. ✓ = Preferred departure.

Day 10: Whistler. North America’s top alpine resort is your playground - exhilarating outdoor activities include ziplining, a stunning gondola ride, canoeing, plus more! Hotel (B) Day 11: Whistler to Kamloops. Photo ops of Canada’s awesome mountain and lake scenery abound on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D)

Whistler: Canoeing Excursion, Whistler/Blackcomb Gondola Jasper: White Water Rafting, Maligne Lake Cruise Banff: Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride, Horseback Ride & Steak Fry, Rockies Helicopter Flights

Start 7.00am and end approx. 9.00am.

Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT Jasper

OFFER 1 SAVE UP TO A$175 OFFER 2 SAVE UP TO A$85 SEE PAGE 9

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Jasper

Canada

CANADA

Mt. Robson


26 Alaska

ALASKAN ADVENTURE 9 Days A$2269

VISIT 1 STATE

All this included

Alaska

8 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see p.12 & 13 6 breakfasts (B) and 3 Dinners (D) - as Preferred per itinerary Departure  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box.  

Downtown, Lake Hood & Resolution Park

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Talkeetna  Panoramic views of Mt. Mckinley 6,194 m (20,320 ft) Denali  Visit Denali National Park  Visit Iditarod Headquarters Fairbanks  City Sightseeing including

Alyeska  Drive along the Scenic Turnigan Arm & Cook Inlet

Downtown, Alaska Pipeline & the Musk-Ox Farm  Visit the University of Fairbanks Museum Anchorage  Visit Alaska Native Heritage Centre

City Sightseeing including

Gondola ride with panoramic views and lunch

Homer  Visit the famous "Spit" Seward  See Mt. Marathon See Resurrection Bay


Denali N.P.

Talkeetna

ANCHORAGE

Alyeska Ski Resort

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Seward Homer

FREE TIME

Itinerary

...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See p.7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Talkeetna  Flight-seeing around Mt McKinley

Homer • Bear Viewing • Halibut Fishing

Denali • Wildlife Tour in DenaliNational Park • White Water Rafting

Seward • Kenai Fjords Wild Life Cruise • Sea Life Center

Fairbanks • Fly/Driver to the Artic Circle

Day 1: Anchorage to Denali National Park via Talkeetna. Meet up with your Contiki Crew and take off to Talkeetna, a funky little town offering panoramic views of Mt. McKinley. You can opt to soar around the dramatic peak on a flight-seeing trip before arriving in Denali. Hotel (D) Day 2: Denali. Everything Denali serves up is magnificent jaw-dropping scenery, amazing and unique wild animals, and North America's tallest mountain. Scout it out on an optional tundra wildlife tour. Hotel (B) Day 3: Denali to Fairbanks. It’s all thrills as you conquer the challenge of an optional white water rafting excursion before continuing on to the laid-back city of Fairbanks, gateway to the Arctic Circle. Hotel (D) Day 4: Fairbanks. Ceremoniously cross the Arctic Circle on an optional fly/drive adventure to the great north. Or just choose to chill out in Fairbanks and relax on a river boat cruise. Hotel (B)

Mt. McKinley

5 Days A$1285

IDITAROD & NORTHERN LIGHTS

February 28 - March 3 2008 (Code: IDNL) Depart 8.00am & Finish approx. 5.00pm

All this included  4 nights in twin-share hotel

accommodation – see pages 8 & 9  Breakfasts (B) and Dinners (D) – as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager/Driver

Explore Alaska  City sightseeing including

Starting line

Downtown, Lake Hood & Resolution Park  Visit the Anchorage Museum  Visit the Wildlife Conservation Center

Day 5: Fairbanks to Anchorage. Cruise back to Alaska’s biggest city and learn about Alaska’s indigenous cultures at the extraordinary Native Heritage Centre, a renowned cultural centre and museum. Hotel (B)

Day 9: Seward to Anchorage. Choose a morning cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park where photo ops and wildlife abound along the wild and mountainous glacial shores. Travel back to Anchorage where you’ll say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Day 6: Anchorage to Homer. Destined for the dramatic landscape of the Kenai Peninsula, grab a bite to eat at Alyeska, Alaska’s premier yearround resort, before arriving in the pretty, seaside town of Homer. Hotel (B,L)

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ alaskan-adventure

Day 7: Homer. Observe Alaskan Kodiaks on an awesome bear viewing flight or get ready for a day of exceptional kayaking – the choice is yours. Or just relish in the breathtaking setting of this quirky artist community. Hotel (B) Day 8: Homer to Seward. Perhaps encounter a giant Kenai moose along the stunning Sterling Highway on your way to the unspoiled town of Seward. Check out seabirds, harbour seals, octopus, and sea lions in the fascinating SeaLife Centre. Hotel (D)

Day 1: Anchorage. Meet up with your Contiki crew and head out to see the “City of Lights.” Later, get psyched for the big race at the festive Musher's Banquet where you’ll mingle with the mushers over a tasty meal. Hotel (D) Day 2: Anchorage. Hang out for the day in Alaska’s biggest city and then hit the hills for a crazy, fun afternoon of sledding. You also have an option to hobnob with a four-time Iditarod champion and his dogs. Hotel (B) Day 3: Anchorage to Alyeska. This morning cheer on the racers at the ceremonial starting line of the “Last Great Race.” Then see dramatic views along Turnagain Arm and get right up close with

CODE: ALAS 2009 Start Anchorage

End Anchorage

A$ Per Person

Jun 6 Jun 27 ✓ Jul 18 Aug 1 Aug 22 ✓ Sep 5

Jun 14 Jul 5 Jul 26 Aug 9 Aug 30 Sep 13

2269 2269 2269 2269 2269 2269

✓ = Preferred departure.

Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

Start 7.00am and end approx. 5.00pm.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT OFFER 1 SAVE UP TO A$105 OFFER 2 SAVE UP TO A$55 SEE PAGE 9

incredible wildlife at the Alaska Conservation Centre en route to Alyeska, Alaska’s world class ski resort. Hotel (L) Day 4: Alyeska. Get your adrenaline pumping with a day of skiing, snowmobiling, or dogsledding. Or take it easy on a side trip to cute, quaint Seward and visit their fascinating SeaLife Centre. Hotel (D) Day 5: Alyeska to Anchorage. Soak up another morning in this winter wonderland before travelling back to Anchorage where you’ll say farewell to your new friends. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ iditarod

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Alaska

Fairbanks


AMERICA Sun’ journey to the majestic Grand Canyon with a stop in idyllic Sedona, nestled in ‘redrock country.’ Cabin (B,D)

28 America

Itinerary Route 66

LOS ANGELES

LAS VEGAS

Grand Canyon Sedona

Sonoran Desert

San Diego

Phoenix

Places visited

Tijuana

1 or more nightstops

Preferred

Included Highlights

Tijuana, Mexico  Visit Revolucion Ave for shopping Phoenix  Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, the Anza Borrego and Sonoran desert Sedona  Drive the scenic route through “red rock” country

 

California Arizona Nevada

Grand Canyon

Drive through beautiful Oak Creek canyon Shop for Native American Jewellry

Grand Canyon  Visit a panoramic viewpoint for photos  Hike along the Canyon rim Route 66  Drive on this famous highway Las Vegas  Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”  Visit Fremont Street

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

Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix. Leave the beach behind and head toward Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. Hotel (B)

Day 8: Las Vegas. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. From the ‘Valley of the

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ western

San Diego • Sea World • San Diego Zoo • Harbor Cruise

Sedona • Red Rock Jeep Ride Grand Canyon • IMAX Movie • Helicopter Flights

Phoenix • Hot Air Balloon Ride

Las Vegas • Las Vegas Variety Show

VISIT 3 STATES

All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! San Diego  City sightseeing tour including Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park & Coronado Island  Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting)

Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 as you head toward the bright lights of Las Vegas. Hotel (D)

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

8 Days from A$1095 Departure  7 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see p.12 & 13  5 breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager & Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Day 2: San Diego. Today discover what “America’s Finest City” has to offer – 70 miles of beaches, a world famous zoo, sailors, surfers, shopping, and not to mention some of the world's finest weather. Hotel (B)

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or take an optional flight for an up close and personal experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin (B)

FREE TIME

WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS All this included

Day 1: Los Angeles (Anaheim) to San Diego. Meet up with your Contiki Crew and head south to San Diego. You’ll check out Tijuana in Mexico, on the other side of the world’s busiest border crossing before enjoying the Gaslamp Quarter’s lively nightlife. Hotel (D)

Las Vegas Cabaret

CODE: WWAT/WWWH 2008/09/10 Start End Los Angeles Las Vegas

A$ Per Person

Start End Los Angeles Las Vegas

A$ Per Person

Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Jan 7 Jan 21 Feb 4 Feb 18 Mar 4 Mar 18 Apr 1 Apr 8 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 5 Jul 8 Jul 15 Jul 19

1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149

Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 2 Aug 5 Aug 12 Aug 16 Aug 19 Aug 26 Aug 30 Sep 2 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Nov 4 Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 16 Dec 23 Jan 6 Jan 20 Feb 3 Feb 17 Mar 3 Mar 17

1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125

* ** • •

* † † † ✓

Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 14 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25 Apr 8 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 26

** ✓

Jul 29 Aug 5 Aug 9 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 23 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 6 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 9 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24 Mar 10 Mar 24

= Preferred departure. Celebrates Xmas in San Diego. Celebrates Xmas in Phoenix. Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip. Start 7.00am and end approx. 9.00am These tours combine with the LA Explorer on page 15. For more details see “Check Out Los Angeles” box on the left.


AMERICA San Francisco Yosemite Nat’l Park Yosemite Gateway

San Francisco: • Chinatown Dinner • Sunset Sailing Adventure • Wine Country Tour Los Angeles: • Hollywood Behindthe-Scenes Tour • Movie Stars' Homes Tour

hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D)

Itinerary Mojave Desert

Santa Barbara

LAS VEGAS

Carpinteria Places visited

Day 2: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the diverse beauty of this treasured national park, from its mountains and meadows to its waterfalls, wildflowers, and world-famous rock formations, like El Capitan. Hike and bike around (weather permitting) to soak it all up. Hotel (B)

LOS ANGELES

1 or more nightstops

CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS

Day 3: Yosemite Gateway to San Francisco. Head down out of the mountains and into the rollicking ‘City by the Bay’. Hotel (B) Days 4-5: San Francisco. Get exploring in this beautiful, exciting, and cosmopolitan city for two great days. Ride the famous cable cars, shop in trendy Union Square, feel the

PLUS SKI TAHOE - See Itinerary above.

7 Days from A$919 All this included

Preferred

 6 nights in twin-share hotel Departure accommodation, see p.12 & 13  6 breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager & Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

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

VISIT 2 STATES California Nevada

Yosemite Gateway  Visit Yosemite National Park  See Yosemite Falls (seasonal)  Take in panoramic views of Yosemite Valley San Francisco  City sightseeing tour including North Beach, Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury  Visit Fisherman's Wharf & Chinatown  Cross the Golden Gate Bridge  Tour AT&T Park - home to San Francisco’s baseball club the Giants Carpinteria  Visit Stearn’s Wharf

Chinatown San Francisco

Day 1: Las Vegas to Yosemite Gateway. Meet up with your Contiki Crew and say goodbye to the party in the desert and hello to the adventures awaiting you in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Hotel (D)

Los Angeles  Visit Hollywood & Mann's Chinese Theatre  Walk Hollywood's “Walk of Fame”

Days 1-4: Your chance to Ski Lake Tahoe! Our December 2009 to March 2010 winter departures visit Lake Tahoe, where we offer you the opportunity to ski or board for two full days. See page 48 for full details and † in date chart opposite for available departures. Hotel (D)(B)(B) Day 6: San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara. Journey south to the lush, sundrenched American Riviera. Kick back on gold-sand beaches and hit the shops and galleries in Santa Barbara before a night’s stay in the beautiful coastal town of Carpinteria. Hotel (D) Day 7: Carpinteria to Los Angeles (Anaheim). Stop in showy Hollywood, the land of dreams, before the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ california

CODE: WWAV/WWCA 2009/10 Start Las Vegas

End A$ Per Los Angeles Person

Start Las Vegas

Nov 12 Nov 26 Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 28 Feb 11 Feb 25 Mar 11 Mar 25 Apr 8 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24 Jul 1 Jul 8 Jul 12 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 26 Jul 29

Nov 18 Dec 2 Dec 23 Dec 30 Jan 6 Feb 3 Feb 17 Mar 3 Mar 17 Mar 31 Apr 14 Apr 21 Apr 28 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 7 Jul 14 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 1 Aug 4

Aug 5 Aug 9 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 23 Aug 26 Sep 2 Sep 6 Sep 9 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 11 Nov 25 Dec 9 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24 Mar 10 Mar 24

 

969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019

End A$ Per Los Angeles Person

Aug 11 Aug 15 Aug 18 Aug 25 ✓ Aug 29 Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 12 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 ✓ Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 17 ✓ Dec 1 †† Dec 15 †† Dec 22 ††* Dec 29 ††** Jan 5 †† Jan 19 ✓†† Feb 2 †† Feb 16 †† Mar 2 †† Mar 16 ✓ †† Mar 30

1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 1299 1549 969 919 919 919 919 919

= Preferred departure.

†† These tours spend 3 nights in Lake Tahoe and 2 nights in San Francisco, please use code WWCA. Celebrates Xmas in Lake Tahoe. Celebrates New Years Eve in Lake Tahoe.  Celebrates Xmas in San Diego.  Celebrates New Years Eve in Yosemite Gateway. • Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip. • Start 7.00am and end approx. 5.00pm.

* **

29

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

America

FREE TIME


30 America Grand Canyon

L.A. TO THE BAY PLUS SKI TAHOE - See Itinerary below for details.

10 Days from A$1355

Preferred Departure

All this included     

9 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation see pages 12 & 13 7 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D) - as per itinerary Experienced Tour Manager and Driver Modern air-conditioned coach Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box.

VISIT 3 STATES & MEXICO California Arizona Nevada

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

A$60 per person per night. For more details please see page 49.

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! San Diego  City sightseeing including Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park & Coronado Island  Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting) Tijuana  Visit Revolucion Avenue for shopping Phoenix  Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, Anza Borrego and Sonoran Desert Sedona  Drive the scenic route through “Red Rock” Country

 

Drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon Shop for Native American Jewellry

Grand Canyon  Visit a panoramic viewpoint for photos  Hike along the Canyon rim Route 66  Drive along this famous highway Las Vegas  Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”  Visit Fremont Street

San Francisco

Yosemite National Park  Visit Yosemite National Park  See Yosemite Falls (seasonal)  Take in panoramic views of Yosemite Valley

San Francisco  City sightseeing tour including North Beach, Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury  Visit Fisherman's Wharf &

 

Chinatown Cross the Golden Gate Bridge Tour AT&T Park - home to San Francisco’s baseball club the Giants


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

SAN FRANCISCO Yosemite Nat’l Park

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

Yosemite Gateway

Mojave Desert Route 66 Las Vegas Grand Canyon

LOS ANGELES Sedona

Sonoran Desert

San Diego Places visited Yosemite National Park

Phoenix

1 or more nightstops

Tijuana

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

Days 8-11: Your chance to Ski Lake Tahoe! Our Dec. 2009 to Mar. 2010 winter departures visit Lake Tahoe, where we offer you the opportunity to ski or board for two full days. See page 48 for full

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

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Start Los Angeles

1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425 1425

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End San Fran

A$ Per Person

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar

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

America

AMERICA

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32 America Niagara Falls

NORTH BY NORTH EAST 13 Days A$2065

VISIT 10 STATES & 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES

All this included 11 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see p.12 & 13  11 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) - as Preferred per itinerary Departure  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box. 

