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Contiki Holidays - North America 2010-2011 GBP 2010/11 From A$142/Day Incl. Mexico & Hawaii stopovers Sharing Laughter Culture Fun Adventure Chilling out Freedom Go for it! Tours for all budgets contiki.com

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contiki.comTours for all budgetsAmerica &Canada2010/11SharingLaughterCultureFunAdventureChilling outFreedomGo for it!GOIncl. Mexico & Hawaii stopovers FromA$142/DayAmerica, Canada, Mexicoand ContikiEver thoughtthere must bemore to life?There is.Think of 5 words:Adventure & passion thats the Contikispirit. Its what we stand for & aftertravelling with us, you just might too! Weve been a familyowned business since1962 & have led theway since day one,helping generations of travellers discoverthe world.W For more go to contiki.com.au/contiki-experienceAmerica, Canada & Mexico because theyre packed full of things to see, do & love. Contiki,because were the people to help you see your world.So if you want to meet people your age & on yourwavelength to share fantastic times travelling, theres no better way to go. This could be the beginning of the rest of your life!America, Canada,Mexico & Contiki3City breaks &stopoversAmericaGo behind the scenes of your very own all-American adventure & discover the countryfamous for hotdogs, Hendrix & Hollywood.From east to west, America has an amazingline-up of things to do & see! Cruise SunsetBoulevard in LA, try your luck in Vegas, shopyour heart out in New York or hike in one ofmany National Parks we visit.It doesnt stop there! Ride up front on a WildWest jeep tour in Sedona, countdown to blastoff at the Kennedy Space Centre & meetMickey at Disneyland. Buckle up for ahelicopter adventure through the Grand Canyonor go gator spotting on a high-speed NewOrleans swamp tour. Its non-stop! More on pages 22-41Cross the border into the wild northern frontier& be blown away by the jaw-dropping beautythat is Canada. Theres a suprising mix ofcultures, from French speaking Quebec to themelting pot of Vancouver. Get into the outdoorswith an ice walk on Athabasca Glacier, fly overthe rugged Rocky Mountains in Banff or saddleup for a rodeo show at the Calgary Stampede!If the citys bright lights are calling, then getyour groove on in a Montreal jazz bar, cheer ata baseball game in Toronto, walk the historiccobbled streets of Quebec or shop the trendystores of Vancouver.More on pages 42-43MexicoMexico truly has it all! Its rich cultural tradition& diverse geography make it a must do placeto visit. From the hot beach playgrounds ofAcapulco & Cancun, the jungles of the Yucatan& the World Heritage Sites of Chichen Itza &Morelia, to the thriving metropolis of MexicoCity, there is something for everyone. From adventure activities, watersports, culturalsites, an unbelievable variety of food, not tomention a cracking nightlife at every turn, thereis so much to do & see! Liking the sound? More on pages 46-48CanadaTake a look at our destinations, see what you want & let your journey begin....Contiki dont just do tours weve also got short break city packages, New Yearstour departures & Hawaiian stopoveroptions too. More on pages 18-21Contents//////////////////2-3 America, Canada, Mexico & Contiki4-5 Our destinations6-7 Why Contiki?8-9 Included highlights & sightseeing 10-11 Explore More & free time optionals 12-13 Real value. Cool deals.14-15 Where you stay, what you eat16 Contiki crew17 Travelling responsibly 17 About contiki.comShort Breaks Days18 Introduction18 LA Explorer 419 Big Apple Explorer 420 New York New Year 420 San Francisco New Year 420 Las Vegas New Year 4Hawaii21 Hawaiian Stopovers 3/5America22-23 Wild Western 1424 Western Highlights 825 California Highlights 7/826-27 LA to the Bay 1028-29 Grand Southern 2630-31 Southern Adventure 1332-33 Eastern Discovery 1434-35 Grand Northern 2536-37 North by North East 13 38-39 Northern Escape 1340-41 Best of USA 13Canada42-43 Canada & the Rockies 1044-45 Grand Canadian 18Mexico46 Mexico Grande 1347 Mexican Fiesta 8/947 Yucatan Explorer 6Ski48-49 Ski Lake Tahoe 1142 Got a question?43 The fine print44 How to bookOur DestinationsContents5You know the feeling? When youve done something so fun, you just want to do it again?Thats Contiki. And thats why people come fromall over the globe to explore America, Canada &Mexico with us.Like the idea of travelling with your own personal travel guru? Our crew aretrained to help you get the most fromyour holiday, from visiting the sightsto finding & doing things a little more off the itinerary. Tap into their localknowledge & get all the help & adviceyou need. Trust us, theyve made itthrough training boot camp to get here,so they know their stuff. Truth is, travel can be hard work. Like when its late & youre lugging yourbackpack in the rain or up a lonelystreet, in a foreign city, looking for streetsigns, whilst juggling a map. Thats notfun & it wont happen with Contiki! Wetake all the hard work out of yourholiday, so you can get down to clockingup some seriously good times everything a holiday should be about.No younger. No older. Just everyone inbetween. Travel with us & youll meetpeople your age & build your globalnetwork big time! With the aim to see,smell, taste & live these fantasticdestinations youll share some incredibletimes together. Are you ready?nly thebest bitsompletely 18-35o hasslewant me timeWe hear you. We know you need yourown time to check things out, explorethe back streets, find a great place for a meal or just enjoy some chill out time.All our trips have flexibility & free timeevery day. Theres also Explore Moreoptional activities (pages 10-11) thatallow you to pick and mix, whether youreinto art, adventure sports, music or food,the choices are healthy & were prettyconfident youll find something you justcant say no to. Weve done some hard bargainingacross America, Canada & Mexico soyou get the best deals. Youve probablyalready noticed that what others callextras to us, are all included as part ofthe package. Youll know exactly whatyoure getting, so you can plan to a tee(more on page 12). Other suprisesinclude fitting our modern coaches withpower charging units & loads of includedsightseeing in every tour.After 47 years in the business, we havebuilt up quite a reputation. Were amember of Tour Operator Associationsworldwide and were recognisedglobally for our reliability & quality. Sure, the company may have grown &evolved, but that essential Contiki spiritis as strong as ever. ngenious!Weve got a whole lot of stuff thatcovers you - from fuel & currencysurcharge coverage (more on page 13)to departure dates that are guaranteed(check contiki.com as we regularlyupdate these online). So once yourdeposit is paid, youre protected. Why Contiki?7nowledgeablehe best valueWFor more go to contiki.com.au/contiki-experienceThats what youre after isnt it? To explore the places youveseen in films, read about in books & daydreamed of visiting!We call them Included highlights & theyre a part of everyContiki itinerary, every day. Best of all, theyre included in the cost of your tour so youcan score extra bang for your buck & be sure you will see thethings that are key to every destination. Stuff like locallyguided tours, some entrance fees, city tours, organisedevenings out theyre just some of whats included. Follow the footprints for a bit more of what youll see Visit the Walk of Fame in L.A.Visit old town MontrealTour Elvis home - GracelandSoak up the sun& surf in HawaiiVisit the KennedySpace CentreExperience a real Texas rodeoRide a trolley in San FranciscoTravel along famous Route 66Included highlights & sightseeing9Yosemite National Parkscenery & wildlifeSee famous cliff divers in AcapulcoFeel the spray atNiagara FallsThe French quarter of New OrleansLearn about the spygame in Washington DCHike the south rim of theGrand CanyonPartying on the Strip in VegasFINDING INCLUDEDHIGHLIGHTSOn each tour page of the brochure, weve listed a lot of the sightseeing included in your tour pricewithin the itinerary section. Its clearly marked in a different colour see the example here for how it looks.NB: Its important that you check your insurance includes yourparticipation in adventure activities & be aware that some of ouroptionals can be physically demanding & therefore involve some risk.Sunset catamaran sailing cruise LA hop on/hop off tour Jungle 4WD trip near CancunJeep ride in SedonaCanoeing in WhistlerBike tour with a local guide through Central ParkHigh-speed jetboat tour on the harbourSee a Las Vegas variety show Trip to a rodeo in CodyEco-kayaking tour in IxtapaJetboat adventure on the St Lawerence RiverNew York Sex & the City tourRocky Mountain horseback ride & cookoutParty cruise in AcapulcoHarbour cruise of San Diego BayGhost night walking tourHot air balloon over theSonoran Desert Helicopter flight over the Grand CanyonWalking tour of San Fran Chinatown High-speed airboat swamp ride Day trip to Sea WorldCajun & Creole cooking demonstration Visit Universal StudiosWine country tour & tasting Evening jazz cruise on the Mississippi Boston old town trolley tour Heli ride over Niagra Falls Guided bike tour of South Beach, MiamiWhitewater rafting in JasperMovie Stars homes Hollywood tourJeep ride in SedonaSunset harbour cruise on San Francisco BayScenic gondola rideWant to explore more?Sure, there are loads of activities already included, but there's also plenty of Free Time to go for it &create your own adventure off theitinerary. Explore something you mighthave already seen in more detail, or justchill out, go shopping, relax & seewhere the backstreets take you. You can also try one of our manyExplore More Optional Activities that help turn a great trip into anunforgettable one. Each activity hasbeen handpicked based on pasttraveller feedback & weve negotiatedgreat rates to pass on to you.Explore More &Free Time Optionals11Heli ride over Niagara FallsHot air balloon over the Sonoran DesertHorseback ride & steak fryDisneyland DisneySnorkelling in MexicoTo find ExploreMore activities,look out for theorange arrow onevery tour pageWhitewater rafting in CodyW For a full listing of all Explore More OptionalActivities & prices by tour see contiki.com.au/exploremore. Youll also receive these details in yourfinal documentation. More info on page 50.Real value.Cool deals. Real value.Cool deals. Weve done the sums on doing a tour versustravelling on your own in 4 key cities. And theresults are in! Check the next page to find waysto cut your holiday costs even more. New Las SanYork City Vegas Francisco VancouverBreakfastSightseeing1 nights accommodation (avg. price of budget hotel)Day Travel PassTotal cost of your day in $s when doing it your own wayThe unbeatableContiki priceDinner(2 courses and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)Transport based onDollar Rent a car (2 week trip returning to airport)US$7.04Viand Caf (coffee& bagel with cream cheese)US$88.00Liberty ferry cruise $12, visit68th floor of Empire State $22Grayline city tour $54US$237.00Hotel PennsylvaniaUS$8.25Metro cardUS$40.13Patsys restaurant (house salad, cheese ravioli,soda & dessert)Converted to A$$522/dayConverted to A$$337/dayConverted to A$$359/dayConverted to A$$343/dayUS$44.00Per day price based on a 2week trip & returning to sameairport (LAX-LAX). Fuel not incl.US$13.10Luxor breakfast buffet US$55.00Grayline city night tour $55US$120.95Luxor Hotel & CasinoUS$12.00Monorail passUS$32.00Peppermill Restaurant (dinner salad & entre of chicken piccata)US$41.00Per day price based on a 2week trip & returning to sameairport (JFK-JFK). Fuel not incl.US$10.00Mammas Restaurant(espresso with yoghurt & fruit)US$49.99Double-decker city bus tourUS$160.54Cathedral HillUS$11.00Muni day passUS$30.00Three course meal at Cathay House, ChinatownUS$30.00Per day price based on a 2week trip & returning to sameairport (LAS-LAS). Fuel not incl.C$4.07Tim Hortons(small coffee & a hotbreakfast sandwich)C$69.00City sightseeing tourC$147.00Holiday Inn DowntownC$9.00Sky Train day passC$38.00Cactus Club Caf (soup starter & salmon main course)C$45.00Per day price based on a 2week trip & returning to sameairport (YVR-YVR). Fuel not incl.Contikis America & Canada from A$142/day*Prices & exchange rates validated at 12th June 2009 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of whatsincluded in a Contiki tour price. Contikis per day pricing is based on a 9 day Yucatan Explorer tour daily cost.THE CONTIKIPRICE/DAY142A$Real value.Cool deals.13W For more go to contiki.com.au/deals*Lots of savings!*So muchincluded!Early paymentdiscountsSave up to A$419* off the cost of your tour when you book & pay in full, 6 or 12 months before departing. Check the tourpage for savings on the trip of your choice.Multi-tour discountsBook any 2 Contiki trips of 10 days or longer at the sametime & get up to A$100* off the cost of the second tour.Group discountsMORE 4 save 5%*Get 4 or more people to book at the same time on the sametour & take 5% off the cost per person.SAVINGS 7 save 7.5%*Book 7 people travelling on the same holiday at the sametime & score a 7.5% discount per person.PERFECT 10 save 10%*Round up a group of 10 friends booking on the same tour atthe same time & the 11th person travels free. Or everyone inyour group gets 10% off. Whatever way you like it!* All discounts apply to the land tour price only. More 4, Savings 7 & Perfect 10 can be combined on tours of 5 days or more.Conditions apply.Gold Seal ProtectionContikis Gold Seal Protection gives you the option to cancelyour tour for any reason, before you leave home without anypenalty. Gold Seal Protection also allows you to leave yourContiki holidays early for personal sickness reasons or that ofa family member with a refund of A$40 for each unused dayof your tour. It also covers any additional cost of your airticket provided it is in the same class of air travel if you needto return home early. More on page 50.GuaranteesNO FUEL OR CURRENCY SURCHARGES GUARANTEEIn these difficult times of rising prices, it is good to know that Contiki has taken the bold step to guarantee no fuel or currency surcharges on all its coach tours (excludinggovernment taxes). Once you have paid your deposit, you will be totally protected & can plan your holiday with this added peace of mind.As soon as we receive your deposit, your tour price isguaranteed & only government action can change it. Thats even more reason to book & pay early! See page 51for details.DEFINITE DEPARTURES We continually update tours online to a guaranteed definitedeparture status check contiki.com for the most up-to-date information.Travelling solo? Not a problem! We can organise asame-sex room mate at no extra costYou wouldnt travel anywhere without yourmusic or a camera, right? Thats why most of our coaches are fitted with charging units,so youll never have to worry about your iPod,MP3 or camera batteries running out of juice.Just charge up onboard & youre good to go how convenient is that? Don't forget tobring your adapter plug.Charge it on the go!Travelling on the road with Contiki means an unbeatable combination of great quality twin share accommodation, super experienced & friendly road crew, plus some of the most modern, fuel efficient coaches around. On the roadwith ContikiThe Pines Resort, Bass Lake15Sleep in amazingplaces like...An inn in Amarillo with a pool shaped like TexasAt a centrally located, historic hotel in San FranBeachside, in a hotel with views of Isla Mujeres Bay in CancunContemporary-style hotel in downtown LA with a rooftop gardenIn a hotel right in the heart of the Strip in Las VegasIn a chalet with breathtaking views of the Rocky MountainsA lodge near the edge of the Grand CanyonTheres loads more online at contiki.com.au/america-canada-accommdationOf all the memories youll make on your trip, what you ate will be right up there with the best of them! Heres some inspirationClam chowder in a bread bowl in San FranciscoFrench-influenced Cajun cuisine in New OrleansPastrami on rye with the trimmings in New YorkHot dogs laden with relish in Venice BeachEnchiladas, pibil & ceviche in Mexico.Most breakfasts & lots of dinners are included in the tour price, but we makesure not to include every meal. Especially lunches, where youll be outexploring in your free time, discovering & doing your own thing.If youve got any special dietary requests, you need to let us know at thetime you book your trip. We will try very hard to make sure youreaccommodated, but sometimes things can vary from place to place & wecant guarantee that you will always get meals to your exact requirement.Harrahs Hotel on the Strip, Las VegasHotel Whitcomb, San FranciscoHot dogs, L.ATunnel Mountain Chalets, BanffA typical room at the Kyoto Grand, L.AW For more go to contiki.com.au/crewMy brain is packed with all thetravel knowledge, insider tips & great ideas you need, so you canmake the most of your time.Sure its a tour, but I like tokeep it flexible & move thingsaround to suit the group & theday. Im here to make your tripthe best it can be, & am alwayslistening & ready to help.Like to get a handle onthe lingo? Ill give you afew key words & phrasesyou need to mix it withthe locals. Then its overto you to give it a try.Contiki crew have made it through training bootcamp, so they couldnt be better qualified, plusthey love what they do - all adding up to an evenbetter holiday for you!I look friendly, soundfriendly & even wake upfriendly. Not bad, eh? Imalso around your age & Ivegot a pretty good idea of thekind of fun youre after.Contiki TMs come from a big melting pot ofcountries, which adds up to even more fun & spirit".The other half of our dynamicduo - nobody knows the roadslike our Drivers do. They handleall the driving stress whilegetting you where you want, neardoor to door, without having tolug your bags around.I always keep an eagle eye onthings to help make your tripas hassle-free as possible. I live, eat &breathe travel.Careful, itscatching! Travelling with me is all about you concentrating on the fun bits. To do that, I like to focus onkeeping things organised and running smoothly, so you can focus on enjoying your holiday. Theres no toughertraining in the travelindustry than our intensive training course& theres a good reasonwhy. Contiki makes surethat only the very bestpeople make it through so that you get to benefit from having the cream of the crop. Contiki crew,Travellingresponsibly17Bags packed & ready togo? Or just thinking about it? Wherever youreat with your travel plans,joining the Contiki community online will help.Heres where you canconnect with lots oftravellers your age all withthe aim to get out there & live the travel dream!Youll find advice & comments from past Contiki travellers to answer all thoselittle questions (& the big ones)! Theres a healthy amount of pre-trip meeting going on too, so you can often find trip mates from your tour before youeven leave home. When you hit the roadwith us, there are twovery good reasons tofeel great (& probablymore)! Firstly, the feel-good factor of knowingyoure about to beginthe trip of a lifetime.Secondly, its feeling even better knowing that travelling by coach emits less carbonemissions & other harmful greenhousegases per passenger than most other forms of transport including cars, trains & planes! International air travel is key to getting you on the road to your worldadventure & most airlines have options foryou to carbon offset, if you choose to.Coach is by far the most carbon efficientway to travel around.See how carbon efficient our coaches are at:What else canyou find at contiki.com? Contiki videos & mini-movie Cool competitions The latest deals More detailed itineraries,prices & Explore More activity options Plus theres contikipediaour very own wiki full of answers to every Contiki question imaginable written by our tour managers & past travellers.Contikis coach fleet is one of the bestaround & were regularly updating it so thatall our engines remain fuel efficient &environmentally friendly. For the full story goto contiki.com.au/responsibletravel. Last year we launched The Leading TravelCompanies Conservation Foundation so thatwe could help protect threatenedcommunities, natural environments & historicsites all over the world. Already, thefoundation has helped ConservationInternational protect the Atlantic Forest inBrazil, assisted WWF to support indigenoussustainable tourism projects in Australia &funded research & restoration in Venice. Bytravelling with Contiki you are helping uscontribute to these projects & more.To learn more about the Foundations workvisit www.tltc.com/foundation.For more go to contiki.comMix+Match The L.A. Explorer will easilyMix+Match with: Wild Western (p.22-23) Western Highlights (p.24) LA to the Bay (p.26-27)...we've also got short break city packages, New Years tours & stopover options too.When to go and how much4 daysL.A. Explorer 4Days L.A. ExplorerFor more go to contiki.com.au/laW4DaysA$389pp*A$98/Day*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request).Start 7.30am & end approx. 11.00am.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.Start Finish A$ L.A. L.A. pp*2010AUG 28 AUG 31 389SEP 11 SEP 14 389SEP 25 SEP 28 389OCT 9 OCT 12 389OCT 30 NOV 2 389NOV 20 NOV 23 389DEC 4 DEC 7 389DEC 18 DEC 21 3892011JAN 15 JAN 18 389FEB 12 FEB 15 389MAR 12 MAR 15 389Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Arrive Los AngelesMeet up with your Contiki Crew & cruisedown star-studded Hollywood Boulevard &the Sunset Strip. Get into the vibrant energyof Venice Beachs boardwalk, shop till youdrop or just chill amongst the sunny beachcommunity of Santa Monica. Hotel (D)See Mann's Chinese Theater & theWalk of Fame Drive along famous Sunset StripVisit Santa Monica & Venice BeachSee Rodeo Drive & Melrose AvenueDay 2: Los AngelesIn the morning, get an insiders look at LAon a walking tour of downtown. The rest ofthe day is all yours to explore look fordeals in the garment district, check out thenew LA Live entertainment venue, or seehow the rich & famous live on an optionalcelebrity home tour. Hotel (B)Walking tour of downtown Los AnglesDay 3: More of Los AngelesToday you can choose to check out theareas world-famous theme parks. Explorethe magical world of Disneyland - TheHappiest Place on Earth or get behind thescenes of the movie world at UniversalStudios. Hotel (B)Day 4: Depart Los AngelesThis morning the tour ends after breakfast& its time to say farewell to your newfriends.LOS ANGELES: Visit Universal Studios - Homes of movie stars tour - Visit Disneyland - LA hop-on-hop-off city tour1 state California3 nights hotel2 breakfasts 1 dinnerWhats includedAll as per itinerary 3 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 2 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) Experienced & professional TourManager Local taxes & service chargesCode: WSNA 2010/11Start Finish A$ L.A. L.A. pp*2010APR 3 APR 6 389APR 17 APR 20 389MAY 1 MAY 4 389MAY 15 MAY 18 389MAY 29 JUN 1 389JUN 12 JUN 15 389JUN 26 JUN 29 389JUL 3 JUL 6 389JUL 14 JUL 17 389JUL 24 JUL 27 389JUL 31 AUG 3 389AUG 11 AUG 14 389AUG 21 AUG 24 389Explorer city packagesWe'll give you a value packed collection of accommodation, excursions & extras in some of the worlds most iconic cities. See p.18-19 for more.New Years EveCelebrate NYE with Contiki in San Francisco, Vegas or The Big Apple. More on page 20.Hawaiian stopoversEnjoy the beautiful beaches of Oahu on a relaxing Hawaiian stopover. Check out page 21 for details.Or want to stay longer?Ask us about our special rates to extend your trip before or after your tour. For options go to contiki.com.au/staylonger.Santa Monica beachHop-on-hop-off city tourWalk of FameMix+Match The New York Explorer will easilyMix+Match with: Grand Southern (p.28-29) Eastern Discovery (p.32-33) Grand Northern (p.34-35) North by North East (p.36-37) Grand Canadian (p.44-45) 1 state New York3 nights hotel2 breakfasts 2 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 3 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 2 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) Experienced & professional TourManager Metro pass for the duration of thetour Local taxes & service chargesWAmerica194 daysNew YorkExplorerTimes Square4Days New YorkExplorerFor more go to contiki.com.au/new-york-explorer4DaysfromA$799pp*A$200/DayNEW YORK: Sex and the City tour - Coach tour of famous TV & movie sites - Helicopter tour ofNYC & the harbour - Helicopter tour of New Yorks big sights - Bike tour with a local guide throughCentral Park - High-speed harbour jet-boat tourWhen to go and how much*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request).Start 7.00am & end approx. 