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since 1962 29th APRIL 1962. 1 BEAT UP MINI-VAN, 12 ADVENTURERS, 12 WEEKS, 1 CONTINENT, ONE HELL OF AN URGE TO EXPLORE. CONTIKI WAS BORN.

The old vans have long since gone, but our spirit of adventure lives on. We’re still as passionate about discovering new things as ever. Connecting young travellers is at the heart of everything we do. It’s about discovering mind-blowing places, sharing the adventures & having an awesome time doing it! Making every second count is what we’re all about. EUROPE SINCE 1962

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+41 22 929 9216 contiki.com travel@contiki.com your local travel agent

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send either you or your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. • You must pay the balance of your holiday no less than 45 days before the departure date or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. • Contiki will then send you or your travel agent travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure. IMPORTANT:

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• At the time of booking you must pay a non refundable deposit of €100 per person per tour within 7 days.

By paying the €100 deposit per person per tour, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.90-91 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

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Contiki is backed by The Travel Corporation, one of the world’s most successful family-owned travel companies. Our passion and commitment for giving our travellers life changing experiences is in our blood. It also means you get the peace of mind that comes from a financially strong group with global scale. But don’t take our word for it, check out the awards we’ve won at DRIVEN BY SERVICE thetravelcorporation.com.

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Contiki loves the planet The text pages for this brochure are printed on 100% recycled paper. By doing this we’re using less trees & sending less waste to landfills. You can help too, by recycling this brochure when you’re done. Either pass it on to a friend to read, or pop it in your recycling collection. Easy. Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. © Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. Printed in the UK. Contiki provides you with holidays & experiences of a lifetime.

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Most companies have taglines and slogans. At Contiki, we have a way of life. It’s called #NOREGRETS. We treat every day as a new adventure. We build friendships that last a lifetime. We live for the moment and embrace all that the world has to offer. #NOREGRETS isn’t just a travel philosophy. It’s at the heart of everything we do.

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WHO WE ARE, WHERE WE GO & WHAT WE DO #NOREGRETS Make every moment count Life’s an Adventure Backstage Pass Where we go & how we travel Me Time (Free Time) Do things with Passion (Our Team) Blockbusters & Backstreets Getting around Food with Contiki Save with Contiki Travel made easy Online tools

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AUSTRALIA

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Our Australian adventures

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ASIA

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Our small group adventures in Asia

USA & CANADA

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Our USA & Canada experiences

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Our Latin America small group adventures Treadlightly People & Places Got a question? Booking conditions Contiki Cares How to book & Our story

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Insider access included as standard in every trip. When you travel you want to make sure you do it right. You want special treatment and exclusive access that turns a regular trip into the trip of a lifetime. That’s why Contiki gives you a Backstage Pass to each & every destination. It’s a combination of all the things below, many exclusive to us, that come together to make up your trip like no other. Best of all, it’s free and comes included as part of every Contiki trip.

EXCLUSIVE inclusions After 50 years travelling the world, no other company can give you better access to the destinations we visit. The blockbusters are all included as part of your trip (and we help you skip the queues too!). Better than that we’ll also get you to the parts of the world that only a local friend in the know can show you. There are exclusives like our “Paris by Night” and “Special Access Rome” tours. We’ll get you around in style too, with WiFi available on our coaches in some regions, and for free at most of the places we stay.

exclusive accommodation You’ll get to stay in some eye popping accommodation when travelling with Contiki. We either own or have exclusive agreements with some seriously stunning properties like a beachside resort in the Greek Islands or Aussie’s Whitsundays, a French Chateau, a Special Stay lodge in the Amazon Jungle, a chalet in the Rocky Mountains, or beachfront lodge in the Daintree Rainforest. See our trip intros for even more.

EXCLUSIVE options Freedom to explore. It’s an important part of travelling, so we provide you with loads of free time to discover and create your own adventure. We call it ME Time because it’s all about you choosing your own path. If you want to really dial up the experience, we also have a host of exclusive ME Time optionals. From abseiling down waterfalls in Costa Rica, bungy jumping in NZ, cooking classes in Asia or Italy, or boat cruises in almost every continent, we’ll provide you with something extra special. See our trip intros for even more.

EXCLUSIVE food Start the day out right with breakfast included on the majority of our trips. Our included dinners around the globe feature the best in regional cuisine served up by some of our favourite locals restaurants in each country like traditional goulash in Budapest, an authentic Maori Hangi in New Zealand, delicious steaks in Australia & mouthwatering pans of paella in Spain. For our meal experiences see our trip intro spreads.

EXCLUSIVE team All of our teams from around the globe are passionate travellers dedicated to making your trip everything you’d hoped it to be. From our Tour Managers & Drivers globally, to our On-site teams in Europe, they live and breathe “local,” so if you want to get off the beaten path they can give you the inside track on what to do and where to go – all you have to do is ask! Combine this with our Local Guides in most destinations & you’re set for the experience of a lifetime. See our trip intros for even more on our Teams around the globe.

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STYLES Not all travellers are the same.

Some people are looking for creature comforts; others just want the bare essentials. Our journeys showcase the world’s best. Whether it’s looking to stretch your budget, wanting to get around as much of a particular region as possible or really going local & digging deep in certain destinations.

OUR TRIPS & ACCOMMODATION

your team

Discover our 6 epic ways to see Europe & 3 different ways to sleep cozy. Time Out – In-Depth Regional & Multi Country - hotel trips are twin-share stays every night. Concept – mix it up every night of your stay in our Special Stopovers, hotel upgrades & hostels (max. quad-share).

Camping – the original way to see Europe like back in ‘62 (twin-share tents)

• Over 400 Team members in Europe including: • Tour Manager • Driver • On-road Cooks (Camping) • Local Guides • On-site team

USA & CANADA

Explore the USA & Canada’s best experiences by day, then keep it comfy with some of the best ways to stay by night!

Stay in a mix of hotels, beach resorts, lodges & our unique Special Stay experiences.

• Tour Manager • Driver • Local Guides in many destinations

AUSTRALIA

Experience a mix of centrally located hotels in the cities, beach resorts, eco lodges (twin-share), hostels & our unique Special Stays (multi-share). Try our fun

ways to travel like flights & boats & our comfy coaches (we’re talking panoramic windows, sound systems, power outlets for charging, as well as WiFi available).

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Try a mix of twin-share hotels, beach resorts & lodges (twin & multi-share), packed with big views & endless good times.

Enjoy the amazing views the best way our comfy coaches are all about panoramic windows, sound systems, power outlets for charging, as well as WiFi available.

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Sleep easy, with the best overnights. Indulge in a mix of hotels, beach resorts, eco lodges (twin-share) or our unique Special Stay experiences (multi-share) for comfy ways to stay.

Experience the best ways to travel in Latin America like private minibuses, included internal flights, trains, boats & fun ways to get around like tricyclos, canoes, bikes & more.

• Tour Manager • Local Guides in every destination

The comfort in Asia you crave, no tents, no hostels, no hassle. Sleep easy with a mix of 3 * hotels, resorts (twin-share) & our unique Special Stay experiences (multi-share). And we’ll give you a taste of all the

ways to get around in Asia too! Keep it comfy with private mini buses, included internal flights, trains & fun ways to get around. Think rickshaws, tuk tuks, sampans, boats, ferries, longtail boats, cyclos & bikes.

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At first, your first big trip might seem a bit daunting, even if you’ve travelled before. So from the moment you decide to go, we’re here to help.

More than half our travellers go it alone, so you’re guaranteed to link up with other young, adventurous & likeminded travel mates as 18-35s is all we do.

Give us a call, drop us an email, get online or find d us on Facebook & Twitter. We’ll answer your questions & give you lots of essential travel tips.

We don’t charge single supplem ment en s for solo travellers so there’s no extra cost if you yo go it alone. We’ll match you up with a sam sa e sex room-mate.

And don’t forget to download our Shout! App if you’re already booked & start chatting to your trip mates before you even leave home.

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• Breakfast daily • Loads of included dinners • Lots of free time to explore. • Regional Dinner experiences

Our 6 great ways to see Europe • Time Out (hotels) Multi-country • Time Out (hotels) In-Depth Regional • Concept • Camping • Snowboard & Ski Trips • Festivals & Special events

• Breakfast most days & many dinners

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With minimum 2 & 3 night stays, later starts most mornings & even more local meals, our easypace trips offer a more relaxed way to see Europe on some of our Time Out & Concept trips. You still get all the great authentic experiences as part of your Backstage Pass to Europe, that let you get under the skin of the places you visit. For our easypace trips, look out for the pink symbol on our European trip pages.

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ME Time is the last ingredient to that perfect trip. We make sure you get all the free time you need to see the places you visit, your way. It means having the freedom to choose; relaxing at a cozy café, heading off to explore that interesting local market down the road or getting a locally guided tour of Rome. Contiki’s Backstage Pass to every destination means our Team will help you get off the beaten track with the inside word on where to go & what to do. If you really want to make every moment count our ME Time optionals give you the chance to take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences, unique to the places you visit.

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• Gondola ride, Veenice authentic Ita alian cooking class • An in Rome • Hollywood homees tour • Skydiving in Cairns • Bunjy jump, Queeenstown • Hiking the Inca Trail

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WORDS WE LIVE BY: At Contiki, we are young. But being young isn’t always about age. It’s about a state of mind.

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PASS exclusives ✓ team Meet the Contiki Team The Contiki Team are more than just walking, talking guidebooks. All of our Tour Managers, Drivers, On-road Cooks, On-site Team Members & Local Guides are lifelong travellers whose sole passion is to make sure you have the time of your life. And it goes without saying that they’re here to take care of you too. They look after the boring stuff, like finding the accommodation, getting across borders & hauling luggage, so you can do what you came for – have fun! Our Tour Managers & Drivers are your oracles of every destination. Want to hunt down the latest designer threads in Paris? No problem. Trying to hunt down custom made clothing in Vietnam? Easy. Want to find a snorkel? Done. Your wish is their command. Just ask ‘em! Our Local Guides are your destination experts, giving you that in-depth knowledge and passion that travellers crave. Our expert Guides give an insider’s account and personal perspective on just about everything you’ll see – and always with a smile. And in Europe our exclusive Contiki-only On-site Teams at our Special Stopovers will welcome you to your new home away from home. All 100 of them live locally and can’t wait to share their favourite hot spots and hidden gems.

meet DAN from AUSTRALIA

Tour Manager, Europe On my trips it’s all about knowing every location, offering in-depth knowledge of all the sites & making sure you’re enjoying every moment of your trip without the stress. I want to create a fun, memorable experience for every traveller by offering you insider info that you can’t get anywhere else. The experience & training I’ve received over the years is what allows you to relax & focus on having the time of your life.

no compulsory tipping, only passionate service & exclusive local knowledge.

WORDS WE LIVE BY: We work better together, and people are at the heart of everything we do. We’re about people.

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BLOCK UST TERS &

WE MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE VERY BEST of this amazing world - THE ICONIC SIGHTS & THE HIDDEN GEMS. ALL INCLUDED. From the Colosseum, Machu Picchu or the Whitsundays, to witnessing a traditional Maori Haka... the world is brimming with spectacular sights you need to see to believe. And with Contiki in charge, you won’t miss a single one. We cover many of your entry fees too, and thanks to our exclusive access, we’ll even save you time by skipping the queues at many of the world’s must-see attractions – like the Eiffel Tower, The Vatican, or Cristo Redentor in Rio! On top of that we also show you the parts of the world that you probably wouldn’t find without a local friend in the know. It’s all included as standard with your Backstage Pass. With Contiki you get incredible value that can’t be matched by anyone else.

Discover more With included cycling tours, orientation talks at every stop, plus provincial wine tasting and locally guided special access walking tours, you’ll see the world through a local’s eyes.

Exclusive Experiences Loads of what we offer you can’t get anywhere else, like “Special Access Rome” or Lake Titicaca in Peru, or whitewater rafting in Costa Rica. We also offer additional walking tours, mouthwatering meals, and other unique adventures & experiences.

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The WORLD’S blockbusters, ALL included: – The Berlin Wall

– See Uluru at sunset

– Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

– Ride Queenstown’s Shotover Jet

– Kicker Rock, Galapagos Islands

– The Amazon Jungle, Peru

– Surf lessons, Coffs Harbour

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Exploring new cultures through food is one of the best things about travel. We’ll take you on a journey of spectacular flavours, from fresh curries in Asia, to outback cookouts in Australia & even old classics like pizza take on a new look when they’re made the way the Italians intended. Travelling the Contiki way is about authentic local cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else. Each region has its own special delicacies & traditional dishes, so we tailor the food to your trip & we’ll take you right to the best on offer. We include breakfast on almost every trip & many evening meals, but we like to leave some well-placed gaps (like lunches) for a few reasons. Rather than having to time your day of exploring around an included lunch, we believe in maximising your ME Time to let you discover the local flavours on your terms. What’s more, it allows us to make the meals we include even better. You’ll have the chance to grab a recommendation from our Team or just follow your nose wherever it may lead.

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5SAVE Visit the Deals tab on contiki.com for our amazing offers & ways to save. In the meantime here are 5 easy wins: 1

Pay Early & Save Book & pay early for the best deals on your trip & airfares. Don’t miss out - these discounts are subject to availability. Visit contiki.com for the most up to date savings on our trips.

2 Travelling Again Travelled with us or one of our sister companies before? Welcome back to the family with a 5% discount. See p.89 for more.

3 2 or More Trips Keep exploring! Book 2 Contiki trips, 7 days or longer at the same time and get €50 off your second booking.

4 Book with Friends More is merrier! Book with 4 or more friends and everyone saves 5%. 10 or more everyone saves 10% or invite a lucky 11th friend for free.

5 Triple Share If you’re travelling on one of our Time Out hotel trips in Europe, you’ll find if you book triple share we’ll give you 5% off (Time Out hotel trips only). The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only. (This excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation, Inca trail permit, applicable food funds & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip). You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Travelling Again’) group discounts (‘Book with Friends’), multi trip discounts (‘2 or more’) & early payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure & may not be combined with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts (‘Book with friends’) is available on all trips.

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CONTIKI PART PAY Let others help fund your trip! Got an upcoming birthday, graduation or special event? Once you’ve booked, register your trip online & share with your family & friends to help fund your adventure. You can also use Part Pay to make payments yourself, allowing you to pay off your trip over time.

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PACKING TIPS 101

TRAVELLING SOLO

FIRST TIME TRAVELLER

Packing is easy if you’ve got the basics covered! Bring enough to cover you for a few days (who wants to be inside doing laundry when you could be checking out the sights?).

More than half our travellers go it solo, so on our trips you’re guaranteed to meet up with like-minded people from all over the world. And we make it easy to connect with other travellers on your trip through Contiki MeetUps (see opposite page) before you leave home.

We know your first big adventure can be stressful, so if you’ve got questions, let us know! Give us a call, drop us a line on Facebook, Tweet us or shoot us an email our team of experts can help with anything & everything Contiki.

It’s a good idea not to forget flip-flops & comfy shoes for when you’re out exploring too! You’ll need all your favourite creature comforts & bathroom essentials, sunglasses, plus adaptor plugs. (Note: On some Concept trips you’ll need a towel too). Just remember that like most airlines, on our trips there’s a maximum of 44 lbs (20kg) per person. We recommend leaving lots of space... for shopping of course!

WEATHER

CASH ON CONTIKI ATM machines are readily available throughout most of the destinations we visit, and our Team know the best places to access cash on the go. Take some cash & credit cards like Visa & for currency converting, try our handy Shout! App (opposite).

It can change pretty quickly in some places, no matter what the season. Keep an eye on your favourite weather websites, so you have a good idea on the temperatures at the time you’re travelling, and pack all the appropriate gear you might need.

NEED A PASSPORT OR VISA? Getting a passport is easy, so don’t let it stop you from getting the journey started. Get ready for new stamps & new adventures wherever you want to go. Jump online, get all the information you need about how to apply, then let the journey begin! Our tip: Passports can take some time to get back, so leave a good amount of time before taking your trip (just in case). Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip.Visa & other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations) change regularly. Consult Contiki or your travel agent to determine any visas you require & how to obtain them.

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EUROPE packed with ancient sights to modern architecture, europe has an incredible mix of culture, food, sights & sounds. Experience it with Contiki: and with 6 ways to explore there’s something for everyone. From the original Contiki camper, to mixing it up in Châteaux, Chalets & more on our CONCEPT trips, OR exploring in style on OUR TIME OUT TRIPS - there’s a Contiki adventure to suit.

Your

backstage pass

includes

all this & more in your trip price:

EXCLUSIVE inclusions Think walking, cycling & coach trips that take you where others can’t, to inclusions you love, all included. We add loads of Blockbusters – the must-do stuff & many entry fees. Plus we save you time, like skipping the lines. – Berlin Wall – St Mark’s Square – Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona – Queue jump at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, plus the Vatican & Colosseum in Rome – Beer Halls in Munich – Bike tour of Amsterdam Plus lots more. See our trip pages or visit contiki.com

EXCLUSIVE options The only thing that is fixed is your destination, and plenty of ME Time to do what you’re into, your way. From culture vultures, foodies to sun seekers... here’s some options to tempt. – Cooking class in Italy

EXCLUSIVE food Exploring new tastes is an essential part of travelling, experience the way we do food in Europe. – Breakfast included daily – Lots of included meals – Time Out In-Depth: every included dinner is at one of our favourite local restaurants – Home cooked delights with fresh local produce on our Concept & Camping trips And plenty of ME Time, especially at lunch, to make your own discoveries

EXCLUSIVE team Our European team will uncover Europe’s best, they are lifelong travellers, ready to help you make every moment count – Our expert Tour Managers & Driver team – Over 100 on-site team throughout Europe at our Contiki-only Special Stopovers & Villages – Local Guides in some destinations

exclusive usive accommodation acco Not all travellers are the same & we know that. With us, experience all the ways to stay in Europe: with trips to suit every taste.

– Gondola ride in Venice – Whitewater rafting, Austria – Wine tasting in the Rhine Valley – Bungy jumping, Swiss Alps – Flamenco show, Barcelona – Guided tour of the Vatican

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– Time Out Multi-Country & In-Depth Regional: All hotels, all the time – Concept: Our exclusive Special Stopovers, hostels, and hotel upgrades – Camping: Travel the original Contiki way, like back in ‘62

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OVER 120 GREAT TRIPS FROM 1 TO 47 DAYS FOR ALL OUR EUROPEAN EXPERIENCES VISIT CONTIKI.COM

6 ways to go 1

TIME OUT multi-country trips

All twin-share hotels, every night, near the sights with comfy facilities you’ll love. Or try ‘A room to myself’ options for a small supplement & easypace options for later starts & longer stops.

2

TIME OUT in-depth regional trips

Always twin-share hotels, near the sights with great facilities you’ll love as you travel. Try ‘A room to myself’ options for a little extra, and experience our Regional Dinners. Try easypace trips for later starts & longer stops.

3

CONCEPT trips

Our Concept overnights give you a taste of all the ways to stay in Europe. Try a French Château, a chalet or even a sail boat! Or a hostel, then a free hotel upgrade the next night. They’re mostly quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin & our exclusive Special Stopovers & On-site Team are unique to our Concept trips.

4

camping trips

Try spacious tents for two, comfy air mattresses & some of Europe’s best campsites. At our Contiki Villages, you’ll get the use of our On-site Teams & facilities (some with pools, bars & WiFi) & on some nights you’ll get free hostel & hotel upgrades. Want a tent to yourself? For a little extra it’s yours.

5

ski & snowboarding trips

Keep it cool with our ski & boarding packages in Hopfgarten, Austria the world’s #1 resort – with our own On-site Team at our Gasthof… exclusive to Contiki.

6

festivals & special events

BBK Live, Running of the Bulls, Oktoberfest… the list goes on! Contiki’s got Europe’s festival scene covered, all year round.

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EUR ROPEA AN

9 Days 7 countrIES

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND London ENGLISH CHANNEL

From €1095pp* €122 per day

1 AMSTERDAM

Calais BELGIUM

GERMANY FRANCE

PARIS 2 MUNICH 1

5 Burgundy Region

SAVE

World Heritage sites visited

pay early & save up to €140. See p.17 for details

1

Visit contiki.com/magic

1 RHINE VALLEY

Dover

PARIS

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Innsbruck

Lucerne 1

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

Swiss Alps

Lake Como

2 VENICE

ITALY

Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 8 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accom 13 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Munich bike tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German LUCERNE

ME TIME optionals M Venice walking tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River M Wine tasting in an historic cellar

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

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Day 4: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps & stop at Innsbruck, Austria before we arrive in enchanting Venice. (B,D)

See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck M Bobsled ride (summer departures only)

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

• •

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

• •

Day 7: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy to

the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 8: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris - shop the chic boutiques, overload on baguettes & cheese or sit back

with a café au lait. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & three course dinner

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

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: BBHH Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Oct 2014 Visit contiki.com/magic

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWHH

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Trip validity: Oct 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/magic quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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AMSTERDAM TO

time out

Edam

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

easypace

11 Days 7 countries

Germany

BELGIUM

Swiss Alps

pay early & save up to €180. See p.17 for details

Visit contiki.com/amsterdam-barcelona

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

SWITZ

LUCERNE 2 ITALY Serraville (Designer outlet mall)

FRANCE

SAVE

3

World Heritage sites visited BARCELONA

1

2 SPAIN

Places visited Nightstops

Monaco

FRENCH RIVIERA

2 BARCELONA

Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel & explore this free-wheeling, vibrant city. Later, meet up with your Contiki Team. (D) Day 2: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills in the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Afterwards, check out Amsterdam’s museums, cafés, great shopping & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See canals & gable houses by night M Evening boat cruise along the canals Day 3: Amsterdam to Paris Journey through Belgium, past Waterloo & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the

• •

Louvre, ChampsÉlysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris & find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) M Cabaret show & dinner Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 6: Lucerne Wake up in lakeside Lucerne. You could head to the Alps for panoramic views, hit the shops for watches, chocolate & Swiss Army knives, or sit café side & relax overlooking the lake & famous Wooden Chapel Bridge. (B) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument M Private cruise on Lake Lucerne Day 7: Lucerne to French Riviera En route to Italy feed your shopping urges – pick up fashion labels at bargain prices at a designer outlet mall

• •

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

Itinerary & Sightseeing MONACO

10 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accommodation 15 meals: 10 continental breakfasts (B), 5 threecourse dinners (D)

2 PARIS

From €1689pp* €154 per day

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

easypace

backstage pass

SEA

stop before reaching the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery Day 8: French Riviera Do as the locals do stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino M Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco Day 9: French Riviera to Barcelona Travel through France’s rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Day 10: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing trip. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun everywhere from Gaudi’s amazing architecture to the buzz of La Rambla. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional

flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família & the ‘92 Olympic Games complex M Flamenco dance show

Day 11: Depart Barcelona Swap email addressess & say farewell to your new friends, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

SWISS ALPS

• ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower • Tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter • Bike tour through cheese making Edam Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

• •

Exclusive inclusions

ME TIME optionals M Traditional Swiss lunch & show in Lucerne See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: BBAB

PARIS

Trip validity: May 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/amsterdam-barcelona quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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EUROPEAN NETHERLANDS NORTH SEA

ENGLAND

1 AMSTERDAM

London Dover Calais

12 Days 8 COUNTRIES

Czech Rep

MUNICH 1 1 TYROL

SWITZ FRANCE

AUSTRIA

1

LUCERNE ITALY

8

1

ROME

Slovenia

1 VENICE

FLORENCE 1

World Heritage sites visited

pay early & save up to €190. See p.17 for details

Visit contiki.com/discovery

GERMANY

2 PARIS

From €1445pp* €121 per day SAVE

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

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

ADRIATIC SEA

2 ROME Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 11 nights twin or tripleshare hotel accom 16 meals: 11 continental breakfasts (B), 5 threecourse dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing or orientation tours Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Bike tour of Munich • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Gelato in Rome • Rome sightseeing tour • Explore Florence with our Local Guide • ‘Paris by Night’ tour • Check out Paris from the Eiffel Tower Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

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

• •

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

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River

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

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

Day 6: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain & more See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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• • •

• •

Day 7: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. Later, there’s a chance to delve into history with a trip of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 8: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & more Florentine leather craft demonstration M Nightclub entry

• •

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

• •

Day 10: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the city’s legendary icons

Day 11: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary

icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery M Cabaret show & dinner

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

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: BBHD Trip validity: Mar 2014 to Oct 2014 Visit contiki.com/discovery

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWHW

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Trip validity: Oct 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/discovery quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 7:30am in London or 5:00pm in Amsterdam & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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LOND DON

How much & when NORTH SEA

& PA PARI RS

ENGLAND

easypace

7 Days 2 countrIES

Bath

LONDON 3 Dover

BELGIUM

Stonehenge Calais ENGLISH CHANNEL

Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/london-paris

Germany

+

Trip validity: Oct 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/london-paris

2

Versailles

FRANCE

Switzerland

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with

ITALY

1

Visit contiki.com/london-paris

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

ROME

3

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive London. Check-in to your hotel after 2:00pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6:00pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner & a stroll through Covent Garden. (D) Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & some of London’s West End

backstage pass

Winter: WWGE/WWGP/WWGA/WWGR

PARIS 3

From €919pp* €132 per day

2 AMSTERDAM

Days 2-3: London. Get set for a couple of action packed days see the city’s icons, take a day trip to beautiful Bath & mysterious Stonehenge. There’s free time to shop, explore vibrant neighbourhoods, or perhaps choose to catch a bird’s eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B)

• •• •

London sightseeing including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace & more See Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath 1 day London Underground pass Day 4: London to Paris. Ferry across the English Channel to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D)

a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trips start 6:00pm & end approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

SAVE

• •

pay early & save up to €115. See p.17 for details

See the White Cliffs of Dover See the city’s legendary icons

Days 5-6: Paris Indulge in this, magical city. Take a trip to the illustrious Palace of Versailles & opt in for a cabaret

show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a perfumery M Cabaret show & three-course dinner

Day 7: Depart Paris The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “au revoir” to your new friends. (B)

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 8 meals: 6 continental breakfasts (B) 2 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours in London & Paris Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

easypace

Wales

Time out

Summer 2014: BBGE/BBGP/BBGA/BBGR

NETHERLANDS

6

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

Time out LONDON & PARIS

+ AMSTERDAM AMST MSTERD MS ER R AM M

+ ROME

9 Days 2 countrIES

easypace

easypace

+ PARIS SE EXTENSION X NSION XTE

From €1115pp* €124 per day

Visit contiki.com/london-paris-plus

Itinerary & Sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing above. Days 7-8: Paris. Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Peruse world-renowned museums like the Louvre or the

Pompidou Centre. (B)(B) 2-day pass on the Paris Metro

Day 9: Depart Paris. The trip ends after breakfast (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this trip is unescorted.

