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EPIC TRIPS FOR 18 TO 30 SOMETHINGS





2018-20





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NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, LAS VEGAS, BANFF, THE GRAND CANYON, NEW ORLEANS, MIAMI, AUSTIN, SAN FRANCISCO, CHICAGO AND MORE


WE ARE TOPDECK

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WE ARE TOPDECK.

A COLLECTIVE OF EXPLORERS WHO ARE DEVOTED TO TRAVEL, WE STRIVE TO OPEN MINDS, SHIFT PERSPECTIVES, LEARN NEW THINGS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE. OUR PASSION IS TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH LIFE-CHANGING TRAVEL EXPERIENCES. OUR BUSINESS IS TO MAKE TRAVEL DREAMS A REALIT Y.

We know what works. And we’re not afraid to shout about it. We refuse to sacrifice quality, independence and freedom, and believe solo adventures should go hand in hand with unforgettable moments with like-minded travellers. We offer variety, comfort and value for money, and promise a hassle-free holiday loaded with authentic local experiences. We are lively, curious, knowledgeable and dedicated; driven by the desire to laugh and have fun. We build the trips. You build the memories.

ARE YOU READY TO DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A #TOPDECKER? LET’S GO.


WHAT'S IN THIS BROCHURE

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WHAT'S IN THIS BROCHURE AK JASPER NATIONAL PARK

DENALI NATIONAL PARK TANGLE LAKES TALKEETNA

WRANGELL ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK

ANCHORAGE

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

BC

AB

ATHABASCA GLACIER LAKE BANFF NATIONAL PARK LOUISE CALGARY

MT ROBSON KAMLOOPS

WHISTLER KELOWNA

VANCOUVER

SEATTLE

QC

MT

MISSOULA

WA

QUEBEC CITY

WHY TOPDECK    06

MONTREAL PORTLAND

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK JACKSON HOLE

OR UT

NV

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

LAS VEGAS

MONUMENT VALLEY GRAND CANYON

SAN DIEGO

In case you needed persuading.

PHILADELPHIA WASHINGTON, DC

OK AMARILLO

TX

TULSA

TN

OKLAHOMA CITY

FORT WORTH

CHARLOTTE

NASHVILLE

MEMPHIS DALLAS

LA

HOUSTON SPACE CENTER

NEW LAKE CHARLES ORLEANS

NC

SC CHARLESTON

GA

SAVANNAH

AUSTIN PANAMA CITY BEACH ORLANDO FLORIDA GULF COAST

HI

BOSTON

SPRINGFIELD

NM

HONOLULU

MA CT

NEW HAVEN NEW YORK CITY

PA

OH

ST LOUIS

SANTA FE

AZ

NY NIAGARA FALLS

CLEVELAND

IL

OTTAWA

TORONTO

DETROIT CHICAGO

MO

DURANGO

PRESCOTT

IA

DES MOINES

CO

ALBUQUERQUE LOS ANGELES

MI

FOREST CITY

WY SALT LAKE CITY

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

CA SAN FRANCISCO

ON

FL

HOW WE TRAVEL

MIAMI FLORIDA KEYS

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We’ll make sure the journey is just as fun as the adventure.

FREEDOM TO EXPLORE  09 Put down the itinerary and discover more.

OUR CREW 

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Our dedicated Topdeck Crew make the best travel pals, ever.

VALUE FOR MONEY

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Check out how you’ll get more bang for your buck with Topdeck.

PICK YOUR STYLE

Get social on our Hostel Plus trips or kick your feet up in comfy Hotels. It’s your trip, your way.

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DELICIOUS FOOD 

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES  12

Get ready for tingling tastebuds.

For those extra-special memories.

2018/2019 HOTEL 2019/2020 HOTEL

These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are like nothing else.

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Our Hotel trips offer private ensuite twin-share rooms with all the amenities you’ll need.

2018/2019 HOSTEL PLUS 2019/2020 HOSTEL PLUS

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This mix of stays suits fun-seeking travellers who are looking for a taste of adventure.

LIMITED EDITION

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CITY ESCAPES

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Short but sweet big city stays that are fit for an epic pre or post adventure.


WHERE WE GO

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AK AK JASPERJASPER NATIONAL NATIONAL PARK PARK

DENALI DENALI NATIONAL NATIONAL PARK PARK TANGLETANGLE LAKES LAKES TALKEETNA TALKEETNA

WRANGELL WRANGELL ST ST ANCHORAGE ANCHORAGE ELIAS NATIONAL ELIAS NATIONAL PARK PARK PRINCEPRINCE WILLIAMWILLIAM SOUND SOUND

10 DAY CANADIAN ROCKIES

MT ROBSON MT ROBSON

BC BC

KAMLOOPS KAMLOOPS

ATHABASCA ATHABASCA GLACIERGLACIER LAKE LAKE BANFF NATIONAL PARK PARK LOUISE LOUISEBANFF NATIONAL CALGARYCALGARY

WHISTLER WHISTLER VANCOUVER VANCOUVER

KELOWNA KELOWNA

SEATTLESEATTLE MISSOULA MISSOULA

WA WA PORTLAND PORTLAND

MT MT

YELLOWSTONE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL NATIONAL PARK PARK JACKSON JACKSON HOLE HOLE

OR OR NV NV

UT UTSALT

F

WY WY

SALT LAKE CITY LAKE CITY

ARCHESARCHES NATIONAL NATIONAL PARK PARK

CA CA O Canada! Hit up the land of ah-mazing scenery, maple syrup and Biebs on this spectacular expedish through the stunning Rocky Mountains. Along the way you’ll visit the mighty Whistler, ride in an 'Ice Explorer' on the Athabasca Glacier and drive the legendary Icefields Parkway. Pretty awesome, eh?  PAGE 26

AB AB

MONUMENT MONUMENT LAS LAS VALLEY VALLEY VEGAS VEGAS SAN SAN YOSEMITE YOSEMITE GRAND GRAND FRANCISCO FRANCISCO NATIONAL NATIONAL CANYONCANYON PARK PARK

MO

CO CO DURANGO DURANGO

TULSA TULS OK OK

SANTA FE SANTA FE

ALBUQUERQUE ALBUQUERQUE AMARILLO AMARILLO LOS LOS ANGELES ANGELES

HONOLULU HONOLULU

HI HI

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North Amer ica

SAN SAN DIEGO DIEGO

PRESCOTT PRESCOTT

NM NM

AZ AZ

OKLAHOMA OKLAHOM CITY CITY

FORT WORTH FORT WORTH DALL

TX TX

AUSTIN AUSTIN

16 DAY AMERICAN DREAM

From the pearly whites of LA to the glitz of Vegas and the bright lights of NYC, this is one American Adventure where sunglasses are highly recommended. When you’re done city slicking, it’s time to check out the big guns: the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park are calling.   PAGE 50

HOUSTON HOU SPACE CENTE SPACE


14 DAY USA & CANADA ADVENTURE

QC

QUEBEC CITY

MONTREAL

ON MI

FOREST CITY

IA

DES MOINES

MO

NIAGARA FALLS

PA

CLEVELAND

IL

NY

TORONTO

DETROIT CHICAGO

OTTAWA

MA CT

BOSTON

NEW HAVEN NEW YORK CITY

PHILADELPHIA

OH

WASHINGTON, DC

ST LOUIS SPRINGFIELD

SA

TN

MA

CHARLOTTE

NASHVILLE

MEMPHIS DALLAS

LA NEW LAKE CHARLES ORLEANS

25 DAY ROAD TRIP USA

NC

SC CHARLESTON

GA

SAVANNAH

N

USTON E CENTER

Let’s play a game of Would You Rather. USA or Canada? Psych! On this big dog of a road trip, you don’t have to choose. Make your merry way through the land of the free and beyond, ticking off Boston, Quebec City, Niagara Falls, Washington, DC and New York while you’re at it.  PAGE 48

PANAMA CITY BEACH ORLANDO FLORIDA GULF COAST

FL

11 DAY BBQ & BLUES

MIAMI FLORIDA KEYS

Prepare to tap those toes as we get bluesy in Chicago, have a fling with country and western in Nashville and rock ‘n’ roll our cares away in Memphis. And to round things off? Bayou beats and Cajun treats in New Orleans. Bonus: these trips coincide with some of the USA’s best festivals. Hot damn.  PAGE 60

They say life’s a highway – so what better way to grab it by the cojones than to head out on the ultimate road trip through the US of A? Hop on the party machine, chow down on supersized cuisine and live out your highway-cruising dreams in the likes of California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and New York.  PAGE 34

WHERE WE GO

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WHY TOPDECK

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WHY TOPDECK Unique

Freedom

Delicious

Our one-of-a-kind included and

We realise that everyone’s

With visits to local restaurants

optional activities in both iconic

different – which is why our

and lovingly prepared home-style

hotspots and off-the-beaten-track

trips offer loads of free time

meals, we’ll ensure your tummy

places mean there’s never a dull

to play, discover and channel

is just as full as your passport.

moment on your trip of a lifetime.

your inner explorer.

Passion

Lasting

EXPERIENCES

TO EXPLORE

FOOD

Value

& EXPERTISE

FRIENDSHIPS

FOR MONEY

With over 40 years in the travel

Memories fade but Facebook

From loads of inclusions to our

industry, a team of passionate Crew

friends are forever. Hang out with

No Tipping policy, we’ve got all

and a collection of award-winning

other young explorers aged 18-39

the important stuff covered –

trips under our belt, you can be

and create bonds that last longer

meaning you have the best trip

sure we know our stuff.

than your festival wristband.

possible, completely hassle free.


how we

HOW WE TRAVEL

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From hassle-free flights to big comfy coaches, we’ll make sure the journey is just as fun as the adventure. Ready to make a move? Let’s go.



TOPDECK COACH EVERYWHERE



The roads of North America were made to be travelled, so hit the ground driving on our Topdeck coach and embark on the most hassle-free of Great American Road Trips. With hulking mountains, arid deserts and glittering cities as the backdrop to your grand adventure, plus all the comforts you’ll need including power sockets, reclining seats and TVs, you’ll get to see the USA and Canada from the comfiest viewpoint ever.

METROCARDS NEW YORK CITY Roam free (and live like a local while you’re at it) with included MetroCards in New York City. The most flexible and efficient way to get to the heart of this legendary destination, you’ll have no problems zipping around the Big Apple at your own leisure – even if that means spending five hours in M&M’s World. We won’t judge.

FLIGHTS SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK CITY Fact: the USA and Canada cover as much land as TWO Australias (that’s 40 times bigger than the whole of the United Kingdom) – so it’s no wonder you’ll need to take to the air to get around sometimes. We’ll arrange your flights from A to B on trips that cover a lot of ground – and we’ll take care of your airport transfers to make life that little bit easier. You’re welcome.


OUR CREW

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OUR CREW

My entire experience on this trip was wonderful. It was fun, educational, safe and organised throughout the whole trip. It is a fantastic way to meet people and make new friends. TRIP: Golden States

Tour guides were 10/10. Experience was legendary. TRIP: Great White North

With a thirst for adventure and an endless stream of knowledge, our dedicated Topdeck Crew make the best travel pals, ever. Check out what some of our happy passengers have to say.

I am a very experienced traveller. This was my first ever group trip and I honestly don’t see how it could’ve been run any better. It was perfect! TRIP: Canadian Rockies

Our tour guide was beyond amazing and really made the whole experience enjoyable. I would definitely recommend to friends and family and I will definitely be back in the future for more Topdeck tours! TRIP: California Calling

My Topdeck trip was without a doubt one of the best things I've ever done. The service was great, the number of places covered was excellent. The tour guide and bus driver were good fun and knowledgeable. TRIP: The Big Easy

So much fun! Met so many amazing people and never stopped laughing! Our tour leader was so knowledgeable. I met friends for life on this trip and will never forget it. TRIP: Coast to Coast


Put down the itinerary, stray from the crowd and make good use of your free time with some of these not-to-be-missed experiences. Freedom never felt so good.

EXPLORE THE NATIONAL PARKS EVERYWHERE, USA & CANADA

CHECK OUT A SEASONAL SPORTING EVENT EVERYWHERE, USA & CANADA

Hear that? The great outdoors is calling your name. Roam wild through the land of the free and beyond as you discover the rugged landscape of the Grand Canyon, the giant sequoia trees of Yosemite and the legendary geysers of Yellowstone. Nature never looked so good.

How’s this for a curveball? In the USA, sport is more than just entertainment – it’s a way of life. Hit up a sporting event, rub shoulders with the fans and you’ll soon get the idea. From baseball to football to basketball, there’s something for everyone – so grab a beer, tuck into some nachos and enjoy.

HIT THE LIVE MUSIC SCENE AUSTIN, NEW ORLEANS, MEMPHIS, NASHVILLE & CHICAGO, USA Country and western, jazz, the blues, rock ‘n’ roll… Stop it America, you’re showing off with your musical prowess! Feel the rhythm as you dance your way across the States, checking out as much live music as your eardrums can handle. Ten points if you see someone playing a jug (yep, it’s a thing).

FREEDOM TO EXPLORE

freedom to

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DELICIOUS FOOD

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delicious Some may bring home a tacky souvenir, others a picture-perfect postcard. But that epic feast you ate while on the trip of a lifetime? That’s a memory that will stay with you forever. Dig in!

CAJUN FOOD DEEP SOUTH, USA It’s hearty. It’s spicy. It’s all-round scrumptious. It could only be one thing: Cajun food! Prepare for a party in your mouth as you taste your way through Deep South delights like gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish pie. Got room for a po’ boy sandwich? No? Trust us, you’ll want one anyway.


DELICIOUS FOOD

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POUTINE MONTREAL, CANADA What’s better than French fries? French fries with cheese. What’s better than French fries with cheese? French fries, cheese and GRAVY. That covers the three main food groups, right? Load up your plate and give in to the guilty pleasure of – whisper it – poutine. This. Dish. Is. Everything.

DEEP DISH PIZZA CHICAGO, USA Forget thin and crispy – in Chicago, the deep dish pizza is king. Saucy, cheese-laden and packed with as many toppings as your tummy has room for, these supersized pizza pies could keep you full for hours. Can you even say you’ve been to Chicago if you haven’t tried one?

TEXAS BBQ TEXAS, USA Fire up the barbecue and get to the griddle – in Texas, food is best served big and broiled. Cooked low and slow and seasoned to perfection, the brisket here will melt in your mouth like divine, meaty... meatiness. See also: BBQ sausage and BBQ ribs. *Heart eyes emoji*

CUBAN FOOD MIAMI, USA Who knew you could get an authentic taste of Cuba in the good ol’ US of A? Miami has a huge Cuban community – so you know the rich, tasty dishes here are the real deal. Chow down on croquettes, tackle a Cuban sandwich and wash it all down with a Cuba Libre. Ay!


UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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INCLUDED NEW YORK CIT Y, USA

VISIT A RANCH IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS Zip up those boots, queue ‘Home on the Range’ and prepare for a slice of Old West-style America at our ranch visit in the Rockies. Craving a taste of the simple life? Good. This sustainable family-run haven is just what Mother Nature ordered. Bonus: you’ll sample allll the homegrown deliciousness at dinner. Holy moly. NEW YORK CIT Y, USA

See NYC in style WITH A ‘LOCAL LEGEND’ GUIDE

DURANGO, USA

Forget trying to navigate NYC using Google Maps – upgrade your life and let a local legend show you some of Manhattan’s amazing sights on the ultimate tour! Listen up and you’ll score some juicy insider info about the best things to do and places to eat in the city. Just keep it on the DL, okay? INCLUDED

SOAK UP THE CULTURE IN CHINATOWN Tea tasting? Check. Fortune cookie making? Check. The most incredible Chinese dinner ever to grace your plate? You bet that’s a check. Discover another side to San Francisco as we hit the vibrant streets of Chinatown on the ultimate walking tour (and pay a visit to the city’s oldest temple along the way).

SAN FRANCISCO, USA


UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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EXPLORE MONUMENT VALLEY WITH A LOCAL NAVAJO GUIDE Time to meet a true star of the silver screen: Monument Valley. The sacred heartland of the Navajo people, this rugged landscape has acted as the backdrop to a ton of classic Western movies. Get lost in its magic as you take a whirl around the buttes and mesas with a local Navajo guide. MONUMENT VALLEY, USA

INCLUDED

Jump on the party bus

When the night falls, that’s when you know it’s about to get lit (up). Let our Trip Leaders show you the bright lights of the many epic monuments that pepper Washington, DC on this bedazzling after-dark tour – and bone up on some United States history while you’re at it. Goosebump factor: high.



SEE WASHINGTON SHINE ON AN ILLUMINATION TOUR

Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? It’s time to put the old saying to the test as we climb aboard the party bus for the hottest night out on wheels. Assemble your fellow Topdeckers, stock up on beverages and prepare to par-TAY like your life depends on it. Your secrets are safe with us.

INCLUDED

LAS VEGAS, USA WASHINGTON, DC, USA

INCLUDED


VALUE FOR MONEY

VALUE FOR MONEY

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Check out how you’ll get more bang for your buck with Topdeck.

NO HIDDEN COSTS

LOGISTICS: SORTED

UNLOCK THE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

EXPERT GUIDES ON-HAND

Thanks to our No Tipping policy you don’t need to worry about extra cash for hidden fees and payments. The result? You’ve got more left over to spend on the fun stuff!

Our expert Drivers and comfy coaches will get you around. So, no researching routes, booking transport tickets or bus depot waiting rooms. We’ve also got your accommodation sorted. You’re welcome.

Tick off those bucket list items. We’ve done the haggling for you, which means easier access to those holiday musts: landmarks, museums, food tours and loads more locally sourced experiences. Explorers assemble!

We know food and we’re not afraid to shout about it. With plenty of included meals, you can look forward to lots of hearty American and Canadian feasts throughout your trip.

Our Trip Leaders and local guides will offer you all of the tips and tricks that can’t be found anywhere else so that you can focus on the memory making.

The Topdeck DIFFERENCE

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PICK YOUR STYLE

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From hostels to hotels, motels and lodges, we’ve got your accommodation sorted.