11.00am.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.Code: EAEA 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ New York New York pp*2009DEC 15 DEC 18 8252010JAN 12 JAN 15 825FEB 16 FEB 19 825APR 27 APR 30 825MAY 11 MAY 14 825MAY 25 MAY 28 825JUN 8 JUN 11 825JUN 22 JUN 25 825JUL 6 JUL 9 825JUL 13 JUL 16 825JUL 20 JUL 23 825Start Finish A$ New York New York pp*2010JUL 27 JUL 30 825AUG 10 AUG 13 825AUG 17 AUG 20 825AUG 31 SEP 3 825SEP 14 SEP 17 925OCT 19 OCT 22 925NOV 16 NOV 19 925DEC 14 DEC 17 9252011JAN 11 JAN 14 799FEB 15 FEB 18 799Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Hello Big Apple!Meet up with your Contiki Crew in larger-than-life NYC. We'll cruise out toLady Liberty & spend the day discoveringthis iconic citys sights. After dinner, hit the streets for the electric atmosphere ofTimes Square & a big night out in the citythat never sleeps. Hotel (D)Take in panoramic views of New YorkCity skyline See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem'sApollo Theatre, & Museum Row,including the Metropolitan Museum ofArt & Guggenheim Museum See famous neighbourhoods likeSoho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCaSee fashionable Fifth Avenue, St.Patrick's Cathedral, RockefellerCenter & Tiffany'sVisit the World Trade Center Site &Battery ParkDay 2: New York, New YorkThis morning cruise through Central Park on an optional bike tour. In theafternoon, shop up a storm on trendy Fifth Avenue, explore some more of thecool & vibrant neighborhoods, peoplewatch from a street side caf or hop on anoptional Sex & the City tour. Later, catch a Broadway show & grab abite to eat at a city diner. Hotel (B)Day 3: More of ManhattanEven after all youve seen so far there's stillmore than enough to fill your free day. RideThe Beast on an optional Hudson Riverjet boat tour, enjoy a visit to a world-renowned museum - The Met, or cross thehistoric Brooklyn Bridge. This afternoonget a birds eye view of it all on a fantasticoptional helicopter flight. After a farewelldinner, its straight to the top of the EmpireState Building for a magical panoramicview of the city by night. Hotel (B,D)Rise up 102 floors by elevator, to theObservation Tower of the Empire StateBuildingDay 4: Depart New YorkThis morning the tour ends & its time tosay farewell to your new friends. Ground Zero siteHarbour ferryThe Met galleryThe Beast jet boatSan Francisco, New Year4 Days fromA$845pp*or A$212/Day Includes NYE harbour cruisedinner & open barItineraryDay 1: Arrive San Francisco. Meet upwith your Contiki Crew & sightsee the citysdiverse neighbourhoods North Beach,Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge TwinPeaks & Fishermans Wharf. Hotel (D)Day 2: New Year's Eve in San Francisco.Today tour notorious Alcatraz Island thenclimb the hilly streets & explore on yourown time. Tonight watch fireworks explodeover the spectactular City by the Bay &ring in the New Year on an included dinnerparty cruise with an open bar! Hotel (B,D)Day 3: San Francisco. Start the New Year offwith a ride on a historic cable car, shoppingin trendy Union Square, feeling the hippievibe in Haight-Ashbury, or chill out with greatviews from Golden Gate Park. Hotel (B)Day 4: Depart San Francisco. Thismorning the tour ends & its time to sayfarewell to your new friends.New York, New Year4 Days A$989pp*or A$248/Day Includes Time Square dinner & open barLas Vegas, New Year4 Days fromA$969pp*or A$243/Day Includes NYE club entry on the Strip & open barItineraryDay 1: Hello Big Apple! Meet up with yourContiki Crew & sightsee the city. Cruise toLady Liberty, then the rest of the day isfree to explore. After dinner, hit the streets in the city that never sleeps! Hotel (D)Day 2: New Year's Eve in New York. Todayshop trendy Fifth Avenue or wander throughNYCs vibrant neighbourhoods. Tonight we'llhave dinner & celebrate New Years Eve inTimes Square, including an open bar. Bundle up& watch the the ball drop from our privateviewing site! Happy New Year. Hotel (B,D)Day 3: New York. Kick off your new year inthe Big Apple. Catch a Broadway matinee,ice skate at Rockefeller Center or shop 5thAve. Tonight we'll head to the top of theEmpire State Building for an awesome viewof Manhattan by night! Hotel (B)Day 4: Depart New York. This morning thetour ends & its time to say farewell to yournew friends.Whats included 3 nights in twin-share hotel accomm (more on pages 14 & 15) 2 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) as peritinerary (this includes the NYEdinner in Times Square with anopen bar) Experienced & professional Tour Manager Metro pass for duration of your stay Inclusions & sightseeing as detailedWhats included 3 nights in twin-share hotel accomm in the heart of the Stip (more onpages 14 & 15) 2 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) asper itinerary Experienced & professional Tour Manager Inclusions & sightseeing as detailed Entry into a Vegas NYE party onthe Strip including open bar(2010/2011 departure only)Whats included 3 nights in twin-share hotel accomm (more on pages 14 & 15) 2 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) as peritinerary (this includes the NYE dinneron a cruise on San Franciscoharbour with an open bar) Experienced & professional Tour Manager Inclusions & sightseeing as detailedStart Finish A$ San Fran San Fran pp*DEC 30 09 JAN 2 10 845DEC 30 10 JAN 2 11 869Code: SFNY * Based on twin-share. If you are travellingsolo, we can share you with a same sexroommate at no extra charge (single roomoptions also available on request).Start 7.30am & end approx. 11.00am.>> explore more >> Chinatown dinner & walking tour Visit a cutting edge science museum(at an additional cost).>> explore more >> See a fun Las Vegas variety show Helicopter flight to Grand Canyonwith lunch & champagne(at an additional cost).>> explore more >> Helicopter tour of the main sights Helicopter tour of NYC & harbour Tour of famous TV & movie sites(at an additional cost).Start Finish A$ Las Vegas Las Vegas pp*DEC 30 09 JAN 2 10 499DEC 30 10 JAN 2 11 969Code: LVNY * Based on twin-share. If you are travellingsolo, we can share you with a same sexroommate at no extra charge (single roomoptions also available on request).Start 4.00pm & end approx. 11.00am. This tour starts in Anaheim at 7.00am &ends in Anaheim approx. 5.00pm. Speakto your travel agent for details.Note: Inclusions listed above apply to2010/2011 departure only. See contiki.com fordetails on inclusions for 2009/2010 departure.Start Finish A$New York New York pp*DEC 30 10 JAN 2 11 989Code: NYNY * Based on twin-share. If you are travellingsolo, we can share you with a same sexroommate at no extra charge (singleroom options also available on request).Start 7.30am & end approx. 11.00am.Note: Inclusions listed above apply to2010/2011 departure only. See contiki.com fordetails on inclusions for 2009/2010 departure.ItineraryDay 1: Arrive Las Vegas. This afternoonmeet up with your Contiki crew. Cruise theStrip, see the Freemont Street Experience& end the night on top of the Stratospherewith a rock star view of the city. Hotel (D)Day 2: New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. Its afree day to experience Sin City. Theres anoption to get out of town on a helicopter flightto the Grand Canyon. Tonight join the party &ring in the New Year at a hip Vegas club -entry and open bar included! Hotel (B)Day 3: Las Vegas. Happy New Year!Theres another free day today. Act like ahigh roller at one of the many casinos,shop at great factory outlets & later on,catch a show or party all over again in oneof Vegas hot spots. Hotel (B,D)Day 4: Depart Las Vegas. Say farewell to your new friends & the bright lights ofLas Vegas. W For more go to contiki.com.au/new-yorkW For more go to contiki.com.au/las-vegasW Go to contiki.com.au/san-franciscoTheres so muchincluded!Imaginebeing there...Dont missout, booknow!21Start your trip any day of the week!Valid 1/8/09-31/3/2011 Twin-2nts Single-2nts Twin-4nts Single-4ntsCode: HI3S HI3S HI5S HI5SStandard Room A$239 A$405 A$405 A$739Standard Room Extra Night A$85 A$175 A$85 A$175 Code: HI3VS HI3VS HI5VS HI5VSPartial View Room A$259 A$449 A$449 A$829Partial View Room Extra Night A$99 A$195 A$99 A$195When to goand how much?2 & 4 night packages in Honolulu from A$239*Contiki has 2 & 4 night packages in Honolulu, on the beautiful island of Oahu. This package is great either as a holiday in itself, or as a stopover for a few daysbefore or after your North American Contiki tour.Where you staySituated just across from waikiki beach, the Park Shore Hotel is just minutes awayfrom an endless choice of shops & restaurants. There's a choice of 2 room types -either a Standard room, or spoil yourself & upgrade to a Partial View room. We'veeven included a daily Starbucks voucher for coffee & a muffin. Enjoy Hawaii's perfect sunsets from the outdoor ocean view pools (theres 2 of them!)& sundeck - perfect for lounging! Just a short walk away, is the Contiki Customer Service Centre, our free conciergeservice. Our staff are there to make your holiday hassle-free & shortcut you to thebest action on the island.Stopover highlights Great surfing beaches Palm-fringed blue lagoons & Waikiki's party hot spots waterfalls Watersports like surfing Contiki concierge servicelessons & snorkeling Our package includes a pre-booked Catamaran 'fun cruise' (additional cost) tour featuring Pearl Harbour, the USS Amazing shopping Arizona Memorial & Punch Bowl Conditions: There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on this stopover package. For twin share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the samebooking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges. TheStarbucks voucher is valid only with the stopover package and does not apply to pre orpost accommodation.... break the journey by trying one of our relaxing Hawaii stopover options. W For more go to contiki.com.au/hawaiiStopover in Hawaii...Park Shore Hotel poolWaikiki BeachNew Years Eve & Hawaiian StopoversPark Shore Hotel room interior14 Days Wild Westernplus Ski TahoeYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):SAN DIEGO: Day trip to Sea World - Explore theworlds largest zoo by tram - Harbour cruise of San Diego Bay PHOENIX: Hot air balloon ride over Sonoran Desert & champagne breakfastIdahoCaliforniaNevadaArizonaNew MexicoUtahColoradoWyomingSAN FRANCISCOLos AngelesSanta BarbaraMojave DesertYosemite National ParkRoute 66SonoranDesertMontereySedonaBASS LAKELAS VEGASGRAND CANYONSAN DIEGOCARPINTERIAPHOENIX2322211CALIFORNIANEVADAARIZONA1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited13 States:CaliforniaArizonaNevada14DaysfromA$2189pp*A$157/DayLas VegasMix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with ourmulti tour discount. See page 13.The Wild Western tour will easily Mix+Match with: Southern Adventure (start LA,p.30-31) Grand Southern (start LA, p.28-29) Alternatively, fly to Vancouver and connect with the Canada & The Rockies tour detailed on pages 42-43. Use low-cost airlineAlaska Airlines to connect these tours. When to go and how muchAmerica2314 daysWild WesternSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$229.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$115.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/wild-westW13 nights accomm8 breakfasts 7 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 13 nights accommodation: 9 nights intwin-share hotels, 2 nights in a twin-share cabin, 2 nights in a quad-sharechalet (more on pages 14-15) 8 breakfasts (B) & 7 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service chargesSEDONA: 4WD through timeless canyons & back country GRAND CANYON: IMAX movie of the Grand Canyons history - Helicopter flight over the Canyon LAS VEGAS: See a fun Las Vegas variety show SAN FRANSISCO: Walking tour of Chinatown & dinner - Sunset catamaran sailing cruise - Wine country tour & tasting - Guided bike adventure across the Golden Gate Bridge - Visit to California Academy of Sciences LOS ANGELES: Hollywood Behind-the-scenes tour - Homes of movie stars tour plus optionals for Ski Tahoe: 1 or 2 day ski pass - Snowmobile rideItinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Los Angeles to San DiegoMeet up with your Contiki Crew & headsouth to San Diego. Tap into the 'CaliforniaDream' on a tour through the city's mostvibrant neighborhoods. Tonight, party at ahip downtown club, chill out at a coolbeach bar, or sip cocktails at a chic rooftoplounge. Hotel (D)Drive through the O.C. (Orange County)& along the scenic Pacific CoastSee downtown San Diego, theGaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park,Coronado Island & Old Town San DiegoPanoramic view of the citys skylinefrom Coronado BridgeDay 2: San DiegoWander around & discover all this city hasto offer. With 70 miles of beaches, a worldfamous zoo, sailors, surfers, shopping,culture, & a gentle Mediterranean climate,this place is a USA paradise. Hotel (B)Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent)Day 3: San Diego to PhoenixLeave the beach behind & head towardPhoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. The sprawling city heats it up as a retailmecca, a melting pot of fun & funky dining& hip nightlife! Hotel (B)Scenic drive through ClevelandNational Forest, Anza Borrego Desert& Sonoran DesertDay 4: Phoenix to the Grand CanyonTravel from the 'Valley of the Sun' to theawe-inspiring Grand Canyon, stoppingalong the way in Sedona, a quirky townnestled in 'red-rock country'. Cabin (B,D)Drive the scenic route past brilliantlycoloured sandstone cliffs & ruggedpeaksShop for Native American jewelryDrive through beautiful Oak CreekCanyonStay in Grand Canyon National ParkDay 5: Grand Canyon National ParkHike, walk, or maybe take an optionalhelicopter flight for an up close experiencewith this phenomenal natural wonder. Cabin Hike along the Canyon's South RimWatch a spectacular sunset & captureincredible photos with a visit to apanoramic viewpoint Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las VegasGet your kicks on Route 66 on the way tothe bright lights & bling of Las Vegas. Hotel (B,D)Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66Evening tour of the famous Vegas 'Strip'Visit Fremont StreetDay 7: Las VegasIts all glitz & glamour as you hang out onthe Strip, relax by the pool, or hit up SinCitys flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Experience some of the world'slargest hotels & casinosNon-stop nightlifeDay 8: Las Vegas to Bass LakeSay goodbye to the party in the desert &hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you inthe Sierra Nevada Mountains. Quad-shareChalet (D)Drive past Joshua trees - the famoussymbol of the Mojave DesertDay 9: Yosemite National ParkEnjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite mountains, rock formations, meadows,waterfalls & wildflowers. Hike or bikearound the valley floor to soak it all up(weather dependent). Quad-share Chalet (B,D)Relax in the stunning mountainparadise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports(seasonal)See Yosemites famous rockformations, El Capitan & Half DomeSee incredible Yosemite & BridalveilFallsDay 10: Bass Lake to San FranciscoHead down out of the mountains & intoone of America's most colourful &character-filled cities. Fall under the city'sspell & catch awesome bay views as youcross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gatebridges. Hotel (B)Cross the Golden Gate BridgeSee North Beach, Chinatown, GoldenGate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famousrow houses on Alamo Square, & thecity's iconic cable carsVisit Fisherman's WharfDays 11-12: San FranciscoThere's so much to do in this beautiful &cosmopolitan city for 2 full days. Ride thehistoric cable cars, shop till you drop inUnion Square, feel the hippie vibe inHaight-Ashbury, tour notorious AlcatrazIsland, or stroll through Golden Gate Park.Hotel (B,D)Day 13: San Francisco to Carpinteriavia Santa BarbaraStop for lunch in the serene coastalcommunity of Monterey, known for itsworld-class aquarium. Then journey onsouth through wine country to SantaBarbara & the lush, sun-drenchedAmerican Riviera. Hotel (D)Visit famous Cannery RowDay 14: Carpinteria to Los Angeles Kick back on the beach & hit the shops inSanta Barbara. After lunch, motor downthe spectacular California coastline to star-studded Hollywood. Then your USadventure wraps up & its time to sayfarewell to your new friends. (B)Visit famous Stearns Wharf,California's oldest working wharfSee the Kodak Theater home to thestar-studded Oscar AwardsSee the famous Hollywood sign,Mann's Chinese Theatre &Hollywood's Walk of FameStart Finish A$ L.A. L.A. pp*2009NOV 4 NOV 17 2285NOV 18 DEC 1 2285DEC 2 > DEC 15 2285DEC 9 > DEC 22 2285DEC 16 > DEC 29 2509DEC 23 > JAN 5 25092010 JAN 6 > JAN 19 2285JAN 20 > FEB 2 2285FEB 3 > FEB 16 2285FEB 17 > MAR 2 2285MAR 3 > MAR 16 2285MAR 17 > MAR 30 2285APR 7 + APR 20 2299APR 14 APR 27 2299APR 21 + MAY 4 2299APR 28 MAY 11 2299MAY 5 + MAY 18 2299MAY 12 MAY 25 2299MAY 19 + JUN 1 2299MAY 26 JUN 8 2299JUN 2 + JUN 15 2299JUN 9 JUN 22 2299JUN 16 + JUN 29 2299JUN 23 JUL 6 2299JUN 30 + JUL 13 2299JUL 4 JUL 17 2299JUL 7 + JUL 20 2299JUL 14 JUL 27 2299JUL 18 + JUL 31 2299JUL 21 AUG 3 2299Code: WWAW/WWIN 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ L.A. L.A. pp*2010 JUL 28 + AUG 10 2299AUG 1 AUG 14 2299AUG 4 + AUG 17 2299AUG 11 AUG 24 2299AUG 15 + AUG 28 2299AUG 18 AUG 31 2299AUG 25 + SEP 7 2299AUG 29 SEP 11 2299SEP 1 + SEP 14 2299SEP 8 SEP 21 2299SEP 15 + SEP 28 2299SEP 22 OCT 5 2299SEP 29 + OCT 12 2189OCT 6 OCT 19 2189OCT 13 + OCT 26 2189OCT 20 NOV 2 2189NOV 3 + NOV 16 2189NOV 17 NOV 30 2189NOV 24 + DEC 7 2189DEC 1 DEC 14 2199DEC 8 + DEC 21 2199DEC 15 > DEC 28 2419DEC 22 >+ JAN 4 24192010JAN 5 > JAN 18 2199JAN 19 >+ FEB 1 2199FEB 2 > FEB 15 2199FEB 16 >+ MAR 1 2199MAR 2 > MAR 15 2199MAR 16 >+ MAR 29 2199Stay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.San FranciscoJumbo Nachos!*Based on twin-share. (4 share in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you are travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request). Celebrates Xmas in Lake Tahoe. Celebrates Xmas in Phoenix & New Years Eve in Lake Tahoe. Celebrates Xmas in San Francisco. Celebrates Xmas in the Grand Canyon & New YearsEve in Lake Tahoe.+ These tours combine with the LA Explorer on page 18.> These tours spend 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nights inSan Francisco. For these tours use code WWIN. These tours start in Anaheim. Speak to your travelagent for details.Start 7.00am & end approx. 5.00pm.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.Days 8-11: Skiing atLake TahoeIf youre travelling between December& March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filleddays of snow sports action at LakeTahoe (instead of Yosemite). See page48 for more. Look for departuresmarked in the price panel on this page(WWIN). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B)More L.A.Combine this tour with an L.A. Explorer package, giving youmore time to see LA and Disneystheme parks (more on page 18). Look for departures marked in theprice panel on this page that workwith this combination. Mix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun! The Western Highlights tour will easily Mix+Match with: Southern Adventure (start LA,p.30-31) Alternatively, fly to Vancouver and connect with the Canada & The Rockies tour detailed on pages 42-43, or to Mexico City andconnect with the Mexico Grande or Mexican Fiesta tour detailed onpages 46-47. Use low-cost airline Alaska Airlines to connect these tours. When to go and how muchAmerica248 daysWesternHighlights8Days WesternHighlights*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request). Celebrates Xmas in Phoenix. Celebrates Xmas in the Grand Canyon.+ These tours combine with the LA Explorer on p.18. These tours start in Anaheim. Speak to your travelagent for details.Start 7.00am & end approx. 11.00am. For departure pointinformation see p.49. For Travel Insurance see p.50.CaliforniaNevadaArizonaUtahLos AngelesRoute 66SonoranDesertSedonaLAS VEGASGRAND CANYONSAN DIEGOPHOENIX2221CALIFORNIANEVADAARIZONAStart Finish A$ L.A. Las Vegas pp*2009NOV 4 NOV 11 1315NOV 18 NOV 25 1315DEC 2 DEC 9 1315DEC 9 DEC 16 1315DEC 16 DEC 23 1315DEC 23 DEC 30 13152010JAN 6 JAN 13 1315JAN 20 JAN 27 1315FEB 3 FEB 10 1315FEB 17 FEB 24 1315MAR 3 MAR 10 1315MAR 17 MAR 24 1315APR 7 + APR 14 1385APR 14 APR 21 1385APR 21 + APR 28 1385APR 28 MAY 5 1385MAY 5 + MAY 12 1385MAY 12 MAY 19 1385MAY 19 + MAY 26 1385MAY 26 JUN 2 1385JUN 2 + JUN 9 1385JUN 9 JUN 16 1385JUN 16 + JUN 23 1385JUN 23 JUN 30 1385JUN 30 + JUL 7 1385JUL 4 JUL 11 1385JUL 7 + JUL 14 1385JUL 14 JUL 21 1385JUL 18 + JUL 25 1385JUL 21 JUL 28 1385Start Finish A$ L.A. Las Vegas pp*2010JUL 28 + AUG 4 1385AUG 1 AUG 8 1385AUG 4 + AUG 11 1385AUG 11 AUG 18 1385AUG 15 + AUG 22 1385AUG 18 AUG 25 1385AUG 25 + SEP 1 1385AUG 29 SEP 5 1385SEP 1 + SEP 8 1385SEP 8 SEP 15 1385SEP 15 + SEP 22 1385SEP 22 SEP 29 1385SEP 29 + OCT 6 1315OCT 6 OCT 13 1315OCT 13 + OCT 20 1315OCT 20 OCT 27 1315NOV 3 + NOV 10 1315NOV 17 NOV 24 1315NOV 24 + DEC 1 1315DEC 1 DEC 8 1299DEC 8 + DEC 15 1299DEC 15 DEC 22 1299DEC 22 +DEC 29 12992011JAN 5 JAN 12 1299JAN 19 + JAN 26 1299FEB 2 FEB 9 1299FEB 16 + FEB 23 1299MAR 2 MAR 9 1299MAR 16 + MAR 23 1299SAN DIEGO: Day trip to Sea World - Explore the worlds largest zoo by tram - Harbour cruise of San Diego Bay PHOENIX: Hot air balloon ride over Sonoran Desert & champagne breakfast SEDONA: 4WD through timeless canyons & back country GRAND CANYON: IMAX movie of the GrandCanyons history - Helicopter flight over the Canyon LAS VEGAS: See a fun Las Vegas variety show3 states California, Arizona, Nevada7 nights accomm4 breakfasts 3 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 7 nights twin-share accommodation:5 nights in hotels & 2 nights in acabin (more on pages 14-15) 4 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Local taxes & service chargesSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$135.