Kate

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Female living in Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Traveling the world, spreading the Contiki Luv! Contiki Champion. Enjoy It. Live It. Experience It. <3 Contiki #1; Done (San Francisco New Years) Contiki #2; Done (Los Angeles) Contiki #3; Done (Paris New Years) Contiki #4 (Egypt & The Nile - Dec 28. 2012), Contiki #5 (Spanish Spree - Jan 6 - Jan 20 2013)..... #6 Asian adventure, #7 sunsets and surfs

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Asian Adventure

3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1853 per person

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Spanish Spree (Winter)

2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1692 per person

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Egypt & The Nile

1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1115 per person

Argentina & Brazil Experience

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Paris New Year

Paris New Year 3 countries \ 4 days

29 Dec 2011 - 02 Jan 2012 \ Arrived into Paris December 30, 2011. Contiki changed our Hotel - Suite Home. dropped off our luggage and right back on the bus we drove around Paris. Ben got us good. As we were driving he told us to look left and get cameras ready, and look for the candle stick in the third floor window, everyone was looking, Ben would be like have you found it yet? Just as we pulled up, Ben goes okay look right.. and there it was - the Eiffel Tower!! Gorgeous! He got us good!! Got to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle that was very cool. Couldn't take great pictures from the bus because 1. it was TOO dark and 2. it was raining. But that is alright. The Bus let us out to grab a quick dinner and about half of the group stayed out and the other half decided to catch the bus back to the hotel for the night. After we got back on the bus, and driving onwards to the hotel - we saw someone trying to steal someones fanny bag. It was quite a uproar. December 31, 20117am, had a quick bite to eat. Doug, Carlos, Erin and I left and took the metro into Paris to the Louvre. Recommend getting to the Louvre early so you can guarantee you get in, as the line up gets very long. Went straight to the Mona Lisa, then we browsed the rest. Erin and I lost Doug and Carlos. Good thing we had a planned internary. TIP: stay close to your friends in the Louvre if you do not want to get lost. It is a very easy place to get lost in. Next, Notre Dame, Free entrance. Lost Erin in it but instead of walking around I went to the Exit and she did the same thing, so we found each other. TIP: always have a plan if you get separated from your group, like meet at the Exit. Next stop, took the Metro to the Ugly Tower. We got in the line. Ben walks up, he had bought the groups tickets already, so we just bought our tickets from him (6 euros). Great timing Ben ;) thanks. Now this is a place where you can see the ENTIRE city of Paris. Gorgeous. Next, back onto the Metro to the Eiffel Tower. So cool being able to stand under it, so surreal. Line up was HUGE so make sure you have all the time in the world to wait, to go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I'd love to go back to do so! Next, Arc De Triomphe - You can walk around in circles for hours, but take the stairs that brings you to the middle. stood underneath the Arc De Triomphe. Next, Champ de elysees - now this is where all the fabulous shopping is, Stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton (every girls dream!!). Oh and the McDonald's where we had a late lunch; Big Mac with Beer. continued walking Champ de elysees to where we had to meet the bus to take us back to the hotel to get ready for the New Years Fun to begin at Sullies. Free champagne at midnight. Lots of dancing and Picture ops. Great times all together. There were 5 other Contiki groups there. New Years Day Perfum de musee and the Ugly Tower. Moulin Rouge - amazing show. If your in Paris... Go to the show! Afterwards go to the aussie pub across the street for drinks with your tour mates, celebrating the New Year and end of tour drinks. Only downfall I have to mention is, not enough time in Paris. But other than that, great times, great place to ring in the New Year.

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Fabulous Bonne Annee!!! sensational

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LA Explorer (2 nights)

1 country \ 3 days \ from US$299 per person

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LA Explorer 4 Days.