HOTEL TRIPS

HOSTEL PLUS TRIPS

Fit for couples and singles who love their creature comforts, our Hotel trips offer private twin-share/double rooms with all the amenities. With properties that are centrally located or close to transport links, you can expect a little more me-time and space to spread out.

Get the most out of your Topdeck trip, without breaking the bank. Kick back in modern, multi-share hostels with like-minded explorers, with plenty of hotel upgrades to boot. Our most social trip style, Hostel Plus is perfect for fun-seeking travellers who are looking for a taste of adventure.

TRIP LENGTH 4-25 DAYS

ACCOMMODATION HOTELS/MOTELS/LODGES

BEST WESTERN PLUS, NEW ORLEANS

ROOM T YPES TWIN/DOUBLE

TANTALUS LODGE, WHISTLER

TRIP LENGTH 7-23 DAYS

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/BUNGALOWS/HOTEL

HI, SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

ROOM T YPE MULTI-SHARE

HI, SAN FRANCISCO

LIMITED EDITION

CITY ESCAPES

The USA and Canada are flush with iconic cultural events, experiences and festivals. Tick some off that bucket list of yours and get a true feel of North America and its traditions. From New Year's celebrations in LA, NYC and Miami to epic excursions through Alaska, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences are like nothing else. What are you waiting for?

Sometimes you just need a bit of space to breathe and reboot before or after a longer trip. We totally get it. Which is why these nifty little breaks offer the perfect amount of time to experience some of the world's most iconic destinations. Please note: the included excursions are not exclusive to Topdeck, so you can expect to meet all sorts of travellers from far and wide.


HOTEL

2018/19

4 D A Y | I LO V E N Y C

HOTEL

NEW YORK CITY

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

5

MEALS

1

STATE

DAY STOP

NY START/FINISH

New York City

TRIP CODE: UHDDNN S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

4 DAY

| I LOVE NYC

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7 DAY

| CALIFORNIA CALLING

17

10 DAY

| GOLDEN STATES

17

11 DAY

| SCHOOL OF ROCK

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13 DAY

| STARS & STRIPES

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24 DAY

| COAST TO COAST

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JUL

29

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MAR

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MAR

2019

This is a sector of the 13 Day Stars & Stripes trip. See p.18 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ One World Observatory, New York City ++ Manhattan food tour, New York City

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in hotels

What are sectors?

FINISH

1

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY. (B,L) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY. (B,D) DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY. (B)

++ 7-day NYC Metro Pass ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sightseeing pass, New York City ++ Central Park bike tour, New York City ++ TV and movie tour, New York City START MEET AT 7PM IN NEW YORK CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK CITY

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $750 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $850 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1275



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G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

4 DAYS FROM

750

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 88 S P E $1 P E R R PE


LOS ANGELES

YOUR ROUTE

SAN FRANCISCO

1 STOP & STAY

Napa Valley

1

5

MEALS

3

1 0 D A Y | G O L D E N S TAT E S

STATES

LOS ANGELES

DAY STOP

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

NV

Yosemite National Park region

2

FINISH

San Francisco

1

Las Vegas

3

STATES

NV

Las Vegas

FINISH

San Francisco

MEALS

DAY STOP

Yosemite National Park region

CA

6

SAN FRANCISCO

17 HOTEL

7 DAY | CALIFORNIA CALLING

Grand Canyon

CA

Grand Canyon

AZ

2

AZ START

START

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

TRIP CODE: UHDDLS S TA R T

FINISH

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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (D) DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). DAY 4 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 6 YOSEMITE TO NAPA VALLEY. (B,D) DAY 7 NAPA VALLEY TO SAN FRANCISCO. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Party bus, Las Vegas ++ Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park ++ Entry to Yosemite National Park ++ Wine tasting, Napa Valley ++ Driving tour of San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotels, motels and lodges

++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Heli-tour, Grand Canyon Heli-tour, Las Vegas Strip Club entry, Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas

START MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN SAN FRANCISCO

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Party bus, Las Vegas ++ Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip ++ Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park ++ Driving tour of Los Angeles ++ Entry to Yosemite National Park ++ Chinatown cultural tour, San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hotels, motels and lodges

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1599

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2099

G= Guaranteed Departure

G= Guaranteed Departure

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

1399

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

7 DAYS FROM

Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 00 S P E $2 P E R R PE

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27

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FEB

12

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This is a sector of the 13 Day Stars & Stripes trip. See p.18 or visit our website.

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1999

JAIL PASS

OCT

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (B,D) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. DAY 7 YOSEMITE TO SAN FRANCISCO. (B) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. (D) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO.

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1399

7 DAYS FROM

FINISH

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1999

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios, Los Angeles ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE 2018-19 TRIPS. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2019-20 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 00 S P E $2 P E R R PE


11 D A Y | S C H O O L O F R O C K

HOTEL

18

NEW ORLEANS

NEW YORK CITY

12

Chicago

YOUR ROUTE 1 STOP & STAY

1

IL

DAY STOP

NY

Cleveland

2

7

MEALS

PA

1 3 D A Y | S TA R S & S T R I P E S

STATES

LOS ANGELES

YOUR ROUTE

2

TN

2

1 STOP & STAY

Philadelphia

4

STATES

DAY STOP

NV Yosemite National Park region

Washington, DC

MD Memphis

MEALS

START/FINISH

New York City

OH

2

11

NEW YORK CITY

1

Nashville

San Francisco

Las Vegas

NY Grand Canyon FINISH

New York City

CA

MS

AZ

2 START

1

Los Angeles

START/FINISH

New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS TO NEW YORK CITY TRIP CODE: UHSTON S TA R T

NEW YORK CITY TO NEW ORLEANS TRIP CODE: UHSTNO

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 6

JUN

2018

16

JUN

G G

17

JUN

27

JUN

G G

JUL

4

AUG

5

AUG

15

AUG

OCT

27

OCT

28

OCT

7

NOV

14

NOV

24

NOV

25

NOV

5

DEC

2019 25

2019 JAN

G

26

JAN

5

FEB

G

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, DC VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. (D) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. (B) DAY 4 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. (D) DAY 5 CHICAGO. (B) DAY 6 CHICAGO TO NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. (B) DAY 7 NASHVILLE. (B) DAY 8 NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS. (B,D) DAY 9 MEMPHIS. (B) DAY 10 MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. (B) DAY 11 NEW ORLEANS. (B) This is a sector of the 24 Day Coast to Coast trip. See p.19 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

++ 360 Tower with TILT experience, Chicago ++ Driving tour of Philadelphia ++ Sun Studio tour, Memphis ++ Night illumination tour, Washington, DC

++ Elvis Experience at Graceland, Memphis ++ Heli-tour, Chicago ++ Speedboat ride, Chicago

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 10 nights in hotels, motels and lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach

FINISH

S TA R T

2018

17

JAN

S TA R T

FINISH

25

15

TRIP CODE: UHDDLN

TOP OPTIONALS

MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHSTNO) OR 6PM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHSTON) APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHSTNO) FINISH OR 5PM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHSTON) START

3

JUL

15

JUL

G

17

JUL

29

JUL

G

14

AUG

26

AUG

G

28

AUG

9

SEP

G

11

SEP

23

SEP

2

OCT

14

OCT

G

FINISH

23

OCT

4

NOV

27

NOV

9

DEC

G G

18

DEC

30

DEC

G, S

21

DEC

2

JAN

G, V, N

2019 29

JAN

10

FEB

12

MAR

24

MAR

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (B,D) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. DAY 7 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO. (B) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. (D) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. DAYS 11-13 NEW YORK CITY. (B,L) (B,D) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Manhattan food tour, New York City ++ One World Observatory, New York City ++ Party bus, Las Vegas ++ Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip ++ Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park ++ Driving tour of Los Angeles ++ Entry to Yosemite National Park ++ Chinatown cultural tour, San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights in hotels, motels and lodges

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2150

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $3499

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2250

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $3650

++ Flights and airport transfers between San Francisco and New York City ++ 7-day NYC Metro Pass ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios, Los Angeles ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK CITY

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $3850 G= Guaranteed Departure

G= Guaranteed Departure

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

11 DAYS FROM

13 DAYS FROM

2150

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

$ M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 96 S P E $1 P E R R PE

3499

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 70 S P E $2 P E R R PE


24 D A Y | C O A S T T O C O A S T YOUR ROUTE NV

1 STOP & STAY UT

Durango

CA START/FINISH

Los Angeles

AZ

Cleveland

2

CO

1

IL

NY

Memphis

Santa Fe

1

1

Albuquerque NM

2

TN

2

30

MEALS

14

STATES

START/FINISH

New York City

PA

OH

Philadelphia

2

1 Grand Canyon region

Chicago

DAY STOP

2

Monument Valley Las Vegas

2

NEW YORK CITY

HOTEL

LOS ANGELES

19

Washington, DC

Nashville

Dallas/ Fort Worth

Amarillo

1

TX Austin

MS

LA Lake Charles

2 Houston Space Center

1

New Orleans Baton Rouge

LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK CITY TRIP CODE: UHSTLN S TA R T

FINISH

2018 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WASHINGTON, DC, MONUMENT VALLEY

12

JUL

4

AUG

4

OCT

27

OCT

1

NOV

24

NOV

G

2019 DAYS 1-2 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, DC VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. (D) (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. (B) DAYS 4-5 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. (D) (B) DAYS 6-7 CHICAGO TO NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. (B) (B) DAYS 8-9 NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS. (B,D) (B) DAYS 10-12 MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. (B) (B) (B) DAY 13 NEW ORLEANS TO LAKE CHARLES. (B,D) DAYS 14-15 LAKE CHARLES TO AUSTIN, TEXAS. (B,D) (B) DAY 16 AUSTIN TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Party bus, Las Vegas Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park 360 Tower with TILT experience, Chicago Entry to Monument Valley Tribal Park Navajo Jeep tour, Monument Valley Driving tour of Philadelphia Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth Sun Studio tour, Memphis Night illumination tour, Washington, DC Bayou Rum Distillery, Lake Charles NASA Space Center, Houston

DAY 17 DALLAS/FORT WORTH TO AMARILLO. (B,D)

MORE INCLUSIONS

DAY 18 AMARILLO TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. (B)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

DAYS 19-20 ALBUQUERQUE TO DURANGO, COLORADO VIA SANTA FE. (B,D) (B) DAY 21 DURANGO TO GRAND CANYON REGION, ARIZONA VIA MONUMENT VALLEY. (B,L,D) DAYS 22-23 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (B) (D) DAY 24 LAS VEGAS TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

20 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 9 dinners (D) 23 nights in hotels, motels and lodges National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon ++ Speedboat ride, Chicago MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK (UHSTNL) OR 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES (UHSTLN) APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN LOS ANGELES (UHSTNL) FINISH OR NEW YORK (UHSTLN) START

2

JAN

25

JAN

G

G

NEW YORK CITY TO LOS ANGELES TRIP CODE: UHSTNL S TA R T

FINISH

2018 5

AUG

28

AUG

28

OCT

20

NOV

25

NOV

18

DEC

2019 26

JAN

18

FEB

G

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $4550 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $4899

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double

24 DAYS FROM

4550

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE 2018-19 TRIPS. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2019-20 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 90 S P E $1 P E R R PE


HOSTEL PLUS

2018/19

4 D A Y | E M P I R E S TAT E O F M I N D

HOSTEL PLUS

5

NEW YORK CITY

1

MEALS

STATE

YOUR ROUTE 1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

NY START / FINISH

New York City

TRIP CODE: UESBNN/UEMMNN S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

4 DAY

| EMPIRE STATE OF MIND

20

8 DAY

| WINTER VEGAS TRAIL

21

9 DAY

| WINTER SUNSET TO THE STRIP

21

10 DAY

| WEST COAST TRIPPIN'

22

13 DAY

| STAR SPANGLED BANNER

22

15

JUL

18

JUL

G

7

JAN

10

JAN

16

JUL

19

JUL

G

3

FEB

6

FEB

12

AUG

15

AUG

25

FEB

28

FEB

13

AUG

16

AUG

G

9

SEP

12

SEP

G

1

OCT

4

OCT

G

7

OCT

10

OCT

19

NOV

22

NOV

2

DEC

5

DEC

30

DEC

2

JAN

This is a sector of the 13 Day Star Spangled Banner trip and the 11 Day Manhattan to Miami trip. See full trips on p.22 and p.44 or visit our website.

++ One World Observatory, New York City ++ Manhattan food tour, New York City

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in a hostel

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

G

G, N

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

What are sectors?

FINISH

2019

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY. (B,L) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY. (B,D) DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY. (B)



20

++ 7-day NYC Metro Pass ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Central Park bike tour, New York City ++ TV and movie tour, New York City START MEET AT 7PM IN NEW YORK CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK CITY

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $625

G= Guaranteed Departure

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $699

Price based on Per Person multi-share & twin-share/double

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $850

625

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 57 S P E $1 P E R R PE


LAS VEGAS

8

SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

MEALS

2

9 DAY | WINTER SUNSET TO THE STRIP

STATES

LOS ANGELES

DAY STOP

9

MEALS

4

STATES

YOUR ROUTE 1 STOP & STAY

Lake Tahoe

LAS VEGAS

DAY STOP

NV

3

NV

UT Zion

1 National Park

2

FINISH

CA

San Francisco

CA

2 Grand Canyon

FINISH

2

Las Vegas

Sedona

START

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

FINISH

Prescott

2

AZ

San Diego

Los Angeles

TRIP CODE: UESWVL S TA R T

1

START

TRIP CODE: UESWLV FINISH

S TA R T

2018

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

15

DEC

22

DEC

G

12

JAN

19

JAN

29

DEC

5

JAN

G, T

26

JAN

2

FEB

16

FEB

23

FEB

9

MAR

16

MAR

G

DAY 1 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA. (D) DAY 4 LAKE TAHOE. (B) DAY 5 LAKE TAHOE. (B,D) DAY 6 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO. (B,D) DAY 7 SAN FRANCISCO. (B) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. (B) This is a sector of the 14 Day Southwest Winter trip. Visit our website for more information.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Party bus, Las Vegas ++ Driving tour of San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotels, motels and lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 9

DEC

17

DEC

G

6

JAN

14

JAN

23

DEC

31

DEC

G, P

20

JAN

28

JAN

10

FEB

18

FEB

3

MAR

11

MAR

This is a sector of the 14 Day Southwest Winter trip. Visit our website for more information.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour, Las Vegas Strip ++ High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas START FINISH

MEET AT 6PM IN LAS VEGAS APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES

++ Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park ++ Party bus, Las Vegas

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 8 nights in hostels ++ Modern air-conditioned 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1399

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1499

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1599

coach/mini-coach ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon ++ High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas START MEET AT 7.45AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN LAS VEGAS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE 2018-19 TRIPS. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2019-20 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

G= Guaranteed Departure

G= Guaranteed Departure

Price based on Per Person multi-share & twin-share/double

Price based on Per Person multi-share & twin-share/double

1399

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

G

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. (D) DAY 2 SAN DIEGO. (B) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. (B) DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION VIA SEDONA. (B,D) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. (B) DAY 6 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK TO ZION NATIONAL PARK REGION, UTAH. (B,D) DAY 7 ZION NATIONAL PARK TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (B) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. DAY 9 LAS VEGAS.

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1399

$

FINISH

2019

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 75 S P E $1 P E R R PE

1399

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 56 S P E $1 P E R R PE

21 HOSTEL PLUS

8 DAY | WINTER VEGAS TRAIL


10 D A Y | W E S T C O A S T T R I P P I N '

HOSTEL PLUS

22

LOS ANGELES

SAN FRANSISCO

8

MEALS

3

1 3 D A Y | S TA R S PA N G L E D B A N N E R

STATES

LOS ANGELES

YOUR ROUTE

YOUR ROUTE

1 STOP & STAY

1 STOP & STAY

4

MEALS

STATES

DAY STOP

NY

DAY STOP

Yosemite National Park

3

FINISH

New York City

NV

1

Las Vegas

FINISH

San Francisco

13

NEW YORK CITY

Grand Canyon

Yosemite National Park

CA

1 San Francisco

AZ

2

NY

NV Las Vegas

Grand Canyon FINISH

New York City

CA

START

Los Angeles

AZ

2 START

Los Angeles

TRIP CODE: UESBLN

TRIP CODE: UESBLS S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018 7

JUL

16

JUL

G

4

AUG

13

AUG

G

22

SEP

1

OCT

G

S TA R T

FINISH

10

NOV

19

NOV

29

DEC

7

JAN

G, V

2019 16

FEB

25

FEB

This is a sector of the 13 Day Star Spangled Banner trip. See p.22 or visit our website.

++ Party bus, Las Vegas ++ Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hostels, 3 nights

S TA R T

7

JUL

19

JUL

G

4

AUG

16

AUG

G

22

SEP

4

OCT

G

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

in hotel/suite upgrades ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios, Los Angeles ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO

++ Manhattan food tour, New York City ++ Party bus, Las Vegas ++ Entry to Yosemite National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel/suite upgrades

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1799

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2699

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1899

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $3099

NOV

22

NOV

29

DEC

10

JAN

16

START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE 2018-19 TRIPS. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2019-20 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

10 DAYS FROM

13 DAYS FROM

All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, BEFORE you begin the trip.

FEB

TOP OPTIONALS

Price based on Per Person multi-share & twin-share/double

make sure you book

28

++ Universal Studios, Los Angeles ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon

Price based on Per Person multi-share & twin-share/double

USD PER PERSON

FEB

++ Flights and airport transfers between San Francisco and New York City ++ Awesome Trip Leader

G= Guaranteed Departure

1799

G, V

2019

G= Guaranteed Departure

$

FINISH

10

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (B) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO THE GRAND CANYON). DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA. (D) DAY 7 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO. (B) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. (B,D) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. (B) DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. DAY 11 NEW YORK CITY. (B,L) DAY 12 NEW YORK CITY. (B,D) DAY 13 NEW YORK CITY. (B)

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (B) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO THE GRAND CANYON). DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA. (D) DAY 7 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO. (B) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. (B,D) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. (B) DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

FINISH

2018

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 80 S P E $1 P E R R PE

2699

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A U O D R 08 S P E $2 P E R R PE


2019/20

HOTEL

HOTEL

23

Fit for couples and singles who are looking for creature comforts, our Hotel trips offer private ensuite twin-share/double rooms with all the amenities you’ll need. Comfy stays that are centrally

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE SECTOR

9 DAY

| SOUTHERN CHARM

24

located or close to transport links, you can expect

9 DAY

| GOLDEN STATES

25

a little more ‘me-time’ and space to spread out.

