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How To Book

Australia

New Zealand

Europe Winter

USA & Canada

Call Contiki or visit your travel agent Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd 1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845) www.contiki.com.au reservations@contiki.com.au 35 Grafton Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Licence number 2TA00 1868 ABN - 18 002 525 340 IATA - number 023 06496

Travel agent reservations Sydney metro - 02 9511 2222 Other areas - 1300 301 835 Fax - 02 9511 2210 Payment advice - paymentadvice@contiki.com.au

• Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki

• You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through

office that there’s availability on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour (see page 142).

• At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a nonrefundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent.

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.

your travel agent no less than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure.

• We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

IMPORTANT By paying the A$200 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 143, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Special Interest Groups

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

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

Group Bookings

If you’re planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly

with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 – 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!

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Contiki Holidays is a division of the familyowned The Leading Travel Companies, and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Bermuda. © Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Printed in Australia. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

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“By the second day, you’re having such a good time that you forget you only met everyone the day before. ”


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See Europe. The French Riviera. St Peter’s Basilica.The Brandenburg Gate. And a market that only the locals know about (second right, in the square). Share Europe. Meet 18-35 year olds from all over the world. Make friends for a month, and know them forever. Love Europe. We’re a family-owned business and we’ve been travelling the world since 1962.We’ll never stop. It’s always different. It’s always fun. It’s always an adventure. That’s the Contiki spirit.

See more, explore more at contiki.com.au/contiki-experience


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What’s inside This brochure may be big, but we’ve made it nice and easy to navigate. 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18 19 20 21 22 23

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Intro to Contiki Ways to travel (that’s where you are right now) Why Contiki? Uniquely Contiki What’s included in your tour Explore More & optional activities On the road with the Contiki crew On the road accommodation Rate your dollar Real value. Cool deals. Our air partners Going green… London calling Festivals and Events

tour styles to choose from

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Camping Original tours

Like getting back to basics? It’s how Contiki started. Spacious tents for 2 in well-equipped campsites. See how far your budget can stretch.

Camping

See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 24-33

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Concept Unique tours

Cabins. Hostels. Hotels. Special stopovers like a chateau. Mix it up every night with our Concept Unique tours. Simple one night, an upgrade the next. See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 34-61.

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Time Out Hotel tours

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Festivals / Events & Winter tours

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Questions Answered… Want to stay longer? Booking Conditions

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Concept

City hotels near the sights. Little extras, home comforts and special places to stay like a chateau, Greek island beach resort and a Roman villa. Time Out Hotel tours give you more comfort for a great price. See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 62-129 Time Out

We’ve got special event tours like Oktoberfest. your tour. Add a stop at one of many European music festivals before or after in the e Europ see Or book one of our winter tours to beat the crowds and snow. See opposite for a full list or find out more on pages 130 & 134.


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EUROPEAN SPIRIT Page From Days 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$3065 . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-47

ROAD TO ATHENS plus CRUISE Page From Days 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$3725 . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 EUROPEAN IMPRESSIONS Page From Days 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$3229 . . . . . . . . . . . . .78-79

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EUROPEAN INSPIRATION Page From Days 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2659 . . . . . . . . . . . . .80-81

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EUROPEAN ADVENTURER Page From Days 37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$5499 . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-54

EUROPEAN VISTA Page From Days 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2935 . . . . . . . . . . . . .82-83 EUROPEAN PANORAMA Page From Days 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$5165 . . . . . . . . . . . . .84-85

LONDON to ROME Page From Days 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2349 . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

EUROPEAN EXPLORER Page From Days 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$6645 . . . . . . . . . . . . .86-88

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN plus GREEK ISLAND HOPPING Page From Days 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$6729 . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-61

In-Depth Regional ENGLAND & SCOTLAND Page From Days 8 / 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1145 . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

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ULTIMATE EUROPEAN plus EGYPT Page From Days 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$7299 . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

IRELAND Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1285 . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 SCOTLAND Page From Days 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

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LONDON & PARIS Page From Days 7 / 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1095 . . . . . . . . . . .94

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M LONDON, PARIS & AMSTERDA Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1599 . . . . . . . . . . .95

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GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND Page From Days 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2475 . . . . . . . . . . . . .92-93

LONDON, PARIS & ROME Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1775 . . . . . . . . . . .95

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TURKISH DELIGHT Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1129 . . . . . . . . . . .108

ROME ROAD TO ATHENS / ROAD TO Page From Days 17 / 13 . . . . . . . . .A$2210 . . . . . . . . . . . . .76-77

EUROPEAN CONTRASTS Page From Days 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$4169 . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-51

LONDON to ATHENS plus GREEK ISLAND HOPPING Page From Days 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$4610 . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

EGYPT & THE NILE Page From Days 07 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1325 . . . . . . . . . . .106-1

EUROPEAN ENCOUNTER Page From Days 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2299 . . . . . . . . . . . . .74-75

EUROPEAN ESCAPADE Page From Days 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$3495 . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49

LONDON to ATHENS Page From Days 6 21 . . . . . . . . .A$3255 . . . . . . .55-5

SPANISH SPREE Page From Days 05 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1939 . . . . . . . . . . .104-1

SIMPLY ITALY Page From Days 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1815 . . . . . . . . . . .96-97

BERLIN, PRAGUE & VIENNA Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1275 . . . . . . . . . . .109 BERLIN TO BUDAPEST Page From Days 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1509 . . . . . . . . . . .110 BERLIN & PRAGUE Page From Days 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$995 . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 VIENNA & BUDAPEST Page From Days 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$805 . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

AMSTERDAM NEW YEAR Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$509 . . . . . . . . . . . .132 PARIS NEW YEAR Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$599 . . . . . . . . . . . .132 OO EDINBURGH MILITARY TATT Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$495 . . . . . . . . . . . .133 EASTER IN AMSTERDAM Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$399 . . . . . . . . . . . .133 MUNICH OKTOBERFEST Page From Days 5 / 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$485 . . . . . . . . . . . .133 WINTER TOUR Page From Days 37 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$3485 . . . . . . . . . .134-1 SKI AUSTRIA Page From Days 39 7 / 14 . . . . . . . . . . .A$655 . . . . . . . . . . . .138-1

EASTERN ROAD Page From Days 13 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2029 . . . . . . . . . . .112-1 SCANDINAVIA Page From Days 15 9 / 11 . . . . . . . . . . .A$2115 . . . . . . . . . . .114-1 SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA Page From Days 17 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$4685 . . . . . . . . . . .116-1 RUSSIA Page From Days 19 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2669 . . . . . . . . . . .118-1 CROATIAN ISLAND CRUISING Page From Days 21 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1025 . . . . . . . . . . .120-1 GREEK ISLAND HOPPING Page From Days 23 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2249 . . . . . . . . . . .122-1 SPOTLIGHT ON GREECE and CRUISING Page From Days 25 4 / 8 / 12 . . . . . .A$865 . . . . . . . . . . . . .124-1 AEGEAN CLASSIC & GOLDEN FLEECE CRUISES Page From Days 27 6 / 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1189 . . . . . . . . . . .126-1 EASTERN MED. CRUISING Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1889 . . . . . . . . . . .128 MYKONOS & ISLAND CRUISING Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1659 . . . . . . . . . . .129

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BEST OF EUROPE Page From Days 10 / 13 . . . . . . . . .A$2345 . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-73

CORFU EXPLORER Page From Days 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$139 . . . . . . . . . . . .131

TS MEDITERRANEAN HIGHLIGH Page From Days 03 102-1 . 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1955 . . . . . . . . . .

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY Page From Days 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1789 . . . . . . . . . . . . .70-71

EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE Page From Days 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2775 . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45

LONDON EXPLORER Page From Days 3 / 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$290 . . . . . . . . . . . .131

MEDITERRANEAN TRAIL plus GREEK ISLAND CRUISES Page From Days 13 / 17 . . . . . . . . .A$2410 . . . . . . . . . . .101

A AMSTERDAM to BARCELON Page From Days 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2255 . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-69

EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS Page From Days 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41 EUROPEAN WHIRL Page From Days 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2519 . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43

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EUROPEAN MAGIC Page From Days 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1399 . . . . . . . . . . . . .66-67

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EUROPEAN HORIZON Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1389 . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39

MEDITERRANEAN TRAIL Page From Days 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1915 . . . . . . . . . . .100

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25 DAYS CAMPING Page From Days 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2615 . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Page ABOUT TIME OUT ACCOMMODATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .64-65

Page ABOUT CONCEPT ACCOMMODATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37

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ITALIAN ESPRESSO Page From Days 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$1265 . . . . . . . . . . .98-99

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22 DAYS CAMPING Page From Days 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2469 . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Page INTRODUCING TIME OUT TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-63

Page INTRODUCING 5 CONCEPT TOURS . . . . . . . .34-3

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46 DAYS CAMPING Page From Days 46 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$4819 . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31

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32 DAYS CAMPING Page From Days 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$3465 . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29

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21 DAYS CAMPING Page From Days 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A$2215 . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27

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Multi-Country Europe

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Meet

Contiki Here’s why people come from all over the world to see Europe with us.

Lots of holiday. Less hassle. Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around, wasting time? Not with Contiki. We do the hard work for you. So you can get on with having a good time.

Only for 18-35s. No younger, no older. Meet people your age. Make friends from all over the world, who love travelling and want to have a good time.

The best bits. And more of them. The best time of day to see the Mona Lisa in Paris? We’ll tell you. The tastiest paella in Barcelona? We’ll show you. The most gorgeous beach in Corfu? We’ll take you there. Where to go. What to see. How to get there. Our crew don’t learn from a guidebook. They’re put through their paces on an intensive training trip of Europe. So they’ve studied hard, made the grade, and they’re ready to help.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/contiki-experience

You can also use the Contiki Basement as your London HQ. Store luggage there. Meet people. And get useful info about London, like tips on the cheapest price for shows, how to get around on the Underground and the best place to exchange money.


7 Free time. Your time. All our tours have free time, every day. So you’ll get plenty of time to do your own thing. Explore the backstreets, find a great place for a bite, or just sit back and chill. It’s your free time, and it’s completely flexible.

More extras. For less. Your Contiki tour gets you lots of extras, for no extra cash.

There’s even more things you can do with our Explore More optional extras (pages 12-13). Whatever you’re into - art, adventure sports, music or food - we’ll sort it out, and we’ve negotiated great prices for you.

A private motorboat in Venice. A night tour of Paris with champagne. A guided tour of the Acropolis in Athens. All included (plus more).

Know. Then go.

You’ll know exactly what you get for your money, so you can plan your trip (and your budget) before you go. More on pages 10-11.

Check contiki.com to see our latest tours, and Definite Departure dates (our most popular tours that are guaranteed to go).

Then there are the extras you can’t buy. Like charging your phone and gadgets as you travel. There’s more unique Contiki extras on page 8.

There are different ways you can travel with us too – from camping to hotels, and a whole lot in between. More on pages 4-5.

Still exploring. 47 years on. In 1962 New Zealander John Anderson went to London. He had an idea. He hired a minibus. He filled it with young people who wanted to travel. They toured Europe together. And Contiki was born. 47 years later, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. We travel to even more places in Europe - and beyond. We have more fun. We meet more people. And we’re trusted by travellers all over the world.


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Uniquely Contiki. Here’s what makes us different... 18–35 is all we do. No ‘18-30-somethings’. Special places to stay. A 16th century chateau in France. A chalet in the Swiss Alps. A resort hotel in Corfu. We’ve got many more exclusive Contiki special stopovers. Contiki’s London Basement. Meet other travellers before & after your tour. Store your bags. Book London tours & shows. All in one place. Lunch your way. We don’t include every meal, especially lunches. So you get plenty of free time to explore, discover and taste what European food is about. We’re local. More included local guides so you get insider knowledge & lots of included meals in local restaurants. Get extra value. With our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions. Like our Paris illuminations night tour where we treat you to French champagne, cheese & escargot. There’s lots more on each tour page.

Check out our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions on the tour pages.

We know Europe inside-out. Our crew spend more time on the road learning about Europe – in Europe – than any of our competitors. Plus we have 90 resident staff based throughout Europe. Charge on the go. Charge your phone, mp3 or laptop as you travel on the coach. Lots of discounts. Combine our deals, to save even more. Most other companies won’t let you take more than one. We go all over the world. 32 countries across 4 continents. We travel to more places for 1835s than anyone else. And remember, if you book two trips at the same time, we’ll give you a discount to say thanks.

Contiki’s French Château - a Concept Unique special stopover

Running for 47 years. We’ve seen what 18-35s like best & our trips include it! We also have the most departures, so it’s easy to find a trip to fit your schedule.

The Contiki Basement

Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot


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OUR TO P TO UR S Want help choosing a tour? s: Here are some of Contiki travellers’ favourite

European Experience 20 Days 10 Countries

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Edam

ENGLAND

Concept Unique

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

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

Heidelberg Dachau

2 PARIS FRANCE

1 MUNICH

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region Beaujolais Region

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

2 TYROL

SWITZ

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Lucerne Brenner Pass

2 SWISS ALPS

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Great for: A balance of cities & countryside, with plenty of adventure activities. Accommodation: Comfort level – cabins/hostels. Special stopovers. More on pages 36-37

Slovenia 2 VENICE

Bologna

Apennine Mountains Pisa Monaco

1 FRENCH RIVIERA

2 FLORENCE

Vatican City

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European Escapade 25 Days 11 Countries

Concept Unique

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais

BELGIUM

St Goar

1 RHINE VALLEY

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

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

2 TYROL

SWITZ

FRANCE

2 SWISS ALPS

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Mauthausen

2 VIENNA

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Lucerne Dolomite Mountains

Great for: Lots of time to get a feel for Europe’s major cities. Accommodation: Comfort level – cabins/hostels. Special stopovers. Lots of 2 night stops. More on pages 36-37

Slovenia 2 VENICE

ITALY Bologna

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

SPAIN

Arles

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

2 FLORENCE

Vatican City

BARCELONA 2

2 ROME

Baltic Sea

European Discovery 12 Days 8 Countries

Irish Sea

Time Out Hotels

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

(in transit)

Belgium , Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France Great for: A taste of the best European highlights for when you’re short on time. Accommodation: Comfort level - hotels. Solo traveller share options. More on pages 64-65

Calais

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss

Brenner Pass

Alps

Lake Como

1 VENICE Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1 ITALY

Vatican City

2 ROME Alba

Baltic Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

London Dover Calais English Channel

European Inspiration 19 Days 9 Countries

2 BERLIN

Edam

ENGLAND

GERMANY

Dresden

BELGIUM 2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP Dachau

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

MUNICH 2 Tyrol

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

AUSTRIA

Brenner Pass Lake Como

Pisa

Slovenia 2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Se Adriatic Sea

Monte

Spain Vatican City

2 ROME Alba

Time Out Hotels

Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France Great for: A focus on the major cities of Europe, with a dose of all things cultural like walking tours & a Tuscany wine tasting. Accommodation: Comfort level - hotels. Solo traveller share options. All 2 night stops. More on pages 64-65

You can ‘charge on the go’

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Spanish Spree 14 Days 2 Countries

Time Out Hotels Atlantic Ocean

Spain, Gibraltar Great for: An immersion into the culture of Spain. Plenty of free time, with fantastic local foods. Accommodation: Comfort level – hotels. Solo traveller share options. More on pages 64-65

BILBAO 1

France

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA

Portugal

Zaragoza

Segovia

MADRID

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SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Toledo

2 IBIZA CORDOBA Denia 1 1 2 GRANADA SEVILLE Costa Blanca Gibraltar Costa del Sol

Guided bike tours

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MUST-SEE SIGHTS.

When in Rome... Steps. at the Spanish

On every Contiki tour, every day, you’ll get lots of Included Highlights. They’re all included in the price of your tour. Included Highlights are the things you can’t wait to see, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to famous monuments, walking and cycling tours with a local guide, organised nights out and some entrance fees. Every day. No more to pay.

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The Great Pyramids in Egypt.

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Cycle tour of Amsterdam.

Visiting the Acropolis in Athens.

Look for Included Highlights in the itinerary section on every tour page. They’re marked in a different colour, like this.

Walking in the Swiss Alps... breathtaking.

Learning about perfume in Paris.


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At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Bonjour Paris!

ns house – ! The Quee m Palace Buckingha

Wine tasting at . Contiki’s winery

Awesome views over Prague.

The Grand Canal in Venice.

Stunning Santorini.

The canals of Amsterdam.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow.

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Buying clogs in Amsterdam.

Why not share your experiences with other travellers. check out contiki.com.au/contiki-experience

On the Beatles music tour.

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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES As well as all the Included Highlights on our tours, you get plenty of free time to do your own thing – every day. Spend more time at one of your new favourite sights, wander round the shops, or just relax. You can also make the most of your free time with our Explore More optional activities. They help turn a great trip into an unforgettable one. We’ve handpicked them because they’re the things our past Contiki travellers loved. Best of all, we’ve negotiated great prices and we can organise everything for you. Gondola ride, Venice

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange arrow

NB - remember, some of our optional extras can be physically demanding and involve some risk. It’s important to check your insurance covers you for adventure activities.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/exploremore

Guided bike tour, Tyrol


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Moulin Rouge dinner, Paris

Islands cruise, Croatia

Traditional Greek dinner & dancing

Classical concert in Vienna

Rhine Valley wine tasting

Schnaps museum & tasting Cog-railway ride up a mountain Caique boat cruise in Corfu

Gondola ride in Venice Spanish flamenco show Guided tour of ancient Rome Parasailing & waterskiing Belly-dancing dinner in Turkey

Tandem paragliding in the Tyrol

Locally guided walking tour of Berlin including the Berlin Wall

Historical walking tour in Berlin Thermal pools bath in Pamukkale Tuscan feast & entertainment Guided tour of Pompeii

Beerhall dinner in Munich

Whitewater rafting, Austria

Parasailing, Corfu

Trip to the volcano on Santorini Ghost walk in York Guided bike tour in Prague Scottish haggis & bagpipe evening

on the bottom of every tour page Guinness brewery visit

Jeep hire on Corfu Day clubbing on Mykonos Cruise on Loch Ness

Boat trip on Geiranger Fjord Countryside mountain bike ride Turkish bath Croatian island cruise & swimming

Russian ballet

Greek dancing Nightclub, Florence

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YOUR CREW. WHO’S WHO? Your Contiki crew don’t just organise your trip, they’re part of it. They’re young, friendly and they’ve done their homework on where you’re going to help you find what you’re after. The result? You’ll have more time to enjoy each place.

Tour Manager Think of your Tour Manager as your walking, talking guidebook. They’re there to help you make the most of each day. That’s because they know their stuff – facts on where you’re going, the best things to see and ideas for your free time. “If you don’t want to go up to Jungfrau, the highest peak in the Swiss Alps, what can you do instead? That’s what I’m here for. Hire a bike, see the waterfalls... I’ll tell you, sort it all out and give you a map. It’s all about what you want to do – nothing’s set. There isn’t a typical day on a Contiki tour. Every day changes. Every day is different. And that’s the beauty of it.” Peter, Tour Manager, 26

Tour Driver Handling jam-packed city streets and fast-moving freeways, our drivers know their way around. Best of all, they’ll drop you at your door, so you won’t have to lug your bags around. Sit back until your next stop. “I work with the Tour Manager. We’re a complete team. We’re always discussing timings, how long it’s going to take to get into town, what time do we want to head back to the hotel and so on.We sort all that stuff out – so you don’t have to.We put so much energy into making sure you have a great holiday. And people are always amazed that I can get these coaches into a tiny street by their hotel. But I can.” Dan, Tour Driver, 30

Contiki cooks and reps We’ve got 90 live-in site staff in Europe to make sure everything runs without a hitch. Our mobile cooks travel with you on Camping tours. And our Site Reps look after you at Concept tour stopovers and villages. (They live there, so they’re great for local knowledge.) “I did a Contiki tour myself and I loved it. A year later, I applied to work here. The food is really varied, so you won’t eat chicken five days in a row. It’s fresh, we do lots of summer salads, and a big roast lamb meal with some veggies. People devour it. If you’re vegetarian or can’t have gluten, we’ll make special stuff for you. We make it easy to eat in Europe.” Lily, Head Cook. 22

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“Hi I’m Mark, your Tour Manager” Not everyone’s cut out to join Contiki’s Crew. We need to make it through some pretty intensive training. We’re tested on the road, so we go where you go and see what you see – and know everything about it.”

“Always looking for ways to make your trip hassle-free.”

“I live, eat and breathe travel. It runs through my veins.”

“I look after every detail, so it all runs smoothly. You just enjoy your holiday.”

“Contiki’s training is the toughest in the industry.(If we don’t pass, we don’t travel)”

“I’m here to help you make the most of your trip. Want to know why the tower leans? Or how much the Metro costs? I’ve got the answers.”

“Kann ich die Rechnung bitte?” I’ll give you a few words and phrases to try out with the locals.”

“I’m about the same age as you, so I’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re after. And I want everyone to have a great trip.”

“Tour Managers come from all over the globe, so you’ll meet a cool mix of people from many cultures.”

“I’m just one part of a bigger Contiki crew, all working together to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.”

“Sure, we’ve got an itinerary, but I keep things flexible when I can. I’ll move stuff around to suit the group and the day.”


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FRESH FOOD. EVERYDAY. All our tours include breakfast every day and over half your evening meals. We don’t include every meal especially lunches, for a reason. We give you the flexibility to explore in your free time, meet some locals and try all kinds of European delicacies.

Exciting new food On Camping & Concept tours, our Mobile Cooks and Site Reps buy fresh food from local markets every day. So you’ll get proper, tasty meals, often typical of the countries you’re visiting. Like chicken parmigiana in Rome and fondue in Switzerland.

Group nights out Experience more of Europe together on one of our Explore More optional nights out. There’s dinner & a show at the Moulin Rogue in Paris. Turkish cuisine & belly-dancing in Istanbul. Experience authentic Italy with our Tuscan feast. And eat in a beerhall in Munich. Other nights are equally tasty & fun where we’ll take you out for meals at typical local restaurants.

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TOP ACCOMMODATION. tel. Hotel. Tent. Cabin. Hos your accommodation has Whatever tour you’re on, passed the Contiki test (we have high standards). About Camping Tours—pages 24-25 About Concept Tours—pages 34-37 About Time Out Tours—pages 62-65

Contiki Château dining room

Contiki campsite

Hotel Divani, Corfu

TRANSPORT— GETTING THERE. Modern coaches Chat, sit back with your iPod, or listen to your Tour Manager tell you about where you’re going, as your driver takes you there. Our air-con coaches are the best in Europe, and we update our fleet regularly to make sure they’re environmentally friendly. Then there are the Contiki extras, like reclining seats and power points for ‘charging on the go’. Just don’t forget your adaptor. "Driving doesn't feel like a job to me, I love being in Europe and meeting great people at the same time". Patrice, Tour Driver, 23

Modern and environmentally friend ly coaches

Relax on the road


18 breakfast. Transport. Tickets to see the sights. Accommodation. Travelling on your own adds up - fast. We’ve compared a typical day on your own in a European city to a day on a Contiki tour. See (and save) the difference.

Compare Contiki

and see how far your money goes Venice, Italy

Breakfast

Paris, France

4.90

Ham & Cheese panini & cappuccino at the Café Gianni

Sightseeing

75

Private motoboat to historic islands: €55 & city sightseeing tour: €20

1 Night’s Accommodation

79

At the Albergo Venezia

(avg. Price of budget hotel/hostel)

Day Travel Pass

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Grand canal water-bus

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Dinner

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At the Trattoria Marco Polo

Youth Rail Pass

(2nd Class 25yrs or under based on the global pass valid in 20 countries for 1 month)

Total cost when travelling your way (Converted to A$)

Contiki’s unbeatable cost saving price

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€ 4.50

CHF 17

Café latté & a croissant at the Café Moulin

Platter of cold meats and cheese & coffee at the Café Parterre

€ 22

CHF 25

City sightseeing tour

Lake cruise

€ 65

CHF 120

At the Ibis Paris Maine Montparnasse

At the Waldstatterhof Swiss Seehotel

€ 5.60

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Bus and Train

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Prices and exchange rates validated at 1st September, 2009 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on 25 Day Camping tour page 33, 20 days European Experience Concept tour pages 44-45, 21 days European Vista Time Out tour pages 82-83. Food fund is included in the Camping and Concept tour comparisons above.


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Save up to A$355 on your tour if you book and pay 12 months before you leave or save up to A$339 on your tour if you book and pay six months before you leave. See the tour page to find out your pay early discount.

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Our guarantees Definite Departures We are always updating tours online to a guaranteed to go, Definite Departure status. So you can confidently book ahead & take advantage of airlines early booking deals & Contiki’s early payment discounts. Check contiki.com tour pages for the most up to date info on Definite Departures.

No sneaky surcharges Contiki has guaranteed no fuel or currency surcharges on all of our coach tours (apart from the government taxes already included in the tour price & cruising). Once you’ve paid your deposit the price of your tour won’t change.

Change your mind Our Gold Seal insurance means that if you cancel your tour before you leave home, we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave your trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$40 for each day that you miss and will cover your air ticket costs. See more on page 141.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/deals


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One-stop for your airfare & tour

We can make booking your tour even easier. Contiki can make your flight arrangements from almost anywhere in Australia.

Best Prices We guarantee to offer you the best airfare available to Contiki on the day you book. There are excellent prices for scheduled flights on some of the world’s top airlines. Don’t forget our earlybird deals. We work closely with our airline partners to bring you fantastic earlybird fares, where the earlier you book the more you save!

Lots of choice We work with a range of major airline partners, to make sure we can offer you the best available airfares and flight departure times to suit you. Our partners operate out of most Australian ports and give you access to over 20 fantastic European destinations.

Complete Flexibility Contiki has a 7 day grace period where you can make as many amendments as you need free of charge. We’ll also customize your itinerary to meet your travel needs**. Flexible payment conditions are a huge bonus - reserve your flight now and pay later when you pay for your tour***.

Great Service Contiki’s specialist agents do the hard work for you to make sure your tour and flights work in together – too easy.

Check out our latest airfare deals at contiki.com/airdeals Conditions: Contiki endeavours to offer the best airfare available at the time of booking. * All airfares are subject to availability. ** As long as you are booking outside of 45 days and air has not been ticketed. *** Fuel surcharges and taxes on airfare are not guaranteed until full payment for flights are received. Contiki proudly partners with these airlines

Low cost airlines in Europe

Contiki & UNESCO’s World Heritage sites

Need flights to get you from the airport you arrive into, to the city your tour departs from? Or, you’re living in London and want to do one of our In-depth regional tours. There’s a cheap and easy way to get there and home. Go online and book with one of Europe’s many low-cost airlines. To get a good deal, it’s best to book early. Here’s some sites to start & you can find plenty more online.

Europe has more World Heritage sites than any other continent in the world. These are must-see’s and with Contiki you will. Most Contiki tours visit one or more World Heritage site. A wonderful way to be culturally immersed in Europe’s history. Look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages or search for the sites we visit at contiki.com.au/worldheritagelist.

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We feel good about adding World Heritage sites to our itineraries, not just so you can enjoy visiting and learning about them, but also because conservation counts. That’s is why we’ve chosen to help UNESCO with their efforts by contributing significant funding towards their restoration work in Venice, through our involvement with The Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation. Read more on the opposite page.


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Join in at contiki.com

Contiki community Bags packed & ready to go? Or just thinking about it? Join Contiki’s community online and connect with people who can help you with your trip questions. Get advice from Contiki travellers and read their comments. Check out Contiki tour photos. And meet people on your tour before you leave home. Our Tour Managers and past Contiki travellers update our very own wiki: Contikipedia. From the big questions (backpack or suitcase? how much money to take?) to the little ones (what’s the perfect holiday read? where’s good to buy a leather jacket in Florence?). The answers are on contiki.com. You’ll find detailed trip itineraries, competitions, videos there too. And more.

Our Foundation. We’re founding partners of the non-profit Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation.

Small footprint. Big commitment.

So far the Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world. In 2008-09 the Foundation: • helped to protect 3 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil • supported indigenous sustainable tourism in Australia • funded wildlife research centres in Africa • funded major research works to preserve important monuments and archaeological sites in Europe (like the sinking city of Venice). • primary sponsor of Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Contiki operate modern, fuel efficient coaches!

Learn more at tltc.com.au/foundation.

Our coaches. We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it.

Check out contiki.com.au /responsible travel

A Proud Member of

Compared to cars, planes and trains, coaches have the lowest carbon emissions. In Europe, coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Our modern, air-conditioned coaches are some of the best in Europe. We make sure our coaches are fuel efficient & exceed Europe’s strict fuel emission regulations. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even more, you’ll find links on our website to offset. For the whole story see contiki.com.au/responsibletravel.

Carbon Emissions Grid METHOD OF TRAVEL

KILOGRAMS OF CO2 PER PASSENGER KILOMETRE

Car* Air Rail Coach**

0.2028 kilometres 0.0819 kilometres 0.0577 kilometres 0.0300 kilometres

Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) conversion figures June 2009. www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm * Assumes national average of 1.56 people per car. ** Assumes average of 36 passengers. UK Statistics are used which accurately reflect our touring products the majority of which are operated in the UK and Europe.


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Contiki’s A-Z of It’s big, it’s busy and it can be tricky knowing where to start.That’s where Contiki can help. Especially with the Contiki Basement. Houses of Parliment & Big Ben

Oxford Street

London Eye Tower of London Buckingham Palace

Soho

Start at the Contiki Basement

Accommodation before Hotel prices or after your tour

Arriving in London can be daunting. The Contiki Basement centre is a place for you to get to know the city and meet other Contiki travellers. It’s right in the middle of London at the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square. Our staff will help you find out about what to see and do, book day trips and sightseeing, and tell you the best place to get a ticket for a show (as well as how much it should cost). You can use the Basement for everything from storing your bags, to checking your emails, or just to find out how to get to the airport.

Lots of our tours start and finish in London. So if you need accommodation, we can help. We have great rates at 2 hotels (Royal National or Imperial hotels). Both are in central London right next to Soho’s theatres, bars and shops.

May to September − open from 9am-8pm October to April − open from 11am-7pm

Booking tips:

Imperial Twin Single

Summer 2010 Mar 21 – Oct 31 A$65

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Winter 2010/11 Nov 1 – Mar 31

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Online Check-in Booked your tour? Give us your details before you go and you’ll save time when you start your tour, with Contiki Check-in. We’ll give you tips to help you get ready for your trip and you can find out who else is on your tour on the Contiki Community. Plus you’ll get perks, like discounts on luggage, guidebooks and movies – that sort of stuff. And we’ll send you invites to Contiki-only events and competitions. Check-in online. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes.

London City

St Paul’s Cathedral

Brick Lane

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/checkin

New Year’s Eve, 2010. Where will you be? Check the date panels on each itinerary to figure out where you can enjoy New Year’s Eve.

t to n a W more see ndon? of Lo We've put together a value-packed set of extras, excursions and accommodation with our 2 or 4 night London Explorer packages. They're great to help you find your way around the city's sights and there's no Tour Manager, so you can explore at your own pace). Find out more on page 131.

Festivals & events There’s always a festival or event happening somewhere in Europe. Plan your trip so that it works with a festival or special event − before or after your tour. Find more ideas at contiki.com.au/festivals-events. Or try one of Contiki’s special event tours: Oktoberfest, Munich 7 Days A$615 16—22 Sep 5 Days A$485 23—27 Sep or 28 Sep–2 Oct See page 133 for more information.

Easter in Amsterdam 4 Days A$399 2—5 April See page 133 for more information.

Tower Bridge

Edinburgh Festival & Military Tattoo 4 Days A$495 27—30 August See page 133 for more information.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/london-explorer

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/festivals-events


Remember, if you book early you save money!

Camping Contiki-style

Meals

Our camping trips are about getting back to basics to stretch the budget, without skimping on quality.

In the fully-decked coach kitchen, your Mobile Cook prepares tasty dishes with food sourced fresh daily. The Food Fund covers hot breakfasts daily & lots of 2-course dinners, including a special entrée of French escargot & frogs legs on many tours. Camping meal times bring everyone together & it’s fun to pitch in & help.

Where you stay Sleep in spacious twin-share tents (designed for 3) on comfy air-mattresses at well-equipped campsites. You don’t need experience to pitch our easy to assemble tents – they’re up and down in a minute.

Your Contiki Crew You’ll travel with 3 Contiki road crew: your Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook. And at Contiki Villages & Stopovers, you’ll be in the hands of our resident Site Reps. More on this super-skilled team on page 14-15.

• Brand new tents designed for 3, but they’re only ever twin share, so there’s plenty of space. • New quality stools & air-mattresses. • ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions like a Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot (on every itinerary that includes Paris). See tour pages for lots more ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions.

Sightseeing, free time & transport Most of the main sights are included in the cost of your tour (pages 10-11), plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like. Choose from our optional Explore More activities (pages 12-13) or just take time to chill out, relax and do whatever you like. As with every Contiki tour, you’ll travel in style on a modern, airconditioned coach.