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17 Jul 2011 - 20 Jul 2011 \ Landed into LAX airport walked to the super shuttle bus stop to get to the fabulous Kyoto Grand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Dropped my luggage off in the room and found my roommate and other tour mates, It was like we already knew each other and it was like old friends catching up. 7pm Pre departure meeting met Kelly our Tour Manager. Signed up for our fun optional's and chose our dinner meal. After wards some of us took the Hotel shuttle (very handy by the way) to LA Live (Staple Center), 10 minutes from the hotel by shuttle, probably a 15-20 minute walk (but i wouldn't recommend on walking). Went to Wolfgang puck bar & grill for supper. Day 1. 7am, walking tour with "Mike the Poet" - very entertaining tour guide and very passionate about his city. Arrived back at the hotel 10am, climbed onto the Contiki coach and drove around Los Angeles. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills., Hollywood Blvd, Drove down Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theatre., Chinese Theatre., Santa Monica., Sunset Blvd., Venice Beach. Venice Beach, you either like or you don't. It was a very dirty part of Los Angeles. Had our Dinner included then onwards with the Hollywood Pub Crawl. Went to four bars, One of the four bars is a book bar… or is it a library? No it’s a bar, with books! Oh and did you know they sold candy in the womens washroom, No Lie! Seriously they do! The last nightclub we went to was on a rooftop overlooking Los Angeles. It was truly HOLLYWOOD STYLE! Drai's Hollywood. Day2. Tour of the star homes and Hop on Hop off was on the agenda for this day. Tour star homes, SAVE YOUR MONEY. I do not recommend it. Driving through Beverly Hills, the homes might have been fabulous looking but you couldn’t see anything. The Bus tour guide would point out – oh that is Jennifer Aniston’s Roof (like seriously? i paid to see this!), or that chimney over that's Beckham’s. After that tour, great place to eat is, Johnny Rockets… An old style diner! Next, Hop on hop off - an easy way to see the city. Taxis are not CHEAP in LA. Day3. Universal Studios Tip: Get there right when it opens and buy the 72$ Front of the Line Pass. Because by Noon the line ups will be insanely huge and take forever to get on one ride, so bare the hassle and spend the extra cash on the Front of the Line Pass. WELL WORTH YOUR MONEY. Studio Lot Tour - Fabulous, My favorite part! Day4. Time to say good bye to your new friends but not to the Holiday. Picked up my rental car. Picked up my other Contiki friend (Contiki Reunion). Driving in Los Angeles is not what people say it is. Downtown yes, horrible. But the freeways are nice! Places I went to after LA Explorer Tour: Griffith Observatory, Burbank to NBC studios to attend a taping of Jay Leno show (tickets are free, based on a lottery system), and Piano Piano in Glendora, Newport Beach, Anaheim, and Six Flags. Good Bye Los Angeles... And Thanks Contiki for making it a Memorable, Amazing Birthday Celebration

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San Francisco New Year

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Favorite Tours

European Discovery (Winter)

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9 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1868 per person

If trips were like courses at a dinner party, the European Discovery would be the appetiser. 8 countries in one shot gives you a taste of all the big cities plus some hidden treasures, so you know where to go next time! From Amsterdam to Rome to Paris, you won't want to miss a thing. In fact, sleep will probably be the last thing on your mind!

Las Vegas New Year

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$665 per person

Viva Las Vegas! Spend 4 exciting days ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas with Contiki. Your Las Vegas vacation includes sightseeing in Sin City, most meals, accommodations and much, much more!

Waikiki Explorer (4 nights)

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1 country \ 5 days \ from US$535 per person

Ready for the ultimate vacation destination? Want to get your fill of Hawaii's unparalleled physical beauty? We'll set up with accommodation & loads of extras on our 4 night stopover! Perfect as a short holiday in itself, or as a stopover for a few days before or after your North American tour. Spend your time snorkeling, strolling the beach or enjoying a big night out!

Waikiki Explorer (2 nights)

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$299 per person

Ready for the ultimate vacation destination? Want to get your fill of Hawaii's unparalleled physical beauty? We'll set up with accommodation & loads of extras on our 2 night stopover! Perfect as a short holiday in itself, or as a stopover for a few days before or after your North American tour. Spend your time snorkeling, strolling the beach or enjoying a big night out!

