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Arc Paris Porte D Orleans, ParisParis
The hotel is in the southern part of Paris, close to the Boulevard Peripherique. It is only a few minutes drive from the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. The nearest station is the metro Mairie de Montrouge, 300meters, giving easy access to the main tourist centres in Paris.
Travel Dates:04 October - 30 November 2015.
This hotel offers an excellent location in the heart of the city, directly on the PC Hooftstraat, the most fashionable street in the Netherlands, home to Armani, Cartier, Tiffanys, Diesel, Louis Vuiton. It is also practically opposite the infamous Rijks Museum and around the corner to the Leidseplein, home to the Holland Casino, Hard Rock Cafe, and numerous bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
Travel Dates:1 October 2015 - 19 November 2015.
Holiday Inn Express Salford Quays, ManchesterManchester
This hotel is located close to Manchester, within one mile of Manchester United Football Club, the Imperial War Museum and the Lowry Theatre. The up and coming Salford Quays surround the hotel with water, mHKing this an attractive location.
Travel Dates:16 October 2015 - 30 November 2015.
Enjoy Hotel Berlin City Messe, GermanyBerlin
The hotel is located next to Volkspark Wilmersdorf and near Ku'damm, Berlin's famous shopping mall. The Metro station is only 5 minutes' walk and central train station Bahnhof Zoo is 5 stops away.
Travel Dates:28 October 2015 - 26 November 2015.
Art, Athens 4-StarAthens
The hotel offers boutique style accommodation in a central location. Ideal for those clients looking for a more personal service. The owners of this hotel have a strong interest in the arts which is reflected in the interior design of the hotel, to which they are constantly adding new pieces. The hotel manager speHKs Japanese and has translated much of the hotel literature to Japanese.
Travel Dates:29 October 2015 - 26 November 2015.
Ibis Paris Alesia Montparnasse, ParisParis
The Ibis Paris Alesia Montparnasse hotel is located in the centre of Paris, 3 km from the Exhibition Centre at Porte de Versailles, 4 km from the Latin Quarter and 5 km from the Eiffel Tower. The airport is 15 km away.
Travel Dates:04 October - 30 November 2015.
Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport, Ireland 4-StarDublin
This airport hotel is ideal for stop-overs and also offers easy access to Dublin city centre via the regular bus services or taxi. The property offers fantastic value for money and comes highly recommended. The leisure facilities are in a building next door (3 minutes away) and not in the hotel building. There is a FREE shuttle bus available for guests for Terminals 1 and 2.
Travel Dates:29 October 2015 - 26 November 2015.
Royal Ascot 2015Europe
Day 1 London to AscotDon your best frocks and headpieces, your finest tails and top hats; we're off to the races! The day begins at Belushi's in Hammersmith, where you will meet your Topdeck Trip Leader to check-in. This will also give you a chance to mingle and get to know your fellow race-goers before heading off on a great day out. Our provided coach will take us straight over to the racecourse at Ascot, where there will be free time to walk down the high road to check out some of the local pubs that are open early and will be heaving all day. You're then in for a real treat at lunch when you will be served up a feast prepared by our Topdeck Chefs, along with some bubbly! This should see you suitably prepared for the day ahead as we enter the Silver Ring enclosure, from where we will see all the day's racing action as it unfolds. Remember to keep an eye out for the Queen as she trots passed! And don't forget to have a flutter! Once the last race is run and you've collected all your winnings (or accepted your losses), just hop back on the coach and we take you back to London. But the party's not over just yet, as we will take those still in the mood for an after event at the Walkabout in Temple.
DepartingFrom 20/06/2015 to 20/06/2015
Oktoberfest Camping Festmeister (4 Day) 2015Europe
Day 1 MunichYou will need to arrive today at Camping Thalkirchen in Munich between 8am and 10pm to check-in. A Topdeck team will be on site to answer any questions you may have about the next few days or the festival itself. This afternoon, if you have time, you may like to head into the town centre by train to see the Old Town Hall, Church of our Lady and Munich's hugely iconic Glockenspiel in Marienplatz. You also have this evening free to do as you please; why not try some delicious pork knuckles and sauerkraut at the famous Hofbrauhaus?Day 2 MunichAfter a delicious, fully-cooked breakfast you have a full day to enjoy this world-renowned festival of beer. What first began as a horse race in a field to celebrate the wedding of Bavarian Prince Ludwig in the beginning of the 19th century has subsequently grown into the world’s largest festival, attracting upwards of six million visitors every year! Today is your first chance to see what it is all about; and there is more to do here than just drink beer. In between the many beer halls there are hundreds of stalls serving local delicacies that the Germans have perfected over the centuries to help absorb the beer, such as large bread pretzels, filling ‘knödel’ (bread or potato dumplings) and of course the best of the German ‘würst’. There are fairgrounds with numerous rides and rollercoasters that cater to kids and others reluctant to grow up. And of course there is the beer. Millions of litres of it in fact; over the next two weeks some seven million litres of beer will be consumed in the various brewery-run tents. So order yourself one of the colossal one-litre glasses of beer, known in the local dialect as a ‘maß’ (pronounced ‘muss’ and translates as a ‘measure’) get ready to sing along with the obligatory ‘oompah band’ and enjoy what is likely to be one of the most memorable days of your life you never remember. Prost!Day 3 MunichToday the day is yours to do as you please. This is a good chance to try out some of the different beer halls you may have missed yesterday - after all there are many more here than just the travellers' favourite Hofbräuhaus. For those looking to take it a bit easier there is a whole different world of fun going on outside the tents. Of course, if you wanted to head in to town for a spot of sightseeing, the city centre is only a short S-Bahn-ride away.Day 4 MunichAs all good things must come to an end, this is also sadly true of our Oktoberfest experience. Following another included breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to Oktoberfest and newly-made friends. At least for another year that is!