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Sleep under the stars New twin-share tents Stretch your holiday budget See the key sights Get back to nature Well-equipped campsites Fun & social

Multi-country tours 21 days – pages 26-27 32 days – pages 28-29 46 days – pages 30-31 22 days – page 32 25 days – page 33


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Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

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Adriatic Sea

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Hungary

Dolomite Mountains

Apennine Mountains Bologna

Pisa Monaco

Mediterranean Sea

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Poland

Rhine Valley

Valley of the Somme

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Private boat to the islands of Venice • 3 experienced crew & Contiki onsite Reps

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Ruhr Valley London Dover

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain

Serbia


27 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy en-route to the heart of the Swiss Alps. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Alps Day 4: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 5: Swiss Alps to French Riviera Wind down out of the mountains & travel south to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 6: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 7: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 8: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 9: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 10: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 11: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains to the city of Bologna, an historic & elegant city & then on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Bologna’s famous porticos & two towers Day 12: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B,D)

See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 13: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna then hit the rides at Prater park. (B) Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 14: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 15: Vienna to Prague Stop at the World Heritage town Ceský Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the golden “City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Day 16: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 17: Prague to Munich Back to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 18: Munich to Heidelberg Head north to Heidelberg, known for its baroque old town, pubs full of character, & lively student ambience. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 19: Heidelberg to Amsterdam Journey past castles & vineyards along the Rhine River to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 20: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 21: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Camping Original 21 Days Europe Camping 10 countries 20 nights camping 20 breakfasts & 12 dinners Gondola ride, Venice

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses) (more on pages 24-25) • 20 breakfasts (B) & 12 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

10

The Swiss Alps

When to go and how much Code: CCCM Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 10 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 24 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 4 • SEP 6 • SEP 11 • SEP 14 •

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

1855 1855 1899 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 1949 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995

360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360 360

2215 2215 2259 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355

11 18 1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 30 3 10 13 17 24 31 7 14 24 26 1 4

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$95. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Pizzeria, Rome

Colosseum, Rome

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls AMSTERDAM: Bike ride through the countryside Go to contiki.com/camping21-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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ys pp* a D 32 $3465 A Day from 09/ 1 $ A 12 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Edam

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

BELGIUM

Calais English Channel

St Goar

Valley of the Somme Versailles

1 HEIDELBERG MUNICH 1

3 PARIS

Loire Valley

FRANCE

2 SWISS ALPS

1 BORDEAUX

Arles

PAMPLONA 1

Pyrenees Mountains

Zaragoza

BARCELONA SPAIN

2

Mediterranean Sea

Slovakia Mauthausen

2 VIENNA

Liechtenstein Lucerne Dolomite Mountains Verona

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Czech Rep

AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Atlantic Ocean

Biarritz

Poland

Rhine Valley

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Vatican City

3

Bosnia Serbia

Adriatic Sea

ROME Mt.Vesuvius Pompeii

1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Wine tasting in Bordeaux • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Private boat to the islands of Venice • 3 experienced crew & onsite Reps

Irish Sea

Brindisi

Isle of Capri

1 SORRENTO

1

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Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

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PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city

CORFU Ionian Sea

4

GREECE


29 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Château Versailles. (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Bordeaux Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en-route to the Bordeaux region & St. Emilion. (B,D) Day 5: Bordeaux to Pamplona Swim & shop in fashionable Biarritz before crossing into Spain to Pamplona. (B,D) See the lighthouse & bay in Biarritz See Pamplona’s famous bull ring Day 6: Pamplona to Barcelona Head south to the baroque city of Zaragoza & on to Barcelona, then see why this sexy city sizzles on a sight-seeing tour. (B,D) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Day 7: Barcelona Explore the city & feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence to Arles, then onward to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 9: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 11: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 12: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Days 13-14: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ for a couple of days in the “Eternal City" & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D)(B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

Day 15: Rome to Sorrento From Naples, catch a boat to the Isle of Capri & soak up its sweeping views & romantic atmosphere before setting sail for Sorrento. (B) Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 17-20: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B,D)(B,D)(B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town Day 21: Corfu to Italy Cruise the Adriatic Sea. (B) Day 22: Arrival Venice Visit Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & then make your way to the enchanting city of Venice. (B,D) See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena Day 23: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 24: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna then hit the rides at Prater park. (B) Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 25: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 26: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 27: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 28: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 29: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg Head north to Heidelberg, known for its baroque old town & lively student feel. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 30: Heidelberg to Amsterdam Next it’s on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B) See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 31: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 32: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Camping Original 32 Days Europe Camping 12 countries 29 nights camping 2 nights ferries 31 breakfasts & 19 dinners Wooden Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

What’s included All as per itinerary • 31 nights accommodation: 29 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses) & 2 nights on board ferries (more on pages 24-25) • 31 breakfasts (B) & 19 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

16

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

When to go and how much Code: CCCD Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 11 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 6 † JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 17 AUG 27 • SEP 2 • SEP 6 •

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2910 2910 2990 3065 3065 3065 3065 3065 3065 3220 3220 3220 3220 3220 3145 3145 3145 3145

555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555 555

3465 3465 3545 3620 3620 3620 3620 3620 3620 3775 3775 3775 3775 3775 3700 3700 3700 3700

21 28 11 18 25 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 3 17 27 3 7

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$149. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. † This tour will be in Pamplona during the Running of the Bulls. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Cruise around Corfu

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show CORFU: Watersports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian Beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Go to contiki.com/camping32-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


46 Days Europe Camping

ys pp* a D 46 $4819 A Day from 05/ 1 $ A 22 countries visited (see map for details) ENGLAND

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Day trip to the Isle of Capri • Entry & local guide to the Acropolis • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • 3 experienced crew & Contiki onsite Reps

Belarus

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

Ruhr Valley

London Dover

BELGIUM

Calais English Channel

St Goar

1 HEIDELBERG

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Chateau de Cruix

1 LYON

Pont du Gard

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

Arles

SPAIN BARCELONA 2

Liechtenstein Lucerne

Mediterranean Sea

AUSTRIA

2

SLOVAKIA VIENNA Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia

Verona

2

VENICE

CROATIA

2 FLORENCE

1 3 GREECE CORFU Ionian Sea

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Romania

BOSNIA Serbia 1 ZADAR Split DUBROVNIK 3 ITALY BULGARIA Adriatic Sea MONTENEGRO 1 Black Sea SOFIA ROME 2 Mt.Vesuvius ISTANBUL DURRES MACEDONIA Vatican City KAVALA OHRID Pompeii 1 1 2 1 Brindisi 1 1 Gallipoli ALBANIA Isle of Capri SORRENTO ECEABAT

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Ukraine

Cesky Krumlov

2 MUNICH

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Dachau

3 PARIS

Pyrenees Mountains

Poland

GERMANY

Rhine Valley

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city

Corinth Canal

Troy Thermopylae

2 ATHENS

TURKEY


31 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Château Versailles. (B)(B,D) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Lyon. Travel through Burgundy & Beaujolais wine country to gourmet Lyon. (B,D) Stop at Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau Taste local wine Day 5: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to Arles, en-route to the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 8: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. Stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before we head to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 10: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through Tuscany to Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 13: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 14: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch a boat to the Isle of Capri, soak up its sweeping views & set sail for Sorrento. (B)

Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. Pass along the Bay of Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 17-19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B,D)(B) See Corfu's Venetian fortress Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across Corinth Canal to Athens. (B,D) Day 21: Athens. Sightsee the ancient wonders of this bustling city. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 22: Athens to Kavala. Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus, to harbourside Kavala. (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 23: Kavala to Eceabat. Visit the historic Gallipoli battlefields as we make our way to Turkey. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 24: Eceabat to Istanbul. Ferry across the Dardanelles & make a visit to Troy before continuing on to Istanbul. Hotel (B) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide Day 25: Istanbul. Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B,D) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide Day 26: Istanbul to Sofia. Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia, a city with a curious blend of Socialist heritage & modern Euro living. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 27: Sofia to Ohrid. Cut across Macedonia to the red-roofed houses, sidewalk cafés & rustic fish restaurants of Lake Ohrid. (B,D) Day 28: Ohrid to Durres. Cross into Albania & on to Durres where steep mountains plunge into the deep Adriatic sea. Hotel (B,D) Day 29: Durres to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Croatian coastline Days 30-31: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries & amazing seafood in this stunning town. (B)(B,D) See the fortified city & old port Day 32: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & then travel on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 33: Zadar to Budapest. Head north, past Lake Balaton to a lively arts, café & music scene in the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Day 34: Budapest. Feel the history of this fascinating city – split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 35: Budapest to Vienna. Stop for lunch in Slovakia before arriving in Austria to hit the rides at Prater park tonight. (B) See Bratislava’s medieval castle Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 36: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafes, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road

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Day 37: Vienna to Prague. Stop at the World Heritage listed town, Ceský Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Day 38: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Day 39: Prague to Munich. Head to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial Day 40: Munich. Explore the cultural side of Munich. There’s world-class museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 41: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 42: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 43: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. Head north to Heidelberg. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 44: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B) Visit the riverside town of St. Goar See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 45: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 46: Amsterdam to London. Ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends. (B)

46 Days Europe Camping 22 countries 40 nights camping, 4 nights hotels & 1 night ferry 45 breakfasts & 29 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 45 nights accommodation: 40 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses), 4 nights in hotels & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 24-25) • 45 breakfasts (B) & 29 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

25

When to go and how much

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$209. See page 19 for details.

Code: CCCA Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 11 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 14 • AUG 19 • AUG 21 •

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

4029 4029 4135 4239 4239 4239 4239 4239 4455 4455 4455 4455 4455 4349 4349 4349

790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790

4819 4819 4925 5029 5029 5029 5029 5029 5245 5245 5245 5245 5245 5139 5139 5139

4 11 25 2 9 23 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 28 3 5

All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Paris

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour CORFU: Hire a jeep & discover the island ISTANBUL: Fun belly-dancing evening & dinner DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Go to contiki.com/camping46-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


32 Camping Original 22 Days Europe Camping 5 countries 20 nights camping 1 night ferry 21 breakfasts & 13 dinners

5 countries

22 Days Rome

Europe Camping

ays p* 22 D $2469p A Day from 13/ A$1

France, Spain, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

What’s included All as per itinerary • 21 nights accommodation: 20 nights in twin share tents (including air mattresses) & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 24-25) • 21 breakfasts (B) & 13 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

14

Only with Contiki For Contiki’s special inclusions on this tour, refer to page 30.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$109. See page 19 for details.

More options See Europe & the Greek Islands. Popular demand means we’ve made our 46 day camping tour ‘modular’. We now offer it as 2 separate tours of 22 & 25 days as well as the whole 46 day trip, so you can break the tour up in the middle to spend more time in Greece to cruise, island hop & relax. The 22 day tour travels from London to Athens. Then you can travel back to London on the 25 day tour on a later departure. If you’re short on time, you could just take 1 of the modules. There’s only a limited number of places available on each module. See the Mix+Match panel on opposite page for tour combination ideas.

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ENGLAND

Netherlands

London Dover Calais English Channel

Germany

Belgium

Poland Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Slovakia

3 PARIS

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Hungary

Switz

Chateau de Cruix

Pyrenees Mountains

Slovenia

Verona

1 LYON

Pont du Gard

Ukraine

Austria

2

Arles

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

SPAIN Mediterranean Sea 2 BARCELONA

2 FLORENCE

Vatican City

2

Adriatic Sea

Mt.Vesuvius Pompeii

Bulgaria

Macedonia Brindisi

1 SORRENTO

Albania

1 3 GREECE CORFU ATHENS 2 Ionian Sea Corinth

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Day 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris. Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the beautiful Château Versailles. (B)(B,D) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Lyon. Travel through Burgundy & Beaujolais wine country to gourmet Lyon. (B,D) Stop at Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau Taste local wine Day 5: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 6: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

Montenegro

ROME

Isle of Capri

Code: CCCL Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Athens

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 11 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 14 AUG 19 AUG 21

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

2099 2099 2155 2209 2209 2209 2209 2209 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2259 2259 2259

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

2469 2469 2525 2579 2579 2579 2579 2579 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2629 2629 2629

11 18 1 8 15 29 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 4 9 11

Bosnia Serbia

ITALY

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Romania

Croatia VENICE

When to go and how much

All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 7:30am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Canal

Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence to Arles, en-route to the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 8: French Riviera. Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Venice. Stop at Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before we head to enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 10: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, bars & markets. (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Florence. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through Tuscany to Florence. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 12: Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration

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Day 13: Florence to Rome. Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 14: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 15: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch a boat to the Isle of Capri, soak up its sweeping views & set sail for Sorrento. (B) Day 16: Sorrento to Corfu. Pass along the Bay of Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 17-19: Corfu. Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B,D)(B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town Day 20: Corfu to Athens. Travel across Corinth Canal to Athens. (B,D) Day 21: Athens. Sightsee the ancient wonders of this bustling city. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 22: Depart Athens. It’s time to say farewell to your new friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Hire a jeep & discover the island Go to contiki.com/camping22-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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25 Days

Camping Original

Dubrovnik

Europe Camping

When to go and how much

ays p* 25 D $2615p A Day from 05/ A$1

Code: CCCR Summer 2010

Lithuania

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND London Dover Calais

Belarus

Ruhr Valley

Poland

GERMANY

Rhine Valley

BELGIUM

St Goar

English Channel

1 HEIDELBERG

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

2 MUNICH SWITZ FRANCE n

2 SWISS ALPS

Liechtenstein Lucerne

2

AUSTRIA

SLOVAKIA VIENNA Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia Italy

CROATIA

Romania

BOSNIA Serbia 1 ZADAR Split 3 DUBROVNIK BULGARIA Adriatic Sea MONTENEGRO 1 Black Sea SOFIA MACEDONIA ISTANBUL DURRES OHRID 1 1 2 1 KAVALA 1 Gallipoli ALBANIA ECEABAT

Spain Mediterranean Sea

Troy

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

GREECE Thermopylae Ionian Sea

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Athens to Kavala. Meet your fellow travellers at 7.30am. Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus, to harbourside Kavala. (D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 2: Kavala to Eceabat. Visit the historic Gallipoli battlefields on our way to Turkey. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 3: Eceabat to Istanbul. Ferry across the Dardanelles & make a visit to Troy before continuing on to Istanbul. Hotel (B) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide Day 4: Istanbul. Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B,D) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide Day 5: Istanbul to Sofia. Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia, a city with a curious blend of Socialist heritage & modern Euro living. Hotel (B,D) See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 6: Sofia to Ohrid. Cut across Macedonia to the red-roofed houses, sidewalk cafés & rustic fish restaurants of Lake Ohrid. (B,D) Day 7: Ohrid to Durres. Cross into Albania & on to Durres where steep mountains plunge into the deep Adriatic sea. Hotel (B,D) Day 8: Durres to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Ukraine

Cesky Krumlov

Dachau

25 Days Europe Camping 18 countries 20 nights camping 4 nights hotels 24 breakfasts & 16 dinners

TURKEY

Start Athens

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 11 MAY 18 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 29 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 24 SEP 4 • SEP 9 • SEP 11 •

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2185 2185 2185 2185 2185 2185 2289 2289 2289 2289 2289 2239 2239 2239 2239 2239

430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430

2615 2615 2615 2615 2615 2615 2719 2719 2719 2719 2719 2669 2669 2669 2669 2669

4 11 25 2 9 23 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 28 3 5

All tour prices above are based on twin-share tents. *Ifsexyou’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same roommate at no extra charge. You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Athens

Scenic Drive along the Croatian coastline Days 9-10: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries & amazing seafood in this stunning town. (B)(B,D) See the fortified city & old port Day 11: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & then travel on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 12: Zadar to Budapest. Head north, past Lake Balaton to a lively arts, café & music scene in the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Day 13: Budapest. Feel the history of this fascinating city – split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 14: Budapest to Vienna. Stop for lunch in Slovakia before arriving in Austria to hit the rides at Prater park tonight. (B) See Bratislava’s medieval castle Visit Vienna’s Prater fun park Day 15: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture &, of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 16: Vienna to Prague. Stop at the World Heritage listed town, Cesky Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Days 17: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets &

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discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Day 18: Prague to Munich. Head to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp memorial Day 19: Munich. Explore the cultural side of Munich. There’s world-class museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 20: Munich to Swiss Alps. Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the spectacular Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps Day 21: Swiss Alps. Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. (B,D) Day 22: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg. Head north to Heidelberg. (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Day 23: Heidelberg to Amsterdam. Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B) Visit the riverside town of St. Goar See Amsterdam’s canals & gable houses by night Day 24: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 25: Amsterdam to London. Ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends. (B)

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18 countries Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro (in transit), Bosnia (in transit), Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit), France (in transit)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 24 nights accommodation: 20 nights in twin-share tents (including air mattresses) & 4 nights in hotels (more on pages 24-25) • 24 breakfasts (B) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Mobile Cook • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

11

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$105. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! ‘22 & 25 Day Camping’ tours easily Mix+Match with: • Greek Island Hopping (p.122-123) • Spotlight on Greece (p.124-125) • Louis Hellenic Cruises (p.126-127) • Eastern Med Cruising (p.128) • Mykonos & Island Cruising (p.129) See the ‘More options’ panel on the opposite page for how you can spend more time in the Greek Islands.

ISTANBUL: Evening dinner & belly-dancing DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian Beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain Go to contiki.com/camping25-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


Remember, if you book early you save money!

Theme party nights

Meals Your Food Fund includes a buffet breakfast on most days and lots of 2-course dinners that highlight local dishes like snails, frogs legs & fondue. Use your free nights to get out on the town & try some local restaurants. At lunchtime, we keep it flexible and let you make your own choices. That way you can try what you like, when you like, without being forced to head back to a meeting spot right in the middle of the day.

Your Contiki Crew Site reps

Chateau breakfast

What’s new? • Our Swiss Chalet has just had a makeover & looks amazing • We’ve done even more work on our French Chateau with a new bar, new beds & more. • ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions like a Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot (on every itinerary that includes Paris). See tour pages for lots more ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions. • Brand new twin share cabins, all with private bathrooms. Stopovers & Villages now have even • better facilities like big screen plasma TV’s & extra web access. • Our Contiki Villages have been upgraded.

Where you stay Concept trips are all about mixing it up, so you’ll stay in everything from hotels & cabins, to hostels & special stopovers. Accommodation is twin-share (with a maximum quad-share), almost all with private bathroom facilities.

What’s a Special Stopover? It’s accommodation exclusively for Contiki travellers, managed by our dedicated, onsite crew. We choose unique & traditional places in fantastic locations. Like a 16th century Chateau in France, a Swiss Chalet at the foot of the breathtaking Alps, an Austrian Gasthof & a beach resort hotel in Corfu (more on pages 36-37). Some have recently been upgraded, plus they have great facilities like big screen plasma TVs, pools, bars, nightclubs and plenty of internet access.

You’ll travel with 2 Contiki crew: your Tour Manager & Driver, while our resident Site Reps look after you at Concept Special Stopovers and Contiki Villages. More on this super-skilled team on pages 14-15.

Sightseeing, free time & transport Most of the main sights are included in the cost of your tour (pages 10-11), plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like. Choose from our optional Explore More activities (pages 12-13) or just take time to chill out, relax and do whatever you like. As with every Contiki tour, you’ll travel on the comfiest coaches out there, all of which are air-conditioned.

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Look out for the orange explore more optional activities arrow on every tour page


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Concept tours Stay in a variety of places Always comfortable Unique & very European Twin-share (max quad-share) Mostly private facilities

Multi-country tours More on pages 38-61

Concept Unique


Concept accommodation CONSPECIA HOT TIKI VL STOPOV ELS ILLA ERS GES HO STE LS

The chateau bar

Special stopovers Our Special Stopovers are manned by our dedicated on-site crew. Swiss Chalet Stay in Contiki’s cosy wooden Chalet, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Set in a spectacular glacial valley at the foot of the Jungfrau Mountain (4158m/13,641ft), it’s exclusive to Contiki travellers. Upgraded in 2009 with new lounge, dining room, outdoor area & big flat screen TVs. There’s also the ‘Bomb shelter’ bar with famous theme parties. Austrian Gasthof The scenery’s so beautiful in the Tyrol region, it’ll leave you lost for words. Stay at our traditional Gasthof (guesthouse) in the picturesque township of Hopfgarten. If you’re thirsty after a hard days mountain biking, there’s a well-loved bar to come home to. Exclusive to Contiki travellers. French Chateau It’s big. It’s grand. It’s beautiful. And it’s ‘oh so French’. Our very own 16th century Chateau de Cruix overlooks the vineyards of the Beaujolais region. It’s the perfect place to picnic, chill out by the pool, try local wines at Contiki’s cuvage & party in our nightclub. Exclusive to Contiki travellers and upgraded even further in 2009. Corfu Resort The Corfu Village Hotel is located just 20m from door to the beach & watersports. Every room has it’s own private balcony with great sunset & sea views. Lounge poolside at the pool bar, try tasty Greek food at one of many local restaurant nearby & have fun at the renowned toga party. Our Contiki Reps are onsite to shortcut you to the best action on the island.

Corfu Village hotel, Corfu

Contiki Villages Our cabins are located in Contiki’s Villages, each with their own Contiki-designated area within great quality campsites. Many cabins are brand new, twin-share & have private facilities inside, including hot showers.

Hostels We’ve chosen some of the newest youth hostels available, with hotel-like facilities like Plus Prague Hostel and Wombats Hostel, Berlin.

Hotels Pay a budget price. Then get top value with an upgrade to hotel standard accommodation on some nights.

Contiki Village cabins, Rome


37 Concept Unique

Chalet Jungfrau, Switzerland

Our team of 90 dedicated, resident Contiki special stopover and village staff are on hand and ready to help in: Antibes Paris Lyon (our Chateau) Florence Rome Venice Amsterdam Corfu Tyrol (our Gasthof) Lauterbrunnen (our Chalet)

Cabin interior

Contiki’s Austrian Gasthof

Contiki’s Château de Cruix, France

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10 Days European Horizon

s pp* y a 10 D $1389 A Day from 39/ 1 $ A 7 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special stopovers: Austrian gasthof & Swiss chalet • Theme party nights • Contiki onsite Reps

North Sea Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE Bosnia ITALY

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Mediterranean Sea

AMSTERDAM: Canal boat & drinks cruise past many famous sights TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure


39 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. 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 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, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted 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 Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. Contiki Village (B)

Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration 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 Scenic drive through the Alps Day 7: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 8: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights”. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 9: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 10: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Concept Unique 10 Days European Horizon 7 countries 9 nights accomm 9 breakfasts & 6 dinners View to Montmartre, Paris

What’s included All as per itinerary • 9 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 3 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 2 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 34-37) • 9 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Whitewater rafting, Austria

When to go and how much

3

Code: CCEH Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 17 APR 24 APR 28 MAY 9 MAY 12 MAY 20 MAY 22 MAY 27 MAY 31 JUN 6 JUN 8 JUN 12 JUN 15 JUN 19 JUN 22 JUL 1 JUL 3 JUL 8 JUL 11 JUL 14 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 30 AUG 5 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 AUG 28 SEP 2 SEP 4 SEP 9 SEP 12 SEP 14

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

1199 1199 1199 1249 1249 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1279 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1339 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299

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

1389 1389 1389 1439 1439 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1529 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489

26 3 7 18 21 29 31 5 9 15 17 21 24 28 1 10 12 17 20 23 26 2 8 14 20 27 3 6 11 13 18 21 23

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$65. See page 19 for details.

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. St. Mark’s Square, Venice

On the coach

RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at a traditional Bavarian beerhall VENICE: Gondola ride along the world-famous canals SWISS ALPS: Travel up Jungfrau Mountain on the world’s highest Cog-railway for amazing views PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Go to contiki.com/horizon-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days European Highlights

ys pp* a D 14 $1959 A Day from 40/ 1 $ A 8 countries France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria (in transit), Germany, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopover: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com.au/highlights

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND Wales

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

Dachau

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Tyrol

Beaujolais Region

AUSTRIA Hungary

Switz

1 CHATEAU DE CRUIX

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Brenner Pass

FRANCE

ITALY

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Avignon

Spain

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum


41 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau. 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 glamorous French Riviera. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) See the Papal Palace in Avignon Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 5: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 6: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 7: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B)

See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 8: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 9: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 10: Venice to Munich Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to lively Munich, home of the 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 following the river through the vineyards of the Rhine Valley. Hotel (B,D) Visit the Dachau concentration camp See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted Day 12: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 13: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 14: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Concept Unique 14 Days European Highlights 8 countries 13 nights accomm 13 breakfasts & 7 dinners

What’s included Beer hall, Munich

When to go and how much Code: CCPE Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 3 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 26 APR 28 MAY 2 MAY 5 MAY 8 MAY 12 MAY 14 MAY 19 MAY 22 MAY 26 MAY 29 MAY 31 JUN 2 JUN 5 JUN 9 JUN 12 JUN 16 JUN 19 JUN 23 JUN 26 JUN 30 JUL 3 JUL 7 JUL 11 JUL 14 JUL 16 JUL 21 JUL 26 JUL 28 AUG 1 AUG 2 AUG 4 AUG 7 AUG 11 AUG 13 AUG 19 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 5 SEP 8 SEP 13 • SEP 14 • SEP 15 • SEP 17 • SEP 19 • SEP 22 • SEP 24 •

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805 1805

290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290

1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2135 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095

16 20 27 4 9 11 15 18 21 25 27 1 4 8 11 13 15 18 22 25 29 2 6 9 13 16 20 24 27 29 3 8 10 14 15 17 20 24 26 1 7 14 18 21 26 27 28 30 2 5 7

All as per itinerary • 13 nights accommodation: 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 8 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 34-37) • 13 breakfasts (B) & 7 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$89. See page 19 for details.

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Guided bike tour, Amsterdam

Piazza Navona, Rome

VENICE: Gondola ride along the world-famous canals MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Paddle bike ride along the canals Go to contiki.com/highlights-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


18 Days European Whirl

ys pp* a D 18 $2519 A Day from 40/ 1 $ A 9 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Special stopovers: Austrian gasthof & Swiss chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com.au/whirl

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 BERLIN

Edam

ENGLAND

Calais English Channel

Poland Dresden

Rhine Valley

BELGIUM

GERMANY

2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

2 SWISS ALPS

Atlantic Ocean

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE ITALY

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Spain Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour


43 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry the English Channel & head to the freewheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. Hotel (D)

through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

See the White Cliffs of Dover

Day 10: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D)

See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night

See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square

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 myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B)

Murano glass-blowing demonstration

Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) Day 4: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 5: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. Hostel (B) Visit Dresden, destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square in Prague Day 6: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Munich Back to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 8: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en route to a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 9: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Plunge in for an exhilarating optional whitewater rafting adventure. Then wind

Concept Unique

Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles

18 Days European Whirl 9 countries 17 nights accomm 17 breakfasts & 9 dinners Canal cruise, Amsterdam

What’s included

Day 11: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 14: Florence to Swiss Alps Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como & stop for Swiss chocolate in lakeside Lucerne before heading further into the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Day 15: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 16: Swiss Alps to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 17: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 18: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Piazza Navona, Rome

When to go and how much Code: CCEW Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 5 APR 8 APR 18 APR 24 MAY 2 MAY 7 MAY 11 MAY 17 MAY 21 MAY 23 MAY 25 MAY 30 JUN 3 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 16 JUN 20 JUN 22 JUN 24 JUN 27 JUL 5 JUL 11 JUL 13 JUL 15 JUL 18 JUL 22 JUL 24 JUL 28 AUG 1 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 18 AUG 23 AUG 26 AUG 29 SEP 2 SEP 5 SEP 9 SEP 13 • SEP 20 •

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

2149 2149 2149 2149 2205 2205 2205 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319 2319

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

2519 2519 2519 2519 2575 2575 2575 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2749 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689 2689

22 25 5 11 19 24 28 3 7 9 11 16 20 23 30 3 7 9 11 14 22 28 30 1 4 8 10 14 18 26 2 4 9 12 15 19 22 26 30 7

All as per itinerary • 17 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 1 night in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 7 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 2 nights in a hotel & 5 nights in hostels (more on pages 34-37) • 17 breakfasts (B) & 9 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

9

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$115. See page 19 for details.

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

See World War I battlefields in France

MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne Go to contiki.com/whirl-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


20 Days European Experience

ys pp* a D 20 $2775 A Day from / 9 3 1 A$ 10 countries France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Austrian gasthof & Swiss chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com.au/experience

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

Edam

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg Dachau

2 PARIS FRANCE

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region Beaujolais Region

Atlantic Ocean

CHATEAU DE CRUIX

2

1 MUNICH 2 TYROL

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

Slovakia

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Lucerne Brenner Pass Bologna

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

2 Pisa Monaco FLORENCE

Spain

1 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME ITALY

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence


45 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through Burgundy’s wine country & the Beaujolais vineyards to Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the rural French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Travel through France's charmingly rustic Provence region to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B) Scenic Drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 6: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 7: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 8: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 10: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna before reaching enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

Visit the historic city of Bologna Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 13: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol - exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. Hostel (B) Visit the Dachau concentration camp See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 15: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 16: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 17: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, known for its great old town & lively student ambience, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 18: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 19: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 20: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Concept Unique 20 Days European Experience 10 countries 19 nights accomm 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 13 dinners

What’s included Locally guided tour of the Roman Forum

When to go and how much Code: CCMX Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAR 31 APR 3 APR 9 APR 19 APR 26 APR 29 MAY 3 MAY 7 MAY 10 MAY 13 MAY 17 MAY 21 MAY 24 MAY 27 MAY 31 JUN 2 JUN 4 JUN 10 JUN 12 JUN 14 JUN 16 JUN 18 JUN 21 JUN 24 JUN 28 JUN 30 JUL 2 JUL 5 JUL 7 JUL 9 JUL 12 JUL 16 JUL 19 JUL 22 JUL 25 JUL 30 AUG 2 AUG 5 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 19 AUG 23 AUG 27 AUG 30 SEP 3 SEP 6 • SEP 11 • SEP 13 • SEP 17 • SEP 20 • SEP 22

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2345 2409 2409 2409 2409 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2589 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529 2529

430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430

2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2839 2839 2839 2839 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 2899 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 3019 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959 2959

19 22 28 8 15 18 22 26 29 1 5 9 12 15 19 21 23 29 1 3 5 7 10 13 17 19 21 24 26 28 31 4 7 10 13 18 21 24 28 4 7 11 15 18 22 25 30 2 6 9 11

All as per itinerary • 19 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 9 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels & 1 night in a hostel (more on pages 34-37) • 19 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 13 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$125. See page 19 for details.

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Amsterdam

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian beerhalls SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/experience-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


22 Days European Spirit

ys pp* a D 22 $3065 A Day from / 0 4 1 A$ 11 countries France, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia (in transit), Italy, Vatican City Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Contiki onsite Reps

North Sea Irish Sea Edam

England

NETHERLANDS

Wales

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland Dresden

GERMANY

BELGIUM English Channel

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

2 VIENNA FRANCE

AUSTRIA Hungary SLOVENIA 1 LJUBLJANA VENICE 1 ZAGREB 2 ITALY CROATIA Serbia ZADAR 1 1 BOSNIA Pisa FLORENCE Split 3 DUBROVNIK Adriatic Sea Montenegro

Switz

Atlantic Ocean

Spain Mediterranean Sea

contiki.com.au/europeanspirit

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour


47 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Paris Check-in at the Contiki Village & meet up with your Contiki Crew & get to know your fellow travellers over dinner. Contiki Village (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Amsterdam Pass through 3 countries in one day as you head to the Netherlands's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 4: 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 myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 5: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. Hostel (B,D) Day 6: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. Hostel (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 7: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. Hostel (B,D) Day 8: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 9: Prague to Vienna Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 10: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you wander this picture book city & encounter

its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture &, of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 11: Vienna to Zagreb Cross through Slovenia en-route to the newly buzzing Balkan gem of Zagreb. Hotel (B) Day 12: Zagreb to Dubrovnik Set out for Croatia’s sparkling coastline & continue on to the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. Hostel (B,D) Days 13-14: Dubrovnik Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this stunning World Heritage site. Hostel (B)(B,D) See the fortified city & the old port Day 15: Dubrovnik to Zadar Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split, before we reach Zadar. Hostel (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 16: Zadar to Ljubljana Say farewell to the seaside city as we head to Slovenia’s capital with its young, vibrant student culture. Hotel (B) See Ljubljana’s castle & old town Day 17: Ljubljana to Venice Soak up the scenery & adventure activities before heading to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 18: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 19: Venice to Florence Wind through the Apennine Mountains & Tuscan hillsides to Florence, a Renaissance city full of striking buildings & sacred art. Contiki Village (B) Walking tour with a local guide See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 20: Florence to Rome Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 21: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 22: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B)

Concept Unique 22 Days European Spirit 11 countries 21 nights accomm 21 breakfasts & 10 dinners Amsterdam

What’s included All as per itinerary • 21 nights accommodation: 7 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 4 nights in hotels & 10 nights in hostels (more on pages 34-37) • 21 breakfasts (B) & 10 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Dubrovnik

12

Leaning Tower of Pisa Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$135. See page 19 for details.

When to go and how much Code: CCSP Summer 2010 Start Paris

Finish Rome

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 28 MAY 7 MAY 12 MAY 25 JUN 6 JUN 16 JUN 24 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 29 SEP 9

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

2650 2720 2720 2790 2790 2790 2790 2790 2925 2925 2925 2855 2855 2855 2855

415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415

3065 3135 3135 3205 3205 3205 3205 3205 3340 3340 3340 3270 3270 3270 3270

19 28 2 15 27 7 15 21 28 11 18 1 8 19 30

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Trevi Fountain, Rome

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal cruise VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss concert - Schnaps museum visit & tasting - Traditional Viennese dinner PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan dinner - Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence Go to contiki.com/europeanspirit-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


25 Days European Escapade

ys pp* a D 25 $3495 A Day from / 0 4 1 A$ 11 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND Wales

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Austrian gasthof & Swiss chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com.au/escapade

North Sea

BELGIUM

St Goar

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Heidelberg

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Mauthausen

Slovakia 2 VIENNA

2 TYROL

SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Atlantic Ocean

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Lucerne Dolomite Mountains

ITALY Bologna

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

SPAIN

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Arles

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence


49 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the Channel to Paris. Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Soak up sophisticated Paris where you’ll indulge in this magical city & its legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at our Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head through the Pyrénées to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 6: Barcelona Sightsee this sexy city then tonight feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel via Provence to Arles en-route to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 8: French Riviera Explore markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun seek on the beach. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Florence Check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 10: Florence Discover the inside info on striking buildings & sacred art before some free time. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to Rome Pass through Umbria’s rolling hills to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome Discover this living museum of history or get a feeling for its historical glory on an

optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna before reaching enchanting Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See Bologna’s famous porticos & two towers Day 14: Venice Meander through alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 15: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 16: Vienna Experience Viennese culture on a morning tour then wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 17: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial before reaching Munich. Hostel (B) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 18: Munich to Austrian Tyrol See stunning alpine scenery before arriving at a quaint Tyrolean village. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 19: Austrian Tyrol Choose your adventure - exhilarating activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 20: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 21: Swiss Alps Chill in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 22: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beer steins are crafted Day 23: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 24: Amsterdam Explore the myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 25: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel, where the tour ends. (B)

Concept Unique 25 Days European Escapade 11 countries 24 nights accomm 24 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 16 dinners

The Colosseum, Rome

What’s included

Theme party night, Contiki Gasthof

When to go and how much Code: CCBE Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAR 28 APR 6 APR 12 APR 22 APR 24 APR 30 MAY 6 MAY 12 MAY 18 MAY 20 MAY 24 MAY 26 MAY 30 JUN 3 JUN 5 JUN 11 JUN 13 JUN 17 JUN 21 JUN 23 JUN 29 JUL 1 JUL 3 JUL 5 JUL 7 JUL 11 JUL 14 JUL 17 JUL 19 JUL 23 JUL 29 JUL 31 AUG 4 AUG 10 AUG 16 AUG 22 AUG 28 AUG 30 SEP 3• SEP 9• SEP 12• SEP 15• SEP 18

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

2910 2910 2910 2910 2910 2910 2995 2995 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3080 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3240 3165 3165 3165 3165 3165 3165 3165 3165 3165

585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585

3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3580 3580 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3665 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750 3750

21 30 6 16 18 24 30 5 11 13 17 19 23 27 29 5 7 11 15 17 23 25 27 29 31 4 7 10 12 16 22 24 28 3 9 15 21 23 27 3 6 9 12

All as per itinerary • 24 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 10 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels & 5 nights in hostels (more on pages 34-37) • 24 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

13

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$155. See page 19 for details.