12 DAY

| STARS & STRIPES

28

14 DAY

| SOUTHWEST STATES

30

14 DAY

| SUNSHINE STATES

31

17 DAY

| THE BIG EASY

32

25 DAY

| ROAD TRIP USA

34

10/11 DAY | CANADIAN ROCKIES

26

ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS/MOTELS/LODGES

HOTEL ZEPHYR, SAN FRANCISCO

9-25 DAYS



TRIP LENGTH

What are sectors?

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey

ROOM TYPES T WIN/DOUBLE

length that best suits you. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.


9 DAY | SOUTHERN CHARM

HOTEL

24

MIAMI

NEW YORK CITY

12

MEALS

6

STATES

YOUR YOURROUTE ROUTE

NY

START/FINISH

New York City

PA Philadelphia

2

Washington, DC

NC

1

Charlotte

SC Charleston

GA

2 NEW YORK CITY TO MIAMI TRIP CODE: UHRTNM S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019 12

MAY

26 9 23 7

2

MIAMI TO NEW YORK CITY TRIP CODE: UHRTMN

MAY

MAY

3

JUN

JUN

17

JUN

JUN

1

JUL

JUL

15

JUL

21

JUL

29

JUL

4

AUG

12

AUG

18

AUG

26

AUG

1

SEP

9

SEP

15

SEP

23

SEP

29

SEP

7

OCT

13

OCT

21

OCT

3

NOV

11

NOV

24

NOV

2

DEC

G

3

MAY

11

MAY

17

MAY

25

MAY

G

31

MAY

8

JUN

14

JUN

22

JUN

G

28

JUN

6

JUL

12

JUL

20

JUL

G G G G

2020

26

JUL

3

AUG

9

AUG

17

AUG

23

AUG

31

AUG

6

SEP

14

SEP

20

SEP

28

SEP

4

OCT

12

OCT

25

OCT

2

NOV

15

NOV

23

NOV

22

DEC

30

DEC

1

G

JAN

10

JAN

12

JAN

20

JAN

3

2

FEB

10

FEB

24

23

FEB

2

MAR

14

JAN

11

JAN

JAN

1

FEB

FEB

22

FEB

G G G G G G

TRIP PRICE OF $1659

TRIP PRICE OF $1799

TRIP PRICE OF $1949

G= Guaranteed Departure

9 DAYS FROM

1539

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

Miami

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, DC

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, DC VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Meet with the gang bright and early in NYC before we hit the road to Philadelphia. Top tip: try the cheesesteak. Tonight, see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour before bonding with the crew over dinner. (D)

++ Traditional Cuban dinner, Miami ++ Airboat experience, Everglades ++ Night illumination tour, Washington, DC

DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. Roam free with a day in the land of memorials, museums and monuments. Speed demon? Take the option to see the city by segway or bike. Or, you could always take your time with a leisurely stroll. How you spend the day is totally up to you. (B)

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. Swap the capital for North Carolina’s biggest city. Take it easy with a wander around Charlotte’s museums and sample some old-school foodie classics, or opt in to go fast and furious on a Speedway tour. (B,D) DAY 4 CHARLOTTE TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA VIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Sample the charm of Charleston, then prepare to recreate that ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ scene on Forrest Gump’s bench: we’re going to Savannah. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS 8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels, motels and lodges Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Ghost tour, Savannah ++ Bike tour, Washington, DC ++ Kennedy Space Center, Orlando MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHRTNM) OR 5PM IN MIAMI (UHRTMN) APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MIAMI (UHRTNM) FINISH OR 5 PM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHRTMN) START

DAY 5 SAVANNAH. Today’s optionals: slow the pace with a Slow Ride pub crawl, or get your spine tingling with a ghost tour (if you dare). (B)

DAY 8 ORLANDO TO MIAMI. B’bye Magic Kingdom and mouse ears, we’re off for an Everglades airboat tour on the way to Miami. After a driving tour of the city, you can thank Miami’s distinct Latin flair for our seriously tasty dinner. (B,D)

DAY 6 SAVANNAH TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Roll into Orlando today, where there’s year-round sunshine and a certain friendly mouse reigns supreme. (B)

DAY 9 MIAMI. We finish after breakfast, but we won’t blame you for sticking around. Catch you on the next adventure! (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 71 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 7 ORLANDO. Opt in to spend the day with the characters you loved as a kid at Walt Disney World – or, for the thrill-seeking option, make sure you check out Universal Studios to unleash your inner movie buff. Did we mention you can also go to the Kennedy Space Center today if you so choose? So. Many. Options. (B)

This is a sector of the 25 Day Road Trip USA trip. See p.34 or visit our website. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.


9 D A Y | G O L D E N S TAT E S SAN FRANCISCO

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LAS VEGAS, CHOWDER, LOS ANGELES, SANTA MONICA

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Fact: all great adventures kick off in LA. Check out the bling of Beverly Hills and the bright colours of Santa Monica, then finish up with some serious people-watching in Hollywood and Venice Beach on our full day sightseeing tour. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Whether you spend your day getting up close with the characters you loved as a kid at Disneyland, seeking thrills at Universal Studios, or spying on celebrity mega-mansions on a movie star homes tour, the options are all yours for the taking. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Dodge the cacti as you cross the Mojave Desert towards the glitz of Las Vegas. When the sun sets, board the bus and do what Vegas does best – party. (B,D) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. Opt in to pay a visit to a shooting range, see The Strip from above in a helicopter or take a ride on a big (as in, really big) wheel – the choice is yours. Just save some energy for all the nighttime activities on offer. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS. Take an optional day trip to the Grand Canyon to soak up a few billion years of rock history. Get a 360-degree view with an optional helicopter tour. DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO SAN FRANCISCO. Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to San Fran, aka the city of 43 hills and home of ‘The Rock’. (D) DAY 7 SAN FRANCISCO. Gear up for a Chinatown tour (including a visit to a fortune cookie factory). Tonight, celebrate your future prosperity over a scrumptious Chinese dinner. (B,D) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. What better way to celebrate your final day than to head out on an optional sunset catamaran cruise? Warning: things could get emosh. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Party bus, Las Vegas Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Driving tour of Los Angeles Chinatown cultural tour, San Francisco

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START MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO

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5 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

++ Universal Studios, Los Angeles ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 28 S P E $2 P E R R PE


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: VANCOUVER, MORAINE LAKE - WHISTLER, MT ROBSON, WHISTLER

DAY 3 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Banff is National Geographic on steroids – all snow-capped peaks and sky-mirroring lakes. Plus, it has alllll the adrenaline-fuelled optionals, including whitewater rafting, the Sulphur Mountain Gondola and helitours over the Columbia Icefield. Long story short? You won’t be short of things to do here! (B)

YOUR ROUTE

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Lake Louise

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CANADA USA

DAY 1 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO OKANAGAN REGION. Ready to rock the Rockies? Meet your new Topdeck brethren in Vancouver, then prepare for action! Today we’ll sip on the good stuff at a wine tasting in Kelowna (practise your finest pinky raise) then take in the views as we drive through Fraser Valley, over the Coquihalla Pass and into the Okanagan Valley. There’s an included dinner tonight to help break the ice. (D)

DAY 2 OKANAGAN REGION TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA. Itching to raise that pulse? Good. Banff National Park is up next! On the way, we’ll make a stop at the oh-so beautiful Yoho National Park – a perfectly picturesque slice of alpine heaven. Fill up your camera roll at Emerald Lake. (B,D)

DAY 4 BANFF NATIONAL PARK TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Check out Lake Louise and Lake Moraine as we do the old National Park switcheroo: it’s bye-bye Banff, and hello Jasper! Get all up on the Athabasca Glacier with an Ice Explorer tour, then hit the hot springs to defrost. Anyone for an optional bike ride? That’ll be a yes. (B) DAY 5 JASPER NATIONAL PARK. From its wildlife-filled forests to its lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Jasper National Park is just begging to be explored – so take the option to hire a bike and see how much land you can cover. When you’re done, we’ve got an included trip to the hot springs to help soothe your muscles. Ahhhh. (B) DAY 6 JASPER TO SUN PEAKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA. You'll have just enough time to take a selfie with a mountain goat statue and spot the moose near Moose Lake before our date with Sun Peaks. Surrounded by mountains and full of cool little shops and restaurants, this place is like a little slice of Europe in the middle of Canada. (B,D) DAY 7 SUN PEAKS TO WHISTLER. Pass through the small towns and Indigenous communities of British Columbia en route to Whistler. It's the holy grail of ski resorts, but you'll be surprised at how much more there is to do when the snow melts. Did someone say nightlife tour? (B,D)


HOTEL

27

TRIP CODE: UHCRKK / ULCCKK S TA R T

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LAKE LOUISE, BANFF NP, VANCOUVER

DAY 8 WHISTLER. Summer is the new winter in Whistler (which is so named for the whistling hoary marmot that lives here. True story). Get involved in a spot of optional mountain biking or ziplining – or work on your tan at the beach (seriously) with the other off-season ski bunnies. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for bears as you explore the mountains! DAY 9 WHISTLER. On the third day, Whistler created five lakes to dip your toe in, a gondola lift to enjoy the view from, countless spas to relieve your stress (four-handed massage, anyone?) and enough cafés, boutiques and galleries to max out your credit card. Have fun, the day is yours to explore. DAY 10 WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER. After passing Brandywine and Shannon Falls, we'll wrap up our trip along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver. Cue sad faces and goodbyes. Or, you could always stick together and head straight to one of the 40-plus brew houses in this craft beer capital. Just sayin’!

FINISH

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Athabasca Glacier tour, Jasper Hot springs, Jasper Wine tasting, Kelowna Entry to Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) (8 breakfasts, 4 dinners on Calgary itinerary) ++ 9 nights in hotels, motels and lodges (10 nights on Calgary itinerary) ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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++ Whitewater rafting, Banff ++ Heli-tour, Columbia Icefield ++ Ziplining, Whistler

Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $600

START MEET AT 8AM IN VANCOUVER FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN VANCOUVER

*CALGARY SUMMER SPECIAL ITINERARY The 5 July 2018 and 8 July 2018 departures follow a special 12-day itinerary including two nights in Calgary during the Calgary Stampede. PLEASE NOTE: Entry tickets

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE 2019-20 TRIPS. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FROM 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

to the Stampede are not included.

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DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. Awww yeah – you’ve got a free day in Las Vegas to do whatever the heck you want! Feeling ropey after last night? No worries. Today’s optionals will help you get out of hangover mode in a jiffy! Take a whirl on the High Roller Observation Wheel or test your aim at a shooting range. Vegas, we love you and your ridiculous ways.

YOUR ROUTE

DAY 5 LAS VEGAS. Drop. Everything. Today there’s an optional trip to the Grand Canyon to get on board with. That’s right – THE Grand Canyon. Bucket list behemoth alert! Trust us, the OMFG view is well worth the journey. If you fancy staying put in Vegas, there’s an optional helicopter flight over The Strip to cash your winnings in for. Up, up and away!

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START

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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Hello, City of Angels! Say hey to the crew and prepare for twelve days of livin’ it up on the east coast and beyond. We’ve got a full day’s tour to kick things off, so hang onto your hats! Spoiler alert: we’ll tick off a whole bunch of must-see sights as we go. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Say #YOLO and add an optional excursion to your LA bucket list – Universal Studios and Disneyland are here! Stars in your eyes? Opt in for a movie star homes tour and swing by some of the biggest and best celebrity cribs you ever did see. (B)

DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we leave casino country behind us. But first, be sure to grab a flower for your hair – you know where we're heading next. (D)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Swap palm trees for Joshua Trees as we make tracks across the Mojave Desert to Sin City itself: Las Vegas. Dress to impress – you're on the guest list for a private party bus! When the beverages run dry, why not keep the good times rolling with some optional nightclub entry passes? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, after all... (B,D)

DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. Today you’re free to roam. What’s it gonna be – trolley rides, Lombard Street or Pier 39? If you’re looking for some tasty local fare, clam chowder is the way to go. Tonight, you have the option to hit the high seas with a sunset catamaran cruise. San Francisco, we may be falling in love. (B) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. Please prepare the cabin for takeoff. Time is precious so today we're flying, not driving. Next stop: NYC. Excitement overload? Yeah, us too. Eek! (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK CITY, SAN FRANCISCO

TRIP CODE: UHDDLN S TA R T

DAY 10 NEW YORK CITY. New York City, let’s do this! Get your 7-Day Metro Pass at the ready and prepare to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Today we'll hook up with a local legend to show us the best bits of Manhattan. Want an optional Sightseeing Pass? Coming right up! (B) DAY 11 NEW YORK CITY. Ready for the grand finale? Good. You’ve got one last free day in NYC, so go nuts! Get some aerial views of the city from a helicopter, stuff your face on a Brooklyn pizza or work it all off on a Central Park bike tour. Tonight, there’s an included dinner with the crew. What better way to round off the trip of a lifetime? (B,D) DAY 12 NEW YORK CITY. Our trip ends after breakfast – but if this New York Minute wasn’t quite long enough, stick around to see where your blossoming love affair takes you. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Local Legend walking tour, New York City Party bus, Las Vegas Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Driving tour of Los Angeles Chinatown cultural tour, San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights in hotels, motels and lodges ++ Flights and airport transfers between San Francisco and New York City ++ 7-day NYC Metro Pass ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS

*NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY Note: This trip price includes New Year's Eve party. Due to United States drinking regulations, you must be 21 or over to book.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE 2019-20 TRIPS. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FROM 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: AUSTIN, GRAND CANYON, AMARILLO

DAY 4 GRAND CANYON TO DURANGO, COLORADO VIA MONUMENT VALLEY, UTAH. Take a whirl around the mesas on today’s Jeep TRIP PRICE OF $2429 tour of Monument Valley. Later: zip up your boots, we’re off to visit a ranch! (B,L,D)

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DAY 5 DURANGO. A free day to hike, bike or hit the rapids on the Animas River. (B) DAY 6 DURANGO TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO VIA SANTA FE. Do Albuquerque your own way today. (B) DAY 7 ALBUQUERQUE TO AMARILLO, TEXAS. Spray paint old Cadillacs before we reach Amarillo. (B,D) DAY 8 AMARILLO TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH. On the cards today: a visit to the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Party bus, Las Vegas Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Navajo Jeep tour, Monument Valley Ranch visit, Durango Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas NASA Space Center, Houston

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 7 dinners (D) 13 nights in hotels, motels and lodges National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon ++ High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas ++ Swamp tour, New Orleans MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES (UHRTLO) OR 6PM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHRTOL) APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHRTLO) FINISH OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES (UHRTOL) START

DAY 9 DALLAS/FORT WORTH TO AUSTIN. Today we'll explore the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas – the fateful spot where JFK was assassinated. (B,D)

DAY 13 NEW ORLEANS. Today’s options: a swamp tour, paddleboat cruise or cooking demo. Your choice! (B)

DAY 10 AUSTIN. Keep the ethos of Austin alive on your free day – ‘Keep Austin Weird’. (B)

DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS. We’re outta here after breakfast. (B)

DAY 11 AUSTIN TO LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA. On our way to Lake Charles we’ll make a pit stop at Houston Space Center. (B,D)

This is a sector of the 25 Day Road Trip USA trip. See p.34 or visit our website.

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DAY 12 LAKE CHARLES TO NEW ORLEANS VIA BATON ROUGE. First, we’ve got an orientation tour of Baton Rouge. Tonight, hit Bourbon Street and prepare to party. (B,D)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.


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DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. Speed demon? Take the option to see the city by segway or bike. (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. Swap the capital for North Carolina’s biggest city. Anyone for an optional Speedway tour? (B,D) DAY 4 CHARLOTTE TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA VIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Sample the charm of Charleston, then prepare to recreate that ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ scene on Forrest Gump’s bench: we’re going to Savannah. (B,D) DAY 5 SAVANNAH. Today’s optionals: slow the pace with a Slow Ride pub crawl, or get your spine tingling with a ghost tour (if you dare). (B) DAY 6 SAVANNAH TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Roll into Orlando today, where there’s year-round sunshine and a certain friendly mouse reigns supreme. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Driving tour of Miami ++ Night illumination tour, Washington, DC ++ Airboat experience, Everglades

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 13 nights in hotels, motels and lodges Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK (UHRTNO) OR 6PM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHRTON) APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHRTNO) FINISH OR 5PM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHRTON) START

DAY 12 PANAMA CITY BEACH TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Roll into New Orleans and lose yourself in the party atmosphere on Bourbon Street. (B,D)

DAY 8 ORLANDO TO MIAMI. B’bye Magic Kingdom, we’re off for an Everglades airboat tour on the way to Miami. (B,D)

DAY 13 NEW ORLEANS. Swamp tour, cooking demo or paddleboat cruise? Today, the options are yours for the taking. (B)

DAY 9 MIAMI. A free day to do Miami your way. Opt in to take to the water on a speedboat. (B)

DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS. After breakfast, we’re outta here. Keen to stay in the Bayou? There are plenty of po' boys to sustain your adventures. (B)

DAY 11 FLORIDA GULF COAST TO PANAMA CITY BEACH. Turquoise waters + sandy beaches = heaven. (B,D)

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DAY 7 ORLANDO. Spend the day rollercoastering your way around the theme park capital of the world or swing by the Kennedy Space Center (optional). (B,D)

DAY 10 MIAMI TO FLORIDA GULF COAST. Next stop: Florida’s Gulf Coast. Ready to hit the beach? (B)

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, DC VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Start your adventure in the Big Apple and hit the road to meet with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philly. Tonight, see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. (D)

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DAY 9 DALLAS/FORT WORTH TO AUSTIN. Today we’ll take a look at the Sixth Floor Museum: the spot where JFK was assassinated. Then, it’s off to Austin. We’ll drive you around to see the sights, then treat you to a slap-up Texan BBQ dinner. (B,D) DAY 10 AUSTIN. A free day to spend your way. Fact: Austin’s slogan is ‘Keep Austin Weird’. Sounds like a challenge to us! Nudists, boot scooters, cheese makers and a cathedral of junk are just a few of the things you might see on your travels. (B)

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Start in the one and only LA, then it’s straight to Las Vegas. We’ll kick things off with a driving tour of The Strip, then it’s time to board the party bus for the hottest night on wheels. (D)

DAY 3 LAS VEGAS TO GRAND CANYON REGION, ARIZONA. From The Strip to the red stripes of the grandest of canyons. If you choose to take the chopper tour, you'll get a 360-degree view – or you could always stay grounded and hike the rim. (D)

DAY 11 AUSTIN TO LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA. Take one giant leap for Topdecker-kind as we pay a visit to the Houston Space Center en route to Lake Charles. Later, prepare for rice, spice and all things nice as we sit down to some Cajun style cuisine. (B,D)

DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. Anything goes in Vegas. Today’s options: go high with a heli-tour over The Strip, ride the High Roller Observation Wheel or swing by a shooting range. Just remember to save some energy for tonight – all of those casinos won’t visit themselves, you know.