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9 Days 4 countrIES From €1269pp* €141 per day

Visit contiki.com/london-amsterdam

Itinerary & Sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing above. Days 7-8: Paris to Amsterdam. (B)(B) Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam Hotel transfer

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2-day public transport pass

Day 9: Depart Amsterdam. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Amsterdam & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Amsterdam is unescorted.

10 Days 3 countrIES

backstage pass

From €1369pp* €137 per day

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: Paris extension: 8 nights accommodation Amsterdam: 8 nights accommodation Train & transfer to hotel Rome: 9 nights accommodation Flight & transfer to hotel 10 meals: (Paris & Amsterdam extensions) 11 meals: (Rome) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team (days 1-7) Modern, air-con coach (days 1-7) Sightseeing tours in London & Paris Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing

Visit contiki.com/london-rome

Itinerary & Sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris. Refer to London & Paris itinerary & sightseeing above.

Days 8-9: Rome. (B)(B)

Day 7: Paris to Rome. (B) Transfer to airport & flight to Rome Hotel transfer 3-day pass on the Rome Metro

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

• ••

Day 10: Depart Rome. (B)

easypace

LO OND DON & PAR A IS

easypace

LONDON & PARIS

Visit contiki.com for

ME TIME optionals

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GREAT BRITAIN Loch Ness

Isle of Skye

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS SCOTLAND

WEST 1 HIGHLANDS St. Andrews

Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

16 Days 5 countrIES

Gretna Green

LONDONDERRY 1 Belfast N.IRELAND

REP. OF IRELAND

GALWAY 2

From €1925pp* €121 per day

YORK 1

IRISH SEA Holyhead

DUBLIN 2

1 Liverpool

Cliffs Of Moher

1 KILKENNY Blarney

SAVE

NORTH SEA

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

ENGLAND WALES

1 CORK

pay early & save up to €209. See p.17 for details

London

7

Visit contiki.com/britain-ireland

1

EDINBURGH

Places visited Nightstops Start/end city

World Heritage sites visited

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Exclusive inclusions • The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour • Loch Ness boat cruise • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes M Visit Giant’s Causeway See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 2: Liverpool to York Enjoy the views of the Peak District as we make our way to the historic city of York. (B,RD) Guided walking tour of York

Day 3: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s Lake District. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere

Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through Gretna Green en route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile

Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf - St. Andrews - on the way to the Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

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Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & the William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers

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Day 9: Glasgow to Dublin Ferry to Northern Ireland, travelling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D)

Day 5: Edinburgh Explore this beautiful & cosmopolitan city. (B,D)

Day 10: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of Belfast then on to Londonderry. (B)

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Day 11: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry

Day 12: Galway Discover the Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken. There’s also an option to visit the Aran Islands. (B,D) M Boat ride to the Aran Islands Day 13: Galway to Cork Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visit Blarney Castle

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Day 14: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly coloured buildings of portside Cobh before reaching Kilkenny. (B,D)

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See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice’s Cathedral Guided walking tour of Kilkenny

Day 15: Kilkenny to Dublin Return to Dublin & spend the day exploring. (B)

day trips

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 15 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 23 meals: 15 breakfasts (B), 1 Regional Dinner (RD), 7 three-course dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing or orientation tours Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Day 1: London to Liverpool Meet up with your Contiki team & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling to the home of The Beatles, Liverpool. (D) Beatles tour in Liverpool

london

backstage pass

See Trinity College, the Monument of Light & more M Guinness Brewery Storehouse visit

Day 16: Dublin to London We ferry across to Wales & travel back to London where the trip ends upon arrival. (B)

Stonehenge, Bath or Windsor Castle? Take advantage of our great deals on day trips from London. It’s easy: book on arrival at Contiki’s Basement, London. Visit contiki.com/day-trips

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: BBUK Trip validity: Mar 2014 to Oct 2014 Visit contiki.com/britain-ireland quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 7:30am in London & ends approx. 8:00pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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IRELA AND

How much & when

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Summer 2014 Code: BBIR

8 Days 2 countrIES

Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Oct 2014 Visit contiki.com/ireland

From €999pp* €125 per day

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * IfPrice you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a

LONDONDERRY 1 Belfast

N.IRELAND REP. OF IRELAND

GALWAY 2 DUBLIN 2 Cliffs Of Moher

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

1 KILKENNY 1 CORK

Blarney

Visit contiki.com/ireland

1

IRISH SEA

same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 4:30pm in Dublin & ends approx. 8:00am in Dublin. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

Places visited Nightstops

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Dublin. Check-in to your hotel & later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 2: Dublin to Londonderry. Discover the troubled history of Belfast then we make our way to Londonderry. (B) Day 3: Londonderry to Galway. Explore Londonderry & its

M Boat ride to the

fascinating historical sites, before travelling south to Galway. (B) See the walls of Londonderry M Walking tour including Bogside Murals Day 4: Galway. Discover this Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken. Opt in for the chance to visit the stunning Aran Islands. (B,D)

Aran Islands

Day 5: Galway to Cork. Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Visit Blarney Castle

Day 6: Cork to Kilkenny. See the brightly coloured buildings of Cobh before

reaching the medieval Kilkenny. (B,D) See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice’s Cathedral

• •

Day 7: Kilkenny to Dublin. Dublin has so much to see & do explore its vibrant mix of thriving markets, museums & cafés. (B)

See Trinity College, the Monument of Light & more Day 8: Depart Dublin. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

How much & when Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/eastern-road

WARSAW

BERLIN 2

Czestochowa

PRAGUE 2 Kutna Hora

CZECH REP

VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA

BERLIN

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1

2

POLAND

GERMANY Dresden

Bratislava

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

Auschwitz

2 KRAKOW SLOVAKIA Banska Bystrica

2 BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 5:00pm in Berlin & ends approx. 8:00am in Warsaw or approx 7:00pm in Berlin. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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pay early & save up to €169. See p.17 for details

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Berlin. (RD)

Day 2: Berlin. (B) See Berlin’s iconic sights M Locally guided historical walking tour

Day 4: Prague. (B) M Nuclear bunker tour

Day 3: Berlin to Prague. (B,RD) See the rebuilt Baroque architecture of Dresden

Day 5: Prague to Vienna. (B) See the Habsburg Palaces, St. Stephen’s Cathedral

• •

See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

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7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 11 meals: 7 hot breakfasts (B), 4 three-course dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 1

World Heritage site visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

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Summer 2014 Code: BBRH

13 Days 6 countries From €1599pp* €123 per day

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

& State Opera House Day 6: Vienna. (B) M Classical music concert & dinner Day 7: Vienna to Budapest. (B) M Evening river cruise & dinner Day 8: Budapest. (B) Day 9: Budapest to Krakow. (B,RD)

Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in Banska Bystrica Day 10: Krakow. (B) Guided sightseeing of the cathedral & Royal Castle Day 11: Krakow to Warsaw. (B) Entrance & tour of concentration camps

• •

Day 12: Warsaw. (B,RD) Guided sightseeing of Warsaw’s sights

Day 13: Depart Warsaw/Berlin. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

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EASTERN ROAD AD

backstage pass

12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 16 meals: 12 continental breakfasts (B), 4 Regional Dinners (RD) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 6

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

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SIMPLY ITALY backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 15 meals: 11 continental breakfasts (B), 4 Regional Dinners: pizza making experience & local trattoria dining (RD) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 9

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: BBSY

Lake VENICE Garda MILAN 1 2 ITALIAN Verona RIVIERA Cinque 1 Terre 2 FLORENCE Pisa

12 Days 2 countries From €1365pp* €114 per day

Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Oct 2014 Visit contiki.com/simply-italy

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWSY

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a

ITALY

3 ROME Vatican City Pompeii

FLORENCE

SORRENTO 2

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Places visited Nightstops

1

Isle of Capri

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome. (RD) Day 2: Rome to Sorrento. (B,RD) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento

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Day 3: Capri Excursion. (B) M Boat cruise around the beautiful Isle of Capri (summer departures only)

Day 4: Sorrento to Florence. (B,RD) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region

same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

Day 6: Florence to Venice. (B,RD)

Day 7: Venice. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands M Guided walking tour

Day 5: Florence. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria M Tuscan hills feast

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Chianti Region

Day 8: Venice to Milan via Lake Garda. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda

Day 9: Milan to

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Italian Riviera. (B) Visit the Cinque Terre Day 10: Italian Riviera to Rome. (B) See Rome’s famous sights Day 11: Rome. (B) See St. Peter’s Basilica

• • •

M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 12: Depart Rome. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

How much & when

ITALIAN ESPRESSO

Summer 2014 Code: BBHI Verona

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 10 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 Regional Dinners (RD) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 6

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWHI

Barberino (Designer outlet mall)

From €985pp* €124 per day

3 FLORENCE

Pisa Chianti Region San Gimignano

1

ROME

Visit contiki.com/espresso

Apennine Mountains

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Optional start/end city (end Venice or Rome)

2 ROME Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this afternoon meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers. Then it’s time for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (RD) See Rome’s famous sights

Day 2: Rome. (B)

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Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/espresso

ITALY

8 Days 2 countries

easypace

backstage pass

VENICE 2

M Guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 3: Rome to Florence. (B,RD) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Tower, the Baptistry & more M Delicious Tuscan feast with Chianti wine

Day 5: Florence. (B)

Day 4: Florence. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell

Day 7: Venice. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & more

Day 6: Florence to Venice. (B,RD)

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Trip validity: Oct 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/espresso quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Venice or approx 6:00pm in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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pay early & save up to €115. See p.17 for details

See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride

prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome The trip ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say goodbye. Or if you

Please note: Days 1 & 8 (ending in Venice) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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SPANISH SPREE

How much & when

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Summer 2014 Code: BBEH

14 Days 2 countries

France

ATLANTIC OCEAN

Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/spain

San Sebastian

BILBAO 1

From €1375pp* €99 per day

1 PAMPLONA Zaragoza Segovia

SPAIN

BARCELONA 2

Winter 2014/15 Code: WWEH

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Trip validity: Oct 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/spain

MADRID 3 quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a

Toledo

Portugal

2 IBIZA

Denia

CORDOBA 1 SEVILLE 1 2 GRANADA BARCELONA

Gibraltar

Visit contiki.com/spain

1

Places visited Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Madrid. (RD) Day 2: Madrid. (B) Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao. (B,RD) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona. (B,RD) Day 6: Barcelona. (B) M Barcelona Flamenco dance show & dinner

Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza. (B) Day 8: Ibiza. (B) Day 9: Ibiza to Granada. (B,D) Day 10: Granada. (B) M Guided tour of the Moorish Quarter of Albaicin, Capilla Real & La Cartuja plus a visit to a Monastery Day 11: Granada to Seville. (B)

M Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Day 12: Seville to Cordoba. (B) Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid. (B) M Castillian dinner Day 14: Depart Madrid. (B)

same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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pay early & save up to €170. See p.17 for details

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

How much & when

MED DITERRANEAN HIGH HIGHLIGHTS HLIGHTS

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 17 meals: 13 continental breakfasts (B), 3 Regional Dinners (RD), 1 threecourse dinner (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossing 7

Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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Summer 2014 Code: BBMD/BBDM Trip validity: May 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/med-highlights

backstage pass

Winter 14/15 Code: WWMD/WWDM

13 Days 5 countries

Trip validity: Oct 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/med-highlights

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Switz

FLORENCE SPAIN 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city

ITALY

PISA/ITALIAN

Cinque Terre RIVIERA

Zaragoza

AVIGNON 1 2 FLORENCE 1 Monaco Aix-en- 2 San Provence FRENCH Gimignano RIVIERA 2 ROME 2 BARCELONA

2 MADRID

Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Madrid. (RD)

Day 6: Avignon to French Riviera. (B)

Day 2: Madrid. (B)

M Dinner near the Royal

Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon. (B)

Day 11: Florence to Rome. (B,RD)

Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa. (B)

Day 12: Rome. (B) M Locally guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum

Day 9: Pisa to Florence. (B)

Day 13: Depart Rome. (B)

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Day 4: Barcelona. (B) M Flamenco dance show

Palace of Monaco Day 7: French Riviera. (B,RD)

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same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. BBMD/WWMD - Trip starts 4:00pm in Madrid & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. BBDM/WWDM - Trip starts 4:00pm in Rome & ends approx. 8:00am in Madrid. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona. (B,RD)

Day 10: Florence. (B)

M Nightclub entry &

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a

CH

FRANCE

From €1445pp* €112 per day

E C TI O N

pay early & save up to €190. See p.17 for details

This trip also runs in reverse. See contiki.com

Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation 16 meals: 12 continental breakfasts (B), 4 Regional Dinners (RD) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 8

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA Israel

8 Days 1 countrY

Giza Sakkara

EGYPT

1

From €899pp* €113 per day SAVE

2 CAIRO

THE NILE

1 HURGHADA 1 LUXOR Esna

1 EDFU

pay early & save up to €110. See p.17 for details

3

World Heritage sites visited

Visit contiki.com/egypt

1

Places visited Nightstops

Kom Ombo

1 ASWAN LAKE NASSER

RED SEA

Itinerary & Sightseeing

Exclusive inclusions • Guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of Giza • Valley of the Kings tour with a local expert • Drift down the Nile on a traditional felucca sailing boat • Three-night Nile cruise Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Day 2: Cairo to Aswan Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. A local guide will take you back to ancient Egypt & the time of the Pharaohs. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental Pyramids of Giza before boarding the overnight train to Aswan. (B,D) Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo M Light & sound show at the Pyramids

Day 4: Nile Cruise Aswan to Edfu Today consider taking an optional visit to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Then cruise on down the Nile River with a stop at the unique temple in Kom Ombo en route to the friendly city of Edfu. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Nile Cruise Aswan Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid back take on life & distinctive African atmosphere. Opt to take a tour of Aswan to see the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam. After being treated to a ride on

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M View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods M Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II Day 5: Nile Cruise Edfu to Luxor Wind through the commercial & religious centre of Edfu to its most famous attraction, the Temple of Horus the Avenger. Later, we set sail & meander up the Nile to Luxor, where we’ll literally walk like an

Egyptian on a stroll up the ancient Avenue of the Sphinxes. (B,L,D) Day 6: Luxor to Hurghada Be amazed by the sheer volume of famous monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings before we hit beachside Hurghada. Maybe do some shopping, chill at the beach & get into the city’s many bars, restaurants & cool nightlife. (B) See the the Colossos of Memnon M Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak

Day 7: Hurghada to Cairo Today it’s back to Cairo for some last minute shopping. Tonight, enjoy our farewell dinner & a final night on the town. (B,D) Day 8: Depart Cairo The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

cruise

a traditional felucca sailboat, kick back & listen to Nubian music, eat some freshly caught fish, or explore the souk, full of spices, perfumes, scarves & baskets. (B,L,D)

the nile

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 7 nights twin-share accommodation 15 meals An experienced & professional Egyptian Tour Manager Coach transfers Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival

Day 1: Arrive Cairo Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7:00pm, meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travellers.

Cruise the Nile in style! With luxury cabins, with private showers, WC, TVs & aircon. The ship features a pool, sun deck, loungers, bars & party areas.

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: BBEG Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/egypt

Winter 2014/15 Code: WTEG

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Trip validity: Oct 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/egypt quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to night 2. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. Trip starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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GREEK ISLAND

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13 Days 3 ISLANDS

CORINTH CANAL Piraeus

From €1595pp* €123 per day

AEGEAN SEA

ATHENS 3

GREECE

1

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Visit contiki.com/island-hopping

World Heritage site visited 1

SANTORINI

1

MYKONOS 3 IOS 3 SANTORINI 3 MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Day 2: Athens Feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow medieval streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. Why not take a guided tour of the famous Acropolis? (B) Visit the famous Plaka area M Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka area

Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Hop aboard a ferry in the morning & journey to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos for some sun & good times at our beach resort. Located on one of the islands best beaches, it’s all about sun & fun. Later, get a taste of some Greek specialities with dinner at the resort.  Feature Hotel (B,D)

Days 4-5: Mykonos There’s two free days to kick back on island time, Mykonos-style - it’s famous for its warm water, clear seas, golden beaches & young party culture. Go shopping, maybe hire a car to explore more of the island or take it up a level & head to stunning Paradise Beach for some water sports & a taste of the area’s buzzing nightlife!  Feature Hotel (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town

Day 6: Mykonos to Santorini Enjoy the breathtaking views as we ferry into the caldera of the quintessential Greek island, Santorini. Soak it all in, from its famous blue & white buildings to its spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking scenery. (B,RD) Days 7-8: Santorini With two days here, indulge in amazing views, scenery & black stone beaches, & get into the activities on offer. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira. From here, catch

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 Feature Hotel:

3 nights at Contiki’s Mykonos Beach Resort

& 9 nights in hotels 16 meals: 12 continental breakfasts (B), 2 Regional Dinners: Greek feast in one of our favourite tavernas (RD), 2 three-course dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager

Places visited Nightstops Feature Hotel night

Ferry crossings & coach transfers

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at mythological Athens. Later meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers before starting the trip right indulging in a delicious local Greek dinner. (RD)

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unbeatable panoramic views of the island’s submerged volcano & sip on delicious cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s also a chance for a boat ride out to the active volcanic island, if you’re feeling like something different. (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira M Visit Oia at sunset

Day 13: Depart Athens The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

ATHENS

Day 9: Santorini to Ios Cruise to another Greek gem, the beautiful island of Ios. (B,D)

Day 12: Ios to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Chill with your buddies on your last full day. (B)

Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Guided tour of the Acropolis M Boat trip to the volcano’s core in Santorini See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Days 10-11: Ios Take a couple of days to relax & enjoy the sun, meet some locals & chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches. While you’re here don’t miss out on a taste of the nightlife in this ultimate party island. (B)(B) Visit Ios town M Island cruise on a traditional sailing boat

Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

MYKONOS

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: BBGI Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/island-hopping quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. Note: for operational reasons, this trip may run in reverse For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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AEGEAN N CL LASSIC C

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: 6CGS

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 5 nights accommodation: 1 night in a hotel, 4 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share) 17 meals: 5 buffet breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 buffet/three-course dinners (D), 4 suppers (S) Experienced on-board cruise representative Nightly entertainment Greek info pack with details about the places your heading & cool things to do 3

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Trip validity: Mar 2014 to Oct 2014 Visit contiki.com/aegean

6 Days (4 DAYS CRUISING) 2 countries

TURKEY

From €769pp* €129 per day

AEGEAN SEA

1 ATHENS GREECE

Kusadasi

Mykonos Patmos Santorini

Rhodes

ATHENS

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1

Crete

Places visited Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Visit the famous Plaka area M Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka

Day 2: Athens to Mykonos. (B,L,D,S) Day 3: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery

• •

of St. John on Patmos

M Guided tour of

the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus Day 4: Cruising to Rhodes. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes Day 5: Cruising to Santorini via Crete. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town

See the volcanic islands surrounding Santorini & its main town of Fira

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Please note: Days 1 & 6 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

How much & when

TURKISH H SAILING

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 7 nights twin-share berth accommodation on board a traditional Turkish Gulet boat 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) An experienced captain & crew Port & visitors taxes

rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or quad-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 10:00am in Athens. Note: the order of ports of call may be reversed on some days & the itinerary is subject to change. If you require a Schengen visa for this trip, it must be a multi-entry visa. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

Day 6: Arrival into Athens. (B) M Guided tour of the famous Acropolis

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price quoted is per person & based on * Cruise twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share

Summer 2014 Code: BBTS Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/turkish-sailing

8 Days 1 countrY

quoted is per person & are based on two * Price person berths. If you’re travelling solo we can

From €415pp* €52 per day

TURKEY

bodrum 2 PABUCBURNU 1 1 cokertme BALLISU 1 1

Places visited Nightstops

Karacasogut 1 1 Kisebuku English Harbour

SAVE

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start Bodrum On arrival at Bodrum, make your way to the port & board our traditional Turkish Gulet & let the good times begin. Get to know your group over dinner as you relax & watch the sunset. Bodrum’s nightlife goes off, so why not head out & explore the city by night. (D)

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Day 2: Bodrum to Cokertme via Orak Island. (B,L,D) Day 3: Cokertme to English Harbour via Seven Islands. (B,L,D) Day 4: English Harbour to Karacasogut. (B,L,D) M Dalyan mud bath experience & day trip

share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: many cabins have double beds & most people choose to sleep under the stars up on deck. All cabins have private ensuite bathrooms. We use a selection of ‘standard’ boats Trip starts 3:30pm in Bodrum & ends approx. 10:30am in Bodrum. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

Day 5: Karacasogut to Ballisu via Cleopatra Island. (B,L,D) See the sights of Longoz Bay

pay early & save up to €60. See p.17 for details

Day 7: Pabucburnu to Bodrum via Yaliciftlik. (B,L,D) M Local village tour

Day 8: Depart Bodrum. The trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B)

Day 6: Ballisu to Pabucburnu via Kisebuku & Kargili. (B,L,D) Explore the Byzantine ruins of Kisebuku

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CROATIAN ISLAND CRUISING

How much & when

easypace

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a CROATIA

1 SPLIT 1 MAKARSKA 1 HVAR 1 KORCULA

TRSTENIK

1 2 DUBROVNIK

Visit contiki.com/croatian-cruising

1

Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Split to Hvar. All aboard! Jump on board & meet your captain & crew. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over dinner before hitting the town. (L,D) See the Arsenal Fort

• •

Day 2: Hvar to Korčula. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town

Day 3: Korčula to Dubrovnik. (B) See the fortified city & the Old Port M Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Day 6: Trstenik to Makarska. (B,L)

same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A’ class boats. Boat departs at 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

SAVE

pay early & save up to €115. See p.17 for details

Day 7: Makarska to Split. (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

easypace

wild BOL 1 MAKARSKA bay 1 1 1 HVAR KORCULA 1 1 ADRIATIC SEA DUBROVNIK

Visit contiki.com/croatian-hopper

1

Nightstops

Itinerary & Sightseeing NORTH Day 1: Arrive Dubrovnik. (L,D) Day 2: Dubrovnik to Korčula. (B,L) Visit the Old Town Day 3: Korčula to Hvar. (B,L) See the Arsenal Fort Day 4: Hvar to Wild Bay. (B,L,D)

• •

Day 5: Wild Bay to Bol. (B) Visit Zlatni Rat beach M Captains Dinner

Day 6: Bol to Makarska. (B) Day 7: Makarska to Split. (B,L) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Day 8: Depart Split. (B)

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same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: ‘On or Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole & door that opens to the inside. We use a selection of exclusive ‘A’ class boats. Northbound - Trip starts 12:00 noon in Dubrovnik & ends approx. 8:00am in Split. Southbound - Trip starts 12:00 noon in Split & ends approx. 8:00am in Dubrovnik.

SAVE

pay early & save up to €115. See p.17 for details

SOUTH This trip follows the same itinerary as the North trip with the exception of day 7 where you spend the night in Split.

