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  1. Day 1
    Quito
    Welcome to Ecuador’s capital, Quito! Meet up with your Contiki Team & group before exploring – we’ll start the trip out right with a tour around the city so you can get your bearings. Our expert guide will teach you all about this city & the history of the Inca & Spanish invasion which happened in the 15th Century and you’ll get the opportunity to check out the colonial-era buildings that still stand in Old Town. This UNESCO World Heritage city is Ecuador’s second largest, with a population over 2 million. Although this city has a rich historical past dating back to the Incas, today it’s a popular & modern city that sprawls across this Andean landscape – and you’ll experience some of the best views 200m above the town at the Panciello lookout, which features La Virgen del Panecillo, a majestic sculpture that stands overlooking the city. Later, visit the Equatorial line & wander between the two hemispheres as you visit the Inti Nan Museum. We’ll have dinner with the group so you can get you know your travel buddies. The city has a great nightlife scene & some great local treats to try. Ecuadorian fresh fruit juice and steaming cafe con leche are amongst some of the must-try delights on offer here. If you feel like doing as the locals do, you could sip on a canelazo, made from hot water, sugarcane alcohol, lemon, sugar, and cinnamon – it’s a typical drink of the Andean region.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Dinner (1) day

    Day 2
    Quito to Tena
    It’s out of the city & into the lush jungle with spectacular views as we make our way to Tena – the gateway to Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle. This attractive & quiet city is the perfect place to relax & soak up the local attractions. First stop is a visit to thermal pool for a refreshing swim – these baths are located on the banks of the Papallacta River with the Andres as your backdrop – it’s a great way to relax those muscles. Later, we’re back on the road towards Tena, with a last stop at a hummingbird sanctuary to see some of these amazing birds up close. Here you’ll learn about these incredible species & why Ecuador’s diverse climate & unique eco-system produces such large number of these gorgeous creatures. Tonight, why not sit back with a drink & soak up the views.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 3
    Tena to Baños
    This morning is all about ME Time so you make the call, relax and explore Tena for yourself. This morning there is an opportunity to visit an indigenous community and learn about their way of life before we get on the road to ‘The Gateway to the Amazon’ Baños, nestled under the still active Tungurahua Volcano.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 4
    Baños
    Situated in a valley of waterfalls and hot springs, Baños has become a mecca for international travellers seeking year-round temperate weather, a small town atmosphere, and a base for exploring the great Ecuadorian outdoors.
    The town offers hot springs, horseback riding, trekking and climbing so it's a haven for the explorer. With a free day, get into the action the way you want - outdoor revellers amongst us will love the network of trails criss-crossing the mountains surrounding Baños. You could walk half an hour to the Virgin Monument, ride horseback to a waterfall, or try canyoneering down waterfalls - the choice is yours.
    Tonight, grab your dancing shoes because tonight its time to salsa! Get a taste of the addictive Latin American dance phenomenon. Learn the essential Salsa steps, in a fun & energetic atmosphere with our expert locals giving you a taste of how it’s done. The rhythm of salsa music will take over your body & by the end of the night you’ll be salsa dancing with style & confidence. Then we finish up with a tasty local feast.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 5
    Baños to Guayaquil
    Today we’re off to discover Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city & its economic hub. This cosmopolitan city is one of Ecuador’s new hotspots, a walk down to the Malecón (Cities riverfront) is a must. For a bit of a historic enlightenment why not venture to Las Peñas, one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Guayaquil, its narrow streets and interesting past makes it a great visit. Tonight we set sail on a evening cruise down the Guayas River in a Captain Morgan replica pirate boat, relax as see spectacular views of the city, Las Peñas, colourful Cerro Santa Ana, and the Malecón 2000. You’ll have the opportunity to buy drinks and nibbles while you enjoy the skyline by night
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 6
    Guayaquil to Isabela Island
    After our flight, we'll make our way to the cute little town of Puerto Ayora, but not before your first taste of the incredible natural habitat here - en route we'll stop to check out the famed giant tortoises in their natural surroundings, and some of the incredible old lava tunnels (some over 1km long) winding their way under the island of Santa Cruz.
    We’ll stop for lunch before getting out on the water for our first boat ride to Isabela - this nature haven is home to land and sea life that will astound and amaze. Once we arrive on the island we'll head to town for our first night in the Galapagos National Park.
    As you chill and get to know your travel buddies keep an eye out for the friendly reintroduced wild tortoises roaming around. Tonight, relax over dinner & get ready for two nights in this beautiful spot.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 7
    Isabela Island
    This morning we’ll grab some kayaks & get out on the water around Las Tintoreras where we’ll set out in search for the Galapagos Penguin – the only penguin found north of the Equator! On return, spot colourful fish as you snorkel the underground lava tubes. This area is often frequented by green sea turtles that like to rest on the calm, sandy bottom, so make sure you are on the lookout for these incredible creatures as you snorkel through the clear blue water.
    Then this afternoon we’ll walk to the Wall of Tears. From 1945 to 1959 this place held prisoners who were forced to build this wall stone by stone. At 25m tall, it took thousands of lives during its construction. Legend has it that cries of those lost can be heard at the site.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day

    Day 8
    Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island
    This morning we’ll head to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center to learn about the island’s natural history on a guided tour, before we take off Santa Cruz Island.
    Before heading to Santa Cruz Island, you can choose to chill or get active, it's up to you! If you feel like getting out and about, this afternoon’s optional activity is a guided trip to the gorgeous Tortuga Bay. After a half an hour stroll along a path you'll arrive at a stretch of white sandy beach where marine iguanas sunbathe. You also have an opportunity to kayak in the bay in search of sharks, rays, turtles, and great blue herons. This pristine beach is absolute heaven!
    Not ready to wield a paddle? No worries – this is the perfect opportunity to sun bathe, body surf, surf, or look for marine iguanas, lava gulls and the famous blue- footed boobies. If you aren’t feeling up for the walk, take to the streets and go local or head to town to shop for souvenirs or relax.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 9
    Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island
    This morning we’ll pay a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, once home to one of the island’s most famous residents, the world-famous Lonesome George – who was 100 years old when he died. Here you’ll observe many species of tortoises and land iguanas brought back from the brink of extinction and learn about this centre and research facility.
    Later we're back on the boat as we head to our next island, San Cristobal. - keep an eye out for bathing sea lions that the island is known for! This island is made up of four volcanoes – all extinct – and later, we’ll head up into the highlands for a scenic downhill bike ride. Starting at a panoramic viewpoint called La Soledad, we’ll bike through the tiny town of El Progreso and five different and varied vegetation zones until we reach a beach La Loberia beach. From there you can check out some of the other locals - we’ll be able to watch cute sea lions sun bathing, playing and vying for our attention.
    Tonight, it’s all about relaxing over drinks at one of our favourite local spots while watching the sunset.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 10
    San Cristobal Island
    Today we take to the water to get our last glimpse of the famous and equally incredible underwater world of Galapagos. First we’ll cruise along the coast in our boat where our Local Guide will point out the species of shore birds like the Great Frigatebird and other native species.
    We begin our stay in search of wildlife and then we are off to Kicker Rock (or Leon Dormido as it’s known by the locals) the remains of a tuff cone - Kicker Rock rising a massive over 143m out of the ocean (that's about 50 floors in building terms).
    We’ll check out the underwater landscape as we head along the edge and through a channel of this drastic compact ash formation. Your Local Guide will keep you in the know as we look out for sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, chocolate chip starfish, and, with any luck, a Galapagos Shark or two. Don’t worry, they won’t be as interested in you as you are in them, so it's perfectly safe.
    Later we’ll head to Manglecito, a beautiful beach which is our final stop for the day. After lunch on board, spend your time swimming in the turquoise water or snapping photos of Kicker Rock in the distance. We’ll head back to town late afternoon where we'll be treated to one of the best BBQ’s in the Galapagos at one of the local’s favorite spots to celebrate a great Galapagos trip.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 11
    San Cristobal Island to Guayaquil
    Grab a final few hours in the sun before our flight back to the mainland where we'll kick off the land section of our trip. Tonight we stay in Guayaquil, known as the "Pacific Pearl" and home of the famous Las Peñas district. Check out Malecon 2000, the boardwalk that runs along the Guayas River and take in views of nearby hill top favelas. See the La Rotonda monument, the statue that depicts the meeting of two of Ecuador’s famous leaders and learn the story of their historic secret handshake. It’s a night to relax before our next adventure begins.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 12
    Quayaquil to Lima
    Today we fly to Lima & we get acquainted with the city before we meet up with more of our group.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 13
    Lima
    Made up of 43 different districts, almost all with their own flare and vibe, Lima is a bustling metropolis. The opulence of the Spanish colonial era is visible everywhere in the city, from the detailed wood-work of the historic centre’s balconies, doors and architecture to the the lavishly decorated churches.