New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio Indiana, Illinois

MIX & MATCH There's so much more to see! Why not experience the Southern or Eastern United States as well? Perhaps explore more of New York before your tour with The New York Explorer? See p.16 for details

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Newport  Visit the yachting capital of the USA  See the mansions of the rich & famous Boston  City sightseeing including Harvard University, Boston Commons & Faneuil Hall  Stroll the historic Freedom Trail Maine  Scenic drive through novelist, Stephen King’s home state Quebec City  Drive through the beautiful Quebec countryside  Guided walking tour of the

“Old City” 

Visit a panoramic viewpoint for pictures

Montreal  City sightseeing including Mt. Royal, St Joseph Oratory and the Olympic Stadium  Visit picturesque Old Montreal and the Old Port Toronto  Drive along the scenic St Lawrence River and its “Thousand Islands”  City sightseeing including Yonge Street, University of Toronto and views of the CN Tower Niagara Falls  Maid of the Mist boat cruise

Cleveland  Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Chicago  City sightseeing including Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier & the Chicago River  See Soldier Field, home to the “Da Bears” football team  Shop the Magnificent Mile  See Chicago’s famous skyline


Quebec City 1 or more nightstops

Montreal

Toronto Boston Niagra Falls

Newport

NEW YORK

Cleveland

Chicago

FREE TIME

Chicago

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

Chicago

• Trolley Tour

• Architectural Cruise

Quebec City • Optional Dinner at L'Astral Montreal • Jet Boat Ride Thousand Islands

Itinerary

• Boldt Castle Cruise Toronto • SkyDome • CN Tower Niagara Falls • Niagara Helicopters • IMAX

CN Tower Toronto

Quebec

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

of the North’. Hotel (B) Day 7: Montreal to Toronto. Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city. Hotel (B,D) Day 8: Toronto. Visit diverse neighborhoods, maybe catch a baseball game, or zoom to the top of the world’s tallest freestanding structure. Later, tap into the global groove of this city’s nightlife. Hotel Day 9: Toronto and Niagara Falls. Day trip to the mighty Niagara Falls and get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (B,D) Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland. Enter the USA, and make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel (B) Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago. Cross the Midwest on your road trip from one lake town to the next, arriving in bustling Chicago. Hotel (B) Day 12: Chicago. Discover cutting-edge architecture, worldclass museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining, and high-end shopping in the “Windy City”. Hotel (B,D)

Day 13: Chicago. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ north-east CODE: GNNN 2009 Start New York May 1 May 15 May 29 Jun 12 Jun 26 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 14 Aug 21 Sep 4 Sep 18 •

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America

Places visited


34 America

Las Vegas

NORTHERN ESCAPE 13 Days A$2025

Preferred Departure

All this included 12 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 12 & 13  11 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box. 

Mount Rushmore

VISIT 10 STATES

Shopping bargains

Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Milwaukee  Visit Miller Brewery

Madison  Drive through America's heartland Sioux Falls  Visit Falls Park Badlands National Park  Walk the Fossil Trail  Visit a panoramic viewpoint for photos Mt. Rushmore  Visit Mt. Rushmore National Monument  Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial Cody  Visit Devil's Tower National Monument Yellowstone National Park  Scenic drive through the park  Visit “Old Faithful” the famous geyser

Spectacular views of Lake Yellowstone, Yellowstone Falls and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Wildlife viewing opportunities

Salt Lake City  Visit Temple Square Bryce Canyon National Park  Take in 360˚ views from the rim  Hike one of the trails into the Canyon Grand Canyon North Rim  Take in breathtaking views from Bright Angel Point  Hike along the rim of the canyon Las Vegas  Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”  Visit Fremont Street


Yellowstone National Park

Cody

Sioux Falls

Milwaukee

Salt Lake City

Chicago

Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park Kanab

Las Vegas Grand Canyon LOS ANGELES

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Salt Lake City • Hot Air Balloon Cody • Cody Rodeo (Seasonal)

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

• Rafting (Seasonal) Las Vegas • Las Vegas Variety Show • Helicopter Flight

MIX & MATCH Why not experience the Southern or Eastern United States as well? You could join a Grand Southern or Southern Adventure tour after your Northern Escape tour.

Itinerary Day 1: Chicago to Madison. Meet up with your Contiki crew in Chicago and stop in Milwaukee and tour Miller Brewery, one of the nation’s largest beer brewers en route to the university town of Madison. Hotel (D) Day 2: Madison to Sioux Falls. Catch the pulse of the

Bryce Canyon

true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B,D) Day 3: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore. Journey through the totally unique, lunar-like landscape of Badlands National Park before arriving in the Wild West’s stomping ground. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Mt. Rushmore. Marvel at iconic Mt. Rushmore and see history in the making

at Crazy Horse Memorial. Hotel (B) Day 5: Mt. Rushmore to Cody. Visit the famous monument called Devil’s Tower as you steer toward Cody and the heart of the American West. Hotel (B) Day 6: Cody to Yellowstone. Kick back in this cowboy town or hit the rapids on an optional whitewater rafting trip before you boot scoot to Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Hotel (B,D) Day 7: Yellowstone National Park. Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks – it’s a masterpiece of wilderness, wildlife, and natural wonders. Hotel (B)

The Watchman - Zion National Park

Day 8: Yellowstone to Salt Lake City. Set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range then stop in the swanky, yet western-styled town of Jackson Hole before arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B)

Day 9: Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park. Hike among the bizarrely shaped and richly coloured rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park on the road from Salt Lake City to Kanab. Hotel (B,D) Day 10: Grand Canyon National Park. Day trip to the North Rim: Hike, walk, or simply relax and enjoy this phenomenal natural wonder. Hotel (B) Day 11: Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park. Before partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get back to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D) Day 12: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz and glamor as you hang out on the ‘Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Day 13: Las Vegas to Los Angeles (Anaheim). Journey across the vast Mojave Desert to Anaheim where the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ escape

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Madison Badlands National Park

Zion Nat’l Park

America

Mt. Rushmore Jackson Hole


36 America Hanging out with the locals - New Orleans

EASTERN DISCOVERY 12/14 Days from A$1675

Preferred Departure

All this included 13 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see p.12 & 13  12 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box. 

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! New Orleans  City Sightseeing including Jackson Square, French Market & the Garden District  Visit the French Quarter  Play on Bourbon Street Pensacola  Soak up the sun on Pensacola Beach Orlando  Transfer to Universal Studios  Visit the Old Town entertainment area Miami  Sightseeing including downtown Miami, Coconut

Grove and Little Havana Take the scenic route through the Florida Everglades  Visit fashionable South Beach Cocoa Beach  Visit Cocoa Beach Pier  Tour Kennedy Space Center St Augustine  See the Castillo San Marcos  Tour America’s oldest city Savannah  Walk the historic squares  Visit Forsythe Park 

VISIT 13 STATES

MIX & MATCH

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, S.Carolina, N.Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York

Charleston  Visit City Market & King Street Washington DC  Visit historic Richmond, VA  City sightseeing including the Capital Building, Washington Monument & White House  Visit the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, Korean and FDR memorials  Visit Arlington National Cemetery; see the changing of the guard & JFK’s gravesite Annapolis  Guided tour of the US Naval Academy Philadelphia  See the Liberty Bell & Independence Hall

Airboat Tour

Why not combine your Eastern Discovery tour with the New York Explorer (page 16) and really spend some time getting to know this vibrant city. See more of the United States and Canada by joining our Grand Northern or North by North East tours which depart from New York. See tour pages for other Mix and Match opportunties.