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Tandem paragliding, The Tyrol

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at a traditional Bavarian Beerhall TYROL: Tandem Paragliding SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/escapade-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


29 Days European Contrasts

ys pp* a D 29 $4169 A Day from 44/ 1 $ A 12 countries France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

contiki.com.au/contrasts

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

Valley of the Somme

Beaujolais Region Atlantic Ocean

2 MUNICH SWITZ

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Slovakia

2 VIENNA

Liechtenstein AUSTRIA Dolomite Mountains

2 Lucerne SWISS ALPS

Pisa Monaco

Spain

Cesky Krumlov

Dachau

FRANCE

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Heidelberg

2 PARIS Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Romania

Bosnia Serbia

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Macedonia

1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Party in a toga on Corfu • Private boat to the islands of Venice • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Corfu beach resort, Austrian gasthof & Swiss chalet • Contiki onsite Reps

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii

Albania

Brindisi

1

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ionian Sea

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

GREECE 3 CORFU Corinth Canal


51 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & on to France. Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. Contiki Village (B) Day 3: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Travel through wine country to Contiki’s very own 16th century Chateau. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See Château Fontainebleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 4: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Chateau & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) French Picnic lunch Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region to French Riviera Travel through Provence to the glamorous French Riviera. Rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic Drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 6: French Riviera Today, sun worship on the beach & practice celebrity-spotting. Contiki Village (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 8: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s favourite cities. Later, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 9: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 10: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 11: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 12-14: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 15: Corfu to Italy Cruise to the enchanting port of Venice. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 16: Arrival Venice Visit Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona. Contiki Village (B,D)

See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena Day 17: Venice Meander through the tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 18: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Vienna. Hostel (B) Day 19: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander the city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 20: Vienna to Prague Stop at the World Heritage Listed town, Cesky Krumlov as you travel through Bohemia to Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires”. Hostel (B,D) Visit the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov Day 21: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, beer & Bohemian crystal beads. Hostel (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Day 22: Prague to Munich Head to Germany & into Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest, celebrating 200 years in 2010. Hostel (B) Visit Dachau concentration camp See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 23: Munich Explore the cultural side of Munich. There’s world-class museums, shopping & lots of traditional food & beer gardens. Hostel (B) Day 24: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before reaching the incredible Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 25: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 26: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 27: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 28: Amsterdam Check out the myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 29: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel, where the tour ends. (B)

Concept Unique 29 Days European Contrasts 12 countries 28 nights accomm, 2 nights ferries, 28 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 16 dinners

Group dinner, Paris

What’s included

Contiki’s Chalet, Lauterbrunnen

When to go and how much Code: CCSE Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 5 APR 12 APR 22 APR 27 APR 30 MAY 6 MAY 10 MAY 14 MAY 18 MAY 24 MAY 28 MAY 30 JUN 7 JUN 11 JUN 20 JUN 23 JUN 27 JUL 9 JUL 11 JUL 13 JUL 15 JUL 17 JUL 23 JUL 29 AUG 4 AUG 8 AUG 14 AUG 20 AUG 22 AUG 26 AUG 28 • SEP 1 • SEP 3 • SEP 9 • SEP 11 • SEP 15 •

MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

3499 3499 3499 3499 3499 3595 3595 3595 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3689 3869 3869 3869 3869 3869 3869 3869 3869 3869 3779 3779 3779 3779 3779 3779 3779 3779 3779 3779

670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670 670

4169 4169 4169 4169 4169 4265 4265 4265 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4359 4539 4539 4539 4539 4539 4539 4539 4539 4539 4449 4449 4449 4449 4449 4449 4449 4449 4449 4449

3 10 20 25 28 3 7 11 15 21 25 27 5 9 18 21 25 6 8 10 12 14 20 26 1 5 11 17 19 23 25 29 1 7 9 13

All as per itinerary • 28 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 3 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 10 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 3 nights in hotels, 6 nights in hostels & 2 nights on board ferries (more on pages 34-37) • 28 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

14

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$185. See page 19 for details.

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Corfu Village Hotel, Greece

CORFU: Cruise around the islands on a traditional sailing boat VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert MUNICH: Dinner & entertainment at one of the oldest & most traditional Bavarian Beerhalls AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/contrasts-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


37 Days European Adventurer

ys pp* a D 37 $5499 A Day from / 9 4 1 A$ S.Ireland

North Sea

Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

Poland

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

3 PARIS

Burgundy Region

2 SWISS ALPS

AUSTRIA 2 VIENNA 2

SWITZ

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Liechtenstein Lucerne Verona

TYROL

Hungary SLOVENIA Lake Bled 1 LJUBLJANA 2 VENICE CROATIA

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

SPAIN Portugal

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Ukraine

Heidelberg

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Belarus

Edam

Arles

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Romania

BOSNIA 1 ZADAR

Split Adriatic Sea

Serbia 2 DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

Black Sea Vatican City

2 ROME Mt. Vesuvius

1 DURRES

Bari Pompeii

ALBANIA GREECE 1 PREVEZA 1 Ionian Sea

Costa Blanca

Bulgaria

Patras Corinth Canal

Turkey

1 ATHENS 3 MYKONOS

Costa del Sol

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

C

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BARCELONA: Flamenco dancing show FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence


Cy

53 Concept Unique 37 Days European Adventurer 17 countries 36 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 36 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 22 dinners

What’s included

Wine tasting, Beaujolais

Itinerary and included sightseeing

17 countries visited (see map for details) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) Rome tour • Paris illuminations night with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Entry pass to the Acropolis & a local guide • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Austrian gasthof & Swiss chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com.au/adventurer

Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to Paris. Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to beautiful Château Versailles. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: 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 Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & enjoy a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains to Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 7: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to Arles. Then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles

Day 9: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Venice Head to the Italian countryside, past the ancient maritime city of Genoa, stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona before we head to Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s favourite cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 14: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 15: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Continues over page

All as per itinerary • 36 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 10 nights in hotels, 8 nights in hostels & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 34-37) • 36 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 22 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

18

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$239. See page 19 for details.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming VIENNA: Viennese dinner featuring schnitzel MUNICH: Dinner at a traditional Bavarian beerhall TYROL: Mountain bike tour & BBQ lunch SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals Go to contiki.com/adventurer-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


54 Concept Unique 37 Days European Adventurer 17 countries 36 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 36 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 22 dinners

Corfu, Greece

Itinerary and included sightseeing Continued from previous page Day 16: Rome to Athens Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) Day 17: To Athens From Patras, cross the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 18: Athens to Mykonos Hop aboard a ferry to the stunning Greek island paradise of Mykonos. Hotel (B,D) Days 19-20: Mykonos Hang out for a few days in this Aegean paradise with its azure seas, golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town See traditional Cycladic style houses See the famous windmills Day 21: Mykonos to Preveza Back to Greece’s mainland, we make our way through the mountains to Preveza. Hotel (B,D) Day 22: Preveza to Durres Travel into Albania & wind through the dramatic mountains & along the Adriatic Coast. Hotel (B,D) Day 23: Durres to Dubrovnik Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the picturesque, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. Hostel (B,D) Scenic Drive along the Croatian coastline

Day 24: Dubrovnik Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this stunning World Heritage site. Hostel (B) See the fortified city & old port Day 25: Dubrovnik to Zadar Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & then travel on to Zadar. Hostel (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 26: Zadar to Ljubljana Take off from the seaside city & cruise on into Slovenia’s capital with its swinging alternative youth & student culture. Hotel (B) See the castle & old town Day 27: Ljubljana to Vienna Skirt past picture perfect Lake Bled on the road to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) See picturesque Lake Bled Day 28: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 29: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by the Austrian Alps stunning alpine scenery en-route to Contiki's own Tyrolean Gasthof. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 30: Austrian Tyrol Choose your adventure – action-packed outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 31: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Wind down out of the mountains to lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest, celebrating 200 years in 2010. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 32: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching the Contiki stopover in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Scenic drive through the Alps Day 33: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the Swiss Alps & opt in for a cog railway ride up the Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 34: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 35: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to free-wheeling Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 36: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 37: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel, where the tour ends upon arrival. (B)

When to go and how much Code: CCPB Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 13 APR 20 APR 30 MAY 11 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 25 MAY 28 JUN 8 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 20 JUL 23 AUG 10 AUG 13 AUG 21 • AUG 27 • SEP 4 SEP 7

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

4589 4589 4589 4739 4739 4859 4859 4859 4859 4859 4859 4859 5089 5089 5089 5089 4979 4979 4979 4979 4979

910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910 910

5499 5499 5499 5649 5649 5769 5769 5769 5769 5769 5769 5769 5999 5999 5999 5999 5889 5889 5889 5889 5889

19 26 5 16 19 26 30 3 14 17 24 31 7 25 28 15 18 26 2 10 13

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.


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21 Days

Concept Unique 21 Days London to Athens 6 countries 20 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 13 dinners

London to Athens

ys pp* a D 21 $3255 A Day from / 5 5 1 A$ 6 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris illuminations night tour with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Party in a toga on Corfu • Entry pass to the Acropolis & a local guide • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting & Corfu beach resort • Contiki onsite Reps

Netherlands Germany

Belgium

Versailles

Ukraine

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

3 PARIS

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

Austria

Switz

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Hungary

Slovenia Verona Croatia 2 VENICE

Romania

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Arles

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

SPAIN BARCELONA 2

Pisa Monaco

Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Bulgaria

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii Brindisi

1

Albania GREECE 3 CORFU 1 ATHENS

Ionian Sea

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Belarus

Poland ENGLAND

Corinth Canal

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan regional dinner

Go to contiki.com/london-athens-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


56 Concept Unique

Itinerary and included sightseeing

21 Days London to Athens 6 countries 20 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 13 dinners Watersports on Corfu

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 3 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 1 night in a hotel, 2 nights in a hostel & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 34-37) • 20 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 13 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

12

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$145. See page 19 for details.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

When to go and how much Code: CCLG Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Athens

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 4 APR 11 APR 25 APR 28 MAY 4 MAY 7 MAY 9 MAY 14 MAY 20 MAY 23 MAY 28 JUN 2 JUN 6 JUN 9 JUN 12 JUN 15 JUN 20 JUN 24 JUN 26 JUN 29 JUL 1 JUL 4 JUL 8 JUL 14 JUL 18 JUL 23 JUL 26 JUL 28 AUG 1 AUG 7 AUG 10 AUG 15 AUG 20 AUG 24 SEP 5

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

2740 2740 2740 2740 2820 2820 2820 2820 2890 2890 2890 2890 2890 2890 2890 2890 2890 2890 2890 2890 3030 3030 3030 3030 3030 3030 3030 3030 3030 3030 3030 2960 2960 2960 2960

515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515 515

3255 3255 3255 3255 3335 3335 3335 3335 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3405 3545 3545 3545 3545 3545 3545 3545 3545 3545 3545 3545 3475 3475 3475 3475

24 1 15 18 24 27 29 3 9 12 17 22 26 29 2 5 10 14 16 19 21 24 28 3 7 12 15 17 21 27 30 4 9 13 25

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 12:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Stop at Fontainebleau before winding through Burgandy’s wine country to reach Contiki’s very own 16th century chateau nestled in the Beaujolais vineyards. Contiki Special Stopover. (B,D) See 12th century Chateau Fontainbleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) French Picnic lunch Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head to southern France, through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 7: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to Arles, once the home of Vincent Van Gogh. Then onward to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Visit the historic city of Arles Day 9: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Venice Head to the Italian countryside, past the ancient maritime city of Genoa, stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & on to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D)

See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 14: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 15: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 16: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 17-19: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 20: Corfu to Athens Leave the island and travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B) Day 21: Athens After sightseeing the ancient wonders, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium

Plaka, Athens

(continued from page 55:) PARIS: Cabaret show & glass of champagne ROME: Tour

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

of The Colosseum & Roman Forum with local guide CORFU: Watersports including parasailing POMPEII: Guided tour of the ancient city ATHENS: Dinner in Plaka area

Go to contiki.com/london-athens-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


57

London to Athens plus Greek Island Hopping GREECE

ays p* 33 D $4610p A Day from 40/ 1 $ A Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-21: London to Athens Refer to London to Athens map, itinerary and included sightseeing described on pages 55-56. In the afternoon of day 21, you will be transferred to meet your fellow travellers on the Greek Island Hopping tour.

Aegean Sea Corinth Canal Piraeus

3 ATHENS MYKONOS 3 IOS 3 SANTORINI 3

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

For a more detailed itinerary, included sightseeing and optional activities for days 22-33, see the Greek Island Hopping tour on pages 122-123.

Day 22: Athens. (B) Day 23: Athens to Mykonos. (B,D) Days 24-25: Mykonos. (B)(B) Day 26: Mykonos to Santorini. (B,D) Days 27-28: Santorini. (B)(B) Day 29: Santorini to Ios. (B,D)

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See pages 5556 & 122-123 for what you could get up to.

Days 30-31: Ios. (B)(B) Day 32: Ios to Athens. (B)

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$215. See page 19 for details.

Day 33: Depart Athens. Your tour ends after breakfast at the hotel. (B)

London to Rome ays 9pp* D 6 1 234 y $ A m fro /Da 7 4 1 A$

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-15: London to Rome Refer to London to Athens map, itinerary and included sightseeing described on pages 55-56. Day 16: Rome Say your farewells and swap addresses as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Rome

>> explore more >> See London to Athens optional activities on pages 55-56, excluding Pompeii, Corfu & Athens.

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Code: CLGI Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Athens

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 11 B APR 25 APR 28 MAY 4 MAY 7 MAY 9 A MAY 14 B MAY 20 B MAY 23 B MAY 28 JUN 2 A JUN 6 JUN 9 JUN 12 JUN 15 JUN 20 A JUN 24 JUN 26 A JUN 29 A JUL 1 B JUL 4 B JUL 8 A JUL 14 A JUL 18 JUL 23 A JUL 26 A JUL 28 B AUG 1 A AUG 7 A AUG 10 A AUG 15 B AUG 20 AUG 24 B SEP 5 B

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

4080 4135 4135 4245 4245 4320 4190 4300 4300 4355 4430 4355 4355 4355 4355 4430 4355 4430 4430 4515 4515 4645 4645 4570 4645 4645 4515 4645 4645 4645 4405 4460 4405 4405

530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530 530

4610 4665 4665 4775 4775 4850 4720 4830 4830 4885 4960 4885 4885 4885 4885 4960 4885 4960 4960 5045 5045 5175 5175 5100 5175 5175 5045 5175 5175 5175 4935 4990 4935 4935

12 27 30 5 8 11 14 20 23 29 5 8 11 14 17 23 26 29 1 1 4 10 16 19 25 28 28 3 9 12 15 21 24 6

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 8:00am. A - These departures stay one more night in Athens code: CLGA B - These departures stay one less night in Athens code: CLGB For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Concept Unique 33 Days London to Athens plus Greek Island Hopping 6 countries, 32 nights accomm incl 1 night ferry, 32 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 16 dinners

6 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

What’s included All as per itinerary • 32 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 3 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 13 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a hostel & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 34-37) • 32 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 16 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

12

When to go and how much Code: CCLR Summer 2010

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Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 21 day London to Athens tour. Check it out below.

When to go and how much

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$99. See page 19 for details.

Start London

Finish Rome

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 4 APR 11 APR 25 APR 28 MAY 4 MAY 7 MAY 9 MAY 14 MAY 20 MAY 23 MAY 28 JUN 2 JUN 6 JUN 9 JUN 12 JUN 15 JUN 20 JUN 24 JUN 26 JUN 29 JUL 1 JUL 4 JUL 8 JUL 14 JUL 18 JUL 23 JUL 26 JUL 28 AUG 1 AUG 7 AUG 10 AUG 15 AUG 20 AUG 24 SEP 5

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

1939 1939 1939 1939 1989 1989 1989 1989 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2145 2095 2095 2095 2095

410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410

2349 2349 2349 2349 2399 2399 2399 2399 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2505 2505 2505 2505

19 26 10 13 19 22 24 29 4 7 12 17 21 24 27 30 5 9 11 14 16 19 23 29 2 7 10 12 16 22 25 30 4 8 20

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 7:30am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

16 Days London to Rome 5 countries 15 nights accomm 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 11 dinners

5 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages & 2 nights in a hostel (more on pages 34-37) • 15 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & 11 dinners (D) included in your food fund • Refer to “What’s Included” on page 56 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

11


45 Days Ultimate European plus Egypt or Greek Island options

ys pp* a D 45 $6729 A Day from / 0 5 1 A$ Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

St Goar

FRANCE

Slovakia

MUNICH 1 SWITZ 2 SWISS ALPS

CHATEAU 2 DE CRUIX

Atlantic Ocean

Liechtenstein

Lucerne

AUSTRIA 2 VIENNA 2 TYROL

Dolomite Mountains Slovenia Verona

2 VENICE

1 BUDAPEST HUNGARY Romania Croatia

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Pyrenees Mountains

BARCELONA 2

Arles

Ukraine

Heidelberg

3 PARIS

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Poland

GERMANY

1 RHINE VALLEY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Versailles

Belarus

Edam

ENGLAND

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

2 FLORENCE

SERBIA

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

BULGARIA 1 Black Sea SOFIA Macedonia ISTANBUL KAVALA 1 3 Brindisi Gallipoli Albania Troy 1 CANAKKALE 1 2 GREECE TURKEY CORFU Thermopylae Montenegro

Vatican City

2 ROME Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

SPAIN

1 BELGRADE

Bosnia

Ionian Sea

Corinth Canal

2 ATHENS

Costa Blanca Costa del Sol EGYPT OPTION & map see p.61

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

GREEK ISLAND OPTION & map see p.61

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city

Cyprus


59 Concept Unique 45 Days Ultimate European 17 countries (Egypt option), 16 countries (Greek option), 44 nights accom incl 1 night ferry, 44 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 27 dinners (Egypt option), & 24 dinners (Greek option)

What’s included Contiki’s Chateau, France

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

17 countries visited (see map for details) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) Rome tour • Paris illuminations night with French champagne, cheese & escargot • Picnic in the French countryside • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Guide & entry into Egyptian museum, Temple of Karnak & Horse of Troy • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special stopovers: Contiki’s Chateau & wine tasting, Corfu beach resort, Austrian gasthof & Swiss chalet • Contiki onsite Reps contiki.com.au/ultimate

The Louvre, Paris

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” Contiki Village (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. Contiki Village (B,D)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Day 4: Paris to Beaujolais Wine Region Stop at Fontainebleau before winding through Burgandy’s wine country to reach Contiki’s very own 16th century chateau nestled in the Beaujolais vineyards. Contiki Special Stopover. (B,D) See 12th century Chateau Fontainbleau See Chablis, Burgundy & Beaujolais vineyards Day 5: Beaujolais Wine Region Relax at the Contiki Château & immerse yourself in the French countryside on a scenic walk & picnic. Contiki Special Stopover (B,PL,D) Day 6: Beaujolais Wine Region to Barcelona Head to southern France, through the

majestic Pyrénées Mountains, en-route to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Hostel (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 7: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! Hostel (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through the charmingly rustic region of Provence to Arles, once the home of Vincent Van Gogh. Then it’s onward to the glamorous French Riviera. Contiki Village (B,D) Visit the historic city of Arles Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 9: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! Contiki Village (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 10: French Riviera to Venice Head to the Italian countryside, stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & on to fairytale Venice. Contiki Village (B,D) See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Continues over page

All as per itinerary • 44 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive French Chateau, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Swiss Chalet, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Austrian Gasthof, 2 nights in Contiki’s exclusive Corfu hotel, 11 nights in comfortable cabins in Contiki’s own villages, 13 nights in hotels, 5 nights in hostels, 1 night onboard a ferry & Egypt option: 5 nights in hotels & 1 overnight train (sleeper seat) or Greek Island option: 6 nights in hotels (more on pages 34-37) • 44 breakfasts (B), 1 picnic lunch (PL) & Egypt option: 27 dinners (D) or Greek Island option: 24 dinners (D) included in your food fund • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver, resident Contiki special stopover & village staff • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Egypt option: return air transfer from Athens to Cairo • Greek Island option: local ferry transfers - Athens to Ios, Ios to Santorini, Santorini to Athens • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Number of World Heritage sites visited (Egypt option): 21 • Number of World Heritage sites visited (Greek Island option): 18

Amsterdam

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided walking tour ISTANBUL: Fun belly-dancing evening & dinner VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Jungfrau Mountain RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar plus for Egypt: ASWAN: Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II - Light & sound show at Philae Temple Go to contiki.com/ultimate-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


60 Concept Unique 45 Days Ultimate European 17 countries (Egypt option), 16 countries (Greek option), 44 nights accom incl 1 night ferry, 44 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 27 dinners (Egypt option), & 24 dinners (Greek option)

Local markets, Rome

Itinerary and included sightseeing Continued from previous page Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa & check out its architectural wonder before rolling through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. Contiki Village (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 13: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. Contiki Village (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 14: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s pretty rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. Contiki Village (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 15: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. Contiki Village (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

Day 16: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. Adriatic Ferry (B) Days 17-18: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. Hotel (B,D)(B) Day 19: Corfu to Athens Leave the island & travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. Hotel (B,D) Days 20-26: You choose! There’s either an Egypt or Greek Island option. Details on opposite page. Day 27: Athens to Kavala Journey along Greece’s coastline, past Mt. Olympus, to harbourside Kavala. Hotel (B,D) Drive past Spartan Thermopylae & Byzantine Thessaloniki Day 28: Kavala to Canakkale Ferry across the Dardanelles to the quaint port city of Canakkale. Hotel (B,D) Visit Troy’s Wooden Horse with a local guide Day 29: Canakkale to Istanbul Make a pilgrimage through the historic Gallipoli Battlefields en-route to the cultural melting pot of Istanbul. Hotel (B) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Days 30-31: Istanbul Savour an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city where East literally meets West. Hotel (B,D)(B) See the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar with a local guide Day 32: Istanbul to Sofia Traverse the plains of Bulgaria to Sofia, a city with a curious blend of Socialist

heritage & modern Euro living. Hotel (B,D) See Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Day 33: Sofia to Belgrade Uncover the surprising beauty of Serbia & the ragged charm of its capital, Belgrade. Hotel (B,D) See the Kalemegdan Fortress & the historic old town Day 34: Belgrade to Budapest Go north along the Danube River & find a lively arts, café & music scene in the “Paris of the East.” Hotel (B) Day 35: Budapest to Vienna See & feel the history of this fascinating city – split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Then it’s onto Austria’s cultural capital, Vienna. Hostel (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 36: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture &, of course, strudel! Hostel (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 37: Vienna to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by the stunning Austrian Alps en-route to Contiki's own Tyrolean Gasthof. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 38: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of the Tyrol - exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports

Day 39: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Wind down out of the mountains to lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. Hostel (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 40: Munich to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne for Swiss chocolate before reaching the Contiki Chalet in the Swiss Alps. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic drive through the Alps Day 41: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. Feel like you’re on top of the world when you opt in for a cog railway ride up to the snow-covered Jungfrau Mountain. Contiki Special Stopover (B,D) Day 42: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Move on through Heidelberg, known for its baroque old town & lively student ambiance, to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & traditional German atmosphere. Hotel (B,D) See Heidelberg’s medieval castle Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 43: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. Hotel (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city's canals & gable houses by night Day 44: Amsterdam Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. Hotel (B) Day 45: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)


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Mediterranean Sea

Israel

DAYS 20-26

Giza

EGYPT 1

The Sphinx, Egypt

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The Nile

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Day 20: Athens to Cairo Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Later, fly out to the exotic city of Cairo. Hotel (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide Day 21: Cairo Sightseeing - overnight train to Aswan Step into this intense, 24/7 city where ancient meets modern all in one shot. Stare in awe at the Sphinx & the monumental pyramids of Giza. Overnight train (B,D) Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & Sphinx Day 22: Aswan Unwind in Egypt’s sunniest & southernmost city. Enjoy its laid back pace of life & distinctive African atmosphere. There’s the chance to see the elegant Tomb of Aga Khan high up on the West Bank. Hotel (B) Sail on a felucca to the Botanical Gardens See the Aga Khan Mausoleum Day 23: Aswan to Luxor Opt for an excursion to the magnificent temple of Abu Simbel, then follow the Nile River to Luxor. Hotel (B,D) Day 24: Luxor to Red Sea Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments & royal burial sites around

45 Days Ultimate European 17 countries (Egypt option), 16 countries (Greek option), 44 nights accom incl 1 night ferry, 44 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 27 dinners (Egypt option), & 24 dinners (Greek option)

1 RED SEA 1 LUXOR Karnak Red Sea Edfu

1 ASWAN Places visited Lake 1 1 or more nightstops Nassar

Luxor. Later, travel across the desert to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Hotel (B,D) Day 25: Red Sea to Cairo Laze on the white sand beaches of the Red Sea or snorkel the amazing coral reefs, located in water which naturally changes colour (yes, sometimes it really is red). Later, it’s back to the bustling capital. Hotel (B) Day 26: Cairo to Athens Fly from Cairo back to Athens, where you will rejoin your fellow travellers. Hotel (B)

Anzac Day

When to go and how much Code: CCUE Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 14 APR 18 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 19 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 25 AUG 5 AUG 8 AUG 13 • AUG 17 • AUG 22 • AUG 25 • AUG 29

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6259 6259 6259 6259 6445 6445 6609 6609 6609 6609 6609 6939 6939 6939 6939 6939 6775 6775 6775 6775 6775

1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040 1040

7299 7299 7299 7299 7485 7485 7649 7649 7649 7649 7649 7979 7979 7979 7979 7979 7815 7815 7815 7815 7815

11 23 28 1 15 22 29 2 13 27 10 17 24 7 18 21 26 30 5 8 12

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices

March 28 departure We overnight at the Dawn Service Site on the evening April 24/25. Join the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair.

contiki.com.au/ultimate-egypt

You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Ultimate European

When to go and how much

plus Greek Island option

Code: CUEG Summer 2010

Itinerary and included sightseeing DAYS 20-26 Day 20: Athens to Ios Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. Then cruise to the Greek island gem of Ios. Hotel (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium Days 21-22: Ios Chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Then get caught up in the nightlife of this ultimate party island. Hotel (B)(B) Visit Ios town Day 23: Ios to Santorini Sail to Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Hotel (B) Days 24-25: Santorini Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a cliff-top town.

GREECE Corinth Canal ATHENS Piraeus

Ionian Sea

Aegean Sea 3 IOS

Places visited 3 1 1 or more nightstops SANTORINI Or boat ride out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. Hotel (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira Day 26: Santorini to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece for your final night in the Greek capital. Hotel (B)

Anzac Day March 28 departure We overnight at the Dawn Service Site on the evening April 24/25. Join the National Services at Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair.

contiki.com.au/ultimate-greece

Anzac Cove

Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Food Fund A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 14 APR 18 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 19 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 25 AUG 5 AUG 8 AUG 13 • AUG 17 • AUG 22 • AUG 25 • AUG 29

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

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1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140

6729 6729 6729 6729 6879 6879 7029 7029 7029 7029 7029 7319 7319 7319 7319 7319 7169 7169 7169 7169 7169

11 23 28 1 15 22 29 2 13 27 10 17 24 7 18 21 26 30 5 8 12

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$325. See page 19 for details.

Santorini, Greece

above are based on maximum quad-share, with many free upgrades to twin-share. * Prices You need to bring your own sleeping bag & towel on this tour. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 6:45am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$289. See page 19 for details.


Remember, if you book early you save money!

Discover local foods

Where you stay Time Out is all-hotel accommodation, with a choice of single, twin or tripleshare. Well located and comfortable with feature hotels and cruise options on many itineraries (See page 64-65).

Meals

Croatia island sailing

What’s new? • New feature hotel. Stay right on the slopes at Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps with snow year-round.

• More opportunities to live like a local with even more meals at local restaurants on In-depth regional trips.

• ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions see tour pages for details

• New & improved itineraries including Road to Athens (+3 day Greek Island cruise), UK & Ireland, Spanish Spree, Scandinavia & Russia & the Eastern Mediterranean cruise.

Plenty of shopping

Time Out tours include hearty breakfasts & lots of dinners, but there are some meals we don’t include, like lunches. We leave them free for you to go exploring & do your own thing. In-depth regional trips include even more local restaurants so you can literally see ‘what’s cooking’ locally.

Multi-country tours Want to get a taste of lots of places? Multi-country trips start & end in London, covering more than 20 countries. They have the flexibility to suit every timeline from 9-33 days long.

In-depth regional tours Prefer to get into the heart of a place, love a particular country or region, or just short of time? Explore a few destinations in-depth, staying in some locations for 3 nights. These tours are specifically designed to include more local restaurant dinners, so you’re able to get out & try different things. A key feature of In-depth tours are well-located hotels & start/end cities vary across Europe.

Guided walking tour

Crew, sightseeing free time & transport You’ll travel with a fun & professional Contiki Tour Manager & Driver (see pages 14-15). Most of the main sights are included in the cost of your tour (pages 10-11), plus there’s plenty of free time for you to do the things you like. Choose from our optional Explore More activities (pages 12-13) or just take time to chill out, relax & do whatever you like. As with every Contiki tour, you’ll travel on some of the newest coaches out there, all air-conditioned. Optional group dinner

Look out for the orange explore more optional activities arrow on every tour page

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63 Time Out Hotels

All hotel accommodation Easy access to key sights Special feature hotels Great for single travellers Choice of tour styles Winter travel options

Multi country tours More on pages 66-88 In-Depth regional tours Britain, Scotland, Ireland & France – pages 89-95 Italy, Spain & combinations – pages 96-105 Turkey & Egypt – pages 106-108 Eastern Europe – pages 109-113 Russia & Scandinavia – pages 114-119 Island & cruising tours Croatia, Greece & Turkey pages 120-129 Winter & Ski tours More on pages 134-139


Hotel Cabala, Rome

Chateau Fontager, Lyon Spend a night in the beautiful French countryside when you stay in this charming, old French castle set in parklands alongside the River Rhone. There’s lots to impress, including antiquedecorated rooms & an enormous swimming pool.

Mount Titlis, The Swiss Alps Picture this: an alpine lodge set 1,000m (3,300ft) up a mountain with breathtaking views across the Alps. The range of activities is unbelievable, from exploring a glacier 20m under its surface, to a Glacier Park where there’s all kinds of snow toys like microscooters, balancers, boogieboards or snowtubes plus other crazier gadgets like snow bobs and snake gliss’. For extra adrenaline, take a crazy scooter ride downhill at high-speed. Or go a little slower with hiking trails, horse-driven carriage rides or a ride to the 3048m (10,000ft) summit in one of the world’s only revolving cable cars.

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna This one-of-a-kind, recently renovated hotel is an attraction in itself with it’s quirky shape. The rooms are deluxe & there’s a wellness centre to chill out in after a big day’s sightseeing.

Hotel Cabala, Rome With a 360-degree hilltop view of Rome and the surrounding countryside, this villa is a welcome escape after the busy streets of Rome. Rooms are spacious, stylish & air-conditioned…not to mention the fantastic pool!

Aphrodite beach hotel, Mykonos

Easy access via public transport Many of our hotels have easy access to the action. Like the Hotel Regent, Rome – just 2 stops from the city centre or Blue Square Hotel, Amsterdam - a 10 minute tram ride to the city centre.

Central The Capitol Hotel, Florence, Ibis Wenceslas Square Prague, plus our hotels in Dubrovnik and Athens are some of the many hotels located right in the city. There’s also Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Nice and more. Central locations are a key feature of In-depth tours.

Close to key monuments Ibis Port de Clichy hotel in Paris, close to Montmartre (home of Sacre Coeur and the Moulin Rouge).

Agon Aldea hotel, Berlin


65 Time Out Hotels

Croatia cruising Cruise the beautiful Northern Adriatic on one of Croatia’s best boats. And it’s exclusive to Contiki travellers. All cabins are twin-share with private facilities. Explore unspoiled islands & coastal villages. Swim in remote coves & enjoy plenty of room on the deck. See pages 120-121. Louis Hellenic cruising Sit back & relax on a classic cruise liner with great features like pools, onboard shopping & live entertainment. You’ll be able to mix with a wide range of people onboard as you visit the jaw-dropping Greek Islands, Turkey, Israel & Egypt. See pages 126-128. Nile cruising Float back in history as you sail from Aswan to Luxor along the Nile. Take in ancient Egypt’s incredible scenery from the deck of our well-appointed cruise boat. See pages 106-107. Trubesee Alpine Lodge, Mt Titlis

Nicolas Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Château Fontager, France

Château Fontager room

Louis Hellenic cruising

Eventhotel Pyramide, Vienna

For more go to contiki.com.au/timeoutaccommodation


9 Days European Magic

ys 99pp* a D 9 13 y $ A from Da / 6 5 A$1 7 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France

Denmark Scotland

Baltic Sea

N.Ireland

North Sea

Irish Sea

S.Ireland

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM GERMANY

ENGLAND

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Private boat to the islands of Venice • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Wales

Poland

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

1 RHINE VALLEY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

AUSTRIA

Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

Innsbruck

Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE Bosnia

ITALY

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Adriatic Sea

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals RHINE VALLEY: Sample Rhine Valley wines at a tasting in an historic cellar


67 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head up to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere & try some of the local ‘drop’. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, a charming festive 800-year-old city & home of the worldfamous Oktoberfest. (B) See the Lorelei Rock Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall 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

Day 5: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. An optional gondola ride is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration 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 Scenic Alpine drive Day 7: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards & wine regions of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 8: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 9: Paris to London Catch the ferry in Calais back to London, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 9 Days European Magic 7 countries 8 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 5 dinners Lake Como, Italy

What’s included

Cheeses in Edam

When to go and how much Code: BBHH Summer 2010

Code: WWHH Winter 2010/11

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

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JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 13 JAN 16 JAN 23 FEB 6 FEB 20 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

1485 1485 1485 1485 1485 1399 1399 1399 1399 1429 1429

26 10 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 22 26 29 2 9 12 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$145. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$89. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$445. WWHH - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$369. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Gondola ride, Venice

Walking tour

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour - Authentic Venetian dinner with a selection of specialities & regional wines PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner LUCERNE: Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne LUCERNE: Travel to the top of Mt. Stanserhorn by funicular train & aerial cable car (summer departures only) Go to contiki.com/magic-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


11 Days Amsterdam to Barcelona

ys pp* a D 11 $2255 A Day from 05/ 2 $ A 7 countries Netherlands, Belgium (in transit), France, Switzerland, Italy (in transit), Monaco, Spain

S.Ireland

Irish Sea Edam

England

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales

Germany

BELGIUM English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Walking tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Czech Rep Champagne Region

2 PARIS Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

Monaco

SPAIN Portugal

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Slovenia Croatia

1 CHAMONIX

Pyrenees Mountains

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Austria

SWITZ LUCERNE 1

BARCELONA 2

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & three course dinner

ITALY

Adriatic Sea


69 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel & explore this freewheeling, vibrant city. Later, meet up with your Contiki Crew. (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 myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 3: Amsterdam to Paris Journey through Belgium, past Waterloo & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 4: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 5: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 6: Lucerne to Chamonix Wander the cobble streets of jaw-droppingly gorgeous Lucerne. Then cross over the

Alps to Chamonix, the mountain resort town sitting in Mont Blanc’s shadow. (B,D)

Time Out Hotels

See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument See Mont Blanc (weather permitting)

11 Days Amsterdam to Barcelona 7 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 6 dinners

Day 7: Chamonix to French Riviera Motor through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy & on to 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 & Monte Carlo! (B)

The Swiss Alps

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 9: French Riviera to Barcelona Travel past Cannes, through France’s rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur Day 10: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional Flamenco show! (B)

Canals of Amsterdam

2

See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Day 11: Depart Barcelona Make your final farewells to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$115. See page 19 for details.