    Ideas of places to explore include a visit to the Basillica Cathedral for a glimpse of the city’s former glory or, for something different you could head to the Iglesia de San Francisco (Church of San Francisco) and take a look at its famous catacombs. As the city's first cemetery, these underground tunnels (catacombs) contain the bones of over 70,000 people, many of which are set in cool geometric patterns. If you’re into art, then make tracks to the Barranco district – its bohemian energy will make you feel right at home. Wander past the beautiful colonial mansions of the neighborhood, many of them recently restored.
    Take a walk on the beachside boardwalk, cross the Lima’s Bridge of Sighs or just sit in one of the cafés that overlooks the ocean and spend the afternoon relaxing with a Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink. If you want to check out the city’s more modern aspects, the Miraflores district is the place for you. If shopping, gourmet restaurants, great cafes and bars is what you’re after (or spending the day looking out over the ocean while watching the many surfers ripping it up), this is the perfect spot.
    Looking to check out Lima by night? There are loads of places to head to. From chilled-out lounges, to bars with live music, or dance clubs that run late into the night, just let your Tour Manager know what you feel like and they’ll give you some tips on where to head.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 14
    Lima to Arequipa
    This morning it’s an early start as we fly to Peru’s second largest city, the “White City” of Arequipa, or La Ciudad Blanca. Lying in the shadow of three volcanoes, including the perfectly-symmetrical El Misti, the city was built using white volcanic rock called Sillar which gives the city its name.
    Upon arrival, get your bearings on an orientation tour of the city. After we arrive at the hotel, there’s time to freshen up before free time for lunch. With many great restaurants and cafés, there are loads of places to indulge in some great local food. Arequipa is one of Peru’s main dairy regions and chocolate is a must-have whilst you’re here. The La Iberica factory and shop produces and sells some of the country's finest chocolate, so keep your eyes peeled.
    This afternoon, we’ll delve into the city’s history for an-in depth look into its past with a walking tour. First up is the stunning Santa Catalina Monastery. A city within the city - the nuns, often wealthy young Peruvians, once lived in silence and were not allowed to leave the premises. Today, it is still a working monastery, with most of the premises open to the public.
    From here we walk through our first UNESCO World Heritage site on the tour and one of the country’s most beautiful plazas – the Plaza de Armas. The hub of urban city life here, it’s filled with palm trees and flanked by a 17th century Cathedral.
    Tonight you’ll really get to know your tour buddies over dinner at one of the city’s great restaurants. You’ll have the choice of some of Peru’s famous cuisine like Recoto Relleno (stuffed hot peppers) or Chupe de Camerones (crayfish chowder). Later, take it up a notch - you can visit the bars on the Plaza de Armas and take in the beauty of the illuminated square and cathedral while savoring a Pisco Sour.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 15
    Arequipa to Colca Canyon
    This morning, we travel to one of the world’s deepest canyons – Colca Canyon. We’ll drive through through Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve where the elusive Vicuña, the smallest of the South American camelid family roams wild.
    We’ll stop for a break at “the crossroads” where the routes to Colca Canyon and Puno separate. We’ll enjoy a steaming cup of coca tea at a local shop and awesome views of the windswept landscapes of the sandstone cliffs found here. We’ll continue on to the highest point of our entire journey which at 4910 metres/16,108ft above sea level is the same height as Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak. Stop for some pics at the top, before our descent into Chivay, one of the largest towns in the Colca Valley and capital of the Caylloma province in the Arequipa region. We’ll take a quick look around town before making our way to Chivay’s hot springs for some chill time. Fed from natural springs, you can take a dip while taking in the dramatic landscape views from the pool – it’s the perfect way to relax. Once everyone’s chilled out, we’ll head to our Contiki Special Stay, a cute rustic lodge where we’ll be treated to a delicious traditional dinner. Later on, spend your evening hanging with the group. Cards and board games or drinks and conversation by the hotel’s enormous fireplace are a must.
    Accommodations: Contiki Special Stopover
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 16
    Colca Canyon to Puno
    We’ll set out early this morning and head to Cruz del Condor, a platform 3800m above sea level for a chance to spot the King of the Andes, the Andean Condor. With a wingspan of up to 3 metres/10 feet, this regal bird uses the warm air currents to float effortlessly through the canyon searching for food. It’s a pretty incredible sight, so keep your camera ready in case they buzz close overhead. We’ll return to Chivay for lunch via the small, picturesque villages that dot the road along the way. We’ll also stop for a visit the beautiful colonial church of Yanque which helps to illustrate the history of the area. In the afternoon, we travel through Peru’s altiplano (high plain) to Puno on the edge of Lake Titicaca.
    Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Puno is the gateway to the surrounding islands and unique cultures. On arrival, we’ll check-in to our hotel where you can freshen up or chill out before heading out to find a local spot for dinner. Enjoy a night of drinking and dancing at one of the bars on the main pedestrian street but be careful, you might have to catch your breath as dancing at over 3657metres/12 000 ft above sea level is a challenge!
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 17
    Puno
    This morning, it’s time to check out the area from a different angle! First up, we’ll make our way to the town’s port by a classic means of transport, the triciclo or three-wheeled bike taxi. We’ll then jump on board our boat for a two and a half hour trip across Lake Titicaca to Taquile Island. The boat trip is the perfect way to chill as you learn about the history, culture and ecology of the lake and its communities while taking in the views of the distant Cordillera Blanca (the White Mountain range) located on the Bolivian side of the lake. Although there are many travellers that come to this area every year, Taquile still remains one of the most culturally intact communities in Peru. From the quality of their famous weaving and the use of their woollen hats, to the terracing and traditional means of government, the people of Taquile Island continue to live in a manner not far off from that of their ancestors, the Incas. On arrival at the island, there’s the opportunity to visit some weaving groups and to savor a tasty local meal before jumping back on the boat for our cruise to our next stop – the famous floating Uros Islands.
    Uros Islands are fascinating to visit and you’ll love experiencing the entrepreneurial spirit of the locals here. You’ll get a glimpse at the local lifestyle as you visit small fish farms, a natural history museum, a local’s home and check out the variety of wares for sale by the women of the community, including local textiles and mini totora reed boats.
    You can opt to take a ride on one of the larger reed boats which were formally the only means of transportation that the islanders had. Later, we’ll return to Puno for dinner and a couple of drinks or turning in for an early night.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 18
    Puno to Cusco
    Our first stop outside of Puno is the village of Pukara, named after a pre-Inca civilization. We‘ll visit a small museum where you’ll see the Pukara archeological site (500bc-200ad). The village is locally renowned for artistic ceramic bulls which are symbols of protection and prosperity and if you take a look above, you’ll see them on the roofs of houses throughout the highlands. Take one home for yourself when we visit a local ceramics shop.
    Next up is La Raya, the highest point of our journey, marking the border between the regions of Puno and Cusco. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes we’ll stop to stretch our legs and take in the stunning beauty of the Peruvian altiplano (the widest point of the Andes). We will continue on to town of Sicuani for a lunch stop before reaching Raqchi.
    Raqchi was an important ceremonial site for the Inca’s and is famous for being the home to the only remaining two-storey Inca walls. It also possesses one of the largest single structures of the ancient Incan empire, the Temple of Wiracocha. You will have the opportunity for an up-close visit to the site before completing the final stretch of today’s journey to the hub of ancient Incan culture, Cusco.
    Tonight the evening is free to check out the sights, smells and sounds of Cusco. There are loads of places in town to try out some local cuisine, or maybe try some delicious street food and head out for a taste of how to party, Cusco-style.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 19
    Cusco
    Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire, is now the modern-day starting point for visits to Peru’s most famous site, Machu Picchu. With huge numbers of travellers flocking to the site every year, it’s led to the development of loads of awesome attractions, so there’s plenty of cool ways to spend your time.
    First up we’ll help you get your bearings on a walking tour of the city including a visit to the neighborhood of San Blas, and a stop on Calle Hatunrumiyoc, not far from Plaza de Armas. It is a narrow pedestrian street, famous for its Inca walls where huge stones are precisely carved to fit together without mud or concrete. Hatunrumiyoc is a great place to have a closer look at the engineering skills of the Incas. The 12 sided stone, and the wall it is found on, is a perfect example of the stonework that was reserved for the 'elite' of Incan society who lived in houses of perfect stonework, cut and shaped with not a gap to be seen. The walls were so well built that the Spanish used them for the foundations of their buildings after the conquest.