LA Explorer (2 nights)

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$299 per person

Go local & explore LA on your own time with this 2 night package. Hit Hollywood Boulevard, visit Universal Studios or shop Rodeo Drive as you live it up in the City of Angels. Get into the heart of downtown LA, when you stay at the chic DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens). With delicious restaurants & a rooftop garden that overlooks the stunning city skyline, it’s got ea...

LA Explorer (2 nights)

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$299 per person

Go local & explore LA on your own time with this 2 night package. Hit Hollywood Boulevard, visit Universal Studios or shop Rodeo Drive as you live it up in the City of Angels. Get into the heart of downtown LA, when you stay at the chic DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens). With delicious restaurants & a rooftop garden that overlooks the stunning city skyline, it’s got ea...

Egypt & The Nile

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1115 per person

Travel back in time to the days of the Pharoahs with this action packed trek around Egypt. You'll be guided through the craziness of Cairo with an expert Egyptian Tour Manager, who'll be at your side for the entire tour. See the Great Pyramids & Sphinx in Giza & Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Sail on a traditional Felucca & enjoy shopping in the bazaar! No sitting on a coach for 8 days either ...

Berlin & Prague

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2 countries \ 7 days \ from US$1004 per person

Experience 2 of the most popular eastern European cities in depth with this tour. Three nights in both Berlin & Prague gives you the opportunity for day trips out of the city, as well as lots of city sightseeing. In Berlin, visit the Berlin Wall, walk through the Brandenburg Gate or shop in the Alexanderplatz. In Prague, everywhere you turn is a picture perfect moment. Stunning architecture, r...

Amsterdam to Barcelona

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6 countries \ 11 days \ from US$2275 per person

Get ready for some good times on your journey through Western Europe! Amsterdam & Barcelona are amazing, but it wouldn't be a proper holiday if you didn't pop into Paris, gaze at the Swiss & French Alps & experience the glamour of the French Riviera. Great destinations, awesome scenery & a top tour!

ANZAC Classic

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$529 per person

2015 marks the 100 year anniversary of the ANZAC troops landing in Gallipoli. Due to the huge interest in attending the ANZAC Day service to mark this occasion, capacity has been restricted and tickets already allocated via a ballot system. Our 2015 ANZAC trip is only available to those who have been successful in the ballot. On our trip you will walk in the footsteps of the ANZAC’s on ou...

Fiji Islands Stopover

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1 country \ 5 days \ from US$895 per person

Jet off to Fiji for a fusion of cultures & a sweet assortment of activities in the exotic South Pacific. You’ll be transferred from Nadi to the Beachcomber Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands & then on to the Mantaray Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands. Parasail, jet-ski, canoe & snorkel the warm, azure waters. Or simply sunbathe on golden beaches. Combine all this with Fijian hospitality & ...

Alice and Kakadu (Start Alice Springs)

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1 country \ 7 days \ from US$1314 per person

Time for Vegemite & kangaroos mate! Australia's Northern Territory offers spectacular scenery, wildlife, fabulous flights over waterfalls & a bit of culture with a visit to the N.T. Museum in the historic city of Darwin. From Aboriginal art to a Territorial feast & a visit to the areas oldest watering holes, we'll see it all & call it a day with a stop off at Devil's Marbles.

Thai Island Hopper East

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$835 per person

Sun, swimming & good times are what you’re into, then the Thai Islands are all yours. Jump your way from Koh Samui to Koh Tao, finishing it up with the legendary Koh Pha Ngan. With multiple nights on each island, you can sit back on island time. Take it up a notch if you want & swim & snorkel off white sand beaches, go hiking in emerald green forests, or choose to chill on the beach & sip cockt...

Thai Island Hopper West

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$939 per person

Some of the world's best beaches in some of the ultimate places to chill make this Thai Island Hopper trip a must. From busy Phuket, head to paradise on legendary Koh Phi Phi, before Krabi & its amazing scenery. Treat yourself to a relaxing Thai massage, visit ‘The Beach’ and soak up the sun from the white sandy shoreline or sea canoe in the beautiful clear waters. It’s your choice to relax, in...