Flamenco show, Barcelona

When to go and how much Code: BBAB Summer 2010 Start Finish Total Cost Ams’dam Barcelona A$ pp*

Start Finish Total Cost Ams’dam Barcelona A$ pp*

2010 MAY 7 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 9

2010 JUL 16 JUL 23 AUG 6 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL

17 31 7 21 5 19

2255 2309 2309 2309 2309 2369

JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

26 2 16 6 13 20

2369 2369 2369 2309 2309 2309

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$689 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Fragonard perfumery, France

Gaudi architecture in Barcelona

LUCERNE: Private cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne CHAMONIX: Cable car ride to Aiguille du Midi FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show Go to contiki.com/amsterdam-barcelona-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days European Discovery

ys pp* a D 12 $1789 A Day from 50/ 1 $ A 8 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City Switzerland, France

North Sea Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Gelato in Rome – our treat • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Calais English Channel

1 RHINE VALLEY

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Poland

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

SWITZ 1 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

Atlantic Ocean

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Lake Como

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

FLORENCE 1

Bosnia ITALY

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

Spain

contiki.com.au/discovery

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the canals RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar

Albania


71 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry the English Channel & head to the freewheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 2: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, canals & cool cafés. Next, stop in the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Stunning drive along the Rhine River See the Lorelei Rock Day 3: Rhine Valley to Munich Head south to Munich, the festive home of Oktoberfest. (B) Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 4: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adventure sports Day 5: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, artfilled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 6: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the

Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 7: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) 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 & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 9: Florence to Lucerne Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en-route to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 10: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy & Chablis to the glittering “City of Lights”. (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Élysées & Notre Dame Cathedral 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 Day 12: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 12 Days European Discovery 8 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners

Tyrol

When to go and how much

What’s included

Code: BBHD Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAR 25 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 1 MAY 6 MAY 8 MAY 13 MAY 15 MAY 20 MAY 22 MAY 27 MAY 29 JUN 3 JUN 5 JUN 10 JUN 12 JUN 17 JUN 19 JUN 22 JUN 24 JUN 26 JUN 29 JUL 1 JUL 3 JUL 8 JUL 10 JUL 13 JUL 15 JUL 17 JUL 20 JUL 22 JUL 24 JUL 27 JUL 29 JUL 31 AUG 5 AUG 7 AUG 12 AUG 14 AUG 19 AUG 21 AUG 26 AUG 28 SEP 2 SEP 4 SEP 9 SEP 11 SEP 14 SEP 16 • SEP 18 • SEP 21 • SEP 23 • SEP 25 •

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2369 2369 2369 2369 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429

5 19 26 3 10 12 17 19 24 26 31 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30 3 5 7 10 12 14 19 21 24 26 28 31 2 4 7 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 1 6 8 13 15 20 22 25 27 29 2 4 6

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 SEP 26 • SEP 28 • SEP 30 • OCT 2 OCT 7 OCT 9 OCT 14

OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2309 2309

7 9 11 13 18 20 25

Code: WWHW Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 9 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 25 NOV 28 DEC 2 DEC 5 DEC 7 DEC 12 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 22 DEC 24 DEC 26 DEC 28 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

30 6 13 20 27 4 6 9 13 16 18 23 25 29 31 2 4 6 8 10

1869 1869 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN 7 JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 16 JAN 18 JAN 25 JAN 27 JAN 30 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 27 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 13 MAR 15 MAR 20 MAR 22

JAN 12 JAN 14 JAN 16 JAN 18 JAN 20 JAN 22 JAN 27 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 7 FEB 10 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 10 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 24 MAR 26 MAR 31 APR 2

1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1899 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1825 1825 1825 1825

All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$185. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$119. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *Ifroommate you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHD - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$605. WWHW - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$469. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in the Austrian Tyrol is replaced by 1 night in Innsbruck. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Eiffel Tower, Paris

Venice

TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure (summer departures only) VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only) FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/discovery-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Best of Europe Mixing Coach Train & Plane

s pp* y a 13 D $3045 A Day from 35/ 2 $ A Max your holiday time by mixing travel modes from train, to a coach to a plane.

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

England

7 countries France, Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Vatican City

Wales

GERMANY

2 BERLIN Poland Dresden

BELGIUM English Channel

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP 3 PARIS

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Travel at 300km/hour on a high-speed train • Locally guided bike tour of Prague • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour

FRANCE

Slovakia Austria Hungary

Switz Slovenia

Atlantic Ocean

Croatia ITALY Bosnia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Spain Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

3 ROME Albania

contiki.com.au/best-europe

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops C

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise


73 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Paris Check-in to your hotel & explore the stylish, cosmopolitan city of Paris for the afternoon. Later meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers for dinner & evening sightseeing. (D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 2-3: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city for a couple of days & find magic, romance & history. Day trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) See Château Versailles (entrance not included) Visit a French perfumery Day 4: Paris to Amsterdam Zip along in a high speed train headed for the Netherland's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 5: 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 myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 6: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie'

Day 7: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) Day 8: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Day 9: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 10: Prague to Rome Catch a short flight to Rome this morning & by the afternoon be walking in history's footsteps around this amazing city. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Days 11-12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ for a couple of days in the “Eternal City" & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B)(B) Day 13: Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it's time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

10 Days Start in Amsterdam Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 13 day Best of Europe tour, visiting 5 countries. Check it out below. Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam Check-in to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Days 2-10: Amsterdam to Rome Refer to days 4-13 itinerary & included sightseeing above.

ays 5pp* D 0 1 234 y $ A m fro /Da 5 3 2 A$

• Number of World Heritage sites visited

4

WORLD HERITAGE SITES VISITED

>> explore more >> See optional activities below, excluding Paris. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$115. See page 19 for details.

Time Out Hotels 13 Days Best of Europe 7 countries 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 5 dinners Charles Bridge, Prague

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • High speed train journey between Paris & Amsterdam • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight from Prague to Rome • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Paris Metro

6

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$145.See page 19 for details.

Rijks Museum, Amsterdam

When to go and how much

Mix+Match

Code: BBTC Summer 2010

Code: BBTAM Summer 2010

Start Paris

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Finish Ams’dam Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 23 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 18 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 26

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

3045 3045 3045 3119 3119 3119 3045 3045 3045 3045

2010 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUL 7 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 29

2345 2345 2345 2405 2405 2405 2345 2345 2345 2345

4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8

Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. The ‘Best of Europe’ tour will easily Mix+Match with:

• Simply Italy (p.96-97) • Italian Espresso (p.98-99)

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBTC - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$909. BBTAM - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$699. Triple share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. The Colosseum, Rome

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch ROME: Locally guided

tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

Go to contiki.com/best-europe-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


16 Days European Encounter

ys pp* a D 16 $2299 A Day from 44/ 1 $ A 10 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, France, Monaco Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Special stopover: 16th C chateau • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND Wales Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

Czech Rep Slovakia

2 PARIS AUSTRIA Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ Liechtenstein 1 INNSBRUCK LUCERNE 2 Swiss Alps

CHATEAU DE FONTAGER 1

Slovenia Croatia 1 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Avignon

Hungary

Brenner Pass

ITALY

Bosnia

1

Pisa Monaco FLORENCE

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Valley of the Somme

Spain

contiki.com.au/encounter

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise LUCERNE: Cable car up Mt. Pilatus (subject to weather conditions)


75 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 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 myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Scenic River Cruise (summer departures only) See the Lorelei Rock Day 4: Rhine Valley to Lucerne Following the Rhine River, weave through castle-dotted valleys & rolling vineyards on the way to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 5: Lucerne Breathe in the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you spend the day exploring. Wander the cobble streets of this gorgeous alpine setting & shop for goods that Switzerland is known for - watches, chocolate & Swiss army knives (B) Day 6: Lucerne to Innsbruck Twist & turn through scenic alpine vistas to Innsbruck. Soak up the sights & discover Tyrolean specialty shops in its medieval Old Town. (B,D) Visit the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Day 7: Innsbruck to Venice Wind through the Alps via the Brenner Pass to Italy. Meander through the ‘floating city’ & find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & interesting little shops. (B) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 8: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

Day 10: 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 & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to French Riviera Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder en-route to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 12: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 13: French Riviera to Château de Fontager Travel north & take a lunch break in Provence’s graceful city, Avignon. Arrive at Château de Fontager & enjoy its large pool, lovely grounds & charming locale on the Rhone River. (B,D) Visit Avignon & see the Papal Palace Visit a French perfumery Special overnight stay at Château de Fontager Day 14: Château de Fontager to Paris Leave the authentic medieval castle behind & pass through wine country on the road to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 15: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 16: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 16 Days European Encounter 10 countries 14 nights hotels 1 night Château 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners

Innsbruck, Austria

What’s included

Paris

When to go and how much Code: BBHX Summer 2010

Code: WWHZ Winter 2010/11

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 2 APR 16 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 23 JUN 25 JUN 30 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 14 JUL 16 JUL 21 JUL 23 JUL 28 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 11 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 8 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 22 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

2949 2949 2949 3029 3029 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3155 3155 3155 3155 3155 3155 3155 3155 3155 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 3099 2949

2010 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 2 DEC 6 DEC 9 DEC 15 DEC 17 DEC 19 DEC 21 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 29 DEC 31

OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

31 7 14 21 28 5 12 17 21 24 30 1 3 5 7 11 13 15

2409 2409 2409 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445

2011 JAN 4 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 24

JAN 19 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 13 FEB 20 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 8

2445 2445 2445 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2349 2349 2349

17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 8 10 15 17 24 29 31 5 7 12 14 21 26 28 4 11 18 23 25 2 7 9 16 23 30

All as per itinerary • 15 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 14 nights in hotels & 1 night in Contiki’s Feature Hotel (more on pages 62-65) • 15 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$235. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$155. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *Ifroommate you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHX - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$769. WWHZ - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$605. Triple share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Château Fontager

TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure (summer departures only) VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/encounter-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


76 Time Out Hotels 17 Days Road to Athens 8 countries 15 nights hotels 1 night ferry 16 breakfasts & 8 dinners

8 countries France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece

What’s included All as per itinerary • 16 nights twin or triple share accommodation: 15 nights in hotels & 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 62-65) • 16 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Only with Contiki • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Special access Rome sightseeing •

coach tour Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$159. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. The ‘Road to Athens’ tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Greek Island Hopping (p.122-123)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

17 Days Road to Athens

Venetian Fortress, Corfu

ays p* 17 D $3045p A Day from 80/ A$1 Belarus

Netherlands

ENGLAND London Dover Calais English Channel

Belgium

GERMANY Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

2 PARIS

Slovakia

MUNICH

Burgundy Region

SWITZ 1

FRANCE

1

Liechtenstein 2

LUCERNE

Ukraine

TYROL AUSTRIA

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Swiss Alps

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Pisa

2 FLORENCE

Romania

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Spain Mediterranean Sea

Vatican City

2 ROME

Bulgaria

Macedonia

Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii

Brindisi

Albania 1

2 GREECE CORFU Corinth

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history among the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French Perfumery Day 3: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 4: Lucerne to Munich Leave the gorgeous lake town behind, stop in tiny Liechtenstein & later arrive in lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 5: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Take in the stunning alpine scenery en-route to a cute Tyrolean village. (B,D)

Canal

Ionian Sea

1 ATHENS

Day 6: Austrian Tyrol Choose from one of many high energy outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains. (B,D) See this pretty mountain region famous for adrenalin sports Day 7: Austrian Tyrol to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps to fairytale Venice via Brenner Pass. (B,D) Enjoy a scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 8: Venice Meander alleyways & canals to find artfilled palazzi, quaint local shops, bars & markets. (B) Take a private motorboat to the historic island See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano Glass blowing demonstration Day 9: Venice to Florence Snake through the Apennine Mountains to Pisa before journeying through the Tuscan hillsides to Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 10: Florence Get inside info from your local guide on Florence’s Renaissance buildings & art before exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Learn about Florence’s leather craft with a demonstration

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Code: BBAL Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 18 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 4 JUL 6 JUL 13

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

3045 3125 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3255 3255 3255

2010 JUL 18 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 12 SEP 14

AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP

3255 3255 3255 3255 3255 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199 3199

13 20 3 17 24 1 8 15 20 22 29

3 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 28 30

Bosnia Serbia

ITALY

When to go and how much

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$795 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Day 11: Florence to Rome Say farewell to Florence as we roll through Umbria’s hills & vineyards on the road to Rome. (B,D) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome Tap into this living museum of history. Get a feel for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Corfu Pass through Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins before crossing southern Italy to board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Days 14-15: Corfu Kick back, relax & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) Day 16: Corfu to Athens Leave Corfu via the Corinth Canal en-route to mythological Athens. (B) Day 17: Depart Athens After morning sightseeing, it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium

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PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne LUCERNE: Cog-railway & cable car ride to the top of Mt Stanserhorn TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals


77

Road to Athens

When to go and how much

plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: RTACR3 Summer 2010 Start London

Aegean Sea Corinth Canal 1

ays 5pp* D 1 2 372 y $ A m a fro 78/D 1 $ A

TURKEY ATHENS Kusadasi Mykonos

Patmos

GREECE Santorini

Crete

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-16: London to Athens Refer to Road to Athens map, itinerary & included sightseeing opposite. Day 17: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders of Athens & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. (B) Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon with a local guide See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 18: Athens to Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 19: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop in the port town of Kusadasi. Later, dock at the unspoilt island of Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos

Day 20: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands en-route to the beautiful iconic Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 21: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, transfer into central Athens where the tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

17 24 7 21 28 12 26 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4

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

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, or choose from the optional activities below. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$159. See page 19 for details.

Road to Rome Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter version of the 17 day Road to Athens tour, visiting 7 countries. Check it out below.

ays p* 13 D $2210p A Day from 70/ A$1

3689 3785 3879 3879 3879 3879 3939 3939 3939 3939 3939 3939 3879 3879 3879 3879 3879

3849 3945 4039 4039 4039 4039 4099 4099 4099 4099 4099 4099 4039 4039 4039 4039 4039

3565 3659 3749 3749 3749 3749 3809 3809 3809 3809 3809 3809 3749 3749 3749 3749 3749

3725 3819 3909 3909 3909 3909 3969 3969 3969 3969 3969 3969 3909 3909 3909 3909 3909

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add A$935 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$965 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

>> explore more >>

13 Days Days 1-12: London to Rome Refer to Road to Athens map, itinerary & included sightseeing described opposite & above. Day 13: Rome Say your farewells & swap addresses as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

2010 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 18 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14

Time Out Hotels 21 Days Road to Athens plus Greek Island Cruise 9 countries 16 nights hotels, 1 night ferry & 3 nights cruise 20 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 11 dinners & 3 suppers

9 countries France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 16 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry & 3 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 62-65) • 20 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 11 three-course dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise

Only with Contiki For Contiki’s special inclusions on this tour, refer to page 76.

The Parthenon, Athens

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See Road to Athens optional activities below, excluding Corfu.

• Tour code: BBRL • For departure dates see price panel on the left page. For prices, deduct A$835 from price panel on the left page • Single room supplement: A$590

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$119. See page 19 for details.

contiki.com.au/road-rome Little Venice, Mykonos

The ‘Road to Rome’ tour will easily Mix+Match with: • Simply Italy (p.96-97) • Italian Espresso (p.98-99)

FLORENCE: Tuscan Hills Feast with singing & dancing - Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence ROME: Guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum CORFU: Watersports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding Greek Island Cruise optional activities: KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Go to contiki.com/road-athens-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


18 Days European Impressions

ys pp* a D 18 $3229 A Day from / 0 8 1 A$ 10 countries Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain

Irish Sea

S.Ireland

NETHERLANDS 1 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Munich • Feature hotel: Swiss mountain lodge • Private boat to the islands of Venice

1 BRUSSELS BELGIUM

GERMANY

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS SWITZ

Loire Valley

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

1 BORDEAUX

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Lucerne

2 SWISS ALPS

Liechtenstein

AUSTRIA Innsbruck

Hungary

Brenner Pass Lake Garda

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pisa Monaco

Carcassonne

SPAIN Portugal

contiki.com.au/impressions

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

BARCELONA 2

2 FRENCH RIVIERA Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Bosnia


79 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Brussels Meet up with your Contiki crew & ferry across the English Channel. Dash through France to Brussels, famous for its chocolate, waffles & beer. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Statue of the Mannekin-Pis, the Grand Place & the Palace of Justice Day 2: Brussels to Amsterdam Head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam & check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 3: Amsterdam to Rhine Valley Follow the river to the Rhine Valley with its charming wine villages & old-time German atmosphere. (B,D) Learn how beersteins are crafted Stunning drive along the Rhine River See the Lorelei Rock Day 4: Rhine Valley to Swiss Alps Stop in the lakeside town of Lucerne for chocolate before arriving in the beautiful Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 5: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in this alpine paradise & enjoy the glaciers year round snow. Opt for one of the many activities on offer like snow tubing & hiking. (B,D) Day 6: Swiss Alps to Munich Leave this gorgeous area behind, cross through tiny Liechtenstein & arrive in lively Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 7: Munich to Venice Wind through the Alps & stop in Innsbruck, before travelling via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles See the Golden Roof, Royal Palace & Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck Day 8: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 9: Venice to Florence Stop at lakeside Sirmione then it’s onto Pisa to check out its architectural wonder before reaching Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B)

See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 11: Florence to French Riviera Head out along the Italian coastline & past the ancient maritime city of Genoa to the glamorous French Riviera. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 12: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 13: French Riviera to Barcelona Travel past Cannes, through France’s charmingly rustic Provence region, over the Pyrénées Mountains to Mediterranean Barcelona. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d’Azur Day 14: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an unforgettable optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 15: Barcelona to Bordeaux Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Bordeaux. (B) Visit one of Europe’s greatest fortress cities Day 16: Bordeaux to Paris Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en-route to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 17: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 18: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 18 Days European Impressions 10 countries 17 nights hotels 17 breakfasts & 9 dinners Shopping in Florence

What’s included All as per itinerary • 17 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 15 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s feature hotel (more on pages 62-65) • 17 continental breakfasts (B) & 9 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

9

Marienplatz, Munich

When to go and how much

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$165. See page 19 for details.

Code: BBEM Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 8 APR 29 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 12 JUL 15 JUL 19

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG

3229 3229 3309 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3465 3465 3465 3465 3465

2010 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 • SEP 23 • SEP 27 • SEP 30 OCT 7

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

3465 3465 3465 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395 3395

25 16 30 6 13 20 4 11 18 25 29 1 5

8 15 22 29 12 19 26 3 10 14 17 24

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$845 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Carcassonne fortress

Relaxing in Nice

VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals, a truly memorable experience - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence - Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/impressions-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


19 Days European Inspiration

ys pp* a D 19 $2659 A Day from 40/ 1 $ A 9 countries Belgium (in transit), Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, France

North Sea

Irish Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Wales London Dover Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Paris by night cruise on River Seine

2 BERLIN

Edam

ENGLAND

Poland

GERMANY

Dresden

BELGIUM 2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

CZECH REP MUNICH 2

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Slovakia

Dachau

2 PARIS

Tyrol

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE Swiss Alps

AUSTRIA

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Lake Como Atlantic Ocean

Pisa

2 FLORENCE ITALY

Serbia Montenegro

Mediterranean Sea

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Vatican City

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Bosnia

Adriatic Sea

Spain

contiki.com.au/inspiration

Hungary

Brenner Pass

AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour

2 ROME Albania


81 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & head to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam via Belgium. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See Amsterdam's canals & gable houses by night Day 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 myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker’s house Day 3: Amsterdam to Berlin Motor down the Autobahn & get ready for a dose of über-cool in Berlin. Tonight, enjoy this cutting-edge city’s exploding arts, bar & club scene. (B,D) Day 4: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 5: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Day 6: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) Visit the Dachau concentration camp Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Visit a traditional beer hall Day 8: Munich Don some ‘Lederhosen’ & have some fun in this cultural haven with its staggering array of museums, killer shopping & lively beer gardens. (B,D) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Day 9: Munich to Venice Wind through the Bavarian Alps via the Brenner Pass to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 10: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands

See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 11: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 12: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 13: Rome to Florence Stop in the Tuscan hillsides as we make our way to the Renaissance city of Florence. (B,D) Day 14: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 15: Florence to Lucerne Stop & check out Pisa’s architectural wonder then catch a glimpse of Lake Como before arriving in Lucerne, nestled in the Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge Day 16: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lakeside town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B) Day 17: Lucerne to Paris Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D) See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 18: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 19: Paris to London Catch the ferry from Calais back to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See World War I battlefields in France

Time Out Hotels 19 Days European Inspiration 9 countries 18 nights hotels 18 breakfasts & 9 dinners White water rafting, Tyrol

What’s included

Notre Dame, Paris

When to go and how much Code: BBAP Summer 2010

Code: WWAP Winter 2010/11

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 19 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 • SEP 20 • SEP 25 • SEP 27 • OCT 2 OCT 9

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

3389 3389 3479 3569 3569 3569 3569 3569 3569 3639 3639 3639 3639 3639 3639 3639 3569 3569 3569 3569 3569 3569 3569 3569 3569 3389

2010 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 15 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 22 DEC 25 DEC 27 DEC 29

NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 2 5 7 9 12 14 16

2779 2779 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2825 2825 2825 2825 2825 2825 2825

2011 JAN 1 JAN 3 JAN 5 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 17 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 7 MAR 14

JAN 19 JAN 21 JAN 23 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 4 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 25 APR 1

2825 2825 2825 2825 2825 2825 2659 2659 2659 2659 2659 2659 2659 2715

28 12 26 2 9 23 30 7 14 21 28 4 6 11 18 25 1 15 22 29 6 8 13 15 20 27

All as per itinerary • 18 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 18 continental breakfasts (B) & 9 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$275. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$175. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBAP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$889. WWAP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$699. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Prague

Markets in Florence

PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch TYROL: Whitewater rafting adventure (summer departures only) VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner Go to contiki.com/inspiration-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


21 Days European Vista

ys pp* a D 21 $2935 A Day from 40/ 1 $ A 10 countries France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

Irish Sea

North Sea Edam

ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales Calais English Channel

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Feature hotel: Pyramid Hotel in Vienna • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

BELGIUM

Valley of the Somme

1 RHINE VALLEY

2 PRAGUE

Burgundy Region

FRANCE

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

Swiss Alps Atlantic Ocean

ITALY

Pisa Monaco

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Hungary

Brenner Pass

Bologna

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

1 VIENNA 2 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE

Mediterranean Sea

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Poland

CZECH REP

Dachau

2 PARIS

Spain

contiki.com.au/vista

GERMANY

London Dover

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco LUCERNE: Cruise on Lake Lucerne (summer departures only)

Albania


83 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Visit a French perfumery Day 3: Paris to Lucerne Pass through the lush vineyards of Burgundy to the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) Day 4: Lucerne Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 5: Lucerne to French Riviera Catch a glimpse of magical Lake Como en-route to the glamorous resort town of Nice. Tonight rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 6: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 8: Florence to Rome A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities & then it’s on the road to Rome. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 9: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” and explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 10: Rome to Venice Criss-cross the Appenine Mountains & stop at elegant Bologna, before reaching enchanting Venice. (B,D) See Bologna’s famous porticos & two towers Day 11: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares,

art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 12: Venice to Austrian Tyrol Wind through the Austrian Alps via the Brenner Pass to a quaint Tyrolean village. (B,D) Scenic drive past vineyards, orchards & castles Day 13: Austrian Tyrol Choose your own adventure in the mountains of Tyrol - exhilarating outdoor activities include tandem paragliding, hiking & mountain biking! (B,D) Day 14: Austrian Tyrol to Munich Stop at the sobering Dachau concentration camp memorial before reaching lively Munich, home to Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B) See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Visit Dachau concentration camp Day 15: Munich to Vienna Leave festive Bavaria behind & head to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 16: Vienna to Prague Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour of Vienna. Then travel through Bohemia to Prague, “The City of a Thousand Spires.” (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 17: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 18: Prague to Rhine Valley Journey through Germany to the Rhine River valley full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) See the Lorelei Rock Scenic River Cruise (summer departures only) Day 19: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 20: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills out to the scenic village of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 21: Amsterdam to London Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 21 Days European Vista 10 countries 20 nights hotels 20 breakfasts & 11 dinners Munich

What’s included

Feasting in Prague

When to go and how much Code: BBHV Summer 2010

Code: WWHT Winter 2010/11

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 19 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 • SEP 18 • SEP 20 • SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT OCT

3755 3755 3849 3849 3949 3949 3949 3949 3949 3949 3949 4049 4049 4049 4049 4049 4049 4049 3949 3949 3949 3949 3949 3949 3949 3949 3755

2010 OCT 16 OCT 23 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 13 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 22 DEC 27

NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN

5 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 2 7 9 11 16

3069 3069 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3025 3115 3115 3115 3115

2011 JAN 3 JAN 10 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 11 FEB 18 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8

3115 3115 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2935 2995 2995

30 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 6 8 13 20 27 3 17 24 1 8 10 15 22 29

All as per itinerary • 20 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 20 continental breakfasts (B) & 11 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$299. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$195. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHV - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$979. WWHT - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$769. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. The 2 nights in the Austrian Tyrol are replaced with a 2nd night in both Florence and Vienna. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Amsterdam

FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast - Entry to one of the city’s largest nightclubs ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum TYROL: Tandem paragliding (summer departures only) - Mountain bike tour & BBQ lunch (summer departures only) VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in an historic cellar AMSTERDAM : Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/vista-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


28 Days European Panorama

ys pp* a D 28 $5165 A Day from 85/ 1 $ A 12 countries France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium (in transit)

contiki.com.au/panorama

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Wales

GERMANY

Ruhr Valley London Dover

Calais English Channel

BELGIUM

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

1 BORDEAUX

2 SWISS ALPS

Liechtenstein Dolomite Lucerne Mountains Verona

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Mauthausen

2

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

Hungary

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

FLORENCE ITALY

Romania

Bosnia Serbia

Adriatic Sea

2 ROME

BARCELONA 2

2 VIENNA

1 TYROL AUSTRIA

SWITZ

Atlantic Ocean

Carcassonne

Slovakia

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS Chateau Loire Valley Chambord FRANCE

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Montenegro Macedonia

1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Feature hotels: Swiss mountain lodge & a Roman villa • Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu • Rhine River scenic cruise • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

Edam

ENGLAND

Vatican City Mt. Vesuvius Pompeii Brindisi

Albania 1

CORFU

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & dinner ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum

3

GREECE Corinth Canal

B


85 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel & journey to the “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 3: Paris to Bordeaux Cut through the Loire Valley & pass rolling vineyards en-route to Bordeaux. (B) Scenic drive to see Château de Chambord Day 4: Bordeaux to Barcelona Feel the glory of medieval Carcassonne on the road to Barcelona. (B,D) Visit the greatest fortress city of Europe Day 5: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 6: Barcelona to French Riviera Travel through Provence to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 7: French Riviera Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop & worship the sun on the beach. Later, rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera to Florence Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Florence. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 9: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. Later, explore at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 10: Florence to Rome Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards on the road to Rome. (B) See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Two night stay at Hotel Cabala Day 11: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Then get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) Day 12: Rome to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Cross Italy & board the ferry to Greece. (B)

Days 13-15: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B)(B,D) Day 16: Corfu to Italy Cruise across the Adriatic Sea to the enchanting port of Venice. (B) Day 17: Arrive Venice Head out to Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & then it’s back to Venice. (B,D) See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena Day 18: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 19: Venice to Vienna Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s capital, Vienna. (B) Day 20: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 21: Vienna to Munich Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 22: Munich to Austrian Tyrol Be ‘wowed’ by stunning alpine scenery en-route to a cool Tyrolean village. (B,D) See this idyllic region famous for adventure sports Day 23: Austrian Tyrol to Swiss Alps Stop in tiny Liechtenstein & lakeside Lucerne before spending 2 days in the magical Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz See the Wooden Chapel Bridge Scenic Alpine drive Day 24: Swiss Alps Chill for a day in the breathtaking alps & enjoy one of the many outdoor activities this popular region has to choose from. (B,D) Day 25: Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley Follow the Rhine River to a valley full of castles & vineyards. (B,D) Learn how beersteins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 26: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam Next it’s on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 27: Amsterdam Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills out to Edam. Afterwards, check out the myriad of museums, cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 28: Amsterdam to London Circle back to Calais via Belgium for our ferry crossing to England where it’s time to say farewell. (B)

Time Out Hotels 28 Days European Panorama 12 countries 25 nights hotels 2 nights ferries 27 breakfasts & 14 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 27 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 19 nights in hotels, 6 nights in Contiki’s feature hotels & 2 nights on board ferries (more on pages 62-65) • 27 continental breakfasts (B) & 14 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Corfu

13

Snow Trotti, Mount Titlis Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$269. See page 19 for details.

When to go and how much Code: BBHM Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 19 MAY 3 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG

5165 5299 5435 5435 5435 5435 5435 5435 5545

2010 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 30 • SEP 6 • SEP 13 •

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

5545 5545 5545 5545 5545 5435 5435 5435 5435

16 30 13 20 27 11 18 25 1

8 15 22 29 5 12 26 3 10

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$1349 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Guided audio tour, Pompeii

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Cruise around the island on a traditional sailing boat VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting TYROL: Tandem paragliding RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting in a historic cellar AMSTERDAM: Evening boat cruise along the city’s canals Go to contiki.com/panorama-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


33 Days European Explorer plus Mykonos Island or Greek Island Cruising options

ys pp* a D 33 $6645 A Day from / 2 0 2 A$ Irish Sea North Sea

NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

S.Ireland

Belarus

Edam

Wales

Ruhr Valley London Dover Calais English Channel

GERMANY

BELGIUM

MUNICH 1

2 PARIS

Atlantic Ocean

Chateau de Cruix

SWITZ LUCERNE 2

1 LYON

Swiss Alps

Verona

Pont du Gard

Pisa Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

SPAIN BARCELONA 2

Mediterranean Sea

Slovakia

Mauthausen

2 VIENNA AUSTRIA

Liechtenstein

FRANCE

Portugal

Ukraine

Czech Rep

Valley of the Somme

Fontainebleau Burgundy Region

Poland

1 RHINE VALLEY

Hungary

SLOVENIA 2 VENICE CROATIA

1 FLORENCE

Vatican City

BOSNIA 1 ZADAR

Split Adriatic Sea

ITALY

Romania

Serbia 2 DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

2 ROME Pompeii

Isle of Capri

Bulgaria Black Sea

Macedonia 1 TIRANA

Bari

1 SORRENTO

ALBANIA GREECE 1 PREVEZA Corinth Canal

1 Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Ionian Sea Costa Blanca

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Patras

Turkey

1 ATHENS

MYKONOS 4

PARIS: Cabaret show & dinner MONACO: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals


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87 Time Out Hotels 33 Days European Explorer 17 countries, 32 nights accomm, 32 breakfasts, 4 lunches (Cruising option), 17 dinners (Mykonos option), 19 dinners (Cruising option), & 4 suppers (Cruising option) The Duomo, Florence

Dubrovnik, Croatia

17 countries visited (see map for details) Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruiseRome on River Seine • Wine tasting at Contiki’s Chateau • Special access Rome sightseeing coach tour • Day trip by boat to Capri • Entry & local guide to the Acropolis • Locally guided walking tour in Dubrovnik • Feature hotels: Mykonos beach resort or Greek Island cruise • Rhine River scenic cruise • See canals & a windmill on a countryside bike tour in Edam

contiki.com.au/explorer

Beach resort, Mykonos

Itinerary and included sightseeing MYKONOS ISLAND OPTION Including days 16-19 staying on Mykonos Island Day 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Crew & ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance, & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 3: Paris to Lyon. We make our way Southbound through Burgundy via the beautiful 12th century chateau, Fontainebleau before arriving in Lyon. (B) Visit Chateau Fontainebleau Stop at Contiki’s 16th century Chateau Day 4: Lyon to Barcelona. Head to southern France, through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 5: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. It’s food, fiesta, fashion & fun. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Art nouveau Cathedral & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 6: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence, one of France’s most stunning regions, past Cannes, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 7: French Riviera. Do as the locals do - stroll through outdoor markets, shop the upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Day 8: French Riviera to Venice. Head to the Italian countryside, past the ancient maritime city of Genoa, stop in Romeo & Juliet’s home of Verona & on to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Visit a French perfumery See Juliet’s balcony & the Roman Arena Day 9: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 10: Venice to Florence. Wind through the Apennine Mountains & Tuscan hillsides to Florence, a Renaissance city full of striking buildings & sacred art. (B) Walking tour with a local guide See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Continues over page

What’s included All as per itinerary • 32 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 2 nights in Contiki's feature hotel, 1 night onboard a ferry & Mykonos option: 29 nights in hotels or Cruising option: 4 nights on board cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 25 nights in hotels (more on pages 62-65) • 32 continental breakfasts (B) & Mykonos option: 17 three-course dinners (D) or Cruising option: 4 lunches (L), 19 three-course dinners (D) & 4 suppers (S) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

17

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save up to A$339. See page 19 for details.

Shopping, Rome

FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing & dancing ROME: Guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum POMPEII: Guided tour of the ancient city ATHENS: Greek dinner & dancing night DUBROVNIK: Island cruise & swimming RHINE VALLEY: Wine tasting VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss concert & dinner SWISS ALPS: Cog-railway ride to the top of Mt. Pilatus AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/explorer-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


88 Time Out Hotels 33 Days European Explorer 17 countries, 32 nights accomm, 32 breakfasts, 4 lunches (Cruising option), 17 dinners (Mykonos option), 19 dinners (Cruising option), & 4 suppers (Cruising option)

Itinerary and included sightseeing Continued from previous page Day 11: Florence to Rome. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder on the road to Rome. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa See the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon & Piazza Navona Day 12: Rome. Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Sorrento. From Naples, catch the boat to Capri & soak up its sweeping views & romantic atmosphere before setting sail for Sorrento. (B) Day 14: Sorrento to Greece. From postcard perfect Sorrento, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt in for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross southern Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B) Day 15: To Athens. From Patras, cross the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 16: Athens to Mykonos. Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before ferrying to Mykonos. (B,D) Days 17-19: Mykonos. Hang out for a few days in this Aegean paradise with its azure seas, golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,D)(B)(B) Day 20: Mykonos to Preveza. Back to Greece’s mainland, we make our way through the mountains to Preveza. (B,D) Day 21: Preveza to Tirana. Travel into Albania & wind through the dramatic mountains & along the Adriatic Coast. (B,D) Day 22: Tirana to Dubrovnik. Continue along the sparkling coastline through tiny Montenegro toward the lovely, ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. (B,D)

Day 23: Dubrovnik. Find historic buildings, modern galleries, ancient sculptures & amazing seafood in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,D) Day 24: Dubrovnik to Zadar. Move up the Dalmatian Coast, stopping in beautiful Split & travelling on to Zadar. (B,D) See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 25: Zadar to Vienna. Take off from the seaside city & cruise on through Slovenia to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 26: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to wander this picture book city & its wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture & of course, strudel! (B) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 27: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest. (B,D) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 28: Munich to Lucerne. Leave the festive capital of Bavaria behind, cross through tiny Liechtenstein & arrive in the magical Swiss Alps. (B,D) Visit Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz Day 29: Lucerne. Your jaw will drop at the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 30: Lucerne to Rhine Valley. Follow the Rhine River, past the Black Forest to a valley full of castles & renowned vineyards. (B,D) Learn how beer steins are crafted See the Lorelei Rock Day 31: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam. Next it’s in to the Netherlands & on to the free-wheeling, vibrant city of Amsterdam. (B,D) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house

See the canals, gable houses & the city by night Day 32: Amsterdam. Hop on a bike & peddle past windmills out to the scenic town of Edam, world-famous for its namesake cheese. Then check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Day 33: Amsterdam to London. Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

GREEK ISLAND CRUISING OPTION Includes 4 days Greek Island cruising Between days 16-20, there’s an option to cruise the Greek Islands hop onboard! More on page 126. Days 1-15: See main itinerary Day 16: Athens to Mykonos. Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town Day 17: Mykonos to Patmos via Kusadasi (Turkey). Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi. Later, enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 18: Patmos to Rhodes. Explore pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool shops. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes Day 19: Rhodes to Santorini via Heraklion (Crete). Drop by Crete en-route to Santorini & its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 20: Santorini to Preveza. Back to the mainland, we make our way through the mountains to Preveza. (B,D) Days 21-33: See main itinerary

When to go and how much Mykonos Island Option Code: BBHE Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG

6739 6915 6915 6915 6915 6915 7049

2010 JUL 11 JUL 18 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 29 • SEP 5 • SEP 12

AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

7049 7049 7049 6915 6915 6915 6915

3 17 24 8 22 29 5

12 19 2 16 30 7 14

Greek Island Cruising Option Code: BHEC Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Tour A$ pp*

Port Taxes Gratuities*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 29 • SEP 5 • SEP 12

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

6420 6585 6585 6585 6585 6585 6715 6715 6715 6715 6585 6585 6585 6585

225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225

6645 6810 6810 6810 6810 6810 6940 6940 6940 6940 6810 6810 6810 6810

3 17 24 8 22 29 5 12 19 2 16 30 7 14

All cruise & tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHE - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$2065. BHEC - Summer 2010 Single room/cabin supplement of A$1965. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Munich during Oktoberfest. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

*


89

9 Days

Isle of Skye

Time Out Hotels

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Loch Ness

SCOTLAND WEST 1 HIGHLANDS Stirling

England & Scotland

GLASGOW 1

9 Days England & Scotland 2 countries 8 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 4 dinners

St. Andrews

2 EDINBURGH

Gretna Green

Northumberland National Park

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

North Sea

2 countries

1 YORK

Irish Sea

England, Scotland

What’s included

Liverpool

ENGLAND

Wales

ys p* 9 Da $1499p A Day from 67/ 1 $ A

Bath

BRISTOL 1

London

Stonehenge

English Channel

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

When to go and how much

contiki.com.au/england-scotland

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Crew & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via Bath. Tonight, enjoy traditional English fare at a 17th century English pub. (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 2: Bristol to York Visit Liverpool as we make our way through the charming Peak District to York. (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford's Tower Day 3: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from like hiking & kayaking. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through the border town of Gretna Green en-route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile Day 5: Edinburgh Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Visit a Whisky distillery

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers Day 9: Depart Glasgow/Train to London The tour ends after breakfast in Glasgow & it’s time to say farewell to your new found friends. Or if you’ve chosen to end in London, catch the train back to London where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

7

Only with Contiki

Code: BBBR Summer 2010 Start London 2010 MAR 26 APR 9 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUN 29 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 • AUG 13 • AUG 20 •

Finish Total Cost Glasgow A$ pp* or London APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG

3 17 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 7 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28

1499 1499 1499 1499 1549 1549 1589 1589 1589 1589 1589 1589 1589 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1509 1509

Start London 2010 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

Finish Total Cost Glasgow A$ pp* or London SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

4 11 18 25 2 9

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

• Beatles music tour • Scottish whisky distillery visit & tasting

1509 1509 1509 1509 1509 1509

Code: WWBR Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 16 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 28

OCT DEC DEC JAN

23 18 25 4

1199 1179 1215 1215

2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5

JAN 8 JAN 15 FEB 12 MAR 12

1215 1215 1145 1145

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBBR - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$395. WWBR - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$299. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 8:00am (end Glasgow) or 1:00pm (end London). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 1 night in Bristol, York 1 night, Edinburgh 2 nights, Scottish Highlands 1 night, Glasgow 1 night, Liverpool 1 night. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

Stonehenge

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an F experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$120. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$79. See page 19 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Ireland with Contiki. Take a 16 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 92-93.

