Contiki brings new blood to the Seven Wonders of the World

Tour operator Contiki has announced a new ’round the world’ trip of epic proportions.

The New Seven Wonders trip aims to take a group of adventurous 18-35 year olds on a bucket-list ticking tour of the world’s greatest monuments with a new twist.

The original “Seven Wonders” of the ancient world are in a sorry state. What used to be a rite of passage for the classical explorer is now not much more than a tour of ruins. Of the magnificent seven, only one is still standing and even then, the Great Pyramid of Giza is only barely hanging on.

Which is why in 2000 Bernard Weber decided to nominate a new list of seven wonders, breathing fresh life into the tour and opening it up the world.

Using the early internet to select a new list for the 21st century Weber “urged the world’s citizens to participate in this free vote and pay tribute to our collective global heritage.”

Contiki has announced their latest trip will be taking young travellers to visit all the New 7 Wonders.

Having recently added Jordan – home to the seventh wonder, the red city of Petra – to their itinerary Contiki is now able to offer the ultimate trip for world hungry travellers.

The “7 Wonders Trip” stitches together the best of 5 itineraries. It spans an impressive 82 days and nine countries, including Israel and Jordan.

Starting in Delhi on the 24th March 2019 and finishing in Rome on June 13, the operator is now taking bookings for the first group to tackle the tour.

The new seven

Wondering exactly where the new monuments are? We’ve got the list here, with each one a stunning testament to human achievement.

The Taj Mahal in India

Agra’s ivory-white domed mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1653.

The Taj Mahal needs no caption ? • • • #tajmahal #india #agra #athingofbeauty #breathtaking #travel #travelling #traveller #backpack #backpacker #backpacking #backpacklife #solotravel #seeingtheworld #theworldisyouroyster #Contiki #eternalindia #contikiasia #contikiindia #contikibecasia

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The Great Wall of China

The 20,000km fortification marks the border of ancient China.

Today some people may describe my day as a once in a life time experience. I like to describe it as Great!! ??‍♀️❤️?#greatday #greatwall #greatwallofchina #contiki #contikichinaadventure #contikishan #contikilee #contikijessinasia #whodis #lindayourenotlistening #fridaynight #mynameisjeff #panda #besties #holidays

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Chichen Itza in Mexico

Stone pyramid of the Mayan sun-worshippers is all that is left of the Mesoamerican people

What else is there to do when you visit a wonder of the world! Chichen Itza, Mexico! #mexico #contiki #wonderoftheworld #wanderlust #travelling #neverstopexploring #notallthosewhowanderarelost #southamerica #instadaily #instatravel #picoftheday #chitzenitza #chichenitza #girlswhokissgirls #gaysontour #gay #backpacking #ig_mexico #photography #statravel #traveltheworld #travelphotography #vscocam #departures #rivieramaya

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Machu Picchu in Peru

The Andean cloud kingdom of the Incas is sat 2400m above sea level

Machu Picchu ✔️ Inca trail ✔️#incatrail #sevenwondersoftheworld #peru #contiki

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Christ the Redeemer in Brazil

Youngest of the list, the white statue on Corcovado has watched over Rio since 1922.

Christ the redeemer statue #contiki #noregrets #southamericatrip

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Petra in Jordan

The pink city carved into the cliffs of Al Siq, with temples worthy of Indiana Jones.

“We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfilment.” Truly incredible day exploring the ancient ruins of Petra. Thanks to @robstrok for capturing the moment. • • #ourjordanjourney #treadright #maketravelmatter #contiki #contikicarly #petra #jordan #bucketlist @contiki @treadright

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The Colosseum in Italy

Rome’s gladiatorial amphitheatre is Emperor Flavius’ lasting legacy.

One has been the sight for countless battles where many men have lost their lives throughout history. The other is the Colosseum. #contikiscoot #ultimateeuropean #legendsonly @contiki #contiki

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The 7 Wonders trip costs $22,534 pp not including flights

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