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Tours I've Done

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The Big Tiki (Auckland to Christchurch)

1 country \ 21 days \ from US$3325 per person

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The Easy Rider

12 countries \ 33 days \ from US$3659 per person

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England & Scotland (Winter)

3 countries \ 9 days \ from US$1395 per person

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'Sweet as' South (Reverse)

1 country \ 11 days \ from US$1701 per person

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European Vista (Winter)

11 countries \ 22 days \ from US$3175 per person

Favorite Tours

European Vista (Winter)

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11 countries \ 22 days \ from US$3175 per person

If you're looking for a leisurely yet adventurous holiday around Europe then the European Vista fits the bill. 10 countries in 21 days means time to really get acquainted with each city while fantastic destinations like Lucerne and Vienna as well as the essential Paris, Rome and Amsterdam stops mean all your sightseeing bases are covered. Options for your free time include a Tuscan dinner, Moza...

European Escapade

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11 countries \ 26 days \ from US$3131 per person

To Barcelona and beyond! The European Escapade takes you through the best of Western Europe, allowing time to really experience what each city has to offer. Highlights include strolling La Rambla in Barcelona, re-discovering the might of the Roman Emperors in Rome and gazing up at the Swiss Alps from your bedroom window in Switzerland. What better way to spend a month in Europe?

European Panorama

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13 countries \ 29 days \ from US$5099 per person

For a widescreen view of Western Europe, try the European Panorama tour, which takes you through 12 countries. Drinking wine in Bordeaux, eating traditional tapas in Barcelona, beach bumming on the Greek Island of Corfu, bike riding in the Dutch countryside. These are just a few of the activities you have available to you while touring panorama style. Whether you're into art, adventure or just ...

European Inspiration

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10 countries \ 20 days \ from US$3589 per person

European Inspiration features a great combination of destinations - Berlin, Prague, Munich, Rome & Paris to name a few - plus a couple of nights in each place, giving you time to really explore each city. With a stopover in the Swiss Alps & plenty of awesome extras - this tour is one you won't want to miss.

European Contrasts plus Corfu Resort

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12 countries \ 30 days \ from US$4399 per person

The perfect tour for those wanting to savour the best parts of Western Europe at a less than hectic pace. Travel days interspersed with free days in cities as well as a 3 day mini-break on a Greek island, this is definitely the best of both worlds when it comes to culture versus relaxation.

Kiwiana Panorama (Auckland to Queenstown - Until October 2014)

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1 country \ 15 days \ from US$2430 per person

Feed your adrenaline cravings - rest & relaxation is overrated! Blackwater raft in Waitomo before you hit Rotorua. Try the Zorb then chill out in a Polynesian spa. Have a hāngi, go cruising on Lake Taupo & head to the adventure Capital of the World, Queenstown where you’ll take a spin on the Shotover Jet! Ever tried bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging? Now's the time! Experience Queensto...

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...

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...

Egypt & The Nile

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1215 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 ...

Asian Adventure

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3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2215 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.

Croatian Island Cruising

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1245 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.

Ultimate European plus Greek Islands

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16 countries \ 46 days \ from US$7195 per person

THE Ultimate European experience! Visit 16 countries & hit up all the major European destinations in the first half of the tour. Then relax & chill in the stunning Greek Islands with a cocktail. The second half of the tour is all about uncharted territory before exploring Germany, Switzerland & the Netherlands. After this, your hardest decision will be finding somewhere new to visit for your ne...

The Big Chill

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20 countries \ 47 days \ from US$5065 per person

Go everywhere, all at once, without spending your life savings! This is where it all began for Contiki, a bunch of friends, travelling to amazing places and having a great time while getting there. This tour heads south to Spain, East to Turkey and Bulgaria, winds along the Dalmatian Coast, up to Prague and Amsterdam. No stone is left unturned! Camping is all about getting in and helping out ...

The Expedition

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10 countries \ 22 days \ from US$2355 per person

As a rule, camping is a relaxing holiday, but the 21 day Expedition tour takes relaxation to another level. All the big cities are covered with two night stops, giving you time to get there and have a full free day in the actual city rather than just driving past it. There really is something for everyone on this tour; swim in the Mediterranean on the French Riviera, visit the gorgeous mediev...