You choose! Want to finish in London? Add A$189 to take the train from Glasgow to London.

YORK: Evening ‘Ghost’ walk LAKE DISTRICT: Kayaking or Canoeing in a spectacular setting - High ropes course EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipes SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness

Go to contiki.com/england-scotland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


90

8 Days

Time Out Hotels 8 Days Ireland 1 country 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners

Ireland

Cliffs of Moher

1 country

Ireland Giant’s

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki • Local guide in Belfast • Irish whisky distillery visit & tasting

LONDONDERRY 1 Causeway Belfast Atlantic Ocean

N.IRELAND Irish Sea

REP. OF IRELAND DUBLIN 2

GALWAY 2 Cliffs of Moher

1 KILKENNY 1 Blarney

CORK

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/ireland

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBIR Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive Dublin Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 2: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of Belfast then be amazed by natural rock formations of the spectacular Giant’s Causeway as we make our way to the walled city of Londonderry. (B) See the Giant’s Causeway Day 3: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry Day 4: Galway Discover this quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. Opt in for the chance to visit the stunning Aran Islands, 40 minutes boat ride away. (B,D) Day 5: Galway to Cork Spot the Cliffs of Moher then get the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone before arriving in Cork. (B,D) Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone Day 6: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly coloured buildings of the hill-side Cobh before reaching our next stop, the charming medieval Kilkenny. (B,D) Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Dublin

Finish Dublin

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 3 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 7

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

1285 1285 1319 1319 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1385 1385

2010 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9

JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

1385 1385 1385 1385 1385 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 14

17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$69. See page 19 for details.

roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$335. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 4:30pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Britain with Contiki. Take a 16 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 92-93.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

ys p* 8 Da $1285p A Day from 61/ 1 $ A

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral Day 7: Kilkenny to Dublin Dublin has so much to do & see, so take time to explore it’s vibrant mix of thriving markets, museums, cafes & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen's Green Day 8: Depart Dublin The tour 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 tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Ireland

DUBLIN: Visit the Guinness Brewery Storehouse LONDONDERRY: Walking tour including Bogside Murals GALWAY: Boat ride to Aran Islands KILKENNY: Guided walking tour of the city Go to contiki.com/ireland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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6 Days

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch Ness 1

Isle of Skye

SCOTLAND WEST 1 HIGHLANDS

Scotland

Time Out Hotels

St. Andrews

Stirling

6 Days Scotland 1 country 5 nights hotels 5 breakfasts & 2 dinners

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1

1 country N.Ireland

* ys 6 Da $949pp A Day from 59/ 1 $ A

Irish

Places visited Sea 1 1 or more nightstops

When to go and how much

contiki.com.au/scotland

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Day 2: Edinburgh Spend the day exploring this city, perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 3: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Visit a Whisky distillery Day 4: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its

moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Ben Nevis Day 5: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. After an afternoon sightseeing, immerse yourself in the famous live music scene tonight. (B) See Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers Day 6: Depart Glasgow The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 6 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

13 Days Scotland & Ireland Experience 2 countries with our longer Scotland & Ireland 13 day tour. Code: BBED Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. Days 2-12: Edinburgh - Dublin Refer to days 5-15 of Great Britain & Ireland map, itinerary & included sightseeing on pages 92 & 93.

ays p* 13 D $2165p A Day from 67/ A$1

Day 13: Depart Dublin The tour ends after breakfast & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Save Money! Pay 6 months in advance & save A$115. See page 19 for details.

For full itinerary refer to contiki.com.au/scotland-ireland

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

England

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Code: BBSC Summer 2010

Code: BBED Summer 2010

Start Finish Total Cost Edinburgh Glasgow A$ pp*

Start Finish Edinburgh Dublin

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAR 29 APR 12 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 2 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 • AUG 16 • AUG 23 • AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 4

2010 MAR 29 APR 12 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 2 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 • AUG 16 • AUG 23 • AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 4

2165 2165 2165 2215 2215 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275 2275

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

3 17 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 7 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9

949 949 949 985 985 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 14 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16

Scotland

What’s included All as per itinerary • 5 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 5 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Only with Contiki • Scottish whisky distillery visit & tasting

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$49. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBSC - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$249. BBED - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$565. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. These tours join the Great Britain & Ireland tour on Day 4 in Edinburgh. • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Tour starts 4:30pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Aberdeen Angus

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience the rest of Great Britain & Ireland with Contiki. Take a 16 day Great Britain & Ireland tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 92-93.

EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipe entertainment SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness Go to contiki.com/scotland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


16 Days Great Britain & Ireland

ys pp* a D 16 $2475 A Day from 55/ 1 $ A 4 countries England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Beatles music tour • Local guide in Belfast • Irish whisky distillery visit & tasting

Isle of Skye

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS Loch Ness 1

SCOTLAND WEST 1 HIGHLANDS St. Andrews Stirling

2 EDINBURGH

GLASGOW 1 Giant’s

LONDONDERRY 1 Causeway

Gretna Green

Belfast

LAKE 1 DISTRICT

N.IRELAND REP. OF IRELAND GALWAY 2

DUBLIN 2

Northumberland National Park

Irish Sea

1 YORK

North Sea

Holyhead Liverpool

Cliffs of Moher

1 KILKENNY 1 CORK

ENGLAND

N

WALES

Blarney

BRISTOL 1

Bath

London

Stonehenge

contiki.com.au/britain-ireland

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

France English Channel

YORK: Evening ‘Ghost’ walk EDINBURGH: Traditional dinner with haggis & bagpipe entertainment


93 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Bristol Meet up with your Contiki Crew & take a London sightseeing tour before travelling west to Bristol, via Bath. Tonight, enjoy traditional English fare at a 17th century English pub. (D) See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town of Bath Day 2: Bristol to York Visit Liverpool as we make our way through the charming Peak District to York. (B,D) Guided walking tour of York See York Minster & Clifford's Tower Day 3: York to Lake District This morning we make our way to Cumbria’s gorgeous Lake District. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from like hiking & kayaking. (B) Visit Bowness & see Lake Windermere Day 4: Lake District to Edinburgh Stop at Hadrian’s Wall & cross through the border town of Gretna Green en-route to Edinburgh. (B) Entrance to Gretna Green Museum Driving city tour to see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace & the Royal Mile Day 5: Edinburgh Spend a day exploring the city. Combining medieval & modern its buildings are perched on top of hills, shadowed by cliffs & overlooking the sea. (B,D) Day 6: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands Stop at the original home of golf St. Andrews, on the way to the Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness. (B,D) Visit a Whisky distillery Day 7: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands See the stunning Isle of Skye, with its moors, mountains, lochs & sea cliffs. (B) See the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle Visit seaside town Portree See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

Day 8: West Highlands to Glasgow Visit historic Stirling before arriving in lively Glasgow. (B) See Stirling Castle & William Wallace Monument See George Square & the Glasgow City Chambers Day 9: Glasgow to Dublin Ferry to Northern Ireland, travelling through County Meath to Dublin. (B,D) Day 10: Dublin to Londonderry Discover the troubled history of the now redeveloped Belfast then be amazed by natural rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway. (B) See the Giant’s Causeway Day 11: Londonderry to Galway Explore Londonderry & its fascinating historical sites, before travelling south through Connacht to Galway. (B) See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry Day 12: Galway Discover the quintessential Irish town where Gaelic is still spoken on the streets. There’s also an option to visit the Aran Islands, 40 minutes boat ride away. (B,D) 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) Visit Blarney, home of the Blarney Stone Day 14: Cork to Kilkenny See the brightly coloured buildings of portside Cobh before reaching charming Kilkenny. (B,D) Entrance to the Port Heritage Centre, the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic See the Rock of Cashel See Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral Day 15: Kilkenny to Dublin Return to Dublin where you can explore its thriving markets, museums, cafes & enjoy the easy-going local hospitality. (B) See Trinity College, the Monument of Light, Parnell Square & St. Stephen's Green Day 16: Dublin to London We ferry across the Irish Sea to Wales & travel back to London where the tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Time Out Hotels 16 Days Great Britain & Ireland 4 countries 15 nights hotels 15 breakfasts & 8 dinners Fish, chips & mushy peas

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 15 continental breakfasts (B) & 8 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Canoeing, Lake District

When to go and how much

7

Code: BBUK Summer 2010 Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAR 26 APR 9 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUN 29 JUL 2

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

2475 2475 2475 2475 2539 2539 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2675

10 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 14 17

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 • AUG 13 • AUG 20 • AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599

24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 2 9 16

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$129. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single room supplement of A$645. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. This tour is a combination tour where clients who have booked the England & Scotland section only return to London on Day 9 and those who have booked the Ireland only section join on Day 9. • These tours will be in Edinburgh during the Festival & Military Tattoo (tickets not included). Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 8:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Golden Mile, Dublin

Loch Ness, Scotland

LAKE DISTRICT: Kayaking or Canoeing in a spectacular setting - High ropes course SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS: Boat cruise on Loch Ness DUBLIN: Visit the Guinness Brewery Storehouse LONDONDERRY: Walking tour with local guide GALWAY: Boat ride to Aran Islands KILKENNY: Guided walking tour of the city Go to contiki.com/britain-ireland-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


94

7 Days

Time Out Hotels 7 Days London & Paris 2 countries 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners

London & Paris

Bath, England North Sea

NETHERLANDS

2 countries

2 AMSTERDAM

ENGLAND

England, France

Bath

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

3

LONDON Dover

Stonehenge

Calais English Channel Valley of the Somme

PARIS 3

+

ys p* 7 Da $1095p A Day from 57/ 1 $ A

BELGIUM Germany 2

Versailles

1

FRANCE

SWITZ ITALY

Mediterranean Sea

ROME 2

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/london-paris

This map shows route & nightstops for all tours featured on pages 94-95

Only with Contiki

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

• Ticket to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of Versailles

Code: BBGE Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive London Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner & a stroll through Covent Garden. (D)

More options This tour can be extended onward from Paris through to either Amsterdam or Rome. Check out the opposite page for more info.

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18

APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

1339 1339 1379 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415 1415

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

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 SEP 25 OCT 2

OCT 1 OCT 8

1415 1415

Code: WWGE Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

22 5 19 3 17 24 28 2 5

1145 1145 1129 1129 1129 1159 1159 1159 1159

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 21 FEB 4 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25

1159 1095 1095 1095 1115 1115

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGE - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$349 WWGE - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$285 For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

*

Galeries Lafayette, Paris

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Walking tour to see Soho, Covent Garden & Piccadilly Circus in London's West End Days 2-3: London Get set for a couple of action packed days in this cosmopolitan city - sightsee the city's traditional icons, take a day trip to architecturally beautiful Bath & mysterious Stonehenge & catch a West End musical. There’s free time to shop up a storm, explore vibrant neighbourhoods, or catch a bird's eye view of it all from the London Eye. (B)(B)

See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Days 5-6: Paris Indulge in this sophisticated city for two whole days & find magic, romance & history in everything from the breezy boulevards & impressive monuments, to the great works of art & magic lights. Take a trip to the illustrious Château Versailles & opt in for a cabaret show & dinner. (B)(B) Visit a French perfumery Day 7: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "au-revoir" to your new friends. (B)

See the mystical boulders of Stonehenge Visit the old Roman town, Bath Experience a traditional English Pub Sightseeing tour of London See Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the House of Parliament, Big Ben & the Royal Palace 1 day Tube pass for the London Underground Day 4: London to Paris This morning, ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields & into the glittering “City of Lights.” (B,D)

Trying escargot (snails)

BATH: Guided tour of the Roman Baths STONEHENGE: Audio guided tour of Stonehenge PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & 3 course dinner Go to contiki.com/london-paris-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


95

London & Paris

When to go and how much

plus Paris extension

Code: BBGP Summer 2010

9 Days from A$1309pp* A$146/Day

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing on page 94. Days 7-8: Paris Check out this avant-garde city for a couple more days. Cruise from one side of the metropolis to the next using your included metro pass. Shop in stylish boutiques for the hottest Parisian fashions, peruse world-renowned museums like the

Louvre or the Pompidou Centre & savour delicious gourmet food. Or day trip out to a nearby attraction like Disneyland Paris, the Champagne Region, or the Monet gardens in Giverny. (B)(B) 2 day pass on Paris metro Day 9: Depart Paris The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "au-revoir" to your new friends. (B) Please note: The Paris extension section of this tour is unescorted.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 94.

Start London

Finish Paris

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

18 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 26

Total Cost A$ pp*

1635 1635 1679 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719

Start London

Finish Paris

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 SEP 25 OCT 2

OCT 3 OCT 10

1719 1719

Code: WWGP Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

24 7 21 5 19 26 30 4 7

1369 1369 1349 1349 1349 1389 1389 1389 1389

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 23 FEB 6 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

1389 1309 1309 1309 1335 1335

BBGP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$425 WWGP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$345

contiki.com.au/london-paris-plus

London & Paris

plus Amsterdam 9 Days from A$1599pp* A$178/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing

Transfer to station & train to Amsterdam

Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 94.

Day 9: Depart Amsterdam The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Days 7-8: Paris to Amsterdam Hop on the train & head to the Netherland's free-wheeling, vibrant capital city, Amsterdam. Check out its myriad of museums, cool cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B)(B)

Transfer to Amsterdam hotel 2 day city tram pass

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.

>> explore more >> See optional activities on page 94.

Code: BBGA Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Total Cost Ams’dam A$ pp*

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

18 2 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 26

1769 1769 1815 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1909 1909 1909 1909 1909 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865

Start London

Finish Total Cost Ams’dam A$ pp*

2010 SEP 25 OCT 2

OCT 3 OCT 10

1865 1865

Code: WWGA Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

24 7 21 5 19 26 30 4 7

1679 1679 1655 1655 1655 1699 1699 1699 1699

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 23 FEB 6 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

1699 1599 1599 1599 1639 1639

BBGA - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$465 WWGA - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$425

contiki.com.au/london-amsterdam

London & Paris

plus Rome 10 Days from A$1775pp* A$178/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-6: London to Paris Refer to London & Paris itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 94. Day 7: Paris to Rome Squeeze in some last minute sightseeing or shopping around Paris before hopping on the overnight train to Rome. (B) Transfer to station & overnight train to Rome

Days 8-9: Rome Check-in to your hotel & use your metro pass to get out & see the ancient sights of the “Eternal City.” Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ & explore this living museum, give sophisticated Italian fashions a go & gorge on delicious gelato. (B) Day 10: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. (B) Please note: You’ll travel independently by train & will be met by a Contiki Representative in Rome & transferred to your hotel. Your stay in Rome is unescorted.

Transfer to Rome hotel

>> explore more >>

2 day pass on Rome metro

See optional activities on page 94.

contiki.com.au/london-rome

Code: BBGR Summer 2010 Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18

APR MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP

2069 2069 2125 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2235 2235 2235 2235 2235 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179

19 3 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 23 30 6 13 20 27

Time Out Hotels 9 or 10 Days London & Paris plus Paris, Amsterdam or Rome extensions

London & Paris plus Paris extension 2 countries England, France 8 nights hotels plus Amsterdam 4 countries England, France Belgium (in transit) Netherlands 8 nights hotels Train journey (+ transfer) plus Rome 4 countries England, France Switzerland (in transit), Italy 8 nights hotels 1 night train (+ transfer)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver on days 1-7 • Transport in a modern, airconditioned coach with powerpoints for charging on days 1-7 • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours in London & Paris • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Start London

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

Only with Contiki

2010 SEP 25 OCT 2

OCT 4 OCT 11

2179 2179

• Tickets to a West End musical • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Entry & tour of the Palace of

Code: WWGR Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

25 8 22 6 20 27 31 5 8

1859 1859 1829 1829 1829 1885 1885 1885 1885

2011 JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

JAN 24 FEB 7 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28

1885 1775 1775 1775 1815 1815

Versailles

*

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBGR - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$555 WWGR - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$469 For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Eiffel tower, Paris


12 Days Simply Italy

ys pp* a D 12 $1815 A Day from 52/ 1 $ A Switz

2 countries Italy, Vatican City

Slovenia Lake Garda

MILAN 1

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Welcome glass of prosecco overlooking the Bay of Naples • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Coastal cruise of the Cinqueterre • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel

France

Verona

2 VENICE

Croatia

LA SPEZIA 1 Cinque Terre

2 FLORENCE

Bosnia

Pisa Apennine Mountains

Adriatic Sea

Montenegro

ITALY Mediterranean Sea

3 ROME Vatican City Pompeii Isle of Capri

contiki.com.au/simply-italy

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 SORRENTO

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum LAKE GARDA: Cruise on the lake

Ionian Sea


97 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Day 2: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples, the home of pizza, to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Tonight, enjoy a drink overlooking the stunning Bay of Naples. (B) See Mt. Vesuvius Scenic coastal drive to Sorrento Day 3: Capri Excursion Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B,D) Day 4: Sorrento to Florence From postcard perfect Sorrento, pass through rural Umbria & Tuscany’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Local wine tasting in the Chianti region Day 5: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. Later on, enjoy exploring at your own pace. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 6: Florence to La Spezia Stop & check out Pisa's famous architectural wonder & then watch locals fishing along the shores. Indulge in tasty local food & wine & pick up some rare souvenirs in the seaside setting of the Cinque Terre. (B,D) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Visit Monterosso, Portovenere along the Cinque Terre Cruise (weather permitting) & train along the scenic coast

Day 7: La Spezia to Milan Leave the beauty of the Cinque Terre region behind & head to the capital of fashion, Milan! (B,D) See the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II & La Scala Opera House in Milan Day 8: Milan to Venice Follow the route of the Romans to the lakeside resort of Sirmione. Later, profess your love in Romeo & Juliet's home of Verona before arriving in fairytale Venice. (B) Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda See Juliet's Balcony & the Roman Arena in Verona Day 9: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. (B) Private motorboat to the historic islands See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 10: Venice to Rome Leave enchanting Venice & criss-cross the Apennine Mountains on the road to Rome. (B,D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 11: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Day 12: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Time Out Hotels 12 Days Simply Italy 2 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Included guided tour of The Sistine Chapel

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

8

Italian Vespa scooter

When to go and how much Code: BBSY Summer 2010 Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 12 MAY 16 MAY 19 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 14 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 29

APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP

2149 2149 2149 2209 2209 2209 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2265 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2265 2265

15 29 6 13 20 23 27 30 3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 25 29 5 12 19 26 9

Start Rome

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3

SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2265 2265 2265 2265 2149

16 23 30 7 14

Code: WWSY Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 18 NOV 8 NOV 22 DEC 6 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 29

OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

29 19 3 17 31 4 9

1899 1869 1869 1869 1925 1925 1925

2011 JAN 3 JAN 17 FEB 7 MAR 7 MAR 21

JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 18 APR 1

1925 1925 1815 1815 1849

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$185. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$109. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 122-123. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBSY - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$675. WWSY - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$669. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Sorrento

Venice

POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city SORRENTO: Boat Cruise around the beautiful Isle of Capri FLORENCE: Tuscan hills feast with singing and dancing VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals - Guided city walking tour Go to contiki.com/simply-italy-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


8 Days Italian Espresso

ys 65pp* a D 8 12 y $ A from Da / 9 5 A$1 Switz

2 countries Italy, Vatican City

Hungary Slovenia VENICE

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Tuscan wine tasting & antipasti • Private boat to the islands of Venice

Croatia

2

France 3 FLORENCE Pisa

Chianti Region

Bosnia

Apennine Mountains

Adriatic Sea

San Gimignano

ITALY 2 ROME Vatican City

Mediterranean Sea

A

contiki.com.au/espresso

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ionian Sea

ROME: Locally guided tour & entry to The Colosseum & Roman Forum & learn about the glory of Imperial Rome - Roman dinner & local entertainment


99 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. Then it’s time to hit the streets for some sightseeing of Italy’s ancient capital city. (D) See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum Day 2: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B) Day 3: Rome to Florence Pass through rural Umbria’s rolling hills & terraced vineyards to Renaissance Florence. A local guide gives you the inside track on the city’s striking buildings & sacred art. (B,D) See St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Day 4: Florence Uncover the amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo’s home, Florence. Also, shop

along the Ponte Vecchio or wrap your lips around some fine Tuscan cuisine before hitting up the Florentine nightlife. (B) Florentine leather craft demonstration Day 5: Florence Enjoy a day trip out to the hills of the rustic Chianti region for a wine tasting & a stop in medieval San Gimignano the quintessential Tuscan town. (B) Day 6: Florence to Venice Roll through the Tuscan hillside, stopping in Pisa to check out its architectural wonder, the Leaning Tower. Snake through the Apennine Mountains to fairytale Venice. (B,D) Day 7: Venice Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos, interesting little shops, bars & markets. A gondola ride optional is a must! (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 8: Depart Venice/Rome The tour ends after breakfast in Venice & it’s time to say "arrivederci" to your new friends. Or if you prefer, catch a free transfer back to Rome where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Time Out Hotels 8 Days Italian Espresso 2 countries 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners Ponte Vecchio, Florence

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

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

5

Remains of the Colossus of Nero, Rome

When to go and how much Code: BBHI Summer 2010

Code: WWHI Winter 2010/11

Start Rome

Start Rome

2010 APR 10 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

Finish Total Cost Venice A$ pp* or Rome APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

17 8 22 29 5 12 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 28 11 18 25 2 9

1469 1509 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1569 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1469

Finish Total Cost Venice A$ pp* or Rome

2010 OCT 23 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 27

OCT NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

30 20 4 18 25 29 3

1325 1299 1299 1299 1339 1339 1339

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 19

JAN 15 JAN 29 FEB 19 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 26

1339 1265 1265 1265 1265 1289

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBHI - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$459. WWHI - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$409. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent. Local meals like Italian antipasti

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$129. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$75. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! Fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 122-123 or connect with the Spotlight on Greece tour detailed on pages 124-125. Alternatively, fly to Berlin and connect with the Eastern Road tour detailed on pages 112-113. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

You choose! You can end your tour in either Venice or Rome.

FLORENCE: Entry to one of the city's largest nightclubs including one drink - Delicious Tuscan countryside feast with local Chianti wine & entertainment VENICE: Gondola ride through the city’s canals, a truly Venetian experience - Authentic Venetian dinner with a selection of specialities & regional wines Go to contiki.com/espresso-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


100 Time Out Hotels 10 Days Mediterranean Trail 2 countries 8 nights hotels 1 night ferry 9 breakfasts & 5 dinners

2 countries

10 Days Mediterranean Trail

Sample the local seafood

Italy, Greece

ays p* 10 D $1915p A Day from 92/ A$1

What’s included All as per itinerary • 9 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry (more on pages 62-65) • 9 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

2 ROME Vatican City Pompeii Isle of Capri

2

Brindisi

CORFU 2

• Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Day trip by boat to the Isle of Capri • Contiki onsite Rep in Corfu • Entry to the Acropolis & local guide

Ionian Sea

Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & this evening meet your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Day 2: Rome Tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City” & explore this living museum of history. Get a feeling for Imperial Rome’s glory on an optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B)

Corinth Canal

2 ATHENS

See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City Day 3: Rome to Sorrento Travel south past Naples, the home of pizza, to the beautiful resort town of Sorrento. Tonight, a chance for dinner on a terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples with a view of Mt. Vesuvius. (B) See the Bay of Naples & Mt. Vesuvius

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$95. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Add the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 122-123 or connect with the Spotlight on Greece tour detailed on pages 124-125. Alternatively, fly to Cairo and connect with the Egypt tour detailed on page 106-107.

Start Rome

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Rome

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 30 JUL 14

JUN JUN JUL JUL

1915 1915 1915 1945

2010 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15

JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

1945 1945 1915 1915 1915

4 18 9 23

30 13 27 10 24

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$475 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Day 4: Capri Excursion Chill out on the Isle of Capri. Be amazed at the natural beauty, stroll through the hillside town of Anacapri or sip on a café al fresco with the locals. (B,D) Day 5: Sorrento to Corfu Pass Naples, catch a view of Mt. Vesuvius & opt for a tour of Pompeii’s ancient ruins. Then cross Italy & board the overnight ferry to Greece. (B,D) Scenic drive along the coast Days 6-7: Corfu Kick back & relax, get into the water sports, shop & soak up the sun in this Greek island paradise. (B,D)(B) See the Venetian fortress in Corfu's old town Day 8: Corfu to Athens Leave the island & travel across the impressive Corinth Canal en-route to the mythological city of Athens. (B,D) Day 9: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city. (B) See the first modern Olympic Stadium Day 10: Depart Athens The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 10 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

GREECE

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBGGA Summer 2010

*

1

5

Only with Contiki

Albania

SORRENTO

When to go and how much

contiki.com.au/trail

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum POMPEII: Entry fee & guided tour of the ancient city CORFU: Watersports including parasailing, waterskiing & tube riding ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka


101

Mediterranean Trail

When to go and how much

plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: RAICT3 Summer 2010

13 Days from A$2410pp* A$186/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-9: Rome to Athens See Rome to Athens itinerary on p.100. Day 10: Athens to Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town Day 11: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi. Later, enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 12: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, en-route to Santorini & its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands Visit the main town of Fira

Aegean Sea Corinth Canal

GREECE

TURKEY ATHENS Kusadasi Mykonos

Patmos

Santorini

Start Rome

2010 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15

Time Out Hotels

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

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

24 7 21 12 26 2 16 30 13 27

155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155

2375 2435 2435 2435 2495 2495 2495 2435 2435 2435

2530 2590 2590 2590 2650 2650 2650 2590 2590 2590

2255 2310 2310 2310 2370 2370 2370 2310 2310 2310

2410 2465 2465 2465 2525 2525 2525 2465 2465 2465

3 countries Italy, Greece, Turkey

What’s included

Mediterranean Sea

cruise prices above are based on twin-share. *ForAlltriple share rate reduce twin price by 5%.

Crete

Places visited Day 13: Arrival into Athens Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. (B)

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities.

Mediterranean Trail plus 7 day Eastern Med Cruise

13 Days Mediterranean Trail plus 3 day Island Cruise

If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add A$575 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$605 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa. Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry & 3 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 62-65) • 12 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 8 three-course dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” on page 100 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

6

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$95. See page 19 for details.

17 Days from A$3555pp* A$210/Day Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-9: Rome to Athens See Rome to Athens itinerary on p.100. Day 10: Cruise to Istanbul Board the ship & cruise to the Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,L,D,S) Day 11: Istanbul The world’s only city to span 2 continents, get a feel for this cultural melting pot. Try tasty, local food & beautiful sightseeing spots before cruising back to the Greek Islands. (B,L,D,S) Day 12: Cruise to Mykonos Hang out on one of Greece’s best islands, famous for golden beaches & fun party scene. Wander tiny streets & whitewashed houses in this picturepostcard paradise. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses See the famous windmills Day 13: Cruising to Israel Position yourself poolside & make the most of the sea views or enjoy one of the ships many activities as we cruise all day. (B,L,D,S) Day 14: Arrive Ashdod for Jerusalem Learn about the history of Jerusalem, with its unique mix of cultures & beliefs. Bustling markets & tight alleyways give this city a distinct & enjoyable atmosphere. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Old City & the New City See the Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchre & the Wailing Wall Lunch at a Kibbutz

GREECE

Istanbul

Places visited

When to go and how much Code: METCR7 Summer 2010

TURKEY

ATHENS

Start Rome

Mykonos

Crete

Cyprus

Mediterranean Sea Ashdod Jerusalem

Alexandria Port Said

EGYPT

Giza

ISRAEL

Cairo

Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Day 15: Arrive Port Said for Cairo From King Tut’s treasures to the bustling city - leap from one age to another in this intense jumble of the ancient & the new. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx Day 16: Cruise to Crete Capture the sun on Greece’s largest island, Crete where there’s the option to visit the 4000 year old Palace of Knossos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete Day 17: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or opt for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

2010 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 15

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

MAY JUN JUN AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

28 11 25 6 20 3 17 1

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

3340 3340 3340 3425 3425 3510 3510 3510

3800 3800 3800 3885 3885 3970 3970 3970

3095 3095 3095 3175 3175 3255 3255 3255

3555 3555 3555 3635 3635 3715 3715 3715

5 countries Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt

What’s included

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Or take a single supplement option: add A$790 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$850 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa. Please note: Days 1 & 17 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

*

19 Days Mediterranean Trail plus 9 day Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

All as per itinerary • 16 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 8 nights in hotels, 1 night onboard a ferry & 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 62-65) • 16 continental breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 12 three-course dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” above & on page 100 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$95. See page 19 for details.

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities.

Greek Island Cruise optional activities: KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Eastern Med Cruise optional activities: ISTANBUL: Entry to nightclub with belly dancers, musicians & performers - Boat cruise

along the Bosphorus

Go to contiki.com/trail-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Mediterranean Highlights

ys pp* a D 13 $1955 A Day from 51/ 1 $ A 5 countries Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City

Czech Rep Germany Austria

Switz

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Sistine Chapel • Coastal cruise of the Cinque Terre • Guided tour of Royal Palace Madrid

Slovenia

Atlantic Ocean

FRANCE Cinque Terre

1 AVIGNON Pyrenees Mountains Zaragoza

Portugal

Hungary

Aix-enProvence

Monaco

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Mediterranean Sea

2 MADRID

Croatia ITALY PISA/ITALIAN RIVIERA Bosnia 1 2 FLORENCE

2 BARCELONA

San Adriatic Sea Gimignano

Vatican City

2 ROME

SPAIN

Costa Blanca Costa del Sol

contiki.com.au/mediterranean-highlights

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

MADRID: Guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show

Ionian Sea


103 Start Madrid option Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers. (D) Day 2: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona Stop in the baroque Zaragoza for lunch before heading towards Barcelona. (B,D) Day 4: Barcelona This sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour - it's food, fiesta, fashion & fun! (B) Day 5: Barcelona to Avignon Travel through the charming Provence region to graceful Avignon. (B,D) Day 6: Avignon to French Riviera Stop in Aix-en-Provence, then it’s on to the glamorous French Riviera. Tonight Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B) Day 7: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. (B,D)

Day 8: French Riviera to Pisa Enter the Cinque Terre region & explore the colourful cliff-side villages, before reaching Pisa. (B,D) Day 9: Pisa to Florence Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa & roll through Tuscany to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 10: Florence A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 11: Florence to Rome Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then pass through rural Umbria on the road to Rome. (B) Day 12: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 13: Depart Rome The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say “arrivederci” to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 13 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

included sightseeing for both Madrid & Rome options Zaragoza See Zaragoza’s monumental cathedral Barcelona See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Avignon See the Papal Palace French Riviera See the Cours Mirabelle in Aix-enProvence Visit a French perfumery Scenic drive along the Côte d’Azur Visit Monaco & see the Royal Palace Visit a Monte Carlo casino

Cinque Terre Visit the towns of Monterosso, Portovenere & La Spezia Pisa See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria Rome See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

Start Rome option Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Rome Check-in to your hotel & later meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. Day 2: Rome Visit the Sistine Chapel & tap into ‘La Dolce Vita’ of the “Eternal City”. (B) Day 3: Rome to Florence Enjoy a break in medieval San Gimignano. Then get back on the road to Renaissance Florence. (B,D) Day 4: Florence Get the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in this atmospheric city. (B) Day 5: Florence to Italian Riviera Check out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then enter the unspoiled Cinque Terre region. (B,D) Day 6: Italian Riviera to French Riviera Explore colourful cliff-side villages before heading to the glamorous French Riviera. (B,D) Day 7: French Riviera Stroll through outdoor markets, shop upscale boutiques & sun worship on the beach. Later it’s Monaco & Monte Carlo! (B)

Day 8: French Riviera to Avignon Through charming Provence, break for lunch in Aix-en-Provence, then continue on to graceful Avignon. (B,D) Day 9: Avignon to Barcelona Wind along the Mediterranean coast past the Pyrénées Mountains to vibrant Barcelona. (B,D) Day 10: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It's a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) Day 11: Barcelona to Madrid See the baroque Zaragoza with a lunch stop as we head to buzzing Madrid. (B,D) Day 12: Madrid Get hooked on the Spanish capital’s spontaneous lifestyle that blends traditional culture with new vitality. (B) Day 13: Depart Madrid The tour 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 tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

When to go and how much

Time Out Hotels

Code: BBMD Summer 2010 Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 28

JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP

2535 2535 2535 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2535 2535

3 17 1 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 9

Start Madrid

Finish Rome

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 SEP 11 SEP 25

SEP 23 OCT 7

2535 2535

13 Days Mediterranean Highlights 5 countries 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 6 dinners

Code: WWMD Winter 2010/11 2010 OCT 30 DEC 4

NOV 11 DEC 16

2045 2015

2011 JAN 8 MAR 5

JAN 20 MAR 17

2075 1955

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBMD - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$879. WWMD - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$765. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

When to go and how much Code: BBDM Summer 2010 Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 16

MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG

2345 2409 2409 2409 2409 2469 2469 2469 2469 2469 2409

22 5 19 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 28

Start Rome

Finish Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 AUG 30 SEP 13

SEP 11 SEP 25

2409 2409

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$199. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$125. See page 19 for details.