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$65.See page 13 for details.Sonoran DesertSea WorldFor more go to contiki.com.au/westernWItinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Los Angeles to San DiegoMeet up with your Contiki Crew & headsouth to San Diego. Tap into the 'CaliforniaDream' on a tour through the city's mostvibrant neighborhoods. Tonight, party at ahip downtown club, chill out at a coolbeach bar, or sip cocktails at a chicrooftop lounge. Hotel (D)Drive through the O.C. (Orange County)& along the scenic Pacific CoastSee downtown San Diego, theGaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park,Coronado Island & Old Town San DiegoPanoramic view of the citys skylinefrom Coronado BridgeDay 2: San DiegoWander around & discover all this city has to offer. With 70 miles of beaches, a world famous zoo, sailors, surfers,shopping, culture, & a gentleMediterranean climate, this place is a USA paradise. Hotel (B)Visit Mission Beach (weather dependent)Day 3: San Diego to PhoenixLeave the beach behind & head towardPhoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. Thesprawling city heats it up as a retailmecca,a melting pot of fun & funky dining& hip nightlife! Hotel (B)Scenic drive through ClevelandNational Forest, Anza Borrego Desert& Sonoran DesertDay 4: Phoenix to the Grand CanyonTravel from the 'Valley of the Sun' to theawe-inspiring Grand Canyon, stoppingalong the way in Sedona, a quirky townnestled in 'red-rock country'. Cabin (B,D)Drive the scenic route past brilliantlycoloured sandstone cliffs & ruggedpeaksShop for Native American jewelryDrive through beautiful Oak CreekCanyonStay in Grand Canyon National ParkDay 5: Grand Canyon National ParkHike, walk, or maybe take an optionalhelicopter flight for an up close experiencewith this phenomenal natural wonder.Cabin Hike along the Canyon's South RimWatch a spectacular sunset & captureincredible photos with a visit to apanoramic viewpoint Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las VegasGet your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights & bling of Las Vegas.Hotel (B,D)Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66Evening tour of the famous Vegas 'Strip'Visit Fremont StreetDay 7: Las VegasIts all glitz & glamour as you hang out onthe Strip, relax by the pool, or hit up SinCitys flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Experience some of the world'slargest hotels & casinosNon-stop nightlifeDay 8: Depart Las VegasSay goodbye to the party in the desert asyour US adventure wraps up & its time tosay farewell to your new friends. Code: WWAT/WWWH 2009/10/11Stay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.8DaysfromA$1299pp*A$163/Day1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited1More L.A.Combine this tour with an L.A. Explorer package, giving youmore time to see LA and Disneystheme parks (more on page 18). Look for departures marked in theprice panel on this page that workwith this combination. Mix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun!The California Highlights tour will easily Mix+Match with: Southern Adventure, start LA(p.30-31) Grand Southern, start LA (p.28-29) Alternatively, fly to Vancouver and connect with the Canada & The Rockies tour detailed on pages 42-43. Use low-cost airline Alaska Airlines to connect these tours. 2 states California, Nevada7 nights accomm4 breakfasts 4 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 7 nights accommodation: 5 nights intwin-share hotels & 2 nights in a quad-share chalet (more on pages 14-15) 4 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Local taxes & service chargesWItinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Las VegasMeet your Tour Manager this afternoon andtonight its all glitz & glamour as you hit upsin citys flashiest party hot spots! Hotel Day 2: Las Vegas to Bass LakeSay goodbye to the party in the desert &hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you inthe Sierra Nevada Mountains. Quad-shareChalet (D)Drive past Joshua trees - the famoussymbol of the Mojave DesertDay 3: Yosemite National ParkEnjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite mountains, rock formations, meadows,waterfalls & wildflowers. Hike or bike aroundthe valley floor to soak it all up (weatherdependent). Quad-share Chalet (B,D)Relax in the stunning mountainparadise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports(seasonal)See Yosemites famous rockformations, El Capitan & Half DomeSee incredible Yosemite & BridalveilFallsDay 4: Bass Lake to San FranciscoHead down out of the mountains & intoone of America's most colourful &character-filled cities. Fall under the city'sspell & catch awesome bay views as youcross the Oakland Bay & Golden Gatebridges. Hotel (B)Cross the Golden Gate BridgeSee North Beach, Chinatown, GoldenGate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famousrow houses on Alamo Square, & thecity's iconic cable carsVisit Fisherman's WharfDays 5-6: San FranciscoThere's so much to do in this beautiful &cosmopolitan city for 2 full days. Ride thehistoric cable cars, shop till you drop inUnion Square, feel the hippie vibe inHaight-Ashbury, tour notorious AlcatrazIsland, or stroll through Golden Gate Park.Hotel (B,D)Day 7: San Francisco to Carpinteria viaSanta BarbaraStop for lunch in the serene coastalcommunity of Monterey, known for itsworld-class aquarium. Then journey onsouth through wine country to SantaBarbara & the lush, sun-drenchedAmerican Riviera. Hotel (D)Visit famous Cannery RowDay 8: Carpinteria to Los Angeles Kick back on the beach & hit the shops inSanta Barbara. After lunch, motor downthe spectacular California coastline to star-studded Hollywood. Then your USadventure wraps up & its time to sayfarewell to your new friends. (B)Visit famous Stearns Wharf,California's oldest working wharfSee the Kodak Theater home to thestar-studded Oscar AwardsSee the famous Hollywood sign,Mann's Chinese Theatre &Hollywood's Walk of FameAmerica258 daysCaliforniaHighlightsGolden Gate Park8 DaysCaliforniaHighlightsplus Ski TahoeSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$125Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$65.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/california8DaysfromA$1309pp*A$164/DayStay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.SAN FRANSISCO: Walking tour of Chinatown & dinner - Sunset catamaran sailing cruise - Wine country tour & tasting - Guided bike adventure across the Golden Gate Bridge - Visit toCalifornia Academy of Sciences LOS ANGELES: Hollywood Behind-the-scenes tour - Homes ofmovie stars tour plus optionals for Ski Tahoe: 1 or 2 day ski pass - Snowmobile rideIdahoCaliforniaNevadaArizonaUtahSAN FRANCISCOLos AngelesSanta BarbaraMojave DesertYosemite National ParkBASS LAKELas VegasCARPINTERIA231CALIFORNIANEVADAMontereyBike riding in YosemiteWhen to go and how much*Based on twin-share. (4 share in Bass Lake with no twin or single available). If you are travelling solo, we can share you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request). Celebrates Xmas in Lake Tahoe. Celebrates New Years Eve in Lake Tahoe. Celebrates Xmas in San Francisco.> These tours spend 3 nights in Lake Tahoe & 2 nightsin San Francisco. For these tours use code WWCA. These tours are 7 days long, starting on Day 2 in LasVegas. Speak to your travel agent for details. Start 7.00am & end approx. 5.00pm. For departure pointinformation see p.49. For Travel Insurance see p.50.Start Finish A$ Las Vegas L.A. pp*2009NOV 11 NOV 17 1235NOV 25 DEC 1 1235DEC 9 > DEC 15 1235DEC 16 > DEC 22 1235DEC 23 > DEC 29 1355DEC 30 > JAN 5 13552010JAN 13 > JAN 19 1235JAN 27 > FEB 2 1235FEB 10 > FEB 16 1235FEB 24 > MAR 2 1235MAR 10 > MAR 16 1235MAR 24 > MAR 30 1235APR 13 APR 20 1375APR 20 APR 27 1375APR 27 MAY 4 1375MAY 4 MAY 11 1375MAY 11 MAY 18 1375MAY 18 MAY 25 1375MAY 25 JUN 1 1375JUN 1 JUN 8 1375JUN 8 JUN 15 1375JUN 15 JUN 22 1375JUN 22 JUN 29 1375JUN 29 JUL 6 1375JUL 6 JUL 13 1375JUL 10 JUL 17 1375JUL 13 JUL 20 1375JUL 20 JUL 27 1375JUL 24 JUL 31 1375JUL 27 AUG 3 1375Start Finish A$ Las Vegas L.A. pp*2010AUG 3 AUG 10 1375AUG 7 AUG 14 1375AUG 10 AUG 17 1375AUG 17 AUG 24 1375AUG 21 AUG 28 1375AUG 24 AUG 31 1375AUG 31 SEP 7 1375SEP 4 SEP 11 1375SEP 7 SEP 14 1375SEP 14 SEP 21 1375SEP 21 SEP 28 1375SEP 28 OCT 5 1375OCT 5 OCT 12 1309OCT 12 OCT 19 1309OCT 19 OCT 26 1309OCT 26 NOV 2 1309NOV 9 NOV 16 1309NOV 23 NOV 30 1309NOV 30 DEC 7 1309DEC 7 DEC 14 1315DEC 14 DEC 21 1315DEC 21 > DEC 28 1445DEC 28 > JAN 4 14452011JAN 11 > JAN 18 1315JAN 25 > FEB 1 1315FEB 8 > FEB 15 1315FEB 22 > MAR 1 1315MAR 8 > MAR 15 1315MAR 22 > MAR 29 1315Code: WWAV/WWCA 2009/10/11Days 2-5: Skiing atLake TahoeIf youre travelling between December& March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filleddays of snow sports action at LakeTahoe (instead of Yosemite). See page48 for more. Look for departuresmarked in the price panel on this page(WWCA). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B)1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited110 DaysL.A. to The Bayplus Ski TahoeYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):SAN DIEGO: Day trip to Sea World - Explore theworlds largest zoo by tram - Harbour cruise of San Diego Bay IdahoCaliforniaNevadaArizonaNew MexicoUtahColoradoWyomingSan FranciscoLos AngelesMojave DesertYosemite National ParkRoute 66SonoranDesertSedonaBASS LAKELAS VEGASGRAND CANYONSAN DIEGOPHOENIX22221CALIFORNIANEVADAARIZONA1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited13 States:CaliforniaArizonaNevada10DaysfromA$1599pp*A$160/DaySan Francisco trolley rideMore L.A.Combine this tour with an L.A. Explorer package, giving youmore time to see LA and Disneystheme parks (more on page 18). Look for departures marked in theprice panel on this page that workwith this combination. Mix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100* with ourmulti tour discount. See page 13.* Excludes Mexican Fiesta & Yucatan ExplorerFly to Vancouver and connect withthe Canada & The Rockies tourdetailed on pages 42-43.Alternatively, fly to Mexico City andconnect with the Mexico Grande,Mexican Fiesta or Yucatan Explorertour detailed on pages 46-47.Use low-cost airline Alaska Airlinesto connect these tours. America2710 daysL.A. to The BaySave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$165.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$85.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/la-bayW9 nights accomm6 breakfasts 5 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 9 nights accommodation: 5 nights intwin-share hotels, 2 nights in a twin-share cabin, 2 nights in a quad-sharechalet (more on pages 14-15) 6 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service chargesPHOENIX: Hot air balloon ride over Sonoran Desert & champagne breakfast SEDONA: 4WD through timeless canyons & back country GRAND CANYON: IMAX movie of the Grand Canyons history - Helicopter flight over the Canyon LAS VEGAS: See a fun Las Vegas variety show plus optionals for Ski Tahoe: 1 or 2 day ski pass - Snowmobile rideStart Finish A$ L.A. San Fran pp*2009NOV 4 NOV 13 1599NOV 18 NOV 27 1599DEC 2 > DEC 12 1659DEC 9 > DEC 19 1659DEC 16 > DEC 26 1825DEC 23 > JAN 2 18252010JAN 6 > JAN 16 1659JAN 20 > JAN 30 1659FEB 3 > FEB 13 1659FEB 17 > FEB 27 1659MAR 3 > MAR 13 1659MAR 17 > MAR 27 1659APR 7 + APR 16 1695APR 14 APR 23 1695APR 21 + APR 30 1695APR 28 MAY 7 1695MAY 5 + MAY 14 1695MAY 12 MAY 21 1695MAY 19 + MAY 28 1695MAY 26 JUN 4 1695JUN 2 + JUN 11 1695JUN 9 JUN 18 1695JUN 16 + JUN 25 1695JUN 23 JUL 2 1695JUN 30 + JUL 9 1695JUL 4 JUL 13 1695JUL 7 + JUL 16 1695JUL 14 JUL 23 1695JUL 18 + JUL 27 1695JUL 21 JUL 30 1695Code: WWAF/WWLA 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ L.A. San Fran pp*2010JUL 28 + AUG 6 1695AUG 1 AUG 10 1695AUG 4 + AUG 13 1695AUG 11 AUG 20 1695AUG 15 + AUG 24 1695AUG 18 AUG 27 1695AUG 25 + SEP 3 1695AUG 29 SEP 7 1695SEP 1 + SEP 10 1695SEP 8 SEP 17 1695SEP 15 + SEP 24 1695SEP 22 OCT 1 1695SEP 29 + OCT 8 1615OCT 6 OCT 15 1615OCT 13 + OCT 22 1615OCT 20 OCT 29 1615NOV 3 + NOV 12 1615NOV 17 NOV 26 1615NOV 24 + DEC 3 1615DEC 1 DEC 11 1815DEC 8 + DEC 18 1815DEC 15 > DEC 25 1995DEC 22 >+ JAN 1 19952011 JAN 5 > JAN 15 1815JAN 19 >+ JAN 29 1815FEB 2 > FEB 12 1815FEB 16 >+ FEB 26 1815MAR 2 > MAR 12 1815MAR 16 >+ MAR 26 1815Manns Chinese TheatreItinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Los Angeles to San DiegoMeet up with your Contiki Crew & headsouth to San Diego. Tap into the 'CaliforniaDream' on a tour through the city's mostvibrant neighborhoods. Tonight, party at ahip downtown club, chill out at a coolbeach bar, or sip cocktails at a chic rooftoplounge. Hotel (D)Drive through the O.C. (OrangeCounty) & along the scenic PacificCoastSee downtown San Diego, theGaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park,Coronado Island & Old Town San DiegoPanoramic view of the citys skylinefrom Coronado BridgeDay 2: San DiegoWander around & discover all this city hasto offer. With 70 miles of beaches, a worldfamous zoo, sailors, surfers, shopping,culture, & a gentle Mediterranean climate,this place is a USA paradise. Hotel (B)Visit Mission Beach (weatherdependent)Day 3: San Diego to PhoenixLeave the beach behind & head towardPhoenix, a metropolitan desert oasis. The sprawling city heats it up as a retailmecca,a melting pot of fun & funky dining& hip nightlife! Hotel (B)Scenic drive through ClevelandNational Forest, Anza Borrego Desert& Sonoran DesertDay 4: Phoenix to the Grand CanyonTravel from the 'Valley of the Sun' to theawe-inspiring Grand Canyon, stoppingalong the way in Sedona, a quirky town nestled in 'red-rock country'. Cabin (B,D)Drive the scenic route past brilliantlycoloured sandstone cliffs & ruggedpeaksShop for Native American jewelryDrive through beautiful Oak CreekCanyonStay in Grand Canyon National ParkDay 5: Grand Canyon National ParkHike, walk, or maybe take an optionalhelicopter flight for an up close experiencewith this phenomenal natural wonder.Cabin Hike along the Canyon's South RimWatch a spectacular sunset & captureincredible photos with a visit to apanoramic viewpoint Day 6: Grand Canyon to Las VegasGet your kicks on Route 66 on the way to the bright lights & bling of Las Vegas.Hotel (B,D)Stop for photos & souvenirs on Route 66Evening tour of the famous Vegas'Strip'Visit Fremont StreetDay 7: Las VegasIts all glitz & glamour as you hang out on the Strip, relax by the pool, or hit upSin Citys flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Experience some of the world'slargest hotels & casinosNon-stop nightlifeDay 8: Las Vegas to Bass LakeSay goodbye to the party in the desert &hello to outdoor adventures awaiting you inthe Sierra Nevada Mountains. Quad-shareChalet (D)Drive past Joshua trees - the famoussymbol of the Mojave DesertDay 9: Yosemite National ParkEnjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite mountains, rock formations, meadows,waterfalls & wildflowers. Hike or bike aroundthe valley floor to soak it all up (weatherdependent). Quad-share Chalet (B,D)Relax in the stunning mountainparadise of Bass Lake - swim, soak up some sun & enjoy watersports(seasonal)See Yosemites famous rockformations, El Capitan & Half DomeSee incredible Yosemite & BridalveilFallsDay 10: Bass Lake to San FranciscoHead down out of the mountains & intoone of Americas most colourful &character-filled cities. Fall under the citysspell & catch awesome bay views beforeyour US adventure wraps up & its time tosay farewell to your new friends. (B)Cross Oakland Bay & Golden GatebridgesSee North Beach, Chinatown, GoldenGate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famousrow houses on Alamo Square, & thecitys iconic cable carsVisit Fisherman's Wharf*Based on twin-share. (4 share in Bass Lake with no twinor single available). If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request). Celebrates Xmas in Lake Tahoe. Celebrates Xmas in Phoenix & New Years Eve in Lake Tahoe. Celebrates Xmas in Grand Canyon & New Years Evein Lake Tahoe.+ These tours combine with the LA Explorer on page 18.> These tours are 11 days long & spend 3 nights in Lake Tahoe. For these tours use code WWLA. These tours start in Anaheim. Speak to your travelagent for details.Start 7.00am & end approx. 5.00pm.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.Days 8-11: Skiing atLake TahoeIf youre travelling between December& March, this tour packs in 3 fun-filleddays of snow sports action at LakeTahoe (instead of Yosemite). See page48 for more. Look for departuresmarked in the price panel on this page(WWLA). Hotel (D)(D)(B)(B)Stay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.Yosemite National ParkWhen to go and how much26 Days Grand SouthernYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):LAS VEGAS: See a fun Las Vegas variety showGRAND CANYON: IMAX movie of the GrandCanyons history - Helicopter flight over the CanyonIdahoCaliforniaNevadaArizonaNew MexicoUtahColoradoWyomingSouth DakotaNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasLouisianaMississippiArkansasMissouriIowaMinnesota WisconsinIllinios IndianaMichiganKentuckyTennesseeAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaS.CarolinaN.CarolinaVirginiaW.VirginiaOhioPennsylvaniaNew YorkLos AngelesMonument ValleyMojave DesertRoute 66Little RockDurangoThe EvergladesCharlestonSante FeNew YorkAnnapolisPhiladelphiaLAS VEGASCORTEZAMARILLODALLASNEW ORLEANSTALLAHASSEEORLANDOMIAMICOCOA BEACHST. AUGUSTINESAVANNAHRALEIGHWASHINGTON DCMEMPHISALBUQUERQUEGRAND CANYON2211122212211113MARYLANDMARYLANDCALIFORNIANEVADAARIZONANEW MEXICOUTAHCOLORADOTEXASLOUISIANAMISSISSIPPIARKANSASTENNESSEEALABAMAGEORGIAFLORIDAS.CAROLINAN.CAROLINAVIRGINIAPENNSYLVANIANEW YORKNEW JERSEYNEW JERSEYDELAWAREDELAWARE1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited122 States:California, Nevada,Arizona, Utah, Colorado,New Mexico, Texas,Arkansas, Tennessee,Mississippi, Louisiana,Alabama, Florida,Georgia, South Carolina,North Carolina, Virginia,Maryland, Delaware,Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York 26DaysfromA$4175pp*A$161/DayMonument ValleyMix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100* with ourmulti tour discount. See page 13.* Excludes Western HighlightsThe Grand Southern (start LA) tour will easily Mix+Match with: Grand Northern (p.34-35) North by North East (p.36-37) Grand Canadian (p.44-45)Alternatively, fly back to Los Angelesand connect with the Wild Western,Western Highlights or LA to The Bay tour detailed on pages 26-27. Use low-cost airlines JetBlue or Virgin America toconnect these tours. You choose!You can also start this tour in New York and travel it in reverse.When to go and how muchAmerica2926 daysGrandSouthernSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$419.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$209.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/grand-southernW25 nights accomm19 breakfasts 14 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 25 nights twin-share accommodation:23 nights in hotels & 2 nights in acabin (more on pages 14-15) 19 breakfasts (B) & 14 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request). Celebrates Xmas in Dallas & New Years Eve in Orlando. Celebrates Xmas in Memphis & New Years Eve inOrlando. Celebrates Xmas in Miami & New Years Eve in New Orleans. Celebrates Xmas in Miami & New Years Eve in Memphis. These tours start or end in Anaheim. Speak to yourtravel agent for details.Start 7.00am & end approx. 5.00pm.