Asian Adventure

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3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1853 per person

Get into the best of Thailand, Laos & Cambodia in 14 incredible days. Be part of the buzz & bright lights of Bangkok before a change of scene in the Mekong with its rice paddy & sugar fields & coconut palms. The low key vibes of Laos, with its small villages, saffron robed monks & French colonial past are up next, before Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm in Cambodia's jungle & a slice of Phnom Penh.

New York Uncovered

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$889 per person

New York, New York...the city so nice they named it twice! Explore one of America's most exciting cities. See 5th Avenue, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden & lots more! To make the most of this buzzing city & to experience it the way locals do, your tour manager will show you around the city on foot & by subway (subway pass included). You'll get the perfect mix of s...

Easter in Amsterdam

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3 countries \ 4 days \ from US$405 per person

Exploring the city on bicycles while searching for Easter eggs amongst the tulips...what could be better? Enjoy Amsterdam in the springtime with this four day tour over the holiday weekend. Celebrate the Keukenhof festival Dutch style with a Heineken, see how cheese and clogs are made, or maybe take a bicycle ride along the canals. A great way to see another side of Amsterdam!

Big Indochina Adventure

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4 countries \ 25 days \ from US$3652 per person

The Big Indochina Adventure is just that...big on adventures, incredible sights, experiences & good times. From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, to the serenity of Thailand's north, to the amazing colours & culture of Vietnam & the rugged terrain and archaeological treasures of Laos, it’s all here. Finish it up with the rich but tragic past of Cambodia & more as 25 days unfold Indochina’s best.

Berlin to Budapest

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5 countries \ 11 days \ from US$1430 per person

This tour encompasses the big 4 of eastern Europe - Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Having two or three nights in each city will mean you have a chance to really discover the cities in depth. You'll also pop in to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for lunch!

New Year in Amsterdam

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3 countries \ 4 days \ from US$565 per person

Bring in the New Year in the free-wheeling city of Amsterdam. This 4 day New Year's Eve package means there’s plenty of time to get to know this cultural, café-filled & canal-lined city in depth this winter. Take time to explore before seeing in the New Year with some included drinks & snacks. There’s also an optional canal cruise as well as city tours, traditional Dutch dinners & more.

Scotland

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2 countries \ 6 days \ from US$1085 per person

Scotland is famous for its whisky, haggis, bagpipes, an elusive lake monster and men who wear kilts! Taste, try, buy and search for all of the above on this 6 day getaway to Scotland. You'll travel from Edinburgh to the Highlands and back to Glasgow, see Britain's highest mountain, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and visit the famed Loch Ness, home of the creature they affectionately call Ne...

Edinburgh Festival & Military Tattoo

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$440 per person

If you plan on travelling through the UK during August, don't miss out on the chance to witness the pageantry and colour of the Edinburgh's famous Military Tattoo. March to the beat as bands from around the globe vie for the coveted first place banner. This is one of Scotland's proudest festivals! Sink your teeth into some Haggis, wash it down with some Scotch Whisky and you've got the all r...

England & Scotland

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3 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1260 per person

Hit the highlights of England & Scotland for a full dose of sightseeing, history & culture. Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles, stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile & look for 'Nessie' on a boat cruise across Loch Ness.

Scotland & Ireland

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4 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2265 per person

Have a hankering for all things Scottish and Irish? This tour combines two of the most picturesque countries in Europe. Scotland is famous for its whisky, haggis, bagpipes, an elusive lake monster and men who wear kilts! Ireland is famous for Guinness, the Blarney Stone, good music and craic! Join this tour to enjoy the best of both worlds.

London Explorer (2 nights)

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$299 per person

Why come all the way to Europe and not spend some quality time in the English capital? Add this self-guided package onto your other Contiki holidays and use the time to discover museums, shop on Oxford Street, eat curry on Brick Lane, see a West End show or listen to some of the hottest music coming out of England's famous nightlife. Our Contiki Representatives in central London are on hand to...

China Adventure

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2775 per person

Ancient history & fascinating culture make China a must-visit. Stroll the Great Wall & be dwarfed by the high-rises of Hong Kong & Shanghai. Get up close to the mystic limestone karsts of Yangshuo before being amazed by Xi’an’s famous & incredible Terracotta Army. When you’re not walking in the footsteps of emperors, see this amazing country from a different angle, like on the back of a ricksha...