Code: WWDM Winter 2010/11

You choose!

2010 OCT 18 NOV 22 DEC 27

OCT 30 DEC 4 JAN 8

2045 2015 2075

Travel from Madrid to Rome or Rome to Madrid. This tour operates in both directions.

2011 FEB 21

MAR 5

1955

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBDM - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$839. WWDM - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$765. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

*

Park Guell, Barcelona

FRENCH RIVIERA: Dinner near the Royal Palace of Monaco FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs in Florence ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum Go to contiki.com/mediterranean-highlights-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days Spanish Spree

ys pp* a D 14 $1939 A Day from 39/ 1 $ A 2 countries Spain, Gibraltar Atlantic Ocean

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & guided tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace • Flight to the famous island of Ibiza • Stay on the island of Ibiza • Alahambra entry & guided tour • Entry into Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba

BILBAO 1

France

San Sebastian Pyrenees Mountains

1 PAMPLONA

Portugal

MADRID

3

2 BARCELONA

Zaragoza

Segovia

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Toledo

2 IBIZA CORDOBA 1 1 SEVILLE

Denia

2 GRANADA Costa Blanca Gibraltar Costa del Sol

contiki.com.au/spain

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

MADRID: Castillian dinner accompanied by local wines - Locally guided tour of the Valley of the Fallen & learn about it’s importance in the Spanish Civil War


105 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Madrid Check-in to your hotel & explore the country’s capital, full of diverse neighbourhoods & lively plazas. Later meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow travellers. (D) Day 2: Madrid It’s easy to get hooked on this city that blends traditional culture with new vitality in everything from shopping & food to arts & culture. (B) Tour the Royal Palace with a local guide (Royal Palace tour may be substituted with a tour of the Prado) Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao Head north to Segovia with its Roman Aqueduct & Alcazar (castle) before continuing to Bilbao, home of the Guggenheim Art museum. (B,D) Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona Swim & shop in the beach resort of San Sebastian before heading to Pamplona, home of the Running of the Bulls Festival. (B) Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona Soak up the baroque city of Zaragoza before we make our way to the buzzing city of Barcelona. (B,D) Day 6: Barcelona See why this sexy city sizzles on our included sightseeing tour. It's a mix of food, fiesta, fashion & fun. (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza Ibiza means it’s time to party! Board your flight to the world-famous island of sun, sand & sounds. (B)

Day 8: Ibiza Relax on Ibiza’s beaches & soak up the sunshine or get into some watersports before heading out into the island’s unbeatable nightlife. (B) Visit Ibiza town & the beaches Day 9: Ibiza to Granada This morning it’s a fast ferry to the mainland, before reaching Granada. (B,D) Day 10: Granada Take a trip back in time in this city full of atmosphere & soaked in history. Explore the fabled palace, feel the lively culture on the streets & sample some tapas & real Sangria. (B) Day 11: Granada to Seville Wind along the Costa del Sol coastline & see the Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop in Gibraltar before arriving in Seville. (B,D) Visit the Rock of Gibraltar Scenic drive past Marbella & Malaga Day 12: Seville to Cordoba Take your time in laid-back Seville before we reach lively Cordoba, soaked in history & serving up old-world atmosphere, time-worn lanes & famously beautiful streets.(B) See the Cathedral, Alcazar & Plaza de Espana in Seville Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid Hit the road & travel to the hill-top town of Toledo. With its mix of mosques, churches & medieval buildings, this gorgeous town is known as the “Imperial City”, before returning to Madrid. (B,D) See the Alcazar Fortress & Gothic Cathedral in Toledo Day 14: Depart Madrid Your tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 14 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Time Out Hotels 14 Days Spanish Spree 2 countries 13 nights hotels 13 breakfasts & 6 dinners Clubbing on Ibiza

What’s included All as per itinerary • 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 13 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges • Flight from Barcelona to Ibiza WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Taste paella

When to go and how much Code: BBEH Summer 2010 Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 14 JUL 19 JUL 21 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

2559 2629 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2735 2735 2735 2735 2735 2735 2735 2735 2695 2695 2695

9 23 6 20 27 4 11 18 25 27 1 3 8 15 22 29 5 12

Start Madrid

Finish Madrid

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 4

SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

2695 2695 2695 2695 2559

19 26 3 10 17

Code: WWEH Winter 10/11 2010 OCT 25 NOV 29 DEC 20 DEC 27

NOV DEC JAN JAN

7 12 2 9

2029 1999 2055 2055

2011 JAN 10 FEB 14 MAR 14

JAN 23 FEB 27 MAR 27

2055 1939 1979

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBEH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$939. WWEH - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$715. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Winter departures feature a slightly modified itinerary. 2 nights in Madrid, Bilbao 1 night, Pamplona 1 night, Barcelona 2 nights, Valencia 1 night, Granada 2 nights, Seville 2 nights, Cordoba 1 night, Madrid 1 night . For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

*

Mosque of the Caliphs, Cordoba

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$199. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to A$135. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Fly to Rome & connect with the Simply Italy tour. See pages 96-97. Alternatively, fly to Athens and connect with the Greek Island Hopping tour. See pages 122-123. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show & dinner GRANADA: Locally guided tour of the historic Moorish Quarter of Albaicin & La Cartuja including a visit to La Cartuja Monastery Go to contiki.com/spain-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


8 Days Egypt & The Nile

ys 25pp* a D 8 13 y $ A from Da / 6 6 A$1 Mediterranean Sea

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Guided tour of the Pyramids • Tour of The Valley of the Kings with an Eygptian expert • 3 night cruise along the Nile River • Sail on a felucca - a traditional Eygptian boat

Israel Giza Sakkara

2 CAIRO

1

The Nile

z ue fS lf o 1 Gu

EGYPT

1 LUXOR Esna

Red Sea

1 EDFU ASWAN

1

Kom Ombo

Lake Nassar

contiki.com.au/egypt

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ASWAN: Visit Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II GIZA: Light & sound show at the Pyramids LUXOR: Visit a traditional Egyptian village Go to contiki.com/egypt-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


107 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Cairo Check-in to the hotel & explore Egypt’s buzzing capital city for the afternoon. At 7pm, meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow travellers. 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 Day 3: Nile Cruise - Aswan Unwind in the beautiful riverside setting of Egypt’s sunniest city. Enjoy its laid back pace of life & distinctive African atmosphere. After being treated to sightseeing & a ride on 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) View the Unfinished Obelisk & High Dam See Aswan’s Botanical Gardens Day 4: Nile Cruise - Aswan to Edfu Today consider taking an excursion 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) View Kom Ombo, the Temple of Two Gods 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. Cast off in the afternoon & watch Upper Egypt slip away as we meander up the Nile River to Luxor. (B,L,D) Visit the Temple of Horus Day 6: Luxor to Cairo Be amazed by the sheer volume of monuments around Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings. Then board the overnight train back to bustling Cairo. (B,D) Guided visit of the Temple of Karnak See the the Colossos of Memnon Day 7: Cairo Squeeze in more sightseeing, including a trip out to Sakkara to see the world’s oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid. Spend the rest of the day shopping & flexing your bargaining skills in the colourful bazaars in Cairo. (B,D) Shopping at the Khan El Khalili bazaar Visit the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque & Sultan Husan Mosque Day 8: Depart Cairo The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 8 Days Egypt & The Nile 1 country, 2 nights hotels, 3 nights cruise, 2 nights trains, 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 6 dinners Nile Cruise

1 country

Egypt

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights twinberth sleep couchette on train (Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo) & 3 nights Nile cruise (more on pages 62-65) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Egyptian Tour Manager • Coach transfers • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges • Transfer from airport to hotel upon arrival WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

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

3

The Nile Cruise

Abu Simbel

• Cruise the Nile on a superb ship featuring luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV & airconditioning

When to go and how much

Cruise Amenities

Code: BBEG Summer 2010 Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11

APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

1325 1325 1325 1325 1359 1359 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395

10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21 28 4 11 18

Start Cairo

Finish Cairo

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9

1395 1395 1395

• Swimming pool • Sun deck • Restaurant • Lounge • Bars • Gift shop • Disco

Code: WTEG Winter 2010/11 OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC

16 23 30 13 27 11 18 25

2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 FEB 5 FEB 19 MAR 5 MAR 19

OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN

23 30 6 20 4 18 25 1

1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1425 1425

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 12 MAR 26

1425 1425 1425 1345 1345 1345 1345 1369

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$139. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$69. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. BBEG - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$409. WTEG - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$409. Note: Single room supplement does not apply to nights 2 & 6. Overnight train cabins are twin-share only. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. For details of winter tours between Oct 2009 - Mar 2010, ask Contiki or your travel agent.

*

Temple of Karnak, Luxor

Traditional felucca experience


108

8 Days

Time Out Hotels 8 Days Turkish Delight 1 country 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners

Turkish Delight

Calcium terraces, Pamukkale

1 country

Bulgaria

Black Sea

Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 7 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Turkish Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Only with Contiki • Entry to see Troy’s wooden horse • Ephesus guided tour & entrance

3 ISTANBUL Gallipoli Troy

1 CANAKKALE

TURKEY Pergamum

Aegean Sea

Izmir

2 KUSADASI

Ephesus

1 PAMUKKALE Hieropolis

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/turkey

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBSL Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul Check-in to your hotel & meet up with your Contiki Crew & fellow Contiki travellers this evening in Turkey’s capital, a burgeoning metropolis where East literally meets West. Day 2: Istanbul to Canakkale Make a pilgrimage to the historic Gallipoli Battlefields & pay your respects, then ferry across the Dardanelles to the quaint port city of Canakkale. (B,D) Journey along the Sea of Marmara Visit Lone Pine Cemetery See ANZAC Cove Day 3: Canakkale to Kusadasi Tread among the legendary ruins of Troy, setting to Homer's "Iliad" & “Odyssey.” Journey along Turkey’s beautiful coastline & see the ancient cities of Pergamum & Izmir before arriving in seaside Kusadasi. (B,D) Scenic mountain drive to Pergamum, ancient capital of Asia Minor Visit Homer’s birthplace, Izmir Day 4: Kusadasi Get a feel for ancient Roman life in the classical city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient cities on the beautiful Mediterranean. Later, explore the port-town of Kusadasi. (B,D) Visit a Turkish carpet factory See Kusadasi’s shopping bazaar & promenade Day 5: Kusadasi to Pamukkale A chance to see the ancient spa town of Hieropolis & opt for a relaxing soak in

Start Istanbul

Finish Istanbul

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 8 JUN 5 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 31

MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG

1129 1159 1189 1189 1189

15 12 10 24 7

Start Istanbul

Finish Istanbul

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 AUG 14 AUG 28 SEP 11 SEP 25

AUG SEP SEP OCT

1159 1159 1159 1129

21 4 18 2

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$55. See page 19 for details.

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$339 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

The Spice Bazaar, Istanbul

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

ys p* 8 Da $1129p A Day from 42/ 1 $ A

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

the famous hot, bubbly pools of Pamukkale. (B,D) Day 6: Pamukkale to Istanbul Travel through Turkey’s scenic countryside to the cultural melting pot of Istanbul. (B) Day 7: Istanbul See an incredible mosaic of sights in this diverse city. Cap the day off if you choose by taking a traditional Turkish bath or sitting down for an optional belly-dancing Turkish dinner. (B) Visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar & the Spice Market with a local guide See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace & Suleymaniye Mosque Day 8: Depart Istanbul This morning the tour 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 tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Horse of Troy

ISTANBUL: Authentic Turkish bath experience - Dinner & belly dancing TROY: Guided tour of the centuries-old ruins PERGAMUM: Visit the ancient remains of this once powerful city PAMUKKALE: Bathe in the thermal pools & hot springs Go to contiki.com/turkey-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


109 Time Out Hotels

9 Days

9 Days Berlin & Prague Plus Vienna 3 countries 8 nights hotels 8 breakfasts & 3 dinners

Berlin & Prague Plus Vienna

Local delicacies, Prague

3 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria BERLIN 3 s

Poland

ys p* 9 Da $1275p A Day from 42/ A$1

Dresden

GERMANY

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP VIENNA 2

Slovakia

AUSTRIA Hungary

Switz

Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore Germany’s über-cool capital city. At 6pm meet up with your Tour Manager & get to know your fellow Contiki travellers over dinner. (D) Days 2-3: Berlin Take a couple of days to savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this everchanging city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 4: Berlin to Prague Bite into some tasty local fare, like bratwurst & wash it down with a stein of good German beer in Dresden. Then it’s off south to Prague, an evermodernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Days 5-6: Prague The next two days are yours to snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer &

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Slovenia

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/berlin-vienna

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Italy

bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage Listed town of Kutna Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 8: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you in the city once home to Mozart. You’ll enjoy wandering through this picture book city & encounter its wealth of music, lively cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, delicious strudel! (B) Day 9: Depart Vienna Time to say goodbye to your new Contiki buddies as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Vienna

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Croatia

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 8 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

6

Bosnia

When to go and how much

Only with Contiki • Locally guided bike tour of Prague

Code: BBBV Summer 2010

Code: WWBV Winter 2010/11

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Berlin

Finish Vienna

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

1515 1515 1555 1595 1595 1595 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595 1595

2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 21 DEC 24 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN

24 7 21 12 19 26 29 1 4 7

1335 1335 1315 1315 1315 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

JAN 16 JAN 30 FEB 20 MAR 13 MAR 27

1355 1275 1275 1275 1299

18 2 16 30 13 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 5 12 19 26 3 10

What’s included

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

More options This tour can be extended onward from Vienna through to Budapest. Check out page 110 for more info.

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBBV - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$395. WWBV - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$335. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

The Berlin Wall

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour of the city PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise along the Vltava with lunch VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert & dinner Go to contiki.com/berlin-vienna-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


110

11 Days

Time Out Hotels 11 Days Berlin to Budapest 5 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Berlin to Budapest

Budapest

5 countries

GERMANY

Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

3 BERLIN Poland

What’s included Dresden

All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

7

Only with Contiki • Locally guided bike tour of Prague • Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest

ays p* 11 D $1509p A Day from 38/ 1 $ A

3 PRAGUE Kutna Hora

CZECH REP SLOVAKIA VIENNA 2

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

AUSTRIA Italy

Slovenia

Romania Croatia

Places visited Bosnia 1 1 or more nightstops

Serbia

contiki.com.au/berlin-budapest

Itinerary and included sightseeing

When to go and how much Code: BBIT Summer 2010

Code: WWIT Winter 2010/11

Start Berlin

Finish Total Cost Budapest A$ pp*

Start Berlin

Finish Total Cost Budapest A$ pp*

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 21 DEC 24 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN JAN

26 9 23 14 21 28 31 3 6 9

1579 1579 1555 1555 1555 1599 1599 1599 1599 1599

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

JAN 18 FEB 1 FEB 22 MAR 15 MAR 29

1599 1509 1509 1509 1539

20 4 18 1 15 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 7 14 21 28 5 12

1829 1829 1875 1925 1925 1925 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBIT - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$475. WWIT - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$395. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

*

Prague

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm, meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (D) Days 2-3: Berlin Savour the mix of old & new in this everchanging city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B)(B) Visit the moving Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War memorial, Bradenburg Gate & historic Reichstag Take in the commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ Day 4: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local German fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche in Dresden Days 5-6: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B)(B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square

Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 7: Prague to Vienna Explore the World Heritage listed town of Kutna Hora before heading south to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B,D) Scenic drive along historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Day 8: Vienna Viennese culture waltzes right up to you as you wander through this picture book city. Spend the day experiencing its wealth of music, cafés, parks, incredible architecture & of course, strudel! (B) Day 9: Vienna to Budapest Hit up three capital cities today! From Vienna to Bratislava, Slovakia & then onto the lively arts, café & music scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B,D) Visit Bratislava’s historic old town See St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael Gate & Baroque Tower Day 10: Budapest All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating centuries-old city, split in two by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & bustling Pest. Before enjoying a dinner & river cruise tonight. (B,D) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 11: Depart Budapest Time to say goodbye to your new-found friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour of the city PRAGUE: River cruise with lunch VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classial music concert

Go to contiki.com/berlin-budapest-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


111 When to go and how much

Berlin & Prague BERLIN 3 GERMANY

3

PRAGUE CZECH REP

Places visited Austria Slovakia 1 1 or more nightstops

Hungary

More options Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBBP Summer 2010

Code: WWBP Winter 2010/11

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Berlin

Finish Prague

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 APR 10 APR 24 MAY 8 MAY 22 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

1189 1189 1225 1255 1255 1255 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255 1255

2010 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 13 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 21 DEC 24 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN JAN

22 5 19 10 17 24 27 30 2 5

1039 1039 1025 1025 1025 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055

2011 JAN 8 JAN 22 FEB 12 MAR 5 MAR 19

JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 11 MAR 25

1055 995 995 995 1015

Poland

Dresden

ys * 7 Da $995pp A Day from 43/ A$1

Time Out Hotels

This tour can be extended onward from Prague through to Budapest. Check out page 110 for more info.

16 30 14 28 11 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 3 10 17 24 1 8

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex

Days 1-6: Berlin to Prague Refer to Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing listed on the opposite page. Day 7: Depart Prague Time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBBP - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$310. WWBP - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$259. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See below for what you could get up to.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 6 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

4

• Locally guided bike tour of Prague

Poland

Czech Rep

SLOVAKIA VIENNA 2 AUSTRIA Italy

Bratislava

2 BUDAPEST HUNGARY

Slovenia Croatia

Romania

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Day 1: Arrive Vienna Check-in to your hotel after 2pm & the afternoon is yours to explore. At 6pm meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner before exploring the nightlife. (D) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

Germany, Czech Republic

Only with Contiki

Vienna & Budapest

Itinerary and included sightseeing

2 countries

Traditional German beers in Berlin

contiki.com.au/berlin-prague

ys * 5 Da $805pp A Day from 61/ A$1

7 Days Berlin & Prague 2 countries 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also visit Berlin & Prague. Check out page 110 for more info. Days 2-5: Vienna to Budapest Refer to days 8-11 Berlin to Budapest itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 110.

>> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. See below for what you could get up to.

When to go and how much Code: BBVB Summer 2010

Code: WWVB Winter 2010/11

Start Vienna

Finish Total Cost Budapest A$ pp*

Start Vienna

Finish Total Cost Budapest A$ pp*

2010 APR 16 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

2010 OCT 22 NOV 5 NOV 19 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 27 DEC 30

OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

26 9 23 14 21 28 31 03

839 829 829 829 855 855 855 855

2011 JAN 2 JAN 5 JAN 14 JAN 28 FEB 18 MAR 11 MAR 25

JAN 6 JAN 9 JAN 18 FEB 1 FEB 22 MAR 15 MAR 29

855 855 855 805 805 825 825

5 Days Vienna & Budapest 3 countries 4 nights hotels 4 breakfasts & 3 dinners

U 20 4 18 1 15 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 7 14 21 28 5 12

965 965 989 1015 1015 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBVB - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$250. WWVB - Winter 2010/11 Single room supplement of A$209. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

3 countries Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

What’s included All as per itinerary • 4 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 4 continental breakfasts (B) & 3 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD HERITAGE • Number of World SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Only with Contiki • Hungarian dinner cruise in Budapest

contiki.com.au/vienna-budapest

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optionals for Berlin & Prague: BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise & lunch Optionals for Vienna & Budapest: VIENNA: Mozart & Strauss classical music concert

Go to contiki.com/berlin-prague-explore-more or vienna-budapest-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days Eastern Road

ys pp* a D 12 $2029 A Day from 70/ 1 $ A 6 countries Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland

Latvia

Sweden Denmark

Baltic Sea

Lithuania North Sea

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Locally guided bike tour of Prague • Farewell dinner in Warsaw’s Old Town

Belarus BERLIN 2 Netherlands

2 WARSAW

POLAND GERMANY

Dresden

Czestochowa Auschwitz

Belgium

2 KRAKOW

2 PRAGUE CZECH REP

Ukraine SLOVAKIA

France

Banska Bystrica

VIENNA 1

2 BUDAPEST

AUSTRIA Switz

HUNGARY Romania

Slovenia Italy

contiki.com.au/eastern-road

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Croatia Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour PRAGUE: Traditional Czech evening meal & entertainment

Bulgaria


113 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Berlin Check-in to your hotel & then the afternoon is yours to explore. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner. (D) Day 2: Berlin Savour the intoxicating mix of old & new in this ever-changing city. You’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, and historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the remains of the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 3: Berlin to Prague Bite into some local fare, like bratwurst, in Dresden on your way south to Prague, an ever-modernizing hub of eastern European revival. (B,D) Visit the city destroyed in World War 2 & known as the 'Florence of the North' See the rebuilt baroque architecture of the Royal Residence, Zwinger Fortress, Opera House & Frauenkirche Day 4: Prague Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover Gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & bohemian crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 5: Prague to Vienna Head south through the Czech countryside to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road See the Hapsburg Palaces, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House

Day 6: Vienna to Budapest Morning sightseeing in Vienna. Cross into Hungary & enjoy the café scene of the “Paris of the East.” (B) Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion Day 7: Budapest All your senses are surrounded by the history of this fascinating city split by the Danube River into hilltop Buda & the bustling Pest. (B,D) Day 8: Budapest to Krakow Go north through Slovakia & stop for lunch in picturesque Banska Bystrica before arriving in Krakow. (B,D) Visit the town square & see the black obelisk in Banska Bystrica Day 9: Krakow Wander through the lively market stalls & pavement cafés of this city’s unspoiled medieval Old Town. (B) Guided sightseeing of the Cathedral & Royal Castle on Wawel Hill Day 10: Krakow to Warsaw Take a sobering guided tour of Auschwitz & view the famous “Black Madonna” in Częstochowa en-route to Warsaw. (B,D) Entrance & guided tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp See the monastery at Jasna Gora Day 11: Warsaw Immerse yourself in the impressive cultural scene, thriving nightlife & intriguing attractions of Poland’s revitalized capital. (B,D) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John's Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Chopin's park & the Warsaw Ghetto Day 12: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Time Out Hotels 12 Days Eastern Road 6 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 6 dinners Prague city bike tour

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 6 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Berliner Dom, Berlin

6

Please note: Day 1 & Day 12 (ending in Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

When to go and how much Code: BBRH Summer 2010 Start Berlin 2010 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Berlin

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL

2029 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2129 2129 2129

2010 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

12 26 2 9 23 7 14 21 28

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost A$ pp*

AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

2129 2129 2129 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079

4 11 18 1 8 15 22 29 6

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$515 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am or Berlin approx. 7:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. The Berlin Wall

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$105. See page 19 for details.

You choose! You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Getting to & from Berlin & Warsaw It’s easy. There are either direct international flights or budget airlines like easyjet.com that fly to/from London. skyscanner.net is the place to go for the best deals & see page 20 for more airlines.

VIENNA: Classical music concert & dinner BUDAPEST: Evening river cruise & dinner KRAKOW: See the amazing sculptures of the salt mines on a Guided tour WARSAW: Chopin piano recital Go to contiki.com/eastern-road-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


11 Days Scandinavia

ys pp* a D 11 $2499 A Day from / 8 2 2 A$ 4 countries Denmark Sweden Norway Finland

1 GEIRANGER Lom Skei

FINLAND

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

1 GJOVIK

2 VOSS

Gulf of Bothnia

Hardangervidda

NORWAY

HELSINKI 1

1 OSLO 1

1 STOCKHOLM

Estonia

SWEDEN

Russia

GOTHENBURG 1 Latvia North Sea

DENMARK

Baltic Sea

1

contiki.com.au/scandi

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

COPENHAGEN

Lithuania

Belarus

VOSS: Whitewater rafting adventure on the Raundal & Stranda rivers GEIRANGER: Cruise the picturesque Geiranger Fjord (seasonal)


115 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager for some city sightseeing before dinner in a little, local restaurant. (D) See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum & the Royal Palace Day 2: Copenhagen to Gothenburg Wander through Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital this morning before heading to the cool, student vibe city of Gothenburg. (B) Day 3: Gothenburg to Oslo We journey through Norway to Oslo. Walk along the boardwalk by the port to get a feel for the relaxed capital’s lifestyle. (B) Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures See the City Hall & Parliament Day 4: Oslo to Voss See beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey toward the adventure hub of Norway, Voss. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Telemark ski region Visit Europe’s largest mountain plateau Day 5: Voss Chill & explore the region or try some adrenalin sports like white water rafting. Or use your free day & take a short train ride to picturesque Bergen. (B) Explore the area famous for its extreme sports & amazing natural surroundings Day 6: Voss to Geiranger See amazing mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head toward Geiranger. (B,D) See the incredible Boyabreen glacier in Skei See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway Drive through the Laerdal Tunnel – the world’s longest road tunnel See the stunning Geiranger Fjord Day 7: Geiranger to Gjøvik Today it’s on to Lom, followed by a lunch stop in the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer. (B,D)

9 Days Finish in Stockholm Stuck for time? Take a shorter version of the 11 day Scandinavia tour & finish in Sweden. Days 1-8: Copenhagen to Stockholm Refer to Scandinavia map, itinerary & included sightseeing described opposite & above. Day 9: Stockholm Tap into this lively maritime city with a sightseeing tour then swap addresses & say farewell to your new friends as your tour ends at Central Station at approximately 11:30am. (B)

See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics Day 8: Gjøvik to Stockholm Today we head into Sweden via a stop at it’s largest lake, Lake Vanern. (B) Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves Day 9: Stockholm to Helsinki We’ll do a city sightseeing tour & then time is yours to hang out in this uber-cool city, before boarding the luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. (B) Visit Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace Day 10: Helsinki Helsinki is the quirky Finnish capital – so spend the day exploring the sights, museums or shopping in this vibrant coastal city. (B,D) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’ Day 11: Depart Helsinki The tour ends after breakfast so it’s time to swap addresses & say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 11 Days Scandinavia 4 countries 10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts & 5 dinners Sibelius Monument, Finland

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 9 nights in hotels & 1 night cruise (more on pages 62-65) • 10 continental breakfasts (B) & 5 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise (end Helsinki) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Whitewater rafting, Voss

Please note: Days 1 & 11 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

1

A Norwegian fjord

When to go and how much

Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

ys p* 9 Da $2115p A Day from 35/ A$2 >> explore more >> You’ll have plenty of free time to explore & do your own thing, or choose from the optional activities below.

contiki.com.au/scandi-stockholm

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$105. See page 19 for details.

Code: BBSH Summer 2010

Code: BBSS Summer 2010

Start Finish Cop’hgen Helsinki

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Finish Total Cost Cop’hgen Stockholm A$ pp*

2010 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11

2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499

2010 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11

MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

25 1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 31 7 14 21

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19

2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2169 2169 2169 2169 2169 2169 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). BBSH - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$639. BBSS - Summer 2010 Single room supplement of A$525. Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$125. See page 19 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you can also experience Russia with Contiki. Take a 21 day Scandinavia & Russia tour & combine the best of both regions. More on pages 116-117.

*

Getting there There are low cost airlines who fly from/to London like ryanair.com www.ryanair.com (for Stockholm & Copenhagen) & easyjet.com (for Copenhagen & Helsinki) or flysas.com. Book early & get yourself a cheap deal. Or even easier, schedule your international flights to Copenhagen & out of Helsinki or Stockholm.

LILLEHAMMER: Bobsled ride along the Olympic bobsled track STOCKHOLM: Take a guided tour of the city’s Town Hall, featuring the famous Nobel Prize Banquet Room Go to contiki.com/scandi-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


21 Days Scandinavia & Russia

ys pp* a D 21 $4685 A Day from 24/ 2 $ A 8 countries Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany (ending Berlin)

1 GEIRANGER Lom Skei

FINLAND

Lillehammer

Sognefjord

1 GJOVIK

2 VOSS

Gulf of Bothnia

Hardangervidda

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Hermitage Museum • Entrance to Peterhof Gardens • Local guides in St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow & Minsk • Guided tour inside the Kremlin Walls • Tickets to the Moscow Circus

NORWAY

HELSINKI 1

1 OSLO

Petrodvorets

1 STOCKHOLM

Estonia

RUSSIA

GOTHENBURG 1 North Sea

Latvia DENMARK

Baltic Sea Klin

1

Lithuania

COPENHAGEN

Borodino

BELARUS 1 MINSK Brest

GERMANY

POLAND

2 WARSAW Ukraine

Czech Rep

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

1 NOVGOROD

SWEDEN

Berlin

contiki.com.au/scandi-russia

3 ST PETERSBURG

1

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Slovakia

VOSS: Whitewater rafting on the Raundal & Stranda rivers GEIRANGER: Cruise the Geiranger Fjord (seasonal)

3 MOSCOW


117 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager for some city sightseeing before dinner in a little, local restaurant. (D) See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum & the Royal Palace Day 2: Copenhagen to Gothenburg Wander through Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital this morning before heading to the cool, student vibe city of Gothenburg. (B) Day 3: Gothenburg to Oslo We journey through Norway to Oslo. Walk along the boardwalk by the port to get a feel for the relaxed capital’s lifestyle. (B) Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures See the City Hall & Parliament Day 4: Oslo to Voss See beautiful rugged landscapes as we journey toward the adventure hub of Norway, Voss. (B,D) Scenic drive through the Telemark ski region Visit Europe’s largest mountain plateau Day 5: Voss Chill & explore the region or try some adrenalin sports like white water rafting. Or use your free day & take a short train ride to picturesque Bergen. (B) Explore the area famous for its extreme sports & amazing natural surroundings Day 6: Voss to Geiranger See amazing mountains, fjords & glaciers as we head toward Geiranger. (B,D) See the incredible Boyabreen glacier in Skei See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway Drive through the Laerdal Tunnel – the world’s longest road tunnel See the stunning Geiranger Fjord Day 7: Geiranger to Gjøvik Today it’s on to Lom, followed by a lunch stop in the Olympic lakeside town of Lillehammer. (B,D) See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics Day 8: Gjøvik to Stockholm Today we head into Sweden via a stop at it’s largest lake, Lake Vanern. (B) Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves Day 9: Stockholm to Helsinki We’ll do a city sightseeing tour & then time is yours to hang out in this uber-cool city, before boarding the luxury boat for our overnight cruise to Helsinki. (B) Visit Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace Day 10: Helsinki Helsinki is the quirky Finnish capital – so spend the day exploring the sights, museums or shopping in this vibrant coastal city. (B,D) See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium & Senate Square Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’

Day 11: Helsinki to St Petersburg Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into the canal & bridge lined St. Petersburg. (B,D) Days 12-13: St. Petersburg Two full days to explore this “Venice of the North” & discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. (B)(B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress See the church of the Spilt Blood & the Admiralty Day 14: St Petersburg to Novgorod Discover the ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. (B,D) Guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & the Millennium Bell Day 15: Novgorod to Moscow Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin Days 16-17: Moscow Moscow’s a richly layered city, with history & cultural at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia & there’s an unmissable optional locally guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro. (B)(B,D) Visit Red Square & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Day 18: Moscow to Minsk Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat in Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. (B,D) Locally guided city tour of Minsk Day 19: Minsk to Warsaw Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. (B,D) Visit Brest Fortress Day 20: Warsaw Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were reconstructed after being ruined in the war as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. (B) Day 21: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a free transfer to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 21 (ending Warsaw) have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

Time Out Hotels 21 Days Scandinavia & Russia 8 countries 20 nights hotels 20 breakfasts & 11 dinners Matryoshka dolls, Russia

What’s included All as per itinerary • 20 nights twin or triple-share accomm: 19 nights in hotels & 1 night cruise (more on pages 62-65) • 20 continental breakfasts (B) & 11 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Overnight cruise • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Guided walk inside the Kremlin

4

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$229. See page 19 for details.

Church of The Spilt Blood

When to go and how much

You choose!

Code: BBSR Summer 2010

You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Start Finish Cop’hgen Warsaw or Berlin 2010 MAY 15 JUN 4 MAY 22 JUN 11 MAY 29 JUN 18 JUN 5 JUN 25 JUN 12 JUL 2 JUN 19 JUL 9 JUN 26 JUL 16 JUL 3 JUL 23 JUL 10 JUL 30

Total Cost A$ pp*

4685 4685 4685 4685 4685 4685 4685 4919 4919

Start Finish Cop’hgen Warsaw or Berlin 2010 JUL 17 AUG 6 JUL 24 AUG 13 JUL 31 AUG 20 AUG 7 AUG 27 AUG 14 SEP 3 AUG 21 SEP 10 AUG 28 SEP 17 SEP 4 SEP 24 SEP 11 OCT 1

Total Cost A$ pp*

4919 4919 4919 4919 4685 4685 4685 4685 4685

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$1165 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Copy of passport required at time of booking For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 5:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am (end Warsaw) or 6:00pm (end Berlin). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Bob-sledding in Lillehammer

Ice Bar, Stockholm

LILLEHAMMER: Bobsled ride along the Olympic bobsled track STOCKHOLM: Guided tour of the Town Hall, featuring the Nobel Prize Banquet Room ST. PETERSBURG: Evening at the Russian Ballet MOSCOW: Guided tour of the Military & Missile Museum Go to contiki.com/scandi-russia-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days Russia

ys pp* a D 12 $2669 A Day from 23/ 2 $ A 5 countries Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany (ending Berlin)

FINLAND Gulf of Bothnia

HELSINKI 1 Petrodvorets

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Entry & tour of The Hermitage Museum • Entrance to Peterhof Gardens k • Local guides in St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow & Minsk • Guided tour inside the Kremlin Walls • Tickets to the Moscow Circus

Estonia

3 ST PETERSBURG 1 NOVGOROD

Sweden RUSSIA Latvia Baltic Sea Klin

Lithuania

Borodino

BELARUS

3 MOSCOW

1 MINSK

POLAND Brest Berlin

GERMANY

2 WARSAW

Czech Rep

contiki.com.au/russia

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Ukraine

Places visited Slovakia 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ST. PETERSBURG: Evening at the Russian Ballet - Weave through canals of the Neva River on an evening cruise


119 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Helsinki Check-in to your hotel & meet your Tour Manager before spending the afternoon exploring Helsinki & meeting your fellow travellers over dinner. (D) Day 2: Helsinki to St. Petersburg Pass through Finland’s pine forests & wilderness, before crossing over the border into the canal & bridge lined St. Petersburg. (B,D) Days 3-4: St. Petersburg Two full days to explore this “Venice of the North” & discover the riches & palace-lined waterways of this impressive city. (B)(B) See the St. Peter & St. Paul Fortress See the church of the Spilt Blood & the Admiralty Day 5: St Petersburg to Novgorod Discover the ancient fort town of Novgorod, once the stronghold of the early Tsars. (B,D) Guided tour of Novgorod’s old town & the Millennium Bell Day 6: Novgorod to Moscow Stop into the township of Klin on the way to Russia’s spiritual, political & economic hub, Moscow. (B,D) See the famous composer Tchaikovsky’s house in Klin

Days 7-8: Moscow Moscow’s a richly layered city, with history & cultural at every turn. Witness the mix of ‘New’ & ‘Old’ Russia & there’s an unmissable optional locally guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro. (B)(B,D) Visit Red Square & see Lenin’s Mausoleum & St. Basil’s Cathedral Day 9: Moscow to Minsk Pass by the site of Napoleon’s great defeat in Borodino & then leave Russia for Belarus. (B,D) Locally guided city tour of Minsk Day 10: Minsk to Warsaw Cross the border into Poland & arrive in Warsaw. (B,D) Visit Brest Fortress Day 11: Warsaw Warsaw’s past is amazing. See parts of the city that were reconstructed after being ruined in the war as well its colourful palaces, churches & mansions. (B) Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, St. John’s Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Chopin’s park & the Warsaw Ghetto Day 12: Depart Warsaw/Berlin The tour ends after breakfast in Warsaw, or catch a free transfer to Berlin where your tour ends upon arrival. (B)

Time Out Hotels 12 Days Russia 5 countries 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts & 7 dinners The Hermitage Museum

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 11 continental breakfasts (B) & 7 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossing • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

Central Square, Minsk

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

3

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$135. See page 19 for details.