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.Extend your holiday! Stay on using our special rates before or after your tour. More on page 49.DURANGO: Adventure river-rafting in Rocky Mountains (seasonal NY-LA) - Jeep tour of the wild west (seasonal NY-LA) ALBUQUERQUE: Hot-air ballooning over the Rio Grande DALLAS: Experience a Rodeo & Texas BBQ (seasonal NY-LA) NEW ORLEANS: Evening jazz cruise on the Mississippi - Airboat swamp ride - Cajun/Creole cooking demonstration MIAMI: Guided bike tour of the beachfront ST. AUGUSTINE: Night ghost walk SAVANNAH: Dinner at historic Pirates House Inn - Hop-on-hop-off trolley tour WASHINGTON D.C: Rent a bike NEW YORK: City pass for 6 key sights (LA-NY only)Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Los Angeles to Las VegasMeet up with your Contiki crew & head outacross the vast Mojave Desert to the brightlights of Vegas. Hotel (D)Evening tour of the world-famous 'Strip' Visit Fremont Street & see the light-and-laser showDay 2: Las VegasIts all glitz & glamour as you hang out onthe Strip, relax by the pool, or hit up SinCitys flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Experience some of the world'slargest hotels & casinosNon-stop nightlifeDay 3: Las Vegas to the Grand CanyonGet your kicks on historic Route 66 as youjourney to the breath-taking GrandCanyon. Cabin (D)Stop for photos & souvenirsDay 4: Grand Canyon National ParkHike, walk, or maybe take an optionalhelicopter flight for an up close experiencewith this phenomenal natural wonder.Cabin (B)Hike along the Canyon's South RimWatch a spectacular sunset & captureincredible photos with a visit to apanoramic viewpointDay 5: Grand Canyon to Cortez viaMonument ValleySnap some photos of Monument ValleysWild West landscape before arriving inCortez, the gateway to the RockyMountains. Hotel (D)Monument Valley's Navajo Tribal ParkSee the Painted DesertDay 6: Cortez to Albuquerque viaDurangoTime for a Rocky Mountain high inDurango, an adventure seekers paradise.Then its on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D)Scenic drive through the RockyMountainsVisit Old Town AlbuquerqueDay 7: Albuquerque to AmarilloExplore the exotic mix of Native American& Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe.Then stop by the quirky Cadillac Ranchroadside attraction on your way intoCowboy Country. Hotel (D)Experience Big Texan culture & foodDay 8: Amarillo to DallasWere off to Dallas, where youll discoverwhy everything is bigger & better in Texas!Hotel (B,D)Day 9: DallasFrom big cars to big hair to big belt bucklesto big attitude youll see it all as you explorethis slick city nicknamed Big D. Hotel (B)Visit John F. Kennedy 6th Floor MuseumVisit the Fort Worth StockyardsDay 10: Dallas to MemphisStop in Little Rock as you journey throughthe Deep South to Memphis, the birthplaceof blues, rock-n-roll, & soul music. Hotel (B,D)See the Capital Building, Bill Clinton'shome while Governor of ArkansasCross the Mississippi RiverDay 11: MemphisPay homage to The King on a tour of hismansion, Graceland. This afternoon, makeyour pilgrimage through this musicalmecca before partying on happeningBeale Street. Hotel (B)See the Civil Rights Museum & SunStudiosVisit Beale Street, home of Blues musicTour GracelandDay 12: Memphis to New OrleansLet the good times role as we take yousightseeing through swingin New Orleans,a fun-spirited city that gave birth to jazzmusic. Hotel See the French Quarter, JacksonSquare, the French Market & theGarden District mansionsDay 13: New OrleansA free day to simmer in the warm & soulfulculture of The Big Easy. Meander throughthe French Quarter, feast on Creolecuisine, feel the spell of voodoo, & thisevening, get dancing in this party town!Hotel (B)Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon StreetDay 14: New Orleans to TallahasseeRoll on through Sweet Home Alabama tothe Gone with the Wind feel of Floridasstate capital. Hotel (B,D)Day 15: Tallahassee to OrlandoLeave the quiet country charm ofTallahassee behind & get set for the energyof Floridas entertainment hub, Orlando.Hotel (B,D)Transfers to the Amusement ParksVisit the entertainment area of Old TownDay 16: OrlandoThe thrill & excitement of Orlando's manytheme parks like Disney World, will keepyou fully entertained all day & night! Hotel (B)Day 17: Orlando to Miami via theEvergladesVenture south for an expedition throughthe subtropical wilderness of theEverglades, one of the country's mostunusual national parks. Then its on to thefast & the fun in Miami. Hotel (D)Tour of the EvergladesDay 18: MiamiGet into the up-tempo groove of this flashyglobal city chill out on one of manybeaches, max out your credit cardshopping, or star spot in South Beachshottest clubs. Hotel (B)Day 19: Miami to Cocoa BeachHead north along the coast to the surfingcapital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach.Hotel (B)Day 20: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustinevia Kennedy Space CenterTouch base with outer-space as you exploreKennedy Space Center before arriving inpicturesque St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D)Tour Kennedy Space CenterVisit Castillo de San Marcos NationalMonument, a300 year old fortressDay 21: St. Augustine to SavannahWalk the cobblestone streets of Americasoldest city before an evening out alongSavannahs lively waterfront. Hotel (B)See the historic city squares, homes &gardens made famous by the film'Forrest Gump'Day 22: Savannah to Raleigh viaCharlestonGet your last dose of Southern charm inCharleston en route to the college town ofRaleigh. Hotel (B,D)See the Southern mansionsDay 23: Raleigh to Washington D.C.On your way to the nations capital, take abreak in Richmond, a city steeped inAmerican history. Tonight experience anorientation tour after dark with all the citylights. Hotel (B,D)More New YorkCombine this tour with a New York Explorer package,giving you more time toexperience all the Big Apple hasto offer (more on page 19). Start Finish A$ L.A. New York pp*2009NOV 19 DEC 14 4175DEC 17 JAN 11 41752010 JAN 21 FEB 15 4175APR 1 APR 26 4215APR 15 MAY 10 4319APR 29 MAY 24 4319MAY 13 JUN 7 4319MAY 27 JUN 21 4319JUN 10 JUL 5 4319JUN 17 JUL 12 4319JUN 24 JUL 19 4319JUL 1 JUL 26 4319JUL 15 AUG 9 4319JUL 22 AUG 16 4319AUG 5 AUG 30 4319AUG 19 SEP 13 4319SEP 23 OCT 18 4319OCT 21 NOV 15 4195NOV 18 DEC 13 4195DEC 16 JAN 10 4195Start Finish A$ L.A. New York pp*2011JAN 20 FEB 14 4195Code: GSNY 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ New York L.A. pp2009DEC 18 JAN 12 41752010JAN 15 FEB 9 4175FEB 19 MAR 16 4175OCT 22 NOV 16 4195NOV 19 DEC 14 4195DEC 17 JAN 11 41952011 JAN 14 FEB 8 4195FEB 18 MAR 15 4195Code: GSLA 2009/10/11Visit Arlington National Cemetery &see the changing of the guardSee the Pentagon, White House,Capital Building, Library of Congress& Washington MonumentSee the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam,FDR & Korean MemorialsVisit the Smithsonian Museums Days 24-25: Washington D.C.Theres loads to do in these 2 free days in this distinguished city. See all thefamous memorials & monuments &choose from an endless list of other must-dos, including museums, politics,shopping, sports & nightlife. Hotel (B)(B,D)Day 26: Washington D.C. to New YorkStop in both Annapolis & Philadelphiabefore seeing the iconic sights of NYC,where the tour ends & its time to sayfarewell to your new friends. (B)Please Note: Do not book flights before9.00pm.Panoramic view of New York CityTravel the Lincoln Tunnel to ManhattanSee the Lincoln Center Youll have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):LAS VEGAS: See a fun Las Vegas variety showGRAND CANYON: IMAX movie of the GrandCanyons history - Helicopter flight over the CanyonaliforniaNevadaArizonaNew MexicoUtahColoradoNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasLouisianaMississippiArkansasMissouriIowaIlliniosTennLos AngelesMonument ValleyMojave DesertRoute 66Little RockDurangoSante FeLAS VEGASCORTEZAMARILLODALLASNEW ORLEANSMEMPHISALBUQUERQUEGRAND CANYON22111221CALIFORNIANEVADAARIZONANEW MEXICOUTAHCOLORADOTEXASLOUISIANAMISSISSIPPIARKANSASTENNESSEE1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited111 States:CaliforniaNevadaArizonaUtahColoradoNew MexicoTexasArkansasTennesseeMississippiLouisiana13DaysfromA$2299pp*A$177/Day Grand Canyon13 Days SouthernAdventureNew OrleansMix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100 with ourmulti tour discount. See page 13.The Southern Adventure (start LA)tour will easily Mix+Match with: Eastern Discovery (start NewOrleans, p.32-33)Alternatively, fly to New York andconnect with the North by NorthEast tour (most dates) detailed onpages 36-37, or to Chicago andconnect with the Northern Escapetour (most dates) detailed on pages 38-39. Use low-cost airlinesJetBlue or Southwest to connectthese tours. .You choose!You can also start this tour in NewOrleans and travel it in reverse.When to go and how muchAmerica3113 daysSouthernAdventureSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$229.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$115.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/southern-adventureW12 nights accomm7 breakfasts 7 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 12 nights twin-share accommodation:10 nights in hotels & 2 nights in acabin (more on pages 14-15) 7 breakfasts (B) & 7 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request). Celebrates Xmas in Dallas. Celebrates Xmas in Memphis. Celebrates New Years Eve in New Orleans. Celebrates New Years Eve in Memphis. These tours start or end in Anaheim. Speak to yourtravel agent for details.GSLS: Start 7.00am & end approx. 11.00am.GSNS: Start 8.30am & end approx. 5.00pm.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.DURANGO: Adventure river-rafting in Rocky Mountains (seasonal) - Jeep tour of the wild west (seasonal) - Snowmobiling (seasonal) ALBUQUERQUE: Hot-air ballooning overthe Rio Grande DALLAS: Experience a Rodeo & Texas BBQ (seasonal) NEW ORLEANS: Airboat swamp ride (seasonal) - Evening jazz cruise on the Mississippi (seasonal) -Cajun/Creole cooking demonstrationItinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Los Angeles to Las VegasMeet up with your Contiki crew & head outacross the vast Mojave Desert to the brightlights of Vegas. Hotel (D)Evening tour of the world-famous 'Strip' Visit Fremont Street & see the light-and-laser showDay 2: Las VegasIts all glitz & glamour as you hang out onthe Strip, relax by the pool, or hit up SinCitys flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Experience some of the world'slargest hotels & casinosNon-stop nightlifeDay 3: Las Vegas to the Grand CanyonGet your kicks on historic Route 66 as youjourney to the breath-taking GrandCanyon. Cabin (D)Stop for photos & souvenirsDay 4: Grand Canyon National ParkHike, walk, or maybe take an optionalhelicopter flight for an up close experiencewith this phenomenal natural wonder.Cabin (B)Hike along the Canyon's South RimWatch a spectacular sunset & captureincredible photos with a visit to apanoramic viewpointDay 5: Grand Canyon to Cortez viaMonument ValleyMonument Valleys Wild West landscapeoffers you fantastic photo ops beforearriving in Cortez, gateway to the RockyMountains. Hotel (D)Day 6: Cortez to Albuquerque viaDurangoTime for a Rocky Mountain high inDurango, an adventure seekers paradise.Then its on to Albuquerque. Hotel (B,D)Scenic drive through the RockyMountainsVisit Old Town AlbuquerqueDay 7: Albuquerque to AmarilloExplore the exotic mix of Native American& Hispanic cultures in artistic Santa Fe.Then stop by the quirky Cadillac Ranch roadside attraction on your way intoCowboy Country. Hotel (D)Experience Big Texan culture & foodDay 8: Amarillo to DallasWere off to Dallas, where youll discoverwhy everything is bigger & better in Texas!Hotel (B,D)Day 9: DallasFrom big cars to big hair to big beltbuckles to big attitude youll see it all asyou explore this slick city nicknamed BigD. Hotel (B)Visit the John F. Kennedy Sixth FloorMuseumVisit the Fort Worth Stockyards Day 10: Dallas to MemphisStop in Little Rock as the drive takes youthrough the Deep South to Memphis, thebirthplace of blues, rock-n-roll, & soulmusic. Hotel (B,D)See the Capital Building, Bill Clinton'shome while Governor of ArkansasCross the Mississippi RiverDay 11: MemphisPay homage to The King on a tour of hismansion, Graceland. This afternoon, makeyour pilgrimage through this musicalmecca before partying on Beale Street.Hotel (B)See the Civil Rights Museum & SunStudiosVisit Beale Street, home of Blues musicTour GracelandDay 12: Memphis to New OrleansLet the good times role as we take yousightseeing through swingin New Orleans,a fun-spirited city, the birthplace of jazz.Hotel See the French Quarter, JacksonSquare, the French Market & theGarden District mansionsDay 13: Depart New OrleansThis morning the tour ends & its time tosay farewell to your new friends. (B)Stay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.Start Finish A$ L.A. N. Orleans pp*2009NOV 19 DEC 1 2299DEC 17 DEC 29 22992010 JAN 21 FEB 2 2299APR 1 APR 13 2319APR 15 APR 27 2379APR 29 MAY 11 2379MAY 13 MAY 25 2379MAY 27 JUN 8 2379JUN 10 JUN 22 2379JUN 17 JUN 29 2379JUN 24 JUL 6 2379JUL 1 JUL 13 2379JUL 15 JUL 27 2379JUL 22 AUG 3 2379AUG 5 AUG 17 2379AUG 19 AUG 31 2379SEP 23 OCT 5 2379OCT 21 NOV 2 2309NOV 18 NOV 30 2309DEC 16 DEC 28 2309Start Finish A$ L.A. N. Orleans pp*2011JAN 20 FEB 1 2309Code: GSNS 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ N. Orleans L.A. pp2009DEC 31 JAN 12 22992010JAN 28 FEB 9 2299MAR 4 MAR 16 2299NOV 4 NOV 16 2309DEC 2 DEC 14 2309DEC 30 JAN 11 23092011 JAN 27 FEB 8 2309MAR 3 MAR 15 2309Code: GSLS 2009/10/11Jeep tour in DurangoCadillac Ranch14 Days EasternDiscoveryYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):WASHINGTON D.C: Rent a bike SAVANNAH:Dinner at historic Pirates House Inn - Hop-on-hop-off trolley tour LouisianaMississippiArkansasMissouriIowaWisconsinIlliniosIndianaMichiganKentuckyTennesseeAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaS.CarolinaN.CarolinaVirginiaW.VirginiaOhioPennsylvaniaNew YorkThe EvergladesCharlestonNew YorkAnnapolisPhiladelphiaNEW ORLEANSTALLAHASSEEORLANDOMIAMICOCOA BEACHST. AUGUSTINESAVANNAHRALEIGHWASHINGTON DC12211113MARYLANDMARYLAND1LOUISIANAMISSISSIPPIALABAMAGEORGIAFLORIDAS.CAROLINAN.CAROLINAVIRGINIAPENNSYLVANIANEW YORKNEW JERSEYNEW JERSEYDELAWAREDELAWARE1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited113 States:LouisianaMississippiAlabamaFloridaGeorgiaSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaVirginiaMarylandDelawarePennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew York14DaysfromA$2385pp*A$171/DayBourbon Street in New OrleansYou choose!You can also start this tour in New York and travel it in reverse.Mix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100* with ourmulti tour discount. See page 13.* Excludes Western HighlightsThe Eastern Discovery (start NewOrleans) tour will easily Mix+Match with: Grand Northern (p.34-35) North by North East (p.36-37) Grand Canadian (p.44-45)The Eastern Discovery (start NewYork) tour will easily Mix+Match with: Southern Adventure (start NewOrleans, p.30-31)When to go and how muchAmerica3314 daysEasternDiscoverySave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$239.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$119.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/eastern-discoveryW13 nights hotels12 breakfasts 7 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 13 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 12 breakfasts (B) & 7 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request). Celebrates New Years Eve in Orlando. Celebrates Xmas in Miami & New Years Eve in New Orleans.GSLE: Start 8.30am & end approx. 5.00pm.GSNE: Start 7.00am & end approx. 9.00am.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.Extend your holiday! Stay on using our special rates before or after your tour. More on page 49.NEW ORLEANS: Evening jazz cruise on the Mississippi (seasonal) - Airboat swamp ride (seasonal) - Cajun/Creole cooking demonstration ST. AUGUSTINE: Night ghost walk MIAMI: Guided bike tour of the beachfront NEW YORK: City pass for 6 key sights (New Orleans-NY only)Start Finish A$ N. Orleans New York pp*2009DEC 1 DEC 14 2385DEC 29 JAN 11 23852010 FEB 2 FEB 15 2385APR 13 APR 26 2409APR 27 MAY 10 2469MAY 11 MAY 24 2469MAY 25 JUN 7 2469JUN 8 JUN 21 2469JUN 22 JUL 5 2469JUN 29 JUL 12 2469JUL 6 JUL 19 2469JUL 13 JUL 26 2469JUL 27 AUG 9 2469AUG 3 AUG 16 2469AUG 17 AUG 30 2469AUG 31 SEP 13 2469OCT 5 OCT 18 2469NOV 2 NOV 15 2399NOV 30 DEC 13 2399DEC 28 JAN 10 2399Start Finish A$ N. Orleans New York pp*2011FEB 1 FEB 14 2399Code: GSNE 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ New York N. Orleans pp2009DEC 18 DEC 31 23852010JAN 15 JAN 28 2385FEB 19 MAR 4 2385OCT 22 NOV 4 2399NOV 19 DEC 2 2399DEC 17 DEC 30 23992011 JAN 14 JAN 27 2399FEB 18 MAR 3 2399Code: GSLE 2009/10/11New Orleans airboat tourUS Capitol BuildingItinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Arrive New OrleansMeet up with you Contiki Crew & simmer in the warm & soulful culture of The BigEasy - meander in the French Quarter,feast on Creole cuisine, fall under the spellof voodoo, & come evening, get dancing!Hotel Day 2: New Orleans to TallahasseeHead through Sweet Home Alabama toFloridas state capital, with its small-townfeel, historic plantations & buildings. Hotel(B,D)Day 3: Tallahassee to OrlandoLeave the quiet country charm ofTallahassee behind & get set for the energyof Floridas entertainment hub, Orlando.Hotel (B,D)Transfers to the Amusement ParksVisit the entertainment area of Old TownDay 4: OrlandoThe thrill & excitement of Orlando's manytheme parks, like Disney World, will keepyou fully entertained all day & night! Hotel (B)Day 5: Orlando to Miami via theEvergladesVenture south for an expedition throughthe subtropical wilderness of theEverglades, one of the country's mostunusual national parks. Then its on to thefast & the fun in Miami. Hotel (D)See downtown MiamiVisit South BeachTour of the EvergladesDay 6: MiamiGet into the up-tempo groove of this flashyglobal city chill out on one of manybeaches, max out your credit cardshopping, or star spot in South Beachshottest clubs. Hotel (B)Day 7: Miami to Cocoa BeachHead north along the coast to the surfingcapital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach.Hotel (B)Day 8: Cocoa Beach to St. Augustinevia Kennedy Space CenterTouch base with outer-space as you exploreKennedy Space Center before arriving inpicturesque St. Augustine. Hotel (B,D)Tour Kennedy Space CenterVisit Castillo de San Marcos NationalMonument, a 300 year old fortressDay 9: St. Augustine to SavannahWalk the cobblestone streets of Americasoldest city before an evening out alongSavannahs lively waterfront. Hotel (B)See the historic city squares, homes & gardens made famous by the film'Forrest Gump'Day 10: Savannah to Raleigh viaCharlestonSee the gracious Old South live on with a stop in hospitable Charleston en route to the college town of Raleigh. Hotel (B,D)See the Southern MansionsDay 11: Raleigh to Washington D.C.On your way to the nations capital, take abreak in Richmond, a city steeped inAmerican history. Tonight experience anorientation tour after dark with all the citylights. Hotel (B,D)Visit Arlington National Cemetery &see the changing of the guardSee the Pentagon, White House,Capital Building, Library of Congress & Washington MonumentSee the Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam,FDR & Korean MemorialsVisit the Smithsonian Museums Days 12-13: Washington D.C.Theres plenty to do for 2 free days in thisdistinguished city. See all the famousmemorials & monuments & choose froman endless list of other must-dos, includingmuseums, politics, shopping, sports &nightlife. Hotel (B,D)(B)Day 14: Washington D.C. to New YorkStop in both Annapolis & Philadelphiabefore seeing the iconic sights of NYC,where the tour ends & its time to sayfarewell to your new friends. (B)Please Note: Do not book flights before9.00pm.Panoramic view of New York CityTravel through the Lincoln Tunnel intoManhattanSee the Lincoln CenterMore New YorkCombine this tour with a New York Explorer package,giving you more time toexperience all the Big Apple hasto offer (more on page 19). 25 Days Grand NorthernYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):BOSTON: Old town trolley tour QUEBEC CITY:High altitude dinner in the famous revolvingrestaurant MONTREAL: Adventure jet boat ride WashingtonIdahoCaliforniaNevadaArizonaNew MexicoUtahColoradoWyomingMontana North DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasLouisianaMississippiArkansasMissouriIowaMinnesotaWisconsinIllinios IndianaMichiganKentuckyTennesseeAlabamaGeorgiaS.CarolinaN.CarolinaVirginiaMarylandDelawareNew JerseyW.VirginiaOhioPennsylvaniaNew YorkOntarioManitobaSaskatchewanAlbertaQuebecMaineOregonLos AngelesGrand CanyonZion Natl ParkBryce Canyon Natl ParkBadlandsNational ParkJackson HoleYellowstone National ParkMilwaukeeNiagaraFallsLAS VEGAS 2KANAB2SALT LAKE CITY1WEST YELLOWSTONE 2CODY1MT. RUSHMORE2SIOUX FALLS1MADISON1CHICAGO 2 CLEVELAND1TORONTO 3MONTREAL 2QUEBEC CITY 2New YorkNewportRhode IslandBOSTON2CALIFORNIANEVADAARIZONAUTAHWYOMINGSOUTH DAKOTAMINNESOTAWISCONSINILLINIOS INDIANAOHIOPENNSYLVANIAONTARIOQUEBECMAINEIDAHOMONTANANEW YORKNEWNEWHAMPSHIREHAMPSHIRECONNECTICUTMASSACHUSETTSMASSACHUSETTSVermont20 States & 2 CanadianProvinces:New York, Connecticut,Rhode Island,Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine,Quebec, Ontario,Pennsylvania, Ohio,Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin,Minnesota, South Dakota,Wyoming, Montana,Idaho, Utah, Arizona,Nevada, California25DaysA$3915pp*A$157/DayQuebec CityMore New YorkCombine this tour with a New York Explorer package,giving you more time toexperience all the Big Apple has to offer (more on page 19).When to go and how muchAmerica plus Canada3525 daysGrandNorthernSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$389.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$195See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/grand-northernW24 nights hotels19 breakfasts 12 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 24 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 19 breakfasts (B) & 12 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request).Start 7.00am & end approx. 5.00pm.