DAY 4 GRAND CANYON TO DURANGO, COLORADO VIA MONUMENT VALLEY. Hear stories from our Navajo guide on today’s Jeep tour of Monument Valley before tucking into a traditional Navajo lunch. Afterwards, it’s time to make tracks to Durango, where a ranch visit awaits. (B,L,D)

DAY 12 LAKE CHARLES TO NEW ORLEANS VIA BATON ROUGE. First up: find your bearings in Baton Rouge on an orientation tour. Tonight, the legendary party vibes of Bourbon Street await us in New Orleans. (B,D)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GRAND CANYON, BEEF SALAD, HOUSTON, AMARILLO

DAY 13 NEW ORLEANS. What’s it going to be today? You have a few options. Head out on a swamp tour, tantalise those taste buds with a cooking demo or sit back and drink in the scenery on a paddleboat cruise. (B) DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS TO PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA. We're off to to Panama City Beach to seek out turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Spend the afternoon shopping, exploring or just plain lying around. (B,D) DAY 15 PANAMA CITY BEACH TO FLORIDA GULF COAST. If Panama City Beach did the job of recharging your batteries, throw yourself into the nightlife at one of Florida Gulf Coast’s many beach bars. Whatever you do, enjoy this balmy bit of beachside heaven. (B) DAY 16 FLORIDA GULF COAST TO MIAMI. Bienvenidos a Miami, where the weather is hot and the characters are colourful. Ice cream-toned art deco buildings? Check. Beach vibes? Check. Driving tour? You bet. (B) DAY 17 MIAMI. Miami, it’s been a pleasure. Say goodbye to the crew after breakfast and start planning the next adventure. (B)

This is a sector of the 25 Day Road Trip USA trip. See p.34 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Party bus, Las Vegas Entry to Grand Canyon National Park Navajo Jeep tour, Monument Valley Ranch visit, Durango Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas NASA Space Center, Houston

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

14 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 8 dinners (D) 16 nights in hotels, motels and lodges National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Get ready for the road trip of a lifetime! Meet the crew in LA, then head to Vegas to kick things off with a cruise down the Strip. Tonight: time to board the party bus. (D) DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. Today’s options: go high with a heli-tour over The Strip or ride the High Roller Observation Wheel. Just save some energy to hit the casinos tonight.

DAY 3 LAS VEGAS TO GRAND CANYON REGION, ARIZONA. From The Strip to the red stripes of the Grand Canyon, via the oh-so-famous Route 66. (D)

DAY 8 AMARILLO TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH. Grab your Stetson – we’re off to Fort Worth Historic Stockyards for a taste of the Wild West. (B) DAY 9 DALLAS/FORT WORTH TO AUSTIN. First up: the Sixth Floor Museum (where JFK was assassinated). Then it’s onwards to Austin: the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’. (B,D) DAY 10 AUSTIN. Thrift shopping, batwatching and a cathedral of junk. Tick it all off on your free day in Austin. (B) DAY 11 AUSTIN TO LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA. Houston, do you copy? Live out your Space Camp dreams at Houston Space Center – the home of NASA. (B,D) DAY 12 LAKE CHARLES TO NEW ORLEANS VIA BATON ROUGE. Prepare to party – Bourbon Street style. But first, take a look around Baton Rouge. (B,D) DAY 13 NEW ORLEANS. Take to the water for an optional swamp tour or paddleboat cruise, or learn the secrets behind Cajun cuisine with an optional cooking demonstration. (B) DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS TO PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA. Hello, turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Explore or sunbathe – it’s up to you . (B,D)

DAY 4 GRAND CANYON TO DURANGO, COLORADO VIA MONUMENT VALLEY, UTAH. Learn the stories of the mesas on today’s Jeep tour of Monument Valley. Then: prepare for a taste of the simple life. Ranch visit coming right up! (B,L,D)

DAY 15 PANAMA CITY BEACH TO FLORIDA GULF COAST. Another day, another stretch of beach to laze about on. Kick back and chill at Florida’s Gulf Coast. (B)

DAY 5 DURANGO. Hiking. Biking. Whitewater rafting. Durango’s got active optionals out the wazoo, so remember to bring your adrenaline A-game. (B)

DAY 16 FLORIDA GULF COAST TO MIAMI. Welcome to Miami! Get acquainted with the city on a driving tour before we let you loose to roam. (B)


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DAY 17 MIAMI. Dig your toes into the sand on South Beach and get set for some eye-popping people watching. Anyone for an optional speedboat ride? That’ll be a yes. (B,D) DAY 18 MIAMI TO ORLANDO. After today's Everglades airboat tour, Mickey and friends will be just around the corner. (B) DAY 19 ORLANDO. Boy, have we got options for you today. Rollercoaster your way around the theme park capital of the world (Orlando’s got Universal Studios AND Disney World) or swing by Kennedy Space Center. (B) DAY 20 ORLANDO TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. Next up: Savannah, the home of Forrest Gump’s bench, horsedrawn carriages and cobblestone squares. (B,D) DAY 21 SAVANNAH. Here are yourptions fclink glasses on a Slow Ride pub crawl, or hunt down spooks on a city ghost tour. No, you’re scared. (B) DAY 22 SAVANNAH TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, VIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Check out the charm of Charleston before we move on to Charlotte for an optional Speedway tour. (B,D) DAY 23 CHARLOTTE TO WASHINGTON, DC. Ciao, Charlotte – today’s all about DC. See the city sparkle tonight on an illumination tour. Goosebumps guaranteed. (B,D) DAY 24 WASHINGTON, DC. Stretch those legs with an optional bike ride around the capital – or go all-out nerd on a segway. Guilty pleasure alert! (B) DAY 25 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Take a whirl around Philly and see the city from above with an optional trip to the top of the One Liberty Observation Deck. Then, it’s on to the one and only NYC, where we say our goodbyes. (B) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARY AND INCLUSIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Party bus, Las Vegas Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Navajo Jeep tour, Monument Valley Ranch visit, Durango Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas NASA Space Center, Houston Airboat experience, Everglades Night illumination tour, Washington, DC

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES (UHRTLN) OR 8AM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHRTNL) APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN NEW YORK CITY (UHRTLN) FINISH OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES (UHRTNL) START

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DAY 1 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. We’re in Vegas, baby! It’s time to don your best outfit and prepare for a legendary first night with your Topdeck fam. First stop: a party on wheels. Afterwards, you can opt to keep the good times rolling in the Vegas clubs. Don’t mind if we do! DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. Shake off last night with an optional heli-tour over The Strip, or take an optional ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel and ‘gram your heart out. If you don’t have a head for heights, you can always laze by the pool and detox. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION. Time for some fresh air? We think so too. Say sayonara to the casinos and Elvis lookalikes – we’re moving on to Yosemite National Park. Get pumped, because tomorrow we’re going to let you loose in this heavenly slice of the great American outdoors. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (D) DAY 4 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Well hello, nature. Spend today losing (and finding) yourself as you gaze up at giant sequoia trees, the towering Sierra Nevada mountains and some jaw-dropping waterfalls. This place is paradise, pure and simple. (B,D) DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Welcome to San Fran, where the streets are almost vertical and the Painted Ladies are the talk of the town. Get acquainted with the city on a driving tour, then round off the day with a tasty group dinner. (B,D) DAY 6 SAN FRANCISCO. A free day to see what this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Think: seafood chowder, Lombard Street, Pier 39, Alcatraz, Chinatown and more. This evening, there’s an optional sunset catamaran cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge to go gooey-eyed over. (B) DAY 7 SAN FRANCISCO. Wait, it’s over already? Sign off from #Topdecker duty here in San Francisco, or take the optional shuttle back to LA. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Party bus, Las Vegas ++ Entry to Yosemite National Park ++ Driving tour of San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel/suite upgrades ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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7 DAYS FROM

1089

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

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2-6 per room

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1109

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

PLEASE NOTE ITINERARY AND INCLUSIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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DAY 1 ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Orlando is the complete package. Bundles of amusement parks and a stack of über cool museums will keep you busy before you meet the group in the evening. It’s going to be an awesome eight days! (D) DAY 2 ORLANDO. Today you’re free to act like the big kid you really are! Spend the day with Mickey and co at Walt Disney World, check out Universal Studios or make like a rocket and blast off to Kennedy Space Center. The choice is yours. (B) DAY 3 ORLANDO. If you need a break from roller coasters and frolicking mascots, take a walk and check out Orlando’s buzzing art scene. Brace yourself for another fun-filled day. Warning: you might never want to leave... (B) DAY 4 ORLANDO TO MIAMI. We’ve got a jam-packed day to keep you on your toes with a Miami city tour, an Everglades airboat experience and a tasty Cuban dinner to round things off. (B,D) DAY 5 MIAMI. Another day in the land of art deco, neon, eternal sunshine and tasty Cuban fare. Use your free time to explore downtown Miami, Little Havana and more – or hop on an optional speedboat ride and check out the city from the water. (B) DAY 6 MIAMI TO FLORIDA KEYS. Flawless beaches, snorkelling and scuba diving – we must be in Florida Keys. This famous chain of islands along the southern tip of Florida is yours to explore, so (wet) suit up and dive in. (B,D) DAY 7 FLORIDA KEYS. Wave bye-bye to dry land with an optional all day sailing adventure in paradise. Grab a snorkel and get up close and personal with the coral reef, or get adventurous with jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking and more. (B)

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DAY 8 FLORIDA KEYS TO MIAMI. There’s just about time for one last breakfast before we make our way back to Miami, where the trip ends. Forget the tears – just start planning the next adventure of a lifetime. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Traditional Cuban dinner, Miami ++ Airboat experience, Everglades

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 4 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ All-day sailing adventure, Florida Keys ++ Universal Studios, Orlando START MEET AT 5PM IN ORLANDO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN MIAMI

WANT TO SEE MORE OF THE STATES? Then we suggest kicking off your adventure through the USA with the epic 16 Day American Dream (p.50) before starting your Florida Calling trip. Just book your own flight from New York City to Orlando.

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Say YES to Boston – our first stop on this epic maple-filled adventure. Get friendly with ‘Beantown’ on a driving tour before tucking into a slap-up dinner with the crew. Spoiler alert: guaranteed good times ahead. (D) DAY 2 BOSTON. Boston is all about history, sports and, most importantly, food (seafood chowder = to die for). With a free day to take on the city, you could hit a home run with an optional Fenway Park tour or roll through Boston on an optional bike ride. (B) DAY 3 BOSTON TO QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC. Buh-bye Boston! We’re off to sample the quaint charms of Quebec. Perched on a cliff that towers over the St Lawrence River, Quebec City is old school Europe in the middle of North America. Get goosebumpy on an optional ghost tour tonight (if you dare). (B,D) DAY 4 QUEBEC CITY TO MONTREAL. Get your last fix of Quebec this morning – we're out of here after lunch. Then, it’s up and onwards to Montreal. Did we mention there’s a ‘city’ underneath this city? Yeah, you read that right. Tonight, check out Blvd St Laurent for a taste of Montreal’s famed nightlife. (B,D) DAY 5 MONTREAL. Today, it’s all you. If you’ve got itchy feet, you could hike up the mountain that gave Montreal its name – or you could always hit up an optional food tour (hello chocolates, vegan food and St Viateur bagels) or jet boating tour (don’t forget to hold onto your hat). The short story? You won’t run out of things to do. (B) DAY 6 MONTREAL TO TORONTO, ONTARIO VIA OTTAWA. A quick stop in the nation's capital before we move on to Toronto and the breezy Lake Ontario. We’ll hit the streets on a walking tour and get to know the city a little better before we let you loose to do as you please. FYI: Kensington is where the hipsters hang, so you’re bound to have a good time. (B,D)

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7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 7 nights in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN TORONTO

DAY 7 TORONTO. Fact: Toronto is frequently dubbed one of the happiest places in the world. Your mission today is to find out what makes this place so damn great. With over 8,000 restaurants and counting, it could be the yummy food that keeps the good vibes flowing – or maybe it’s the crowd-pleasing Ice Hockey Hall of Fame or CN Tower? You decide. (B)

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 8 TORONTO. Cram in one last drizzle (or more?) of maple syrup, because after breakfast it’s time to wrap things up, eh? (B) This is a sector of the 14 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip. See p.48 or visit our website. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

PLEASE NOTE ITINERARY AND INCLUSIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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DAY 1 TORONTO, ONTARIO. Toronto – let’s do this! Meet and mingle with your new coach buddies this evening over a welcome dinner. Chow down and get excited for the road ahead. You’re in Canada, baby! (D) DAY 2 TORONTO. A free day to take on the city your way. What’s the best thing about Toronto? Well, if the jaw-dropping scenery, the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame and the CN Tower don’t do it for you, there’s always the poutine (read: cheese and gravy-covered french fry heaven). (B) DAY 3 TORONTO TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN VIA NIAGARA FALLS. O Canada, it’s been a blast. Round off your stay in this gem of a country with one last hurrah at Niagara Falls. There’s just enough time to hop on a Voyage to the Falls boat trip before we make tracks to the land of all things supersized. (B) DAY 4 DETROIT TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. First things first: a driving tour. Then man oh man, does Chicago have some optionals for you. Bike hire? Check. Architecture river cruises? Check. Helicopter tours? Checkity-check. There’s even a gangster tour to get on board with if hoodlums are your thing. When you’re done exploring, rejoin the group for a hair-raising visit to the city’s most thrilling attraction – the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory (with included TILT experience). (B,D) DAY 5 CHICAGO. Have you been blown away by the Windy City yet? There’s still a ton of awesome stuff to see, so hit the streets and get wandering. While you’re in explorer mode, check out the Bean or watch the Cubs in action at Wrigley Field. And, GO! (B) DAY 6 CHICAGO TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Hang on to your horse and buggy – we're in Amish country! Sample a taste of the simple life before we move on to Cleveland, the home of all things rock and roll. (B)

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DAY 7 CLEVELAND TO WASHINGTON, DC. See ya later, Cleveland – we’ve got a date with the bright lights of DC! After dinner with the crew, we’ll see the city all lit up after dark on tonight’s illumination tour. Prepare to get all the feels. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Walking tour of Toronto 360 Tower with TILT experience, Chicago Night illumination Tour, Washington, DC Driving tour of Philadelphia Voyage to the Falls boat tour, Niagara Falls

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 6 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour, Chicago ++ Segway tour, Washington, DC ++ Architecture cruise, Chicago START MEET AT 5PM IN TORONTO FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN NEW YORK CITY

DAY 8 WASHINGTON, DC. Free day = yay! Make the most of your time in the land of memorials, museums and monuments with an optional bike ride or segway tour. (B) DAY 9 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. First: Philly and a driving tour. For views of the city, take the optional trip up to the One Liberty Observation Deck. Then it’s on to NYC, where we’ll finish up. May we suggest tagging yourself in Times Square and filling up on pizza in Brooklyn before you head home? (B) This is a sector of the 12 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip. See p.48 or visit our website.


9 DAY | CALIFORNIA CALLING SAN FRANCISCO

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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. Topdeckers, assemble! After rounding up the troops in LA, we’ll hit the road to San Diego. Get your bearings on a drive around the city, then we’ll take you for a Mexican dinner that’s nothing short of delicioso. (D) DAY 2 SAN DIEGO. Today’s optionals will knock your socks off. Don’t believe us? Two words: zoo trip. Try to keep your cool as you check out the giant pandas, elephants, leopards and koalas. Or, if aircraft carriers float your boat, there’s also an optional trip to the USS Midway to get on board with. (B) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. After breakfast, it’s time to wave bye-bye to ‘America’s Finest City’ as we roll on to Prescott for a dose of Victorian buildings and the famous Whiskey Row. Raise a glass in one of the saloons tonight. (B) DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. Can you sense the once-in-a-lifetime vibes? There’s magic in the air today as we prepare to get up close and personal with the very grandest of canyons. Bonus: there’s a tasty BBQ dinner to look forward to when you’re done taking it all in. (B,D) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON REGION TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Ready to find out what happens in Vegas? We’ll show you around on a driving tour of The Strip, then it’s time to crank things up a notch: cue party bus antics. After popping corks on board, it’s over to you to decide whether you’re game to hit up some of Vegas’ hottest clubs (optional). (B) DAY 6 LAS VEGAS. Feed your adrenaline cravings with today’s optionals: become a high-flier with a heli-tour over The Strip, or take a spin on the High Roller Observation Wheel. Whatever you do, it’d be a crime not to round things off with some serious casino action tonight. DAY 7 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Swap stories of your Vegas shenanigans as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains: our gateway to Yosemite National Park. Tomorrow we’ll be seeing the great outdoors in all its glory, so get pumped. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Party bus, Las Vegas Entry to Grand Canyon National Park Entry to Yosemite National Park Driving tour of San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

6 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 4 nights in hostels and 4 nights hotel upgrades National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

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DAY 8 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. There aren’t enough flowery adjectives to describe the beauty of Yosemite Valley. Here, you can choose from a whole bunch of different hikes – or, if you’d rather see the amazing views without putting in the legwork, you could take the free shuttle to get around. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for bears, coyotes and golden eagles! (B,D) DAY 9 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION TO SAN FRANCISCO. Before you leave Yosemite, make sure to find a flower for your hair – we’re off to our final stop, San Francisco. After one last driving tour, it’s time to hug it out and send those friend requests. (B) This is a sector of the 16 Day American Dream trip. See p.50 or visit our website.