NEW YORK Philadelphia

It may be more convenient for you to start your tour in New York and finish in New Orleans.

Day 1: New York to Washington D.C. Hotel (D) Days 2-3: Washington D.C. Hotel (2B,D) Day 4: Washington D.C. to Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) Day 5: Raleigh to Savannah. Hotel (B) Day 6: Savannah to St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D) Day 7: St. Augustine to Cocoa Beach via Kennedy Space Center. Hotel (B) Day 8: Cocoa Beach to Miami. Hotel (B,D) Day 9: Miami. (B) Day 10: Miami to Orlando via the Everglades. Hotel (B,D) Day 11: Orlando. Hotel Day 12: Orlando to Pensacola. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: Pensacola to New Orleans. Hotel (B) Day 14: New Orleans. (B)

Annapolis Washington D.C.

AMERICA

Raleigh

Charleston

FREE TIME

Savannah Pensacola New Orleans

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

St. Augustine

Cocoa Beach Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary Day 1: New Orleans. Meet up with your Contiki Crew and simmer in the warm and soulful culture of “The Big Easy” - meander in the French Quarter, feast on Creole cuisine, fall under the spell of voodoo, and come evening, get dancing! Hotel Day 2: New Orleans to Pensacola. Roll through “Sweet Home Alabama” before kicking back in the afternoon on Pensacola’s white, sandy beaches. Hotel (B,D) Day 3: Pensacola to Orlando. Make a pit stop in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capital, before arriving in its entertainment hub, Orlando. Hotel (B,D) Day 4: Orlando. The fast-paced excitement of Orlando's many theme parks, including Disney World, will keep you hopping all day and night. Hotel (B) Day 5: Orlando to Miami via the Everglades. Venture south through the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades, one of the country's most unusual national parks, to the trendy melting-pot of Miami. Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Miami. Get into the up-tempo groove of this glitzy global city – play on sundrenched beaches, max out the credit card shopping, or star spot in South Beach’s hottest clubs. Hotel (B) Day 7: Miami to Cocoa Beach. Head north along the coast to the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach. Hotel (B)

Orlando The Everglades

Miami

Day 8: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Centre. Touch base with outer-space as you explore Kennedy Space Centre before arriving in picturesque St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D) Day 9: St. Augustine to Savannah. Mill around the cobblestone streets of America’s oldest city before an evening out in the charming and free-spirited Savannah. Hotel (B) Day 10: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston. You’ll see the gracious Old South live on with a stop in hospitable Charleston en route to the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) Day 11: Raleigh to Washington D.C. Take a break in Richmond, a city steeped in American history, on your way to the nation’s capitol, where you’ll experience an unforgettable illumination tour. Hotel (B,D) Days 12-13: Washington DC. Hustle and bustle for two free days around this distinguished city. You’ll get to see all the famous memorials and monuments as well as choose from an endless menu of fun mustdos, including museums, politics, shopping, sports and nightlife. Hotel (B,D)(B) Day 14: Washington D.C. to New York. Stop in both Annapolis and Philadelphia before seeing the iconic sights of NYC, where the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. *Please Note:* Do not book flights before 9:00pm. (B)

New Orleans:  Mississippi River Cruise  New Orleans School of Cooking Orlando:  Universal Studios 1 day Pass St. Augustine:  Ghost Tour Miami:  Key West Day Trip  Hang Gliding over Biscayne Bay Savannah:  Pirate's House Dinner  Hop on-Hop off sightseeing tour

Washington

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New York:  New York City Pass

deals that can save you money on your trip.

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America

CANADA


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Monument Valley

SOUTHERN ADVENTURE 13 Days from A$1909

VISIT 11 STATES

All this included 12 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 12 & 13  8 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box. 

New Orleans

Preferred Departure

California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Las Vegas  Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”  Visit Fremont Street

Albuquerque  Visit quaint Old Town Albuquerque

Route 66  Drive along this famous highway

Santa Fe  Shop for Native American Crafts  Visit the historic Plaza

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

Amarillo  Stop at quirky “Cadillac Ranch” for photos

Monument Valley  Tour the Navajo Tribal Park  Stunning drive through Monument Valley  See the Painted Desert Cortez  Drive the scenic route through the Rocky Mountains

Dallas  City sightseeing including Dealy Plaza, Reunion Tower & the Financial District  Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum  Tour Texas Stadium home of the Dallas Cowboys (subject to availability

Memphis  City sightseeing including the historic waterfront, Orpheum Theater & the Civil Rights museum  Tour Graceland Mansion  Visit Beale Street New Orleans  City Sightseeing including Jackson Square, French Market & the Garden District  Visit the French Quarter  Party on Bourbon Street


LOS ANGELES

Monument Valley

Cortez

AMERICA

Durango

T

Santa Fe

Mojave Desert

Memphis

Grand Canyon Albuquerque

Itinerary Day 1: Los Angeles (Anaheim) to Las Vegas. Meet up with your Contiki crew and head across the vast Mojave Desert to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Day 2: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz and glamour as you hang out on the ‘Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s flashiest party hot spots. Hotel (B) Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Cabin (D) Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or take an optional flight for an up close and personal experience with this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin (B) Day 5: Grand Canyon to Cortez via Monument Valley. Monument Valley’s quintessentially ‘Wild West’ landscape offers you unrivaled photo ops before arriving in Cortez, gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Hotel (D) Day 6: Cortez to Albuquerque via Durango. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Durango provides an absolute paradise for adventure seekers before continuing on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D)

Start in New Orleans It may be more convenient for you to start your tour in New Orleans and finish in Los Angeles. Day Day Day Day Day Day Day

1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7:

New Orleans. Hotel New Orleans to Memphis. Hotel (B,D) Memphis. Hotel (B) Memphis to Dallas. Hotel (D) Dallas. Hotel (B) Dallas to Amarillo. Hotel (B,D) Amarillo to Alburquerque. Hotel (B,D)

Amarillo

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Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Little Rock

Dallas

NEW ORLEANS

MEXICO Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo. Explore the exotic mix of Native American and Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe before visiting the quirky “Cadillac Ranch” roadside attraction on your way into “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D)

FREE TIME

Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas. We’re off to Dallas, where you’ll discover why everything is bigger and better in Texas! Hotel (B,D)

Las Vegas • Las Vegas Variety Show Grand Canyon • IMAX Movie • Helicopter Flights Durango • River Rafting • Jeep Tour Albuquerque • Hot Air Ballooning Dallas • Dallas Mesquite Rodeo & real Texas BBQ (Seasonal) New Orleans • Airboat Swamp Tour

Day 9: Dallas. From big cars to big hair to big belt buckles to big attitude – you’ll see it all as you explore this slick city fondly nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B) Day 10: Dallas to Memphis. Stop in Little Rock as you journey through the Deep South to Memphis, the birthplace of blues, rock-n-roll, and soul music. Hotel (B,D) Day 11: Memphis. Pay homage to “The King” in Graceland. This afternoon, make a pilgrimage through this musical mecca before rockin’ the night on Beale Street. Hotel (B) Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans. Get set to let the good times roll on a sightseeing tour through swingin’ New Orleans, a fun-spirited city that gave birth to jazz music. Hotel Day 13: New Orleans. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ southern-adventure

Day 8: Albuquerque to Cortez. Hotel (D) Day 9: Cortez to the Grand Canyon via Monument Valley. Cabin (B,D) Day 10: Grand Canyon. Cabin Day 11: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D) Day 12: Las Vegas. Hotel (B) Day 13: Las Vegas to Los Angeles (Anaheim).