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.THOUSAND ISLANDS: Boldt Castle & Thousand Islands cruise TORONTO: Visit the viewing deck of CN Tower - Visit the Rogers Centre baseball stadium - Pub crawl with a local guide NIAGARA FALLS: Helicopter ride over the spectacular falls - IMAX movie experience of Niagara Falls CHICAGO: River cruise with commentary on Chicagos architecture -Guided bike tour of the lakefront SALT LAKE CITY: Hot air balloon over Utahs mountains & valleys CODY: Experience a rodeo (seasonal) - Adventure rafting trip (seasonal) YELLOWSTONE: Watch grizzlies & wolves at the Discovery Centre LAS VEGAS: See a fun Las Vegas variety show - Helicopter flight to Grand Canyon with lunch & champagne Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: New York to BostonMeet up with your Contiki crew in larger-than-life New York City. Dream about thelifestyles of the rich & famous in RhodeIsland on your way to Boston. Hotel (D)Visit Newport, the yachting capital ofthe USA, & see its famous summermansionsSee Harvard University, BostonCommon, Quincy Marketplace, FanueilHall & the original 'Cheers' BarDay 2: BostonBoston is a place at the forefront ofAmerican history & theres plenty to doday & night in this bustling university town.Hotel (B)Walk the historic Freedom TrailDay 3: Boston to Quebec CityToday its on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City a little piece ofold world Europe in the middle of NorthAmerica! Hotel (B,D)Scenic drive through Maine & acrossthe US/Canadian borderDay 4: Quebec CityExperience the joie de vivre of this city bystrolling down cobblestone streets &stopping in cool, street side cafes & shops.With walled fortifications protecting oldQuebec, this stunning city has become aliving museum. Hotel (B)Guided walking tour of Old QuebecDay 5: Quebec City to MontrealThe multi-cultural theme continues throughto our next stop, Montreal, where theFrench combine with a diverse globalpopulation to serve up great food &cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D)Visit old town Montral, the old port, &Mt. Royal, Montreal's largest city parkSee St. Joseph's Oratory & theOlympic StadiumDay 6: MontrealYoull love this citys mix of Eurocharm &North American pizzazz. Head to one ofthe many great museums, try out anamazing range of food, shop in hipboutiques, & later, party with the oh soFrench Canadians! Hotel Day 7: Montreal to TorontoBehold natures beauty as you drive throughthe 1000 Islands region en route toCanadas largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D)Travel along the St. Lawrence RiverValley & see the Thousand IslandsSee CN Tower, eclectic shops on YongeStreet & the University of TorontoDay 8: TorontoToronto is another one of Canadasfantastic, multi-cultural hotspots. Maybecatch a baseball game or think aboutzooming to the top of the worlds tallestfreestanding structure. Later, feel the globalgroove of this citys nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 9: Toronto & Niagara FallsDay trip to the mighty Niagara Falls & getsoaked in its mist as it cascades betweenthe Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D)Maid of the Mist boat cruise to thebase of the FallsSee Niagara FallsDay 10: Toronto to ClevelandLeave Canada behind & make a musicalpilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene ofCleveland. Hotel (B) Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of FameDay 11: Cleveland to ChicagoCross the Midwest as you road trip fromone lake town to the next & arrive inbustling Chicago. Hotel (B)See Lake Michigan, BuckinghamFountain, the Navy Pier & ChicagoRiverSee Soldier Field, home to the ChicagoBears American Football team, & U.S.Cellular Field, home to the ChicagoWhite Sox baseball clubSee the Hancock Building, SearsTower & the Magnificent MileDay 12: Chicago Discover cutting-edge architecture, world-class museums, legendary blues music,fantastic dining, & high-end shopping inthe Windy City. Hotel (B,D)Day 13: Chicago to MadisonStop in Milwaukee & tour Miller brewery,one of the nations largest beer brewers,en route to the university town of Madison.Hotel (B,D)Drive through America's Midwestbeautiful farmlandsDay 14: Madison to Sioux FallsCatch the pulse of the true AmericanMidwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B,D)Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall thatgave the town its nameDay 15: Sioux Falls to Mt. RushmoreJourney through the unique, lunar-likelandscape of Badlands National Parkbefore arriving in the stomping grounds ofthe Wild West. Hotel (B,D)See colourful buttes, pinnacles & spiresWalk the Fossil TrailDay 16: Mt. RushmoreMarvel at the American presidents faceson iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world'slargest mountain carving, Crazy HorseMemorial, honoring the famous LakotaSioux warrior. Hotel (B)Visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial& Crazy Horse MemorialDay 17: Mt. Rushmore to CodyVisit Devils Tower National Monument &see the legendary Devils Tower as yousteer toward Cody & the heart of theAmerican West. Hotel (B)See the scenery made famous by theblockbuster movie, "Close Encountersof the Third Kind"Day 18: Cody to YellowstoneKick back in this cowboy town or ride therapids on an optional whitewater raftingtrip before you boot scoot to Yellowstone,the world's first national park. Hotel (B,D)Day 19: Yellowstone National ParkExplore the crown jewel of Americasnational parks. Its a masterpiece ofwilderness, wildlife, & natural wonders.Hotel (B)See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone,the famous 'Old Faithful' geyser, wildlifesuch as buffalo, elk & possibly bearsDay 20: Yellowstone to Salt Lake CitySet your sights on the towering spires ofthe Teton Range & stop in the swanky, yetwestern-styled town of Jackson Holebefore arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B)Start Finish A$ New York L.A. pp*2010APR 30 MAY 24 3915MAY 14 JUN 7 3915MAY 28 JUN 21 3915JUN 11 JUL 5 3915JUN 25 JUL 19 3915JUL 9 AUG 2 3915Code: GNGN 2010Start Finish A$ New York L.A. pp*2010JUL 16 AUG 9 3915JUL 23 AUG 16 3915JUL 30 AUG 23 3915AUG 13 SEP 6 3915AUG 20 SEP 13 3915SEP 3 SEP 27 3915SEP 17 OCT 11 3915Stay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.Visit Temple SquareSee the impressive six-spire Temple &Mormon TabernacleDay 21: Salt Lake City to Kanab viaBryce Canyon National ParkHike among the richly coloured rockformations of Bryce Canyon National Parkon the road from Salt Lake City to Kanab.Hotel (B,D)See the bizarre shaped canyons &rock spires called "hoodoos"Day 22: Grand Canyon National ParkHike, walk, or simply relax at thisphenomenal natural wonder. Hotel (B)Hike along the Canyon's North RimCapture incredible photos from apanoramic viewpointDay 23: Kanab to Las Vegas via ZionNational ParkBefore partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get close to nature in thedramatic landscapes of Zion NationalPark. Hotel (B,D)See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons,& dramatic landscapesSee the gigantic red & white stoneformations of West Temple &WatchmanEvening tour of the famous Vegas'Strip' Visit Fremont StreetDay 24: Las VegasIts all glitz & glamour as you hang out onthe Strip, relax by the pool, or hit up SinCitys flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Experience some of the world'slargest hotels & casinosNon-stop nightlifeDay 25: Las Vegas to Los AngelesLeave the bling of Vegas behind & headthrough the vast Mojave Desert intoCalifornia. Your US adventure wraps upwhen you arrive in Los Angeles where it's time to say farewell to your newfriends. See the famous Joshua TreesLas Vegas night out13 Days North byNorth EastYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):BOSTON: Old town trolley tour QUEBEC CITY:High altitude dinner in the famous revolvingrestaurant MONTREAL: Adventure jet boat ride Niagara FallsMissouriWisconsinIllinios IndianaMichiganKentuckyTennesseeS.CarolinaN.CarolinaVirginiaMarylandDelawareNew JerseyW.VirginiaOhioPennsylvaniaNew YorkOntarioQuebecMaineNew YorkNiagaraFalls NewportRhode IslandCHICAGO 2 CLEVELAND1TORONTO 3MONTREAL 2QUEBEC CITY 2BOSTON2ILLINIOS INDIANAOHIOPENNSYLVANIANEW YORKONTARIOQUEBECMAINENEWNEWHAMPSHIREHAMPSHIRECONNECTICUTMASSACHUSETTSMASSACHUSETTSVermont1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited110 States & 2 CanadianProvinces:New YorkConnecticutRhode IslandMassachusettsNew HampshireMaineQuebecOntarioPennsylvaniaOhioIndianaIllinois13DaysA$2165pp*A$167/DayMore New YorkCombine this tour with a New York Explorer package,giving you more time toexperience all the Big Apple has to offer (more on page 19).When to go and how muchAmerica plus Canada3713 daysNorth by North EastSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$219.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$109.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/north-eastW12 nights hotels9 breakfasts 6 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 12 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 9 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request).Start 7.00am & end approx. 11.00am.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.THOUSAND ISLANDS: Boldt Castle & Thousand Islands cruise TORONTO: Visit the viewing deck of CN Tower - Visit the Rogers Centre baseball stadium - Pub crawl with a local guide NIAGARA FALLS: Helicopter ride over the spectacular falls - IMAX movie experience of Niagara Falls CHICAGO: River cruise with commentary on Chicagosarchitecture - Guided bike tour of the lakefront Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: New York to BostonMeet up with your Contiki crew in larger-than-life New York City. Dream about thelifestyles of the rich & famous in RhodeIsland on your way to Boston. Hotel (D)Visit Newport, the yachting capital ofthe USA, & see its famous summermansionsSee Harvard University, BostonCommon, Quincy Marketplace, FanueilHall & the original 'Cheers' BarDay 2: BostonBoston is a place at the forefront ofAmerican history & theres plenty to do day& night in this bustling university town.Hotel (B)Walk the historic Freedom TrailDay 3: Boston to Quebec CityToday its on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City a little piece ofold world Europe in the middle of NorthAmerica! Hotel (B,D)Scenic drive through Maine & acrossthe US/Canadian borderDay 4: Quebec CityExperience the joie de vivre of this city bystrolling down cobblestone streets &stopping in cool, street side cafes & shops.With walled fortifications protecting oldQuebec, this stunning city has become aliving museum. Hotel (B)Guided walking tour of Old QuebecDay 5: Quebec City to MontrealThe multi-cultural theme continues throughto our next stop, Montreal, where theFrench combine with a diverse globalpopulation to serve up great food &cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D)Visit old town Montral, the old port, &Mt. Royal, Montreal's largest city park See St. Joseph's Oratory & theOlympic StadiumDay 6: MontrealYoull love this citys mix of Eurocharm &North American pizzazz. Head to one ofthe many great museums, try out anamazing range of food, shop in hipboutiques, & later, party with the oh soFrench Canadians! HotelDay 7: Montreal to TorontoBehold natures beauty as you drive throughthe 1000 Islands region en route toCanadas largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D)Travel along the St. Lawrence RiverValley & see the Thousand IslandsSee CN Tower, eclectic shops on YongeStreet & the University of TorontoDay 8: TorontoToronto is another one of Canadasfantastic, multi-cultural hotspots. Maybecatch a baseball game or think aboutzooming to the top of the worlds tallestfreestanding structure. Later, feel the globalgroove of this citys nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 9: Toronto & Niagara FallsDay trip to the mighty Niagara Falls & getsoaked in its mist as it cascades betweenthe Canadian/US borders. Hotel (D)Maid of the Mist boat cruise to thebase of the FallsSee Niagara FallsDay 10: Toronto to ClevelandLeave Canada behind & make a musicalpilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene ofCleveland. Hotel (B) Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of FameDay 11: Cleveland to ChicagoCross the Midwest as you road trip fromone lake town to the next & arrive inbustling Chicago. Hotel (B)See Lake Michigan, BuckinghamFountain, the Navy Pier & Chicago RiverSee Soldier Field, home to the ChicagoBears American Football team, & U.S.Cellular Field, home to the ChicagoWhite Sox baseball clubSee the Hancock Building, SearsTower & the Magnificent MileDay 12: Chicago Discover cutting-edge architecture, world-class museums, legendary blues music,fantastic dining, & high-end shopping inthe Windy City. Hotel (B,D)Day 13: Depart Chicago The tour ends this morning & its time tosay farewell to your new friends. (B)Start Finish A$ New York Chicago pp*2010APR 30 MAY 12 2165MAY 14 MAY 26 2165MAY 28 JUN 9 2165JUN 11 JUN 23 2165JUN 25 JUL 7 2165JUL 9 JUL 21 2165JUL 16 JUL 28 2165Code: GNNN 2010Start Finish A$ New York Chicago pp*2010JUL 23 AUG 4 2165JUL 30 AUG 11 2165AUG 13 AUG 25 2165AUG 20 SEP 1 2165SEP 3 SEP 15 2165SEP 17 SEP 29 2165Quebec CityStay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.Baseball game in TorontoPartying in BostonToronto & the CN Tower13 Days NorthernEscapeYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):CODY: Experience a rodeo - Adventure rafting trip Las VegasMontanaWashingtonIdahoaliforniaNevadaArizonaNew MexicoUtahColoradoWyomingNorth DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasLouisianaMississippiArkansasMissouriIowaMinnesotaWisconsinIlliniosOntarioManitobaSaskatchewanAlbertaBritishColumbiaOregonMONTANALos AngelesGrand CanyonZion Natl ParkBryce Canyon Natl ParkBadlandsNational ParkJackson HoleMilwaukeeLAS VEGAS2KANAB2SALT LAKE CITY1CODY1MT. RUSHMORE2SIOUX FALLS1MADISON1CHICAGO2Yellowstone National ParkWEST YELLOWSTONE CALIFORNIANEVADAARIZONAUTAHWYOMINGSOUTH DAKOTAMINNESOTAWISCONSINILLINIOSIDAHO1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited111 States:IllinoisWisconsinMinnesotaSouth DakotaWyomingMontanaIdahoUtahArizonaNevadaCalifornia13DaysA$2415pp*A$186/DayMix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100* with ourmulti tour discount. See page 13.* Excludes Western HighlightsThe Northern Escape tour willeasily Mix+Match with: Wild Western (p.22-23) Western Highlights (p.24) LA to The Bay (p.26-27)Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Chicago to MadisonMeet up with your Contiki crew in theWindy City of Chicago. Begin youradventure with a stop in Milwaukee & tourMiller Brewery, one of the nations largestbeer brewers, en route to the universitytown of Madison. Hotel (D)Drive through America's Midwestbeautiful farmlandsDay 2: Madison to Sioux FallsCatch the pulse of the true American Midweston your way to Sioux Falls. Hotel (B,D)Visit Falls Park & see the waterfall thatgave the town its nameDay 3: Sioux Falls to Mt. RushmoreJourney through the unique, lunar-likelandscape of Badlands National Parkbefore arriving in the stomping grounds ofthe Wild West. Hotel (B,D)See colourful buttes, pinnacles & spiresWalk the Fossil TrailDay 4: Mt. RushmoreMarvel at the American presidents faceson iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world'slargest mountain carving, Crazy HorseMemorial, honoring the famous LakotaSioux warrior. Hotel (B)Visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial& Crazy Horse MemorialDay 5: Mt. Rushmore to CodyVisit Devils Tower National Monument &see the legendary Devils Tower as yousteer toward Cody & the heart of theAmerican West. Hotel (B)See the scenery made famous by theblockbuster movie, "Close Encountersof the Third Kind"Day 6: Cody to YellowstoneKick back in this cowboy town or ride therapids on an optional whitewater raftingtrip before you boot scoot to Yellowstone,the world's first national park. Hotel (B,D)Day 7: Yellowstone National ParkExplore the crown jewel of Americas nationalparks. Its a masterpiece of wilderness,wildlife, & natural wonders. Hotel (B)See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone,the famous 'Old Faithful' geyser, wildlifesuch as buffalo, elk & possibly bearsDay 8: Yellowstone to Salt Lake CitySet your sights on the towering spires ofthe Teton Range & stop in the swanky, yetwestern-styled town of Jackson Holebefore arriving in Salt Lake City. Hotel (B)Visit Temple SquareSee the impressive six-spire Temple &Mormon TabernacleDay 9: Salt Lake City to Kanab viaBryce Canyon National ParkHike among the richly coloured rockformations of Bryce Canyon National Parkon the road from Salt Lake City to Kanab.Hotel (B,D)See the bizarre shaped canyons &rock spires called "hoodoos"Day 10: Grand Canyon National ParkHike, walk, or simply relax at thisphenomenal natural wonder. Hotel (B)Hike along the Canyon's North RimCapture incredible photos from apanoramic viewpointDay 11: Kanab to Las Vegas via ZionNational ParkBefore partying like a rock star in Las Vegas,get close to nature in the dramaticlandscapes of Zion National Park. Hotel (B,D)See soaring cliffs, sculptured canyons,& dramatic landscapesSee the gigantic red & white stoneformations of West Temple & WatchmanEvening tour of the famous Vegas 'Strip' Visit Fremont StreetDay 12: Las VegasIts all glitz & glamour as you hang out onthe Strip, relax by the pool, or hit up SinCitys flashiest party hot spots. Hotel Experience some of the world'slargest hotels & casinosNon-stop nightlifeDay 13: Las Vegas to Los Angeles Leave the bling of Vegas behind & headthrough the vast Mojave Desert intoCalifornia. Your US adventure wraps upwhen you arrive in Los Angeles where it'stime to say farewell to your new friends.See the famous Joshua TreesWhen to go and how muchAmerica3913 daysNorthernEscapeSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$239.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$119.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/escapeW12 nights hotels10 breakfasts 6 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 12 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 10 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request).Start 7.00am & end approx. 5.00pm.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.YELLOWSTONE: Watch grizzlies & wolves at the Discovery Centre SALT LAKE CITY: Hot air balloon over Utahs mountains & valleys LAS VEGAS: See a fun Las Vegas variety show - Helicopter flight to Grand Canyon with lunch & champagne Start Finish A$ Chicago L.A. pp*2010MAY 12 MAY 24 2415MAY 26 JUN 7 2415JUN 9 JUN 21 2415JUN 23 JUL 5 2415JUL 7 JUL 19 2415JUL 21 AUG 2 2415JUL 28 AUG 9 2415Code: GNNE 2010Start Finish A$ Chicago L.A. pp*2010AUG 4 AUG 16 2415AUG 11 AUG 23 2415AUG 25 SEP 6 2415SEP 1 SEP 13 2415SEP 15 SEP 27 2415SEP 29 OCT 11 2415Mt RushmoreZion National ParkYellowstone National ParkBallooning over UtahStay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.13 Days Best of USAYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):LOS ANGELES: Visit Universal Studios - Homes ofmovie stars tour - Visit Disneyland - LA hop-on-hop-off city tourWall Streets Golden BullIdahoCaliforniaNevadaArizonaNew MexicoUtahColoradoWyomingMontana North DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasMississippiArkansasMissouriIowaMinnesotaWisconsinIllinios IndianaMichiganKentuckyTennesseeAlabamaGeorgiaS.CarolinaN.CarolinaVirginiaW.VirginiaOhioPennsylvaniaNew YorkOntarioQuebecOregonMarylandSAN FRANCISCOLOS ANGELESLAS VEGASNEW YORK3324 CALIFORNIANEVADANEW YORK3 States:CaliforniaNevadaNew York13DaysA$3419pp*A$263/Day1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited1Las Vegas showgirlsWhen to go and how muchAmerica4113 daysBest ofUSASave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$345.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$175.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/best-of-usaW*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request). These tours start in Anaheim. Speak to your travelagent for details.Start 8.30am & end approx. 11.00am.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.SAN FRANSISCO: Sunset catamaran sailing cruise LAS VEGAS: See a fun Las Vegas variety show - Helicopter flight to Grand Canyon with lunch & champagne NEW YORK: Sex and the City tour - Coach tour of famous TV & movie sites - Helicopter tour of NYC & the harbour - Helicopter tour of New Yorks big sights - Bike tour witha local guide through Central Park - High-speed harbour jet-boat tour Start Finish A$ L.A. New York pp*2009NOV 28 DEC 10 34192010JAN 9 JAN 21 3419FEB 13 FEB 25 3419MAR 6 MAR 18 3419APR 10 APR 22 3419APR 24 MAY 6 3419MAY 8 MAY 20 3419MAY 22 JUN 3 3419JUN 5 JUN 17 3419JUN 19 JUL 1 3419Code: TUSA 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ L.A. New York pp*2010JUL 10 JUL 22 3419JUL 24 AUG 5 3419AUG 14 AUG 26 3419AUG 28 SEP 9 3419SEP 11 SEP 23 3419OCT 30 NOV 11 3419NOV 27 DEC 9 34192011JAN 8 JAN 20 3419FEB 12 FEB 24 3419MAR 5 MAR 17 3419San FranciscoStay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.12 nights hotels6 breakfasts 5 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 12 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 6 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Flights to San Francisco, Las Vagas& New York Transfers between cities Metro pass for the 5 days in New York Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service chargesNYC helicopter tour Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Arrive Los AngelesMeet up with your Contiki Crew & cruisedown star-studded Hollywood Boulevard &the Sunset Strip. Get into the vibrant energyof Venice Beachs boardwalk, shop till youdrop or just chill amongst the sunny beachcommunity of Santa Monica. Hotel (D)See Mann's Chinese Theater & theWalk of Fame Drive along famous Sunset StripVisit Santa Monica & Venice BeachSee Rodeo Drive & Melrose AvenueDay 2: Los AngelesIn the morning, get an insiders look at LAon a walking tour of downtown. The rest ofthe day is all yours to explore look fordeals in the garment district, check out thenew LA Live entertainment venue, or seehow the rich & famous live on an optionalcelebrity home tour. Hotel (B)Walking tour of downtown Los AnglesDay 3: More of Los AngelesToday you can choose to check out theareas world-famous theme parks. Explorethe magical world of Disneyland - TheHappiest Place on Earth or get behind thescenes of the movie world at UniversalStudios. Hotel (B)Day 4: Los Angeles to San FranciscoNext stop: San Fran - the city of rollercoaster streets, countless cultures & theworld-famous bridge. See it all on a citysightseeing tour. Hotel (D)Transfers & flight to San FranciscoSee North Beach, Chinatown, GoldenGate Park, Haight Ashbury, the famousrow houses on Alamo Square, Alcatraz& the city's iconic cable cars Visit Fisherman's Wharf Cross the Golden Gate BridgeDay 5: San FranciscoIts all about the 'good life' in this beautiful,cosmopolitan city. Ride historic cable cars,feel the hippie vibe in Haight-Ashbury, tournotorious Alcatraz Island, or walk throughGolden Gate Park. Hotel (B)Day 6: San Francisco to Las VegasLeave your heart in San Francisco & fly tothe bright lights & bling of Las Vegas.Cruising the world famous Strip is anunforgettable sight & sound experience.Hotel (D)Transfers & flight to Las VegasEvening Illumination tour of thefamous 'Strip'Visit Fremont Street & some of the world's largest hotels & casinos Enjoy the non-stop nightlifeDays 7-8: Las VegasHang out for a couple days in Sin City, fullof glitz & glamour. Act like a high roller inone of the countless casinos, do somehigh-end bargain shopping in the factoryoutlets, catch a spectacular show & hit theparty hot spots. Hotel (B)Day 9: Las Vegas to New YorkLeave the party in the desert & fly to larger-than-life New York City. Hotel Transfers & flight to New YorkDay 10: Hello Big Apple!Sightsee lots of the citys icons. Cruise outto Lady Liberty then spend timediscovering for the rest of the day. Afterdinner, hit the streets for the electricatmosphere of Times Square & a big nightout in the city that never sleeps. Hotel (D)See Wall Street, the NYSE, Harlem'sApollo Theatre, & Museum Row,including the Metropolitan Museum ofArt & Guggenheim Museum See the famous neighbourhoods likeSoho, Greenwich Village & TriBeCaVisit Ground Zero, Battery Park &Central ParkSee St. Patrick's Cathedral,Rockefeller Center & Tiffany'sDay 11: New York, New YorkThis morning cruise through Central Parkon an optional bike tour. In the afternoon,shop up a storm on trendy Fifth Avenue,explore some more of the cool & vibrantneighborhoods, people watch from a streetside caf or hop on an optional Sex & theCity tour. Later, catch a Broadway show &grab a bite to eat at a city diner. Hotel (B)Day 12: More of ManhattanThere's still more! Ride The Beast on anoptional Hudson River jet boat tour, enjoyThe Met gallery, or cross the historic BrooklynBridge. This afternoon get a birds eye viewof it all on a fantastic optional helicopter flight.After a farewell dinner, its straight to the topof the Empire State Building for anunforgettable view of the city. Hotel (B,D)Rise up 102 floors by elevator, to theObservation Tower of the Empire StateBuildingDay 13: Depart New YorkThis morning the tour ends & its time tosay farewell to your new friends. 10 Days Canada & The Rockiesplus Calgary StampedeYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):WHISTLER: Canoe trip on Atla Lake & River ofGolden Dreams - Zip-line adventure - Chair-lift rideup Whistlers heightsWashingtonMontanaAlbertaBritishColumbiaWHISTLER CALGARYBANFFJASPERColumbia IcefieldLake Louise(Stampede only)Mt. RobsonKAMLOOPSVERNONVANCOUVER 1112222ALBERTABRITISHCOLUMBIA1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited12 Canadian Provinces:British ColumbiaAlberta10DaysfromA$1979pp*A$198/DayRafting in JasperStay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.When to go and how muchCanada4310 daysCanada &The RockiesSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$199.