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JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Topdeckers, say hey to LA. We’re kicking off our Coast to Vegas adventure with a driving tour of the City of Angels, followed by a swanky group dinner at a local restaurant. Tonight: get to know each other the LA way (by checking out the nightlife). (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. OMFG, the optionals today are ridiculous. Live out your childhood dreams and hang with Belle and Ariel at Disneyland, prep your Patronus for a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, or grab your camera and go all-out paparazzi mode on a movie star homes tour. Is there such a thing as too much fun? Hell, no! (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO. Know much about San Diego besides Ron Burgundy? Nope? That’s okay. There’s plenty of time to get acquainted with the likes of San Diego Harbor and Downtown on our city tour. Tonight, head out on an optional nightlife tour, hit up Gaslamp Quarter or seek out some stylish rooftop bars for cocktails with a view. (B,D) DAY 4 SAN DIEGO. Keep today classy with a ride on a historic trolley or a jaunt through Balboa Park – or you could always get in on the sun and surf action along the city’s 70 miles of beaches. Today’s optionals? We’re glad you asked. Prepare for cute animal overload at the zoo or aircraft aplenty aboard the USS Midway. (B) DAY 5 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Drive through the Joshua Tree-dotted landscape of the Mojave Desert to Prescott, where cowboy hats are part of the local uniform and Whiskey Row is the place to be. (B) DAY 6 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. Today is the big day. Are you ready to tick one of the seven natural wonders of the world off your bucket list? Then prepare to feel small and insignificant (in the best possible way) as we pay a visit to the one, the only… Grand Canyon. (B,D) DAY 7 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Ready to go big or go home? Good. Vegas is next! Kick off your stay in Sin City with a driving tour

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Entry to Grand Canyon National Park ++ Driving tour of San Diego ++ Party bus, Las Vegas

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 8 nights in hotels, motels and lodges National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ USS Midway, San Diego ++ High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas ++ Universal Studios, Los Angeles START MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN LAS VEGAS

of The Strip. Then, it’s time to hop aboard our private nightclub on wheels (aka the legendary Las Vegas party bus). Anyone fancy hitting some more nightclubs afterwards? That’ll be a yes. (B)

DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. A free day to keep yourselves entertained. Luckily, in Vegas, there’s a roulette wheel of activities available at your doorstep. Go up, up and away on with an optional ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel, put everything on black at the casino or cash in your winnings for an optional helicopter flight over The Strip. DAY 9 LAS VEGAS. Vegas is cheesier than a stuffed crust pizza but that’s what’s so awesome about it. Our trip ends this morning – will you put everything on the line to stay a few more days? This is a sector of the 16 Day American Dream trip. See p.50 or visit our website.


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BANFF, BANFF, LAKE LOUISE, WHISTLER

TRIP CODE: UESKKY DAY 1 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO WHISTLER. Instructions: press nose to window in the ever-so-pretty Stanley Park before we make the beautiful drive to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway (cue jaw-dropping views of the mountains and Howe Sound). The Whistler nightlife will be waiting for you and your new Topdeck family after dinner. (D) DAY 2 WHISTLER. Welcome to the holy grail of ski resorts. Whether you’re a pro-planker (skier) or complete beginner, you’ve got two days to show the slopes who’s boss. Fancy some optional skiing or snowboarding lessons? You got it. Then there’s the après-ski to wind down (or up) with. (B) DAY 3 WHISTLER. Eat. Sleep. Ski. Repeat. Or, you could always take it easy and soak up the après vibes. Craving an adrenaline rush? Then say yes to some optional ziplining. Tonight, there’s an optional Whistler nightlife tour to get on board with, so dress to impress. (B) DAY 4 WHISTLER TO KELOWNA. Watch the scenery change from white to green as we take the scenic route through Fraser Valley and over the Coquihalla Pass. Our next stop? British Columbia’s biggest wine region, Kelowna. (B,D) DAY 5 KELOWNA (BIG WHITE DAY TRIP). Big White is a big deal.There are snowmobile tours and tubing and ice skating opportunities – not to mention the skiing and snowboarding. And if the Kelowna Rockets ice hockey team are playing, there’s the chance to see them take to their skates. (B)

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit Lake Louise ++ Hot springs, Banff ++ Entry to Glacier National Park

9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 6 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

START FINISH

MEET AT 9AM IN VANCOUVER APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BANFF (OR 3PM AT CALGARY AIRPORT)

DAY 8 BANFF. Ready to ride? Three worldclass ski resorts are yours to choose from. However you spend your day, we’ll round things off with a muscle-relieving dip in the hot springs. All together now: ahhhhh. (B)

DAY 6 KELOWNA (BIG WHITE DAY TRIP). Today, we make the journey back up to Big White for another round of flawless pow. Need a confidence boost? Take the optional ski or snowboard lessons and you’ll be shredding like a pro in no time. (B)

DAY 9 BANFF. It’s your last full day in the Great White North, so make it count with an optional ride on the Banff Gondola. Trust us, the views of the Bow Valley and its mountain surrounds will give you goosebumps. Tonight, there’s a final dinner with the crew (try not to get too emosh). (B,D)

DAY 7 KELOWNA TO BANFF, ALBERTA. Straddle the Continental Divide as you saddle up for Kicking Horse Pass. Then, it’s up and onwards to the majestic Glacier National Park. Expect alpine scenery, ancient forests and a little (read: big) slice of paradise. Banff is up next, so get pumped. (B,D)

DAY 10 BANFF. After breakfast, take your last look at the Rocky Mountain-dominated skyline and put away your thermals: the time has come to bid farewell to your Topdecker brethren. Heading to Calgary airport? There’s a shuttle bus on hand. (B)

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. What’s up, New York? Tonight, meet with the group and feast on a welcome dinner together. Note: hot dogs between meals are highly encouraged. (D) DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY. First up: let a local legend take you around to show you the sights (juicy insider knowledge included). After that, the city’s your oyster – so sit back, ride the subway and see where the day takes you with your included 7-day NYC Metro pass. (B) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY. In the unlikely event that you’re stuck for ideas today, NYC’s awesome galleries, museums, epic bridges and the Statue of Liberty are good places to start. If all else fails, let your tummy lead the way – grab a bagel or fill up on pizza in Brooklyn. (B) DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Ready to jet off? Pack yo’ bags and get ready to visit the home of Mickey and friends in the one and only Orlando. (B,D) DAY 5 ORLANDO. Gear up for nostalgia overload at Walt Disney World, thrills and spills of blockbuster proportions at Universal Studios, or a visit to the Kennedy Space Center that will make all your childhood Space Camp dreams come true. (B) DAY 6 ORLANDO. Wanna do yesterday all over again? Well, good news – you can! Or, if you’ve had your fill of roller coasters and rockets, you could always get some me-time strolling the city’s picturesque treelined neighbourhoods and fascinating museums. (B) DAY 7 ORLANDO TO MIAMI. Ready to take Miami? Good. We’ll kick things off with a Miami city tour, then its over to the Everglades for an airboat experience – and to finish, we’ve got a tasty Cuban dinner to look forward to. (B,D)

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DAY 8 MIAMI. Put on your exploring hat, because the likes of downtown Miami, the waterfront and Little Havana are just waiting for you to come and take a look around. Or, you could always take to the water on an optional speedboat trip. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Local legend tour, New York City ++ Traditional Cuban dinner, Miami ++ Airboat experience, Everglades

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotel upgrades ++ Flight and transfers from New York City to Orlando ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ 7-day NYC Metro pass ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ All-day sailing adventure, Florida Keys ++ Walt Disney World, Orlando ++ Kennedy Space Center, Orlando START MEET AT 5PM IN NEW YORK CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN MIAMI

DAY 9 MIAMI TO FLORIDA KEYS. Ready to hit the beach? We thought so. Florida Keys ticks all the boxes with scuba diving, snorkelling and suntanning opportunities aplenty. (B,D) DAY 10 FLORIDA KEYS. Ahoy there! A taste of life on the ocean wave can be yours if you take the option to head out on an all-day sailing adventure today. Think: snorkelling + jet skiing + parasailing + food + drinks. Best. Day. Ever. (B) DAY 11 FLORIDA KEYS TO MIAMI. Join the crew for one last breakfast together in Florida Keys before we make our way back to Miami, where our trip ends. But who says you can’t keep the adventure going? (B) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.


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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Say hello to LA, Topdeckers! First things first: get your bearings with a driving tour of the city, then get to know the crew over dinner. Anyone for drinks afterwards? That’ll be a yes. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Today’s optionals? Well, you could unleash your inner child and meet the mascots at Disneyland, hit up Universal Studios, or hop on a movie star homes tour and snoop on the rich and famous. The choice is yours. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO. Get acquainted with San Diego’s beaches, harbour and downtown area on a driving tour, then suit up for an optional taste of America’s Finest City’s nightlife. (B,D) DAY 4 SAN DIEGO. What do you want to do today? Take your pick from two awesome optionals: monkey around at San Diego Zoo, or check out some amazing aircraft aboard the USS Midway. (B) DAY 5 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Take one last look at the coast before we drive through the Mojave Desert to Prescott, where you can raise a glass on the famous Whiskey Row. (B) DAY 6 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. Your travel bucket list will be quaking in its boots today as we prepare to tick off a major experience: the Grand Canyon. Standing on the rim will give you butterflies. (B,D) DAY 7 GRAND CANYON REGION TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Sin City is calling your name. Gaze out of the window on a driving tour of The Strip, then hop aboard the hottest night out on wheels: a legendary Las Vegas party bus. (B) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. How are you gonna spend those casino winnings? We’ve got a couple of options for you: look The Strip up and down on a helicopter tour, or take a ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel. DAY 9 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but you might be tempted to share some of your stories with the crew on the way to the Yosemite National Park region today. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Party bus, Las Vegas Entry to Yosemite National Park Driving tour of San Francisco

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10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 12 nights in hotels, motels and hostels National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour, Las Vegas Strip ++ Visit San Diego Zoo ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco START FINISH

MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES

DAY 10 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Hot diggity Yosemite! Feast your eyes on giant sequoia trees, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the breathtaking Bridalveil Fall. (B,D)

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

This is a sector of the 16 Day American Dream trip. See p.50 or visit our website.

JAIL PASS

DAY 11 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO. Are you going to San Francisco? Why, yes. Yes, you are. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Chinatown, this city is packed with iconic landmarks. See them all on today’s driving tour. (B)

Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz

DAY 12 SAN FRANCISCO. Hit up North Beach, shop in Union Square, maybe even see some sea lions… the details are up to you. Tonight, toast the end of your adventure with an optional sunset catamaran cruise. (B)

*NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. This trip wraps up in San Francisco after breakfast. Or, you could catch a lift with us back to LA. Whatever makes your life easier! (B)

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DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. You've seen the pictures, but nothing can prepare you for the humility that comes with standing on the precipice of something so mighty. With a day at the Grand Canyon you can see billions of years of rock history from every angle. Prepare to have your breath taken away. (B,D)

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Want to do things your way? Then you could always hone your craft beer vocab with a self-guided tour through the breweries and pubs of ‘America's Craft Beer Capital’ – or just get in on the sun and surf action along the 70 miles (112 km) of beaches. (B)

DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. You’ll see more than a few Joshua trees (they’re the ones that look a bit like mutant cacti) as we cross the Mojave Desert to Prescott. While you’re here, soak up some of the lingering history from the notorious strip of gun-slinging saloons that once stood on Whiskey Row. (B)

DAY 5 GRAND CANYON REGION TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Today, we’re Vegas bound. Kick off your stay in Sin City with a driving tour of The Strip – then when the sun sets, board our nightclub on wheels (aka the party bus). Prepare to make friends with Elvis lookalikes, roll the dice and see where the night takes you. Note: 3am pizza is totally acceptable. (B) DAY 6 LAS VEGAS. Reach new heights with an optional heli-tour over The Strip or ride on a big wheel (the High Roller Observation Wheel, to be precise). If you need a break after last night, take it easy by the pool where you can count on the weather to be flawless 24/7. DAY 7 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION. Wave goodbye to Las Vegas as we head into Yosemite National Park for a dose of fresh air and serious natural beauty. Luckily for you, this could be the best place in the world to cure a hangover. (D) DAY 8 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Grab your walking shoes – it’s time to check out what makes this famous National Park so special. We’re talking giant sequoia trees, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the iconic Bridalveil Fall. Nature, we salute you. (B,D) DAY 9 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. The colour orange is associated with extroverts and the unconventional – so it suits San Fran down to the ground. Add a bit of 'International Orange' to your life as we tick off SF's best: Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Painted Ladies and Golden Gate Bridge. (B,D) DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO. Yay, free day! Spend it how you like, but we recommend hitting up North Beach, seeing the sea lions at Pier 39 or


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checking out ‘The Rock’. This evening, there’s an optional sunset catamaran cruise to get on board with, so brace your sea legs. (B)

DAY 11 SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. Up, up and away! We’re leaving San Francisco on a jet plane. Next stop? NYC, baby! (B) DAY 12 NEW YORK CITY. Stroll by super-sized skyscrapers as we take to the streets of New York for a walking tour led by none other than our Topdeck local legend. The rest of the day is yours to explore with an included 7-day NYC Metro Pass, so make sure you fuel yourself up with as many bagels as your tummy has room for. (B) DAY 13 NEW YORK CITY. Riding the subway and wandering around the city’s wildly different neighbourhoods is a great way to see the place – the yellow cabs whizz by, the smells of the sidewalk pretzel stands waft your way and the whole place feels like one big movie set. Tonight, there’s one last dinner with the crew to look forward to. (B,D) DAY 14 NEW YORK CITY. Prepare to pack up your I Heart NYC hoodies – after breakfast, this trip is over. Then again, you’ve got three days left on that Metro Pass. Are you really ready to go? (B) This is a sector of the 16 Day American Dream trip. See p.50 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Local legend walking tour, New York City Party bus, Las Vegas Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Entry to Yosemite National Park Driving tour of San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 4 nights in hotel/suite upgrades ++ Flights and airport transfers between San Francisco and New York City ++ 7-day NYC Metro Pass ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco ++ Heli-tour, Las Vegas Strip ++ Visit San Diego Zoo START MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK CITY

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Note: This trip price includes New Year's

Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Buckle up! We’re heading to a city that was key to the American Revolution and Independence movement. To sweeten the deal, we hear Boston cream pie is on the musteat list. Get friendly with this impressive city on a driving tour before rounding off day one with an included dinner with the crew. (D)

DAY 3 BOSTON TO QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC. Quebec City is one of North America’s oldest settlements. True story. Wander its cobblestone streets, gaze up at its towering spires and you could be forgiven for thinking you’re somewhere in Europe. On tonight’s menu: an optional spinetingling ghost tour of the city. Spooky. (B,D)

DAY 2 BOSTON. A free day to do Boston your way. We’ve got a couple of optionals for you: pay a visit to Fenway Park (home of the Red Sox), or take to two wheels on a city bike tour. Fancy a walk? Well, we’ve got good news for you: the chances of finding yourself face-to-face with historically significant sites are high. (B)

DAY 5 MONTREAL. Today, it’s all about you. Satisfy your inner gastronome and sample some of the city’s finest eats on an optional food tour (we recommend the St Viateur bagels), or take on the Lachine Rapids with some optional jet boating (spoiler alert: you will get wet). (B) DAY 6 MONTREAL TO TORONTO, ONTARIO VIA OTTAWA. Set your sights on Toronto today – but first, we’ll be making a pit stop in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. When we reach T-dot, we’ve got a walking tour to get involved in, so limber up. Tonight, swing by some of Kensington’s bars and clubs for a slice of Toronto’s famous nightlife. (B,D) DAY 7 TORONTO. How you spend today is your call. Want some ideas? Well, you could check out the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame or the extra pointy CN Tower. Toronto is the most multiculturally diverse city on the planet, so brush up on your language skills – you never know who you could meet! (B) DAY 8 TORONTO TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN VIA NIAGARA FALLS. Never want your time in Canada to end? Well, we’ve got one last stop north of the border before we make tracks to the States, so make it count. Take in the sheer eye-popping force of the legendary Niagara Falls on a Voyage to the Falls boat tour before we hit Rock City (that’s Detroit to you and me). (B)


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DAY 9 DETROIT TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Hello, Chicago! We’re kicking things off in ChiTown with a driving tour, so prep your peepers for landmarks aplenty. Want some OMG optionals to make your stay complete? No problemo. We’ve got optional bike hire, architecture river cruises, helicopter rides – heck, we’ve even got an optional gangster tour to get down and dirty with. To cap things off, we’ve got a group visit to the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory (with included TILT experience) to look forward to. You’re welcome. (B,D) DAY 10 CHICAGO. Today, you’ve got heaps of free time to spend exploring the Windy City. If the architecture doesn’t knock your socks off, the food will. Did someone say Chicago deep-dish pizza? If you’re lucky, there might even be a Cubs game on, so get a wriggle on down to Wrigley Field. (B) DAY 11 CHICAGO TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Chicago, it’s been fun. Today it’s up and onwards to Cleveland – the centre of the universe for all things rock and roll-related (this place is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). (B) DAY 12 CLEVELAND TO WASHINGTON, DC. From the Rock and Roll Capital of the World to the capital of the United States. We’ve got something special for you tonight – watch the city sparkle on a goosebumpinducing nighttime illumination tour. (B,D) DAY 13 WASHINGTON, DC. Another free day for the win. You’ll cover some serious ground and see sights galore on an optional bike ride or segway tour. Or, you could always check out DC’s memorials, museums and monuments by foot. (B) DAY 14 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. After a driving tour through Philly, there’s some free time to track down lunch (cheesesteak recommended). Then, we roll into the city that never sleeps. Our trip might be over, but you’d be bananas for leaving the Big Apple. (B)