DepartingFrom 18/09/2015 to 04/10/2015
ANZAC Day Memorial TourIstanbul
Day 1 IstanbulPlease meet the group at our Istanbul meeting point hotel, in the reception area at 7:45AM where your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and fellow group members will be waiting. We will depart at 8am sharp as we have a long, busy day ahead to enjoy. It is a great idea to locate the meeting point hotel the night before the tour commencement. (see Joining Instructions) At 8am sharp depart the hotel and transfer to Gallipoli (Çanakkale) by mini van, stopping enroute for a quick local lunch. This afternoon visit the ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine the war cemeteries and many other important sites. There will also be time for individuals to visit relative's grave sites. It is important that we visit this area today as there is no access on the 24th as officials prepare for the various ceremonies. The 1915 Battle of Gallipoli (known as the Battle of Çanakkale in Turkey) took place between the defending Turks and a joint WWI Allied force, which was keen to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople (Istanbul), and secure a sea route to Russia. The attempt failed, with heavy casualties on both sides; on the Allied side, the forces were made up of troops from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, India and Canada. Between both sides, 100,000 soldiers lost their lives here. The campaign resonated profoundly among all nations involved. In Turkey, the battle is perceived as a defining moment in the history of the Turkish people—a final surge in the defence of the motherland as the centuries-old Ottoman Empire was crumbling. The struggle laid the grounds for the Turkish War of Independence and the foundation of the Turkish Republic eight years later under Atatürk, himself a commander at Gallipoli. In Australia and New Zealand, the campaign was the first major battle undertaken by a joint military formation, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), and is often considered to mark the birth of national consciousness in both of these countries. ANZAC Day (April 25) remains the most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans in Australia and New Zealand, surpassing Armistice Day/Remembrance Day. After our tour, travel to Canakkale to spend the night there in a hotel. Approximate distance driven Istanbul to Gallipoli, 5.5 hours.Day 2 Troy/Canakkale (1B)Enjoy a guided tour of Troy and learn more about the ancient fables surrounding this legendary city before free time in the afternoon. After dinner in Canakkale, we make our way to the ceremony site. It is imporant to note that we spend the night in the ceremonial area, near ANZAC Cove. There will be a number of grandstands set up as a seating area and it is important to reserve a place. The evening may be very cold- please come prepared with appropriate shoes and clothing. We will provide sleeping bags but you are recommended to bring a personal sleep sheet to place inside. We spend this evening in our sleeping bags on the grandstands at the ceremonial site, in readiness for the morning ceremony. Approximate travel times: Troy to Canakkale, 1 hourDay 3 Istanbul (1B)We attend the unforgettable dawn service commemorating the Battle of Gallipoli (Çanakkale) and ANZAC Day, marking the first major military action fought jointly by Australian and New Zealand forces during WWI. Traditionally the time at which returning soldiers remembered the fleeting moments of peace and tranquility at dawn, before the daily bloodshed commenced during the campaign, the ANZAC Dawn Service is an immensely moving experience and a sombre, yet momentous tribute to the many thousands of soldiers who lost their lives throughout the battle on both sides. After the service, we will join the 5 km walk to Lone Pine for the Australian ceremony which runs from approximately 10:00am to 11:00am We will then head a further 2 kms uphill walk to Chunuk Bair for the New Zealand ceremony which will end at approximately 1.30pm. Note that the 7km to Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair are uphill and the temperatures are warm at this time of year. Extra bottled water is suggested. After taking a quick lunch, we begin our drive back to Istanbul where our tour ends on arrival in the city. Please note that our arrival to Istanbul can be as late as 8pm Please do not book departing flights until after 11pm. Our tour finishes on arrival in Istanbul. We are able to organise extra post-trip accommodation if you wish to extend your stay and explore this wonderful city for a few more days. Please ask at the time of booking.