Day 3: Makarska to Bol. (B) Day 4: Bol to Wild Bay. (B,L,D) Day 5: Wild Bay to Hvar. (B,L)

Day 1: Split to Pucisca. (L,D)

Day 6: Hvar to Korčula. (B,L)

Day 2: Pucisca to Makarska. (B)

Day 7: Korčula to Dubrovnik. (B,L)

Day 8: Depart Dubrovnik. (B)

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

easypace

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a

SPLIT 1

DUBROVNIK

Orientations of all destinations

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Trip validity: Jun 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/croatian-hopper

CROATIA

From €1125pp* €141 per day

An experienced captain & crew with an onboard Contiki representative

Summer 2014 Code: BBDI/BBSI

2 WA W YS Y TO GO GO 8 Days 1 country

14 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D)

World Heritage sites visited

How much & when

CROATIAN ISLAND HOPPER

7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat

2

Day 8: Depart Split. The trip ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Day 5: Dubrovnik to Trstenik. (B,L) M Captain’s dinner

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

Port & visitors taxes

Day 4: Dubrovnik. (B,D) M Sea kayaking trip

backstage pass

easypace

Trip validity: May 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/croatian-cruising

8 Days 1 countrY From €805pp* €101 per day

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Summer 2014 Code: BBCI

7 nights twin-share accommodation on a traditional sailing cruise boat 14 meals: 7 continental breakfasts (B) 5 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D) An experienced captain, crew & onboard Contiki representative Orientations of all destinations Port & visitors taxes 2

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

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EUROPEAN

NORTH SEA

NETHERLANDS Wales

10 Days 7 countries

1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND London

Dover

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY

Calais BELGIUM

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech Republic

GERMANY

2 PARIS

From €1015pp* €102 per day SAVE

FRANCE

SWITZ

6

World Heritage sites visited

pay early & save up to €95. See p.17 for details

Visit contiki.com/horizon

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

1

SWISS ALPS

1

2 SWISS ALPS

1 TYROL

Lucerne

Slovenia

Lake Como

1 VENICE

ITALY

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 9 nights accom:  3 nights in Contiki’s Special Stopovers & 4 nights hotel upgrade, 1 night in a Contiki Village Cabin, 1 night in a hostel 15 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager, Driver & on-site teams Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Private boat ride through Venice • Swiss Cheese fondue • ‘Paris by night’ sightseeing tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D)

Stunning drive along the Rhine River

Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, home of the iconic Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• ••

Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning Alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports M Whitewater rafting adventure

Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the

Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

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VENICE

Austrian Alps to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares & interesting little shops. Contiki Village (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride along the canals

• •

Day 6: Venice to Swiss Alps Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne, before reaching our incredible stopover in the Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps

• •

Day 7: Swiss Alps Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) M Cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain

Day 8: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights”. Hotel (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs-Élysées & more Day 9: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery

M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 10: Depart Paris Morning transfer to Paris CDG airport (est arr. 10:00am) or choose to take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B) TYROL

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: CCEH Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/horizon quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am on day 2 in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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EUROPE EAN

concept backstage pass Edam

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

CHâTEAU DE CRUIX

London Dover

14 Days 8 countries

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY

Calais BELGIUM ENGLISH CHANNEL

Czech

GERMANY

Republic

2 PARIS

Dachau

MUNICH 1

Fontainebleau

FRANCE

From €1445pp* €104 per day

Tyrol

Switz

AUSTRIA

1 CHâTEAU DE CRUIX VENICE 1 ITALY Avignon

SAVE

pay early & save up to €135. See p.17 for details

1

Visit contiki.com/highlights 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

11

World Heritage sites visited

1 FLORENCE

ROME 2 Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start London or Paris Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Ferry across the English Channel to France. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the city’s legendary icons Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris. Hotel (B) M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th century Château.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Stop in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon, before arriving in the French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Papal Palace in Avignon

• •

• •

• •

Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 5: French Riviera Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• •

Day 6: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 7: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art & then it’s on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & more in Florence Florentine leather demo See the iconic sights in Rome See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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Day 8: Rome Explore the “Eternal City”. Contiki Village (B,D) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 9: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to Venice. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square M Gondola ride

Day 10: Venice to Munich Today we head to lively Munich, festive home of iconic Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

• •

Day 11: Munich to Rhine Valley Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before heading to the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted

• ••

M Wine tasting in an historic cellar Day 12: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house

Day 14: Depart Amsterdam Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) or take a complimentary transfer to central London & extend your stay. (B)

Day 13: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s museums & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) M Paddle bike along the canals

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: CCPE Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/highlights quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am on day 2 in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 13 nights accommodation:  Special Stopover: 1 night in Contiki’s French Château & 5 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 1 night in a hostel 20 meals: 13 breakfasts (B) 7 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team, plus exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages & Special Stopovers Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour • Sample local wine at Contiki’s Château • Discover Florence on foot with a Local Guide • Explore windmills, canals & dijks by bike • Rome sightseeing tour • Private boat through the canals of Venice • Visit a Monte Carlo casino • Pay tribute at Dachau • Legendary party nights Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Tuscan feast M Amsterdam canal cruise See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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EUROPEAN NORTH SEA

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS Edam

ENGLAND

2 AMSTERDAM

London Dover

Dresden Calais BELGIUM

18 Days 9 countries

PRAGUE 2

From €1825pp* €102 per day

SWISS 2 ALPS

10

1

BERLIN

1

TYROL 1 VENICE 2

ITALY

World Heritage sites visited

pay early & save up to €170. See p.17 for details

Visit contiki.com/whirl

AUSTRIA SWITZ

FRANCE

CZECH REP

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS

SAVE

GERMANY

ENGLISH CHANNEL

FLORENCE 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

2 ROME Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 17 nights accom:  3 nights in Contiki’s Special Stopovers & 4 nights hotel upgrade, 5 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 5 nights in hostels 26 meals: 17 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager, Driver & on-site teams Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing or orientation tours Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Explore Edam by bike • Private boat in Venice • Rome sightseeing tour • Discover Florence on foot with a Local Guide • ‘Paris by Night’ tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

Day 1: Start London or Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Amsterdam), then head to Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam by night

• •

Day 2: Amsterdam Check out museums, cafés & nightclubs in Amsterdam. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house M Evening canal boat cruise

Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin Get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Hostel (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Brandenburg Gate & more

Day 4: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. Hostel (B) See commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of Checkpoint Charlie

• •

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M Locally guided walking tour Day 5: Berlin to Prague Today we head south to Prague. Hostel (B) Visit Dresden, destroyed in World War II & see the rebuilt Baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Opera House & more See Hradčany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus & more in Prague

• •

Day 6: Prague See this medieval city & discover Gothic architecture. Hostel (B) Visit the Old Town Square & see the Astronomical Clock

Day 7: Prague to Munich Into Munich - the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz

Day 8: Munich to Austrian Tyrol See stunning Alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region

Day 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Austrian Alps to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards & castles M Whitewater rafting Day 10: Venice Meander through the streets of Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s iconic canals & gondolas M Gondola ride Day 11: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the city’s legenadary sights Day 12: Rome Explore the “Eternal City”. Contiki Village (B,D) M Guided tour of the Vatican Museums Day 13: Rome to Florence Pass through Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Florence. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce & more Florentine leather craft demo

• • • •

• •

Day 14: Florence to Swiss Alps See magical Lake Como before heading further into the Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge

Day 15: Swiss Alps Chill in the stunning Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 16: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to the “City of Lights.” Hotel (B,D)

See the city’s legenadry icons

Day 17: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris. Hotel (B) Visit a French perfumery M Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne

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

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: CCEW Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/whirl quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am on day 2 in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Paris CDG airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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EUROPEAN

How much & when

EXPERIENCE

NORTH SEA Edam

ENGLAND

20 Days 10 countries

1

GERMANY

Dover ENGLISH CHANNEL

Calais BELGIUM

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY Czech Rep Dachau

Heidelberg

2 PARIS FRANCE Liechtenstein SWITZ

Fontainebleau

1 MUNICH 2 TYROL AUSTRIA

CHâTEAU SWISS 2 Lucerne DE CRUIX 2 ALPS VENICE 2

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

Trip validity: Mar 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/experience

2 AMSTERDAM

London

From €1985pp* €100 per day 1

Summer 2014 Code: CCMX NETHERLANDS

Slovenia

ITALY

Croatia

Pisa

FRENCH RIVIERA

2 FLORENCE

Monaco

1

2 ROME

Visit contiki.com/experience

Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start London or Paris. Hotel (D) Day 2: Paris. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 5: Beaujolais

Day 10: Rome to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 11: Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 13: Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)

Wine Region to French Riviera. Contiki Village (B) Day 6: French Riviera to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 7: Florence. Contiki Village (B) Day 8: Florence to Rome. Contiki Village (B) Day 9: Rome. Contiki Village (B,D)

EURO EUROPEAN ROPE PEAN AN

AMSTERDAM RHINE 1 VALLEY

London

BELGIUM

Dover

1

ENGLISH CHANNEL

St Goar

Calais

GERMANY

Czech Rep

Heidelberg

MUNICH VIENNA Dachau 1 FRANCE 2 Fontainebleau Liechenstein 2 AUSTRIA SWITZ CHâTEAU 2 SWISS 2 LucerneTYROL DE CRUIX ALPS 2 VENICE ITALY Pisa

Arles

SPAIN

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

BARCELONA 2

Monaco

2 FLORENCE 2 ROME

Vatican City

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start London or Paris. Hotel (D) Day 2: Paris. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 5: Beaujolais

Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich. Hostel (B) Day 15: Munich to Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 16: Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 17: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Day 18: Rhine Valley to

Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Day 19: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) Day 20: Depart Amsterdam. (B)

11

World Heritage sites visited Visit contiki.com for CHâTEAU DE CRUIX

quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share, with many free upgrades to

2 PARIS

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city Special Stopover night

pay early & save up to €185. See p.17 for details

Trip validity: Mar 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/escapade

Edam NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

2

1

SAVE

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 19 nights accom:  6 nights in Contiki’s Special Stopovers & 5 nights hotel upgrade, 7 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 1 night in a hostel 33 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager, Driver & on-site teams Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings

ME TIME optionals

concept

Summer 2014 Code: CCBE

ESCAPADE From €2535pp* €102 per day

twin-share. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am on day 2 in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

How much & when

Visit contiki.com/escapade

25 Days 11 countries

quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share, with many free upgrades to

concept backstage pass

Wine Region to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona. Hostel (B) Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 8: French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 9: French Riviera to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 10: Florence.

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Contiki Village (B) Day 11: Florence to Rome. Contiki Village (B) Day 12: Rome. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 13: Rome to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 14: Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 15: Venice to Vienna. Hostel (B)

twin-share. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am on day 2 in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

SAVE

pay early & save up to €235. See p.17 for details

Day 16: Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 17: Vienna to Munich. Hostel (B) Day 18: Munich to Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 19: Austrian Tyrol.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 20: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special

Stopover (B,D) Day 21: Swiss Alps.  Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 22: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Day 23: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Day 24: Amsterdam. Hotel (B) Day 25: Depart Amsterdam. (B)

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 24 nights accom:  6 nights in Contiki’s Special Stopovers & 5 nights hotel upgrade, 8 nights in Contiki Village Cabins, 5 nights in hostels 41 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager, Driver & on-site teams Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings 15

World Heritage sites visited Visit contiki.com for

ME TIME optionals

08/01/2014 12:19


GRE EEK ISLAND ADVENTURER

How much & when

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

easypace

Summer 2014 Code: CCGD Trip validity: May 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/greek-adventurer

9 Days 3 ISLANDS

quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share, with many free upgrades to

From €1095pp* €122 per day athens 2

8 nights accom: 2 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in quad-share guesthouses 1 meal: 1 continental breakfast An experienced & professional Tour Manager Ferry crossings & coach transfers Guesthouse & hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 1

World Heritage site visited

Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

twin-share. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. No sleeping bag is required as bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 5:00pm in Athens & ends approx. 8:00am in Athens. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

AEGEAN SEA

GREECE

2 mykonos 2 paros SANTORINI

santorini 2

Visit contiki.com/greek-adventurer

1

Nightstops

SAVE

pay early & save up to €115. See p.17 for details

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon delving into the city’s historical past. Tonight meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Hotel Day 2: Athens to Mykonos Hop on board a ferry & head to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Guesthouse (B) M Local Greek feast

Day 3: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & party culture. Stroll the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses, or head to Paradise Beach for some water sports. Tonight, you could sip a drink & watch the sunset in iconic Little Venice. Guesthouse Visit Mykonos town

Day 4: Mykonos to Paros Cruise to Paros, with its traditional Greek vibes, cool beaches & fishing villages. Guesthouse Day 5: Paros Spend the day on island time. Tonight, visit Parikia & the old Venetian fortress. Guesthouse Day 6: Paros to Santorini Sail to Santorini, with its

spectacular sunsets & breathtaking scenery. Guesthouse Visit Naoussa Trip to Fira Day 7: Santorini Chill your way today. Guesthouse Visit Perissa Beach M Visit Oia at sunset Day 8: Santorini to Athens Set sail back to

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mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Hotel Day 9: End Athens Say farewell to your new travel buddies, your trip ends after check out. Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

How much & when

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 7 nights two berth accommodation on a sailing yacht 7 meals: 7 breakfasts A dedicated on-board skipper Port & visitors taxes

EXPERIENCE SAILING IN greece • Stay on a modern sailing yacht exclusive to Contiki • Breakfast daily • Two-person berths with bathrooms on-board • Use of on-board gear like snorkels & goggles

easypace

GR REEK SA AILING

Summer 2014 Code: CCGS Trip validity: May 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/greek-sailing

8 Days 1 countrY

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a

From €940pp* €118 per day

Athens Aegina GREECE Nafplio

GREEK ISLANDS

IONIAN SEA

Visit contiki.com/greek-sailing

Perdika

Poros

Spetses

Hydra

Plaka

Places visited

SAVE

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Athens to Perdika Meet your Skipper & Contiki Team, then set sail to stunning Perdika. Indulge in traditional Greek food as you get to know your buddies. Day 2: Perdika to Hydra Next up: Hydra, an island paradise renowned for its beauty. (B)

Day 3: Hydra to Plaka, Leonidion Leave Hydra early in the morning & set sail to Cape Korakas for a lunch/swim stop, then sail southwards to the Peloponessus coast & Plaka of Leonidion. (B) Day 4: Plaka to Nafplio Get your camera ready for photo ops in Nafplio.

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same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 2:30pm in Athens & ends approx. 9:00am in Athens. You will need to bring your own towel on this trip. Luggage is limited to a small backpack. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

Sample delicious food in local markets & check out the citadel & fortress, there’s plenty to keep you busy. (B) Day 5: Nafplio to Spetses Today, stop for a swim at Zogeria Bay. Enjoy some chill-out time on the beach or wander the quiet streets before heading to Spetes. (B)

pay early & save up to €95. See p.17 for details

Day 6: Spetses to Poros Swim at Kounoupi islet & Dhokos before docking in Poros for good times. Enjoy the sunset then make the most of the night. (B) Day 7: Poros to Aegina Today we head to Aegina! Once we’ve dropped anchor, make

the most of your last night out. (B) Day 8: Aegina to Athens We pull up the anchor one last time & head back to Athens where your trip ends. (B) Please note: You will help in preparing breakfast, keeping the boat clean & assist in sailing.

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BEST OF RUSSIA

How much & when Trip validity: May 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/best-russia

8 Days 1 countrY

ST PETERSBURG 3

Petrodvorets

From €1165pp* €146 per day

1 NOVGOROD RUSSIA Klin

MOSCOW 3

ST. PETERSBURG

Visit contiki.com/best-russia

Places visited Nightstops

1

Itinerary & Sightseeing M Russian Ballet recital

Day 1: Start St. Petersburg. Hotel. (D) Days 2-3: St. Petersburg. Hotel. (B)(B) Locally guided tour of St. Petersburg Locally guided tour of the Hermitage Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens See the Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood & St. Paul Fortress

Days 6-7: Moscow. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see St. Basil’s Cathedral Locally guided coach sightseeing tour

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Day 4: St. Petersburg to Novgorod. Hotel. (B,D) Locally guided tour of Novgorod’s old town

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Day 8: End Moscow. (B)

Day 5: Novgorod to Moscow. Hotel (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

1 Sognefjord

Lom GULF OF BOTHNIA

1 GJOVIK

OSLO

FINLAND

HELSINKI 1 1

Lake Vanern

2

2 STOCKHOLM

NORWAY NORTH SEA

SWEDEN DENMARK

Latvia BALTIC SEA

Lithuania

2 COPENHAGEN Places visited Nightstops Optional start city Optional end city

GERMANY

Poland

BERLIN

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 6: Voss to Geiranger fjord. Hostel (B,D) Day 7: Geiranger fjord to Gjovik. Hotel (B,D) Day 8: Gjovik to Stockholm. Hotel (B) Day 9: Stockholm. Hotel (B,D) Day 10: Stockholm & sail to Helsinki.

7 nights hotel upgrade 10 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with electrical outlets for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

Summer 2014 Code: CCSS

GEIRANGER

VOSS 1

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more:

3 ST. PETERSBURG

Trip validity: May 2014 to Aug 2014 Visit contiki.com/scandi

Lillehammer

Hardangervidda region

Day 1: Start Berlin/ Copenhagen. Get ready to start your Scandic adventure. Hostel (D) Day 2: Copenhagen. Hostel. (B) Day 3: Copenhagen to Oslo. Hostel (B,D) Day 4: Oslo. Hostel (B) Day 5: Oslo to Voss. Hostel (B)

SAVE

pay early & save up to €105. See p.17 for details

backstage pass

concept

Summer 2014 Code: CCSH

A L HOTELS & HO AL OST OSTE OS TE ELS S

1

twin-share. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. No sleeping bag or towel is required, as linen is provided on this trip. Copy of passport required at the time of booking. Important Visa info: It is necessary to obtain a Russian Tourist Voucher & a Russian Visa for this trip. It is your responsibility to obtain both documents prior to travel. The fee for the Russian Visa will be an additional charge. Airport transfers in St. Petersburg & Moscow are not included but can be arranged at an extra charge. Please contact Contiki or your travel agent for details on how to book these. Trip starts 6:00pm in St. Petersburg & ends approx. 8:00am in Moscow. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

How much & when

SCANDINA AVIA

From €1645pp* €138 per day

quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share, with many free upgrades to

Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

Visit contiki.com/scandi

12 Days 5 countries

concept

Summer 2014 Code: CCRP

easypace

easypace

AL A LL HO OTE ELS L

Trip validity: May 2014 to Aug 2014 Visit contiki.com/scandi-stockholm quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. No sleeping bag is required as linen is provided. You need to bring your own towel on this trip. Trip starts 7:30am in Berlin or 6:00pm in Copenhagen & ends approx. 12:00 noon in Stockholm or 8:00am in Helsinki. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

SAVE Overnight Baltic Cruise (B)

pay early & save up to €145. See p.17 for details

Day 11: Helsinki. Hotel. (B)

SCANDINAVIA

Day 12: Depart Helsinki. (B)

end stockholm - 9 days

Please note: Days 1 (starting Copenhagen) & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the trip without needing extra nights accommodation.

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From €1279pp* €143 per day STUCK FOR TIME? SAVE Pay early & save up to €110. See End your trip in p.17 for details. Stockholm & visit 4 countries in 9 days. Visit contiki.com/ Trip code: CCSS scandi-stockholm

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 11 nights accom: 4 nights hotel upgrade, 6 nights in quad-share hostels, 1 night quad-share Baltic cruise (end Helsinki option) 16 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Overnight cruise (end Helsinki) Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Ferry crossings 1

World Heritage site visited Visit contiki.com for

ME TIME optionals

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ENGLAND

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

21 Days 10 countries

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Contiki’s expert Tour Manager, Driver & Cook & on-site teams Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Ferry crossings 11

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

AMSTERDAM

Dresden

GERMANY Calais BELGIUM

PRAGUE 2

2 PARIS

CZECH REP

2 MUNICH

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Tyrol

SWITZ

SWISS 2 ALPS

20 nights accom: 2 nights hostel upgrade 18 nights twin-share tents 32 meals: 20 breakfasts (B) 12 dinners (D)

Summer 2014 Code: CCCM

2

Dover

London

From €1639pp* €79 per day

BERLIN 2

NETHERLANDS

2 VENICE ITALY

FRENCH RIVIERA

Pisa

2

Monaco

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

1

BERLIN

Visit contiki.com/expedition

Barberino (Designer

2 outlet mall) FLORENCE 2 ROME

Vatican City

Trip validity: May 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/expedition quoted is per person & based on twin-share * Price tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am on day 2 in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

SAVE

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start London or Paris. (D) Day 2: Paris. (B) See the city’s legendary icons

Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Alps

Day 4: Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera. (B,D)

Day 6: French Riviera. (B,D) See the Royal Palace in Monaco & visit a Monte Carlo casino

Fountain & more

Day 10: Rome. (B,D) M Locally guided tour of the Vatican Museums

Day 7: French Riviera to Florence. (B,D)

Day 11: Rome to Venice. (B,D)

Day 8: Florence. (B)

Day 12: Venice. (B,D) M Gondola ride along the canals See the city’s sights & canals

Day 9: Florence to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi

pay early & save up to €150. See p.17 for details

Day 13: Venice to Munich. (B,D) M Whitewater rafting Day 14: Munich. (B) Day 15: Munich to Prague. (B,D) Day 16: Prague. (B)

M River cruise & lunch Day 17: Prague to Berlin. (B,D) Day 18: Berlin. (B)

Day 19: Berlin to Amsterdam. (B) Day 20: Amsterdam. (B) Visit a cheese farm M Bike ride Day 21: Depart Amsterdam. (B) Morning transfer to Schiphol Airport (est. arr. 10:00am) Or choose to take a transfer to London.

How much & when

THE LITTLE HOPPER

NORTH SEA

Summer 2014 Code: CCCK Trip validity: May 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/littlehopper

ENGLAND Netherlands

London

10 Days 4 countries

Dover Calais

quoted is per person & based on twin-share * Price tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you

Germany

2 PARIS

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 9 nights in twin-share tents 15 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager, Driver & Cook & on-site teams Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing or orientation tours of all major cities Ferry crossing 6

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

From €835pp* €84 per day

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

FRENCH 2 RIVIERA ROME 1

Visit contiki.com/littlehopper

Austria

SWITZ

SWISS 2 ALPS

ITALY Pisa

FLORENCE 2

Monaco

ROME 1

Places visited Nightstops Optional start city

with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am on day 2 in London & ends approx. 8:00am in Rome. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

SAVE

pay early & save up to €79. See p.17 for details

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start London or Paris. Meet up with your Contiki team this morning in London (or later this afternoon in Paris). Journey to the “City of Lights”. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe & more

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Day 2: Paris. (B)

M Cabaret show & glass of champagne Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Alps

Day 4: Swiss Alps. (B,D) M Mt. Jungfrau cog railway ride

Day 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur

Day 6: French Riviera. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace, Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino

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Day 7: French Riviera to Florence. (B,D) Day 8: Florence. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry & more Florentine leather craft demo M Tuscan dinner

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Day 9: Florence to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona & more

Day 10: Depart Rome. Say farewell to your new friends, your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

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THE

camping backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price:

2 AMSTERDAM London

Dover Calais

46 Days 22 countries From €3465pp* €76 per day SAVE

pay early & save up to €320. See p.17 for details

HEIDELBERG 2 PRAGUE 1 VIENNA 2 3 2 MUNICH 2 BUDAPEST SWISS ALPS 2 VENICE 2 LYON 1 STRUGA FLORENCE 1 ZADAR 2 DUBROVNIK 2 1 SOFIA 3 FRENCH ROME 2 RIVIERA KAVALA ISTANBUL 2 1 1 1 2 1 BARCELONA 1 DURRES SORRENTO GALLIPOLI 1 3 Places visited CORFU 1 Nightstops 27 2 PARIS

Optional start city Optional end city Optional start/end city

Visit contiki.com/bigchill

World Heritage sites visited

ATHENS

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Day 11: Venice to Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto’s Bell Tower & more Day 13: Florence to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & more See St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Day 14: Rome. (B,D) Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. (B) Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. (B) Days 17-19: Corfu. (B)(B,D)(B) See Corfu’s Venetian fortress Day 20: Corfu to Athens. (B,D) Day 21: Athens. (B,D) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 22: Athens to Kavala. (B,D) Day 23: Kavala to Gallipoli. (B,D) See ANZAC Cove Day 24: Gallipoli to Istanbul. Hotel (B,D) Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy

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Day 25: Istanbul. Hotel (B) Day 26: Istanbul to Sofia. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 27: Sofia to Struga. (B,D) Day 28: Struga to Durres. Hotel (B,D) Day 29: Durres to Dubrovnik. (B,D) Drive along the Croatian coast Days 30-31: Dubrovnik. (B)(B,D) See the fortified city & Old Port Day 32: Dubrovnik to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace, Split Day 33: Zadar to Budapest. (B,D) Day 34: Budapest. (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest & more Day 35: Budapest to Vienna. (B) See Bratislava’s medieval castle Day 36: Vienna. (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & more Day 37: Vienna to Prague. (B,D) Visit Český Krumlov

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Day 38: Prague. (B) See Hradčany Castle, Charles Bridge & more Day 39: Prague to Munich. (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial Day 40: Munich. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 41: Munich to Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge

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Scenic drive through the Alps Day 42: Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 43: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 44: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. (B) See Amsterdam by night Day 45: Amsterdam. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 46: Depart Amsterdam. (B)

An experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Cook team, plus Contiki’s exclusive on-site teams at Contiki Villages

Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations Ferry crossings

Exclusive inclusions • Exclusive ‘Paris by Night’ sightseeing tour

• Visit a Monte Carlo casino

• Locally guided tour of Athens

How much & when Summer 2014 Code: CCCA Trip validity: Apr 2014 to Aug 2014 Visit contiki.com/bigchill

*

74 meals: 45 breakfasts (B) 29 dinners (D)

Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Start London or Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the city’s legendary icons Days 2-3: Paris. (B)(B,D) See the Palace of Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to the Lyon region. (B,D) Day 5: Lyon to Barcelona. (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Família Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. (B,D) Drive along the Côte d’Azur Day 8: French Riviera. (B,D) See the Royal Palace, Monaco & visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona Day 10: Venice. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Square See Venice’s canals & gondolas

44 nights accommodation + 1 night on-board a ferry: 4 nights hotel upgrade 40 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses)

Price quoted is per person & based on twin-share tents. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this trip. Trip starts 6:45am on day 2 in London & ends approx. 10:00am at Amsterdam Schiphol airport or approx. 6:30pm in London. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

• Day trip to the Isle of Capri

• Visit the Wooden Horse of Troy with our local guide • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove • Pay tribute at Dachau Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Gondola ride in Venice M Flamenco dancing & show in Barcelona M Dubrovnik island cruise & swim M Mt. Jungfrau cog railway ride See contiki.com for more

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OKTOBERFEST start & end in london or munich three ways to go - camping, BUDGET & SUPERIOR Girls grab your dirndl, guys don some lederhosen & head to Munich. Be part of the world’s biggest beer festival – Oktoberfest!