Great Britain & Ireland

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5 countries \ 17 days \ from US$2228 per person

This tour is a whirlwind of sightseeing, history & culture as you hit the highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland. Practice your Liverpudlian accent in the home of rock & roll's original Fab Four - The Beatles! Stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile, then grab some binoculars to search for the Loch Ness monster. Add in drinking Guinness, kissing the Blarney Stone, castles, cathedrals & you've got an o...

European Discovery (Winter)

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9 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2019 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!

LA Explorer (4 nights)

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1 country \ 5 days \ from US$455 per person

Go local & explore LA on your own time with this 4 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$275 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...

European Highlights

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8 countries \ 15 days \ from US$1951 per person

Got two weeks to spare and want to see as much of Europe as possible? Then this is the tour for you! Two night stops in the big cities - Paris, French Riviera, Rome and Amsterdam - included sightseeing, walking tours, scenic drives...you'll wish your holiday would never end.

European Explorer plus Greek Island Cruising

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16 countries \ 34 days \ from US$6375 per person

The European Explorer is the ultimate holiday for those wanting to travel to all the major destinations and do it with a little luxury! Make your way through 17 countries in a little over a month with all the big names being accounted for - Paris, Barcelona, Florence, Rome and Amsterdam - as well as some of the lesser known through Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia. And if you think tha...

European Adventurer

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16 countries \ 38 days \ from US$5825 per person

The European Adventurer is just that, an adventure. From the cosmopolitan sights of Paris, to the romance and passion of the Italians, even out into uncharted tourist territory in Albania and Croatia, there aren't too many boundaries left to cross. There's even a mini holiday within a holiday when you get down to Greece! The perfect way to see most of Europe without wasting a moment.

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...

Grand Southern (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$2852 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 ...

Berlin & Prague plus Vienna

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3 countries \ 9 days \ from US$1355 per person

Cover three of the most popular eastern European cities in more depth with this tour. Three nights each in Berlin and Prague affords you the opportunity for day trips out of the city centre as well as the obligatory 'tick the box' sightseeing. Why not extend your experience and travel to Budapest as well on our Berlin to Budapest tour?

Mediterranean Highlights (Winter - Start Rome)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1925 per person

Beginning in the Italian capital of Rome, your amazing 2 week Mediterranean adventure takes you to all the hotspots along the Mediterranean coast & makes sure you experience the best of each city. Flamenco dance in Barcelona, rub shoulders with the rich & famous on the French Riviera, enjoy the delights of Tuscany, walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors & soak up the Spanish flavour of Madrid...

Mediterranean Highlights (Winter - Start Madrid)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1925 per person

Beginning in Madrid, your amazing 2 week Mediterranean adventure takes you to all the hotspots along the Mediterranean coast & makes sure you experience the best of each city. Flamenco dance in Barcelona, rub shoulders with the rich & famous on the French Riviera, enjoy the delights of Tuscany & walk in the footsteps of Roman Emperors in Rome. Don't forget your stay in the City of Popes, Avig...

Greek Island Hopping

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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$1756 per person

If you were going to make a Greek island your holiday destination, you'd be faced with the tough decision of which one to choose, so we've put together a holiday that combines three of the best! Mykonos, Santorini and Ios are at your disposal and with three nights on each, you have plenty of time to shop, dine, relax or party. There's also time for wining, dining and sightseeing in the capit...

Best of Europe (start Paris)

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6 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2397 per person

Short on time? Got lots to check off your 'things to see' list? The Best of Europe is the tour for you. Get straight into holiday mode with sightseeing in Paris then hop on a train to Amsterdam, before driving to Berlin & Prague, finishing in style with a flight to Rome. As the name says, we've taken all the best parts of Europe, the most convenient forms of travel & combined them all into one...

