6 Reasons to love late season - Escape to Europe this fall or winter.

If a summer getaway isn't in the cards, check out trips in the late season for a local experience at an affordable price. Think shopping in Rome, snowboarding in the Austrian Alps, sipping hot mulled wine in Vienna's Christmas markets, or ringing in the New Year in Amsterdam!

Order or download the new Europe Winter Brochure with departure dates for October 2012 through March 2013.

 
  

Starting in October, airfare and hotel prices begin to drop, as well as Contiki tour prices. Added bonus: All winter tours are hotel stays, including feature hotels like Chateau de Fontager in Lyon and Swiss Mountain Hotel in the Swiss Alps!

 

Enjoy your vacation sans the summer tourist crowds. Enjoy shorter lines, easier access to popular sightseeing spots, and a more local experience.

 

Hotter cities like Rome and Athens cool off by October, making it more enjoyable for sightseeing. Italians actually prefer to vacation in Rome after summer, when the tourist crowds and hot weather have simmered down.

  

Stay in Hopfgarten, a village in the heart of the Austrian Alps, and spend one or two weeks skiing and boarding! Mix it up with sleigh rides, ice skating, paragliding, aprés ski, and day trips to nearby cities Salzburg and Innsbruck. Start your tour in London or Hopfgarten.

 

Scope out the Christmas markets in Germany and Austria with hot mulled wine and gingerbread in hand. In February, experience the world famous Carnival in Venice or celebrate St. Patty's Day in Dublin. See brochure for more details.

 

Ring in the New Year somewhere unforgettable! Check out our 4-day Paris or Amsterdam New Year trips. Plus, all of our winter trips have departures over New Year's - spend it in Venice, Berlin, Prague, Barcelona, and other great cities. See brochure for more details.

 

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