AussieExplorer2012

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I love USA!

Grand Northern 2 countries \ 25 days

16 Aug 2013 - 10 Sep 2013 \ AMAZING TRIP - ID DO IT AGAIN!

AMAZING TRIP - ID DO IT AGAIN!

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NEW ZEALAND AMAZING - Contiki average

Grand Explorer (Auckland to Christchurch) 0 countries \ 0 days

30 Jun 2012 - 14 Jul 2012 \ I came into this tour excited and ready. Turns out this tour was more about booze and getting drunk than seeing NZ. I was on a tour with majority of young 20 year olds. I thought id make friends..turns out i only made one or two friends. Optional activities were amazing...best ever. I would never have done Skydiving anywhere else. I think contiki should have coupon vouchers or something so when we're o our own we can have discounts not only on the tour. an idea. Nights out were fun until....the booze came out. One thing i wish the tour manager and bus driver would have done on the tour...control us. They didnt control us - they let us run wild like "wild ones" our day song. Too much encouraging of drinking on the whole tour - the Taupo Dinner/ Party Cruise - seriously dont offer cheap drinks on it. Offer water and soft drinks. Better to have sober people and go to the pub AFTER the cruise to get drunk than have crazy mess of a party on the waters. I enjoyed the tour most in Queenstown for freedom sake. I was able to explore the place more.Need more days in Queenstown. I wasnt able to go bungy cause i was too scared..i wish i went on the Kawara bungy. i wimped out when people were registering while we were there. More time in Wellington and Auckland.We never saw the saw the SkyCity Tower in City Centre. I would go with contiki again when i go to USA...but on one condition - LESS swearing, LESS booze and well MORE control over how people are drinking.More control of the contiki tour manager and bus driver. I wish that my tour manager and bus driver weren't drinking...role models anyone? It was a fun tour but i would change many things on the tour. Also being hugely embarassed by my tour manager...not fun when it was a joke the whole time and nobody could tell. Contiki is okay...NZ is better! one thing i am annoyed about: people were allowed to bring alcoholo on the bus to take to the next stop..seriously wait until the pub when its night time and the party life. Contiki seriously get your act together! No glass bottles on the bus..but you allow alcohol under the bus?

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New York Uncovered

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$765 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 Trip Manager will show you around the city on foot & by subway (subway pass included). You'll get the perfect mix of s...

New York Uncovered

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$765 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 Trip Manager will show you around the city on foot & by subway (subway pass included). You'll get the perfect mix of s...

California Highlights

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1 country \ 7 days \ from US$1345 per person

See what the Golden State of California has to offer! From the City by the Bay known as San Francisco to the beachside city of Santa Barbara to the entertainment capital of the world Los Angeles, get the full experience of California. And if you're still beggin' for more, be sure to check out the Western Highlights tour where you'll see one of the awe-inspiring natural world wonders (the Grand ...

California Highlights

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1 country \ 7 days \ from US$1345 per person

See what the Golden State of California has to offer! From the City by the Bay known as San Francisco to the beachside city of Santa Barbara to the entertainment capital of the world Los Angeles, get the full experience of California. And if you're still beggin' for more, be sure to check out the Western Highlights tour where you'll see one of the awe-inspiring natural world wonders (the Grand ...

California Highlights

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1 country \ 7 days \ from US$1345 per person

See what the Golden State of California has to offer! From the City by the Bay known as San Francisco to the beachside city of Santa Barbara to the entertainment capital of the world Los Angeles, get the full experience of California. And if you're still beggin' for more, be sure to check out the Western Highlights tour where you'll see one of the awe-inspiring natural world wonders (the Grand ...

Eastern Discovery (Start New Orleans)

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

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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. Stil...

Eastern Discovery (Start New Orleans)

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

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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. Stil...

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2385 per person

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Eastern Discovery (Start New York City)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2385 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. Stil...

Eastern Discovery (Start New York City)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2385 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. Stil...

Eastern Discovery (Start New York City)

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2385 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. Stil...

Grand Northern

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2 countries \ 25 days \ from US$4115 per person

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Grand Northern

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2 countries \ 25 days \ from US$4115 per person

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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 ...

Grand Southern (Start New York City)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$4069 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 ...

Grand Southern (Start New York City)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$4069 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 ...

Grand Southern (Start New York City)

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1 country \ 26 days \ from US$4069 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 ...

Waikiki Explorer (4 nights)

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

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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 (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 (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!

Las Vegas New Year

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$675 per person

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New York New Year

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$1249 per person

Celebrate a New York New Years in Time Square, what many consider the 'Center of the Universe'. Don't worry...you'll still take in everything New York has to offer, as we'll go sightseeing the day before the New Year's event. See the Statute of Liberty, take a walk in Central Park, shop till you drop along Fifth Avenue, and experience New York's crazy nightlife!