DepartingFrom 01/01/2014 to 23/04/2016
Tuscany by Rail, 3 DaysItaly
Immerse yourself in the culinary capital of Italy while staying in the beautiful walled city of Siena. Day 1 Rome - Siena. Board the train this morning to Siena. On arrival you will be met at the station and transferred to your hotel for the next two nights. Spend the rest of the day exploring this medieval walled city at your leisure. Day 2 Siena. Today is at leisure to explore Siena on your own. Why not experience an optional private tour today? You can enjoy a walking tour of Siena this morning followed by an excursion to the hilltop town of San Gimignano and stop at a local winery for a tasting of Tuscan wines and local delicacies. Day 3 Siena. The package ends after breakfast at the hotel.
DepartingAdvertised price is 01 April - 30 April 2015
Oktoberfest - 4 Days Camping (Start/End Munich) (Ends in Munich)Munich
Day 1Arrive MunichWelcome to Munich! Get ready for a week of fun at one of the world’s most famous festivals, Oktoberfest.Arrive at the campsite any time between 8:00am & 12:00pm - our expert Contiki On-site Team will be on hand to show you to your tent & answer any questions you have.Later, if you’re feeling up to it, check out Munich & get the party started!Accommodations: Twin Share TentDay 2MunichThere’s so much to see & do in this city, so make the most of your time here. Oktoberfest has been an annual event in the Bavarian calendar for more than 200 years, so make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action. Take your place at one of the festival tents & get into all that is Oktoberfest. If you’re feeling like going local then girls don a Dirndl & guys get into your Lederhosen (traditional costume) to really get into the spirit. Food is also a central part of the festival & not to be missed. Try some German treats like Pretzels, Wurst, Sauerkraut or pork knuckle, there really is something to tantalise any taste buds here. If you feel like a bit of time out from the buzzing beer halls, head to the market stalls for some other German treats. A huge amusement park is also a feature of the festival so don’t forget to jump on some rides while you’re here. From the central Marienplatz (market square) there’s heaps of other things to do & see while you’re here. Located right in the heart of the city, it’s a hub for shopping, has a variety of places to eat & many historic sights within easy reach. Marienplatz is also home to the Old & New Town Halls, once the centre of the political heart of Munich. There’s also the spectacular Hirschgarten nearby, with its amazing 8000 seat beer garden. Don’t miss out on a visit to Olympic Park, home to the 1972 Olympic Games, where you can climb the Olympic Tower for awesome city views. There's also the option to join a guided bike tour and see the famous sights as you learn the fascinating history of the city.If seeing some history is on your agenda, then don’t miss the Alter Hof, Munich’s medieval castle, one of the most beautiful locations in the city, or you could Or ask your Contiki team for some other tips on things to do in the quaint nearby towns & villages. If you’re feeling like a day out & about, explore even more of Europe while you’re here. A day trip to the Dachau Memorial Concentration camp is just one of the options Contiki offer if you feel like something different.Accommodations: Twin Share TentMeals: Breakfast (2 days)Day 4Depart MunichTime to say farewell to the fun times had in Germany! Say goodbye to your new friends, as your tour ends this morning after breakfast.Accommodations: Meals: Breakfast (1) dayMunichGuided walking tour of Munich: See Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel, the Rathaus, Munich Residenz, Frauenkirche & Viktualienmarkt DachauOptional trip to the moving Dachau concentration camp memorial
DepartingFrom 25/09/2015 to 03/10/2015
London Break Hostel 2015-16Europe
Day 1 LondonToday starts your four day stopover in England's capital city. Checking in at the Wombats City Hostel you may choose to relax for the first night or, because you're conveniently located near plenty of transport options, you may start your exploration right away.Day 2 LondonToday you have the freedom to enjoy as much of London as you want. You'll have your bus pass for zones 1-2 which will cover most of central London. Why not take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city highlights? You could take in a West End production or perhaps stray further afield and check out Stonehenge or Bath. The choice is yours and with two days free the options are endless. Be sure to make the most of the vibrant nightlife too!Day 3 LondonDay 4 LondonChecking out of Wombats City Hostel this morning brings your London experience to an end. If you're departing on any of our ex-London EuroClub or EuroCamping trips you can be collected directly from Wombats. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around Europe.
