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Scandinavia & Russia Plus

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8 countries \ 23 days \ from US$3935 per person

From the Vodka bars of Russia to the surreal landscapes of the Norwegian Fjords, venture into some seriously impressive & historical places while on tour. Sit lakeside in Lillehammer, tour the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, visit Brest Fortress in Belarus & tour the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw (& that’s just the start!). There’s so much happening here & with 8 fascinating countries to visit in 22 days, get ready for sights & experiences like no other!

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Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$4175 per person

Southern delicacies include chicken and ribs, biscuits and gravy, and more curiously, Elvis' favorite Graceland snack, a peanut butter and banana concoction. But here's food for thought: Our equally eclectic travel menu of mouth-watering southern destinations, nicely sandwiched between prime left- and right-coast stop-overs. Get a taste of Texas, full servings of Memphis and New Orleans, and a naughty nibble of Las Vegas, before a final bite in the Big Apple, New York City.

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Eastern Escapade (From 20th May 2016)

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2645 per person

Get a taste of the USA & Canada on this 13 day North Eastern loop – it’s a perfect mix of culture, action & adventure. Start in NYC & head South West as we make our way through Philly to Washington D.C for a taste of life in the capital. As we head into Canada, get ready for a cultural & natural feast! From the beauty of Niagara Falls through to the party vibes of Toronto, there’s loads to experience here. Indulge in the French feel of Montreal before you head Stateside, finishing up back in the bright lights of the Big Apple.

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Eastern Discovery (Start New Orleans)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2435 per person

Contiki's Eastern America tour will give you action and adventure, as well as time to chill out and unwind. From the relaxed beauty of the Southern States to the fast-paced lifestyle of the Northern hotspots, get a good taste of America! While you're up north, why not get consumed by the city that never sleeps, New York. And down South, get charmed by some traditional southern hospitality. Still craving more northern action? The Big Apple Explorer offers you the complete sights of the exciting city of New York.

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Grand Canadian plus Calgary Stampede

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2 countries \ 21 days \ from US$3925 per person

From big city buzz to the great outdoors, it’s all here. Start off by exploring Boston & New York in the US before diving into Canada. Cross the border into quaint Quebec then spend a few nights in Montreal & Toronto. After the city action, fly west for a dose of coastal charm & natural wonders, including the Rockies & Vancouver's cool vibe. And then on top of all of that, hit up the world famous Calgary Stampede! Men & women race in tall boots & hats, ride bulls at the rodeo & have an all around outrageous time.

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European Vista

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11 countries \ 22 days \ from US$3019 per person

Looking for mix of adventure & relaxation? This trip fits the bill. Destinations like Vienna, Prague, Paris, Rome & Amsterdam mean all your bases are covered. Free time options include a Tuscan feast & wine tasting or maybe mountain biking, paragliding & white water rafting. Your toughest decision is whether to go leisurely or adventurous...or both!

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Spanish Spree

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2505 per person

Immerse yourself & dive into the culture of unforgettable Spain. The Spanish Spree trip is the perfect blend of culture & partying. See the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada & the Rock of Gibraltar, then cap off a fantastic holiday by watching the sun set over the Mediterranean on the beaches of Ibiza.

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Eastern Escapade (From 20th May 2016)

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2645 per person

Get a taste of the USA & Canada on this 13 day North Eastern loop – it’s a perfect mix of culture, action & adventure. Start in NYC & head South West as we make our way through Philly to Washington D.C for a taste of life in the capital. As we head into Canada, get ready for a cultural & natural feast! From the beauty of Niagara Falls through to the party vibes of Toronto, there’s loads to experience here. Indulge in the French feel of Montreal before you head Stateside, finishing up back in the bright lights of the Big Apple.

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Hi im going on the European vista in 2 weeks! just wondering if there was any tips or extra info you could share with me seeing as you've been on this tour. thanks heaps Kashani

Posted over 1 year ago

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    over 1 year ago

    sorry about the belated response. first up you're in for a treat as it's a great tour, most of things i would cover this forum topic does: https://www.contiki.com/community/discussions/8411-what-do-you-wish-youd-known other than that i did all the extras but felt like a fair few were either dull or not worth it. the best extra for me was the Monaco dinner as it was probably the best food i had on the tour the worst were two of the Prague extras the black light theatre which was weird and the bunker was dull and most people that did it regreted it because you dont get to much free time so make the most of it. Since majority of the time is spent on the bus make sure you have a travel pillow and comfy clothes (trackies, flip flops etc.) since whole days can be spent travelling. try not to over pack as you can easily buy things over there and you will be buying souvenirs etc. make sure to pack some vitamins, painkillers, throat lozenges because of the contiki cough that will be going around you probably wont be able to avoid it but the above stuff should make it less annoying, plus bandaids, antispetic. it's not much but i hope it helps if you wanted to know anything specific feel free to ask.

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