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Driving tour of Boston Walking tour of Toronto 360 Tower with TILT experience, Chicago Driving tour of Chicago Night illumination tour, Washington, DC Driving tour of Philadelphia Voyage to the Falls boat tour, Niagara Falls

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

13 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) 11 nights in hostels, 2 nights in hotel upgrades Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Ghost tour, Quebec ++ Jet boat ride, Montreal ++ Segway tour, Washington, DC START MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN NEW YORK CITY PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2129 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2499 G= Guaranteed Departure price based on per person multi-share: usually

2-6 per room

14 DAYS FROM

2129

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 53 S P E $1 P E R R PE


16 D A Y | A M E R I C A N D R E A M

HOSTEL PLUS

50

LOS ANGELES

20

NEW YORK CITY

MEALS

4

STATES

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TACO BOWL, YOSEMITE NP, SAN DIEGO, NEW YORK CITY, LAS VEGAS

DAY 4 SAN DIEGO. Anyone for an optional trip to San Diego Zoo? Maybe a historic trolley ride, or a wander through Balboa Park? Or an optional visit to the USS Midway aircraft carrier? If all else fails, you can simply make like a Cali-native and soak up San Diego’s laid back beach vibes. Today, the options are endless. (B)

YOUR ROUTE

NY

NV

FINISH

New York City

Yosemite National Park region

2

2 San Francisco

CA

2

1 Grand Canyon region

Las Vegas START

1 Prescott

Los Angeles 2

2

AZ

San Diego

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Yes, yes, yes – this is LA! Keep your eyes peeled for the kookiest of Los Angelenos in their natural habitat. Santa Monica brings bright colours with vibrant murals, café-lined streets and the iconic Santa Monica pier, while Beverly Hills is all about bling and beauty. And Hollywood? Well, it needs no introduction. See it all on a driving tour. (D) DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. You’ve got a free day to roam wherever you wish. Our optionals? Well, you could spend the day seeking thrills at Universal Studios, or getting up close and personal with the

characters you loved as a kid at Disneyland. Not your thing? Then maybe an session of I-spy with celebrity mega-mansions on an optional movie star homes tour would float your boat? (B)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO. Today we leave the City of Angels behind and take a step towards sunny San Diego. Get friendly with the city on a driving tour through some seriously colourful neighbourhoods, then sit down to an included dinner with the crew. Tonight, there’s an optional nightlife tour to get on board with. (B,D)

DAY 5 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Today, we're rolling like a tumbleweed through the Mojave Desert on our way to Prescott. To round off the day, be sure to grab a drink at Whiskey Row. (B) DAY 6 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. Fact: nothing will prepare you for the first time you set eyes on the majestic Grand Canyon. There’s a full day to spend exploring the national park, so strap on your hiking shoes and get going! (B,D) DAY 7 GRAND CANYON REGION TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. From one of the world’s seven natural wonders to the bright lights of Sin City. We’re off to Vegas, baby! After a driving tour of The Strip, it’s time to don your best outfit and prepare for a night to remember. First stop: a party on wheels. Afterwards, you can opt to keep the good times rolling in the Vegas clubs. Don’t mind if we do! (B) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. Shake off last night with an optional heli-tour over The Strip, or take an optional ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel and ‘gram your heart out. If you don’t have a head for heights, you can always laze by the pool and detox. DAY 9 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION. Time for some fresh air? We think so too. Say sayonara to the casinos and Elvis lookalikes – we’re moving on to Yosemite National Park. Get pumped, because tomorrow we’re going to let you loose in this heavenly slice of the great American outdoors. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! (D) DAY 10 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Well hello, nature. Spend today losing (and finding) yourself as you gaze up at giant sequoia trees, the towering Sierra Nevada


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TRIP CODE: UESALN S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, SAN FRANCISCO, GRAND CANYON

mountains and some breathtaking waterfalls. This place is paradise, pure and simple. (B,D)

DAY 11 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Welcome to San Fran, where the streets are almost vertical and the Painted Ladies are the talk of the town. Get acquainted with the city on a walking tour, then round off the day with a tasty group dinner. (B,D) DAY 12 SAN FRANCISCO. A free day to see what this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Think: seafood chowder, Lombard Street, Pier 39, Alcatraz, Chinatown and more. This evening, there’s an optional sunset catamaran cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge to go gooey-eyed over. (B) DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. Ready to take to the skies? Good, because we’re hopping on a plane to our final destination: the one and only New York City. Excitement level: 100/10. (B) DAY 14 NEW YORK CITY. Arm yourself with an optional sightseeing pass, then it’s time to hit the streets. We’ve enlisted the help of our local legend, who’ll take you around and show you all the sights – so be sure to keep an ear out for some juicy insider info. (B) DAY 15 NEW YORK CITY. You’ve got a 7-day NYC Metro pass, so don’t be afraid to use it! Spend your free day in NYC checking out every unexplored nook and cranny – or follow your nose to Brooklyn for as much delicious pizza as you can eat (don’t forget to save some room for tonight’s included dinner, though). (B,D) DAY 16 NEW YORK CITY. Time to put The City That Never Sleeps to bed – our trip comes to a close after breakfast. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stick around... (smirky face emoji) (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Driving tour of Los Angeles Local legend walking tour, New York City Party bus, Las Vegas Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Entry to Yosemite National Park Driving tour of San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hostels, 6 nights in hotel/suite upgrades ++ Flights and airport transfers between San Francisco and New York City ++ 7-day NYC Metro Pass ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios, Los Angeles ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco ++ Heli-tour, Las Vegas Strip START MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK CITY

FL START

Orlando

2

FINISH

Miami

2 Florida Keys

9

APR

24

APR

23

APR

8

MAY

7

MAY

22

MAY

21

MAY

5

JUN

4

JUN

19

JUN

11

JUN

26

JUN

18

JUN

3

JUL

25

JUN

10

JUL

2

JUL

17

JUL

9

JUL

24

JUL

16

JUL

31

JUL

23

JUL

7

AUG

30

JUL

14

AUG

6

AUG

21

AUG

13

AUG

28

AUG

20

AUG

4

SEP

27

AUG

11

SEP

3

SEP

18

SEP

G

G G G G G

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10

SEP

25

SEP

17

SEP

2

OCT

24

SEP

9

OCT

1

OCT

16

OCT

8

OCT

23

OCT

22

OCT

6

NOV

G G G

5

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20

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19

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4

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3

DEC

18

DEC

10

DEC

25

DEC

17

DEC

1

JAN

G,NN*

24

DEC

8

JAN

G,NV

31

DEC

15

JAN

NL*

G

2020

G 7

JAN

22

JAN

G

21

JAN

5

FEB

4

FEB

19

FEB

G

18

FEB

4

MAR

3

MAR

18

MAR

G

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $3159 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $3499 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $3699 G= Guaranteed Departure NN*= New Year, New York NV= New Year, Las Vegas NL*= New Year, Los Angeles price based on per person multi-share: usually

2-6 per room

16 DAYS FROM

3159

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

*NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY Note: This trip price includes New Year's Eve party. Due to United States drinking regulations, you must be 21 or over to book.

WANT TO SEE MORE OF THE STATES?

JAIL PASS

Then we suggest rounding off your adventure through the USA with the awesome 8 Day Florida Calling trip (p.38) after this trip wraps up in NYC. Just book your own flight from New York City to Orlando.

Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 98 S P E $1 P E R R PE


23/24 D A Y | W E S T C O A S T C R U I S E R

HOSTEL PLUS

52

LOS ANGELES

VANCOUVER 25/27 MEALS

5

STATES/PROVINCES

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GRAND CANYON, LAKE LOUISE, SAN FRANCISCO, LAS VEGAS

YOUR ROUTE

Jasper National Park

2

BC Mt Robson

AB

Lake Louise

Kamloops 1

Banff

2 National Park

Whistler

1

FINISH

Okanagan Region

Vancouver 1

CANADA USA

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Say hello to LA, Topdeckers! First things first: get your bearings with a driving tour of the city, then get to know the crew over dinner. Tonight, there’s an optional nightlife tour on the cards. (D)

DAY 10 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Feast your eyes on giant sequoia trees, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the breathtaking Bridalveil Fall. We’ve got a sneaking suspicion you might just fall in love with this place. (B,D)

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Today’s optionals? Well, you could unleash your inner child and meet the mascots at Disneyland, hit up Universal Studios for the ultimate movie buff day out, or hop on a movie star homes tour. The choice is yours. (B)

DAY 11 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Chinatown, San Francisco is packed with iconic landmarks. See them all on today’s driving tour. (B,D)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO. Get acquainted with San Diego’s beaches, harbour and downtown area on a driving tour, then suit up for an optional taste of America’s Finest City’s nightlife. (B,D) DAY 4 SAN DIEGO. Take your pick from two awesome optionals: monkey around at San Diego Zoo, or check out some amazing aircraft aboard the USS Midway. (B) DAY 5 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Take one last look at the coast before we drive through the Mojave Desert to Prescott. (B) DAY 6 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. Prepare to tick off a major bucket list experience: the Grand Canyon. We guarantee that standing on the rim will give you butterflies. (B,D)

NV Yosemite National Park region

Grand Canyon region

2

2 San Francisco

CA

2

1

Las Vegas START

1

Los Angeles 2

Prescott

2 San Diego

AZ

DAY 7 GRAND CANYON REGION TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Gaze out of the window on a driving tour of The Strip, then hop aboard a legendary Las Vegas party bus. If that’s not enough, there’s optional nightclub entry too. (B) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. We’ve got a couple of options for you: look The Strip up and down on a helicopter tour, or take a ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel. DAY 9 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Share your Vegas stories with the crew on the way to the Yosemite National Park region today. (D)

DAY 12 SAN FRANCISCO. Hit up North Beach, shop in Union Square, maybe even see some sea lions… the details are up to you. Tonight, there’s an optional sunset catamaran cruise. (B) DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO TO VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. There’s no time to waste, so today we’re hopping on a plane to Vancouver. Canada, here we come! DAY 14 VANCOUVER TO OKANAGAN REGION. Take in the views as we drive through Fraser Valley, over the Coquihalla Pass and into the Okanagan Valley. Wine tasting, anyone? (D) DAYS 15-16 OKANAGAN REGION TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA. Ready to raise that pulse? Good. Banff has alllll the adrenaline-fuelled optionals, including whitewater rafting, the Sulphur Mountain Gondola and heli-tours over the Columbia Icefield. (B,D) (B) DAYS 17-18 BANFF TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Bye-bye Banff, and hello Jasper! Get all up on the Athabasca Glacier on a Ice Explorer tour, then hit the hot springs to defrost. (B) (B) DAY 19 JASPER TO SUN PEAKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA. You'll have just enough time to take a selfie with a mountain goat statue and spot the moose near Moose Lake before our date with Sun Peaks. (B,D) DAY 20 SUN PEAKS TO WHISTLER. Whistler is the holy grail of ski resorts, but you'll be surprised at how much more there is to do when the snow melts. Did someone say nightlife tour? (B,D)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GRAND CANYON, JASPER NP, LOS ANGELES, SANTA MONICA, SAN FRANCISCO

DAYS 21-22 WHISTLER. Whistler is all about optional mountain biking and ziplining – or working on your tan at the beach (seriously) with the other off-season ski bunnies. DAY 23 WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER. We'll wrap up our trip along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver. Cue sad faces and goodbyes. This is a combo of the 16 Day American Dream (see p.50) and the 10/11 Day Canadian Rockies (see p.26) trips. Visit our website for more information.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

TRIP CODE: UEWCLK S TA R T

Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Party bus, Las Vegas Hot springs, Jasper Wine tasting, Kelowna Entry to Yosemite National Park Driving tour of San Diego Ice Explorer tour, Athabasca Glacier Entry to Jasper National Park Entry to Banff National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) (17 breakfasts, 10 dinners on Calgary itinerary) ++ 22 nights in hotels, hostels, motels and lodges (23 nights on Calgary itinerary) ++ Flight and airport transfers between San Francisco and Vancouver ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco ++ Whitewater rafting, Banff START MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN VANCOUVER

FINISH

2019 23

APR

15

MAY

21

MAY

12

JUN

G

4

JUN

26

JUN

G

11

JUN

3

JUL

25

JUN

18

JUL

9

JUL

31

JUL

23

JUL

14

AUG

30

JUL

21

AUG

6

AUG

28

AUG

20

AUG

11

SEP

27

AUG

18

SEP

3

SEP

25

SEP

10

SEP

2

OCT

G

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $4779 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $5299 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $5749 G= Guaranteed Departure S*= Calgary Stampede Departure price based on per person multi-share: usually

2-6 per room

23 DAYS FROM

4779

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

*CALGARY SUMMER SPECIAL ITINERARY

JAIL PASS

The 25 June 2018 departure follows a special

Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in

26-day itinerary including two nights in Calgary

San Francisco, make sure you book

during the Calgary Stampede. PLEASE NOTE:

BEFORE you begin the trip.

Entry tickets to the Stampede are not included.

G, S*

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 08 S P E $2 P E R R PE


23 D A Y | W E S T E R N W I N T E R

HOSTEL PLUS

54

LOS ANGELES

CALGARY

28

MEALS

5

STATES/PROVINCES

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LOS ANGELES, WHISTLER, LAS VEGAS, WHISTLER

YOUR ROUTE

FINISH

Banff National Park

BC Kelowna/ Big White

Whistler

Calgary

CANADA USA

Yosemite National Park region Grand Canyon region

2

San Francisco

CA

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. OMFG, the optionals today are ridiculous. Live out your childhood dreams at Disneyland, visit Universal Studios or grab your camera and go all-out paparazzi mode on a movie star homes tour. (B)

DAY 11 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Get acquainted with San Francisco on a walking tour, then round off the day with a tasty group dinner. (B,D)

DAY 4 SAN DIEGO. Today’s optionals? We’re glad you asked. Prepare for cute animal overload at the zoo or aircraft aplenty aboard the USS Midway. (B)

NV

2

DAY 10 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Spend today losing (and finding) yourself as you gaze up at giant sequoia trees, the towering Sierra Nevada mountains and the jaw-dropping Bridalveil Fall. (B,D)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. There’s plenty of time to get acquainted with the likes of San Diego Harbor and Downtown on our city tour. Tonight, head out on an optional nightlife tour. (B,D)

AB Vancouver

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. We’re kicking off our Western Winter adventure with a driving tour of the City of Angels, followed by a swanky group dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

2

1

Las Vegas START

1

Los Angeles 2

Prescott

2 San Diego

AZ

DAY 12 SAN FRANCISCO. A free day to see what this cosmopolitan city has to offer. This evening, there’s an optional sunset catamaran cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge to go gooey-eyed over. (B) DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO TO VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. So long, San Francisco – we’re leaving for Canada on a jet plane. Next stop: Vancouver!

DAY 5 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. We’ll take a drive through the Joshua Tree-dotted landscape of the Mojave Desert to Prescott today. (B)

DAY 14 VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER. Today we’ll make the beautiful drive to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway. The Whistler nightlife will be waiting for you post-dinner. (D)

DAY 6 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. Prepare to feel small and insignificant (in the best possible way) as we pay a visit to the one, the only… Grand Canyon. (B,D)

DAY 15 WHISTLER. Whether you’re a pro-planker (skier) or complete beginner, you’ve got two days to show the slopes who’s boss. Fancy some optional skiing or snowboarding lessons? You got it. (B)

DAY 7 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Vegas is next! Kick off your stay in Sin City with a driving tour of The Strip. Then, it’s time to hop aboard our private nightclub on wheels. Anyone for optional VIP nightclub entry afterwards? (B)

DAY 16 WHISTLER. Eat. Sleep. Ski. Repeat. Or, you could always take it easy and soak up the après vibes. Craving an adrenaline rush? Then say yes to some optional ziplining. (B)

DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. Go up, up and away with an optional ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel, put everything on black at the casino or cash in your winnings for an optional helicopter flight over The Strip. DAY 9 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION. We’re moving on to Yosemite National Park. Get pumped, because tomorrow we’re going to let you loose in this heavenly slice of the great American outdoors. (D)

DAY 17 WHISTLER TO KELOWNA. Next up? British Columbia’s biggest wine region, Kelowna. Fact: Kelowna means ‘grizzly bear’ in Salish. Who knew? (B,D) DAY 18 KELOWNA (BIG WHITE DAY TRIP). Big White is a big deal. There are snowmobile tours and tubing and ice skating opportunities – not to mention the skiing and snowboarding. (B) DAY 19 KELOWNA (BIG WHITE DAY TRIP). Today, we make the journey back up to Big White for another round of flawless pow. (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BANFF, YOSEMITE, SAN FRANCISCO, SANTA MONICA

DAY 20 KELOWNA TO BANFF, ALBERTA. It’s up and onwards to the majestic Glacier National Park (expect alpine scenery and ancient forests). Banff is up next. (B,D) DAY 21 BANFF. Three world-class ski resorts are yours to choose from. However you spend your day, we’ll round things off with a muscle-relieving dip in the hot springs. (B) DAY 22 BANFF. Make your last day count with an optional ride on the Banff Gondola. Tonight, there’s a final dinner with the crew (try not to get too emosh). (B,D) DAY 23 BANFF. After breakfast, the time has come to bid farewell to your Topdecker brethren. Heading to Calgary airport? There’s a shuttle bus on hand. (B) This is a combo of the 16 Day American Dream (see p.50) and the 10 Day Great White North (see p.43) trips. Visit our website for more information. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 2019-20 TRIP. ITINERARIES AND INCLUSIONS MAY DIFFER FOR 2018-19 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

TRIP CODE: UEWWLY S TA R T

Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Party bus, Las Vegas Driving tour of San Diego Driving tour of San Francisco Hot springs, Banff Entry to Banff National Park Entry to Glacier National Park

++ ++ ++ ++

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour, Las Vegas Strip ++ Skiing and snowboarding lift passes for Whistler/Blackcomb ++ Gondola ride, Banff START

MEET AT 8AM IN LOS ANGELES APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BANFF FINISH OR APPROXIMATELY 3PM AT CALGARY AIRPORT

10

DEC

1

JAN

G,CW, NB

24

DEC

15

JAN

G, NV

2020

MORE INCLUSIONS 18 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) 16 nights in hostels, 6 nights in hotel upgrades Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Flight and airport transfers between San Francisco and Vancouver ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

FINISH

2019

7

JAN

29

JAN

21

JAN

12

FEB

4

FEB

26

FEB

18

FEB

11

MAR

3

MAR

25

MAR

G

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $3699 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $4349 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $4549 G= Guaranteed Departure CW= Christmas, Whistler NB= New Year, Banff NV= New Year, Las Vegas price based on per person multi-share: usually

2-6 per room

3699

23 DAYS FROM

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 61 S P E $1 P E R R PE


LIMITED EDITION

LIMITED EDITION

56

The USA and Canada are flush with iconic cultural events, experiences and festivals. Tick some off that bucket list of yours and get a true feel of North America and its traditions. From New Year's celebrations in LA, NYC and Miami to epic excursions through Alaska, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences are like nothing else. What are you waiting for?