European Impressions

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12 countries \ 19 days \ from US$2407 per person

The European Impressions is a fantastic tour for anyone that is looking for a taste of Europe...literally. The only tour that takes you to Belgium for waffles, Germany for beer, Italy for pasta, Spain for tapas and France for escargot! Of course, there's plenty more to do than just eat your way around Europe. Visits to Pisa, Monaco, Innsbruck and Carcassonne are all part of the included itin...

Spanish Spree (Winter)

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1829 per person

There's nothing quite like immersing yourself in the culture, language and way of life of a country but sometimes it's difficult to know where to begin. The Spanish Spree is the perfect blend of culture and party, both of which Spain has in abundance. See the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada and the Rock of Gibraltar, enjoy traditional Flamenco dancing in Seville and live la vi...

Simply Italy (Winter)

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$1815 per person

Discover the big cities and some of the less famous destinations in this fabulous country. This is the only Contiki tour to stay in La Spezia in the Cinque Terre region and Milan, Italy's fashion capital! You'll also visit the picturesque village of Sirmione at Lake Garda, and re-enact the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet in fair Verona where the story was set. Simply Italy, simply perfect!

Winter Wanderer

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12 countries \ 25 days \ from US$3775 per person

The Winter Wanderer is like a leisurely stroll through Europe's top destinations. Some of the highlights of the tour include: driving along the French Riviera, exploring the Eternal City of Rome (it's never too cold for Gelato!) and sampling traditional Spanish tapas in Barcelona not to mention retracing the history of WW2 and the Cold War in Berlin and Prague. Winter in Europe is not only magi...

European Inspiration (Winter)

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10 countries \ 20 days \ from US$2899 per person

The European Inspiration gives you the best of both holiday worlds. A great combination of destinations, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Rome and Paris to name a few, as well as two nights everywhere, giving you time to explore each city in greater detail. Scenic drives through Italy and Austria, a stopover in the heart of the Swiss Alps and plenty of awesome extras that you definitely won't want to...

European Discovery

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9 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2479 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!

Spotlight on Greece plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

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2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1665 per person

Discover Athens, Olympia, Delphi & the Greek isles in depth when you add the Spotlight on Greece & Greek Island Cruising together! Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens, the first Olympic stadium in Olympia & the Temples of Hera and Zeus in Delphi, all with your Local Greek Guide. Then, board your cruise ship & sail between the islands of Mykonos, Crete & Santorini, with a day in Kusadasi...

The Explorer (Until Jan 2014)

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3 countries \ 19 days \ from n/a per person

Get ready for an epic South American journey, hitting the highlights of Peru, Argentina & Brazil. Follow the footsteps of the Inca’s at spots like Machu Picchu, Cusco & the incredible Amazon. Live it like a local in Buenos Aires & delve into its cool vibes, not to mention the beef & wine, before Iguassu Falls. From beaches & bikini’s to caipirinhas, experience the best of Brazil in Buzios & the...

Spanish Spree

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2449 per person

Immerse yourself & dive into the culture of unforgettable Spain. The Spanish Spree tour 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.

Mediterranean Highlights (Start Madrid)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2445 per person

Kicking off in Madrid, this 2 week trip takes you to all the coastal Med hotspots. Flamenco dance in Barcelona, experience the glamorous French Riviera, enjoy the delights of Tuscany & walk in the footsteps of Emperors. Don't miss your picture at the Leaning Tower of Pisa!

Greek Island Adventurer

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1430 per person

Want to catch island fever, soak up the sun & experience a few of Greece's hottest destinations? Now's your chance! Starting in the Greek capital we'll then set sail to some of the country's best island spots. With 9 days, there’s loads of time to experience everything. Chill beachside, live it up with the locals, sightsee, indulge in awesome optionals or just relax. Finish back in Athens for a...

London to Athens

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7 countries \ 22 days \ from US$3465 per person

Tailor made for those wishing to travel the Contiki way but at a slightly more relaxed pace. Three nights in Paris gives you plenty of time for a day trip to Versailles or Euro Disney as well as the requisite shopping on the Champs-Élysées and museum visits. Make your way down through Italy via Spain and the French Riviera, chill for a few nights on the Greek island of Corfu before ending you...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macedonia
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Peru
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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