The Russian ballet

When to go and how much

You choose! You can end your tour in either Warsaw or Berlin.

Code: BBRR Summer 2010 Start Helsinki 2010 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Helsinki

JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

2669 2669 2669 2669 2669 2669 2739 2739 2739

2010 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20

4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30

Finish Warsaw or Berlin

Total Cost A$ pp*

AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT

2739 2739 2739 2669 2669 2669 2669 2669 2669

6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 1

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$665 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. Copy of passport required at time of booking For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 2:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am (end Warsaw) or 6:00pm (end Berlin). For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg

MOSCOW: Guided tour of the Military & Missile Museum - Guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro, Stalin's "Palaces for the Workers" Go to contiki.com/russia-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


8 Days Croatian Island Cruising

ys 25pp* a D 8 10 y $ A from Da / 9 2 A$1 Why cruise Croatia with Contiki? • The boat is exclusive to Contiki • Comfortable & modern boat with large decks • Breakfast every day • 5 lunches • Dinner on two nights, giving you flexibility to explore the ports on other nights • Spacious twin-rooms with private facilities

CROATIA

Bosnia

SPLIT 1 1 MAKARSKA

HVAR 1 1 KORCULA

TRSTENIK 1 2 DUBROVNIK

Adriatic Sea contiki.com.au/croatian-cruising

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

DUBROVNIK: Day trip to the tiny country of Montenegro & experience its stunning scenery, fjords & the coastal town of Budva - City wall kayaking

Go to contiki.com/croatian-cruising-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


121 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Split to Hvar All aboard! Jump on board our exclusive boat, meet your Contiki Rep & crew & settle into your cabin as we cruise to Hvar. Check out the town’s stunning square,16th century theatre & hill-top fortress for amazing views over the gorgeous harbour. Tonight, discover portside restaurants & order yourself some fantastic seafood. (L) See the Arsenal Fort Day 2: Hvar to Korcula Start the day with a swimming stop before a long lunch on deck as we head to Korcula, home of the famous adventurer, Marco Polo. Get a feel for its buildings, fascinating architecture & stone streets. Tonight, try some locally produced white wines & discover the town’s nightlife. (B,L) Visit the fortified Old Town Day 3: Korcula to Dubrovnik Today we’ll head to stunning Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Opt for a kayaking excursion around the old city walls for a different view of the city, you can jump out & stop for swims when you like. Tonight, hit the pedestrian district of the old town & spend your evening exploring the town’s hot spots. (B) See the fortified city & the old port Day 4: Dubrovnik Dubrovnik has so much to do & see, so

head back to the city or sun worship on amazing beaches. Or there’s an optional day trip to tiny Montenegro with its spectacular Fjords, where you’ll spend time in Budva & Kotor. (B,D)

Time Out Hotels

Day 5: Dubrovnik to Trstenik Today we’ll sail past the Elaphite islands, known for palms, olive trees, citrus plantations & colourful reefs. Tonight, we’ll dock in the unspoilt village of Trstenik, with its views across the Adriatic Sea. (B,L,D)

8 Days Croatian Island Cruising 1 country 7 nights cruise 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 2 dinners

Relaxing on deck

Day 6: Trstenik to Makarska A day’s sailing means time to relax & work on your tan. We’ll dock at Makarska with its long sandy beach & promenade. Or, for a bit of local action, head to the main square & check out the fruit & flower markets. Tonight is yours, so head to a local restaurant & try some grilled fish or a mixed seafood platter. (B,L) Day 7: Makarska to Split After drifting past the wind-surfer’s paradise of Brac, we’ll cruise to Split. Wander through the domain of Diocletian’s Palace for a piece of Roman heritage, complete with 220 buildings & a huge cathedral. For your last night, soak up Split’s Mediterranean vibes & make your way to one of the fantastic waterfront bars. Later, head back into the maze of streets within the palace walls & discover cool cafes & pumping clubs. (B,L)

1 country Croatia What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights on a sailing cruise boat (twin-share) (more on pages 62-65) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated captain & crew with an experienced & professional Contiki representative • Port & Visitors taxes WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

2

Beautiful beaches

See Diocletian’s Palace in Split Day 8: Split The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Spend your nights in port

When to go and how much

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save up to A$55. See page 19 for details.

Code: BBCI Summer 2010 Start Split

Our boat

2010 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11

Finish Port Taxes & Above Total Cost Below Total Cost Split Supplements Deck Above Deck Below A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp* A$ pp*

JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

5 12 26 10 17 31 7 21 28 11 18

105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105 105

1030 1030 1170 1270 1270 1340 1340 1340 1340 1270 1170

1135 1135 1275 1375 1375 1445 1445 1445 1445 1375 1275

920 920 1050 1190 1190 1265 1265 1265 1265 1190 1050

1025 1025 1155 1295 1295 1370 1370 1370 1370 1295 1155

Getting there There are low-cost airlines who fly to Split like easyjet.com (more on page 20). Flights can get tight, so book early to get yourself a cheap deal. Or even easier, schedule your international flights right through to Split.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Single above deck cabin supplement add A$935. Single below deck cabin supplement add A$885. Note: ‘Above Deck’ cabins have a door that opens to the outside, while ‘Below Deck’ cabins have a roof port hole and door that opens to the inside. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 12:00 noon & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

Day trip to Montenegro

Dubrovnik Old Town


13 Days Greek Island Hopping

ys pp* a D 13 $2249 A Day from / 3 7 1 A$ Albania

3 islands: Mykonos Santorini Ios

GREECE Aegean Sea Corinth Canal Piraeus

Ionian Sea

contiki.com.au/island-hopping

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Turkey 3 ATHENS MYKONOS 3 IOS 3 SANTORINI 3

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka area - Guided tour of the famous Acropolis


123 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers. (D) Day 2: Athens Sightsee the ancient wonders & 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. (B) Visit the famous Plaka area Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Hop aboard a ferry in the morning & journey to the popular Aegean paradise of Mykonos. (B,D) Days 4-5: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its azure seas, golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & young, vibrant party culture. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses the picturesque Cycladic capital is renowned for. (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town Day 6: Mykonos to Santorini Sail to the quintessential Greek island,

Santorini, world-famous for simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,D) Days 7-8: Santorini Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or take a cable car up to the cliff-top town of Fira. From here, catch a staggering panoramic view of the island’s submerged volcano & sip on cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s also a chance for a boat ride out to the active volcanic island, Nea Kameni. (B)(B) Visit the main town of Fira Day 9: Santorini to Ios Cruise to another Greek Island gem, the beautiful Island of Ios. (B,D) Days 10-11: Ios Chill out poolside or on soft, sandy beaches for the day. Then get caught up in the nightlife of this ultimate party island. (B)(B) Visit Ios town Day 12: Ios to Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. (B) Day 13: Depart Athens The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 13 Days Greek Island Hopping 3 islands 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts & 4 dinners Theatre of Dionysos, Athens

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 12 continental breakfasts (B) & 4 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager • Ferry crossings (tourist class on all journeys) & coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

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

Santorini

When to go and how much Code: BBGI Summer 2010 Start Athens 2010 APR 30 MAY 3 MAY 6 MAY 9 MAY 12 MAY 15 MAY 18 MAY 21 MAY 24 MAY 27 MAY 30 JUN 2 JUN 5 JUN 8 JUN 11 JUN 14 JUN 17 JUN 20 JUN 23 JUN 26 JUN 29 JUL 2 JUL 5 JUL 8 JUL 11 JUL 14

Finish Athens

MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL JUL

12 15 18 21 24 27 30 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26 29 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23 26

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

2249 2309 2309 2309 2309 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425

2010 JUL 17 JUL 20 JUL 23 JUL 26 JUL 29 AUG 1 AUG 4 AUG 7 AUG 10 AUG 13 AUG 16 AUG 19 AUG 22 AUG 25 AUG 28 AUG 31 SEP 3 SEP 6 SEP 9 SEP 12 SEP 15 SEP 18 SEP 21 SEP 24 SEP 27 SEP 30

JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT OCT

2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365

29 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22 25 28 31 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 3 6 9 12

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$119. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with our multi tour discount. See page 19. Fly to Italy and connect with the Simply Italy tour detailed on pages 96-97 (selected departures). Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$1049 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Ios, Greece

Island Cruise, Ios

SANTORINI: Visit Oia at sunset - Boat trip to the Volcano’s core IOS: Island cruise on a traditional sailing boat Go to contiki.com/island-hopping-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


124

4 Days

Time Out Hotels 4 Days Spotlight on Greece 1 country 3 nights hotels 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Spotlight on Greece

Palace of Agamemnon, Mycenae

1 country

Greece

What’s included

Albania

All as per itinerary • 3 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation (more on pages 62-65) • 3 continental breakfasts (B) & 2 three-course dinners (D) • Experienced & professional local guide • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • “Welcome to Greece” information pack • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

GREECE Aegean Sea DELPHI 1 Corinth Canal

Corinth

1 ATHENS Mycenae

OLYMPIA 1 Ionian Sea

3

Mediterranean Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$45. See page 19 for details.

Mix+Match Combine this trip with another tour and double your fun! Add the Greek Island Hopping tour detailed on pages 122-123. Alternatively, fly to Rome and connect with the Italian Espresso tour detailed on pages 98-99, or fly to Cairo and connect with the Egypt tour detailed on pages 106-107. Use low-cost airlines with these tours. See page 20.

ys * 4 Da $865pp A Day from 17/ A$2

contiki.com.au/greece

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BBBS Summer 2010

Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers.

Start Athens

Finish Athens

Total Cost A$ pp*

Start Athens

2010 APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26

APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL

865 889 909 909 909 935 935 935

2010 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 25

29 13 27 10 24 8 22 29

Finish Athens

AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

5 19 2 16 30 14 28

Total Cost A$ pp*

935 909 909 909 909 909 889

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$285 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142.

*

Day 2: Athens to Olympia Sightsee the ancient wonders & feel the gritty urban soul of this bustling city before criss-crossing the beautiful, historic Peloponnese region en-route to Olympia. (B,D)

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo Please note: Day 1 has been designed to allow you to start the tour without needing an extra night of accommodation.

Guided tour of Athens including the Acropolis & Parthenon See the impressive Corinth Canal Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion Day 3: Olympia to Delphi On your mark, get set, go! A local guide shows off the site of the first Olympic Games. This afternoon, cross the Corinthian Gulf & arrive in Delphi, the centre of the universe in Ancient Greek times. (B,D) Guided tour of Olympia including the Olympic Stadium & Temples of Hera & Zeus

The Acropolis, Athens

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Visit the famous Plaka area

Day 4: Delphi to Athens Be swept away by Delphi’s history, spectacular ruins & museum as well as its heartbreakingly beautiful location on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Return to the mythological city of Athens where the tour ends in the afternoon. (B)

Greek Evzoni soldier

ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka


125

Spotlight on Greece

When to go and how much

plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

Code: SPICR3 Summer 2010 Start Athens

Aegean Sea Corinth Canal 1

TURKEY ATHENS Kusadasi

ys p* 8 Da $1699p A Day from 13/ 2 $ A

Mykonos

Patmos

GREECE Santorini

Crete

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-4: Athens to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary & included sightseeing opposite. Day 5: Athens to Mykonos Cruise to Mykonos with its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 6: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi. Later, enjoy friendly, unspoilt Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 7: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en-route to Santorini and its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S)

Mediterranean Sea

Visit Heraklion town on Crete Visit the main town of Fira on Santorini See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Day 8: Arrival into Athens Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities.

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$45. See page 19 for details.

contiki.com.au/greece3

Spotlight on Greece plus 7 day Greek Island Cruise Istanbul

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

ays 9pp* D 2 1 255 y $ A from Da / 4 1 A$2

Aegean Sea

TURKEY

1 ATHENS Patmos

Kusadasi

Mykonos

Santorini Rhodes

Crete

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-4: Athens to Athens Refer to Spotlight on Greece map, itinerary and included sightseeing opposite. Days 5-12: Athens to Athens Refer to Golden Fleece cruise (days 2-9) itinerary and included sightseeing on p.127.

Mediterranean Sea

Please note: Days 1 & 12 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

>> explore more >> See below for optional activities. Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$45. See page 19 for details.

2010 APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 25

Time Out Hotels

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

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV

3 17 31 14 28 12 26 2 9 23 6 20 4 18 1

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

1665 1665 1709 1709 1709 1749 1749 1749 1749 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1689

1825 1825 1869 1869 1869 1909 1909 1909 1909 1869 1869 1869 1869 1869 1849

1539 1539 1579 1579 1579 1619 1619 1619 1619 1579 1579 1579 1579 1579 1559

1699 1699 1739 1739 1739 1779 1779 1779 1779 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1719

cruise prices above are based on twin-share. *ForAlltriple share rate reduce twin price by 5%. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Or take a single supplement option: add A$459 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$495 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

8 Days Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 3 nights cruise 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners & 3 suppers

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 3 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 62-65) • 3 continental breakfasts (B), 4 buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise • Refer to “What’s Included” on page 124 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

5

When to go and how much Code: SPICR7 Summer 2010 Start Athens

2010 APR 26 MAY 10 MAY 24 JUN 7 JUN 21 JUL 5 JUL 19 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 27 OCT 11

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

MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

7 21 4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8 22

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

2385 2385 2445 2445 2445 2509 2509 2509 2445 2445 2445 2445 2445

2845 2845 2905 2905 2905 2969 2969 2969 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905

2099 2099 2155 2155 2155 2209 2209 2209 2155 2155 2155 2155 2155

2559 2559 2615 2615 2615 2669 2669 2669 2615 2615 2615 2615 2615

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Or take a single supplement option: add A$625 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$709 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

12 Days Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 7 nights cruise 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners & 7 suppers

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (more on pages 62-65) • 3 continental breakfasts (B), 8 buffet breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • Refer to “What’s Included” above & on page 124 for all other inclusions WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

contiki.com.au/greece7

PLUS these optional activities for the 3 & 7 day Spotlight on Greece plus Greek Island Cruise options: KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastry of St. John CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Go to contiki.com/greece-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).

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Louis Hellenic Cruises

6 Days Aegean Classic 2 countries, 4 nights cruise & 1 night hotel 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners & 4 suppers

Code: 6CGS Summer 2010 Start Athens

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 5 nights accommodation: 4 nights onboard a cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel (more on pages 62-65) • 5 buffet breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 three-course dinners (D) & 4 suppers (S) • On-board representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

2

Aegean Classic

When to go and how much

2010 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 7

Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12

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

1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1179 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1149 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125

1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1379 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355

959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 959 959 959 959 959

1189 1189 1189 1189 1189 1189 1189 1189 1189 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1189 1189 1189 1189 1189

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices - save a minimum of A$214. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or quad-share). Or take a single supplement option: add A$115 to twinshare price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$129 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price).

*

For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

6 days incl 4 days cruising CE Aegean Sea

TURKEY 1 ATHENS Kusadasi

ys p* 6 Da $1189p A Day from 99/ 1 $ A Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This evening meet your Cruise Representative & fellow Contiki travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 2: Athens to Mykonos Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Tonight, hang out on this island, famous for its golden beaches & young, vibrant party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 3: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar. Later on, relax on the beach or in a local taverna on the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See Monastery of St. John on Patmos

Mykonos

Patmos

Santorini Rhodes

Crete

Mediterranean Sea Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Day 4: Cruising to Rhodes Arrive at the sunniest island in the Aegean & spend the day exploring pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool little shops. (B,L,D,S) See the fortified town of Rhodes Day 5: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en-route to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for its famous blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 6: Arrival into Athens Returnto Athens & enjoy breakfast then transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 6 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

contiki.com.au/aegean

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

KUSADASI: Guided tour of the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus ATHENS: Guided tour of the famous Acropolis


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About our cruises Louis Hellenic Cruises are our trusted cruise operating partner, running Contiki trips on classic cruise ships through the sun-kissed Greek Isles. Onboard, there is a daily program of changing activities to choose from, the opportunity to mix with a wide range of people (these cruises are not exclusive to Contiki travellers), & get the low-down from our onboard dedicated Contiki Cruise Rep. Our Rep is a great guide to the best things to do & see both onboard & onshore. Each vessel has excellent facilities like a pool, bar, nightclub, live evening entertainment, casino & a spa. Freshly prepared meals are a highlight & choose from either a casual buffet or more special full-service restaurant. Comfortable rooms all have private facilities, with a choice of either a Standard Outside Cabin with porthole or a Standard Inside Cabin without porthole. Single accommodation in either of these cabin types is available on request. Check the ‘When to go & how much’ panel for more or contiki.com/cruising. The order of ports of call may be reversed on some days & the itinerary is subject to change.

Golden Fleece

When to go and how much

9 days incl 7 days cruising

Code: 9GFS Summer 2010 Start Athens

Istanbul

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ys p* 9 Da $1889p A Day from 10/ 2 $ A

Aegean Sea

TURKEY

1 ATHENS Patmos

Kusadasi

Mykonos

Santorini Rhodes

Crete

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & meet your Cruise Representative & fellow travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 2: Athens & sail to Istanbul Board the ship & enjoy the facilities as we cruise to Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,D,S) Day 3: Cruising to Istanbul Enjoy the ship's great amenities. Anchor in diverse Istanbul. (B,L,D,S) Day 4: Istanbul & the Bosphorus Savour this cultural city’s incredible mosaic of sights. (B,L,D,S) Day 5: Cruising to Mykonos Hang out on golden beaches & in the island’s young, party culture. (B,L,D,S) Day 6: Cruising to Kusadasi via Patmos Stop by friendly Patmos. Later, enjoy the resort town of Kusadasi. (B,L,D,S)

Mediterranean Sea

See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar Day 7: Cruising to Rhodes Explore pristine beaches, medieval towns & cool shops. (B,L,D,S) Day 8: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete en-route to Santorini & its famous blue & white buildings. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 9: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or you could join an optional locally guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B)

9 Days Golden Fleece 2 countries, 7 nights cruise & 1 night hotel 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners & 7 suppers

2010 APR 1 APR 15 APR 29 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 22 AUG 5 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 16 SEP 30 OCT 14

Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT

9 23 7 21 4 18 2 16 30 13 27 10 24 8 22

450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 450

1725 1725 1725 1725 1769 1769 1769 1809 1809 1809 1769 1769 1769 1769 1725

2175 2175 2175 2175 2219 2219 2219 2259 2259 2259 2219 2219 2219 2219 2175

1439 1439 1439 1439 1475 1475 1475 1509 1509 1509 1475 1475 1475 1475 1439

1889 1889 1889 1889 1925 1925 1925 1959 1959 1959 1925 1925 1925 1925 1889

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices - save a minimum of A$365. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or quad-share). Or take a single supplement option: add A$199 to twinshare price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$215 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price).

*

2 countries Greece, Turkey

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights accommodation: 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel (more on pages 62-65) • 8 buffet breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 three-course dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • On-board representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of the cruise WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

contiki.com.au/golden-fleece

RHODES: Tour of the traditional fishing village of Lindos & the medieval city of Rhodes PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John ATHENS: Traditional taverna meal in the Plaka PLUS these Optionals for Golden Fleece 9 days: ISTANBUL: Guided city sightseeing tour CRETE: Guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Go to contiki.com/aegean-explore-more or golden-fleece-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).

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128 Time Out Hotels 9 Days Eastern Mediterranean Cruising 4 countries 1 night hotel & 7 nights cruise 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners & 7 suppers

9 Days Eastern Mediterranean Cruising

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Black Sea

Bulgaria

4 countries

Istanbul

Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt GREECE

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights accommodation: 7 nights onboard a cruise ship (your choice of quad or twin-share) & 1 night in a hotel (more on pages 62-65) • 8 buffet breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L), 7 three-course dinners (D) & 7 suppers (S) • Onboard representative • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of the cruise • Local guides in Cairo & Jerusalem WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

2

ATHENS 1

TURKEY Mykonos

Cyprus

Crete

Mediterranean Sea Ashdod Jerusalem

Alexandria

ISRAEL

Port Said Giza

Cairo

Places visited EGYPT 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/eastern-med-cruising

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: 9TCC Summer 2010 Start Athens

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$69. See page 19 for details.

2010 APR 8 APR 22 MAY 6 MAY 20 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 29 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 9 SEP 23 OCT 7 OCT 21

Finish Port Taxes Twin Out Twin Out Twin In Twin In Athens Gratuities A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* Total Cost A$ pp* A$ pp* APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT

16 30 14 28 11 25 9 23 6 20 3 17 1 15 29

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

1959 1959 1959 2015 2015 2015 2065 2065 2065 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015

2419 2419 2419 2475 2475 2475 2525 2525 2525 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475

1665 1665 1665 1705 1705 1705 1749 1749 1749 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705

2125 2125 2125 2165 2165 2165 2209 2209 2209 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165 2165

All cruise prices above are based on twin-share. Substantial savings for quad-share rooms are available online or ask at time of booking for prices - save a minimum of A$204. If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or quadshare). Or take a single supplement option: add A$225 to twin-share price for an inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price) or A$245 to twin-share price for an outside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Note: Standard outside cabins are with a porthole & standard inside cabins are without a porthole. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 7:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. If you require a Schengen visa for this tour, it must be a multi-entry visa.

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The Sphinx, Egypt

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

ys p* 9 Da $2125p A Day from 37/ 2 $ A

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon exploring some of Athens, Europe’s oldest city. This evening meet your Cruise Representative & fellow Contiki travellers & opt for a dinner in the rustic Plaka district. Day 2: Cruise to Istanbul Board the ship & enjoy the facilities as we cruise to Turkey’s vibrant capital. (B,L,D,S) Day 3: Istanbul Istanbul is the world’s only city to span 2 continents. Get a feel for the exotic & see how the locals live their daily lives in this cultural melting pot. Try tasty, local food specialities & the beautiful sightseeing spots before cruising back to the Greek Islands. (B,L,D,S) Day 4: Cruise to Mykonos Hang out on one of Greece’s best islands, famous for golden beaches & it’s fun party scene. Wander through tiny streets & whitewashed houses in this picture-postcard paradise. (B,L,D,S) Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses See the famous windmills Day 5: Cruising to Israel Position yourself poolside & make the most of the sea views from the deck or enjoy one of the ships many activities as we cruise all day. (B,L,D,S)

Day 6: Arrive Ashdod for Jerusalem Learn about the history of Jerusalem this morning, with its unique mix of cultures & beliefs. Experience the local lifestyle with lunch at a kibbutz, then hit the bustling markets & tight alleyways that give this city a distinct & enjoyable atmosphere. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Old City & the New City See the Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchre & the Wailing Wall Lunch at a Kibbutz Visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Day 7: Arrive Port Said for Cairo Cairo has so much to do & see! From King Tut’s treasures to the bustling city - leap from one age to another in this intense jumble of the ancient & the new. (B,L,D,S) Visit the Egyptian Museum & Bazaar Guided tour of the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx Day 8: Cruise to Crete Capture the sun on Greece’s largest island, Crete, where there’s the option to visit the 4000 year old Palace of Knossos. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete Day 9: Arrival into Athens After breakfast, you’ll transfer into central Athens where the tour ends. Or you could join an optional locally guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 9 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

ISTANBUL: Entry to nightclub with belly dancers, musicians & performers Boat cruise along the spectacular Bosphorus CRETE: Taste of Crete guided sightseeing tour with traditional Greek raki & meze

Go to contiki.com/eastern-med-cruising-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


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8 Days Mykonos & Island Cruising

8 Days Mykonos & Island Cruising 2 countries, 4 nights hotels & 3 nights cruise 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners & 3 suppers

Patmos, Greece

2 countries Greece, Turkey

GREECE Aegean Sea

TURKEY

Corinth Canal 1 ATHENS

ys p* 8 Da $1659p A Day from 08/ 2 $ A

Kusadasi

3 MYKONOS

Patmos

Santorini

Crete

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/mykonos-cruising

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Athens Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. Twist & turn through the Plaka’s maze of narrow medieval streets & find ancient sites, cafés & shops full of history & character. This evening meet up with your Tour Representative & fellow travellers. Visit the famous Plaka area Day 2: Athens to Mykonos Ferry to Mykonos then board the cruise ship & get set to island-hop your way to heaven, starting with a few days on the Aegean island paradise of Mykonos. (B,D) Days 3-4: Mykonos Hang out on this island famous for its azure seas, golden beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere & young, vibrant party culture. Wander through the tiny streets & whitewashed cube houses found in the picture-perfect Cycladic capital. (B)(B) Visit Mykonos town See the traditional Cycladic style houses See the famous windmills Day 5: Mykonos to Turkey Soak up some more sun on the pristine beaches, wind through the labyrinthine of roads shopping for souvenirs, or lunch with the locals & international jet setters for another day. When you’re finished soaking up the atmosphere onshore, head offshore & sail away into the sunset toward Turkey & the Dodecanese Islands. (B,D,S)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Day 6: Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi Stop in the port-town of Kusadasi & shop in the town’s colourful bazaar or get a feel for ancient Roman life on an optional tour to the classical city of Ephesus. Later on, dock at the friendly, unspoilt island of Patmos & relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while watching the locals fish for the catch of the day. (B,L,D,S) Visit Kusadasi’s local bazaar See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos Day 7: Cruising to Santorini via Crete Drop by Crete, the largest of the islands, en-route to the quintessential Greek island, Santorini, world-famous for its simple blue & white buildings, spectacular island sunsets & breathtaking natural scenery. Climb twisting stone steps, ride a donkey or catch a cable car up to a cliff-top town, like Fira. Or take a boat ride out to the volcanic island, Nea Kameni. (B,L,D,S) Visit Heraklion town on Crete See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini Visit the main town of Fira Day 8: Arrival into Athens Set sail back to mainland Greece & the mythological city of Athens. Disembark after breakfast & transfer into central Athens where the tour ends once you arrive. (B) Please note: Days 1 & 8 have been designed to allow you to start & finish the tour without needing extra nights accommodation.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mediterranean Sea

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 3 nights on board a cruise ship (more on pages 62-65) • 7 continental breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 three-course dinners (D) & 3 suppers (S) • Experienced, professional local guide in Athens & representative onboard cruise ship • Coach transfers • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

When to go and how much Code: BBGM Summer 2010 Start Athens

Finish Athens

Port Taxes Gratuities

Tour/Cruise A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 4

MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT

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

1499 1539 1539 1539 1539 1539 1539 1539 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1575 1539 1539 1539 1539 1539 1539 1539 1539

1659 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699

17 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11

Save Money! If you pay 6 months in advance you save A$75. See page 19 for details.

All cruise & tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or tripleshare). Or take a single supplement option: add A$449 to twin-share price for a single room/inside cabin (plus add port taxes for total price). Triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. Tour starts 6:00pm & ends approx. 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Santorini

ATHENS: Guided tour of the famous Acropolis KUSADASI: Tour the classical Greek archaeological site of Ephesus with Local Guide PATMOS: Guided tour of the Monastery of St. John CRETE: Locally guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos

Go to contiki.com/mykonos-cruising-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


More ways to travel Contiki. Contiki doesn’t just do tours. We can help you explore a city in your own time, go to special events like Oktoberfest or spend your New Year’s Eve somewhere amazing.

Explorer trips We have short breaks that don’t include a Tour Manager, so you can set your agenda & explore at your own pace. There are 2 destinations to chose from – London or Corfu. Book one before or after your tour to spend more time in these destinations. Or take one on its own without a tour. More on page 131.

Special events & festivals Plan your tour to co-ordinate with a unique special event tour like Oktoberfest. See page 133 for more.

New Year’s Eve Say ‘Bonne Annee’ in Paris or ‘Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar’ in Amsterdam. Our NYE tours give you a few days in these cool cities, so you can ring in the new year Contiki-style. New for 2010. Read more on page 132.

Oktoberfest, Munich

Stay longer And if you want to make your holiday last even longer, we’ve got special rates for accommodation you can use before or after your tour. Ask your travel agent or Contiki when you book your tour. Prices & destinations on page 142.

Chill out on Corfu island

New Year’s in Paris


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3 or 5 Days

Time Out Hotels

London Explorer 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 tour. From A$290pp* When to go and how much Summer (21/3/10-31/10/10) Royal National 2 nights M3LPR Triple share A$299 Twin share

A$345

A$735

2 nights M3LPI

4 nights M5LPI

Twin share

A$389

A$810

Single with facilities

A$480

A$979

Imperial Hotel

What’s included 2 night package • 2 nights accommodation • Continental breakfast daily • Return tube Heathrow airport transfer • Open top bus sightseeing tour • London theatre show tickets (stalls or dress circle) • Contiki Basement staff assistance • Welcome to London info booklet

contiki.com.au/london-explorer

4 night package • All 2 night inclusions above • 4 nights accommodation • 3 day tube & bus pass • Day trip & entry fee to Stonehenge • Guided tour of the Roman Baths, Bath

4 Days

4 nights M5LPR A$655

Winter (1/11/10-31/3/11) Royal National 2 nights M3LPR Triple share A$290 Twin share

4 nights M5LPR A$625

A$309

A$669

2 nights M3LPI

4 nights M5LPI

Twin share

A$369

A$760

Single with facilities

A$425

A$889

Imperial Hotel

There is no Contiki Tour Manager included in this package. All rooms have private bathroom. You can choose the dates to take day trips & theatre show on.

Highlights • Stunning beaches, secluded coves, lush lagoons

Corfu Explorer

• Poolside toga party & nightlife* • Plenty of watersports like parasailing

Go Greek with our explorer package. Chill out on Corfu before or after your tour or take this island beach break on its own. You can extend your stay as long as you like. From A$139pp*

• Fun island-explorer boat cruise* • Car hire to explore the island* • Traditional Greek taverna dinner*

& waterskiing*

• Ancient Greek ruins & historic old-town

* At an extra cost

What’s included • 3 nights accommodation • 3 continental buffet breakfasts • Dedicated Contiki Reps onsite Where you stay Surrounded by olive groves, the Corfu Village Hotel is located hillside, just 20m from door to beach. Every room has air-con, a TV & it’s own private balcony with great sea views – perfect for watching the sun set. Lounge poolside at the pool bar or try tasty Greek food at one of the many local restaurants nearby. Our Contiki onsite Reps are there to shortcut you to the best action on the island & make your holiday hassle-free.

How to get there

contiki.com.au/corfu-explorer

You can easily fly to Corfu from over 30 airports throughout the UK & Europe (including London & Athens). There are plenty of low-cost flights available - start by looking at these sites: ba.com, easyjet.com. Or check contiki.com.au/corfuexplorer for a list of more airlines.

When to go and how much Total Cost Total Cost Twin A$pp Quad A$pp 1/5/10 - 31/5/10 & 1/9/10 - 27/9/10

185

Extra night

55

40

1/6/10 - 1/7/10 & 16/8/10 - 31/8/10

229

165

139

Extra night

69

49

12/7/10 - 15/8/10

319

199

Extra night

95

60

Code: CEXP Summer 2010 There is no Contiki Tour Manager included in this package. Choose from single, twin, triple & quad rooms - all pricing is on contiki.com.au/corfuexplorer. If sharing a room, all persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.


4 Days Amsterdam New Year from A$509

pp*

contiki.com.au/amsterdam

Day 1: London – Amsterdam Meet up with your Contiki Crew & then travel together via ferry across the English Channel to the cool & relaxed city of Amsterdam. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel before our guided walking tour takes you through the famous red-light district. (D) Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam Today enjoy a morning of sightseeing then you’ll have free time to explore on your own. Shop in the busy Kalverstraat, get a culture fix at a gallery or try food from the world in the multi-cultural cafes & restaurants through the city. Tonight start the New Year celebrations right as we make our way to a local bar for some included drinks & snacks. (B) Day 3: Amsterdam Welcome 2011! Take it easy today, with a free day to explore more of the city sights in your own time. Tonight, we’ll give you the option to see the city from a different angle on a canal cruise. Later keep celebrating the New Year at one of the city’s great clubs. (B) Day 4: Depart Amsterdam This morning say farewell to Amsterdam as we make our way back to London where your tour ends on arrival. (B)

What’s included

Day 1: Bonjour Paris! Meet up with your Contiki Crew in London before making your way across the Channel to the chic French capital. Soak up the stylish Parisian atmosphere on an evening “City of Lights” tour. You’ll see all the icons like the Arc de Triomphe & the unforgettable Eiffel Tower. Day 2: New Year’s Eve in Paris The city is yours to explore. Walk down the Champs Elysee, visit one of the city’s many museums or take a seat in a typical Parisian café & people watch before kicking off your New Year celebrations. (B) Day 3: Paris Happy New Year! Take it easy this morning before joining the group to see a different side to the city with a cruise along the River Seine. Tonight enjoy delicious French cuisine before the option of seeing a famous Parisian cabaret show. (B,D) Day 4: Depart Paris Say au revoir before we journey to Calais to catch the ferry back to London where the tour ends on arrival. (B)

What’s included

• 3 nights in twin or quad share hotel accommodation in Amsterdam

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary

• Experienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed >> explore more >> • Evening cruise along the canals • Traditional Dutch dinner When to go and how much Start London

Finish London

Total Cost Total Cost Twin A$pp* Quad A$pp*

DEC 30 ‘10 JAN 2 ‘11

599

509

Code: WANY Summer 2010 Prices above are twin-share or quad-share. For single room supplement add A$209. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm

4 Days Paris New Year from A$599

pp*

contiki.com.au/paris

• 3 nights in twin share hotel accommodation in Paris

• 3 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary

• Experienced & professional Tour Manager and Driver

• Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed >> explore more >> • See a famous Parisian cabaret show When to go and how much Start London

Finish London

DEC 30 ‘10

JAN 2 ‘11

Total Cost Twin A$pp* 599

Code: WPNY Summer 2010 Prices above are twin-share. For single room supplement add A$210. For triple share rate reduce twin price by 5% *Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Start 7.30am & end approx. 6.30pm


Edinburgh Festival, & Military Tattoo

contiki.com.au/tattoo

Easter in Amsterdam

133 Time Out Hotels

4 Days from A$495pp* or A$124/Day

4 Days from A$399pp* or A$100/Day

August 27-30, 2010

April 2-5, 2010

Starts & ends in London Against the backdrop of the spectacular hilltop castle, Scotland’s famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo celebrates 60 years in 2010. Enjoy a locally guided city tour & an included ticket to the closing night of the tattoo. A number of our Great Britain & Scotland tours are also in Edinburgh during the event – so check out departure dates on pages 91 & 93. Accommodation Single rooms with shared facilities.

Starts & ends in London Be part of a 4 day Easter party at Contiki’s hotel in the happening city of Amsterdam. Take a bike ride or canal cruise then explore the city’s many museums, like Van Gogh or even the home of Heineken! Or take time to relax & enjoy one of the city’s many cafes & restaurants. Accommodation

5 or 7 Days Oktoberfest

Multi-share (maximum 6 to a room).

contiki.com.au/easter

ting a r b Cele ears y 200 10 in 20 7 Days from A$615pp* or A$88/Day Sept. 16-22, 2010

5 Days from A$485pp* or A$97/Day Sept. 23-27 or Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2010 Starts & ends in London Put on your Dirndl or Lederhosen & get ready to party. There's no better way to experience a unique festival atmosphere than Oktoberfest in Munich. Indulge in a beer stein in the buzzing beer halls & try Bavarian food like Pretzels, Würstel & Sauerkraut or take a rollercoaster ride in the festival amusement park. Take time to explore the city’s Marienplatz main square or wander amongst the market stalls. With beer, food & entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Choose from our 5 or 7 day tour options. Each itinerary that visits Munich over Oktoberfest is highlighted in the tour page dates panel. Accommodation

contiki.com.au/oktoberfest

2 person tents, (sleeping bag & towel are required).