Visit contiki.com/oktoberfest

The vibe will have you indulging in steins, whilst singing & dancing like only the Germans can. Try wurst, succulent half-chickens & pretzels & if you feel like taking a break from the beer halls, head to the amusement park or market stalls for some action. With free day trips, breakfast included daily, options on how you travel, plus our awesome team to complete the experience, Contiki is the only way to do Oktoberfest.

Stay your way... Choose to camp in pre-erected tents, stay in a hostel, or take it up a notch on our hotel trips. Choose to travel on the coach from London, or make your own way to Munich & join us there.

this event is a mustdo with contiki. all options include:

• Breakfast daily transfers from accommodation • Regular to festival site to the moving Dachau • Visit concentration camp memorial • Orientation tour of Munich & professional Contiki • Experienced Oktoberfest Team & Tour Drivers • Contiki Oktoberfest souvenir camping (tents)

CONCEPT (hostel)

TIME OUT (hotel)

start & end london

start & end london

start & end london

7 days €465pp

7 days €609pp

7 days from €815pp

Sept 18th-24th

Sept 18th-24th

Sept 18th-24th

5 days €365pp

6 days €535pp

6 days €715pp

Sept 25th-29th & Sep 30th-4th Oct Accommodation: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (a sleeping bag & towel are required) Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

Sept 23th-28th, Sept 27th-Oct 2nd & Oct 1st-6th

Sept 23rd-28th, Sept 27th-Oct 2nd & Oct 1st-6th

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel accommodation (a towel is required) Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement Transport: Return coach transfers from London to Munich including ferry crossings Starts: 7:00pm & ends approx. 9:00pm-Midnight

start & end munich

start & end munich

start & end munich

6 days €315pp

6 days €465pp

6 days from €705pp

Sept 19th-24th

Sept 19th-24th

Sept 19th-24th

4 days €219pp

5 days €395pp

5 days from €605pp

Sept 26th-29th & Oct 1st-4th

Sept 24th-28th, Sept 28th-Oct 2nd & Oct 2nd-6th

Sept 24th-28th, Sept 28th-Oct 2nd & Oct 2nd-6th

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel accommodation (a towel is required) Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am

Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accommodation. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am

Accommodation: Large twin-share tents with comfy air mattresses (sleeping bag & towel are required) Trip starts: 8:00am & ends approx. 8:00am

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london explorer 3 OR 5 Days Want to do London at your own pace? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, activities & great accommodation with our 2 & 4 night Explorer packages. You can take one before or after your trip. From €209pp contiki.com/london-explorer

How much & when

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You can also store luggage, check your emails on the free WiFi or just come & say hi. Easy!

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Royal National M3LPR M5LPR

2 nights 4nights

Our dedicated Basement Team are on hand to answer all your questions before you depart & help you with anything & everything in London.

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Venue

2 night package 2 nights accommodation Continental breakfast daily Return Heathrow airport transfer on the London Underground Open top bus tour London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle) Contiki Basement Team “Welcome to London” info booklet

It’s also the departure point for all our trips departing from London. It’s conveniently located at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, WC1H 0DG, London, just a few minutes’ walk from Russell Square Underground Station.

Our exclusive Contiki-only London Basement is the perfect place to start your adventure.

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(1/4/14 - 31/10/14)

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more:

Contiki’s london basement

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SUMMER

backstage pass

TIME OUT (hotel) start & end bilbao 5 days from €619pp Jul 9th-13th Accommodation: Twin or triple-share hotel accom. Singles available for a supplement Trip starts: 4.00pm & ends approx. 10.00am

backstage pass inclusions • Welcome drinks & snacks • 3 day festival ticket to BBK Live • Regular free shuttles to the festival grounds • On-site Contiki Representative • 4 breakfasts • City walking tour

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AUSTRA take to the land they call ‘Down Under’ - From the Red Centre & Top End, to the sunny East Coast & Sydney, watch as icons come to life, making your jaw drop, eyes widen & your heart jump. Australia’s landscapes are so varied & the sights are legendary, with incredible experiences & charming locals coming together to serve up one of the world’s coolest holiday spots.

Your

backstage pass

includes

all this & more in your trip price:

EXCLUSIVE inclusions Australia’s must do experiences and the ultimate access, all included on us. – Surf lessons in Coffs Harbour

EXCLUSIVE food Delicious eats to discover the way food is done ‘Down Under’ – Breakfast daily – Many other authentic meal experiences, like mouth watering steak, try kangaroo or crocodile, freshly caught seafood & a legendary Aussie BBQ.

– Visit the stunning Blue Mountains – Experience Uluru at sunset, with champagne (of course!) – Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Locally guided 4WD experience in Fraser Island – Aboriginal experience – Domestic flights on some trips Plus many more.

EXCLUSIVE options n Use your ME Time to relax, lie on the beach, or take your ME Time to all new levels, literally, and create your own adventure. – Skydive over Cairns – Ride a Harley Davidson around Uluru – Sailing trip through the Whitsunday Islands – Climb Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge – Whitewater raft in Cairns… plus many more

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EXCLUSIVE team m The best team of local experts to get you in the know on all things Aus. – Tour Manager & Driver… your on-road experts – Local Guides in some destinations, for an in-depth angle

exclusive accommodation Be prepared to be impressed with our Aussie accommodation experiences – Hotels in the best central locations – Resorts, like right on the beach in the Whitsunday Islands – Eco lodges in the Daintree & Fraser Island – Special Stay experiences like a Surf Camp, a Cattle Station overnight or a traditional Aussie ‘swag’ – a definite must do!

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EXPERIENCE CE OUR UR A AUS USTRALIA • More choice: Big adve d ntu tures res to show show you it all, to smaller trips that highlight the best be of a regi region, on, or an Au A ssie festival that rocks, we’ve got it. • True Aussie experiences: Try Try your you hand hand at surfing, feeding kangaroos, learning about anci ncient ent A Aboriginal culture or washing it all down with some e ‘bu ‘bubbl b es’ es at Uluru.

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16 GREAT TRIPS FROM 3 TO 25 DAYS CHECK OUT CONTIKI.COM FOR ALL OUR AUSSIE EXPERIENCES

• Local knowledge: Our Team help you discover Aus Aussie’s best, mixed with cool characters & amazing locals give ve yo y u an insider travel experience. • Amazing overnights: From a resort in the Whitsund undays a , to hotels in Sydney, eco-lodges, hostels, overnight sw wag ags & more, get a real taste of the best ways to stay in Oz. From m epic icons, cool beaches, rainforests, lakes & rivers, this massive e country c has literally got it all. Come on & see how we do it “Down nU Under”.

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THE BIG DARWIN 1 2 KAKADU N.P. Litchfield 1 KATHERINE N.P.

25 Days 1 country

3

1 TENNANT CREEK Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Tully

Townsville Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS 2 (Daydream Island) Mackay

Brisbane

South Australia

for more ways to save. See p.17 for details

Visit contiki.com/walkabout

CAIRNS

QUEENSLAND Simpsons Gap KINGS Capricorn Coast CANYON 1 2 ALICE SPRINGS CATTLE The Olgas STATION 1 2 ULURU FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA 1

From €3475pp* €139 per day SAVE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Mataranka Daly Waters

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World Heritage sites visited

BYRON BAY 1 COFFS HARBOUR 1

Currumbin

1

KINGS CANYON

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Port Macquarie

Places visited Nightstops Special Stopover night

NEW SOUTH WALES

2 SYDNEY

Itinerary & Sightseeing Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 24 nights multi-share accom (23 nights EXDSD) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht 35 meals Sailing option: 37 meals Tour Manager & Driver Modern, air-con coach Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs (or reverse) City sightseeing tours National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Blue Mountains day trip • Sydney Harbour cruise • Surf or kayak lesson • Wildlife Sanctuary visit • Noosa Surf Club dinner • 4WD trip, Fraser Island • ‘Bushtucker’ tour • Uluru sunset drinks Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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See Brisbane’s sights & the Glasshouse Mountains Dine beachside in Noosa Day 8: Noosa to Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,L) Visit the World’s largest sand island Drive along Australia’s only sand highway Indulge in a gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks Day 9: Fraser Island to Farmstay.  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D) Spot whales at Hervey Bay (seasonal) Check out the farm on a hay wagon ride & meet the owners Days 10-11: Farmstay to The Whitsundays. Resort (B,D) (B) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn See Rockhampton Stop at Airlie Beach M Sailing trip & lunch at Whitehaven Beach (weather dependent)

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Day 20: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D) Visit Devil’s Marbles Day 21: Tennant Creek to Katherine. Hotel (B) Swim at the Mataranka thermal pools Day 22: Katherine to Kakadu National Park. Hotel (B,D) Visit Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Day 23: Kakadu National Park. Hotel (B) See Aboriginal art

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How much & when Code: EXSDD/EXDSD 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/walkabout quoted is per person & based on multi-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. EXSDD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. EXDSD: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Sydney 5:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89. SE OO YO

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Day 12: The Whitsundays to Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour See Magnetic Island Days 13-14: Cairns. Resort (B,D) (B) M Great Barrier Reef trip M Whitewater rafting at Tully Day 15: Cairns to Alice Springs. Hotel (B,D) See the MacDonnell Ranges See Simpsons Gap Visit a Reptile park Day 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station.  Outback Special Stay (B,D) Hike through Kings Canyon Day 17: Kings Creek Station to Uluru. Lodge (B) See the 700 million year old Mt Conner & Lake Amadeus Hike through ‘KataTjuta’ (The Olgas) Day 18: Uluru. Lodge (B) Visit Uluru - KataTjuta Cultural Centre See Uluru at sunrise & toast it at sunset Day 19: Uluru to Alice Springs. Hotel (B) Indulge in a BBQ ‘Big Brekkie’

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Day 1: Sydney. Hotel (D) Experience the Blue Mountains & Three Sisters Hike at Wentworth Falls Day 2: Sydney. Hotel (B) Tour Sydney’s iconic sights like Darling Harbour & The Rocks Ferry from Manly M Climb the Harbour Bridge Day 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village.  Surf Village Special Stay (B,D) Stop in Port Macquarie See the ‘Big Banana’ in Coff Harbour Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay. Hostel (B) ‘Learn to surf’ then head to Byron Bay & visit Cape Byron lighthouse M Kayak Byron Bay to spot dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal) Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise. Resort (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Day 6: Surfers Paradise. Resort (B) Chill on Australia’s famous beaches Day 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa. Resort (B,D)

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REEFS &

australia backstage pass CAPE TRIBULATION 1

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

16 Days 1 countrY

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Port Douglas

Mossman Gorge

3 CAIRNS WHITSUNDAYS Townsville 2 (Daydream Island) Tully

Airlie Beach Mackay

QUEENSLAND

From €2179pp* €137 per day

Capricorn Coast

CATTLE STATION 1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA 1

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

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Currumbin

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World Heritage sites visited

BYRON BAY 1 COFFS HARBOUR 1 Port Macquarie

Visit contiki.com/reefs

1 1

Places visited NEW SOUTH Nightstops WALES Special Stopover night

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 15 nights multi-share accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht 22 meals Sailing option: 24 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Rainforest adventure on days 1 & 2 Sightseeing tours of all major cities National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

2 SYDNEY

Exclusive inclusions

Itinerary & Sightseeing

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‘Learn to surf’ lesson Day 14: Coffs Harbour to Sydney. Say farewell to the beach as we head to the big city buzz of Sydney. Hotel (B) M Climb the Harbour Bridge Day 15: Sydney. Hit the streets & icons of Sydney, This afternoon. We’ll cruise to Manly Beach for lunch & a swim. Hotel (B,D) Take a tour of Sydney’s sights Visit The Rocks

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Markets Take a ferry from Manly where there will be time for lunch & a swim Day 16: Sydney. Today we head to the Blue Mountains & learn about this amazing landscape. Hike Wentworth Falls, before heading back to Sydney. It’s then time to say farewell to your travel buddies as your tour ends at 5:00pm. (B) Day trip to the Blue Mountains See the Three Sisters

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• Aboriginal guided experience at Mossman Gorge • 4WD trip, Fraser Island • Noosa Surf Club dinner • Entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Sydney Harbour ferry cruise from Manly • Visit the famous Blue Mountains Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Whitewater raft the Tully River in Cairns M 4WD rainforest tour in Surfers Paradise See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

THE WHITSUNDAYS

same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. BWCSD: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Sydney 5:00pm. BWSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 4:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89. SE OO YO

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Day 7: The Whitsundays to Farmstay. Say farewell to paradise, as we jet through sugar cane country to our true Aussie farmstay overnight.  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn Meet the station owners & try whip cracking! Day 8: Farmstay to Fraser Island. Tonight we spend the night at incredible Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B) Boat trip across Hervey Bay – look out for whales (seasonal) Day 9: Fraser Island to Noosa. Explore Fraser Island, (the world’s largest sand island no less) by 4WD. Get back to nature with a bushwalk & drive through the rainforests, sand dunes & dip in the freshwater Lake

McKenzie. Next up Noosa, for dinner at a surf club overlooking the beach. Resort (B,L,D) Gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a life saver Day 10: Noosa to Surfers Paradise. Next up Surfers Paradise! Resort (B) See the Glasshouse Mountains Day 11: Surfers Paradise. Explore your way or hit the beach. Resort (B) VIP nightclub entry Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches Day 12: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay. Maybe pat a kangaroo & cuddle up to a koala before heading to legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Day 13: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour Surf Village. Get yourself onto the waves on our surf lesson!  Surf Village Special Stay (B,D) Visit Australia’s most easterly point & Cape Byron lighthouse

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Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Meet up with your Contiki Team. Experience Aboriginal culture before reaching Cape Tribulation. Lodge Aboriginal experience at Mossman Gorge Day 2: Cape Tribulation to Cairns. Experience ancient mangroves on a walk with our local guide. This afternoon it’s back to Cairns. Resort (B) Visit Port Douglas Mangrove boardwalk with our expert local guide Days 3-4: Cairns. From shopping, great nightlife & endless adrenaline activities, you’re spoilt for choice. Resort (B,D) (B) M Great Barrier Reef cruise with lunch M Bungy Jumping Day 5: Cairns to The Whitsundays. Next up Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island national park Check out Townsville & stop at Airlie Beach Day 6: The Whitsundays. Utter bliss - this place is the ultimate way to relax. Resort (B)

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BEACHES &

GREAT BARRIER REEF

CAIRNS 2 Tully

14 Days 1 countrY

Townsville Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS 2 (Daydream Island)

Mackay QUEENSLAND Capricorn CATTLE STATION 1 Coast FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA 1

From €1995pp* €143 per day

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2 Currumbin

4

SAVE

for more ways to save. See p.17 for details

BYRON BAY 1

World Heritage sites visited

Visit contiki.com/beaches

1 1

COFFS HARBOUR 1 Port Macquarie

NEW SOUTH Places visited WALES Nightstops Special Stopover night

TASMAN SEA

2 SYDNEY

Itinerary & Sightseeing Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 13 nights multi-share accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht 20 meals Sailing option: 22 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Blue Mountains day trip • Sydney Harbour ferry cruise from Manly • Surf or kayak lesson in Coffs Harbour • Wildlife Sanctuary visit • Noosa Surf Club dinner • 4WD trip, Fraser Island Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise. Head to Surfers Paradise. We’ll stop at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see wombats, kangaroos & cuddle up to a koala. Resort (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Aussie animals

Day 2: Sydney. Today we will travel by ferry with the locals and see the icons of Sydney. Hotel (B) Sydney City Tour including Darling Harbour & The Rocks Ferry to Manly for lunch & a swim M Harbour Bridge climb

Day 6: Surfers Paradise. With a free day, explore the way you want. With great shopping it’s the perfect place for some retail therapy. Hit the skies on a skydive, visit Australia Zoo, or head to the beach with a book. Tonight, get into the party capital of Oz with VIP club entry. Resort (B)

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Day 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village. Out of the city & into the cool surfer vibes.  Surf Village Special Stay (B,D)

Day 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa. We make our way to the chic beach town, Noosa, for dinner at the surf club overlooking the beach. Resort (B,D) See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a local life saver

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Day 9: Fraser Island to Farmstay. Head through the Great Dividing Range for a truly unique local overnight at our outback Station.  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D) Boat trip across Hervey Bay – look out for whales (seasonal) Stop at Childers, known for its heritage & farming history

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Days 10-11: Farmstay to The Whitsundays. It’s 2 days of beaches & good times at Daydream Island in The Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)(B) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn Stop at Airlie Beach

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M Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) Days 10-11: Sailing Whitsundays option. Yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) See contiki.com/sailing whitsundays for more info. Codes: ex Sydney: BRSWD ex Cairns: BRCWD Day 12: The Whitsundays to Cairns. Head to North Queensland, for its rainforests &

the Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B) Townsville city tour Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island national park Pass through Tully

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Days 13-14: Cairns. With 2 free days, experience the endless adrenaline activities like rafting, skydiving & exploring the reef, you’re spoilt for choice. On day 14 it’s time to say goodbye as your trip ends at 5:00pm. Resort (B,D)(B)

How much & when Code: BRSCD/BRCSD 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/beaches quoted is per person & based on multi-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. BRSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 5:00pm. BRCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Sydney 5:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89. SE OO YO

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Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay. Enjoy our surf lesson! With their tricks of the trade, our pro surfer guides will have you up on a board in no time. Hostel (B) ‘Learn to surf’ lesson M Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park (seasonal)

Day 8: Noosa to Fraser Island. Take a stroll at amazing Rainbow Beach before exploring Fraser Island by 4WD. Get back to nature with a bushwalk & drive through the rainforests, sand dunes & dip in Lake McKenzie. Eco Lodge (B,L) Visit the largest sand island in the world Indulge in a gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks

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Day 1: Sydney. Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this morning then it’s time to hit the country. We’ll head to the Blue Mountains & learn about this amazing landscape. Hotel (D) Day trip to the Blue Mountains Hike the Wentworth Falls ridge

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THE SUN SEEKER

How much & when

australia

Code: BTSCD/BTCSD 2014/15

10 Days 1 countrY

Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/seeker

From €1465pp* €147 per day

GREAT BARRIER REEF

CAIRNS 2 Tully

WHITSUNDAYS 2 (Daydream Island)

Townsville Airlie Beach

Mackay

QUEENSLAND

Capricorn Coast

CATTLE STATION 1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA 1 whitsundays 1

Visit contiki.com/seeker

same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. BTSCD: Start Surfers P. 4:30pm & end Cairns 5:00pm. BTCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Surfers P. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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Enjoy a Brisbane City tour See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains Day 4: Noosa to Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,L) Indulge in a gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks Day 5: Fraser Island to Farmstay.  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D)

Boat trip across Hervey Bay Days 6-7: Farmstay to The Whitsundays. Resort (B,D) (B) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn See Rockhampton – the beef capital of Australia M Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent)

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Days 6-7: Sailing Whitsundays option. Yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) See contiki.com/sailing whitsundays for more info. Codes: ex Surfers: BTSWD ex Cairns: BTCWD Day 8: The Whitsundays to Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour

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Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island national park Pass through Tully, home to Oz’s best white water rafting Days 9-10: Cairns. Resort (B,D) (B) M Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch

How much & when

& SURF RF 12 Days 1 countrY

Airlie Beach

QUEENSLAND

GREAT BARRIER REEF

WHITSUNDAYS 2 (Daydream Island) Mackay

CATTLE STATION 1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA 1

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2 Currumbin

BYRON BAY 1 Byron bay 1 1

Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/sunsets quoted is per person & based on multi-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. SQSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end W’suns 8:00am. SQCSD: Start W’suns 5:00pm & end Sydney 5:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

COFFS HARBOUR 1 TASMAN Port Macquarie Places visited SEA NEW SOUTH Nightstops 2 SYDNEY Special Stopover night WALES

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Itinerary & Sightseeing

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Stay (B,D) Visit Port Macquarie Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay. Hostel (B) ‘Learn to surf’ lesson Experience amazing Byron Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise. Resort (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 9 nights multi-share accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht 14 meals Sailing option: 16 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 3

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

australia

Code: SQSCD/SQCSD 2014/15

Capricorn Coast

From €1805pp* €151 per day

backstage pass

E C TI O N

FOR MORE WAYS TO SAVE. See p.17 for details

This trip also runs in reverse See contiki.com

Gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks Day 9: Fraser Island to Farmstay.  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D) Days 10-11: Farmstay to The Whitsundays. Resort (B,D) (B) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn Stop at Airlie Beach

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 11 nights multi-share accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht 17 meals Sailing option: 19 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 3

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ISLAND & RAINFOREST

How much & when Code: FNSCD/FNCSD 2014/15

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

CAPE TRIBULATION 1 Mossman Gorge

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Port Douglas

CAIRNS 3 Tully

WHITSUNDAYS 2 (Daydream Island)

Townsville

same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. FNSCD: Start W’suns 5:00pm & end Cairns 4:00pm. FNCSD: Start Cairns 7:30am & end W’suns 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

Airlie Beach

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7 Days 1 countrY

Days 1-2: The Whitsundays. Meet up with your Contiki Team & head into paradise. Resort (D)(B) Days 1-2: Sailing Whitsundays option. Yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) See contiki.com/sailing whitsundays for more. Codes: ex W’suns: FNSWD ex: Cairns: FNCWD

Day 3: The Whitsundays to Cairns. Today, we’ll head to Tropical North Queensland, known for its rainforests & as the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B,D) Check out Townsville on a city tour See Magnetic Island Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island national park Days 4-5: Cairns. With 2 free days, you can experience Cairns’ best from shopping, cool bars & amazing nightlife. Resort (B) (B) M Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch M Hot air balloon ride

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Day 6: Cairns to Cape Tribulation. See ancient Aboriginal culture, before heading north to Cape Tribulation. Lodge (B) Aboriginal experience at Mossman Gorge. Day 7: Cape Tribulation to Cairns. We visit

Cape Tribulation beach & then check out the mangroves on a walk with our local guide. This afternoon it’s back to Cairns where your trip ends at 4:00pm. (B) Visit Port Douglas Mangrove boardwalk with our expert local guide

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ALICE & KAKADU

World Heritage site visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

DA DARW A WIN N 1 2 KAKAD ADU N..P. AD 1 KATH THERINE TH E

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we’ll head to Kakadu National Park. Hotel (B,D) Darwin city tour See Darwin Harbour Day 3: Kakadu National Park. Be stunned by Kakadu’s landscapes, wildlife & arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art. Hotel (B) Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art

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Day 5: Katherine to Tennant Creek. Tonight, stay in Tennant Creek surrounded by cattle stations & Aboriginal communities. Hotel (B,D) Swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Daly Waters – famous outback pub

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Day 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip to see the massive Katherine Gorge up close. This afternoon we’ll hit the road to Kakadu National Park. Hotel (B,D) Visit Katherine Gorge Cool off in Edith Falls before heading into Kakadu National Park M Katherine Gorge cruise

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Day 9: Kakadu National Park Explore Kakadu today its variety of gorgeous landscapes, wildlife & arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art. Hotel (B)

Day 10: Kakadu to Darwin Take a cruise to spot some crocs & wildlife, before we head to Darwin. Spend the afternoon doing what you like. Hotel (B) Keep your eyes peeled for crocs on a wildlife cruise

Guided city tour of Darwin

Day 11: Darwin A swim in famous Florence Falls is a must in Litchfield National Park. Check out the incredible termite mounds found here too. Then it’s time to say farewell your travel buddies & swap email addresses. (B) Enjoy a swim in Florence Falls at Litchfield National Park

How much & when Code: TEADD/TEDAD 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/outback quoted is per person & based on multi-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. TEADD: Start Alice Springs 11:30am & end Darwin 6:00pm. TEDAD: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 9:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89. SE OO YO

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• Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert & MacDonnell Ranges in Alice Springs M Helicopter flight over Uluru & Kata Tjuta See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Australia’s pin up icon is next as we make tracks to Uluru & the Olgas before cooking up an optional BBQ dinner. Lodge (B) See the 700 million year old Mt Conner & Lake Amadeus Hike through ‘KataTjuta’ (The Olgas) Day 4: Uluru Don’t miss the changing colours of an Uluru sunrise. Tonight, toast the trip & catch a legendary Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly. Lodge (B) Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs Back in Alice, maybe burn around the outback on a quad bike, or just sit pool side & work on your tan. Hotel (B) Indulge in a yummy BBQ ‘Big Brekkie’ Hot air balloon ride Day 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Our ‘Top End’ adventure begins today. Hotel (B,D) Keep your eye’s peeled for UFO’s at Wycliffe Well

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Alice Springs Meet your Contiki Team this afternoon & check out ‘The Alice’, famous for its remoteness, classic Aussie locals & Aboriginal art. Hotel (D) Catch a look at the MacDonnell Ranges from ANZAC Hill See the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap See the dry Todd River which hosts the annual Henley on Todd Regatta Reptile park experience Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Gear up to try some ‘bush tucker’, meet members of the Walpiri Aboriginal community & learn to throw a boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek Station for our cool overnight stay – & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag.  Outback Special Stay (B,D) Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’ M Camel ride through an outback station

• Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ tour

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Head out of your comfort zone & see why New Zealand stuns, entices & amazes explorers from all over the world. From the adrenaline fix that is Queenstown, the cultural hub of Rotorua, to the beaches of the far North & the serene fiords, it’s a must-do journey. Your

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EXCLUSIVE inclusions Get a taste of New Zealand favourites when you travel with us, all included as part of your Backstage Pass to NZ. – Ride the Shotover Jet, Queenstown – Maori Village tour experience, learn the Haka & enjoy a Maori Hangi feast – Speights Ale House tour & tasting – Head up Auckland’s Sky Tower – Visit a Kiwi bird house & experience a farm show – Visit Wanaka’s famous puzzling world!