    From here we’ll head to the Koricancha or Santa Domingo Church. Originally an Inca temple devoted to the worship of the sun god, in its glory days it was covered in gold leaf with a field filled with gold statues surrounding it. The site was later converted into a Dominican church during the Spanish conquest. We’ll take a guided tour so you can really get into the history as we learn about the differences in architecture and cultural beliefs.
    Our next stop is Cusco Cathedral. Built over a period of more than 100 years, the cathedral is a true testament to the place of the church in both the heart of the Spanish conquistadors and their desire to convert the religious beliefs of the locals to coincide with their own. It is filled with beautiful examples of the ‘Cusco School’ style of paintings, gold and religious icons.
    Take a break for lunch before visiting the famous San Pedro market. As you cruise from aisle to aisle you will be amazed by the variety of foods on offer here. From delicious jungle fruits, whole animals to ‘cacao buds’ (one of the new ‘it’ super foods) there is little that you can’t find. A must-do is trying a tasty and refreshing freshly squeezed juice.
    If getting an adrenalin fix or getting back to nature is what you’re looking for, then Cusco is perfect for getting amongst it. With a free afternoon, there are tons of options - from biking, rafting and horseback riding and best of all, your Tour Manager can arrange these for you.
    Or, for those wanting to explore town, simply take a stroll through the city’s cobble-stone streets for a load of examples of Inca constructions and the intricately-carved, wooden colonial doors and balconies.
    For the shopaholics in the group, this is the perfect spot to pick up some gifts for friends and family (or for yourself), there are loads of artists selling items like woolen and alpaca goods, gorgeous jewellry to artwork. These can be purchased from low-priced market stalls to expensive boutiques that line the streets near the main square, so there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.
    For the foodies on tour, you are in for a treat in Cusco. Peru’s cuisine is exquisite and can be tried in lots of places dotted throughout the town. If you’re feeling like a taste of home, there’s also a number of cosmopolitan restaurants here too, it’s perfect for finding something for everyone.
    Tonight we’ll check out the nightlife that is sure to keep you hopping into the wee hours of the night.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 20
    Cusco to Sacred Valley
    Say farewell to Cusco this morning as we make our way to the Sacred Valley of the ancient Incas.
    The Sacred Valley was the heart of the Inca’s agricultural setting and an important ceremonial region, with the sacred sites of Cuzco at one end and Machu Picchu at the other and countless ceremonial sites in between. Our first stop is to one of these sites, Pisac. On our guided tour we will see two of the most important aspects of the Inca culture – terracing – a farming technique created by the Inca’s and their religion. We’ll take a walk before descending in the village below for a quick visit to the market. This will be great practice for those who have chosen the one-day hike to Machu Picchu tomorrow. Don’t miss the town’s huge wood-oven bakery!
    After a stop for lunch in Urubamba we’ll make our way to one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns of South America – Ollantaytambo.
    On our way, we can see the ‘salineras’ or salt mines of the area from a distance. For hundreds of years these pools, constructed by the Inca’s, have provided salt to the surrounding communities.
    We’ll also make a quick stop to try the local brew “Chicha de Jora” (traditional beverage made from fermented maize) and play a traditional Peruvia game of “Sapo” (Frog) if you’re up for it.
    We soon arrive to the town and archaeological site of the same name, Ollantaytambo, the last fully-functioning Inca town. We’ll wander around the site or visit the still inhabited Inca buildings before checking into the hotel.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 21
    Train to Aguas Calientes or trek the Inca Trail
    For those that have chosen the Inca Trail trek, well wake up this morning and take the train to KM104 to start your trek. Under the guidance of our professional Inca Trail Guide you’ll climb a gentle slope and experience the wildlife and cloudforest found here. You’ll pass a beautiful waterfall on your trek to Winayhuayna where we’ll stop for lunch at a trekker’s lodge. Explore the area if you’re up for it, to get you warmed up for Machu Picchu.
    After lunch begin the journey to our highlight, Machu Picchu. We’ll walk along the original Inca stonework path, past an altar to the Sun Gate where you’ll catch your first look at this awesome site. Another 45 minutes will take us to the Guardian’s House, where there’s the opportunity to take photos of the site at its best. After a wander around the site and some stunning photos to show off back home, we’ll take a bus back into town to meet up with the rest of the group where you can tell your stories from your day of hiking.
    If you haven’t chosen our Inca Trail Trek today, then the morning is free to explore Sacred Valley. If you’re up for it, rafting and horse-riding await you today. Or if relaxing is more your thing, visit the town’s spectacular square and have a wander through the local markets.
    This afternoon, we’ll catch a train through the lush and verdant mountains to Aguas Calientes the town at the base of the ruins. Tonight, soak up the atmosphere, wander through the market stalls, or visit the hot springs which gave the town its former name of Aguas Calientes. Later, we’ll meet up with those who chose to do the one-day hike into Machu Picchu and listen to the stories of their day! The chilled atmosphere and amazing setting makes for a great place to enjoy a couple of drinks on the patio with the group.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 22
    Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Cusco
    It’s an early start this morning to be among the first to enter Machu Picchu. Take advantage of the peaceful early morning quiet to grab some awesome pics from every angle as the sun rises above the mountain tops.
    You’ll learn all about the site as we take a tour through the most important parts of the site such as the Temple of Three Windows, the ceremonial baths and the altar. Widely believed to be the country retreat for wealthy Incas, this site is as fascinating as it is stunning. After the tour, there’s time to explore more of the site in your own time. For those finishing early and looking for a little exercise you can walk down to the simple but interesting Machu Picchu museum at the base of the mountain. Or, for those really feeling up for it, you could continue on to the waterfall 40 minutes outside of town or simply return to "main street" and have a drink before we return to Cusco via train then coach.
    Being full of knowledge about Cusco past and present, now might be time to try one of the delicacies of the Peruvian highlands, ‘cuy’ or crispy fried guinea pig. It’s a must-try in Peru. If you are not feeling quite so adventurous, a traditional dish of trout or some of Peru’s fusion cuisine that mixes traditional ingredients such as quinoa with non-traditional flavors might be a better option.
    Tonight is a great night to become a bona fide member of our "Illary Club" - by heading to one of the clubs and dancing until the sun rises.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day
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  3. Day 1
    Arrive Athens
    Check-in to your hotel and spend the afternoon getting a sneak peak at mythical Athens, a city crammed with ancient wonders and busy with modern, urban soul.
    Later, meet up with your fellow travellers and Tour Rep back at the hotel.
    Wrap up the day on the shady slopes beneath the Acropolis and jump start your trip with an optional dinner in the rustic district of Plaka, where traditional tavernas spill out onto the pavements. Tonight’s festive atmosphere is perfect for getting to know your group and Tour Manager over local wine.
    Accommodations: Hotel

    Day 2
    Athens to Olympia
    Step back in time in Europe’s oldest city to the birthplace of democracy. Get the run down on the Parthenon and the Acropolis from our expert Local Guide, as you wander around the famous columns above the city sprawl. Then we check out the first modern Olympic Stadium from the 1896 Games.
    Travelling across the Peloponnese, past rugged mountains, cypress trees and citrus groves, the group drops by the impressive man-made Corinth canal.
    Next up is epic Mycenae, a former military stronghold. Unravel 4000 years of history with your Tour Manager and get inside the legend with a visit to Agamemnon’s Palace. You’ll learn about the heroics, myths and curses connected to this site.
    Check out the impressive Acronafplion citadel that looms over Greece’s original capital, Nafplio, where we stop by for free time and lunch. Park yourself at a portside café or a grill-house in the narrow streets of the old town and order local specialties, like fried shrimp or koutsomouris (small red mullet).
    Tonight, we pull in to the hometown of the Olympic Games and UNESCO World Heritage site, Olympia. Finish up the day with a couple of drinks at the hotel by the pool.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 3
    Olympia to Delphi
    This morning our Local Guide shows off the important sites of the first Olympic Games in 776BC and gives you the run down on this sporting sanctuary. Take a seat in the impressive 45 000 seat stadium and get a look into ancient beliefs with a visit to the Temples of Zeus and Hera.
    After a lunch stop in a traditional Greek village, watch rural Greece go by from the coach, before crossing the Corinthian Gulf and arriving in Delphi.
    Delphi is one of Greece’s most important sacred destinations and a scene stealer.