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

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Route 66

America

Las Vegas


40 America The Wall Street Golden Bull

BEST OF USA 13 Days A$2875

Preferred Departure

All this included 12 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 12 & 13  6 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Managers and Drivers  Transfers between cities  Metro pass for the 5 days in New York  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box.  Flights to San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York 

VISIT 3 STATES

Santa Monica Beach

California Nevada New York

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

San Francisco

City sightseeing including

including North Beach,

& Melrose Ave

Golden Gate Park and

Visit Hollywood & Mann’s

Haight Ashbury

Chinese Theatre 

Visit Fremont Street Manhattan 

 

Visit Fisherman’s Wharf & Chinatown

Walk Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame”

City Sightseeing tour

Hollywood, the Sunset strip

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

Walking tour of Hollywood’s iconic theaters

Las Vegas

Visit Venice Beach

Visit Santa Monica

Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”

  

City sightseeing including St Johns the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, Harlem, Museum Row, SoHo and Wall Street View the World Trade Center Site Visit the observation deck of the Empire State Building for 360˚ views of the city by night Relax and explore Central Park Visit Liberty Island and Lady Liberty Enjoy the energy of Times Square


NEW YORK

AMERICA San Francisco

AMERICA

Las Vegas 1 or more nightstops

LOS ANGELES

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Los Angeles • Universal Studios • Disneyland • The OC Experience San Francisco • Sunset Sailing Adventure Las Vegas • Las Vegas Variety Show

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

New York

Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Los Angeles (Anaheim). Meet up with your Contiki Crew and see what Tinsel Town has to offer! Cruise star-studded Hollywood Boulevard, feel the street energy in Venice Beach, and shop your heart out in Santa Monica. Hotel (D) Days 2-3: Los Angeles (Anaheim). For the next two days check out the area’s world-famous theme parks – magical Disneyland and the movie world of Universal Studios. If you prefer, shop it up in the OC or just relax by the hotel pool. Hotel (B)(B) Day 4: Los Angeles to San Francisco. Fly to the roller coaster streets, countless countercultures, and salt-lick breeze of San Fran and get a

taste for it all on a cool sightseeing tour. Hotel (B,D) Day 5: San Francisco. Tap into the 'Good Life' of this beautiful, cosmopolitan “City by the Bay.” Ride the famous steep street cable cars, shop in trendy Union Square, tour Alcatraz Island, or chill out in Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B) Day 6: San Francisco to Las Vegas. Leave your heart in San Francisco and fly to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Prepare for an unforgettable sight and sound experience as you cruise the world famous ‘Strip’. Hotel (D) Days 7-8: Las Vegas. It’s all glitz and glamour as you hang out for a couple days in ‘Sin City.’ Test out your skills as a high roller in one of the world-famous casinos, do some high-end bargain shopping at the

premier factory outlets, catch an eye-popping Las Vegas show or hit up one the city’s premier party hot spots. Hotel Day 9: Las Vegas to New York. Leave the party in the desert and fly to larger-thanlife New York City. Hotel Day 10: Hello Big Apple!. Sightsee some the city’s ultimate icons and then get a bird’s eye view of it all in the afternoon on a fantastic optional helicopter flight. After dinner, hit the streets for the electric atmosphere of Times Square and a big night out in the city that never sleeps. Hotel (D) Day 11: New York, New York. This morning, you’ll cruise out to Lady Liberty with time in the afternoon to shop up a storm on trendy Fifth Avenue, explore NYC’s cool

and vibrant neighborhoods, or retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle in the urban oasis of Central Park. Later on, catch a Broadway show or find some other excitement in this high-energy town! Hotel (B) Day 12: More of Manhattan. There's still more to do! Peruse through The Met or ride “The Beast” on an optional Hudson River fast and furious jet boat tour. After a farewell dinner, it’s straight to the top of the Empire State Building for an unforgettable view. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: New York. This morning the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Refer to www.contiki.com. au/best-of-usa

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WILD WESTERN PLUS SKI TAHOE - See Itinerary below for details.

14 Days from A$1839

Preferred Departure

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

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! San Diego  City sightseeing including Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park & Coronado Island  Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting) Tijuana, Mexico  Visit Revolucion Ave for shopping Phoenix  Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest, the Anza Borrego and Sonoran desert

Sedona  Drive the scenic route through “red rock” country  Drive through beautiful Oak Creek canyon  Shop for Native American Jewellry Grand Canyon  Visit a panoramic viewpoint for photos  Hike along the Canyon rim Route 66  Drive along this famous highway

Las Vegas  Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”  Visit Fremont Street Yosemite Gateway  Visit Yosemite National Park  See Yosemite Falls (seasonal)  Take in panoramic views of Yosemite Valley San Francisco  City sightseeing including North Beach, Golden Gate Park and Haight Ashbury  Visit Fisherman's Wharf & Chinatown  Cross the Golden Gate Bridge  Tour AT&T Park - home to

VISIT 3 STATES & MEXICO California Arizona Nevada

CHECK OUT LOS ANGELES Why not start your Wild Western with the LA Explorer (page 15) and spend some time exploring LA and the Disney theme parks. Departures highlighted by an + in the price panel allow this combination. Alternatively you can book the Best Western Stovall’s Inn in Anaheim before or after your tour from:

A$60 per person per night. For more details please see page 49.

San Francisco’s baseball club the Giants Carpinteria  Visit Stearn’s Wharf

Los Angeles  Visit Hollywood & Mann's Chinese Theatre  Walk Hollywood's “Walk of Fame”


...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: San Diego  Sea World  San Diego Zoo  Harbor Cruise Phoenix  Hot Air Balloon Ride Sedona  Red Rock Jeep Ride Grand Canyon  IMAX Movie  Helicopter Flights

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

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Fly the Grand Canyon

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

hello to the adventures awaiting you in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.Hotel (D)

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

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details and † in date chart opposite for available departures. Hotel (D)(B)(B) Day 9: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the diverse beauty of this treasured national park, from its mountains and meadows to its waterfalls, wildflowers, and world-famous rock formations, like El Capitan. Hike and bike around (weather permitting) to soak it all up. Hotel (B) Day 10: Yosemite Gateway to San Francisco. Head down out of the mountains and into the rollicking ‘City by the Bay’. Hotel (B) Days 11-12: San Francisco. Get exploring in this beautiful, exciting, and cosmopolitan city for two great days. Ride the famous cable cars, shop in trendy Union Square, feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tour Alcatraz Island, or stroll through Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B,D)

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Day 13: San Francisco to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara. Journey south to the lush, sundrenched American Riviera. Kick back on goldsand beaches and hit the shops and galleries in Santa Barbara before a night’s stay in the beautiful coastal town of Carpinteria. Hotel (D)

Celebrates Xmas in Yosemite Gateway.

Day 14: Carpinteria to Los Angeles (Anaheim). Stop in showy Hollywood, the land of dreams, before the tour ends and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

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 Celebrates Xmas in San Diego and New Years Eve in Yosemite Gateway.

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Turn to page 9 for some great deals that can save you money on your trip.

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These tours combine with the LA Explorer on page 15. For more details see “Check Out Los Angeles” box.

Start 7.00am and end approx. 5.00pm.

Tahoe and 2 nights in San Francisco. For these tours use code WWIN.

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Celebrates Xmas in Lake Tahoe. Celebrates Xmas in Phoenix and New Years Eve in Lake Tahoe.

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44 America Las Vegas

GRAND NORTHERN 25 Days A$3499

Preferred Departure

All this included 24 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 12 & 13  22 breakfasts (B) and 12 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box. 