EXCLUS EXC LUS USIVE IVE o optio tions ns Use your ME Time to explore your way… or take it up a level with some adrenalin pumping options & traveller faves! – Visit Hobbiton, from the Lord of the Rings – Fishing trip on Lake Taupo – AJ Hackett Bungy jump! – Cruise stunning Milford Sound – Skydive over Queenstown – Sandboarding & off-roading in the Bay of Islands. And many more…

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– Breakfast every day – Many dinners: authentic & delicious favourites like fish n chips on the beach, and a traditional Maori Hangi And plenty of ME Time to indulge in other Kiwi tastes, in your time & budget.

EXC X LUS SIVE team tea Our team of born & raised Kiwis & expats that now call New Zealand home, are your local experts to get you off the beaten tourist track & into the real NZ – Tour Manager & Driver: your on-road experts

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Exclusive inclusions • Fish ‘n’ chips dinner • Auckland Sky Tower • Kiwibird House visit • Agrodome Farm Show • Maori Hangi & dance • Hot pool swim • Shotover Jetboat ride • Speights Brewery tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Scenic drive across the Southern Alps Stop at Arthur’s Pass Greenstone & carving demo Chill at our theme party Day 12: Franz Josef Glacier. Lodge (B) Day 13: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown. Hotel (B) Drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls Visit Wanaka’s famous Puzzling World Explore Arrowtown Day 14: Queenstown. Hotel (B) Ride the Shotover Jet VIP nightclub entry M Skyswing Days 15-16: Queenstown. Hotel (B) (B,D) M Tandem skydive

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THE BIG TIKI START/end QUEENSTOWN - 17 days

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Days 14-16: Ski Queenstown option. Ski or board for 3 full days if you travel in July or August we can organise ski equipment & lessons. Hotel. (B)(B)(B,D) Day 17: Queenstown to Dunedin. Hotel (B) Stop at Bungy bridge Speights Brewery tour

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Day 18: Dunedin to Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D) Visit Baldwin St. Visit Moeraki Boulders Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam Day 19: Lake Ohau to Christchurch. (B) Stop at Lake Pukaki & Lake Tekapo & Geraldine

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Note: Itineraries departing after 1st October 2014 will spend 1 night in Christchurch instead of Hanmer Springs.

How much & when Code: NGZAD/NGZCD 2014 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/tiki quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. NGZAD: Start Auckland 9:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NGZCD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89. SE OO YO

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Day 7: Rotorua to Lake Taupo. Hotel (B) See Rotorua’s geothermal mud pools See Taupo’s Huka Falls Day 8: Lake Taupo to Wellington. Hotel (B) Drive along the Desert Road & Kapiti Coast Orientation tour of Wellington including Mt. Victoria VIP pass at a local nightspot Day 9: Wellington. Hotel (B)

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Day 1: Auckland to Paihia. Hotel (D) See the iconic Sky Tower & harbour Explore NZ’s bush at Parry Kauri Park See Kawakawa’s famous Hundertwasser toilets M Fishing trip Day 2: Paihia. Hotel (B) M Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading & sand dune ‘surfing’ Day 3: Paihia to Auckland. Hotel (B) Auckland city tour & Sky Tower entry VIP pass at an Auckland nightspot Day 4: Auckland to Waitomo. Lodge (B,D) Visit Otorohanga’s Kiwi House & Nature Park Traditional Kiwi BBQ or roast dinner (seasonal) M Black water rafting Day 5: Waitomo to Rotorua. Hotel (B,D) Agrodome farm show Rotorua city tour Maori Hangi dinner & concert Day 6: Rotorua. Hotel (B) Locally guided tour of Ohinemutu Village

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Day 7: Wellington to Hanmer Springs. Hotel (B) Stop at a seal colony & Kaikoura Relaxing hot pool swim

Day 2: Waitomo to Rotorua. Hotel (B,D) Agrodome farm show Rotorua city tour Maori Hangi dinner & concert M Skyline gondola & luge rides

Day 8: Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier via Christchurch. Lodge (B,D) Scenic drive across the Southern Alps Stop at Arthur’s Pass Greenstone & carving demo Chill at our theme party

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Day 3: Rotorua. Hotel (B) Locally guided tour of Ohinemutu Village M Race down a hill inside a transparent Ogo ball

Day 4: Rotorua to Lake Taupo. Hotel (B) See Rotorua’s geothermal mud pools See Taupo’s Huka Falls

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Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier. Lodge (B) M Heli-hike tour M Fly to & walk on the glacier Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown. Hotel (B)

Day 11: Queenstown. Hotel (B) Ride the iconic Shotover Jet VIP nightclub entry M Whitewater rafting

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KIWIANA PANORAMA START/end QUEENSTOWN - 14 days

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Speights Brewery tour

Day 15: Dunedin to Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D) Visit Baldwin St Visit Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru & Benmore Dam

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Day 16: Lake Ohau to Christchurch. Maybe take a scenic glacier flight before heading through Mackenzie Country

back to Christchurch where your trip ends. (B) Stop at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo See the famous Church of the Good Shepherd M Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt. Cook

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ME TIME optionals M See glowworms & rock formations in Waitomo M Lake Taupo Rocks ‘n’ Ropes adventure course M Wine tour, Wairarapa See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

How much & when Code: NPZAD/NPZCD 2014 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Oct 2014 Visit contiki.com/kiwiana quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. NPZAD: Start Auckland 9:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NPZCD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89. SE OO YO

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Take a boat cruise on the World Heritage listed Milford Sound. This slice of paradise is known for its gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales & dolphins & incredible scenery.

Ogoballing

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Exclusive inclusions • Fish ‘n’ chips dinner • Auckland Sky Tower • Kiwibird House visit • Agrodome Farm Show • Maori Hangi & dance • Tour a Maori Village • Hot pool swim Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals

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BBQ or roast dinner (seasonal) M Black water rafting through underground caves

Day 5: Waitomo to Rotorua. In Rotorua, we’ll show you the sights then visit a farm show! Hotel (B,D) Agrodome farm show Rotorua city tour Maori Hangi dinner & concert

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Day 6: Rotorua. Get an in-depth look at Maori culture & history as we tour Ohinemutu Village with our expert guide. With a free day, take advantage of the city’s awesome thermal environment. Hotel (B) Locally guided tour of Ohinemutu Village

Day 7: Rotorua to Lake Taupo. Check out the areas famous mud pools before it’s onto Huka falls - there’s your chance for a ride on the famous Huka Jet! You could opt for a dinner cruise on the lake tonight. Hotel (B) See Rotorua’s geothermal mud pools See Taupo’s Huka Falls M Evening lake cruise including fishing Day 8: Lake Taupo to Wellington. Check out the landscapes along the Desert Road on route to the windy capital, Wellington. Hotel (B) Orientation tour of Wellington including Mt. Victoria VIP pass at a local nightspot

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Day 9: Wellington. Chill your way today. Maybe hit the shops along Lambton Quay, Courtney Place or Cuba Street Mall. Hotel (B) Day 10: Wellington to Hanmer Springs. Today we cruise the incredible Marlborough Sounds, before heading to Hanmer via Kaikoura. Hanmer Springs’ hotpools are legendary – so a night at the pools is the

perfect way to unwind. Hotel (B) Stop at a seal colony & Kaikoura Hot pool swim

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Day 11: Hanmer Springs to Christchurch. Today we’re heading to Christcurch, where it’s time to say your farewells as your tour ends on arrival. (B) Note: Itineraries departing after 7th October 2014 will be 10 days long & will travel from Wellington to Christchurch on day 10.

How much & when Code: NNHAD/NNHCD 2014 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Oct 2014 Visit contiki.com/choice quoted is per person & based on maximum * Price quad-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. NNHAD: Start Auckland 9:00am & end Christchurch 10:00am. NNHCD: Start Christchurch 4:00pm & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89. SE OO YO

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Day 1: Auckland to Paihia. Meet up with your Contiki Team before heading to Paihia. Hotel (D) See the iconic Sky Tower & harbour Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry Kauri Park Day 2: Paihia. Chill out on the beach or even on a boat, visit the Maori tribal lands & learn about NZ’s history. Hotel (B) M Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling Day 3: Paihia to Auckland. Back in Auckland, we’ll show you the city spots before jetting up the city’s iconic Sky Tower. Enjoy a VIP pass at one of our favourite Auckland nightspots. Hotel (B) Auckland city tour & Sky Tower entry VIP pass at an Auckland nightspot Day 4: Auckland to Waitomo. See NZ’s iconic bird at a Kiwi House before we reach Waitomo. Enjoy a BBQ dinner or roast meal tonight. Lodge (B,D) Visit Otorohanga’s Kiwi House & Nature Park

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Day 2: Lake Ohau to Dunedin. Head to Moeraki for a look at the massive boulders. Later, we head to the ‘student city’ Dunedin. Try the famous beer on a tour of Speights Brewery. Hotel (B) Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam Visit Moeraki Boulders Speights Heritage & Brewery tour Visit Baldwin St (the world’s steepest street)

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Day 4: Queenstown. Take a ride on the Shotover Jet, before the afternoon is yours to get into the Queenstown vibes. The nightlife here is awesome & VIP entry will make sure you start the night out right. Hotel (B) Ride the Shotover Jet VIP nightclub entry

Days 4-6: Ski Queenstown option. Ski or board for 3 full days if you travel in July or August we can organise ski equipment & lessons. Hotel. (B)(B)(B,D)

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Day 7: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier. We’ll drop into Arrowtown & lakeside Wanaka, then keep an eye out for wildlife as we head through Haast Pass before arriving in NZ’s iconic glacial spot, Franz Josef. Lodge (B,D)

Days 5-6: Queenstown. From bungy jumps, luging & jet boat rides to the Lord of the Rings territory, there’s no shortage of things to do & the choice is all yours. With little shops & a stunning lakeside

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Explore Arrowtown Visit Wanaka’s Puzzling World Drive through Haast Pass

Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier. Hitting the ice today is a must. From walks & hikes or heli rides, the day is yours to enjoy your way. Lodge (B) M Guided hike onto the glacier itself M Heli-hike tour M Fly to & walk on the glacier

Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch. Today we make tracks through the Alps to Christchurch! We stop in Hokitika before it’s time to say your goodbyes as your trip ends on arrival in Christchurch. (B) Scenic drive across the Southern Alps Native greenstone demonstration & carving

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EXCLUSIVE opt tions ME Time - that essential ingredient to any adventure. Experience a taste of how we do ME Time in Asia. – Vietnam Cooking class experiences in Thailand & China – Visit ‘The Beach’ in Koh Phi Phi – Explore Halong Bay by kayak – Visit Kuang Si waterfalls in Laos – Relaxing swimming cruise in Nha Trang Or spend your time exploring local markets, shopping for tailor made clothes, or relaxing on the beach. Bliss!

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EXCLUSIVE food Experiences to help you discover Asia’s best tastes – all included. – Breakfast daily – like Asian omelettes, fruit, cereals & refreshing juices – Delicious local meals like Cambodian Amok curry, Goi Cuon in Vietnam, or spicy Pad Thai & curries in Thailand And plenty of ME Time to uncover Asia’s delicious eats, in your own time & budget!

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Exclusive inclusions • Visit the Forbidden City & Summer Palace • Visit to the 2008 Olympic Village • Return cable car at the Great Wall of China • Chinese Tea House • Visit the Terracotta Army complex • Bike ride through Yangshuo countryside Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Day 1: Arrive Beijing. Tonight meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers then head out & explore the city. Hotel Day 2: Beijing. Start your adventure with a visit to Tiananmen Square & a tour of the Forbidden City. Afterwards you’ll visit the cool 798 Art Precinct for a look at some modern Chinese art, before heading over to the site of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Hotel (B) M Delicious Peking Duck dinner Day 3: Beijing. We head to Beijing’s countryside to the Sacred Way, entrance to the tombs of the Ming Emperors, before heading to the Great Wall of China after lunch. Hotel (B,L) Visit the Sacred Way Visit a cloisonné factory Visit the Great Wall (Mutianyu section) Day 4: Beijing to Xi’an. After free time in the morning, you’ll visit the narrow streets of Beijing’s hutongs where you will climb aboard a rickshaw for a ride through this traditional area

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before a visit to the Beijing Summer Palace. Tonight it is dinner at a local restaurant & our train journey to Xi’an. Overnight train (B,L,D) Visit a Chinese Tea House Visit a hutong Lunch with a local family Ride in a rickshaw Visit the Beijing Summer Palace Day 5: Xi’an. After breakfast, we depart the city of Xi’an before a tour of the world famous ‘Terracotta Army’ complex. Tonight maybe opt for a cultural show before heading out for a taste of Xi’an’s nightlife. Hotel (B,L) Visit the TangBo Art Museum Tour the ‘Terracotta Army’ complex M Spectacular Tang Dynasty show & dinner Day 6: Xi’an to Shanghai. Get on two wheels with a bike ride on the ancient Xi’an City Walls. An orientation tour of the Muslim Quarter with time to shop & taste local specialties. This afternoon we fly to Shanghai & soak up city views from the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower. Hotel (B,D)

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Bike Ride on the Xi’an City Wall Orientation Tour of the Xi’an Muslim area Visit to 88th floor of Jin Mao Tower Day 7: Shanghai. Today’s yours, so maybe get a shopping fix - there’s loads on offer here. Try the City God Temple (Chenghuang Miao) for some bargains & stop off at the Bund, Shanghai’s famous promenade. This evening you could opt for an amazing Chinese acrobatic show. Hotel (B) Visit the City God Temple Complex Visit the Bund area Visit a Silk Factory M Acrobat Show Day 8: Shanghai to Yangshuo. We catch a flight to Guilin this morning then head to Yangshuo, located amongst the limestone karsts on the Li River. Hotel (B) Day 9: Yangshuo. With a full free day, do your own thing. Tonight maybe watch the Impressions Liu Sanjie Show – set on the local mountains & river with light displays, music & over 600 performers. Hotel (B) M Cooking class

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Day 10: Yangshuo to Hong Kong. Today ride through the magical scenery of the Guilin Province, before we catch our flight to the bright lights of Hong Kong. Hotel (B) Day 11: Hong Kong. Reach new heights as we head to Victoria Peak for

panoramic views over the city. Later it’s onto the fishing village of Aberdeen. Tonight toast your China experience & savour a last meal in China. Hotel (B,D) Day 12: Depart Hong Kong. Our trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to say farewell. (B)

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How much & when Code: CTCHINA 2014/15 Trip validity: Mar 2014 to Nov 2015 Visit contiki.com/china-adventure quoted is per person & based on twin-share * Price (multi-share on train). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (twin-share only). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.89.

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Exclusive inclusions

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Bangkok. Tuk-tuks, neon lights & buzzing street life, it’s bustling Bangkok! Arrive at the hotel, meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers, then hit the city for a night out. Hotel Day 2: Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

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Day 3: Chiang Mai. Hotel (B) Visit Wat Prathat Temple M Hands-on cooking class

Day 4: Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Hotel (B) M Visit hill tribe villages in Chiang Rai Day 5: Chiang Rai to Pakbeng.  Guest house Special Stay (B,L,D) See local riverside villages

Day 6: Pakbeng to Luang Prabang. Hotel (B,L)

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Visit the Pak Ou caves Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple

Day 7: Luang Prabang. Hotel (B) Forest elephant ride

Day 8: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. Hotel (B) Scenic drive to Vang Vieng

Day 9: Vang Vieng. Hotel (B) Day 10: Vang Vieng to Vientiane. Hotel (B) Visit Luang Stupa & Patuxi Visit COPE support centre

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Day 11: Vientiane to Phnom Penh. Hotel (B,RD) Visit the ‘Killing Fields’ & Genocide Museum Dinner at the ‘Friends’ Restaurant

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Day 12: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Hotel (B) Tonle Sap Lake cruise

Day 13: Siem Reap. Hotel (B) Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm

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Day 14: Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City. Hotel (B) Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta.  Guest house Special Stay (B,L,D) Mekong Delta cruise See local industry demonstrations Visit a local tea garden

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Day 16: Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City. Hotel (B) Visit to the Cu Chi tunnels

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang. Hotel (B) View the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Presidential Palace & more Visit the War Remnants Museum

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Day 18: Nha Trang. Hotel (B) M Relaxing cruise with swim stops & snorkelling Day 19: Nha Trang to Hoi An. Hotel (B) Visit the town’s Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge

Day 20: Hoi An. Hotel (B) M Guided tour of My Son Temples

Day 21: Hoi An to Hue. Hotel (B) Cross the Hai Van Pass Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda & the Imperial Citadel Cyclo ride M Group photo at Hue’s Imperial Citadel

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Day 22: Hue to Hanoi. Hotel (B) Visit the Temple of Literature

Day 23: Hanoi to Halong Bay.  Junk Boat Special Stay (B,L,D) Visit the Sung Sot Caves

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Day 24: Halong Bay to Hanoi. Hotel (B,L) Day 25: Depart Hanoi. Your trip ends after breakfast, so it’s time to say farewell. (B)

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• Private 2 day boat cruise along the Mekong River • Forest elephant ride • Locally guided bike tour of Luang Prabang • Guided visit of the COPE centre in Vientiane • Bike ride through the Vietnamese countryside • Cyclo ride to Hue’s ancient Citadel • Visit the Cu Chi tunnels Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Kuang Si Waterfalls trip in Luang Prabang M Cooking class in Hoi An See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Code: BICA 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/indochina-adventure quoted is per person & based on twin-share * Price (multi-share on train). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (twin-share only). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.89.

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Exclusive inclusions • 2 day boat cruise on the Mekong River • Forest elephant ride • Locally guided bike tour of Luang Prabang • Visit the COPE centre in Vientiane Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Day 1: Arrive Bangkok. Arrive at the hotel & meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers, then head for a night out. Hotel Day 2: Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Visit the incredible Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple. Later, cruise the klongs (canals), then dive into the downtown area’s plazas, or shops in Siam Square.  Overnight train (B) Guided klong (canal) tour M Photo at Bangkok’s Grand Palace Day 3: Chiang Mai. Head for the hills with our Local Guide. Surrounded by a moat & 300 temples, chill out & explore Chiang Mai. You could take an optional Thai cooking class tonight or visit the famous Night Bazaar. Hotel (B) Visit Wat Phrathat Temple M Cooking class Day 4: Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Today we head towards Chiang Rai. In the afternoon, opt to visit unique hill tribe villages before heading back to Chiang Rai. Hotel (B)

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Day 5: Chiang Rai to Pakbeng. After crossing the Thai/Laos border, we board our private boat & cruise the Mekong River. Drift through jungle covered gorges.  Guest house Special Stay (B,L,D) See local riverside villages Day 6: Pakbeng to Luang Prabang. Continue cruising the Mekong before arriving in the historic hotspot Luang Prabang. Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple & perhaps take a walk up Mt Phu Si. Hotel (B,L) Visit the Pak Ou Caves Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple Day 7: Luang Prabang. If you make an early start, take part in the ritual of offering alms (food) to the hundreds of Buddhist monks. If you feel like cooling off, take a trip to the Kuang Si waterfalls for a swim or visit the Royal Palace. Hotel (B) Forest elephant ride Day 8: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. Today it’s on to riverside & action packed Vang Vieng, known for its dramatic

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limestone karsts (rock formations) & outdoor adventure activities. Hotel (B) Scenic drive to Vang Vieng Day 9: Vang Vieng. Explore with a free day. Maybe hire a bike – there’s an array of limestone caves, swimming holes, tunnels & bunkers to discover. Hotel (B) Day 10: Vang Vieng to Vientiane. Arriving in Vientiane, we’ll take a locally guided tour of the nation’s French influenced capital. Later, we’ll visit That Luang & view Laos’ ‘Arc de Triomphe’. Hotel (B) Visit Luang Stupa & Patuxi Visit to COPE support centre Day 11: Vientiane to Phnom Penh. Say hello to Cambodia as you travel by plane to the capital city, once known as the “Pearl of Asia”. View first hand the reminders of the country’s dark history with a visit to the Khmer Rouge ‘Killing Fields’ & the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Hotel (B,RD) Visit the ‘Killing Fields’ & Genocide

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Museum Dinner at ‘Friends’ Restaurant

Day 12: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Catch a flight to Siem Reap before taking a private boat cruise to see the unique floating villages that are found here. Hotel (B) Tonle Sap Lake cruise

Day 13: Siem Reap. Wake to watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat. Later, we visit Angkor Thom by tuk-tuk & Ta Prohm Temple. After a long day of sights relax, play some pool, or

venture down Pub Street to explore the nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 14: Ends Siem Reap. Our trip ends this morning after breakfast, so it’s time to say goodbye to your group & Tour Manager. (B)

How much & when Code: ASAD 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/asian-adventure quoted is per person & based on twin-share * Price (multi-share on train). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (twin-share only). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 9:00am. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.89.

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Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta.  Guest house Special Stay (B,L,D) Mekong Delta cruise Visit a tea garden

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Day 3: Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City. Hotel (B) Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 5: Nha Trang. Hotel (B)

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Quarter & Japanese covered bridge M Tasty Vietnamese cooking class Day 7: Hoi An. Hotel (B) Day 8: Hoi An to Hue. Hotel (B) Cross the Hai Van Pass Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda & the Imperial Citadel M Group photo at Hue’s Imperial Citadel

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Day 6: Nha Trang to Hoi An. Hotel (B) Visit the town’s Old

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Day 11: Halong Bay to Hanoi. Hotel (B,L) Day 12: Depart Hanoi. (B)

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Day 3: Nha Trang. Hotel (B) M Relaxing cruise with swim stops & snorkelling

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Day 9: Halong Bay to Hanoi. Hotel (B,L) Day 10: Depart Hanoi. (B)

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Day 1: Arrive Phuket Check-in to your hotel, then head out to explore Phuket, with its exotic sights & great food. Spend the afternoon getting settled in before meeting your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Tonight, grab dinner & explore Patong’s pulsing nightlife. Resort Days 2-3: Phuket There’s something for everyone on Phuket

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- chill on the beach, hit the shops, or sip cocktails while watching the sun go down. Maybe try some of the watersports on offer or opt for a day tour to the popular “James Bond Island”. Resort (B)(B) M Day trip to “James Bond Island” Day 4: Phuket to Koh Phi Phi Board a ferry & travel to picturesque Phi Phi Island, setting for the movie “The Beach”.

You’ll be shown around the island to get your bearings, then see an unbeatable panoramic sunset from a hill top. Later take in the atmosphere of Phi Phi by night. Resort (B,D) Days 5-6: Koh Phi Phi An incredible island to either explore or relax. Take a day cruise around the islands & beaches of Phi Phi – it’s a perfect chance to see this beautiful area up close. Snorkel & swim in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea or lie on the beach & unwind. Tonight, watch the island’s fire twirlers, or kick back on the sand with a drink & relax. Resort (B)(B) M Exclusive full day boat cruise to Maya Bay with lunch, snorkelling & beach stops Day 7: Koh Phi Phi to Krabi (Ao Nang) Today we set sail to one of the most popular beaches on Krabi – Ao Nang. Set amongst limestone karsts, Krabi has unspoilt islands & beaches. Resort (B,D)

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Day 8: Krabi (Ao Nang) Laze about on the beach, take a boat trip to Rai Leh or if you are feeling adventurous, try climbing the 1,237 steps that lead to the top of a mountain at the Tiger Cave Temple. Tonight, grab a meal at a cool beachside restaurant or party by night in the popular Bar Street. Resort (B) M Forest elephant ride

After a last morning in Ao Nang, we head back to Phuket where the trip ends, so make sure you swap email addresses before you go. It is your choice to be transferred to the airport or our starting hotel in Phuket. (B)

Day 9: Krabi (Ao Nang) to Phuket

How much & when Code: CTTIPH 2014/15 Trip validity: Feb 2014 to Apr 2015 Visit contiki.com/thai-hopper-west quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (twin-share only). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 1:00pm. Note: Due to seasonal variances, return ferry from Krabi (Ao Nang) may be replaced with a land transfer. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.89. For travel insurance see p.89.

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3 KOH SAMUI

Nightstops Special Stopover night

Local ferry transport Local taxes, payments & service charges Tipping for local staff included

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Koh Samui Check-in to your hotel then hit the streets for some exploring. With its amazing sights, great food & chilled atmosphere, Koh Samui is perfect for settling in to island time. Later, meet with your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Tonight find a cool local spot & indulge in a delicious Thai meal before some free time. Hotel Days 2-3: Koh Samui With 2 free days here, relax & soak up the rays as you explore Koh Samui’s many gorgeous beaches. Maybe enjoy a Thai massage, try some watersports, or take a tour of the island to see some of the local sights as you unwind on one of Thailand’s favourite island spots. Hotel (B)(B) M Island tour with waterfall swim

to grab a snorkel & experience the aquatic sites or just chill. Resort (B,D)

Stay (B,D)

Day 5: Koh Tao With a free day you could sit back with a book or take the opportunity to explore the area. Maybe grab a snorkel & acquaint yourself with tropical fish. Try out the optional cruise which takes you to a private island. Resort (B) M Half day snorkelling cruise

Day 7-8: Koh Pha Ngan You choose how to spend the next few days: we’d suggest by day relaxing on the beach under the coconut trees, by night heading out to one of the Moon Parties that Koh Pha Ngan is famous for - there’s always something going on.  Bungalow Special Stay (B)(B)

Day 6: Koh Tao to Koh Pha Ngan Today we’ll jump on a ferry & sail to the party island of Koh Pha Ngan for a taste of the buzzing island atmosphere, famed for its legendary Full Moon Parties. We’ll stay in a relaxed setting, just off Haad Yao Beach.