    After dinner round up some friends and discover Delphi’s casual bars, where you can try out the national drink, ouzo.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 4
    Delphi to Athens
    With lush valleys and a cliff-side position on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, Delphi is all about spine-tingling views and incredible ruins. Learn how this spectacular site was the centre of the universe for Ancient Greeks and a place of prophecy, as your Tour Manager leads you through the limestone columns of the Sanctuary of Apollo. Afterwards we head back to Athens where the tour winds down this afternoon in the heart of the city at Syntagma Square, home to the Greek Parliament. Make the most of a last look at the Parthenon, high up on the hill above the city, before you begin the Greek Island Hopping leg of your tour.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 5
    Athens to Mykonos
    Today, board a ferry to Mykonos and take advantage of the amazing views across the Aegean, full of rocky islands as you make your way to the beautiful, whitewashed vistas of cosmopolitan Mykonos.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 6
    Mykonos
    Mykonos is famous for its blissful beaches and party culture. No matter what you’re after, chances are this island has got it! You’ll soon understand why this happening hub draws people from all walks of life, from jet-setters to backpackers.
    In your free time, head into Mykonos town and wander through the maze of tiny streets lined by whitewashed, cube-shaped houses. Maybe grab a table in the village and snack on fresh local specialties, like olives, feta and tzatziki dip.
    For a laid back afternoon, be sure to check out world-famous Paradise Beach on an optional excursion. Get some friends together, chill out to the tunes pumping at the beachfront resorts, swim and relax
    Wrap up the day in Little Venice and watch the sun set over the Aegean. But don’t stop there – get into the vibe and party at one of Mykonos’ many bars and hip clubs.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (2 days)

    Day 8
    Mykonos to Santorini
    Today: change islands and it’s a total change of scene. Santorini will make your jaw drop with its stunning natural beauty – the result of a massive volcanic eruption. From the water, look up at the iconic blue–domed, whitewashed churches.
    Once we’re back on land, take in the fantastic views of the neighbouring volcanic islands.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 9
    Santorini
    Start your day getting familiar with this gorgeous island. Head to Santorini’s highest point for full blown vistas over the crater then cool of with a swim stop at Perissa Beach.
    Your Tour Manager will fill you in on Fira – dramatically perched on the edge of the crater - as the group explores its narrow streets. Get tips on the best places to pick up a piece of Santorini’s famous jewellery and where to try out the delicious local specialty, domatokeftedes (fried tomato balls).
    Otherwise head to one of the distinctive black or red sand beaches, and soak up the breathtaking scenery. You could jump on an optional boat ride out to the active volcanic island of Nea Kamini. Cruise past lava formations and get up close to the active crater. Or head to the northern tip of Santorini with the group to catch one of the island’s famously spectacular sunsets on the Oia at Sunset optional excursion.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (2 days)

    Day 11
    Santorini to Ios
    After free time this morning, we cruise on to Ios. Relax on the boat and hang out with the group.
    Peaceful by day, pumping by night, Ios is the ultimate party destination.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 12
    Ios
    Relax on sandy beaches or lounge about poolside before a big night out, when Ios’ villages come alive. Head to the small streets of Hora, packed with clubs, bars and pubs and let loose to the pumping tunes. Otherwise, join the outdoor party in the squares and lanes. If you’re keen, you can keep it moving until dawn!
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (2 days)

    Day 14
    Ios to Athens
    Wave goodbye to Ios and the Cycladic Islands as we set sail back to mainland Greece and spend a final evening together in the mythological city of Athens.
    For those who are keen to learn more, there’s a chance to step back in time to the birthplace of democracy. Get the run down on the Parthenon and the Acropolis from our Local Guide in this fascinating optional, as you wander around the famous columns perched above the city sprawl.
    Make the most of your last night on tour and join the group for a farewell dinner. Later, head out to Athens’ up-and-coming district of Psiri, buzzing with trendy bars and clubs.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 15
    Depart Athens
    The tour ends after breakfast and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.
    Accommodations:
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Athens
    Only Contiki: Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis
    Corinth
    See the Corinth Canal
    Mycenae
    Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon
    Nafplion
    See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion
    Olympia
    Guided tour including Olympic Stadium and Temples of Hera and Zeus
    Mykonos
    Feature Hotel: Mykonos Beach Resort
    Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses
    See the famous windmills
    Santorini
    Visit the main town of Fira
    Ios
    Visit Ios town
  4.  
  5. Day 1
    Quito
    Welcome to Ecuador’s capital, Quito! Meet up with your Contiki Team & group before exploring – we’ll start the trip out right with a tour around the city so you can get your bearings. Our expert guide will teach you all about this city & the history of the Inca & Spanish invasion which happened in the 15th Century and you’ll get the opportunity to check out the colonial-era buildings that still stand in Old Town. This UNESCO World Heritage city is Ecuador’s second largest, with a population over 2 million. Although this city has a rich historical past dating back to the Incas, today it’s a popular & modern city that sprawls across this Andean landscape – and you’ll experience some of the best views 200m above the town at the Panciello lookout, which features La Virgen del Panecillo, a majestic sculpture that stands overlooking the city. Later, visit the Equatorial line & wander between the two hemispheres as you visit the Inti Nan Museum. We’ll have dinner with the group so you can get you know your travel buddies. The city has a great nightlife scene & some great local treats to try. Ecuadorian fresh fruit juice and steaming cafe con leche are amongst some of the must-try delights on offer here. If you feel like doing as the locals do, you could sip on a canelazo, made from hot water, sugarcane alcohol, lemon, sugar, and cinnamon – it’s a typical drink of the Andean region.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Dinner (1) day

    Day 2
    Quito to Tena
    It’s out of the city & into the lush jungle with spectacular views as we make our way to Tena – the gateway to Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle. This attractive & quiet city is the perfect place to relax & soak up the local attractions. First stop is a visit to thermal pool for a refreshing swim – these baths are located on the banks of the Papallacta River with the Andres as your backdrop – it’s a great way to relax those muscles. Later, we’re back on the road towards Tena, with a last stop at a hummingbird sanctuary to see some of these amazing birds up close. Here you’ll learn about these incredible species & why Ecuador’s diverse climate & unique eco-system produces such large number of these gorgeous creatures. Tonight, why not sit back with a drink & soak up the views.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 3
    Tena to Baños
    This morning is all about ME Time so you make the call, relax and explore Tena for yourself. This morning there is an opportunity to visit an indigenous community and learn about their way of life before we get on the road to ‘The Gateway to the Amazon’ Baños, nestled under the still active Tungurahua Volcano.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 4
    Baños
    Situated in a valley of waterfalls and hot springs, Baños has become a mecca for international travellers seeking year-round temperate weather, a small town atmosphere, and a base for exploring the great Ecuadorian outdoors.
    The town offers hot springs, horseback riding, trekking and climbing so it's a haven for the explorer. With a free day, get into the action the way you want - outdoor revellers amongst us will love the network of trails criss-crossing the mountains surrounding Baños. You could walk half an hour to the Virgin Monument, ride horseback to a waterfall, or try canyoneering down waterfalls - the choice is yours.
    Tonight, grab your dancing shoes because tonight its time to salsa! Get a taste of the addictive Latin American dance phenomenon. Learn the essential Salsa steps, in a fun & energetic atmosphere with our expert locals giving you a taste of how it’s done. The rhythm of salsa music will take over your body & by the end of the night you’ll be salsa dancing with style & confidence. Then we finish up with a tasty local feast.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 5
    Baños to Guayaquil
    Today we’re off to discover Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city & its economic hub. This cosmopolitan city is one of Ecuador’s new hotspots, a walk down to the Malecón (Cities riverfront) is a must. For a bit of a historic enlightenment why not venture to Las Peñas, one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Guayaquil, its narrow streets and interesting past makes it a great visit. Tonight we set sail on a evening cruise down the Guayas River in a Captain Morgan replica pirate boat, relax as see spectacular views of the city, Las Peñas, colourful Cerro Santa Ana, and the Malecón 2000. You’ll have the opportunity to buy drinks and nibbles while you enjoy the skyline by night
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 6
    Guayaquil to Isabela Island
    After our flight, we'll make our way to the cute little town of Puerto Ayora, but not before your first taste of the incredible natural habitat here - en route we'll stop to check out the famed giant tortoises in their natural surroundings, and some of the incredible old lava tunnels (some over 1km long) winding their way under the island of Santa Cruz.
    We’ll stop for lunch before getting out on the water for our first boat ride to Isabela - this nature haven is home to land and sea life that will astound and amaze. Once we arrive on the island we'll head to town for our first night in the Galapagos National Park.
    As you chill and get to know your travel buddies keep an eye out for the friendly reintroduced wild tortoises roaming around. Tonight, relax over dinner & get ready for two nights in this beautiful spot.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 7
    Isabela Island
    This morning we’ll grab some kayaks & get out on the water around Las Tintoreras where we’ll set out in search for the Galapagos Penguin – the only penguin found north of the Equator! On return, spot colourful fish as you snorkel the underground lava tubes. This area is often frequented by green sea turtles that like to rest on the calm, sandy bottom, so make sure you are on the lookout for these incredible creatures as you snorkel through the clear blue water.