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Newport  Visit the yachting capital of the USA  See the mansions of the rich & famous Boston  City sightseeing including Harvard University, Boston Commons & Faneuil Hall  Stroll the historic Freedom Trail Maine  Scenic drive through novelist, Stephen King's home state Quebec City  Drive through the beautiful Quebec countryside

Guided walking tour of the “Old City”  Visit a panoramic viewpoint for pictures Montreal  City sightseeing including Mt. Royal, St Joseph Oratory and the Olympic Stadium  Visit picturesque Old Montreal and the Old Port Toronto  Drive along the scenic St. Lawrence River and its “Thousand Islands”  City sightseeing including Yonge Street, University of Toronto and views of the CN Tower

VISIT 20 STATES & 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Quebec, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California

Niagara Falls  Maid of the Mist boat cruise

Cleveland  Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Chicago  City sightseeing including Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier & the Chicago River  See Soldier Field home to the "Da Bears" Football team  Shop the Magnificent Mile 

See Chicago’s famous skyline

Milwaukee  Visit Miller brewery Madison  Drive through America's heartland Sioux Falls Badlands National Park  Walk the Fossil Trail

Visit a panoramic viewpoint for photos Visit Falls Park

Mt. Rushmore  Visit Mt. Rushmore National Monument  Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial Cody  Visit Devil's Tower National Monument Yellowstone National Park  Scenic drive through the Park  Visit “Old Faithful” the famous geyser  Spectacular views of Lake Yellowstone, Yellowstone Falls and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone 

Bryce Canyon National Park  Take in 360˚ views from the rim  Hike one of the trails into the canyon Grand Canyon North Rim  Breathtaking views from Bright Angel Point  Hike along the rim of the canyon Las Vegas  Evening Illumination tour of the famous “Strip”  Visit Fremont Street

Wildlife viewing opportunities

Salt Lake City  Visit Temple Square

Hiking in Zion N.P.


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Toronto Yellowstone National Park

Boston

Cody Niagara Falls

Mt. Rushmore Jackson Hole

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Madison Badlands National Park

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Milwaukee Cleveland

Salt Lake City

Chicago

AMERICA Zion Nat’l Park

Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park Kanab

Las Vegas

Places visited Grand Canyon

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LOS ANGELES

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

MIX & MATCH Why not complete your American experience and see the Southern and Eastern United States as well? You could join a Grand Southern or Eastern Discovery tour before your Grand Northern tour. Perhaps explore more of New York before your tour with the New York Explorer?

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

this place its nickname as ‘Sin City of the North’. Hotel (B) Day 7: Montreal to Toronto. Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Canada’s largest city. Hotel (B,D) Day 8: Toronto. Visit diverse neighborhoods, maybe catch a baseball game, or zoom to the top of the world’s tallest freestanding structure. Later, tap into the global groove of this city’s nightlife. Hotel Day 9: Toronto and Niagara Falls. Day trip to the mighty Niagara Falls and get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US borders. Hotel (B,D) Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland. Enter the USA, and make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel (B) Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago. Cross the Midwest on your road trip from one lake town to the next, arriving in bustling Chicago. Hotel (B) Day 12: Chicago. Discover cutting-edge architecture, world-class museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining, and high-end shopping in the

Niagara

“Windy City”. Hotel (B,D) Day 13: Chicago to Madison. Stop in Milwaukee and tour Miller Brewery, one of the nation’s largest beer brewers, en route to the university town of Madison. Hotel (B,D) Day 14: Madison to Sioux Falls. Catch the pulse of the true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B,D) Day 15: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore. Journey through the totally unique, lunar-like landscape of Badlands National Park before arriving in the Wild West’s stomping ground. Hotel (B,D) Day 16: Mt. Rushmore. Marvel at iconic Mt. Rushmore and see history in the making at Crazy Horse Memorial. Hotel (B) Day 17: Mt. Rushmore to Cody. Visit the famous monument called Devil’s Tower as you steer toward Cody and the heart of the American West. Hotel (B) Day 18: Cody to Yellowstone. Kick back in this cowboy town or hit the rapids on an optional whitewater rafting trip before you boot scoot to Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Hotel (B,D) Day 19: Yellowstone National Park. Explore the

Boston  Trolley Tour Quebec City  Optional Dinner at L'Astral Montreal  Jet Boat Ride Thousand Islands  Boldt Castle Cruise Toronto  SkyDome  CN Tower Niagara Falls  Niagara Helicopters

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

 IMAX

Chicago  Architectural Cruise Salt Lake City  Hot Air Balloon Cody  Cody Rodeo (Seasonal)  Rafting (Seasonal) Las Vegas  Las Vegas Variety Show  Helicopter Flight

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

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GRAND SOUTHERN 24/26 Days from A$3189 All this included 25 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation, see pages 12 & 13  19 breakfasts (B) and 14 dinners (D) - as per itinerary  Experienced Tour Manager and Driver  Modern air-conditioned coach  Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box. 

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Las Vegas  Evening Illumination tour of the famous Strip  Visit Fremont Street Route 66  Drive along this famous highway Grand Canyon  Visit a panoramic viewpoint for great photo opportunities  Hike along the Canyon rim Monument Valley  Tour the Navajo Tribal Park  Stunning drive through Monument Valley  See the Painted Desert Cortez  Drive the scenic route through the Rocky Mountains Albuquerque  Visit quaint Old Town Albuquerque

Santa Fe  Shop for Native American Crafts & Jewellry  Visit the historic Plaza Amarillo  Stop at quirky “Cadillac Ranch” for photos Dallas  City sightseeing including Dealy Plaza, Reunion Tower & the Financial District  Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum  Tour Texas Stadium home of the Dallas Cowboys (subject to availability) Memphis  City sightseeing including the historic waterfront, Orpheum Theater & the Civil Rights museum  Tour Elvis’s Graceland Mansion  Visit Beale Street

VISIT 22 STATES

Preferred Departure

New Orleans  City Sightseeing including Jackson Square, French Market & the Garden District  Visit the French Quarter  Party on Bourbon Street Pensacola  Soak up the sun on Pensacola Beach Orlando  Transfer to Universal Studios  Visit the Old Town entertainment area Miami  Sightseeing including downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and Little Havana  Take the scenic route through the Florida Everglades  Visit fashionable South Beach Cocoa Beach  Visit Cocoa Beach Pier  Tour Kennedy Space Center St Augustine  Tour America’s oldest city  See the Castillo San Marcos Savannah  Walk the historic squares

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

Visit Forsythe Park

Charleston  Visit City Market & King Street Washington DC  Visit historic Richmond, VA  Evening illumination tour including the Capital Building, Washington Monument & White House  Visit the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, Korean and FDR

New Orleans

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

Annapolis  Guided tour of the US Naval Academy Philadelphia  See the Liberty Bell & Independence Hall


NEW YORK Philadelphia

Las Vegas Route 66

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Monument Cortez Valley

AMERICA Durango Raleigh

Mojave Desert

Santa Fe Grand Canyon

Memphis Alburqerque

Little Rock

Amarillo

Charleston

Savannah Pensacola

Places visited

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St. Augustine

New Orleans

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Itinerary

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

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

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

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

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

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Get your kicks on historic Route 66 as you journey to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. Cabin (D)

Day 17: Orlando to Miami via the Everglades. Venture south through the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades, one of the country's most unusual national parks, to the trendy melting-pot of Miami. Hotel (D)

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

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

FREE TIME

Miami

...to explore and do your own thing OR speak with your Tour Manager for details of our "Optional Extras" (at extra cost). See page 7 for more details. Here’s a sample: Las Vegas: Variety Show Grand Canyon: IMAX Movie, Helicopter Flights Durango: River Rafting, Jeep Tours Albuquerque: Hot Air Ballooning, Dallas: Mesquite Rodeo (seasonal) & real Texas BBQ (seasonal) New Orleans: Airboat

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

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

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Day 13: Pensacola to New Orleans. Hotel (B) Day 14: New Orleans. Hotel (B) Day 15: New Orleans to Memphis. Hotel (B,D) Day 16: Memphis. Hotel (B) Day 17: Memphis to Dallas. Hotel (D) Day 18: Dallas. Hotel (B) Day 19: Dallas to Amarillo. Hotel (B,D) Day 20: Amarillo to Alburquerque. Hotel (B,D) Day 21: Albuquerque to Cortez. Hotel (D) Day 22: Cortez to the Gand Canyon via Monument Valley. Hotel (B,D) Day 23: Grand Canyon. Cabin Day 24: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D) Day 25: Las Vegas. (B) Hotel Day 26: Las Vegas to Los Angeles (Anaheim).(B)

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Orlando The Everglades

not visit Miami or Cocoa Beach. ✓ = Preferred departure.