ACCOMMODATION

HOSTELS, HOTELS, MOTELS AND LODGES

TRIP LENGTH PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA

4-19 DAYS

ACCOMMODATION VARIOUS

(SEE SPECIFIC TRIPS FOR MORE DETAILS)

DAYS | TRIP NAME

PAGE

4 DAY

| NYC NEW YEAR'S

57

4 DAY

| L A NEW YEAR'S

57

4 DAY

| MIAMI NEW YEAR'S

57

9 DAY

| AL ASKAN ADVENTURE

58

10 DAY

| PACIFIC NORTHWEST

59

11 DAY

| BBQ & BLUES

60

19 DAY

| ALL-AMERICAN OUTDOORS

61


NEW YORK CITY

4

TRIP CODE: ULNYNH S TA R T

FINISH

DEC

2

STATE

TRIP CODE: ULNYNE S TA R T

2018/2019 30

1

MEALS

4 DAY | LA NEW YEAR'S LOS ANGELES

G

30

FINISH

DEC

2

1

STATE

MIAMI

4

S TA R T

FINISH

STATE

FINISH

2018/2019

2018/2019 30

1

MEALS

TRIP CODE: ULNYLL

S TA R T

JAN

Anyone who's ever muttered the words, ‘New Year's is so overrated’ has obviously never been to NYC. Join us front and centre at our NYE party.

MEALS

TRIP CODE: ULNYMM

2018/2019

JAN

4

4 DAY | MIAMI NEW YEAR'S

DEC

2

30

JAN

Say YES to the best city on the west coast, and a double YES to spending NYE in the best way possible – with Topdeck, of course!

DEC

2

JAN

Buff bodies, art deco, neon and eternal sunshine. This. Is. Miami. Ready to ring in the new year, Topdeck-style? Yeah, you are!

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

++ NYE dinner and party ++ Local legend walking tour, New York City

++ ++ ++ ++

++ ++ ++ ++

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights in twin-share hotels (ULNYNH) or multi-share hostels (ULNYNE) ++ 7-day NYC Metro Pass ++ Awesome Trip Leader

NYE dinner and party 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner 3 nights in hostels Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET AT 6PM IN LOS ANGELES FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN LOS ANGELES

NYE dinner and party 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner 3 nights in hostels Awesome Trip Leader

START MEET AT 6PM IN MIAMI FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN MIAMI

START MEET AT 6PM IN NEW YORK CITY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK CITY

PLEASE NOTE: THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THIS TRIP IS 21 DUE TO UNITED STATES DRINKING REGULATIONS.

PLEASE NOTE: THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THIS TRIP IS 21 DUE TO UNITED STATES DRINKING REGULATIONS.

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $1099

PLEASE NOTE: THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THIS TRIP IS 21 DUE TO UNITED STATES DRINKING REGULATIONS.

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $949

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $949

G= Guaranteed Departure

G= Guaranteed Departure

G= Guaranteed Departure

Price based on per person multi-share OR twin/double

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6

4DAYS FROM

4 DAYS FROM

4 DAYS FROM

share depending on trip type

1099

$

USD PER PERSON

All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 75 S P E $2 P E R R PE

per room

949

$

per room

949

$

USD PER PERSON

All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 38 S P E $2 P E R R PE

USD PER PERSON

All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 38 S P E $2 P E R R PE

57 LIMITED EDITION

4 DAY | NYC NEW YEAR'S


9 DAY | AL ASKAN ADVENTURE

LIMITED EDITION

58

ANCHORAGE

ANCHORAGE

12

MEALS

1

STATE

YOUR ROUTE Denali National Park

2

Tangle Lakes

1

AK Talkeetna

1

START/FINISH

Anchorage

Worthington 2 Glacier Wrangell St Elias 2 National Park Prince William Sound

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, TALKEETNA, DENALI NP

DAY 1 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA TO TALKEETNA. Nature lovers, unite! Arrive in Anchorage and meet the crew before we roll north to Talkeetna, towards Mt Denali. Bonus: there’s an optional scenic flight to get involved in when we get there. (D)

TRIP CODE: ULAKAA S TA R T

FINISH

2019 6

JUL

14

JUL

24

AUG

1

SEP

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2649

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

9 DAYS FROM

2649

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 2 TALKEETNA TO DENALI. Welcome to Denali National Park! Think: six million acres of wilderness calling to be explored and furry friends to be made. Grab your walking shoes and go! (B) DAY 3 DENALI. We’re heading out on a wildlife drive today – so keep an eye out for grizzly bears, moose and dall sheep. If you’re feeling adventurous (that’ll be a yes), you might also want to get involved in some optional ziplining and whitewater rafting. (B) DAY 4 DENALI TO TANGLE LAKES. Today we’re heading to Tangle Lakes for another dose of wilderness. More optional ziplining? Coming right up… (B,D) DAY 5 TANGLE LAKES TO WRANGELL ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK. From one national park to another. We’re leaving the lakes behind and heading east towards Wrangell St Elias National Park. (B,D) DAY 6 WRANGELL ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK. Majestic AF = the only way to describe today. Put on your hiking boots and explore the national park yourself or choose between optional glacier climbing or ice trekking. Seriously cool. (B) DAY 7 WRANGELL ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK TO PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. We’re off to Prince William Sound, but first we’ll be stopping off at the Richardson Highway to see the Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass (officially the snowiest place in Alaska during winter). After all that sightseeing, you’ve earned tonight’s included dinner. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Entry to Denali National Park Worthington Glacier, Richardson Highway Wildlife viewing drive, Denali Scenic drive through McCarthy

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

8 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 8 nights in hostels, lodges and cabins Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major destinations Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Whitewater rafting, Denali ++ Glacier trekking, Wrangell St Elias National Park ++ Glacier kayaking, Prince William Sound START MEET AT 8.30AM IN ANCHORAGE FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN ANCHORAGE

DAY 8 PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. Prince William Sound is surrounded by Chugach National Forest and mountains that touch the sky – and you might even spot some belly-flopping humpback whales in the distance. Remember, it’s your last full day in the wild, so live it up with an optional glacier and wildlife cruise or some optional sea kayaking. (B) DAY 9 PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND TO ANCHORAGE. Say goodbye to the mountains, the glaciers and the forests – today we’re heading back to the big smoke for some souvenir shopping and beer drinking before parting ways with the crew. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 95 S P E $2 P E R R PE


10 D A Y | PA C I F I C N O RT H W E S T VANCOUVER

14

MEALS

3

LIMITED EDITION

VANCOUVER

59

STATES/PROVINCES

YOUR ROUTE BC

Whistler START/FINISH

Vancouver

2

CANADA

2

Seattle

USA

WA

2 Portland

OR

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WHISTLER MOUNTAIN, MULTNOMAH FALLS

DAY 1 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. What’s upppp Vancouver! Say hello to your fellow Topdeckers (and some amazing scenery to boot) in Canada’s third largest city. When you’re done looking around, we’ve got an included dinner lined up to help break the ice. It’s gonna be an amazing ten days. (D) DAY 2 VANCOUVER. You’ve got a free day to spend however you please – score! Take a walk along the seawall at Stanley Park, gawp at the marine life at Vancouver Aquarium or go all-out nerd with a visit to Science World. When the sun goes down, why not grab a slice of the Vancouver nightlife? (B) DAY 3 VANCOUVER TO PORTLAND, OREGON. Wave bye-bye to Canada for now – we’ve got a date with a real stunner to attend to (spoiler alert: it’s Portland). Our first order of business is to take a spin around the city on a driving tour – so prep your peepers for leafy parks, the Willamette River and Mt Hood (it’s over there, in the distance). (B) DAY 4 PORTLAND. Say, anyone fancy taking an optional Portland Brewery tour? If you’d rather skip straight to the amber nectar, Stumptown’s got plenty of craft beer bars to keep you going. And if you already hit up the bar scene last night? We hear Portland’s got some good coffee, too. (B,D) DAY 5 PORTLAND TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. Today we’re making tracks to Seattle: home of the Space Needle, delicious salmon and the one and only Frasier Crane. What better way to get acquainted than by taking a driving tour through its busy streets? (B,D) DAY 6 SEATTLE. Rise and shine – you’ve got a free day to get all up in Seattle’s face. Wanna make a splash? Then get on board with an optional kayaking sesh. If you’d rather stay on dry land, join us for a trip to the Space Needle or head to Pike Place Market and bag yourself a one-of-a-kind souvenir (or something to take home for mum). (B) DAY 7 SEATTLE TO WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. One more stop in America (the gorgeous Multnomah Falls), then it’s back to Canada we go. Ready for an adrenaline rush? You better be, because we’re

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

TRIP CODE: ULPNKK

++ Driving tour of Portland ++ Space Needle, Seattle ++ Visit Multnomah Falls

S TA R T

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

FINISH

2019

9 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) 9 nights in hostels, lodges and cabins Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major destinations Awesome Trip Leader

10

JUN

19

1

JUL

10

JUN JUL

29

JUL

7

AUG

19

AUG

28

AUG

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $1549

TOP OPTIONALS

G= Guaranteed Departure

++ Brewery tour, Portland ++ Kayaking, Seattle ++ Ziplining, Whistler

Price based on per person multi-share: usually 2-6 per room

START MEET AT 5PM IN VANCOUVER FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN VANCOUVER

on our way to Whistler! This place is an all-skiing, all-hiking wonderland. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then you’re free to roam. (B,D)

DAY 8 WHISTLER. For the thrill-seekers, we’ve got some optional ziplining on offer today – but if you want to chill out and indulge in some après-ski, that’s fine too. Tonight, it’s time to get your glad rags on – there’s an optional nightlife tour on the cards. Fact: Whistler knows how to party. (B)

10 DAYS FROM

1549

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 9 WHISTLER. You’ve got one more day left to spend in this hallowed land of snowsports and mountain biking, so make it count. After you’re done with the outdoorsy activities, there’s a final dinner with the Topdeck crew to enjoy. (B,D) DAY 10 WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER. Farewell, Whistler – we’re heading back to Vancouver, where this crazy ride started. After checking out the Capilano Suspension Bridge, it’s time to say goodbye. Want to do it all over again? Well, don’t just sit there. Start planning the next adventure! (B)

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 55 S P E $1 P E R R PE


11 D A Y | B B Q & B LU E S CANADA

LIMITED EDITION

60

NEW ORLEANS

CHICAGO

14

MEALS

4

STATES

YOUR ROUTE

START/FINISH

Chicago

IL

2 2

Nashville

TN

Memphis

MS LA

Jackson

START/FINISH

New Orleans

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: NASHVILLE, NEW ORLEANS, BBQ PLATTER, MEMPHIS

NEW ORLEANS TO CHICAGO TRIP CODE: ULBBOC S TA R T

CHICAGO TO NEW ORLEANS TRIP CODE: ULBBC0

FINISH

S TA R T

2019

FINISH

2019

16

APR

26

APR

31

MAY

10

JUN

26

JUL

5

AUG

8

OCT

18

OCT

26

APR

6

MAY

BF

10

JUN

20

JUN

LF

5

AUG

15

AUG

18

OCT

28

OCT

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2169 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2549 G= Guaranteed Departure BF= Blues Fest, Chicago Departure LF= Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago Departure JF= Jass Fest, New Orleans Departure VF= Voodoo Fest, New Orleans Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $648

11 DAYS FROM

2169

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

FESTIVAL DEPARTURES Wanna visit some of the best festivals the USA has to offer? Then this is the trip for you! If there's a particular festival you'd like to

M RO YF D DA US ON R 98 S P E $1 P E R R PE

attend, we’ll get you to the relevant city on time - but festival tickets are not included in the trip price.

JF

VF

DAY 1 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Get excited: you’re in the home of jazz music AND finger-lickin’ Cajun food. What better way to get acquainted with the city (and your fellow Topdeckers) than by getting down with the legendary party vibes of Bourbon Street? (D) DAY 2 NEW ORLEANS. Po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya… just how do they get Cajun food to taste so damn good? Learn the secrets behind New Orleans’ tastiest treats with an optional cooking demonstration. Not your thing? You could always go party-hunting around town. There’s bound to be a festival going on somewhere! (B) DAY 3 NEW ORLEANS. If you fancy seeing another side to New Orleans, why not hop on an optional swamp tour and check out the alligators? If you’d rather steer clear of swamp monsters, there’s also an optional paddleboat cruise down the Mississippi to get on board with. (B) DAY 4 NEW ORLEANS TO MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE VIA JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. Today we’re rockin’ and rollin’ into Memphis, the city Elvis Presley called home. If that’s not enough to get you thrusting, this place is also renowned for its ahmazing BBQ food. You’ll see why at dinner. (B,D) DAY 5 MEMPHIS. Kick things off with a visit to Sun Studio (the ‘Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll’) to whet your appetite for all things tuneful, then take your pick from today’s optionals: a visit to the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum OR the one and only Graceland. (B) DAY 6 MEMPHIS TO NASHVILLE. Hello, country and western! Zip up those cowboy boots and get ready to scoot, 'cause we’re on our way to Nashville. We’ll take you around the city’s main sights on a driving tour. (B,D) DAY 7 NASHVILLE. Centennial Park, Belle Meade Plantation and the Parthenon (spoiler alert: it’s a replica) await, so get cracking. Got a hankering for some more country music? Then an optional visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame has your name written all over it. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++

Sun Studio tour, Memphis Driving tour of Nashville Driving tour of Chicago 360 Tower with TILT experience, Chicago

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) 10 nights in hotels Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major destinations Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Swamp tour, New Orleans ++ Visit Graceland, Memphis ++ Helicopter tour, Chicago MEET AT 5PM IN NEW ORLEANS (ULBBOC) OR 5PM IN CHICAGO (ULBBCO) APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN CHICAGO (ULBBOC) FINISH OR 9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (ULBBCO) START

DAY 8 NASHVILLE TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Next stop: Chicago. Get to know the Windy City on a driving tour, then gather with the group for a trip to the top of the 360 Chicago tower. (B,D) DAY 9 CHICAGO. Pedal your way around on a bike ride, take to the water on an architecture cruise, go up, up, and away on a helicopter tour over the city, or get shady with a gangster tour. (B) DAY 10 CHICAGO. It’s your last full day in Chicago! What you do with it is your call, but we recommend that you get your fill of exploring while you still can. (B) DAY 11 CHICAGO. Today, our BBQ & Blues trips sings its swan song – time to say goodbye. If you’re not ready to go home, an encore could be in order… (B)


1 9 D A Y | A L L- A M E R I C A N O U T D O O R S LOS ANGELES

25

MEALS

7

LIMITED EDITION

SEATTLE

61

STATES

YOUR ROUTE

CANADA USA

2 START

Seattle

Missoula

WA

MT

1

Yellowstone 2 National Park region

2

Jackson Hole

WY

1

Park City

Yosemite National Park region

UT

NV

2

2 San Francisco

Salt Lake City

Arches

Monument Valley

CA

2 National Park region

2 Las Vegas

Grand

2 Canyon region

FINISH

AZ

Los Angeles

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ARCHES NP, TETON MOUNTAIN RANGE, YELLOWSTONE NP

DAYS 1-2 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. Meet up with your fellow nature-loving Topdeckers in Seattle, where we’ve got a visit to the iconic Space Needle all lined up for you. (D) (B) DAY 3 SEATTLE TO MISSOULA, MONTANA. You’ve got a free day to see the Swimming Fish, the Peace Sign and the ‘M’, so make like a bakery truck and move your buns. (B) (D) DAYS 4-5 MISSOULA TO YELLOWSTONE REGION, WYOMING. Yellowstone not only packs canyons, mountains and forests, but it’s also home to two thirds of the world’s geysers. That’s some serious shiz.(B) (B) DAYS 6-7 YELLOWSTONE REGION TO JACKSON HOLE. After a visit to Grand Teton National Park, prep your beer-swilling arm for the all-singing, all-dancing Chuckwagon Dinner Show. How about trying some optional horseback riding or whitewater rafting on day seven? (B,D) (B) DAY 8 JACKSON HOLE TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. Next up: Salt Lake City. After we’ve got our bearings on a driving tour, you’re free to check out Temple Square, the Red Butte Arboretum and Hogle Zoo. (B) DAYS 9-10 SALT LAKE CITY TO ARCHES NATIONAL PARK VIA PARK CITY. Arches National Park has natural red stone archways for days – over 2,000 of them, in fact. (B,D) (B) DAYS 11-12 ARCHES NATIONAL PARK TO GRAND CANYON REGION, ARIZONA VIA MONUMENT VALLEY. Before we hit the Grand Canyon, there’s just enough time to squeeze in a Jeep tour of Monument Valley. (B,D) (B) DAYS 13-14 GRAND CANYON REGION TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. It’s time to go big. It’s time to go YOLO. It’s time for a Vegas party bus! To help you shake your post-night out hangover, we’ve got optional High Roller Observation Wheel rides, helicopter tours over The Strip and shooting range shenanigans. (D) DAYS 15-16 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION. Yosemite, we’re coming for ya. Feel small and insignificant as you swing by giant sequoia trees, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the breathtaking Bridalveil Fall. (B,D) (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Space Needle, Seattle Entry to Yellowstone National Park Chuckwagon Dinner Show, Jackson Hole Entry to Grand Teton National Park Driving tour of Salt Lake City Entry to Arches National Park Navajo Jeep tour, Monument Valley Entry to Grand Canyon National Park Party bus, Las Vegas Entry to Yosemite National Park Driving tour of San Francisco

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

16 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) 18 nights in hostels, lodges and cabins National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major destinations Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS

TRIP CODE: ULAOXL S TA R T

FINISH

2019 25

JUN

13

JUL

13

AUG

31

AUG

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $4649

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on Per Person twin-share/double Single supplement from an extra $1395

19 DAYS FROM

4649

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the Bucket list and More Inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

++ Whitewater rafting, Jackson Hole ++ Heli-tour, Grand Canyon ++ Sunset catamaran cruise, San Francisco START FINISH

MEET AT 5PM IN SEATTLE APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN LOS ANGELES OR 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO

DAYS 17-18 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION TO SAN FRANCISCO. Try not to leave your heart behind as we drive around to see Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown – and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. (B) (B,D) DAY 19 SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES. The City of Angels is where our epic jaunt around the all-American outdoors ends – but LA could be the perfect place to start a new adventure. (B)

JAIL PASS Note: If you want a jail pass to Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book before you begin the trip.