    Then this afternoon we’ll walk to the Wall of Tears. From 1945 to 1959 this place held prisoners who were forced to build this wall stone by stone. At 25m tall, it took thousands of lives during its construction. Legend has it that cries of those lost can be heard at the site.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day

    Day 8
    Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island
    This morning we’ll head to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center to learn about the island’s natural history on a guided tour, before we take off Santa Cruz Island.
    Before heading to Santa Cruz Island, you can choose to chill or get active, it's up to you! If you feel like getting out and about, this afternoon’s optional activity is a guided trip to the gorgeous Tortuga Bay. After a half an hour stroll along a path you'll arrive at a stretch of white sandy beach where marine iguanas sunbathe. You also have an opportunity to kayak in the bay in search of sharks, rays, turtles, and great blue herons. This pristine beach is absolute heaven!
    Not ready to wield a paddle? No worries – this is the perfect opportunity to sun bathe, body surf, surf, or look for marine iguanas, lava gulls and the famous blue- footed boobies. If you aren’t feeling up for the walk, take to the streets and go local or head to town to shop for souvenirs or relax.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 9
    Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island
    This morning we’ll pay a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, once home to one of the island’s most famous residents, the world-famous Lonesome George – who was 100 years old when he died. Here you’ll observe many species of tortoises and land iguanas brought back from the brink of extinction and learn about this centre and research facility.
    Later we're back on the boat as we head to our next island, San Cristobal. - keep an eye out for bathing sea lions that the island is known for! This island is made up of four volcanoes – all extinct – and later, we’ll head up into the highlands for a scenic downhill bike ride. Starting at a panoramic viewpoint called La Soledad, we’ll bike through the tiny town of El Progreso and five different and varied vegetation zones until we reach a beach La Loberia beach. From there you can check out some of the other locals - we’ll be able to watch cute sea lions sun bathing, playing and vying for our attention.
    Tonight, it’s all about relaxing over drinks at one of our favourite local spots while watching the sunset.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 10
    San Cristobal Island
    Today we take to the water to get our last glimpse of the famous and equally incredible underwater world of Galapagos. First we’ll cruise along the coast in our boat where our Local Guide will point out the species of shore birds like the Great Frigatebird and other native species.
    We begin our stay in search of wildlife and then we are off to Kicker Rock (or Leon Dormido as it’s known by the locals) the remains of a tuff cone - Kicker Rock rising a massive over 143m out of the ocean (that's about 50 floors in building terms).
    We’ll check out the underwater landscape as we head along the edge and through a channel of this drastic compact ash formation. Your Local Guide will keep you in the know as we look out for sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, chocolate chip starfish, and, with any luck, a Galapagos Shark or two. Don’t worry, they won’t be as interested in you as you are in them, so it's perfectly safe.
    Later we’ll head to Manglecito, a beautiful beach which is our final stop for the day. After lunch on board, spend your time swimming in the turquoise water or snapping photos of Kicker Rock in the distance. We’ll head back to town late afternoon where we'll be treated to one of the best BBQ’s in the Galapagos at one of the local’s favorite spots to celebrate a great Galapagos trip.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 11
    San Cristobal Island to Guayaquil
    The trip is about to come to an end, but its not over yet. Make the most of the time you have left & soak up those last rays and have a few photos with the crew. Next up is Guayaquil, where it’s time to say ‘adios’ to your team & travel buddies.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Quito
    Locally guided city tour and view the Palace of Congress, Presidential Palace, Independence Square & Churches of San Francisco, La Compania & La Catedral
    Visit Panecillo lookout
    Visit the Equator & Inti-Ñan Musuem
    Tena
    Thermal Springs Swim
    Visit a hummingbird sanctuary
    Banos
    Check out the Chimborazo region
    Guayaquil
    Set sail on a evening cruise down the Guayas River and see spectacular views of the city
    Isabela Island
    Boat ride to Isabela Island
    See Galapagos' famous giant tortoises
    Visit the lava tunnels
    Visit the Wall of Tears
    Wildlife kayaking adventure
    Guided tour of the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
    Santa Cruz Island
    Snorkelling experience
    Visit Tortuga Bay
    See the island's famous sea lions
    San Cristobal Island
    Boat cruise & off shore bird spotting experience
    Explore Kicker Rock
    Only Contiki: Indulge in our Galapagos BBQ feast
    Visit Manglecito Beach
  6.  
  7. Day 1
    Quito
    Welcome to Ecuador’s capital, Quito! Meet up with your Contiki Team & group before exploring – we’ll start the trip out right with a tour around the city so you can get your bearings. Our expert guide will teach you all about this city & the history of the Inca & Spanish invasion which happened in the 15th Century and you’ll get the opportunity to check out the colonial-era buildings that still stand in Old Town. This UNESCO World Heritage city is Ecuador’s second largest, with a population over 2 million. Although this city has a rich historical past dating back to the Incas, today it’s a popular & modern city that sprawls across this Andean landscape – and you’ll experience some of the best views 200m above the town at the Panciello lookout, which features La Virgen del Panecillo, a majestic sculpture that stands overlooking the city. Later, visit the Equatorial line & wander between the two hemispheres as you visit the Inti Nan Museum. We’ll have dinner with the group so you can get you know your travel buddies. The city has a great nightlife scene & some great local treats to try. Ecuadorian fresh fruit juice and steaming cafe con leche are amongst some of the must-try delights on offer here. If you feel like doing as the locals do, you could sip on a canelazo, made from hot water, sugarcane alcohol, lemon, sugar, and cinnamon – it’s a typical drink of the Andean region.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Dinner (1) day

    Day 2
    Quito to Tena
    It’s out of the city & into the lush jungle with spectacular views as we make our way to Tena – the gateway to Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle. This attractive & quiet city is the perfect place to relax & soak up the local attractions. First stop is a visit to thermal pool for a refreshing swim – these baths are located on the banks of the Papallacta River with the Andres as your backdrop – it’s a great way to relax those muscles. Later, we’re back on the road towards Tena, with a last stop at a hummingbird sanctuary to see some of these amazing birds up close. Here you’ll learn about these incredible species & why Ecuador’s diverse climate & unique eco-system produces such large number of these gorgeous creatures. Tonight, why not sit back with a drink & soak up the views.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 3
    Tena to Baños
    This morning is all about ME Time so you make the call, relax and explore Tena for yourself. This morning there is an opportunity to visit an indigenous community and learn about their way of life before we get on the road to ‘The Gateway to the Amazon’ Baños, nestled under the still active Tungurahua Volcano.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 4
    Baños
    Situated in a valley of waterfalls and hot springs, Baños has become a mecca for international travellers seeking year-round temperate weather, a small town atmosphere, and a base for exploring the great Ecuadorian outdoors.
    The town offers hot springs, horseback riding, trekking and climbing so it's a haven for the explorer. With a free day, get into the action the way you want - outdoor revellers amongst us will love the network of trails criss-crossing the mountains surrounding Baños. You could walk half an hour to the Virgin Monument, ride horseback to a waterfall, or try canyoneering down waterfalls - the choice is yours.
    Tonight, grab your dancing shoes because tonight its time to salsa! Get a taste of the addictive Latin American dance phenomenon. Learn the essential Salsa steps, in a fun & energetic atmosphere with our expert locals giving you a taste of how it’s done. The rhythm of salsa music will take over your body & by the end of the night you’ll be salsa dancing with style & confidence. Then we finish up with a tasty local feast.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 5
    Baños to Guayaquil
    Today we’re off to discover Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city & its economic hub. This cosmopolitan city is one of Ecuador’s new hotspots, a walk down to the Malecón (Cities riverfront) is a must. For a bit of a historic enlightenment why not venture to Las Peñas, one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Guayaquil, its narrow streets and interesting past makes it a great visit. Tonight we set sail on a evening cruise down the Guayas River in a Captain Morgan replica pirate boat, relax as see spectacular views of the city, Las Peñas, colourful Cerro Santa Ana, and the Malecón 2000. You’ll have the opportunity to buy drinks and nibbles while you enjoy the skyline by night
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 6
    Guayaquil to Isabela Island
    After our flight, we'll make our way to the cute little town of Puerto Ayora, but not before your first taste of the incredible natural habitat here - en route we'll stop to check out the famed giant tortoises in their natural surroundings, and some of the incredible old lava tunnels (some over 1km long) winding their way under the island of Santa Cruz.
    We’ll stop for lunch before getting out on the water for our first boat ride to Isabela - this nature haven is home to land and sea life that will astound and amaze. Once we arrive on the island we'll head to town for our first night in the Galapagos National Park.