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 Celebrates Xmas in Dallas and New Years Eve in Orlando.  Celebrates Xmas in Miami and New Years Eve in New Orleans. • Start 7.00am and end approx. 5.00pm

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT OFFER 1 SAVE UP TO A$179 OFFER 2 SAVE UP TO A$89 SEE PAGE 9

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NEW FOR 2009

For those who love the snow, or want to try it out for the very first time, Contiki have introduced ski and snowboarding departures to the Winter playground of Lake Tahoe. These departures are incorporated into the winter months of 3 of our existing year-round tours - Wild Western, LA to the Bay and California Highlights.

Sedona

Sonoran Desert Phoenix

Tijuana

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Itinerary WINTER CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTS (+ski) For days 1-4 see days 8-11 below; for days 5-7 see page 29 for California Highlights year-round itinerary. WINTER LA TO THE BAY (+ski) For days 1-7 see pages 30-31 for LA to the Bay year-round itinerary; for days 8-11 see below. WINTER WILD WESTERN (+ski) For days 1-7 and 12-14 see pages 42-43 for Wild Western year-round itinerary; for days 8-11 see below.

How does it work? These itineraries are exactly the same as the regular year round itineraries on each tour, right up until the day they depart Las Vegas. Then they skip the visit to Yosemite, take 1 night less in San Francisco and instead, pack 3 fun-filled days of snow action at Lake Tahoe instead. Lake Tahoe is one of North America’s most beautiful lakes and also one of it’s premier ski resorts, straddling 2 states - California and Nevada. The views are magnificent - undulating snowy mounds providing a striking contrast to the forest of green pines, glistening blue water and pale snow-capped mountains. It’s the perfect blend of amazingly spectacular scenery, pristine mountains and a pumping nightlife. Where else

can you find a place that offers amazing natural beauty plus the 24 hour non-stop bling of Vegas-style casinos and clubs? Contiki travellers can choose to hit the slopes at 3 of Tahoe’s best ski areas including Heavenly, Kirkwood & Sierra-at-Tahoe. The average annual snowfall here is 10.67 metres, so you’ll be sure to enjoy fantastic conditions. And with so much fantastic terrain, there’s a perfect balance of something for everyone – beginners, intermediates and advanced alike. Activities abound including skiing (both downhill and crosscountry), snowboarding, ice-skating and snowmobiling. In this absolutely unbeatable setting there’s definitely something for everyone!

Days 8: Las Vegas to Tahoe. Say goodbye to the party in the desert and hello to the adventures awaiting you in the mountains around Lake Tahoe. Days 9–10: Tahoe. For the next two days, hit the slopes of 3 world-class resorts for legendary skiing and snowboarding. Or try out the many other snowbased activities available, like ice-skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or sledding. And when you’re ready to head indoors, tap into the Lake’s highenergy nightlife with its Vegas-style casinos and bigname entertainment. Day 11: Tahoe to San Francisco. Head down from the mountains to the rollercoaster streets, countless countercultures, and salt-lick breeze of San Fran.

Head to the web for full daily itineraries on each of these tours in the winter months.


Why not spend a few days before or after your Contiki holiday getting to know a destination a bit more? We’ve arranged special rates for you at the hotels listed, giving you the opportunity to do things at your pace and without paying the earth. Contiki tours start and finish in the cities below depending on the tour.

Anaheim Best Western Stovall’s Inn 1110 W. Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 Tel: (714) 778-1880 Conveniently located across the street from Downtown Disney and is walking distance to Disneyland and California Adventure. Enjoy the two large pools and spas, business center, gym and gift shop. Single: A$119 Twin-share: A$60

Anchorage Ramada Anchorage Downtown 115 East 3rd St, Anchorage, AK 99501. Tel: (907) 272-7561 Located conveniently in downtown Anchorage, the hotel is within walking distance to several local attractions and offers complimentary airport pickup and drop–off. Single: A$229 Twin-share: A$115 Iditarod: Single: A$165 Twin-share: A$85

Cancun Club Verano Beat Hotel Blvd. Kukulcan #166 Km 3.5 Hotel Zone Cancun Q Roo. 77500 Tel: +52 998 849 4800 Located in front of Isla Mujeres Bay on a beautiful beach within the Mexican Caribbean Sea. Rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite TV, music, hair dryer, air conditioning, and a private terrace among colorful gardens. The hotel features 2 swimming pools, restaurant, tennis court and lounge. Single: A$145 Twin-share: A$75

Chicago Days Inn Lincoln Park North 664 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60614. Tel: (773) 525-7010 Located in a vibrant neighborhood filled with shops and restaurants, the Days Inn is walking distance to Lake

Michigan and its beaches, Wrigley Field and public transportation. Single: A$165 Twin-share: A$85

Honolulu Queen Kapiolani Hotel 150 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815. Tel: (808) 922-1941 Single: A$150 Twin-share: A$75 (1 Nov 08 - 21 Dec 08 & 4 Jan 09 to 31 Mar 09) Except: Single: A$180 Twin-share: A$90 (22 Dec 08 - 3 Jan 09)

Las Vegas America’s Best Value Inn 167 East Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Tel: (702) 795-3311 Located next to the MGM Grand Hotel and just a short walk from the famous Las Vegas Strip! The hotel features a swimming pool, spa, laundry facilities and an adjacent restaurant. Single: A$55 Twin-share: A$29

Mexico City Best Western Royal Zona Rosa Amberes No. 78, Mexico City, 06600, MX. Tel: +52 55 91 49 30 00 Surrounded by three of Mexico City's most important avenues, where financial, commercial and entertainment centers are located. Rooms are equiped with high-speed Internet, CNN, in-room movies and video games. The hotels features a restaurant, lobby bar, business center, and the unique terrazzo bar, swimming pool and gym. The hotel is within walking distance from banks, monuments, embassies, restaurants, pubs, museums, galleries, boutiques, parks, and public transportation. Single: A$130 Twin-share: A$65

New York Marrakech Hotel 2688 Broadway, New York, NY 10025. Tel: (212) 222-2954 Located in New York upper west side each hotel is walking distance to Central Park and has easy access to the Subway. Each room has a coffee maker, hairdryer and cable TV. Single: A$365 Twin-share: A$185

Take advantage of Contiki’s special hotel rates in the cities shown and enjoy the opportunity to do a little sightseeing before and/or after your tour. Accommodation at the following hotels need to be arranged through your travel agent and are subject to availability. Accommodation before and/or after your Contiki tour is only available for bookings as follows:  Up to 4 consecutive nights in New York for clients on a Grand Canadian, Grand Southern, Eastern Discovery, Grand Northern or North By North East.  Up to 3 consecutive nights in Anaheim for clients on a Wild Western, L.A. to the Bay, Western Highlights, California Highlights, Grand Southern, Southern Adventure, Grand Northern or Northern Escape.

New Orleans

 Up to 3 consecutive nights in San Francisco.

Prytania Park Hotel 1525 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tel: (504) 524-0427 The Prytania Park Hotel is located in the lower Garden District, half a block from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. This renovated 1850’s Greek revival home is surrounded by lush gardens and beautiful historic homes while remaining near the French Quarter and its action. Each room has a mini fridge and microwave. Single: A$120 Twin-share: A$60

 Up to 2 consecutive nights in Vancouver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Mexico City and Cancun.