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$99.See page 13 for details.For more go to contiki.com.au/canada-rockiesW9 nights accomm4 breakfasts 5 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 9 nights accommodation: 7 nights in twin-share hotels & 2 nights in aquad-share chalet (more on pages14-15) 4 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges*Based on twin-share. (4 share in Banff with no twin orsingle available). If you are travelling solo, we can shareyou with a same sex roommate at no extra charge(single room options also available on request). These tours are 12 days long & spend 2 nights in Calgaryduring the Stampede. For these tours use code CRST.Start 10.30am & end approx. 11.00am. For departure point information see p.49. For Travel Insurance see p.50.JASPER: Whitewater rafting adventure (seasonal) - Maligne Lake cruise & commentary (seasonal) BANFF: Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain - Helicopter ride over the famous Rockies - Horseride & cookout dinner VANCOUVER: Sunset dinner cruise - Skyride tram up Grouse Mountain with activities at the summit like guided eco-walks, ride the chairlift, see grizzly bears & more plus optional for Calgary Stampede CALGARY: Entry into the Stampede Fairgrounds, rodeo & chuckwagon racesStart Finish A$ Vancouver Vancouver pp*2010MAY 22 MAY 31 1979JUN 5 JUN 14 1979JUN 19 JUN 28 1979JUL 3 JUL 14 2515JUL 5 JUL 16 2515Code: CRCR/CRST 2010Start Finish A$ Vancouver Vancouver pp*2010JUL 24 AUG 2 2079AUG 7 AUG 16 2079AUG 28 SEP 6 2079SEP 11 SEP 20 2079SEP 25 OCT 4 2079Calgary Stampedewww.contiki.com.au/calgarystampedeWItinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Vancouver to WhistlerMeet up with your Contiki Crew & see thesights in this cosmopolitan city. Later, windalong the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler,home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hotel (D)See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion'sGate BridgeVisit the Totem Poles of Canada's FirstNations People in Stanley ParkSee Whistler & Blackcomb MountainsDay 2: WhistlerNorth Americas top alpine resort is yourplayground for high-energy outdooractivities, like zip-lining. Theres also anincredible gondola ride, canoeing, plusmore! Hotel (B)Enjoy the shopping & activities in &around the quaint villageHike one of Whistlers many trailsDay 3: Whistler to KamloopsPhoto ops of Canadas awesomemountain & lake scenery are everywhereon the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D)Scenic drive through the LillooetMountain RangeSee Seton Lake reservoir & picturesqueLillooet, Duffy & Kamloops LakesDay 4: Kamloops to JasperStop in the heart of the Rockies atspectacular Mt. Robson on your way toJasper. Adventure seekers have thechance to opt in for an exhilaratingwhitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B)Scenic drive along the YellowheadHighway into the Rocky MountainsView Mt. Robson, the highest point inthe Canadian Rockies (weatherdependent)Stay in Jasper National ParkDay 5: JasperYou might catch a glimpse of theimpressive wildlife in & around MaligneCanyon & Lake. Chill out on a scenic boattour or relax & explore the quaint alpinevillage. Hotel (D)Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest &longest limestone canyon in the RockiesVisit Maligne Lake - the largest in theCanadian Rockies (seasonal)Day 6: Jasper to BanffJourney along one of the most scenichighways in the world, the ColumbiaIcefields Parkway, & see some of the 200 glaciers in the area. Then roll rightonto the Athabasca Glaciers icy slopes in a custom designed Ice Explorer. Quad-share Chalet (D)Walk to Athabasca FallsSee the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake(seasonal), the Saskatchewan RiverValley & Weeping WallVisit Lake Louise & the enchantingLake Louise ChteauSee the majestic Banff Springs HotelDay 7: BanffChoose your own adventure in themountains around Banff. Theres so muchoffered like a flight over the RockyMountains, horseback riding, hiking,shopping, & after hours, a healthy nightlifescene! Quad-share Chalet (B)Day 8: Banff to VernonTodays travels take you through 3 nationalparks in a single day with a stop at Roger's Pass on one of the world's greatmountain roads. Then journey through theOkanagan Valley, Canadas wine country.Hotel (B,D)Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt.Revelstoke National ParksSee the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels& Kicking Horse ValleyDrive through Kelowna, the largest city in the InteriorSee Lake Okanagan & its large floating bridgeDay 9: Vernon to VancouverFeel the hip, young vibe of Vancouver while exploring its waterfront shops &cafes. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise aroundthe harbour, & head out for a night on thetown! Hotel Day 10: Depart VancouverYour Canadian adventure ends this morning & its time to say farewell to yournew friends.Peyto LakeAthabasca GlacierA special tour departureGet ready to channel your inner cowboyor cowgirl at the world-famous CalgaryStampede! The spirit of this amazingfestival takes over the city for 10 days inJuly. Men & women in tall boots & hats -ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, racechuckwagons, & generally have anoutrageous time. Theres non stopcompetitions, parades, dancing, music& concerts!Weve got a couple of special Canadiantour departures to tie into this event, with2 nights in Calgary during the Stampede,making this tour 12 days long. Look for departures marked with inthe price panel on this page (CRST).Mix+Match Combine this trip with anothertour and double your fun! You'll also save A$100* with ourmulti tour discount. See page 13.* Excludes Western Highlights & CaliforniaHighlightsFly to Los Angeles and connect with the Wild Western, WesternHighlights, California Highlightsor LA to The Bay tour detailed on pages 26-27. Use low-cost airline Alaska Airlines to connectthese tours. 18 Days Grand Canadianplus Calgary StampedeYoull have plenty of free time to explore and do your ownthing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Heressome of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):BOSTON: Old town trolley tour QUEBEC CITY:High altitude dinner in the famous revolvingrestaurant MONTREAL: Adventure jet boat ride WashingtonIdahoNevadaWyomingMontanaNorth DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaIowaMinnesotaWisconsinIllinios IndianaMichiganOhio MarylandDelawareNew JerseyPennsylvaniaNew YorkOntarioManitobaSaskatchewanAlbertaBritishColumbiaQuebecMaineOregonWHISTLER CALGARY(Stampede only)BANFFJASPERColumbia IcefieldLake LouiseMt. RobsonKAMLOOPSVERNONNew YorkNewportRhode IslandBOSTONMONTREALQUEBEC CITYTORONTOVANCOUVER22221112222ONTARIOALBERTABRITISHCOLUMBIAQUEBECMAINENEWNEWHAMPSHIREHAMPSHIRECONNECTICUTNEW YORK MASSACHUSETTSMASSACHUSETTSVermont1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited16 States & 4 CanadianProvinces:New YorkConnecticutRhode IslandMassachutsettsNew HampshireMaineQuebecOntarioBritish ColumbiaAlberta18DaysfromA$3685pp*A$205/DayThe Rocky MountainsMore New YorkCombine this tour with a New York Explorer package,giving you more time toexperience all the Big Apple has to offer (more on page 19).Flights includedDomestic flights (as marked on the map) are included in the tour price.When to go and how muchCanada plus America4518 daysGrand CanadianSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$369.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$185.See page 13 for details.17 nights accomm9 breakfasts 9 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 17 nights accommodation: 15 nightsin twin-share hotels & 2 nights in aquad-share chalet (more on pages14-15) 9 breakfasts (B) & 9 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach withpowerpoints for charging Flight & transfers from Toronto toVancouver Sightseeing tours of all major cities Local taxes & service charges*Based on twin-share. (4 share in Banff with no twin orsingle available). If you are travelling solo, we can shareyou with a same sex roommate at no extra charge(single room options also available on request). This tour is 20 days long & spends 2 nights in Calgaryduring the Stampede. For this tour use code GCST.Start 7.00am & end approx. 11.00am. For departure point information see page 49. For Travel Insurance see page 50.THOUSAND ISLANDS: Boldt Castle & Thousand Islands cruise TORONTO: Visit the viewing deck of CN Tower - Visit the Rogers Centre baseball stadium - Pub crawl with a local guide WHISTLER: Canoe trip on Atla Lake & River of Golden Dreams - Zip-line adventure - Chair-lift ride up Whistlers heights JASPER: Whitewater rafting adventure(seasonal) - Maligne Lake cruise & commentary (seasonal) BANFF: Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain - Helicopter ride over the famous Rockies - Horseride & cookoutdinner VANCOUVER: Sunset dinner cruise - Skyride tram up Grouse Mountain with activities at the summit plus optional for Calgary Stampede CALGARY: Entry into theStampede Fairgrounds, rodeo & chuckwagon racesStart Finish A$ New York Vancouver pp*2010 MAY 14 MAY 31 3685MAY 28 JUN 14 3685JUN 11 JUN 28 3685JUN 25 JUL 14 4209Code: GCNY/GCST 2010Start Finish A$ New York Vancouver pp*2010 JUL 16 AUG 2 3835JUL 30 AUG 16 3835AUG 20 SEP 6 3835SEP 3 SEP 20 3835SEP 17 OCT 4 3835Stay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: New York to BostonMeet up with your Contiki crew in larger-than-life New York City. Dream about thelifestyles of the rich & famous in RhodeIsland on your way to Boston. Hotel (D)Visit Newport, the yachting capital ofthe USA, & see its famous summermansionsSee Harvard University, BostonCommon, Quincy Marketplace, FanueilHall & the original 'Cheers' BarDay 2: BostonBoston is a place at the forefront of Americanhistory & theres plenty to do day & night inthis bustling university town. Hotel (B)Walk the historic Freedom TrailDay 3: Boston to Quebec CityToday its on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City a little piece ofold world Europe in the middle of NorthAmerica! Hotel (B,D)Scenic drive through Maine & acrossthe US/Canadian borderDay 4: Quebec CityExperience the joie de vivre of this city bystrolling down cobblestone streets &stopping in cool, street side cafes & shops.With walled fortifications protecting oldQuebec, this stunning city has become aliving museum. Hotel (B)Guided walking tour of Old QuebecDay 5: Quebec City to MontrealThe multi-cultural theme continues throughto our next stop, Montreal, where theFrench combine with a diverse globalpopulation to serve up great food &cutting-edge culture. Hotel (B,D)Visit old town Montral, the old port, &Mt. Royal, Montreal's largest city park See St. Joseph's Oratory & theOlympic StadiumDay 6: MontrealYoull love this citys mix of Eurocharm & NorthAmerican pizzazz. Head to one of the manygreat museums, try out an amazing range offood, shop in hip boutiques, & later, party withthe oh so French Canadians! Hotel Day 7: Montreal to TorontoBehold natures beauty as you drive throughthe 1000 Islands region en route toCanadas largest city, Toronto. Hotel (D)Travel along the St. Lawrence RiverValley & see the Thousand IslandsSee CN Tower, eclectic shops on YongeStreet & the University of TorontoDay 8: TorontoToronto is another one of Canadasfantastic, multi-cultural hotspots. Maybecatch a baseball game or think aboutzooming to the top of the worlds tallestfreestanding structure. Later, feel the globalgroove of this citys nightlife. Hotel (B) Day 9: Toronto to Whistler via VancouverFly across to Vancouver, meet your newContiki Crew & see the sights in thiscosmopolitan city. In the afternoon, windalong the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler,home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hotel (D)See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion'sGate BridgeVisit the Totem Poles of Canada's FirstNations People in Stanley ParkSee Whistler & Blackcomb MountainsDay 10: WhistlerNorth Americas top alpine resort is yourplayground for high-energy outdooractivities, like zip-lining. Theres also anincredible gondola ride, canoeing, plusmore! Hotel (B)Enjoy the shopping & activities in &around the quaint villageHike one of Whistlers many trailsDay 11: Whistler to KamloopsPhoto ops of Canadas awesomemountain & lake scenery are everywhereon the way to Kamloops. Hotel (D)Scenic drive through the LillooetMountain RangeSee Seton Lake reservoir &picturesque Lillooet, Duffy &Kamloops LakesDay 12: Kamloops to JasperStop in the heart of the Rockies atspectacular Mt. Robson on your way toJasper. Adventure seekers have thechance to opt in for an exhilaratingwhitewater rafting trip. Hotel (B)Scenic drive along the YellowheadHighway into the Rocky MountainsView Mt. Robson, the highest point in theCanadian Rockies (weather dependent)Stay in Jasper National ParkDay 13: JasperYou might catch a glimpse of the impressivewildlife in & around Maligne Canyon & Lake.Chill out on a scenic boat tour or relax &explore the quaint alpine village. Hotel (D)For more go to contiki.com.au/grand-canadianWA special tour departureGet ready to channel your inner cowboyor cowgirl at the world-famous CalgaryStampede! The spirit of this amazingfestival takes over the city for 10 days inJuly. Men & women in tall boots & hats -ride bulls in rodeo, wrestle steers, racechuckwagons, & generally have anoutrageous time. Theres non stopcompetitions, parades, dancing, music& concerts!We have a special Grand Canadian tourdeparture to tie into this event, with 2nights in Calgary during the Stampede,making this tour 20 days long. Look for departures marked with inthe price panel on this page (GCST).Calgary Stampedewww.contiki.com.au/calgarystampedeWVisit Maligne Canyon, the deepest &longest limestone canyon in the RockiesVisit Maligne Lake - the largest in theCanadian Rockies (seasonal)Day 14: Jasper to BanffJourney along one of the most scenichighways in the world, the Columbia IcefieldsParkway, & see some of the 200 glaciers inthe area. Then roll right onto the AthabascaGlaciers icy slopes in a custom designedIce Explorer. Quad-share Chalet (D)Walk to Athabasca FallsSee the vivid blue colour of PeytoLake (seasonal), the SaskatchewanRiver Valley & Weeping WallVisit Lake Louise & the enchantingLake Louise ChteauSee the majestic Banff Springs HotelDay 15: BanffChoose your own adventure in themountains around Banff. Theres so muchoffered like a flight over the RockyMountains, horseback riding, hiking,shopping, & after hours, a healthy nightlifescene! Quad-share Chalet (B)Day 16: Banff to VernonTodays travels take you through 3 nationalparks in a single day with a stop at Roger'sPass on one of the world's great mountainroads. Then journey through the OkanaganValley, Canadas wine country. Hotel (B,D)Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt.Revelstoke National ParksSee the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels& Kicking Horse ValleyDrive through Kelowna, the largestcity in the InteriorSee Lake Okanagan & its largefloating bridgeDay 17: Vernon to VancouverFeel the hip, young vibe of Vancouver whileexploring its waterfront shops & cafes. Later,enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbour, &head out for a night on the town! Hotel Day 18: Depart VancouverYour Canadian adventure ends thismorning & its time to say farewell to yournew friends. Mexico4613 daysMexicoGrande4 states Michoacan, Guerrero,Yucatan, Quintana Roo12 nights hotels12 breakfasts 6 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 12 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 12 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach Flights from Mexico City to Merida Local taxes & service chargesSave Money! If you pay 12 months inadvance, you save A$235.Or pay 6 months inadvance and save A$115.See page 13 for details.CancunMerida13Days Mexico GrandeFeaturing YucatanWMICHOACANGUERREROQUINTANAROOYUCATANACAPULCOMEXICO CITYTAXCOMORELIAIXTAPAMERIDA CANCUNPlaya del Carmen32121211 or more nightstopsPlaces visited1Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Mexico City to MoreliaMeet up with your Contiki Crew & leaveMexicos capital behind. Arrive in Moreliawith its fascinating colonial architecture &picturesque streets. Try some seriouslydelicious local food, then its out for anight on the town. Hotel (D)Walking tour of MoreliaVisit a local candy marketWatch the spectacular illumination ofMexicos most beautiful cathedralDay 2: Morelia to Ixtapa via ZihuatanejoHead out west to the sunny MexicanRiviera & be amazed at its long stretchesof white sand beaches, then kick back inthe resort town of Ixtapa. Hotel (B)Visit Playa La Ropa & ZihuatanejoDay 3: IxtapaHave fun walking along the shore in theHotel Zone or discover an authenticambience in a nearby beach village. Thewaters are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking& fishing. Hotel (B,D)Day 4: Ixtapa to AcapulcoThe bright lights & non-stop energy ofAcapulco Bay are calling! Watch the world-renowned & death-defying cliff divers &when the sun sets, experience the nightlifeof Mexicos ultimate party town. Hotel (B)See the famous cliff divers by nightDay 5: AcapulcoGet into the local scene by exploring atraditional open air market. Otherwise, relaxin the sun on the beach, sample mouth-watering seafood, or watch the sunset onan optional party cruise. Hotel (B)Day 6: Acapulco to TaxcoWind into the Sierra Madre Mountains &find the quaint stucco buildings of Taxconestled in the hills. Known for its fine silverhandiwork, check out artisan shops for theperfect souvenir gift. Hotel (B,D)Watch a silver demonstrationDay 7: Taxco to Mexico CityReturn to Mexico City & visit the uniquefloating gardens & markets of Xochimilco.Then its off through The City of Palaceswhere youll see a multitude of ancientruins & interesting colonial-influenced, yetmodern architecture. Hotel (B)Float through the canals of Xochimilcoon a trajinerasGuided tour of Centro Historico,including the National Palace,Metropolitan Cathedral & Templo MayorVisit Coyoacn, birthplace of Frida KahloDay 8: Mexico CityStart the day with an excursion toremarkable ancient ruins of Teotihuacan.Afterward, the day is yours to jump into thecitys high energy through its sidewalk cafes, bazaars, boutiques & museums.Hotel (B,D)Guided tour of TeotihuacanDay 9: Mexico City to MeridaLeave behind the buzz of Mexico City & flyto the beautiful white-stone city of Merida.Enjoy a tour of the city's gorgeous colonialbuildings, palaces & haciendas beforehaving a mouthwatering, typical Yucatecanmeal. Hotel (B,D)Day 10: Merida to Cancun via Chichen ItzaTake a captivating journey through Mayanhistory on a guided tour at Chichen Itza aspectacular ancient ceremonial centre.This afternoon we arrive in the modernmega-resort city of Cancun with its endlessshopping, nightlife & many outdooractivities. Hotel (B)Guided tour of the Mayan ruins atChichen ItzaSwim in a cenoteDay 11: Cancun & Playa del CarmenDay trip to beach playground of Playa delCarmen. Fill your day with everything fromsnorkelling the azure waters, hanging out inopen-air cafes or even taking a ferry acrossto the Island of Cozumel. Hotel (B)Day 12: CancunSoak up all the Cancun action you wanttoday - swim through a jungle lagoon, learn to scuba dive, or take a day trip tobeautiful Isla Mujeres. And for your lastnight, party in great bars & dance clubs til the sun comes up. Hotel (B,D)Day 13: Depart CancunThis morning the tour ends & its time tosay farewell to your new friends. (B)For more go to contiki.com.au/mexico-grandeIXTAPA: Snorkel & kayak on the crystal clear waters - Horseback ride along the shoreline & plantations - Try the water on a wave runner - Quad bike adventure along the shoreline at sunset ACALPULCO: Sunset cruise with live music - High-speed jetboat adventure MERIDA: Traditional horse& carriage ride through the historic centre CANCUN: Guided jungle bike ride & zip-line adventure - Trip to an ecological park with wildlife & water activities - Snorkelling in the tropical watersAcapulcoWhen to go and how much*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request).> These tours do not overnight in Taxco & spend 2nights in Isla Mujeres & Cancun. Speak to your travelagent for details.Start 7.00am & end approx. 11.00am.For departure point information see page 49.For Travel Insurance see page 50.Code: MEXC 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ Mexico City Mexico City pp*2009NOV 7 > NOV 19 2319DEC 5 > DEC 17 23192010JAN 9 > JAN 21 2405MAR 6 MAR 18 2425MAR 20 APR 1 2425APR 3 APR 15 2425APR 17 APR 29 2369MAY 8 MAY 20 2369MAY 22 JUN 3 2369Start Finish A$ Mexico City Mexico City pp*2010JUN 5 JUN 17 2369JUN 12 JUN 24 2369JUL 3 JUL 15 2369JUL 17 JUL 29 2425NOV 6 NOV 18 2369DEC 4 DEC 16 23692011JAN 15 JAN 27 2619MAR 5 MAR 17 2619MAR 19 MAR 31 261913DaysfromA$2319pp*A$179/DayStay Longer? See page 49 for great rates toextend your holiday.Mexico478 daysMexicanFiesta6 daysYucatanExplorerWhen to go and how much*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request).> These tours are 8 days long & do not overnight in Taxco. Speak to your travel agent for details.Start 7.00am & end approx. 11.00am. For departurepoint information see p.49. For Travel Insurance see p.50.When to go and how muchCode: MEX2 2009/10/11Start Finish A$ Mexico City Mexico City pp*2009NOV 7 > NOV 14 1065DEC 5 > DEC 12 10652010JAN 9 > JAN 16 1065MAR 6 MAR 14 1275MAR 20 MAR 28 1275APR 3 APR 11 1275APR 17 APR 25 1275MAY 8 MAY 16 1275MAY 22 MAY 30 1275Start Finish A$ Mexico City Mexico City pp*2010JUN 5 JUN 13 1275JUN 12 JUN 20 1275JUL 3 JUL 11 1275JUL 17 JUL 25 1275NOV 6 NOV 14 1275DEC 4 DEC 12 12752011JAN 15 JAN 23 1399MAR 5 MAR 13 1399MAR 19 MAR 27 1399Code: MEX3 2009//10/11Start Finish A$ Mexico City Cancun pp*2009NOV 14 > NOV 19 1255DEC 12 > DEC 17 12552010JAN 16 > JAN 21 1335MAR 13 MAR 18 1299MAR 27 APR 1 1299APR 10 APR 15 1299APR 24 APR 29 1245MAY 15 MAY 20 1245MAY 29 JUN 3 1245Start Finish A$ Mexico City Cancun pp*2010JUN 12 JUN 17 1245JUN 19 JUN 24 1245JUL 10 JUL 15 1245JUL 24 JUL 29 1259NOV 13 NOV 18 1245DEC 11 DEC 16 12452011JAN 22 JAN 27 1385MAR 12 MAR 17 1385MAR 26 MAR 31 1385Chichen ItzaIxtapaMexico Citys cathedralMexican Fiesta IXTAPA: Snorkel & kayak on the crystal clear waters - Horseback ride along theshoreline & plantations - Try the water on a wave runner - Quad bike adventure along the shorelineat sunset ACALPULCO: Sunset cruise with live music - High-speed jetboat adventure Yucatan Explorer MERIDA: Traditional horse & carriage ride through the historic centre CANCUN: Guided jungle bike ride & zip-line adventure - Trip to an ecological park with wildlife &water activities - Snorkelling in the tropical watersFor more go to contiki.com.au/yucatan-explorerWYucatan ExplorerMEXICO CITYMERIDACANCUNPlaya del Carmen1 31QUINTANAROOYUCATANFor more go to contiki.com.au/mexican-fiestaWMexican FiestaACAPULCOMEXICO CITYMORELIA212IXTAPA2TAXCO1MICHOACANGUERRERO9DaysfromA$1275pp*A$142/DayMore options This tour can be extended onwardfrom Mexico City through to Cancun.Check out page 46 for more info.More options While youre in this part of the world,you can experience more of Mexico.Check out page 46 for more info.1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited1 2 states Michoacan, Guerrero8 nights hotels8 breakfasts 4 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 8 nights twin-share hotel accomm(more on pages 14-15) 8 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with an experienced& professional Tour Manager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach Local taxes & service charges2 states Yucatan, Quintana Roo5 nights hotels5 breakfasts 3 dinnersWhats includedAll as per itinerary 5 nights twin-share hotelaccommodation (more on pages 14-15) 5 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) A dedicated crew with anexperienced & professional TourManager & Driver Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach Flights from Mexico City to Merida Local taxes & service charges1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited1Itineraryand includedsightseeingDays 1-8: Mexico City to Mexico CityRefer to Mexico Grande (days 1-8) itinerary& included sightseeing on page 46.Day 9: Depart Mexico CityThis morning the tour ends & its time tosay farewell to your new friends. (B)>> explore more >>Youll have plenty of free time to explore &do your own thing, as well as choose fromour optional activities. See below for whatyou could get up to (at additional cost).Itinerary and includedsightseeingDay 1: Arrive Mexico CityCheck into the hotel & the afternoon is yours to explore this historic City.Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and getto know your fellow travellers over dinner.Hotel (D)Days 2-6: Mexico City to CancunRefer to Mexico Grande (days 9-13)itinerary & included sightseeing on page 46.>> explore more >>Youll have plenty of free time to explore &do your own thing, as well as choose fromour optional activities. See below for whatyou could get up to (at additional cost).6DaysfromA$1245pp*A$208/Day*Based on twin-share. If you are travelling solo, we canshare you with a same sex roommate at no extracharge (single room options also available on request).> These tours do not overnight in Mexico City & spend2 nights in Isla Mujeres & Cancun. Speak to yourtravel agent for details.Start 5.00pm & end approx. 11.00am. For departurepoint information see p.49. For Travel Insurance see p.50.Save Money! Pay 12 months in advance, saveA$125. Pay 6 months in advance & save A$65. See p.13 for details.Save Money! Pay 12 months in advance, saveA$109. Pay 6 months in advance & save A$55. See p.13 for details.About TahoeLake Tahoe is one of North Americas most beautifullakes & also one of its best ski resorts, straddling 2states - California & Nevada. Its the perfect blend ofamazingly spectacular scenery, pristine mountains &a pumping nightlife. Where else can you find a placethat offers all this natural beauty plus the 24 hournon-stop bling of Vegas-style casinos & clubs?Contiki travellers can choose to hit the slopes at 3 ofTahoes best ski areas including Heavenly, Kirkwood& Sierra-at-Tahoe. The average annual snowfall hereis 10.67 metres, so fantastic conditions are the norm.And with so much great terrain, theres a perfectbalance of something for everyone beginners,intermediates & advanced. Activities dont justinclude skiing (both downhill & cross-country) andsnowboarding, theres lots to pick from including ice-skating & snowmobiling.Which tours Winter California Highlights Winter LA to The Bay Winter Wild WesternThese winter itineraries are exactly the same as theregular year round itineraries, right up until the day theydepart Las Vegas. After Vegas, they skip the visit toYosemite, spend 1 night less in San Francisco & pack3 fun-filled days of snow action at Lake Tahoe instead. When to goCant wait to go? Departures that include Ski Tahoe inthe itinerary run from December 2009 to March 2010& December 2010 to March 2011. For more go to contiki.com.au/winter-california-highlightscontiki.com.au/winter-la-to-bay orcontiki.com.au/winter-wild-westernCaliforniaNevadaArizonaUtahLos AngelesSanta BarbaraRoute 66SonoranDesertSedonaLAS VEGASLAKE TAHOEGRAND CANYONSAN DIEGOCARPINTERIAPHOENIX2322211SAN FRANCISCOCALIFORNIANEVADAARIZONAItineraryWINTER CALIFORNIA HIGHLIGHTSFor days 1-4 see days 8-11 below; for days 5-7 see page25 for California Highlights year-round itinerary.WINTER LA TO THE BAYFor days 1-7 see pages 26-27 for LA to the Bay year-round itinerary; for days 8-11 see below.WINTER WILD WESTERNFor days 1-7 & 12-14 see pages 22-23 for Wild Westernyear-round itinerary; for days 8-11 see below.Day 8: Las Vegas to TahoeSay bye to the party in the desert & hi to the adventuresawaiting you in the mountains around Lake Tahoe.Days 9-10: TahoeFor the next 2 days, hit the slopes of 3 world-class resortsfor legendary skiing & snowboarding. Or try out one of themany other snow-based activities, like ice-skating,snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or sledding. And whenyoure ready to start the aprs ski fun, get into the Lakeshigh-energy nightlife with its Vegas-style casinos & big-name entertainment.Day 11: Tahoe to San FranciscoHead down from the mountains to the steep rollercoasterstreets, multi-cultural mix & stunning harbour of San Fran.1 or more nightstopsPlaces visited1Ski TahoeDuring Winter, departures of 3 of our existingyear-round tours include time in the snowplayground of Lake Tahoe. WHotel departure pointsand stay longer options Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts and how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday andstay longer either before or after your tour. Take advantage of our specially negotiated Stay Longer hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travelagent when you book your tour. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com.au/staylonger and contiki.com.au/departurepoints.ANAHEIMBest Western Stovalls Inn(this hotel until 31st March, 2010)1110 W. Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802. Tel: (714) 778-1880Conveniently located across the street fromDowntown Disney and is walking distance toDisneyland and California Adventure. Enjoy thetwo large pools and spas, business center, gymand gift shop. Stay longer rate: Single A$140 Twin A$70LOS ANGELESKyoto Grand Hotel120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tel: (213) 629-1200Ideally situated in downtown Los Angeles thishotel offers access to public transportation, LAattractions, sporting events amazing dining andnightlife options. The hotel offers wireless high-speed Internet access, a business center androoftop lounge and 3 restaurants.Stay Longer rate: Single A$139 Twin A$69CANCUNQ Bay HotelBlvd. Kukulcan #166 Km 3.5 Hotel Zone Cancun Q Roo. 77500. Tel: +52 998 849 4800Located in front of Isla Mujeres Bay on abeautiful beach within the Mexican CaribbeanSea. Rooms are equipped with telephone,satellite TV, music, hair dryer, air conditioning,and a private terrace among colorful gardens.The hotel features 2 swimming pools,restaurant, tennis court and lounge. Stay longer rate:Single A$175 Twin A$89 (5/1/10 - 15/4/10) Single A$135 Twin A$69 (16/4/2010 -20/12/10)Single A$175 Twin A$89(5/1/2011 -31/3/11)CHICAGODays Inn Lincoln Park North664 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, Illinois60614. Tel: (773) 525-7010Located in a vibrant neighborhood filled withshops and restaurants, the Days Inn is walkingdistance to Lake Michigan and its beaches,Wrigley Field and public transportation. Stay longer rate: Single A$195 Twin A$99HONOLULUPark Shore Waikiki2586 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815. Tel: (808) 923-0411Stay longer rate:Standard room Single A$175 Twin A$85 Partial view room Single A$195 Twin A$99 LAS VEGASAmericas Best Value Inn (this hotel until 31st March, 2010)167 East Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Tel: (702) 795-3311Located next to the MGM Grand Hotel and justa short walk from the famous Las Vegas Strip!The hotel features a swimming pool, spa,laundry facilities and an adjacent restaurant.Stay longer rate: Single A$69 Twin A$35Harrahs Las Vegas3475 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas Tel: (702) 369-5000Located at the heart of the Strip Harrahs is afull service hotel and casino. All rooms haveInternet access, 24 hr room service, iron/board,and hair dryer.Stay longer rate: Single A$105 Twin A$55MEXICO CITYBest Western Royal Zona RosaAmberes No. 78, Mexico City, 06600, MX.Tel: +52 55 91 49 30 00The hotel is walking distance from banks, pubs,museums, restaurants and publictransportation. The hotel features a restaurant,rooftop bar, business center, pool & gym.Stay longer rate: Single A$135 Twin A$69NEW YORKMilford Plaza Hotel(this hotel until 31st March, 2010)700 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036Tel: (212) 869 3600The Milford Plaza New York City Hotel is locatedin the heart of Broadway's Theatre District, nearTimes Square. Each room has a hairdryer, cabletelevision and a gift shop downstairs.Stay longer rate: Single A$385 Twin A$195Hotel Beacon 2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York, NY 10023. Tel: (212) 787 1100Conveniently located on the historic UpperWest Side, each room has a microwave,coffeemaker, hair dryers & irons.Best of USA onlyStay Longer rate: Single A$390 Twin A$195Skyline Hotel725 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10019Tel: (212) 586-3400Located in the center of the rebirth of the famedClinton/Hells Kitchen neighborhood the hotel isa few blocks away from the Theater district,Times Square, and fabulous restaurants &nightclubs. Rooms have refrigerators, hairdryers, iron and ironing boards, and publicinternet station available in the lobby area.Stay longer rate:Single A$320 Twin A$165(1/4/10 - 31/8/10 & 1/1/11 - 31/3/11) except Single A$385 Twin A$195 (1/9/2010 -31/12/10)NEW ORLEANSPrytania Park Hotel1525 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.Tel: (504) 524-0427The Prytania Park Hotel is located in the lowerGarden District, half a block from the St.Charles Avenue streetcar line. This renovated1850s Greek revival home is surrounded bylush gardens and beautiful historic homes whileremaining near the French Quarter and its action. Each room has a mini fridge andmicrowave.Stay Longer rate: Single A$135 Twin A$69SAN FRANCISCOHotel Whitcomb 1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Tel: (415) 626-8000 A well positioned hotel with in walking distanceto Union Square and all its shopping! The hotelfeatures a lounge, restaurant, internet caf,fitness center and is close public transportation.Stay longer rate: Single A$175 Twin A$89VANCOUVERSandman Hotel180 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, British ColumbiaV6B 4P4. Tel: (604) 681-2211All of downtown Vancouver is within reach ofthe Sandman Hotel, located just across fromthe Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the BC PlaceStadium and an Airporter Bus terminal. Thehotel features a swimming pool, jacuzzi, saunasand has great shopping and eateries withinwalking distance. Stay longer rate: Single A$225 Twin A$115For more go to contiki.com.au/departurepointsWHow to extend your stayTake advantage of Contikis special hotel ratesin the cities shown and enjoy the opportunity todo a little sightseeing before and/or after yourtour. Accommodation at the following hotelsneed to be arranged through your travel agentand are subject to availability. Accommodationbefore and/or after your Contiki tour is onlyavailable for bookings as follows: Up to 4 nights in New York for clients on aGrand Southern, Grand Northern, GrandCanadian, Eastern Discovery, North byNorth East. Up to 3 nights in Anaheim/Los Angeles forclients on a Wild Western, LA to the Bay,Western Highlights, Grand Southern, SouthernAdventure, Grand Northern, Northern Escape. Up to 3 nights in San Francisco LA to the Bay Up to 2 nights Vancouver, New Orleans,Mexico City, Cancun, Las Vegas, SanFrancisco, (Winter LA to the Bay & SF NY) &Chicago (Northern Escape) 1 night in Chicago for clients on the Northby the North East 1 night in Anaheim/LA for clients on the LAExplorer & Best of USA 1 night in New York for clients on the NYExplorer, Best of USA & NY NY 1 night in Las Vegas for California Highlights 1 night in Waikiki for clients on the Hawaii StopoverPLEASE NOTE: Nights must be consecutive Due to Harrah's commitment to Nevada'sresponsible gaming policy you must be 21or travelling with someone 21 to bookpre/post in Las Vegas. Book at the same time as you book yourContiki tour. If you require twin accommodation bothpersons must book at the same time usingthe same booking reference number If you book twin-share but you're travellingon your own, well arrange for you to sharewith same sex room mates. Rates are per person per night, either in asingle or twin room. Rates include all taxes& service charges. Rates for all accommodation shown aboveonly apply to Contiki clients booking extraaccommodation immediately before and/orafter their tour. All rooms have private facilitiesStay longer &departure points49Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know.walking shoes is strongly recommended.For further details, please refer to yourTravellers Guide information book.How much luggage can I bring?Baggage is restricted to ONEREASONABLE SIZED SUITCASE 73cmx 50cm x 25cm (29 x 20 x 10) andmaximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs).NO EXTERNAL METAL FRAMEBACKPACKS PLEASE, their bulkyshape makes coach packing difficult.Contiki reserves the right to refuse toaccept larger suitcases on tour. Anybaggage over the restricted size oramount can be stored with Contiki inAnaheim at no charge. Baggage is carried at the owners risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended.BrochureauthenticityWe have put a great deal of effort intoproducing this brochure. Theinformation given and literatureproduced by Contiki has been compiledwith care and is published in good faith.Sometimes, because of circumstancesbeyond our control, we have to altersome tour details. Where possible, alternative arrangements will be offered.Will I get moreinformation?Upon receipt of full payment, you willreceive your Contiki documentsapproximately 21 days prior todeparture. You will receive a copy ofContikis Travellers Guide - aninformation book about your holiday.Youll also receive a comprehensiveday-by-day itinerary including fulldetails and costs of all optionalexcursions available on your tour.Your FREE Contiki document wallet andluggage tag* will be sent to you withyour travel documents. The wallet is asafe pla ce for your tickets andpassports, something youll want tokeep and use again.* Contiki reserves the right to substitute analternative travel accessory for the Contikidocument wallet.SecurityContiki has been running tours foryoung people since 1962 and is amember of the Australian Federation ofTravel Agents (AFTA). The membersinclude all the major tour operators whoare financially bonded for your securityand who maintain the higheststandards. With the guarantees of theseorganisations, you know your holiday &money are secure with Contiki. Travel insuranceContiki very strongly recommend thatyou take out comprehensive insurancecover for cancellation, medical expenses,personal accident, personal baggage,money and public liability before youtravel. You may not be accepted on aContiki holiday unless you have arrangedsatisfactory insurance. You also agree toindemnify us against all third-partyclaims, actions, damages and remediesagainst us arising from your participationin the holiday. For insurance details,please speak to your Travel Agent at thetime of making your booking.Gold Seal ProtectionCoverage for Cancellation & ReturnFlight Security: Most tour operatorsare interested in their passengers onlyafter they reach their destination. WithContiki, however, you get a great dealeven before you leave home.Pre-paid Cancellation Option A$89per person: By paying A$89 per personCancellation Option Fee with yourdeposit, the full amount of your depositand/or payment to Contiki Holidays willbe refunded should you cancel yourtour for any reason prior to departurefrom Australia. This cancellation optioncovers the Land arrangements made byContiki Holidays only.On Your Tour: Should you, or yourtravel companion, leave at any timeduring the tour for personal sicknessreasons or be required to return toAustralia due to injury, sickness ordeath, you and your companion will berefunded A$40 per person per day forthe unused portion of the tour. (Pleasenote that in some cases hotels requirea one night cancellation fee). ADoctors certificate is required. The Cancellation Option Fee is notrefundable for any reason. Return Flight Security: If you or amember of your direct family in Australiashould fall sick* while you are on yourContiki tour, we will take care of theadditional cost of tickets for your earlieror later return home in the same class ofair travel on the first available flight,provided you hold round-trip airlinetickets on Contikis recommendedairline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays(Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia. *Medical certificates as proof of allillness claims must be supplied.Photography creditsPhotos courtesy of Brewster Inc. Page10. Banff Lake Louise Tourism imagegallery. Brewster Banff Gondola Summer.Page 43 Brewster Ice Explorer ColumbiaIcefield. Photos courtesy of NiagaraHelicopters. Page 11. N.P.S.Inc.Photos courtesy of Disney. Page 11.Mickey & Minnie Disney. Photoscourtesy of SeaWorld. Page 24SeaWorld San Diego 2009 by SeaWorld Inc. Photos courtesy ofWashington Monuments. Page 33.Capitol Building. Photos courtesy ofQuebec Tourism. Page 37. ChteauFrontenac. Photos courtesy of WhistlerGondola. Page 39. Summer Season2007-08 MA-Bear-006.jpg. Photoscourtesy of Las Vegas NewsBureau/LVCVA. Page 41. ShowgirlsPhotos courtesy of Liberty Helicopters.Page 41. Helicopter. Photos courtesy ofBanff Lake Louise Tourism. Page 42.Wild Water Adventures. WhitewaterRafting on the Kicking Horse River.Photos courtesy of Calgary Stampede.Page 43. Showriders. Page 45. GratedCoconut, Mike Sturk. Photos courtesyof North Lake Tahoe ResortAssociation. Page 48. Tom Zikas.Got a question?Whats included?Touring Holidays Transport as specified on tour pages. Accommodation and meals asdetailed on pages 14-15 and in itineraries. Sightseeing and admission fees asshown under Whats Included ontour pages. Experienced Contiki crew.Hawaii 3 or 5 day stopover Accommodation as detailed on p.21. Contiki Representative. Sightseeing tour as detailed on p.21. Starbucks voucher for stopoverpackage.Whats not included? Airport transfers to tour departure point. Some meals, as detailed on page 15and in itineraries. Optional activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flights etc. Sightseeing, visits and entrance feesexcept as specified in IncludedSightseeing box on tour pages. Personal expense money, personalinsurance, medical fees and airportdeparture taxes.Departure pointsAll Contiki tours described in thisbrochure depart from one of the hotelsdetailed on page 49. Tours usuallydepart at 7.00am but check youritinerary for specific details. The Canada & the Rockies tour starts inVancouver at 10.30am. Please check at the reception desk ofyour departure hotel for details of whenand where to meet with your group.Refer to your Contiki Travellers Guideinformation book for details of pre-departure get-togethers and tourdeparture times.Do I need a passport or visa?You will need a machine readable passportand depending on your nationality, a Visafor travel to the USA, Canada and Mexico.Travellers from countries participating inthe Visa Waiver Program will also need topresent a completed and signed I-94WNonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival-Departure Record to U.S. officials at theport of entry. I-94W forms are free and areoften provided by airlines or cruise shipsprior to arrival, but may be picked up andcompleted on arrival at the U.S. port ofentry. Please speak to your travel agent orvisit the U.S. State Department website:www.travel.state.govBeginning Jan. 12, 2009, ElectronicSystem for Travel Authorization, ESTAwill become mandatory. All nationals orcitizens of VWP countries who plan totravel to the United States fortemporary business or pleasure underthe VWP will be required to receive anelectronic travel authorization throughESTA prior to boarding a U.S.-boundairplane or vessel. Applications must befiled online at least 72 hours prior toyour departure date from Australia. Formore information please visit:www.cbp.gov or www.travel.state.govWhat are the agerestrictions in bars & casinos?Laws in the United States dealing withpurchasing alcohol, entering nightclubs &bars, and gambling in casinos differ frommany other countries around the world. Inthe United States, you must be 21 yearsof age to purchase alcohol, enternightclubs & bars, and gamble in casinos.Acceptable forms of identification to proveage include a valid passport or UnitedStates drivers license. Laws in Canadadiffer from the United States, with 18 beingthe legal age in Alberta and Quebec and19 being the legal age in British Columbiaand Ontario for the above activities.Do I needvaccinations?At the time this brochure went to press(July 2009), no vaccinations werenecessary. However, it is wise to checkup to date information with your travelagent prior to departure. Dont forget tobring with you any medication that youmay require en route, e.g.antihistamines, antibiotics.Can I stay longerPlanning a few extra days? See ourSpecial Hotel Rates in Anaheim (LosAngeles), Cancun, Chicago, Honolulu,Las Vegas, Mexico City, New York, NewOrleans, San Francisco, and Vancouverdetailed on page 49.How much money do I need?Credit and debit cards are accepted inthe USA & Canada however you shouldcarry some US Dollar Traveller Chequesas they are easy to change into localcurrency and are a good backup if youare unable to find a bank. Remember tobudget for lunch, some dinners, entrancefees to attractions, optional excursions,nightclubs, souvenirs and drinks. A fulllist of optional excursions (payable bymajor Credit Cards, Cash or TravellerCheques) and approximate costs will besent with your travel documents or canbe found online at www.contiki.com Explore More Optional ActivitiesWhen do I choose?Optionals are arranged and paid for ontour. By leaving the final decisions untilthen you can choose at the same timeas your new friends, youll get greatvalue as we get you great rates andyour Tour Manager can offer personaladvice. Some activities are seasonaland weather dependent as well.How do I pay?You pay on tour in US dollars orCanadian dollars. Contiki accepts Visa,Master Card & American Express.What should I packComfortable, casual clothing for day wearand smart/casual for dining and thosespecial evenings on the town. Rememberthat early or later in the season you willneed warmer clothing as well as araincoat/anorak. A pair of comfortableFor more detailed information online head to contiki.com.au/contikipediaWGot a questionand conditions51OUR RESPONSIBILITIES1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATIONOn receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and atour discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on yourselected holiday. A contract is only made between youand us upon your booking being confirmed andaccepted by us and our confirmation thereof to eitheryou or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEEPrices in this brochure are based on costs and exchangerates as at 12th June 2009. Should these costs change,it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price ofyour holiday. Should the total tour price increase bymore than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7days of notification without penalty. No surcharge inrespect of cost or currency fluctuations will be madeonce payment of the deposit for your land tour has beenreceived. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges anddoes not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposedby any government or their agencies. In exchange forthese guarantees, no refund will be made if costs arereduced.3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel yourbooking in accordance with operating requirements orcircumstances beyond its control.3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary wewill give you reasonable notice thereof, in thecircumstances, and where available, offer you acomparable alternative.3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable youwill be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid byyou to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday withoutpayment of any transfer fee.3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure(i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat ofwar, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports,industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nucleardisasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God,adverse weather conditions or other similar eventsbeyond Contikis control) we will give a full refund of anymonies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred byus in respect of your booking.3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any othertravel arrangements affected due to our cancellations orrescheduling of any tour departure.4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to thebest of our knowledge at the time of going to print (July 2009) but we cannot guarantee that any item oramenity mentioned will be available especially where wehave no direct control over it.4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to selectaccommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation togive you good value for money.4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itinerariesand features. If such improvements can be made, orunforeseen circumstances beyond our control makechanges necessary, we reserve the right to varyitineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is notresponsible for any other travel arrangements affecteddue to our cancellations.5. LIABILITY5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies,hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmedat which time those monies shall be remitted promptlyby your travel agent to us. All such monies received byus will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account anyinterest earned on such monies.5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travelagent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit orfull payment, may be disbursed by us as and when wesee fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/orfees payable under the tour program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your tour shallbe deemed to be an authorisation for disbursementthereof as aforesaid.YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200,per person per tour, or the full amount payable ifbooking is made within 45 days of your departure fromAustralia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respectof that holiday. This payment is in addition to anydeposit required by your travel agent. The deposit isaccepted as a first installment of the holiday price byContiki only once the booking has been confirmed inwriting by Contiki or your travel agent.1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt ofa non refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tourwhich must be within 7 days of booking or thereservation will automatically be cancelled.1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on arequest basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special mealrequests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability ifclients special meal requirements are not fulfilled.2. PAYING THE BALANCE2.1 The balance of the holiday must be paid no laterthan 45 days prior to your departure date from Australiawhich shall be by the due date stated on theconfirmation issued to you by Contiki. When makingmulti-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45days prior to your departure date from Australia.2.2 If payment isnt made by the due date, Contiki mayassume that you have cancelled and cancellationcharges in accordance with clause 3 below will be leviedby Contiki.2.3 Tickets and other documents won't be forwardeduntil full payment has been received by us. Thedocumentation will be sent approximately 21 days priorto your departure from Australia.2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days ofyour departure from Australia, the full cost of the holidaywill be payable immediately on booking and we reservethe right to provide all travel documents at the holidaydeparture point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking andapply cancellation charges should payments not bereceived within the above specified periods.3. IF YOU CANCEL3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki.3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure,your A$200 deposit will not be refunded, nor can it becredited to any other booking.3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee tocover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by usin the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This isexpressed as a percentage of the holiday price and iscalculated as follows:PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEEOver 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited45-22 days: 27.5% of tour fare21-8 days: 33% of tour fare7-1 days: 55% of tour fareDay of departure: 100% of tour fareWhere the percentage cancellation fee is less than thetour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss ofdeposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within theterms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold,then any such charges may, subject to the terms of yourinsurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurancecompany.3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked priorto and after your tour booking, such as pre and postaccommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellationfee.3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to anycancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent.4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed and morethan 45 days prior to departure, you wish to change toan alternate departure date or you wish to change to adifferent Contiki holiday, you may do so subject toavailability and provided the new holiday date is also inthis brochure.4.2 A fee of A$35 per person will be charged for anyrevision or alteration made to a reservation after thebooking is confirmed unless the change increases thevalue of the booking. A change of tour date, tour itinerarybooking within 45 days of departure will be treated as acancellation, and normal cancellation fees will applyexcept when the change is to an earlier departure date ofequivalent or greater value in which case a A$35 perperson amendment fee will be charged.5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those itemsincluded in the price. No allowance or refund can bemade for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. thatyou elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc.are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place toplace. Meals may vary in style.5.2 Recent legislation in various states in Australia hashighlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms ofstyle and content, all of Contikis worldwide holidays arespecifically designed for a particular age group. This factshould be recognised when you book one of ourholidays.5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditionsor physical disability requiring special attention beforeyou book your holiday. If you do not advise us at thisstage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We mayalso refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is notsuitable without a suitably qualified companion. Contikiwill try to help you with your requirements but cannotguarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers(such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf.Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches,walking tours and other physical activities. Someholidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on awheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should yourdisability require you to have special assistance, it is acondition of Contiki accepting your booking that youprovide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodiedperson will accompany you and is able to provide anyspecial needs or services that you may require. Contikiwill not be responsible for the failure of this person toprovide these services.5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements andcosts to/from the point of commencement/conclusion ofthe holiday.5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representativehas to make a decision in your best interests or the bestinterests of their group. You agree to comply with theauthority and decisions of the appointed ContikiRepresentative and the laws of the country in which youare travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in theContiki Representatives opinion, you are not compatiblewith the general enjoyment and well being of othermembers on the holiday or smooth operation of theholiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let youcontinue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree thatyour fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative hasthe right to travel/work in a safe environment. Anythreats to their safety, well being or inappropriatebehaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will betaken extremely seriously and may result in theimmediate termination of your holiday. In either event,you will be responsible for your own repatriation andrelated costs and have no claims against us.5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as aresult of damage or excess cleaning fees related to youraccommodation. You are advised to immediately reportany pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/ContikiVillage staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as itis discovered.5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seatfitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or serviceproviders, agents or co-operating organisations shall beliable for any illness, injury or death or any loss ordamages or claims whatsoever arising from anyaccident or incident, if the safety belt is not being wornat the time of the accident or incident.5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport andall visas, permits and certificates required for yourselected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinationsand to comply with all applicable laws.5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers orRepresentatives may take photographs and films of youwhile you are on holiday and that these may be used inour Group brochures and/or advertising or publicitymaterial without obtaining any further consent orpayment in respect of such photographs and/or films.5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of theholiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager orRepresentative during the course of the holiday and if thematter cannot be resolved after the representatives bestendeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaintshould be made in writing to Contiki as soon as isreasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 daysthereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Anyclaims made after the 42 day period will not beconsidered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contikivia the Internet, please provide your home address sothat we are able to reply to you in writing.5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respecthereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless weagree otherwise in writing.5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid orunenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction,that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to giveeffect to the same purpose within the permitted limits ofthe law. The validity and enforceability of the otherprovisions shall not be affected.5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal actioninstituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs,including but not limited to, attorney/client costs.6. INSURANCEContiki very strongly recommend that you take outcomprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medicalexpenses, personal accident, personal baggage, moneyand public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday.Please check that the insurance covers all of the activitiesthat you are going to be participating in. Some policiesexclude certain adventure activities. This should bearranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will,in certain circumstances, cover you against loss ofdeposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmationof your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Youalso agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims,actions, damages and remedies which may be broughtagainst us in respect of your participation in the holiday.7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISMIn the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after thecommencement as a result of illness, you must obtain amedical certificate in support of any insurance claim. Norefunds will be made for any absence from the tour.8. WHATS NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICEAirfares to and from your holiday destination, airporttaxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phonecalls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees,sightseeing, visits and entrance fees, meals not detailedin the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives,drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature,excess baggage and optional excursions.9. WEATHER CONDITIONSUnder no circumstances can we be held responsible forsnow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday becancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis ofsnow or weather conditions.GENERAL1. CONTRACTING PARTIES1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain theentire contract between you and Contiki. Norepresentation, term, warranty or condition can beexpressed or implied by reference to any other writing,advertisement or conversation. This contract may onlybe varied in writing by a duly authorised officer ordirector of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operatingcompany. At any time and at our complete discretion wemay nominate to you in writing any other company orperson to have the benefit of some or all of thoseprovisions of this contract, which we may then specify,as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directlywith that company or person in the first place as well asagreeing them with us. We may at our completediscretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arisingunder or by virtue of this or any other contract with you.1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to beheld responsible for any act, omission or event duringthe time passengers are not on board planes,transportation or conveyances. We rely on internationalconvention which may apply to the services provided byus, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim ofany nature brought by you against us as a result of theprovision of those services. International conventionswhich apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (asamended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) inrelation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the BerneConvention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 forcarriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage byroad and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are tobe regarded as having all benefit of these conventions onlimiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury,loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage.Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constituteagreement and acceptance by the passenger of the termsand conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot bevaried except in writing by an officer of the Company.1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it ownaircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers,hoteliers and other service providers are subject to theterms and conditions and limitations of liability imposedby those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers.Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability inrespect of death, personal injury, delay and loss ordamage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept anyresponsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or asa result of any act or omission of any such third-parties,we will give every reasonable assistance in helping toresolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note thatContiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any ofthese parties to provide facilities or services for disabledclients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions).1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted orrecommended in this brochure by virtue of theirendorsement of this brochure represent themselveseither as contracting with any purchaser of a holidayfrom Contiki or as having any other legal relationshipwith any such purchaser.1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy atthe time of going to print, however Contiki cannot beheld responsible for printing or typographical errors, orerrors arising from unforeseen circumstances.2. VALIDITYThe programmes advertised in this brochure are validfrom November 2009 to March 2011.3. OPERATING COMPANIESThe programmes advertised in this brochure areoperated by Contiki US Holdings, 801 E.Katella Avenue,3rd Floor Anaheim, California 92805. Booking conditionsOnce Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below.HowToBookBookings SpecialInterestGroupsGroupBookingsKeepgoingwithContiki!AsiaA Proud Member ofContiki Holidays is adivision of the family-owned The LeadingTravel Companies, and isrenowned and trusted forits outstanding quality,service, value, reliabilityand financial stability.PEFC/xx-xx-xx1. Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contikioffice that there's space on the tour you've chosen. At the sametime, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation beforeand/or after your Contiki tour, see page 49.2. At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent anon-refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour whichmust be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is inaddition to any deposit required by your travel agent.3. Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send yourtravel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.4. You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki throughyour travel agent no less than 45 days before your departure datefrom Australia, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days beforeyour departure from Australia.5. We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers anddetailed information about your holiday. The documentation will besent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia.IMPORTANT By paying the A$200 deposit per person pertour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read andunderstood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 51, whichmake up the contract between you and Contiki.Contiki Holidays (Australia) PTY LTDTravel House, 35 Grafton Street,Bondi Junction NSW 2022Licence No. 2TA00 1868ABN 18 002 525 340IATA No. 023 06496Email reservations@contiki.com.auWeb contiki.com.auMobile site http://m.contiki.com.auTravel Agent ReservationsSydney metro phone (02) 9511 2222Other areas phone 1300 301 835Fax (02) 9511 2210Payment advicepaymentadvice@contiki.com.auCustomer EnquiriesPhone 1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845)SMS CONTIKI to 1300 18to35If youre looking for something completely different our SpecialInterest Groups Departments in Europe, America, Australia andNew Zealand have been helping those with specific group travelrequirements for years. And now theres Asia too! School andUniversity trips, choirs, wine tours, Grand Prix, ski tours - youname it weve done it!From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan thebest itinerary right down to the last detail, our worldwide teamof experts is able to arrange a custom designed holiday orincentive trip to suit your particular requirements. Call your travel agent or nearest Contiki Office.If youre planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia,Australia and New Zealand, why not take a close look at the widevariety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is morethan likely that one (or more) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica,Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa,Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA.Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Bermuda. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Printed in Australia.Please dont throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.Australia New Zealand EuropeWinterEuropeSummer