Day 9: Koh Pha Ngan to Koh Samui We say “la gon” to Koh Pha Ngan & catch a ferry to Koh Samui where it’s time to bid farewell to your travel friends. You can either take a free transfer to the airport or back to our start hotel in Koh Samui. (B)

koh pha ngan

Day 4: Koh Samui to Koh Tao This morning we cruise to Koh Tao – an island known for spectacular underwater scenery. A popular location for diving, it’s just as easy

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M Hands-on cooking class See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

How much & when Code: CTTIKS 2014 Trip validity: April 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/thai-hopper-east quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (twin-share only). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. A copy of your valid passport is required at time of booking. Trip starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 1:00pm. Arrival transfers to your hotel are available. To purchase speak to your travel agent or visit contiki. com/transfers. Insurance & visas: For important information please see p.89. For travel insurance see p.89.

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EXCLUSIVE inclusions We pack in more of the USA & Canada’s must-do’s, the things you’ve always wanted to experience. Included on us! And we help you skip the lines at some places as well, too easy! – Head to the top of the Empire State Building – Visit Graceland – Bike ride around South Beach, Miami – Visit the Statue of Liberty – Cruise Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ – Las Vegas limo ride, with champagne – Visit the Kennedy Space Center – Ride an Athabasca Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ Plus more...

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EXCLUSIVE team Let our team of North American locals give you the insider angle with real, local experiences. – Tour Manager & Driver: your on-road experts

exclusive accommodation Love our ways to stay…our USA & Canada accommodation is epic! It’s all about comfort, facilities you’ll love, & the best locations, most with WiFi too. Get ready to sleep easy every night! – Hotels: think right by the beach, in the heart of the city like the ‘Strip’ in Vegas or downtown LA & San Fran – Special Stays: on the shores of Bass Lake, or in Grand Canyon National or in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 13 nights accom:  Special Stay: 2 nights at Contiki’s Bass Lake Resort & 9 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a lodge 17 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 8 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing tours Local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Mexican feast • Limo ride & champagne in Vegas • San Fran 3 day travel pass • Dinner & tour in San Fran’s Chinatown • San Fran sunset catamaran cruise Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego. Meet your Contiki Team & head to San Diego. Tour the city’s neighbourhoods & tonight enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine. Hotel (D) Mexican feast Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & Pacific Coast See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego View the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge M Speedboat adventure

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Day 2: San Diego. Discover the city your way. Hotel (B) Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) M Visit Seaworld

Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix. Head towards Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest & Anza Borrego & Sonoran Deserts

Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona. Lodge (B,D)

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See stunning rock formations in Oak Creek Canyon Visit Grand Canyon National Park M 4WD tour Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight over this natural wonder. Lodge Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset M Heli flight Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of Vegas. Hotel (B,D) Stop for photos on Route 66 Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street Day 7: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Limo ride & champagne M See a variety show Day 8: Las Vegas to Bass Lake. Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures.

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 Contiki Special Stay,

Bass Lake Resort (D) See Joshua trees

Day 9: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wildflowers.  Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (B,D) Relax, swim & enjoy watersports (seasonal) in Bass Lake See Yosemite’s rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome See Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls

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Days 8-11: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling between December - March, this trip packs in 3 days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B) See contiki.com/ winter-wild-west (WWIN). Day 10: Bass Lake to San Francisco. Head into colourful & chilled San Fran. Hotel (B) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight

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Ashbury & more Visit Fisherman’s Wharf 3 day travel pass Sunset cruise

Days 11-12: San Francisco. There’s so much to do in this cosmopolitan city for two full days. Hotel (B,D)(D) Chinatown dinner

Day 13: San Fran to Carpinteria via Santa Barbara. Chill on the beach or shop in Santa Barbara before heading to Carpinteria. Hotel (D) Visit famous Stearns Wharf

Day 14: Carpinteria to Los Angeles. Roll down the California coastline & stop in Santa Monica. Then head over to starstudded Hollywood where your USA trip wraps up & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See Malibu & its stunning coastline Visit Santa Monica See the home of the Oscar Awards, Hollywood sign, Mann’s Chinese Theater & the Walk of Fame M Movie Star’s Home tour

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How much & when Code: WWAW/WWIN 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/wild-west quoted is per person & based on twin-share, * Price (triple-share only in Bass Lake). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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Places visited Nightstops Nightstops winter Special Stopover night

1 PHOENIX Sonoran Desert

Exclusive inclusions

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to San Diego. Meet your Contiki Team & head to San Diego. Tour the city’s neighbourhoods & tonight enjoy tasty Mexican cuisine. Hotel (D) Mexican feast Drive through the O.C. (Orange County) & Pacific Coast See downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island & Old Town San Diego View the city’s skyline from Coronado Bridge

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Day 2: San Diego. Discover the city your way. Hotel (B) Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent) M Explore San Diego Zoo

Day 3: San Diego to Phoenix. Head towards Phoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Cleveland National Forest & Anza Borrego & Sonoran Deserts

Day 4: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. Travel from the ‘Valley of the Sun’ to the iconic Grand Canyon, stopping along the way in Sedona. Lodge (B,D)

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See stunning rock formations in Oak Creek Canyon Visit Grand Canyon National Park M Hot air balloon flight Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight over this natural wonder. Lodge Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset M Bike tour Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Get your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights of Vegas. Hotel (B,D) Stop for photos on Route 66 Evening tour of the famous Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street Day 7: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz. Hotel (B) Experience some of the world’s largest hotels & casinos Limo ride & champagne M See a variety show Day 8: Las Vegas to Bass Lake. Say goodbye to the party in the desert & hello to outdoor adventures.

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• Feast on traditional Mexican cuisine • Live it up Vegas-style with a limo ride & champagne • Sit back, chill & enjoy the San Fran sunset on a catamaran cruise Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

 Contiki Special Stay,

Bass Lake Resort (D) See Joshua trees

Day 9: Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the beauty of Yosemite – mountains, rock formations, meadows, waterfalls & wildflowers.  Contiki Special Stay, Bass Lake Resort (B,D) Relax, swim & enjoy watersports (seasonal) in Bass Lake See Yosemite’s rock formations, El Capitan & Half Dome See Yosemite & Bridalveil Falls

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Days 8-11: Ski or board at Lake Tahoe If you’re travelling between December - March, this trip packs in 3 days of snow sports action at Lake Tahoe (instead of Yosemite). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B) See contiki.com/ winter-la-bay (WWLA). Day 10: Bass Lake to San Francisco. Head into colourful & chilled San Fran. Hotel (B) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight

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ME TIME optionals sonoran desert

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Ashbury & iconic cable cars Visit Fisherman’s Wharf 3 day travel pass Sunset cruise

Day 11: San Francisco. This morning your trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Hotel

How much & when Code: WWAF/WWLA 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/la-bay quoted is per person & based on twin-share, * Price (triple-share only in Bass Lake). If you’re travelling

M San Diego speedboat adventure M Heli flight over the Grand Canyon See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Combine this trip with an LA Explorer trip, giving you more time to see LA, hit the shops & visit Disney’s theme parks. See contiki.com/la

san diego

solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 25 nights twin-share accommodation 34 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing tours Local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Limo ride & champagne in Vegas • Visit the J.F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum • Pay tribute to the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ in Graceland • Enjoy BBQ treats & ribs the Southern way • Miami bike tour • 5,4,3,2,1…visit the Kennedy Space Center • Walking tour of charming Savannah Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Meet up with your Contiki Team & head to Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the world-famous ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont Street Day 2: Las Vegas. Be part of the Vegas buzz. Hotel (B) Experience the hotels & casinos Limo ride & champagne Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Drive down historic Route 66. Lodge (D) Stop for photos Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike, walk, or maybe opt for a helicopter flight over this wonder. Lodge (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset M Bike the Canyon Rim Day 5: Grand Canyon to Durango. Hotel (D) Visit Monument Valley See the Painted Desert M Whitewater rafting Day 6: Durango to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains

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M Hot air ballooning Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo. Stop at “Cadillac Ranch” on your way to “Cowboy Country”. Hotel (D) Experience Big Texan culture Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas. Everything is bigger & better in Texas! Hotel (B) Day 9: Dallas. Explore this slick city nicknamed “Big D.” Hotel (B,D) Visit the J.F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum Visit Fort Worth Stockyards M Visit the Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium Day 10: Dallas to Memphis. We head to Memphis, birthplace of blues, rock ‘n’ roll & soul music. Hotel (B,D) See the Capitol Building Cross the Mississippi River Day 11: Memphis. Tour Graceland, home of “The King”. Hotel (B) See Sun Studios & Civil Rights Museum Visit Beale Street Tour Graceland M Rock & Soul museum Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans. Head to

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New Orleans, home of jazz music. Hotel (B) See Jackson Square, the French Quarter & French Market M Jazz cruise Day 13: New Orleans. A free day to enjoy the soulful culture of “The Big Easy.” Hotel (B) Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street Day 14: New Orleans to Panama City Beach. Through Sweet Home Alabama. Hotel (B,D) Day 15: Panama City Beach to Orlando. Get set for Orlando! Hotel (B) Day 16: Orlando. Orlando’s many theme parks will keep you fully entertained! Hotel (B) One way transfers to amusement parks M Visit Universal Studios Day 17: Orlando to Miami. Venture south to the playground of Miami. Hotel (B,D) Day 18: Miami. Get into the groove of this global hotspot. Hotel (B) See downtown Miami & famous Art Deco architecture South Beach bike tour Day 19: Miami to Cocoa Beach. Hotel (B,D)

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Day 20: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D) Tour Kennedy Space Center See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Day 21: St. Augustine to Savannah. Hotel (B) See sights from the film ‘Forrest Gump’ M Trolley tour Day 22: Savannah to Raleigh. Hotel (B,D) See the Southern mansions Day 23: Raleigh to Washington D.C. Hotel (B,D)

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See the Pentagon, White House & more See the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, FDR & Korean Memorials Days 24-25: Washington D.C. Explore D.C.’s best. Hotel (D) See the changing of the guard & visit the Smithsonian Museum Day 26: Washington D.C. to New York. Stop in Philadelphia before arriving in the Big Apple, where your trip ends. (B)

How much & when Code: GSLA/GSNY 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/grand-southern quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. GSLS: Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. GSNS: Trip starts 9:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm. GSNS: Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Hotel (D) Evening tour of the world-famous ‘Strip’

Stop for photos & souvenirs

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Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park. Lodge (B) Hike along the Canyon’s South Rim Watch a spectacular sunset M Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon

Day 3: Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Lodge (D)

Day 5: Grand Canyon to Durango via Monument Valley.

Hotel (D) Visit Monument Valley M Horseback riding Day 6: Durango to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains M Hot air ballooning Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo. Hotel (D)

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Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas. Hotel (B) Day 9: Dallas. Hotel (B,D) Visit the John F. Kennedy 6th Floor Museum Visit Fort Worth Stockyards M Experience a western rodeo

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See the Capitol Building Cross the Mississippi River Day 11: Memphis. Hotel (B) Tour Graceland Day 12: Memphis to New Orleans. Hotel (B) M Jazz cruise Day 13: New Orleans. (B)

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Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/eastern-discovery quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. GSLE: Trip starts 9:30am & ends approx. 5:30pm. GSNE: Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. GSLE: Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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One way transfers to the amusement parks M Universal Studios Day 5: Orlando to Miami. Hotel (B,D) Day 6: Miami. Hotel (B) See downtown Miami See the famous Art Deco architecture Day 7: Miami to Cocoa Beach. Hotel (B,D)

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World Heritage site visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

USA

Code: GSLE/GSNE 2014/15

MARYLAND

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Day 1: New Orleans. Hotel Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street M Cooking demo Day 2: New Orleans to Panama City Beach. Hotel (B,D) Day 3: Panama City Beach to Orlando. Hotel (B) Day 4: Orlando. Hotel (B)

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Day 8: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine via Kennedy Space Center. Hotel (B,D) Tour Kennedy Space Center

Day 9: St. Augustine to Savannah. Hotel (B) M Trolley tour Day 10: Savannah to Raleigh via Charleston. Hotel (B,D)

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See the Southern mansions Day 11: Raleigh to Washington D.C. Hotel (B,D) See the Pentagon, White House, Capitol Building & more See the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, FDR & Korean

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Day 14: Washington D.C. to New York. (B) M New York City Pass

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 25 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 31 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing tours Local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Harvard tour • Quebec walking tour • Niagara Falls cruise • Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame • Chicago pizza dinner • Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial • Limo ride & champagne in Vegas Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Bike ride in Chicago See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 6: Montreal. Hotel Day 7: Montreal to Toronto. Hotel (D) Travel along the St. Lawrence River Valley & see 1,000 Islands See the CN Tower Day 8: Toronto. Maybe catch a baseball game or head to the top of the CN Tower. Hotel (B) Day 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls. Hotel (D) Maid of the Mist boat cruise See Niagara Falls M Heli ride Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland. Hotel (B) Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago. Hotel (B) See Lake Michigan, Navy Pier & more See the homes of Chicago Bears & the Chicago White Sox See the Hancock Building, Willis Tower & the Magnificent Mile Day 12: Chicago. Discover the best of the Windy City. Hotel (B,D) Dig into pizza M Architecture cruise Day 13: Chicago to Madison. Stop in Milwaukee & tour Miller brewery. Hotel (B,D)

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Day 1: New York to Boston. Meet up with your Contiki Team & take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston. Hotel (D) Visit Providence See Boston Common, the original ‘Cheers’ Bar & more Day 2: Boston. Hotel (B) Walk the historic Freedom Trail Visit Harvard M Trolley tour Day 3: Boston to Quebec City. Hotel (B,D) Scenic drive through Maine & across the US/Canadian border Day 4: Quebec City. Hotel (B) Guided walking tour of Old Quebec Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal. Hotel (B,D) Visit old town Montreal, the old port & more See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium M Jet boat adventure

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Drive through America’s heartland Day 14: Madison to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B) Visit Falls Park Day 15: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore. Journey through Badlands National Park. Hotel (B,D) See buttes, pinnacles & spires Walk the Fossil Trail Day 16: Mt. Rushmore. Hotel (B) Visit Mt. Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial Day 17: Mt. Rushmore to Cody. Hotel (B) Day 18: Cody to Yellowstone. Hotel (B,D) See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone & ‘Old Faithful’ geyser Day 19: Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole. Hotel M Whitewater rafting (seasonal) Day 20: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City. Take in the views through Idaho before arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B) Visit Temple Square See the six-spire Temple & Mormon Tabernacle Day 21: Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon

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National Park. Hotel (B,D) See canyons & rock spires called “hoodoos” Day 22: Grand Canyon National Park. Hotel (B) Hike along the North Rim Day 23: Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D) See the dramatic landscapes in Zion National Park See West Temple & Watchman stone formations Evening tour of the Vegas ‘Strip’ Visit Fremont St.

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Days 24-25: Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D) Experience the casinos Limo ride & champagne M Heli flight to the Grand Canyon Day 26: Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Head through the Mojave Desert to L.A. where your trip ends. See the famous Joshua Trees

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How much & when Code: GNGN 2014 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/grand-northern quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: New York to Philadelphia. Meet up with your Contiki Team & say so long to the Big Apple & hello to historic, hip, art-filled Philadelphia. Hotel (D) Walking tour of Philadelphia

Day 2: Philadelphia to Washington D.C. On your way to the nation’s capital, turn back the clock with a visit to Amish Country. Tonight, see the city’s famous monuments & sites on an illumination tour. Hotel (B,D) Visit Amish Country, Arlington National Cemetery & see the changing of the guard See the White House, Capitol Building, & Washington Monument See the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr. & Korean Memorials

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Day 3: Washington D.C. Take advantage of a full free day & the all the things to do here. Hotel (B) Visit Smithsonian Museums M ‘Newseum’ visit

Day 4: Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh. Visit the Civil War site of Gettysburg, then it’s onward to the “Steel City” – Pittsburgh. Hotel See the Strip District, Heinz Field & PNC Park in Pittsburgh Visit Gettysburg

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Day 5: Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls. Say farewell to the USA as we cross into Canada for a day of exploring Niagara Falls. Hotel M Dinner & Falls experience Day 6: Niagara Falls to Toronto. Soak in the vineyards, vibes & orchards of Niagara on the Lake. Tour a winery before arriving in Toronto. Hotel (B,D) Maid of the Mist boat cruise Tour a winery See the CN Tower, Rogers Centre & more

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Day 7: Toronto. With a free day there’s a lot to see. Maybe catch a baseball game, or zoom to the top of the CN Tower. Hotel (B) M Visit the viewing deck of the CN Tower Day 8: Toronto to Ottawa. Enjoy nature’s

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beauty as you drive through the stunning ‘1000 Islands’ region en route to Ottawa. Hotel (D) See the Rideau Canal Day 9: Ottawa to Montreal. Today it’s on to the fun French feel of Montreal. Hotel (B,D) Visit the Parliament building Visit Old Town Montreal, the old port & Mount Royal, Montreal’s largest park See St. Joseph’s Oratory & the Olympic Stadium Day 10: Montreal. Indulge in the city’s mix of Euro charm & North American lifestyle. Head to one of the many museums, taste an amazing range of food, shop the trendy boutiques & later party with the “oh so French” Canadians. Hotel M Jet boat ride Day 11: Montreal to Boston. Today it’s on to historic New England. Hotel (D) Visit Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory See Boston Common, the original Cheers Bar & more

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Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 12 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 13 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing tours Local taxes & service charges

• Historical walking tour of Philly • Visit Gettysburg National Military Park • Cruise Niagara Falls on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ • Wine tasting in Niagara • Indulge in ice cream on a tour of ‘Ben & Jerry’s’ • Feel the student spirit on a Harvard tour Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

Day 12: Boston. There’s plenty to do in this busy university town. Ride a trolley, check out Harvard or chill out. Hotel (B) Walk the historic Freedom Trail Visit Harvard Uni M Old town trolley tour

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Day 13: Boston to New York. See Providence, the capital of Rhode Island before heading back to the bright lights of NYC where the trip ends & it’s time to swap email addresses with your new friends. Hotel (B)

How much & when Code: ESTE 2014 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/eastern-escapade

ME TIME optionals M Philly cheese steak segway tour M Helicopter ride over Niagara falls M Toronto pub crawl M Montreal bike tour See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 7:00am & ends approx. 5:30pm. Do not book flights before 9:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 10 nights accom:  Special Stay: 2 nights at Contiki’s Rocky Mountain Chalet & 8 nights in hotels (10 nights Stampede departures) 10 meals: 5 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing tours Local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the ‘Ice Explorer’ • Gondola ride in Banff • Picnic in the Rocky Mountains Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler. Meet your Contiki Team & wind along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hotel (D) See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

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Day 2: Whistler. North America’s top alpine resort is your playground for outdoor activities like mountain biking & rafting. Hotel (B) Enjoy the shopping & activities Hike one of Whistler’s many trails M Canoeing or Zip line adventure

Day 5: Jasper. Today you might catch a glimpse of the wildlife around Maligne Canyon & Lake. Hotel (D) Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies Visit Maligne Lake (seasonal)

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Day 3: Whistler to Kamloops. Grab your camera for photo ops on the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D) Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range See Seton Lake reservoir & Lillooet, Duffy & Kamloops Lakes M Peak 2 Peak gondola

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Day 4: Kamloops to Jasper. Stop for a picnic at spectacular Mt. Robson on our way to Jasper. Hotel (B) Scenic drive along the Yellowhead

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Highway into the Rocky Mountains View Mt. Robson (weather dependent) Stay in Jasper National Park Rocky Mountain Picnic M Whitewater rafting (seasonal)

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Day 6: Jasper to Banff. See some of the 200 glaciers in the area & then roll onto Athabasca Glacier in a custom designed “Ice

Explorer”, before time to explore.  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (D) Glacier Experience See Saskatchewan River Valley, Peyto Lake (seasonal) & Weeping Wall Visit Lake Louise & Lake Louise Château See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel

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Day 7: Banff. Choose your own adventure in the mountains.  Contiki Special Stay, Rocky Mountain Chalet (B) Banff Gondola M Heli ride

Day 8: Banff to Vernon. Travel through 3 national parks in a single day. Hotel (B,D) Drive through Yoho,

CALGARY STAMPEDE special trip departure The spirit of this amazing world-famous festival takes over the city for 10 days in July. Watch the bull riding, Bronco busting, steer wrestling rodeo & then check out the chuckwagon races.

We have a couple of special Canadian trip departures to tie into this event, with 2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede, making this trip 13 days long. Trip code: (CRST/CRSTR).

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Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels & Kicking Horse Valley

Day 9: Vernon to Vancouver. Journey through Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country, before arriving in Vancouver. Hotel Drive through Kelowna See Lake Okanagan & its floating bridge See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion’s Gate Bridge

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Visit the Totem Poles of Canada’s First Nations People in Stanley Park Day 10: Vancouver. Feel the young vibe of the city while exploring its shops & cafes. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour & head out for a night on the town! Hotel (B) M Visit Grouse Mountain Day 11: Vancouver. Your Canadian adventure ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses with your new friends.

How much & when Code: CRCR/CRST/CRSTR 2014 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/canada-rockies quoted is per person & based on twin-share, * Price (triple-share only in Banff with no twin or single available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 10:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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NEW YORK

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• Get a bird’s eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Hello Big Apple! Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this morning & get ready for 4 days in one of the world’s hottest cities. Spend the day discovering this iconic city’s sights from Wall Street to the Guggenheim & SoHo. This afternoon, you can get a bird’s eye view of the city skyline on an optional helicopter flight, or explore in your own time. After dinner, get amongst the buzz of Times Square or head for a big night out & find out why New York is the city that never sleeps. Hotel (D) Take in panoramic views of New York City skyline See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem’s Apollo Theater & Museum Row, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Guggenheim Museum See famous neighbourhoods like Soho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCa See fashionable 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s

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Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany’s View the World Trade Center Site & Battery Park M Helicopter tour of NYC & the harbour

Day 2: New York, New York. Check out the Manhattan skyline as we cruise to Lady Liberty. For something different you can opt for a NYC Food Cart walking tour, or take the rest of the day to explore. Shop 5th Avenue, visit Times Square or wander through NYC’s vibrant neighbourhoods like the Lower East Side,

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or you could discover your inner Carrie on a ’Sex & the City’ tour. Tonight, head out for pizza, cocktails or catch a famous Broadway show. Hotel (B) Visit the Statue of Liberty M ‘Sex & the City’ tour M NYC Food Cart walking tour

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Day 3: More Manhattan. Today’s another free day to explore the city your way. Try cruising through Central Park on a bike tour, visit The Met or MoMa Gallery, or cross the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Tonight get a different

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Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals city view as we head to the top of the Empire State Building for unbeatable views of Manhattan by night. Hotel (B) Take the elevator to floor 86, to the Observation Tower of the Empire State Building

M Bike tour with a local guide through Central Park (seasonal) Day 4: Depart New York. Your trip ends this morning after breakfast, so it’s time to swap emails & say farewell to your new friends.

How much & when Code: EAEA 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/new-york-uncovered quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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Delve into the rich culture, taste the amazing flavours & experience the unreal action of Latin America first hand. No company does Latin America like Contiki with more sights, more inclusions & the best ways to stay to tempt the explorer within. Your

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EXCLUSIVE inclusions More inclusions & access like no other; for the ultimate journey into Latin America. Must-do experiences, all included – Iguassu Falls – Machu Picchu – Christ the Redeemer & Rio’s incredible beaches – Favela tour in Rio – Cruise Lake Titicaca – Tango & salsa lessons – Rafting in Costa Rica – PLUS included flights & private transport (no 18 hour bus rides with strangers) – Fun ways to get around like boat rides, triciclos, bikes & more!

EXCLUSIVE options Carving out your own adventure is a key part of any journey. So relax, or soak up some culture, or let our ME Time Options give you a taste of even more. – Speedboat ride to the base of Iguassu Falls – Zip lining in Costa Rica – Hang gliding in Rio – Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio – Kayaking in the Amazon – Snorkelling adventure in Cancun. And many more…

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EXCLUSIVE food Overload the tastebuds with some of Latin America’s best tastes, all included. – Breakfast daily: think omelettes, fresh fruit, cereals, breads, meats & more – Exclusive food experiences all included like a Brazilian BBQ, Argentinian steak, gallo pinto in Costa Rica And plenty of ME Time at other meal times, to explore more tastes your way.