Vietnam Experience

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1 country \ 12 days \ from US$1427 per person

With golden temples, jade green waters, yellow rice paddy fields & coloured silks, Vietnam is an explosion of colour. See coconut palms, sugar plantations & the locals in their conical hats in the Mekong. Cruise the river delta, visit floating markets, get on 2 wheels as you cycle through Hoi An, soak up some rays on the beach in Nha Trang & cruise Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat. This is...

Croatian Island Cruising

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1165 per person

Cruise the Croatian Islands in style on this week long exercise in relaxation. With visits to Hvar, Korcula and Sipan to name a few, there's also ample time to discover the delights of mainland Dubrovnik and chill out in Split. Your photos of the stunning Dalmatian Coastline sunsets won't do justice to the experience of actually being there.

Peru Uncovered

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$3032 per person

Experience the best of Peru on this adventure into the country’s ultimate hotspots. From ancient Inca culture, the Andes & Amazon jungle to awesome locals, Peru has it all. See the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the cultural-hub of Cusco, the Colca Canyon & our highlight, Machu Picchu. When you’re done, sit back & re-live the memories over a perfect Pisco Sour. You can choose to either trek...

Andes & Amazon Highlights

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1931 per person

Let the good times roll as you go deep into some of Peru’s ultimate spots on this 8 day adventure. Get your culture fix at Machu Picchu, with its unbeatable views & ancient Inca history. Feel an adrenalin rush in Cusco, with rafting & mountain biking at the ready, before heading to the mighty Amazon. Try fishing for piranha, spotting Amazonian Caiman & sleeping at a luscious lodge in the rainfo...

Inca Panorama

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1 country \ 11 days \ from US$2107 per person

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas & live it up on this 11 day adventure. Experience the Colca Canyon, see the King of the Andes at Condor Cross & get up close to the locals & their unique way of life on Lake Titicaca’s floating islands. Pump up the volume in Cusco where action & adventure await, then wrap up the experience at Machu Picchu. Wash it all down with some Pisco Sours & good times in...

Western Highlights

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1112 per person

Everybody's guilty of some sweet, innocent California dreaming, which makes a two-day, San Diego sun-n-surf stop, a great western start. Continue on to the Grand Canyon, a desert phenomenon in Arizona. And later in Nevada, with party people and poker champs, we'll show our hand.....your final destination is Sin City itself, Las Vegas.

LA to the Bay

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1 country \ 11 days \ from US$1620 per person

From L.A. to the Bay, we've got you covered. Starting in L.A., the city known for it's temperate climate and awesome beaches you'll have a chance to admire the Grand Canyon, gallivant around the Las Vegas strip, delight in the natural beauty of Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park and finishing in 'the city by the bay', San Francisco.

Snorkel to Adventure

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$565 per person

Escape into the big blue beyond. Go Down Under at the world's premiere underwater playground, the Great Barrier Reef. See the flora and fauna that call this natural wonder home, which is exactly what you'll do for the next 3 days as you snorkel your way around magnificent coral formations before returning to dry land. Haven't had enough? Check out the Rainforest Adventure tour and stay on solid...

Dive to Adventure

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1 country \ 3 days \ from US$635 per person

Go Down Under at the world's premiere underwater playground, the Great Barrier Reef. See the flora & fauna that call this natural wonder home for the next 3 days. Live aboard a ship & dive or snorkel your way around magnificent coral formations, you can participate in up to 11 dives at 16 exclusive dive sites. The value is unmatched!

Sydney Explorer

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1 country \ 3 days \ from n/a per person

From Bondi & Manly beaches to the iconic Harbour Bridge & Opera House, Sydney is brimming with things to see, do & explore. Grab your included Explorer bus & harbour passes & launch into this multicultural hub. Try Taronga Zoo for an animal fix or chill out beachside & people watch. Head to QVB or Westfield Sydney for a serious fashion fix in the cute & quirky boutiques. Complete your trip with...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • England
  • France
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Germany
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Peru
  • Scotland
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

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