Thursday 4 July 2013

Contiki launches 2013/15 USA and Canada program

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Contiki has launched its 2013/15 USA and Canada brochure with Mexico trips included - offering two new itineraries including the 8-day The Powder Rush and 22-day The Big West tours making it easier for young travellers to carve it up on some of Canada’s best ski fields, heli-ride over the Rockies, soak up the bright lights of Sin City and feel the howling wind, spray and thunder of the mighty Niagara Falls.

The 2013/15 program features 24 itineraries including destinations like Chicago, Miami, Memphis,Contiki - USA & Canada 2013-2015 brochure New Orleans, Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, Acapulco and Playa del Carmen. All tours have been specifically-designed to ensure guests get the most out of their North American adventure - highlighting the region’s best sights, hidden gems, natural wonders, local cuisine and culture.

Fiona Hunt, Managing Director, Contiki Holidays Australia said “North America continues to entice Australian travellers to its shores each year with booming figures reported for 2012. Recent US data suggested that Aussie travellers spent a whopping $5.5 billion during their visit and we can vouch that our guests are contributing to that total - our Tour Managers regularly tell us stories of Aussies taking advantage of the incredible prices and bulging suitcases after visits to outlet malls and shopping cities.

“We’re ‘stoked’ to have two new tours including Contiki’s second ski itinerary in North America. Aussies have loved our Lake Tahoe ski option and the Powder Rush trip will allow them to ski or board at some of Canada’s epic mountains both in the Rocky Mountains and Whistler” said Ms Hunt.

Contiki North American trips are packed full of unforgettable experiences and while they are too many to list some include Contiki Special Stay accommodation in a chalet in the stunning resort of Bass Lake, as well as a chalet in the Canadian Rockies. In addition all itineraries include local eats from Chicago pizza haunts, SoCal Mexican, a Chinatown feast in San Francisco and an old style Southern BBQ in Dallas.

Contiki is offering an Early Payment Discount option with guests able to save up to 10 per cent off if they book and pay before 29 August, 2013.Program highlights include:

·         NEW 8-day The Powder Rush from $1615 (per person, twin share) is an exciting new offering taking winter in Canada to a whole new level. Snow bunnies are guaranteed some serious slope action on this itinerary as it explores four of Canada’s top resorts including WhistlerBlackcomb, Mt Norquay, Banff and Lake Louise. Visiting Vancouver, Whistler, Kelowna, Banff and Calgary, travellers will experience the regions’ stunning natural landscape and sights during winter and get amongst Canada’s renowned mountain lifestyle. This tour offers Backstage Pass inclusions such as special ‘Contiki only’ hire rates, lessons and lift passes, resort transfers, loads of ME-Time (aka free time) and more attractions – gondola rides, wine tasting and sightseeing tours. 

·         NEW 22-day The Big West from $4315 (per person, twin share) showcases some of the USA and Canada’s favourite West Coast destinations including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Phoenix, Whistler, Jasper, Banff and Vancouver. From mountains, beaches, deserts, cities, canyons and lakes, this trip will serve up endless fun and epic adventures. With internal flights included guests can make the most of their experiences and discover these regions with Contiki like never before.

Each itinerary incorporates Backstage Pass exclusives guaranteed to turn a regular trip into an experience of a lifetime. Contiki’s Backstage Pass to USA & Canada provides travellers with special inclusions, authentic culinary adventures, comfy special stays, front-of-the-line access to attractions and sights and knowledgeable local guides so guests can be confident they’ll get an insider’s guide, experience more and receive unbeatable value.

With a number of itineraries including internal flights, guests will be able to pack more experiences into their North American holiday. Contiki knows that every traveller is different, so extra free – or ME Time has been built into the program. Along with coach and flight transportation, breakfast daily and many other meals, sightseeing tours of all major areas and an experienced Local Guide, Contiki travellers are guaranteed to have a #noregretsexperience.

Contiki’s 2013/15 USA and Canada program brochure is available now. For more information please contact your local sales manager or

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