    As you chill and get to know your travel buddies keep an eye out for the friendly reintroduced wild tortoises roaming around. Tonight, relax over dinner & get ready for two nights in this beautiful spot.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 7
    Isabela Island
    This morning we’ll grab some kayaks & get out on the water around Las Tintoreras where we’ll set out in search for the Galapagos Penguin – the only penguin found north of the Equator! On return, spot colourful fish as you snorkel the underground lava tubes. This area is often frequented by green sea turtles that like to rest on the calm, sandy bottom, so make sure you are on the lookout for these incredible creatures as you snorkel through the clear blue water.
    Then this afternoon we’ll walk to the Wall of Tears. From 1945 to 1959 this place held prisoners who were forced to build this wall stone by stone. At 25m tall, it took thousands of lives during its construction. Legend has it that cries of those lost can be heard at the site.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day

    Day 8
    Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island
    This morning we’ll head to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center to learn about the island’s natural history on a guided tour, before we take off Santa Cruz Island.
    Before heading to Santa Cruz Island, you can choose to chill or get active, it's up to you! If you feel like getting out and about, this afternoon’s optional activity is a guided trip to the gorgeous Tortuga Bay. After a half an hour stroll along a path you'll arrive at a stretch of white sandy beach where marine iguanas sunbathe. You also have an opportunity to kayak in the bay in search of sharks, rays, turtles, and great blue herons. This pristine beach is absolute heaven!
    Not ready to wield a paddle? No worries – this is the perfect opportunity to sun bathe, body surf, surf, or look for marine iguanas, lava gulls and the famous blue- footed boobies. If you aren’t feeling up for the walk, take to the streets and go local or head to town to shop for souvenirs or relax.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 9
    Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island
    This morning we’ll pay a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, once home to one of the island’s most famous residents, the world-famous Lonesome George – who was 100 years old when he died. Here you’ll observe many species of tortoises and land iguanas brought back from the brink of extinction and learn about this centre and research facility.
    Later we're back on the boat as we head to our next island, San Cristobal. - keep an eye out for bathing sea lions that the island is known for! This island is made up of four volcanoes – all extinct – and later, we’ll head up into the highlands for a scenic downhill bike ride. Starting at a panoramic viewpoint called La Soledad, we’ll bike through the tiny town of El Progreso and five different and varied vegetation zones until we reach a beach La Loberia beach. From there you can check out some of the other locals - we’ll be able to watch cute sea lions sun bathing, playing and vying for our attention.
    Tonight, it’s all about relaxing over drinks at one of our favourite local spots while watching the sunset.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 10
    San Cristobal Island
    Today we take to the water to get our last glimpse of the famous and equally incredible underwater world of Galapagos. First we’ll cruise along the coast in our boat where our Local Guide will point out the species of shore birds like the Great Frigatebird and other native species.
    We begin our stay in search of wildlife and then we are off to Kicker Rock (or Leon Dormido as it’s known by the locals) the remains of a tuff cone - Kicker Rock rising a massive over 143m out of the ocean (that's about 50 floors in building terms).
    We’ll check out the underwater landscape as we head along the edge and through a channel of this drastic compact ash formation. Your Local Guide will keep you in the know as we look out for sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, chocolate chip starfish, and, with any luck, a Galapagos Shark or two. Don’t worry, they won’t be as interested in you as you are in them, so it's perfectly safe.
    Later we’ll head to Manglecito, a beautiful beach which is our final stop for the day. After lunch on board, spend your time swimming in the turquoise water or snapping photos of Kicker Rock in the distance. We’ll head back to town late afternoon where we'll be treated to one of the best BBQ’s in the Galapagos at one of the local’s favorite spots to celebrate a great Galapagos trip.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 11
    San Cristobal Island to Guayaquil
    Grab a final few hours in the sun before our flight back to the mainland where we'll kick off the land section of our trip. Tonight we stay in Guayaquil, known as the "Pacific Pearl" and home of the famous Las Peñas district. Check out Malecon 2000, the boardwalk that runs along the Guayas River and take in views of nearby hill top favelas. See the La Rotonda monument, the statue that depicts the meeting of two of Ecuador’s famous leaders and learn the story of their historic secret handshake. It’s a night to relax before our next adventure begins.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 12
    Quayaquil to Lima
    Today we fly to Lima & we get acquainted with the city before we meet up with more of our group.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 13
    Lima
    Made up of 43 different districts, almost all with their own flare and vibe, Lima is a bustling metropolis. The opulence of the Spanish colonial era is visible everywhere in the city, from the detailed wood-work of the historic centre’s balconies, doors and architecture to the the lavishly decorated churches.
    Ideas of places to explore include a visit to the Basillica Cathedral for a glimpse of the city’s former glory or, for something different you could head to the Iglesia de San Francisco (Church of San Francisco) and take a look at its famous catacombs. As the city's first cemetery, these underground tunnels (catacombs) contain the bones of over 70,000 people, many of which are set in cool geometric patterns. If you’re into art, then make tracks to the Barranco district – its bohemian energy will make you feel right at home. Wander past the beautiful colonial mansions of the neighborhood, many of them recently restored.
    Take a walk on the beachside boardwalk, cross the Lima’s Bridge of Sighs or just sit in one of the cafés that overlooks the ocean and spend the afternoon relaxing with a Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink. If you want to check out the city’s more modern aspects, the Miraflores district is the place for you. If shopping, gourmet restaurants, great cafes and bars is what you’re after (or spending the day looking out over the ocean while watching the many surfers ripping it up), this is the perfect spot.
    Looking to check out Lima by night? There are loads of places to head to. From chilled-out lounges, to bars with live music, or dance clubs that run late into the night, just let your Tour Manager know what you feel like and they’ll give you some tips on where to head.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 14
    Lima to Arequipa
    This morning it’s an early start as we fly to Peru’s second largest city, the “White City” of Arequipa, or La Ciudad Blanca. Lying in the shadow of three volcanoes, including the perfectly-symmetrical El Misti, the city was built using white volcanic rock called Sillar which gives the city its name.
    Upon arrival, get your bearings on an orientation tour of the city. After we arrive at the hotel, there’s time to freshen up before free time for lunch. With many great restaurants and cafés, there are loads of places to indulge in some great local food. Arequipa is one of Peru’s main dairy regions and chocolate is a must-have whilst you’re here. The La Iberica factory and shop produces and sells some of the country's finest chocolate, so keep your eyes peeled.
    This afternoon, we’ll delve into the city’s history for an-in depth look into its past with a walking tour. First up is the stunning Santa Catalina Monastery. A city within the city - the nuns, often wealthy young Peruvians, once lived in silence and were not allowed to leave the premises. Today, it is still a working monastery, with most of the premises open to the public.
    From here we walk through our first UNESCO World Heritage site on the tour and one of the country’s most beautiful plazas – the Plaza de Armas. The hub of urban city life here, it’s filled with palm trees and flanked by a 17th century Cathedral.
    Tonight you’ll really get to know your tour buddies over dinner at one of the city’s great restaurants. You’ll have the choice of some of Peru’s famous cuisine like Recoto Relleno (stuffed hot peppers) or Chupe de Camerones (crayfish chowder). Later, take it up a notch - you can visit the bars on the Plaza de Armas and take in the beauty of the illuminated square and cathedral while savoring a Pisco Sour.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 15
    Arequipa to Colca Canyon
    This morning, we travel to one of the world’s deepest canyons – Colca Canyon. We’ll drive through through Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve where the elusive Vicuña, the smallest of the South American camelid family roams wild.
    We’ll stop for a break at “the crossroads” where the routes to Colca Canyon and Puno separate. We’ll enjoy a steaming cup of coca tea at a local shop and awesome views of the windswept landscapes of the sandstone cliffs found here. We’ll continue on to the highest point of our entire journey which at 4910 metres/16,108ft above sea level is the same height as Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak. Stop for some pics at the top, before our descent into Chivay, one of the largest towns in the Colca Valley and capital of the Caylloma province in the Arequipa region. We’ll take a quick look around town before making our way to Chivay’s hot springs for some chill time. Fed from natural springs, you can take a dip while taking in the dramatic landscape views from the pool – it’s the perfect way to relax. Once everyone’s chilled out, we’ll head to our Contiki Special Stay, a cute rustic lodge where we’ll be treated to a delicious traditional dinner. Later on, spend your evening hanging with the group. Cards and board games or drinks and conversation by the hotel’s enormous fireplace are a must.