EXCLUSIVE team Our Latin America based team give you access to real, local experiences: – Contiki’s expert Tour Managers – Local Guides for that essential local angle on Latin America

exclusive accommodation Our accommodation is what sets us apart from the rest, with comfort, style & great locations as standard. No roughing it with pitching tents or hostels. Plus many locations have with WiFi too, could it get any better? – Twin-share overnights – Hotels or beach resorts in the best locations for the ultimate comfort – Special Stay experiences – eco lodges in the Amazon or Costa Rica & eco-camp overnights

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EXPERI EX RIEN ENCE OUR LATIN N AME MERIC CA • Small group adventures: Around 30 people per trip means the perfe ect c gro group up siz size e for exploring Latin America. • Local knowledge: Our Latin America based team of experts will uncover the best best spots, and our Local Guides unlock even more local experiences. • Amazing overnights: Hotels, lodges & Special Stay overnights mean comfort, facilities & locations you’ll love, every single night. No rolling out tents or hostels with us! • The best ways to go: Included flights to get you around faster, plus private transport makes it easy. Along the way experience triciclos, trains & boats for local flavour & fun.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 13 nights accom:  2 nights in Contiki’s Special Stays & 11 nights in twin-share hotels 22 meals (trekking option: 23 meals) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & English speaking local guides Sightseeing tours of all major areas Private air-con coach, mini-coach or van 3 flights & transfers Local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • City tour of Arequipa & visit Santa Catalina convent • Chivay hot spring swim • Entry to the Temple of Wiracocha • Walking tour of Cusco Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Day 1: Arrive Lima. Meet your Contiki Team & check out the sights before a free afternoon to explore. Hotel (D) See the Historic Centre, Barranco & Mira Flores Day 2: Lima to Arequipa. Fly to the “White City” of Arequipa & delve into the city’s history with a walking tour. Hotel (B) City walking tour Visit the Santa Catalina Convent & the Plaza de Armas Day 3: Arequipa to Colca Canyon. We drive through Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve on our way to Colca Canyon. Visit Chivay for a relaxing hot springs swim & a night at our rustic lodge.  Contiki Special Stay (B,L,D) See wild vicuña See the Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu volcanoes Indulge in a relaxing hot spring dip Day 4: Colca Canyon to Puno. Experience the mountains & lakes of the Andes along the way to Puno. Hotel (B)

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See Colca Canyon Visit Cruz del Condor Visit Yanque Day 5: Puno. Catch a lift on a triciclo before cruising to Lake Titicaca. Experience the unique cultures & way of life as we visit locals to see their handmade crafts & textiles. Hotel (B,D) Ride on a triciclo! Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca Visit Taquile & Uros island communities Day 6: Puno to Cusco. First up is Pukara & its ancient Inca ruins, before reaching the heart of the ancient Incan empire, Cusco. Hotel (B) Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani See the Temple of Wiracocha Day 7: Cusco. From Inca buildings & colonial architecture to artisan shops, delicious cuisine & adrenaline activities, there’s loads to experience. Hotel (B,D) City walking tour Visit San Blas, La Catedral, Koricancha & San Pedro Market Day 8: Cusco to Sacred Valley. Today we explore the Sacred Valley. Tour the Pisac ruins before spending

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the night in Ollantaytambo. Hotel (B) Entry to the Sacred Valley & a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pisac & Ollantaytambo Try Chicha de Jora Day 9: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes. From biking to rafting, there’s loads to do here. Later, we take the train to Aguas Calientes. Hotel (B) M Horse riding

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Day 9: Inca Trail Trek. Walk in the footsteps of the Incas! Take a train to Kilometre 104 & trek to the Sun Gate. Hotel (B,L) • Train to Kilometre 104 • Tour Machu Picchu • Return train ride See contiki.com/incatrail Day 10: Aguas Calientes to Cusco. Be among the first to enter Machu Picchu with a guided tour, then free time to explore. Hotel (B) Tour the Temple of Three Windows & ceremonial baths & altar Day 11: Cusco. Feed your adrenaline urges then later, get into the nightlife. Hotel (B)

Day 12: Cusco to Jungle Lodge. Fly over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in Peru’s southern jungle.  Contiki Special Stay, Jungle Lodge (B,L,D) Visit the Infierno community Puerto Maldonado city tour Jungle canopy hike Day 13: Jungle Lodge to Puerto Maldonado. Board a catamaran & keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, before an afternoon relaxing. Hotel (B,L,D) Catamaran trip M Kayaking

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Day 14: Puerto Maldonado to Lima. Your trip ends on arrival in Lima & say ‘adios!’ to your travel mates. (B) Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

How much & when Code: LILI/LILIT 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/peru-uncovered quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration. Note: The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance. Trip starts Lima 8:00am & ends Lima 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Lima. Meet your Contiki Team this morning before checking out the city sights & a free afternoon to explore. Hotel (D) See the Historic Centre, Barranco & Mira Flores

Day 2: Lima to Arequipa. We fly to the “White City” of Arequipa & delve into the city’s history with a walking tour. Hotel (B) City walking tour Visit the Santa Catalina Convent & the Plaza de Armas

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Day 3: Arequipa to Colca Canyon. We drive through Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve on our way to Colca Canyon. Visit Chivay for a relaxing hot springs swim & a night at our rustic lodge.  Contiki Special Stay (B,L,D) See wild vicuña See the Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu volcanoes Indulge in a relaxing hot spring dip

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Day 4: Colca Canyon to Puno. This morning we visit the Colca

Canyon. Later, experience the majestic mountains & lakes of the Andes along the way to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Hotel (B) See the massive Colca Canyon Visit Cruz del Condor Visit Yanque

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Day 5: Puno. Catch a lift on a triciclo before cruising Lake Titicaca to experience the island of Taquile & the floating Uros Islands. Experience the unique cultures & way of life here as we visit locals to see their handmade crafts & famous textiles. Hotel (B,D) Ride on a triciclo! Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca Visit the Taquile & Uros island communities

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Day 6: Puno to Cusco. First up is Pukara & its ancient Inca ruins.See the last remaining two-storey Inca walls in Raqchi before reaching the heart of the ancient Incan empire, Cusco. Hotel (B) Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani See the Temple of Wiracocha

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Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 10 nights accom:  Special Stay: 1 night at Colca Canyon Lodge & 9 nights in twin-share hotels 15 meals: (trekking option: 16 meals) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & English speaking local guides Sightseeing tours of all major areas Private, air-con coach, mini-coach or van 1 flight & transfers Local taxes & service charges

Day 7: Cusco. We’ll explore this ancient city on foot, then the afternoon’s yours. Head out & explore from Inca buildings, intricate colonial architecture, artisan shops to adrenaline activities, there’s loads to experience. Hotel (B,D) City walking tour Visit San Blas, La Catedral, Koricancha & San Pedro Market

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Day 8: Cusco to Sacred Valley. Today we explore the Sacred Valley. Take a guided tour of the Pisac ruins before spending the night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s oldest towns. Hotel (B) Entry into the Sacred Valley & a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pisac & Ollantaytambo Try some local Chicha de Jora

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Day 9: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes. From biking to rafting, there’s loads to do here. Later, we take the train to Aguas Calientes. Hotel (B) M Horse riding through the Sacred Valley Day 9: Inca Trail Trek. Walk in the footsteps of the Incas! Take a train to Kilometre 104 & trek to the Sun Gate. Hotel (B,L) • Train to Kilometre 104 • Tour Machu Picchu • Return train ride See contiki.com/incatrail

Day 10: Aguas Calientes to Cusco. Be among the first to enter Machu Picchu to see the sun rising above the rooftops. Learn about the site on your guided tour, then free time to explore. Hotel (B) Tour the Temple of Three Windows, the ceremonial baths & altar

• City tour of Arequipa • Chivay hot spring swim • Entry to the Temple of Wiracocha • Walking tour of Cusco Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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Day 11: Depart Cusco. It’s time to say ‘adios!’ to your travel mates as your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

How much & when Code: LICU/LICUT 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/inca-panorama

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Price quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration. Note: The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance. Trip starts Lima 8:00am & ends Cusco 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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ANDES & AMAZON

8 Days 1 countrY

Brazil

PERU Rainforest

AGUAS CALIENTES (Machu Picchu)

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1 PUERTO MALDONADO

Ollantaytambo

SACRED 1 VALLEY 3 CUSCO

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Itinerary & Sightseeing

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more in your trip price: 7 nights accom:  Special Stay: 1 night in Contiki’s Amazon Jungle Lodge & 6 nights in twin-share hotels 12 meals: (trekking option: 13 meals) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & English speaking local guides Sightseeing tours of all major areas Private air-con coach, mini-coach or van 2 flights & transfers Local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Walking tour of Cusco & entry to La Catedral & the Temple of Koricancha Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

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• • Day 1: Arrive Cusco As the modern-day starting point for visits to Machu Picchu, we’ll explore the city on foot, then the afternoon’s yours. From Inca buildings, intricate colonial architecture, artisan shops to boutiques & delicious cuisine & adrenaline activities, there’s loads to experience. Hotel (D) City walking tour Visit San Blas, La Catedral & San Pedro Market

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Day 2: Cusco to Sacred Valley Today we explore the Sacred Valley. We’ll start the day with a guided tour of the Pisac ruins before spending the night in Ollantaytambo, one of Peru’s oldest towns. With lots of cute cafés & restaurants, find a local spot to relax with your mates tonight. Hotel (B)

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Entry into the Sacred Valley & a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pisac & Ollantaytambo Try some local Chicha de Jora

Day 3: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes From biking & hiking to rafting, there’s loads to experience today before we take the train to Aguas Calientes this afternoon. Hotel (B)

M Horse riding through the Sacred Valley Day 3: Inca Trail Trek. Walk in the footsteps of the Incas! Take a train to Kilometre 104 & trek to the Sun Gate. Hotel (B,L) • Train to Kilometre 104 • Tour Machu Picchu • Return train ride See contiki.com/incatrail Day 4: Aguas Calientes to Cusco Wake early & be among the first to enter Machu Picchu. See the sun rising above the incredible mountain tops. Learn more about the sites as you tour with your guide, then spend time exploring. Hotel (B)

Tour the Temple of Three Windows, the ceremonial baths & altar

Day 5: Cusco Feed your adrenaline urges then get into Cusco’s amazing nightlife. Try a “Cerveza Cusquena” & dance the night away! Hotel (B) Day 6: Cusco to Jungle Lodge Fly over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in Peru’s southern jungle. You could hike through the jungle for a canopy climb, then take to the shores with a flashlight to spot caiman, an Amazonian alligator! Later, relax in paradise at our incredible Jungle Lodge.  Contiki Special Stay, Jungle Lodge (B,L,D) Visit the Infierno community Puerto Maldonado city tour Canopy hike for amazing jungle views

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Day 7: Jungle Lodge to Puerto Maldonado Board a simple catamaran & keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, like the giant otter before spending the

afternoon relaxing. Hotel (B,L,D) Locally guided jungle catamaran boat trip M Kayaking trip on the Tambopata River or Jungle Canopy climb

Day 8: Puerto Maldonado to Lima Your trip ends on arrival in Lima, where it’s time to say ‘adios!’ to your travel mates. (B) Please note: Do not book flights before 9:00pm.

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How much & when Code: CULI/CULIT 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/andes-amazon quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration. Note: The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance. Trip starts Cusco 8:00am & ends Lima 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS

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16 meals: 10 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D)

2

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Local taxes & service charges (excluding Galapagos. See price panel)

Exclusive inclusions

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Quito. Meet up with your Contiki Team before learning about the city & history of the Inca & Spanish invasion, before the city’s best views at Panecillo. Later, visit the Equator line & wander between the two hemispheres. Hotel (D) See the Palace of Congress, Presidential Palace, Independence Square & Churches of San Francisco, La Compania & La Catedral Visit Panecillo lookout Visit the Equator & Inti Ñan Museum

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Day 2: Quito to Tena. We head into the lush jungle with spectacular views en route. Hotel (B) Thermal springs swim Visit a hummingbird sanctuary

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Day 3: Tena to Baños Chill, opt to go rafting or visit an animal refuge centre before it’s back on the road to Baños, nestled under the still active Tungurahua volcano. Hotel (B,D) Check out the Chimborazo region M Rafting experience

Day 4: Baños. With a free day, explore your way. Visit the hot springs, go horseback riding, trekking, rafting, climbing or mountain biking. Tonight, learn to salsa at our included lesson. Hotel (B) Salsa dancing lesson

Day 5: Baños to Guayaquil. Discover the cosmopolitan city of Guayaquil & walk down the promenade with the colourful Cerro Santa Ana district as your backdrop. Hotel (B) Evening river cruise

Day 6: Guayaquil to Isabela Island. Today we fly to Santa Cruz Island. Check out the old lava tunnels & see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Later, get out on the water as we head off to Isabela Island. Hotel (B,D) See Galapagos’ giant tortoises Visit lava tunnels Boat ride to Isabela Island

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Day 7: Isabela Island. This morning we’ll snorkel at beautiful Concha de Perlas, then this afternoon we’ll kayak near Tintoreras & hopefully see the elusive Galapagos Penguin. Hotel (B,L)

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Visit the Wall of Tears Snorkelling Kayaking

Day 8: Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island. This morning we’ll head to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, before we take off to Santa Cruz Island. This afternoon we’ll visit Tortuga Bay for a stroll along the beach & a swim. Hotel (B) Guided tour of the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center Visit Tortuga Bay

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Day 9: Santa Cruz to San Cristobal Island. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station this morning before heading out to San Cristobal.This afternoon explore the island by bike. Tonight, relax over drinks while watching the sunset. Hotel (B) Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station See the island’s famous sea lions

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on Puerto Grande beach, before it’s back into town for our Galapagos BBQ feast. Hotel (B,L,D) Boat cruise & off shore bird spotting Visit Isla Lobos (Sea Lion Island) Explore Kicker Rock’s 143m cone

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Visit Puerto Grande beach

Day 11: San Cristobal to Guayaquil. Take a kayak tour around the island or relax before heading back to the mainland where your trip ends on arrival. (B)

How much & when Code: QOGY 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/ecuador-galapagos-hopper quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: The Galapagos Islands have a compulsory US$100 entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park, a US$10 INGALA fee & a US$5 Isabela Island tax that are only payable in cash on arrival. Please ensure you have this money ready to ensure entry to these locations. Trip starts Quito 7:00am & ends Guayaquil 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

• Go local at a salsa lesson • Evening river cruise & drinks • Galapagos BBQ feast at our favourite local spot Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Rappelling (abseiling) & canyoning day trip M Locally guided bike tour down the “La Ruta de las Cascadas” M San Cristobal Island guided biking adventure See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

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Day 10: San Cristobal Island. First up: a coastal cruise to spot native birds, before hitting Sea Lion Island & snorkelling around Kicker Rock. Later, relax

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ARGENTINA & BRAZIIL

10 Days 2 countrIES

BUZIOS 2 RIO DE 3 JANEIRO Airport

Paraguay

2 IGUASSU FALLS

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BRAZIL

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BUENOS AIRES 2

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Exclusive inclusions • Tango show & lesson • Brazilian BBQ feast • Boat cruise in Rio • Rio city & favela tour • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Helicopter flight over Iguassu Falls See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires Hola Buenos Aires! This morning, meet up with your Tour Manager & group to get out & experience the iconic city spots like San Telmo & La Boca. Tonight, get ready to tango with the locals as you learn all the tricks at a dance lesson & show. Hotel (D) Visit the neighbourhoods of San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Recoleta, Palermo Chio & Palermo Soho Tango lesson, show & dinner

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Day 2: Buenos Aires Today is all yours! You could catch a football game, drink champagne at a polo match, hit the shops or pay a visit to the historic Gran Café

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Tortoni for a café con leche for some people watching. Tonight, head out to experience BA by night. Hotel (B) M Argentinian culinary experience Day 3: Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls Today we fly to Puerto Iguassu then travel to the Brazilian side to see the 275 individual waterfalls that make up Iguassu. You could take a heli-flight for a different angle on the Falls, or try your luck at spotting macaws & toucans. Tonight, sample the delicious national drink, a caipirinha. Hotel (B) Visit Iguassu Falls

Day 4: Iguassu Falls We’ll cross back into Argentina & visit their side of Iguassu Falls with a walk to see Devil’s Throat. The day is all yours to experience the Falls. Try a speed boat ride to feel the spray of the Falls, or go for a swim back at the hotel. Tonight we have tasty Brazilian BBQ. Hotel (B,D) Visit Iguassu Falls Taste delicious Brazilian BBQ See Devil’s Throat

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Day 5: Iguassu Falls to Buzios Get ready for sun, sand & surf as we head to Buzios with its white sand & endless beaches for a couple of days of R&R. Hotel (B) Day 6: Buzios You could rise early & watch one of the amazing sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re up for it try surfing, or simply chill with a book, explore the town or work on your tan. Hotel (B) M Learn to surf lesson Day 7: Buzios to Rio de Janeiro Home to the world’s largest Carnival, Copacabana Beach & the Brazilian bikini, get ready for good times in Rio. Hotel (B) Day 8: Rio de Janeiro This morning we’ll visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. We’ll give you a unique insiders-only experience of visiting a favela & seeing the contrast of how some cariocas live. Hotel (B) Entry to Christ the Redeemer for amazing city views Locally guided favela tour

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M Cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain Day 9: Rio de Janeiro Today is yours to explore this amazing city. You can try hang gliding, hang on the beach & this afternoon chill on a boat cruise around Rio’s famous harbour. Tonight, feb 28th - mar 5th 2014

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 9 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 12 meals Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & English speaking local guides Sightseeing tours of all major areas Private air-con coach, mini-coach or van 2 flights & transfers Local taxes & service charges

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head out for a meal & our last night out in this amazing city! Hotel (B,D) M Hang gliding Day 10: Depart Rio de Janeiro Our adventure ends after breakfast, when it’s time to swap emails & say ‘Tchau’ (goodbye) to your new mates. (B)

Be part of what is considered the biggest carnival in the world! With over two million people per day celebrating on the streets of Rio, it’s like nothing you have ever seen. We take you to all the right places at the right times, so you see all the best performances & don’t miss a beat.

How much & when Code: BARJ/RJBA 2014/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/southam-experience quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. BARJ: Start Buenos Aires 7:00am & ends Rio 11:00am. RJBA: Start Rio 7:00am & ends Buenos Aires 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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THE

S. AMERICA backstage pass PERU Andes

AGUAS RainforestAMAZON PUERTO CALIENTES LODGE MALDONADO (Machu Picchu) 1 1 1 2 INCA TRAIL Ollantaytambo LIMA 1 SACRED VALLEY Bolivia CUSCO 4

Coast

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BUZIOS 2

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3 BUENOS AIRES

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Lima. Meet your Contiki Team before checking out the city. Hotel (D) See the Historic Centre, Barranco & Mira Flores Day 2: Lima to Arequipa. Fly to Arequipa. Hotel (B) City walking tour Visit the Santa Catalina Convent & the Plaza de Armas Day 3: Arequipa to Colca Canyon.  Contiki Special Stay (B,L,D) See wild vicuña See the Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu volcanoes Hot spring dip Day 4: Colca Canyon to Puno. See the mountains & lakes of the Andes. Hotel (B) See Colca Canyon Visit Cruz del Condor Visit Yanque Day 5: Puno. Hotel (B,D) Ride on a triciclo! Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca Visit the Uros island & Taquile communities Day 6: Puno to Cusco. Next up: Cusco. Hotel (B)

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Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani See the Temple of Wiracocha Day 7: Cusco. Explore the city. Hotel (B,D) City walking tour Visit San Blas, La Catedral & Koricancha Day 8: Cusco to Sacred Valley. Hotel (B) Entry into the Sacred Valley & a guided tour of Pisac & Ollantaytambo Try Chicha de Jora Day 9: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes. From biking & hiking to rafting there’s loads to do. Hotel (B) M Horse riding

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Day 9: Inca Trail Trek. Walk in the footsteps of the Incas! Take a train to Kilometre 104 & trek to the Sun Gate. Hotel (B,L) • Train to Kilometre 104 • Tour Machu Picchu • Return train ride See contiki.com/incatrail Day 10: Machu Picchu to Cusco. Enter Machu Picchu for sunrise. Hotel (B) Tour the Temple of Three Windows & ceremonial baths Day 11: Cusco. Hotel (B)

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Day 12: Cusco to Jungle Lodge. Fly to Peru’s jungle.  Contiki Special Stay, Jungle Lodge (B,L,D) Visit the Infierno community Puerto Maldonado city tour Jungle canopy hike Day 13: Jungle Lodge to Puerto Maldonado. Hotel (B,L,D) Catamaran cruise M Kayaking trip Day 14: Puerto Maldonado to Lima. Hotel (B) Day 15: Lima to Buenos Aires. Hotel (B) Day 16: Buenos Aires. Tour the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods. Hotel (B,D) Visit San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero & more Tango lesson, show & dinner Day 17: Buenos Aires. Hotel (B) Argentinian culinary experience Day 18: Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls. Fly to Puerto Iguassu & see 275 waterfalls. Hotel (B) Visit Iguassu Falls M Helicopter flight Day 19: Iguassu Falls. Visit the

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Argentinian side of the Falls. Hotel (B,D) Visit Iguassu Falls Brazilian BBQ See Devil’s Throat Day 20: Iguassu Falls to Buzios. Chill beachside. Hotel (B) Day 21: Buzios. Hotel (B) Day 22: Buzios to Rio de Janeiro. Good times in Rio! Hotel (B) Day 23: Rio de Janeiro. Hotel (B) Entry to Christ the Redeemer Guided favela tour

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Day 24: Rio de Janeiro. Explore the city. Hotel (B,D) M Hang gliding Day 25: Depart Rio de Janeiro. After breakfast, it’s time to say ‘Tchau’ (goodbye). (B) copacabana

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How much & when Code: LIRJ/LIRJT/RJLI/RJLIT 14/15 Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/southam-adventurer

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 24 nights accom:  Special Stays: 1 night at Colca Canyon Lodge, 1 night in Contiki’s Amazon Jungle Lodge & 22 nights in twin-share hotels 36 meals (trekking option: 37 meals) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & English speaking local guides Sightseeing tours of all major areas Private, air-con coach, mini-coach or van 1 international & 5 internal flights & transfers Local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Arequipa city tour • Hot spring swim • Entry to the Temple of Wiracocha • Walking tour of Cusco, La Catedral & Temple of Koricancha • Tango show & lesson in Buenos Aires • Brazilian BBQ feast • Rio Boat cruise • Rio city & favela tour • Visit Christ the Redeemer statue Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Surf lesson M Cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. If * Price you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: The reverse itinerary spends 2 nights in Buenos Aires & 3 nights in Lima. Note: Included flight times are subject to alteration. Note: The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance. LIRJ/LIRJT: Start Lima 8:00am & ends Rio 11:00am. RJLI/RJLIT: Start Rio 7:00am & ends Lima 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger.

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MEXICAN N FIESTA

How much & when Code: MEX2 2014/15

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9 Days 1 countrY

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From €1175pp* €131 per day MORELIA 1 MEXICO CITY 2 IXTAPA 2 GUERRERO 1 TAXCO

8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation

MICHOACÁN

12 meals: 8 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, airconditioned coach Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges 2

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Visit contiki.com/mexican-fiesta beachlife on the mexican riviera

2 ACAPULCO

PACIFIC OCEAN 1

sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts Mexico City 7:00am & end Mexico City 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Mexico City to Morelia. Meet up with your Contiki Team & leave Mexico’s capital city behind. Arrive in Morelia with its fascinating architecture & picturesque streets. Later it’s out for a night on the town. Hotel (D) Walking tour of Morelia Visit a local candy market

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Day 4: Ixtapa to Acapulco. Hotel (B)

Watch the illumination of Mexico’s most beautiful cathedral

Day 5: Acapulco. Hotel (B,D)

Day 2: Morelia to Ixtapa via Zihuatanejo. Hotel (B) Visit Playa La Ropa & Zihuatanejo

Day 6: Acapulco to Taxco. Hotel (B) Watch a local silver demonstration

Day 3: Ixtapa. Hotel (B,D)

Day 7: Taxco to Mexico City. Hotel (B) Float through the canals of Xochimilco on a Trajinera

M Horseback ride

along the shoreline & plantations

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Guided tour of Centro Historico, including the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral & more Visit Coyoacán

This morning the trip ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Day 8: Mexico City. Hotel (B,D) Guided tour of Teotihuacan Day 9: Depart Mexico City.