DepartingFrom 20/05/2015 to 03/11/2015
The Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford - Small Group Tour in EnglandEngland
Explore the beauty of the English countryside in the charming Cotswolds, passing the ancient stone circle of Avebury and the grandeur of Bath & Oxford. Day 1: London - Avebury - Lacock - Cirencester (249 km) Depart London in the morning and travel to Wiltshire, stopping in Avebury to wander amidst the largest stone circle in the world. Continue to Lacock, a quaint village renowned for its medieval cloister houses and unique abbey, then spend time in Bath to admire its Georgian architecture and Roman past. Arrive at Cirencester in the heart of the Cotswolds to spend the evening in a quintessentially English village. Day 2: Cirencester - Bourton-on-the-Water - Stow-on-the-Wold - Oxford - London (175 km) Discover the thatched-roof churches, water meadows and beech woods of the Cotswold scenery as you drive through the area's distinctive villages. Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, often described as one of the prettiest villages in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold to view its charming traditional houses before arriving in Oxford. Spend time at leisure exploring the 'city of dreaming spires' then return to London where your tour concludes in the evening.
Departing04 April - 14 December 2015
London Explorer (2 Nights) (Royal National Hotel, Ends in London)London
Day 1LondonWant to do London at your own pace? Take time to explore London before or after your Contiki trip. With this 3 day package at the Royal National or Imperial hotels, grab a great value collection of extras, activities & accommodation. The London Explorer package is a bit different from our other trip, as it does not include a Trip Manager. Instead, we give you all the info you need to squeeze the max out of the city & to do it on your terms.With your included London info booklet, hit the streets & dive into the buzz - there are so many things to see, do & experience in London. From the iconic Big Ben to the Houses of Parliament & Buckingham Palace, there are photo opportunities at every corner. An included bus sightseeing ticket is a great way to experience the city from a different angle as you ride past the sights. With an open top, it’s the best way to get some great views. It’s also a hop on hop off trip, so you can enjoy the sites at your own pace. Stop off in between, maybe visit a museum, take a walking tour or just take in the vibes. London is famous for it’s shopping, with the streets of the central city providing a haven for shopaholics. Head to Knightsbridge for a look into the most famous department store in the world, Harrods. Check out the array of delicious food on offer in their enticing foodhalls & amazing displays, then maybe head to Oxford Street for some high street shopping & big name brands. While you’re in the area, drop by the quirky Carnaby Street where you might see some street performers or grab a coffee & take in the atmosphere. For a historical fix, jump on the Tube & maybe make your way to the Tower of London. Take a guided tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. You could also try the British Museum, National Gallery, the Tate or jump on the London Eye for amazing city views. Seeing a famous West End musical whilst you’re here is a must-do & with an included ticket to a show, you will. From the dancing sensation ‘Billy Elliot’ to rocking it out to Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ there is something for everyone. There’s always something going on here, so make sure that you ask at the Contiki Basement for some other tips on must see sights & things to do.Accommodations: HotelMeals: Breakfast (2 days)LondonSee Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the House of Parliament, Big Ben and Buckingham PalaceOnly Contiki: Ticket to a West End musicalOpen top bus sightseeing tour
DepartingFrom 26/04/2015 to 31/03/2016
Amsterdam Bank Holiday 2015Europe
Day 1 AmsterdamSomething about early birds and worms this morning as we're up at sparrows to catch our 'Channel cruise'. Once nice and settled in Amsterdam we're out to see the sights. Equal parts Banksy and Van Gogh, Amsterdam offers much more than just the world's most famous red light district and coffee shops selling their own 'homegrown'. Get amongst it.Day 2 AmsterdamThe diem is yours to seize today. Visit Anne Frank House, hit the museums or just do as the locals do and cruise around on two wheels. For the first weekend of May departure only there is also an optional day trip out to the wonderful Keukenhof flower fields - so the question is tulip or not tulip?Day 3 AmsterdamLike all good things, sigh, this show comes to an end today. But before you can say cheese and clogs, we're first off to a working farm just out of town to see just how both these great Dutch traditions are actually made. And we have one more treat in store: make like Colin Farrell In Brugge and fill your suitcase with Belgian chocolate and beer as we detour to check out this medieval beauty on our way back to London for hugs and sad goodbyes.
DepartingFrom 29/08/2015 to 31/08/2015
Culture, cuisine, history and monuments
Europe is an extraordinary blend of languages, stories, peoples and parties. There are time-tested favourite cities with their blend of living large and historic tales: London, Paris, Rome. If you're a first-time traveller, try getting into the European swing in France, Germany, Britain and Spain. Been there done that? How about seeing the birthplace of democracy in Athens, cruising the canals in Venice or tripping across the Bosphorus in Istanbul?
Design aficionados will enjoy the funky verve of Copenhagen and Stockholm. If majestic landscapes make you tingle, remember the Swiss Alps, Scottish Highlands and Norwegian fjords. Island hoppers should keep Greece and Croatia on the list. There are deserted beaches to be found in Albania and Bulgaria and the hot spots fringe France's Cote d'Azure, Portugal's Algarve and Spain's Costa Brava. While in Spain – well, off-shore Spain – get your party pants and dancing shoes on if you swing over to Ibiza. Of course this is just the merest dusting of the geographical and cultural treats here. A holiday in Europe can offer these and ample helpings more.