    Accommodations: Contiki Special Stopover
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 16
    Colca Canyon to Puno
    We’ll set out early this morning and head to Cruz del Condor, a platform 3800m above sea level for a chance to spot the King of the Andes, the Andean Condor. With a wingspan of up to 3 metres/10 feet, this regal bird uses the warm air currents to float effortlessly through the canyon searching for food. It’s a pretty incredible sight, so keep your camera ready in case they buzz close overhead. We’ll return to Chivay for lunch via the small, picturesque villages that dot the road along the way. We’ll also stop for a visit the beautiful colonial church of Yanque which helps to illustrate the history of the area. In the afternoon, we travel through Peru’s altiplano (high plain) to Puno on the edge of Lake Titicaca.
    Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Puno is the gateway to the surrounding islands and unique cultures. On arrival, we’ll check-in to our hotel where you can freshen up or chill out before heading out to find a local spot for dinner. Enjoy a night of drinking and dancing at one of the bars on the main pedestrian street but be careful, you might have to catch your breath as dancing at over 3657metres/12 000 ft above sea level is a challenge!
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 17
    Puno
    This morning, it’s time to check out the area from a different angle! First up, we’ll make our way to the town’s port by a classic means of transport, the triciclo or three-wheeled bike taxi. We’ll then jump on board our boat for a two and a half hour trip across Lake Titicaca to Taquile Island. The boat trip is the perfect way to chill as you learn about the history, culture and ecology of the lake and its communities while taking in the views of the distant Cordillera Blanca (the White Mountain range) located on the Bolivian side of the lake. Although there are many travellers that come to this area every year, Taquile still remains one of the most culturally intact communities in Peru. From the quality of their famous weaving and the use of their woollen hats, to the terracing and traditional means of government, the people of Taquile Island continue to live in a manner not far off from that of their ancestors, the Incas. On arrival at the island, there’s the opportunity to visit some weaving groups and to savor a tasty local meal before jumping back on the boat for our cruise to our next stop – the famous floating Uros Islands.
    Uros Islands are fascinating to visit and you’ll love experiencing the entrepreneurial spirit of the locals here. You’ll get a glimpse at the local lifestyle as you visit small fish farms, a natural history museum, a local’s home and check out the variety of wares for sale by the women of the community, including local textiles and mini totora reed boats.
    You can opt to take a ride on one of the larger reed boats which were formally the only means of transportation that the islanders had. Later, we’ll return to Puno for dinner and a couple of drinks or turning in for an early night.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 18
    Puno to Cusco
    Our first stop outside of Puno is the village of Pukara, named after a pre-Inca civilization. We‘ll visit a small museum where you’ll see the Pukara archeological site (500bc-200ad). The village is locally renowned for artistic ceramic bulls which are symbols of protection and prosperity and if you take a look above, you’ll see them on the roofs of houses throughout the highlands. Take one home for yourself when we visit a local ceramics shop.
    Next up is La Raya, the highest point of our journey, marking the border between the regions of Puno and Cusco. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes we’ll stop to stretch our legs and take in the stunning beauty of the Peruvian altiplano (the widest point of the Andes). We will continue on to town of Sicuani for a lunch stop before reaching Raqchi.
    Raqchi was an important ceremonial site for the Inca’s and is famous for being the home to the only remaining two-storey Inca walls. It also possesses one of the largest single structures of the ancient Incan empire, the Temple of Wiracocha. You will have the opportunity for an up-close visit to the site before completing the final stretch of today’s journey to the hub of ancient Incan culture, Cusco.
    Tonight the evening is free to check out the sights, smells and sounds of Cusco. There are loads of places in town to try out some local cuisine, or maybe try some delicious street food and head out for a taste of how to party, Cusco-style.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 19
    Cusco
    Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire, is now the modern-day starting point for visits to Peru’s most famous site, Machu Picchu. With huge numbers of travellers flocking to the site every year, it’s led to the development of loads of awesome attractions, so there’s plenty of cool ways to spend your time.
    First up we’ll help you get your bearings on a walking tour of the city including a visit to the neighborhood of San Blas, and a stop on Calle Hatunrumiyoc, not far from Plaza de Armas. It is a narrow pedestrian street, famous for its Inca walls where huge stones are precisely carved to fit together without mud or concrete. Hatunrumiyoc is a great place to have a closer look at the engineering skills of the Incas. The 12 sided stone, and the wall it is found on, is a perfect example of the stonework that was reserved for the 'elite' of Incan society who lived in houses of perfect stonework, cut and shaped with not a gap to be seen. The walls were so well built that the Spanish used them for the foundations of their buildings after the conquest.
    From here we’ll head to the Koricancha or Santa Domingo Church. Originally an Inca temple devoted to the worship of the sun god, in its glory days it was covered in gold leaf with a field filled with gold statues surrounding it. The site was later converted into a Dominican church during the Spanish conquest. We’ll take a guided tour so you can really get into the history as we learn about the differences in architecture and cultural beliefs.
    Our next stop is Cusco Cathedral. Built over a period of more than 100 years, the cathedral is a true testament to the place of the church in both the heart of the Spanish conquistadors and their desire to convert the religious beliefs of the locals to coincide with their own. It is filled with beautiful examples of the ‘Cusco School’ style of paintings, gold and religious icons.
    Take a break for lunch before visiting the famous San Pedro market. As you cruise from aisle to aisle you will be amazed by the variety of foods on offer here. From delicious jungle fruits, whole animals to ‘cacao buds’ (one of the new ‘it’ super foods) there is little that you can’t find. A must-do is trying a tasty and refreshing freshly squeezed juice.
    If getting an adrenalin fix or getting back to nature is what you’re looking for, then Cusco is perfect for getting amongst it. With a free afternoon, there are tons of options - from biking, rafting and horseback riding and best of all, your Tour Manager can arrange these for you.
    Or, for those wanting to explore town, simply take a stroll through the city’s cobble-stone streets for a load of examples of Inca constructions and the intricately-carved, wooden colonial doors and balconies.
    For the shopaholics in the group, this is the perfect spot to pick up some gifts for friends and family (or for yourself), there are loads of artists selling items like woolen and alpaca goods, gorgeous jewellry to artwork. These can be purchased from low-priced market stalls to expensive boutiques that line the streets near the main square, so there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.
    For the foodies on tour, you are in for a treat in Cusco. Peru’s cuisine is exquisite and can be tried in lots of places dotted throughout the town. If you’re feeling like a taste of home, there’s also a number of cosmopolitan restaurants here too, it’s perfect for finding something for everyone.
    Tonight we’ll check out the nightlife that is sure to keep you hopping into the wee hours of the night.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 20
    Cusco to Sacred Valley
    Say farewell to Cusco this morning as we make our way to the Sacred Valley of the ancient Incas.
    The Sacred Valley was the heart of the Inca’s agricultural setting and an important ceremonial region, with the sacred sites of Cuzco at one end and Machu Picchu at the other and countless ceremonial sites in between. Our first stop is to one of these sites, Pisac. On our guided tour we will see two of the most important aspects of the Inca culture – terracing – a farming technique created by the Inca’s and their religion. We’ll take a walk before descending in the village below for a quick visit to the market. This will be great practice for those who have chosen the one-day hike to Machu Picchu tomorrow. Don’t miss the town’s huge wood-oven bakery!
    After a stop for lunch in Urubamba we’ll make our way to one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns of South America – Ollantaytambo.
    On our way, we can see the ‘salineras’ or salt mines of the area from a distance. For hundreds of years these pools, constructed by the Inca’s, have provided salt to the surrounding communities.
    We’ll also make a quick stop to try the local brew “Chicha de Jora” (traditional beverage made from fermented maize) and play a traditional Peruvia game of “Sapo” (Frog) if you’re up for it.
    We soon arrive to the town and archaeological site of the same name, Ollantaytambo, the last fully-functioning Inca town. We’ll wander around the site or visit the still inhabited Inca buildings before checking into the hotel.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 21
    Train to Aguas Calientes or trek the Inca Trail
    For those that have chosen the Inca Trail trek, well wake up this morning and take the train to KM104 to start your trek. Under the guidance of our professional Inca Trail Guide you’ll climb a gentle slope and experience the wildlife and cloudforest found here. You’ll pass a beautiful waterfall on your trek to Winayhuayna where we’ll stop for lunch at a trekker’s lodge. Explore the area if you’re up for it, to get you warmed up for Machu Picchu.
    After lunch begin the journey to our highlight, Machu Picchu. We’ll walk along the original Inca stonework path, past an altar to the Sun Gate where you’ll catch your first look at this awesome site. Another 45 minutes will take us to the Guardian’s House, where there’s the opportunity to take photos of the site at its best. After a wander around the site and some stunning photos to show off back home, we’ll take a bus back into town to meet up with the rest of the group where you can tell your stories from your day of hiking.