How much & when

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MERIDA 1 GULF OF MEXICO

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Playa del Carmen

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1 MEXICO CITY

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Mexico City. Meet your Contiki team & tour ancient Teotihuacan. Afterwards, the day is yours to explore. Hotel (D) Guided tour of Teotihuacan Day 2: Mexico City to Merida. We fly to the city of Merida & tour the colonial buildings & palaces. Hotel (B,D)

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Walking tour of Merida’s sights Day 3: Merida to Cancun via Chichen Itza. Immerse yourself in Mayan history at Chichen Itza – the ancient ceremonial centre. Hotel (B) Guided tour of Chichen Itza ruins Swim in a cenote (sink hole)

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M Mayan adventure with ziplining, rappelling, canoeing & lunch! Day 4: Cancun & Playa del Carmen. Today we visit Playa del Carmen - so fill your day with snorkelling or hanging out in open-air cafés. Hotel (B) Visit Playa del Carmen

same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Start Mexico City 7:00am & end Cancun 11:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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Day 5: Cancun. Today it’s all about relaxing. Swim, snorkel, or take a day trip. Tonight, head to Cancuns bars. Hotel (B,D)

Day 6: Depart Cancun. Your trip ends this morning & it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell your new friends. (B)

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COSTA RICA

UNPLUGGED

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COSTA RICA

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Manuel Antonio National Park PACIFIC OCEAN

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Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive San José. Meet up with your Contiki Team before heading out to explore Poás Volcano National Park & San José. Hotel (D) San José city tour Visit Poás Volcano National Park

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Day 2: San José to Tortuguero. Next up: Tortuguero via Braulio Carrillo National Park. Only accessible by boat or small aircraft, Tortuguero is a famous for being one of Costa Rica’s most popular eco-tourism spot.  Contiki Special Stay, Jungle Lodge (B,L,D) See Braulio Carrillo National Park Look out for wildlife on our boat ride

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Day 3: Tortuguero. Spot howler monkeys, macaws, sloths & reptiles on a guided boat ride through the National Park. Later, enjoy a sunset boat ride along the canals.  Contiki Special Stay, Jungle Lodge (B,L,D) Wildlife boat cruise Sunset canal cruise

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Day 4: Tortuguero to Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge. Discover the rainforest on our

Tirimbina chocolate tour before a BBQ feast.  Contiki Special Stay, Rainforest Lodge (B,L,D) Locally guided chocolate tour

Day 5: Sarapiqui to Arenal/La Fortuna. This morning choose from white water rafting, a canopy adventure or abseiling before checking out the Arenal volcano. Hotel (B,L) Try rafting, a canopy zipline or abseiling See the incredible Arenal volcano

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Forest Reserve. Hotel (B) Cross Lake Arenal Hike the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

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Day 8: Monteverde. Visit Selvatura Park to walk the hanging bridges, visit the butterfly sanctuary or opt for ziplining. This afternoon learn about Costa Rica’s coffee & an evening horse ride. Hotel (B) Costa Rican coffee making tour

Day 9: Monteverde to Manuel Antonio. Today it’s onto the beaches of the Costa Rican Central Pacific coast! Hotel (B,D)

whitewater rafting

cruise to spot whales, sea turtles & birds. Don’t forget your swimming gear! Hotel (B,D) Locally guided rainforest hike M Catamaran fun cruise

Day 12: Manuel Antonio to San José. Relax this morning before heading back to San José where your trip ends. (B) Please note: Do not book flights before 8:00pm.

Day 6: Arenal/La Fortuna. Experience the Costa Rican way of life with a visit to La Casona Rio Fortuna. Hotel (B,D) Guided tour of La Casona & its local industries M Canyoneering (waterfall rappelling)

Day 10: Manuel Antonio. Hit the beach, explore town or just work on your tan. Later we’ll explore the local market. Hotel (B) Visit a local market M Surf lessons

How much & when

Day 7: Arenal/La Fortuna to Monteverde. Today it’s on to Monteverde, filled with cloud forests, coffee plantations, monkeys, mist & friendly locals. This afternoon we hike into the Santa Elena Cloud

Day 11: Manuel Antonio. It’s time to get active this morning, our expert guide takes us through the exotic, tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park. This afternoon you could opt for a catamaran

a same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either twin or triple-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Trip starts San José 8:00am & end San José 5:00pm. Please note: Do not book flights before 8:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

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Code: COSTA 2014/15

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 11 nights accom:  Special Stays: 2 nights in a Jungle Lodge in Tortuguero, 1 night in a Rainforest Lodge in Sarapiqui & 8 nights in twin-share hotels 22 meals: 11 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & English speaking local guides Sightseeing tours of all major areas Private, air-con coach, mini-coach or van Local taxes & service charges

Exclusive inclusions • Sunset cruise in Tortuguero • Rafting, canopy adventure or abseiling in Sarapiqui • Enjoy dinner at a traditional country estate Plus all of the inclusions in the itinerary marked with

ME TIME optionals M Hot springs dip M Selvatura Park ziplining M ATV adventure M Mangrove/Damas Island kayaking See itinerary & visit contiki.com for even more

Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Mar 2015 Visit contiki.com/unplugged quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with

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Take on the snow & get your powder fix around the globe. Ride the Austrian mountains then get social at our exclusive Gasthof, embrace the slopes in Lake Tahoe or experience legendary Queenstown. Explore these locations the way winter was intended - our trips are packed with enough activities & adrenaline filled adventures on or off the mountain for your best winter yet!

How much & when

SKII AUSTRIA S AR ST RT & E EN ND IN NL LON ONDO ON ON OR H HOP OPFG OP FG GAR ARTE ART TEN TEN 8/15 nights

backstage pass

(start london)

7/14 nights Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: FREE ski guide, Salzburg day trip & Contiki ski slam race Included overnight coach travel from London (start London option) FREE coach pickup from Innsbruck airport or Wörgl train station (meet us there option) 7 or 14 nights accommodation & breakfast daily Half board options available (for a small supplement) Visit contiki.com for

ME TIME optionals

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(meet us there)

From €615pp* €88 per day Visit contiki.com/ski

Winter 2014/15 Code: C7SWBIT / C14SWBIT & CPC7SW & CP14SW Trip validity: Dec 2014 to Feb 2015 Visit contiki.com/ski quoted is per person & based on quad-share * Price & don’t include airfares. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: Ski Plus trips (code: C7SWBIT & C14SWBIT include transfers from London. Trip starts 7:00pm in London on Fridays & ends approx 10:00pm in London on Saturdays. Note: Ski Only trips start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays. You need to provide us with your flight & arrival details approx 21 days before departure to take the Innsbruck Airport transfer. Check-in starts 2:00pm & check-out is at 9:00am.

SkiWelt - recently voted Top Resort in a survey of 70 resorts in 8 countries. Mountain Restaurants: 63

Lifts & Cable Cars: 14 Cable cars 1 Funicular railway 15 Detachable chairlifts 22 Chairlifts 24 Drag lifts 15 Practise lifts

SkiWelt: Beginners runs: 63 (blue) Total length 77 miles Intermediate runs: 51 (red) Total length 80 miles Advanced runs: 7 (black) Total length 17 miles Total length of pistes: 174 miles

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THE POW WDER RUSH

How much & when

CANADA

Winter 2014 Code: SKIR

8 Days 2 CANADIAN PROVINCES

Trip validity: Jan 2014 to Mar 2014 Visit contiki.com/powder quoted is per person & based on twin-share, * Price (triple-share only in Banff with no twin or single

From €1325pp* €166 per day

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA Lake Louise

3 BANFF 2 WHISTLER 1 KELOWNA Calgary 1 VANCOUVER 1

Visit contiki.com/powder

1

Places visited Nightstops Special Stopover night

SAVE

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler. Welcome to Canada! We head along the stunning Sea to Sky Highway to legendary Whistler Blackcomb resort. Tonight, get to know your group over dinner. Hotel (D) Day 2: Whistler. Get into the action & experience why Whistler Blackcomb is renowned for its top

runs & relaxed mountain lifestyle. Hotel (B) M Skiing or boarding Day 3: Whistler to Vancouver. Feel the vibe of Vancouver with its cool cafés & shops. Explore Chinatown, Gastown & the First Nations totem poles in Stanley Park. Hotel City sightseeing

available). If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex room-mate at no extra cost. Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Note: Lift tickets & equipment are not included in this package. Trip starts 8:00am & ends approx. 4:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

Day 4: Vancouver to Kelowna. Today we head to the country & the Okanagan Valley, famous for its orchards & vineyards. Hotel (D) Wine tasting

Day 5: Kelowna to Banff. Next on our list: legendary Banff National Park. Get your camera ready – we head through 3

FOR MORE WAYS TO SAVE. See p.17 for details

National Parks with stunning scenery.  Mountain Chalet Special Stay (B,D) Days 6-7: Banff. Choose from Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise or Sunshine resorts & get up on a snowboard or skis or try cross country skiing or snowshoeing.  Mountain Chalet Special Stay (B)(B)

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Sleigh ride Transfer to resorts M Skiing or boarding

Day 8: Banff to Calgary. Take a gondola ride for breakfast at the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, it’s back to Calgary where your trip ends. (B) Gondola ride & brunch

How much & when

ULTIMATE NZ SKI 7 Days

Trip validity: Jun 2014 to Sep 2014 Visit contiki.com/nzski

same sex room-mate at no extra cost (either triple or quad-share). Alternatively ask us about our single room supplements. Price is based on 2014-15 season - check contiki.com for the most up to date prices. Start Queenstown 5:00pm & end Queenstown 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.89.

Visit contiki.com/nzski

SAVE

FOR MORE WAYS TO SAVE. See p.17 for details

Itinerary & Sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Queenstown Welcome to legendary Queenstown! Known for its epic mountain lifestyle & cool vibes, this is the ultimate haven for those that love to ski, or want to learn. Tonight, meet your Ski rep & fellow travellers, before getting to know the group over dinner. (D)

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Day 2: Queenstown It’s time to hit the slopes! Carve up one of Queenstown’s three ski fields - the Remarkables, Coronet Peak & Cadrona. World- renowned for their awesome conditions, you’ll try them all over the next week. (B) Day 3: Queenstown Another day to head up one of the mountains

to improve your technique. (B) Day 4: Queenstown With a free day, enjoy the endless activities in the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’. Try bungy jumping, skydiving or rafting & that’s just the start. Tonight, there’s the option of dinner at Skyline Restaurant for unbeatable views. (B)

Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 7 nights accommodation:  Special Stay: 3 nights at Contiki’s Rocky Mountain Chalet & 4 nights in twin-share hotels 8 meals: 5 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-con coach City sightseeing tours Local taxes & service charges 1

World Heritage sites visited Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

NEW ZEALAND

Winter 2014 Code: CZSKI

quoted is per person & based on twin-share. * Price If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a

From €1025pp* €147 per day

backstage pass

M Tandem skydive M AJ Hackett bungy jump

choice of mountain to head back to. (B,D)

Day 5: Queenstown Today it’s back up the mountain as we visit the last of the three ski fields so you can show off your skills. (B)

Day 7: End Queenstown Your ski adventure ends after breakfast, so it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Day 6: Queenstown It’s the final ski day & we’ll give you the

Please note: Ski & snowboard equipment is available for hire in Queenstown.

backstage pass Your Backstage Pass includes all this & more: 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation 8 meals: 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) Contiki’s expert Ski rep 4 day ski lift passes & transfers (transfers to & from Queenstown airport on arrival day/departure day are not included) Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges Look for the (M) symbol for ME TIME optionals

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CONTIKI HAS AN INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR DISCOVERING NEW THINGS IN EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF THE WORLD. To continue sharing our discoveries with young travellers for decades and centuries to come, we need to respect and protect those places through everything that we do. We’re at the start of a very exciting journey; the journey to becoming a more responsible & sustainable company. We’ve done some great things, but we’re ready and raring to do a whole lot more.

people

places

We seek inspiration from some incredible humans. From renowned environmental explorers taking on the world, to the individuals in our offices taking charge with office sustainability; the people who get involved with Contiki Cares inspire us and challenge us to be the best we can be.

Oceans have a domino effect on the entire eco-system of the planet, from the forests to the deserts and everything in between. At Contiki we’re proud to support projects with protecting the world’s oceans in mind. EARTH MONTH EXPEDITIONS

CÉLINE COUSTEAU Céline Cousteau is an environmental activist, explorer and documentary film maker. She’s also the granddaughter of legendary oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau & a big source of inspiration for Contiki. We are excited to have partnered with Céline for 4 years now. Her passion & connection with both our travellers, team & the ocean never ceases to amaze us.

our travellers Over the past 52 years, we’ve been overawed by the conscientious attitude of so many of our travellers. From taking time to clean up a beach in New Zealand to attending a charitable dinner in Cambodia, we’re constantly inspired by the selfless ways in which people choose to use their time abroad. If you have an idea for us, want to know how you can get involved, or just feel like a chat, send an e-mail to contikicares@contiki.com . We’d absolutely love to hear from you.

In 2012, we launched our inaugural Earth Month Expedition – giving travellers & our team the chance to celebrate Earth Month & get hands on with our projects. 2012’s trip explored the Meso American Reef system in Mexico, and 2013’s visited the Galapagos Islands. Check out the Galapagos’ video on contiki. com/contikicares

MAR LEADERS The Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) Leadership Program supports young, local environmentalists working hands on to protect the 621 milelong South American reef. Contiki has been a proud supporter since 2010, helping leaders with financial support & the skills they need to succeed professionally.

SharksCount

★ Contiki’s newest project

Of all the millions of animals on the planet, sharks are among the most misunderstood. In 2013 Contiki helped kick off SharksCount in the Galapagos Islands. The programme empowers divers & snorkellers to identify, count & log the sharks they see in the water, with data contributing to making a real difference to the protection of sharks globally.

#CONTIKICARES We’re creating a community of young & passionate people, who simultaneously live with a conscience & live to travel. Visit contiki.com/ contikicares to follow our journey. cÉli Éline ne cou couste ste t au

Check out the GalApagos’ Trip video on Contiki.com/contikicares galapagos 2013

WORDS WE LIVE BY: Tread lightly is about a way of life that respects people & our planet. We want to walk you guys around the world, not over it.

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GOT A QUESTION? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know:

What’s included?

Brochure authenticity

Do I need vaccinations?

• Coach, train, ferry transport, internal flights, accommodation & meals as listed in the ‘Backstage Pass Includes’ section on trip pages. • Sightseeing listed in the ‘Backstage Pass Includes’ section in each trip itinerary. Unless specified, entrance fees to these locations are included. • Experienced Contiki Tour Manager, Driver & Local Guides on some trips.

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

It is wise to check with your medical doctor or travel agent prior to departure if you require any vaccinations for the countries you’ll be visiting. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.

What’s not included? • Air & ferry transfers to trip departure point. • Personal expense money. • Visas, passport fees, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages. • ME time optionals & activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, hot air ballooning, etc. • Anything not specified in the Backstage Pass Includes section • Lunches (unless specified under ‘Backstage Pass Includes’) & some dinners.

Included flights Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.90-91) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & payment for your trip you acknowledge & accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass &/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airlines terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

Group size Contiki’s group size is a maximum of 54 (USA), except in Asia & Latin America where it is a maximum of 30.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, your trip documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. Make sure you visit contiki.com/guide for our Travellers Guides. They are packed full of essential info for your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all ME Time optional activities available on your trip. Your free Contiki document wallet* & luggage tag will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passport. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

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How much money do I need? You should be able to use debit & credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional activities, entrance fees to attractions & evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your trip with some cash in local currencies.

no compulsory tipping - reward only excellence! Every country in the world has different tipping policies, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. If you think your Contiki Team have done an exceptional job then you may wish to tip them. This is entirely discretionary – it’s completely up to you.

me time Optional Activities Our great value optionals are arranged & paid for on your trip. You’ll get great value as we get you great rates. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent. Our optional activities on our trips are operated by 3rd party operators. While every attempt is made to ensure the safety of all activities, the nature of the various regions may mean that public liability protection that is offered in many countries, may not be applicable in many cases. In some instances a waiver will need to be signed by trip participants to ensure that these conditions are understood & accepted. Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all Contiki Asia & Latin America trips. HOW DO I PAY? You can pay on tour in cash (local currency or USD depending on the region). In New Zealand, Australia or Europe you can also use all major credit cards, including VPAY in Europe.

Past traveller 5% discount Eligibility for this discount is based on clients having booked & travelled with Contiki (or one of our Travel Corporation sister brands, visit www.thetravelcorporation.com for details) within 5 years of their last trip. Clients must have completed a trip before they can redeem the discount on a subsequent trip booking. A deposit must be received before the discount can be applied to the booking. It is not available on pre & post-trip accommodation rates & other selected products. The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot be combined with any non-brochured special market promotions.

Do I need A Passport or visa? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations) change regularly. Visit contiki.com/visas, consult your local embassy or travel agent to determine any visas you require & how to obtain them. Your passport must have at least six months validity at time of travel. Local immigration authorities may deny entry & deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they intend on staying only for a short period. Important to consider: 1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. 3. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of you failing to obtain all necessary visas before the departure of your tour. 4. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. 5. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details.

What should I pack? For ideas & recommendations on what to pack for your trip visit contiki.com/travelresources for all the info you need.

How much luggage can I bring? Luggage is restricted to one bag with a maximum size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs), plus one small hand/day bag that can go on to the coach with you. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases or bags on the trip. Wheeled suitcases can be used on Contiki trips in Asia & Latin America. On Concept & Camping Trips in Europe you’ll need a sleeping bag & towel, which can be purchased from Contiki in London if necessary. On trips which include Flotilla Sailing or if you have booked our Inca Trail Trek a small bag suitable for the extremely limited luggage space is required. Your regular luggage will be stored during this time. A small daypack/backpack of approx 26L capacity is suggested. Your Tour Manager may suggest you store your main luggage & utilize a smaller bag for overnight rail journeys, overnight junk

boat or overnight stays at guest houses. Luggage is carried at owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your trip includes a flight you are also subject to airline baggage restrictions. Note: Contiki is not responsible for any fees incurred as a result of overweight luggage.

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

Departure Points For more detailed information specific to your trip head to contiki.com/ departurepoints. Trip departure points & times will vary from region to region. Refer to your travel documents for details of kick-start meetings & trip departure times.

Travel Insurance Cancellation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt & ruin your holiday. Contiki very strongly recommends that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, evacuation & repatriation expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before you travel. In some instances, you may not be accepted on a Contiki holiday unless you have arranged satisfactory insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies against us arising from your participation in your holiday. For insurance details, please speak to your travel agent or Contiki when you are booking your trip. Note: It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel on a Contiki Asia or Latin America holiday.

Photography credits Photos courtesy of © AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown p.7 Bungy Jump. Photos courtesy of © Dan Lumelski p.12 Hang Gliding. Photos courtesy of © Lucerne Tourist Board p.22 Lion Monument. Photos courtesy of © Louis Hellenic p.32 Cruise liner. Photos courtesy of © Elise garner p.61 Chiang Rai Hill Tribe. Photos courtesy of © Ellie Smart p.64 Halong Bay. Photos courtesy of © Shiralea p.65 Whale Shark, Beach Koh Pha Ngan, Fire Dancer. Photos courtesy of © Banco de Imagenes de Prom Peru p.78 Llamas. Photos courtesy of © Brandon Heredia p.83 Iguassu Falls. Photos courtesy of © Destination Queenstown (Chris McLennan) p.87 Remarkables Ski Field Lookout. Photos courtesy of © Nzone Skydive p.87 Skydiving. Photos courtesy of © CauseCentric Productions p.88.

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BOOKING

CONDITIONS CONDI

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

The following Booking Conditions, have to the extent possible, taken account of the European Community Package Travel Directive. Legal interpretation on specific clauses of this directive may vary between European Community member states. Contiki accept that the legal interpretation of the member state where the booking is made will prevail over the following Booking Conditions where the Package Travel Directive have been adopted into law.

Our Responsibilities 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is made between you and Contiki Holidays Limited (Registered in Guernsey No. 50681 (Contiki)) only upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to you or your travel agent. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION Contiki are a member of ABTA and hold ATOL Number 10144 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, which provide for your protection in the event of our insolvency. Only bookings from countries subject to the EC Package Travel Directive will receive financial protection from ABTA & CAA. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed in this brochure. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. Any monies paid to us for non-licensable products (accommodation and packages which do not include flight elements) are protected by means of a bond held by us with ABTA. This means that if, in the unlikely event of our insolvency, the accommodation or package cannot be provided, the client will receive their money back or, if their stay has started, arrangements will be made for them to be able to continue as planned. 3. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs, taxes (including VAT/ sales tax(es)), levies & exchange rates as at 15th October, 2013. 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 & 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.

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4. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 4.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 4.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. Where cancellation is necessary, a minimum period of 45 days notice will be given by us unless the circumstances leading to the cancellation were beyond our reasonable control. 4.3 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. 4.4 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. 4.5 Contiki is not responsible for the cost of any other travel arrange-ments affected due to cancellation or the rescheduling of any holiday. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (December, 2013) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 5.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 5.3 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. 6. LIABILITY 6.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. Any money paid to a travel agent where land arrangements and flights are booked together is held by the travel agent on behalf of Contiki at all times. 6.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 6.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOur Responsibilities 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of €100, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of your tour 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 instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of €100 per person, per tour, which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 1.4 Inca Trail Trek if you wish to book a tour including the Inca Trail Trek you will be required to make an additional nonrefundable deposit at the time of booking. Your reservations agent will advise you of the additional amount required. Should Contiki be unable to obtain a trail pass for the date requested your additional deposit will be refunded in full. You will also need your passport to enter onto the trail. Its important that the passport information that you submit with

your Inca Trail pass application is exactly the same as the passport you will use to travel to Latin America & it must have 6 months validity at time of travel. If your information changes it can result in a penalty & cancellation of admission to the trail. No refunds will be given. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid by no later than 45 days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before scheduled departure date of the first departing tour. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents will not be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made to Contiki in writing as soon as possible. 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice: ..............................Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days: ................................................25% of tour fare 21-8 days:...................................................30% of tour fare 7-1 days:.....................................................50% 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. Extra night hotel accommodations that are cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur 100% cancellation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days ..................................................................25% 21-15 days ..................................................................30% All cancellation policies valid as at 1st December 2013 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at the time of booking. If you have booked a tour including the Inca Trail Trek the additional deposit you paid at the time of booking is non-refundable. These Cancellation fees are in addition to any fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour 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, you wish to change to an alternate departure date you may do so subject to availability & provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of €25 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 booking within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation & normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3) except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value, in which case a €25 per person amendment fee will be charged in addition to any amendment fees imposed due to internal flights/ local ferries.

4.3 Transfer of the package to another traveller is allowed, however both the original booker and transferee are liable for the payment of any outstanding monies. This may also include any service charges/amendment fees levied on Contiki by 3rd party contractors. 4.4 Inca Trail Trek. If you have booked a tour including the Inca Trail Trek in addition to the booking change fee you may also have a to pay a full cancellation fee of the Inca Trail Trek ticket and be required to pay the fee again to purchase a new ticket for the new date. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities & activities on a Contiki holiday are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a Contiki staff member. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All guests must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, assisting with luggage, toileting or dressing,). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps & locations & overnight accommodations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in North America. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. • Passengers are required to carry their own luggage to the coach & also to their rooms, there may be times passengers are required to carry their luggage far distances & up many flights of stairs with no assistance. • Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms & conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5.1 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you

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90 | 91 agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative have the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In such event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.2 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.5.3 The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms & conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms & conditions. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or cooperating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death nor any loss, 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 & all visas, permits & certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations & to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Tour Manager or Contiki Representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our Group brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. If you do not write within 42 days, your rights under this contract may be affected. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Guernsey 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 & 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 It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses & evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki Asia or Latin America vacation. We strongly recommend your

insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability & loss of personal property.For travel in all our other operating regions we strongly recommend insurance that covers ALL of the above. Please check that your insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit & will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE: Airfares to & from your holiday destination (unless you have booked a tour & fly package), airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Tour Managers & Tour Drivers, 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. 10. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS Luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non-expanding suitcase size up to 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) & the maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour.

GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national & international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services.

International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to passengers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a tour shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions & limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. ARBITRATION Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be amicably settled, may be referred to arbitration, if the customer so wishes, under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents, & administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple & inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims, which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration & Statement of Claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within eighteen months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA code does not require such agreement. 3. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from Jan 2014 to March 2015.

4. OPERATING COMPANIES The Australia programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Australia Pty Limited. The New Zealand programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays New Zealand Limited. The Asia programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Asia Limited. The North America programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki US Holdings Inc. The Latin America programmes are operated by Contiki Holidays Latin America Ltd, Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Please note that Contiki utilises ground handlers to assist with the operation of our products. These ground handlers include: Journey Mexico (Mexico), Galakiwi (Ecuador & Galapagos Islands) & Costa Rican Trails (Costa Rica).The Europe programmes are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Piquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY11AF with the exception of the Great Britain & Ireland tours, the 3 & 5 day London Explorer all of which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principle operator of the Croatian Island Cruising & Croatian Island Hopper products is Katarina Lines. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request). The operator of the Turkish sailing product is Barbaros Yachting, Turkey. Their terms & conditions apply (available on request). IMPORTANT NOTICE: ABTA statement: Contiki Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA under the following membership number Y1792. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist when things don’t go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For more information on ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ, tel 020 3117 0500 www.abta.com http://www.abta. com. Transactions taken by our Call Centre in Switzerland will be processed in Switzerland, as will all of our direct internet bookings. Customers from outside of Europe should check with their card issuers to ascertain whether international card transaction charges will be applied. DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements within. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.) Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Holidays Limited. Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands. This brochure was published in December 2013 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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since 1962 29th APRIL 1962. 1 BEAT UP MINI-VAN, 12 ADVENTURERS, 12 WEEKS, 1 CONTINENT, ONE HELL OF AN URGE TO EXPLORE. CONTIKI WAS BORN.

The old vans have long since gone, but our spirit of adventure lives on. We’re still as passionate about discovering new things as ever. Connecting young travellers is at the heart of everything we do. It’s about discovering mind-blowing places, sharing the adventures & having an awesome time doing it! Making every second count is what we’re all about. EUROPE SINCE 1962

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• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send either you or your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. • You must pay the balance of your holiday no less than 45 days before the departure date or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. • Contiki will then send you or your travel agent travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure. IMPORTANT:

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• At the time of booking you must pay a non refundable deposit of €100 per person per tour within 7 days.

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Contiki loves the planet The text pages for this brochure are printed on 100% recycled paper. By doing this we’re using less trees & sending less waste to landfills. You can help too, by recycling this brochure when you’re done. Either pass it on to a friend to read, or pop it in your recycling collection. Easy. Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. © Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. Printed in the UK. Contiki provides you with holidays & experiences of a lifetime.

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