San Francisco

 Only 2 nights in San Francisco for the Winter LA to the Bay  Only 1 night in Chicago for clients on North by North East  Only 1 night in Anaheim for clients on a L.A. Explorer and Best of USA  Only 1 night in New York for clients on the New York Explorer, New York New Year and Best of USA  Only 1 night in Honolulu for clients on the Hawaii Stopover

Hotel Whitcomb 1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Tel: (415) 626-8000 A well positioned hotel with in walking distance to Union Square and all its shopping! The hotel features a lounge, restaurant, internet café, fitness center and is close public transportation. Single: A$175 Twin-share: A$89

 Only 1 night in Anchorage for clients on the Alaskan Adventure & the Iditarod & Northern Lights.

Vancouver

 If you book twin-share but you're travelling on your own, we’ll arrange for you to share with same sex room mates.

Sandman Hotel 180 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4P4. Tel: (604) 681-2211 All of downtown Vancouver is within reach of the Sandman Hotel, located just across from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the BC Place Stadium and an Airporter Bus terminal. The hotel features a swimming pool, jacuzzi, saunas and has great shopping and eateries within walking distance. Single: A$235 Twin-share: A$119

PLEASE NOTE:

 Book at the same time as you book your Contiki tour.  If you require twin accommodation both persons must book at the same time using the same booking reference number

 Rates are per person per night, either in a single or twin room. Rates include all taxes and service charges.  Rates for all accommodation shown above only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation immediately before and/or after their tour.  All rooms have private facilities

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Questions & Answers Answers to frequently asked questions & things you should know What’s Included? Touring Holidays: • Coach transport as specified on tour pages. • Accommodation and meals as detailed on pages 12-13 and in itineraries. • Sightseeing and admission fees as shown under ‘All This Included’ on tour pages. • Experienced Contiki crew. Hawaii 3 or 5 day stopover • Accommodation as detailed on p.18 • Contiki Representative.

What’s Not Included? • Airport transfers to tour departure point. • Some meals, as detailed on page 13 and in itineraries. • Optional activities such as white water rafting, helicopter flights etc. • Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees except as specified in ‘Included Sightseeing’ box on tour pages. • Personal expense money, personal insurance, medical fees and airport departure taxes.

Departure Points All Contiki tours described in this brochure depart from one of the hotels detailed on page 49. Tours usually depart at 7.00am but check your itinerary for specific details. The Canada & the Rockies tour starts in Vancouver at 10.30am. Please check at the reception desk of your departure hotel for details of when and where to meet with your group. Refer to your Contiki ‘Travellers Guide’ information book for details of pre-departure get-togethers and tour departure times.

Do I need a passport or visas? You will need a machine readable passport and depending on your nationality, a Visa for travel to the USA, Canada and Mexico. Travellers from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program will also need to present a completed and signed I-94W Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver ArrivalDeparture Record to U.S. officials at the port of entry. I-94W forms are free and are often provided by airlines or cruise ships prior to arrival, but may be picked up and completed on arrival at the U.S. port of entry. Please speak to your travel agent or visit the U.S. State Dept. website: www.travel.state.gov Beginning Jan. 12, 2009, Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, ESTA will become mandatory. All nationals or citizens of VWP countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure under the VWP will be required to receive an electronic travel Authorisation through ESTA prior to boarding a U.S.-bound airplane or vessel. Applications can be filed online. For more information please visit: www.cbp.gov or www.travel.state.gov

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

Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. Any baggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in Anaheim at no charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

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 beyond our control, we have to alter some tour details. Where possible, alternative arrangements will be offered.

Do I need vaccinations?

Will I get more information?

At the time this brochure went to press (July 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, e.g. antihistamines, antibiotics.

Upon receipt of full payment, you will receive your Contiki documents approximately 21 days prior to departure. You will 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.

Can I stay longer? Planning a few extra days? See our Special Hotel Rates in Anaheim (Los Angeles), Anchorage, Cancun, Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Mexico City, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Vancouver detailed on page 49.

How much money do I need? Credit and debit cards are accepted in the USA & Canada however you should carry some US Dollar Traveller Cheques as they are easy to change into local currency and are a good backup if you are unable to find a bank. Remember to budget for lunch, some dinners, entrance fees to attractions, optional excursions, nightclubs, souvenirs and drinks. A full list of optional excursions (payable by major Credit Cards, Cash or Traveller Cheques) and approximate costs will be sent with your travel documents or can be found online at www.contiki.com

What should I pack? Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear and ‘smart/casual’ for dining and those special evenings on the town. Remember that early or later in the season you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/windbreaker. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is strongly recommended. For further details, please refer to your ‘Travellers Guide’ information book.

Baggage Allowance Baggage is restricted to ONE REASONABLE SIZED SUITCASE 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29’’ x 20’’ x 10’’) and maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs). NO external METAL FRAME BACKPACKS PLEASE, their bulky shape makes coach packing difficult.

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.

Photography Credits Photos courtesy of Brewster Inc: Wild Water Adventures/Banff Lake Louise Tourism - page 3. Banff Lake Louise Tourism Image Gallery - page 23. Banff Lake Louise Tourism - page 24. Photos courtesy of Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Heather Titus - page 3. Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) /Joe Solem - page 18. Photos courtesy of Mexico Tourism Board: Bruce Herman - page 6 & page 19. Rafael Doniz - page 14. Carlos Sanchez - page 21. Photos courtesy of Disney: Mickey & Minnie - page 7 © Disney. Photos courtesy of Quebec City Tourism: Yves Tessier / Tessima page 25. Photos courtesy of Whistler Gondola: Summer Season 2007-08 MA-Bear-006.jpg - page 26. Photos courtesy of Alaska Travel Industry Associaton: Frank Flavin page 3. Matt Hage - page 26. Brian Adams - page 27. Photos courtesy of Niagara Helicopters: © N.P.S.Inc. - page 45. Photos courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau/LVCVA. Page 28. Photos courtesy of North Lake Tahoe Resort Association: Tom Zikas - page 48.

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 and is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). The members include all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security and who maintain the highest standards. With the guarantees of these organisations, you know your holiday & money are secure with Contiki.

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 third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies against us arising from your participation in the holiday. For insurance details, please speak to your Travel Agent at the time of making your booking.

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 A$89 per person: By paying an A$89 per person Cancellation Option Fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit and/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from Australia. 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 Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you and your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the tour. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. See below for Return Flight Security. Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia 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 (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. *Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.


OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 16th May, 2008. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (July 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 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 the tour program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your tour shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per tour or resort stay, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour or resort stay which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a

request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days before the scheduled departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won't be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your tour departure, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded, nor can it be credited to any other booking. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days: 27.5% of tour fare 21-8 days: 33% of tour fare 7-1 days: 55% of tour fare Day of departure: 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. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed and more than 45 days prior to departure, you wish to change to an 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 A$35 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date, tour itinerary or resort booking within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a A$35 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Recent legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style and content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion. Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf.

Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator 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 Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in

respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to and from your holiday destination, 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 disabled 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 November 2008 to March 2010. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki US Holdings, 801 E.Katella Avenue, 3rd Floor, Anaheim, California 92805.

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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 49).

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2. At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a non-refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. 3. Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. 4. You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent no less than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. 5. We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. IMPORTANT: By paying the A$200 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 51, 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.

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Travel Agent Reservations: Sydney metro phone: (02) 9511 2222 Other areas phone: 1300 301 835 Fax: (02) 9511 2210 Email: reservations@contiki.com.au Payment advice: paymentadvice@ contiki.com.au Customer Enquiries: Phone: 1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845) www.contiki.com.au

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!

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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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