    If you haven’t chosen our Inca Trail Trek today, then the morning is free to explore Sacred Valley. If you’re up for it, rafting and horse-riding await you today. Or if relaxing is more your thing, visit the town’s spectacular square and have a wander through the local markets.
    This afternoon, we’ll catch a train through the lush and verdant mountains to Aguas Calientes the town at the base of the ruins. Tonight, soak up the atmosphere, wander through the market stalls, or visit the hot springs which gave the town its former name of Aguas Calientes. Later, we’ll meet up with those who chose to do the one-day hike into Machu Picchu and listen to the stories of their day! The chilled atmosphere and amazing setting makes for a great place to enjoy a couple of drinks on the patio with the group.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 22
    Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Cusco
    It’s an early start this morning to be among the first to enter Machu Picchu. Take advantage of the peaceful early morning quiet to grab some awesome pics from every angle as the sun rises above the mountain tops.
    You’ll learn all about the site as we take a tour through the most important parts of the site such as the Temple of Three Windows, the ceremonial baths and the altar. Widely believed to be the country retreat for wealthy Incas, this site is as fascinating as it is stunning. After the tour, there’s time to explore more of the site in your own time. For those finishing early and looking for a little exercise you can walk down to the simple but interesting Machu Picchu museum at the base of the mountain. Or, for those really feeling up for it, you could continue on to the waterfall 40 minutes outside of town or simply return to "main street" and have a drink before we return to Cusco via train then coach.
    Being full of knowledge about Cusco past and present, now might be time to try one of the delicacies of the Peruvian highlands, ‘cuy’ or crispy fried guinea pig. It’s a must-try in Peru. If you are not feeling quite so adventurous, a traditional dish of trout or some of Peru’s fusion cuisine that mixes traditional ingredients such as quinoa with non-traditional flavors might be a better option.
    Tonight is a great night to become a bona fide member of our "Illary Club" - by heading to one of the clubs and dancing until the sun rises.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day
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  9. Day 1
    ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)
    After checking in at your hotel, why not explore the city of London? Whether you stroll through one of the Royal Parks, shop in the vibrant West End or visit one of the world famous historical attractions, London has plenty to keep you entertained. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow companions for a traditional English pub Welcome Reception.(Welcome Reception)

    Day 2
    LONDON – SIGHTSEEING AND INCLUDED IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM VISIT
    See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on your half day introductory sightseeing tour with a Local Expert. This afternoon travel to the Imperial War Museum which tells the stories of those whose lives were shaped by war from the First World War to the present day. You will see many of the most important weapons and vehicles of the twentieth century including a Spitfire that saw action in the Battle of Britain. Later you will have free time in the city or you may decide to visit the Tower of London and take a cruise down the Thames. Your Travel Director will also give you suggestions on how to spend your evening. Note: Refurbishment at the Imperial War Museum is still in progress therefore some departures will visit the Royal Air Force Museum.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 3
    LONDON – D-DAY AND OVERLORD EMBROIDERY MUSEUM – PORTSMOUTH – OVERNIGHT FERRY TO CAEN
    Today leave London and head south towards Portsmouth. Visit the D-Day and the Overlord Embroidery Museum. This Museum was established in 1984 to tell the story of Operation Overlord from its origins in the dark days of 1940 to victory in Normandy in 1944. The Museum's centrepiece is the Overlord Embroidery. Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, it is a moving tribute to the efforts and sacrifices of the Allies in defeating Nazi Germany. Later stop in Portsmouth to enjoy free time in the Historic Dockyard. See the HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Spinnaker Tower. This evening dine at a local restaurant before boarding your overnight ferry to France.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 4
    OVERNIGHT FERRY – NORMANDY BEACHES – BAYEUX – CAEN
    Disembark from the ferry this morning after an early breakfast. Travel to the historic D-Day Normandy landing beaches and learn about British, Commonwealth and American involvement. Visit Omaha Beach and the poignant American Cemetery. See Arromanches, Gold, Juno and Sword beaches. Later visit Bayeux Cemetery and museum and see the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Travel to Caen for your overnight stay.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 5
    CAEN – VISIT MEMORIAL DE CAEN – AMIENS
    This morning visit the Memorial de Caen. Learn about the significance of Normandy and receive a souvenir D-Day Landing beach booklet. Travel to Amiens and visit the cathedral that was built between 1220 and 1270 and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the First World War, this town was liberated by British, Canadian and Australian forces which ultimately led to the armistice of 11 November 1918.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

    Day 6
    AMIENS – SOMME BATTLEFIELDS – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)
    After an early start, visit some of the 1916 Somme Battlefields. Stop at Thiepval to see the poignant memorial which honours the 72,191 missing British and South African men who died with no graves. Visit Delville Wood (Devils Wood) where the South African Brigade suffered substantial losses. Later, arrive in Paris for a two night stay.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 7
    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
    Your Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour of Paris this morning. View the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and see the city in all its glory. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. This afternoon consider an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles. You might like to round off your day by attending a performance at a famous Parisian cabaret.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 8
    PARIS – REIMS – LILLE (2 NIGHTS)
    Visit the city of Reims – famous for its magnificent cathedral, Notre Dame de Reims, formerly the place of coronation for French kings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is also famous for production of Champagne. Many of the large champagne producing houses have their headquarters here. Enjoy an informative Local Speciality Champagne Tasting at one of these houses. Later at Vimy Ridge, see the memorial to the Canadian soldiers who died during the first World War. Later in Fromelles see where there was a combined operation between British troops and the Australian Imperial Force.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

    Day 9
    LILLE – EXCURSION TO YPRES BATTLEFIELDS
    Visit the Ypres Salient and see sites such as Tyne Cot, Langemark, Vancouver Corner and many other places of interest. Stop in Passchendaele where you have an included visit to The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 where you can see a replica trench. See Essex Farm Cemetery where Lt. Col. John McCrea wrote the immortal poem – 'In Flanders Fields'. Have free time for an early dinner before making your way to the Menin Gate to witness. The Last Post Ceremony at 8.00pm. Return later to your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 10
    LILLE – GROESBEEK – NATIONAL LIBERATION MUSEUM – AMSTERDAM (2 NIGHTS)
    This morning travel across Belgium into The Netherlands and stop at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery contains the remains of over two thousand Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in World War II. The Groesbeek Memorial commemorates members of the Commonwealth land forces who died during the campaign in north-west Europe between the time they advanced across the Seine River at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war. Then stop to visit the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945. You will have time to visit the permanent and temporary exhibitions before coffee or tea with a special 'liberation cake'. Later visit Arnhem. In World War II during Operation Market Garden (September 1944), the British 1st Airborne Division and the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade were given the task of securing the bridge at Arnhem. The events that took place were dramatized in the 1977 movie 'A Bridge Too Far'. See the bridge named after Major-General John Dutton Frost who commanded the British forces that reached and defended the bridge during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. Later arrive in Amsterdam for a two night stay.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 11
    AMSTERDAM SIGHTSEEING
    Amsterdam is a fascinating city which boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. Start your day with an orientation featuring Mint Tower, Dam Square and Museum Square. Later visit the town of Volendam to learn about the production of Dutch cheeses and see how clogs are made. This afternoon you may wish to enjoy some free time in this vibrant city or perhaps visit Anne Frank's House. This evening enjoy a unique Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions.(Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Day 12
    DEPART AMSTERDAM
    Say farewell to this magical country and your newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Battlefields trip. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Sightseeing Highlights
    City tour in London and Paris.
    Orientations of Portsmouth, Normandy, Bayeux, Amiens, Somme Region, Reims, Ypres, and Amsterdam.
    Visit the D-Day & Overlord Embroidery Museum and Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, D-Day Beaches in Normandy, Amiens Cathedral, Military cemeteries throughout Northern France, Belgium and The Netherlands, Bayeaux Tapestry Museum, Caen Memorial, WWI & WWII Battlefields, Passchendale Memorial in Ypres, the Eiffel Tower and the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek.
    See John Frost Bridge in Arnhem and the Dam Square and the Mint Tower in Amsterdam.
    City tour in London and Paris.
    Orientations of Portsmouth, Normandy, Bayeux, Amiens, Somme Region, Reims, Ypres, and Amsterdam.
    Visit the D-Day & Overlord Embroidery Museum and Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, D-Day Beaches in Normandy, Amiens Cathedral, Military cemeteries throughout Northern France, Belgium and The Netherlands, Bayeaux Tapestry Museum, Caen Memorial, WWI & WWII Battlefields, Passchendale Memorial in Ypres, the Eiffel Tower and the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek.
    See John Frost Bridge in Arnhem and the Dam Square and the Mint Tower in Amsterdam.
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