New York New Year

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$1249 per person

Celebrate a New York New Years in Time Square, what many consider the 'Center of the Universe'. Don't worry...you'll still take in everything New York has to offer, as we'll go sightseeing the day before the New Year's event. See the Statute of Liberty, take a walk in Central Park, shop till you drop along Fifth Avenue, and experience New York's crazy nightlife!

New York New Year

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$1249 per person

Celebrate a New York New Years in Time Square, what many consider the 'Center of the Universe'. Don't worry...you'll still take in everything New York has to offer, as we'll go sightseeing the day before the New Year's event. See the Statute of Liberty, take a walk in Central Park, shop till you drop along Fifth Avenue, and experience New York's crazy nightlife!

New York New Year

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1 country \ 4 days \ from US$1249 per person

Celebrate a New York New Years in Time Square, what many consider the 'Center of the Universe'. Don't worry...you'll still take in everything New York has to offer, as we'll go sightseeing the day before the New Year's event. See the Statute of Liberty, take a walk in Central Park, shop till you drop along Fifth Avenue, and experience New York's crazy nightlife!

Northern Adventure

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2495 per person

True to its name, escape for 2 weeks to some of the USA’s hottest destinations & experience what this amazing country has to offer. Start in Chicago & roll through America’s Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Salute Presidents past at Mt Rushmore, buckle up for a rodeo in Cody, then get back to nature on a hike through a National Park. Take it up a notch at the end as you rub shoulders with Ve...

Northern Adventure

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2495 per person

True to its name, escape for 2 weeks to some of the USA’s hottest destinations & experience what this amazing country has to offer. Start in Chicago & roll through America’s Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Salute Presidents past at Mt Rushmore, buckle up for a rodeo in Cody, then get back to nature on a hike through a National Park. Take it up a notch at the end as you rub shoulders with Ve...

Northern Adventure

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2495 per person

True to its name, escape for 2 weeks to some of the USA’s hottest destinations & experience what this amazing country has to offer. Start in Chicago & roll through America’s Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Salute Presidents past at Mt Rushmore, buckle up for a rodeo in Cody, then get back to nature on a hike through a National Park. Take it up a notch at the end as you rub shoulders with Ve...

Northern Adventure

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2495 per person

True to its name, escape for 2 weeks to some of the USA’s hottest destinations & experience what this amazing country has to offer. Start in Chicago & roll through America’s Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls. Salute Presidents past at Mt Rushmore, buckle up for a rodeo in Cody, then get back to nature on a hike through a National Park. Take it up a notch at the end as you rub shoulders with Ve...

Southern Adventure (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2069 per person

Make your way through 11 of the USA’s southern states on this adventure ride. From heli-rides across the vistas of the Grand Canyon to the bright lights of Vegas, this is the stunning south at its best. Get on down with cowboys at a rodeo, dig into finger-lickin' good ribs at a Texan BBQ & learn to cook the New Orleans way! You'll experience everything from a Rocky Mountain high in Colorado to ...

Southern Adventure (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2069 per person

Make your way through 11 of the USA’s southern states on this adventure ride. From heli-rides across the vistas of the Grand Canyon to the bright lights of Vegas, this is the stunning south at its best. Get on down with cowboys at a rodeo, dig into finger-lickin' good ribs at a Texan BBQ & learn to cook the New Orleans way! You'll experience everything from a Rocky Mountain high in Colorado to ...

Southern Adventure (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2069 per person

Make your way through 11 of the USA’s southern states on this adventure ride. From heli-rides across the vistas of the Grand Canyon to the bright lights of Vegas, this is the stunning south at its best. Get on down with cowboys at a rodeo, dig into finger-lickin' good ribs at a Texan BBQ & learn to cook the New Orleans way! You'll experience everything from a Rocky Mountain high in Colorado to ...

Southern Adventure (Start Los Angeles)

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1 country \ 13 days \ from US$2069 per person

Make your way through 11 of the USA’s southern states on this adventure ride. From heli-rides across the vistas of the Grand Canyon to the bright lights of Vegas, this is the stunning south at its best. Get on down with cowboys at a rodeo, dig into finger-lickin' good ribs at a Texan BBQ & learn to cook the New Orleans way! You'll experience everything from a Rocky Mountain high in Colorado to ...

Western Highlights

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1235 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.

Western Highlights

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1235 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.

Wild Western

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2299 per person

Thoughts of an awesome threesome - California, Arizona and Nevada - have possibly entered your mind at least once. Start this boys and girls gone 'wild western' phase, beach-bound in beautiful San Diego. Back stateside, you're doing the desert - multi-cultural musings in Arizona, and multi-millions (you hope) along the Las Vegas Strip. Then you're going back to Cali to finish with Hollywood gli...

Wild Western

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$2299 per person

Thoughts of an awesome threesome - California, Arizona and Nevada - have possibly entered your mind at least once. Start this boys and girls gone 'wild western' phase, beach-bound in beautiful San Diego. Back stateside, you're doing the desert - multi-cultural musings in Arizona, and multi-millions (you hope) along the Las Vegas Strip. Then you're going back to Cali to finish with Hollywood gli...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Canada
  • United States

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

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