2014 Happenings Around the World

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Golden Gate Bridge fireworks2014 is gearing up to be an incredible exciting year and there’s plenty of exciting happenings that you can tack on to your Contiki experience.  How are you going to make every moment count in 2014?  It’s time to live out loud, utterly and completely! See if any of these moments are the ones you want to experience in the New Year!

Super Bowl XLVIII aka “Ice Bowl” in New York


The city so nice they had to name it twice is host to one of the largest sporting events in the USA.  Die-hard football fans can brave the prospect of snow on Super Bowl Sunday, dubbing this year’s event as “The Ice Bowl” – and organizers are calling it the first outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl.  Tune in on February 2, 2014 for this anticipated event!

100th Anniversary of Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Centennial

Kicking off a year-long celebration of concerts, events, and other festivities, the glamorous city of Beverly Hills turns 100 in 2014. Check out Rodeo Drive and rub elbows with the celebrities when you add on on Contiki’s LA Explorer to your US tour in 2014!

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

2014 marks the 25th anniversary since the Berlin Wall came down.  Come see this historical site, which is part of many Contiki trips – including Berlin, Prague, plus Vienna.

Wrigley Field Turns 100 in Chicago

Wrigley Field

If you are planning to do one of the 14 Things You Gotta Do in 2014, make the sporting event a baseball game at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil!


Soccer teams from all around the world converge in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup Series – one of the most highly anticipated events when it comes around every 4 years.  Cheer on Team USA (or any other team you choose!)

25th Anniversary of The Louvre Museum’s Pyramid

Louvre Pyramid

The iconic entrance to Paris’s famed Louvre Museum marks its 25th anniversary – travel to France and see it up close and personal!

Steinbeck Festival – 75th Anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath

Route 66

Take one of Contiki’s North American tours that travels Route 66 – the setting for John Steinbeck’s timeless novel The Grapes of Wrath as the novel celebrates 75 years of influence.

25th Anniversary of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games


2014 will be an exciting year for Scotland, including the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth Games, where 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories compete for 261 medals in 17 sports, held in 14 venues around Glasgow and beyond.

Centenary of the First World War

The Tower Bridge in London
The Tower Bridge in London

History buffs, travel to London in memorandum of the 100th anniversary of the World War I with the reopening of The Imperial War Museum of London and a candlelight vigil at Westminster Abbey.

50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ visit to the USA

abbey_roadTake a journey to where it all began and visit the famous Abbey Road to commemorate when the Fab Four visited the US for the first time in 1964!


All this and so much more awaits you in 2014!  Know of an exciting event happening in the New Year?  Let us know how you’re making 2014 your most amazing year yet!

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