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 45 S P E $2 P E R R PE


CITY ESCAPES

CIT Y ESCAPES

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Sometimes you just need a bit of space to breathe and reboot before or after a longer trip. We totally get it. Which is why these nifty little breaks offer the perfect amount of time to experience some of the world's most iconic destinations. Please note: the included excursions are not exclusive to Topdeck, so you can expect to meet all sorts of travellers from far and wide.

4 DAY | SAN FRANCISCO CIT Y BREAK

4 DAY | NEW YORK CIT Y BREAK

TRIP CODE: UBSFSS

TRIP CODE: UBNYNN

The Golden Gate Bridge and ‘The Rock’ (book ahead) are a must see. Don’t

Tick off all the big ticket landmarks, feed your inner foodie in

miss chowder on Jefferson Street, drinks in Mission and the view from

Williamsburg and bounce from East Village to West as you fill up your

Dolores Park – they’re the spots San Franciscans love.

camera roll.

INCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS

++ 3 breakfasts ++ 3 nights in twin/double-share accommodation ++ San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Pass

++ 3 breakfasts ++ 3 nights in twin/double-share accommodation ++ 24-hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Pass

T WIN FROM

497

$

SINGLE FROM

995

$

USD PER PERSON

T WIN FROM

456

$

SINGLE FROM

818

$

USD PER PERSON

4 D A Y | LO S A N G E L E S C I T Y B R E A K

4 DAY | HONOLULU LEI-OVER

TRIP CODE: UBLALL

TRIP CODE: UBHLHH

Venice Beach is THE place for people-spotting. Hollywood, Beverly

Grab a lei and prepare to relax in beautiful Honolulu. Postcard-perfect

Hills and the Walk of Fame will leave you starry-eyed. This beautifully

doesn’t even do this place justice. See for yourself!

bonkers city is yours to explore.

INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts ++ 3 nights in twin/double-share accommodation ++ LA Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Pass

T WIN FROM

494

$

USD PER PERSON

SINGLE FROM

$

954

INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

3 breakfasts 3 nights in hotels Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial and Honolulu city tour Flower lei ceremony on arrival in Honolulu Return airport transfers

T WIN FROM

523

$

USD PER PERSON

SINGLE FROM

1038

$


STAY & PLAY

STAY & PLAY

63

PRE & POST ACCOMMODATION. ARRIVE EARLY. STAY LATE.

NEW YORK

T WIN FROM

LO S A N G E L E S

88

$

USD PER PERSON

SINGLE FROM

175

$

SAN FRANCISCO

T WIN FROM

132

T WIN FROM

117

SINGLE FROM

$

USD PER PERSON

205

T WIN FROM

44

$

USD PER PERSON

MIAMI

T WIN FROM

73

$

SINGLE FROM

$

USD PER PERSON

146

SINGLE FROM

88

$

T WIN FROM

117

USD PER PERSON

SINGLE FROM

$

234

NEW ORLEANS

T WIN FROM

88

$

USD PER PERSON

SINGLE FROM

175

$

VA N C O U V E R

T WIN FROM

106

$

USD PER PERSON

SINGLE FROM

212

$

CHICAGO

$

263

$

USD PER PERSON

L AS VEGAS

$

SINGLE FROM

$

TORONTO

BANFF

T WIN FROM

53

$

USD PER PERSON

SINGLE FROM

106

$

DORM FROM

50

$

USD PER PERSON


BOOKING CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS

64

Topdeck's Details

DMC Operations USA Inc., a Delaware corporation, whose address is 5 Paragon Drive, Montvale, NJ 07645.

Locally Operated Trips

All trips are operated by Topdeck

Deposit

$200 per person, payable at the time of booking

Rolling Deposit

If you cancel your booking you may request in writing at the time of cancellation that we provide you with a rolling deposit voucher for use against a future trip. The value of the rolling deposit will be the value of the original deposit paid. The rolling deposit cannot be redeemed by re-booking the same trip for the same departure date as originally booked. The voucher must be redeemed within two years from the date of initial trip cancellation. The rolling deposit can be transferred to a friend. Only one voucher per person per trip is permitted. The passenger must be between 18 to 39 years old to travel. If redeeming against a trip with a higher deposit the balance will be payable at the time of booking. Rolling deposits cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. The rolling deposit applies to the value of the deposit only. Change and cancellation fees for all changes within 42 days from the date of departure must still be paid and will not be deducted from the price payable for any future booking. Days before departure Over 42

Change and Cancellation Fees

Change and Cancellation Fee (% of trip price) $60 for changes Deposit for cancellations

Pre/post accommodation

Transfers

Nil

Nil

42-29

40%

40%

Nil

28-14

60%

60%

Nil

13-7

80%

100%

Nil

6-3

90%

100%

100%

2-0

100%

100%

100%

Flight Change and Cancellation Fee

$60, plus any airline charges (which could be up to the full value of the ticket)

Governing law and jurisdiction

The laws of New Jersey, with the courts of New Jersey having exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute

Brochure Validity Date

Prices and itineraries are correct as at 1 April 2018 and are subject to date. Exchange rates used were calculated as at that date.

Friends

4-6 together

5% off

7-9 together

7.5% off

10+ together

10% off

All passengers must be booked on the same trip/departure, prior to the departure date of the trip to qualify. Discounts

Multi-trip

2 trip multi

5% off cheapest trip

3 trip multi

7.5% off cheapest and 5% off second cheapest

4+ multi

10% off cheapest, 7.5% off second cheapest and 5% off third and additional trips

All passengers must be booked prior to the departure date of the first trip to qualify for discount. Discount applies to additional trips booked & is applied to the trip with the lowest trip value. Past passenger

5% off - we will need to be able to verify that you have previously been on one of our trips.

All discounts apply to the trip price only and do not apply to any flights, visitor taxes, short breaks, Canadian Rockies trip, stopovers, gap year trips, pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 15% off the trip price. Your contract will be with Topdeck as tour operator, unless you have booked a Locally Operated Trip, in which case your contract for tour services will be with the operator specified above and will be subject to that operator's terms and conditions, in addition to the booking conditions set out below. For any Locally Operated Trip, the operator will be identified on your itinerary or travel documents and their respective terms and conditions will be available directly on their websites or by contacting them. Should we book a flight on your behalf it will be subject to the conditions of the respective airline, including but not limited to deposit/full payment and cancellation terms. Please read these booking conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with these booking conditions. Our trips are designed for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years. We may in special circumstances approve passengers outside this range. If you are 17 years of age and wish to book on one of our trips, please contact us before making a booking as we will require your parent or guardian's written consent. We may decline a booking request from you if we think our trips are not suitable. Bookings can be made through your local travel agent or directly with Topdeck and must be secured with a deposit of the amount shown above. A contract between you and us will exist as soon as we issue an invoice in response to your request for a booking and the deposit has been paid to us or your travel agent. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that agent. PRICE & PAYMENT The deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your trip. The balance of your trip must be paid no later than 42 days prior to your trip departure date. If you do not pay within this period we may cancel your booking and your deposit will be forfeited. Full payment is required if you make a booking within 42 days of the departure date. If the trip includes a special offer we may require full payment (including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges) by such earlier time as specified in the offer. Open-dated passes must be paid for in full at the time of booking. Trip discounts apply to the trip price only and do not apply to any included flights, pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only two discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 15% off the trip price. For friends' discounts, all passengers must be booked on the same trip at the same time. For multi-trip discounts all trips must be booked at the same time. Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates as at the Brochure Validity Date. These prices may increase or decrease. We may alter prices and other particulars contained in our brochures and on our website at any time. Before you make a booking we will provide you with details of the current price of your chosen trip. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Please ensure you carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to you as soon as you receive them and contact us or your travel agent immediately if any information appears to be incorrect. We will not accept any liability if you fail to notify us of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of us sending them to you or the travel agent. While we will do our best to rectify any changes made outside this time, it is your responsibility to meet any additional costs which may be involved, except in the case of an error made by Topdeck. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the correct and valid travel documents including passports, visas and vaccination certificates. We strongly recommend that you verify current documentation requirements and all other relevant protocols and procedures associated with your trip with your travel agent or us. Please note requirements change and you must check with your consulate for the most up to date information, including but not limited to visa requirements for the countries visited on your trip. Passports must have an expiry date of at least six months after completion of the trip. IF YOU CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING If you want to change or cancel any aspect of your booking including but not limited to a change to a trip of shorter duration or different departure date you must notify us in writing. We will do our best to accommodate your requested changes but it may not always be possible. All change/cancellation fees must be paid within seven days of the invoice date or on the date of departure, whichever is the sooner. If you are prevented from traveling as a result of illness, death of an immediate family member, jury service, or other reason beyond your control which we consider significant, we may agree to your booking being transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip, subject to you and the other person accepting liability for full payment of the trip cost and any additional costs arising from the transfer and provided that you give us not less than 21 days' written notice of the proposed transfer. CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered that our trips are planned up to eighteen months in advance. We may therefore, at our discretion, modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement at any time. We will notify you as soon as possible of any changes and they will form part of our contract with you. In the case of any material modification or cancellation, we will, if possible, provide you with three alternatives: (1) a trip of an equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if available; or (2) a trip of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or (3) cancellation with a full refund of all monies paid. A material modification is one that has a serious impact on your trip and includes a change of departure date, departure point or airport, or change of departure time of more than twelve hours, which would cause substantial inconvenience to you. A change of accommodation, or transport method/style is not a material modification. We may alter or substitute the type or size of vehicle, or method/style of transport mentioned in the brochure, depending on the number of passengers carried, which can vary from trip to trip.

Normally the maximum group size is between 36 and 48 passengers. In certain countries there are strict laws governing drivers' hours and this may necessitate utilising public transport in some cities. Topdeck may require a minimum number of participants for certain trips. In the event that insufficient bookings have been made as at 42 days prior to departure, we may cancel the scheduled trip, whereupon all money paid by you for your Topdeck trip will be refunded and no further compensation will be paid. In such circumstances, you agree to release Topdeck from any further obligations which would have been enforceable had the trip not been cancelled. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR TOPDECK OPERATED TRIPS Save where the provisions of Force Majeure apply, if the trip does not materially comply with the description in the brochure, Topdeck may compensate you to a maximum value equal to the price of the trip. Topdeck will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment. Topdeck will not be liable where any failure in the performance or provision of your trip is due to: (a) your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of another member in your group (b) any third party not connected with the provision of your travel arrangements and where that failure is unavoidable (c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised or (d) an event which we or a travel service provider, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall (including but not limited to Force Majeure and unavoidable technical problems with transport and similar events). Our liability will in all cases be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to any applicable international conventions, including but not limited to the Geneva Convention in respect of carriage by road, the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation which set time limits for notifications/claims and limit the amount of compensation that can be claimed for death, injury, delay to passengers/guests and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained by you as a result of a contravention of any law or regulation of any of the countries visited while on the trip. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOCALLY OPERATED TRIPS If your trip is a Locally Operated Trip as listed above our obligation to you is to (and you expressly authorise us to) make trip bookings on your behalf with reasonable skill and care and to arrange a contract between you and the relevant operator. We exercise care in the selection of reputable local operators but we have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by the local operator. Your legal rights in connection with such trips are against the local operator and are not against us, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part. FLEXIBILITY DURING TRIP Your booking is accepted on the condition that you understand, and take responsibility for, the risks inherent in adventure travel. Every effort will be made to operate all trips featured in this brochure but there may be a necessity to vary the itinerary from that stated in the brochure, and delays may occur for a variety of reasons beyond our control. The need for a flexible attitude to this type of travel is important. All decisions relating to a trip itinerary will be taken by the Trip Leader, as appointed by us in the interest of the group as a whole. Please note that due to public holidays some sights or activities may not be available on a particular trip. No refund will be made for services made available by Topdeck but which for whatever reason are not used by you once the trip has departed. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS Topdeck and its employees, agents and contractors make no representation or warranty in relation to implied or explicit suggestions or recommendations of services, activities and events not highlighted as included in a trip. You are responsible for all risks associated with the transportation to/from, and your participation in, or visitation to, any place, activity or excursion not listed as an inclusion. During your trip you will be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. Topdeck does not own, operate or control any of the companies or individuals which provide the optional activities or excursions. Some of the optional activities and excursions, such as canyoning, are inherently dangerous and risky. If you want to take part in such optional activities or excursions you must be fit enough to do so and must follow all reasonable instructions. The standards of health and safety which will be adopted by the company or the individual providing the optional activity or excursion will be those of the country where the optional activity or excursion takes place. Please note that these standards may not be the same as you would find in your home country. If you wish to book any optional excursion or activity, you may do so subject to the operator’s terms and conditions. Your contract will be with the operator of the activity or excursion and will be governed by local law. Topdeck acts only as their agent. Topdeck’s Trip Leader will have further details and additional information can be found on our website. Topdeck accepts no liability for any act or omission of any operator or operator’s employees, agents or sub-contractors. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – FORCE MAJEURE We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, civil unrest, industrial action threatened or actual, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, closures, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircraft or boats, epidemic or outbreaks of illness or any other event outside our control which either delays or extends or reduces the trip, or compels a change in the trip arrangements after departure (“Force Majeure”). DIETARY, HEALTH AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENT You must clearly state all your dietary requirements at the time of booking.

We cannot guarantee that special dietary requirements can be met and we cannot take responsibility for any such requirements not being fulfilled. If you have a medical condition or require special arrangements that may affect your trip, we ask that you inform us in writing at the time of booking. If we cannot reasonably accommodate your particular needs we may decline the booking or ask for you to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to you throughout your trip. YOUR LIABILITY TO US You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if your mental or physical condition is, in the reasonable opinion of any representative of Topdeck, such as to render you incapable of caring for yourself, or where you become objectionable to other passengers, or you become a hazard to yourself or other passengers. We will not be responsible for expenses resulting in you being precluded from completing the trip for any reason, nor will we refund you any part of your trip cost. In all cases we will notify you of the reasons why we have taken this action. We will have no obligation to arrange for your return to the point of the trip departure if your condition manifests itself after the trip departure. Further, if the trip involves travel by air, the captain of your aircraft can refuse to allow you to fly on the aircraft if he believes that you could be dangerous or disruptive to other passengers on the flight. You indemnify us against all third-party actions taken against us for loss or damage caused by you or arising from your participation on the trip. INSURANCE & CLAIMS You must take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel on your trip. Your insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to Topdeck on request and normally on day one of your trip. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive. If you make a claim against Topdeck you agree to assign to us or our insurers any rights to take action against any third party supplier/tour operator or any other person or party that may have been wholly or partly responsible for the claim or who Topdeck reasonably considers should be a party to the action. You must co-operate fully with Topdeck should Topdeck or its insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to Topdeck. If you make a claim against us which is covered by your insurance policy, you agree to pursue the claim through your insurer either in addition to, or in substitution for, your claim against us (if any). We agree to indemnify you in respect of reasonable expenses incurred in successfully pursuing such a claim and acknowledge that any settlement made by the insurer shall not prejudice your rights against us. COMPLAINTS In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by Topdeck, you must report it immediately to the Trip Leader so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to immediately notify the Trip Leader of any problem may result in your claim for compensation from us being denied or reduced. Any complaint made to Topdeck following the conclusion of the trip should be made in writing within 28 days of completion of the trip. In the event that you do not notify us in writing within 28 days, Topdeck’s ability to investigate the complaint may be prejudiced. In the UK, we can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta. com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. DATA PROTECTION We are committed to protecting your personal information and agree to process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which is available online at www.topdeck.travel/privacy. In order to make your booking and ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly, we need to use the information you provide and pass it on to other relevant suppliers who are responsible for parts of your travel arrangements. In many cases this will include transferring your data to overseas recipients (including to recipients outside of the European Union). In making this booking, your consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons is deemed to be given unless you object and advise Topdeck of your objection at the time of booking. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This consent applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/religious requirements. SMOKING Topdeck enforces a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks) and in most of our accommodation. LUGGAGE There are strict weight limits for coaches when fully loaded. You are only entitled to have one piece of main luggage of standard size (see the pre-departure information or our website for size limits) and not weighing more than 20kg (or 15kg for Outback trips). In addition you may bring a sleeping bag, as required on specific trips, and a daypack. PUBLISHING CONSENT You acknowledge and agree that future Topdeck advertising and publicity material may include statements made by passengers, or their photographs, and you consent to such use of your comments or photographic/video likeness. WI-FI Topdeck will endeavor to deliver Wi-Fi connection as stated on relevant trips to the best of its ability. This service is subject to availability and may not be available on some peak season departures or in the event of technical issues.


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