Remember if you book early you save money!

Prague

3 ways to go There are 3 ways to travel Contiki in the Winter. Multi-country, In-depth regional & Ski/boarding trips. We cover a range of countries & cities from 5-24 days. All our winter tours are Time Out Hotel standard. There’s more on pages 62-65.

Sking in Austria

Hopfgarten

1 & 2 week ski & snowboarding packages in the Tyrol Mountains, Austria. Stay at our traditional Gasthof (guesthouse) – exclusively for Contiki travellers. More on pages 138-139.

Christmas Markets

More London anyone?

Why winter?

For tours that start & end in London, hang out a little longer with our London Explorer 2 & 4 night packages. More on pages 131.

#1 Airfares are up to 50% cheaper. Spend less getting there. Have more to play with when you arrive.

Celebrate New Year’s!

#2 See more - it’s less crowded than summer.

Check the date panel on the tour pages to see where you could be celebrating New Year’s Eve 2010. We also offer New Year’s Eve packages in Paris & Amsterdam. More on page 132.

#3 Have fun skiing, snowboarding & enjoying the snow. There’s fantastic nightlife with aprés-ski Europeanstyle. #4 Stop dreaming of a white Christmas. Experience one! #5 Cultural events come alive in winter. Christmas markets, festivals, carnivals and more.

Paris

ot g e v We’ inter & 22 w urs to ski tose from choo Venice

Colosseum


135 Time Out Hotels Travel in Winter

Our Time Out hotel tours run during winter too. So pack your winter woollies & discover a magical, snow-covered Europe on our great-value winter itineraries.


24 Days Winter Wanderer

ys pp* a D 24 $3485 A Day from 46/ 1 $ A d

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

Irish Sea

North Sea

NETHERLANDS ENGLAND

2 BERLIN

2 AMSTERDAM

Wales London Dover Calais English Channel

Poland

GERMANY

Dresden

BELGIUM 2 PRAGUE

Valley of the Somme

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Paris by night cruise on River Seine • Private boat to the islands of Venice

CZECH REP Slovakia

2 PARIS

MUNICH 1

Burgundy Region

FRANCE Atlantic Ocean

SWITZ 2 LUCERNE

LYON 1

ITALY

Mauthausen

2 VIENNA

AUSTRIA Hungary

Dolomite Mountains

Slovenia Croatia 2 VENICE

Apennine Mountains Pont du Gard

Pisa Monaco

SPAIN

BARCELONA

contiki.com.au/wanderer

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

2 FRENCH RIVIERA

Pyrenees Mountains

2

Mediterranean Sea

1 FLORENCE

Bosnia Serbia Adriatic Sea

Montenegro Vatican City

2 ROME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

PARIS: Parisian cabaret show & glass of champagne LUCERNE: Fondue Lunch in a traditional Swiss restaurant

Macedonia Albania


137 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: London to Paris. Meet up with your Contiki Crew. Ferry across the English Channel to France. Journey past World War I battlefields. (D) See the White Cliffs of Dover See the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees & Notre Dame Cathedral Day 2: Paris. Indulge in sophisticated Paris where you’ll find magic, romance & history amongst the city’s legendary icons. (B) Day 3: Paris to Lucerne. Pass through the vineyards of Burgundy to Lucerne, nestled in the breathtaking Swiss Alps. (B,D) See the Chablis & Burgundy vineyards Day 4: Lucerne. Soak up the alpine beauty of this lake town as you wander through the cobbled streets. (B,D) See the Wooden Chapel Bridge View the Lion Monument Day 5: Lucerne to Lyon. Travel on to the gourmet’s paradise of Lyon. (B) Visit Lyon’s old town Day 6: Lyon to Barcelona. Head through the majestic Pyrénées Mountains, on to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. (B,D) Check out the Roman Aqueduct at Pont du Gard Day 7: Barcelona. See why this sexy city sizzles on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, feel the passion at an optional Flamenco show! (B) See Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia & the 1992 Olympic Games complex Walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district Day 8: Barcelona to French Riviera. Travel through Provence, past Cannes, to the glamorous resort town of Nice on the French Riviera. (B,D) Day 9: French Riviera. Do as the locals do - stroll through markets, check out the many museums & shop the upscale boutiques. Later rub shoulders with the rich & famous in Monte Carlo! (B) Visit a French perfumery See the Royal Palace in Monaco Visit a Monte Carlo casino Scenic drive along the Cote d'Azur Day 10: French Riviera to Florence. Stop & check out Pisa’s famous architectural wonder before arriving in Renaissance Florence. (B) See the Leaning Tower of Pisa Day 11: Florence to Rome. A local guide gives you the inside track on striking buildings & sacred art in one of Italy’s most atmospheric cities. (B) See the Duomo, Basilica Santa Croce, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry & Piazza della Signoria in Florence Florentine leather craft demonstration See Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum & Roman Forum in Rome Day 12: Rome. Tap into this living museum of history or get a feeling for its imperial glory on an

optional tour of the Roman Forum & Colosseum. (B,D) See St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City Day 13: Rome to Venice. Criss-cross the Apennine Mountains past the city of Bologna & on to enchanting Venice. (B,D) Day 14: Venice. Meander through the ‘floating city’s’ tight alleyways & canals to find grand squares, art-filled palazzos & markets. (B) See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doges’ Palace & St. Mark’s Square Murano glass-blowing demonstration Day 15: Venice to Vienna. Ride through the Dolomite Mountains to Austria’s cultured capital, Vienna. (B) Day 16: Vienna. Viennese culture waltzes right up to you on a morning tour. Take the afternoon to explore the cities wealth of music, cafés, parks, architecture &, of course, strudel! (B,D) See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road Day 17: Vienna to Munich. Make a sobering stop at the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial en-route to Munich, home of Oktoberfest - celebrating 200 years in 2010. (B,D) Entry into Mauthausen memorial See the Glockenspiel & Marienplatz Visit a traditional beer hall Day 18: Munich to Prague. Wind through the German countryside & Bohemia to golden Prague. (B,D) Day 19: Prague. Snake through this medieval city’s maze of cobbled streets & discover gothic architecture, bargain-priced beer & crystal beads. (B) See Hradcany Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge & Wenceslas Square Visit the old town square & see the astronomical clock Day 20: Prague to Berlin. Bite into some local fare at your stop in Dresden en-route to über-cool Berlin. (B,D) Day 21: Berlin. Savour the mix of old & new where you’ll find historical significance in everything from the streets to the grand monuments. (B) See the Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Russian War Memorial, Brandenburg Gate & historic Reichstag building Take in commemorative artwork & the Berlin Wall See the site of 'Checkpoint Charlie' Day 22: Berlin to Amsterdam. Motor down the Autobahn, past Hanover, to free-wheeling Amsterdam. (B,D) See the city’s canals & gable houses by night Day 23: Amsterdam. Check out Amsterdam’s myriad of museums, trendy cafés & notoriously fun nightclubs. (B) Visit a cheese farm & clog maker's house Day 24: Amsterdam to London. Circle back to France via Belgium & ferry across the English Channel to England, where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Time Out Hotels 24 Days Winter Wanderer 11 countries 23 nights hotels 23 breakfasts & 12 dinners Christmas Markets, Berlin

What’s included All as per itinerary • 23 nights twin or triple share accommodation: 21 nights in hotels & 2 nights in Contiki’s feature hotel (more on pages 62-65) • 23 continental breakfasts (B) & 12 three-course dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Ferry crossings • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

The Roman Forum

13

When to go and how much Code: WWHL Winter 2010/11 Start London

Finish London

2010 OCT 16 NOV OCT 23 NOV OCT 30 NOV NOV 13 DEC NOV 20 DEC NOV 24 DEC NOV 27 DEC DEC 4 DEC DEC 8 DEC DEC 11 • JAN DEC 13 † JAN DEC 15 †† JAN DEC 18 †• JAN DEC 20 * JAN DEC 22 ** JAN DEC 24 *** JAN DEC 26 †* JAN DEC 28 †**JAN

8 15 22 6 13 17 20 27 31 3 5 7 10 12 14 16 18 20

Total Cost A$ pp*

3645 3645 3645 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3589 3695 3695 3695 3695 3695 3695 3695

Start London

Finish London

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 DEC 30 ††*JAN 22

3695

2011 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19

3695 3695 3695 3695 3695 3485 3485 3485 3485 3485 3485 3485 3555 3555

JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 21 MAR 24 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$355. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$179. See page 19 for details.

All tour prices above are based on twin-share. *If you’re travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extra charge (either twin or triple-share). Single room supplement of A$915 & triple-share reduction of 5% available based on the twin-share tour price. For earlybird deals go to contiki.com.au/earlybirds & for travel insurance see page 141. • Spend New Year’s Eve in Berlin. † Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague. †† Spend New Year’s Eve in Munich. †• Spend New Year’s Eve in Venice. * Spend New Year’s Eve in Rome. ** Spend New Year’s Eve in Florence. *** Spend New Year’s Eve in Nice. †* Spend New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. †** Spend New Year’s Eve in Lucerne. ††* Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris. Tour starts 7:30am & ends approx. 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 142. Charles Bridge, Prague

BARCELONA: Flamenco dance show FLORENCE: Entrance to one of the largest nightclubs including one drink ROME: Locally guided tour of The Colosseum & Roman Forum VENICE: Gondola ride along the canals VIENNA: Schnaps museum visit & tasting PRAGUE: Scenic river cruise with lunch BERLIN: Locally guided historical walking tour AMSTERDAM: Evening canal boat cruise Go to contiki.com/wanderer-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


Ski Austria 7 or 14 Days from A$655

pp*

8 or 15 Day packages including transfers also available*

s d t ha n vote l e W e Ski ntly be n a i s rece Resort resort Top ey of 70 s! e surv countri in 8

Great value packages with Contiki Take the ski hotspot of the Hohe Salve mountains, combine it with snow, a bunch of 18-35’s, plus a range of activities & nightlife & we’ll guarantee you outrageous fun.

contiki.com.au/ski

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

HOPFGARTEN: Take a magical sleigh ride through the forested Penningberg Tandem Paragliding with amazing views - Ice Skating on a frozen alpine lake Day trip to Kitzbuhel, the ‘Monte Carlo’ of the Tyrol - Day trips to Salzburg & Innsbruck. Go to contiki.com/ski-explore-more for all the optional extras you can do (at an additional cost).


139 When to go and how much Option one: INCLUDING overnight coach transfers, accommodation† and breakfast. 8 nights (6 days ski)

15 nights (13 days ski)

Code: C7SWBIT Start Finish London London

Code: C14SWBIT Start Finish London London

Total Cost A$ pp*

Total Cost A$ pp*

2010 2010 DEC 10 DEC 18 809 DEC 10 DEC 25 1369 DEC 17 DEC 25 809 DEC 17 JAN 1 1369 DEC 24 JAN 1 809 DEC 24 JAN 8 1369 DEC 31 JAN 8 809 DEC 31 JAN 15 1369 2011 2011 JAN 7 JAN 15 735 JAN 7 JAN 22 1249 JAN 14 JAN 22 735 JAN 14 JAN 29 1249 JAN 21 JAN 29 735 JAN 21 FEB 5 1249 JAN 28 FEB 5 735 JAN 28 FEB 12 1249 FEB 4 FEB 12 735 FEB 4 FEB 19 1249 FEB 11 FEB 19 735 FEB 11 FEB 26 1249 FEB 18 FEB 26 735 FEB 25 MAR 5 735 FEB 18 MAR 5 1249 Please note: Ski Austria including transfer tours depart London on Fridays & arrive in Hopfgarten on Saturdays. Refer to important notes below regarding room & meal options.

Option two: Accommodation† and breakfast EXCLUDING overnight coach transfers.

Hopfgarten village Choose a 1 or 2 week ski package, staying at Contiki’s very own Gasthof, set in the pretty Tyrolean mountain village of Hopfgarten. The area is perfect for skiers & boarders of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Don’t want to ski the whole time? No problem. There’s tandem paragliding, sleigh rides, ice-skating, plus 3 famous Austrian towns nearby to check out including Salzburg, Innsbruck or Kitzbuhel. Travel there on your own, or via return Contiki coach transfers to/from London.

Why ski Contiki?

Lessons & extras

• We’re experts - we’ve been doing it for

Contiki has negotiated great deals on lots of ski extras you’ll want. Like lessons (private or group) with English speaking instructors & the latest ski gear & equipment hire. All you need to bring is yourself – we’ll do the rest. Book in advance with your travel agent or book & pay when you get there.

• • •

20 years. Hopfgarten is part of the Ski Welt (Ski World) region. With 250km (155 miles) of runs & lifts, you’ll get around the mountain fast by gondola & a modern chair system. There is one of the biggest artificial snow-making machinery systems in Europe, so great conditions are guaranteed. Try aprés ski European-style, with outdoor schnaps stalls, lively bars, latenight clubs, plus action in the Gasthof bar - just for Contiki travellers. Beginners, intermediates & advanced there’s terrain for everyone. Burning energy on the slopes, you need a decent meal to get you started. We include hot buffet breakfast daily. Pre-book & pay a small supplement & we can include five 3-course dinners (1 week tour) or ten meals (for 2 week tour).

7 nights (6 days ski)

14 nights (13 days ski)

Code: C7SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

Code: C14SWB Start Finish Austria Austria

2010 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26

Total Cost A$ pp*

DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 1

729 729 729

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5

655 655 655 655 655 655 655 655 655

2010 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 2011 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19

DEC 25 JAN 1 JAN 8

1289 1289 1289

JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5

1169 1169 1169 1169 1169 1169 1169 1169

Important notes: Prices are per person, quad share & don’t include airfares. Twin share available on request. Twin share supplement 1 week add: A$89. 2 weeks add: A$169. Half board supplement 5 nights add: A$85. 10 nights add: A$170. For Travel Insurance see page 141. † Accommodation in Hopfgarten village may be used subject to guest numbers.

Getting there There’s 2 ways to go. Travel to Hopfgarten either via Contiki coach from London or by flying to Munich, Salzburg or Innsbruck & making your own way from the airport to the village. Check out contiki.com.au/ski for a detailed run-down on getting there.

Save Money! Tour + 2 week ski tour combination discounts apply when you book a Winter Europe tour at the same time as a ski tour. Save up to A$100 off the cost of the ski tour. See page 19 for details.

*

Ski extras No. of nights

The Gasthof Schöneck is Contiki's very own traditional chalet, exclusively for Contiki travelers. It comes complete with it’s own dedicated, on-site crew to look after you. All our prices are based on quad-share (with a number of twin rooms including private facilities available for a small supplement). If you’re travelling alone, we’ll organise for you to share a room (same sex) for no extra cost.

7 or 14 Days Ski Austria 1 country 7/14 nights accommodation 7/14 breakfasts

Total Cost A$ pp*

Please note: Ski Austria only tours start in Hopfgarten on Saturdays.

Where you stay

Time Out Hotels

Ski pass Equipment hire (skis, boots & poles or board & boots) Ski lessons (5 days for 4hrs/day) Ski lessons (3 days for 4hrs/day) Snowboard lessons (5 days for 2hrs/day) Snowboard lessons (3 days for 2hrs/day) Ski & Snowboard lessons (3 days ski for 4hrs per day & 3 days snowboard for 2hrs per day)

7 (6 days ski) 365

14 (13 days ski) 629

89

175

210

210

189

189

209

209

169

169

299

299

Please note: Credit cards are not accepted in the ski village.

Ski Facts Gampen 1956m

Kitzbuehler Horn St Johann in Tyrol

Astberg 1267m

Hartkaiser

Going Ellmau 820m

Eiberg 1673m

Brandstadt 1650m Neualm

Kandleralm

Rigi 1532m

Scheffau 752m

Choralpe 1820m

Zinsberg 1674m Hohe Salve

Hochbrixen

Alpenrose 1553m

Talkaser 1760m Mittelstation 1320m

Brixen i Thale Westendorf 800m

Salvenmoos Ski Runs Easy Medium Difficult Ski Lifts Gondola

Fleiding 1892m

Söll 700m

Talstation 789m Kelchsau

HOPFGARTEN Itter 700m

Penningberg

• Mountain Restaurants: 63 • Lifts: Gondola 8 Chair 36 Drag 44 Beginners 12 • Ski Welt Pass: Shown in map • Ski Welt: Beginners runs 63 (blue). Total 107km Intermediate runs (51 (red). Total 120km Advanced runs 7 (black). Total 23km • Total length of pistes: 250km


Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on pages 16-17 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 10-11 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on pages 14-15 and on tour pages.

What’s not included? • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions and activities such as white water rafting, gondola rides, etc. • Lunches (unless specified under “All this included”) and some dinners.

Where will I stay? Time Out tours: Accommodation is in superior tourist class hotels, ships, ferries and trains. These are described on pages 62-65 and on individual tour pages. On trains in Egypt, two people share a two-berth couchette and facilities are shared. Other train journeys are as detailed in individual itineraries. On overnight ferries, cabins with facilities are provided. Depending on the numbers and configuration on your tour, availability of singles can sometimes be limited in some locations. On certain occasions, alternative hotels to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is the Company’s intention to use hotels of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. Twin share means 2 people sharing, either travelling together or as a twin share same sex room match. Triple share means 3 people sharing, either travelling together or or as a triple share same sex room match. Concept tours: Your accommodation is a combination of cabins in Contiki Villages, hostels, hotels, ferries and special stopovers depending on the type of tour you select. Refer to pages 34-37 and individual tour pages for details. On overnight ferries multi-share cabins with facilities are provided. On certain occasions alternative accommodations to those listed in this brochure may be used. Whilst it is the Company’s intention to use accommodation of a similar standard and location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. • Special Stopovers accommodation is a combination of twin and quad share but never more than 4 people sharing. You must bring your own sleeping bag and towel. Stopovers are NOT hotels and you will assist with serving meals and washing up. All stopovers have hot water showers and a bar, some have clothes washing facilities. • Contiki Villages provide accommodation in cabins, in Europe’s best campsites each with private facilities. You must bring your own sleeping bag and towel. You will be asked to assist with various tasks such as serving meals and washing up on a couple of occassions. Camping tours: Accommodation is in modern two-person tents with built-in ground sheets, & on certain tours hotels & ferries, refer to pages 24-25 for details. Tents, which you will erect/take down, are carried on the coach. Camping Tours stay in the best available campsites. Campsite standards in Europe depend upon location & country and should not be compared to those elsewhere. Air mattresses are provided but you must bring your own sleeping bag and towel. At meal times, everyone takes it in turns to help with preparing food, cooking, washing up and so on. All campsites have hot water, bathroom facilities in shower blocks and some have clothes washing facilities, bars and shops. Cruises: Refer to pages 126-127 for details of accommodation on the Louis Hellenic Cruise ships & pages 120-121 for details of accommodation on Croatian Island Cruising. Cruise companies reserve the right to change itinerary and ports due to poor weather. Ski holidays: Refer to pages 138-139 for details of accommodation in Austria.

Will I get more information?

Brochure authenticity

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

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

How much money do I need?

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

You should be able to use debit and credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to attractions and evening entertainment.

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It is advisable to start your tour with some cash in local currencies such as Euro, Swiss Franc and Great British Pounds.

How much luggage can I bring?

Explore More Optional Activities When do I choose? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends, you’ll get great value as we get you great rates and your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour in cash (Euro, Swiss Francs, GBP or US$ only).

Am I expected to tip on tour? Every country in the world has different tipping policies and in Europe, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally discretionary and only given if you feel the service has met or exceeded your expectations. Your Tour Manager will assist you with any questions about this while you’re on the road. The same idea applies to your Contiki Crew - if you think they have done a good job then they would be grateful for your recognition by way of a tip, however this is not mandatory – it’s completely up to you.

For more information on how to get more before & after your tour see p.23

On Time out and Concept tours, luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29" x 20" x 10") and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. On Camping tours the maximum suitcase size is 70cm x 45cm x 23cm (28" x 18" x 9") again with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs). Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. On Concept tours and Camping tours, you’ll need a sleeping bag and towel which can be purchased from Contiki in London, if necessary. On Ski Holidays you may bring one pair of ski boots and skis or a snowboard. Any luggage over the restricted size or amount can be stored with Contiki in London at a nominal charge. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (September 2009), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines, antibiotics.


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Do I need visas? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries included in your tour. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your tour. Contiki are not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a tour. Consult your travel agent to determine which visas you require and how to obtain them. Schengen Visas The majority of our tours travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries – eg. Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand – can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. Multiple Entry Schengen Visas Schengen visas can be issued for single entry or multiple entries. If your tour travels outside of the Schengen area at any point you will require a multiple entry visa. Tours which require multiple entry Schengen visas are listed below: 46 Day Camping, 25 Day Camping, European Spirit, European Adventurer, Ultimate European, European Explorer, Spanish Spree, Scandinavia, Scandinavia & Russia, Russia, Mediterranean Trail plus Eastern

Mediterranean Cruise, Spotlight on Greece plus 3 or 7 day Greek Island Cruise, Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, Eastern Mediterranean Cruise and Mykonos & Island Cruising. Visas for Non-Schengen Countries Some of our tours also visit countries that are not covered by the Schengen Agreement. You may require visas for countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Gibraltar, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, or Russia. Depending on your nationality it may be possible to obtain visas for Turkey and Egypt upon arrival – you should check before you depart for your tour. Important: 1. Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your tour and will result in you incurring considerable expense and inconvenience. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. It is very important that the entry and exit dates are correct on the Russian visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. 4. Contiki will provide you with Visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com.au/contikipedia

Coverage for Cancellation & Return Flight Security: Most tour operators are interested in their passengers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal even before you leave home. Pre-paid Cancellation Option A$89 per person: By paying A$89 per person Cancellation Option Fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit and/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the Land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. On Your Tour: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the tour for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you and your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the tour. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason. Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki tour, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. *Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

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

Photography credits Photos Courtesy of Daniel Klistorner: Page 10 - Penny Lane. Page 97 The Sistine Chapel. Page 116 - Norway. Page 117 - Church of The Spilt Blood, karting in Lillehammer, Ice bar Stockholm. Photos Courtesy of © Titlis Rotair & Engelberg-Titlis: Page 65 Trubesee Alpine Lodge Mt Titlis, Page 78 - Mountain Panorama Titlis Rotair Gondola Christian Perret, Page 85 - Snowtoy Frau Snowtoy Woman - Christian Perret. Photos Courtesy of Keswick Climbing Wall: Page 93 - Lake District.


Hotel departure points and stay longer options Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts and how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday and stay longer either before or after your tour (marked below as PRE & POST). Take advantage of our specially negotiated ‘Stay Longer’ hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travel agent when you book your tour. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com.au/staylonger and contiki.com.au/departurepoints.

AMSTERDAM

BERLIN

Amsterdam to Barcelona (PRE) Ibis Schiphol Hotel, Schipholweg 181, 1171PK, Badhoevedorp. Tel: +31 (0) 20 613 4568 Getting there: From Amsterdam airport, take the complimentary Ibis Schiphol/Accor shuttle bus directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single A$139 Twin A$85 Best of Europe will start at Blue Square Hotel, Slotermeerlaan 80, Amsterdam,1064 HD. Tel: +31 (0) 205 063717 Getting there: Catch the train direct from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station (approx e6) then take a taxi to the hotel (approx e20). Alternatively, tram 14 goes from Dam Square (single ticket cost approx e2). The stop for the hotel is Slotermeerlaan and the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

Berlin to Budapest, Berlin & Prague and Berlin, Prague and Vienna (PRE) Best Western City Ost, Frankfurter Allee 73 A, Eingang: Voigstrasse 2, Berlin Tel: +49 30 428310 Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the U-Bahn (U5). The hotel is a short walk from Samariterstrasse station. Stay longer rate: Single A$105 Twin A$65 Eastern Road (PRE & POST) Agon Aldea, Bulowstrasse 19-22, Berlin. Tel: +49 30 246460. Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the U-Bahn (U2). The hotel is a short walk from Bulowstrasse station. Stay longer rate: Single A$105 Twin A$65 Scandinavia & Russia (end Berlin) and Russia (end Berlin) (POST) Grand City Hotel Berlin East, Landsberger Allee 203, Berlin. Tel: +49 30978080. Getting there: All airports in Berlin are serviced by bus or train. Take a bus or train to the city centre and take a taxi to the hotel, or change on to the S-Bahn (S8, S41 or S42). The hotel is a short walk from Landsberger Allee station. Stay longer rate: Single A$119 Twin A$75

ATHENS Aegean Classic Cruise, Golden Fleece Cruise, and Eastern Mediterranean Cruise. (PRE & POST) Hotel President, 43 Kifissias Avenue, 11523, Athens. Tel: +30 210 6989000. Stay Longer rate: Single A$209 Twin A$115 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Panormou and then it’s a short walk or taxi ride to your hotel. Greek Island Hopping (PRE & POST) Dorian Inn Hotel, 15-17 Pireos Street, 10552 Athens. Tel: + 30 210 5239 782 Stay Longer rate: Single A$209 Twin A$115 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre and then a taxi to your hotel. Spotlight on Greece and Mykonos & Island Cruising (PRE & POST) Please check your tour information for correct hotel details – your tour may start from either of the two hotels below. Hermes Hotel, 19 Apollonos Street, 10557 Athens, Tel: +30 210 3255 514 Stay Longer rate: Single A$209 Twin A$115 Plaka Hotel, 7 Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos Street, 10556 Athens, Tel: +30 210 3222 096 Stay Longer rate: Single A$209 Twin A$115 Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch Metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre and then a taxi to either hotel. London to Athens (POST) City Plaza Hotel, 78 Acharnon Street, 104 34 Athens. Tel: +30 210 8225 111 Stay Longer rate: Single A$139 Twin A$79 Road to Athens (POST) Center Square Hotel, 15 Aristogotonos Street, 10552, Athens. Tel: +30 210 32 11 770 Stay Longer rate: Single A$209 Twin A$115 Mediterranean Trail (POST) Arion Hotel, 18 Ag. Dimitriou St. Athens, 10554. Tel: +30 210 3240 415 Stay Longer rate: Single A$209 Twin A$115 25 Day Camping Tour will start at Camping Athens, 198 Athinon Avenue, 12136 Athens. Tel: +30 210 5814 113. Getting there: From Athens airport you can catch metro line 3 to Syntagma Square in the city centre. From there you can catch a taxi to the campsite for approx. e15. Alternatively, catch the Metro to Metaxourghio station, then bus A15 or B15 to the campsite. Bus costs approx. e1, duration of trip approx. 35 minutes, get off the bus at “Camping Athens” stop.

BARCELONA Amsterdam to Barcelona (POST) Park Putxet Hotel, Putxet 68-74, Barcelona, 08023. Tel: +34 (0) 9321 25158 Stay longer rate: Single A$150 Twin A$79

CAIRO Egypt and the Nile (PRE & POST) Victoria Hotel, 66, El Gomhoria Street, Cairo, Egypt. Tel: +202 589 2290 or +202 589 2294 Getting there: If you have provided Contiki with your flight arrival details at least 7 days in advance, our local representative will be in the arrivals hall holding a Contiki sign. Due to different flight arrival times, you may need to wait in the airport up to one hour for a transfer. Stay longer rate: Single A$60 Twin A$40

COPENHAGEN Scandinavia and Scandinavia & Russia (PRE) Cab Inn, Mitchellsgade 14, Copenhagen. Tel: +45 33 461616 Getting there: Catch a train from the airport to Central Station, the hotel is approximately 5 minutes walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single A$170 Twin A$109

DUBLIN Ireland (PRE & POST) and Scotland & Ireland (POST) Jurys Inn Parnell Street, Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin. Tel: +353 1 8784900 Getting there: From Dublin airport can catch a taxi for approx. e25-e35 or catch an ‘Aircoach’ (approx. e7) directly to the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single A$155 Twin A$85

EDINBURGH Scotland and Scotland & Ireland tours will start at: Holiday Inn Edinburgh North, 107 Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh. Tel: +44 871 9429025 Getting there: From Edinburgh airport a taxi direct to the hotel will cost approx. £12-£15.

HELSINKI Russia (PRE) and Scandinavia (end Helsinki) (POST) Holiday Inn City West, Sulhasenkuja 3, 00180, Helsinki. Tel: +358 9 41521000. Getting there: From the airport take a regular taxi direct to the hotel for approx. e45 or an “airport taxi” (stopping at multiple hotels) for approx. e25. Alternatively, catch a bus to Central Station and Metro west to the last stop

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com.au/departurepoints

Ruoholahti – combined ticket is approx. e4. The hotel is a short walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single A$129 Twin A$65

ISTANBUL Turkish Delight (PRE & POST) Erbil Hotel, Hoca Pasa Mh. Ibni Kemal Cd., No.34 Sirkeci, Istanbul. Tel: +90 (212) 513 3586/87 Getting there: A taxi from Ataturk airport costs approx. 45 Turkish Lira (e20) Stay longer rate: Single A$85 Twin A$49

LONDON Royal National Hotel (Tourist Class), Bedford Way, WC1, London. Tel: +44 (0) 207 637 2488 Accommodation is based on twin or triple-share. Getting there: From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Line Underground to Russell Square station – travel time approximately 45 minutes. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick or Stansted airports catch a train into central London and then catch a taxi to the hotel. Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, WC1, London Tel: +44 (0) 207 837 3655 Accommodation is based on single or twin-share. Getting there: From Heathrow Airport catch the Piccadilly Line Underground to Russell Square station – travel time approximately 45 minutes. The hotel is a short walk from the station. From Gatwick or Stansted airports catch a train into central London and then catch a taxi to the hotel.

MADRID Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) (PRE) Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) (POST) Tryp Centro Norte, Calle Mauricio Ravel 10, Madrid, 28046. Tel: +34 91 7333400 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. e30. Alternatively, catch the Metro from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto line 10 and travel to Chamartin station – the hotel is across the road from the station. Stay longer rate: Single A$129 Twin A$75 Spanish Spree (PRE & POST) Sunotel Amaral Madrid, Calle del General Varela 37, 28020, Madrid. Tel: +34 915 799 738 Getting there: From Madrid airport take a taxi directly to the hotel for approx. e35. Alternatively, catch the Metro from the airport into the city, change at Nuevos Ministerios onto line 10 and travel to Cuzco station – the hotel is a short walk from the station. Stay longer rate: Single A$135 Twin A$75

PARIS Best of Europe (PRE) All Seasons Paris Chateau Landon, 1 & 3 Rue De Chateau Landon, Paris, 75010. Tel: +33 (0) 1 4465 3333 Getting there: From either of the airports in Paris catch a train or bus to the city centre. Then catch a taxi to the hotel, or catch a Metro line 7 to Chateau Landon station which is a short walk from the hotel. Stay longer rate: Single A$195 Twin A$99 European Spirit tour will start at Camping Paris – Est, Boulevard des Allies, Champigny sur Marne, Paris, 94507. Tel: +33 (0) 1 4283 3778 Getting there: Closest station is Joinville le Pont on line RER A2 (direction Boissy St. Leger). From the station catch bus #101 directly to the campsite.

ROME Mediterranean Trail and Mediterranean Highlights (start Rome) (PRE), Italian Espresso (end Rome) & Simply Italy (PRE & POST) Mediterranean Highlights (start Madrid) (POST) Hotel Regent, Via Filippo Civinini 46, 00197, Rome. Tel: +39 06 802 401. Stay Longer rate: Single A$159 Twin A$105 Getting there: Transfers from Rome’s Fiumicino airport are available at time of booking for A$38 one way and A$76 return. You can also make your own way directly to the hotel. A taxi from either Fiumicino or Ciampino airport will cost approx. e40-e60. Alternatively, catch a train from Fiumicino airport to Piramide station (approx. e7) then take a taxi directly to your hotel. (approx. e7) Best of Europe (POST) The post-tour hotel for this tour is not confirmed. Please contact Contiki for details.

SPLIT Croatian Island Cruising Cruise departs from Split port at 12:00pm – look for the Contiki or Katarina Lines representative on the port. There are many small hotels and pensions located in Split and near to the port – search the web for options, or call Contiki for details of hotels we offer.

STOCKHOLM Scandinavia (end Stockholm) (POST) Scandic Skogshöjd, Täppgatan 15, Sodertalje, Stockholm. Tel: +46 8517 391 00 Stay longer rate: Single A$135 Twin A$65

VENICE Italian Espresso (end Venice) (POST) ends at Vimehoteles Venice East, Via Pascoli 1, Quarto D’altino, Veneto, 30020. Tel: +39 04 2282 5000 Stay longer rate: Single A$99 Twin A$60

VIENNA Vienna & Budapest will start at Hotel Bellevue, Althanstrasse 5, 1091 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 313 480 Getting there: Take a taxi directly from the airport for approximately e30. Alternatively, catch the City Airport Train to station WienMitte. Then catch U-Bahn U4 to Friedensbrücke then you can walk there or catch tram no. 5 one stop to the hotel.

WARSAW Eastern Road, Scandinavia & Russia (end Warsaw) and Russia (end Warsaw) (POST) Courtyard by Marriott, 1 Zwirki i Wigury Street, Warsaw. Tel: +48 22 650 0100. Stay longer rate: Single A$125 Twin A$70 • Rates are per person per night including continental breakfast (except London) and have private facilities. • Rooms are available for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights in most hotels. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of A$35 • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before and/or after their tour. • If two people are sharing a room - booking must be made at the same time. Solo travellers must book a single room in all cities – except London where you can book a twin or triple-share room and we can match you up to a same-sex room mate. • All hotels are subject to availability and, where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.


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Booking conditions

Stay longer, departure points & conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki and you upon the terms and conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 1st September, 2009. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (September, 2009) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a Share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under the tour program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your tour shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be within 7 days of booking or the

reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won't be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded, nor can it be credited to any other booking. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days: 27.5% of tour fare 21-8 days: 33% of tour fare 7-1 days: 55% of tour fare Day of departure: 100% of tour fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed and more than 45 days prior to departure, you wish to change to an alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of A$35 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date, tour itinerary booking within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a A$35 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Recent legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style and content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion. Contiki

will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to and from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits and entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage and optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2010 to March 2011. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays Limited, Picquet House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands, with the exception of the Great Britain and Ireland tours described on pages 8993 which are operated by Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd. The principle operator of the Croatian Island Cruising product featured on p.120-121 is Katarina Lines. Their terms and condtions apply (available on request).


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How To Book

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USA & Canada

Call Contiki or visit your travel agent Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd 1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845) www.contiki.com.au reservations@contiki.com.au 35 Grafton Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Licence number 2TA00 1868 ABN - 18 002 525 340 IATA - number 023 06496

Travel agent reservations Sydney metro - 02 9511 2222 Other areas - 1300 301 835 Fax - 02 9511 2210 Payment advice - paymentadvice@contiki.com.au

• Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki

• You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through

office that there’s availability on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour (see page 142).

• At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a nonrefundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent.

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.

your travel agent no less than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure.

• We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

IMPORTANT By paying the A$200 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 143, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Special Interest Groups

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

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

Group Bookings

If you’re planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly

with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 – 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!

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Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Bermuda. © Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Printed in Australia. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

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